Sunday, June 29, 2008

Clinging To Our Rights

Clinging To Our Rights

Thursday, June 26, 2008, will go down in history ... not as the day that the Supreme Court found a new right, but the day the Court recognized an ancient and unalienable right. The right to keep and bear arms has been with us since before the founding of this great nation. The dedication and perseverance of millions of American gun owners paid off when five justices agreed that not only does the Second Amendment protect our right to own and use firearms, but that we have a basic right of self-defense as well. The importance of the Heller decision cannot be overstated. Because of it, Americans across this country now know their right to own a gun is just as real and important as their right to speak freely or to worship God without government approval.

With the Supreme Court's monumental ruling in the Heller case, gun owners aren't going to rest. Armed with the judicial recognition that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm for any lawful purpose, we're taking the fight to the cities that have denied residents their Second Amendment rights. We're going after Chicago and those suburbs that have banned handguns. We're going after San Francisco and their laws that block Americans in poverty from owning a firearm. We're going after New York's licensing laws that allow the rich to exercise their rights, while telling working-class men and women that the Second Amendment is not for them.

We're not just going to cling to our recognized right to keep and bear arms, we're going to embrace it. We're going to make sure our right is strong, not out of arrogance, but out of concern that the fragile 5-4 decision could be ripped apart by lower court rulings, legislative overreach, and local politicians who put their elected office over the constitutional rights of their constituents.

We have to prepare for the other side to go after us, as well. The Court ruled that they may find some gun-control laws acceptable. Our opponents will try to exploit the language of the Heller decision for their own gain. Some are claiming that the court's decision was actually a victory for gun-control supporters. With our continued push, we'll make sure they're wrong ... again.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Reverse the players and see what happens

Wonder what the outcry would be if the headline was BLACK WOMEN BANNED FROM McCain's Photo Shoot?

Muslims barred from picture at Obama event

Two Muslim women at Barack Obama’s rally in Detroit on Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women’s headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate.

The campaign has apologized to the women, both Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally.

“This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama’s commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. “We sincerely apologize for the behavior of these volunteers.”

Building a human backdrop to a political candidate, a set of faces to appear on television and in photographs, is always a delicate exercise in demographics and political correctness. Advance staffers typically pick supporters out of a crowd to reflect the candidate’s message.

When Obama won the North Carolina primary amid questions about his ability to connect with white voters, for instance, he stood in front of a group of middle-aged white women waving small American flags.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What would happen if roles were reversed?

Let someone say something about a black candidate

St. Sabina pastor says he misspoke in sermon mocking Hillary Clinton

Pfleger: 'Greatest sin against God' is racism, not America

Rev. Michael Pfeger apologizes

Rev. Michael Pfleger apologized to his parishioners Sunday at St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church for the controversy sparked by a recent sermon. (Tribune photo by Nancy Stone / June 2, 2008)

Rev. Michael Pfleger went on the defensive again Monday, saying his tongue slipped when he said "America is the greatest sin against God" during his headline-making guest sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ.

In the sermon mocking Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), he meant to say racism is the greatest sin, said the activist and Roman Catholic priest. Pfleger is pastor at St. Sabina, a mostly black South Side parish.

After his words began to circulate among conservative bloggers, Pfleger issued a statement Monday saying it's clear from the entire 58-second clip that the wording was an accident.

"I inadvertently inserted the word 'America' in the wrong place and was not even aware of it until right now," he said. "If you hear the whole phrase, it is evident what I meant and that it was a mix-up of words. Because things are so quickly judged right now and easily misinterpreted, I thought I would put this out to provide clarity."

annther part of Pfleger's sermon surfaced last week in which the priest suggested the former first lady is a white elitist who felt entitled to the Democratic nomination for president.

Pfleger's impersonation reignited a debate about Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) longtime church that had nearly quieted down after controversial remarks by now-retired Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. made the rounds earlier this spring. Obama worshiped for more than 20 years at Trinity before terminating his membership over the weekend.

In the latest video clip, Pfleger calls racism "America's greatest addiction," then adds: "I also believe that America is the greatest sin against God."

The declaration generated confusion, including boos from the pews of Trinity, where Pfleger had been invited to speak on race.

"Whoa. Whoa. Whoa," Pfleger said, clearly taken aback by the congregation's disapproval. "If the greatest command is to love, then a sin against love must be the greatest sin against God who is love and who calls us to love one another. So then, this greatest sin against God—racism—is as natural as the air we breathe."

Obama Uses Police Memorial for Porta Potties

PORTLAND, OR – Police officers in Portland, Oregon, are still waiting for an apology from Barack Obama after campaign staffers of his recent rally in Portland, Oregon, setup porta potties directly on top of the Portland Police Memorial, which honors the agency’s 25 fallen police officers.

The Obama rally drew a crowd of over 75,000 people.

Officer Thomas Brennan, who was working overtime at the rally, took a picture of the offending toilets, with the American flag still at half mast because of Police Officers Memorial Day, directly behind them. The local law enforcement memorial service had been held at the site only five days earlier.

Despite a large amount of open areas in the vicinity, the campaign staffers claimed the toilets were placed on the memorial for safety reasons to accommodate wheelchair access.

The Obama campaign has not responded to requests for an apology.

Want to express your outrage and ask for an apology? Contact Senator Obama here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Immigration prosecutions hit record levels

Immigration prosecutions hit record levels

U.S. Border Patrol agents stand guard over immigrants taken into custody near Laredo, Texas, in January 2006. Under Operation Streamline, criminal prosecutions have risen.

Critics say increased use of criminal charges is straining legal system REALLY? Well I say strain it to the limit! Lock up as many as we can!

Federal law enforcement agencies have increased criminal prosecutions of immigration violators to record levels, in part by filing minor charges against virtually every person caught illegally crossing some stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to new U.S. data.

Officials say the threat of prison and a criminal record is a powerful deterrent, one that is helping drive down illegal immigration along the nearly 2,000-mile frontier between the United States and Mexico. Skeptics say that the government lacks the resources to sustain the strategy on the border and that the effort is diverting resources from more serious crimes such as drug and human smuggling.

Before Operation Streamline, as the program is known, most Mexican nationals caught at the border were fingerprinted and returned to Mexico without criminal charges. Since 2005, people other than Mexicans are generally held until removed.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Chicago --Rev Michael Pfleger from crimefilenews

Rev. Michael Pfleger And The IRS May Be Meeting Soon

Chicago --Rev Michael Pfleger has his political pulpit at Chicago’s South Side, Roman Catholic, St. Sabina’s Church. Pfleger has been arm in arm and lock-step with Mayor Richard M. Daley and other far Left politicians in the political arena. Pfleger’s agenda seems to be more about saving political candidates rather than the souls of his flock.

According to recent revelations in the Chicago Sun-Times, Pfleger gave Barak Obama's campaign $1,500 between 1995 and 2001, including $200 in April 2001, just three months after Obama steered $225,000 in grants to St. Sabina programs.

When tax exempt religions push political agendas and candidates the pirates at the IRS will simply take away their free ride.

Now Pfleger claims he’s received thousands of death threats in connection with presidential candidate Barak Obama’s latest pastor problems. Pfleger also got a well-deserved public spanking from Cardinal Francis George for his latest pro-Obama political antics.

Will Pfleger be killed and become a venerated Catholic martyr? We will just have to wait and see. Somehow I suspect Pfleger will just find himself defrocked and ignored for being the crackpot he is.