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  • Colorado School District Is Not Waiting for Legislators to Act — Allows Teachers to Be Armed

    33 minutes ago 807 likes 14 comments 30 shares
    Could this be the solution?
  • VA Secretary’s Chief of Staff Embroiled in Another Cover-Up Scandal - Judicial Watch

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    NEW: One of the high-ranking Veteran Administration (VA) officials who misled the agency’s secretary about the prosecution of an elderly Army vet made false claims and altered an official record in a separate case. Her name is Vivieca Wright and she is the chief of staff to VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. Last week Judicial Watch obtained records showing that Wright and others in Shulkin’s inner circle lied to him about a federal case in which an Army veteran was criminally prosecuted for displaying the American Flag at a southern California VA facility. Days after Judicial Watch published this, the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report stating that Shulkin’s chief of staff lied and altered official agency emails in another case. The VA watchdog was tipped off by a whistleblower outraged over waste involving an overseas trip that misspent taxpayer dollars and misused department resources...
  • Frederick Douglass – New Bedford Historical Society

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    200 years ago last week, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born to a slave mother along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Actually, he made up his birthday – Frederick Bailey was separated from his mother as an infant and she died when he was a child.

    At the age of 20, Frederick Bailey escaped north using the papers of a free black sailor. He settled with his wife Anna in New Bedford, