Several Legionnaires participated in two wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery this week.
I’m supporting Donald Trump. I know he’s not perfect but he’s demonstrated at least three qualities that will make him a good president:
- He has strong leadership skills;
- He surrounds himself with competent advisors; and
- His core policy positions are sound.
Hillsdale College, 9/21/2010
President and Mrs. Arnn, Mr. John Cervini, Mr. David Bobb, Elliot Gaiser, College Republicans and each and every one of the faculty and students of Hillsdale College here today.… As I am sure you know, honor is what allows us to do what is right despite the cost. Even greater honor is required to do what is right in the face of superior power. And the greatest honor is to stand strong even if it means standing alone.
The American Legion, By Andrea C. Dickerson, Jul 14, 2016 –
The 15th Obamacare Co-Op Has Collapsed. Here’s How Much Each Failed Co-Op Got in Taxpayer-Funded Loans.
From The Daily Signal, by Melissa Quinn, 07/12/16 –
Find Out How Much Each Failed Co-Op Received in Loans
Another co-op is shutting down, becoming the 15th to do so and bringing the total number of federal loans given to the failed nonprofit insurers to more than $1.5 billion.
Oregon’s Health Co-Op announced last week it will no longer be able to continue operating and will be shutting down. The insurance company is the third in the state to struggle financially and Oregon’s second co-op, following Health Republic Insurance of Oregon, to close its doors.
From the Weatherford Democrat, by Christin Coyne, 07/12/16 –
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and Parker County Sheriff’s Posse are hosting a pancake supper to benefit the families of the five DART and Dallas police officers killed Thursday.
The dinner is free but donations will be collected.
“Right now, we need to focus on displaying our support to these families and departments,” Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. “It is our hopes that through this event, they will know we stand behind them and truly honor their service.”
From Roll Call, by Warren Rojas, July 11, 2016, 2:15 PM –
Seth Rich, voter expansion data director, gunned down in own neighborhood
Seth Conrad Rich, a 27-year-old who worked for the Democratic National Committee, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW.
According to police reports, officers from the Fifth District patrolling the Bloomingdale neighborhood heard gunshots at around 4:20 a.m. Sunday and shortly thereafter encountered a “conscious and breathing” Rich.
According to a local blog , Rich was transported to an area hospital “where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.”
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz mourned the sudden passing of the voter expansion data director on her team.
World Net Daily, by Joseph Farah, 7/10/2016
Exclusive: Joseph Farah examines allegiances, motive of black nationalist killer
I had written a column for today about the shocking incidents last week in which cops in Baton Rouge and near St. Paul, Minnesota, killed two black men – seemingly without any rational justification.
There was disturbing video of one incident and the aftermath of the other.
Like most Americans, I was appalled at what I saw.
Then came Dallas and the retributive attack on police officers, five of whom were killed and another seven wounded.
Barack Obama said there is no excuse or justification for the sniper attack.
I think he’s wrong about that. Obama himself provided plenty of excuses beyond his inclination to enflame racial strife and deter racial reconciliation.
From WND, by Bob Unruh, 07/09/2016 –
Judge asked to rule on lawsuit against American pastor over his speech
A motion for summary judgment has been filed in federal court in Massachusetts seeking the end to a lawsuit by a coalition of Ugandan “gays” who contend an American pastor was not protected by the First Amendment when he was speaking in the United States about homosexuality.
The case was brought by Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) against American minister, speaker and advocate Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries.
The homosexuals claimed that Lively’s comments about homosexuality are “crimes against humanity” and are forbidden under international law. And they claimed that America’s Alien Tort Statute allows them to come into the U.S. and dictate what people say.
The Tenth Amendment Center, 07/09/2016 –
When Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed HO391 into law on 17 March 2010, the “national” news media circled the wagons and began another assault on State sovereignty. The bill required the Idaho attorney general to sue the federal government over insurance mandates in the event national healthcare legislation passed. The lead AP reporter on the story, John Miller, quoted constitutional “scholar” David Freeman Engstrom of Stanford Law School as stating that the Idaho law would be irrelevant because of the “supremacy clause” of the United States Constitution.
In his words, “That language is clear that federal law is supreme over state law, so it really doesn’t matter what a state legislature says on this.” Now that Barack Obama has signed healthcare legislation into law, almost a dozen States have filed suit against the federal government, with Idaho in the lead. Battle lines have been drawn. Unfortunately, the question of State sovereignty and the true meaning of the “supremacy clause” may be swallowed up in the ensuing debate.