Common sense: good people with guns stop attempted mass shootings

December 10, 2015, 6:40 pm

(The core events highlighted in this article were reported earlier this year, but are very prescient now. The poll numbers presented herein were released last week and in October.)

A good guy — a law-abiding citizen — with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. Simple. Two mass shootings were stopped immediately, once in March in Philadelphia and again in April in Chicago. Breitbart compiled a list of 16 incidents “between November 30, 2014, and January 13, 2015″ where “armed citizens [used] guns to defend their lives and the lives of others.”

The Second Amendment ensures that citizens can protect themselves, protect the common good, and protect the rights afforded us by our Constitution. Common sense Americans understand the responsibility that comes with gun ownership — unlike the folks flocking to give up their rights, surrendering their ability to protect their loved ones and their way of life, and looking for a free ride from big government bureaucracy. While the police may be able to rush to the scene of a crime in progress, it may take them (many) minutes to arrive. An armed citizen can react in seconds (and I urge armed citizens to seek training in the use of firearms and to be sure they practice and hone their skills).

The “leaders” of the “gun control” movement want nothing less than completely dis-empowering good people. Many followers of the “gun control” movement leadership are just plain afraid — probably of just about everything — and want someone else to protect them (do they even understand their constitutional rights?). The facts:

Here’s how good citizens with guns protected other citizens:

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Tiny little Jew-hating Arab girl: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab!”

December 10, 2015, 11:17 am

As Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once said: “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” But that never happened and probably never will. Look at this horrendous child abuse considered “normal” by “Palestinians” and embraced as “resistance” by left-wing lunatics, documented by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW):


FPM: “Trump is a monster, a madman and a vile racist. He’s just like Hitler. Or Jimmy Carter.”

December 10, 2015, 8:45 am

Donald Trump got crucified by the whole left-wing establishment (from media to government to academia) — and by some members of the GOP — for merely suggesting that the U.S. stop all Muslim immigration. But it was a Democratic President — a left-wing icon — who actually did ban Muslim immigration and even deported thousands of Muslims from American soil. From FrontPageMag.com:

Trump is a monster, a madman and a vile racist. He’s just like Hitler. Or Jimmy Carter.

During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency.

Here’s Jimmy “Hitler” Carter saying it back in 1980.

Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue new visas, except for compelling and proven humanitarian reasons or where the national interest of our own country requires. This directive will be interpreted very strictly.

Apparently barring people from a terrorist country is not against “our values” after all. It may even be “who we are”. Either that or Carter was a racist monster just like Trump.

Meanwhile here’s how the Iranian students in the US were treated.

Carter orders 50,000 Iranian students in US to report to immigration office with view to deporting those in violation of their visas. On 27 December 1979, US appeals court allows deportation of Iranian students found in violation.

In November 1979, the Attorney General had given all Iranian students one month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found in violation of their visas. Around 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the US. …

But it’s “different” when a Democrat does it?


Compassion or self-destruction? – ACT NOW TO STOP SYRIAN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT TO THE U.S.

December 8, 2015, 9:05 pm

CALL, EMAIL, AND SEND FREE FAXES YOUR REP AND TWO SENATORS TO TELL THEM TO DEFUND SYRIAN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT TO THE U.S. Call the Capitol Switchboard (888) 995-2086 and ask to speak to your 3 congressional reps — or look up their direct lines, emails, and fax numbers at this link. AND/OR… YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS LINK TO SEND FREE FAXES TO ALL THREE OF YOUR REPS URGING THEM TO DEFUND THE SYRIAN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT (USE EXISTING LETTER OR WRITE YOUR OWN).

