Marshall Adame Under Attack By Blackwater VP?

Things are heating up, folks. So put on your body armor and get to work. We need to get Marshall's back. This was posted today at the N&O's Blackwater Blog. It is an email from one of the @$$holes who works for Erik Prince in the war-profiteering business:

All:

There is a man named Marshall Adame who is running for congress (sic) in our district. He just put a quote online which says he wants this company and all of us to cease to exist.

Do you like your jobs? Are you sick and tired of the slanderous bullshit going on in DC? If so, would you all mind joining me in reminding Mr. Adame that he is running for office in our backyard. Tell all your friends and family too. We welcome their assistance in making this point very clear to Mr. Adame.

Anyone who wants to send a letter may do so at the following address…..

MARSHALL ADAME FOR CONGRESS
PMB #161
1250 WESTERN BLVD. #L2
JACKSONVILLE, NC 28546

His email is info@marshalladame4congress2008.com

He was too cowardly to put a phone number on the web. I ask that you keep your comments to Mr. Adame professional (well, mostly professional). We help him if our comments get threatening or too crass. Let’s run this goof out of Dodge….!

Bill Mathews
Executive Vice President
Blackwater Worldwide
850 Puddin Ridge Road
Moyock, NC 27958

With people like Mathews running the Blackwater circus, it's no wonder the company lurches from one f*ck-up to another every day in Iraq.

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Note to Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice: Nice client you have there. You might want to recommend that Mathews get down on his knees and apologize to an honorable man for exercising such piss-poor judgment.

Comments

Bill Mathews

What a frickin' idiot. I wonder what he's an EVP for? Anti-public relations?

Hey Prince Erik! Whatever you do? Don't fire Bill Mathews!

Bill Mathews

What a frickin' idiot.* A

No doubt Bill is now working the Grizzy Production Line at the moment puting tires on them after that little PR image stunt!

Next week! He gets a promotion and starts blowing hot air into the Blackwater Bimps....

Go Bill!

Recommends at Kos, please

Anti-public relations?

It is rather incredible that he managed to hit the send button after writing this. I mean, I write stupid stuff every day, but not usually in the same paragraph I'm warning others against it.

A study in self-contradiction:

I ask that you keep your comments to Mr. Adame professional (well, mostly professional). We help him if our comments get threatening or too crass. Let’s run this goof out of Dodge….!

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The GOP will try to suppress the vote in 2008.

Jerimee

Please spread the word about the Kos diary. Need recommends.

when I write stupid stuff

I generally try to hit "delete" before I hit "post".

:)

Recommended at Kos.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I delete a lot of what I write

cause it either does not make since, it is mean, or follows the stupidity of Mr. Matthews above!

Marshall is the real deal

Blackwater should wish it had men like him in their ranks.

Recommended at Kos.

Progressives are the true conservatives.

Thanks, LoftT

If they had people like Marshall, they'd be in a different line of work, I suppose.

Blackwater's

mode of operation is attack any opposition with threats and name calling. If that does not stop the action, as evident by their shoot first mentality in Iraq, to kill those that might get in their way.

The phrase coward was utilized as the primary descriptor for an individual who could very easily become a Congressman. What kind of working relationship is Mr. Matthews fostering with someone who potentially can represent not only the people of the community this company works in, but this company itself. To someone who can bring additional jobs to the region and revenue to Blackwater. Where is Blackwaters priorities?

This company desires to protect "high-value" targets such as a Congressman or other State representative.

Many of the people who are speaking the "slanderous bullshit" out of Washington would also be clients if Blackwater's role of protection is increased.

How effective is Blackwater going to be in performing any mission entrusted them with people like Mr. Matthews in a leadership position?

Blackwater does provide a lot of jobs for the Curritock/Camden County region that is not disputed. Blackwater provides revenue and lands high dollar contracts for a very depressed region of North Carolina.

Should this region have to endure this kind of thinking just because they provide jobs?

Blackwater has a major PR problem. Blackwater feels that it is strong enough to question legitimate findings that they will fire first, fire often and fire with deadly force.

