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President Barack Obama’s condescending commencement address urging Ohio University graduates to reject voices warning Americans of “tyranny” is an Obama-in-your-face reference to NRA and a host of groups his bureaucrats are trying to crush with their abuse of executive power.
Specifically, Obama signaled what he sees as dangerous political speech in his May, 2013 address:
“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate sinister entity that’s at the root of our problems. Some of these voices also do their best to gum up the works. They warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”
As members of the oldest civil rights organization in the nation, NRA members know tyranny when we see it. Five million strong, we proudly “gum up the works” when those “works” are designed to destroy American liberty, be it attacks on rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment or the First Amendment.
“Tyranny.” That’s Obama’s word. The president is right about one thing: Many people are, indeed, warning about tyranny “lurking just around the corner.”
But the warnings are ripped from today’s front pages. The White House is using the power of the Executive to attempt to disarm citizens on multiple fronts—a step at a time—not only of their firearms, but of their free speech.
Obama cannot erase the Second Amendment without crippling or controlling exercise of the First Amendment. And that’s exactly what is at the heart of the ongoing scandals involving the vindictive assault on conservative Americans by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
To reject voices of dissent, the IRS is doing everything in its power to silence those voices.
At the same time Obama is doing all he can to empower his radical axis so that they are the dominant or perhaps, ultimately, the only voice in politics.
The IRS has singled out scores of conservative applicants seeking tax-exempt, “non-profit” status—the same status required under federal tax law for the NRA. Using searches for words like “tea party” and “patriot”, the IRS specifically targeted these groups for endless delay and denial. Some have been waiting since 2009 for a decision on their tax exempt status. Some simply gave up, ground down by the power of Obama’s bureaucrats.
Imagine—under penalty of criminal prosecution for perjury—the IRS thought-police demanding answers to endless, invasive, illegal questions—questions never asked of any other applicants. What books do you read? What do you pray for? Who are your donors? Who are your volunteers? This IRS inquisition may well constitute violation of criminal law.
One thing is for certain, virtually all of the targeted groups and individuals are supporters of the Second Amendment.
Further, congressional investigators have found that IRS leaked confidential information on conservative individuals and groups to their political enemies in clear violation of law.
At the same time, those closest to the president personally were rewarded by the IRS—fast-tracked into the status denied to conservatives.
Take the Obama presidential campaign, which IRS minions seamlessly transformed from an electoral attack machine into a tax-exempt “social welfare non-profit” in record time.
It took a mere 73 days for the Obama election apparatus to be transformed by IRS. And nobody was asking what books they read or who were their donors.
The Huffington Post on January 18 celebrated: “In an unprecedented step for a campaign of a sitting president, Obama for America is relaunching itself ahead of the president’s second inaugural as a social welfare nonprofit group called Organizing for Action [OFA].”
With that, Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, became the chair for OFA, which the Huffington Post said “will be able to raise unlimited sums of money from any type of donor.”
A couple of headlines tell the story.
From the May 4, 2013, Los Angeles Times: “A network of wealthy political donors is steering funds to Organizing for Action. …”
Try globalist gun-banner, George Soros.
What is OFA’s primary purpose? This April 22, 2013, headline from Politico tells the story: “Obama political arm strikes fear. …” Got that? Obama political arm.
Or this from the April 18, 2013, edition of the Los Angeles Times: “The non-profit advocacy group backing President Obama’s second term agenda plans to mobilize constituents against U.S. senators who Wednesday helped defeat a measure to expand background checks—including four members of the president’s own party.”
In fact, since Obama began to “rule” in his second term, his step-at-a-time march to “transform” our liberty has been the major thrust of this huge Astro Turf machine. And his main weapon has been the 15-million-name database mined by the political campaign, now the property of his personal “political arm.” OFA has spawned millions of emails urging Obama voters to press for gun control.
OFA, Obama’s “political arm,” is a creation of what has become the president’s thug arm, the Internal Revenue Service.
There is only one way to change all of this—at the polls in the coming off-year 2014 congressional elections. As voters, we must demand accountability and we must elect men and women to both houses of the national legislature who will not shirk from the task at hand—to root out and prosecute what has morphed from the corruption of the “Chicago way,” into the much more sinister Obama way. With the help of our families, friends, and co-workers we can stop Obama’s “transformation” of our nation and our culture.
An Army veteran living in Georgia says she wants an apology from her daughter’s former school after being banned from the building for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit to her Facebook page, WRDW.com reports.
Tanya Mount says she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.
The officer told her that the principal at the school was “scared” of her and did not want her on the school property, she told the station.
“He asks: ‘Were you in the Army?,”‘ she said. “I said, yes. He’s like, ‘Do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said yes,” she told the station.
A phone call from FoxNews.com to Richmond County Board of Education was not immediately returned. WJBF.com asked Janina Dallas, the school’s principal, if the “no trespass order” was issued over the post, and Dallas responded: “Yes, it was.”
“It is my duty and responsibility as the principal of this school to ensure the safety and security of all of our faculty, staff and students,” Dallas told WJBF.com.