The female San Bernardino shooter pledged support to ISIS, [1] the Islamist terrorist group’s de facto capital IS IN Raqqa, Syria, [2] and the female “San Bernardino Shooter Passed [a] DHS Counterterrorism Background Check.” [3] “FBI director James Comey testified for the second time this year before Congress that the Administration was flatly unable to screen Syrian refugees.” [4] Syria is in absolute chaos, filled with terrorists from ISIS, [2], Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Iran, the Assad regime, etc. [5] “Syria is at the nexus of some of the Middle East’s most central problems, meaning that fallout from its uprising is likely to ripple, in unpredictable ways…” [5] ISIS may have “scores of ‘trained soldiers’ positioned in 15 [American] states.” [6] ISIS successfully attacked Paris. Why wouldn’t any of the many America-hating groups in Syria use “refugee resettlement” to infiltrate the U.S.?

[1] http://abcnews.go.com/US/female-san-bernardino-shooter-pledged-support-isis-sources/story?id=35579983
[2] http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/airstrikes-target-isis-capital-syria-kill-32-militants-article-1.2457279
[3] http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/428013/obama-administrations-much-touted-counterterrorism-screening-fails-jim-geraghty
[4] http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/12/04/refugee-resettlement-contractors-mislead-on-vetting-crime-and-terror/
[5] http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/0607/Syria-conflict-5-warring-factions/The-Assad-regime
[6] http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/06/purported-isis-warning-claims-terror-cells-in-place-in-15-states/


NRO: “discarding the Bill of Rights is part of the Obama administration’s mission statement”

December 5, 2015, 1:17 pm

In the wake of the savage Islamist-inspired San Bernardino attack, in which two Muslim terrorists murdered 14 innocent U.S. citizens and injured 23, Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s “greatest fear is — not terrorism — but a nonexistent Islamophobic backlash,” according to the National Review Online’s David French. He aptly notes that “Lynch has offered an almost Onion-level self-parody of liberal pieties” and reminds us common non-elist folk that, “Per Obama administration protocol, the attorney general was determined to never let a crisis go to waste. There is now a ‘wonderful opportunity and wonderful moment to really make significant change,’ Lynch declared…” In other words, are Obama et al — in their ineptitude, cowardice, and appeasement of Muslim terror — willing to silence or punish, even arrest, people who speak candidly about issues like terrorism? Why didn’t Lynch emphasize sympathy for the victims and express outrage over Islamist-inspired terror?

Obama and friends are sympathetic to what they see as the “historical” and current “persecution” of Muslims world-wide — even though many Muslims historically and are currently (and mostly) persecuting each other and those they deem as infidels. The President and his followers also suffer from the fallacious belief that if they appease Muslim extremists, they’ll be spared the wrath of Islamist terrorism. The truth is that Islamists disdain those who appease them and consider appeasers weak.

As French correctly notes:

… discarding the Bill of Rights is part of the Obama administration’s mission statement. The First Amendment takes a back seat to the administration’s desire to build a national “safe space” for Muslims. The Second Amendment should be tossed aside (without due process, no less) if a person’s name appears on a bloated bureaucratic watch list — a list so over-inclusive that it has included such nefarious characters as The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes and the late senator Ted Kennedy. …

Remember that Obama belittles us little people as folks who “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” when he is possibly one of the most divisive presidents in American history.

French warns us that:

… The First Amendment protects an enormous range of speech — even speech that’s anathema to the Obama administration. Americans are perfectly within their rights to not just condemn jihad but also to make sweeping and angry statements about Islam. If the administration disagrees with this speech, it’s free to make its own statements, but when it starts making up legal categories of problematic speech, it is getting disturbingly close to discarding the Bill of Rights.

He concludes that:

… A competent attorney general shouldn’t even be talking about her ‘greatest fears,’ much less that her greatest fear includes free speech. A competent attorney general should be speaking the language of vigilance, courage, and resolve. We know the Obama administration is capable of resolve. It is resolved to fundamentally transform our nation. It is resolved to advance the sexual-revolution agenda of the radical Left. It is resolved to turn our nation’s military into an engine of social justice. But it is not resolved to defend our nation and Constitution from a vicious enemy who seeks to soak our streets in blood. And that lack of resolve is worse than a shame — it’s a disgrace.


