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  • A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider

    02/19/2018 3:28:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | February 16, 2018 | David French
    To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice your religion. It’s a co-equal liberty in the Bill of Rights, grounded not just in the minds of the Founders but in natural law. Against this backdrop, most forms of gun control proposed after each mass killing represent a collective punishment. The rights of the law-abiding are restricted with no...
  • Republican Turncoats Introduce Anti-Gun Law

    10/20/2017 3:49:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Florida Republican Carlos Curbelo along with 9 other turncoat Republicans introduce the first formal anti-gun law after the tragedy in Las Vegas. It's also backed by 10 Democrats. GET IN THE FIGHT NOW. THIS IS FAR MORE SERIOUS THAN YOU MAY THINK. PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE.
  • More Florida voter fraud? 3000 registrations list UPS stores as residence (Vote Twice!)

    05/05/2016 1:29:52 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    Allen West ^ | April 26, 2014 | Allen West
    ...One thing I learned in the 2012 election cycle, it was about voter fraud. My conservative warrior associate, Katherine Engelbrecht, and her organization, True the Vote, took up the mantle against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, who admitted to sending “questionable” results to the Florida Secretary of State. It was somewhat disheartening that the Florida Secretary of State and Attorney General sat back, watched the news reports, and did nothing. With that background: ...“Voter Fraud? If they’re not catching the easy stuff, what else are they missing?” Prentice asks, are some of Florida’s Supervisors of Elections...
  • Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston

    05/03/2013 5:11:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies ^ | 5/3/13 | JIM VERTUNO
    The message from the National Rifle Association, fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, is clear: The fight has just begun. The powerful gun rights lobby gathers in Houston this weekend for its annual convention and organizers anticipate a celebration over the victory in Washington and to recharge for more political struggles as gun control advocates tally their own successes in states around the country. "If you are an NRA member, you deserve to be proud," Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's brash, no-compromises chief executive wrote last week to the organization's 5 million members, telling them...
  • Will America Change to Accommodate Tyranny?

    04/19/2013 1:42:31 PM PDT · by STD · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/19/13 | STD
    Fundamentally opposed principalities and powers have been locked in a titanic ideologic death dance since the creation of this Free Republic. Destructive and divisive forces hate time tested traditions and any notion of orthodoxy. They prosper through the dark arts of guile, disinformation and deception. Striking always from behind the scenes, hidden behind the obvious are failed policies based upon submission to human frailty, greed and pride. Our Republic, draws it's strength from the consent of the righteous and the efforts of the exceptional. Empty class envy manifestos that guarantee results in life are a deadly poison. Shared success, class...
  • Samaria Jews Take On IDF Function as Terror Mounts

    05/11/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/12 | Maayana Miskin
    In light of a wave of attacks and carjackings on Judea and Samaria highways, civilians in the area have begun taking over from the IDF. A newly established group of Binyamin-area Israelis aims to protect the roads where the military has failed, Tatzpit reports. The group conducts routine patrols and has its own vehicles on the road to show a stronger security presence. The volunteer guards expressed hope that they would not permanently replace the IDF, but rather, would serve as a temporary back-up while the army prepares to handle the threat itself. “The army is obligated to protect the...

    08/07/2010 3:22:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 8/7/2010 | Fr Paul Scalia
    On the evening of March 24, 1522, Ignatius of Loyola went to the monastery of Montserrat. There he spent the night in prayer — standing or kneeling, but never resting or relaxing. He remained vigilant. At dawn, having placed his sword and armor at the altar of Our Lady, he put on a beggar’s cloak and followed Christ. Such vigils were not uncommon in his day. And still now monks and nuns rise early to pray and people remain in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament throughout the night. They are watching, remaining vigilant for the Lord.“Blessed are those servants whom...
  • Along the Border: A Report From Camp Vigilance the MSM Doesn’t Want You To Read

    04/10/2010 11:01:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 799+ views
    big journalism ^ | 4/10/10 | Jake Boot
    And so they’re scared. Scared as we should all be, if the truth be known. The truth would have to be TOLD first, of course, and as usual the MSM is missing a great story. What is coming? Long lines at the “medical collective?” Yeah, that, but now that the administration has proven it can make us eat a law that nobody wants, they’re going to pull another dead rabbit out of the hat, and even the people who haven’t been paying attention feel it coming. Amnesty. Not for people who’ve sent angry emails to their congressman.
  • Attacks Underscore Need for Vigilance Against Al-Qaida

    01/06/2010 4:05:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 117+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2010 – The United States will pursue “any and all means possible” to support the Yemeni government as it confronts the terrorist threat within its borders that threatened the United States directly in a failed Dec. 25 attack, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today. The fiscal 2010 budget provides additional funds for the United States to help build the capacity of foreign militaries and security forces, including Yemen’s, to deal with terrorism within their borders, Morrell told reporters. Yemen received $67 million in so-called 1206 funds during fiscal 2009, he noted. In addition, it received about...
  • Airborne Cavalry Soldiers Stay Vigilant in Iraqi Suburbs

    08/20/2009 4:33:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 327+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pvt. Jared N. Gehmann, USA
    MADAIN REGION, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2009 – Undeveloped areas and vast farmlands are some of the key characteristics that make up the southeastern areas outside the Iraqi capital, where Multinational Division Baghdad paratroopers operate. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Grimsley greets an Iraqi girl during a checkpoint in the Madain region outside eastern Baghdad, Aug. 19, 2009. Grimsley is a squad leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jared Gehmann  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For the paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Troop...
  • Vigilance in Community Provides Peace

    08/07/2008 4:37:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 70+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt Michel Sauret, Multi-National Division - Center
    BAGHDAD — Upon the wall of their operations cell, a painting depicts a lion head with a banner reading, "Vigilance is Excellence." However, for Task Force Vigilant, a patrolling and quick-reaction team for Multi-National Division - Center, vigilance also stands for peace. "If we weren't doing patrols, it wouldn't be as calm as it is," said Pvt. Adam Burrell, a team driver. TF Vigilant patrols neighborhoods near the Baghdad International Airport to ensure the security of the local community. They do this through housing assessments and night patrols aimed at keeping streets clear during curfew hours outside of the Victory...

