Smart Meters: The Latest in Home Security?

“Smart Meters” are being installed in homes and businesses all across Georgia by local utility monopolies. What makes “Smart Meters” smart? They collect your electric use data in “real-time” and transmit it wirelessly back to the utility (in Barnesville the utility monopoly is Southern Rivers Energy). This information is stored on the utility’s servers for a variety of purposes. The main advantage cited by Southern Rivers Energy (SRE) is greater service reliability, better quality of electric and quicker restoration of service after an outage. SRE claims Smart Meters will lower their costs because they no longer have to send a meter reader out. Instead, and this is important for you to understand – your use data is sent wirelessly, directly to their servers. SRE soothingly assures us, your use data can’t be hacked.

In spite of all the rhetoric for and against Smart Meters, there’s good reason to believe the following. Your electric use data will be on a utility’s server. That means any interested government party can demand that information from the utility. And the utility will hand it right over. In fact, the new NSA facility in Utah could simply tap directly into utility servers permanently – to fight the war on drugs, terrorism, and crime, of course. For those paying attention, the NSA, CIA, and the DHS have been very busy spying on ordinary citizens because doggone it, you just never know if those neighbors of yours are supporting Al-Qaeda, drug lords in Mexico, or are growing marijuana in their basement. SOMEONE has to watch out for you and that SOMEONE is Big Brother in the US federal government.

If you’re comfortable with that, then you’re going to be very comfortable and sympathetic with all US government 1984 Orwellian style surveillance programs. Go ahead and have your Smart Meter installed and let the government eye ball your electric use in real-time.

Another aspect of Smart Meters that SRE insists is not true is the future potential for remote control over your appliances in your home. You see, Smart Meters give the utility (SRE) powerful tools for controlling your electric use. Initially, this will be primarily at the meter pan level where they can remotely shut off or turn on your electric service. Any casual observer of computer networking systems will quickly understand that much, much more can be accomplished when you’re on the Smart Grid.

For example, smart appliances are now being manufactured that will communicate with your smart meter and consequently with the utility and your very helpful US government. The utility and the US government are interested in your electric consumption in context with the campaign for “Energy Independence and Sustainability” and mitigating those dangerous Green House Gasses (like CO2). If you refuse to get with the US government program and voluntarily cut your own energy use, the utility will be capable of remotely turning off or limiting the use of selected appliances through your Smart Meter.

But wait, let’s triple size your electric order. As you know, certain politicians are heavily invested in green technology. And their government position helps to ensure their investments are safe and sound. Solar power for example is “free” energy from the sun, right? From a utility electric generating position, solar and wind are actually far more costly on a cost per kilowatt than fossil fuels such as coal. Fossil fuel driven electric generators must be kept running on whatever fossil fuel they use because sun and wind are intermittent. That adds significantly to the cost of electric production. Lawsuits have been brought against Georgia Power to force it to purchase high priced solar power from one connected producer. PSC Commissioner Stan Wise has fought this and reports agendas like this have caused electric rates in Germany to soar to three times what we pay here in Georgia.

Smart Meters are capable of charging you based on the utility’s cost at the time of generating that electricity. As the utility is forced out of cheap coal and into expensive solar, you likely will be charged for your usage of the utility’s source for electric at that precise time of day. That means you could pay much higher rates for electric when the utility is purchasing solar or wind power. The US government has taken billions of your tax dollars to set up a system that artificially raises your cost of electricity, based on their political objectives. This is not free market – this is a Marxist centrally planned economy being constructed right before your eyes. And the bonus investment from your tax dollars is the government can monitor your electric use directly off the utility server.

SRE Annual Meeting 2013: August 24 Registration 8:00am

Is your vote safe here in GA?

Massive errors in voter rolls, states move to data sharing, online registration reports Fox News.

Candidate with no campaign, no budget, no web site, no volunteers – wins 60% of vote in SC.

Al Franken wins Senate race in 2008 by 312 votes but there are serious allegations that felons illegally voted.

Can you trust the election process? There is nothing more dirty, low down, filthy, than a corrupt election process. You truly live in a third world setting if you cannot trust the vote. Can you trust ours here in GA?

