Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Support the Right to Bear Arms in Your State

Following the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the federal government has disgustingly but unsurprisingly taken advantage of the tragic event to impose its leftist political anti-gun agenda. In New York, the Democrat-controlled State Senate and Assembly passed the NY Safe Act, which was then signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. This law limits a magazine to only seven bullets and bans certain long guns with a pistol grip and other such menacing-looking guns, dubbed “assault rifles” or “military-style weapons.” 
Although Governor Cuomo is considered a top contender for the 2016 Democratic nominee for president, his approval ratings have since taken a 15-point drop, according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University on January 30, 2013. The drop demonstrates that the people of New York are not happy with the new gun control legislation in Albany. That same discontent, which is supportive of the Second Amendment, is not confined to New York alone. 
People in dozens of other states, with legislatures more receptive to the will of the people and the U.S. Constitution, have begun to make themselves heard in opposition to any measure that would infringe on their right to keep and bear arms as secured by the Second Amendment. Furthermore, all across the country sheriffs and legislators are acting to nullify President Obama’s gun controls.  
There are currently twenty states and counting that have introduced bills in their legislatures that are still pending that would nullify any federal law, executive order, agency regulation or rule intended in any way to ban, restrict or limit the firearms, firearm attachments, or magazine sizes manufactured, purchased, or kept by the residents within the borders of their state; providing criminal penalties for any official, agent, or officer of the federal government that would attempt to enforce such a federal measure within their state’s borders. 
The twenty states that have introduced these pro right to bear arms bills that would uphold the Second Amendment are: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. If you live in one of these states, simply click on your state to send an email to your state legislators in support of your state's right to bear arms legislation. Otherwise scroll down to send an email asking your state legislators to introduce such a bill in your state.        
Here is an example of such a bill that has already passed in the Wyoming House by a vote of 46-13 on February 1, 2013: House Bill 104, the Firearm Protection Act.
Such a nullification law is not without historical precedent. Historian Thomas Woods has written an excellent brief history of state nullification of federal laws in his article, "The States’ Rights Tradition Nobody Knows." In recent years dozens of states have introduced nullification-type legislation to stop Real ID, affirm the Tenth Amendment, reject a federal mandate to buy healthcare insurance, and reject federal firearm laws for guns manufactured, sold, and used intrastate (known as Firearms Freedom Acts or FFA). A total of eight states have passed FFAs.  
The purpose of these new pro right to bear arms bills, introduced in twenty or more state legislatures across the country, is to guarantee that the right of the people to bear arms in these states is not curtailed or trampled on in any manner or form by the federal government. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” 
At the time of the Second Amendment’s ratification, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights, in December 1791, it was understood that the militia meant the free able-bodied citizenry of the country. In 1788, Richard Henry Lee, signatory to the Declaration of Independence and subsequent Articles of Confederation, explained the meaning of the term militia, as understood at the time, and the imperative for citizens to be armed. Lee wrote, “A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves ... and include all men capable of bearing arms…. To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms....”
During the Massachusetts Convention to Ratify the Constitution in 1788, Samuel Adams also explained, “…The said Constitution [is to] be never construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” 
In volume 1, page 300, of St. George Tucker’s edition of Blackstone’s Commentaries: With Notes and Reference (1803), which was the most popular legal commentary of its day, Tucker stated:
The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever ... the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

St. George Tucker was an attorney and a military officer who was wounded twice during the American Revolution, and was one of the leaders of the 1786 Annapolis Convention, which paved the way for the subsequent Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia. Tucker was a law professor at the College of William and Mary, and served as a justice in the Supreme Court of Virginia. President James Madison later appointed him as a federal judge. 
The right to keep and bear arms is one of the most essential components enshrined in the Bill of the Rights in order to secure the preservation of one’s liberty and property. These proposed nullification bills help secure this right by rejecting any new infringements by the federal government and by imposing criminal charges on any federal agent that would enforce any such violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Please email your state legislators and urge them to author, introduce, and support a right to bear arms protection bill in your state. 
Scroll down to send a prewritten, editable message. Be sure to personalize your message for maximum impact.
Phone calls can also be very effective, and of course, the most effective way to educate your state legislators is by making personal visits to their offices. Click here for contact information.


