Logan Act … why it was created

Logan Act

Dr. George Logan of Pennsylvania attempted to normalize relations with France. He entered into negotiations with France, without authorization, in the hopes of resuming normal relations. In 1799, Congress passed legislation outlawing such contacts between foreign governments and private individuals. The law remains on the books to this day.

In early 1807, a British squadron was stationed off the coast of Virginia. They were there primarily to intercept French frigates, which had taken refuge in Annapolis, Maryland. From time to time, the British vessels made use of American port facilities. British sailors were constantly deserting their ships. This became a major irritant to the British. Three deserters were said to have enlisted on the American naval frigate “Chesapeake.” The British protested, and the Secretary of Navy ordered an inquiry. This inquiry confirmed that three deserters from the “Melampus” had indeed enlisted on the “Chesapeake,” but it was determined that the sailors were Americans who had been illegally impressed. This was transmitted to the British, and the matter seemed to be at an end.

Nevertheless, the British commander in charge of the North Atlantic issued an order to search the “Chesapeake” for deserters, if the ship were encountered at sea. The “Chesapeake” was commanded by Captain Charles Gordon, and had Commodore Barron on board. On June 22, the ship departed from Hampton Roads, headed for the Mediterranean Sea. At 3:30 p.m., the British frigate the “Leopard” came down before the wind. The crew hailed the “Chesapeake,” stating that it had dispatches for the Commodore Barron. Barron replied “We will heave to and you can send your boat on board of us.” At 3:45 p.m., the “Leopard’s” Lieutenant Meade arrived with the following note demanding that the British deserters be turned over.

Since the deserters from the Melampus were not on the list submitted, Captain Gordon believed that his assurance would suffice, and sent back a stern reply to the British.

After the British officer had departed, Barron showed the notes to his other officers. While he felt that the matters was closed, he realized that some show of strength was appropriate. Therefore, Barron ordered Gordon to clear the gun deck. Unfortunately, it took 30 minutes to prepare the “Chesapeake” for battle, and the British officer returned to the ship only five minutes later. Barron was hailed. Trying to obtain more time for his crew, Barron replied that he did not understand. The “Leopard” then fired two shots across the “Chesapeake’s” bow, followed by whole broadside at nearly point blank range. The “Leopard then poured two more broadsides into the “Chesapeake,” while it was still unready to respond. Commodore Barron then ordered the flag to be struck. Several British officers then came aboard and seized the three Americans deserters from the Melampus. They also found a true British deserter, named Jenkin Ratford, who was serving under an assumed name. Ratford was later hung.

The attack on the “Chesapeake” stirred America into a war fervor. If anyone but Jefferson had been President, this incident would probably have been enough to begin a war.

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kevin cramer … on this issues ~ugh

this man is running against Senator heidi heitkamp … check out the differences and the negative impact this man will have on North Dakota …least we talk about families  and women in general!Most if NOT all Republicans voted to kill Obamacare … against pre-existing conditions – now, team trump has offered states insurance that will NOT cover pre-existing conditions 
  • Life begins at conception. (Nov 2012) 
  • If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. (Sep 2013)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Require photo ID when using food stamps. (Feb 2014)
  • Opposes churches providing birth control 
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion 
  • Endorsed by Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012) 
  • Opposes same-sex marriage
  • Voted YES on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners
  •   A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
  • Limit EPA oversight to allow mining over fishing. (Jun 2014)
  • No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)
  • Let wind energy production tax credit expire. (Aug 2014)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
  • Supports $23 billion invested in coal mining. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
  • Chain-link fences ok for holding kids of illegal immigrants. (Jun 2018)
  • Audio of immigrants’ kids crying is “irrelevant hoopla”. (Jun 2018)
  • Harder for illegals to get benefits & become citizens. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
  • Ban admission of Syrian refugees & any Syrian residents. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Doing nothing is not an option; more private sector options. (Nov 2012)
  • Allow future workers to invest more of their own money. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 10% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)

meet brian kemp … then run and vote for Stacey Abrams

a republican and trump supporter … Vote for Stacey Abrams!

Below are some of his opinions from ontheissues.org but not a lot…you must click on several links read between the lines to find the answers, but privatization of everything seems to be the appropriate conclusion. So, if you need more go to his website which basically reveals the same … privatize privatize privatize …hope his constituents ask at what cost!?

