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The Duplicitous Nature of Requiring Good Cause In Order To Exercise 2nd Amendment Right

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Hat Tip Bullets First.

Just one more way for liberals to micromanage people’s lives.

 

DC has, because they were forced to by the courts, enacted legislation that allows people to get pistol permits in order to carry a firearm while in the citysort of.

Unfortunately the District looked to places like New York City and other rights infringing metropolitan areas to model there new program on.  And while they MAY be technically following the judges orders, it is akin to a childish tantrum in which a parent tells one child to stop touching the other so the belligerent child holds his fingers a hairs breath from the skin all while cackling “I’m not touching you, I’m not touching you.”

As the Associated Press reports:

 

“Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials said they plan to propose legislation that would make the District of Columbia similar to a half-dozen states, including Maryland, where residents can be denied a concealed-carry permit if they can’t show a need for one. … The District is seeking to let the police chief decide whether people have a reason to carry a concealed firearm, and officials said living in a high-crime neighborhood would not be a sufficient reason to obtain a permit.”

So basically, if the Police Chief doesn’t believe that citizens should have carry permits (which he doesn’t) he can just say ‘NO’ to all of them and have a de facto carry ban that the courts had just ruled unconstitutional.  Sure, he’ll give 4e DC Circuit Court of Appeals will follow the example of the 9th circuit, who ruled earlier this year in Peruta v San Diego that discretion on the issuing authority can not help but lead to instances where that authority denies the right of the people and as such is unconstitutional.  California is now a shall issue state (pending appeal) as is Hawaii that had a ruling overturned (Baker v Kealoha) by the 9th Circuit after the Peruta v San Diego verdict.

It seems that acutally being able to exercise a civil right is back in vogue.  But what if we applied the same type of mindset that DC and NYC place on the 2nd Amendment to others?  This is what an America run by DC and NYC looks like in regards to civil rights.

1st Amendment:  You cannot voice an opinion unless you take elocution lessons, are certified in speechgiving, and can display the “need” in which you feel it necessary to speak your mind.  The result of which will be determined by the issuing authority of the Vocal Speech Permit card.

3rd Amendment: Unless you can express a valid reason accetable to the authority why troops should not be quartered in your home, you will be forced to provide room and board for them for a time based on the authorities discretion.

4th Amendment: You must document every item, paper, and piece of property you own and submit it to the authority before they allow you to be safe from searches.

5th Amendment: You will be provided with due process of lawAFTER you prove your innocence to the authority.

6th Amendment: You will provide reasoning why you believe you require a speedy trial and may or may not be granted one based on the issuing authorities discretion.

13th Amendment: You must provide reasoning why you shouldn’t be made a slave or be placed in indentured servitude, you may or may not be enslaved based on the issuing authorities discretion.

15th, 19th, 24th, 26th Amendments: You must provide reasoning why you have a need to vote as well as providing the necessary proof that you are qualified to vote and disclose who you are voting for, as well as pay all fees and charges required in order to receive the permit to vote.  The permit to vote will be issued at the discretion of the authority.

The right to free speech, the freedom from illegal searches and seizures, the right of due process and a speedy trial, liberty, the right to vote and freedom from poll taxes…

If these rights were treated in the same manner that the 2nd Amendment is, the Amendment that specifically states that it “shall not be infringed” then we wouldn’t have much of an America left.  At least not one that the founders who want their names attached too.

We don’t allow our other rights to be determined by an issuing authoritywe don’t have to pay to vote or to speak or to not be a slave, why then do we have to go through the injustice of doing so just to exercise our God given right to keep and bear arms for the security of our lives, our family, our property and our country?

I answer you that we do not.  With luck the courts will continue to hold to their recent rulings and strike down the liberty crushing infringements that places like DC and NYC still have in place.

I would like it if we didn’t have to rely on the courts to do so, but some places like the aformentioned cities just aren’t going to free themselves, but it doesn’t mean that the rest of the country should follow their lead into being subjects of the authority.

We are Americans, so long as we are armed, we are free.
The only person’s discretion that should matter into whether we are armed or not is our own.
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Green Energy Backfires Duke Energy Pays $1 Million For Wind Farm Killing Eagles

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This is from The Liberty Alliance.

The law of unintended consequences is biting

Duke Energy in the a$$.

These companies get bribed by the Obama Regime to

hop on the green energy band wagon.

Now they are paying the fare for the ride.

Now the companies are going to pass on the fare for the

ride to their customers.

