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Ferguson: Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett secretly briefs civil rights leaders

by Jim Kouri on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This is article 45 of 47 in the topic Equal Rights/Civil Rights

After President Barack Obama warned Americans not to “rush to judgement” regarding the case of a white cop, Darren Wilson, shooting an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett on Monday secretly held a conference via telephone and Skype with a number civil rights leaders to brief them on the prosecution of the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, according to Frederick Pearlman, a police official in Washington, D.C.

While saying his administration is being unbiased about the case, Obama’s staff — especially Jarrett, who is called by many “Obama’s puppetmaster” — is working the phones to assure the Democratic Party’s important “civil rights community” voting block, said Pearlman, a former president of a top police organization.

Attorney General Eric Holder and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett assured the leaders, who are still not identified, that the Brown case is a top priority. Holder allegedly took part in the phone conference, as well.

Holder and the people on the call discussed the FBI agents locating more than 200 people to interview about the case. Holder reportedly said that the FBI agents are attempting to find out is there is sufficient evidence to show that the Ferguson police officer used excessive force and violated the 6’4″ tall, 290 lbs. Brown’s civil rights that can be used in a federal criminal prosecution.

She also said that during his televised briefings,Obama wanted to reiterate to law enforcement officials how they have constitutional limits even when facing the rioters and to let them know that Holder will not rest until the case is resolved.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was accused of taking sides in the Ferguson tragedy by making statements about “justice” for the Brown family.

Gov. Nixon said that a “vigorous prosecution must now be pursued” even before there was an indictment by the grand jury. He also said that the prosecution has an “obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown… and it must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly; and I call upon them to meet those expectations.”

“Finally, once we have achieved peace in Ferguson and justice for the family of Michael Brown, we must remain committed to rebuilding the trust that has been lost, mending what has been broken, and healing the wounds we have endured,” said the Democrat.

“I was floored by his statements. Justice is justice. You don’t prosecute someone just to give someone else justice, you do it to give justice for all. This governor, like Eric Holder, is a disgrace,” said former police detective Iris Aquino.

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Not With a Bang

by Daniel Greenfield on Sunday, April 20th, 2014

This is article 1169 of 1260 in the topic International

General Brighton waited quietly by the sofa while the President of the United States swiped the screen of his iPad and began another game of Angry Birds. Bright colors and loud noises drifted up from the screen which had completely absorbed the attention of the Commander in Chief.

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had not been asked to sit down and he had learned early on that Obama was very sensitive about members of the military usurping his authority. The last time he did it, he had been asked if it was “a racial thing.”

Instead he remained standing while a fly slowly circled his head like an orbiting satellite.

“So we’re on for the conference,” Obama said, without taking his eyes off the iPad. His legs were curled up behind him on the sofa and his neck was craned over as if he were trying to physically project his body into the game.

It was a stance that Brighton often saw on his teenage boys.

“Completely.” Valerie Jarrett drifted in from somewhere. Brighton had gotten used to her appearing out of nowhere with the covert skills of a Special Forces team.

“I shake the Iranian guy’s hand and then I make a speech. Damn.” Obama winced as unhappy sputtering noises rose from the game. Something had gone wrong.

Valerie affectionately patted his head. “You’ll get it right next time.”

The Commander in Chief of the United States shook her hand away. “I know I’ll get it right next time,” he said, without looking up. “I don’t need you to tell me that.”

“Of course you don’t. You’re too smart for that.”

“I know I am,” he mumbled, swiping again.

General Brighton’s face paled. He had thought it was a bad idea when the White House first suggested it. Modernization was good and these were changing times, but there was too much that could go wrong. Still Valerie had insisted and she had gotten her way.

The general had served in Vietnam, but his stomach had never churned as much acid as when his boss had gotten an iPad because next to a dozen Angry Birds apps was one app defined by a bright red button labeled NUCLEAR BUTTON. One wrong tap could reduce the world to a cinder.

