Untrammeled Majoritarianism and the Venezuelan Disaster

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The economic and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is the predictable result of statism run amok.

And I will confess a bit of Schadenfreude has suffused my columns on the topic.

But we shouldn’t laugh at the collapse of statism. Real people are suffering. And even if a painful collapse is necessary to create the conditions for a rebirth of freedom in Venezuela, the widespread misery that now exists is still tragic.

So let’s set aside sarcasm and try to draw a very important lesson from the crisis.

Moisés Naim of the Carnegie Endowment and Francisco Toro of the Caracas Chronicles have a column in the Washington…

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Commie NYC Mayor de Blasio keeps appointing activists to oversight roles.

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New York City’s Communist mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest appointment shuffling throughout the departments will serve only to further exacerbate the quality of life in NYC.

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de Blasio’s latest announcement is the appointment of Maya Wiley to head the Civilian Complaints Review Board (CCRB).

The ultimate SJW, Wiley is also Henry Cohen Professor for Management and Urban Policy and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School. The latter position commencing mid-July.

The appointment, purely ideological will prove a nightmare in the making.

CityJournal.org by Bob McManus

Wiley replaces Richard Emory, who left the panel earlier this year under an ethics cloud. She brings a cloud of her own, having just stepped down as chief counsel to de Blasio’s scandal-wracked regime.

Wiley’s ascension comes hard on the heels of a report by de Blasio’s handpicked inspector general for police matters, Philip Eure, that ripped the Broken Windows theory…

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After 9/11, Saudis Had Huma Abedin-Connected Group Removed from Terror List

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Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin has deep and, so far, unexplained connections to a Saudi Arabian man who ran a Saudi organization that U.S. intelligence connected to terror funding during both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush’s administrations, but escaped scrutiny after pressure from the Saudi Arabian government.

Details about the group called the Muslim World League were originally published in 2001 and 2004, but their significance was not fully clear until recently, with Huma Abedin acting as co-chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Although Abedin has made headlines in recent months for her central role in the Hillary Clinton email server scandal, as well as a Showtime movie that highlights her husband, disgraced former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner’s failed New York mayoral bid, Abedin has managed to avoid any serious scrutiny from the press. However, given the clear danger posed by Islamist terror groups like the…

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Another Shooting Tragedy in a Gun-Free Zone

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It’s happened again. A nut went to a gun-free zone and engaged in a mass killing.

In this example, the perpetrator apparently was an Islamic fanatic upset about gay people.

But let’s set aside the question of motive and ask the important question of why politicians and bureaucrats don’t want innocent people to have any ability to defend themselves (they’ve even adopted policies prohibiting members of the military from being armed!).

The invaluable Crime Prevention Research Center has already weighed in on the issue.

Since at least 1950, only slightly over 1 percent of mass public shootings have occurred where general citizens have been able to defend themselves. Police are extremely important in stopping crime, but even if they had been present at the time of the nightclub shooting, they may have had a very difficult time stopping the attack. Attackers will generally shoot first at any uniformed guards…

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Obama’s Victims: Released Criminal Illegals Commit Rape, Murder, Molestation

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The astronomical re-offense rate of the predators the president sets loose in our communities.

Family Security Matters

by Michael Cutler

On June 4, 2016 the Boston Globe published a report, “Criminal immigrants reoffend at higher rates than ICE has suggested,” that focused on information the newspaper was finally able to obtain by filing a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act that sought to obtain the database of criminal aliens who were released by ICE.  The roughly five-year odyssey finally yielded the information the administration attempted to conceal from the public, including, incredibly, even law enforcement agencies.

The article included the links to the Timeline of the Globe’s lawsuitIt’s nearly a five-year saga.

This eye-opening report began with this excerpt:

They were among the nation’s top priorities for deportation, criminals who were supposed to be sent back to their home countries. But instead they were released, one by…

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Secret Service Says Hillary, “Too erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” to be President

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While Hillary Clinton is out declaring Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be Commander in Chief, a man responsible for protecting her life when she was First Lady has dropped a tell-all bombshell that is now rocking the Clinton campaign – despite the Mainstream Media’s unwillingness to cover it.

“What I saw in the 1990s sickened me.”

The former Secret Service agent’s name is Gary Byrne, a 29-year military and law enforcement veteran.

“Hillary Clinton is now poised to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States, but she simply lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office.”

Though the book, not yet released, is already an Amazon bestseller, the Mainstream Media has given it and its blockbuster insights very little attention.

The Trump campaign has already indicated it intends to use the information in the book on the campaign trail to better explain to…

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Thomas Sowell: does affirmative action help minorities to get ahead?

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My favorite economist, Thomas Sowell has an article in Investors Business Daily that explains what affirmative action really does to minorities.

Excerpt:

Affirmative action is supposed to benefit black and other minority students admitted with lower academic qualifications than some white students who are rejected.

[…]Despite much media spin, the issue is not whether blacks in general should be admitted to higher-ranked or lower-ranked institutions.

The issue is whether a given black student, with given academic qualifications, should be admitted to a college or university where he would not be admitted if he were white.

Much research over the years has confirmed… that admitting black students to institutions for which their academic preparation is not sufficient can be making them worse off instead of better off.

I became painfully aware of this problem more than 40 years ago when I was…

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The Food Police will make arrests

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FOOD POLICE!Freeze!
Drop that salt. Stand up, put your hands on your head and back away from the table.

Sound strange? Obama wants this coming to a restaurant, supermarket and soon YOUR house.

Obama a Sez, I’ll tell you how much salt is good for you

From Article some number in the Constitution, there is a short clause giving the President the authorization to act as the “Chief of Food Police” and by diktat tell you what you can and cannot do with your food. You must have read it at some time, in school or somewhere.

From cheese to sliced turkey, the Obama administration is encouraging food companies and restaurants to lower the amount of salt in the foods they sell.

If the effort is successful, most Americans won’t even notice the change. The idea is to lower sodium levels gradually so consumers’ taste buds can adjust, and…

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DOJ Documents Reveal Fast & Furious Weapons Linked to 69+ Killings

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This is from AmmoLand.

Barack Obama and Eric Holder are responsible for this failed gun control attempt that lead to these 69+ deaths.

Hopefully Attorney General Trey Gowdy will indite them,try them and send them to prison where they richly deserve to be.

I will go as far to say Obama and Holder belong on death row as accessories after the fact of these murders.

From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout

Fast & Furious Weapons : Guns seized in 2011 trafficked from Texas to Mexico. Read more: http://www.ammoland.com/2016/06/doj-documents-reveal-fast-furious-weapons-linked-to-69-killings/#ixzz4AUzaVST4  Under Creative Commons License: Attribution  Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook Fast & Furious Weapons : Guns seized in 2011 trafficked from Texas to Mexico.

Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch announced released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels.

According to the new records, over the past…

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Obama invites Cuban spies to “‘tour’ American national security facilities”

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It makes absolutely zero sense to allow spies from a State Sponsor of Terrorism to tour one of our military installations.

Communist Cuba is run by the military and the Cuban Border Guards are controlled by The Interior Ministry. They also operate small coastal artillery garrisons in conjunction with the Cuban Army and Navy as well as joint exercises.

The Cuban Interior Ministry directs the Intelligence Directorate, the political police, and an intelligence service modeled after the Soviet-era KGB intelligence service, Free Beacon reports.

They have very close ties to Russia and Iran.

Why would any US president invite them over “seeking closer ties” by bringing them to some our secure Port facilities?

My belief is because birds of a feather flock together.

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