Blackwater feels that it can intimidate an individual who is attempting to exercise their many rights and freedoms. (Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to govern, just to name a few). While Mr. Matthews has the right to write this memo and feel this way as a person, when he places his title as VP, he is also attempting to intimidate both his workers, the local people, the local government as well as Mr. Adame.

This is why Blackwater needs to go. If Mr. Matthews is willing to press his own employees, the residence of the region, to challenge the local government to take a stance either for or against Blackwater just think what Blackwater is doing in a region where they have no oversight.

With Mr. Matthews making these statements, it indicates to me that a lot if not all of the "slanderous bullshit" directed at Blackwater just might be true.

We have a bully in NE North Carolina and its name is Blackwater.

Blackwater has proven that at the highest levels of this company, intimidation and their own rules are all they desire to follow. Something not needed when standing shoulder to shoulder to US Military personnel in harms way supporting the desires and orders of our President.

Great comments.

Thank you. Hope you don't mind if I recycle this great comment a few times.

I do not mind

I hope my comments are felt by others.

It made the rec list at kos,

and I'll bet it stays there all night. I hope so.

This really, really pisses me off.

This is gold

My god is this good. Blackwater couldn't have done anything stupider, more crass, more guaranteed to rile people than to put something like this out. I would so LOVE to see Prince's face as he gets the updates on this.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

Worth a thousand words

or thereabouts.

The picture of Marshall featured on the Dome piece is, by itself, an added bonus.

It would be better still, though, if the N&O went beyond the Dome piece and did an article.
I think the fact that Matthews' name is on this thing would give it legs.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

Guys...Marshall was added to the DFA list

I just found out. If you have a spare email address (I'm assuming you voted for Larry, Roy and Harry previously, please go vote for Marshall.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

What is a DFA list?

Thanky

Democracy For America

It's a grassroots fundraising organization. Democracy for America. They have an "All Star" list. People can vote for their top three, and then DFA will support the "winners". Marshall was just added to the candidates that folks can vote for. I would encourage everyone to go and review the candidates and vote for those you think deserve support. This kind of exposure is gold for underfunded campaigns like Marshall's.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I'm on it, of course.

I simply cannot believe this situation. These Blackwater people are pure scum.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Thank you Linda...

Things are really beginning to look up.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

I had no idea..... I just logged on...

You guys are not associates .... You are my friends. Thank you.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Great call to action

Great call to action Anglico. Watch your back sailor.

Recc'd at KOS

and a check in the mail tomorrow...

Good on Ya "A" and to Marshall too.

Stan Bozarth

The Kos diary

Remains near the top of the recommended list this morning. Hundreds of thousands of activists across America are seeing Blackwater Stupidity in Action.

It's a start.

Nearly donated to Adame, but learned this:

I read his position page and choked on a few things. First of all, on abortion:

No person under the age of 18 should be allowed a “voluntary” medical treatment without parental or legal guardian consent. The notion that the State or the Federal Government has more responsibility for a child than the natural parent, or legal guardian is foreign to American tradition and social norms.

but he also says:

No federal law should exist regarding the validation or definition of marriage. It is and should remain a State issue.

So a girl can get married at 13 in New Hampshire or 14 in South Carolina but can't have an abortion until she is 18 if she don't have a parent or guardian who consents? What if she is not married but Daddy or Uncle Fred is the father?

Second, on the Inheritance Tax:

No Federal tax should ever be levied against personal property or personal income being inherited, through reason of death or living will, by a family member in all cases.

While this may inspire Paris Hilton to contribute to Adame, it makes me think instead of Alexis de Tocqueville's insight:

Grant me thirty years of equal division of inheritance and a free press, and I will provide you with a republic.

Third, on offensive speech:

Political correctness, when mandated, is damaging to truth, justice and the American way. Natural civility should be an inherited behavior in society. When it is not exercised, it must be tolerated.

I'm not eager to go back to the days when I have to tolerate sexual, racial, and other slurs in educational, business, and government settings to "protect the American Way."

While Adame may be the best candidate in this race, I'm not reaching out across districts to support him.

Great questions

Marshall reads here all the time. We'll ask him to explain. Or better yet, you can ask him!

Thanks for posting this.

If you haven't read these positions on Marshall's website, you should.

