Justice Thomas Takes HUGE Stand For 2nd Amendment… Torches Supreme Court

Leave it to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who didn’t pull any punches against his colleagues when it comes to the Constitutional rights of gun ownership for American citizens. Take a look at how he took a stand for our rights in the wake of renewed calls to ban guns…

DailyWire reports:

On Tuesday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a blistering rebuke to his Supreme Court colleagues, as well as to lower courts that have refused to treat the Second Amendment with the same level of honor as other rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Thomas wrote a dissent against his Supreme Court colleagues refusing to take up the case of California’s 10-day waiting period for buying a gun. Under California law, gun buyers — even those who already own guns — must wait ten days before picking up their guns from the store. It doesn’t matter whether the background checks have already been run; purchasers must wait. The idea is that these potential buyers will have second thoughts about owning a gun, and decide not to pick up the gun after all.

The state of California provided little or no evidence to show that such cooling-off periods impact in any way either suicide rates or crime rates, particularly as applied to those who already have gun licenses and concealed carry permits. That didn’t stop the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from upholding the law on the basis that the purchaser “may want to purchase a larger capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd.” That contention was entirely speculative, of course.

But this is the lowest possible standard for constitutional review. As Thomas points out, the Heller case says Courts may not “decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon.” The Court explicitly shot down “rational-basis scrutiny.”

All of this, wrote Thomas “is symptomatic of the lower courts’ general failure to afford the Second Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right. If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly, I have little doubt that this Court would intervene. But as evidenced by our continued inaction in this area, the Second Amendment is a disfavored right in this Court.”

As Thomas points out, if a state placed a ten-day waiting period on abortions, the Supreme Court would be quick to step in with a review. The Ninth Circuit even struck down a county’s 50-day waiting period for nude-dancing licenses. And the Ninth Circuit struck down traditional marriage laws for supposed lack of evidence, despite thousands of years of human history. Thomas concludes, “The right to keep and bear arms is apparently this Court’s constitutional orphan.”

Thomas, of course, is right. And the judiciary’s willingness to stand by and watch the Second Amendment dismantled piecemeal is an abdication of Constitutional duty on a grand scale.

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CPAC Crowd Erupts After Pence Issues Warning To The NFL

Vice President Mike Pence is one incredible man. He loves this country, our flag and our troops and isn’t afraid to tell the world. What he just said at this year’s CPAC conference will definitely make you even more proud that we have Trump/Pence in office.

The NFL really dropped the ball in the 2017-18 season — so much so that seasoned NFL fans (such as myself) who never thought they could go even one Sunday without watching several games, have tuned out altogether.  Losing their core demographic has already cost the league millions and will continue to do so next season unless radical changes to the players’ behavior is made.

Daily Caller reports:

Vice President Mike Pence took a direct shot at NFL protesters by reminding the crowd present at his 2018 CPAC speech that “we always stand for our flag and our national anthem.”

And the crowd ate it up.

“It is great to be back at CPAC,” Pence opened. “And I stand here today with profound gratitude.”

After rattling off the adminsitration’s victories over the past year, VPOTUS said he “[stands] with President Trump.”

“We stand with the conservative movement,” he continued. “And come to think of it, we always stand for our flag and our national anthem as well.”

The crowd immediately broke out into cheers of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” while Pence smiled from the podium.

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Ben Carson To Shut Down Obama’s Biggest Illegal Pet Project…

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), headed up by Secretary Ben Carson, is getting ready to toss one of President Obama’s most prized — and illegal — policies in the recycling bin.

Under Obama-era policies, the HUD doles out taxpayer dollars for Section 8 housing, going against administrators and the U.S. Supreme Court.

But not for long.

Under new leadership, the HUD is now going to return to a “competitive bidding process” to award Section 8 housing contracts — so taxpayer dollars aren’t used.

WE reports:

According to a top HUD official, the department is taking many of the steps necessary to change back to the competitive procurement method are being taken now, but didn’t want to comment on when the announcement from the department might happen for fear of tainting the bidding process.