Please attend the Constitution Party of Lamar County meeting on Thursday, February 23 for a discussion on a variety of issues surrounding Georgia elections.

What: Constitution Party/Lamar County
Where: Pastime Grill, 208 Main St, Barnesville, GA 30204. (770) 358-1637
When: Thursday, February 23
Time: 7:00pm, or arrive early and have dinner. The food is good and reasonably priced.

Hope to see you there!

State Convention Hosts Impressive Line-up of Speakers

The Constitution Party of GA held its statewide convention February 10 and 11 in Stockbridge. Speaker line-up included State Chairman Ricardo Davis, Iowa conservative talk radio show host Steve Deace, Dr. Jody Hice from Let Freedom Ring Ministries, Mike Griffin, Georgia Right to Life, Jeff Rayno, Constitution Party Coastal Empire, and Robert Heiney, Constitution Party Lamar County.

Ricardo Davis discussed ways to meet the challenges of 2012 with a speech titled, “Building on Eternal Principles”. Davis exhorted the audience to continue reaching out to all people within personal networks and not to compromise on any of the issues that cement together the strong biblical foundation of the Constitution Party. He reminded everyone that there is no substitute for old fashioned “door knocking”, “showing up at county fairs”… “phone calls”. Davis declared, “We’re all about action here!”

Steve Deace explained the profound differences between actions taken by right wing and left wing activists. The left wing works from the grass roots bottom up while the right tends to be a top down communicator. This makes it difficult to effectively communicate a conservative message that engages the person on the street. Deace offered five steps to creating an effective outreach to family, friends, and people you meet. First; bring back the Bible. Second; understand that the chain of command begins with God. Third; develop holy discernment to help you sort out what God wants and what the world is trying to sell you. Fourth; It’s about issues not personalities. Remember that especially when recommending a candidate. Fifth and last; integrate with all peoples, parties, and groups. Share the message.

Jeff Rayno asked, “What is Truth?” and proclaimed that the US is a nation under judgment for its actions. “[America] passed a health-care bill on a Sunday in a building that used to be a church”, Rayno said. And is it any wonder America is apostate when so many appear to be ashamed of the Gospel? Democrats are positioned as “compassionate” yet they are the ones who demand the right to abort babies. He encouraged the audience to learn and then teach the US Constitution and why it’s so important to American citizens. “What will you say on Judgment Day… did you choose God or the world?”, Rayno asked. “You’ve got to make a choice”, he concluded.

Dr. Jody Hice taught that the founding of America was an extremely radical idea in its time. A nation established under God, endowed by a Creator with unalienable rights, and everyone created equal was unheard of. He discussed Thomas Paine’s attempt to bring atheist and humanist concepts of the French Revolution to the Colonies through a book he wrote after visiting France. Benjamin Franklin read his book and then flatly told him to burn it. Hice pointed out that our system of government is based on God given – not man given – principles of right and wrong. “All the great universities were established to glorify, promote, and instill the Word of God unto the citizens of the colonies and ultimately the new nation.” Hice declared.

There are four dimensions separating humans from animals said Mike Griffin, Georgia Right to Life. They are spiritual, eternal (life after death), moral, and governmental. No animals possess these dimensions. We are way past the point where enough is enough when it comes to the subject of abortion. “If we can snatch a baby out of the safety of its mother’s womb and kill it, society can do just about anything it wants including seniorcide.”, said Griffin.

Griffin went on to discuss the concept of “personhood”. Roe vs Wade changed a baby in the womb into a “fetus” – something other than a person and a “thing” not protected by law. He said the same thinking applied at one time to Native Americans, African-Americans, and Women. God gives man certain unalienable rights and among those are life itself. Yet America has killed 53,000,000 + babies since Roe vs Wade. Romans 13 instructs us to protect innocent life and to punish evildoers. “If government can’t protect innocent life, it certainly cannot do health-care right”, declared Griffin.

The members of the Constitution Party GA approved the party platform and a Resolution on Agenda 21 policy. State officers were elected and delegates were selected to attend the Constitution Party National Meeting which will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 Mcgavock Pike Nashville, TN.

Submitted by:

Robert Heiney

Posts are not necessarily the opinion of the Constitution Party GA. or the Constitution Party National Committee, but are strictly the opinions of the poster.

