August 13th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #936

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853 Responses to August 13th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #936

  1. sunnyflower5 says:

    Calling a Town Hall!

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  2. burnett044 says:

    the protestinHK has now taken a tourist as hostage..beating on him now….not a smart move on the kids part..
    if true and not scripted

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    • Publius2016 says:

      One rule in civil unrest is totalitarian governments can embed within protestors to fan discord…

      Taking over airport was not right…remember when communists tried to take over Wall st?

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    • bessie2003 says:

      Fox Business was now showing that ‘tourist’ was an undercover Chinese police person trying to insert themself into the protesters to garner information.

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      • burnett044 says:

        Bessie…I hard to tell what was really going on..but they stripped him hit him tied him up…not a good optic for the kids….
        China will at some point crack down me thinks..

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        • Deb says:

          I’d say they are counting on China cracking down. Give me liberty or give me death, these people mean it.

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          • Ken Lawson says:

            Chances are very high that China will oblige by giving them death or prison camps. Only a tiny number of Americans have any concept of how brutal that government is and how harsh they will be to retain their control. And everyone should have known when China took over from Britain that it was only a matter of time before China would flex their muscle and crack down on freedoms.

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        • Sharon says:

          https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-anniversary-china-idUSKBN19L1J1

          In 1997, when Great Britain gave Hong Kong back to the Chinese, they agreed to what’s happening today…..except they thought they could believe the Chinese Communists to delay the crackdown for 50 years. Whoops.

          I truly do not understand the protestors’ lack of comprehension regarding the present reality (the Hong Kong they grew up in had already been given away when they were).

          I certainly do not understand their indignation. Are they really that clueless about the Chinese Communist government’s history and intentions??

          I agree with the protesters’ heart cries, obviously. But I also believe they should have seen this coming a long way off.

          Instead of the posters “demanding freedom” they should have posters that say, “YOU PROMISED US 50 YEARS”.

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    • A2 says:

      No tourist. He is Fu Guohao, reporter for vile CCP mouthpiece the Global Times.

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      • burnett044 says:

        A2..well what ever he was I am sure the optics will be used against the protesters..

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        • A2 says:

          Yes, the state media in China will have a field day. At first China was concerned about their international image, now they don’t care, of course they don’t care about HK people. This now looks like it is 24/7effort aimed at their domestic population. Don’t want it to spread. Hence the droning on about foreign hostile forces aka the US.

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      • CNN_sucks says:

        This has been done before. Every dictators create chaos and crime to justify clamping down and arrested dissents. Even Hitler did it, too.

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  3. OhNoYouDont says:

    Rush Limbaugh’s “Fredo” is going to stick to Cuomo as “Pencilneck” has stuck to Schiff.

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  4. Publius2016 says:

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  5. Katherine McCoun says:

    Ground report…TN…conservative pro active political action
    Hearing on pro life bill
    Being treated to hearing Alan Keys right now!!

    Refreshing after ACLU. planned Parenthood, pro abortionist…ugh

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  6. I Hear You Now says:

    Request

    Would someone on Twitter (I’m not) please make this AMAZING THREAD by Sundance last night into a ThreadReader unroll so I can share it with many others (who are also not on Twitter)?

    If you do this, please post the link here, if you would be so kind?

    I have so many people who I’m in the process of Red-Pilling … this Sundance thread is absolutely PERFECT for that.

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  7. Eric says:

    On President Trump’s Facebook Page:

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    • bessie2003 says:

      His final comment was brilliant; perfectly timed:

      To the effect that reports of Bill Clinton going to Epstein’s island many times then challenging the press “if you find out about that you’ll find out a lot”, then he waves goodbye and gets on his chopper!

      He’s just so darn good at these!

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  8. stats_guy says:

    I’m old enough to remember when the left would shriek about ‘judicial independence’. That’s old and tired, the new Thug Left is just threatening the SCOTUS outright;

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/08/13/dem-senator-warns-scotus-gun-case-decision-could-stoke-progressive-fire-to-pack-court/

    FTA: The senator predicted a ruling against the City would inflame progressive efforts to pack the high court.

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  9. OhNoYouDont says:

    UPDATE: YouTube has removed the original viral “Fredo” video from @theeconstituti1 for violating their “harassment and bullying” policy.

    youtu.be/2NAwowhwi9c

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  10. burnett044 says:

    Vid of protesters clashing with police at airport….

