As much as I hate that, I am a far bigger fan of liberty, and liberty means the right say and do things people do not like. Yes burning books is your right, and no one may claim to embrace liberty and advocate for punishing people for free expression. Would this include burning a Koran? Not just yes, but hell yes! In short, Sharia Law which is evil, barbaric, and utterly incompatible with Western values must never be allowed to hold any sway in a free nation. Punishing people for burning a book, even a holy book is is antithetical to liberty
Expressing your rejection of a certain barbaric ideology by burning the Koran can get you in big trouble in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Britain:
Police have arrested two people on suspicion of racial hatred after a video appeared online showing a man burning a copy of the Koran.
Unlike Nazism, Islam has nothing to do with race. If you burn Mein Kampf, will you get thrown in jail for racism? Of course not, because “racism” doesn’t have much to do with race either. It means “anything liberals don’t like.” They definitely do not like it when people fail to join them in obsequiously kowtowing before Islam.
Detectives said a 45-year-old man from Worcestershire was arrested on suspicion of posting videos or images likely to cause racial hatred and a 45-year-old woman from Evesham has also been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.
Basically what the UK, and other nations have done is begin the process of surrendering Western values, you know free speech, self-defense, treating women like people, not stoning Gay people, to the Barbarism enforced under Sharia Law. Instead of expecting Muslim immigrants to embrace Western values, and assimilate, Europe has decided to change the values of the West to appease those immigrants. Such actions will lead, eventually, to the extinction of liberty and those values the West has long embraced. Such an end is far more offensive than burning a book is it not?
The editorial staff of Wellesley College’s student newspaper recently wrote that anyone who dares utter a politically incorrect thought should be met with “hostility.”
In other words, expressing “incorrect” views might prove dangerous. This is Liberal tolerance. Embrace indoctrination, or else
“We have all said problematic claims,” the editorial reads. “Luckily most of us have been taught by our peers and mentors at Wellesley in a productive way.”
If that doesn’t sound like it was ripped from a dystopian novel, what comes next is truly Orwellian: “If people are given the resources to learn and either continue to speak hate speech or refuse to adapt their beliefs, then hostility may be warranted.” In other words, if you say things some people find offensive, then there will be physical consequences.
Got that? The Left believes they can intimidate us into silence. They believe they possess a right to force us to think and speak certain things. They are, in short bullies. Imagine if the left is ever able to disarm Americans. Imagine what steps they would take if able. But of course, you and I do not to need to imagine. We can look at the USSR, North Korea, Cuba, Cambodia, and dozens of other nations and see what bend these miscreant bastards desire.
Student senators at Duquesne University are lobbying for the cancellation of plans to bring Chick-fil-A to campus in the fall, saying they “fear” for the safety of their peers.
“Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights,” Martini remarked in a statement to The Duquesne Duke. “I think it’s imperative [that] the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the [university’s] mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion.”
While Martini’s initial resolution ultimately failed, the SGA did agree to consider an alternate resolution that would allow for a vetting process of the on-campus Chick-fil-A, according to The Duke.
Martini has the wholehearted support of the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, of which he serves on the executive board, with the group’s president calling the fast-food chain a threat to her peers’ “safe place.”
Good Freaking Grief! Do these nimrods even grasp reality? Are they going to pass out at the sight of waffle cut fries? There is only one thing more inane than these miscreants. Those that give them any credibility or coddle them.
I believe I have made clear my view Federalism, and the 10th amendment. I believe that states ought to make the vast majority of their own decisions. But, this bill is supported by the Bill of Rights. The second amendment is very clear. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Certain states have restricted that right in violation of our constitution, and this bill could help in correcting that
Earlier this week, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced Senate Bill 446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow Americans to conceal carry a firearm across state lines.
“This bill strengthens both the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and the power of states to implement laws best-suited for the folks who live there,” Cornyn said in a statement obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “This legislation is an important affirmation of our Second Amendment rights and has been a top priority of law-abiding gun owners in Texas for a long time.”
Both the NRA and Gun Owners of America (GOA) came out in favor of SB 446.
“The current patchwork of state and local gun laws is confusing and can cause the most conscientious and law-abiding gun owner to run afoul of the law when they are traveling or temporarily living away from home,” Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, said in a statement. “Senator Cornyn’s legislation provides a much needed solution to a real problem for law-abiding gun owners. Law-abiding citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to self-defense while traveling across state lines.”
Bob Owens has shared some of his views on federal gun laws, and the second amendment.
I don’t want more federal gun laws, but instead want the federal gun laws that exist (the National Firearms Act of 1934, Gun Control Act of 1968, etc) repealed or declared unconstitutional.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Based upon my plain reading of the Second Amendment, in the broader context of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution as written and accepted in the early 1790s, along with the broadsheets, letters, and other collected historical documents of the Founding Fathers, it is very clear that they meant that the federal government had no roll at all when it came to determining the arms and ordnance owned by the American people.
Frankly, I share these views and would prefer that the states simply follow the Constitution. I do not believe the States possess a right to restrict the second amendment anymore than I believe they can restrict freedoms of religion, assembly, or speech. The supreme law of our land is the United States Constitution, as it is written. If that document does not touch on a subject, such as defining marriage for example, then those decisions are clearly left up to the individual states.
