Article V Convention Events in Indiana and Ohio


Originally posted on Publius-Huldah's Blog:

I will speak on the deadly danger of an Article V convention, and of the two remedies our Framers actually told us to use when the federal government usurps power, at the following events:

Date: March 2, 2015 in Wabash, Indiana.
Host: Wabash C3 Citizens Committed to the Constitution
Location: Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. State Road 15, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

On Face Book: Go to the “Wabash C3 Presents: Publius Huldah” page.
On internet: http://www.wabashc3.org/index.html

Date: March 3, 2015 in Columbia City, Indiana.
Host: Whitley County Patriots
Location: The Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main Street, Columbia City, Indiana
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Date: March 4, 2015 in West Chester, Ohio.
Host: Building Blocks for Liberty
Location: Lakota West Freshman Auditorium, 5050 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

On internet: http://www.buildingblocksforliberty.org/upcoming-events.html

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Filled with the Holy Spirit


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As I bowed this morning in prayer, finished my second cup of coffee and completde my morning stretches, I clicked my laptop and there was this post staring back at me.

My attention on the first paragraph.  I hear you Lord. Your humble servant hears you.

Originally posted on Freedom Is Just Another Word...:

Filled with the Holy Spirit

February 27

“Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, ‘Brother Saul, the Lord-Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here-has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit'” (Acts 9:1).

Billy Graham, the great evangelist, shared a personal story about the role of the Holy Spirit in his life-long ministry and how he came to see the importance of being filled with the Holy Spirit.

In my own life there have been times when I have also had the sense of being filled with the Spirit, knowing that some special strength was added for some task I was being called to perform. We sailed for England in 1954 for a crusade that was to last for three months. While on the ship, I experienced…

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Morning Briefing – The Telegraph


Originally posted on Oyia Brown:

Good morning.

Unsurprisingly the story dominating today’s news agenda is the revelation of Jihadi John’s real identity. The security service and the police do not come out of it well. Our splash is “MI5 blunders that allowed Jihadi John to slip the net”.

Similarly, the Guardian has “Isis murderer is Londoner on MI5’s radar since 2009” on its front page. The Times leads with “Isis butcher had been MI5 terror suspect for six years”. The Daily Mirror focuses on the daughter of one of his victims, David Haines. “Please avenge my dad” is the headline. The Mail and the Sun both have a picture of a young Jihadi John on their front pages. “Jihadi Junior” is the Sun’s take, while “Angelic schoolboy who turned into a reviled executioner” is the Mail’s lead.

It all raises serious questions for the security services. Both MI5 and the police came into contact with…

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Obama to Ban AR-15 Bullets By Executive Action – Attempts a Back-Door Gun Ban


Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Gateway Pundit

Barack Obama is going to ban on 5.56 mm ammo.
The ammo is the most-used AR bullets in America.

Many call this Obama’s back-door gun ban.

The Washington Examiner reported:

As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.

Wednesday night, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stepped in with a critical letter to the bureau demanding…

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Campus Attitudes Indicator of Future Societal Hatreds


Originally posted on Beyond the Cusp:

David Horowitz Freedom Center has launched the “Jew Hatred on Campus” campaign which produced a list of the “Top Ten” offenders guilty of allowing harassment against Jewish students. The top ten universities played host to numerous incidents of anti-Jewish actions, such as Israeli Apartheid Weeks, interrupting university activities by staging mock “checkpoints” on campus, campus speakers that call for the destruction of the Jewish state, as well as verbal and/or physical harassment and violence against Jewish and pro-Israel students.

Jew Hatred on Campus founder David Horowitz stated, “These anti-Semitic incidents occur on university property, often with the support of university funds, despite the fact that such behavior is explicitly forbidden under campus codes of conduct. We made the decision to form ‘Jew Hatred on Campus’ to expose anti-Semitic student groups who support or are associated with known terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and which call for the destruction…

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Annie Nowlin, the Lupus Guru

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Some of you may be familiar with our friend Annie Nowlin of the Lupus Chronicles.  News flash:  the Lupus Chronicles is now the Lupus Guru and living up to its name is definitely worth checking out.

For those who are not familiar with Annie, allow me to introduce you.

Besides a personal perspective, Annie is an expert on all things lupus and an advocate for lupus awareness.

 

Plan to raise awareness!

This May, across the country and around the globe, there will be seminars, classes, walks and runs to raise awareness of lupus. Many peyote have not heard of lupus, the disease our immune systems that we deal with daily, sometimes hourly. If we don’t deal with it, it deals with us!! Right now, lupus is largely known as an orphan disease, because few people know if it, or what they know can be measured in a thimble….