 

 

 

Vote No on Lamar County GA ESPLOST

You may be wondering whether you should vote Yes on the ESPLOST ballot, November 8. And you’ve undoubtedly heard all the reasons why you must support this tax levy. Some of the reasons include; threats to raise your property taxes if you don’t support it, this ESPLOST pays off the debt the last ESPLOST was supposed to cover, and my favorite; ESPLOST really isn’t a tax increase because it’s already there.

Colorado residents are in the process of voting for their own education tax called Proposition 103. It serves to raise nearly $3 billion in additional funding for public schools and universities. Like our ESPLOST, it is promoted as cost effective and relatively inexpensive. Colorado residents income taxes and Colorado corporate taxes would go up just 0.37%. (From 4.63% to 5.0%) Sales and use taxes would go up a tiny amount: just 0.1%. (2.9% to 3.0%)

Yet Proposition 103 looks like it’s DOA with 64% of the electorate voting against it as of this report. Why are the voters rejecting what looks like an easy Yes decision?

From Foxnews.com:

“I understand the plight of schools and everything, but personally, I don’t want to pay more taxes right now,” said Mike Tiderman, a 44-year-old customer service worker in Denver.

“We can’t help children by bankrupting their parents,” said Senate Republican Leader Bill Cadman.

Foxnews goes on to report:

“Many local bond and mill levy questions also lost badly in towns and counties across Colorado on Tuesday. From local school efforts to a question about building a new recreation center in Denver suburb, voters largely said no.

People in government need to understand that it’s not their money they’re spending. The time will come when they run out of other people’s money and that’s when the party is over.

The Lamar County ESPLOST comes out of a desire to spend other people’s money on programs both past and present. There is no guarantee that property taxes won’t go up if ESPLOST is passed. And passing of ESPLOST encourages local government to spend more and more.

If you really want to stop the government spending of your money, start with ESPLOST. But don’t stop there. Attend Board of Commissioner meetings and Board of Education meetings. Make new friends. Let your voice be heard.

Or stay home and let the robber barons tax you off your property and out of your home.

It’s your call. You have influence. Use it.

Robert Heiney
Representative Constitution Party Lamar County, GA

Robert Heiney’s comments are not necessarily representative of the Constitution Party Lamar County, State of GA, or the National Party.

ESPLOST Discussion Thursday Constitution Party Meeting

How will ESPLOST affect you?

ESPLOST (early) voting has already begun in Lamar County. Most of the commentary surrounding the ESPLOST has concentrated on why you must support and vote for it.

Is that the final word on ESPLOST or is there another side to the story?

Come to the Constitution Party meeting on this Thursday night at the Pastime Grill. We meet for dinner and fellowship beginning at 6:00pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm.

A short presentation on ESPLOST will be followed by a general discussion.

Hope to see you there!

DOE Invests taxpayer dollars but what’s your ROI?

 

Thermostat

Remote control of your thermostat?

The silly old fashioned method of private investors investing in promising new technologies is being replaced with real smart people with PhD’s sitting in special federal agencies directing investment funds to real smart industries. Be of good cheer because these special real smart people in the US federal government have numerous programs to “invest” your money in ways that will give you good clean energy and lots of jobs. That’s right. Lots of jobs and lots of clean energy.

Using unconstitutional federal agencies (but helpful, loving ones) that operate under their own administrative law outside of Congress and the Constitution; these agencies “invest” billions of tax dollars in businesses that fit their ideological agenda. From global warming to electric cars that go where the government tells them to go; federal agencies are busily spending your money while planning your future. Let’s find out how.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says, “The Executive branch employed about 97% of all federal civilian employees (excluding Postal Service workers) in 2008. There are “about 70 independent agencies.” According to BLS, the US federal government employs approximately 2,000,000 people, making it the largest employer in the nation. At our September 22 Constitution Party of Lamar County meeting, we discussed one of those federal agencies, the Department of Energy.

DOE has a policy of investing in a variety of different businesses that fit their environmental, global warming, and “sustainable” energy models. They also provide loan guarantees similar to the mortgage loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. You might recall hearing about one of these loans that went to Solyndra. This is the solar panel company that went bankrupt after receiving $528,000,000 in loans backed by tax payer dollars. They just laid off 1,100 workers but don’t worry. The DOE is busy funding (with your money) lots of other new sustainable energy businesses and creating lots of new jobs.