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  11. Paul says:

    HIGHEST LEVEL COUP
    Hillary, DNC and the Obama Administration allegedly at the “Highest Levels” used the U.S. Intelligent Community along with foreign Governments and foreign agencies to include British Intelligence and Russian Propaganda, Italian Intelligence to derail an American Election and to illegally spy on a Republican President Campaign and a Presidential Administration. The Goal of these alleged Criminals is to eliminate the Rule of Law to destroy the Constitution to ensure U.S. coverts to a 3rd World Status for their own personal gain and their inner core hatred of the United States.

    Hillary Emails and the Clinton Foundation is allegedly the center of the Largest Criminal Organization in U.S. History. The communicator of the alleged Criminal Organization (Clinton Foundation) was Hillary Emails. The FBI/DOJ etc. was allegedly corrupted (Motivated) by Hillary Clinton…Opening Statement for the Prosecutions.

    CRIMINALS WILL GO NUCLEAR; calling on Americans to start a “Physical Civil War” (remember Lynch Video) when there is a “leak” of Grand Juries being impaneled (Criminals will know the end is near). Hopefully there will be no leaks.

    Grand Juries also has the Power to compel those who left the Government

    FBI allegedly hired contractors to spy on PDJT.
    1. Grand Jury will compel the private contractors (4 or 5) to testify.
    2. Most likely some of the contractors did not break any laws.
    3. Therefore most likely they will tell the truth instead of committing perjury.
    4. PEOPLE WILL BE TELLING THE TRUTH
    5. Included will be Fusion GPS, CrowdStrike (Clinton and Server) etc.

    FBI can go out and interview but they can’t compel.

    PDJT has planned and outplayed all the criminals in this Legal Civil War from Nov 8 2016 by allowing the criminals to create additional mountains of paper/digital/testimonies of evidence that is everywhere allowing the criminals to destroy themselves.

    PDJT has set the Perfect Stage for Grand Juries and Indictments and soon will fully implement the Nuclear Criminal Codes and Win this Legal Civil War.

    MAGA can’t survive without the Rule of Law. All our problems are a result of having no Rule of Law; Illegal Voting, Illegal aliens, Prosecutions without any evidence etc.

    PDJT will be known has one of the Greatest Presidents after implementing the Criminal Codes.

    These will be the “Easiest Criminal Cases to prosecute in United States History. GRAND JURIES!!!!

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    • Michael says:

      Right On! Grand Juries; the truth will easily be told and seen that will coincide/match perfectly with the voluminous paper, digital and testimonies of evidence. Easy Case to Prosecute.

      HANNITY
      Hannity is the only News Person on planet earth who consistently (1) Reported since February 2015 that Hillary allegedly needs to be investigated for her emails (2) Reported since at least February 2015 the Clinton Foundation is a Pay to Play operation (3) Top management of the FBI has allegedly frame the President of the United States of criminal acts that they actually committed etc. etc. etc.

      Hannity was and is an invaluable Asset to P/T and the United States.

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      • Nicole says:

        Next 5 months will be very interesting to watch.

        I remember Hannity in early 2015 laying out all the criminals codes for the entire world to see regarding Hillary Emails alleged criminal acts. I believe Hannity talked about the corruption every night. Rudy Giuliani was a consistent guest in year 2015 listing and explaining the criminal codes in detail. No other news host covered the alleged corruption as early and in such detail like Hannity.

        Next Important Step are Grand Juries that are already impaneled or will be. (Some Grand Juries should already be impaneled).

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        • You will not know anything about what Grand Juries have been empaneled nor whom they might be considering. There will be no leaks. There will only be airtight secrecy. You’re not going to see a “brain dump” of classified material being distributed to the general public. The prosecutors know that they have one chance at this, and that their indictments and convictions and every day in Court will be challenged by the highest-paid lawyers in the land. They’re going after people in the very highest places who are rich and well-protected.

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          • Nicole says:

            I Agree with you….

            The prosecutors know they have to win Legal Civil War to save our republic.

            Yes…they the criminals are surrounded by rich people with the highest-paid lawyers and well protected. This is exactly why the criminals blocking P/T for over 2-years worked to the President’s advantage giving time to educated the American People, Elect Judges in key positions, allowing the criminals to testify under oath conflicting with other testimonies, paper and digital trails and allowing the criminals to try to cover their criminals acts in what they actually did. (Plea Deal, Witnesses for the Prosecution, whistleblowers etc.)

