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Mayor Gun Control confronted over his armed entourage

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What happens when the people are disarmed?

 

History tells us:

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Any questions?

Hat Tip:  Breitbart

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Here’s something else to consider:

 

 

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Those who work for a living might want to put away shoes, hammers, and other hard objects to keep from throwing them through the computer. A new study shows that on average the government spends $168 per household on various assistance programs, one-fifth more than the median income of $137.

As the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee reported (after all, who else in government is going to do it?), welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which is higher than the $25.03 median income per hour.

At what point do liberals admit they’re doing more harm than good?

Answer:  never.

If they did that, they’d admit communism and socialism doesn’t work.  Instead, they just say it’s never really been tried.

It’s time to implement the exit strategy for the War on Poverty.  The casualties are too great

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NewsBusted 1/22/13

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Diminishing Rights of Egyptian Christians

 

Posted: 23 Jan 2013 07:56 AM PST

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There are two crimes on the books in Egypt that are increasing in application –  “insulting the President” and “conversion to Christianity”.

Since insulting the king became a crime in 1909, few people have been charged. King Farouk applied the law on seven different occasions over sixteen years. During thirty years of rule, Hosny Mubarak applied the law a total of four times.

Though Mohammed Morsi has ruled for only 200 days, he has already invoked the law in at least 24 cases according to reports from the Arabic Network for Human Rights.  While 24 cases may not seem a large number, it equals the number of times the law was invoked over the previous 100 years.

In one of the more publicized cases of committing the crime of converting to Christianity, Nadia Mohamed Ali who was a Coptic Christian, converted to Islam when she married a Muslim. After his death she sought to return to Christianity. She has received a 15-year prison sentence for her actions.

This is one example of the style of leadership Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are using in their rule of Egypt. Those who believe the Brotherhood can be won over to a democratic form of government are misguided. The Muslim Brotherhood uses democracy only for the purpose of becoming elected to office. Once in office, they exert tight control over the people.

U.S. State Department spokesperson Ariel Vaagen said the Obama administration is concerned about the rights of Christians in Egypt,

“We are following reports of a number of Egyptians sentenced to imprisonment for forging identity documents to alter their religious identity from Muslim to Christian. We are deeply concerned with Egyptian laws that infringe on an individual’s universal right to choose his or her religion and call upon the Egyptian government to promote and protect universal freedoms, including freedom of religion, for all its citizens.”

 

Many people mistake statements for action, while all too often statements are nothing more than political pacifiers. For their part, Egyptian Christians are skeptical of US actions. This past summer when Hillary Clinton went to Egypt, a number of Christian leaders refused to meet with her, saying the US is harboring bias on the  side of the Muslim Brotherhood and has failed to support them in their quest for civil liberties.

It is not difficult to understand the skepticism of Egyptian Christians when the US is sending sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks to the Egyptian government. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said,

“It is appalling that the Obama administration would send F-16s and 200 military tanks to Egypt in the wake of the instability, [and the] anti-American and anti-Israel atmosphere.”

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Shock Claim: “The New Litmus Test Of Leadership In The Military Is If They Will Fire On US Citizens Or Not”

Shock Claim: “The New Litmus Test Of Leadership In The Military Is If They Will Fire On US Citizens Or Not”.

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Dixie Republican Forum Newsletter​, January 2013