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Menstruating at the Mosqueteria

Via comment by Anonymous on Support for Confederate Flag now a “mental illness"

FYI for you Americans far to the south. The Toronto Star is referred to as 'The Red Star' for it's pro-communist slant for the past 70 or so years, and also as the 'Liberal Party Newsletter'. It is far more to the left than say the New York Times. Also the Toronto District School Board is the most 'progressive' school board in Canada which is saying something.

In the past few years they have created 'Afrocentric' curricula for black students and at one High School an Imam comes in every Friday to give a sermon to Muslim students. The seating arrangement is boys in front, girls behind them and any girls who are menstruating at the back of the room against the wall as far from the Imam as possible.

Here's an article



 Menstruating at the Mosqueteria


Margaret Atwood warned us that North America would turn into a theocracy—and she was right!
Funny, though: She hasn’t said much about that lately, now that The Handmaid’s Tale is being acted out in a public school, here in her very own city of Toronto.

I don’t mean the kids are staging her anti-theocratic novel as a play. In fact, I’m guessing Valley Park Middle School has quietly removed it from the “required reading” list.

And why not? After all, they’ve already turned the cafeteria into a mosque.

Since November 2008—with the, er, blessing of the Toronto District School Board—Muslim prayers have been matter-of-factly conducted within an Ontario public school’s walls every Friday afternoon. Which is against the law.

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Then Go Back Home

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Randy’s Right

A letter to a Wyoming State Rep:

Fulbright’s email:
Dear Representative,
I hope you are taking care of yourself during this busy session. I know it is a challenging, compressed time.
I am writing to express my grave concern about House Bill 105. Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hands of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous, especially in any highly-charged situation. to expose our children to greater risk in their schools by encouraging more guns on campuses is something that we cannot allow.
My husband and I moved to Wyoming not too long ago. We believed it was a good place to raise children. With the recent and reactive expansion of gun laws and the profoundly serious dangers of fracking, we find we are seriously reconsidering our decision, which is wrenching to all of us. However, the safety of our family must come first. We are waiting to see what the legislature does this session. I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking.
Rev. Audette Fulbright
Hunt’s response: Sock it to him! ;) :o
Rev. Fulbright,
I’ll be blunt. If you don’t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage. I don’t expect a “mass exodus” from our state just because we’re standing up for our rights. As to your comments on fracking, I would point out that you’re basing your statement on “dangers” that have not been scientifically founded or proved as of yet.
It offends me to no end when liberal out-of-staters such as yourself move into Wyoming, trying to get away from where they came from, and then pompously demand that Wyoming conform to their way of thinking. We are, and will continue to be, a state which stands a head above the rest in terms of economic security. Our ability to do that is, in large part, to our “live and let live” mentality when it comes to allowing economic development, and limiting government oversight. So, to conclude, if you’re so worried about what our legislature is working on, then go back home.
Hans Hunt

City Wants Power to "Disarm Individuals" During Crisis

Huelskamp: Sequester Marks 'First Significant Tea Party Victory'


Some GOP lawmakers see the budget sequester set to take place on Friday as a disaster, but tea party Republicans are ready to declare victory because it will finally produce the kind of deep spending cuts they say Congress and the president have been unable to accomplish.

“This will be the first significant tea party victory in that we got what we set out to do in changing Washington,” Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a conservative tea party Republican first elected in 2010, told the Washington Post.

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Reid J. Ribble, a conservative who was also elected in 2010, is not a member of the tea party. But he agrees with Huelskamp that the movement does deserve the right to celebrate over the pending cuts because it was "significant in getting the American people’s attention on this problem.

"You have to give them credit," Ribble told the Post.

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Back to the house that love built


If my Higher Power, whom I call Love, wills, and the Creeks don't rise I hope to go back to the house Love (my multi-g- Lunenburg VA County grandfather, Henry Hicks Love, with good black men helping) built, in 1818 later this summer.  He owned 2000 acres of fair farmland and 200 black slaves.  It is not recorded in all my genealogical research that any of them were ever treated shabbily.