APPOINT AN ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO WILL PROSECUTE HILLARY CLINTON
Hillary Clinton represents everything that is wrong with the American political class. She epitomizes establishment corruption and wanton criminality, and to ignore her blatantly felonious behavior is to condone it.
REPEAL & REPLACE OBAMACARE
Of all the ruinous policies enacted by the previous administration, none is so egregious and universally despised as The Affordable Care Act. It must be eradicated like the cancer that it is and replaced with a free-market-based alternative as soon as humanly possible.
BUILD THE WALL
This is the primary reason why Donald Trump was elected president, make no mistake about it, and while its construction will not, in and of itself, put an end to illegal immigration, it will symbolize a seriousness of intent with respect to border security that has been sorely lacking in our government for decades.
APPOINT ORIGINALISTS TO THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
When it comes to our nation’s highest courts, there are essentially two types of judges who oversee them, originalists and activists. Activistic judges believe that our Constitution is a “living, breathing” document that they are free to modify from the bench at any time and for any reason they concoct. As for originalist judges, I think Justice Antonin Scalia put it best when he said: “Our manner of interpreting the Constitution is to begin with the text, and to give that text the meaning that it bore when it was adopted by the people.”
SLASH TAXES ON BUSINESS & RENEGOTIATE INTERNATIONAL TRADE DEALS
Reinvigorating the U.S. economy cannot occur without radically reducing taxes on the companies which make up its foundation. Business taxes amount to taxes on all Americans – be they CEOs, employees, stockholders or consumers – and trillions of dollars have been lost to our economy over the years due to government’s insistence on inflicting punitive taxation upon our nation’s most productive citizens. Adding insult to injury, pro-globalist trade policies like NAFTA have served to accelerate the decline of America’s economic vitality, and any attempts to reverse the trends of the past few decades without addressing these key points will prove futile.
DRASTICALLY CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING & REGULATION
Cutting government spending begins with downsizing the bureaucracies infesting it. This can be done through attrition, which simply means not hiring new federal employees to replace the ones who retire for an extended period of time. Beyond that, there are scores of agencies which should be eliminated entirely, like the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Housing & Urban Development, and the EPA for starters. Furthermore, federal regulations have become so pervasive that reducing their number by 50 percent would still leave the Federal Register with nearly 100,000 pages of growth-killing rules. Yes, certain regulatory powers must be exercised in order to stop bad people from doing harm to the rest of us, but when nanny-state know-it-alls in Washington DC decide to start telling the rest of us how much water we can use to flush our toilets or what sort of bulbs we can screw into our light fixtures, they’ve engaged in the sort of conduct that our founding fathers would have taken up arms to oppose.
By Edward L. Daley
Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Timesdetails how Thomas caused Knotts Berry Farm to close its Halloween-themed amusement park, called FearVR: 5150. Curiously, Thomas expected to be offended by the theme park, yet went anyway. Now, if I find myself offended by an activity, I take action by not engaging in that activity. That is not possible for today’s social justice warriors. Avoiding offense is never an option. Banishing that activity, and preventing others from any possible enjoyment they derive from it, is the only acceptable result.
While Thomas did head over to the attraction, he never got in—the lines were too long. “Instead, he talked to people as they exited and asked them to describe FearVR. They told him they were strapped into seats as if being admitted to a hospital, and then were transported into a frightening scene of mayhem,” Lopez writes. Therefore any outrage and action taken as a result is the result of hearsay.
Yet Thomas went on to complain that the park “perpetuates stereotypes” about mentally ill people. But the use of a mental hospital for psychological fright purposes clearly derives from cinema. Mental asylums have long been a film setting, used so extensively they’ve become a trope in horror movies. Moreover, the attraction could hardly be described as an accurate portrayal of contemporary mental health facilities for other reasons.
Go read the rest, it is a valuable lesson in why we cannot appease grievance mongers who are really just bullies who want everyone else to bow to them
Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly are still trying to milk their gun control crusade for all the publicity it is worth. They recently put on their shocked faces and blasted Donald Trump for demanding that Hillary Clinton ask her body guards to disarm since she is so anti-gun
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband Mark Kelly lashed out at Donald Trump on Friday for saying that Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should be “disarmed.”
“Tonight we have even more evidence of just how dangerously unfit Donald Trump is to be president of this great country,” Giffords and Kelly, both Clinton supporters, said in a statement.
“He is reckless, irresponsible and unworthy of the office he seeks
To be clear, Trump has suggested, and I believe rightfully so, that Hillary Clinton would do everything she could to erase the right to keep and bear arms. His suggestion at his rally was that if Hillary is so vehemently anti-gun, then she should ask her security to disarm. In other words, Trump was asking for consistency from Clinton. Imagine that! Consistency from a Leftist? Never gonna happen. Leftism is an ideology of inconsistency, consistency being highly inconvenient to the Left.
The Cult of Gun Control, of which Giffords and Kelly are prominent members, lie on a regular basis about guns, “gun violence”, and self-defense with guns. The fact is that over the last quarter century, Americans have been buying firearms. Millions of Americans carry firearms for self-defense, and during this time, violent crime, homicides, homicide by firearms, and accidental gun deaths have all steadily decreased. These facts are not up for debate. Yet the Giffords, Kellys and Clintons of the world berate us with lies about the number of mass shootings, which they grossly over inflate, and the dangers of “assault rifles” “high-capacity magazines”, and “weapons of war”. The media, of course, exploits any mass shooting, and ignores the hundreds of thousands of times Americans use firearms in self-defense every year.
