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No Denial – a Rebuttal

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Published in the seMissourian, Speak Out, July 9, 2018

No denial

After WWII ended, many Germans said they had no knowledge of the concentration and death camp horrors implemented by the Nazis. Thanks to dogged coverage by the media, no American can credibly claim that he or she had no knowledge of the terrible tragedy occurring along the Texas-Mexico border.

Rebuttal:

Thank you to the citizen who wrote “No denial” that was published in Speak out on 07/09/2018. It brought back the undeniable fact that Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) condemned, without due process, thousands of Americans of Japanese descent to concentration camps because of their racial ancestry. There is no denying that Robert Carlyle Byrd (D) was a prominent figure in writing Jim Crow laws that kept hundreds of thousands of a particular southern racial class in “ghettos.” The law that is the cause of the “outrage” on the southern border of the United States was signed by William Jefferson Clinton (D).  The heart wrenching photos of illegal alien children in “Nazi concentration camps” were taken during the Barrack Hussein Obama Administration. That is correct, “no American can credibly claim that he or she had no knowledge of the tragedy” on the southern border and which political party’s ideology is responsible for it.

You Go Mad Max

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By Elvis Dunn

Yes, the walls around the radical Leftist Democrat National Committee “political plantation” are crumbling. It is obvious to even the most casual observer because the overseers such as “Mad Max” Maxine Waters are trying to get everyone back on script. She is doing it by publicly shaming free thinkers in her “community” and telling them to go to the back of the bus and shut up.

Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community. But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts. We don’t think that he actually means to do harm but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African American community — and for young people in general. … And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say.
– Maxine Water, Politico interview, May 1, 2018

Really?

Thank you for your words of wisdom, Mad Max!

 

Open Letter to Donald J Bush

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Dear Mr. “Empty Suit” Donald J Bush,

You are the same as all the weak-kneed blowhard New Yorkers, you talk-the-talk yet lose your moral courage when the time comes to walk-the-walk.

I could go on and on about your betryal to your loyal supporters. But you know what!?

FORGET ABOUT IT!

Thank you, thank you very much,

Elvis Dunn

Virtue Signaling Corperations

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Recently, Walmart decided to exclude customers under twenty-one from buying any type of firearms ammunition.

Can this be a clearly thought out change in policy?

What about the under twenty-one-year-old single mom shopping for her family who remembers she needs to replace the bullets she uses in her Armalite Rifle – 15 to protect herself and child from a physically abusive ex-partner?

Does Walmart want to deny the single mom’s right to self-defense to protect a woman beating ex-partner?

Isn’t it time, as a community, to stop supporting virtue signaling corporations such as Walmart?

Nearly 200 Dems Vote Against Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions

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By Courtney O’Brien
Townhall
January 19, 2018

Friday marks the 45th March for Life in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of pro-life activists have arrived in the nation’s capital to defend the rights of unborn children. What better day to pass a piece of legislation that protects those precious lives.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed by a vote of 241-183. Many would agree that it’s not only a piece of pro-life legislation, but one that is rooted in common sense. As you can see by the numbers, however, not everyone thought it was a good idea to try and save babies who had survived an abortion.

The law ensures that abortionists treat a baby who survived an abortion the same way they would treat any other baby, and give them medical care needed to keep them alive, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) explained on Twitter. Any abortionist who refuses to take care of the child will face the following penalties:

This bill contains criminal penalties or enforcement mechanisms to punish abortion providers who fail to give medical attention and care to these infants. It mandates that any child born alive after a failed abortion be transported to a hospital instead of remaining in the care of the abortionist. It requires that health-care practitioners and hospital employees report violations of the law, and it institutes penalties for the intentional killing of a born-alive child, including fines and up to five years imprisonment. The bill would also grant the woman on whom the abortion is performed civil cause of action and protection from prosecution if her child is not cared for after birth. (National Review)

Six Democrats voted for the bill: Matt Cartwright (PA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Jim Langevin (RI), Dan Lipinski (IL), Collin Peterson (MN) and Tim Walz (MN).

For the first time in history, a sitting president addressed the March for Life. Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Trump noted that more and more Americans support abortion restrictions.

“Every child is a precious gift from God,” he said.