Good a declaration that you shall be at the Spring PATCON!:)

Texas Schools Force Girls to Wear Islamic Burqas to School


CSCOPE is a curriculum that was adopted by the Texas State Board of Education.  Currently around 80% of public schools in Texas use SCOPE to supplement their regular curriculum.

It appears that the main purpose of CSCOPE is to undermine American patriotism and Christian values and replace it with socialist and Islamic teachings.  Earlier it was reported that one lesson in CSOPE taught students that Allah is God Almighty.  This lesson demonstrated that the supposed separation of church and state does not apply to Islam, only Christianity.  Another reported lesson plan in CSCOPE taught that the Boston Tea Party was a terrorist act.  Yet another CSCOPE lesson had students designing flags for a newly formed socialist country.

In the latest report out of Lumberton, Texas, a CSCOPE lesson required the girls to wear Muslim burqas, the dark full length dress and head gear that Muslim women wear.  Supposedly, this was part of a CSCOPE lesson to study Islam.  According to one student, the teacher told them:
“We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.”


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Unit Introduction: In Part 13 we will briefly examine a few of the atrocities and war crimes that General Sherman committed against the people of Georgia.  Sherman's famous march to the sea will live in infamy as one of the greats acts of in-human depravity in his quest for "total war" against the innocents.  The untold suffering could take volumes to report.  Presented here just a few of the criminal acts.

Unit Objective: To develop an awareness of the war crimes, the scope of destruction and of terror that Sherman's troops perpetrated on the non-combatant citizens of Georgia.

              A. The New Manchester and Roswell, Georgia Mills and the Roswell Women

In July of 1864, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's troops approached Atlanta which would set the stage for a total war against the people of Georgia, commonly called his "March To The Sea." From Atlanta to Savannah, Sherman left a trail of utter destruction behind.  He and his bummers stripped the land clean of all resources.  What they could not use themselves, they destroyed so that nothing was left for the civilian pop

ulation in the way of sustaining life.

"On July 2nd, regiments of Union cavalry and infantry arrived at New Manchester, Georgia with the mission to cause destruction to the factories and mills in the area. Former Governor Charles J. McDonald and business partner James Rogers built the mill known as the Sweetwater Manufacturing Company.  The mill went into operation on December 21, 1849, and their products rapidly became known throughout the south. 

In addition to the textile operations, there was a flour and gristmill to the south and a water powered saw mill one mile north. In 1861 the Company contracted with the Confederate Government to produce material for Confederate uniforms. The mill/factory combination was five stories tall, bigger than any building in Atlanta at that time. By 1864 most of the men were fighting in the Confederate Army. The 60 to 70 employees at the mill consisted mostly of women and their children. A small contingent of Militia known as the “Sweetwater Guards”, were stationed at the mill.

On July 5, 1864, Federal General Kenner Garrard's cavalry reached Roswell and finding it undefended, occupied the city. The cotton factory was working up to the time of its destruction, some 400 women being employed. Despite its tiny size, the town had become the center of a thriving textile industry during the war. 

The cotton mill was cranking out up to 191,000 yards of cloth per month and the woolen mill up to 30,000 yards of "Roswell Gray" uniforms. Each of the mills employed hundreds of women, some of them black.

The Yankee troops were under orders from General Sherman to arrest everyone in the towns, as they are connected to the factory production, and destroy the resources that sustain the mills and the people. 

Refinements of Confederate militia posted as outlooks spotted the sizeable approaching troops commanded by Colonel Adams and Major Tompkins. Artillery following the Union forces took aim on the mill located on the Sweetwater Creek.  The site was terrorizing to the workers, mostly women who posed no threat to the Union soldiers.  Henry Lovern and A.C. "Cicero" Tippens  who were operating the mill were soon arrested by the Army officers.  Guards ordered to escort all the workers home and to put the town on marshal law. In effect they arrested every citizen in the community, and thus closing the mill.  Adams and Tompkins told the townspeople that their operation was to protect them from being in harms way when the fighting commenced.  They informed the citizens that as soon as wagons could be obtained, they would be transported to a safer location miles to the west.

