Congressman Bobby Rush, Author of H.R. 45, Is Ex Con!

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable.  John F. Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy

The peaceful revolution has started.  It has enemies, but the outcome feels inevitable.  More and more States are standing up and drawing a line in the sand, tired of being told what to do every time they turn around.  Most are rallying around the gun issues and the Administrations intentions to ban or make illegal any gun not registered with the Feds.

Utah is the latest to decide to jump on the band-wagon when it comes to gun rights and the role of the State vs. the Federal government.  States like Montana, Alaska, and Texas have already taken the steps necessary to ensure their Sovereignty.  Utah intends to do it one better.  Utah is reviewing the law that Texas passed, H.B. 1863, and trying to beef it up and make it iron-clad.  Not only are these States egging the Federal Government on, but they are spoiling for a fight.  Doesn’t it seem odd then that the media isn’t saying a word about any of this???

While the blogosphere is going ballistic over the news of these States actions, narry a word is heard from lame-stream media.  The only one to actually talk about this amazing set of evens has been Glenn Beck on Fox.  Like Lou Dobbs, he is a bit out on a limb in views and stories he is willing to cover.  Glenn Beck is awestruck by these events.  The ramifications of these bills and the teeth they sink into the Federal government is huge.  States want their rights back and they are letting the feds know in no uncertain terms that here is where the line in the sand is…

I’ve never been a super fan of Glenn Becks.  I have felt he is either too extreme or just doesn’t share my views.  This is an exceptional video interview though.  I hope you will take the time to watch it and decide for yourselves.

YouTube – Glenn Beck : States to Declare Intrastate Sovereignty

11 min – 1 day ago –

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0


speaks with leaders in Utah and Texas about their plans to implement laws

I’m not sure if all this is coming about due to H.R. 45 or not. H.R. 45 is a bill that would kill the 2nd Amendment. The language seems to open the door to gun raids and confiscations if you don’t follow rules you may not even know exist.  This bill should die.  It is a horrible bill and every red-blooded American should be up in arms that it was even conceived!

See this video for a breakdown of the bill H.R. 45

These are some of the dangerous parts of H.R. 45:


(a) In General- In order to be issued a firearm license under this title, an individual shall submit to the Attorney General (in accordance with the regulations promulgated under subsection (b)) an application, which shall include–

(1) a current, passport-sized photograph of the applicant that provides a clear, accurate likeness of the applicant;

(2) the name, address, and date and place of birth of the applicant;

(3) any other name that the applicant has ever used or by which the applicant has ever been known;

(4) a clear thumb print of the applicant, which shall be made when, and in the presence of the entity to whom, the application is submitted;

(5) with respect to each category of person prohibited by Federal law, or by the law of the State of residence of the applicant, from obtaining a firearm, a statement that the individual is not a person prohibited from obtaining a firearm;

(6) a certification by the applicant that the applicant will keep any firearm owned by the applicant safely stored and out of the possession of persons who have not attained 18 years of age;

(7) a certificate attesting to the completion at the time of application of a written firearms examination, which shall test the knowledge and ability of the applicant regarding–

(A) the safe storage of firearms, particularly in the vicinity of persons who have not attained 18 years of age;

(B) the safe handling of firearms;

(C) the use of firearms in the home and the risks associated with such use;

(D) the legal responsibilities of firearms owners, including Federal, State, and local laws relating to requirements for the possession and storage of firearms, and relating to reporting requirements with respect to firearms; and

(E) any other subjects, as the Attorney General determines to be appropriate;

(8) an authorization by the applicant to release to the Attorney General or an authorized representative of the Attorney General any mental health records pertaining to the applicant;

And it gets worse. In order to keep your license you have to renew it every 5 years. The renewal process is the same as the application process. Should this bill pass there will be gun raids on every home in America. Most Veterans won’t qualify for a gun license because of service in a war. Their “mental health” will be questioned.  The rules can change at the whim of the Attorney General.  He needs no Congressional approval for changing them.  And the rules don’t apply to those who created them, namely Congress or the Administration or anyone working for the Federal Government!!!

