BOB RILEY, RESPONSIBLE FOR CLOSING THE
TEXTILE FACTORIES IN SMALL TOWN ALABAMA
of us from small town Alabama have regretted seeing the local shirt
factory or clothing factory close down. Congressman Bob Riley cast the
deciding vote that resulted in our nation being swamped with cheap
textiles which put the textile factories out of business in small town
see the roll call vote on H.R. 3005 at the Library of Congress web site,
result of this trade agreement, our country has been flooded with cheap
textile imports and most of the textile mills of Alabama have closed their
CONGRESSMAN MIKE ROGERS SAYS UNLIKE BOB
RILEY, HE WILL VOTE AGAINST FREE TRADE.
Congressman Mike Rogers from Alabama's 3rd Congressional District has
pledged to not vote like Congressman Bob Riley. While running for
re-election he boldly promised that he would not be like his predecessor
Bob Riley. Mike Rogers will vote against the so called "Free Trade"
an article in The Daily Home dated May 6, 2004, it says,
"Unlike his predecessor, Congressman Mike Rogers is paying attention to
the needs of textiles in the Third Congressional District. He boldly vows
that he will not vote for the Central American Free Trade Agreement unless
Avondale Mills pledges its support.
rightly so. While former Congressman Bob Riley voted along with the Bush
administration on federal trade agreements that penalized companies like
Avondale, Rogers is saying �no.��
this article at:
about Bob Riley's vote on H.R. 3005. This vote, gave President George W.
Bush "Fast Track" trade negotiating authority. �Fast Track� legislation
does not require the president to include enforceable protections for the
environment and workers� rights in our trade agreements, lacks adequate
procedures for consultation with Congress and the public, harms
independent farmers and limits democratic debate about trade policy. The
House passed �Fast Track� by only one vote! The legislative steamroller
required to pass �Fast Track� resulted in the closest trade vote in
history.� Read an article with more details at:
http://www.citizen.org/documents/hr3005.pdf (please read entire
legislation, supported by Bob Riley resulted in America being swamped with
textiles, manufactured with people (almost slave labor) earning about $2 a
day, and the end result was the closing of the local shirt factory in your
RILEY'S VOTE COST THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN THE SMALL TOWNS ACROSS ALABAMA
During Riley's tenure, textile mills closed throughout the district. But
Rogers says he won't vote for C.A.F.T.A. in its present form. He has even
joined a caucus of U.S. representatives and senators who are telling the
Republican leadership they won't go along with trade agreements that are
not grounded in fair trade. Free trade and fair trade are not synonymous,
many textile and manufacturing companies have closed their doors because
of regulations that favor countries like China which does not have to deal
with environmental, salary and safety standards like U.S. companies.
According to Avondale president Stephen Felker, the Bush administration
version of CAFTA could be devastating because it allows Asia to channel
its textiles through Central America duty free. So it�s cheaper to use a
Chinese company's product than it is to use an American company like
Avondale. Read the article at:
RILEY VOTED TO GIVE SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES DUTY FREE IMPORTS, GIVE SOUTH
AMERICAN COUNTRIES ABILITY TO SWAMP AMERICA WITH CHEAP IMPORTS, THEREBY
PUTTING AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS OUT OF BUSINESS!
Official Title of Legislation: HR 3009:
extend the Andean Trade Preference Act, to grant additional trade benefits
under that Act, and for other purposes. Bob Riley vote yes, see the vote
Project Vote Smart's Synopsis:
to adopt a conference report that would reauthorize the Andean Trade
Preference Act. The ATPA deals mostly with trade between Bolivia,
Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.
Grants a number of products from Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru
Increases benefits such as job searches, and education allowances to
workers who have been displaced due to increased imports
Allows for a refundable tax credit of 65 percent of the health insurance
costs for those who lose their jobs due to increased imports.
RILEY BLAMED FOR SOCK FACTORY CLOSING AT FT. PAYNE, ALABAMA
Payne, Alabama, know as the �Sock Capital of the World,� is closing many
of its sock textile mills, with Bob Riley listed as the culprit. Bob
Riley is credited for "killing jobs" through his support of international
free trade policies such as the Central America Free Trade Agreement or
the story at:
vote was 215 to 214. Bob Riley voted with multinational corporations like
Archer Daniels Midland, Bank of America, Bear Stearns & Company, Chevron
Texaco, Citigroup, Mc Donald�s, Merk & Co., Pfizer, General Electric,
General Motors, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Kissinger McLarty Associates,
Time Warner, and other transnational corporations. He voted against you!