With the the town under control. the Union troops searched the entire town, taking some property and destroying other property out if spite.  Soldiers also broke into a safe attempting to locate valuables.  Union patrols were sent to other areas such as Ferguson's Merchant Mill and Alexander's Mill.  Tompkins took a sizeable part of his cavalry and moved on to Roswell to confront the operators of the mills there. 

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Vietnam Vet Barred From Owning a Gun Because of a Teenage Misdemeanor 45 Years Ago

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 Jefferson Wayne Schrader Barred From Owning Or Selling a Gun Because of a Fight He Got Into in 68

A 19-year-old sailor stationed in Annapolis, Md., in 1968 was arrested for getting into a fight with an alleged member of a street gang.

Now, more than four decades later, the 64-year-old U.S. Navy veteran has been stripped of his right to own a gun.

Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, Ga., has been fighting a losing battle in the courts since 2008 to get his name off the fed’s firearm ban list. In fact, just last month, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., upheld a lower-court ruling barring him from owning a firearm.

“It’s a depressing thing. A depressing thing,” he told TheBlaze in a phone interview, “to have the government treat you like that. It’s not, well, it’s not a good thing.”

The ban list is meant to prevent people of questionable standing, including illegal aliens, drug addicts, people dishonorably discharged from the U.S. military, and fugitives, from buying or selling guns.

And although Schrader — a certified expert with a handgun — served in Vietnam from Jan. 1, 1968, until being honorably discharged in September 1970, the U.S. government believes he is unfit to own a gun because of his teenage misdemeanor.

“Due to a conviction some forty years ago for common-law misdemeanor assault and battery for which he served no jail time, plaintiff Jefferson Wayne Schrader, now a sixty-four-year-old veteran, is, by virtue of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), barred for life from ever possessing a firearm,” U.S. Circuit Judge David Tatel wrote in the court’s January opinion.

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The Drive-in returns

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Roll your own

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Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat

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 File photo of deer meat. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)   

Louisiana’s State Health Department forced a homeless shelter to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because it was donated from a hunter organization.

KTBS-TV reports that the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission lost 1,600 pounds of venison because the state’s Health Department doesn’t recognize Hunters for the Hungry, an organization that allows hunters to donate any extra game to charity.

“We didn’t find anything wrong with it,” Rev. Henry Martin told KTBS. “It was processed correctly, it was packaged correctly.”

More @ CBS

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie being snubbed by CPAC, source says


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican with a large Democratic following, has been left off the list of invited speakers at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference.

Mr. Christie, who has an approval rating of above 70 percent and has been steadily receiving endorsements from key Democratic Party officials for his re-election, has been snubbed, according to Politico. He drew plenty of conservative fire for the extra helpings of praise he heaped on President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, according to Politico.

Prince George's County reacts to gun show ban


A decision by a Maryland county is roiling the already contentious debate over potential gun control laws.
Prince George's County's Department of Parks and Recreation is banning gun shows indefinitely.

"It is a temporary moratorium. We will revisit this," says Anita Pesses with the agency's Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. "We are taking everybody's opinions and actions into account."

Pesses is promising the department will re-evaluate its decision after lawmakers in D.C. and Annapolis are done debating possible gun control bills.

"We felt that given the potential legislation on the state and the federal level, we are putting a hold on that activity for now until we can reassess after the legislative session."

The move includes only shows that would take place on county-owned land and has led to the cancellation of at least one event.

The Silverado Gun Show was slated for the holiday weekend, but it has been scrapped.

The show's owner tells the Washington Examiner he's losing money unnecessarily.

"This is legal trade we're talking about, not the black market," Frank Krasner told the paper.

"This not only took money out of my pocket, but close to 100 exhibitors."

More @ WTOP

St. Tammany gun shakedown

 St. Tammany gun shakedown

Under current federal scrutiny, a Louisiana sheriff shifts his position after spending years defending two lawsuits that request the return of items seized at the residence of a former deputy.

“I’m not surprised that, two days after I was served with a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury on February 28, the sheriff’s office now claims we can have our son’s shotgun back,” said the former St. Tammany Parish deputy, Norman J. Manton, Jr.