Hi CherchezLaFemme. Thanks for reading my sight.

In regards to your comments, I am sorry that you cannot support my candidacy. Nevertheless, you asked and I will try to reply to your concerns.

You did note quite a few things you did not approve of in my writings. Did you find anything you did approve of?

I have never positioned myself as the liberal's liberal, or as the progressive's progressive. But I am liberal and I am progressive in the core of my beliefs and I am proud to say that to anyone. Being liberal politically speaking, is not a bad thing from my perspective. I will try to address some of the things you mentioned.

No person under the age of 18 should be allowed a “voluntary” medical treatment without parental or legal guardian consent. The notion that the State or the Federal Government has more responsibility for a child than the natural parent, or legal guardian is foreign to American tradition and social norms.

I do not see anything there addressing the abortion issue. I was addressing "Parental Rights" and my belief that the government has no business in our personal lives. If the law states that a child is the responsibility of the Parent, or guardian, and we accept that notion, then we cannot have it both ways. Either the parent is responsible, or the parent is not responsible.

Of course, because we live in a society where bad things can and do happen to children, common sence demands certain exceptions in the law, so the extreme example one may come up with would be a bit dishonest. Parents need to know what a child is doing. If they don't; How can they be parents? More importantly; how can they be responsible? The law does have the variance to deal with difficult instances. I do not believe that the Government is competant enough to even determine the abortion issue and, in any case, it is my belief that allowing, or disallowing abortion should not be the business of government.

No federal law should exist regarding the validation or definition of marriage. It is and should remain a State issue.

Getting the federal government involved in the certification, or validation of "Marriage" between two people is near to putting us on the road to a "Federal" ID system, which I oppose.

You may be mixing two things here. I am addressing the "Power of the State". You seem to be saying that I am saying something about marriage which I am not saying. Let me be clear. Neither I , or the government has any business telling two people, whoever they may be, whether or not they can be married and enjoy all of the civil and social benefits that go with it. It is a civil rights issue if the government passes such restrictive laws. Government has the constitutional duty to
ensure the commmon good, not to dictate everything in our personal lives.

No Federal tax should ever be levied against personal property or personal income being inherited, through reason of death or living will, by a family member in all cases.

In the case of this statement, it may have been better stated by me.
I do not believe that the state should have the right to take the personal property of anyone for the purpose of satisfying a debt of a deaceased relative. When I die, I would like to think that my death is not reason enough for the government to take what was accumulated during my life, which I intended for my children. Primarally personal property, like my house, cars, bank savings, or what ever I hold on a personal level.
If I owned a corporation, that would not be part of my personal property.
Regarding personal property, as long as the only beneficiaries were my family , or a charity, there should be no tax levied on that.

Political correctness, when mandated, is damaging to truth, justice and the American way. Natural civility should be an inherited behavior in society. When it is not exercised, it must be tolerated.

In this case, because we are a free people, there are certain areas in civil society where freedom of speech must trump common curtesy. I do not now have the right to "not" be offended, nor do I want the government to protect me from being offended.

There is a threshold of behavior where we go beyond "The being Offended" place and into provocation and harrassment. There are laws, some could be better, to protect us from that already. What is it that you would want? To what extent would you want freedom of speech curtailed?
We do have hate speech laws already and we have "Shouting fire in the theater" laws already.

As true liberals, we cannot demand tolerance and then not extend it to those who do not agree with our point of view.

I hope this clarifies my positons in regard to your concerns.

Still, we may not agree, but the opponent candidate to my candidacy is a lot further from your views than I , I can assure you.
I really hope you will reconsider my candidacy as being one you can speak up for.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Thanks for the clarification, Marshall

I wasn't the one with questions, but I think your answers may have helped several who did have some concerns. Perhaps you should consider a little revision of the website in order to be more clear about your beliefs? I don't know. I think you're awesome, and only wish I had a chance to vote for you.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Thanks for the clarification, Marshall. Here's a response.

Hi Marshall,

I really appreciate your detailed reply. To answer your questions:

Do I like anything you say?

Yes, I do like quite a bit of what I see on your site, from supporting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to universal health care to your stopping torture.

