Obama Uses SSA To Come For Guns

by Andrew West on May 3, 2016

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The SSA may now enforce the inalienable 2nd Amendment.

Obama’s executive orders are at it again, this time allowing for the Social Security Administration to decide whether or not American citizens are eligible to own firearms.

The SSA, under Obama’s order, would be allowed to make judgements based on home visits with their clients as to whether or not the person should be in possession of a firearm, which is currently a protected right under the 2nd Amendment.

“Moreover, people determined to have issues with the ‘capacity to interact independently, appropriately, effectively, and on a sustained basis with other individuals… such as family members, friends, neighbors, grocery clerks, landlords, or bus drivers… [and] demonstrate impaired social functioning by, for example, a history of altercations, evictions, firings, fear of strangers, avoidance of interpersonal relationships, or social isolation’ will be classified as mentally disabled and not qualified to exercise the Second Amendment.”

Early estimates state that nearly 75,000 Americans could be stripped of their rights under this new program.

You can read more of this lunacy over at Infowars.com.

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Indiana Voters Breaking Records

by Andrew West on May 3, 2016

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Long lines for early voting could mean a heated battle for the Republican nomination.

Tuesday’s Indiana primaries could spell the end for republican candidate Ted Cruz should Donald Trump walk away with a large margin of victory.

Given the voter turnout trends during the 2016 elections, republican voters are turning out in droves, while democratic voting has dropped nearly 20 percent in early contests.  Now that it’s Indiana’s turn, we’re seeing early voting turnout records being broken, indicating a massive influx of most likely republican voters, no doubt in response to the recent war of words in the GOP.

“Indiana steps into the national spotlight Tuesday with a primary election that could play a significant role in deciding Republican and Democratic presidential contests, as well as a spirited Senate GOP primary election and crowded races for Republican nominations in two U.S. House districts. Two state Senate Republican primaries also are drawing attention as Senate leaders try to fend off challenges.

Voters cast a record number of early ballots and high turnout is expected, especially in some heavily Republican counties in suburban Indianapolis.”

Now, the rest of the nation can sit back and watch the fireworks as this crucial contest takes place.

You can read more about the early-voting turnout over at BreitBart.com

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New Southern Group Labels SPLC Hate Group

by Andrew West on May 3, 2016

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Save Our Southland is hoping to preserve the heritage of the southern U.S.

A new organization has sprung up in the wake of the liberal agenda to erase southern history, and one of their first actions was to label the Southern Poverty Law Center, (SLPC), a “hate group”.

Save Our Southland, (or S.O.S.), has a stated purpose of preserving the heritage and way of life in the southern United States, and upholding those conservative values that are under attack.  By labeling the SLPC a hate group, S.O.S. hopes to point out the hypocrisy of organizations that wish to alter history for the purpose of destroying the conservative way of life.

“These days, the SPLC is leading the mindless attacks on the heritage of an estimated 80 million Americans who are descended from those who fought for the South. They mangle, distort, and omit actual fact with the usual canards of the ‘cultural Marxists.’ They have led these vicious and divisive assaults on some very loving people who simply have no hate in their hearts. Those of us who are descended from Confederates are not interested in changing ancestors. They are our family. Their names are in our Bibles, their pictures are on our walls, and we put flowers on their graves. Those men were white and red and black. And they were Creoles and Cajuns and Jews and Cherokees and Tex-Mexicans. According to United States law, they are all honored American veterans.”

Only time will tell as to whether or not S.O.S. will be effective in their aspirations.  Until then, stay tuned.

You can read a longer statement by the folks behind Save Our Southland here.

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Cruz Handles Child Heckler at Rally

by Andrew West on May 3, 2016

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Ted Cruz expertly handled the pint-size pipsqueak attempting to heckle him at a stop in Indiana.

The Ted Cruz candidacy has its fair share of detractors, spanning several demographics, but no one expected a young child to shout something so rude at the republican figure.

At a campaign stop in Indiana, Ted Cruz had just taken the main stage when one heckler, obviously a very young child, showed great disrespect and a lack of class while loudly addressing Cruz.

