This man simply does not know when to go away:
Paul, a libertarian firebrand known for making several attempts at the presidency, made the comments in a Reddit “ask me anything” session on Thursday where he advocated for the release of Manning from prison.
“He has been in prison for over 3 years as well as tortured,” Paul said, adding “I think he should be released now.”
…The Guardian article referenced says Manning’s 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, as well as being checked up upon every five minutes and stripped naked at night, amounted to torture.
In Thursday’s “ask me anything” session, Paul added he believes Manning’s goal “was to inform the American people of the truth about what was happening in the Iraq / Afghanistan wars” and has received “excessive amounts of punishment.”
So Paul thinks Bradley Manning was tortured…really? If that is the case, it shows just how little Paul actually knows about torture. I’m sorry, but solitary confinement, being checked up on, and having to sleep naked is NOT torture; what John McCain endured as a POW was torture. Having sharp objects forced under your fingernails, having your nails pulled out, having your bones broken and left to “heal” themselves, having acid poured on you, etc. THAT is torture. And while it was not torture, what Manning experienced is actually quite logical given his situation; he was kept in solitary confinement because he is a traitor to his country, and he doesn’t deserve the comfort of constant human companionship. And the reason he was constantly checked up on and made to sleep naked was to make sure that he didn’t commit suicide, its a common practice; its quite obvious why they took these precautions, and there is nothing torturous about them. If this is truly considered to be torture, then our country has wussed out as a nation.
And one more thing Mr. Paul; it doesn’t matter if Manning’s “goal” was to ” inform the American people of the truth about what was happening in the Iraq / Afghanistan wars.” Goals mean nothing if your method is treasonous. It is not as if Manning went to the NY Times and gave them the information; instead, he purposely went to a FOREIGN source and gave them stolen government secrets. To give stolen government documents to a foreign entity who then has the power to do whatever they want with them, is an act of treason at most, and espionage at least; and considering this is what he did, Mr. Manning’s goals make no difference at all in this case. Not to mention that the foreigner he went to then used this supposedly “non-dangerous information” to threaten the U.S. government, and then released said info in an encrypted file to thousands of people worldwide. I mean, lets be honest, if Manning had given government secrets to a foreigner during the Founder’s time, he would have been shot by now.
So I’m sorry Mr. Paul, but as usual, you are dead wrong on this issue. Bradley “Chelsea” Manning was not tortured, in fact, he was treated a lot better than he deserved; and the fact that you are supporting him and calling for his release is sad and disturbing, as it shows you really have no concept of the reality of the situation. He may have had good intentions, he may have only wanted to expose abuses the government had committed; but when he did so by committing treason against his nation, he did nothing to solve the issue, but rather, become part of the problem.
Massachusetts used to be a haven of Liberty, producing Founding Fathers such as John and Samuel Adams, and being a spark plug towards independence; but this once great state has become nothing more than a haven for Liberal policies and political correctness. Massachusetts has been on the fast track to destruction for quite awhile now, and their current State Legislature isn’t doing anything to solve the problem. You see, the Legislature of Massachusetts has recently been considering multiple bills that tear away at the moral fabric of their state.
Take for example bill H.1673, which is designed to “repeal certain statutes regarding, education and morality that may be considered unconstitutional.”(1) Sounds good right? Well, this bill includes the repeal of general laws that deal with among other things: Moral Education for Children (2), Adultery (3), Fornication (4), and Blasphemy (5). The last three are pretty self explanatory, but further investigation into the statute regarding moral education shows that it encourages the instruction of kids in virtues such as; piety, justice, sacred regard for truth, love of country and humanity, universal benevolence, sobriety, industry, frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance. What horrible things to teach kids huh?
But it gets worse; consider now bill H.1592, a measure that repeals “Section 34 of chapter 272 of the General Laws.”(6) Note that H.1673 also repeals section 34, but since H.1592 has the sole purpose of doing so, I felt it more prudent to deal with it separately. So what exactly is Chapter 272, Section 34 of the Massachusetts General Law? The text of the law reads:
“Section 34. Whoever commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years.” (7)
It’s pretty obvious why Liberal Massachusetts wants to repeal this law, after all, they can’t have a law on the books that is anti-homosexuality (sodomy), that’s just crazy. But here is the big problem; not only is this law an anti-sodomy law, it is also a law that punishes Bestiality. So in the process of removing the punishment for sodomy, they also remove the punishment for having sex with an animal.