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Everyone knows someone with lupus whether the individual is a co-worker, friend or family member; many of whom would find the Lupus Chronicles which contain a wide range of information about how lupus affects the organs, immune system, lifestyle, the person and so on both educational and supportive.

Please pay Annie a visit at the Lupus Chronicles. She would love to hear from you and pass the website on to your family and friends.

 

Follow the Lupus Guru on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

 

LINKS:
http://lupusguru.com/
http://lupusguru.com/plan-to-raise-awareness/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lupus-Guru/172395976175935
https://twitter.com/lupusguru

 

FCC Comm. Ajit Pai: Net Neutrality is a “Solution That Won’t Work to a Problem That Doesn’t Exist”

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Published to YouTube by ReasonTV on February 25, 2015

Net Neutrality is “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist,” says Ajit Pai, a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Net neutrality brought to you by the same people that said, “You have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”

Are you mad yet?

Critical Information/Impending Congressional Vote Regarding Student Data Collection: S227 ‘Strengthening Education through Research Act’

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Missouri Education Watchdog, Gretchen Logue

The noose is tightening for data/student privacy concerns. Congress is trying to expand federal psychological profiling on children via educational data sets and the reauthorization of longitudinal data sets. I just received this tonight from American Principles in Action:

‘February 23, 2014
CONTACT: Kate Bryan
American Principles in Action
202-503-2010
kbryan@americanprinciplesproject.org

APIA Blasts Congressional Leadership for Attempting to Ram Child Data Collection Bill Through Congress

Washington, D.C.–American Principles in Action is calling on Congress to oppose S.227, the Strengthening Education through Research Act (SETRA), which would violate the privacy of millions of students and parents.

SETRA is scheduled to be voted on Wednesday, February 25th in the U.S. House—even though the Senate has not yet voted on the bill. Congressional leadership intends to call a vote on the matter in both the House and the Senate this week, despite neither body holding a hearing on the bill.

‘SETRA is dangerous legislation that would expand federal psychological profiling of children through expanding research on ‘social and emotional learning,’’ said Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow at American Principles in Action. ‘It would facilitate sharing of education statistics across states and agencies. It would continue to rely on the now-gutted FERPA statute to protect student data. SETRA must be defeated to protect student privacy rights.’

Emmett McGroarty, Director of Education at American Principles in Action, said, ‘Leadership is betraying the Constitution and the American people by rushing this bill through. Having so blithely disrespected the American people, it is difficult to see how they will ever regain their trust.’

American Principles in Action’s concerns with SETRA are three-fold:

1.) SETRA reauthorizes ESRA, the Education Sciences Reform Act, first passed in 2002, which facilitates intrusive data collection on students. ESRA began the idea of state longitudinal databases, which created the structure that would facilitate a de facto national student database. ESRA also eliminated previous penalties for sharing and otherwise misusing student data.

2.) SETRA allows for psychological profiling of our children, raising serious privacy concerns. Section 132, page 28 of SETRA: “…and which may include research on social and emotional learning, and the acquisition of competencies and skills, including the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, evaluate evidence, and communicate effectively…”
This means the federal government will continue to promote collection of students’ psychological information. APIA does not support allowing the federal government to maintain psychological dossiers on our children.

3.) SETRA depends on FERPA to protect student privacy, legislation that is now outdated and has been gutted by regulation. FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, passed in 1974, and is no longer sufficient to protect student privacy in the age of technology. Even worse, the Obama Administration gutted FERPA so that it no longer offers the protections it once did.

American Principles In Action is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to preserving and propagating the fundamental principles on which our country was founded. It aims to return our nation to an understanding that governance via these timeless principles will strengthen us as a country.

For further information or to schedule an interview with Jane Robbins or Emmett McGroarty, please contact Kate Bryan at American Principles in Action at 202-503-2010 or kbryan@americanprinciplesproject.org.

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Here are important links and calls to action:

The bill text can be found here: Bill Text: The Strengthening Education through Research Act

A list of senators can be found here: senators’ suite and phone numbers Contact your senators and tell them NO on SERTA

The list of US House Representatives may be found here. Contact your representatives and tell them NO on SERTA

Track the bill here.

 

As noted in an email from patriot, Grumpy Elder, SETRA would “effectively cement Common Core into law. Worse… add to the federal governments already Unconstitutional data harvesting scheme…”

These bills are being pushed through by both Houses “concurrently” before parents can realize what is going on and voice their disapproval.