            P/T even used Mueller and Rosenstein to his advantage; knowing he could destroy them in the Supreme Court.

            Perfect War Strategy that P/T changed monthly knowing this day would eventually arrive.

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            • Judith says:

              And the death penalty was recently reinstated for Federal crimes. Sh!t be getting real now.

              President Trump has stated emphatically that this can NEVER happen to another President. He means it.

              He is fully aware that not only are he and his family in peril, but our Constitutional Republic is under threat if we don’t punish these TREASONOUS acts.

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  12. sunnyflower5 says:

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  13. ilcon says:

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  14. ilcon says:

    How will CPUSA spin this?

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  15. Sherri Young says:

    From the Babylon Bee:

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  16. Publius2016 says:

    now the coverup of the coverup:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/news-of-epsteins-death-first-broke-on-4chan-post-had-info-consistent-with-what-has-now-been-released-fdny-investigating/

    How exactly does a man on suicide watch get a roommate who is transferred in the middle of the night (Friday Night???) and given 700 thread count sheets???

    notice how days later we still have reports of his roommate???

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    • lurker2 says:

      Why do you read “Friday night” as “the middle of the night”? In fact, WaPo didn’t even report “Friday night”, they reported “Friday”.

      And where did “700 thread count sheets” come from?

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      • Publius2016 says:

        yes, WaPo is best resource…/s

        Suicide watch people get bed sheets like Scott’s Tissue paper…

        obvious now the 4Chan has come out, we have “independent” verification…/s

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        • lurker2 says:

          Epstein wasn’t on suicide watch when he hanged himself. He was in a regular cell. Regular cell -> regular bedding.

          If you don’t like WaPo as a source, what’s the source of your “Friday night” “middle of the night” claims?

          We don’t like it when the other side plays fast and loose with the facts. We shouldn’t do it either.

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  17. sunnyflower5 says:

    That’s all the media knows what to do….

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  18. sunnyflower5 says:

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  19. tuskyou says:

    Matt Whittaker was just talking to Harris Faulkner. He said IG Horowitz has experience with investigating the bureau of prisons and he’ll issue a full report. Also echoed Barr’s statement about co-conspirators not being let off the hook just cause Epstein died.

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  20. ilcon says:

    Twitter users, tweets look authentic, thoughts.
    Can you search his tweets?

    Read the replies.

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  21. NJF says:

    Snort.

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  22. rustybritches says:

    Dear President Trump:
    I received my Make America great again hats today and they are really cute Thanks so much for making them available to all of us who want them.. I really hope that you will take your own great and wonderful advice and dig deep down when making any decision to change the gun laws
    please make it easier for those who know how to use a gun to openly carry that fire arm and do away with the GUN FREE ZONES if the left have their way The Red Flag laws will be only the beginning and they will then go after all guns There is already a ban on military style weapons so please don’t allow them to take anything more than that away
    Thank You for all you do for The American people We love you and back you 100% please be safe and be careful

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

      “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.”

      The POTUS can NOT comply with both oath AND infringement of Arms.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        If you’re a strict constructionist It’s been infringed almost from the beginning. Many felons are barred from owning arms. Young children are barred. There are restrictions if not prohibitions on the possession or use of many weapons of war (operating artillery pieces, warplanes, missiles, bombs, warhead-tipped rockets). Abolute purism is the enemy of sensibleness. Analysis (if not already done) is needed to figure out how these wackos were able to get their hands on the guns that they used, and figure out ways to restrict their ability to do so (don’t throw Rwanda in my face, that was a massively organized campaign of death-by-machete).
        I agree completely that it’s stupid to harm the law abiding because the actions of the lawless. Would the gun-grabbers still be in agreement if you substituted the word ‘dog’ for ‘gun’? Automobile? Male organ? Should men be emasculated because some men are rapists?

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        • KnowSERENoFear says:

          States are welcome to enact gun control measures in line with their Constitutions. However, the federal government can NOT. The second amend does NOT give us the right to “bear Arms,” …we ALREADY have the NATURAL right to protect our lives and our property. Instead, the 2nd Amendment specifically dictates that the federal government can NOT infringe our existing NATURAL right to bear Arms. The entirety of the Bill of Rights is to enumerate exactly what the federal government can, and can not do with regards to our Natural Rights.

          This is in line with our Founders wishes that if We the People are not happy with our State, then we can move.