Supporters of the competitive bidding procurement process say the net result will increase efficiency in the program and save taxpayer money. And Republican lawmakers that have been critical of HUD’s actions in the past are applauding the change in course as well.

“When dealing with performance-based Section 8 contract administrators, it’s clear that full and open competition is the way to get the best value for the taxpayer,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. “As Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have repeatedly insisted both publicly and privately that HUD follow Congressional intent, the GAO, and the Supreme Court.”

Diaz-Balart is one of a small handful of elected officials who put pressure on HUD and then-Secretary Julián Castro during the years in which HUD ignored findings that their grant process was illegal.

Section 8 housing is a federal program that pays rental assistance to landlords to help low-income people acquire affordable housing.

Because HUD had problems administering the program, in 1995 it started to contract out the management of Section 8 housing units through a competitive bidding process. However, in March of 2012, HUD suddenly shifted away from the competitive bidding process, and began using funding mechanisms which were more like grants.

Contractors who had previously gained HUD’s business under the bidding process appealed to the Government Accountability Office in 2012, just months after HUD changed course. And by August of that year, the GAO ruled that HUD’s actions were “unreasonable and in disregard of applicable statutory guidance.”

Undeterred, HUD pressed forward with their choice, which then made them the target of a lawsuit. From that point, HUD lost an embarrassing string of rulings which culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court denying to hear an appeal from the agency in April of 2015.

Despite all those rulings, HUD didn’t budge. But the Trump administration is now set to return to the previous methods.

Eric Strong is the CEO of Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, a company that has won HUD Section 8 contracts in the past under the competitive system. He’s also publicly lobbied HUD to change back to the performance based contracting method.

“All we’ve ever wanted was fair and open competition because we know it results in the best financial situation for the taxpayer and also will result in better housing for the residents who live in those [Section 8] units,” Strong told the Washington Examiner.

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Trump Made Incredible Move After Eric Bolling Lost His Only Son

Misguided and agenda-driven liberals have spent their time pushing the narrative that President Donald Trump is some evil billionaire from the day he announced his intention to run for the presidency. What they completely ignore are the stories that are rarely heard — the ones of Trump reaching out to help friends, family and more often than not, complete and total strangers.

It’s no surprise… that would force them to admit that Trump — without a doubt — is one heck of a nice guy. What he did for beloved former Fox News host Eric Bolling after he lost his only son was nothing short of amazing.

Daily Caller reports:

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling shared a powerful story about President Trump calling him after his late son passed away from an opioid overdose at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday.

“I spoke to President Trump, in the deep, dark times that my wife and I were having,” Bolling explained. “We were going to sit down for the Thanksgiving dinner. There was an empty chair.”

“We are walking over to the table and the phone rang. It was President Trump who said, Eric, no one should have to lose a child and we are thinking of you. Very, very important that he did that”

“He has been great,” Bolling added. “He showed empathy and compassion, so I used it as an opportunity to say, Mr. President, can I come talk to you about this? And I have. I’ve gone to the White House a couple of times.”

Bolling lost his 19-year-old son Chase to an accidental opioid drug overdose last year.

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SPREAD THIS: These 10 Democrat Senators Are Up For Re-Election… FIRE THEM

President Donald Trump needs reinforcements in the senate.

And he has a massive opportunity to replace obstructionist liberals with Republicans.

There are 10 Democrat senators that are up for re-election in states that Trump claimed victory in during the 2016 election — he will potentially be able to counter out establishment Republican senators with small-government conservatives.

Here are their names — vote them out:

  • Debbie Stabenow (Michigan)
  • Bob Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania)
  • Sherrod Brown (Ohio)
  • Joe Manchin (West Virginia)
  • Bill Nelson (Florida)
  • Joe Donnelly (Indiana)
  • Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
  • Jon Tester (Montana)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota)
  • Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin)

Senate seats are crucial for Trump’s “America First” agenda — plus, the more “Neil Gorsuch” type justices he can appoint during his tenure, the better.

