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  • Waitress at Milwaukee restaurant pulls gun on violent customer

    07/09/2018 8:24:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | 7/7/18 | George Smith
    Surveillance video...shows the customer punching the restaurant manager in the face. After that, a waitress pulls a gun from her apron and the man backs off.
  • 92 year old woman woman accused of fatally shooting son over plans to put her in assisted living

    07/04/2018 9:29:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    WABC ^ | July 4, 2018
    PHOENIX, Arizona -- A 92-year-old woman is charged with murder after deputies say she fatally shot her own son because she thought he wanted to move her to an assisted living facility. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Anna Mae Blessing had lived with her 72-year-old son Thomas and his girlfriend at the girlfriend's condo for the last six months. Court records show she believed her son and his girlfriend were talking about putting her in the facility because she had become "difficult to deal with." According to detectives, Blessing hid two handguns in the pockets of her robe and...
  • Unmoored Freedom is No Freedom – A Reflection on the 4th of July

    07/04/2018 7:21:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-04-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Unmoored Freedom is No Freedom – A Reflection on the 4th of July Msgr. Charles Pope • July 3, 2018 • To most modern minds, freedom is a very detached concept; it is an abstraction of sorts, a free-floating power unmoored from any limits or defining standards. Freedom today is often viewed as personal and self-referential, with little consideration as to how one’s “freedom” might affect that of someone else. A healthy sense of the common good suffers mightily in a world of deeply conflicting personal freedoms.I have written before on the paradoxes of freedom and will not repeat...
  • Democrat Busybodies and the Destruction of Freedom

    07/02/2018 5:21:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Hey! Just for fun, I went on Google and typed the words “Democrat ban”. Why are democrat busybodies so active in banning things? It came back with millions upon millions of entries. I did it on Bing, Duckduckgo, and a few others. In every instance, the results were astounding. Heck! Why are busybodies permitted to go on like they do? What do these busybodies expect to accomplish by to taking people’s money away and banning things? What is their malfunction? Busybodies. It’s all pretty messed up… Freedom Now, to be fair, the Republicans are also out to ban things. It...
  • The Danger Of Our Time: When Questions Are Left To Die Unanswered

    07/02/2018 9:09:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/18 | Dave Merrick
    You want to take things from people? You want to take away their freedom? First you must disarm them. Then you may have your way with them One of the billions of pictured thought-captions floating around the web, asks this question: “Why is it that liberals demand gun control after every shooting - but never border control after every rape and murder by illegals?!” Those sorts of ‘memes’, as they’re called, perhaps rile people up. But, in the big picture, in the sea of words out there, that no one seems to slow down and sort through, it is a...
  • A warning to America -- Geert Wilders in Nashville

    07/01/2018 1:31:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | May 23, 2011 | Geert Wilders
    My friends, we will stand together. We will stand firm. We will not submit. Never. Not in Israel, not in Europe, not in America. Nowhere. We will survive. We will stop islam. We will defend our freedoms. We will remain free. via A warning to America -- Speech Geert Wilders, Cornerstone Church, Nashville, 12 May 2011 Dear friends from Tennessee. I am very happy to be in your midst today. I am happy and proud to be in this impressive church. My friends, I am here to speak words of truth and freedom. Do you know why America is in...
  • Freedom’s Essential Hierarchy

    06/24/2018 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Have Americans forgotten that freedom makes getting along easier? We do not all have to like each other. We do not even all have to be nice to each other. We just don’t have license to hit or hornswoggle our fellows. Hate speech may be bad, but it is hate assaults — not talk — that should be punished by law. This distinction, between talk and act, is important. One way to look at it is to accept it as a “hierarchy.” And when it comes to hierarchy, you cannot get more deep into it than in thinking theologically. Which...
  • ACLU Position on Free Speech "Evolving" [semi-satire]

    06/23/2018 6:28:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    The American Civil Liberties Union is reexamining its long-standing position in favor of freedom of speech. Spokesman Bertram Petty explained that "in the past the biggest threat to freedom of speech came from the government trying to silence advocates of socialist and communist solutions to public problems. Now that socialist and communist principles form an important part of the guidance for government activities in the United States it is no longer clear that freedom of speech to attack policies based on these ideas is worthy of our support." "For example, a knee-jerk defense of freedom of speech would compel the...
  • Loudoun County (Virginia) BoS Proposes Outdoor Shooting Ban

    06/21/2018 4:23:09 AM PDT · by Ken Regis · 21 replies
    06/12/2018 | Ken Regis
    Today, June 21, the Loudoun County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors (BoS) will consider a proposal from Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg) to amend the Loudoun County ordinance dealing with the discharge of firearms, which will affect both hunting and shooting. If this passes, there are likely to be serious consequences. Supervisor Umstattd is overreacting to a rare incident in Loudoun where a firearm was discharged carelessly and resulted in minor property damage. Discharging a weapon is always a serious matter. If the Board reacts hastily to an isolated incident, that would be a serious mistake, but that may be what is...
  • The forgotten carnage of the Revolutionary War