          ‘Purism” and “sensibleness” are arbitrary terms which our central government likes to use against “we the people.” The 16th & 17th amendments were sold as sensible. The creation of the FBI, DOJ, EPA, FDA, CIA…and so on, were all considered sensible. Giving billions to other countries is considered sensible. The taking of our property and handing it out in welfare is considered sensible. A coup against our President is considered sensible. The Constitution…yeah that’s a “purist’s” folly. Need I go on?

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      • The rights granted in the Bill of Rights are not “without restraints.” You have the right to peaceable assembly – but if you’re doing it on my private land without permission you are trespassing. You have the right to free speech – but not to say that Mitch McConnell should be stabbed. Yes, you have the right to “keep and bear arms,” but the Constitution also protects “domestic Tranquility.”

        “Your rights” end at “my nose.”

        And, I think, “responsible gun owners” understand this implicitly because they are “responsible.” However, society at large must also consider irresponsible people. It must also soberly consider the intrinsic nature of a firearm, which is a tool meant only to destroy and which can be as harmful to its bearer as to its target if improperly used. “The gun does not care.” So, we have to be the ones to care. It does not have an “undo” button. We do need regulations and laws to achieve the proper, constantly-debated balance point between freedom and safety. That’s part of our responsibility to each other in our society. “Your rights matter and are inviolate. But, so are mine.”

        It is not a cut-and-dry issue like it is sometimes depicted. (Very few real-world issues in this real world ever are …) It’s not just a matter of twenty-seven handwritten words on a piece of vellum. It’s just not that simple. It’s not “simple” at all.

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        • The Founders obviously intended the 2nd Amendment to be a very important part of their National Defense and Citizen Protection plan: “deadly force” would be available to the private citizen and the government could not deny them this right. If you’re messing around one of the out-buildings on my farm late at night, it should be in the front of your mind that you’re likely to get shot. And that should deter you. That deterrence, in turn, should protect me and let me keep my gun in the safe.

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        • FanGirl says:

          It’s a state’s rights issue. Just like driver’s licenses.

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          • Personally, I’d like to see “nation-wide consistency” on these important issues. I think that everybody should be talking, so that throughout the country the rights of gun owners and the rights of the people surrounding them are both protected at the same time. And so that “loopholes” are minimized. (A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.)

            Especially because of the uncaring (by design …) nature of a firearm, everybody should be talking, and prepared to make the most-considered compromises. Because that’s necessarily what we’re going to wind up with: compromises.

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            • FanGirl says:

              The weapon (and ammo) needed to take your garbage out in Harlem is different than what is needed in rural America or Alaska. There will never be reasonable agreement. I’ll take my chances with the occasional nutjobs as opposed to my government. I’d rather give 20 weapons randomly to people in my city than to people in the Obama Administration who saw fit to try a soft coup.

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        • lurker2 says:

          Excellent comment.

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        • KnowSERENoFear says:

          NOPE. Cut and dry. The federal government can NOT infringe the Natural Right to bear Arms. The Bill of Rights does NOT grant rights…it specifically states what the feds can and can not do with regards to our Natural rights. It IS just that simple. And the minute We the People “buy” that it isn’t, is when the federal government exploits us. The sovereign States are welcome to regulate guns:

          10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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          • mark says:

            There’s a reason why they are 1 and 2. The Founders knew that the right to free speech and to bear arms were so important to keep them safe from tyranny by government again.

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          • lurker2 says:

            It’s not cut and dried. That’s why we’re still debating it. The second amendment is unfortunately vague and archaic.

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          • I very respectfully “disagree in part.” Yes, the 2nd Amendment says what it says about you – but now, what about me? We have to live together in the same nation; in the same society, with both the “good guys who have guns” and the “bad guys who also have guns.” Responsible people, irresponsible people, non-owners, and lunatics. (With no labels to let us tell them apart.)

            We have to strike a balance, and to be willing to strike a balance. “The gun does not care.” Your point-of-view is unquestionably valid – but there’s more than one point-of-view that has to be considered simultaneously. “Aye, there’s the rub.” How do we preserve both Constitutional rights and safety? No easy answers. I submit that “bright-line rules simply do not exist in this case.”

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            • KnowSERENoFear says:

              We are commenting on two different things. I’ve tried to be clear. STATES CAN DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM…I got it. I’m saying the federal government can NOT.

