Tuesday, November 25, 2014

13 facts media won't tell you about Ferguson case

According to protesters who erupted in violence after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., this was the case of a white policeman shooting an unarmed black teenager with his hands in the air in a community plagued by racial tension.

That's the  account promoted by many in the mainstream media and race hustlers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as well. But here are several facts about the case that are harder to find:

1. Surveillance video showed that shortly before the confrontation, 18-year-old Brown stole cigarillos from a convenience store and shoved a clerk who tried to stop him.

2. The autopsy report showed that Brown had marijuana in his system when he died.

3. Officer Wilson, driving to the call of a medical emergency, first encountered Brown walking in the middle of a street and told Brown and his friend to walk on the sidewalk. Brown responded with an expletive.

4. Wilson chose to confront Brown only after he saw the cigarillos in his hand and recalled the radio report of a robbery at the convenience store.

5. Wilson said when he tried to open his car door, Brown slammed it back shut, then punched Wilson in the face.

6. Fearing another punch could knock him out, Wilson drew his gun, he told the grand jury, and Brown grabbed the gun, saying "you are too much of a p****y to shoot me."

7. An African-American witness confirmed that Brown and Wilson appeared to be "arm-wrestling" by the car.

8. Another witness saw Brown leaning through the car's window and said "some sort of confrontation was taking place."

9. After Wilson fired a shot that struck Brown's hand, Brown fled and Wilson gave chase. Brown suddenly stopped. An unidentified witness told the grand jury that 6-foot-4, 292-pound Brown charged at Wilson with his head down. Wilson said Brown put his hand under the waistband of his pants as he continued toward Wilson. That's when Wilson fired.

10. A witness testified that Brown never raised his hands.

11. Gunpowder found on the wound on Brown's hand indicated his hand was close to the gun when it fired. According to a report, the hand wound showed foreign matter "consistent with products that are discharged from the barrel of a firearm."

12. Judy Melinek, a forensic pathologist who reviewed the autopsy for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, said the gunpowder "supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has particulate matter in the wound."

13. Wilson said Brown was physically uncontrollable and "for lack of a better word, crazy." He said that during the confrontation, he was thinking: "He's gonna kill me. How do I survive?" Legal experts say police officers typically have wide latitude to use deadly force when they feel their safety is threatened.*

*13 facts courtesy of Newsmax

Why can't people understand that law enforcement officers are allowed to defend themselves? If an officer feels like his life is in danger he can shoot. They shoot white people charging at them, armed or unarmed, too. The media and professional race hustlers jumped all over this issue, ignoring facts in favor of fanning racial flames and now look at the mess it has caused. 

In his response to the Grand Jury's decision not to indict Officer Willis, President Barack Obama said he understood how difficult this decision is for the black community to take. He called for peace, and said we are a nation of law, but he never mentioned the need to obey the law. He never told the thugs burning down Ferguson that they would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Then again, when he flew to Ferguson the day after the elections, Obama told key "anti-Wilson" stakeholders there to "stay the course".  Stay what course? To burn their town to the ground if the decision didn't go their way, despite the evidence revealed in testimony that points to Wilson's lack of intentional guilt?

Now the "victims of racism" in Ferguson are robbing, looting, burning, pillaging, all in the name of justice. Justice for whom? Since when does criminal action render justice to anyone? 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Obama cites Bible when it suits his liberal agenda, ignores it for the rest of us

In his address to the nation earlier this week, President Barack Obama cited Scripture to defend his illegal executive action on immigration without congressional approval. Essentially granting amnesty to at least 5 million illegal aliens by some estimates, Obama included a brief citation from Exodus by saying, "Scripture tells us we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.”

First, the president's deference to biblical scripture is suspicious. If Obama felt such a strong biblical need to shred our Constitution, why did he wait until after the elections to do this? After all, if it is the right thing to do, Obama wouldn't have had to worry about hurting Democrats' election campaigns by doing this before Nov. 4. 

And as as Charles Krauthammer pointed out, “If he feels so strongly … and Scripture dictates this ought to be done, why did he do nothing about this in 2009 and 2010 when he had control of the Congress … when he could have done this constitutionally?”

Second, it is not a form of oppression to ask somebody to obey the law. If someone breaks the law and experiences legal consequences, that's not oppression. That's justice. Compassion, in fact, is helping someone to obey the law, not break it.

Third, the command to be kind toward immigrants is directed to us as individuals, not to government. The government's job is justice; kindness and generosity is our job.

