Thursday, June 3, 2021
Is Secession Treason?
Are pronest to it, and impute themselves…
Tennyson, from Idylls of the King (1)
We the Delegates of the People of Virginia … Do in the name and in behalf of the People of Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the People of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression… (3)
We the Delegates of the People of the State of New York … Do declare and make known … That all Power is originally vested in and consequently derived from the People, and that Government is instituted by them for their common Interest Protection and Security… That the Powers of Government may be reassumed by the People, whensoever it shall become necessary… (4)
The US Supreme Court, in Texas vs. White, ruled that secession from the Union was unconstitutional. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, in 1869, wrote the majority “opinion of the court.” His opinion was not that of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, in which he had written:
Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security… (2)
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Ammon Bundy Gubernatorial Run Has Some Bracing for Chaos
Ammon Bundy’s emerging bid to become the next governor of Idaho faces a peculiar roadblock: he is currently barred from entering the state Capitol where he would ostensibly need to conduct official business after being arrested there twice within 24 hours.
More @ MSN
A Soup of Evil
There is something evil afoot. That’s not a unique statement in these times, but it’s the first time I’ve made it. It’s the first time I’ve felt like the forces of evil were not just scattered bits that could and would be censored out of society by the sheer revolting nature of their suggestions. It used to be good enough, in America, that when you spoke of admiration for Hitler/Pol Pot/Mao, that most people would stop listening to you. It was a sort of rudimentary canceling of its own, a stumbling block to the evil that would come later.
More @ 12 Round
‘Reparations For Black America Already Happened,’ Black Scholar Tells Don Lemon
Current discussions about “systemic racism” and “equity” ignore the fact that U.S. taxpayers already financed several multi-trillion-dollar programs of reparations beginning more than 50 years ago, an expert on civil rights told Don Lemon on Tuesday night.
The bill for “slavery and Jim Crow” has already been paid, Columbia University English Professor John McWhorter told Lemon, a hardcore believer in “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” But that continuing payment makes up a part of U.S. social history “that we’re beginning to forget.”
CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight” covered President Joe Biden’s speech on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre Tuesday night, noting that the Biden administration refused to answer whether it supports reparations for its survivors.
More @ The Daily Wire
No, Texas Valedictorian, a Law Protecting Unborn Babies Doesn’t Kill Your Dreams
The fake media are all abuzz over a high school valedictorian who dumped her prepared speech to lash out against a Texas law that, starting in September, bans abortion after the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected.
What no one’s pointing out is how the very premise of this speech is ridiculously dishonest.
You can watch the full speech here, but here’s the conclusion, where she summarizes her preposterous argument:
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Church Carry Passes NC House
Senate Bill 43, enabling concealed handgun permit-holders to protect themselves in churches which are co-located with schools, passed the North Carolina House today by a vote of 70-38. It becomes the second bill to pass the NC House, which earlier passed House Bill 134.
At present, although concealed carry is lawful in churches, if the church sponsors a school, it becomes “educational property” where firearm carriage is a felony. As proposed, concealed carry would be permitted provided educational activities are not in session.
Particular thanks are due to Sen. Dan Britt (R-Columbus, Robseson) and Rep. Jeff McNeely (R-Iredell) for their efforts to protect religious institutions from increasingly numerous attacks by violent sociopaths.
Gun rights supporters should also thank Reps. Keith Kidwell (R-Beaufort, Craven), Jay Adams (R-Catawba), and Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) for their impassioned defense of the bill on the House floor. Opposition came from the usual suspects, particularly Marcia Morey (D-Durham) and Mary Belk (D-Mecklenburg). Belk has proven herself a vocal enemy of the Second Amendment and deserves the attention of gun voters in the 2022 elections.
S. 43 already passed through the NC Senate but, due to minor amendments in the House, will now return to the Senate for a concurrence vote. Presuming the bill clears both Republican-controlled chambers, it will almost certainly be vetoed by rabidly anti-gun Democrat Governor Roy Cooper.
Because Republicans lack the 3/5 majority needed to over-ride a veto, Democrat votes will be needed. S. 43 did indeed garner enough Democrat votes in both chambers to over-ride a veto…for now. Whether those Democrats will hold the line under pressure from Cooper, however, remains to be seen. Church carry failed in 2020 when several Democrats changed votes on the over-ride vote after having previously supported bill. Please monitor GRNC alerts for future activity.
Attorney: Capitol rioters being detained like terrorists – only worse
Some of the rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol on January 6 are still being held by DC police – and in the words of the attorney representing one of them, they're being treated worse than the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay.
As reported on Wednesday, federal prosecutors have dropped the criminal case against Christopher M. Kelly, a New York man who was accused of participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. It appears to be the first such move by the Justice Department in its sprawling prosecution of those involved in the breach.
The DC police aren't saying exactly how many of the rioters they have in custody – but in April, it was about 40. Among those is Richard Barnett, the man who was pictured putting his feet on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk that day. Barnett's attorney, Joseph McBride, tells One News Now the DC police are dropping the hammer on the rioters.
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Former Fox Anchor Who Left Network Over ‘Liberalism’ Running for Arizona Governor
My fellow Arizonans, I have an announcement pic.twitter.com/7D5tE7rwEq— Kari Lake (@KariLake) June 2, 2021
I admire President Trump. He gave up a lot to run for office. The onslaught of criticism, dishonest and destructive reporting kept people from hearing the good things he was doing for our economy, our security, and peace around the world,” she noted of the country’s 45 president.
A former Fox News anchor who left the network over its “liberalism” is running for Governor of Arizona as a Republican.Speaking to The Western Journal, Kari Lake was the Phoenix area’s top-rated news anchor before she resigned earlier this year over the establishment media’s liberal bias.
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Ron DeSantis: GOP Must Fight Left-Wing ‘Cultural Marxism’
In an exclusive interview with The Federalist, @GovRonDeSantis says that the GOP needs to engage the culture war: "If the underpinnings of the culture are just being torn apart, I don't think that that's a society that's going to be very successful over the long term." pic.twitter.com/BmcFoPAXc8— The Federalist (@FDRLST) June 1, 2021