This page explains how you can help take space back from the bureaucrats and their pet contractors...
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"Resistance to tyranny is obedience to
-Susan B. Anthony (in Federal Court, being tried for voting)
"If you are willing to rob Peter to pay Paul, Paul is more likely to vote for you."
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate
in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
"If pro is the opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?"
"In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man - brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot." -Mark Twain
"Let prejudices and local interests yield to reason. Let us look to our national character and to things beyond the present period." -George Washington
"Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!" -Thomas Jefferson
To see who contributes to whom, or receives what from whom in terms of
please feel free to consult the following free source: http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/fecimg/query.html
To consult our page dedicated to campaign finance reforms' anticipated impact on presently contractor-subjugated NASA, please feel free to click here.
Remember, if you want to understand what's REALLY causing the space industry to underperform even as some folks opportunistically pretend to praise its "progress," just follow the money!
Another potentially liberating link:
Google News Alerts (a
free news update service tailored to YOUR preferences)...
Anyhow, NASA is funded by, and authorized by, the House & Senate. The House subcommittee with control of the pur$e is the Science, State, Justice, and Commerce subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. The budget that they debate about, "mark-up" and ultimately vote on initially comes from the White House, mainly from its Office of Management & Budget (or OMB, which is scrutinized by http://www.ombwatch.org, among other watchdog entities).
Meanwhile NASA, the National Science Foundation and the FAA´s Administrator for Space Transportation (AST) are "overseen" or "policed" by Congress through the congressional Science Committees. Senator John McCain has chaired the Senate´s Science, Commerce & Technology Committee. Its counterpart in the House is the House Science Committee. Here is an alternative website for John McCain, who says that N.A.S.A. is more of an acronym for "never a straight answer".
Here are some additional relevant websites:
|C-SpanVideo.org: online archive of prior C-Span coverage|
|United States House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov|
|United States Senate: http://www.senate.gov|
These toll-free numbers to the Capitol Hill
|Congressional record online: http://thomas.loc.gov|
The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov
White House comment line
|U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov|
Political Activism Online:
Here are several different
space-related discussion forums that we know of,
|FreedomChannel.com: American Politics on Demand|
|SpeakOut.com: Politics, Activism, Political Issues, Government, and Elections|
|StraightTalkAmerica.com (Senator John McCain's alternative website)|
Is it wi$e to maintain NASA´s official monopoly?
NASA´s annual budget is a little over 3 times larger than the NSF´s, but NASA engages in nearly 9 times as much pork barrel spending. For details, please click here.
Legal and governmental reforms needed to help jumpstart the space industry...
selected brief excerpts from President Eisenhower´s Farewell Address.