On voluntary medical treatment

I'm surprised that you don't see any link between "voluntary medical treatment" and abortion. That phrase has long been a code phrase to stop girls from getting needed abortions and from having insurance companies pay for them. You say:

I do not believe that the Government is competant enough to even determine the abortion issue and, in any case, it is my belief that allowing, or disallowing abortion should not be the business of government.

Your clarification seems to indicate that you think abortion should be left to a woman and her doctor, unless the woman is under 19, in which case it should be left to her parent or guardian and her doctor. That's a big improvement over what I though you meant.

Still, please don't remove the laws that allow girls to get abortions without parental consent. Sometimes the parent is not "responsible" — that's why we have ugly terms like "incest," "child abuse," and "infanticide."

However, your states' rights policies still seem inconsistent to me. Why have a federal law that says parents control voluntary medical treatment but allow states to set the acceptable age for marriage? If a state can say that one can get married at 13 (shudder!), then shouldn't the state also be able to say that one can ask a doctor to remove a mole, provide breast implants, or perform an abortion?

Estate tax

Your most concerning response is on the estate tax. Please research this issue to make sure that your policy matches your intent. You say:

I do not believe that the state should have the right to take the personal property of anyone for the purpose of satisfying a debt of a deceased relative. When I die, I would like to think that my death is not reason enough for the government to take what was accumulated during my life, which I intended for my children. Primarily personal property, like my house, cars, bank savings, or what ever I hold on a personal level.

We have a reasonable estate tax that affects only one in 200 families, those for a single person with a value over $2 million and over $4 million for couples. There are many credits that allow a significant portion of even large estates to escape taxes and provisions to transfer and protect wealth before death. There is even an exemption to protect family-owned farms. So the estate tax doesn't leave widows penniless in the street or children banging futilely on the gates of a college. It does prevent a family that owns vast personal wealth from giving the next generation a huge advantage and then repeating this cycle until we have a class of "nobility" as they did in Europe.

As Paul Krugman says,

Any senator who votes to repeal the estate tax, or votes for a "compromise" that goes most of the way toward repeal, is in effect saying that increasing the wealth of people who are already in line to inherit millions or tens of millions is more important than taking care of fellow citizens who need a helping hand.

The leisured rich may not have corporations at all, they may simply own estates like Biltmore (just one of the Vanderbilt's houses) full of art, antiques, and other trappings of extreme wealth.

Thanks again for your response and good luck.

Laws specifically targeting the ultra-rich often backfire

The Aternative minimum tax is a great example. It was written specifically tageting about 150 people in the United States who, although rich in the Billions, managed to pay almost no tax. Today that tax is effecting millions of people who were never the intended target.

Although you mention the multi-millionaires who could benefit from revising the estate tax, I really feel that legislation could be drafted to protect the milllions and millions of Americans who could be trapped unfairly in this kind of "get the rich" tax.

Those who benefit greatly from the American consumer, and from the freedom extended to business in America, should be more than willing to participate in the tax system which benefits us all and ensures the future of our country. If one is of modest means, then one pays a small portion. If one is of greater means then is a greater contribution from that one for our future and stability.

If an American Business moves off shore, whch is their right to do, then all US tax breaks and advantage must be denied them. Tarrifs on their products entering the US would be charged in accordnce with developed and existing foreign products of the same categories.

Social Security is a great example of what can be fixed. Today John doe who makes from 6,500 to 92,500 payes social Security taxes on all (100%) of his income. Warren Buffit on the other hand, who is making Billions, pays into social security less than 1% (one percent)of his income. Is that fair? No.

I would support an increase in the income ceiling in the Social Security tax.

From my perspective, all income up to 500,000.00 (five hundred thousand) should be subject to Social Security withholding tax and Congress must guarentee the money withheld for Social security cannot be utilized for any other purpose outside of Social Security, SSI, Handicap and a few other entitlement areas which already exists today.

There should be a reasonable expectation of tax from very large estates, as well as from smaller, but not at the same level regarding percentage.

An example: No "real" family farmer in America should have to "sell the farm" in order to pay estate taxes. That is just unfair. We can fix it. we can make it better and more equitable.