Obama paused with his finger in mid-air. “What about the military preparations?”

“Well we have one carrier in the region in case anything goes wrong,” General Brighton said. “We would have had two if not for the cutbacks.”

His boss frowned in that look which meant that he thought his failure to understand the answer was someone else’s fault. “Why do you need two aircraft carriers for a gay wedding? Are the two grooms going to come in on separate aircraft carriers that are going to dock together?”

“What gay wedding,” General Brighton said, and cursed inwardly a moment too late. Maybe he could have gotten the budget for the second carrier restored.

Obama sighed with patient impatience. “We talked about this. Didn’t we talk about this Valerie?”

Valerie seemed to materialize in front of Brighton out of thin air glaring angrily up at him with the air of a poodle pretending that it’s a bulldog. “Every branch of the service is supposed to hold a gay wedding.

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DMV worker pleads guilty to providing documents to illegal aliens

by Jim Kouri on Monday, November 11th, 2013

This is article 288 of 340 in the topic Criminal Activity

A worker at the Virginia State Department of Motor Vehicles along with her accomplices entered guilty pleas in a federal case involving a conspiracy to provide DMV driver licenses to illegal aliens, according to a Friday statement from Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington, D.C., Field Office.

Maria Cavallaro, 45, of Springfield, Va., pleaded guilty to accepting bribes while employed as a DMV employee from 2007 to 2011. Jose Calderon and Noemi Barboza, both 42 and of Sterling, Va., also pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the bribery and illegal alien identity scheme.

According to court documents, from September 2007 to July 2010, Calderon demanded money from illegal aliens in return for aiding them in securing legitimate DMV documents for which the illegal aliens were not eligible to receive.

After Calderon collected cash from these ineligible applicants, he and Barboza provided DMV employee Maria Cavallaro a portion of the money as a bribe to induce her to falsely verify that the illegal aliens possessed bona fide documentation that’s mandated in order to establish eligibility for issuance of the requested DMV documents.

Calderon and Barboza also accompanied ineligible applicants to the DMV Service Center located at the Fair Oaks Mall in Virginia and directed them to Cavallaro.

Together, Calderon and Barboza admitted they brought more than 100 illegal aliens to Cavallaro. In exchange for hundreds of dollars per applicant, Cavallaro illegally processed their applications.

According to the prosecutor, by falsely verifying that the illegal aliens had produced authentic documentation, Cavallaro caused Virginia’s DMV to issue driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, and identification cards to individuals who were not eligible to obtain them.

Cavallaro, Calderon, and Barboza are scheduled to be sentenced on January 31, 2013. Cavallaro faces a maximum penalty of 10 years. Calderon and Barboza each face a five-year maximum sentence.

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by Stephen Levine on Friday, August 30th, 2013

This is article 1035 of 1260 in the topic International

Even to the dumbest of the dumb, when it comes to foreign policy, Joe Biden for instance, it is apparent to all that you cannot blame Israel for the Muslim Brotherhood’s ethnic cleansing of the Coptic Christians or Assad’s apparent gassing of his own people. These are Muslims fighting Muslims. And, if you look closely, there are no moderate or good Muslims to be found. Only dictators trying to protect their fiefdoms from al Qaeda-like terrorists. Hard to blame any of this on Israel. Israel did not create the intolerable conditions within these Muslim countries. Israel did not send “freedom fighters” to expand Sharia law and combine Islamic countries into a new Caliphate. And Israel, like Saudi Arabia is not funding both sides and hoping to walk away hand-in-hand with the winner in order to protect their corrupt Kingdom.

Certainly we can see the behind-the-scenes influence of both Saudi Arabia and Iran in the struggle – funding terrorist shock troops in the hopes that their own Kingdoms will not be overthrown.

Here in America, where is CAIR and the Moderate Minnesota Muslims decrying the violence as Coptic Christians are being ethnically cleansed? Not one damn word about anything from anyone.