Plus, while Senators like John McCain are still in office, they need to be combatted with solid conservative outsiders. Remember when John McCain voted to keep Obamacare days after he finished surgery on his brain tumor? The Hill reported:

McCain cast the “no” vote two days after a dramatic return to the Senate floor during which he called on his colleagues to work together on major issues such as healthcare reform, which has long been a Senate tradition until the upsurge of partisanship in recent years.

McCain emerged this year as one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics in Congress and the late-night vote cements his status as a maverick, a role he relished earlier in his career when President George W. Bush occupied the White House.

The vote was on bare-bones healthcare proposal, dubbed the “skinny” repeal, as it left untouched big sections of ObamaCare.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pushed it as a backup proposal after Republicans failed to agree on a bigger repeal that repealed and replaced the pillars of ObamaCare or a repeal-only measure that passed both chambers in 2015.

McConnell appeared almost distraught after McCain’s surprise vote and seemed close to choking up on the floor after falling short of his promise to repeal ObamaCare.

“This is clearly a disappointing moment,” he said.

“I regret that our efforts were simply not enough this time. Now, I imagine many of our colleagues on the other side are celebrating. Probably pretty happy about all this. But the American people are hurting, and they need relief.”

McCain’s vote surprised many Republicans including Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.), who said he thought the Arizona Republican was in favor of the legislation.

Vice President Pence was spotted lobbying McCain on the Senate floor shortly before the crucial vote. He also worked on Collins while other GOP leaders focused on Murkowski. But those efforts fell short.

It’s time for the RINOs to be replaced.

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WATCH: Tucker Makes Unexpected Move Against Smug Anti-Gun FL Senator

Fox News all-star Tucker Carlson has been on fire this week, on the heels of the Florida school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people and immediately triggered the liberal media and Democrats to begin gun-grabbing.

Carlson took on a state senator from Florida, who ended up being the most shady, intentionally misguiding anti-gun Democrat we’ve probably ever seen interviewed. But he soon learned he was severely outmatched in debate when he tried taking on the master.

Daily Caller reports:

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took on Democratic Florida state Sen. Gary Farmer Thursday over gun control on Thursday, and it ended with Tucker cutting off his guest after he couldn’t get a straight answer.

 

Tucker said, “I would have to, under the bill you supported, the gun registry bill. I would have to register guns in my house, despite the fact I’ve committed no crime, done nothing untoward with that gun, and I have to register it with you and other government officials, who just failed to keep us…”

Farmer responded, “What’s wrong with that Tucker? Why does law enforcement? Why are they unable to have the tools available to them?”

“I don’t know, they were unable to stop the guy who just killed 17 people,” The Daily Caller co-founder said.

Farmer said, “What is everybody afraid of with a gun registry?”

 

“We’re afraid that demagogues like you will misuse that information and after talking to you for a few minutes that is a legitimate fear,” Carlson said.

Farmer said, “How so? How so? Continue the narrative, please. How so?”

“Here’s the narrative,” Carlson said. “The government, as I said at every level, and this is factual, not my opinion, failed to protect those students. You will not concede that and instead turn the blame back on blameless American citizens.”

“The FBI, whatever. Thirty-nine times to his house, whatever. Giving people like you power is frightening. That’s the bottom line. I’m out, because I can’t get a straight answer from you,” he added.

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Nancy Pelosi Gets Slammed With Devastating Career News

Rep. Nancy Pelosi is easily one of the top 3 hated liberal politicians by conservatives. Her shady tactics and ridiculous pandering to her constituents is beyond nauseating. But make no mistake, she couldn’t care less what conservatives have to say about her.

But she does care what her own colleagues think and do and word on the DC streets is that Pelosi is quickly fading as the party’s leading face…

Daily Caller reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s leadership issues don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

House Democrats have consistently bucked Pelosi on key issues, undermining her authority within the caucus and casting doubt upon her future as top Democrat in the House.

Most recently, House Democrats have sought to distance themselves from Pelosi after she repeatedly dismissed the tax cut bill’s benefits to the working class as “crumbs.”

“I would not use crumbs personally, and I think a lot of Blue Dogs would not use crumbs,” Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar told Politico for a story that ran Tuesday.

