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From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

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This is from the Daily Signal.

We all remember the words of Eric The Lawless Holder when he said voter fraud does not exist. 

Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth.

 

It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York.

The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 caseswhere nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals.

Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud database:

1. Kentucky

In eastern Kentucky, Ross Harris and Loren Glenn Turnerfunneled $41,000 to the 2002 county judgeship campaign of Doug Hays for what the defendants claimed was a lawful operation to pay more than 1,200 people $50 each to drive voters to the polls.

But a jury determined that this alleged vote-hauling program was just a disguise for what was in reality a vote-buying scheme. The punishment reflected the severity of the fraud:Hays was sentenced to six months behind bars, and Harris was hit with a $100,000 fine.

2. Mississippi

Not to be outdone, William Greg Eason of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi bribed voters with beer and money to cast fraudulent absentee ballots for a district supervisor candidate in a 2003 run-off election. A jury found him guilty, and he was sentenced to two years in prison, a punishment that also clearly reflected the severity of the offense.

3. West Virginia

Voter fraud and its ill effects are not limited to elections for local offices. On the contrary, voter fraud can and often does occur in connection with elections to the nation’s highest offices. In Lincoln County, West Virginia, Circuit Clerk Greg Stowers and five other Democrats were charged in 2005 with participating in a conspiracy to buy votes in congressional and presidential elections dating back to 1990.

The men paid for votes in liquor and cash (typically $20 per vote), handed out slates listing preferred candidates, and performed favors for supporters. All six eventually pleaded guilty to these charges in 2006, and Stowers was sentenced to six months in federal prison.

4. Georgia

A case out of Georgia shows that voter fraud has the power to steal an election from the rightful victor.

Tommy Raney, a 2007 candidate for a city council seat, and his campaign worker, Debra Brown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit absentee ballot fraud.

Raney won the election against Larry Pickett by only 27 votes. Raney and Brown were fined $158,000 and $20,000, respectively. Despite the fraud, the election results were never officially overturned, and Raney did not resign his city council seat until nearly two years later, in September of 2009.

5. Iowa

Martia Yvonne Phillips and eight others in Iowa  pleaded  guilty to voting in the 2008 election despite being convicted felons who had not had their voting rights restored. Phillips voted while still on probation for a 2006 felony drug conviction. She was subsequently sentenced to five years in prison, a sentence that was suspended to two years’ probation.

Voter fraud clearly exists in many forms and in many places despite earnest efforts by some authorities to crack down hard on offenders. Moreover, voter fraud is easy to commit and tough to investigate after the fact, particularly when inadequate safeguards exist to detect the crime in the first place.

That is why it is important for state legislatures to enact commonsense legislation designed to combat voter fraud before it can distort an electoral result. Voter ID laws—which many liberals love to criticize, but which a majority of Americans across ideological lines support—are an answer to many types of voter fraud, including fraudulent use of absentee ballots.

But other measures are also needed, such as requiring proof of citizenship to register and verification of the accuracy of voter registration information.

Critics often argue that laws intended to uphold the integrity of elections are ineffective and unnecessary.

Voting Fraud Prevented

But take the case of Carol Hannah of Colorado. Hannah was registered to vote in Mohave County, Arizona and Adams County, Colorado and was convicted of voting in both statesduring the 2010 election. Hannah’s double-voting was detected by the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, a system that examines shared voter data from more than 25 states and checks for identical name and date-of-birth matches to ensure the accuracy of voter rolls and to ensure that individuals like Hannah cannot unlawfully double-dip.

In that case, the program did exactly what it was designed to do. Hannah was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

Democracy is one of America’s finest traditions; voter fraud is not.

The implications of these cases are clear: election fraud exists, and it is neither isolated nor inconsequential. We can and must take steps to detect and deter this problem.

 

 

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In These 13 States, Gas Is Selling for Below $2 a Gallon

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This is from The Daily Signal.

In my part of Indiana gas is still $2.39.9 per gallon.

Yet 92.4 miles away in Franklin, Indiana gas is $1.87.9 per gallon. 

 

 

Just two weeks ago, a sole gas station in Oklahoma swept headlines for dropping gas prices below $2 a gallon. Today, 13 states have joined that list, and the trend is expanding.

Gas for less than $1.90 a gallon can be found in at least one station in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio, according to CNN. CNN cites 10 additional states– Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia– that now have gas below $2 a gallon.