Secretary of State John Kerry excuses Islamist terrorist murder of civilians

November 22, 2015, 4:46 pm

It’s hard to believe that an American secretary of state would justify terrorism — well, not so hard to believe considering the depravity of the Obama administration. Regarding the savage murder of 12 journalists by Islamists at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris in January, Kerry said:

… “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘OK, they’re really angry because of this and that’” …

“Legitimacy” and “rationale” for the murder of satirical cartoonists drawing and publishing pictures? This is outrageous. John Kerry is despicable, justifying terror meant to silence two of the West’s most hallowed ideals: 1) the practice of free speech and 2) the protection of a free press. Kerry should be fired by President Obama — at least censured — but Obama agrees with Kerry. What a said state of affairs. But such type behavior shall only increase if the American people remain silent.

Stand up for what is right. Remind your elected officials of the ideals enshrined in our nation’s Constitution. Ask that John Kerry step down from his position. Ask your public officials to publicly condemn Kerry and demand that he step down. You can use the following link to contact your elected representatives:

FIND AND CONTACT YOUR LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICIALS


Cracks appear in Obamacare: largest U.S. health insurer considering exiting

November 19, 2015, 7:13 pm

Despite the fact that the “Obama administration pointed out that many people are signing up for Affordable Care Act policies:”

… The biggest U.S. health insurer is considering pulling out of Obamacare as it loses hundreds of millions of dollars on the program, casting a pall over President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. has scaled back marketing efforts for plans sold to individuals this year and may quit the business entirely in 2017. …

While UnitedHealth has been slower than some of its rivals to sell Obamacare policies, the announcement may indicate that other insurers are struggling, said Sheryl Skolnick, an analyst at Mizuho Securities.

“If one of the largest and presumably, by reputation and experience, the most sophisticated of the health plans out there can’t make money on the exchanges, then one has to question whether the exchange as an institution is a viable enterprise,” Skolnick said. …

Generally, free markets tend to be accurate predictors of major economic trends.


Democratic presidential contenders stick to appeasement/foolishness despite Paris terror attacks

November 19, 2015, 9:04 am

Why learn the lessons of history when you can pander to a constituency that refuses to recognize the threat of radical Islamists? The Islamist savages murdered 129 and wounded over 350 innocents in Paris Friday, but during the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday in Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley insisted they would continue their firm commitments to appeasing and/or ignoring Islamist murderers:

… 1) Hillary Clinton would refuse to apply the phrase “radical Islam” to ISIS; 2) Bernie Sanders would maintain that climate change is a greater threat to national security than ISIS or Islamic terrorism in general; and 3) Martin O’Malley, with Clinton’s agreement, would insist that the U.S. stick to a proposal to admit 65,000 Syria refugees into the country. …

History shows us the terrible consequences of appeasing terror. Just one example out of many is sufficient. Have people already forgotten what happened to this world — how many millions of innocents were killed — after throngs of cowards catered to Hitler and Stalin in the mid 20th century?


TELL SENATE TO STOP GIVING TAXPAYER MONEY TO “SANCTUARY CITIES” – VOTE IS TUESDAY

October 18, 2015, 7:06 pm

ONE-CLICK, EMAIL, CALL: TELL SENATE TO STOP GIVING TAXPAYER MONEY TO “SANCTUARY CITIES” — CITIES WHICH HARBOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. Remember “Kate Steinle, a young woman who was gunned down in San Francisco this summer by an illegal immigrant.” SENATE TO VOTE TUESDAY.

ONE-CLICK: https://www.tedcruz.org/l/stop-sanctuary-cities/ Fill in your name, email, zip, and click, telling senators to stop funding cities which harbor illegal aliens. Courtesy of Ted Cruz.

