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Saturday
Aug302014

Rubens For US Senate - Brown Citizen-Stripping Proposal A Flagrant Attack on Constitutional Liberty 

The rise of barbaric enemies like ISIS makes it critically important that we do everything within our power to protect our citizens.  During times like these good intentions can lead to stripping away of personal liberties.

 

That is exactly what Scott Brown proposed this morning, calling for the stripping of citizenship from Americans.  This is not a new proposal, in fact it was introduced in 2010 and 2012 in Congress.  Both times, it was very quickly determined that they so egregiously violated the Constitution, they never even made it to a vote.

 

There are many reasons it violates the Constitution including only requiring that the violation was "more likely to happen than not" and the vague definition of "engaging in hostilities against American or its allies" which could be broad enough to include donating books to a school in Afghanistan.  The Supreme Court has long recognized that the constitutional right of citizenship cannot be taken away unless a person obtained it illegally or voluntarily renounced American citizenship,

 

This is a reaction based on fear and anger rather than smart counter-terrorism policy.  A recent example of this was when Scott Brown voted for the Patriot Act.  The Patriot Act has allowed the government to spy on our e-mails and phone conversations and has done nothing to reduce the threat of terrorism.

 

Anyone found to be aiding terrorist should be brought to swift justice.  Our system already allows for that without the stripping away of Constitutional rights of the citizens we are trying to protect.

Saturday
Aug302014

Rubens For US Senate - Brown Calls for Obama to Issue Executive Order Removing Citizenship  

Our system of government is set up so that our representatives in Congress can debate and approve legislation that the President proposes.  President Obama, having had no success moving his agenda in Congress, has repeatedly utilized executive orders to get around this Constitutional process.

I know you agree that this approach is unacceptable and a threat to our democracy.  Scott Brown does not agree.  Today he suggested that Obama should consider issuing an executive order revoking citizenship of Americans that we believe may be helping terrorists, stating "this is one executive order that I'd agree with".

 

The rise of barbaric enemies like ISIS makes it critically important that we do everything within our power to protect our citizens.  During times like these good intentions can lead to stripping away of personal liberties.
 
That is exactly what Scott Brown proposed this morning, calling for the stripping of citizenship from Americans believed to be aiding terrorists.  This is not a new proposal, in fact it was introduced in 2010 and 2012 in Congress.  Both times, it was very quickly determined that they so egregiously violated the Constitution, they never even made it to a vote.
 
There are many reasons it violates the Constitution including only requiring that the violation was "more likely to happen than not" and the vague definition of "engaging in hostilities against American or its allies" which could be broad enough to include donating books to a school in Afghanistan.  The Supreme Court has long recognized that the constitutional right of citizenship cannot be taken away unless a person obtained it illegally or voluntarily renounced American citizenship,
 
This is a reaction based on fear and anger rather than smart counter-terrorism policy.  A recent example of this was when Scott Brown voted for the Patriot Act.  The Patriot Act has allowed the government to spy on our e-mails and phone conversations and has done nothing to reduce the threat of terrorism.

Make no mistake, anyone found to be aiding terrorists should be brought to swift justice.  Our system already allows for that without the stripping away of Constitutional rights of the citizens we are trying to protect.

 
Saturday
Aug302014

Rubens For US Senate - Jim Rubens Campaign Schedule for Saturday

Below is Jim Rubens' campaign schedule for Saturday, August 30, 2014:

 

10:00am- Jim visits Concord Gun Show

                 Everett Arena

                 15 Loudon Rd., Concord

 

1:30pm- Jim visits Hopkinton State Fair

               Hopkinton Fairgrounds

               392 Kearsarge Ave., Contoocook

               

Saturday
Aug302014

Rubens For US Senate - ICYMI: NH Media profiles Jim Rubens this week  

This week WMUR aired a profile of Jim Rubens, candidate for US Senate. They caught up with him on the campaign trail to talk about his beginnings as a tree surgeon, and the experience he will bring to the U.S. Senate.



Later in the week NH Public Radio ran a conversation with Jim Rubens. You can read a recap of the interview or listen to the full interview.



Please share this e-mail with your friends and neighbors so that they can learn more about Jim Rubens. A recent poll stated that 62% of voters have not made up their mind in this race. The best thing you can do to help this campaign is to share this information.

Friday
Aug292014

NHDP - NEW WEB AD: Two Days Before Entering U.S. Senate Race, Brown Endorsed Offshoring American Jobs As Business Strategy 

While New Hampshire Has Suffered From The Highest Percentage Of Jobs Lost To China, Brown Profited From Role With Company That Sent Jobs Overseas
 
Manchester, NH – Just 48 hours before he entered the U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire, Scott Brown endorsed relying on low cost manufacturing bases in China and Mexico as a business strategy, that is the message in a new web ad released by the New Hampshire Democratic Party today.  Brown collected more than a quarter of a million dollars from a company—Kadant, Inc.—that outsourced American jobs to China and Mexico. Independent studies report that New Hampshire has suffered the highest percentage of jobs lost to China. 

Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12th, 2014 show Brown signed documents that endorsed "using low cost manufacturing bases such as China and Mexico" to increase the company's bottom line.   Brown began his run for the U.S. Senate just two days later on March 14th.  

“Scott Brown raked in more than a quarter of a million dollars from Kadant, even though he knew the company had outsourced jobs and relied on low cost manufacturing bases in China and Mexico—it’s despicable,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “In the Senate, Scott Brown voted to protect tax breaks that reward companies that move American jobs to places like China and Mexico.  Now he is cashing in on the board of a company that did just that.  Scott Brown is running for Scott Brown and his own bottom line—not New Hampshire.”

During yesterday’s Republican primary debate on WGIR's "New Hampshire Today," Scott Brown called Kadant a “very proud and good company” and insisted he would not resign from the Board, despite calls for him to do so from labor leaders representing tens of thousands of New Hampshire workers and their families.

“Brown is refusing to answer questions about his role with the company, and has insisted he will continue to sit on its Board. Not only does he know about Kadant’s history of outsourcing, but he’d like to continue to profit from his role there --even while he runs for Senate in New Hampshire. It’s unconscionable," added McClain.

This isn't the first time Scott Brown has been caught cashing in on his senate candidacy and selling reputation with a company at odds with New Hampshire values.  Earlier this summer, the Boston Globe reported that Brown was receiving $1.3 million in stock for joining the board of a shady penny stock, Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI), When questions arose about his ties to the beauty supply company turned arms manufacturer with no products and no manufacturing facilities and run by executives who were sued for securities fraud, Brown was forced to resign in disgrace.