Sherrie Buras-Manton, his wife, and plaintiff in the action against St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Rodney “Jack” Strain and other St. Tammany Parish deputies, told Human Events that when she and her husband met with Strain in 2008, after her husband was released from jail and all charges were dropped, she requested that her personal items be returned.

“None of the personal items seized were returned, and no one ever gave us a reason why,” she said. “We filed papers in federal court requesting those items and alleging that our First and Second Amendment rights were violated.”

“One of the items was a Remington 870 Youth Model 20 Gauge Shotgun with the initials ‘DJM’ that belonged to my then 18-year old son David J. Manton,” she said.  Her son David died in 2010 in a freak gun accident.

Also seized as a result of a search warrant, were religious items to include a Bible, Missal (used to celebrate Catholic Mass), David’s rosary beads, and various Catholic medals and prayer cards, she said.

“David’s rosary beads were a first Holy Communion gift from my husband and me when he was a young boy.  He had the rosary beads hung on his shot gun in a locked closet in his bedroom,” Buras-Manton said.
“We have been demanding the return of our Bible, David’s rosary beads and his shotgun for close to five years,” she said. “Since my son is deceased, each memory of him is all we have left.”

“The Sheriff’s office has the Remington 20 Gauge Shotgun in its possession,” said Charles M. “Chuck” Hughes Jr., attorney for Strain. “We have always had it.  They [Mr. and Mrs. Manton] have always known that we have it, but they chose to ignore it.”

When asked whether the sheriff’s office possesses any of the other items listed in the federal complaint, Hughes told Human Events that the only item seized from the Manton home was the shot gun.

“That’s a lie,” said Manton.  “I was told by the evidence custodian, that high ranking members of the sheriff’s office told him to hide the items, which included the religious materials and the shot gun.”
“I was also told by a senior deputy that my items were locked-up,” he said.

Homeschool 2013 Spring Formal, New Bern, NC

Last year's.

“Springtime Everlasting”

Saturday, April 27, 2013
7:30 pm until 11:30 pm
Emerald Golf Club, New Bern, NC

Homeschool High School Students and their guests

$30 per person.

Our list includes all kinds of music from Pop to Line to Christian to Swing to Country.  Please feel free to e-mail us at horizonsedctr@yahoo.com  with any special requests or song selections by April 20th.  Of note, many songs are great to listen to, but are very difficult to dance to.  We review songs on our list for "dance-ability" and lyric content.  Please keep in mind it must meet ourstandards.

MENU:  Available throughout the evening will be hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and beverages to include tea, lemonade and soda.

The Emerald Golf Club is located in Greenbrier, a neighborhood off of Glenburnie Road, very near to Craven Community College.  The physical address is 5000 Clubhouse Dr., New Bern, NC.

There will be plenty of chaperones on hand.  If a person is interested in being a chaperone, please complete the chaperone information on the registration form.  There will be a lounge with a television available for those parents who wish to remain at the club during the dance, but not act as a chaperone.

In order to ensure that the dance is comfortable and safe for everyone, we have included the following guidelines for the behavior, etiquette, and attire of attendees.

1. Stay within established boundaries.  Refrain from wandering around outside the facility.  If you need something from your vehicle, a chaperone will escort you.  If you are 18, you may leave before the end of the dance, but you will only be allowed back into the dance at the discretion of the chaperones.  If you are under 18, you may leave early ONLY if your parent/guardian informs the committee,nprior to dance night, that you have their permission to leave early.

2.  No public displays of affection to include kissing, caressing or extended embracing, a person sitting on another’s lap, etc.

3.  Proper dance etiquette and behavior require that there is NO body against body, groping, or provocative movements.

4.  There will be no smoking, foul language, alcohol, drugs or weapons, including pocket knives.

5.    Attire:


This dance is formal, and long gowns are encouraged, but not required.  Dresses must be tasteful.  This means: no skin-tight or see-through dresses, no cut-outs in the dresses, and no slits or hems more than just above the knees.  Necklines need to be tasteful, i.e. no cleavage showing.  Strapless dresses are allowed, but they must be cut in line with the armpits and may not dip down in the middle.  Elastic-top dresses must have shoulder straps.  Backs are to be mid-back.  Undergarments are to be worn under gown.  Please use your utmost discretion when selecting a gown to assure that it is tasteful and above reproach.  Maintaining the dress code throughout the evening is the responsibility of the attendees

Note about dresses:

For your benefit, please make sure that your dress stays "secure" when you jump up and down, wiggle, or do any other dance move.  Over the years we have watched our young ladies struggle to keep their dresses "in place" while trying to dance.  You will have a much more enjoyable evening if you are not fighting your dress all night.