              I live in Colorado…but not in Denver. Denver has a lot of gun control not found in the rest of the state….so I don’t go to Denver….ever. I have family in Washington state. Washington state has gun regulations that I don’t agree with AND they don’t have reciprocity with Colorado’s conceal carry….so I don’t ever visit Washington state. If Colorado ever gets to the point where Washington state is now, I will relocate to Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota…or wherever I deem suitable to my tastes.

              The point is, the Constitution dictates the federal government. I have the natural right to defend myself and my property. Sure your rights are important too. But I certainly don’t want a bunch of punks in DC deciding what weapons are appropriate on my property. If I want a damn sawed-off shot gun or a fully automatic weapon with a mag that holds 1000 rounds of ammo then that’s within my rights….granted, this may not be appropriate in the city….but what if I have a 30000 acres in “nowhere”, MT? If the feds won’t/don’t seal the southern border, then I must be able to defend my own property.

              I’m a fool for debating this. “Shall not be infringed” …a five yr old can understand this.

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        • Justin Green says:

          It’s pretty damned simple. The Federal Government shall not…..
          States can, in certain cases… but not the Federal Government.

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        • sDee says:

          “The rights granted in the Bill of Rights are not “without restraints.” ”

          It is as cut and dried as it can get.

          The Bill of Rights does not grant us our rights.

          The basis of Constitution, Bill of Rights and the nation, were founded upon inalienable rights – meaning they are granted by God and that no man or government of men can take them away.

          The Bill of Rights were a contraints on Federal power. They were penned by the citizens and their representatives as a condition of ratifying the Constitution.

          The Bill of Rights were written as specific prohibitions on governmental power, in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties.

          For example

          Second amendment: “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.”

          In this, the right to bear arms is presumed. It is inalienable. The Amendment prohibits the Federal government from infringing upon that right.

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          • I absolutely agree that the primary purpose of the Bill of Rights is to constrain the Government. This was absolutely what was on the Framer’s minds. They had lived under a British government that had descended into tyranny. They knew the history of governments around the world (at that time).

            “The right to keep and bear arms” [which intrinsically exists …] “shall not be infringed” [by the government]. Anyone who invades either the country or someone’s home is going to know that individuals have the right to bear deadly force.

            But, pragmatically speaking (IMHO) “that’s a boundary line.” That’s what you can say in twenty-seven words. That’s not everything that needs be considered to safeguard the rights of all stakeholders simultaneously.

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            • KnowSERENoFear says:

              Oh my…your are so ripe for government exploitation! You are actually arguing that the same federal government that steals your property and gives it to others, that tries a coup on a sitting President, that lies continuously to We the People, that shoots citizens (Ruby Ridge/Waco), etc….should determine the “boundary lines” of our rights.

              Please look around Mr. Robinson. THAT GOVERNMENT that you think should determine the boundaries of our rights wants a GLOBAL FRICKING GOVERNMENT BASED ON SOCIALISM! SMH

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            • sDee says:

              I know well this language of “stakeholders” and how it used to create the illusion of a consensus through a set of false choices.

              The Constitution has no concept of “stakeholders” either in its intent or its wording.

              All citizens are equal and all share the same inalienable rights. Some citizens may chose to bear arms, some may not. If this choice is made into two separate and unequal “stakes in a game, the citizens bearing arms can only lose – lose their rights in the stakeholder negotiation.

              I have see both the stakeholder approach and the Delphi technique use to take wealth and position and property rights in municipal and state government citizen forums. It is a rigged game.

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              • KnowSERENoFear says:

                BINGO! 😉

                It’s amazing how successful the central government has been in convincing Americans that the Constitution is “vague and archaic” and can only be interpreted by itself (SCOTUS), MSM, or lawyers. Apparently “shall not be infringed” means something more or less of that!

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  23. youme says:

    Question…questions

    Not one charge in the Epstein indictment is older than 2005.

    How can the FBI get a search warrant for the NY townhouse based on extremely dated information? Where is the search warrant application?

    Seems the residence can no longer be forfeited since there can no longer be a conviction.

    Who made the call to bring this indictment?

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1180481/download

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  24. ilcon says:

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    • bacillus says:

      I’ve watched several videos and have yet to see any kung fu moves by anyone. Just a bunch of pushing & grabbing and based stick man shielding & thwacking. In the US, you at least see some good right hands dropped v. the Antifa thugs when the victim isn’t 70 y/o, that is. What’s going on over there anyway?

