RIGHT TO CARRY WORKS
An incident at a Miami Burger King restaurant shows that right to carry works. When an armed robber tried to hold up the restaurant, a customer who had a right-to-carry permit got the drop on the robber and killed him. The permit holder was wounded in the exchange, and we hope he recovers.
RADICAL INTERNATIONALIST NOMINEE
The Obama administration has nominated Harold Koh to serve as the State Department’s top lawyer. Why is this a big deal? Koh tends to follow a “transnationalist” school of legal thought – and also has generally tended to stick up for global thugs like Saddam Hussein during Desert Storm (he called the liberation of Kuwait “illegal” despite UN
Security Council authorization), and even thinks that it might be OK to use sharia law to decide cases in the United States.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has, it seems, reversed herself on gun control. She has now come out in favor of gun registration – and is also opposed to doing anything about the oppressive gun laws in Washington, DC. When it comes to gun rights, support from people like Pelosi has an expiration date.
GUN CONTROL LESS POPULAR THAN BEFORE
Over at the Brady Campaign, they have to be getting worried. Gallup has been polling Americans on gun control for decades. Well, this year, only 49 percent think gun control laws should be stricter, and only 29 percent favor a ban on handguns. These figures are all-time lows. Perhaps the Obama administration needs to rethink their push for gun laws.
Reports from multiple sources indicate that the American electric power grid may have been hacked into. This, of course, is a huge deal for the United States, which needs electricity to run everything from computers to stoplights. Russia and China have denied any involvement. Yeah, sure, and we believe Bill Clinton didn’t inhale, either.
CHINA’S CARRIER AMBITIONS
It looks like the ChiComs are not giving up on their hopes of refurbishing the former Russian aircraft carrier Varyag. According to Jane’s Information Group, they are also looking into acquiring Su-33 Flankers. Yet despite this naval buildup by the ChiComs, the Obama administration is willing to cut the United States Navy down by one carrier strike group.
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR VETERANS
Veterans need to be aware that if they served during a time of war, they may be eligible for assistance with long-term care expenses according to a report by Paula Burkes in The Oklahoman. This assistance can be up to $1,644 a month, and can be used for expenses associated with assisted living, living in a nursing home, or even long-term in-home medical care. For more information, contact your veterans’ service organization.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: VETS AS EXTREMISTS?
The Department of Homeland Security sent a report out to law enforcement agencies on right-wing extremism, defining it to include “those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” It also included individuals who tend to be involved in issues, and cited pro-life supporters as one such group. Most appallingly, it said that the recruitment among returning military veterans might “lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”
As we go to press, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has been apologizing if veterans were offended. The offense to veterans is bad enough, but when there are groups like al-Qaeda out there, one cannot help but wonder why they felt this was so important. Does the Obama administration view those who disagree with their agenda as the enemy?
SOLDIERS SAVE KIDS!
Separated by thousands of miles, a pair of U.S. Army Soldiers, through quick thinking, saved the lives of young children. While on patrol in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Kevin P. Sanders saw a child get electrocuted. He grabbed the six-year-old boy and pulled him away from the box, and called for medics, who transported the child to a hospital. For his actions, he received the Soldier’s Medal.
Closer to home, Pvt. 1st Class Seth Manderscheid saw a child be struck by a car, and quickly acted, using skills learned during Combat Lifesaver training to get the child breathing again as paramedics arrived. His actions earned him the Army Commendation Medal.
WELL DONE, SOLDIERS!!!