Okay, I wasn’t going to weigh in on the racial issues which are dividing our country- but I’ve fought the urge for too long now. Race-baiters, I’ll play…
I continuously see members of the black community proudly displaying their “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gear or flashing their newest “I can’t breath” t-shirt (someone should teach them the difference between “breath” and “breathe” so they don’t look so incredibly uneducated). I see rappers and entertainers following the likes of Al Sharpton (who has $4M in unpaid taxes) and encouraging the racial tensions to come to a boiling point. To such a boiling point that they encourage the killing of police officers and then have the nerve to rely on the police officers to keep them safe during riots… Those same riots where they are rioting against police officers… Irony?
I see seemingly educated “leaders” of the black community who attempt to make a correlation between the case of Officer Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown and the case of some nameless coward who executed two NYPD officers as that same in their patrol car before blowing his own worthless face off instead of actually fighting it out. To make this even more astronomically stupid, they will then claim that this is somehow a display of white supremacy as they fail to realize that the two slain officers were named “Rafael Ramos” and “Wenjian Liu.” Someone explain the white supremacy in that…
Gun control advocate and independent filmmaker Rejina Sincic has created what she calls a PSA aimed at “reducing gun violence in schools and communities.”
The video depicts a teenage boy sneaking into his mother’s room, taking a gun out of her dresser drawer (who knows if it’s loaded or unloaded), putting it in his backpack and then taking it to school. After class, he waits for the other students to leave then puts the gun on the teacher’s desk and says, “Can you take this away? I don’t feel safe with a gun in my house.”
Certainly nothing could go wrong in that scenario, right?
Bearing Arms points out:
In the real world, such an act would result in the boy facing numerous felony charges (exact charges depend on state laws) possibly including weapons theft, unlawful possession of a weapon by a minor, illegal concealed carry of a weapon, carrying a weapon onto school property, assault, and brandishing.
There’s also the very real chance that someone could be hurt or killed by an accidental discharge of the gun.
Imagine if teenagers really did follow Sincic’s advice en masse? We would have hundreds of guns showing up, potentially loaded, on school property. The students would face expulsion from school and possible felony charges.
If your goal as an activist is to create a cultural shift, encouraging children to steal their parents’ property, endanger themselves and others, and break multiple laws is not the way to do it.
What these black residents in Ferguson are doing for white business owners will restore your faith in humanity
Regardless of skin color, I think it’s safe to say that most people agree that looting businesses and burning them to the ground is a pretty poor way to make a point.
In fact, it often has the opposite effect intended, causing the very racism and unfairness being complained about to become more deeply ingrained in society.
Fortunately, there are still tons of decent people left in the world who put color aside and focus on doing what’s right, such as these black residents in Ferguson who came to the rescue of white business owners in the area, helping to protect their property.
From Opposing Views:
The white-owned Conoco gas station has remained open, though, because a group of male black Ferguson residents are keeping guard.
Derrick Johnson, a 6-foot-8 man, held an AR-15 assault rifle as he stood in a pickup truck near the station’s convenience store entrance. Three other men joined Johnson, each armed with pistols.
The men said they are protecting the store out of respect for the white owner, Doug Merello, who employed them over the course of several years, reports Inquisitr.
According to R.J., the men have chased away several groups of teenagers that were rampaging through the area.
This is an awesome display of the kind of unity that this country needs much more of.
What these citizens are doing transcends color and focus on right and wrong. It’s wrong to destroy the property of others and to take what doesn’t belong to you, regardless of whether or not the reason for your anger is justified.
We can only hope there are more folks like Johnson out there who are willing to look beyond superficial things like race and focus on doing good things for others.
In Mobile, Alabama on October 6, 2012, Officer Trevis Austin shot and killed an unarmed 18 year old male named Gilbert Collar. Despite public pressure for an idictment, a Mobile County Grand Jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.
No riots, no looting, no protests, no lawlessness.
On August 9th, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18 year old male named Michael Brown. Despite public pressure for an idictment, again a Grand Jury refused to bring charges against the Officer, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.
Rioting, looting, protesting, lawlessness ensues.
If you want to understand the difference in the two situations, you should look at a picture of Officer Trevis Austin and the 18 year old he shot, Gilbert Collar. You should then look at a picture of Officer Darren Wilson and the 18 year old he shot, Michael Brown. You’ll see a stark contrast.
Tell me again who is responsible for the racial divide?
President Obama was casual on Sunday about the role Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber had played in the creation of Obamacare, saying Gruber was “some adviser who never worked on our staff.”
Gruber has been under fire in recent days after several videos emerged of him discussing the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. In one clip, Gruber called the American people “stupid.”
Democrats have tried to distance themselves from Gruber, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi going so far as to say, “I don’t know who he is,” although a clip of her from 2009 shows the Democratic leader talking about Gruber by name.
In this newly surfaced clip from April 5, 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks warmly about Gruber, saying at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
“They, in my view, skipped over it, passed it up, kept it secret throughout the whole time when it would have been relevant to the news,” she said.
“And I think that was because they were trying to defend the president and they thought that would be harmful to him.”
That’s the shocking conclusion drawn by award-winning investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson about the actions of her former bosses at CBS News — people she claims were actively involved in an effort to protect Barack Obama going into the 2012 election.
Attkisson spent 20 years as a network reporter covering Obama scandals such as the Fast & Furious gun-running and the attack on the Benghazi compound that left four Americans dead.
She quit her prestigious CBS job after clashes with management and what Attkisson described as efforts to suppress or kill stories she was working on — stories that could have been highly critical of President Obama and top officials in the administration.
Though Democrats (and in particular, our Divider-in-Chief) love to talk about the need for the rich to “pay their fair share,” they never seem to address one of the most-unfair institutions facing Americans today: the income tax.
Though the rich and poor alike enjoy the benefits of taxpayer funds, they encounter this burden differently. The rich and poor alike enjoy the benefits of a strong military force, they both have the possibility of sending their children to “free” public schools and government accommodates both the rich and poor alike. In some instances, in fact, the poor have a better experience with taxpayer-funded goodies as the rich are forced to pay for housing, food and medical care for the poor and pay for such things for themselves.
Rather than focus on a flat-tax based on consumption (a national sales tax, for example), the only solutions to emerge from the mouths of liberals is “more taxes, more spending.”
The below video offers a simplified allegory that highlights the inherent lack of fairness to be found in our current, “progressive” income tax system.
Watch and wonder, at the end, how any logical person could defend such a system as “fair.”
As gun sales soared in 2013–with the number of background checks for gun sales breaking records–the FBI reports that violent crime fell sharply below 2012 figures, and property crime rates fell sharply too.
On January 6, Breitbart News reported there were 21,093,273 background checks for firearm purchasers conducted in America in 2013. And while this number of background checks represented a record, we explained then that the number of guns sold could be many times higher. That is because background checks are done on gun purchasers, not on the number of guns being purchased.
For instance, if everyone who went through a background check then purchased three guns, the number of guns sold in the retail market alone would have been 63,279,819. That’s not even counting the number sold privately.
And what happened as all these guns came into private hands? Violent crime and property crime fell.
According to an FBI report released on November 10: “violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent [as well].”
These record gun sales and the subsequent reduction in crime square perfectly with a Congressional Research Service report covered by Breitbart News on December 4, 2013. That study showed that the number of privately owned firearms in America increased from 192 million in 1994 to 310 million in 2009. At the same time, “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” fell from 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000.
The bottom line: more guns equals less crime.