Democratic Missouri Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver echoed Cuellar’s remarks. “Language is important, and we have to be very careful that we don’t insult people by saying that the amount of money they get is crumbs,” Cleaver told Politico.

Other Democrats have similarly distanced themselves from Pelosi’s remarks, even as she has remained unapologetic for using the dismissive language.

Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, indicated that Pelosi’s remarks were counterproductive. “I think for people making $40,000 a year, any increase in their take-home is significant for them, and I don’t want to diminish that at all,” Crowley said last week.

“The approach has to be more big picture than personal, because you can’t tell people that are getting $200 a month more that that’s not good,” Democratic Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth told the Washington Examiner. “That’s big money for a lot of people.”

Yarmuth added, “I wouldn’t say a couple thousand dollars a year is ‘crumbs.’”

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has also distanced himself from Pelosi’s talking point. “I would not describe it as crumbs,” Ellison told Business Insider. “The income inequality is so bad that if you could pick up 1,000 or 900 bucks, maybe it helps.”

Tax reform is just the latest key issue on which House Democrats have veered away from Pelosi.

Despite Pelosi’s warnings against it, six Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump in November. The House overwhelmingly rejected the motion a month later in December, but 58 Democrats supported moving the process forward. That number has inched higher since then. Sixty-six House Democrats supported the motion a second time around in January.

Pelosi’s ability to lead took another hit late last year when Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers was credibly accused of being a serial sexual harasser. Pelosi initially defended Conyers as an “icon” and deferred to a House Ethics Committee investigation — a process that can stretch out for years.

It took Pelosi 10 days to call for the establishment Democrat’s resignation, which she did only after facing the prospect of a revolt from members furious that Conyers could remain in office. Conyers stepped down shortly thereafter.

Whether Pelosi will remain as leader of the Democratic caucus after the midterm elections in November is something of an open question on Capitol Hill.

Pelosi faced a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan following the party’s underwhelming performance in the 2016 election. Although Pelosi was able to hang onto her leadership position, Ryan’s challenge demonstrated how shaky Pelosi’s position is with younger members of the party, some of whom want Pelosi gone before the midterms.

Great leaders know when it’s time to step aside, and I obviously have been calling for her leadership team to step aside,” Democratic New York Rep. Kathleen Rice told The Atlantic in an interview last week. “I think it would be advantageous to us if that were made clear before the election.”

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, a consistent Pelosi critic, echoed Rice’s comments to Yhe Atlantic. Moulton called it “the harsh reality of 2018” that Pelosi will hurt Democrats in the midterms if she remains atop the party. “It’s going to be harder to win in 2018 if we don’t have new leadership,” he said.

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Rev. Billy Graham Issued One Final Warning To America Before He Passed Away

Rev. Billy Graham, the most inspiring evangelist of the past century, issued a stanch warning to America in his final days.

He said the root of the United States’ problems stem directly from the people’s self-centered obsessions, pride, and lack of shame over sin.

However, Dr. Graham remained hopeful for America’s spiritual revival and return to God until his final breath.

Newsmax reports:

Having retired from the pulpit years ago, Graham has dedicated his closing days to saving America by turning souls to Christ, who died on the cross for their sins.

The evangelist has been a spiritual guide to millions, including presidents, both Republican and Democrat, since Harry Truman.

He will be remembered by hundreds of millions of people worldwide for his crusades, books, and TV and radio broadcasts, continuing to believe in the nation’s religious rebirth.

Dr. Graham has preached the gospel in person to more people than any other human in history.

In his open prayer letter to Americans in 2017, Graham warned: “My heart aches for America and its deceived people.” However, he noted there is a precedent for renewal in the Holy Bible.

He referred to the salvation of Nineveh, the ancient Biblical city mentioned in the gospels of Matthew and Luke: “When the Prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God’s warning, people heard and repented.

“I believe the same thing can happen once again, this time in our nation.”

Still, he is concerned about possible end times. The signs “are converging now for the first time since Jesus made those predictions,” Graham wrote to WND in an exclusive email interview.

The idea of Hell is a “hideous reality” for those who “refuse to let God come into their lives,” he wrote in his 2015 book, “Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond.”

