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HOW DARE THE GOP PRAY FOR TEXAS

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

How Dare the GOP Pray for Texas

It is now deplorable to offer ‘thoughts and prayers’ for the First Baptist church families.

November 7, 2017   by William McGurn

Imagine you are a sane Democrat who recognizes that a big reason Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in November was that she alienated many members of the white working class. In the year since, you have been working on your fellow Democrats to change their message in hopes of wooing these voters back into the fold. Then a gunman opens fire at a Baptist church in Texas, and suddenly progressives are in full deplorable mode, attacking anyone who dares offer . . . prayers.

This is the extraordinary turn of events since Devin Patrick Kelley turned his rifle on the innocent churchgoers inside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. What provoked the left, if it can really be called a provocation, was President Trump’s statement from Japan Sunday, in which he said that “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of today’s horrible and murderous attack.” House Speaker Paul Ryan likewise set off the furies by tweeting, “The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.”

The responses have to be read to be believed. Here’s one of the more charming: “The murdered victims were in a church,” tweeted actor Wil Wheaton to Mr. Ryan. “If prayers did anything, they’d still be alive, you worthless sack of [expletive].”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren chose less inflammatory wording for her own tweet. “Thoughts & prayers are not enough, GOP,” wrote the Massachusetts Democrat. “We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait.” In short, if you are a Republican praying instead of passing gun control, you’ve got blood on your hands.

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THE TEXAS PLUMBER WITH A RIFLE

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

More praise needs to be given to the Texas rifleman who stopped the carnage.  If anything, more people need to be armed to protect their families, neighbors and themselves from the crazies and  terrorists that live in our communities.   Nancy

www.wsj.com/articles/a-plumber-with-a-rifle-1510011070?tesla=y

 THE  WALL STREET JOURNAL

A PLUMBER WITH A RIFLE

November 7, 2017    By The Editorial Board

The world is trying to figure out what evil, or madness, caused Devin Kelley to kill 26 people and wound 20 more at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday morning. But forgive us if we focus on Stephen Willeford, the local plumber who saved lives by grabbing his rifle and firing at Kelley.

Freeman Martin, the Texas Department of Public Safety chief, said Mr. Willeford “grabbed his rifle and engaged the suspect” as he left the church. Kelley dropped his Ruger AR-15 and fled, and Mr. Willeford jumped in a truck driven by another local resident, Johnnie Langendorff, and pursued the killer. After a 95-mile-per-hour chase, Kelley crashed his vehicle, where police found him dead a short time later. Police believe Kelley killed himself.

The two locals are being hailed as heroes since their quick action was the only deterrent to more murders until police arrived. Kelley, who was discharged from the Air Force for bad conduct, should not have been able to obtain a gun legally, but the Journal reports that the military failed to send his conviction record to the FBI. The harsh reality of mass murders is that often only the presence of someone with a legal weapon to shoot back can stop the rampage.

We saw this in Virginia this year when Capitol Hill police saved the lives of many Members of Congress. Security officers in Garland, Texas, prevented mass casualties by killing two jihadists in 2015 trying to shoot up a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

No one wants crowds of vigilantes looking for someone to shoot, but we’re sure glad Stephen Willeford had a rifle and knew how to use it. Like the passengers aboard Flight 93 on 9/11, or the Yanks who foiled a terror attack on a train in Belgium in 2015, he didn’t wait for orders to protect his fellow human beings.

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VIDEO – TUCKER CARLSON – IS THE FBI INCOMPETENT ?

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

 

VIDEO – TUCKER CARLSON – IS THE FBI INCOMPETENT ?
Tucker Carlson laid out a number of reasons to distrust the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Fox News Thursday, earning the praise of President Donald Trump.
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VIDEO AND ARTICLE – JOHN GUANDOLO – LAS VEGAS ATTACK

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

 

October 6, 2017

Special Report: What is the Most Viable Assessment of the Las Vegas Attack?

By John Guandolo
VIDEO INTERVIEW

John Guandolo – Slaughter on the Strip was Jihadist Attack on The Hagmann Report

youtu.be/SdW0ijVxgdg
This video interview of John Guandolo is, in addition to discussing the Las Vegas attack,  an in-depth look at all the various Islamic societies in the United States and how so many government officials are in denial about  the Islamic Doctrine and  this threat. 
More information can be found on www.understandingthethreat.com 
  
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THERE’S SOMETHING VERY STRANGE ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

 

This article gives specific information about fully automatic gun laws in this country.  Nancy
THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

There’s Something VERY Strange About The Las Vegas Shootings

Details continue to pour in about last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, but for now one aspect in particular is a source of major confusion.

At National Review, David French observes that despite suspected shooter Stephen Paddock possibly using an illegal fully-automatic weapon, reportedly having an arsenal of more than ten rifles, and holing up in a rented corner room with a setup sophisticated enough to have cameras to alert him to approaching police, his relatives claim Paddock had none of the firearms interest, expertise, or military background one would expect to find in someone who went to Paddock’s lengths to prepare this attack:

So, a person who’s “not a gun guy” has either expended untold thousands of dollars to legally purchase fully-automatic weapons, somehow found them on the black market, or purchased and substantially modified multiple semi-automatic weapons — and did so with enough competence to create a sustained rate of fire. This same person also spent substantial sums purchasing just the right hotel room to maximize casualties. I cannot think of a single other mass shooter who went to this level of expense and planning in the entire history of the United States.

