Category Archives: National Issues

The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming

Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?

Nautilus, By Kevin Berger March 12, 2020
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Dennis Carroll doesn’t mean to sound callous when he says the coronavirus outbreak was predictable. And he doesn’t. He sounds sympathetic to people frightened by the outbreak. He has been an eyewitness to people around the world suffering from similar viruses. Most of all, Carroll sounds authoritative.

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The Armed Citizen

AmericanRifleman, March 2, 2020 –

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Armed Citizen Extra

A good Samaritan came to the rescue in Cape Coral, Fla., when a man aggressively followed three woman from a local bar into the streets. The man was acting strange towards the women inside the bar, and when they left the man stalked them. In distress the women yelled for help on the side of the road to a passing truck, which pulled over for them. The driver let the women climb in and the man began to walk up to the truck. When the man approached the truck, the driver warned that he was armed and to stay away. The man then went to his own truck and chased down the truck with the women inside.

The man then passed the truck, moved in front of it, then proceeded to back up and ram the truck repeatedly. The driver of the truck responded to the assault by firing several rounds with a handgun into the man’s tailgate. The driver then held the man at gunpoint until police arrived. Police ruled that the driver was acting in self-defense for himself and the three women the man was stalking. The man was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for ramming the other truck with his own. (Fox 4 Now, Cape Coral, Fla., 01/24/2020) 

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The Trump Card

by Lenny Leatherman, January 30, 2020

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One of President Trump’s goals from the beginning of his Presidential campaign was to “build the wall and make Mexico pay for it”.

I believe he is well on his way to meeting that goal!

By orchestrating the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and by applying unrelenting pressure on the Mexican Government to stop the flow of illegal aliens through Mexico to the US, taxpayers will no longer be burdened with the future cost of supporting the thousands of illegal aliens and their dependents for life thereby saving billions of dollars more than the one-time cost to ‘build the wall’.

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The Armed Citizen

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A Chicago man, 30, was leaving a business Dec. 1 at 4:45 p.m. when two men approached, at least one of whom was armed. With his handgun drawn, the one suspect allegedly demanded that the man hand over his property. Instead, the armed citizen, who has a valid concealed-carry license, drew his own handgun and fired at the armed man, who fled on foot with his accomplice. No arrests were made, and the suspects were still at large, according to Chicago Police. (Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, Ill., 12/2/2019)

Armed Citizen Extra
Despite living on the same street as a police department, a South Carolina man was forced to rely on his Second Amendment right to defend himself one Tuesday night. When two men charged into his house, the homeowner was forced to think quickly. Being armed, he produced his firearm, and used it to fight back against his attackers. One intruder died at the scene, while another was found wounded at a McDonald’s about a mile away. (wjcl.com, Hampton, S.C., 4/25/19)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
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Hearing glass shatter in his Tampa, Fla. store, Fernando Carreras picked up a pistol and dashed from his apartment in the rear to investigate. Coming upon a prowler removing glass from the front door, Carreras fired one shot. The man fled but was found dead a few blocks away. (Tampa Tribune)

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Americans Bought 13.9 Million Firearms in 2019

AmericanRifleman.org, by Guy J. Sagi – Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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The number of NICS background checks conducted by the FBI in 2019 came in at 28,369,750, the highest mark since the agency began the program in 1998. After an adjustment for the volume of concealed-carry permit applications, renewals and other administrative use of the system, Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) estimates the figure reflects total firearm sales of 13.9 million firearms last year.

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“Faith and reason are mutually reinforcing”

Hillsdale College – Imprimis, • Volume 48, Number 11

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Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court


Hillsdale College held a dedication ceremony for its new Christ Chapel on October 3, 2019, during a two-day gala to celebrate the College’s 175th anniversary. The following are excerpts from the dedication address. A video of the dedication ceremony may be viewed online at fourpillars.hillsdale.edu.

This is a very special occasion—the 175th anniversary of Hillsdale and the dedication of Christ Chapel. This beautiful Chapel is a culmination of years of generosity, planning, and hard work. And the end result is at once stunning and glorious.

The Chapel’s enduring beauty highlights the transcendence, the sovereignty, and the grace of God. It truly illustrates how architectural design can reflect the character of God and evoke a sense of reverence for His majesty.

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Healthcare assistants back nursing home minimum staffing proposal

McKnight's Long Term Care News Danielle Brown, December 1, 2019

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The National Association of Health Care Assistants is supporting a legislative proposal that would implement minimum staffing requirements for nursing homes. Nursing home providers have criticized the proposed bill.

The organization last week disclosed its support of the Quality Care for Nursing Home Residents Act (S.2943), which was introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in November. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also introduced the proposal (H.R. 5216) in the House.

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Sheriff’s Tips: The Good Samaritan

American Rifleman, by Jim Wilson, November 25, 2019

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When I have the time, and weather permits, I like to go for a walk and get a little exercise. In my little town, it is the rare day that two or three people don’t stop and ask if I need a ride. Quite a bit of America is still that way—taking the time to help others. However, a person needs to keep in mind that there is a darker element in our society and the helpful citizen can quickly become just another victim.

Recently, in a force-on-force scenario, a student, who happened to be an EMT, saw a young woman lying crumpled by the side of a path. He rushed to her side to render aid only to see her roll over and run a rubber knife across his throat. In the debriefing, he told the instructor that he was an EMT and just had to render aid. The instructor told him that he used to be an EMT—now he was just a dead man.

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Corrupt, Criminal Socialism

By Joseph D. Leatherwood

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I am very concerned about the depth and level of corruption in our government. Arguably, it is at the heart of our government’s inability to deal with the very serious problems this nation faces from immigration to dealing with sanctuary cities (crime) to the drug epidemic.

Forthrightly, the current state of affairs is destroying this nation internally through a pronounced wearing away of the nation’s belief in its government and gnawing away at its institutions.

Corrupt, criminal socialists have seized our government and over the years have transformed it into an Administrative State, a Servile State where we are its servants. They inhabit political offices and every bureaucracy of the State and they believe it is their right to (1) rule over us and (2) run government as they wish. This arrogance emanates from their’ believe they are infinitely more superior to the American people and know better how things should be run than through some quaint idea like “…the consent of the governed.” This is the swamp and its attitude.

Starting in 2010 (thanks to the Tea Party), We the People knew our government had run amuck, we knew it was (and is) broke and we went about trying to correct it. By 2016, we elected a fighter to go to Washington with a mandate to drain the swamp. With that mandate in hand, they came unglued.

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A Soldier’s Soldier ~ the toughest man on the longest day

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Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of President “Teddy” Roosevelt, was the oldest man to hit the beach on the D-day invasion. He was also the highest ranking person to directly participate in the beach landing invasion. He was supposed to be with the other command staff in England. Gen. Roosevelt knew the importance of the mission, he knew much of the invasion force were new, untried soldiers who had never seen combat. His requests to join his men were repeatedly denied, but he persisted, even when his superiors told him he faced near certain death.

He was granted permission after explaining how his presence would inspire confidence in the invasion plan. The Commander of the Allied Forces, General Eisenhower wrote Roosevelt’s eulogy before the invasion.

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