.  ObamaCare is an absolute disaster and it needs to be repealed immediately. We need a free market replacement that puts Georgia patients–not government bureaucrats or special interests–first

. “My mission has been to cut government regulations, streamline government, make government more efficient and really help small business owners,” said Sec. of State Kemp.

. He is for expanding this tax credit progam, businesses and hardworking Georgians can have a say in saving their local healthcare options – and with conservative leadership in our state, we will get it done. But what are the consequences? what are the potential costs to patients? no caps? for more into go to allongeorgia.com

.Education … Your zip code should not determine your potential. Rural students deserve the same opportunities and experiences as those who live in highly populated counties. We must give the future generation the tools necessary to learn, grow, and thrive. Support and grow virtual learning opportunities for rural students, which includes challenging courses for high achieving students and remedial opportunities for students that need a different environment in order to achieve Work with non-profit organizations to fund after school programs that teach soft skills, prepare tomorrow’s workforce Give students and parents flexibility by doubling the SSO private school Scholarship Tax Credits Promote teaching in rural settings Encourage school systems to provide after-hours learning and internet access to students Enhance local control and allow local school boards to create customized curriculums for students Promote charter schools for communities with struggling schools 

Health care …  Rural Georgians are struggling with limited access to quality health care and more rural hospitals are at risk of shuttering. There is no magic formula, but through innovation, we can expand access to health care. By working in tandem with healthcare leaders, experts and local stakeholders, we can improve healthcare outcomes for all Georgians. Grow tele-medicine services through the expansion of high speed internet Support and expand incentives for medical providers in rural Georgia End the stranglehold of Obamacare and promote Georgia-focused, free-market based healthcare reform that will lower costs and expand service and options Work with community leaders to develop local solutions to save struggling hospitals Explore incentives for companies, hospitals to expand transportation services

. Veterans …  Our military bases train American soldiers, protect our Homeland, and secure freedom around the world. Beyond their mission, Georgia’s military installations drive the local economy and create countless economic opportunities for rural communities throughout our state. Defending our bases from BRAC must remain a key priority for our next Governor. We must also work with military leaders to ensure that workforce development opportunities exist for those entering into the civilian world. Continue the Governor’s Defense Initiative Establish A military liaison in the Governor’s office Support a State-level Military Fund Ease the transition for retiring military Pilot ESA Program for Military Families Empowers parents to choose custom plan for their child’s education Offers flexibility, better approach to learning Enhances outcomes for students Enhance the working relationships between military base leadership, local governments, higher educational institutions and businesses to ensure joint local economic development strategies are in play.

for more information go to the kemp website …



dean heller(R) … On the Issues – your vote will impact your family’s future

Did you know Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program.

This guy said on a video that he believed in and supported pre-existing conditions then voted NO! hypocrisy much?

On immigration: heller said Overhaul 14th Amendment against immigrant citizenship. (Apr 2012)
Opposes amnesty; defend America’s borders. (Nov 2006)
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
Rated A+ by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees -he said no a lot 

Voted NO on $40Bil for green public schools &on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects in 2009

Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures &on additional $825billion for econ recovery package in 2009

source: http://www.ontheissues.org

Rep McMorris Rodgers …

Rep. McMorris Rodgers (WA 05)

… voted yes to repeal ACA. According to the CEC, Democratic Staff Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Democratic Staff
Impact of ACA Repeal on the 5th Congressional District of Washington Rep. McMorris Rodgers’s (R) district (voted Yes) and here’s what’s at risk:
1. The district’s uninsured rate has dropped from 12.9% to 5.4%. – could be reversed if the ACA is entirely or partially repealed.
2. 319,200 individuals who now have health insurance that covers preventive services without any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles stand to lose this access.
3. 337,100 with employer-sponsored health insurance are at risk of losing important consumer protections.
4. 14,500 who have purchased high quality Marketplace coverage now stand to lose their coverage.
5. 10,100 who received financial assistance to purchase Marketplace coverage in 2016 are now at risk of coverage becoming unaffordable.
6. 6,100 who are receiving cost-sharing reductions to lower out-of-pocket costs, are now at risk of health care becoming unaffordable.
7. 76,300 individuals in the district who are covered by the ACA’s Medicaid expansion now stand to lose coverage if the Republican Congress eliminates the Medicaid expansion
This bill does not serve District 5 at all, and she needs to know it.

Resource: Indivisible Palouse facebook page from May 8 2017