Apparently, the DOE isn’t satisfied solely with domestic energy concerns and job creation. They’re busy “investing” $960,000,000 in the Phillipines to upgrade or install renewable energy supplies from hydroelectric sources. http://www.usnewslasvegas.com/business/doe-expects-investments-in-hydro-frontier-areas-to-reach-960m/. Of course you receive all sorts of benefits from that “investment” don’t you?

Have you stopped exhaling yet? You might want to consider doing that as the EPA declared C02 a toxic pollutant that needs to be regulated and mitigated like pesticides and toxic waste dumps. DOE has jumped in to assist. They plan (this is back from 6/2010) to invest $612,000,000 of taxpayer money to reduce C02 by capturing it. The carbon police will sequester those nasty C02 emissions by capturing them and storing them underground so they don’t ruin our environment. http://www.usnewslasvegas.com/business/doe-expects-investments-in-hydro-frontier-areas-to-reach-960m/.

By the way comfort yourself by knowing this funding came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Just think of all the jobs that will be created by capturing C02 and storing it underground!

According to the Energy Collective; “Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the Stimulus Bill), DOE officially awarded $32.7 billion in grants and contract funding to clean energy and efficiency projects across the country over the past year and a half.”. And there’s more of that smart investing coming in 2011, folks. DOE plans to “invest” $70 billion (of your money) into “alternative energy …focus will shift from the maturing sectors of solar and wind to less-developed areas like biofuels and carbon capture.” http://venturebeat.com

One area not to be overlooked is how the DOE is going to help you lower those high energy bills. Energy.gov is stepping in to do its part with its “Smart Grid” technology. “Smart grid” generally refers to a class of technology people are using to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the 21st century, using computer-based remote control and automation.” So when it looks like energy is going to get too expensive (perhaps from a collapsing currency thanks to your spendthrift government), the helpful folks at the local utility (under direction from DOE) will simply use two way computer-based communication to lower your thermostat in the winter for you – so you won’t have to – genius! Just think of all the money you’ll save when the feds lower your thermostat.

Electric bill too high during the summer? The feds will automatically raise your thermostat to reduce those pesky air conditioning bills. “A key feature of the smart grid is automation technology that lets the utility adjust and control each individual device or millions of devices from a central location.” Energy.gov

DOE is going to help all the struggling people out there who can’t afford to put gasoline in their cars. Ultimately, gas driven vehicles will be phased out and electric vehicles phased in. Don’t worry, important people like government law enforcement and politicians will continue to own and operate carbon based vehicles. After all, they are government and government is important – isn’t it

But you will have electric cars that don’t consume expensive gasoline and emit dangerous gases into the environment. Now you will need to reduce your driving to under 100 miles a day – but most people do that already. And these electric cars will usher in a new safer level of driving. They will be “tuned” to go no faster than the speed limit and that will be controlled externally by computer-based sensors that will monitor your every move.

Important government people will be able to “turn-off” streets to the new electric cars so they simply won’t drive there. For added safety, all cars will be tracked every place they go. This can prevent terrorist attacks. For longer trips, you’ll increasingly travel on the TSPLOST Public/Private Partnership built mass transit systems. Who wants to drive more than 100 miles anyway?

The Constitution Party says no to all of this. Unconstitutional federal agencies and their investment schemes are cons, conceived by apparatchiks from a system vastly foreign to the American way of life.

Here’s the Constitution Party approach:

  • The Constitution, itself, in Articles I through VI, enumerates the powers which may be exercised by the federal government.
  • The federal government was clearly established as a government of limited authority. The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution specifically provides that: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
  • We pledge to be faithful to this constitutional requirement and to work methodically to restore to the States and to the people their rightful control over legislative, judicial, executive, and regulatory functions which are not Constitutionally delegated to the federal government.
  • We call attention to the continuing need of these United States for a sufficient supply of energy for national security and for the immediate adoption of a policy of free market solutions to achieve energy independence for these United States.
  • We call for abolishing the Department of Energy.