I would also scrap NAFTA, CAFTA and the Peru Fair Trade agreement.

The common good is the objective which we must accomplish without sacrificing Life , Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

disagree completely

The Alternative Minimum Tax hasnt backfired. Congress being lazy and or ineffective has caused the AMT to be something which it was not intended to be. That isnt the fault of the policy.

No "real" family farmer in America should have to "sell the farm" in order to pay estate taxes. That is just unfair. We can fix it. we can make it better and more equitable.

I agree with you. Thankfully that has never occurred.

According to the IRS, of the 2.3 million people who died in 1998, only 642 left farm assets equal to at least half the total estate. In 2001, the New York Times reported that the pro-repeal American Farm Bureau Foundation could not cite a single case of a family farm lost due to the estate tax.

In 2004, the net value of an individual's estate must exceed the basic exemption of $1.5 million. Couples can exempt $3 million. This exemption level will gradually rise to $3.5 million for an individual ($7 million for a couple) by 2009. Small businesses and farms have long enjoyed additional exemptions. Currently, with planning, businesses can pass on $5 million tax-free. For farms, the figure is $8 million.

Great source

Fun fact, in 2004 the amount of citizens earning minimum wage in North Carolina was at least 150% the amount of citizens who paid a single cent because of the estate tax NATIONWIDE.

Another fun fact, the amount of revenue from the estate tax in 2003 was DOUBLE the total budget for the IRS for all of 2004.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Great quote on Kos from Marshall

Never underestimate what a Company like Blackwater is willing, or unwilling to do.

I have personally been wittness to some Blackwater activity in Iraq. From that, I do know that regard for personal rights and or physical safety of those in their proximity, but not with their group can be totally absent.

Their are dangerous people in Blackwater. They love to tell the world that. That is the reputation they have garnered around the world.

Would I be surprized if an overzealous Blackwater supporter or employee were to attack me physically?... No.

I highly doubt that will occur, but I have been surprized many times in my life.

Now if we can just get Mr. Adame hooked up with spell-checker in Firefox.

:)

Okay...My bad... Spell-checker is on..

Hey...I was in a hurry!!
Aktyoually eye normaley uz spel-chekher... (Just keeping it lite).

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Hey you!

You're doing great!

Spellchecker ain't a guarantee

The word "effective" is a real word so spellcheckers won't catch it when it is used in place of "affected." (hint hint)

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

Blackwater bankrolls Republicans & Walter Jones NC-03

Prince's Campaign Contributions to Republicans since 2000

Since 1998, Prince has personally donated over $200,000 to Republican causes.[11][12
His contributions to various Republican Committes stand out.
(Rep Congressional Committee = RCC)

7/26/2007 $20,000 RCC
8/5/2005 $25,000 RCC
7/14/2004 $25,000 RCC
10/15/03 $2,000 - Bush/Cheney
1/30/01 $3,950 - Rep Natl State Elections Comm.
1/30/01 $20,000 - Rep. Natl Comm.
10/4/00 $68,000 Rep Natl State Election Comm.

Republican Congressmen who got more than $2000 include:
James Talent, Jon Ky, George Allen, Mike Pence ($3,000), Tom Delay $(3,100),
Rich Santorium, Abe Spencer ($2,000)

========================== Details of Campaign Contrinutions ===========================================

Contributor Candidate or PAC Amount Date
Prince, Erik Mr.
McLean , VA 22102
Self/Business Owner
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE (R) $20,000
primary 07/27/07

PRINCE, ERIK
MC LEAN, VA 22102 TALENT, JAMES MATTHES (R)
Senate - MO
TALENT FOR SENATE COMMITTEE $2,100
general 09/19/06

PRINCE, ERIK
MC LEAN, VA 22102
PRINCE HOUSEHOLD/FOUNDER KYL, JON (R)
Senate - AZ
JON KYL FOR U S SENATE $2,100
primary 08/23/06

PRINCE, ERIK
MCLEAN, VA 22102
PRINCE HOUSEHOLD LLC/PARTNER ALLEN, GEORGE (R)
Senate - VA
FRIENDS OF GEORGE ALLEN $2,100
general 08/22/06