“What we’re seeing is markets at work,” Heritage Foundation economist Nick Loris said. “Significant increases in supply and a relatively weak demand is lowering prices not just at the pump, but for most of the goods and services we pay for.”

The national average has dipped to $2.55 a gallon, marking the lowest drop since October 2009, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. Just a year ago, that average was $3.23.

“Oil prices are plunging because there is so much oil in the market,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a press release. “It’s unclear exactly how long this will continue, but gas prices will keep falling as long as oil prices do.”

Jenkins said oil prices are predicted to continue dropping through the first half of next year, increasing the “likelihood of $2 gasoline.”

CNN partially attributes this drop in prices to decreased oil demand because of the “economic slowdowns” across Europe and Asia along with increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles.

Another key reason for the drop is the increase in U.S. output. Domestic oil production is at a three-decade high, contributing to the increase in supply and driving down costs.

But Loris cautions against celebrating too soon.

“The falling prices are certainly a welcome relief,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean policymakers should ignore the government-imposed regulations and restrictions that artificially inflate prices and prevent markets from working more efficiently.”

 

 

 

Robbed gas-station store puts magical “no gun” sign on door

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This is from The D.C. Clothesline.

I bet the people in charge of this store are DemocRats, Obamabots that believe in unicorns and gun free zones.

 

 

I would bet $10 the owner of this gas-station store is a Democrat because only Democrats believe in word magic and only Democrats can be this stupid.

On March 19, 2014, a Mississippi concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder, a white male in his 30s, walked into Keith’s Superstore — a convenience store attached to a Chevron gas station at 7843 Highway 11 in Lumberton, MS.

Keith's Superstore

WDAM TV reports that the man with the CWP saw attempted robber 29-year-old Lamont Williams stabbing the female store manager behind the counter. So the armed Good Samaritan took out his concealed gun, for which he has a permit, and held Williams at gunpoint until the police arrived.

The manager was taken to a hospital in Hattiesburg. Thankfully, her injury was not severe.

If it were not for the concealed weapons permit holder who just happened to walk in the store, the manager might have been killed by Williams.

The next day, Rick Ward of Mississippi Gun News contacted Keith’s Superstore supervisor Bob, who told Ward the store did NOT have a “No Guns” sign on its door at the time.

So what did the store do, after a Concealed Weapons Permit holder had heroically stopped an armed robber from killing the store’s manager?

As reported by Eric Reed for BuzzPo, June 25, 2014:

It has just been confirmed that Keith’s Superstore has posted a “No Guns” signs on their front doors. The picture of their entry doors is below.

Keith's Superstore no gun sign

It has been further confirmed that these signs just appeared recently, and were not up at the time of the March 2014 stabbing.

I of course called Keith’s Superstore in Lumberton, MS to find out what their logic was. Long story short, they were quite rude, and refused to answer any questions pertaining to this incident. Perhaps I should’ve asked why they didn’t post a “No Knives” sign!

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Report: Story of girl getting tossed from KFC hoax

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This is from The Clarion-Ledger.

Now I can understand why Mississippi is the most corrupt state in the Union.

Corrupt people elect corrupt politicians.

This family goes beyond just corrupt they sink to low life scum and vile creatures.

 

The heart-wrenching story of a disfigured 3-year-old child being asked to leave a Jackson KFC because her appearance was scaring other customers was a made-up story that resulted in the family bilking the public and professionals for more than $135,000 in cash, as well as gifts and free surgeries, sources with deep knowledge of the investigation said exclusively to the Laurel Leader-Call.

The sources spoke on the condition of strict anonymity because they were not permitted to speak on the record.

Of the findings, the sources said:

Kelly Mullins, the child’s grandmother who was reportedly with her at the store, told KFC that the incident happened on May 15.

A Facebook post attributed to Victoria’s Victories, a support site for young Victoria Wilcher who was mauled by three of her grandfather’s pit bulls, has the two in Jackson on May 15 having gone to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. There are two KFC locations close to the hospital — on Woodrow Wilson Drive and Meadowbrook Drive.

On May 16, Victoria’s Victories wrote: “We had a small adventure yesterday, Victoria pulled her feeding tube out but thanks to the great people at Batson Children’s Hospital she is home today waiting for her new sister! Mom & Baby Abby come home today too!!”

