Saturday, March 28, 2009

Congresswoman Bachmann & Freedom

Is my latest heroine! How absolutely refreshing it was to listen to her interview with Glenn Beck on the radio yesterday!! She is one true voice in Congress (where many still remain totally clueless) that represents the millions and millions of people who did not vote for unqualified, radical neo-Marxist Obama! Sane people don't want to see his equally unqualified elf assistant - the tax cheat and power grabbing Timothy Geithner - lead us to a worsened economic downturn or get our nation into some sort of a global currency!!

Michelle Bachmann gets it!! She gets us!!

Here's the link: Glenn Talks With Congresswoman Bachmann

Here's the entire interview:


March 27, 2009 - 12:05 ET

Congressman Michele Bachmann

GLENN: 888 727 BECK. Congressman Michele Bachmann is with us now. Congressman, how are you?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Good morning, Glenn, good afternoon, good evening, good to see you.

GLENN: How are things?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, things are hot on the front lines in Washington, D.C. There's a lot happening, a lot of pots are boiling over and we're very concerned about what we're seeing.

GLENN: I want to talk to you a little bit about Timothy Geithner. Explain to America what is happening with how close are we to having Timothy Geithner be able to shut down private businesses if they feel it's a threat to the economy?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, it's very close. That's exactly what was before our committee yesterday. As if there wasn't enough on the treasury secretary's plate, he wants to broaden his power to a level never seen before and it's President Obama that's giving this directive. So this is at his directive that now the treasury secretary would have the authority to come in and essentially nationalize the private business before it's at the point of failure. He would be able to go and nationalize it and then also reset all of the employee wage contracts.

GLENN: Your question was so fantastic. Where in the Constitution do you have the right? How did he answer that?

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: He did not give me an answer regarding where in the Constitution it is. So I repeatedly went back to the same question, "Not there. Where." He was saying congress passed a law that said and I said, no, not that; where in the Constitution. Because he raises his right hand and takes an oath to the Constitution as treasury secretary, as I do as a member of congress. Everything that we need to everything we do needs to be in accordance with the Constitution. Congress can pass an unconstitutional law. If we pass an unconstitutional law, then he should not be working to uphold that law.

GLENN: Michele, I am concerned that we are on the verge of transformation that we may never get back.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Yes, I am, too. I share that concern. Glenn, it's that serious. It's almost like radio shows like yours are the committees of correspondence that the Revolutionary War had where we're trying to get the word out to people who still love the fundamental freedoms that our country was founded upon.

GLENN: Hang on just a second.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: It is that serious that we're about to lose it.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. Congressman, here's the problem. The Democrats and the Republicans have done so much damage and played so many games with the American people saying they are for term limits and then never doing them, saying that they are for smaller spending and then not doing it, saying that they are for protecting us in every way possible but then not doing it, saying that they are for border security but then not doing it, saying they are going to enforce our laws but they are not doing it. I mean, the list goes on and on and on and on. We are playing now with nitroglycerin and it is about to explode and there are people like me that believe we are truly in this area, it is we are truly ready to lose our country if we don't do anything and it's not a partisan issue. It is, there are a lot of Republicans that are lining up and doing the give act and everything else. They are right along with them on many cases. So

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: It's terrible and I'm glad you brought it up. It's going to come to the house next week. I urge your listeners, make calls today to tell your member of congress, do not vote for that thing. But let me tell you, there's something that's happening this week in congress that could be the eventual unraveling for our freedom and it was this. I have also asked the treasury secretary and Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chair, if they would categorically denounce taking the United States off of the dollar and putting us on an international global currency because as you know, Russia, China, Brazil, India, South Africa, many nations have wind up now and have called for an international global currency, a one world currency and they want to get off of the dollar as the reserve currency.

GLENN: Most people don't understand, Michele, what that means.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: What that means is all of the countries in the world would have a single currency. We would give up the dollar as our currency and we would just go with a one world currency and now for the first time we're seeing major countries like China, India, Russia, countries like that calling for a one world currency and they want this discussion to occur at the G20. So I asked both the treasury secretary and the Federal Reserve chair if they would categorically denounce this. The reason why is because if we give up the dollar as our standard and commingle the value of a dollar with the value of coinage in Zimbabwe, that dilutes our money supply. We lose control over our economy and economic liberty is inextricably entwined with political liberty. Once you lose your economic freedom, you've lost your political freedom and then we are no more as an exceptional nation as we always have been. So this is imperative. Well, what happened, the day after I asked that question for the treasury secretary, secretary Geithner went before the council on foreign relations and the same subject came up. After that meeting after he categorically denounced it to me, he said to the council on foreign relations he would be open to this proposal of a single currency, of expanding the international monetary funds' special drawing down rates. That's what they're called. And this created a huge firestorm which the value of the dollar literally tumbled upon his words when he said that.

