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Watchdog Indiana LogoWatchdog Vigilance provides information about how we as as a nation can be extra vigilant regarding those who might be emboldened to impose various types of government oppression. An online community is established where Americans work together to help control government oppression. This volunteer effort is non-party, non-connected, and non-profit. 

Many can identify the result of the 2016 presidential election as an expression of necessary vigilance regarding a government that has become tyrannical in its disregard for what makes America great. However, the 2016 presidential election also forces us as a nation to be extra vigilant regarding those who might be newly emboldened to impose the following types of government oppression: 
(1) a misguided use of military might
(2) selective legal prosecution, 
(3) selective law enforcement, 
(4) improper discriminatory
immigration policies,
(5) insufficient business regulations that result in costly economic abuses, 
(6) lax environmental regulations that ignore relevant scientific data, 
(7) international trade mandates that unnecessarily increase the cost of consumer goods and make it more difficult to export American goods, 
(8) more restrictions on safe family planning choices, and 
(9) arbitrary barriers to appropriate health care such as denying health insurance coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, re-establishing annual and lifetime coverage caps on essential health insurance benefits, and dropping health insurance policyholders when they get sick.

Vigorous ongoing national vigilance will be necessary as we perfect our union and continue to make America great. As Theodore Roosevelt said, "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, ... who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

Watchdog Indiana and Watchdog Lebanon was founded by Aaron Smith on November 14, 2001 - Watchdog Vigilance was established November 9, 2016. Aaron's resides in Lebanon Indiana, and his biographical information can be found online at http://www.finplaneducation.net/aaron.htm

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Immediate action needed!
06/16/2017:
The following E-mail was sent to both of my U.S. Senators on June 16,2017:

Dear Senator,

I expect transparency from my elected representatives – and insist that you live up to that value!

It is unacceptable that an obscure procedure is being used in the U.S. Senate to bypass normal procedures in an attempt to pass health care reform legislation with no public hearings or debate.

It is deplorable that important legislation affecting one-sixth of our economy is being drafted in secret, and that no one – not you, not me, not health experts, not even most Senators – would have more than a day or two to consider the legislation before a final vote prior to the next Senate recess in early July.

Responsible Senators should have no problem with informed and thorough public discussion prior to a final vote on important health care reform legislation that affects us, our families, and our communities in such real and consequential ways. My elected public servants should not legislate behind closed doors – especially not on a bill that will affect health care for every single American.

I want you to uphold the tradition where my U.S. Senate is considered the greatest deliberative body in the world. Will you insist that Senate leadership follow normal procedures to allow public hearings and meaningful public debate before any final vote on vital health care reform legislation?

Sincerely,

Everyone who has an opinion on the American Health Care Act (Trumpcare) legislation to reform our health care system is urged to ACT NOW and let their U.S. Senators know what they think. Contact information for your U.S. Senators can be accessed by using the “Find Your Senators” drop-down list at the upper left corner of the https://www.senate.gov/ website.

   
Did You Know?
06/16/2017:
Everyone is urged to be vigilant regarding those who might be emboldened to impose various types of government oppression. Some pertinent U.S. laws and regulations requiring vigilance are summarized in the following public policy categories:
Military Use Public Policies
    1. Iran Nuclear Deal
    2. U.S. Israel Embassy Location
    3. Syria Civil War
Immigration Public Policies
    1. Immigrants
    2. Refugees
   
3. Deportations
   
4. "Sanctuary City" Communities
    5.. Mexico Border Security
Business Regulations Public Policies
    1. Congressional Review Act
    2. Overtime Pay Salary Threshold
    3. Oil & Miming Extraction Disclosure Rule
    4. Border-Adjustment Tax
Environmental Public Policies
    1. Congressional Review Act
    2. Commercial Trucks and Buses Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    3. Power Plant Carbon Emissions
International Trade Public Policies
    1. American Manufacturing Changes    
    2. China Trade
    3. Tariffs
Safe Family Planning Public Policies
    1. U.S. Abortion Rate
    2. Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funding
Health Care Public Policies
   
1. American Health Care Act (Trumpcare)
        1.A. Advocacy Group Position Statements
        1.B. Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate
        1.C. Consequences of Significantly Lower Medicaid Enrollment
    2. Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Summary
    3. Insurance Coverage Mandate
    4. Preventive Care
    5. Contraceptive Options
    6. Essential Health Benefits
    7. Medicaid Coverage
    8. Self-Insured Coverage
    9. National Health Expenditures
    10. Employee Health Benefits
    11. Medicare Expansion (ME) proposal

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