The source said surveillance videos show that at no time on the 15th were any people children in the store who match the description of Victoria Wilcher or Mullins. The tapes were viewed in both the Meadowbrook and Woodrow Wilson KFC locations in Jackson, the source said. In hours of tape, the source said one small boy with his parents is seen, but they order food and leave the store.

The source said no orders were recorded to include mashed potatoes and sweet tea on the same transaction, or even the two items as part of a larger order on May 15.

Mullins told WAPT-TV in Jackson shortly after the incident went viral on social media June 12 that: “I ordered a sweet tea and mashed potatoes and gravy. I sat down at the table and started feeding her and the lady came over and said that we would have to leave, because we were disturbing other customers, that Victoria’s face was disturbing other customers.”

The source said never has a hospital patient been asked to leave one of the KFCs and he pointed to seeing people suffering from all sorts of ailments eat at KFC.

Inside Batson Children’s Hospital is a plaque of Col. Harland Sanders, founder of KFC, placed there after the company made a multimillion-dollar donation to the hospital.

“We have never ever ever run off anyone, and we have <fz,1,0,17>seen some really really sick people come to the restaurant from the hospital,” the source said. “We’ve had people come in who were shot in the face. We’ve had them with tubes and wire sticking out. We never have asked anyone to leave.”

The family initially told KFC the incident happened at the location on State and High streets, a claim backed by a Facebook post by Victoria’s Victories, a page run by Teri Rials Bates, the girl’s aunt that read: “Thank you for your support for Victoria. If you would like to file a complaint its the KFC on State Street in Jackson MS.” That store is not in operation and has been closed for several years.

Victoria’s Victories changed its story Friday, saying the State Street reference was a mistake. In it, Bates wrote: “Im the Aunt, I run her page and Im the one that miss quoted that it was State street when it was actually Woodrow Wilson. Dont blame the grandmother for my mistake!”

The story began going viral on June 12 when Victoria’s Victories page posted: “Does this face look scary to you? Last week at KFC in Jackson MS this precious face was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners. I personally will never step foot in another KFC again and will be personally writing the CEO.”

After it went viral, employees and managers at both Jackson locations have faced death threats, have had drinks thrown at them through the drive-thru window and have faced constant verbal harassment, the source confirmed.

One employee told the Leader-Call on June 20 that it was the first day since the firestorm erupted that he would wear his KFC work shirt in public.

Mullins’ attorney, Bill Kellum of Jackson, said until he received word from the investigation launched by KFC that he could not comment.

The findings of the report are expected this week.

The incident garnered near instant national and international attention and became an economic windfall for a family who was openly concerned via social media of their fight with an unidentified insurance company and their financial struggles with paying for Victoria’s medical bills.

There was no mention of what insurance carrier the family had.

Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Frank L. Stiles visited the family over the weekend for a consultation. His nonprofit, The Frank L. Stiles Foundation, will cover the costs of the expensive reconstructive procedures, which Stiles said would normally cost tens of thousands of dollars. Other doctors have offered to assist as well, he said on social media.

More than $135,000 has been raised through an online donation site, gofundme.com, since June 13.

The fund was created by Bates on April 28. The funding before the chicken caper came from seven donors for a total of $595.

On May 20, Victoria’s Victories posted: “Victoria’s family is really struggling with the insurance company. Currently <DP>the(y) are not paying for the formula that goes into her feeding pump. If you can donate please do. They need your help.”

No donations were given after that post until June 13, when the KFC incident went viral.

The fund collected 46 donations on June 13. On June 14, 164 people donated.

On June 15, 709 people donated and on June 16, when the firestorm had reached its zenith, 1,085 people donated. From June 17 to noon June 21, 855 more people had donated to the fund.

Of those donations, $30,000 of it came from KFC for help with medical bills suffered when Victoria was attacked by three pit bulls at her grandfather’s Simpson County trailer.

Messages left for Bates on the Victoria’s Victories page and her personal Facebook page went unreturned.

National and world media such as CNN, Nancy Grace, Huffington Post and “The Today Show” jumped on the story, lambasting the employees, KFC and YUM! Brands, KFC’s corporate owners.

Riding a wave of anger at KFC, vitriol overtook social media with calls for boycotting KFC.

On April 10, three of Donald Mullins’ 10 pit bulls burst through a door and began mauling Victoria at his Garrett Road home.

Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis told WAPT at the time that one of the dogs ripped open the back door and jumped on the little girl.

