Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Question of Sovereignty


The Abbeville InstituteAlthough the nation recently recognized the 150th anniversary of the end of the War of Northern Aggression, we are still plagued with questions about the legality of secession, issues and inquiries that unfortunately may never end. In exchanges on social media over the years, I have argued our principles as passionately as anyone can, while kindly, but at times very bluntly, being informed that secession was, in fact, treason.  Most Southern patriots have heard similar charges, particularly in the halls of academia.

So, after a century and a half, what are we to make of this? Are Southern political principles still valid today? Is secession really illegal? Is it treason and rebellion? Is the compact theory dead?  Was it ever sound to begin with? The issue comes down to two opposing viewpoints.

Benghazi Survivor: Nunes Can Do The Job, And Schiff Should Help Or Shut Up

Via Billy

Image result for Kris ParontoU.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) briefs reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

When you dedicate your life to your country and are willing to lay your life down to protect it, nothing quite prepares you for the feeling of complete abandonment.

But after Benghazi, that’s how I felt.

My teammates and I were left to die with no help. Worse yet, people back home weren’t being told the truth about what happened from either our government or the media. It was all about politics, and it was enraging. There were, however, a few people in Washington who did stand up for us and were dedicated to uncovering the truth.

One such man was Rep. Devin Nunes.

What yielding to jihad means for Christendom

Via Kearney

When the  West Yields to Islam

Recently the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily," published a story saying that Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that Germans have failed to grasp how Muslim immigration has transformed their country. She said that Germans and other Europeans will have to come to terms with more mosques than churches throughout the countryside.

What this really means for Gernany and other European countries facing the same Muslim invasion seems to have escaped the notice of Merkel and other political elites there and in the United States.

Only those who remember Nazi Germany have any notion of what Europe will be like under Islamic rule. The idea that Islam is just a religion like Christianity and Judaism is completely wrong. Islam is a totalitarian political ideology. Jews need to remember that Nazis had a "final solution" being implemented as WW II ended. That solution was the total elimination of the Jewish race. The Koran advocates the same solution for Jews. But it will also destroy all Christians who refuse to become Muslims.

When a Muslim majority takes possession of Europe it will be gaining control of all the military weapons that had belonged to Germany. France , England, and other NATO countries. That will enable Islam to make quick work of Israel, which Iran has vowed to eliminate.

Europe is crumbling from within as it allows muslim immigrants to flood in. The USA is following the same schedule. Sadly, no Churchill has come forward to stand firmly for Western Civilization. Instead the left works to defeat Western values in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt noted that Christianity disappeared everywhere in the world where Christians were unwilling to fight for their beliefs.

--Kearney Smith, Green Mountain

New Huma Emails Uncover Clinton State Dept Plan To Bring NYT Reporter David Brooks To Heel

Via David

Recently released Huma Abedin State Department emails - acquired by Judicial Watch via FOIA request, reveal Clinton State Department staff planning to summon New York Times reporter David Brooks for an "OTR" (off the record) conversation over a "shot" he took at Hillary in a Feburary 2010 article. This isn't the first time we've learned of the Democrat apparatus wrapping their tentacles around the MSM, and it's the second time in weeks Judicial Watch has delivered a bombshell. They're doing good work.

In summary; Hillary Clinton - code named "Evergreen," fired off an email on February 9th, 2010 to advisors Philippe Reines and Jake Sullivan regarding an article written by NYT's David Brooks (links added):

More @ Zero Hedge

Catholic Archbishop Declares ‘All Christians Must Stand Together Against Islam Because The Muslims Are Planning To Murder Us All’

Via David

Christians in Nigeria right now are some of the most persecuted Christians in the entire world. Once a solidly Muslim nation, Nigeria is rapidly turning away from Islam and to Christ, which has brought the wrath of many Muslims upon them. Hundreds of Christians have been killed in just the past few months and that number is expected to skyrocket.

In a statement by Archbishop Jospeh Bagobiri, he has said that all Christians must stand together against the Muslims or else the Christians will die in a massive genocide:

More @ Shoebat

U.S. Withdraws Funding for U.N. Population Fund (Coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization)

Via Billy

The United Nations stands in midtown Manhattan

The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.

In a letter to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, the State Department said it was dropping the funding because the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) "supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization."

More @ Reuters

Rice-Gate: Obama Admin Spied on SEAN HANNITY and ERIK PRINCE Too

Via Billy

Independent Journalist, Mike Cernovich had a phone conference live on air with GotNews founder, Chuck Johnson when he broke the news that Sean Hannity and Blackwater founder, Erik Prince were being spied on by the Obama administration.