Authorities Concerned Over Gun Violence Wave On Australia’s Gold Coast

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By Tom Knighton
Bearing Arms
January 11, 2018

Over and over again, we’re told that we should adopt gun laws more akin to those in the UK or Australia. Such places are presented as some kind of peaceful Utopia by anti-gun zealots in the United States. Over and over again, politicos and activists push for the kind of laws these countries have.

Meanwhile, on Australia’s Gold Coast, authorities are concerned about a recent uptick in gun violence.

GOLD Coast police say a wave of gun violence less than three months out from the Commonwealth Games is ‘a concern’.

It comes as Coast Mayor Tom Tate warned his city’s reputation was ‘at stake’ during the Games and said he would like to see more police.

Two men have been shot — one of them fatally — and a house hit with gunfire on the Glitter Strip over the past week.

The latest firearm incident happened on Wednesday night when a house at Arundel was fired at in a drive-by shooting.

Acting Inspector Matt Ward, of Surfers Paradise CIB, said the three shootings were not connected and were targeted rather than random attacks.

But he said the spate of shootings was concerning.

This is impossible! I’ve been assured by the anti-gun jihadis that nothing of this type can happen, that if we make guns illegal for everyone then criminals won’t be able to get their hands on them. Life would be grand.

Yet sure enough, there’s still gun violence taking place.

That’s because criminals simply don’t follow the laws, but they do have access to illicit materials like drugs. Unless you have an IQ lower than your shoe size, it shouldn’t be difficult to understand that if guns become illegal, it becomes profitable to send guns via the same or similar pipelines as drugs have been coming through for years.

The only difference is that only the criminals are armed. There are no armed citizens to oppose them, putting the totality of the burden on law enforcement. Since police can’t be there when a crime is committed the vast majority of the time, it means the armed criminals can have their way.

After all, who’s going to stop them?

No one. Not a soul.

And that’s the world anti-gunners envision…except they don’t envision it. They really don’t. They instead delude themselves that violence will somehow be a thing of the past, that it will simply disappear into the ether.

They’ve managed to delude themselves to believe they can create a better world by removing our sacred and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. They won’t. Instead, they’ll empower criminals over victims, thugs over neighborhoods, and the rapist over the potential victim.  They won’t make the world better, they’ll create a nightmare dystopia they wouldn’t want to live in.

But then, will they see the error of their ways? Will they see the problem with disarming law-abiding people?

Of course not. They’ll look for new things to control because that’s just what they do.

Meanwhile, the rest of us know the way to combat violence. You simply make it too risky to be violent. That happens when you have armed citizens all over the place, standing by in case they need to respond.

It’s just that simple, and Australia doesn’t have that, hence their current problem.

Spike’s Tactical, Pipe Hitters Union Fight Back Against More Leftist Nonsense

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By Tom Knighton
Bearing Arms
January 11, 2018

The fellows at Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union have had an…interesting week, to say the least. First, they found themselves attacked by Newsweek. The two companies responded.

You’d think that would be the end of it.

However, it seems Vice took issue with the two companies as well, and they felt the need to respond to yet another attack I can only describe as libelous.

There’s a lot there, but here’s the press release as a whole, which has the complete, sordid mess here:

 

Left-wing media outlets lose minds over gun ad, disregard basic rules of journalism

APOPKA, Fla. – On SundaySpike’s Tactical, a Florida-based gun manufacturer, and Pipe Hitters Union, a Texas-based apparel company, released a joint advertisement. Throughout the week, the ad has apparently caused left-leaning media outlets like VICE News and Newsweek to disregard basic journalism ethics like fact-checking for accuracy and maintaining any form of neutrality.

The ad, which depicts a group of violent Antifa protesters armed with weapons, who appear to have just set fire to the city behind them, are charging forward on one side of a barricade, while on the other side, there are four lawfully armed men standing guard. Their guns are not pointed at the attackers and their fingers are off the triggers.

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The dual-page ad is featured in the current issue of SKILLSET Magazine and was designed as part of an annual joint advertisement for RECOIL Magazine by Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union for the 2018 SHOT Show convention in Las Vegas.

On Monday, Newsweek fired back at Spike’s by running a one-sided hit piece, and the attacks continued Wednesday when VICE News ran their article.

Newsweek failed to contact Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union for comments related to the article, while insinuating to their readership that the companies support neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups.