Prince, Erik Mr.
McLean, VA 22102
Prince Household LLC
GREEN PARTY OF LUZERNE COUNTY PA (GRE) $5,000
primary 07/21/06

PRINCE, ERIK MR.
MC LEAN, VA 22102
THE PRINCE GROUP/OWNER
AMERICA'S FOUNDATION $1,000
primary 05/08/06

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Household LLC/partner PENCE, MIKE (R)
House (IN 06)
MIKE PENCE COMMITTEE $1,000
general 01/04/06

Prince, Erik
McLean, VA 22102
Prince Group/Chairman
PRINCIPLES EXALT A NATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $1,000
primary 01/04/06

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Household LLC/partner PENCE, MIKE (R)
House (IN 06)
MIKE PENCE COMMITTEE $2,000
primary 12/19/05

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Household Group/Executive SAXTON, H. J (R)
House (NJ 3)
FRIENDS OF JIM SAXTON $1,000
primary 10/31/05

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Household LLC/Partner DELAY, THOMAS DALE (R)
House (TX 22)
TOM DELAY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE $2,100
primary 09/26/05

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Household Group/Executive SAXTON, H. J (R)
House (NJ 3)
FRIENDS OF JIM SAXTON $500
primary 09/26/05

Prince, Erik Mr.
McLean, VA 22102
Self/Business Owner
NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE (R) $25,000
primary 08/05/05

PRINCE, ERIK
MC LEAN, VA 22102
THE PRINCE GROUP SANTORUM, RICHARD J (R)
Senate - PA
SANTORUM 2006 $2,100
primary 06/23/05

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Blackwater USA TIAHRT, TODD W. (R)
House (KS 04)
TIAHRT FOR CONGRESS $1,000
primary 03/31/05

Prince, Erik D.
Mc Lean, VA 22102
SELF EMPLOYED/BUSINESS OWNER HOEKSTRA, PETER (R)
House (MI 02)
PETER HOEKSTRA FOR CONGRESS $1,000
primary 03/31/05

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Household LLC/Partner DELAY, THOMAS DALE (R)
House (TX 22)
TOM DELAY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE $1,000
general 11/16/04

Prince, Erik
McClean, VA 22102
owner/prince household MUSGRAVE, MARILYN (R)
House (CO 04)
MUSGRAVE FOR CONGRESS $1,000
general 11/10/04

Prince, Erik D. Mr.
McLean, VA 22102
The Prince Group/Executive JONES, WALTER B (R)
House (NC 03)
WALTER JONES FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE (2008)1,000.00
general 11/02/04

Prince, Erik Mr
Mclean, VA 22102
Prince Household LLC/Partner LEWIS, JERRY (R)
House (CA 41)
LEWIS FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE
general 11/02/04

PRINCE, ERIK
MCLEAN, VA 22102
PRINCE HOUSEHOLD LLC COBURN, THOMAS A (R)
Senate - OK
COBURN FOR SENATE COMMITTEE $1,000
general 11/02/04

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102 POE, TED (R)
House (TX 2)
POE FOR CONGRESS $750
general 10/29/04

Prince, Erik
McLean, VA 22102
Prince Group/Blackwater/CEO BURNS, O MAXIE (R)
House (GA 12)
MAX BURNS FOR CONGRESS $1,000
general 10/29/04

Prince, Erik
Mc Lean, VA 22102
Prince Group/CEO HUNTER, DUNCAN (R)
House (CA 52)
COMMITTEE TO RE-ELECT CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER $1,000
general 10/29/04

PRINCE, ERIK
MCLEAN , VA 22102
PRINCE HOUSEHOLD LLC/PARTNER DEMINT, JAMES W (R)
Senate - SC
DEMINT FOR SENATE COMMITTEE INC $1,000
general 10/29/04

Prince, Erik D.
Mc Lean, VA 22102
SELF EMPLOYED/BUSINESS OWNER HOEKSTRA, PETER (R)
House (MI 02)
PETER HOEKSTRA FOR CONGRESS $1,000
general 08/24/04

Prince, Erik Mr.
McLean, VA 22102
The Prince Group/President
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (R) $25,000
primary 07/14/04