GLENN: Right. And then somebody said, "I think you want to revisit that again." And he did and he said, "Well, no, I don't mean..." look, Congressman Bachmann, you know and I know with the amount of money that we're printing, the amount of spending that we're doing, there is no way now to pay back what we are now on the hook for. There's no way to do it. So they

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: No, that's why we have to reel back in every commitment that we've made. It hasn't all been spent yet, Glenn.

GLENN: How will you do that? How are you going to Congressman, you are not going to do that unless the people I mean, two million, five million people go to Washington and I don't know I mean, look. You know, I just said

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: I agree, but they need to. The people at this point, they need to be armed with knowledge. People need to be armed with knowledge, which you are giving them and then what they have to do is use that knowledge. They need to use it, band together just like these tea parties people are doing. This is very effective. And come to Washington and let the establishment know, "Look, we love this country. We love it based on freedom. We don't want to go with an international currency and we don't want to yield our freedom and be bankrupt." And unfortunately the current administration really does believe in a social welfare state and they really do believe in economic equivalency which is not America.

GLENN: May I just say the frustration that most Americans have or the same frustration that I have, I don't want to believe that there are people in our country that are intentionally doing these things. I don't want to believe that there are people in our country that would trash our dollar like this. And what's going to happen is if you start to talk about a global currency which I'm telling you there's no way out of what we're doing now besides devaluing the dollar to pay off our debt and then have a new currency. There's just no other way.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: But we can stop that.

GLENN: Wait a minute. Congresswoman, what happens is when you stand up and when you say those things, then you're deemed a kook. Then you're deemed a militia member. And there are too many people in America that will still listen to the mainstream media. They will still listen to, you know, to those in Washington on both sides of the aisle that say, "Oh, no, well, that's never going to happen." And so they sit there and do nothing. And those who do want to do something are afraid because they don't want to be deemed a kook. And they also are tired of being played by politicians in Washington.

CONGRESSWOMAN BACHMANN: Well, Glenn, I have experienced that throughout my political career being labeled a kook. It just happened again in a big story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. But all we have to do is point to the treasury secretary on tape, on camera. This is not Michele Bachmann being a kook. This is our treasury secretary on tape and on camera. And also we now have countries across the world asking for this. That's why I went to my fellow colleagues and I dropped a bill day before yesterday that would bind the president's hands, that wouldn't allow him to enter into a treaty or an international agreement to take us off the dollar and put us on an international currency because once that you've exactly stated it right. The president is committing us so much now and congress is committing us to so much spending that the only way out will be for him to continue to print money and have wild inflation. And once that collapses, then it's a global currency. Well, then we are no more as a nation. We cease at that point. So we still are at a point of pulling back but I mean, right now the secondhand is right up to midnight on our freedom and so people have to act. This is not just a radio show call or this is not a gimmick. This is reality now. This is our call to arms. So that's why I dropped this bill so that which means I filed this bill on the floor so that we can get this passed so we can bind the president or his designee so they cannot put us into a global currency. /quote

Hat Tip:

Glenn Beck Program

P.S. Recall the line that Jim Carrey often used in the movie, The Truman Show? He would greet his neighbors with, "Good morning. And if I don't see ya - good afternoon and good night." Near the end of the movie Truman decides to trump his fear of the ocean (because his (fake) dad allegedly drowned there) and he risks his own life to brave the extreme effects of a created storm at sea. He does this for two purposes - and two purposes only. He wants to know the truth and live in FREEDOM! He works so desperately to learn the truth about his existence and to be free! He gets to the point of standing at the staircase which would exit him from the movie set. Heretofore, he had spent his entire life in a Matrix-like, blue pill swallowed movie set. The staircase would lead to him some unknowns, but it would lead him out to reality.

The "director" of the movie who had him under control (neo-Marxism!) for his entire life and tried to play god - Christoff - warns him that he will get hurt out there. But if he stays, then he will remain safe under the rule (tyranny) of his direction (squelching all of Truman's freedoms) and the safety of the movie set (prison) he created for him. Truman thinks about it for a bit, then says something like "if I don't see ya, good morning, good afternoon and good night."


