A “Government Shutdown” May Be a Good Thing

Tenth Amendment Center, 04/27/2017 –

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Bible Lacking Sinner’s Prayer Returned For Full Refund

From The Babylon Bee, August 16, 2016 –

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WILSON, NC—After purchasing a defective Bible that seemed to omit the sinner’s prayer—apparently due to some kind of printing error—local woman Gayle Dunsby reportedly returned the incomplete book to her local LifeWay Christian Store for a full refund Tuesday.

Thank you Senator Burton for the update

Friends,

The legislative session is approaching its final phase, and there is much you need to know about the good things happening in Austin for SD 10 and all Texans. The Texas Senate has been hard at work and soon we will begin considering the bills we have received from our colleagues in the Texas House.

Here are a few highlights of the priority bills the Texas Senate has passed out thus far:

SB 1 – Conservative state budget that does not tap Rainy Day Fund
SB 2 – Sweeping property tax reform
SB 3 – Targeted school choice program
SB 4 – Eliminating “Sanctuary City” policies
SB 6 – Codifying longstanding bathroom policies statewide
SB 8 – Prohibiting partial-birth abortion and fetal tissue sales
SB 9 – Stricter state spending limit (Population times Inflation)
SB 11 – Major CPS reforms
SB 12 – Grant program to provide protective vests for police
SB 16 – Significantly lowering cost for a handgun license
SB 17 – Franchise tax reduction
SB 19 – Freezing college tuition and controlling future growth

We still have much work to do before the last day of session. I will continue to fight for taxpayers and commonsense, limited government principles until the legislature heads home!

In Liberty,

P.S. I have been sending text message alerts on priority bills for SD 10 as it happens to keep folks up-to-date throughout session. So, grab your cell phone right now and text KONNI to 97000 to join in!

New anti-border-wall pitch: Eco-catastrophe!

WND.com, 04/16/17 –
Big Media argue it’s bad for armadillos, other living things.

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WASHINGTON – Having lost the debate over building a border wall to curtail illegal immigration and protect national security, the Big Media have turned to a new argument against President Trump’s No. 1 campaign issue – a claim that it will cause an “eco-catastrophe.”

For the last six weeks, the Washington Post, New York Times, Science Times, Newsweek, NPR, CBS News and other outlets have begun making the case that the proposed wall along parts of the now heavily trafficked U.S.-Mexico border is not only bad for people, but also for animals – including cats, armadillos, Sonoran Pronghorns and various other reptiles and amphibians.

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Any Emotional Response to World Events is the Absolutely WRONG Response…

White House Ends Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, received the American Bar Association’s highest rating. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has sent the American Bar Association into exile, ending the group’s semiofficial role in evaluating candidates for the federal bench.

In a statement on Friday announcing the development, Linda A. Klein, the group’s president, said it had provided prenomination evaluations of potential judicial candidates to every administration since that of Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the sole exception of that of George W. Bush.

The bar association recently gave its highest rating to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The administration and Republican senators have repeatedly relied on the endorsement as proof that Judge Gorsuch deserved to be confirmed.

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The NRA Bids Farewell to Roy Innis, Civil Rights Champion: June 6, 1934 – Jan. 8, 2017

NRA/American Rifleman.com, Friday, January 13, 2017

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America lost a civil rights icon and a true free thinker with the death of Roy Innis on Jan. 8. 

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For the NRA, his departure was personal. Mr. Innis served on the NRA’s Board of Directors for nearly 25 years and was a friend to many within the organization. For the nation at large, he was a champion of freedom who exemplified the courage of a man who follows his own convictions.

Born June 6, 1934 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Roy Emile Alfredo Innis moved with his mother to New York City in 1947 (his father, a police officer, died when Roy was 6 years old). From ages 16 to 18, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He went on to study chemistry at the City College of New York. 

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The Keefe Report: “It’s My Second Amendment”

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A man should have heroes. And I am proud to say I have come to know some of mine. With familiarity only comes deeper respect.

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The .50-cal. Browning Machine Gun—The Gun That Won The War

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John M. Browning was a historic figure whose guns started the first World War and helped end the second. In 1914, Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip used a Browning-designed FN Model 1910 to assassinate Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, inciting the Great War. And though Browning died in 1926, he provided his nation with nearly all its World War II machine guns, its automatic rifle and its foremost sidearm. But he did something even grander. Browning’s magnificent M2 machine gun—chambered in the .50 Browning Machine Gun (BMG) cartridge—gave America and her allies the priceless gift of global air superiority. Nothing else came close.

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How Intelligence Works (when it does)

Herbert E. Meyer
Founder and President, Storm King Press


Herbert E. MeyerHerbert E. Meyer –The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona.

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The performance of our country’s intelligence service is the latest example of an issue exploding into the headlines and becoming a shouting match, while failing to clarify anything about the issue itself. This explosion was ignited last fall by allegations that the Russians hacked into Hillary Clinton’s campaign to help Donald Trump win the election. The blast radius expanded after the election, when rumors surfaced that the Russians had deployed their nasty tactic of kompromat to undermine President Trump’s credibility by spreading rumors about his private behavior while in Moscow years ago. All this, on top of failures that had already wreaked havoc at the CIA and our other intelligence agencies—the 9/11 attacks themselves, the mess over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the weird 2007 National Intelligence Estimate whose key judgment was that Iran had abandoned its nuclear bomb program, Edward Snowden’s NSA espionage activities—has kept the issue of our intelligence service in the headlines.

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