Prince, Erik Mr.
Mc Lean, VA 22102
The Prince Group/CEO
AMERICA'S FOUNDATION $1,000
primary 05/06/04

PRINCE, ERIK D MR.
MC LEAN, VA 22102
PRINCE GROUP/CEO BUSH, GEORGE W (R)
President
BUSH-CHENEY '04 (PRIMARY) INC $2,000
primary 10/15/03

Prince, Erik Mr.
Mc Lean, VA 22102
The Prince Group/CEO
NATIONAL CONSERVATIVE CAMPAIGN FUND $500
primary 09/19/03

Prince, Erik D. Mr.
McLean, VA 22102
The Prince Group/Executive JONES, WALTER B (R)
House (NC 03)
WALTER JONES FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE (2008) $1,000
primary 03/18/02

PRINCE, ERIK D
CODY, WY 82414
THE PRINCE GROUP
RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE (soft-money donation) $3,950
primary 01/30/01

PRINCE, ERIK
CODY, WY 82414
THE PRINCE GROUP
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (R) $20,000
primary 10/30/00

PRINCE, ERIK
CODY, WY 82414
RNC REPUBLICAN NATIONAL STATE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE (soft-money donation) $68,000
primary 10/04/0

Just an interesting note.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

I think we ought to watch what Prince donates to Jones

and do our best to match it (we'd have to go for a running tally, since most of us can't write those kind of checks) to symbolically at least counteract the effect of Blackwater on District 03.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Blackwater in New Orleans

Black Water and New Orleans
Sept 10, 2005 - "New Orleans - Heavily armed paramilitary mercenaries from the Blackwater
private security ... are openly patrolling the streets of New Orleans. Some of the mercenaries say they have been "deputized" by the Louisiana governor; indeed some are wearing gold Louisiana state law enforcement badges on their chests and Blackwater photo identification cards on their arms.
They say they are on contract with the Department of Homeland Security and have been given
the authority to use lethal force...
"Blackwater mercenaries are some of the most feared professional killers in the world
and they are accustomed to operating without worry of legal consequences. Their presence on
the streets of New Orleans should be a cause for serious concern for the remaining residents of the city and raises alarming questions about why the government would allow men trained to kill
with impunity in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to operate here."
(Source: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/091005A.shtml )

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

James Madison warned that war empowers the President

James Madison warned that war empowers the President with

“all the means of
seducing the minds . . . of the people”.

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people....
[There is also an] inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and ... degeneracy of manners and of morals.... No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare...

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people." (Quoted from: http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0409a.asp )

His words were prophetic. Presidents and Senators have all too often put themselves above the law when they could stir up enough fear:
1798 Alien and Sedition Acts
Lincoln’s Civil War suspension of habeas corpus

1919-1921 Red Scare Palmer Raids
Internment of Japanese in World War II

1954 McCarthy’s witch-hunt of the State Department
Richard Nixon’s many abuses of power: political break-ins, spying, using IRS
against political "enemies" during the war in Vietnam and extorting campaign
contributions.

In 1848, a year after the Mexican War had been declared, Illinois
Congressmen Lincoln excoriated President Polk for wantonly starting a war with Mexico. On Dec. 22, 1847, a few days after he took his House seat, Lincoln introduced eight resolutions asking the President to inform the Congress bout the "spot" on which "the blood of our citizens was shed." Wasn't it first Spanish, then Mexican territory, always occupied by Mexican farmers and never by Texans? And wasn't the first American blood shed, that of soldiers, who invaded from Texas after Gen. Zachary Taylor had repeatedly said "that in his opinion no such movement was necessary to the defense or protection of Texas"? Lincoln risked his career when he laid bare
the false pretexts for the Mexican War; he resisted the deluded war-mad public opinion. Though he lost public office and favor for a while, his political courage paved the way for his later election as President.
(Source: http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2002/2909lincoln_iraq.html

Lincoln said:

"All this shows that the President is, in no wise, satisfied with his own positions. First he takes up one, and in attempting to argue us into it, he argues himself out of it; then seizes another, and goes through the same process; and then, confused at being able to think of nothing new, he snatches up the old one again, which he has some time before cast off. His mind, tasked beyond it's power, is running
hither and thither, like some tortured creature, on a burning surface, finding no position, on which it can settle
down, and be at ease."(

Quoted from: http://www.mahablog.com/oldsite/id6.html )

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

No coverage of this in the N&O today

I wrote to them.

