Bob Porto's Blog

Tea Party Activist & Speaker

Can we save our freedoms?

It seems that Democrats in Washington, even those elected to represent Arkansas, are becoming more and more distant from those of us who pay their salaries. With trillions of dollars now committed to bailing out our nation’s largest banks and corporations, the nationalization of our auto industry, unprecedented government spending and national debt, and now an effort to establish a government-run health care system, Americans are standing up and speaking out. Concerned with the prospect of their country having more in common with the former USSR than anything envisioned by our founding fathers, conservative citizens are exercising their constitutional rights with a fervor never before seen on the right side of the political spectrum.

Constitutional rights, enjoyed since the ratification of the Bill of Rights–freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to peaceably assemble, and freedom to petition the government to redress grievances, may soon be reserved only those of like mind with the President and his progressive allies in Congress. The 1st amendment guarantees these rights and also the freedom of the press. Often called the 4th branch of government, the free press has long served to inform the people of any attempt to abridge these inalienable rights. But what would happen if the free press became complicit with a repressive government, and refused to inform the people when their rights were abridged?

We might see ordinary people taking up the pen and taking to the airwaves in an effort to uncover the truth. Shouting from every street corner, publishing in their living rooms, and striving to get in front of every camera and every crowd to have their voice heard. The administration and its allies in Congress and the press may begin by dismissing these vocal dissidents as a discontent minority, hoping they’ll grow weary and go away. If instead the rebel movement doesn’t fade away, those in power may send out scouts to demonize and demagogue those who disagree. And when the opposition movement continues to expand and grow, bring out the big guns. Have top administration officials and leaders of Congress attack those private citizens who stand and fight to preserve their constitutional rights.

And remember, the 4th branch of government no longer stands up for the people. Government lies go unchallenged as the press becomes nothing more than a mouthpiece for the propaganda disseminated by those in power. Uninformed by major news outlets, most citizens would remain unaware as offices were created to collect names of those who dare to publicly disagree with those in power. When the ruling party sent out enforcers to intimidate voters and violently attack those standing up for their rights, most would remain uninformed. When legislators call their own constituents un-American for exercising their first amendment rights, few would ever know.

But wait, all of these things are happening now! This isn’t a hypothetical situation, it’s here. We’re now in the trenches daily, fighting to have our voices heard, to stand up and be counted, but the vehicle Americans could always count on to spread their message is parked, refusing to start its engine and carry its load. Thank God for the internet, new media, talk radio, and Fox News! Because they’re the only reason our message is carried by anything more than word of mouth. But we can’t be satisfied until the mainstream media fulfills its obligation to inform the public also.

I suggest we expand our offensive. Our strategy has been effective thus far, but we’ve yet to deal a crippling blow to those who seek to destroy our freedoms. We need a new tactic to add to our battlefield portfolio, one that brings the mainstream media to its knees and forces it to accept its responsibility and report the abuses of our government to the unaware in our society.

There’s only one path to such an impact and it runs directly through the advertisers who bankroll the American media. It’s time to make our own lists, lists of advertisers who fund the operations of media outlets who remain silent on the abuses perpetrated by the Obama administration and its allies. Then it’s time to boycott those advertisers. Don’t buy their products, don’t use their services, and don’t patronize their establishments until and unless the media outlets they support begin doing their jobs!

We’re making a difference. There’s no doubt of that. But we can’t become satisfied, not until the threat is past and victory is certain. So fellow patriots, as we continue to place direct pressure on our elected officials, let’s also expand the fight. Join with me to take aim at their enablers, the mainstream media.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Proof of Fraud on Main Street, Next Health Care

Most of you who follow me on Facebook, know I am yelling as loud as possible about the Free Market, and Capitalism is under attack and Main Street is not getting money to create jobs and hire people. As we find this Administration doing so many bait and switch on the people in oder to gain our power from us “we the people”! Now proof of what I have been yelling for so long.

