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Material Support to Terrorism: The Case of Libya

Family Security Matters

Libya in 2011 marks the place and the time that the United States (U.S.) and the Obama administration formally switched sides in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). A mere 10 years after al-Qa’eda (supported by Hizballah and Iran) attacked the American homeland in the worst act of terrorism ever suffered by this country, U.S. leadership decided to facilitate the provision of weapons to jihadist militias known to be affiliated with al-Qa’eda and the Muslim Brotherhood in order to bring down a brutal dictator who also just happened to be a U.S. ally in the GWOT at the time.

And the U.S. media were silent. The major broadcast, print, and Internet outlets said not a word about this astonishing turnabout in American foreign policy. To this day, they have not seemed even to recognize that the pivot to support al-Qa’eda took place. But it needs to be said. The American people deserve to understand that their most senior leaders, both elected and appointed, have violated their oaths to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

United States law is quite explicit about providing material support to terrorists: it’s prohibited. Period. 18 U.S. Code § 2339A and 18 U.S. Code § 2339B address Providing Material Support to Terrorists or Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Together, these two sections outlaw the actions of any U.S. person who attempts or conspires to provide, or actually does provide, material support to a foreign terrorist organization knowing that it has been designated a foreign terrorist organization or engages, or has engaged, in “terrorism” or “terrorist activity.” Conspiracy means agreeing or planning to provide such support, whether or not such support ever is actually delivered. Penalties for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism are stiff: imprisonment for up to 15 years and/or a fine of not more than $250,000. Penalties for actually providing or attempting to provide material support to terrorism are even harsher: imprisonment from 15 years to life, with a life sentence applicable if the death of any person results from such crime. Aiding, abetting, counseling, or procuring in support of a violation of Section 2339B is punishable by the same penalties as for the offense itself.  

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5 Ways Obama Has Destroyed The Rule Of Law In America

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Townhall

When you allow unlawful acts to go unpunished, you’re moving toward a government of men rather than a government of law; you’re moving toward anarchy. And that’s exactly what we’re doing. — John Wayne

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. — George Orwell

 

Tell me why any American should respect the law?

Because it’s moral? Not necessarily. Slavery was once the law of the land. Abortion is the law of the land today. Even in a nation like America, it’s not unusual for laws to be unfair, unjust, and even immoral.

Is it because laws represent the will of the people? Not anymore. Today, the “law” is often summarily created from murky statutes by unelected bureaucrats who face no consequences for destroying people’s lives.

Well, is the law at least equally applied? Absolutely not. Your political affiliation and how well connected you are to the regime in charge can have a direct bearing on whether you’re prosecuted for breaking the law and how serious the penalty will be.

So, what’s left?

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It’s Time to Hang the Elected Traitors in Washington with Their Own Legislation

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Freedom Outpost

In US. vs. Castleman, decided March 28, 2014, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Bill of Rights is no longer “Declaratory and Restrictive Clauses.” They are judicially now perceived as “privileges.” A “privilege” can be revoked for the slightest of legislative causes, but a “Right” that is “Forever Inviolate” We the People no longer have.

Before its ratification, it was insisted upon that a Preamble be written thereto. (Please notice that the “bill” is singular; not plural!) The Preamble states:

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The strange 2008 McCain-Obama Presidential eligibility debate

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

Despite the misinformation being disseminated by our corrupt political-media culture, there is no ambiguity.

According to Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution, the narrative of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court case of Minor v. Happersett (1875), other legal opinions, precedence and historical background, Presidential eligibility requires that a candidate be born a US citizen of two US citizen parents at the time of birth.

If you are unwilling to accept the exhaustive legal documentation regarding the true meaning of “natural born” citizenship, you may try the common sense question:

 

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Obama’s Allies are America’s Enemies

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Freedom Outpost

 

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman statesman, philosopher and orator

“Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or adhering to their enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

– Article III, Section 3, United States Constitution

Recently, former U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North voiced his concerns in Washington, D.C., over Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency, calling it “Leadership Deficit Disorder.” He even stated, “Any other president would have been impeached.”

He went on to say, “In what we see happening in Ukraine, it’s evident in the failure of this Congress (the people’s representatives) to hold this administration culpable and accountable for the criminal activities in which they’ve been involved. … Why the dickens haven’t we convened a select committee to investigate Benghazi, the IRS enemies list, spying on Americans, threatening reporters?”

Another individual voicing his concerns stated that this president is “not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”

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Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law

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Washington Examiner

President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.

“[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.”