 

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Companies that are seeking to profit from government command and control energy policies are now experiencing the financial liability for following green energy central planner’s schemes.

Duke Energy recently settled with the federal government and paid $1 million for the company’s wind turbines killing birds in Wyoming.

From the LATIMES:

Duke Energy Renewables — a subsidiary of the Fortune 250 Duke Energy Corp.admitted to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act in connection with the deaths of more than 160 birds, including 14 golden eagles, according to court documents.

The deaths took place between 2009 and 2013 at two Duke sites in Wyoming that have 176 wind turbines, according to court documents.

Duke Energy is scrambling to find ways to stop its wind turbines from killing birds and the only solution is to shutdown wind turbines when eagles are approaching the wind farms.

The federal government warned in its Friday statement that it was imperative that wind turbine companies research possible effects on bird life before building sites because “at the present time, no post-construction remedies” except shut-down can make wind turbines safe for birds in areas where collision risk is high.

Duke is working to install radar technology, similar to that used by the military to monitor incoming missiles, that will detect eagles near the sites, according to the statement. The company also is employing field biologists who watch for the birds and temporarily shut down the turbines if necessary.

Compliance plan will cost Duke about $600,000 a year, according to court documents.

Continue Reading at DeneenBorelli.com

Read the rest of this Liberty Alliance article here: http://libertyalliance.com/2013/12/green-energy-backfires-duke-energy-pays-1-million-wind-farm-killing-eagles/#Yfy7BUbA4lXX0Mri.99

 

Administration close to finalizing rule to give wind farms a pass on killing eagles for decades

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This is from Fox News Politics.

With Obama and company it is ok to kill Golden Eagles in

the name of preserving the environment using windmills.

Will the tree huggers sue Obama like they do the oil companies?

 

The Obama administration is moving toward finalizing a rule that would give alternative energy farms a pass for killing bald and golden eagles for decades, just weeks after it took legal action for the first time against a company for doing so.

The rule by the Interior Department extends the length of the permits that allow farms to unintentionally kill the eagles without penalty from five to 30 years, according to department records.

The rule authorizes the “non-purposeful” killing of eagles, but also will require farms to implement certain guidelines to help with eagle conservation. The White House finalized its review of the rule Thursday, The Hill reports.

An official with the Interior Department tells The Hill the department has been working for more than a year on the proposal with stakeholders.

The Obama administration, which has been a big supporter of green energy initiatives, faced backlash in August from environmental groups over the 30-year permit proposal. The Hill reports supporters argued the White House needed to better research the effects alternative energy companies could have on the environment.

The administration last month also prosecuted its first case against an energy company for killing 14 golden eagles, which get sucked into the farm’s wind turbines accidentally while they are hunting prey.

Duke Energy agreed to pay $1 million for killing the birds over the past three years at two Wyoming wind farms.  The company pled guilty to misdemeanor charges under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

A study by federal biologists this year found that wind energy facilities in 10 states had killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles since 2008, according to the Associated Press.

 

 

 

 

George Will: ‘All hell is going to break loose’ in 2014 if employers drop insurance plans

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This is from BizPac Review.

Hopefully ths will result in big losses for the DemocRats.

 

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, while discussing the status report on the Obamacare web site released by the White House, columnist George Will warned that “all hell” could break loose in 2014.

Administration officials say in the report that visitors to the government’s health care website will encounter fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, The Associated Press reported.

Home video: Woman gathers family to push
Obamacare at Thanksgiving, gets laughed at

Pointing to the report’s claim that the team fixing HealthCare.gov “is working with private sector velocity and effectiveness,” Will sarcastically acknowledged that this is progress but stressed full functionality is still months away.

Will said that fixing the web site will not solve all the problems associated with Obamacare, suggesting that structural elements of the law could lead to other problems, such as employers dropping insurance plans, according to National Review Online.

“Watch the employers,” he cautioned, “because if they start dumping people into Medicare and into Medicaid, and the doctors then say, ‘The burdens are too high, and the reimbursement is too low, we’re not seeing Medicaid patients,’ then all hell is going to break loose.”

 

High court to look at death row inmate with low IQ

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This is from The Washington Examiner.

I say if you’re smart enough to kill your smart enough to die. 

They say a youth should not be executed.

Again I say you’re old enough to kill your old enough to kill.

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven years after the Supreme Court barred states from executing mentally disabled inmates, the justices said Monday they will take up a Florida case over how authorities determine who is eligible to be put to death.