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
James Madison

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
John Quincy Adams

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
John F. Kennedy

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
George W. Bush

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Albert Camus

I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.
George W. Bush

The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true.
George W. Bush

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.
George W. Bush

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place.
George W. Bush

The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.
George W. Bush

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.
George W. Bush

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.
George W. Bush

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.
George W. Bush

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.
Bryant H. McGill

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
W. Somerset Maugham

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
Marilyn vos Savant

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
Pope John Paul II

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
Robert Kennedy

Freedom rings where opinions clash.
Adlai E. Stevenson

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Billy Graham

Hat tip:


Funny...I couldn't find one quote there (yet - haven't gotten through entire list) with Obama mentioning the word "freedom." But look at how many quotes there are from George W. Bush!

Update: Just finished going through all of the "freedom" quotes on that page. No Obama freedom quotes there - isn't that odd???


Matt W. said...

She is pretty fantastic, isn't she? I first heard her on Mark Levin's show during the campaign when she was under heavy attack from the left. It's great that she won.

We elected a new Congressman this time around, the old Republican was not running for re-election, but that's ok because he wasn't much of a Congressman. This is a fairly heavily Republican district, so it was no surprise that we elected a Republican to replace him. I wasn't too sure about the new one, but I was encouraged during the campaign to see that he was a good listener when people came to him with idea's. So far he's been pretty solid, but so far it's been pretty easy for the Republicans in the House to be solid so time will tell going forward.

Isn't it funny how someone like Michelle Bachmann can be elected by the people in her district, and yet the media attacks her without any remorse or concern for the fact that she did win the election, and yet we're told that we are not allowed to so much as disagree with Obama and his people because he won the election.

Double standards are so easy to uphold.

Anonymous said...

Where in the Constitution does it say you have to have car insurance? Where in the Constitution does it say you need a must be over a certain age to buy liquor? Michele, everything isn't in the Constitution. What Geithner was TRYING to tell you is that the Constitution provides for congress to enact legislature. And they did. No wonder they call you a kook. You are a kook. You might not agree with what they are doing, but don't be a kook about it. The man told you what he did and did not have the power to do. Amazing she was elected.

Susan Smith said...

Thanks for posting this interview with congresswoman Bachmann, Christine.

I have been reading about this representative’s voice and actions in Washington. Love to the West coast from the East. (ss)

Gary Baker said...

"Michele, everything isn't in the Constitution. "

Quite correct. However, there are at least two points that are in the Constitution that are relevant. One is the statement "No one shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." Involuntary nationalization would fall into that category. There is also that pesky old 10th ammendment stating "Those powers not specifically delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and the people." Unless you can point to the place in the Constitution where it states that they (the Feds) can do it, they can't. The choice to write it that way was very deliberate to reserve freedom in the face of government tyranny.

Christinewjc said...


How are you? Busy with your university work I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I have missed you!

I was so excited to hear how Congresswoman Bachmann pressed Geithner for an answer regarding the Constitution question. We need more like her in Washington D.C. representing We the People!

Much love back at ya!

In Christ,

Christinewjc said...


I knew that the "Anonymous" comment was tailor made for you! Thought of you the moment I read it. Was hoping you would come along and refute that argument - and you did!

Thanks and God bless!


Susan Smith said...

Thanks Christine. I am at the end of my weeklong spring break from my counseling program at Columbia International University (CIU). My most challenging course this semester is Hermeneutics (Bible interpretation), and my most enjoyable course is Addictions.

I am learning a lot about how addictions are a form of idolatry. Never before did I consider my more than 20 years of homosexual behavior as a sexual addiction. I am still not sure. We will be covering sexual addictions in the weeks ahead.

I did consider my more than 30 years of drunkenness as alcohol addiction. I was an episodic drunk. I did not drink every day, but the bondage of the sin of drunkenness was evident in my life. I am thankful today that Jesus set me free from the sins of homosexuality and drunkenness.

You have been missed in my life also Christine. Keep pointing the way to Jesus! He is the Messiah!! (ss)

Christinewjc said...

FYI commenter "Marie." Please show proof of your accusations against Congresswoman Bachmann. Otherwise, your comment remains unpublished.

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Christine,

What a refreshing voice indeed it is good to hear that there are still a few in Congress who are for the American People and the Constitution and will speak out whether their considered a kook or not!

God bless you

Matt W. said...

That analogy about the Truman Show, very good. Funny too.

We have a long History of choosing Liberty over comfort:
"Give me Liberty, or give me death."
"Live Free or Die."
"Those who would trade liberty for a little temporary security deserve neither Liberty nor security."
"If ye love wealth better than Liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace, we ask not your council or arms, crouch down and lick the hands which feed you, may your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

I've left off where these came from just for fun, but they do show that an American devotion to Liberty is nothing new, and must be defended.