FOLLOW-UP BY FINDING YOUR SENATORS AND EMAILING AND CALLING THEM HERE: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/


Gun Owners of America: “Paul Ryan Would be ‘Boehner on Steroids’”

October 16, 2015, 9:13 am

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Over the years, I’ve come to know that Gun Owners of America (GOA) is one of the most effective pro-Second Amendment groups in the U.S. I urge you to heed their caution and take action regarding the next Speaker of the U.S. House. The GOA rightfully points out that, while it was great for us to get rid of Speaker Boehner, we certainly don’t want Boehner to hand-pick his own anti-gun successor:

ACTION: Click here to tell your Congressman that you do NOT support any Congressman for House Speaker — including Rep. Paul Ryan — who is willing to compromise on Second Amendment rights!


Tell your Representative to Vote NO on Ryan

They said it couldn’t be done.

But, through your activism, you put pressure on sell-out Speaker John Boehner and helped bring his career to an unlamented end.

But there’s still work to be done.

Lest you think that things couldn’t get worse, one of the top candidates to replace Boehner is the compromising Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan (R).

Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list.

Already, more than 175,000 law-abiding veterans have lost their Second Amendment rights this way.  And, in states like New York, this money will pay to strip Americans of their constitutional rights, merely because they consult a psychiatrist and are prescribed a therapeutic drug.

Ryan has not had many tough (recorded) votes on guns, but the things HE WANTS to do should scare you.

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TAKE ACTION TO SAVE AMERICAN JOBS AND U.S. SOVEREIGNTY: STOP OBAMA’S TPA / TPP / FAST-TRACK

May 26, 2015, 10:40 pm

WE CAN STOP OBAMA FROM DESTROYING AMERICAN JOBS AND SURRENDERING U.S. SOVEREIGNTY — ACT NOW WITH ONE CLICK (BELOW)

Take 1 minute to fill out a short form and click — or instantly get your House rep’s phone number and talking points. Letter text is already there and your message will be automatically routed to your senators and House rep. You can customize the text all you want or write your own letter. I’ve provided multiple links so you can pick and choose which organization’s form to use. There is very broad opposition to TPP/TPA/fast-track (Trans-Pacific Partnership/Trade Promotion Authority) spanning the political spectrum. This is a chance for good American citizens of all stripes to come together and do the right thing.

Do you want to let President Obama sign a “largely secret” [1] trade deal that will eliminate “millions of good jobs,” [2] give “the President More Power,” [3], increase “Trade Deficits,” [3], surrender American sovereignty, [3] allow “currency manipulation,” [3] and allow increased immigration [3] (ON TOP OF OBAMA’S AMNESTIES)? Many polls confirm Americans’ strong opposition to TPA/TPP, [4][5][6] and some House Republicans are taking note. [7]

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a sweeping international regulatory agreement that effects everything from the environment and energy to the minimum wage, food and immigration. If approved, it would have the force of a treaty. Its regulations would override U.S. law and the White House would not be obligated to follow any directives Congress offers on what those rules should look like.” [1]

ACT NOW WITH ONE CLICK

Fill in your info and click the orange “ADD YOUR NAME” button (350.org):

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Scroll down and click on the red “Take Action” button (you’ll be prompted for your zip code and then provided with your House rep’s phone number and talking points/script (Eagle Forum):

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Enter your zip code and press the “Submit” button (Citizens Trade Campaign):

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Scroll down to “Compose Your Own Message,” enter your zip code, and click the “Submit” button (Consumer Action):

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Book Review – Living History: On the Front Lines for Israel and the Jews 2003-2015

May 19, 2015, 6:48 am

By Fern Sidman

“From 2003 through the early months of 2015, I wrote more than 200,000 words about anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism,” says Prof. Phyllis Chesler in the introduction of her recently released book, Living History: On the Front Lines for Israel and the Jews 2003-2015 (Gefen Publishers).

This admission should come as no surprise to anyone even tangentially familiar with the voluminous amount of essays and articles that Dr. Chesler has written on the subject over the last 13 years, donning an impressive variety of hats. As an astute political analyst, researcher and investigative journalist, she has honed these skills in her quest to offer her reader a meticulous examination of a panoply of hot button geo-political issues pertaining to Israel and the Jewish people.