It is not that they do not know the truth, they do. It is that they believe lying to get their ends, is OK. Again, the Left does not value truth. The Cult of Gun Control, is most decidedly of the Left, so telling lies, or manufacturing false statistics to panic uniformed Americans is perfectly OK with Michael Bloomberg and Moms Demand Action mouthpieces like Shannon Watts. So, I would say bravo to Trump for actually demanding Clinton put her money where her mouth is. Hillary Clinton is guarded by armed men and women, and she should be. Nothing wrong with security. I would find no issue with Hillary herself packing heat for her own protection. But she should stop demanding steps that would make it harder for Americans to own or carry firearms for their own security. Until she does that, then she is simply another gun control hypocrite. A hypocrite who recognizes the importance of armed protection yet seeks to deny it for average Americans.
As every country that has tried it knows, not only is socialism immoral and inherently tyrannical, it does not work. Ask Venezuelans, half of whom are ready to abandon their own country. Under end stage socialism, food is scarce:
There are dire reports of people waiting in supermarket lines all day, only to discover that expected food deliveries never arrived and the shelves are empty.
There are horrific tales of desperate people slaughtering zoo animals to provide their only meal of the day. Even household pets are targeted as a much-needed source for food.
President Maduro is doubling down on the proven failed policies and philosophies of “Bolivarian Socialism,” while diverting attention away from the crisis — pointing fingers at so-called “enemies” of Venezuela such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and others.
A dozen eggs was last reported to cost $150, and the International Monetary Fund predicts that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720% this year.
To the outrage of many in Venezuela, embattled President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday jokes about the shortages and hardship under his administration.
“The Maduro diet. Makes you hard without needing any Viagra,” said Maduro Sunday, laughing, during an exchange with the audience.
Maduro had asked a man in the audience, “why are you so skinny?” To which several people in the audience responded, on live television: “That’s the Maduro diet!”
The “Maduro diet” is what Venezuelans call slow starvation due to economic dysfunction inflicted by the socialist government.
Get that punchline? People are starving, they are unable to get medicines, medical care, or even properly bury their dead, but to Maduro, it is funny somehow! Suffering is funny because Marxism brings equality comrades. Sure it is always equality of hunger, sickness, suffering and slavery to the State but none of that matters because equality is Utopia! No, as a wise man said, you can have equality or liberty, but you cannot have both. And the results? Well they matter not because in the pursuit of “equality” the individual seeks to matter, and in fact, becomes the enemy. And the Marxist will never admit the evil of their ideology
Hugo Chávez has been dead for more than three years, and the results of his irresponsible fiscal policies and criminally despotic rule have finally come to light in the form of pain and misery.
Images of Hospitals that look like catacombs, and prisons that have become maximum security business centers for criminals where no law applies, have become a reference when speaking about the country. But the wound goes much deeper than that.
We’re not just talking about shortages of basic staples such as toilet paper and soap, or daily electricity cuts, the five-day weekends for public employees, or about any of those stories that have turned Venezuela into a punchline with a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council. No. The economic collapse at the hands of chavista economic policies has brought something deadlier, and so much simpler: hunger.
Children who eat once or twice a day, who don’t go to school because they don’t have the energy. Families of four sharing a portion for one person. These stories have become as common as social media posts from people hunting for medicine to tend the ailments of their loved ones. This is the new kind of misery porn that has been drawing attention to Venezuela. A country that squandered close to a Trillion Dollars of oil revenue under chavista rule. Try to wrap your head around that sum for a sec. And now try to refocus on the country that today drowns in a humanitarian crisis. It’s as if the rate of the fall is proportional to the income received and wasted.
And yet, the Maduro administration remains paralyzed. If Chávez was guilty for the decisions that steered Venezuela onto this collision course, then Maduro’s sin is inaction, watching as the country crashes into the iceberg without lifting a finger, except forcefully preventing anyone else taking the helm.
Sadder still is that right now, today, in America, the nation that better than any other, illustrates how Capitalism and individual liberties benefit all, college students are being taught that Marxism and all the bastard “isms’ it spawned give power to the people, and provide for everyone’s needs. Right now, people here, in this nation, look at policies that are rooted in Marxism and swoon. Just look at both presidential candidates proposals on how to make child care “more affordable”. Of course we now have “affordable” health insurance because of Obama Care right? Yeah, how is that working out? And how about our tax code? It is confiscatory, and punitive, as graduated income taxes, another Marxist ideal, always are. Look at our out of control regulatory overlords that work for the alphabet soup of governmental agencies.
The biggest tragedy of Marxism is that the fools who buy into its false promises never learn from the actual history of Marxism. They never learn from 110,000,000 that it killed in the last century. The gulags of the Soviet Union of the past, or from the modern-day gulags in North Korea. The trampling of liberty? Who cares about that, the lemmings want their promised free stuff. The inherent destruction of everything good that Marxism always brings? Bah, tell the lemmings what they want to hear, to Hell with facts. So, the destruction will come again, and again, and again. And people will continue to believe the lies, the sweet promises that always bring destitution and misery rather than paradise.