Will you please do it too.

"Two days after an executive vice president of Blackwater USA mounted a campaign of intimidation against Marshall Adame, a declared Democratic candidate for Congress, your newspaper has no coverage beyond a mention in your blogs. Blackwater USA is s stain on the morality of our nation. The News and Observer should be shining a bright light on their hideous actions."

Or words to that effect.

Another Kos diary up

$25 in the mail right now

On may way to post office after the Chargers game.
While I would love to see Blackwater sued into insolvency by it's many Iraqi victims. I must admit I would miss Anne E. Tyrrell's amazing laugh out loud ludicrous statements. She's as good as the Colbert Report only it's funnier because she really is serious. Also more good news Blackwater's chief shooter in the Monsour Square Massacre, Paul Slough , has been pulled out from under his slimy rock.
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/890579.html

Excellent Marc....

Thank you!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

oh by the way I have nothing against Jones

He supports our Marines so I have till now had a good opinion of him. But if Eric Prince is hot for him he must be very defective in some way. We'll call it the Blackwater kiss of death.

No more hugs and kisses from Prince Erik for Walter?

oh by the way I have nothing against Jones

He supports our Marines so I have till now had a good opinion of him. But if Eric Prince is hot for him he must be very defective in some way. We'll call it the Blackwater kiss of death.*marc

Walter is on Prince Erik shit list since he went anti-war in 2005.....Erik the spiritual wonder of warfare has produce a ex military insane candiate against Walter in the Republican primary.... Do not expect Walter to accept funds from any Blackwater front nor expect Blackwater to supply Walter's campaign...

If that's true......

and I'll have to check it out. Maybe my former good opinion of Jones was not misplaced. I might send him a check too. Still Marshall is on record opposing Blackwater AKA Murder Inc.

Let us know what you find

I have a ton of reasons for not approving of Jones and only one (albeit an important one) for giving him credit. I'd like to know where he stands on mercenary armies.

Bill Mathews and Blackwater

I am amazed that Bill Mathews can call himself an American. Being a former military officer it strikes me as Ironic that Bill will gather Blackwater supporters to hate Marshall Adame, for exercising the right he spent all his adult life defending. And more importantly, Bill missed the point. Not about wanting you as a person to cease to exist, just what you do, Bill. Listen, I'm a former SOAR guy, and have worked with most of the organizations Bill Matews' company employs. I found them to be, for the most part fine upstanding patriots. People who believe in the USA. And, based on my experience with these organizations, I feel that they exercise sound, prudent judgment as trained professionals under the control of the US Government. What I don't agree with is building an organization from these fine patriots and doing what Bill is doing in Iraq and other areas around the world. In all fairness there is not many places that will employ personnel with the skills these folks have, so the pickens are slim, and the lure of extreme salaries can turn the heads of some people. I place the blame for what happened here in Iraq on Bill Mathews and the leadership of Blackwater. The command and control climate within Blackwater allowed for situation to occur, and that is why paid merc's should not be allowed to conduct operations with a US Military controlled battlespace. May I offer this suggestion? Bill, shut up and sit down. You are wrong! You're wrong in way you handled this with Marshall and you're wrong in the way you handle your company business. Train the Iraqis to guard their Diplomats, let our military guard ours, and stay out of it. Marshall Adame is the best thing that has happened to NC 03 lately. NC 03 voters in the past have had little to choose from. Walter Jones has won simply because NC 03 has not had a serious (D) challenger. I say this to the NC 03 voters, you can do better.....you can make a difference, IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!
Sterling (Tony) Parks

Sterling(Tony)Parks

Thanks Tony

I'm a former military officer too, assigned to 2nd Anglico at Lejeune for a couple of years. Airborne. And I couldn't agree with your comment to Bill Mathews more:

May I offer this suggestion? Bill, shut up and sit down. You are wrong! You're wrong in way you handled this with Marshall and you're wrong in the way you handle your company business.