Official Newsletter of the DixieRepublican Forum
January 2013
Chairwoman’s Message
The Battle to Save Our Republic
By Mary Burkett, DRFChairwoman
“If not in the interests of the state, do not act. If you cannot succeed, do not use troops. If you are not in danger, do not fight.”
–Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Republicans and the Republic are in danger. Is it in the interest of the state to act? Are troops literally needed to save the Republic? Are we in danger? I will let you each answer those questions for yourselves but for me, we must act. WE the People are the only troops needed and, yes, we are all in danger. But what does that mean? May I suggest that we be careful with how we communicate with others, how we express our willingness to “fight” for what we believe. At this point, our battlefield is not literal. But it is just as real! We must express our opinion, be actively involved in helping conservative candidates get elected and stay informed!
Do it carefully but fearlessly!
Is there one particular issue you care most deeply about? What research have you done on that issue? Have you educated others? Have you contacted your elected officials about that issue? Are you an expert on that issue? How do we become part of the Army defending the Republic? 1. Become an expert on the issues you care most about, 2. Speak up, 3. Communicate clearly and rationally, 4. Be fearless.
Dixie Republican Forum members have a unique opportunity to lead this country back to its constitutional roots. We must do the right things in the right way.
Calendar of Events
January 2013
15  DRF Luncheon, 11:30 am, “Self Defense & Concealed Carry,” Richard & Donna Hunter
February
7    DRF Executive Committee meeting, 7 pm
19  DRF Luncheon, 11:30 am, invited guest is Utah GOP Chairman, Thomas Wright
March
7    DRF Executive Committee meeting, 7 pm
19  DRF Luncheon, 11:30 am
If you have ideas for DRF activities for 2013, please email us at dixierepublicanforum@yahoo.com.
Time to Renew Your DRF Membership
With the new year, it’s time to renew our memberships.  Dues are $25 for a single membership and $30 for a couple.  Dues include membership in the Utah Republican Assembly and the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, plus voting rights in our elections and endorsing conventions.  Best of all, our Socials and Christmas Party are for members only!
Dues can be paid at the January luncheon or mailed to our treasurer, Ken Nagel, at 1547 W. Songbird Drive, St. George, UT 84790.  Please make checks payable to “DRF” or “Dixie Republican Forum.”
Hillsdale College Free Online Courses
In 2012 the DRF made a major effort to share the Hillsdale College lectures on the history and meaning of the U.S. Constitution with our members and the public.  We hosted viewings of Constitution 101 and Constitution 201, totaling 20 lectures.
For 2013, the DRF encourages everyone to view those lectures and the new series released in the last couple months:  History 101, covering the history of Western civilization from Genesis to John Locke.
You can sign up for access to the free lectures at hillsdale.edu.
Editorial
The United (Police) States of America
By Larry Meyers, Newsletter Editor
Originally published in The Independent, January 2013
Not to be alarmist, but with the New Year upon us, we, as Americans, need to think deeply about what kind of society we want to live in:  a free community or a police state?  The tragic events of the past year, including mass murders, attempted terrorist attacks, and natural disasters have conditioned us for the imposition of more security at the cost of liberty.
          What is a police state?  A general definition of a police state is where citizens are not free to do as they wish so long as they do not harm others, but instead must obtain permission from the government for most activities, such as work, travel, speech, or gathering for social, political, or religious purposes.  An extreme form of the police state is martial law, with curfews, travel restrictions, and armed officers stopping people in the streets.
          Some say that a police state cannot happen in the USA.  But it already is happening.  A news story published in December onparagoulddailypress.com reports on the plans of the police chief of Paragould, Arkansas, to have police in SWAT gear, with AR-15 rifles, patrolling the city streets, asking citizens for identification and for an explanation of what the citizen is up to.  The police chief justified the action based on citizen concerns about increased crime, but admitted that he had not consulted with an attorney about the legality of his plans.
          Here are some other elements of the police state that have been in the news in 2012:
          Gun control: The current public clamor in the mainstream media and among liberal extremists is to impose new gun control laws.  If gun control laws are passed, the main effect of such laws will be to leave law-abiding citizens disarmed in the face of armed criminals and government agents.
Speech restrictions:  Some universities have imposed restrictions on “hate speech,” prohibiting students from speaking out against special interest groups, such as the homosexual lobby, or from using racist language.  Such restrictions certainly have the potential to become canonized in laws against the public at large and to be expanded to cover speech in opposition to the party in power.
Militarization of the police:  Federal funding has provided local police agencies with more and more firepower.  In such cases, SWAT officers become more like SEAL teams—serving search warrants and eviction notices in SWAT gear and carrying automatic rifles—than local policemen.
Drones in the sky: As part of the militarization of the police, some police agencies are obtaining drone aircraft which are used for observation purposes.
Data mining:  The National Security Agency is building a massive facility in western Utah, with a planned opening in 2013.  The purpose of the facility is to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store domestic and international data that is transmitted electronically.  How long before the government is reading and hearing all of our electronic communications?
          If we oppose these aspects of the police state and instead wish to live in a free society, we have to vote and lobby for liberty.  In Utah, 2013 will feature elections for mayors and city councils.  Let’s elect local public servants who will favor freedom and personal responsibility over police control.  On the state and national level, let’s give notice to our representatives that we are not willing to give up our liberty for more “security.”
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From Bill O’Reilly’s message board:

 Most everyone suspected fraud, but these numbers prove it and our government and media refuse to do anything about it.
As each state reported their final election details, the evidence of voter fraud is astounding. Massive voter fraud has been reported in areas of OH and FL, with PA, WI and VA, all are deploying personnel to investigate election results.
Here are just a few examples of what has surfaced with much more to come.
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama   received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for   Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).
* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of   the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their   polling locations – and not one single vote was recorded for Romney.   (Another statistical impossibility).
* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only   98,213 eligible voters.
* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered   eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.
* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie   County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.
* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.
* In Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of   eligible voters.
NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.
Imagine that!

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Quotes:

on socialism:  “It is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created.  It does not build; it destroys.  For destruction is the essence of it.”

” A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.  Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings. “

Ludwig von Mises

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Quotes:

 Jeremy Myers wrote a post entitled The Worldwide Threat of Christian Moderates in which he said,

I believe that many of us Christians needlessly endanger the lives of other people simply by the way we live.

“The threat is not from those who see what is wrong with the world and try to do something about it. The threat is from those who do not care to know what is going on the world. It is apathy, not activism, which threatens nations and destroys lives, because when we haven’t a care in the world we tend not to care for those in the world either.”

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