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David Harsanyi | On Guns, an Abuse of Power





When Barack Obama implored Americans to "do the right thing" on gun restriction during a news conference this week, the "right thing" should have been obvious to everyone. Absolute moral authority — it’s the only way to go.

If you fail to see the picture as clearly as the president, you may be an extremist or, more than likely, you’re too feeble-minded to withstand the Jedi mind tricks employed by gun merchants or radio talk show hosts or the National Rifle Association or all those folks "ginning up fear" on the issue, according to a president who trots out 7-year-olds to shield him from debate.

Now, the 23 executive orders President Barack Obama signed that are aimed at "reducing gun violence" could be considered, at worst, cynically political or, at best, completely useless. But the way Obama treats the process, children, the debate, the Constitution and the American people is another story. Sen. Rand Paul recently remarked that "someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress — that’s someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch." That may be a bit hyperbolic, but it is also a bit true.

"There are millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners in America," lectured Obama, "who cherish their right to bear arms for hunting or sport or protection or collection." (Or — as it must have slipped the president’s mind — the right to put a gun in a case labeled "open in case of tyranny.") The president went on to profess that he believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. If this were true for Obama, who was once a constitutional law lecturer at the University of Chicago, why would he attempt to restrict a right that is explicitly laid out in the Bill of Rights (even if it were eminently sensible) without putting it through the republican wringer — the deliberation, the checks and balances, all of it?

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    REFER TO:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/17/west-point-center-cites-dangers-far-right-us/

    On the Author’s Acknowledgements page, The author of the report refers to a Limor Yungman. Quoting author Arie Perliger, "My immense gratitude also to my research assistant, Limor Yungman, whose help with building the Far-Right attacks dataset was critical to this project.". Limor Yungman, specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies. Refer to :http://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/

    "NRW Scholarship Program for students from Israel 2009: final report
    Home institution: University of Haifa, Middle Eastern Studies
    Hosting institution: University of Muenster, Institute for Islamic and Arabic Studies, Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer"

    In her prior research (ie cuisine) she has used Islamic libraries to gather her resources, considering them excellent resources for information. The kind of books they stock, are like Protocols of The Elder of Zion, and Mein Kamf, not to mention a slew of anti-American titles. About her prior research at the Islamic library she says "For the mind of the humanities researcher, there’s nothing more valuable than a well-equipped and well-resourced library, in order to stimulate and support in one’s research. And the Institut für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft in WWU has one of the best. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work there, because of its great resources."

    Islamic libraries don’t stock ANYTHING does not downplay western values and uphold Islamic ones.

    This Limor "Yungman" is yet another Muslim wolf in sheeps clothing. Muslims are taught when they come in contact with other cultures, (it should always be with the goal of taking control the other culture), they should always act and dress like it to gain trust, respect and friendship. In doing so, they always (never fails) end up working towards the goals of Islam using their newfound "friendship" with that host culture as a means to that end.

    It is all part of the Islamic goal toward world domination.

    This author Arie Perliger, has no title w.r.t. West Point in the book. HOW is it that he gets to publish this title? His prior works include: "Jewish Terrorism in Israel – , Arie Perliger" – ebook http://www.tradebit.com/filede

    This is very very disturbing news to see that West Point is also undergoing the ideological purge that the rest of the military has been and continues to be put through .

    Obama’s "litmus test" should take care of all those loyal to the Constitution and leave only the lackeys who will do what OBAMA says….obeying HIS orders rather than to obey their original oath to uphold the Constitution.

    It is the Islamic viewpoint that wherever they are, they will not be made to comply with any "manmade" law (ie the Constitution). They have made it very clear that the only laws they will follow are Sharia Law, aka Islamic Law. This explains the reason for the ideological purge – since Obama is the Commander in Chief of the US Military, that he would be advised by Islamists to conduct himself accordingly in his governance.

    Report is at http://www.ctc.usma.edu/wp-con

    This is all VERY DANGEROUS PROPOGANDA THAT SEEKS TO USE WEST POINT AS IT’S MOUTHPIECE AND POINT OF REFERENCE..
    FOR THIS YOU CAN THANK OBAMA’S IDEOLOGICAL PURGE OF THE MILITARY
    VERY VERY VERY DANGEROUS.

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