While the branches of government in most instances, refuse to work with each other, a tri-partisan effort exists to push this through. Translation: Barack Obama will sign this legislation.

Please contact your representatives and help get the word out. Time is of the essence.

 

LINKS:
http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/critical-informationimpending-congressional-vote-regarding-student-data-collection-s227-strengthening-education-through-research-act/
http://www.americanprinciplesinaction.org/apia-education/education/apia-blasts-congressional-leadership-for-attempting-to-ram-child-data-collection-bill-through-congress/

What Kid Rock did to help Navy SEALS pay tribute to Chris Kyle

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Just before the release of his latest album, musician Kid Rock took the time to promote someone else’s music – for a song that pays tribute to the late ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle.

The tribute is performed by the Pete Scobell Band and features Wynonna Judd….

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The title of the song is Hearts I leave Behind and is available for purchase on ITunes. One hundred percent of the proceeds with go to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

 

 

Kid Rock, a real patriot.  Ditto for the Pete Scobell Band and Wynona Judd.

 

LINKS:
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/24/rocker-with-a-heart-what-kid-rock-did-to-help-navy-seals-pay-tribute-to-chris-kyle-182280
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hearts-i-leave-behind-feat./id969744516?i=969744519&ign-mpt=uo%3D2
http://kidrock.com/community
https://www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org/

Jury Finds Eddie Ray Routh GUILTY in Murders of Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield

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It took approximately two hours for a Texas jury of ten women and two men deliberating in the murder trial of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield to find Eddie Ray Routh GUILTY.

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Judge Jason Cashon immediately sentenced Routh to life in prison minus the possibility of parole.

Shortly after the verdict, Judy Littlfield, mother of Chad Littlefield delivered a short but tearful statement “We have waited years, God has proved to be faithful…and thank you for being so compassionate.”

 

US military now only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation courtesy of Barack Obama

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As reported last summer, Barack Obama is waging a campaign to reduce the number of US soldiers from 520,000 to 450,000. Many of our men and women in service are receiving layoff notices while on active duty.

Obama’s now six-year purge of the U. S. military consists of high-ranking officers as well[i]. Thus, it is no surprise that our military would be “marginally able” to defend our nation in times of crisis.

Washington Times

The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only ‘marginally able’ to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, says a new report by The Heritage Foundation Tuesday.

‘The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,’ said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. ‘And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict….’

‘The U.S. military is rapidly approaching a one-war capable force,’ said Mr. Wood, a former Marine Corps officer and strategic planner. ‘So [it is] able to handle a major war and then having just a bit of residual capability to handle other minor crises that might pop up…But it is a far cry from being a two-war force….’

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An Assessment of U.S. Military Power, 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength, Heritage Foundation (Excerpt)

Readiness. Faced with the current sharp reductions in funding mandated by sequestration, military service officials, senior DOD officials, and even Members of Congress have warned of the dangers of recreating the “hollow force” of the 1970s when units existed on paper but were staffed at reduced levels, minimally trained, and woefully equipped as a consequence of inadequate funding to conduct training, hone skills in exercises, and repair broken or replace worn-out equipment. To avoid this, the services have intentionally traded quantity/capacity and modernization to ensure that what they do have is ‘ready’ for employment.

The service chiefs have stated repeatedly that current and projected levels of funding are taking a toll on the ability of units to maintain sufficient levels of readiness across the force. Some units have reduced manning. Some squadrons do not fly as many hours. Ground units have not gone to the range as often or participated in the types of combined arms and maneuver exercises they feel are necessary to develop and sustain high levels of proficiency in the complex tasks needed to succeed in battle. The Navy has regularly deferred major maintenance cycles for its ships because the ships that are available are at high demand from the COCOMs, and the Navy does not have a sufficient number both to perform scheduled maintenance and to keep enough hulls in the water for operational use.

It is one thing to have the right capabilities to defeat the enemy in battle. It is another thing to have a sufficient amount of those capabilities to sustain operations over time and many battles against an enemy, especially when attrition or dispersed operations are significant factors. But sufficient numbers of the right capabilities are rather meaningless if the force is unready to engage in the task….

 

 

None of the above, along with Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood ties taking up space in the White House and Obama’s refusal to call our enemies by that which they are is lost on our enemies thereby placing this nation at greater peril.

(The information contained in this post is republished solely for commentary and educational purposes ONLY.

 

Source: 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength, Heritage Foundation.