But if my research is correct, it gets much more disturbing; because according to the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, it seems that the state of Massachusetts has only one law that punishes Bestiality, and it’s the one they are trying to repeal. (8) So essentially if this bill passes, Bestiality, that is, having sexual relations with an animal, will be legal or at least not punishable by law in the state of Massachusetts.
Do the legislators of Massachusetts even realize what they are doing? In their mad dash to remove morality and virtue from the laws of their state, they seem willing to take it to a new and unnatural level. Time will tell if these particular bills or others like them will be passed, but if the people of Massachusetts care about their state at all, they should be against these bills and should use their voice to let their elected officials know that these measures should be taken off the table. This is simply another classic example of why it is important to stay up to date on what the elected officials of your state are doing; because when they think you aren’t looking, that’s when they will strike away at the foundations that have made our States and our Country great.
1. Massachusetts Legislature: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H1673
2. Massachusetts General Law, Ch. 71, Section 30: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXII/Chapter71/Section30
3. Massachusetts General Law, Ch. 272, Section 14: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section14
4. Massachusetts General Law, Ch. 272, Section 18: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section18
5. Massachusetts General Law, Ch. 272, Section 36: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section36
6. Massachusetts Legislature: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/188/House/H1592
7. Massachusetts General Law, Ch. 272, Section 34: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter272/Section34
8. Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries, http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/subject/about/sex.html
In a year of bad court decisions, finally we get a good one:
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of premeditated murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. That means he’s now eligible for the death penalty.
Military jurors found the Army psychiatrist guilty on Friday for the attack that killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others at the Texas military base.
The trial now enters a penalty phase, where prosecutors will ask jurors to sentence Hasan to death.
Finally a verdict that makes sense; after dealing with horrible setbacks via the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of New Mexico, and the Court that gave Bradley Manning only 35 years instead of life, we finally get to see a murderer punished for the crimes he committed. There is no doubt that Major Hasan deserves the death penalty; it is the only punishment that makes sense for a man who opened fire on a military base and killed 13 people. The Justice system did something right in the conviction of Nidal Hasan, lets just hope they continue to do the right thing and give him the capital punishment that he has coming to him.
The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled against the rights of Christians today:
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that two Christian photographers who declined to photograph a same-sex union violated the state’s Human Rights Act…In 2006 Vanessa Willock asked Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, owners of Elane Photography, to photograph a same-sex “commitment ceremony” in the town of Taos.
Huguenin and her husband declined the job because their Christian beliefs were in conflict with the message communicated by the ceremony… [Judge] Bosson said the Christian photographers are now “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.”
Again we ask; what about the 1st amendment? We as citizens, and as humans are entitled to our own religious beliefs, and the freedom to practice said beliefs; these photographers as part of their Christian faith do not believe in providing their services to homosexuals because they practice a life style that the Bible expressly forbids. And now the Court has the nerve to tell these Christians that they have to compromise on their Religious beliefs? The Supreme Court of New Mexico has committed a serious 1st amendment violation against Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, something that should not go unpunished. This case must be appealed and overturned, for if its not, precedent will have been set so that the rights of Christians all across the country can now be violated. Fight this ruling, restore the Constitution.
Bradley Manning, The traitor who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his crimes (though he deserved a lot more), apparently wants to become a woman:
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman, his lawyer announced Thursday morning.
Manning, who was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years in prison, asks to be called Chelsea Manning in a statement Manning’s lawyer read Thursday morning on the “Today” show on NBC.
In it, Manning expresses a desire to begin hormone therapy “as soon as possible.”
“As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.
Yeah, I don’t think so; I don’t care if you want to be known as a woman, heck, I don’t even care if you want to be known as a tree. I can’t help the perverted way you see yourself Brad (can I call you Brad? Yeah, I think I will); I also can’t help it if you want to rename yourself with a female name. But what I can help, is the fact that I refuse to refer to you as anything other than what you are (a very confused man), and I refuse to help you pay for your perversion. That’s right, the guy is in jail and wants hormone treatments; who do you think is going to pay for that? The American people is who; and I’m sorry, I just don’t want my tax dollars to go to a guy manipulating his hormones to make him more like a girl. So if Brad Manning really wants this “treatment”, he can either pay for it on his own dime, solicit donations, or deal with the fact that God made him a man. Either way, this traitor is receiving no sympathy from me.
No, not our southern border with Mexico, but MEXICO’S southern border:
Obama administration and Mexican government officials recently discussed creating a three-tier security system designed to protect Mexico’s southern border from drug and human traffickers, according to U.S. officials.
The border control plan calls for U.S. funding and technical support of three security lines extending more than 100 miles north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala and Belize. The border security system would use sensors and intelligence-gathering to counter human trafficking and drug running from the region, a major source of illegal immigration into the United States.