This dance is a formal affair, but tuxedos are not mandatory.  We do expect you to come in with dress pants, a collared, button-up shirt and a tie.  Jackets are encouraged.


To register, please fill out the registration form and submit payment.  There are no tickets; participants will check in at the door.  Registration deadline is noon on Monday, April 22.

Each homeschool student may bring one non-homeschooled guest at $30.00 per guest.  All homeschool students must be at least 14 years old and at least a freshman in high school.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: Please call (252) 447-9885 or email us at horizonsedctr@yahoo.com.  Please put the word “Formal” in the subject line.  Thanks!

 2013 Spring Formal Registration Form


Homeschool High School Students and their guests. Of note:  All attendees must be at least 14 years old and at least a freshman in high school.

PHONE NUMBER:                   
Do any of your children have permission to leave early?

Do you wish to chaperone this event?

Will you be making use of the lounge during the dance?

GUEST AGE:                                          GUEST GENDER:

GUEST AGE:                                          GUEST GENDER:

GUEST AGE:                                          GUEST GENDER:

  Payment Information:

___________(qty) will attend at $30 each.
___________(qty) will chaperone at no charge.

Total Enclosed:    ____________

checks payable to Christina Whitley

Send payment and registration form to:

121 Lee K Allen Drive
Havelock, NC 28532

You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of your registration form and payment.

NCFire Action Alert

Two new Bills introduced in the NC House!

HB141 -DACA Beneficiaries/Drivers License Moratorium

This bill would give the General Assembly the time necessary to determine all the ramifications of issuing licenses to DACA eligible individuals, (a decision that SHOULD be made by the General Assembly and not by an appointed government official). HB141 has the support of the House leadership and the Governor.

HB118 House Bill 118- Consular Documents Not Acceptable as ID

This bill would deny the use of foreign consular documents as acceptable ID in NC. It is now accepted as proof of residency in NC, by the NCDMV when applying for a NCDL and many state agencies when applying for social welfare programs. (How does possessing a foreign ID card prove you live in NC?)

“Approx. 50,000 DACA eligible individuals are expected to register for a NCDL”

“Along with "lawful presence" comes the chance to apply for a Social Security card and work permit.” (http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_02ffb74a-7d59-11e2-90ef-001a4bcf6878.html) Those 2 documents, combined with a new NCDL, will enable the DACA eligible individuals to apply for any NC social welfare program or register to vote, just like any legal NC resident can.

NCFIRE urges you to contact your NC State Representatives and NC State Senators. Tell them to act quickly and support these two bills.

NC House- http://ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=House&viewType=normal

NC Senate- http://ncleg.net/gascripts/members/reports/room-phone.pl?Chamber=senate&viewType=normal

James Johnson
North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement

Head of Israel's nuclear program's house burgled

 dimona reactor

Unknown assailants burglarized the home of the head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission two nights ago at Moshav Bet Yitzhak, and made off with a briefcase full of documents, a wallet, and a mobile device, police reported on Tuesday.

The house belongs to Brigadier General Dr. Shaul Horev, head of the IAEC and a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office. Horev is in charge of Israel's nuclear energy policy, one of the most sensitive jobs in the security establishment.

Yael Doron, Spokeswoman for the IAEC, denied reports that a laptop was stolen from the house, and said that none of the documents in the briefcase were classified.

Victory in Virginia!


Virginia’s Parental Rights Act has been approved by both houses of the General Assembly and sent to Governor Bob McDonnell for his signature. This is a major victory in Virginia, and hopefully just a first step as these statutes take hold nationwide.

 The Parental Rights Act, which in Virginia is both House Bill 1642 and Senate Bill 908, states: “A parent has a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, and care of the parent’s child.” The measures were adopted in both houses with bipartisan support.