The outcome could answer a question left unresolved by the court’s 6-3 decision in Atkins v. Virginia, the 2002 case that spares the mentally disabled from the death penalty. The ruling essentially left it to states to decide whether an inmate is mentally disabled.

The case under review is an appeal of a Florida Supreme Court ruling that upheld the death sentence for Freddie Lee Hall, who scored just above the state’s cutoff for mental disability as measured by IQ tests.

Hall was sentenced to death for killing Karol Hurst, a 21-year-old pregnant woman who was abducted leaving a grocery store in 1978.

Florida law prohibits anyone with an IQ of 70 or higher from being classified as mentally disabled, regardless of other evidence to the contrary. Hall’s scores on three IQ tests ranged from 71 to 80.

Florida is one of nine death penalty states with a strict IQ limit, said Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente. The others are: Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

Pariente voted with the majority to uphold Hall’s sentence, but noted there is no national consensus on how to determine mental disability.

Hall’s case has bounced around the Florida courts for decades. In 1989, the Florida Supreme Court threw out Hall’s original death penalty and ordered a new sentencing hearing. A judge then resentenced Hall to death, but declared he was mentally disabled. That took place before the 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said executing a mentally disabled inmate violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, and before Florida passed a law setting the IQ limit.

When Hall later filed another appeal, the same judge ruled he was not mentally disabled because his scores on IQ tests topped 70.

Hall has been in prison more than 35 years, almost all of it under a death sentence. He and another man, Mack Ruffin, were prosecuted for forcing Hurst to drive from a Pantry Pride parking lot in central Florida’s Leesburg to a wooded area, where she was sexually assaulted and shot to death. The pair also were convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy. Ruffin also initially was sentenced to death, but his penalty later was changed to life in prison.

The case will be argued early next year.

The case is Hall v. Florida, 12-10882.

 

California Muslim planned to fake his own death and become “soldier for jihad”

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This is from Jihad Watch.

I am shocked this Kalifornia man could get such racist and

Islamophobic idea about the religion of peace.SNARK!

Anyone with an IQ above a bag of hammers knows Islam

is a murdering cult of death that has a pedophile leader. 

 

Somehow this convert to Islam got the outrageously mistaken and frankly Islamophobic idea that jihad meant waging war against unbelievers. How did he get that idea? No one seems to care. After all, it has never happened before and never will again, right? Why should law enforcement care about such a remote possibility?

“Prosecutor: American arrested in California planned to assist al-Qaida, aid terrorism,” from the Associated Press, October 21 (thanks to Kenneth):

LOS ANGELES – A 24-year-old American charged with attempting to assist al-Qaida in international terrorism was enticed into confessing to an undercover FBI agent who posed as a recruiter for the extremist organization and provided him with a false passport, a prosecutor told a judge Monday.In an extensive inquiry, U.S. District Judge John Walter demanded more information on the case against Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen of Garden Grove, expressing skepticism about some of the evidence. His questioning revealed new facts about the case that depicts Nguyen as a wannabe terrorist with no special skills to offer al-Qaida.

Nguyen appeared in court with his hands shackled to his waist. His appearance was dramatically changed from the time of his arrest, when he had long hair and a beard. He was clean shaven with a close cropped haircut and made no comment during the hearing. He was ordered held without bail.

Nguyen has pleaded not guilty to two charges of making a false statement on a passport and attempting to provide material support and resources to a terrorist organization.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Judith Heinz said evidence against Nguyen was gathered by a confidential informant and an undercover FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter. Nguyen had reached out on the Internet and on his Facebook page to join the terrorist group, the prosecutor said.He was arrested Oct. 11 at a Santa Ana bus station as he prepared to board a bus for Mexico with plane tickets to his ultimate destination in Pakistan, authorities said. The undercover agent escorted him to the bus and had told him they would be meeting “his sheik” in Peshawar, the prosecutor said.

When agents moved in to arrest him, Nguyen exclaimed, “‘How did you guys find out?'” Heinz said.

The prosecutor said Nguyen had his fake passport, $1,850 in Syrian currency and a pamphlet with extensive instructions on shooting and setting up battle plans.

In his home, she said they found three swords, two large axes, two hatchets and a copy of the famous tome, “The Art of War.”

Heinz said the government would allege that Nguyen planned to offer himself as a trainer of some 30 al-Qaida forces for an ambush against coalition forces in Syria, where he had already spent five months fighting with rebels.