Come join in the Constitutional Movement to restore the Republic. Every 4th Thursday at the Pastime Grill; 208 Main Street, Barnesville.

Call Robert Heiney: 770-358-4777 or Penny McBroom 770-358-0828 for more information.

The views expressed by Robert Heiney are not necessarily the views of the Constitution Party National HQ or the Constitution Party GA.

Who will stand in the gap for America?

If you are going to be a conservative, then you have to go up there and stand up for us”

Rob Waterson
Tea Party Advocate, Suwanee, Ga

Why can't we just all get along?

Why can't we just all get along?

It looks like Senator Isakson (R) and Chambliss (R) are in the process of making a deal that will ensure at least a trillion in new taxes while cutting the deficit $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years. According to the Congressional Research Service (www.crs.gov ), this may not be anywhere near enough. The Republicans and Democrats over the past 100 years or so have spent themselves into a corner. Some economists believe that the US economy is too far gone to ever recover.

Warnings were issued decades ago that the big three entitlements: social security, medicare, and medicaid were going to consume upwards of 60% of the US federal budget by 2025. It may happen much sooner than that.

Congressional Research Service CRS reports, “The budget deficit (the difference between outlays and revenues) each year from 2009 to 2011 has been the highest ever in dollar terms and significantly higher as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) than in any other year since World War II. The budget is not projected to be on a sustainable path under current policy, in the sense that it would cause the federal debt to continuously grow more quickly than GDP. “

And the Federal Reserve Bank of NY warns, “The government has been increasing its spending ––particularly on such items as Social Security, Medicare, and, for a time, national defense –– at a rate faster than revenues have been growing. Also, there is a snowball effect resulting from each increase in the debt: as the debt expands, so do the interest payments.”

So the answer to all this is to raise taxes. Sure, the US will cut some spending. But they’ll never really cut to the heart of the problem. And that is excessive and unconstitutional spending. A few years from now, as the population continues to know less and ask fewer embarrassing questions thanks to the US government school system, you can expect even more Keynesian spending sprees and more wild swings back and forth as government spendocrats try to get a grip on an out of control economy. You’ll be saddled with more taxes and you’ll be characterized as unpatriotic by the mouthpiece media if you protest.

Government royalty figures such as Mr. Isakson and Mr. Chambliss have a different goal for US federal government than most of us serfs here in the US. They seek to maintain their high standard of living and the power given them by thoughtless predecessors who swapped our liberties for government hand-outs. The US today is unrecognizable from the US of 100 years ago.

As Mr. Waterson said, we need real men and women of integrity who will stand up for the common people, the middle class, who are footing the bill for the largess of the federal government. It’s way past time for a new breed of politician who will actually honor the oath to obey and protect the US Constitution. Only a principled group of people willing to sacrifice all can bring America back from the depths of socialist oligarchy, tyranny from a suffocating police state, and misery due to the death of our once great and productive economy.

The truth is Mr. Waterson, few Republicans or Democrats are going to “go up there and stand up for us”. Sadly but predictably, most are in it for the money and the power. You and the rest of the Tea Party members might want to take a fresh look at the Constitution Party platform.

Here’s a sample:

“A legitimate and primary purpose of civil government is to safeguard the God-given rights of its citizens; namely, life, liberty, and property. Only those duties, functions, and programs specifically assigned to the federal government by the Constitution should be funded. We call upon Congress and the President to stop all federal expenditures which are not specifically authorized by the U. S. Constitution, and to restore to the states those powers, programs, and sources of revenue that the federal government has usurped.”

And here’s the Constitutional background for this statement:

James Madison said: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” (Federalist Papers #45) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people (Amendment X).

For all who are hungry for a return to constitutional government, breathe in this statement from the Constitution Party website:

“The sole purpose of government, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is to secure our unalienable rights given us by our Creator. When Government grows beyond this scope, it is usurpation, and liberty is compromised.”

Come join us!

Lamar County meeting is on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Pastime Grill in Barnesville, GA, dinner at 6:00pm followed by our meeting at 7:00pm.

By Robert Heiney

The views expressed by Robert Heiney are not necessarily the views of the Constitution Party National HQ or the Constitution Party GA.


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