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  • How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong - Greenfield

    08/22/2019 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong No, it’s not a mandate to wreck America. August 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 3 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Being a writer means never knowing what you might be remembered for. Or how badly. That poem that Emma Lazarus became famous for was forgotten, remembered again, and has been misused, quoted out of context and transformed into a battle cry for open borders and a disastrous immigration policy. Its lines about...
  • Cory Booker on why Democrats should go bolder on gun control (Yes, please)

    08/18/2019 8:54:06 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    Vox ^ | August 16, 2019 | German Lopez and Katherine Kim
    Sen. Cory Booker wants Democrats to go bolder on guns — and says they’re playing into the hands of the National Rifle Association and the corporate gun lobby by rejecting bolder ideas. “For Democrats to play into the hands of the corporate gun lobby, and just letting them define what the realm of possible is, it’s so defeatist to me,” the New Jersey senator told me during an interview this week. “At a time with the levels of carnage in our country, we don’t need people who are defeatist in their thinking about what’s possible.” Booker, who is running for...
  • White House eyes September action plan for gun proposals

    08/14/2019 3:07:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/19 | Juliegrace Brufke and Peter Sullivan
    The White House is in talks with lawmakers from both parties on gun control proposals, hoping for a plan of action before September. Administration officials and senior staffers in both chambers are in early discussions about which bills likely to see movement, and which ones the White House might support. “I think the wheels are spinning pretty quickly right now on gathering a lot of this information,” a source familiar with the discussions told The Hill. “So I think the goal would be to have something ready by the end of the month or at least by the time Congress...
  • SCOTUS Is Considering Hearing This 2A Case...And Dem Senators Aren't Happy

    A handful of Democratic Senators signed onto an amicus curiae brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York, defending New York City's blatant attack on the Second Amendment. For years, those who live in NYC could transport handguns, as long as it was to a few select gun ranges in the area. If you were a gun owner in NYC and wanted to take your firearm outside of city limits to a different gun range, that wasn't allowed.The Senators who signed alongside New York City include Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Mazi Hirono (HI), Richard Blumenthal (CT),...
  • Why free speech makes it difficult to prosecute white supremacy in America

    08/13/2019 4:33:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2019 | Katie Mettler
    There is a tool at the federal government’s disposal that was created in 1970 to take down mob bosses, mafia families and organized criminal enterprises — groups of people with a common ideology who made the United States less safe. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) allowed the FBI and the Justice Department to hold accountable not just the low-level henchmen doing the dirty work, but the leaders and organizers behind desks who were making plans and issuing directives.
  • Study Finds Rise In ‘Doomsday Prepping’ Due To Mainstream American ‘Culture Of Fear’

    08/10/2019 10:19:27 PM PDT · by familyop · 68 replies
    Study Finds ^ | August 10, 2019 | John Anderer
    CANTERBURY, England — “Doomsday prepping” or stockpiling food, medicine, weapons and other supplies in case of an apocalyptic scenario has long been considered peculiar behavior only exhibited by conspiracy theorists and other extremists in the United States. However, such prepping has actually been steadily on the rise in the U.S. over the past decade. So, what’s causing this surge in stockpiled rice packets and underground bunkers? One group of researchers say it is an ever growing sense of impending doom in American culture. Many have speculated that this surge in doomsday preppers over the last 10 years was linked to...
  • Dem Presidential Candidate Follies [semi-satire]

    08/10/2019 2:24:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    On the campaign trail this week the struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination continued to generate loony ideas. New Jersey Sen Cory Booker’s campaign director for New Hampshire, Erin Turmelle, demanded an end to Trump rallies, calling them “a breeding ground for racism and bigotry. They are despicable and have no place in New Hampshire, or anywhere in our country. That’s why Trump must cancel all future rallies.” She rejected criticism calling the demand a violation of Trump’s freedom of speech, saying that “there is no freedom for hate speech” and suggested that Trump “campaign like a normal Republican candidate....
  • Vox: The Only Way to ‘Do Something’ About Gun Violence is Nationwide Confiscation

    08/05/2019 5:08:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 106 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 8/5/2019 | dan zimmerman
    In the aftermath of two horrific shootings over the weekend, Vox is quite comfortable calling for what the anti-gun left has wanted in this country since the late 1960’s — full-on gun confiscation. But let’s be clear about precisely what kind of decision is letting events like this recur, most recently in Dayton and El Paso. Congress’s decision not to pass background checks is not what’s keeping the US from European gun violence levels. The expiration of the assault weapons ban is not behind the gap. What’s behind the gap, plenty of research indicates, is that Americans have more guns....
  • The socialists who took over Russia also implemented red flag laws. National socialists, too.

    08/05/2019 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 66 replies
    vanity | by Jim Robinson
    This is a very bad idea and is unconstitutional. Our founders went to great lengths with the Constitution and Bill of Rights to prevent this kind of tyranny. Socialist Russia, National Socialist Germany, among other totalitarian regimes implemented these nightmarish measures. Neighbors ratting on neighbors, children ratting on parents, etc. Guns today, thought crimes tomorrow. I believe Stalin even introduced a quota system. If you didn't report your quota, then you were considered an enemy of state and you were sent to the Gulags yourself.
  • The right to keep and bear arms is not about hunting. It's about defense from tyranny...

