The news of the indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official surprised the country and shook up the early presidential race for 2016. Debate ranged from how the charges would affect Perry’s chances at winning the Republican nomination and the White House to whether Perry would be convicted. A surprising number of liberals and Democrats have broken ranks to defend what many call an unconstitutional attempt to criminalize politics as usual. This is not the first time in recent memory that prosecutors have pressed charges against Republicans on dubious grounds. This harassment of conservatives is likely to worsen in the absence of penalties for malicious prosecution.
In Texas, the Travis County DA office has prosecuted other high profile Republicans. In 1993, Rosemary Lemberg’s predecessor, Ronnie Earle, indicted newly elected U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on charges of misusing her previous office of state treasurer according to National Review. Hutchison was originally elected in a special election and faced the prospect of running for reelection in 1994 with the indictment hanging over her head. She pressed for a quick resolution and, when the case went to trial, Earle told the court that he could not proceed without the admission of records seized from Hutchison’s office without a search warrant. The judge promptly ordered the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
By: Diane Sori and Craig Andresen (Right Side Patriots)
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has backtracked on his previously issued statement that we must take out ISIS in Syria, and now says that he will NOT recommend U.S. military air strikes against ISIS in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S.
Uh…excuse me but didn’t Dempsey just sit alongside Defense Secretary…and known muslim sympathizer…Chuck Hagel a few short days ago in a joint press briefing, and agree with Hagel when he said ISIS is an “imminent threat to every interest we have” and that ISIS is “beyond anything that we’ve seen.” Yeah…he did. Continue reading
It’s being reported that heavily-armed female fighters have joined in the fight with the men of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) against ISIS. These women soldiers from the PKK are on the hunt for ISIS militants who kidnapped 3,000 innocent women and girls in Iraq.
The girls and women kidnapped by ISIS, over the past two weeks, will either be forced into marriage, sold as sex slaves or shot if they refuse to convert to Islam. All these aspects are undoubtedly terrifying to these innocent women and girls.
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million on a database designed to track “hate” and “misinformation” on Twitter, the Washington Free Beacon said.
The person running the project is Filippo Menczer, a professor of informatics and computer science at Indiana University. According to the Free Beacon, Menczer “proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.”
Containment...Obama wants containment and NOTHING more. Guess what…containment will NOT work…will NOT work with the likes of ISIS.
As Iraq is awash in the blood of ISIS victims…as the Israel/Hamas conflict has Israel holding back from doing what needs to be done…as our southern border continues to be breached while this president plays golf…yet another hot spot has started to heat up…again…but this time its ramifications could reach worldwide. Continue reading
Earlier today, I reported that Sneakers Bistro, a restaurant based in Winooski, Vermont, removed a sign that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon,” after a Muslim woman complained online, calling it offensive and insensitive to those who don’t eat bacon.
“We are here to serve people BREAKFAST, not politics,” the owners said on Facebook. “We removed the sign that was located on public property as a gesture of respect for our diverse community. There were also concerns raised about safety. Removing it was not a difficult decision. We still love bacon. We still love eggs. Please have the political conversation elsewhere.”
In the days since Rick Perry’s indictment on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official, many prominent Democrats have condemned the move by a Texas special prosecutor. As Perry’s attorneys announced on Friday, August 22, that he would seek to have the charges dismissed on constitutional grounds according to the El Paso Times, a large number of liberals oppose the Rick Perry indictment, saying that the governor’s actions were not criminal and were protected under the Constitutions of Texas and the United States.
Although Perry’s indictment was initially applauded by many on the left, the flimsy nature of the charges quickly led many liberals and Democrats to condemn what USA Today called a “bid to criminalize politics.” Even the New York Times called the indictment “the product of overzealous prosecution” and opined that “bad political judgment is not necessarily a felony.”
“None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used to transfer any individual detained at United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the custody or control of the individual’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity except in accordance with section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.” - Rule of law broken by the Obama Administration
Just as we all knew…the Obama White House did indeed violate federal law when they traded…’transferred’ they called it…five terrorist leaders for one American traitor without going through Congress first.