The other two dogs dragged the girl into the back yard and began mauling her. Donald Mullins and his girlfriend, Rita Tompkins, were arrested and charged with child endangerment, but both are out on bond.

Victoria was rushed to a Jackson hospital, where she has been undergoing numerous treatments and surgeries.

She suffered several broken bones, severe facial scarring and has been having to eat using a feeding tube.

Attempts to reach the family Monday were unsuccessful.

 

Mississippi Named Most Corrupt State in the Nation

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This is from The Daily Signal.

I would have bet on Illinois topping this list instead of being #4.

 

Mississippi has finally got a top ranking among the states. Problem is, it’s an achievement the state can do without.

A study by researchers Cheol Liu from the City University of Hong Kong and Indiana University’s John L. Mikesell found corruption in Mississippi was tops among the states from 1976 through 2008. The study sized up the effect of public corruption—measured by convictions—on state spending. Data after 2008 for all of the areas of their research was incomplete.

According to the study, the 10 most-corrupt states could have reduced per capita spending by an average of $1,308 if they had average corruption levels. The study found states in the top 10 tend to focus spending on “bribe-generating” spending and items directly beneficial to public officials such as capital projects, construction, highways, borrowing and total salaries and wages.

>>> Mississippi’s U.S. Senate Race Presents Referendum on Federal Spending

According to Jon Moen, chairman of the University of Mississippi’s economics department, corruption has clear consequences for the state with wasteful spending, misallocation of resources and lost productivity.

“Clearly corrupt officials will encourage activities or businesses that will also provide them with the most benefits, whether they are outright bribes or more legal benefits like campaign contributions,” Moen said. “Rarely are these activities that are true public goods, like elementary education, as they provide few direct monetary benefits that can be appropriated by a politician or private interest.”

The top 10 most corrupt states, according to the study, are:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Tennessee
  4. Illinois
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Alabama
  7. Alaska
  8. South Dakota
  9. Kentucky
  10. Florida

A climate of corruption or even a perception of one can lead to serious economic effects. The study cited several sources on how economic activity is depressed in nations riddled with corruption. States are no different.

With economic activity depressed because of corruption, states such as Mississippi are forced to use more subsidies and tax breaks. This encourages companies to engage in more rent-seeking behavior—spending wealth on political lobbying to increase one’s share of wealth without creating wealth. This can build an even more entrenched climate of corruption with companies constantly seeking to maintain or even add to special privileges not afforded their competitors.

>>> Favoritism and Cronyism Flourish in Mississippi

Mississippi’s massive tax incentives to encourage companies such as Nissan, Toyota and Yokohama Tire to relocate or, in the case of Cooper Tire, to remain in the state, are some examples.

“Corruption also results in less-secure property rights, and that makes smaller businesses less likely to invest as much as they otherwise would or even avoid the corrupt state altogether,” Moen said. “This depresses the overall level of economic activity, but in ways that are not obvious. A few well-connected businesses always will appear successful, and the politician can point to them as evidence of his ability to produce economic success. No one ever knows which businesses decided not to start-up in a corrupt state.”

The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington

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This is from Tea Party Update.

There are more out of touch politicians in Washington  who could rival Tad’s claim to the out of touch king.

You’ve probably seen the Dos Equis beer commercials for the Most Interesting Man in the World.

A recent statement by a long-time U.S. Senator has led us to nominate him for a similar but less-flattering title: The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington.

That’s quite an accomplishment given the stiff competition for clueless (and outright dumb) statements from our CongressCritters the past few years.

If you’ll recall, during the ObamaCare debate Nancy Pelosi famously said that we “have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

More recently, the math-challenged Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee declared that our Constitution has been around for 400 years.

And the “Honorable” Corinne Brown gave us a rousing rendition on the House floor of “Go Gata,” praising the University of Florida football team for another national championship.

It’s obvious that our elected officials in Washington seem to live in a parallel universe. The longer they serve, the more out-of-touch they become with the real world. That’s why this latest statement is so dumbfounding. It makes you wonder whether this guy has ever traveled outside of Washington D.C.

Here’s the quote that lead us to nominate this six-term Senator for the title of The Most Out-Of-Touch Politician in Washington:

“The Tea Party is something I don’t really know a lot about… It’s a free country. We have open opportunities for people to participate in the election process.”

The winner? Senator Thad Cochran, Republican from Mississippi.

I know you’re busy, Senator, it’s no big deal. This Tea Party group you don’t know much about is “merely” the group that helped Republicans re-take the House in 2010… and has been a political force around the country for the past five years.