Graham explained that many people have no problem condemning to Hell people such as Osama bin Laden, Hitler, Cambodia’s Pol Pot, and serial killers in America.

Yet they don’t expect the same condemnation for turning away from God.

“Some believe they will automatically walk into Heaven when this early life is over because God is love,” he wrote. “That would negate the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.”

Many Americans have been developing a designer religion based on what “fits in” with their individual preferences, Graham told Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

“We as a nation have turned our back on God who blessed our country because its fundamental principles were grounded in the Word of God.”

In 2014, Graham reprinted a 1962 radio sermon he delivered on his website, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He emphasized that America’s Founders carried out plans and hopes with the aid of prayer.

“If this nation was born in a meeting based on prayer — some of its most important decisions being made only after careful prayer to God — how can we go on unless there is renewed emphasis on prayer today?” Graham asked.

Billy Graham’s solution for America is simple: Americans must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They will not only find eternal salvation, but America will remain a great nation.

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Sheriff Offers Free Gun Class for Teachers — 20 MINUTES Later Something Amazing Happens

Kirsters Baish| One Ohio Sheriff has explained that the best way to stop a mass shooting from happening is to educate teachers and arm them in order to make sure they know how to protect themselves and their students. Just a day after Nikolas Cruz made his way into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered 17 people, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones put a video up on Facebook that explained that “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.”

In his video, Sheriff Jones explained, “We need to put armed personnel in schools. We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away but we need to be prepared and we don’t need to have our heads in the sand.”

When Jones later explained who in schools should be armed, he made the suggestion that retired police officers and military veterans could be hired in schools as guards. He gave a second thought as well, suggesting that teachers should be trained and armed.

Jones took it further on Sunday when he posted on social media that he would be holding a “free concealed and Carry class” for teachers in his county.

In a later tweet, Jones explained that he would be accepting 50 people to sit in on the class. He went on to say that any school employees that are interested should email his office. It only took 20 minutes for 50 requests to come through.

Teachers responded very positively to Jones’s offer on Twitter. They expressed an interest in learning to use firearms and an interest in protecting their students.

Jones was interviewed by WLWT and admitted that he is aware that his plan will stir things up, but he feels that it will be a good way to deal with the issue of school shootings.

Florida Shooting Survivor Blows The Whistle: Liberal Media Is Exploiting Shooting to Push Their Agenda

Not every kid from the Florida school beset by a mass shooting last week has become a crusader against our Second Amendment rights. Indeed, one student is attacking the media for politicizing the crime and for turning his fellow students into anti-gun activists all the while ignoring the kids who lost their lives in the attacks.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Brandon Minoff is disgusted by the way the media is treating the whole story. He is sick that the story has become about the actions of the anti-gun activists instead of about the victims who are being laid to rest.

Minoff told Daily Wire that he is distraught over the situation:

Brandon Minoff, who previously appeared on MSNBC and CNN to discuss the shooting, told The Daily Wire on Sunday that he thinks the media is using the shooting as an opportunity to push for gun control more than they are reporting the facts as neutral observers.

“I think it’s the media,” Minoff said, referring to whom he believes is promoting the gun control narrative in response to the shooting. “They exploit everything to make it political. They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed.”

Minoff, who hopes to meet President Donald Trump to discuss the issue, said that he thinks there should be limits and restrictions on guns but is upset to see how the media is covering the tragedy.

“It pains me to see that knowing that 17 of my classmates are dead and they just want to talk about gun control,” he continued. “Students have opinions, they say stuff that they’re against guns, and that gun control is necessary, but they’re making it bigger than it needs to be at this moment.”

Minoff also said that he doesn’t really think that gun bans are effective and noted that the law says you can’t drink until you are 21, but kids still get drunk.

The 18-year-old student also says that school security guards should be armed.

“If coach Feis would have had a gun or any of the other security guards would have had a gun it definitely would have been less fatal,” the high school senior said. “[The shooter] and coach Feis were face-to-face and he just shielded kids instead of having the ability to kill the shooter.

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