    08/05/2019 12:51:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    vanity | by Jim Robinson
    <p>Our God-given and constitutionally protected inalienable right to keep and bear arms is not just about about hunting. It's about defense from tyranny and also defense of home, self, family, community and free society. The patriots among us who have studied and love our founding, our Declaration, our Constitution and world history understand respect, and will defend our inalienable God-given rights to the hilt.</p>
  • Trump Sues New York State Over Tax Return Law

    07/24/2019 10:56:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    When we recently looked at Congressman Richard Neal’s refusal to request President Trump’s New York State tax returns (and the subsequent primary challenge he drew), Neal seemed to be making a good point. The state tax returns would only be a course of last resort if they failed to obtain the federal returns, and it wasn’t a sure thing that he would be able to use the new law in New York to get them anyway.That turned out to be fairly prescient because the New York law designed to go after Trump is now being challenged by the President....
  • European Union: A Massive Expansion of Top-down Powers

    07/23/2019 8:36:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | July 23, 2019 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    European Union: A Massive Expansion of Top-down Powers by Soeren Kern July 23, 2019 at 5:00 am https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14584/eu-top-down-powers An examination of von der Leyen's main policy proposals reveals that she is calling for a massive expansion of top-down powers of the European Commission. Her proposals would substantially increase the role of Brussels in virtually all aspects of economic and social life in Europe — all at the expense of national sovereignty. Von der Leyen warned that Brussels would overrule EU member states opposed to her tax overhaul... She called for a comprehensive "European Rule of Law Mechanism" to ensure the...
  • The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

    07/16/2019 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    When a dozen of conservatism’s best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid. In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been “vanquished” after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago. But as T. S. Eliot insisted, “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke’s blunt assessment that socialism is not...
  • It's Not Really a Climate Thing: It's about Control

    07/14/2019 3:18:45 AM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    Fascism, Communism, Nazism -- all gifts to the world from Europe. Now it's nonsensical worries about climate change resulting in deliberately built-in inefficiencies in everything from household appliances to transportation methods. Compared to the U.S., Europe’s love of control-down economics leaves it in the dust: “The US GDP is five times that of Germany, seven times that of France and UK, 10 times of that of Italy, and 14 times of that of Spain in 2018.” And when the UK leaves the EU as I predict it will, the gap will be much larger. Still, the control freaks of the...
  • Government Bullies

    07/10/2019 8:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2019 | John Stossel
    The city of Dunedin, Florida, wants Jim Ficken's home.Ficken's mom died, so he went to South Carolina to take care of her estate. He asked a friend to look after his house.But then the friend died, and no one cut Ficken's grass. When it grew to 10 inches, Dunedin officials started fining him $500 a day.The fine is now about $30,000."I was shocked," Ficken says in my latest video. City officials say they will foreclose on his home if he doesn't pay the fine, and Ficken doesn't have that much money."Do you have $30,000 lying around?!" he asked me."The city...
  • Just In: Obama’s IRS Found Guilty By Federal (Catherine Englebrecht wins!)

    07/07/2019 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies
    Right WIng Tribune ^ | 6-11-19 | Dean James
    Elder Patriot’s Opinion| After a decade-long battle against the IRS and other federal agencies, True the Vote has won a major decision in federal court and shall be awarded maximum attorney fees. True the Vote is an initiative developed by citizens for citizens to inspire and equip citizen activists for involvement at every stage of America’s electoral process in order to guarantee free and fair elections for all Americans. On May 30th U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton issued a stunning rebuke of the IRS while ruling for True the Vote. Judge Walton awarded True the Vote the maximum attorney’s...
  • When Does the Deep State Morph into the Police State in Our Country?

    07/06/2019 12:45:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/6/2019 | K.S. Guardiola
    I recently watched a German-made political movie, The Lives of Others, which was released back in 2006. Every American should take the opportunity to watch this movie, for it portrayed the destructive consequences for the people and a society living under what was formally an all-powerful East German police state. The East German state police agency, the Stasi, was granted virtually unlimited power to monitor and spy on the lives of their citizens with the objective of maintaining absolute control over all aspects of the personal and professional lives of its people. The Stasi was renowned for being highly proficient...
  • BREAKING: Tommy Robinson Re-Convicted for Reporting on Grooming Gang (Trunc)

    07/05/2019 6:08:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4 Jul, 2019 | Cassandra Fairbank
    British independent journalist Tommy Robinson has been found guilty of contempt of court for a second time over livestreaming outside a 2018 Pakistani grooming gang trial in Leeds. The trial had been under a reporting restriction, but Robinson’s lawyers argued that information was not available on the court’s website at the time — and that he attempted to find out if there was a ban four times before going to the courthouse.
  • Facebook Should De-Platform 'Domestic Terrorists' Antifa Following Andy Ngo Attack Says Brent Bozell

    07/03/2019 9:41:18 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/3/2019 | Brian Flood
    Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell is calling for Facebook to de-platform Antifa on the heels of conservative writer Andy Ngo being attacked by members of the group in Portland, Ore. on Saturday. "The Department of Homeland Security has formally classified their activities as domestic terrorist violence. It is an amazing thing, to me, that Facebook thinks it is perfectly fine to have domestic terrorists on their site and not remove them,” Bozell told Fox News. “Antifa needs to be de-platformed. This is a mistake and I hope Facebook rethinks it." ... Antifa has a Facebook group with over 4,500...
  • Portland Police Union Tells Mayor To 'Remove The Handcutffs' He's Put On Cops

    07/02/2019 6:11:24 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 90 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/2/2019 | Sandy Malone
    Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner called on the mayor to let officers do their job during protests. ... "Where are the voices condemning the lawlessness and violence?" Turner asked. "If this violence had been directed at Antifa, there would have been an immediate call for an independent, outside investigation. This is a perfect example of Portland politics at work and why our great city is now under fire in the national news." "The Mayor, our Police Commissioner, is not allowed to use the rank and file officers of the Portland Police Bureau as a shield to deflect Portland's negative...