Cochran has served in Congress for 42 years; six in the House and 36 in the Senate. He’s running for a seventh Senate term and his GOP primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, is supported by the Tea Party.

During a campaign stop at Nucor Steel in Flowood, the Senator admitted he didn’t know much about his primary opponent, either.

“Really haven’t looked at his characteristics. I’m just running my campaign, based on my qualifications to continue to serve as a United States Senator.”

McDaniel quickly responded to these incredible statements:

“The idea that he doesn’t know me or is not paying attention goes to show he hasn’t been in the state very often. Anyone who refuses to balance the budget is out of touch. Anyone who votes for tax increases is out of touch. The people of this state have demanded that he be a conservative. To that extent, yes his record is not conservative. So he’s out of touch.”

Cochran responded by saying: “He’s wrong. He’s flat wrong. I’m as in touch with the people of Mississippi as an elected official can be.”

Well, Thad, if this is what you consider to be “in touch,” I’d hate to consider what you think “out of touch” looks like.

Incredibly, Senator Cochran repeated these remarks to a television reporter about a month later:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiMtIc5XVYw

 

 

Mississippi Bill Would Overturn State’s Castle Doctrine

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This is from Personal Liberty Digest.

Rep. Deborah Dixon9 (D. District 63)is a typical DemocRat wants to strip peoples right to self defense.

With the convening of State Legislatures for their 2014 sessions comes the inevitable early deluge of pet bills that serve the personal interests of their sponsors. So it is with Mississippi’s Deborah Dixon, a Democratic Representative who wants to overturn the State’s very strong Castle Doctrine laws with a bill that would abolish legal protection for people forced to kill someone in self defense — unless such harrowing ordeals happen to occur within 30 feet of their own homes.

The bill, HB 179 before the Mississippi House of Representatives, includes language remarkable for its apparent criminalization of innocent victims. From the Mississippi Gun Newsblog:

In HB 179 proposed today [Jan. 13] by Rep. Deborah Dixon (D-District 63)  the protection citizens have when defending themselves anywhere other than within 30 feet of their home would be removed.

In her bill she proposes the protections of criminal liability provided in Mississippi’s Castle Doctrine  “not be extended to any person who, in the act of resisting the commission of a felony upon him or within his dwelling, kills the aggressor outside of the immediate premises thereof.”

Dixon has a personal tragedy in her past which undoubtedly supplies an abundance of emotional fuel for a crusade to make the world a less violent place. Her son, Broderick, was murdered in cold blood in 2009 in Birmingham, Ala., by an off-duty police officer evidently jealous of his friendship with a mutual female acquaintance. But the law she’s proposing is counterproductive to her cause and, like every other attempt at re-evaluating the scope of the 2nd Amendment, is unConstitutional.

As one blog commenter pointed out, a 30-foot domicile limit on the Castle Doctrine law would, in fact, have favored the shooter in her son’s murder. Someone going by “Mississippi Guy” offered the following thoughtful breakdown:

I read the story of the tragic death of Rep. Dixon’s son at the hands of an off duty Alabama police officer “over a woman”. The police officer basically executed an unarmed man for no reason. I am very sorry for her loss.

NOW, if her son had a gun to defend himself (and survived), and a law like she filed was in effect where he lived, he would probably lose all protections of the Castle Doctrine and be subject to a civil suite [sic] by the cop or his family since he most likely was more than 30 feet from his residence when he was attacked (in his apartment parking lot and running away from the rogue cop).

I think a law to weed out mentally unstable cops would be of more value rather than to make the victim of crime a victim a second time in the courts.

Currently, Mississippi law does not subject a would-be crime victim who killed in self defense to civil recrimination for their actions — and that’s the way it should stay.

#TNB Race/Hate Crime-Sons Of Obama Murder ANOTHER White, WW2 Vet In Mississippi

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Hat to Mad Jewess.

 

Race/Hate Crime-Sons Of Obama Murder ANOTHER White WW2 Vet In Mississippi

Al Sharpton is unavailable for comments. And again,  this is not a national news story, it would be racist to tell this story on the “cracka” main stream.  Will whites become more angry about black depravity than they are scared of being called “racist”?   Sure, next week after the fire.