Some of you remember that a bank I have done business with for years, called a note of over $400,000.00. This happened last September, I found out the reason for this called note was because this bank was below their tier 1 level and needed bailout money so they called as many loans as possible to look worse to get more tarp money. I was a victim of this action. I called and talked to both of my US Senators. Senator Lincoln fielded my call and we talked for over 30 minutes about my circumstance. I even talked to her staffers, nothing came from this call other then she believed that the money was intended to keep business running during these hard times, Well I told her it was not happening and I would be the poster child if need be, put me up in front of the banking committee and use me as proof. Side note here. I am not pleased this happened to me personally, I don’t like airing my business dealings but if I don’t how will others see what is happening, I am a fair business person and I was at the time President of the Home Builders of Greater Little Rock, and in good standing,  imagine as a leader having to deal with this, I am ok about being open and let others see my pain, I have do fight hard to not go under, all for a bank to gain on my back.

I contacted Senator Pryor’s office and talked to Bob Russell, Chief of Staff, I am impressed with Bob and he stepped up to the plate and went to bat for me, with the help of a staffer we worked out the called loan and let me assure you it was not easy! Thanks Bob Russell for standing up and keeping in touch with me. I kept in touch with Lincoln’s office and they fielded my calls, just no results!

Now today I find a video with U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich a D from Ohio, who is doing a good job in this video. I am sure many of his constituents are hurting and this video shows why, Please watch this video and see that the fed is paying banks NOT to put money on Main Street. This is a fraud and causing hurt to middle class. If the fed opened the banks to Main Street we would be recovering and making money and  then be able to start hiring people. NO they are holding back the funds on purpose. What the video.

Wow, now I have to ask you an important question. We all believed that this government would do what is best for we the people. Do you think that this is best? Now if they are doing this to hurt our ability to gain work and make money, my question is do you have faith in this government to have your best interest in your health care.

Here is another video I would like for you to watch. This is how our government wants to control us as they are with controlling the money on Main Street. We have a government that is after your freedom and our power. Yes we the people control the government and they want our power over them removed, they are taking action to hurt us and put us in need of their help, this is a takeover and we need to yell very loud and with our vote, take your hands off our Country.

This is where we are headed in this video. Watch!!

Now my question is, when is enough, enough!!! Say no to a Government take over of Main Street and Health Care, tell this Administration to get your hands off our Country!!

August 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pulaski County Quorum Court Update

I attended the July 28 meeting of the Pulaski County Quorum Court meeting, because I wanted to start getting involved in local government. As a citizen and a member of The Pulaski County Tea Party, I wanted to find out what is happening at this level of government. I called my JP, Doug Reed, and asked if there would be any items on the agenda that I should be aware of. He told me about a rate increase on trash pickup in the rural districts.
I am not against covering the costs for a service, but what I learned from Doug is that there is a question that needed to be asked. Why are we suddenly, this year, losing $100,000 a month on trash pickup in the rural districts, when we weren’t losing the money last year? Does anyone care that the only remedy offered to take care of this loss is a rate increase? And a 24% increase at that!
Granted, there hasn’t been a rate increase in a few years. However, when Doug Reed asked for a Profit and Loss Statement, (it is my understanding), the other JP’s who don’t have rural trash pickup, were not interested in having a study done to see why we are losing so much money. It appeared to me that the vote came down on the side of not providing the report.
JP Green did report that he would support the increase. I guess he may know more than the others about profit and loss, just to allow a 24% increase in his district. I am in favor of covering expenses, but it seems to me that a 24% rate increase would create a major surplus in short order, and I don’t know where the extra money would go, after repaying the General Fund. When I was asked if I thought that a yearly rate increase to cover costs would be better than a large increase at one time, I had questions.
Would good government practices be used, would they be up front, and could we review the contracts to see that the deals accepted were the best ones?
I still want to know why we are losing money this year, if we did well last year, even with higher gasoline prices, and there has been no major change other than an increase in Landfill charges of about $1.10.
I would like to see a Profit and Loss Statement, as Doug Reed requested. It should be in a readable format that is understandable. If not a Profit and Loss Statement, then I’d like an audit to give “We the people” a look into the reason for the huge increase in costs. A little transparency goes a long way.

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pulaski County Tea Party Meeting

Not sure how many people would attend the first ever Pulaski County Tea Party at Copeland’s restaurant, we started gathering in the meeting room as more and more people arrived . Todd Sharp and I called a meeting to get started sharing our vision of how to make a difference in Pulaski County, State and Nation.  More and more people started arriving until we had to open up an extra room for the numbers of people attending.

