“CNN’s Blitzer: Sheriffs Can’t Defy Executive Orders”…but he is wrong!
Discussing gun control, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Friday told a Utah sheriff that if Barack Obama issues an executive order, that order is the law and the sheriff must obey. However, jurisprudence on this topic reveals exactly the opposite.
As the head of the executive branch of the federal government, a president can issue executive orders only to employees of the federal government—and only regarding implementing federal laws or programs. A governor can likewise issue executive orders to employees of his state government regarding the laws or programs of that state.
Every sheriff is a county officer, elected by the voters of that county. The Supreme Court held in Printz v. U.S. in 1997 that the Tenth Amendment forbids the federal government from ever ordering any state or local official to carry out a federal program. Ironically, that case also involved a sheriff—Jay Printz of Montana—and a federal gun control law.
Found on Breitbart News…
“Morally Straight?” The Transformation of the Boy Scouts of America
The comprehensive scope of the moral revolution America is currently experiencing is likely to surprise many Americans when they realize that the Boy Scouts are now swept up in the revolutionary tide.
Six months after the BSA board declared that it would not reconsider their policy of preventing the participation of openly homosexual scouts and leaders, BSA is now changing their tune. It truly is a sad day as the BSA buckles under the extreme pressure from gay rights advocates.
This article states, “The Scout Oath reads: “On my honor I will do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” As recently as 2004 the Boy Scouts of America declared homosexual conduct to be “inconsistent” with that oath. Just six months later, all that is to be swept away.
“The new policy to be adopted by the Boy Scouts of America represents a revolution in what that esteemed organization understands “morally straight” to mean. We should not let that pass without taking notice of what that revolution will eventually bring about — nothing less than a reversal of what morality is understood to demand.”
Read the entire article here…
This Op-Ed may be almost 6 years old, but I think perhaps more relevant today than then…see what you think.
Op-Ed: Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant
Published: Sunday, March 18, 2007
History lessons are often incredibly simple.
I used to know a man whose family were German aristocracy prior to World War II. They owned a number of large industries and estates. I asked him how many German people were true Nazis, and the answer he gave has stuck with me and guided my attitude toward fanaticism ever since.
“Very few people were true Nazis,” he said, “but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”
We are told again and again by experts and talking heads that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unquantified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars world wide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behea
The fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
d, murder, or execute honor killings. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard, quantifiable fact is that the “peaceful majority” is the “silent majority,” and it is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people. The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a war-mongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across Southeast Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians – most killed by sword, shovel and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt; yet, for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by the fanatics. Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because, like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Bosnians, Afghanis, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians and many others, have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us, watching it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts: the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Paul E. Marek
(Paul E. Marek is a second-generation Canadian, whose grandparents fled Czechoslovakia just prior to the Nazi takeover. He is an educational consultant specializing in programs that protect children from predatory adults.)
Egyptian Magazine: “Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration”
An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.
The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.
Read the whole article here…& ponder what really is happening to our country!
The following is very disturbing. I don’t have the bottom line on all this, but I wanted to bring you what we know, so far.
Chris Kyle a true American hero – Decorated SEAL and author, Chris Kyle, shot dead at Texas gun range
Written by Elise Cooper @ americanthinker.com
Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper was killed this afternoon. The former Navy SEAL, who recorded the most career sniper kills in US military history was killed at point blank range by a former Marine suffering from PTSD.
Kyle was a true American hero who brought fear to the enemy. The insurgents named him al-Shaitan (the devil) and placed a bounty on his head. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
American Thinker had the honor to interview him on two occasions and his wife, Taya on one occasion. It was a privilege to have a relationship with Taya after interviewing her about being a military spouse.
She had commented that she loved and admired Chris. She constantly lived in fear while he was over in Iraq that he would not make it home alive. Instead, her greatest nightmare became a reality in America. Why do bad things happen to such good people?
Chris was one of those rare individuals who devoted his life to helping others. He was a good guy in every sense of the word. During the interview with American Thinker he referred to himself not as a “killer” but as a guardian angel for those troops on the ground. He had a saying, “The red in our flag is for the fallen soldiers’ blood. We all should be reminded that freedom is not free and these fallen soldiers have paid the ultimate price.”