Per Chuck Johnson—– Sean Hannity and Erik Prince, Blackwater founder, were spied on by the Obama administration.

This on the heels of the news that Blackwater founder, Erik Prince had a secret meeting in the Seychelles to establish a so-called ‘Trump-Putin back channel’, according to leftist media.

Susan Rice gets tangled up in her own statements about 'unmasking' Trump officials

Via Billy

What will the Obama administration official say next? (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
After two ruinous interviews, one wonders whether it might be better for Rice to step out of the limelight unless summoned to Capitol Hill. 

First, Susan Rice denied any knowledge of unmasking the identities of Trump officials named in intelligence reports linked to the president's transition team. Then, the former national security adviser admitted that unmasking occurred, while insisting it wasn't for political purposes.

What will the Obama administration official say next? If her Tuesday interview with MSNBC
 offers any answer, it's that Rice appears to shift her story in direct proportion to political pressure.

FED President Resigns After Admission to Leaking Confidential Info

Via Billy

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Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker resigned on Tuesday after admitting that he may have disclosed confidential information about Fed policy options to a Wall Street analyst in 2012.

“It was never my intention to reveal confidential information,” Lacker said in a statement.
The conversation took place in 2012 with an analyst from Medley Global Advisors.

Mr. Lacker claims that he “may have contravened the External Communications Policy, which prohibits providing any profit-making person or organization with a prestige advantage over its competitors.”

More with video @ Freedom Outpost

Trump Transition Team Members Issue Letter to Congress for Susan Rice to Come Testify

Via Billy

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Rep. Marcia Blackburn (R-TN), a member of the Trump Transition Team, sent a letter to the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday demanding Susan Rice come testify before the committee.
Marcia Blackburn: I think Susan Rice has a very complicated history with the truth. You can look at what she said about Bowe Bergdahl. You can look at what she said about Benghazi. And now you can look at this. And she used a double negative, “I didn’t give nothing to nobody.” That means she gave something to somebody. And we got three members of the Transition Team, Chris Collins, Lou Barletta and I. We have a letter that is in to Congressman Nunes and Schiff and Senators Warner and Burr and yes we want her to come up here. She needs to say if she unmasked the names of American citizens.
If she unmasked the names of members of Congress. She knows this is a crime and she needs to come in. She does not need to be fearful. If she did nothing wrong she need not be fearful.
More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

Judicial Watch Obtains 695 Pages of Obama IRS Scandal Documents – Records Not Produced in Initial Congressional Investigation

Via Billy

Judicial Watch today released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations.  Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications.

The documents were produced after a revelation by the IRS that it had located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records” relating to a 2015 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the Obama IRS targeting scandal.  The FOIA lawsuit seeks records about the IRS’ selection of individuals and organizations for audits based upon applications requesting nonprofit tax status filed by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)).

Of the 695 pages of documents released by the IRS, 422 (61%) were withheld in their entirety.  These newly identified records are not records that were contained in the “Congressional Database,” which the IRS created in 2013 to house records responsive to congressional inquiries into the IRS scandal.

Included among the newly released a material is a June 20, 2013, memo from Karen Schiller, then-Acting Director, EO Rulings and Agreement, suspending use of the controversial Be on the Lookout (BOLO) and Touch and Go (TAG) lists:

GOP Lawmaker Calls for Criminal Charges Against Susan Rice

Via Billy

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Susan Rice, Barack Obama’s national security adviser and UN ambassador, reportedly requested on several occasions the “unmasking” of identities of private citizens linked to President Trump’s transition and campaign.

The Washington Free Beacon reported today on Rice’s PBS interview last month where she denied having any knowledge of the intelligence community’s alleged incidental surveillance of Trump’s transition team.

On Tuesday Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) called for criminal charges on former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

Judge Napolitano on Rice-gate: Unmasking Americans For Reasons Other Than National Security ‘That’s Called Espionage’

Via Billy

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Judge Napolitano weighed in on Rice-gate, giving us his expert opinion on the subject of unmasking private citizens for reasons other than national security, “That’s called espionage”. 
Judge Napolitano: “She (Susan Rice) is entitled to this. As the President’s National Security Advisor, she has the highest level of national security clearance.
Can she reveal the identity of an American for a purpose other than national security?
Absolutely not. Can she ask for more Americans involved an then unmask them and say to her boss, ‘by the way, guess what Trump and Manafort were talking about last night?’
You know what that’s called? That’s called espionage. That’s called the failure to safeguard top secret information.”
More with video @ The Gateway Pundit