Meanwhile the U.S. border with Mexico (where the real problem lies) remains unprotected and uncared for by the Obama Administration and Congress. How can they possibly claim to care about our own border situation when they do nothing to actually secure the border, and instead, talk with Mexico about fixing their problems? The simple fact of the matter is that the U.S. should not even be considering giving money to help Mexico with their border security, especially when we have so many of our own (and similar) problems to deal with here.
To parody Ronald Reagan; Mr. Obama, don’t build this wall (figuratively speaking of course).
Apparently The Obama Department of Homeland Security doesn’t check into who they hire:
A Department of Homeland Security employee who works on, among other things, the procurement of guns and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, spends his nights and weekends preparing for a coming race war and advocating for anti-gay causes, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Meet Ayo Kimathi, a.k.a. “the Irritated Genie,” who told his bosses at the DHS that his anti-white, anti-gay site, “War is on the Horizon,” was just an entertainment site that sells concert and lecture videos…the DHS employee advocates for:
- The mass murder of white people. His site says, “warfare is eminent, and in order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our christian hearts can possibly count.”
- A conspiracy theory arguing that white people are trying to “homosexualize” black men in order to make them more effeminate and therefore weaker. As part of this, Kimathi, praises a series of laws in some African countries that criminalize LGBT behavior and people. Kimathi also advocates for the supremacy of black men above black women — he offers tips on his site, for instance, “to help every Black woman in the world understand what she needs to do to keep a strong Black man happy.”
Here is the problem; its not that Kimathi is just some guy with a radical website, he is a government employee in the Department of Homeland Security who has a website calling for the killing of “a lot of whites.” A website who blames said Whites for supposedly trying to turn Black people Gay. I don’t know about you, but it strikes me as disturbing that a government official of any kind, but especially in his position, has a website that calls for the mass killing of members of another race. Lets be honest; if a member of the KKK was in that position and had a website calling for the mass murder of Blacks, there would be a mass call for his dismissal, and rightfully so. The simple fact is that no one openly calling for the murder of any race should be employed by the U.S. government, and if Ayo Kimathi is not fired by DHS, it will just be another stain on the record of the Obama government.
But don’t worry, Obama is totally great at creating jobs (not):
Outside of the federal government’s Bureau of Labor statistics, the Gallup polling organization also tracks the nation’s unemployment rate. While the BLS and Gallup findings might not always perfectly align, the trends almost always do and the small statistical differences just haven’t been worthy of note. But now Gallup is showing a sizable 30 day jump in the unemployment rate, from 7.7% on July 21 to 8.9% today.
This is an 18-month high.
Along with the recent four-year history of sluggish and all the evidence disproving the supposed growth that the Obama administration touts, we now see that over the space of one month, we have had an unemployment jump of 1.2%. This is entirely unacceptable, and can be blamed on no one else but the administration. President Obama keeps bragging about all this progress and growth that his administration has achieved in the realm of jobs, but the facts and the situations of the American people beg to differ.
Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press. ~ Calvin Coolidge
H/t CNS News:
MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams on Friday compared the rodeo clown mocking President Barack Obama at the state fair in Missouri to a “modern day lynching.”
“When you put a rodeo clown in a pile of crap and dirt in Missouri and you put a black face on him and say the word Obama 100 times, if you’re going to tell me it’s not racism, you go back and you live in Missouri, because in real America, that’s modern day lynching and racism and nothing less,” Williams said on MNBC’s “Martin Bashir.”
“This is purely 1,000 percent race-baiting,” Williams said.
Really Jimmy? Really? So a clown at a rodeo who is wearing an Obama mask and is “surrounded by dirt and crap” in Missouri, is in your mind the same thing as KILLING a black person by stringing them up by the neck, hanging them from a tree, and setting them ON FIRE? Wearing a stinking mask is equal to that? You are right Mr. Williams, this is pure, unadulterated 1,000% race-baiting…by you. There was nothing inherently racist about what he did; take a look at the picture above, I guess that person was being racist and offensive towards Ol’ Mr. Bush now wasn’t he? But obviously you don’t think so. You are the only one who sees race in this, and I highly doubt the people in the crowd, or the clown in question attributed this to racial hatred at all, even though they are in Missouri (as if all people in Missouri are racist). Jimmy Williams is a joke, MSNBC is a joke, and the clown with the Obama mask was also a joke; the only difference is, the clown is the only one that was even remotely funny.
And by the way, apparently Obama is a racist too: