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  • Health officials 'interpret Bible' for vaccine-objecting employee - Threatens 'discipline' for not following its guidance

    10/24/2020 12:22:47 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/24/2020 | WND Staff
    A dispute has erupted over a mandatory vaccine program for employees of the University of Virginia Health System because officials are requiring a worker to follow their interpretation of the Bible's requirements. The worker would rather follow his own beliefs, not theirs. The employee, whose name was not released, has submitted four requests for a religious accommodation to his bosses' order to be vaccinated for the flu. He says his Christian beliefs don't allow it, citing biblical instructions not to be defiled with "harmful" substances. He "cannot accept any vaccination that is derived from aborted fetal tissue, nor contribute to...
  • Right to Know: A Historical Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

    09/28/2020 9:24:32 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 7 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 9/28/2020 | Brian Miller
    Information has taken on a whole new meaning in the digital age, a time when sensitive data is either too easily accessible or not accessible enough. This issue of access to information encompasses fundamental human rights – specifically the freedom of speech as well as the right to privacy. Because it’s a primary means of maintaining transparency and accountability within government policies and decision-making in both the United States and around the globe, information is more valuable than ever to both government agencies and our individual lives. This guide takes an in-depth look at FOIA history and the importance of...
  • Wife of 'powerful' sewage tech wrestled out of South Dakota school board meeting tells her husband 'we got this' in social media post and says she supports both 'maskers and non-maskers'

    09/17/2020 4:02:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    MAIL ON LINE ^ | 16 September 2020 | MARLENE LENTHANG and CHRIS JEWERS
    cops were forced to remove Reed Bender from a Mitchell school board meeting in South Dakota because he refused to wear a mask.. A district mandate from July says people must wear masks on school property .. But Bender refused to put one on or leave the building in Mitchell, South Dakota.. He told cops: 'Force me out. You're going to have to drag me out'.. When he refused cops threatened him with a stun gun and dragged him out.. His wife Teri Jayne Bender is supporting him on Facebook saying 'we got this'.. She says she supports 'maskers and...
  • FREEDOM: A Limited Need or an Inalienable Right?

    09/16/2020 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 20 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Writer ^ | 9/16/2020 | Lenora Thompson
    “You have all the freedoms you need,” the liberal gal Tweeted back to me. I was shocked. Is that really how the Left thinks? She and I had been engaging in a back-and-forth debate on Election Day. Oh, I'd probably pissed her off by commenting on her “fuck trump” tweet. At least it started a dialogue. I brought up the freedoms we all enjoy as a pro-Trump argument. This was her response. I have all the freedoms I need. NEED! That was the key word. It was a fascinating insight into Liberal philosophy….as well as “a scathing indictment of the...
  • NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban

    09/04/2020 8:42:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | September 4, 2020 | Staff
    Political tyrants Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo must not be allowed to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of people in New York City. It is a disgrace that it has come to this, in what was once the worlds greatest city. ... Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action....
  • The Constitutional Right and Social Obligation to Carry a Gun

    09/01/2020 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Jumpmaster · 15 replies
    janwhite.net ^ | pre 2009 | Robert Boatman
    The Constitutional Right and Social Obligation to Carry a Gun Robert H. Boatman Carrying A Gun Is An Absolute Right The framers of the Constitution were under no pressure from the NRA when they wrote "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In the same spare sentence, they reaffirmed their historical preference for a "militia" over a standing army, and indicated that this militia should be composed of armed citizens -- citizens of a "free state" whose right to keep and bear arms must never be infringed. Anti-freedom zealots, including academic invalids and...
  • The War on Landlords Has Begun

    08/20/2020 8:29:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Mises Institute. ^ | 08/17/2020 | Zachary Yost
    As the widening gyre that that is 2020 continues to turn, it seems that every day some new disastrous and ill-thought-out proposal is made or policy implemented. ... The idea of abolishing rent is not new, but until now it has never really been considered anything but a nutty pipe dream. ... One of the most high-profile leaders of the cancel rent movement is Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who introduced legislation in April that basically amounts to nothing other than government extortion of landlords. ... Attempting to collect rent or reporting the nonpayment of rent to credit agencies results in...
  • From the People Who Brought You 2020

    08/04/2020 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2020 | Jason Killmeyer
    In the summer of 2016, America witnessed both peaceful protest and civil unrest after the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Amidst the rhetoric, a string of police assassinations took place, notably in Dallas, Baton Rouge and later in Des Moines. That melodrama began a bitter election season with jaundiced press coverage leaving major swaths of the country unprepared for the idea that Donald Trump could really, actually win the presidency. That in turn led to the attacks on the election’s legitimacy launched almost immediately afterward and stirred by a media class casting about to explain what just occurred....
  • Mississippi's blood-stained flag is America's crisis (opinion) [Trample 1st Amendment] [ed]

    06/28/2020 4:05:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | June 27, 2020 | Aunjanue Ellis
    Malcolm X was not pleased. The crowd was meager. Fannie Lou Hamer deserved better. She had stopped in Harlem to speak as his guest just months after her instrumental role in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's historic challenge to unseat Mississippi's all-White, all-male delegation to the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
  • Speaking of constitutional rights and equal treatment under the law