In this anthology-style compendium that contains the corpus of her work in non-redacted form, Chesler prodigiously confronts the seemingly eternal scourge of global anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism, the pernicious nature of radical Islam, the proliferation of visceral Jew hatred and incessant Israel bashing on university campuses, the exposure of the most egregious forms of propaganda in films and books, the truth about the nefarious agenda of multicultural relativism, and critiques the role of the Left-liberal media in creating the “perfect storm.”

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The accusation of “Islamophobia” is designed to shut down discussion, debate and criticism of everything Islamic

May 2, 2015, 6:49 am

By Gary Gerofsky

Recently I read an article (“Levelling the playing field for Muslim girls”) in my local newspaper about a “progressive” idea within a high school that the board of education raise funds for Muslim girls to participate in sports events by paying for special “sports hijabs.” On the surface, it sounds like a fair-minded, inexpensive idea to facilitate inclusion and participation in sports. However, in reality, it is a huge step towards sharia law. It would sanction the political symbols of Islam. It would comply with Islamic family and community pressure on girls to wear an article of clothing that is neither mandatory nor necessary for their faith — and is certainly not required attire by religious duty to play sports. It would place a barrier to integration and inclusion into a normal school environment and team sports. It is a way in which the Islamic community can force us to accept their misogyny, their self-perceived exclusivity and superiority, and their attempts to gain special accommodation within Western society. It is a recipe for further separation and insularity. It is the slippery slope to sharia law. It also speaks to Muslim youth of Canada’s support for Islamic values. In a current situation where we have had too many going off to join ISIS to lop off heads, mass murder and enslave girls, it gives the (privileged) Canadian Muslim youth a green light to support jihad both here and abroad. The leftists love it, as they do all initiatives which bring us closer to political Islam as loyal multicultural followers, and, despite my concerns and objections, it is receiving full support and will most likely be approved, implemented and eventually expanded.

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Obama: The President of War

March 31, 2015, 6:52 am

by Gary Gerofsky

Obama was elected – twice – as a left-wing, Democratic and progressive President promising less involvement in world conflicts, more dialogue with enemies, and fewer American troops deployed. Obama says that he wants a diminished emphasis on American strength. These “progressive” tactics were supposed to make the world more peaceful. The absence of American involvement is now creating a vacuum that is being filled by dictators. In reality, what has resulted is a much more dangerous world at war. The President was supposed to mollify and reassure with his non-interventionist policies and actions but it has been a dismal failure.

What concerns me most is his inability to admit failure. Instead, he steps on the accelerator even after losing Congressional elections. His tactics are fueling more war and potential nuclear conflagration. He and his administration seem to have a willful blindness and complete misunderstanding of the differences between various countries and the ideologies that drive them.

The Obama administration has taken the concept of equality and stretched and distorted it into a belief that the worst state and non-state actors behave just like America. The administration has complete confidence in its own failed strategies despite proof that they are leading the world into more death and danger.

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ACTION CALL: STOP OBAMA’S AMNESTY AND STRENGTHEN IMMIGRATION LAWS

March 26, 2015, 6:31 pm

Look up, call, and email your senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm (or call 202-224-3121 – the Capitol Switchboard – and ask for your senators)

Here are talking points:

  • Please tell your senator to vote YES on Vitter amendments #849 and #850 to the Budget Resolution. These amendments would express the sense of Congress to end the outdated practice of Birthright Citizenship and to defund Pres. Obama’s 2014 unconstitutional amnesties.
  • Please tell your senator to vote NO on Hatch amendment #646 that would instruct Congress to increase the number of foreign tech workers.
  • Please tell your senator to vote YES on Grassley amendments #960 and #958 that instructs Congress to pass legislation that makes E-Verify mandatory and protects American workers before companies can petition for H-1B visas.

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