Skip to comments.White House recruits foundations on gun effort
Posted on 01/09/2013 10:31:18 AM PST by ColdOne
The White House on Tuesday afternoon reached out to major philanthropic foundations not typically associated with gun control to gauge how much they are willing to get involved in President Obamas future gun violence prevention efforts, according to a person on the call.
The call, which featured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Jonathan Greenblatt, the director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and members of Vice President Bidens staff, was largely a listening session, according to the person on the call, who represents a foundation invited to participate.
The person said the call included the Open Society Institute, the McCormick Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the California Endowment. Those groups, which traditionally work in public health fields, have not previously been identified with major gun control efforts.
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You assume we'll learn who they are.
The article mentions only two - out of how many?
If we could learn that we could initiate a preemptive strike and let them know that we (the shooting public) would not take kindly to their getting involved, and we would attack their bottom line.
I am guessing groups like UNICEF, and UNITED WAY, that get a lot of liberal backing will jump on the Obama bandwagon, with little decline.
What? Somebody actually used “wood” and “johnson” in the name of their foundation? I expect they’ll be getting the Pew Trust and a bunch of other useless left wing extremist organizations involved too. Big bucks for big ads.
Share the lead.
Yep, this is about Obama getting cash to run propaganda.
Any organization that supports gun grabbing, in any form, will face a swift and certain backlash. Let them abide with Obama at their own direct financial peril.
How about recruiting that young mother from Oklahoma two Christmases ago that defended herself and infant child with a 12 guage. If I recall correctly, three men were breaking into her home....
Tyranny is looking for ‘funders’ to subvert the Constitution.
We need to get out the message that we all need to hang together, or we will all hang separately. From the HHS mandate to gun control, to the next power grab we need to fight together. Yes, these foundations will find their freedoms assaulted too when they cross obamaâs plans, so they aught to think about standing for freedom before it is too late.
“Nice foundation you have, there. Shame if something happened to it....”
Agreed that we need to hang together, and I don’t mean on the end of a rope.
Where's our invite and White House meeting?
What if .. "57 school kids killed and maybe 100 injured! Some maniac drove a SUV around a school yard." This
could will happen and people will just keep on driving them SUVs. We say NO!
The past shootings are nothing to joke about.. okay; but neither are the future shootings being forced upon U.S. citizens to protect their inalienable rights.
Is Sebelius being on this call foreshadowing how they might make an attempt at regulatory gun control?
Nice! Just as expected. Health and Human Services.
Not only will Obozo fire off an executive order with major over reach, he intends to use regulatory powers to limit gun/ammo ownership.
Sounds like they are planning an all out assault on gun owners.
I notice she is in all meetings for anything he does.
So when are Obama, Biden and Feinstein giving up their armed protection. Need to set the example ya know.
Handmaiden of Satan ... and I’m not joking.
I thought the tax code penalized 5O1C3 charitable organizations who involved themselves in political activities?
They’re all liberal. I would be surprised if they didn’t take orders from BHO.
Funny how this communist tyrant never consults the taxpayers.
She is involved in everything because obamacare will be involved in everything.
The law called for the hiring of 16,000 new irs agengs.
In a health care law.
So the guns are the first thing they’re going after, religion will be next or con-current.
The network of Open Society Foundations or OSF (named Open Society Institute or OSI until 2011), is a grantmaking operation started by George Soros, aimed to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSF implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSF works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights abuses.
One of the aims of the OSF is the development of civil society organizations (e.g., charities and community groups) to encourage participation in democracy and society. The name is inspired by Karl Popper's 1945 book The Open Society and Its Enemies.
McCormick Foundation is a Chicago-based nonprofit charitable trust established in 1955, upon the death of “Colonel” Robert R. McCormick, a member of the celebrated McCormick family. As of 2010 it had more than US$1 billion in assets.
In 1911, McCormick became the editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, a position he held until his death in 1955. McCormick’s will founded a charitable trust to promote his beliefs regarding the first amendment, citizenship, community service, education and journalism.
Maybe they will claim the lead in the bullets poses a health risk, much like lead in paint. I think they are going to grasp at so straws at throw them at us at the same time to try and make something stick. This multi-angle approach will also slow any legal process down in trying to overturn thei steps toward tyranny.
Can someone, anyone explain WTH the “White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation” is?
I noticed that too.
About SICP - The Community Solutions Agenda
In creating the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP), housed within the Domestic Policy Council, President Obama recognized that the best solutions to our challenges will be found in communities across the country. He tasked SICP with engaging individuals, non-profits, the private sector, and government to foster innovation and work together to make greater and more lasting progress on our Nations challenges. The Office is focused on doing business differently by promoting service as a solution and a way to develop community leadership; increasing investment in innovative community solutions that demonstrate results; and developing new models of partnership. These three mission areas together comprise SICP’s community solutions agenda.
Our Office is founded on simple but enduring principles about how a society can effectively grapple with its greatest challenges. We believe in:
Focusing on Results. Strong programs and organizations measure and evaluate what works and why, continuously improve when presented with new information, and invest in the most effective solutions.
Bottom-up solutions. The best ideas do not always come from Washington. Every day, individuals and communities across the country are developing solutions to our toughest challenges and achieving great results. Government should support not supplant bottom-up solutions that are having an impact.