It appears that the Palestinians are upset. They have that gasbag, John Kerry, talking about peace and the creation of a Palestinian state while chaos rains down on Muslim countries. Imagine that, Muslims fighting Muslims – and not a Jew to be found. Even the most corrupt Muslim sympathizer can’t point to Israel and say, once again, that it must be the Jews behind all of this fighting.

Does anyone else notice that whereas Israel took great precautions not to kill innocent civilians and to limit collateral damage, the radical Muslims simply don’t give a damn? Destroying men, women, and children with impunity. Attacking hospitals and Mosques if they support the opposition.

Where the hell is the progressive mainstream media. The best information is coming from the social media and the foreign press. Nothing but the stale old sound bites from ossified politicians. Perhaps someone should ask Kissinger or Madeline Albright how to resolve the problem. Surely these progressive academics know how to stop bloodthirsty Muslims engaged in Jihad.

So where is Obama? Leading from behind, or in reality – reading memos from Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and John Brennan – all apparently telling him to support the friends of Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood that reaches into former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s staff and allegedly has ties to his own Brother’s charity. Oh my! Oh my!  Obama must take action or look like the complete, incompetent fool he appears to be. Time to pull out a page out of the Clinton play book and lob some Cruise Missiles at Syria.

Better yet, where is the corrupt and impotent United Nations? Surely they are up to the task of protecting Coptic Christians from ethnic cleansing. Like they did in Rwanda and the Sudan – whoops, forgot – they didn’t do a damn thing there either!

Bottom line …

With all of the Islamic chaos swirling about – who do they threaten if the United States attacks Syria – Israel.

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It’s bull

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), granted this writer an exclusive interview late yesterday to discuss the Obama clown mask incident at the Missouri State Fair that caused an uproar among the Progressive left. Speaking from his summer home in 1936 Germany, Pistole stated that the Obama clown mask incident serves as a perfect example that illustrates the need for TSA expansion to other venues beyond airports, and the reason the TSA specifically named rodeos as a venue of coverage in their recent announcement.

“Rodeos, they’re a breeding ground for domestic terrorists as defined by the DHS lexicon. The ‘land mines’ left by the unconditioned bovines are a clear and present danger to positive government sentiment,” said Pistole, who noted that some rodeo members compared the olfactory assault to Washington policies. “We can’t have that now, can we,” he asked rhetorically.

In this rare and unusually candid interview, Pistole told this author that “this incident would have never happened with TSA presence on site. As the American public knows, our only concern is their safety, and this clown was clearly a threat to fair-goers,” he stated. “Had the TSA been present, no Obama masks would have ever gotten through our security checkpoints. Our agents are highly trained to find latex and certain kinds of offensive plastic products, including any that might be secreted into private crevices to circumvent security. And because these items are able to conform to one’s body, they represent an even greater threat to the public,” said Pistole.  “This is the reason that the TSA screening procedure of the public must become even invasive and intrusive,” he emphasized. “It’s a matter of public safety.”

Asking what actions the TSA has taken in light of the bull at the fair, Pistole stated, “due to the outrage being exploited over this incident, I immediately ordered the TSA in Missouri to work with the FBI, CIA, FEMA, and PETA to place the clown, the announcer and even the bull in ‘Schutzhaft,’ err, I mean, protective custody. While in protective custody, the clown and fair announcer have been ordered to undergo reeducation training at the FEMA region III Reeducation Center for Crimes against the State.”

Almost as quickly as Pistole made that statement, he asked that it be removed from the record. In a moment of refreshing candor which has become a hallmark of this administration, Mr, Pistole confessed that he had just returned from Martha’s Vineyard, where he was copiously drinking VARBs, or the popular ‘power drink’ consisting of vodka and Red Bull, with ‘Barack, Valerie, and Janet.’ Chuckling, Pistole said, “hey, that’s ironic, isn’t it. I mean vodka and Red Bull, and we’re talking about…” his voice suddenly trailed off and was briefly silenced by the sound of ice cubes striking the bottom of an empty glass.