“Nothing could be further from the truth. As representatives from both of our companies have already gone on record and said multiple times, we absolutely DO NOT condone or support racist or white supremacist organizations or their beliefs,” said Kit Cope, spokesman for Spike’s Tactical

By Wednesday, the left-leaning media company VICE News decided to do a story and reached out to both companies for comment. Without hesitation, Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union offered a joint response to address the journalist’s six questions and offered to provide a tour of Spike’s tactical and make someone available for in-person interviews.

When the article ran, however, it was beyond evident that it was yet another attempt to push propaganda and a political agenda.

In the article, VICE News vaguely alleges the companies support neo-Nazis and racism by using a quote from a Facebook commenter in their article.

“VICE asked if our companies support white supremacy, which we clearly stated, again, that we do not,” said Cope said. “Sadly, while there are many great journalists out there who follow journalism ethics and guidelines, the tactic here is often used by pseudo-journalists to tell the side of the story they want to tell.”

By leaving out the companies’ response denying any support for white supremacists, (hyperlink to image) the VICE reporter allows readers to draw the conclusion that these companies support racism, despite having contrary evidence.

“This kind of agenda-driven journalism is exactly the problem. Our biggest complaint is that we’re being called neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and the so-called journalists that have asked us about it, have refused to include our responses categorically condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Again, for the record, we always have and always will adamantly condemn racism, white supremacy and any threat to America, foreign and domestic,” said Lincoln A. Osiris, president of Pipe Hitters Union.

The VICE News article also refers to Spike’s Tactical as a weapons dealer and retailer. Spike’s Tactical is actually a weapons manufacturer.

Additionally, and probably the biggest example of an absolute failure to care about reporting factual information, is the original post that VICE News ran, prior to being contacted to request a correction to their story. VICE News posted a screenshot of a Spike’s Tactical Facebook post showing a picture of a stripped AR-15 lower, but falsely claimed that it was a bump-stock similar to the ones used by the Las Vegas killer.

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“This is purely a legitimate example of fake news. Spike’s Tactical has never made or sold a bump-stock. The reporter clearly didn’t care to do the proper research to make sure her story was accurate,” said Kope. “This also demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge about weapons nomenclature and the agenda that VICE had, which was to damage our companies’ reputations by relating us to the homicidal maniac that killed so many innocent Americans.”

About Spike’s Tactical
Spike’s Tactical was founded the day before 9/11 by Mike and Angela Register and is headquartered in Apopka, Florida. The family-owned business employs around 40 people and all products are made exclusively in the USA and assembled in Florida. Spike’s Tactical is regarded as one of the premier AR-15 manufacturers in the world. Their mission is to build the highest quality products and offer them at the best possible price to the consumer. Spike’s Tactical weapons are designed to military specifications for civilian, law enforcement and military use. All products manufactured by Spike’s Tactical feature a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.

About Pipe Hitters Union
Pipe Hitters Union is a disabled combat veteran-owned and operated small business, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Austin, Texas. PHU was founded by a small group of special operations combat veterans that shared a common belief in the unity of cause, the willingness to face extreme obstacles head on and the absolute refusal to backdown in the face of adversity. Since then, the message has spread to like-minded individuals from all professions and walks of life. Whether military, law enforcement or civilian, Pipe Hitters throughout the world are pushing their limits daily and making their mark. The PHU brand is a mark of distinction and a call for others to join us.

Now, as noted, Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union issued a reply. Their statement to Vice was essentially the same thing we got here at Bearing Arms. They made it clear they don’t support neo-Nazis or fascism.

 

As for the claim that Spike’s posted a bump stock, well…let’s just say it proves how little Vice knows about firearms. That’s a lower receiver. In particular, it’s the Snowflake lowerthe company put out not all that long ago. It’s not a bump stock.

Vice has since edited that tidbit out of the story, however. It seems they can learn…after they were contacted by James Judge, spokesman for the two companies.

But none of that matters. Spike’s Tactical and Pipe Hitters Union committed only one sin. They portrayed Antifa as exactly what they are, a rampaging mob made up of violent thugs. Leftist media can’t handle that, so both companies need to be cut down.

They had the information.

Judge, forwarded me a screenshot of his correspondences with Tess Owens, the Vice writer.