Bob Riley cast the deciding vote! To see the roll call vote at the
Library of Congress web site, go to:
has been the result of Bob Riley�s votes in Congress for "Free Trade" and
his support of multi-national corporations? His support has enabled trade
deals like Central America Free Trade Agreement (C.A.F.T.A.) to be
"Fast-Tracked" through Congress with no amendments and in only 8 hours of
debate! And now, the globalists are working on the Free Trade of the
America�s (F.T.A.A.) which has been described as �N.A.F.T.A. on
steroids!� What that means to you, the average Alabamian, is the loss of
thousands of jobs.
are the figures for the whole country: Technology � 1.2 million jobs lost
since 2000; farming � 33,000 small farmers out of business since N.A.F.T.A.
became law in 1994; manufacturing � 2.3 million men and women left without
work in the last 39 months; textiles � 440,000 jobs eliminated since 1993;
citrus industry � 90,000 jobs on the chopping block waiting for the FTAA
ax to fall; forest/timber � thousands out of work as mills are closed and
relocated to Mexico. Not even the press is exempt. Reuters announced it
would be cutting 60 American editorial jobs and outsourcing them to
Perot warned us about the "GIANT sucking sound" of jobs going to Mexico
and even further south of the border. Unfortunately, it is happening
before our very eyes. For those who live in small towns and wish to stay
there, the question becomes, "Where will our children get a job"?
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com CAFTA: Politics At Its Worst!
Please forward - this information IS SERIOUS. It is fully documented by
independent sources and is ABSOLUTELY CREDIBLE!
JUNE 6th SUPPORT THE CONSERVATIVE ALABAMA NO TAX TICKET
Support Candidates who will listen to the people and will cut your taxes
Judge Roy Moore - - Governor
Mo Brooks - - Lt Governor
Mark Montiel - - Attorney General
Tom Parker - - Chief Justice Supreme Court
Ben Hand - - Alabama Supreme Court Place 1
Hank Fowler - - Alabama Supreme Court Place 2
Alan Zeigler - - Alabama Supreme Court Place 3
Mark Anderson - - Court of Civil Appeals Place 1
Sam Welch - - Court of Criminal Appeals Place 3
Trip Skipper - - State Auditor
Betty Peters - - State Board of Education, District 2 (Dothan, Montgomery - Southeast Alabama Counties)
Jonathan Putman - - State Board of Education, District 6 (Jefferson County)
THIS ELECTION IS A REFENDUM.
* STOP ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASES
Stop the Annual Reappraisal of property taxes.
A hefty back door tax increase.
* BILLION DOLLAR BOB TAX PLAN
Replace politicians who tried to impose the largest
Tax increase in history.
* ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Enforce our laws, discourage, detain, and deport.
Stop the illegal alien invasion. Do not ignore the problem.
As Georgia recently did, deny them costly public benefits.
* ENIMENT DOMAIN
Protect our property rights. Our Governor and our Legislature has failed to speak up or take action for a strong protective Eniment Domain law.
* LACK OF LEADERSHIP
Major problems are ignored. The politicians in Montgomery are not listening to the people, and you cannot depend upon their word.
Send them home. When in doubt vote them out.
VOTE �YES� FOR ALABAMA TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT JUNE 6
Yes to Amendment 1. See www.nosamesexmarriage.com.
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Birmingham Area Candidates
Bobby Humphryes - - Jefferson County Commission Pl 3
Bettye Fine Collins - - Jefferson County Commission Pl 4
Jim Carns - - Jefferson County Commission Pl 5
Pat Moore - - House District 15 (North Jefferson)
Mary Sue McClurkin - - House District 43
Albert Morton - - House Distict 45
Jack Williams - - House District 47
Tom Davis - - House District 48 (South Jefferson, Shelby)
Vicki Self Bailey - - House Distict 51
Scott Beason - - Senate District 17 (North Jefferson)
S.D. Smallwood - - Probate Judge Place 2
Mike Hale - - Sheriff
State Committee - -
Jeff Caddell - - Place 2 - * Melody S. Adams Place 44-2 -
* Jim Huggins - - Place 45/54--1
Jefferson County Republican Committee
Michael Ciamarra - Place 44-12 - * Larry R. "Doc" Cate - Place 45-1
- * Tommy Joe Alexander - Place 45-9
Frank Kirkpatrick - - Place 45-10 - * Herc Levine - - Place 47-10
- - *Jeff Caddell - Place 48-2
Burt McClurkin - - Place 48-8 - - *Jim Abroms - - Place 48=9 -
- * Donna Deloach - - Place - - 60-1
Click Here for Birmingham Area Races - Reasons for Endorsements
Don Wallace - - Probabte Judge
John Hinton - - School Board Northport
Bill Copeland - - School Board Brookwood McCalla
Bill Harris - - House District 88 (Auguta, Elmore Counties)
Vince Cedrone - - House District 73 (Montogmery County)
Jason McGaha - - District Judge
Morgan County - Decatur
Stacy George - - Sheriff
Dwight Jett - - County Commission
Ronnie Coffman - - House District 5
Alabama Defenders recommends Judge Roy Moore as he is our best hope of stopping massive tax increases. We can count on Judge Moore to stop the annual reappraisal of property values, and enact legislation to protect our Eminent Domain property rights. Judge Moore is one of the few who understands that doing what is morally right is doing the will of the people.