Judge Andrew Napolitano is the youngest Superior Court Judge ever to be appointed in New Jersey.  He has quite a history on television too.  You can find his home page HERE: And his Wikipedia entry HERE: I’ve really enjoyed listening to this Judge’s views.  Especially the scathing rebuke he put out about Janet Napolitano’s Right Wing terrorist report.  You can find that HERE: In it he says:

4. The summary (unclassified) document is terrifying. One can only imagine what is contained in the classified version. This document runs directly counter to numerous U.S. Supreme decisions prohibiting the government from engaging in any activities that could serve to chill the exercise of expressive liberties. Liberties are chilled, in constitutional parlance, when people are afraid to express themselves for fear of government omnipresence, monitoring, or reprisals. The document also informs the reader that Big Brother is watching both public and private behavior.

5. The whole purpose of the First Amendment is to guarantee open, broad, robust debate on the policies and personnel of the government. The First Amendment presumes that individuals — NOT THE GOVERNMENT — are free to choose what they believe and espouse, what they read and say, and with whom they associate in public and in private. The writers of this abominable report are particularly concerned with the expression of opinions that might be used to fuel ideas that challenge federal authority or favor state and local government over the federal government. Unfortunately, legislation passed during the past eight years gives the DHS and the FBI the tools to monitor everything from a telephone conversation to the keystrokes used on a personal computer without a warrant issued by a federal judge.

I came across this video while searching out other links.  It was amazing to me because someone in Congress actually admits that the Constitution of these united States has been ignored and violated repeatedly.  See it HERE: And while it is mainly concerned with the railroads, the information contained is worth knowing.  Congress is aware they have violated the Constitution.  We need to make them pay for it.

Lou Dobbs covered this subject with Larry Pratt and Senator John Barroso.  You can view the video HERE: According to the Lou Dobbs research, 75% of violent crimes ARE NOT MADE WITH GUNS. Where does the Obama administration get off going after law-abiding citizens and their guns.

Member of the Black Panthers and has been in prison for it.  THIS is the not part of his Wikipedia entry!

Member of the Black Panthers and has been in prison for it. THIS is the not part of his Wikipedia entry!

This is the face of a corrupt official that has been elected repeatedly from Illinois.  (How does that happen???)  I’ve stated and written before that only corruption comes out of Illinois.  This is the man responsible for H.R. 45.  This is the corrupt official you need to call and tell him exactly what you think of him and his legislation.  Just keep it nice.  We don’t want to stoop to the level of these bastards.

Senator Bobby Rush was AWOL from the military!  This is a piece of crap corrupt official that should NEVER have been elected.  I wonder if those in Illinois who vote for him know of his past or that he has done prison?  It would be interesting to poll those voters and see what they know about him.   He must have paid off a lot of people to get where he is today.  I thought you had to have a clean record to run for Congress.

In 1968 Bobby Rush went AWOL from the U.S. Army, co-founded the state’s Black Panther Party and later was honorably discharged.
In 1969, Bobby Rush served six months in prison for illegal possession of firearms.

Can someone explain to me how you go AWOL and then get an honorable discharge from the Army? I know many people who have been discharged who didn’t go AWOL and got only a discharge, not an honorable one. This joker paid someone off big time! I’d like to investigate his discharge papers!

Types of discharge


To receive an honorable discharge, a service member must have received a rating from good to excellent for his or her service. Service members who meet or exceed the required standards of duty performance and personal conduct, and who complete their tours of duty, normally receive honorable discharges. However, one need not complete his or her term of service to receive an honorable discharge, provided the reason for involuntary discharge is not due to misconduct. For instance, a person rendered physically or psychologically incapable of performing his or her assigned duties will normally have his service characterized as honorable, regardless of whether the condition or disability was incurred in the line of duty, provided he or she otherwise exceeded standards.

An honorable discharge can, on rare occasions, be granted to a former service member (whose service was characterized as less than honorable) as an act of clemency, should that person display exemplary post-service conduct and show evidence of outstanding post-service achievement in areas such as education and employment.