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  25. Nick the Deplorable says:

    Watching the President speaking to a room full of union guys. No way he is behind in PA.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wh

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  26. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  27. jx says:

    Halper Claims Immunity Against Russian-British Academic’s Lawsuit

    In the suit Svetlana Lokhova alleges Halper planted false rumors that she and Flynn began an improper relationship during a 2014 event hosted by the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/spygate-halper-lawsuit-flynn/

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  28. LULU says:

    Well, well, well. Andy McCarthy has a new book out. The insider story of the plot to keep Donald J. Trump out of the White House or remove him as President if that didn’t work out. Andrew is the hero of his book? I’d have sworn he probably lurked along, reading CTH and work by others, as his public pronouncements were always late and rather general for a hardcore investigator.

    Today is the official publication date of my friend Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. Courtesy of Encounter Books I read an advance copy of the book last week and want to recommend it enthusiastically to Power Line readers. Even though I have closely followed the “collusion” story as it has come into public view since January 2017, I was reminded of pieces I had forgotten and learned details I had overlooked on every page of this riveting book.

    My comments here are intended to be in the nature of an appreciation rather than a review. Reading the book, I was impressed with how much I didn’t know that was necessary to understand the case, so to speak. I offer these comments in the hope that readers will take up the book on their own.

    More here:

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/all-the-presidents-men-obama-style.php

    Scott Johnson must have missed Sundance and CTH for the last – how many? – years.

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  29. Zippy says:

    China, Not Russia, the Greater Threat
    August 13, 2019 by Patrick J. Buchanan

    https://buchanan.org/blog/china-not-russia-the-greater-threat-137403

    Excerpts:

    Only Trump has taken on the Middle Kingdom. If the American people and Congress are willing to play hardball and accept sacrifices, we can win this face-off. The U.S. buys five times as much from China as we sell to China. The big loser in this confrontation, if we stay the course, will not be the USA.

    For three years, the U.S. establishment has not ceased to howl about Russia’s theft of emails of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.

    Yet the greatest cybercrime of the century was Beijing’s theft in 2014 of the personnel files of 22 million applicants and employees of the U.S. government, many of them holding top-secret clearances.

    Compromised by this theft, said then FBI Director James Comey, was a “treasure trove of information about everybody who has worked for, tried to work for, or works for the United States government.”

    “A very big deal from a national security … and counterintelligence perspective,” said Comey. And Xi’s China, not Putin’s Russia, committed the crime. Yet America’s elites appear to have forgotten this far graver act of cyberaggresion.

    Undeniably, Russia is a rival. But Putin’s economy is the size of Italy’s while China’s economy challenges our own. And China’s population is 10 times that of Russia, and four times that of the USA.

    Manifestly, China is the greater menace.

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  30. Napoleon Trombonaparte says:

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/shrieking-epstein-jail-cell/#disqus_thread

    Yes this is exactly what I would do if I wanted to hang myself and not be checked on. /sarc

    For those who believe he would be screaming while being hanged, you can not scream with your windpipe blocked

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  31. Zippy says:

    U.S. stocks sharply higher after Trump backs off on some tariffs on Chinese imports
    U.S. tariffs on cell phones, laptop computers and some clothing imported from China delayed
    Aug 13, 2019

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/stock-index-futures-point-lower-as-economic-worries-geopolitical-tensions-swirl-2019-08-13?mod=mw_theo_homepage

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  32. citizen817 says:

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    • Abster says:

      Reassigned? Looks to me there should be greater consequences for him and many others.

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      • youme says:

        Current Warden of NY MCC was Shirley Skipper-Scott, who worked as a “social scientist” in the federal system for several years at the GS-12 level (source: https://www.federalpay.org/employees/bureau-of-prisons-federal-prison-system/skipper-scott-shirley-v ).

        Then, she sued AG Eric Holder for employment discrimination in 2013 (Mississippi SD, # 3:13-cv-00017 ), resolved the case in 2016, and saw her career blossom into federal prison administration at the GS-14 level, i.e., in the top 10% of federal payscale, thereafter.

        So the top administrator in charge of this highest of high profile prisons, one that has held some of the most notorious criminals and defendants, has all of three years’ administrative experience

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      • disgustedwithjulison says:

        Exactly….we would all get our butts walked to the door for a blunder this major….ah to be a government employee. This strikes me as a window dressing move.