Mount reportedly said, “I feel that this is some high school crap.” She is calling for a public apology.
“I am a private person. However, after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon. However, do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law-abiding citizen,” Mount posted on Facebook after the uproar.
Other posts on Mount’s Facebook page are photographs of children trick-or-treating and recipes for pork tenderloin.
Her daughter has since transferred from the school.
Democrats are Using Gun Control to Get the Focus off ObamaCare And Using the Brady Law Anniversary to Pressure Republicans
“We are going to finish the job and pass background checks and then move on and do other things we have to do to get guns off the streets and stop gun violence.” — Senator Chuck Schumer, November 13, 2013
Don’t let them get away with it.
Democrats on Capitol Hill want to change the subject, but we can’t let them do it.
The anti-gun aspects of ObamaCare haven’t even been fully implemented yet because the entire “health care” rollout has been imploding — and it’s taking a huge toll on Obama.
The Examiner.com reported last week that Democrats are trying to “deflect public attention from a disaster of their own making [ObamaCare] by shifting the subject to gun control.”
They’re hoping to pressure Republicans on the 20-year anniversary of the Brady Law. (November 30 marks the anniversary when President Clinton signed the bill into law.)
The Hill reports, “Democrats argue that enough pressure on House GOP leaders would return the topic [of gun control] to prominence.”
As support for ObamaCare continues to plummet — and Obama’s approval rating along with it — many Democrats are scrambling to get the mainstream media to cover any other topic.
Their first choice is to return to their tired old gun control agenda like the Toomey-Manchin background checks (for private gun buyers) in the Senate or the identical Thompson-King bill (HR 1565) in the House. These are unconstitutional and should never see the light of day.
Their second plan to distract the American public is to blow up the Senate rules — abolishing the filibuster where federal judges are concerned — so that Democrats can pack the courts with liberal, anti-gunners who will uphold ObamaCare. Majority Leader Harry Reid successfully accomplished this Friday, claiming it was necessary because Republicans were supposedly causing gridlock.
Finally, Democrats plan to craft small temporary one-year “fixes” for the health care law in order to fool enough Americans into reelecting Senators who were the “deciding votes” on ObamaCare:
* Mary Landrieu, the Louisiana Democrat — who sold her soul to vote for ObamaCare in exchange for a political bribe nicknamed “the Louisiana purchase” — is currently up in a tough reelection. She knew how bad ObamaCare was, but she didn’t care until the nation’s pain threatened her reelection.
* Mark Begich, the Alaska Democrat who also cast the deciding vote, also knew Alaskans would suffer. But it didn’t bother him until their suffering threatened his reelection.
* Similarly, several other Democrat Senators — Kay Hagan (NC), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Mark Warner (VA), Mark Udall (CO), Mark Pryor (AR) and Jeff Merkley (OR) — all became “born again skeptics” of ObamaCare when provisions they crafted, knew about, and were indispensable in passing came back to bite them.
All of these Senators had a chance to “tweak” ObamaCare during the shutdown fight. Instead, these Senators were all too busy playing politics — gleeful at the prospect of declaring total victory over Republicans.
We need to remind them that the only legitimate option is a total repeal of the anti-gun ObamaCare law. And that the Brady Law anniversary is NO excuse to pass more gun control, but rather, a reminder of just how much of our constitutional rights have already been infringed.
Call or email your Representative and Senators and urge them to ignore calls for gun control or to settle for a temporary one year ObamaCare “fix.” Demand that they repeal this anti-gun travesty and stop trying to change the subject to supporting gun control.
Nearly two-dozen members of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns lost reelection earlier this week, delivering another blow to the anti-gun group that has been losing members at a rapid pace for more than year. Here is the list of members who were defeated:
Daniel Juarez – Hawthorne, CA
Patrick J. Morris – San Bernardino, CA
Richard A. Moccia – Norwalk, CT
Gow Fields – Lakeland, FL
Earnestine D. Pittman – East Point, GA
Nancy Chaney – Moscow, ID
Joshua J. Cohen – Annapolis, MD
Thatcher W. Kezer, III – Amesbury, MA
Linda M. Balzotti – Brockton, MA
James H. Suttle – Omaha, NE
Eric A. Spear – Portsmouth, NH
Lorenzo T. Langford – Atlantic City, NJ
Robert L. Bowser – East Orange, NJ
Mary Foster – Peekskill, NY
Thomas S. Richards – Rochester, NY
Robbie Perkins – Greensboro, NC
Jackie Holcombe – Morrisville, NC
Ted Andrzejewski – Eastlake, OH
Margaret D. Stock – Butler, PA
Pete Lagiovane – Chambersburg, PA
Bonnie Heath – Pottstown, PA
Ralph Harrington – West Elizabeth, PA
Mike McGinn – Seattle, WA
The 23 mayors who lost re-election were opposed and confronted by the National Rifle Association and represented more than 10 percent of MAIG membership. In addition, 69 Mayors Against Illegal Guns members chose to retire and not seek re-election. Many of the mayors who retired represented cities in New York and Connecticut, both states that have implemented harsher gun control laws since last year.