Category: Our precious Liberty

An important fact about Venezuela

All the atrocities being committed against innocent people in Venezuela were preceded by…………….

On Saturday, Fox News published a lengthy piece by reporter Hollie McKay that offers a compelling case for gun rights that includes the insights of an exiled Venezuelan dissident forced to watch as his fellow citizens are crushed by the increasingly tyrannical and brutal socialist government .

In 2013, the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law,” a gun control bill passed a year earlier by Hugo Chavez’s socialist regime, systematically wiped out gun ownership rights in Venezuela. Five years later, the people have no recourse against an out of control government.

History repeats itself, again, and again, and again

Freedom of Religion is really pretty simple

Two Michigan colleges have been sued over prayers during commencement speeches. Campus Reform has this

A civil rights group filed a complaint against two Michigan colleges after commencement speakers prayed during their commencement speeches.

Muskegon Community College Trustee Ann Oakes included a religious invocation in her speech to the school’s graduates in May. Late last month, the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA)filed a complaint against the school, disputing the constitutionality of her behavior, according to MLive.

You can go read the rest but let us look at the simple truth. What does that first amendment say about freedom of religion?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; 

Well, is Ann Oaks Congress? No. Did she or any other commencement speaker make a law respecting an establishment of religion? No. Is this “civil rights”
group trying to prohibit the free exercise of someone’s religion? And their free speech as well? Yes! Seems pretty simple doesn’t it? See what happens when we go by what the Constitution actually says rather than what some activist judge says?

Noted bottom feeding carnival barker banned from Facebook for 30 days

That bottom dweller, of course, is Alex Jones. And frankly, as much as I dislike, detest, loathe Jones, I have to agree with Ted Cruz on this one

As I said Jones is beneath contempt to me, as is Info Warts but, yeah, freedom of speech trumps my dislike for him. Senator Cruz is right. Besides, allowing Info Warts to be heard exposes them for the vermin they are. I am not making a case that Facebook does not have a right to suspend Jones, they do. But, to me, let them be heard, and deservedly mocked for the garbage Jones spews.

Marxifornia strikes yet again

Mike McDaniel reminds us that CalMarxifornia really is not into freedom of the press

Let’s drop by, gentle readers, once again to the People’s Republic of California and see what those wacky socialists are up to these days. Leslie Eastman at Legal Insurrection reports:

Meanwhile, in the #Resistance capital of the nation, the politicians are proposing legislation that is essentially a weapon at the heart of the First Amendment’s free speech protections.

California is considering creating a ‘fake news’ advisory group in order to monitor information posted and spread on social media.

Senate Bill 1424 would require the California Attorney General to create the advisory committee by April 1, 2019. It would need to consist of at least one person from the Department of Justice, representatives from social media providers, civil liberties advocates, and First Amendment scholars.

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I know, I know, what could possibly ever go wrong? Click the link read the rest

Civil forfeiture you say?

Animal is correct, things like this are bullshit

Let me begin by saying this:  Any government elected, appointed or hired official who supports civil asset forfeiture should be tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail.  This family had their life savings stolen – yes, fucking stolen- by an illegitimate act of a government gone mad.  Excerpt:

Rustem Kazazi, 64, was headed to his native Albania to visit relatives in October, according to a federal lawsuit that he, his wife, Lejla, and son, Erald, filed this week in Ohio against the agency and others.
The suit alleges Customs and Border Protection used civil forfeiture laws to take the money without arresting or charging anyone with a crime.

Kazazi had planned to spend six months in Albania and buy a vacation home for retirement on the Adriatic coast, according to court documents. He also wanted to help members of his extended family, who are struggling, the court documents said.

To make the transactions easier and avoid bank fees, he reduced his family’s life savings to cash, packed it in a carry-on and brought it with him to the airport, according to the family’s lawsuit.

“He counted the cash several times, separated it into three stacks of $20,000, $19,100 and $19,000 each, and then, after counting again, labeled each stack with the amount it contained. He then placed the three stacks in a single envelope and wrote ‘$58,100’ on the outside,” the documents state.

Transportation Security Administration agents spotted the money inside Kazazi’s bag as he went through security on October 27 at Cleveland’s airport to catch a flight to Newark, New Jersey, before flying out to Albania, according to court documents. TSA called Customs and Border Protection agents, who took Kazazi’s passport and driver’s license, according to the filing.

He was put in a small private room for a body search, the documents state.

Kazazi speaks limited English, according to the lawsuit.

Now, in whose world is this right? On any level? If he was charged with a crime, or there was reason to believe he should be stopped, searched and charged, that is different

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