I can not bring my mind to envision a more disturbing scenario. History lays out, indisputably, how the American model our Founders laid out, brings prosperity, opportunity, and liberty. That same history also illustrates how the Marxist path leads to evil ends. Yet some, many in fact simply will not see. Yesterday it was Russia and China, today it is North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela, tomorrow, it will be…………May God help us
President Obama called Hillary Clinton the most qualified candidate evah! I would say she is the one of the most undeserving of such an honor. Mike McDaniel reminds us that if her lips are moving………
In her recent interview with Chris Wallace, the one where she famously lied, saying FBI Head James Comey called her many lies to the American people “consistent and truthful,”Hillary Clinton also claimed that the majority of Americans want the kind of “common sense gun safety” she has promised to work every day to obtain. As with Barack Obama, the surest way to determine whether Hillary Clinton is lying is to confirm that her lips are moving:
The Washington Post’s Kessler awarded her ‘four Pinnochios,’ and noted, ‘Comey has repeatedly not taken a stand on her public statements.’
John Hinderaker of Powerline comments on her gun control scheming:
More gun control has never been a winning issue for the Democrats–not on the national stage, anyway. It recent years it has been used mostly as a means of whipping up the Democrats’ base, but conventions are staged for a broader audience, and I take seriously Hillary’s statements to the effect that it is a key part of her agenda. Apparently the Democrats are heartened by recent polls indicating that support for anti-gun measures is growing. This shouldn’t be surprising, given the extraordinary publicity accorded to every ‘shooter’ incident.
As Mark Twain said, “there are lies, damned lies and statistics.” Gun control polls can be, and routinely are, worded and applied so as to obtain predetermined results.
Indeed they are, and no doubt guns, particularly YOUR guns are the number one long term target of the Left, and as I always say, and as McDaniel notes here, the Left will never stop pushing for their aims, because CONTROL of YOU is their long term aim.
The disarmament of the law-abiding American public, like universal health care–Obamacare–is a never-ending goal of progressives. They worked relentlessly for more than a century to get Obamacare, a law based entirely on lies, yet they continue to claim it a wonderful gift to the American people even as they continue to advocate a “single payer” system. Some honest progressives–nearly an oxymoron–admit Obamacare is a lie and a failure, but as is always the case, no progressive policy can possibly be wrong. As a result, they advocate for more of the policy, in effect longer, applied much more rigidly and fervently, and that far more money be spent. Only then will the wonders of universal health care be manifest. With this in mind, it’s easy to understand that gun control is a reflexive feature of progressivism. It is never far from the minds of progressives, even if they aren’t mentioning it in every speech. They are willing to wait for a century or more for an overwhelmingly Democrat Congress, or better yet, for an unassailable progressive majority on the Supreme Court.
Why do they see disarmament as a priority? Because the Second Amendment truly is the provision of the Constitution they fear most. As long as Americans keep and bear arms, progressive’s ultimate desires for domination can never be realized. Their desires have nothing to do with keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists; their sights are eternally set on law-abiding Americans, people that represent a threat only to tyrants, and only during the hard tyranny phase of their seizure of absolute power. The most recent proof of this is Mr. Obama’s commutation of the sentences of at least 60 felons, all convicted of violating federal firearm laws. It is a truism, but nonetheless true: criminals don’t obey gun control laws.
Those who do actual research know full well that both violent crime and homicide rates have been falling for 25 years in America, even as more Americans buy guns, and carry guns. So, the fact is more guns have NOT led to more crime. In fact the opposite is the case. Millions of Americans now carry firearms, and yet, violent crimes are falling.
During President Obama’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared to over 14.5 million – a 215% increase since 2007. Among the findings of our report:
■ The increase in the number of concealed handgun permits last year set another record, increasing by 1.73 million. That is slightly greater than previous record of 1.69 million set the last year.
■ 6.06% of the total adult population has a permit.
■ In ten states, more than 10% of adults have concealed handgun permits. Indiana has the highest rate — 15%. South Dakota is close behind with 14.7%.
■ Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas each have over a million residents who are
active permit holders.
■ In another 11 states, a permit is no longer required to carry in all or virtually all of the state. Thus the growth in permits does not provide a full picture of the overall increase in concealed carry.
■ Between 2012 and 2016, in states that provide data by gender, the number of women with permits has increased twice as quickly as the number of men with permits.
■ Some evidence suggests that permit-holding is increasing about 75% more quickly among minorities than among whites.
■ Between 2007 and 2015, murder rates fell from 5.6 to 4.7 (preliminary estimate) per 100,000. This represents a 16% drop. Overall violent crime fell by 18 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of adults with permits has soared by 190%.
Understand that the Left knows this too, so they know that there is a good chance that gun bans, etc. would increase crime. But, simply put they do not care. Individual rights, and lives are not paramount in the Left’s grand scheme. Installing Collectivism is. Study the history of Collectivism AKA Marxism, it is a story of Democide, and human degradation.
In 1928 Stalin abandoned Lenin’s quasi-capitalist New Economic Policy in favour of headlong state-organized industrialization under a succession of five-year plans. This was, in effect, a new Russian revolution more devastating in its effects than those of 1917. The dictator’s blows fell most heavily on the peasantry, some 25 million rustic households being compelled to amalgamate in collective or state farms within a few years. Resisting desperately, the reluctant muzhiks were attacked by troops andOGPU (political police) units. Uncooperative peasants, termed kulaks, were arrested en masse, being shot, exiled, or absorbed into the rapidly expanding network of Stalinist concentration camps and worked to death under atrocious conditions. Collectivization also caused a great famine in Ukraine. Yet Stalin continued to export the grain stocks that a less cruel leader would have rushed to the famine-stricken areas. Some 10 million peasants may have perished through his policies during these years.
