- “I’m the president of the United States, I’m not, uh, the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”
- “With respect to the notion that I can, uh, just suspend deportations through executive order, uh, that’s just not the case.”
- “I can’t do it by myself; we’re gonna have to change the laws in Congress.”
Let’s Analyze Obama’s Loudest Howls of 2014…January 14, 2014: Obama declares at his first Cabinet meeting: “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” We have phones and pens too. With which we will call and write our elected officials and tell them how disappointed we are with moderate Republicans who mutely stand by and let the president’s Democratic allies pass a measure extending the Treasury’s borrowing authority—without demanding ANY concessions. President Obama has not changed his tune since 2011, when he told an auditorium of college students at the University of Colorado Denver: “We can’t wait for Congress to do its job. So where they won’t act, I will. …[with] executive actions.” When will more Republicans muster the courage to challenge his power mongering? February 10, 2014: President Obama unilaterally delays the impact of the employer mandate for both mid-sized (50-99 employees) and large companies. Mid-sized companies have until 2016 instead of 2015 to offer health care coverage to their employees; and, large companies will only need to provide coverage to 70 percent of their employees instead of 95 percent. Smells like a politically-motivated flip flop. We’ll need more than Febreze to freshen the air and eliminate the stench of corruption from the White House. February 12, 2014: By executive order, President Obama raises the hourly minimum wage for government contractors to $10.10 beginning January 1, 2015 in order to “increase efficiency and cost savings in the work performed by parties who contract with the Federal Government.” Uh huh. That’s what we all do when we’re trying to save money: pay everyone who works for us an arbitrarily greater amount of money—without making them earn the raise. That always motivates workers to burn the midnight oil. It’s time for you to speak up and demand a return to constitutional principles and individual liberty. Pick up your pen. Or your phone. Let out a howl. Aroooo! To bring Katie Kieffer to speak at your professional event or college campus, please follow this link to inquire about booking a speech.
My fellow Patriots: The past year has been a turbulent time for myself and all of you great American Patriots. I’ve been through many challenges in my life, and I’m thankful for who they’ve turned me into. The current challenge for me is enduring the banter, shrewdness and internal politics inherent to a prison population. It is arguably the most difficult obstacle that I’ve faced in my life, however, knowing I’m not alone in this arduous journey makes the road a little smoother. I’m standing strong on the “inside” as I’m confident you’re standing strong on the “outside.” You have my most sincere thanks and respect for taking a stand against injustice. You are true-blue Americans. NEVER GIVE UP – NEVER GIVE IN. Sincerely and respectfully, Your Friend, CLINT LORANCEThe last line in the letter, “Never Give Up, Never Give In,” is Lt. Lorance’s life motto. He is an amazing man who devoted his life to caring for others. Instead of judging him, we need to hear his side of the story. As his mother says, “He has written a story himself” through his exemplary character and actions. I will keep you posted on developments regarding Lt. Lorance’s case. In the meantime, we all need to stand by this heroic man who faces injustice because the Obama administration apparently chose to appease the Afghan government instead of supporting our American troops. Moreover, he and his family need prayers to stay strong and upbeat as they face the hurdle of their lives. It’s up to us to remind our Commander-in-Chief: No man left behind.