“The TSA needs to be proactive on this matter,” stated Pistole.  “I’ve also contacted Lois Lerner at home and instructed her to launch an aggressive and comprehensive tax audit of everyone involved in the fair, from the clown and the announcer to the bulls themselves.” When reminded that Ms.

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TWA Flight 800: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Benghazi warm-up

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

This is article 66 of 71 in the topic Travel/Transportation

twa800Seventeen years ago today, the lives of 230 men, women and children were snuffed out and the lives of their families and friends were forever changed. At 8:31 p.m. ET on July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 fell from the sky in a sickening fireball of debris and human carnage, plunging into the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles off the southern coast of Long Island, New York. It was only twelve minutes into its flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport en route to Rome, Italy, with a scheduled stopover in Paris when the flight, like the lives of those aboard, was abruptly and prematurely terminated.

The evening was clear and the weather calm as the large passenger plane climbed to 13,700 feet and was traveling parallel to Long Island. Many people were outside on patios, beaches, and boats enjoying this pleasant summer evening when the serenity of the approaching twilight was shattered by an explosion in the sky that was TWA Flight 800. Not only did they witness the explosion and events leading up to it, but they also bore witness to much more.

They had front row center seats to yet more death; the death of honor, integrity and truth by the very people who had taken an oath to uphold it. Sadly, the only thing that has changed over the last 17 years is the depth of the depravity by those who have chosen to deceive, the exponential rise of the criminally complicit, and the number of the willfully clueless clinging to a compromised corporate media.

We must not forget that 1996 was an election year and incumbent William Jefferson Clinton was running for a second term. The opening ceremonies for the Olympics were just days away, and the national political conventions were scheduled for the following month. Peace and prosperity was the forced ambiance in the U.S., reality be damned.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the nation’s first co-President, was as much a powerful political influence and purveyor of false reality then as she is today.  In fact, the parallels between her role in the narrative of TWA Flight 800 and the official story behind the murders of four Americans in Benghazi. Libya on September 11, 2012 are strikingly similar.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, in conjunction with Bill Clinton and former deputy National Security Adviser Sandy Berger led the charge to construct the official account of TWA Flight 800 to insure that nothing would interrupt or interfere with the Clinton power structure or the false reality of peace and prosperity, including the ‘inconsequential’ lives of 230 innocent people aboard a U.S. aircraft. The Clinton response team was in full damage control mode on that fateful night, assembled in the White House residence where the Clintons and their personal point man Sandy Berger busily created a viable alternative to the reality of the events relating to the downed airliner. Hardly any imagination is necessary to compare her rabid machinations of revisionism of the events of July 17, 1996 with those of September 11, 2012. It’s all about power and perception, the former held by a Hillary death-grip and the latter fabricated through the use of whatever might be convenient and available.

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UK press: Host of upcoming G8 summit encouraging Obama and others to leave their spouses at home

by Doug Powers on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

This is article 929 of 1260 in the topic International

Meanwhile, at the White House, a dozen aides are engaged in a tense “paper, rock, scissors” tournament to determine who has to be the one to tell Michelle she can’t go:

David Cameron is encouraging Barack Obama to leave his wife Michelle at home when he attends the G8 Summit in the UK this year.

British sources say the Prime Minister wants the summit in June to be WAG-free to ensure leaders remain ‘focused’ on issues like tackling tax avoidance, without the distraction of having their wives and girlfriends in tow.

Diplomats have begun the delicate process of enquiring whether the spouses of the world’s most powerful individuals are happy to be left behind during one of the highlights of the global political calendar.

It is being made clear that Samantha Cameron plans to break with G8 tradition and not host a separate programme of activities for visiting wives.

If the ploy is successful it means that the likes of Michelle Obama and Valerie Trierweiler, girlfriend of France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande, will not attend the summit, being held at the luxury Lough Erne resort in Northern Ireland.