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As you can see, it was made abundantly clear that neither company ascribes to neo-Nazi ideology. Their denial is vehement and firm.

You can’t get much more firm than that, yet note how that didn’t make it into the article. It goes to the very core of the claims being made and the charges being leveled against the two companies. Why leave it out?

Because, like I noted yesterday, this isn’t journalism. This is activism masquerading as unbiased reporting.

But it’s nothing of the sort.

Response to Letter to the Editor – seMissourian

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January 11, 2019

Stop the tweets, Mr. President – seMissourian, January 9, 2018

Response:

Goldwater Rule

Lately, numerous articles written by psychiatrists have flooded the media psychoanalyzing President Trump. These analyses are not substantiated by one-on-one interviews with the president. They are based on selected tweets and fabricated stories to discredit the chief executive. President Trump appears in public far more than any of his predecessors. When was the last time he was seen repeatedly stumbling over his speech or speaking gibberish? Yes, President Trump speaks off the cuff.  This does not mean he is not in control of his mental faculties.

Because of these underhanded viewpoints, the American Psychiatric Association has “call[ed] for an end to psychiatrists providing professional opinions in the media about public figures whom they have not examined …” The APA reminded its members of “The Goldwater Rule.” Breaking this rule is “irresponsible, stigmatizing, and definitely unethical.” Psychiatrists, publicly stating their professional opinions of the president’s mental fitness, can cause catastrophic results such as the 350-point drop in the stock market. This happened in December 2017, following a false report by Brian Ross of ABC News. It can happen again.

Annoying some, the president has an unorthodox way of expressing himself. Unlike past administrations he will not kowtow to foreign potentates. On January 9, 2018, the president’s courage was given “big credit” by the president of South Korea. President Trump’s support of South Korea forced North Korea to meet with the South to find ways to de-escalate tensions on the peninsula.

Is President Trump mentally unfit or “crazy like a fox?”

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January 17, 2018 at 07:00

Clinic Confirmed Baby Survived Abortion, Offered to Kill Her Again. Her Mom Refused: “God Preserved Her”

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By Gwen Irwin
LifeNews.com
January 11, 2018

When “Lisa,” a 25-year-old woman, called Crossroads Care Center in Auburn Hills, Mich., in the fall of 2015, she felt like she was out of time, out of options, and destined to endure the remaining stages of an abortion she already regretted.

A week earlier at a nearby abortion business, Lisa had ingested mifepristone—the first of two pills in the chemical “abortion pill” regimen, meant to end the life of her preborn child. She had even taken the second pill in the regimen (misoprostol) to induce labor, but the contractions never came.

Lisa felt something was going drastically wrong.

In a follow-up appointment at the abortion business, Lisa told the clinic staff about her symptoms, and they confirmed via ultrasound that the chemical abortion had failed and her baby was still alive.

From there, abortion workers gave Lisa two “options”: they could finish the abortion via surgery or make another attempt at a chemical abortion.

“She chose neither of those,” Tracey Fish, a physician assistant who works with Crossroads Care Center, said. “She wanted to keep her child, but they didn’t offer her that option. So, she called us wondering if we could help her.”

Calling during off-hours, Lisa—who’d been to Crossroads while she was still trying to decide whether or not to keep her baby—reached Tim Stickel, the center’s executive director, who happened to be in the office.

Crossroads then connected Lisa with a high-risk ob-gyn for emergency treatment, and for care the rest of her pregnancy. In the meantime, Stickel, Fish and others spent precious hours in prayer, mentorship and biblical counseling with Lisa and the father of her baby—both during and after pregnancy.

In the spring of 2016, Lisa gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

“It was God who preserved her,” Stickel said. “We’ve never cried more and prayed more for somebody. It was an emotional roller coaster. There was a huge time investment, but it was only after God had done His work of preserving this child.”

As Stickel and his team at Crossroads—which serves over 200 clients each month—watched Lisa change her mind and successfully rescue her baby from an in-progress abortion, they began exploring new ways to help women like her.

Starting this March, Crossroads is joining the Abortion Pill Reversal Network—over 350 medical providers that are equipped to rescue babies from abortion with the Abortion Pill Reversal protocol.