“He would train them in shooting,” Heinz said….

“He confessed on the 50 hours of interviews,” the prosecutor said, relating Nguyen’s plan to go to Pakistan, fake his own death and assume a new identity “to be a soldier for Jihad.”

The FBI operative told Nguyen getting a fake passport would be a lot easier than faking his death and offered help. The prosecutor said Nguyen filled out the passport request with a new name, Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, and gave it to the agent, who sent it to the U.S. government which issued the passport….

 

 

 

Abbott warns arms treaty could spur Texas to sue

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This is from The Statesman in Austin,Texas.

More Red State Attorney Generals need to follow Texas’ lead.

This UN gun grab needs to be stopped now.

 

By Chuck Lindell

American-Statesman Staff

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, no stranger to suing the federal government since President Barack Obama took office, repeated his warning Wednesday that U.S. ratification of a United Nations arms treaty would bring “swift legal action” from Texas.

Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday, saying it would improve world safety and limit terrorist access to weapons.

But Abbott said the treaty, if ratified by the U.S. Senate, would endanger the right to keep and bear arms as protected by the U.S. Constitution.

“By signing this treaty, the Obama administration has attempted to subject Americans’ right to bear arms to the oversight of the United Nations. The very reason we fought for independence was to free ourselves from the dictates of leaders in other lands,” Abbott said.

“We are alarmed that the president’s action today includes ‘small arms,’ which could draw law-abiding gun owners and gun store operators into a complex web of bureaucratic red tape created by a new department at the UN devoted to overseeing the treaty,” he said.

If senators ratify the document, “Texas stands ready to lead the charge to have the treaty overturned in court,” said Abbott, who is running for governor in the 2014 GOP primary. Abbott issued a similar warning in April, when the United Nations finished negotiations on the treaty.

Kerry scoffed at critics who oppose the treaty based on Second Amendment fears, saying it would not regulate domestic weapons sales.

“This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. It recognizes the freedom of both individuals and states to obtain, possess and use arms for legitimate purposes,” Kerry said, according to the Associated Press.

Strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association and a number of U.S. senators, the treaty faces a difficult path to ratification.

The treaty, according to the AP:

• Requires ratifying countries to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers.

• Prohibits the transfer of weapons that could be used to promote acts of genocide or war crimes, violate arms embargoes or could be used in attacks on civilians.

• Covers battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile launchers, and small arms and light weapons.

The treaty will take effect when 50 countries ratify it. Although 91 nations have signed the treaty, only four have ratified it thus far.

 

Is Congressman Keith Ellison tied to the mass murder at the Kenyan Mall?

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Food for thought

 

AP ‘real reporters’ spread disinformation to support gun ban agenda

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This is from The Examiner.

The media knows there are sheeple that will believe everything they report.

The media will never be fact  checked by the sheeple.

 

Those behind a late-night attack … used an assault-style weapon to spray the crowd with bullets, making it ‘a miracle’ no one was killed,”an Associated Press “report” by “Authorized Journalists” Carla K. Johnson and Herbert G. McCann breathlessly declared. “Ballistics evidence shows that those behind Thursday night’s attack used a 7.62 mm rifle fed by a high-capacity magazine, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters.”

That’s as opposed to “personal defense capacity” magazines when “patrol rifles” are in the hands of government-sanctioned “Only Ones” like Chi-Town’s finest.

That “type of weapon,” McCarthy said, “belongs on a ‘battlefield, not on the street or a corner or a park…’”

If one didn’t know better, one would think he and his media chroniclers were talking about a select fire-capable rifle, the kind that actually are found on battlefields. Or one would think that’s what they want us to think.

Does anyone think Associated Press “reporters” don’t know better, or don’t know that McCarthy’s well-publicized objective is a nationwide semi-auto and magazine ban? Does anyone think Johnson and McCann are unaware of just whose talking point they’re all parroting?

“I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals,” Barack Obama proclaimed, himself parroting a ubiquitous gungrabber meme, “that they belong on the battlefields of war and not on the streets of our cities.”

Does anyone truly think professional reporters are unaware of the well-known and longstanding deception promulgated by the Violence Policy Center — which laid out the strategy back in 1988– by declaring that “The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons”?