See this sad news: here

Victim:

'Shine' Thorton

Perps:

Terrance Morgan and Edward Johnson, both 19; and Leslie Litt and Geblonski Murray

The Greatest generation must get armed & prepared to shoot.   Lawrence E. ‘Shine’ Thornton of Greenville, Mississippi: Our prayers are with your family.

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Guns, Slavery, and Lessons from History

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

 

NOTE: Attention is drawn to the award-winning JPFO film “No Guns for Negroes”,

which can be viewed at the end of the article. Get your own DVD from the JPFO Store for just $9.95 incl.

By Rick Ward, September 21st, 2013
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We were once a society of white supremacists, especially with regards to carrying guns. Even when blacks were given their freedom and then the right to vote, they were not given the right to carry or even own a gun. The government tried, back then, as they are trying now, to tax guns out of ownership.

According to an article on www.old-yankee.com, a Virginia’s official university law review called for a “prohibitive tax … on the privilege” of selling handguns as a way of disarming “the son of Ham”, whose “cowardly practice of ‘toting’ guns has been one of the most fruitful sources of crime … . Let a negro board a railroad train with a quart of mean whiskey and a pistol in his grip and the chances are that there will be a murder, or at least a row, before he alights.” [Comment, Carrying Concealed Weapons, 15 Va L. Reg. 391, 391-92 (1909); George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, “Gun Control and Racism,” Stefan Tahmassebi, 1991, p. 75] Thus, many Southern States imposed high taxes or banned inexpensive guns to price blacks and poor whites out of the gun market.

Prior to the Civil War in 1852 Mississippi passed a race-based complete gun ban. The Act of March 15, 1852, ch. 206, 1852 Laws of Miss. 328 forbade ownership of firearms by both free blacks and slaves. (JCLC NWU, p. 797) For many years even with what appeared to be a total rights award, blacks were still not given the right of self-defense. Those who were brought into this country for the purpose of slavery were not even considered “citizens” according to the Dred Scott Decision of 1857. The law only allowed citizens to protect themselves.

Even at the end of the Civil War, blacks required police approval to own guns, unless they were in the military. A Mississippi Statute of 1865 prohibited blacks, not in the military and not licensed by the board of police of his or her county “from keeping or carrying fire-arms of any kind, or any ammunition, dirk or bowie knife.” [reprinted in 1 Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social, Religious, Educational and Industrial, 1865 to the Present Time, p. 291, Walter L. Fleming, ed., 1960.] (GLJ, p. 344)

Blacks gained (by law) much of their freedoms after the Civil War as long as the federal troops occupied the southern states. They not only voted, but held office. Mississippi had the first black US Senator and a black representative following the Civil War. (It would be 85 years before another black Senator was elected, this time in Massachusetts, then one more in Illinois) However with the Presidential race of 1876 Tilden tied with Rutherford B. Hayes. The tie could not even be broken by Congress, a deal made in the back room of an all-black hotel in Washington, DC in early 1877, known as Compromise of 1877, led to the one vote for Hayes he needed to secure the Presidency, with the understanding that all federal troops would be permanently removed from the South and the President would never again interfere with our affairs.

Black citizens were devastated. No more would there be armed troops to guard the polls. The Ku Klux Clan, White Shirts, Red Shirts and other splinter groups rose again. Blacks were bullied, beaten and their families killed if they showed up at the polls. They were lynched in front of spectators who often dressed up for the event, took their children and cut souvenir fingers and such from the bodies as trophies.

Mississippi enacted the first registration law for retailers in 1906, requiring them to maintain records of all pistol and pistol ammunition sales, and to make such records available for inspection on demand. It was seen as race-based confiscation through record-keeping. (Kates, p. 14) (GMU CR LJ, p. 75). The registration requirement was repealed only a few years ago.

That deal set by the Compromise of 1877 remained in effect almost 100 years until the Kennedy administration. Kennedy guaranteed blacks protection by the US Marshals Service and National Guard. Northern sympathizers came down and assisted blacks in registering to vote and summoned the FBI to help make sure they were protected at the polls and beyond. He sent 3,000 troops to quell the riots at Ole Miss when James Merrideth applied. That was the early, to mid 1960’s.

In the last one hundred years, because of their insistence to exercise their rights, blacks have led the nation in banding together on all topics that affect their rights. Their right to live peacefully and survive in a predominantly white society without violence directed at them by a white race has been at the forefront of their demands. They have made more gains than any other race.