It’s too bad, really. I’d heard that FLOTUS and Jimmy Fallon had planned to kick off their “Evolution of Mom Dancing” world tour at the G8.

Maybe the reason for Cameron’s “no significant others” request has less to do with distraction avoidance and more to do with the host’s fear of the embarrassment of a declined credit card after an expensive dinner.

But if there’s a streak of defiance in the East Wing, hope remains:

Officials admit that they will be powerless to resist if leaders insist on bringing their wives, in which case Mrs Cameron may host a modest lunch in Downing Street. But they hope to persuade them otherwise, in order to make the summit a business-like leaders-only affair.

(h/t Laura Ingraham)

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MLK’s unfinished legacy and the fight for school choice

by Michelle Malkin on Monday, January 21st, 2013

This is article 167 of 259 in the topic Education

In so many ways, the dream is still far from reality. I’ve said before that one of the areas of American life where Martin Luther King’s vision remains unfulfilled is public education. Teachers’ unions and government school protectionists have stood in the schoolhouse door, blocking innovation, competition, and parental choice — leaving minority children and their families to languish in some of the country’s worst schools.

School choice is a civil rights issue, if not the civil rights issue of the 21st century in America.

Americans of all backgrounds, colors, and political parties will unite across the country next week to mark National School Choice Week. Watch:

National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.

Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special events and activities that highlight support for school choice programs and proposals. The effort is a collaboration of more than 200 partner organizations, which each use the week to advance their own messages of educational opportunity while uniting with like-minded organizations across the country.

National School Choice Week believes that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children and supports a variety of school choice options — from encouraging increased access to great public schools, to public charter schools, magnet schools, virtual schools, private schools, homeschooling and more.

NSCW is sponsoring a whistle-stop tour across the country to raise awareness about parental choice and academic excellence. Help spread the word and become a part of the movement!

“Just as whistle-stop tours were used to promote civil rights like women’s suffrage to the end of racial segregation, the National School Choice Week ‘Special’ will draw attention to the great civil rights fight of the 21st century: school choice for all Americans regardless of their race, income, zip code or learning ability,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.

Throughout the tour, thousands of concerned citizens are expected to rally at special events that will feature speeches by students who are succeeding in school choice programs, parents, national education reform leaders and elected officials. The tour includes major whistle-stop events in the following cities:

– Los Angeles, CA (Friday, Jan. 25)

– Albuquerque, NM (Saturday, Jan. 26)

– Topeka, KS (Monday, Jan. 28)

– Kansas City, MO (Monday, Jan. 28)

– Chicago, IL (Tuesday, Jan. 29)

– Milwaukee, WI (Wednesday, Jan. 30)

– South Bend, IN (Wednesday, Jan. 30)

– Toledo, OH (Thursday, Jan. 31)

– Cleveland, OH (Thursday, Jan. 31)

– Erie, PA (Thursday, Jan. 31)

– Buffalo, NY (Friday, Feb. 1)

– Rochester, NY (Friday, Feb. 1)

– Albany, NY (Friday, Feb. 1)

– New York, NY (Saturday, Feb. 2)

Beyond the whistle-stop tour, National School Choice Week 2013 will feature more than 3,500 events organized by students, parents and community leaders across all 50 states.

The Week focuses on six educational choices designed to help children secure the education that is right for them. Those choices include: high-performing traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, digital learning and home schooling.

“These are the kinds of educational options we want for all children,” Campanella said.

“School choice helped open the door to a brighter future for my son, Gabriel,” said Valerie Evans, a school choice mom.

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Obama’s Women

by John Myers on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

This is article 798 of 1015 in the topic Obama
Obama’s Women

It isn’t unusual to find senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, with Michelle and Barack Obama. Jarrett is a fixture at the White House.

I wrote this headline to get your attention. The truth is that President Barack Obama is nothing like President John F. Kennedy. He isn’t even like President Bill Clinton, who pretended to be Kennedy by chasing young interns around the Oval Office instead of sleeping with Hollywood starlets or mob bosses’ girlfriends.