Does anyone think that seasoned newshounds, with research skills and all the resources of the mighty AP at their disposal, could possibly be unaware of The Journalist’s Guide to Gun Policy Scholars and Second Amendment Scholars, providing access to any number of recognized experts, listed by specialty, location and name, whom they could consult on any issue imaginable pertaining to guns? If they wanted to…?

Does anyone wonder why “straight news” correspondents didn’t even try to solicit an opinion from someone who might have inputs on why banning semi-automatic rifles will not reduce violent crime? Or someone who might point out that McCarthy is exploiting them as a megaphone toscore political points with? Does anyone think they really believe his opinion is objective, or that they don’t know they’re being used — and approve of it?

Does anyone think the Associated Press — which didn’t even regard Fast and Furious government-facilitated “gunwalking,” where estimated hundreds have been killed, as a big enough story to rate inclusion in their “Top Ten” news stories for 2011 — has any interest in doing anything that doesn’t promote more government control, while ignoring, spinning and suppressing stories that don’t?

Does anyone think Carla and Herbert are lazy, incompetent, agenda-driven, dishonest, or some combination of these (perhaps all), or is there an alternative explanation that could account for the crap quality of their thinly-disguised propaganda piece presented to an unsuspecting public as “news”?

Does anyone have any questions about why Joe Biden refers to such as these using the term “legitimate news media,” and why Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin are so eager to legislate just who the government will recognize as a “real reporter”?

 

Obama-mask clown gets lifetime Missouri fair ban. Just, or too harsh?

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This is from The Christian Science Monitor.

The people in Missouri and the left are acting just like the Muslim thugs

in Denmark over the Mohammed cartoons.

Presidents get made fun of George W.Bush,George H.W.Bush and even

DemocRat William Jefferson Clinton.

But the left acts like Obama is the messiah or some kind of a prophet.

Obama being the first black president does not and should not exempt

him from criticism or being made fun of.  

 

An Obama-mask clown at the Missouri State Fair was banned for life, after photos and video asking a crowd if they wanted to see Obama ‘run down by a bull’ went viral. The crowd cheered. Fair officials dubbed the stunt  ‘unconscionable.’

Missouri State Fair officials have banned for life the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask while facing bulls at the event over the weekend.

The clown in question engaged in an “unconscionable stunt” and will never perform at the Show Me state venue again, the Missouri State Fair Commission said Monday, in a statement. Fair officials are also reviewing their contract with the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association, the contractor responsible for hiring and overseeing bull ring clowns.

The performance was “inappropriate and not in keeping with the Fair’s standards,” said the statement.

The fair did not reveal the clown’s identity.

During a bull riding contest on Sunday, the clown appeared wearing a rubber mask of the president with an upside down broomstick trailing from his backside, as if it were a tail. The audience was asked, over a public address system, if it wanted to see Mr. Obama “run down by a bull.” Many people present clapped and cheered, according to one witness, Perry Beam.

“It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally,” said Mr. Beam.

 

Others defended the act as within the mainstream of rodeo ring entertainment. The clown was meant to be imitating a dummy, another witness, Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association member David Berry, told the Associated Press. Bull ring clowns often dress as sitting presidents, Mr. Berry said.

“The joke is not that it was the president. They drag out this person dressed like a dummy and all of a sudden this dummy just takes off running. That’s what’s funny,” Berry told AP.

Whatever the intent, the nationwide reaction was harsh. Photos and video of the event went viral, and social media exploded with condemnation.

The public address announcer at the rodeo, Mark Ficken, is trying to distance himself from the fracas. Mr. Ficken, president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association and superintendent of the Boonville School District, said the clown was wearing a wireless mike and made most of the comments heard by the audience. Ficken said through an attorney that he was “as surprised as anyone” at the appearance of an Obama mask.

The speed with which fair officials responded to the uproar may be indicative of both the seriousness with which they took the stunt and the fact that Missouri is not exactly a deep-red anti-Obama state.

Instead, Missouri is a conservative rural center sandwiched between two urban areas, St. Louis and Kansas City, which contain lots of Democratic voters.

Mitt Romney did beat Obama there in 2012 by almost 10 points, 53.8 percent to 44.4 percent. But Obama essentially tied John McCain in Missouri in 2008. Gov. Jay Nixon is a Democrat, as is Attorney General Chris Koster, Secretary of State Jason Kander, and one of the state’s two US senators, Claire McCaskill.

If it’s not purple, Missouri is at least a purple-tinged state, and fair officials are surely cognizant of that, given that they receive more than $400,000 in state money to help fund their event.

 

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