It is a fact that most prison majorities are black. Many are in jail for gun-related crimes. We don’t hear much about the black community wanting to carry arms. That surprises me on one hand because I would think with all the black-on-black violence they would want to protect themselves. Maybe it’s the fact that they have faced so much gun violence all these years, the law abiders see guns as the problem. Maybe it is just public opinion. Could they be thinking if they are seen wearing a gun openly, the deep rooted feelings of a white dominated society might attack them at the sight of a weapon?

I have taught over 1,400 students for Enhanced Endorsements and I welcome anybody to my classes. So far the number of blacks I have taught can be counted on my hands with fingers left over. I don’t know why the disparity in numbers. What I do know is that we have a lot to learn from the black community. If we were one fourth as insistent about exercising our right to openly carry firearms as they are with their right to vote, we would all be carrying guns openly.

Recently a Tupelo lawyer asked for a thousand e-mails to support an Amicus Brief in our Supreme Court. I sent the request out to the primary gun owners’ site in the state. It gets hundreds of responses, if not thousands a day. With some 6,000 members, we were only able to get a little over 400 people to just click on a link showing they supported the issue.

We fought so hard to get this right to carry openly and now nobody is doing it. I fear that we will lose that right that we don’t use it. Can you imagine blacks not exercising their right to vote? Where would they be right now? We are all Americans and need to come together to demonstrate to everybody that we have the right to openly carry and won’t be intimidated by funny looks from people in the public any more than blacks are were at the polls.

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Note from the Editor:
Below is a video that I’ve added to this article. After watching this video every citizen and especially every black American citizen should understand why this issue is so important. It is almost impossible to enslave an armed society. Every black adult citizen should arm themselves to demonstrate to our local politicians that they refuse to be controlled again.

 

 

Whiny Atheists Sue Schools Over Praying Before Football Games

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This is from Clash Daily.

I find it amazing how hard atheists try to ban someone they don’t believe in.

I no longer believe in the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.

But I am not suing anyone over their belief in them.

So why don’t you whiny brats shut up and move on?

Please do not hand me that BS line of yours about separation of church and state.

The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every time Jesus is mentioned in public.

Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs.

My other non-believing buddies who weren’t the robust Hemingway types were usually heady stoners who were into physics, Pink Floyd and Frisbee and were completely comfortable around people of faith versus today’s reflexively irate, touchy atheists who pop a blood vein in their forehead if someone prays before a ballgame.

For God’s sake atheists, übermensch up why don’t you?

Case in point: New America points out that, The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which has gained its reputation (and a tidy living for its employees) by suing school districts and municipalities over public prayer, has chosen schools in Mississippi and Tennessee as its latest targets. According to the Mississippi Press website, the Wisconsin-based atheist group has threatened all 151 Mississippi school superintendents with lawsuits if they allow prayer over public address systems during school football games. Last September the FFRF targeted Mississippi’s Jackson County school district over its inclusion of prayer at athletic and other school events, prompting the district to redouble its efforts to protect the free-speech guarantees of its students.

FFRF and their ilk represent the “we will sue you” nuevo atheists who go after our nation’s Christian holidays and symbolism—but not Islam’s—because it bashes their ideas. Waah. Frickety. Waah.

Yep, according to the 21st century metrosexual atheist motif, anything that offends them should now be banned. That makes me scratch my head because I thought the atheists were the tough-minded ones who could stare death in the face and mock God and His dictates, but now a simple prayer or a silicone statue of Yeshua in diapers puts them in a tailspin. Hello, sweetie.

FYI to the spindly atheists: You’ve got your work cut out for you if you want to scrub culture of its Christian influence because we have rubber stamped this planet via the arts and human expression for many, many moons. Have you ever heard of Bach, van Eyck, Vermeer, Handel, Mendelssohn, Haydn and a writer named Billy Shakespeare? What about the artists of the early Italian Renaissance or the tens of thousands of other artists, writers and composers throughout history who were either die-hard believers or at least worked within the framework of a Christian world-view? Are you going to take a belt sander to their works because they remind you of Hey-Soos?

You know who did atheism right? The late Christopher Hitchens. He didn’t whine or sue schools for singing “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful.” What did he do? He vigorously argued his point of view, engaged the brethren without being a shrill priss and left it to the audience to decide what path they were going to take, and I dig that kind of robust character. That said, as you can tell, I have no respect for atheists who want to ban Christian symbolism because they don’t happen to buy it.
source– thenewamerican.com

 

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