Obama's reliance on Scripture also reeks of hypocrisy. Notice how he will use the Bible when it suits his extremely liberal agenda on issues like illegal immigration and same-sex "marriage." But when it comes to those who are living their lives based on biblical principles - such as those who cite Scripture on the sin of homosexuality or murder - Obama thumbs his nose at them. He conveniently ignores the Bible's teachings to justify his forcing religious people to pay for abortifacients or to participate in same-sex events, despite their deeply held biblical beliefs that say such things are a sin.

Obama sycophants will try to tell us that Reagan and Bush also used executive orders on immigration. Yes, to clarify existing laws - not to disregard laws and make new ones on a whim. And no matter what Reagan and Bush did, their actions were nowhere near the magnificent scope of what Obama has done.

With all the legal Americans searching in vain for work under our Obama nation, what do you think 5 million new unskilled workers will do to Americans' job search efforts? Now that they don't have to remain hidden, do you really think they will continue to settle for jobs in the fields? No, they will go after the same jobs Americans are currently struggling to find. The only difference is that the illegals will be granted all sorts of tax-funded assistance in the form of education, healthcare and food stamps, while Americans are on their own.

There is no more basic duty of a government than that of protecting its borders. And the promised Executive Order, universally assumed to entail amnesty and residency status for millions of people who entered our country illegally, intentionally undermines this most basic duty. It also sets up the president as a grand legislator, able to make law for the nation in defiance of the national legislature.

When the effects of Obama's incessant attacks on America are felt by the average American, maybe everyone's eyes will be open to what this man is doing to our country and our rule of law. At that point, about the closest thing to a scriptural-sounding passage we could assign to this president would be, "And Obama loved the poor so much that he created millions more."

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pro-life Women Will Make History in 114th Congress*

The pro-life movement can be comforted to know that come this January there will be a record number of women representing them in Congress.

An historic 21 women who define themselves as pro-life will be serving in the 114th Congress, beating the previous high of 18. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said that in 1992, when she started the SBA List, there were only two pro-life women in Congress. What a difference a few elections make.

The four new pro-life women joining the House of Representatives include Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mia Love (R-UT), Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Mimi Walters (R-CA). As for the Senate, it will gain pro-life fighter Joni Ernst (R-Iowa).

This new pro-life representation bodes well for legislation like the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill which would ban abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has committed to introduce it for a vote once he becomes majority leader.

The influx of pro-lifers in Congress parallels the country’s shift on abortion. In May 2012, a record low of Americans (47 percent) defined themselves as “pro-choice” and millennials have been referred to as the pro-life generation, especially considering their passion at this year's March for Life in Washington, DC. One reason for this may be advances in technology, such as ultrasound machines, which allows us to peek into the womb and witness an unborn baby’s growth.

Watch Dannenfelser explain how voters rejected the idea that abortion is the "great liberator of women."

It’s that simple: The more pro-life leaders we elect, the more babies we save. And hopefully this will end the 'war on women' line of bull from the Democrats forever. I'm sick and tired of hearing it.

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*Courtesy of Cortney O'Brien

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Liberals claim Tuesday's election results a sign of racism

Despite Tuesday’s election results -- a clear rejection of the socialist direction our country has been taking -- liberals are still claiming their way is the best way, and, oddly, in what can only be seen as desperate, some are claiming the results were because of conservative racism. I guess they don't realize that conservatives elected the first black Republican woman to the US House of Representatives, Mia Love of Utah, and the first black Senator from the South elected since reconstruction, Tim Scott of South Carolina.

It’s not a huge number, but it’s a big message that I hope black Americans currently under the thumb of race-baiting tactics will eventually embrace – that there is an alternative to the Democrat-controlled method of staying in power by convincing black people that Democrats are their only hope.

As far as racism in America, there are two camps that black people are currently viewed by: those with "victim" mentality, championed by the likes of uber racists like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, who have made their fame and fortune by hustling “the racist white man” for millions of dollars, and by fomenting strife between the races, such as they’re currently doing in Ferguson, MO.

The other camp consists of men like Allan West and Dr. Ben Carson, men at the top of the field, truly 'self made men' starting in the depths of urban poverty and ending at the pinnacle of personal and professional success.

But Al, Jessie and their minions deride men like Ben and Alan as 'sellouts' and 'puppets' of the conservatives. They’re simply “Uncle Toms” because they don't need Al and Jessie, don't make excuses for their lives and, worst of all, keep themselves far away from the Democrat plantation.

As we all know, if anyone criticizes President Obama, it’s not because they don’t like his policies, it’s because they don’t like the color of his skin. But as Congresswoman-elect Mia Love said of her victory, “This has nothing to do with race. I wasn’t elected because of the color of my skin…I was elected because of the solutions I put on the table.”

How nice it would be if the mainstream media broadcast Ms. Love’s message as widely as it fans the flames of supposed racism, such as it’s doing in Ferguson, MO. 

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