Instead, Obama has a much more complex relationship with women who put the Nation in greater jeopardy than any women who were friends of Kennedy or Clinton. (Fair warning: If you are a women’s rights activist, please stop reading. Otherwise, I will have to wade through all your hate email.)

Obama is no cad; he is, as Arnold Schwarzenegger might say, “a girly man.” He is not strong enough to take a leadership role as President, but insteadlets two women run his life and the country. In this way, the President is a weakling reminiscent of King Edward VIII, the man who doted on Wallis Simpson’s every wish. He is not like President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had a dalliance with his driver, Capt. Kay Summersby, while he was the Supreme Allied Commander.

I have nothing against women as leaders. I would prefer Hillary Clinton as President to Obama. What I don’t like is a man with responsibility who hides behind the designer dresses of women. And, my friends, this is the man and President that Obama is.

Exhibit A: Valerie Jarrett

Late last year, Richard Minter, a New York Times bestselling writer, released his newest book, Leading From Behind.

The book jacket tells much:

Leading from Behind reveals a president who is indecisive, moody, and often paralyzed by competing political considerations. Many victories–as well as significant failures–during the Obama presidency are revealed to be the work of strong women, who led when the president did not: then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser and an Obama family confidante, whose unusual degree of influence has been a source of conflict with veteran political insiders.

Minter focuses on Jarrett, saying she has a “Rasputin-like” hold over Obama. According to Minter, Jarrett is the kingpin in the Obama Administration and she has misused “her extraordinary access” to the President. Upon further research, I discovered she has full-time Secret Service protection and a staff of nearly three dozen.

Born to American parents and raised for the first five years of her life in Iran, Jarrett shares many of the same principles Obama has regarding the future and diminished role for the United States.

Jarrett is an African-American intellectual who launched the careers of both the first lady and the President beginning in the early 1990s. She influences foreign and domestic policies of the President, from Obamacare to his staunch anti-Israel position.

They are reportedly kindred spirits and, while Jarrett has managed to stay under the liberal media’s radar, Minter’s book has flushed out the truth about this woman:

Jarrett’s White House role is unprecedented. She meets privately with the president at least twice a day with no one else present.

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Like any other socialist dictator, Obama needs government protection for life, but what about Biden, Pelosi, Reid and, of course, Valerie Jarrett?

by Stephen Levine on Sunday, January 13th, 2013

This is article 438 of 526 in the topic Government Spending

I have no problem with paying for the protection of former Presidents.They are national treasures and deserve such protections. Their young children deserve such protections, because like illegal alien children dragged across the border, they had little or nothing to say about their parent’s choices.

I do mind that this type of legislation might be extended to protect Vice Presidents (if you can even name them after five years) and the leaders of Congress. And how about “special people” like Valerie Jarrett who is said to have Secret Service protection even though she is only a presidential advisor?

I do mind the level of protection for former presidents if it amounts to providing for clean-sweeping public venues and blocking streets, airports and other facilities.

And, I have only two questions:

One, can this legislation be repealed or amended so that the United States taxpayer will pay only certain costs over the first two million if the President of the United States has a net worth of at least $10 million dollars and an income over $10 million per year? Or if their Presidential Library/Foundation foundation is worth more than $50 million and they remains an employee.

And two, will this protection be provided for former President Obama in the finest prison on the planet if he has been found to have been constitutionally ineligible to hold the Office of the President of the United States?

Bottom line, this is not too much of a price for Presidents (and their immediate families) who are forced by circumstances to take unpopular actions when protecting the safety and security of the United States. Even hypocrites like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton who want to disarm and disadvantage America deserve protection from the crazies and criminals.

Now why should we be disarmed and why shouldn’t  “We the People” protect ourselves from the crazies and criminals too! Our guarantee of  safety trumps recently passed or amended legislation – it is the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, which these “protected” Presidents have sworn to protect, preserve and defend.

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