Chris was unapologetic because he saw himself as the protector of his fellow soldiers who tried to make sure they were kept safe and limited the casualties. He further commented that he thought he was so successful because he had a fatalistic attitude about death. The impression he conveyed during the interview was someone who was polite, funny, and dedicated to his family, fellow soldiers, and his country.
It is reported that he and another veteran were killed, paying the ultimate price, while trying to help a former Marine who was suffering from PTSD. In fact, he was the co-founder of FITCO Cares Foundation, which provides fitness equipment to wounded veterans, suffering either emotionally or physically.
For those whose life he touched, even for a brief moment, he will be forever missed.
3 Young Business Owners Of Major Gun Stores/2nd Amendment Supporters All Dead In 1 Month
by davidbenmoshejtf @ themadjewess.com
Why has this not been on any news station? Fox, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS? Is it any wonder that many people think Sandy Hook was partly set-up? Did it escape anyones notice that the Obama regime immediately started grabbing guns after Sandy Hook? Now these 3 young, gun store owners are gone.
Reposted from dailymail.co.uk
A former Navy Seal, expert sniper and best-selling author was reportedly gunned down at a Texas shooting range Saturday by a veteran who is recovering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle, 39, and another man were shot point-blank around 3:30 p.m. at a charity event on behalf of Kyle’s security firm at the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Erath County.
The suspect, 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, was arrested roughly five hours later in Lancaster, Texas after a police chase. He was driving Kyle’s truck at the time of the arrest, police said.
While in Iraq, Kyle survived being shot twice and he lived through six separate IED explosions as his unit, Charlie company of SEAL Team Three, saw significant combat
Investigators told ABC affiliate WFAA-TV that Routh is a former Marine who was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Kyle, a husband and father of two, authored the New York Times best-seller ‘American Sniper,’ which chronicled his four tours in Iraq. The book hit shelves last month. He recorded more than 150 sniper kills – the most in U.S. military history – between 1999 and 2009.
His military awards include two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation.
While in Iraq, Kyle survived being shot twice and he lived through six separate IED explosions as his unit, Charlie company of SEAL Team Three, saw significant combat.
Despite the astonishing number of people he has shot, Kyle has said he never second-guessed himself since the first time he had to pull the trigger on a grenade-wielding woman in Iraq.
‘It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war,’ he told Texas Monthly. ‘The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.’
He left the service in 2009 in order to ‘save his marriage’ he told his publisher.
After leaving the Navy, he started his own military contracting firm, Craft International, which provides military and law enforcement sniper training, as well as private security and protection.
Add to this the following: Two more well-known 2nd Amendment Supported, Young Business Owners, Killed in the past month.
* Keith Ratliff, 32 – He was found dead in his office from a gunshot wound to the back of the head (that was not self-inflicted) on January 3, 2013.
Channel producer for the popular FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube, with 3.4 million subscribers and more than 537 million video views.
He was found with numerous weapons of his own at the crime scene, some of which he had manufactured himself. None of his weapons were fired, and there was no sign of a struggle.
*John Noveske, 36 – He died in a mysterious car crash, January 4, 2013.
One of the most celebrated battle rifle manufacturers in America, his rifles are found at 222.NoveskeRifleworks.com. They are widely recognized as some of the finest pieces of American-made hardware ever created.
Barely a week before this incident, he posted a lengthy, detailed post on Facebook that listed all the school shootings tied to psychiatric drugs. The final line of his post asked, “What drug was Adam Peter Lanza on?”
Here are several web site articles about these killings.
“Former SEAL Chris Kyle Killed by Former Marine He was Trying to Help” – article found here…
“Keith Fatliff, YouTube’s Most Famous Gun Lover, Found Dead” – article found here…
“‘Gun Nut’ Keith Ratliff Shot Dead: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know” – article found here...
“Homicide Case Sends Investigators to Kentucky” – article found here…
“Prominent Rifle Manufacturer Killed In Mysterious Car Crash…Days after posting psych drug link to school shooters – article found here…
Facebook Post that killed rifle manufacturer John Noveske – article found here…
“John Noveske Killed”…this is astonishing, & we’re not sure what to make of it… Article found here…