    06/06/2020 10:32:06 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    It appears that the nation's tyannical governors and mayors are perfectly fine with allowing mobs of rampaging democrats and their elite friends to march all across our nation in huge crowds numbering in the thousands even hundreds of thousands, vandalizing, burning and trashing business establishments along the way, yet the bible clinging deplorable classes aren't even allowed to open their shops, get a hairccut, take their families to church or to a restaurant for a night out. And most of us aren't even allowed to go to work. Locked down and silenced.
  • What Good is a Constitution? - Winston Churchill

    05/09/2020 1:04:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Constitution Reader ^ | Aug 22, 1936 | Winston Churchill
    The word 'civilization' means not only peace by the non-regimentation of the people, such as is required in war. Civilization means that officials and authorities, whether uniformed or not, whether armed or not, are made to realize that they are servants and not masters. Socialism or overweening State life, whether in peace or war, is only sharing miseries and not blessings. Every self-respecting citizen in every country must be on his guard lest the rulers demand of him in time of peace sacrifices only tolerable in a period of war... Once the rulers of a country can create a war...
  • We've Got Ourselves A REAL Patriot Here

    05/04/2020 6:16:27 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/02/20 | SGTreport
    This is what an officer of the law is sworn to - men in blue Never forget this... the People are peaceful and protesting against tyranny - remember your oath...   https://twitter.com/SGTreport/status/1257161840469180416
  • Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law

    05/03/2020 11:19:45 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 5/3/2020 | TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    Summary: Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. For the purpose of Section 242, acts under "color of law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official's lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties....
  • WE have allowed this

    05/03/2020 9:35:15 AM PDT · by unclejohncornbread62dUALclose · 56 replies
    Me. | 05/03/2020 | Unclejohn
    We have allowed our rights to be woefully diminished by continually voting for numskulls and not doing our homework when it comes to this most important civic duty.
  • If ‘Congress Shall Make No Law…’ Why Can Governors?

    05/03/2020 4:23:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” That’s unambiguous. Not “pretty unambiguous,” just unambiguous. Full stop. Yet governors across the country are ignoring or suspending almost every one of those rights enumerated at the top of the Bill of Rights, with little to no pushback from the press, which just happens to be the only part of the...
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Issues Statement on Religious Practice and Social Distancing; Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Mississippi Church Case

    04/22/2020 2:50:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    justice.gov ^ | April 14, 2020 | AG William Barr
    Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:"In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President has issued guidelines calling on all Americans to do their part to slow the spread of a dangerous and highly contagious virus.  Those measures are important because the virus is transmitted so easily from person to person, and because it all too often has life-threatening consequences for its victims, it has the potential to overwhelm health care systems when it surges.                           To contain the virus and protect the most vulnerable among us,...
  • 5 Civil Rights Americans Lost to the COVID-19 Panic

    04/07/2020 12:39:00 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 6, 2020 | Megan Fox
    Do you remember the bill of rights? There are ten rights promised to Americans within it. Since the Chinese WuFlu pandemic hit, Americans have lost half of them and anyone who has studied human history knows the "temporary" loss of human rights is rarely temporary. Here's a comprehensive list, for those of you keeping track of the recent assaults on civil rights. 1.The First Amendment The First Amendment is comprised of several rights including the freedom of religion, speech, assembly, press, and petition. We've lost three of those. Churches have been deemed "non-essential" and closed. Christians have been arrested for...
  • Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

    04/03/2020 9:54:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2020 | By MICHAEL R. SISAK, JOHN LEICESTER and ARITZ PARRA
    NEW YORK - With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, the governor announced Friday he will use his authority to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren’t using them, complaining that states are competing against each other for vital equipment in eBay-like bidding wars. “If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The executive order he said he would sign represents one of the most aggressive efforts yet in the U.S. to deal with the kind of critical shortages around...
  • What Good Are Constitutional Rights if They Are Violated When Americans Get Sick?

    03/30/2020 10:20:46 PM PDT · by Persevero · 172 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2020 | Andrew Napolitano
    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) One of my Fox colleagues recently sent me an email attachment of a painting of the framers signing the Constitution of the United States. Except in this version, George Washington — who presided at the Constitutional Convention — looks at James Madison — who was the scrivener at the Convention — and says, “None of this counts if people get sick, right?” In these days of state governors issuing daily decrees purporting to criminalize the exercise of our...
  • House Dem Closing Argument: Only Guilty People Assert Their Rights And Insist On Judicial Review, Or Something

    02/03/2020 11:53:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 3, 2020 | Ed Morrissey
    As a description of the House Democrats’ philosophy on their obstruction article of impeachment, Rep. Val Demings hits the nail right on the head. As an expression of just how bankrupt this argument is, it’s as good as it gets, too. Demings told the Senate that asserting legal rights and privileges in an investigation is “what guilty people do,” which should have both defense and civil-rights attorneys cringing from coast to coast. Should, but probably won’t: Rep. Val Demings: "The president's obstruction was unlawful and unprecedented—but it also confirmed his guilt. Innocent people don't try to hide every document and...