Over 50 people arrived and signed in, we had many who were first time visitors to a Tea Party meeting, others were from difference counties.

Todd started the meeting and introduced me and I began to give the updated overview of Arkansas Unite and how the coalition  structure is set up. I talked about many issues to bring the people up to speed and Todd talked about local issues and how we can be apart of change in local government.

I would like to thank all that attended. We had sheets of committees to join and many shared their interest of getting involved.

At this meeting we announced that American for Prosperity will have a bus tour around the State of Arkansas and end the tour in Little Rock. The Pulaski County Tea Party is proud to be the Host of the Little Rock stop at the State Capital steps on August 26.  More updates to follow.

Want more information about Pulaski County Tea Party.

August 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

So let’s try it this way?

I am amazed at how the supposed experts are NOT getting it right!!! Why is it that the free market or Capitalism is getting treated like a step child?

In Small business are the jobs being shed. But big government thinks that hiring more people in government positions will fix the problem.

I am not an expert at big business but just looking at how big government handled GM is weird. For example, they had to first throw Billions of dollars out the window before the bankruptcy. Then in looking to expand jobs, they cut jobs and get protection under the bankruptcy law, not to pay other “too small to save” business that tried to work with GM.

Could we some how get the US Government to follow such rules and be reviewed as if the government was a business. The collectors would be breaking down the doors and demanding payment for the credit hanging out there.

What ever happen to pay as you go? Limited government. Create a system where small business can grow and not have the control of big government limiting lending to Main Street. The tarp was for Main Street, but then the ideal of taking advantage of a crisis gave this administration the change to “buy” America. How is that possible, and unfair, a government elite printing money out of thin air and having the American people taxed to do so! What is wrong with this picture.

I was working on a project that required more then $10 Million dollars to fund. I started calling in this tight economic environment to see if this amount of funds are out there. I had a response from AIG! The person on the phone was nice and we did not meet their requirements. What was their requirements? They had Millions of dollars, but wanted to buy from motivated sellers, better then 60% off market value! :Yes, a company that we bailed out is now buying from companies who are hurting from their screw up!!! and with our money!!!!! I am frickin shocked, I even receive a payment schedule of commission if I found such a business or property and sent it their way.

They have between $10-300 Million dollars to invest in a bad economy that they created but can have a fast close! So if you are in trouble due to the financial melt down and need to sell, AIG is buying.

July 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Could America be over?

This is a view that should be looked at. My hope is that this gets you to think and do something to help our country.

How many times do we have to point out that the race is to 2010 or the next election. While the votes are in the majority of Fascism, our constitution is being walked on. Our ONLY hope is to get grassroots and elect new members, we who believe that the value of the constitution is the best instrument that should be followed. We need a strong and supported effort to go after the abuser of the constitution and remove them from office using the power of a vote.

Change you can believe in was the message of Obama=Fascism. Now we know the change, a community organizer now somehow has the ability to rewrite how this country is run? NO. others are steering this ship and the teleprompter fills the empty words to a spoke person in the position of the President.

The take over of our country is in process, and the rest of the world is not buying it. We the people, the government are sleeping while the war is being fought. We the people are behind the power curve here, we still think that the balance of power is at works here. NO way, with the shutting down of any voice that does not agree and passage of spending and laws that will soon lead to removal of personal rights and even the right to disagree await over the horizon just out of sight. That battle in the war of taking over our Country is just one of the battles waiting as the plans will be so apparent as the reader of the future read the takeover of freedom in America.

Yes I have seen the rise and fall of America in my life time, denial is about over and the fact is setting in. America is no longer for the free.

As I watch voices yell as loud as is possible only to fall to the ground, in this anointed power of mindless followers of a belief in the savior of the masses. As power is yielded to his very wishes, of removing a president of a company and not a word is said,to whatever he wishes!!

I can say now I have seen the spirit of the anti Christ enter into our world, Bill Clinton walked in this power,but must give up the title of slick to our current leader Obama=Fascism.

The next step after the fall of America which has to happen, America can not be a player in the story of the end, the story is bigger then America, the story is Israel. In order for the real powers that be, will focus the attention on the fall of Israel and the control of the Holy City. In order for the ability to move in that direction, minor issues of the fall of America and yielded to the UN is a process that just will happen, Then the gathering and shifting of nations to form the demise of Israel. How will this happen, unsure of the total details, but could go down as Israel and Palestine will settle into an agreement of unity in one government, for peace sake, only once in agreement to break that agreement when in government to vote out the freedom of Israel.