Mao and other Communist leaders set out to reshape Chinese society. Industry came under state ownership and China’s farmers began to be organised into collectives. All opposition was ruthlessly suppressed. The Chinese initially received significant help from the Soviet Union, but relations soon began to cool.
In 1958, in an attempt to introduce a more ‘Chinese’ form of communism, Mao launched the ‘Great Leap Forward’. This aimed at mass mobilisation of labour to improve agricultural and industrial production. The result, instead, was a massive decline in agricultural output, which, together with poor harvests, led to famine and the deaths of millions. The policy was abandoned and Mao’s position weakened.
In an attempt to re-assert his authority, Mao launched the ‘Cultural Revolution’ in 1966, aiming to purge the country of ‘impure’ elements and revive the revolutionary spirit. One-and-a-half million people died and much of the country’s cultural heritage was destroyed. In September 1967, with many cities on the verge of anarchy, Mao sent in the army to restore order.
In late 1934—just when the worst excesses of Stalinism seemed to have spent themselves—the Secretary General launched a new campaign of political terror against the very Communist Party members who had brought him to power; his pretext was the assassination, in Leningrad on December 1, of his leading colleague and potential rival, Sergey Kirov. That Stalin himself had arranged Kirov’s murder—as an excuse for the promotion of mass bloodshed—was strongly hinted by Nikita Khrushchev, first secretary of the party, in a speech denouncing Stalin at the 20th Party Congress in 1956.
Stalin used the show trial of leading Communists as a means for expanding the new terror. In August 1936, Zinovyev and Kamenev were paraded in court to repeat fabricated confessions, sentenced to death, and shot; two more major trials followed, in January 1937 and March 1938. In June 1937, Marshal Mikhail Tukhachevsky, at the time the most influential military personality, and other leading generals were reported as court-martialed on charges of treason and executed.
Such were the main publicly acknowledged persecutions that empowered Stalin to tame the Soviet Communist Party and the Soviet elite as a whole. He not only “liquidated” veteran semi-independent Bolsheviks but also many party bosses, military leaders, industrial managers, and high government officials totally subservient to himself. Other victims included foreign Communists on Soviet territory and members of the very political police organization, now called the NKVD. All other sections of the Soviet elite—the arts, the academic world, the legal and diplomatic professions—also lost a high proportion of victims, as did the population at large, to a semi-haphazard, galloping persecution that fed on extorted denunciations and confessions. These implicated even more victims until Stalin himself reduced the terror, though he never abandoned it. Stalin’s political victims were numbered in tens of millions. His main motive was, presumably, to maximize his personal power.
Pol Pot. The name is synonymous with horror.
Even in the blood-drenched annals of twentieth-century history, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia stands out for the sheer scale and senselessness of its atrocities. In the name of creating an agrarian communist revolution, Pol Pot and his underlings killed at least 1.5 million of their own people in the infamous Killing Fields. They wiped out between 1/4 and 1/5 of the country’s entire population.
In the name of agrarian communism, the Khmer Rouge decided to completely and immediately remake Cambodian society as a utopian farming nation, free of all foreign influence and the trappings of modernity. They immediately abolished all private property, and seized all products of field or factory. The people who lived in cities and towns – some 3.3 million – were driven out to work in the countryside. They were labeled “depositees,” and were given very short rations with the intention of starving them to death. When party leader Hou Youn objected to the emptying of Phnom Penh, Pol Pot labeled him a traitor; Hou Youn disappeared.
Pol Pot’s regime targeted intellectuals – including anyone with an education, or with foreign contacts – as well as anyone from the middle or upper classes. Such people were tortured horrifically, including by electrocution, pulling out of finger and toenails, and being skinned alive, before they were killed. All of the doctors, the teachers, the Buddhist monks and nuns, and the engineers died. All of the national army’s officers were executed.
Love, sex and romance were outlawed, and the state had to approve marriages. Anyone caught being in love or having sex without official permission was executed. Children were not allowed to go to school or to play – they were expected to work, and would be summarily killed if they balked.
Along with the three previous examples, Hitler (yes, Fascism IS of the Left), Castro, and others slaughtered, starved, worked to death, and tortured well over 100,000,000 souls. And yes, most of those victims were disarmed. Totalitarians understand that removing the most basic human right, that of self-defense makes their perverse pursuit of a Marxist Utopia easier.
Go read the rest folks, McDaniel lays the truth out about Hillary, the Left, and gun
Awww,Matt says it is so “personal” Yes, yes my ability and right to protect my life and those of my loved ones ARE damn personal to me. Nothing any gun control advocate, including you Matt Damon, has ever sought would do anything to reduce crime. The only thing the laws you advocate would do is create more gun free zones, and defenseless people. And yes crime would rise Mr. Damon
It would probably pain the not-so-talented Mr. Damon to discover that gun crime has exploded in Australia since they passed gun laws that were ignored by 80-percent of the population, and that the population is nowmore at risk because of excessive gun laws.