Broadening Participation. The next generation of leaders and ideas must be drawn from communities across America. Service and social innovation can act as an onramp to a new generation of leadership and help reinvigorate a sense of responsibility to community for all Americans.
Shared Responsibility. We know that government cannot and should not do everything on its own, and President Obama has described this as an all-hands-on-deck moment. We know that each sector plays a needed and distinct role that is often dependent on the roles of the other sectors.
To act on these principles, our Office will focus on three mission areas that comprise a bottom-up, innovative, and results-oriented community solutions agenda. To deliver on this agenda, we will marshal the power of service, social innovation, and partnerships to solve our most pressing challenges. Our Office will:
Promote Service as a Solution and a Way to Develop Community Leaders. We know that service is not separate from our national priorities it is key to addressing these priorities. We want to broaden opportunities for all Americans to serve and have an impact in their communities, and build a new generation of community leaders who are tackling our toughest challenges.
Increase Investment for Innovative Solutions that Demonstrate Results. We will work with Federal agencies to create tools, such as innovation funds, prizes and other social capital market structures to drive resources toward community solutions that are demonstrating success. We will also work across government and with non-government partners to promote better mechanisms to measure and evaluate programs and improve outcomes, to create knowledge about what works, and to disseminate why it works. And we will work to create a more effective government by breaking down barriers to innovation.
Develop New, Innovative Models of Partnership. We will find new ways for the government to partner with private organizations in solving shared problems, and develop new, innovative models of partnership. We are looking to advance partnership models that produce outcomes with greater impact than what could be achieved independently.
Thanks kcal . . . Sounds to me like it’s basically “community Organizer part II” BS from the empty husk! But damn, he did create a job didn’t he. Our tax dollars at work, aren’t we proud?
kcal = kcvl
...or the Constitution, which he supposed “taught.”
It means nothing but someone else sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong. I just want them to leave me the hell alone!
I already pay enough taxes so I don’t think that is too much to ask.
I. Could. Not. Agree. More.
I recall a time before Satan took over the US Government when the function of government was to see that all sides were TREATED FAIRLY and the US Government was an HONEST BROKER not a political advocate for one side to whip up hatred against the US Constitution and Bill of Rights that Satan swore to uphold and defend.
BULLSTALIN. Barack Obama is NOT concerned with preventing FUTURE gun violence. He has done NOTHING to root out the Islamic jihadists working WITHIN the US military who are killed OUR own guys.
Recall the figure who said it would be a "bigger tragedy" to lose our "diversity" than to lose over a dozen MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN in an attack that would be classified as a WAR CRIME if it had occurred on foreign soil against THE ENEMY.
More astroturf funded “protests”.
They will not go for confiscation.
I see Obama issuing an EO that prohibits a gun show at any facility that accepts federal funds....convention centers, arenas, etc.
I see Obama ordering Sebelius to raise insurance premiums on firearm owners.
They can call for a tax on ammunition, but that will have to go through congress and will fail.
I see Obama banning importation of any semi-automatic firearm, magazines and all ammunition. This will cause an even greater crisis in prices and will have the same effect as a tax.
You worthless “Patriots” helped to give Obama a 2nd term to finish the destruction he began in the first! What a bunch of self-centered, selfish bastards! You hold some responsibility for what we're now facing. You saw what Obama did his first term, yet you had more rage for Romney. Hope you're F-ing happy!
I broke down and voted for Mittens. Where is he right now? The guy who wanted to Lead our country two months ago - where is he? Has he weighed in on this yet?
The comunity organizer is a real America destroyer! Keep it up Obama...All hell is going to break loose on your watch you damn idiot!
That's irrelevant now...isn't it?
Where are the so-called Patriots who sat home and had their little pity on election night? I can just imagine these pathetic douche bags sitting home on election night saying: "Yeah, that’ll show ‘em! They'll be sorry.”
Romney isn't to blame for where we're at now. I blame the Patriots who either stayed home, or wasted a vote on a 3rd party candidate. Oh, and many of these so-called Patriots were also joining liberal rags like Politico in trashing some of our GOP candidates like Bachmann and Cain. And they had the balls to bitch about Romney winning the Romney! Pfft.
Romney sucked. Romney lost because of Romney. He is not owed anyone’s vote, and he was unable to earn it. Get over it.
“And they had the balls to bitch about Romney winning the Romney! Pfft.”
Meant to say:
Romney winning the primary.
Romney wanted to be our president two months ago. Two months ago. Now we’re waist deep in a historic battle and he’s...what...too busy? What a joke. You can bitch and moan all you want. Romney is a no-show. We’re on our own. Romney had a bit part in a bad play.
Actually, it was two men. One got a dirt bed, the other life without parole.
“omney sucked. Romney lost because of Romney. He is not owed anyones vote, and he was unable to earn it. Get over it.”
No, Romney lost because 4 million selfish A-holes saw him as a bigger threat than Obama!
You and the other “Patriots” should “get over” Obama’s upcoming EO for gun control! Selfish A-holes.
So let me get this strait; you're pissed that Romney’s a “No-show” but have no problem with the 4 million no-shows on election night? So tell us, what would you like Romney to do right now? Sorry, I'll save my anger for where it should be; at those people who just couldn't bring themselves to vote for Romney on election night; or perhaps voted for Virgil Goode.
No we got Obama for another four years (or life), and this destruction, we will never recover from. Thanks true “Patriots”! We love ya...so does Obama. ;-)