    06/18/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Bill Federer
    “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor. Samuel Swett wrote in his “History of Bunker Hill” that as the 2,300 British soldiers advanced: “The American marksmen are with difficulty restrained from firing. Putnam rode through the line, and ordered that no one should fire till they arrived within eight rods. … Powder was scarce and must not be wasted. They...
  • My "Black Lives Matter" Problem

    06/07/2018 1:38:26 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 27 replies
    Commentary ^ | June 2018 | Dr. Jason D. Hill
    I had lunch recently with a colleague of mine named Allan. He’s a retired professor who once taught at a university in New York and now teaches inside prisons. Allan was talking in despairing tones about America and wanted to know my thoughts on the matter. When I asked him to be more specific, he was taken aback at the idea that further clarification was needed. He couldn’t understand my failure to see the utter hopelessness of the society all around me. Allan is 68 years old and a self-proclaimed Marxist. Both of his parents were surgeons from New York,...
  • Reflecting Upon D-Day and the Present Danger to Freedom

    06/06/2018 8:19:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/06/18 | Dennis Jamison
    The reality of a Free World depends upon clear-minded people who love freedom so much that they would be willing to sacrifice their own lives for such Liberty, and that is why the very real sacrifices made on D-Day should always be remembered Remembering D-Day with the genuine sense of danger, destruction, and death that had stained that dark period of world history will soon be lost to the generations of youth who will inherit the future. D-day belongs to cobwebs of history, and the old, old soldiers who returned from the horrors of that war have faded into the...
  • Can State Force Painter to Promote Satan?

    06/06/2018 7:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Terry Jeffrey
    When you drove down California Street through San Francisco's Richmond District in the 1970s, one house made a stronger impression than most others. This was not because the house was an architectural marvel. It was a small, cookie-cutter Victorian. No, it stood out because it was painted black. From sidewalk to rooftop, every inch was coated in a uniform darkness. Its owner in those days was Anton LeVey, author of "The Satanic Bible"; and, years later, when it was about to be torn down, the San Francisco Chronicle would refer to it as "the building that once housed San Francisco's...
  • Supreme Court Reverses Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

    06/04/2018 7:17:18 AM PDT · by CFW · 211 replies
    Scotusblog ^ | 6/4/2018 | Scotusblog
    "Whatever the confluence of speech and free exercise principles might be in some cases, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's consideration of this case was inconsistent with the State's obligation of religious neutrality. The reason and motive for the baker's refusal were based on his sincere religious beliefs and convictions." link to decision https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf
  • American Values Prove Stubbornly Resistant to Gun Control Opportunism

    06/04/2018 7:02:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 June, 2018 | NRAHQ
    Social justice busybodies obsessed with how other people live their lives often portray the success of their causes as a matter of destiny.“The young people will win,” insists one youthful gun control advocate, falsely portraying his personal crusade as a generational mandate. Yet recent events have demonstrated that bedrock American values – including support for the Second Amendment – tend to outlast moments of high emotion that are increasingly relied upon by political opportunists to advance their agenda.Given the chance to collect their thoughts, most Americans instinctively revert to freedom. We recently commented on this point with reference to poll numbers that show...
  • Court agrees cops can withhold Bible from inmate

    06/03/2018 9:59:25 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 161 replies
    WND ^ | 6/3/2018 | WND
    A U.S. court has opened the door to restrictions on religious practices that are not considered “mandatory” by the faith.
  • Why Liberals Hate Liberty

    06/01/2018 6:00:23 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 18 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | April 7, 2017 | Joshua Dietz
    Queers for Palestine, pro-sharia feminists, legal citizens advocating for open borders – what motivates people to take up such suicidal causes? Who seeks to be ruled by tyranny? To that point, how does one view slavery as liberation? How is it that in the United States of America, free speech has become something to malign? Why do Americans have more empathy toward foreigners than their own countrymen? Why is it considered a moral good to steal from the few to reward the many? In the country that invented freedom, why is libertarianism so rare? Why do Leftists hate liberty? These...
  • Lessons From Europe On Welfare, Dependency, And Self-Reliance

    05/31/2018 4:03:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall Finance.com ^ | May 31, 2018 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    America has a major dependency problem. In recent decades, there’s been a significant increase in the number of working-age adults relying on handouts.This is bad news for poor people and bad news for taxpayers. But it’s also bad news for the nation since it reflects an erosion of societal capital.For all intents and purposes, people are being paid not to be productive.Guided by the spirit of Calvin Coolidge, we need to reform the welfare state.Professor Dorfman of the University of Georgia, in a column for Forbes, pinpoints the core problem. The first failure of government welfare programs is to favor help with current consumption while placing almost...
  • As We Remember Our Heroes This Memorial Day, Let’s Also Remember How Precious And Fragile Liberty Is

    05/28/2018 11:37:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry  “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin In May 1942, with the U.S. Pacific fleet down to just three carriers after heavy losses incurred at the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, the USS Wasp, after having distinguished itself in the Atlantic war, embarked to fight the Japanese in the Pacific. After...
  • Memorial Day 2018

    05/28/2018 5:03:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-28-18 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston Churchill As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.We remember…We mourn for those lost…And we mourn for those they’ve left behind…As we reflect once again on the the steep price of freedom.By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today – it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the...