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Tea Party Activist Blasts Mitch McConnell’s Claim They Won’t “Have a Single Nominee Anywhere in the Country”

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Freedom Outpost

The campaigning and gearing toward the 2014 elections continued ahead with the latest “revelation” from Mitch McConnell, the Republican from Kentucky and Senate Minority leader.  According to a statement regarding the Tea Party, McConnell said, “I think we are going to crush them everywhere.  I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

Well Sen. McConnell, there are a few things that you should know although I suspect educating the stupid is pointless.  However, borrowing from George Eliot, I believe you think you are a cock who thinks the sun rises to hear you crow.  Trust me, the sun cares not about your crowing and neither does America.  You have proven countless times what a sniveling weasel of a man you truly are.  You stand for nothing and fall for everything.  You can’t pour water out of a boot even with the directions written on the heel nor could you find your way out of a paper bag when facing the open end.  You, Mr. McConnell, are more like a piece of paper drifting on the wind currents – the only direction you know is the one in which you are pushed by whichever wind is the strongest.

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1st State Adopts Plan To Rein In Feds

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(WND)

The plan to put the brakes on Washington’s expansion of the federal government is under way.

Convention of States confirmed that the Georgia legislature on Thursday passed the organization’s application “to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.”

State Sen. Cecil Staton, R-Macon, told the organization he is “pleased that the Georgia legislature has given voice to the frustrations of millions of Georgians.”

“Enough is enough. It is time to impose fiscal and other restraints on our runaway federal government. We urge other states to join us,” said Macon, the primary sponsor of the resolution.

Source via Fox News

Reasoning ‘Kenyan Born’

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Janine Turner

Reason is the fundamental element to keeping a republic viable. If the people lose their ability to reason, or their desire to reason, republicanism becomes obsolete. History has proven this over and over again.

Hence the reason John Adams said, “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” Hence the challenge Benjamin Franklin gave Americans by stating they had given us a republic — if we could keep it.

The question today is if Americans really want to keep republicanism. Republicanism requires vigilance and passion, civic responsibility and reason.

Republicanism cannot be maintained by “letting other people do it.”

A good example is the story of the quarreling brothers. As the story goes, two young brothers were fighting over a peanut butter sandwich. Their mother stepped in and said, “Now boys, think about what Jesus would do. He would give his sandwich to the other.” The boys thought about this for a moment and then the older brother said to his sibling, “Ok, you be Jesus!”

Letting other people do all the work while enjoying the fruits of the labor is represented in many ways other than “spreading the wealth around.” Often in our republic people want to “spread the civic work away” – from them. Many people do not want to “get involved” in the responsibility of maintaining our republic.

This may manifest in an avid passion to destroy republicanism because they believe that flatlining life and lives is the answer, or it may manifest in the opposite way, which is seemingly innocent but just as destructive — by being politically correct.

The ideology of flatlining and the submission to political correctness both defy reason and reason is fundamental. The irony is that the left, with its desire to flatline life, and the right, with its desire to be quietly conservative and politically correct, are colliding in a ruin of republicanism.

Case in point — the question of where President Obama was born. This question is permeating the web in a radical way with the emergence of Obama’s former author bio, which states he was “born in Kenya.” This bio was a part of Obama’s persona until he began to run for president in 2007.

 

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Showdown: Maryland to Target 110,000 Citizens With Gun Confiscation‏ (Here we go again)

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I received an e-mail the other day informing me that Rhode Island now wants your guns (story here) and now we can add Maryland to the list. What part about shall not be infringed don’t they understand? It’s NOT NEGOTIABLE!!!!!!!!!!!    1 Dragon

 

 

Free Republic

The House of Delegates is considering a bill that would link Maryland’s gun registry to its criminal database.

State law requires gun owners to surrender their weapons if they’re convicted of felonies or any violent crimes, but Del. Luiz Simmons, D-Montgomery, said Maryland State Police lack a systematic way of enforcing this. They can’t use their databases to identify gun owners convicted of crimes.

Simmons is chief sponsor of legislation to make that link.

State Police estimate that if they linked the databases, they would find 10 percent of registered gun owners — about 110,000 people — would be disqualified. They estimate a rate of 1 percent each year thereafter.

Under Simmons’ plan, police would run a systematic check at least twice a year.

The Department of Legislative Services believes it would cost about $300,000 to create the database. The department also anticipates a need for seven new full-time troopers to investigate findings from the new database, with a cost of more than $1 million a year for salaries and equipment.

California linked its gun and criminal registries in 2007 and has since sized more than 10,000 guns from people convicted of violent crimes, according to a news release from Simmons’ office. As of last year, the state had identified another 40,000 guns that police needed to track down, the news release states.

There are about1.1 million records in Maryland’s gun registry and more than 3 million in the criminal database, according to the Department of Legislative Services’ report.

Several independent gun advocates submitted written testimony before a Tuesday hearing. They argued against the measure, calling it unnecessary and potentially invasive.

“This smacks of a police state mentality,” said a resident named Ronald Smith.

Simmons was set to testify before the House Judicial Committee Tuesday evening.