    04/06/2008 12:36:51 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 3 replies · 107+ views
    Dave Grossman
    By LTC(RET) Dave Grossman, RANGER, Ph.D.,author of “On Killing.” Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for? - William J. Bennett - in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997 One Vietnam veteran, an...
  • Pearl Harbor Survivor Emphasizes Need for Vigilance

    12/07/2007 4:09:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 280+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2007 – It’s been 66 years, and tears still well up in the eyes of Robert Bishop when he thinks of that day. Robert Bishop stands outside the U.S. Capitol, where he and 13 other Pearl Harbor survivors and about 100 others including family, friends, servicemembers and members of Congress met for a remembrance ceremony sponsored by the White House Commission on Remembrance and the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund in partnership with the AMVETS and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. Photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. He was a 20-year-old...
  • Cheney Urges Vigilance in Confronting Terror

    11/01/2007 4:36:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 76+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2007 – Vice President Richard B. Cheney today emphasized the importance of victory in Iraq and urged continued support for the men and women in uniform. Speaking to about 300 people in Indianapolis at the Indiana War Memorial before the opening of an American Legion conference, the vice president urged vigilance in standing up to terrorists who seek to destroy all that America and the rest of the free world stand for. “Through acts of stealth and murder and spectacular violence, they intend to frighten us and break our will (and) to hit us again and...
  • Stop or they'll shoot! (Quasi-public agency installs stop sign cameras)

    07/12/2007 9:06:43 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 40 replies · 1,155+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/12/07 | By Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
    A few weeks ago, David Bennett turned off Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades and pulled into a nearly vacant parking lot at Temescal Gateway Park to use his cellphone. When he was finished, he passed a stop sign at Temescal Canyon Road and continued back to Sunset. Then he heard from the state authority that runs the park and other open spaces along the Santa Monica Mountains. "They sent me a letter telling me I didn't really stop," said the Malibu contractor. "They said it was a 'courtesy' letter because they weren't collecting the fine yet." That will change next...
  • Gates Urges Vigilance in Terror War

    05/03/2007 9:38:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 175+ views
    DALLAS, May 3, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today urged Americans to learn from past mistakes and steel their resolve to see the war on terror through to victory.  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tells members of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce on May 3 that the United States must persevere against violent extremism and learn from the lessons of history as it prepares to face the future. Air Force photo by Michael Tolzmann   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Gates warned during an address to the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce here that giving...
  • Bush Urges Vigilance in Seeing Iraq Succeed

    04/10/2007 4:40:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 304+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 10, 2007 – It’s time for the Iraqi government to step up and “do hard work,” but withdrawing U.S. troops too quickly would ultimately backfire, President Bush told an American Legion post in Fairfax, Va., today. Bush said the decision to send more troops to Iraq to help stabilize the capital was tough but necessary. Military commanders he talked with support the plan as the only real option in light of escalating violence. The president said the generals recognized that leaving Iraq before the Iraqis had enough trained troops to secure Baghdad would have left a dangerous...
  • With ISF vigilance, pilgrims gather in peace

    08/21/2006 5:34:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 112+ views
    By Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO Iraqi police provide security in a section of Kadhimiyah, Iraq, on March 29, 2005. Department of Defense photo by Air Force Senior Airman Lapedra P. Tolson. BAGHDAD — Under the watchful eye of the Iraqi Police and Army, over a million Shiite pilgrims gathered in peace over the weekend in Baghdad’s Kadhimiyah neighborhood to commemorate the death of the 7th Imam.The event, in which the faithful visit the al-Kadhimiyah Shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim, was sheltered from much of the violence that has plagued other religious celebrations in recent years. Security for the...
  • Leaders: Vigilance Critical for Success in Iraq, Around World

    08/03/2006 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 192+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 3, 2006 – The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East told Congress today he’s “rarely seen it so unsettled or so volatile” and urged continued regional and coalition pressure to confront problems before they escalate further. Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command, joined Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The leaders expressed concern about growing sectarian violence in Iraq, particularly in Baghdad. Abizaid called the violence “as bad as I’ve seen it” and warned...
  • U.S. carefully watching possibility of N. Korea nuke test

    07/23/2006 2:36:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 916+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 07/22/06
    Saturday July 22, 4:44 PM U.S. carefully watching possibility of N. Korea nuke test (Kyodo) _ The United States is vigilantly watching the possibility of North Korea conducting a nuclear test now that it has test-fired ballistic missiles, a senior U.S. administration official told Kyodo News on Friday. "I wouldn't rule it out," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding he is unaware of any indication from North Korea that it plans to test its nuclear weapons. Asked if the United States is exercising "vigilance" about a nuclear test, the official said, "Very absolutely." North Korea warned of...