Australians may be more at risk from gun crime than ever before with the country’s underground market for firearms ballooning in the past decade.
Previously unseen police statistics show that the number of pistol-related offences doubled in Victoria and rose by 300 per cent in New South Wales. At least two other states also saw a massive jump in firearms-related offences during the same period.
An investigation by The New Daily unearthed previously unpublished data for firearms offences collected from police and crime statistics agencies in four states – Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Tasmania.
The statistics detail the types of firearms offences police have pursued in the courts in the past decade and show some concerning findings, including a massive 83 per cent increase in firearms offences in NSW between 2005/06 and 2014/15, and an even bigger jump in Victoria over the same period.
Ah Hawaii, it is a place of indescribable beauty, but, sadly, it is also a place where Marxism is thriving. A place where exercising your natural rights can get you on a government list Jenn Jacques, who like me loves liberty, sounds the alarm
We’ve been hearing a lot about watch lists recently, but there is another kind of list that has nothing to do with terror. It’s the FBI criminal records database. And if you’re a resident of Hawaii and a legal, law-abiding gun owner … welcome to the list.
Hawaii’s governor signed a bill making it the first state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country, his office said.
The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns that this week saw Democratic lawmakers stage a sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Allow me to ask the obvious questions here. If owning a firearm gets you on an federal criminal records database then how far are you from other lists? How soon will speaking your mind get you on this list? How about a database tracking the books you read? Or your Facebook groups? How soon will practicing your faith land you on a list? How soon will exercising any of your constitutionally protected rights get you on a government list? And what will being on these lists cost you? Think of how much damage can be done to your life by being “listed”.
Think of the ways your liberties, or what is left of them can be decimated by this. And think of one more thing. We know the
Democrats Marxists in Congress are pushing hard for banning people on no fly lists (which are very suspect) or watch lists from buying firearms. You think they would not add these other lists to strip away due process? Understand what this is folks. It is a full out assault on our precious liberties. Take a look, a long look, at which party is assaulting these liberties. Yep, the one that starts with a (D). Please remember this in November.
Legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully absolutely destroyed socialism with a rant Friday night during the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
“Socialism, failing to work as it always does. This time in Venezuela. You talk about giving everybody something free and all of a sudden, there’s no food to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in Venezuela? The daughter of Hugo Chavez. Hello,” Scully said during the broadcast.
That’s a hot take for a baseball game on a Friday night, but when you’re a legend like Scully you can say just about whatever you want, whenever you want…
Belgian Authorities Arrest 12 In Major Anti-Terror Raid – CNS
Belgian authorities have raided dozens of homes and arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror investigation which they said required “immediate intervention,” fearing an attack could have been close.
Across Belgium parties were being planned Saturday to watch live broadcasts of the country’s soccer team playing Ireland at the European Championships in neighboring France and some media said such events could have been the targets.
Prime Minister Charles Michel said the nation would remain “extremely vigilant, hour by hour,” but that the terror level across the nation would remain at the second-highest level, meaning a threat of an attack “is possible and likely.” Belgium has been living under such a threat level since the Nov. 22 attacks on the Brussels subway and airport which killed 32.
“It will be the case in the coming hours that we will take additional and adapted measures,” said Michel after a meeting of the nation’s security council. He refused to elaborate on the nature of the threat.
The federal prosecutor’s office said Saturday that homes and car ports were searched in 16 municipalities, mostly in and around Brussels. The statement said there were no major incidents during the raids and that no arms or explosives were found.
It said 40 people were taken for interrogation, of which 12 were arrested, and a judge will rule on their continued detention later Saturday…
“Something Is Going On”, And It’s Worse Than You Thought – Justin Raimondo
I used to wonder why in the heck right-wing commentators on Fox News kept repeating the same mantra over and over again: sitting through the Republican debates, my eyes glazed over when I heard each and every candidate denounce the Obama administration for refusing to say the Sacred Words: “radical Islamic terrorism.” What are these people talking about, I thought to myself: they’re obsessed!
In short, I wrote it off as Fox News boilerplate, until the other day when, in the wake of the Orlando massacre, Donald Trump said the following on Fox: “Something is going on. He doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands. It’s one or the other.” Reiterating this trope later on in the same show, he averred that the President “is not tough, not smart – or he’s got something else in mind.”
The Beltway crowd went ballistic. Lindsey Graham had a hissy fit, and other Republican lawmakers started edging away from the presumptive GOP nominee. The Washington Post ran a story with the headline: “Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting.”…
Illegals Flood Border; Already Worse Than 2015 – Universal Free Press
According to new statistics just released by the Department of Homeland Insecurity, so far this year, the number of illegal alien families invading the United States has is already exceeding the total number for all of 2015. Proving that contrary to the current Democratic administration, the border problems are anything but under control and continue to grow daily.
The new figures say that 6,788 invaders traveling as families were caught on the southwest border in May – a leap of more than 20 percent over April, and putting the total for the first eight months of the fiscal year at nearly 45,000 illegal invaders that have violated our borders.
That number is well in excess of the 2015 yearlong total of less than 40,000, though it is a slight improvement over the record pace set in 2014. At that time, the Obama administration allowed a massive invasion of over 50,000 illegals to flood the border in just one month. That is when Americans really started to understand just how ineffective the Obama administrations program to stop the flood really is.