 

LINKS:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/24/us-military-decimated-under-obama-only-marginally-/
http://index.heritage.org/militarystrength/chapter/us-power/
http://index.heritage.org/militarystrength/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/13/pentagon-gives-pink-slips-to-hundreds-soldiers-including-active-duty-officers/
http://www.barenakedislam.com/2015/02/23/no-wonder-barack-hussein-obama-doesnt-have-a-strategy-for-fighting-the-islamic-state-isis-he-doesnt-have-much-of-a-military-left-anymore/

 

[i] No wonder Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t have a strategy for fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), he doesn’t have much of a military left anymore (Bare Naked Islam)

The following is a list of our military elite who have been dismissed or fired under Obama Commanding Generals fired:

* General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander
International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
* Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint
Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
* Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
* Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
* Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
* Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
* General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)

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USDOJ will not file charges against George Zimmerman in death of Trayvon Martin.

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Unable to meet the legal threshold that the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin was a criminal violation or civil rights violation, the Department of Justice announced today that it would not file criminal civil rights charges against by George Zimmerman.

DOJ Press Release: Federal Officials Close Investigation Into Death of Trayvon Martin

The Justice Department announced today that the independent federal investigation found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Prosecutors from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, officials from the FBI, and the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service met today with Martin’s family and their representatives to inform them of the findings of the investigation and the decision.

‘The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy. It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country,’ said Attorney General Eric Holder. ‘Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface. We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.’

Following the shooting, a team of some of the department’s most experienced civil rights prosecutors and FBI agents conducted a comprehensive, independent investigation of the events of Feb. 26, 2012. The federal investigation was opened and conducted separately from the state of Florida’s investigation of the shooting under local laws. Once the state initiated the second-degree murder prosecution, federal investigators began monitoring the state’s case and halted active investigation in order not to interfere with the state’s trial. Federal investigators provided reports of interviews and other evidence they obtained to the state’s prosecution team.

Shortly after Zimmerman’s acquittal in state court on July 13, 2013, federal investigators resumed active investigation. Federal investigators reviewed all of the material and evidence generated by the state of Florida in connection with its investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman, including witness statements, crime scene evidence, cell phone data, ballistics reports, reconstruction analysis, medical and autopsy reports, depositions, and the trial record. Federal investigators also independently conducted 75 witness interviews and obtained and reviewed the contents of relevant electronic devices. The investigation included an examination of police reports and additional evidence that was generated related to encounters Zimmerman has had with law enforcement in Florida since the state trial acquittal. In addition, federal authorities retained an independent biomechanical expert who assessed Zimmerman’s descriptions of the struggle and the shooting.

The federal investigation sought to determine whether the evidence of the events that led to Martin’s death were sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman’s actions violated the federal criminal civil rights statutes, specifically Section 3631 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code or Section 249 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, as well as other relevant federal criminal statutes. Section 3631 criminalizes willfully using force or threat of force to interfere with a person’s federally protected housing rights on account of that person’s race or color. Section 249 criminalizes willfully causing bodily injury to a person because of that person’s actual or perceived race. Courts define ‘willfully’ to require proof that a defendant knew his acts were unlawful, and committed those acts in open defiance of the law. It is one of the highest standards of intent imposed by law.

The federal investigation examined whether Zimmerman violated civil rights statutes at any point during his interaction with Martin, from their initial encounter through the fatal shooting. This included investigating whether there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman violated Section 3631 by approaching Martin in a threatening manner before the fatal shooting because of Martin’s race and because he was using the residential neighborhood. Investigators also looked at whether there is evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman violated Section 3631 or Section 249, by using force against Martin either during their struggle or when shooting Martin, because of Martin’s race.

‘Although the department has determined that this matter cannot be prosecuted federally, it is important to remember that this incident resulted in the tragic loss of a teenager’s life,’ said Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division. ’Our decision not to pursue federal charges does not condone the shooting that resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin and is based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases.’

After a thorough and independent investigation into the facts surrounding the shooting, federal investigators determined that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt a violation of these statutes. Accordingly, the investigation into this incident has been closed. This decision is limited strictly to the department’s inability to meet the high legal standard required to prosecute the case under the federal civil rights statutes; it does not reflect an assessment of any other aspect of the shooting.

The Justice Department is committed to investigations of allegations of bias-motivated violence and will continue to devote the resources required to ensure that allegations of civil rights violations are fully and completely investigated. The department aggressively prosecutes criminal civil rights violations whenever there is sufficient evidence to do so.

 

“…based solely on the high legal standard applicable to these cases….’ And everything else was about politics, race baiting, inciting chaos, fanning the flames of hate in order to gin up the Black vote.

 

LINK:
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/federal-officials-close-investigation-death-trayvon-martin

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