Ratings of Alabama Legislature (Click Here) - How Conservative or Liberal is your State Senator or Representative.
Ratings based on many key votes in Alabama Legislature. These ratings are the major basis for our endorsements.
to read about Eminent Domain, our Governor and Legislature failed to take action to protect our propperty.
Concerns for Five Alabama State Wide Races
* Governor Riley surprised us all with the largest tax increase proposal in history.
After campaigning and pledging for no taxes, we were shocked with his proposals and so was the Alabama Republican Party, whose state wide executive committee offically condemended his tax proposals.
Click Here for more.
* Governor Riley appeared to do the bidding of the liberal AEA, Paul Hubbert, by issuing the annual reapparasial of property taxes. While the voters soundly rejected his tax proposal, his back door executive order resulted in massive tax increases, and his actions make him one of the most tax and spend liberals of all time.
* Removal of the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments plaque was removed from the Alabama Capital under the watch of Governor Riley.
Read the story here>
Also, as a result of the illegal invasion of Alabama by the ACLU and the Federal Courts, the Ten Commandments Monument was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court under tbe watch of Bob Riley in August 2003.
* Failure to promote Pro Life laws or Eminent Domain protection.
Read More Click Here
Governor Riley has repeatedly failed to take action on the issues of our day.
His actions by comparison even make Don Siegleman look conservative.
Troy King has the reputation of the "Do Nothing Attorney General".
Under his lack of leadership:
* Gambling and video poker operations continue to flourish with little threat of prosecution.
about Troy King and Lack of Gambling Action
* Pornography continues to openly flourish. We have not had prosecution of these vices since the days of Attorney Generals Jimmy Evans or Charlie Graddick.
* No action against the abortion clinics to enforce existing laws.
more about Troy King and Abortion
* Lack of action against illegal immigrants.
The Attorney General has the duty and role of being the chief law enforcement officer.
Charlie Graddick and Jimmy Evans were constantly in the news for taking an active role of enforcing the laws. Where has Troy King been?
Public Service Commission, Place 2
Perry Hooper, Jr. "The Ultimate Liberal Republican"
* Received a poor rating from the Alabama Christian Coalition for his liberal voting record in the Alabama Legislature. Failed on many occasions to stand for the right thing as he usually voted "Present" on many key votes. One of the most liberal Republicans in the Alabama Legislature and was rated as liberal as most Democrats by the Alabama Christian Coalition.
Click to see Perry Hooper's liberal voting record in the Alabama Legislature>
* Voted for Gambling, and for Don Sigeleman's Lottery bills which would have removed all prohibitions against gambling in the Alabama Constitution.
* Ethics Charges and fines levied against him from the Alabama Ethics Commission for using his position to promote an insurance company that he worked for.
* Perry Hopper, Jr. assisted and openly endorsed liberal Democrats running for office.
* Removed from the Alabama Republican House Caucus by his fellow Republican members of the Alabama Legislature for his acts of liberalism and treason.
* Removed from office by Alabama voters from his Montgomery House seat in 2002.
* Funded from Alabama Utilities PACs. Expected to vote to raise our utilities because of receiving of hundreds of thousands of dollars from special interest groups and PACs.
The record of the above 5 Republicans make many Alabama Democrats look conservative in comparison. All of the above candidates paraded them selves as pro life, Christian, and conservative. Unfortunately, for all of the above, actions speak louder than words.
* Alabama Constitution Party
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more about Alabama Constitution Party
* Christian CitizensClick to read
more about Christian Citizens
* Defenders of the Alabama Constitution
more about Alabama Defenders
The Constituiton Party of Alabama, a conservative organization is leading the charge for electing responsible candidates to public office.
For media interviews or more information, contact Mary Ann Crum, Chairman of the Alabama Constitution Party, 256-796-7374 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have we forgotten the words of the legendary George Wallace, "There is not a dimes difference between the Republicans and Democrats".
Remember to go vote. Your failure to vote for the bottom of the ticket statewide races and for local races will result in many good men not being elected. If you fail to vote, you deserve to have your taxes raised and to have evil men rule over you. There are many excellant conservative Christian men running for the Alabama Legislature and your failure to vote may result in a solid conservative being defeated in a close race.