And there was no real warning? His family was unaware? His brother also reported that the shooter had no meaningful political or religious affiliations. “He just hung out.” At the same time, however, there are reports that a woman told a group of concert-goers, “You’re all going to die tonight.”

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VIDEO – BILL WHITTLE – POP CULTURE’S VIEW OF POLICE AND VIOLENCE

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

 

VIDEO  BILL WHITTLE, HOT MIC  
POP CULTURE’S VIEW OF POLICE AND VIOLENCE
Hot Mic – Respect for Law Enforcement (07/10/17)
Published on July 10, 2017

Last week NYPD Officer Myosotis Familia was ambushed and killed. Today

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 George Lopez claims President Trump needs to deport the police to make the

 streets safer. 

The two are connected.

Bill Whittle talks about how George Lopez is part of a culture which has no respect

 for law enforcement.

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VIDEO – BLACK LIVES MATTER – HAMAS PAWN

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

www.understandingthethreat.com

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THE LIBERAL THEOLOGY OF GUN CONTROL

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Liberal Theology of Gun Control

Guns are what you talk about to avoid having to talk about Islamist terrorism.

By

William McGurn

Dec. 7, 2015

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  Put simply, today’s liberalism cannot deal with the reality of evil. So liberals inveigh against the instruments the evil use rather than the evil that motivates them.
Not that there aren’t measures society can embrace to keep the innocent from being shot and killed. The best example may be New York City from 2002-13, during Ray Kelly’s last stint as police commissioner, when the NYPD was bringing the murder rate to record lows through America’s most effective gun-control program: stop-and-frisk.
This was gun control for bad guys, under the theory that when you take guns away from bad people—or at least make them afraid to carry guns on the street—you reduce shootings. But it was savaged by liberals. Because they don’t want just the bad guys’ guns. They want yours.
How does a man who entered the White House vowing to restore science to its proper place tell us that gun control is the answer to terrorism?
After all, California already has strict gun control, as does France, which just had its second terrorist massacre this year. Not to mention that the one time when terrorists with assault rifles and body armor were foiled, it was because an off-duty traffic cop in Garland, Texas, was carrying a gun—and used it to shoot the two heavily armed Islamists before they could kill anyone.
Or that “common sense gun control” would have done nothing to stop Richard Reid (the unsuccessful shoe-bomber); the Tsarnaev brothers in Boston (pressure cookers) or the 9/11 hijackers (box-cutters). Maybe the president should be demanding common sense pressure-cooker control.

Yet while the critiques of the president’s antigun pitch are correct, they are also beside the point. Because liberal calls for gun control aren’t about keeping guns from bad guys. It’s what you talk about so you don’t have to talk about the reality of Islamist terror. And focusing on the weaponry is part of a liberal argument that dates to the Cold War, when calls for arms control were likewise used to avoid addressing the ugly reality of communism.
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MASS SHOOTINGS AND A MENTAL-HEALTH DISGRACE

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Mass Shootings and a Mental-Health Disgrace

The federal bureaucracy is anti-patient, anti-family and anti-medical care. Reform is essential

ByTim Murphy

Mr. Murphy, a Republican, is a U.S. representative from Pennsylvania and a psychologist in the Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps.
Oct .9, 2015
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: 

In 1955 there were 558,000 inpatient psychiatric beds in the U.S. Today there are fewer than 45,000. The severe shortage is due to the decades-long deinstitutionalization that began in the civil-rights era. But it has been exacerbated by a Medicaid reimbursement rule known as the “institutions for mental diseases exclusion,” which prohibits federal matching payments for inpatient care at psychiatric hospitals with more than 16 beds. My bill moves away from the arbitrary 16-bed cap and establishes a clinical standard for patients with serious mental illness.
These past few months have brimmed with tragedy. Americans are struggling to make sense of horrific acts of mass violence like the August shooting on live television in Roanoke, Va., and last week’s college campus shooting in Roseburg, Ore.
We all know how this plays out in Congress: a moment of silence on the House floor and a fraternal feeling of melancholy when the flag over the Capitol is lowered to half-staff. But that moment of silence will not heal the hearts of those who lost a loved one, and it will not stop the next tragedy. Here and now we need action; we need real change.
That’s why I’ve authored the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. The bill focuses resources and reform where they are most needed: to foster evidence-based care, fix the shortage of psychiatric hospital beds, empower patients and caregivers under HIPAA privacy laws, and help patients get treatment well before their illness spirals into crisis.
As chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, I led a congressional investigation into our failed mental-health system after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. What we found was shocking and disgraceful: a wasteful federal bureaucracy that is anti-patient, anti-family and anti-medical care. The federal government has more than 112 programs that deal with mental health in one way or another, yet a person with serious mental illness is 10 times more likely to be in a prison cell than a psychiatric hospital bed.

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