Craig James had this to say about the incident:

“I don’t care if it’s Ted Cruz, Donald Trump or Donald Duck speaking. Kids are kids and should be raised to respect their elders. The thought of shouting “You Suck” to an adult wouldn’t have crossed my mind as a kid. My dad would have worn my backside out if I’d have disrespected an adult.”

For what it’s worth, Cruz handled the situation with dignity.

The entire decorum of this election seems to be headed for the toilet, and fast.  It’s time for conservatives everywhere to stand up, be heard, and bring the conversation back into the realm of tact.

And buy a bar a soap for that kid.

You can read more and watch video of the encounter over at CraigJames.com

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Clearing Her Throat

by Andrew West on May 3, 2016

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Clearing Her Throat

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Is Cruz choosing Fiorina in a last ditch effort to stay in the race and trump up Trump? Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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Cruz’s Father Helped Kill JFK, Says Trump

by Andrew West on May 3, 2016

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Was Ted Cruz’s father involved with Lee Harvey Oswald leading up to the assassination of JFK?

In a shocking claim made to Fox News on Tuesday, Donald Trump is curious as to whether or not Rafael Cruz, the father of presidential contender Ted Cruz, was involved with the assassination of John F. Kennedy .

The comments have come on the morning of the crucial Indiana primary that many in the news media have deemed to be Ted Cruz ‘s to maintain any hope of securing the nomination.

“In the interview, Mr. Trump was asked to respond to the elder Mr. Cruz’s invocations of God as he urged evangelical voters to support his son, suggesting the alternative could mean the ‘destruction of America.’

“’I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do it. I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say it,’ Mr. Trump said, before adding, ‘And, you know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right, prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it. But I think it’s horrible.’”

Will Trump’s comments damage the already struggling Cruz campaign, sealing his frontrunner status with no real challenge heading into the Republican National Convention?

You can read more of Trump’s comments here.

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The Texas Grid and U.S. National Security

by Daily Policy Digest on May 3, 2016

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Texas is the only state with a self-contained electric grid.  An EMP attack that renders the grid inoperable will have devastating consequences for the country’s defense posture, according to NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham. Utilities and the Texas government need to come together to protect the grid.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/bg182.pdf

For more on Government Issues:

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/?Article_Category=33

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Last week’s advance estimate of GDP for the first quarter (usually subject to significant future revision) showed very weak growth dominated by spending on health services. Health services spending of $19.5 billion (annualized) comprised over one third of GDP growth, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham.

http://healthblog.ncpa.org/flash-gdp-health-services-over-one-third-of-gdp-growth/

For more on Health Issues:

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/?Article_Category=16

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Health Status Related to Income, Not Insurance

by Daily Policy Digest on May 3, 2016

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An extremely thorough analysis of changes in incomes and mortality in the United States, 2001 through 2014, demonstrates how important incomes are to health status, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham. Forty-year old men in households in the highest quartile of income (mean = $256,000 annually) had an average life expectancy just under 85 years in 2001. This increased by 0.20 years (a little over ten weeks) by 2014. For those in the lowest quartile ($17,000), life expectancy was about 76 years in 2001, and it only increased 0.08 years (a little over four weeks) by 2014. Obamacare is likely to accelerate this gap, because it significantly reduces incentives for people in low-income households to increase their incomes. 

http://healthblog.ncpa.org/health-status-is-associated-with-incomes-not-health-insurance/

For more on Health Issues:

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/?Article_Category=16

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Health Construction Boomlet Continues

by Daily Policy Digest on May 3, 2016

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The boomlet in health construction, first noted in last month’s Census Bureau release, continued in March. Health facilities construction starts grew 1.6 percent, while other construction grew only 0.3 percent. It is too early to say whether the boomlet in health facilities construction indicates a trending upturn. However, it suggests health systems are beginning to be optimistic about their abilities to continue to extract revenue from the system.

http://healthblog.ncpa.org/health-construction-boomlet-continues/

For more on Health Issues:

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/?Article_Category=16

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