Why do I think this? Look at our country. Did this not happen with us and the fall of the Constitution? The slippery slope into this stage of upcoming events looks as if they can not run fast enough to the stage and usher in this event.

As America is sleeping worrying about money the bigger picture is the control, the control of power. Power to remove the influence that would prevent what has to happen in the middle east. Yes this story lies over in Israel, but with the short sighted views of the average citizens who only wish for the instant gratification, a minor problem for the overall flow to focus on the end results of finding our selfs as a non player in the future event that are sure to come.

So the fall of the ability to support Israel both morally, finance and troops we will watch as the turns of events move to a one government in Israel and Palestine and then the big battle of battles to follow.

Grab some popcorn while we do not do anything to prevent what will happen. So pop your popcorn and see what will happen..

July 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Calling it like it is

There is this big 800 lb gorilla in the room. This gorilla has been here now for over 100 days. Let’s talk about this and get to work about getting him to back off, and get out.

Many people have married someone and not really learned everything about who they married, they fell in love and wished for the perfect life, now as you awake you find him snoring, and when you get up, he is a messy house keeper, the lists grows, now you realize, oops, you made a mistake, but you “loved” him now you are not sure considering the actions, if maybe you made a BIG mistake.

This is where we are at. Many who voted for him, in love are awaking and finding our country falling under the control of a government. A government that is in you face taking control.

A good example of a government acting too quickly and wise, was the resent swine flu, this helped and showed a preventive move. The banking committee on the other had been busy setting up a collapse. Much like anarchy thugs raiding the land, the people of the land cry for safety and ask for a government to protect, the only one to give protection is the very thugs that caused the anarchy and raiding.

Now a government has step across its limits, our country founding fathers weighted out the types of governments systems and found a republic to rule. Very limited government to not control the people. We in the USA were give this gift to live in a free country, now our freedom is being taken over by a group of thugs and con men who are not following this law of the limited government according to our Constitution.

Here we find ourselves, the very thugs who caused this problem acting just like the anarchism thugs allowing the economics to crash and do nothing to fix it, in hopes to be called to come to the rescue. Only to offer a new fix under a different way in “remaking” our country.

Yes I am talking both parties. But the Congress has had control in one party for awhile and the planning has been back to all that are up there. Playing good guy vs. bad guy is like a con man selling you a lemon car at a shady used car lot and the salesman and the manager play good guy, bad guy on you. The counter to that gambit is to say, “You’re not playing good guy, bad guy on my are you? Now everything you say I contribute to the manager and what the manager says I contribute to you.”

The game of good guy bad guy is defused and we blame all that is up there, so back off on that one. ONCE and for ALL.

Con men and greed, the elite of a few to control the masses.

You know this is not following the intent of our Constitution and it is time for leaders to stand up with the same convictions of Obama, cause over reelection. He has a window and is pushing so much change that we need a leader to call him out in debate and give details.

A national debate on the direction of our country backed with “facts and details and examples” of where it has worked. No time limit on the debate, on National TV for all to see and hear the overall plan. This is the first step to expose the agenda of failure.

Yes Obama is after failure and falling from our Constitution, I will not argue over the type of “ism” he wants but I will say he has stepped over the limit of limited government in the Constitution.

If we debunk his plan for what it is and the proof of the inflation and taxes coming our way, the people will go to the local level and make changes in their cities school board, the city boards, JP’s and state level Rep and Senate and finally at the National level.

That is the plan. All government is local. As a new activist wanting to take a country our parents gave us and as Stewarts to give to our kids, I have a problem, I don’t want my kids to be given large debt, a failed country, and no hope of a better tomorrow.

Contact American Majority website and get free training for being an activist and how to run for local office. www.americanmajority.org.

We have tools to make a difference and if we give 30 minutes per day to our Country to make it better by blogging, and learning how to write letters to our elected, and get involved in groups to show the elected we can flood the phone system, and find people who agree with you only to register to vote. We can win at the local level first.

Feel the empowerment of being active in fighting for your country. Get involved and be an activist you will find you can and will get their attention FAST.

July 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment