Archive for June 29th, 2017

Democrat/MSM Collusion v the First Amendment and Liberty

Democrat/MSM Collusion v the First Amendment and Liberty

on June 29, 2017, 9:26 AM / in Opinion

Countering the most perilous domestic threat to American Liberty: the Demo/MSM Propaganda Machine. Why we do what we do… Our Founders rightly asserted that the First Amendment protection of a free press would be a powerful check on statist usurpation — that a free press was the most promising assurance for extending Liberty to future generations. Consistent with the views of other […]

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Why Socialism Is Back

Why Socialism Is Back

on June 29, 2017, 8:56 AM / in Opinion

By Joel Kotkin  /   RCP Contributor Even as Venezuela falls deeper into crisis, and the former Soviet bloc nations groan under its legacy, socialism is coming back, and in a big way. Its key supporters are not grizzled pensioners yearning for Marxist security, but a whole new generation, most of whom have little memory of socialist failure. Although the trend is a-historic, it’s […]

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K9 Aron of the Jackson Police Department Passes

K9 Aron of the Jackson Police Department Passes

on June 29, 2017, 8:46 AM / in Local News

Special thanks to Thomas The Jackson Police Department is saddened over the untimely death of K9 Aron.  K9 Aron was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Born November 11, 2009 in the Republic of Slovenia, Aron was imported and trained in the United States.  Aron began his career with the Jackson Police Department, May 2011, and was partnered […]

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Tennessee Firearms seeking to push legislation that embraces the Second Amendment

on June 29, 2017, 8:36 AM / in Opinion, State News

Your choice for a self-defense handgun will not do a bit of good locked up at home if you are attacked by a thug on the streets because of gun-free zones or because you cannot afford the fees and hurdles that Tennessee needlessly imposes on gun owners. In 2015, Guns & Ammo magazine ranked Tennessee as only the 23rdh best […]

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Nashville immigration proposals dead as council members plan withdrawal

Nashville immigration proposals dead as council members plan withdrawal

on June 29, 2017, 8:04 AM / in State News

The Tennessean Amid intensifying opposition and a call from Mayor Megan Barry to rethink their upcoming actions, Metro Council sponsors now plan to withdraw a pair of bills that sought to limit Metro’s cooperation with federal immigration officials. The action will effectively kill the legislation. At-large Councilman Bob Mendes blamed “political realities” for derailing legislation he said was intended to make […]

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Councilman Bob Mendes Blames People Outside Nashville For Foiling ‘Sanctuary City’ Bills, Vows To Find Other Ways To Accomplish Goals

Councilman Bob Mendes Blames People Outside Nashville For Foiling ‘Sanctuary City’ Bills, Vows To Find Other Ways To Accomplish Goals

on June 29, 2017, 7:59 AM / in State News

By Wendy Wilson   /    Tennessee Star NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Metro Councilman Bob Mendes is blaming opposition from people outside Davidson County for thwarting two “sanctuary city” bills, saying the proposed legislation had broad support among Nashvillians. “Inside the county, the support has been overwhelming for these bills,” he said at a press conference Wednesday, where he announced he […]

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SENATE PANEL FINISHES ITS BILL, TOO

on June 29, 2017, 7:19 AM / in News

The Senate Armed Services Committee also wrapped up the markup for its version of the NDAA on Wednesday, a rare syncing of the House and Senate timelines. The committee unanimously passed its $700 billion version of the bill, it announced Wednesday night. The bill, broken down into $640 billion for the base defense budget and $60 billion for a war […]

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WOMEN IN THE DRAFT

WOMEN IN THE DRAFT

on June 29, 2017, 7:08 AM / in National News

For the second year in a row, the committee debated requiring women to register for the draft. This year, though, the amendment failed in a 28-33 vote. Last year, a provision requiring women to register for the draft was added to the bill as an amendment during mark up. Ultimately, though, last year’s bill was signed into law with a […]

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Climate Change in the Defense Bill…

Climate Change in the Defense Bill…

on June 29, 2017, 7:05 AM / in National News

The bill will include a provision requiring a Defense Department report on the effects of climate change on military installations. The amendment — brought up by Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) in the readiness portion of Wednesday’s markup — instructs each military service to come up with a list of the top 10 military installations likely to be affected by climate […]

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Defense Bill on Track

on June 29, 2017, 7:03 AM / in National News

The House Armed Services Committee‘s marathon markup of the annual defense policy bill is going strong, with several hot button issues already ticked off the checklist. The bill would authorize $696.5 billion, broken down into $621.5 billion in the base budget and $75 billion in the war fund. Of the war fund, $10 billion would be used for base budget […]

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Trump’s travel ban takes effect tonight

Trump’s travel ban takes effect tonight

on June 29, 2017, 6:33 AM / in National News

President Trump’s travel ban will go into effect Thursday night, barring travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days and refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. The ban that bars travelers from travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days was reinstated by the Supreme […]

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Allen West: UNREAL! GOP House introducing bill I think should be TRASHED immediately

Allen West: UNREAL! GOP House introducing bill I think should be TRASHED immediately

on June 29, 2017, 6:29 AM / in National News, Opinion

There are times when I have to ask myself who is the Republican Party? One of the issues I believe they have as a party on Capitol Hill is a reticence to create a separation between themselves and progressive socialists. We know that the group of liberal progressives referring to themselves as the Democrat Party is enamored with bigger government. […]

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Come Back

Come Back

on June 29, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

 “You have not returned to Me,” says the Lord.  – Amos 4:6 The Old Testament book of Amos has given us some memorable phrases: “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (3:3). “Pre-pare to meet your God” (4:12). “Let justice run down like water” (5:24). But the most-repeated phrase in Amos occurs five times in chapter 4. Time after […]

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