There was opposition, apparently over fears that the bill would somehow impact existing laws, even though the standard it codifies is already the legal standard of the courts in the state. Virginia lawmakers got around that fear by adding a second section which specifies, “That it is the expressed intent of the General Assembly that this act codify the opinion of the Supreme Court of Virginia in L.F. v. Breit, issued on January 10, 2013, as it relates to parental rights.” The case cited recognizes parental rights as a fundamental right and requires strict scrutiny in their protection.

The Family Foundation, the Home Educators Association of Virginia, and the Home School Legal Defense Association provided vital support as Delegate Brenda Pogge and Senator Bryce Reeves led the way in passing these bills. ParentalRights.org is especially grateful to our state leader, Teri Beatley, and to HSLDA attorney Scott Woodruff who testified on behalf of our organization as well as his own. We are indebted to all of these and to you who called to bring this victory to pass.

Once Governor McDonnell signs the bill(s), the rights of parents in Virginia will be safe not only in the present, but even if federal court decisions continue to erode parental rights in the future.

Unfortunately, this will not be enough if the U.S. Senate ratifies a United Nations treaty – such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) or the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – that would shift the responsibility for child welfare from fit parents to the federal government. Under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, a ratified treaty supersedes state laws.

So we continue to work toward passage of an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to prevent the abuse of this treaty power. The article would prohibit the President and Senate from adopting any treaty that would impact the rights of parents like those addressed in this new Virginia law.

And we continue to work in various states to see more victories like the one we are celebrating in Virginia today!

State Updates
Oklahoma’s HB 1384, for instance, passed the House Human Services Committee last Wednesday (Feb. 20) on a 6-3 vote. From there it goes to the full House for a passage vote. On the same day, Senator Griffin signed on as the principle Senate author to guide the bill through the second chamber.

Kansas and Missouri also have bills pending. Though there is no specific progress to report from Kansas, Missouri’s HB 513 is likely to be voted on in the House Children and Families Committee this afternoon.

Several other states are also working on resolutions this year. Pennsylvania’s HR71 calls on the U.S. Senate to reject ratification of the CRC because it poses a threat to parental rights. If it passes, Pennsylvania will join Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Alabama in rejecting this dangerous treaty.

Nebraska’s LR 42 and Mississippi’s SC 530 both call on the U.S. Congress to propose to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If they pass, these states will join Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Florida in calling for the Amendment.

Action Items
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Reply concerning NC Senate Bill 124


Thank you for contacting Senator Brunstetter regarding Senate Bill 124. Below are the Senator’s comments on the bill.
I strongly support the Castle Doctrine and Second Amendment Rights. Senate Bill 124 does not change the Castle Doctrine in North Carolina.  This bill goes against the criminal and not against the gun.

Senate Bill 124 has been filed, at the request of law enforcement officials, to address a loop hole that was discovered in the law when a 21 year old man walked into the Kernersville Wal-Mart at 11:30 p.m. and fired three shots from his .50 Caliber Desert Eagle Handgun.   One round went through a TV and a wall, narrowly missing an employee in the next room.  Another shot narrowly missed a customer before the man turned and walked out of the store. Based on evidence found, authorities believe he intended to force police to shoot him (commonly called “suicide by cop”) but changed his plan.

In charging the individual, Detectives, working with the District Attorney’s Office, discovered that although it is a felony to discharge a weapon into a building, or to stand at the threshold and discharge it into a building, it is not a felony once you are in the building.  Since this guy could not be charged with a felony, he was charged with two misdemeanors (discharging a weapon in the City limits; carrying a concealed weapon without a permit).  He pled guilty, paid a fine and can still legally carry a firearm. 

In order to protect our family and friends from random acts of violence such as this, our law must be strengthened. 

Senator Pete Brunstetter

Stephen Ogden
Research Assistant
Office of Senator Peter S. Brunstetter
1412 Legislative Building
(919) 733-5149

Brock Townsend <brocktownsend@gmail.com>
11:14 AM (3 minutes ago)

to Stephen
If that is the case, then it should state specifically that it does not affect Castle Doctrine in the bill.