Well over 400 mothers have successfully rescued their babies through Abortion Pill Reversal since 2007, when two doctors pioneered the life-saving treatment—an emergency injection and follow-up schedule of progesterone treatments that have been used to prevent miscarriage since the 1950s.

For Stickel, as well as Fish, the decision to join the network has been an easy one, especially after watching Lisa rescue her child.

“We want to open up opportunities for women to have options if they change their mind,” Fish said.

Putting Clients First

Determining to help women, meet their needs and offer options has been Crossroads’ focus since it opened its doors in 1984 in nearby Rochester. At the end of 2017, its local Chamber of Commerce honored the center—which relocated to its Auburn Hills location 17 years ago—as exemplifying the Golden Rule.

Stickel knew Crossroads was nominated for the award, but he didn’t expect too much.

“I was totally surprised,” Stickel said. “In most cities, pro-life organizations are not very welcomed. We are blessed with a great Chamber of Commerce.”

In fact, the Chamber of Commerce was on hand when Crossroads held an open house and ribbon-cutting for its newly rebranded facility in early 2017. There was a significant reason for the rebrand—from Crossroads Pregnancy Center to Crossroads Care Center—better identifying the center’s concern for its community.

“We started doing STD testing in March 2016 and we thought it advantageous,” Stickel said. “It’s changing the face of who we are. Our clientele is changing, [seeking] more medical services: more ultrasounds, more pregnancy tests, more STI/STD testing.”

Services Beyond the Center

Stepping outside the center’s walls, Crossroads brings a sexual risk avoidance program to about 10,000 students in 52 schools in nine districts—another way the center positively affects Auburn Hills.

Those opportunities, which are often criticized by abortion advocates, often bring about better long-term results than Stickel and his team could expect to find. Recently, one high school senior who had mocked a Crossroads teacher as a freshman stood up to tell his classmates the real change their sexual risk avoidance program had made in his life, Stickel said.

“I took to heart what she said four years ago,” the young man had said. “I’ve been celibate the whole time, and I have no intention of having any sexual relations until I get married, and I just want to say thank you.’”

Stickel, who has guided Crossroads for 13 years, is quick to credit the God for any success the center has seen as it seeks to bring about a cultural shift in its community.

“It’s nothing we do—it’s all God,” he said. “God knows what He’s doing, and He’s been very gracious to us.”

LifeNews Note: Gayle Irwin writes for PregnancyHelpNews, where this originally appeared. File photo.

Christian Science Monitor: Right to Self-Defense Added to 2nd Amendment ‘Only Recently’

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By Awr Hawkins
Breitbart
January 9, 2018

In a long and circuitous piece intended to explain that national reciprocity violates states’ rights, the Christian Science Monitor claimed the right to self-defense was added to the Second Amendment “only recently.”

Their exact claim: “[National reciprocity legislation] has pitted a sense of overriding states’ individual wishes and local character against shifting legal views of the Second Amendment, which the Supreme Court has expanded only recently to include self-defense.”

This appears to be a not-so-veiled reference to District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010), although neither case created or added a right to the Second Amendment. Rather, the ruling in Heller reaffirmed the individual nature of the rights that had always been protected by the Second Amendment and the ruling in McDonald held that the rights protected by the Second Amendment are incorporated via the Fourteenth Amendment. In other words, they are doubly protected.

To be clear, Justice Samuel Alito wrote the McDonald majority opinion and did use a small portion to explain that self-defense is “the central component” of the Second Amendment, but he did not do this because SCOTUS made it central. Rather, he did it as a way of showing self-defense has always been a crucial right protected by the Second Amendment. It was the centrality of self-defense that supported the ruling of incorporation, not the other way around.

Nevertheless, the Christian Science Monitor says the right to defend oneself was added to the Second Amendment “only recently.”

They also suggested Americans may not even possess a right to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. They said, “The Supreme Court has never ruled on whether there is a right for law-abiding Americans to carry a concealed weapon.” This would be strange thinking to our Founding Fathers, who risked their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor, to secure the exercise of God-given rights that predate the United States, and certainly the Supreme Court.

The Founders hedged in the right not simply to keep arms but to bear them as well, as the Second Amendment plainly states. And the Founders also used the words “shall not be infringed” to ensure a widespread understanding that keeping and bearing arms was not something placed under the purview of government. Rather, it was (and is) a natural right possessed and exercised by free men.

 

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