… the treaty is exceedingly dangerous because it can be amended by a majority vote of signatory countries, which would negate the Senate’s constitutional authority to approve treaties by ceding it to foreign countries
… In addition, the treaty could prevent the U.S. from providing arms to strategic allies like Taiwan and Israel.
Most readers probably pondered how ISIS was able to infiltrate a country and the awful acts they were prepared to perpetrate. I didn’t. My thoughts ran immediately to the fact that at least one of the individuals had a “prohibited” weapon and ammunition. As with all gun control, law abiding citizens are unarmed and unprotected, while the criminals have their weapons.
Australia has some of the most restrictive gun control laws on earth.
Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun laws.
With news of the ISIS plot to randomly abduct members of the Australian public and behead them, Australian sentiment on guns is dramatically shifting.
It appears Australians are finally understanding the importance of gun ownership and craving it at a time when the world is increasingly unsafe.
Self defense is a luxury when times are safe. When times become hard, the giggling and jokes go away, and people begin to think grown up thoughts. Those who want to continue to think as children pretend that the police will take care of them. Adults know better.
Ares Armor: Wadding Liberal Panties Since Day One
Have you ever heard the name of Army National Guard Sergeant Derrick Miller? If not you need to know who he is.
Sgt. Derrick Miller was charged with the murder of an Afghan man who turned out to be a spying insurgent. He has been sentenced to life in a military prison with the possibility of parole for defending himself and saving his squad from an imminent attack.
Last week, I received a copy of the Quran.
During a heightened period of instability in the Middle East, beheadings of Americans by Islamic terrorists, and ongoing national security threats, the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent me a copy of the Quran for my reference library.
Here’s what he should have been able to say next:
I ran it through the shredder, put it back in the package and wrote ‘return to sender’.
On its face, the distribution of the Quran may seem innocuous. At any other time, I may not have been so bothered by its delivery. However, the package arrived three days before the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11. This is noteworthy.
CAIR’s cover letter does not acknowledge in any way the anniversary of our country’s worst terrorist attack. It’s not what the letter says, it’s what it doesn’t say. CAIR does not condemn terrorist attacks or recent actions by Islamic terrorists. The expectation appears to be that we’re to simply accept this peaceful gesture and overlook what terrorists are doing in the name of the religious book.
The Democratic Party’s poor performance among white voters is leading it to engage in some very questionable behavior. If Obama and his party weren’t polling so poorly among white voters, it’s doubtful that the Democrats would be nakedly exploiting racial tensions in Ferguson in the hopes of turning out black voters for the midterm elections.
White voters have less faith in government. They believe that the country is on the wrong track. They aren’t committed Republicans, but they are deeply skeptical of a deeply racist Democratic Party that no longer speaks to their needs and values. The Democratic Party’s response to its loss of support among white voters has been to accuse them of racism. In the same New Yorker interview in which Obama claimed that ISIS was a JV team, he blamed racism for his poor approval ratings among white voters. Both claims were delusional and wrong.
White voters did not belatedly become racist. The Democratic Party stopped listening to them and went down a racist rabbit hole trying to defend an administration where Al Sharpton and Eric Holder are dictating a national conversation on race.
In August, ISIS kidnapped 3,000 women and girls at Mount Sinjar and are using them right now as “war booty.” These women — and girls as young as 12 — are being beaten, humiliated and raped daily.
Yet American feminists and liberal women’s groups have remained shockingly silent on this barbarism. Instead of focusing on this very real war on women, Democratic women reserve their vicious attacks for Republicans and the Tea Party.
An exodus of top-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security is undercutting the agency’s ability to stay ahead of a range of emerging threats, including potential terrorist strikes and cyberattacks, according to interviews with current and former officials.
Homeland security don’t mean what it used to mean. It is a concept that has been fundamentally transformed. So when folks report that DHS is failing to fulfill its mission they are referring to the old mission.
Also transformed is the concept of threat – terrorism, bloodshed, colonization, invasion are not threats to the new mission.
Any top-level turnover is simply the result of Americans taking positions in the ” Department of Homeland Security” only to realize that homeland security is a target of the department – not a goal.
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Everything you need to know about the climate-change global-warming screechers in one photo:
We don’t have to guess at what the moonbats participating in yesterday’s People’s Climate March really want. All we have to do is ask them ….
Given the political leverage to “turn everything off,” many of these nuts would do it — never mind the tens of millions who would die as a result.
When authoritarian screwballs got the chance to impose their wacko ideology on Cambodia, they killed a quarter of the population. America wouldn’t get off that lucky if hardcore environmentalists took control.
Even if bureaucrats can’t impose the optimal temperature, they can sure seize wealth and power in the attempt.
There was a time, not too long ago, that you could accuse a greenie of being a communist and get a denial. You could actually watch them pretend to be insulted, it was entertaining. Now, at least some of them don’t pretend anymore.
We anachronists who retain a bias toward the hard sciences would employ very different measures to prevent a freezing ocean and a boiling one. To an engineer, soldier or plumber, this is obvious.
But how do leaders of the environmental left address these opposing doomsdays? By raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and reducing national sovereignty. Coincidentally, the same policies they would promote if their supposed environmental catastrophe was utter fiction.
When natural gas production was a too-expensive alternative to oil, the environmental lobby promoted it as a surefire way to reduce carbon emissions. Close the coal- and oil-fired plants; convert cars to run on CNG. Yes, it will devastate industries, cost jobs and burn billions of dollars, but think of the children!
Since even malevolent industrialists love their kids, energy barons took the greens’ advice and found cheaper, more efficient ways to extract and transport natural gas. What a victory for the movement! But instead of celebrating, envirolobbyists rent their garments over their once-miraculous fuel. The instant green energy translated into Big Oil profits, progressives placed the CNG and fracking on their naughty list.
… their true religion is raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and reducing national sovereignty. Climate change is just a temporary excuse to achieve those ends.
The more things become criminalized under encroaching totalitarianism, the more people become criminalized, the less respect anyone has for the law. You can’t get out of high school without observing the phenomenon
Lemme Summit Furya
When I was kid, if I had been suspended for such, my father would have whipped some school tyrant butt. I can promise you that. He’d a done it or died trying.
Cause wanna-be tyrants who know their actions will get them an ass-whoop, remain just that … wanna-be.
The Secret Service is in some not-too-secret trouble following an incident Friday in which a man with a knife climbed over the White House fence, ran 70 yards across the lawn, and then entered the White House through an unlocked front door.
Fortunately, and entirely unsurprisingly, neither the president nor his family were in the White House at the time, having left for a weekend retreat at Camp David. Not that one man with a knife could really do much damage anyway without access to ISIS’s YouTube account.