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    • Jason Ross says:

      Probably part of the arrangement when the conspiracy first met to hammer out the details

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    • Bill says:

      That’ll show’em! Rolls eyes.

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    • LKAinLA says:

      Shirley Skipper Scott is the wardens name. She is an Alabama State University graduate (black college in Montgomery, AL) who has sued her way to the top. She also sued Eric Holder in the past for discrimination. If this warden was a while male or female they’d be front page news. Btw, the fed gov website reads she made 127,000 per yr.

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    • Paintingal says:

      Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday afternoon directed the Metropolitan Correction Center warden, identified Tuesday as Lamine N’Diaye, to be assigned to a different post and named FCI Otisville Warden James Petrucci as the Acting Warden of the MCC New York, a Justice Department spokesperson said in a news release. Additionally, the Bureau of Prisons placed the two MCC staffers assigned to monitor Epstein on administrative leave as the FBI and DOJ inspector general begin intensive investigations into how such a high-profile inmate had the apparent means and opportunity to kill himself.
      Updated at foxnews.com

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  33. citizen817 says:

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  35. MicD says:

    For any Vets reading this – the White House VA Hotline worked for me.
    Try this if you need help with a VA medical issue.

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  36. JMP says:

    What’s up with our side?

    First it was Mark Meadows equivocating between the President and Elijah Cummings. Now, just saw that Sean Hannity defended Chris Fredo Cuomo.

    His logic?

    The Trump supporter shouldn’t have insulted him in front of his wife and daughter.
    Others have already pointed out, his behavior in front of his wife and daughter was far worse and utterly inexcusable.

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  37. Don McAro says:

    The doctor who performed the autopsy died in a tragic car accident… tomorrow.

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  38. youme says:

    Judges taking care of judges…

    If a cop was criminally indicted in federal court these same judges would be cheering at the cops suspension and withholding of pay….

    Mass. Judge Accused Of Obstructing ICE Gets Pay Restored

    Massachusetts’ highest court issued an order Tuesday morning restoring pay for state Judge Shelley M. Joseph dating back to April 25, when she was suspended without pay following her indictment for allegedly helping a man escape an immigration officer at her courthouse.

    https://www.law360.com/immigration/articles/1188167

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  39. ilcon says:

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    • Rudy calls it like it is. Experienced attorney and prosecutor, ran the prison system, and totally knows how a prison population thinks of perverts. Epstein “took a ride on the Orient Express.” Once they caught him and kept him, he was a marked man. But would he ever have been “a treasure trove of information?” I doubt it. He was a Liar. His life was a lie.

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    • disgustedwithjulison says:

      Rudy doesn’t cover two of the other options….
      1) Prison break…orchestrated by black hats.
      2) Witness protection…orchestrated by white hats.

      Have we seen the autopsy with independently confirmed DNA. Just me…but I do not trust anything coming from the FBI or CIA these days. Too many strikes against them to be encouraged that white hats are slowly winning the day there.

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  40. youme says:

    Total Household Debt Climbs for 20th Straight Quarter as Mortgage Debt and Originations Rise

    https://www.newyorkfed.org/microeconomics/hhdc.html

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    • lurker2 says:

      I don’t think mortgage debt is something to watch. (Isn’t mortgage debt redundant anyway?) I think mortgage delinqency is.

      Mortgage delinquencies continue to improve, with 0.9% of mortgage balances 90 or more days delinquent, down from 1.0% in the last quarter.
      Transitions from early delinquency improved as well, as 10.5% of mortgages in early delinquency (30-60 days late) transitioned to 90+ days delinquent, the lowest rate observed since 2005. The share of mortgages in early delinquency that “cured” was 43.0%, which is a continuation of the improvement seen since 2006.

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  41. ilcon says:

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  42. CM-TX says:

    The only violence & hate comes from the Left/Dems. It has been escalating for the past 3 YEARS, & NOTHING is being done to address it.

    Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) Tweeted:

    THEY ARE COMING AFTER ME!
    After @realDonaldTrump Retweeted me I received threats & now Facebook is after me. I’m worried about my safety. PLEASE HELP get my story to the Top! Please RT or comment using hashtag 👉#ProtectTerrenceKWilliams
    #ProtectTerrenceKWilliams

    https://t.co/zshr5QpBqO

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  43. Nick the Deplorable says:

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  44. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  45. ilcon says:

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  46. sunnyflower5 says:

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  47. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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