Since that time, the Federal and local authorities have struggled trying to explain the latest surge in families, rather than figuring out how to stop the flow. In a recent attempt to explain the problem, a government lawyer told a federal judge earlier this month, that the Obama administration’s own lax enforcement policies, set in part by the courts, have enticed ever more people to make the harrowing journey. Something that only a change in administration will be able to fix.
The Justice Department’s immigration-law expert even told the judge that Illegal immigrants are abducting children on their trip north, hoping to pose as families to take advantage of the lax policies…
Doctor Listed On Psych Evaluation Carried Out On Omar Mateen By G4S Says She Never Saw Him And Was Not Living In Florida At The Time It Was Conducted – Daily Mail
A doctor who is listed on the psychological evaluation for Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, said she did not see him and she was not even living in Florida at the time when G4S security firm ordered the evaluation.
Psychologist, Dr Carol Nudelman, who now lives in Colorado, said in a statement released through her attorneys to the Miami Herald that she never evaluated Mateen nine years ago for G4S, a security firm that was known as Wackenhut at the time.
However, Nudelman’s name appears on the document in Florida’s state records, which cleared Mateen to carry a firearm as a private security guard.
What I do know is that in September 2007, I was not living or working in Florida, I was not performing any work for Wackenhut, and I did not administer any type of examination to Omar Mateen,’ Nudelman said in the statement…
‘That Is Not My Question’: Trey Gowdy Absolutely Grills DHS Official On Second Amendment, Due Process – The Blaze
Last December, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) pressed a Department of Homeland Security official about about the idea that American citizens on the terrorist watchlist should be denied the right to own a gun. In light of the recent terrorist attack in Orlando, Gowdy re-posted the video of his back-and-forth with DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary, Kelli Ann Burriesci, to his personal Facebook page.
To combat the common liberal call for gun control that follows terror attacks, Gowdy reminded a confused Burriesci that the right of every U.S. citizen to own a firearm is is affirmed in the Constitution, and that there’s a certain “process” that takes place before that right is stripped.
“What process is currently afforded an American citizen before they go on that list?” Gowdy said.
Burriesci denied that such a process exists. She casually added, however, that those who “feel that they are unduly placed on that list” can just “petition the government” to be removed.
“Yes, there is,” Gowdy contended. “When I say ‘process,’ I’m actually using half of the term ‘due process,’ which is a phrase we find in the Constitution.”
“Can you name another constitutional right that is chilled until you find out it is chilled, and then you have to petition the government to get it back?” he continued.
“Sir, there are strict criteria before anybody…“ Burriesci began.
“That is not my question,” Gowdy interjected. “My question is what process is afforded a United States citizen before that person’s constitutional right is infringed?”…
Former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor Defeats Pro-Obamatrade RINO In Virginia Primary – Gateway Pundit
Former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor defeated pro-TPP RINO Randy Forbes in Virginia this week.
Former US Navy SEAL and Virginia state Del. Scott Taylor won the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary Tuesday with a feisty grassroots campaign after being outspent almost 10-to-1 by U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, a eight-term legislator who was trying to move from his home district to a supposedly friendlier one nearby.
His support for Obamatrade cost Rep. Forbes his seat in the US House.
World Net Daily reported:
The populist uprising against phony “free trade” and Republicans who love it has taken its first scalp…
Illegal Immigrant Charged With Murder In California Fire Had Prior Arrests, Was Never Deported – Fox News
The suspect charged with murder in connection with a vacant building fire in Los Angeles was in the United States illegally and had a string of arrests to his name – but the feds never deported him, officials said Friday.
Johnny Sanchez, a 21-year-old citizen of Honduras, was initially arrested in 2012 for crossing the southeastern California border illegally, the Los Angeles Times reported. Authorities said they released him because he had no criminal history or previous immigration violations at the time.
He was arrested again in January on suspicion of domestic violence and twice in the ensuing months on suspicion of drug possession, officials said.
After he crossed the border, authorities reportedly placed him under supervision and ordered Sanchez to report to them regularly – but he stopped doing so in 2014, the Times adds.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement never started the process of deporting him, spokeswoman Virginia Kice said, adding that the reason why was unclear. She told the newspaper it’s ICE policy “to focus on individuals who pose a public safety threat.”
The fire on Monday killed five homeless people. Four of the badly burned bodies weren’t found until Tuesday afternoon, when search dogs located them under a heap of debris on the second floor…
After Lefty Claims Firing AR-15 Gave Him PTSD, 7-Year-Old Girl Gives Him Humiliating Shooting Lesson – BizPac Review
A video of a seven-year-old girl shooting an AR-15 rifle is being offered in response to a New York Daily News reporter who whined about the “horrifying” experiencing of firing the weapon.
In the aftermath of the deadly terror attack in Orlando by a radicalized Muslim gunman that claimed 49 lives, Daily News’ Gersh Kuntzman went to a gun range in Philadelphia to fire an AR-15 – the journalist explained that he wanted to “better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers.”
His reaction went viral, for all the wrong reasons.
“It felt to me like a bazooka – and sounded like a cannon… But mostly, I was just terrified,” he wrote of the experience…
Egypt’s Ex-President Mursi Gets Life Sentence In Qatar Spy Case – NewsMax
Egypt’s former President Mohamed Mursi was jailed for life, while six people, including two Al-Jazeera staff members, had death sentences affirmed by a Cairo criminal court in a case linked to passing state secrets to Qatar.