It is the second part here that may explain why Congressman Bobby Rush has an honorable discharge in the face of his AWOL status.  There is no way this man deserves to be in Congress. An ex-con?  So I contacted the Congressman’s office.  I asked if there was any statement the Congressman had to make on his being AWOL from the military?  The man on the other end stumbled and then put me through to Sharon Jenkins Director of National Media Relations and Marketing, message service.  I asked her to call me back and left my name and phone number.  I’m still waiting for a response.  If none is forthcoming…

Sharon Jenkins did call me back.  When I asked her about the Congressman’s record in the military and the difference between his pride in it and what is historical information, Ms. Jenkins told me: “Let’s just say that it is inaccurate and leave it at that,” at which point she hung up on me.  I never got the chance to ask her about his being a criminal.  She was both rude and didn’t have any information of worth to give me.  Interesting, don’t you think???  Yup, Illinois has nothing but criminals in its Congress people!

Then I found this:

December 5, 1969 | NBC

On December 5, 1969 police raided the apartment of Black Panther leader Bobby Rush. They found a handgun, ammunition for various weapons, marijuana, an IED explosives manual, and communist literature including Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Tung. Bobby Rush served six months in prison for illegal possession of firearms.

Bobby Rush Kept Handgun and Communist Literature in Apartment

I also want to know how an ex-con could get elected to Congress AND sponsor a bill aimed at the 2nd Amendment and keeping guns from law abiding Citizens when he is an ex-con himself.  Seems to me that if you have the right connections, and co-founder of the Black Panthers just might have some connections with their far reaching group, so it is no wonder Bobby Rush got elected.

According to Wikipedia:

Symbol of the Black Panthers

Symbol of the Black Panthers

The Black Power Movement was one of the most significant social, political and cultural movements in U.S. history. “The movement [had] provocative rhetoric, militant posture, and cultural and political flourishes permanently altered the contours of American Identity.” In September 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover described the Black Panthers as, “The greatest threat to the internal security of the country.”

Well Bobby, you’ve come a long way *Baby* as the saying goes.  I guess you figured no one would dig this stuff up huh?  So because you are an ex-con the rest of us should be penalized???  I don’t think so!  Funny, but Mr. Rush isn’t mentioned in the article about the Black Panthers.  So why does it say on his page in Wikipedia that he was a co-founder but not on the Wikipedia page about Black Panthers???  This was the only mention I could find on Bobby Rush:

Bobby Rush, Deputy Minister of Defense, Illinois chapter, Democratic Congressman 1st Congressional District, Chicago, Illinois

According to the list of former members, Bobby Rush is only mentioned, not listed as a co-founder. I don’t know whether the Congressman is exaggerating his role for political purposes or is just giving us more BS.  It seems to me that there is much about this Congressman to give one pause and I wonder at his being reelected.  Do the people of Illinois know of his shady background?  Do they not care that this sort of criminal is representing them?

We’ve got your number Bobby Rush.  A Marxist worshipper who can keep an illegal gune but wants to take legal guns from lawful Citizens.  Go stuff it where the sun don’t shine!  You are a disgrace Mr. Rush.  You need to resign!


~ by justmytruth on May 11, 2009.

4 Responses to “Congressman Bobby Rush, Author of H.R. 45, Is Ex Con!”


  2. I totally agree with you! This type of person we don’t need it Congress. There are far too many idiots there to begin with, let alone felons!

  3. as an american I am honored to serve my nation and my fellow americans in any manor necessary to help rid ourselves of governmental control, (H.R. 45) and any other anti american legislature that may be introduced by our anti american president or any of his colleagues. I feel it is time to take control of what men and women of this country have fought to preserve for years, and that is our freedom, not only to bear arms but walk and speak freely in the LAND OF THE FREE. By the grace of God our father and savior, we will not give into these demons that temporarily attempt to control our nation!! LONG LIVE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

  4. We truly do have an Anti-American government. While they love to point fingers at We the People and call us all kinds of names, it is proven time and again that Congress and the pretender POTUS are stepping outside the Constitution. Doing this makes them all traitors to America and these united States.

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