The death sentences had been referred to the Grand Mufti, the government’s top religious official, for ratification. Mursi and two others who served in the government during his one-year presidency were given the standard life sentence. The verdicts can be appealed.
The judge, Mohamed Fahmy, said religious authorities who reviewed the case found that what the defendants had “surpassed espionage,” because what they accomplished no spy could have done.
The two Jazeera journalists were identified as Alaa Omar Mohamed and Ibrahim Mohamed Helal. They were tried in absentia.
Egyptian officials have claimed the Qatar-based satellite channel is sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement that fielded Mursi for office and was branded a terrorist organization after his July 2013 ouster.
Mursi, who was pushed from power in a military-backed popular uprising, has already been sentenced to death in connection with a prison breakout at the time of the 2011 uprising against his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak. He has also been sentenced to life in prison in connection with another espionage case tied to the Palestinian Hamas movement…
The Rio Olympics: Another Embarrassing Mess From Incompetent Globalists – Milo Yiannopoulos
Isn’t globalism great? Diplomats and heads of state meet in well-publicized meetings (or not-so-well-publicized ones) and convince each other that their country is just as capable, advanced and developed as everyone else’s.
“Don’t listen to the jingoists on the internet,” I imagine they say. “In a globalized economy, Rio is just as good as London.”
As it turns out, not so much.
The acting Governor of Rio de Janeiro has declared a state of financial disaster just two months before the Olympic Games is due to be hosted in the city.
In a statement, the Governor’s office said, “The financial crisis has brought several difficulties in essential public services and it could cause the total collapse of public security, health care, education, urban mobility and environmental management.”…
Violent Gitmo Prisoner Obama Released Is Missing; Search Begins – Right Wing News
As his last few years in office begin winding down, President Obama has been speeding to release as many dangerous terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility as he can before he has to exit the White House. Now we’ve discovered that one of those terrorists is missing.
Conservatives have been warning of Obama’s efforts to return terrorists to the battlefields of the Middle East since day one, but neither the left nor the media have paid any attention.
Now the Washington Post is reporting that one of Obama’s terror pals has disappeared after being released.
A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner transferred to Uruguay in 2014 has vanished and is believed to have left the country under uncertain circumstances, U.S. officials said.
Law enforcement is now searching for the former detainee, Syrian national Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, in Brazil, a U.S. official said.
“We are coordinating with officials in Brazil and Uruguay to determine his whereabouts,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive incident.
While the Obama administration declined to comment publicly about the case, officials believe that Dhiab may have crossed into Brazil without documents that would allow him to enter that country legally…
This is truly sickening folks. A former Marine, now running for Congress has disgraced himself by lying about “assault rifles”
Congressman and ex-Marine—and I’m using that term intentionally—Seth Moulton has popped up on my radar to prove that Blue Falcons are far from an extinct species.
Before popping up on the Daily News, Moulton, who represents Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district, proudly appeared on Twitter the other night attempting to trade off his experience as a Marine in Iraq for credibility as a gun control advocate here in the United States.
Oh Seth, you know that is not true, yet, you lie anyway. Owens explains
The M4 carbine Rep. Moulton carried when he was still an honorable Marine serving the United States is indeed an assault rifle. An assault rifle is “a selective-fire rifle chambered for a cartridge of intermediate power.”
On the American-designed M16 rifle and M4 carbine, the three-position selector switch (hence, selective-fire) is located on the lower receiver. Depending on the exact model of rifle or carbine, the three positions are safe, fire (semi-automatic or one-shot per trigger pull), and burst fire (variants may fire either three shot bursts or have the ability to fire fully-automatic until the trigger or released or the rifle runs dry).
That IS an assault rifle, a term the Cult of Gun Control has bastardized in their pursuit of eradicating the second amendment. But, the AR-15, is decidedly NOT an assault rifle
Seth Moulton lacks the integrity to tell you is that no civilian can own that gun, and no civilian ever has.
The M4 carbine, a shortened variant of the M16 assault rifle, was introduced into military service in 1994.
Eight years prior to that, however, President Ronald Reagan signed the Firearm Owners Protection Act into law. The most controversial piece of that legislation was the so-called “Hughes Amendment.”
It amended 18 U.S.C. § 922 to add subsection (o):
(o)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun.
(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to—
(A) a transfer to or by, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or
(B) any lawful transfer or lawful possession of a machinegun that was lawfully possessed before the date this subsection takes effect.
The law went into effect in May, of 1986. Civilians have been barred from purchasing machine guns, including the M16 and M4 assault rifles used by the United States military,for 30 years.
The only exception to that law, and noted in subsection (2), are those registered machine guns (including machine pistols, submachine guns, and assault rifles) manufactured and registered with the ATF in accordance to the National Firearms Act prior to May of 1986.
Put bluntly, the assault rifle Moulton carried in Iraq has never been for sale in the United States to the civilian market.
Not even one.
The most popular civilian rifle sold in the United States is the AR-15. There are an estimated nine million currently on the market.
The AR-15 is not an assault rifle. It is not capable of selective fire.
Seth Moulton KNOWS this. He KNOWS he is lying. Why? For power? To get elected? Because he hates the right of self-defense? Whatever the reason, Moulton has thrown in with the Leftists trying to disarm the American people.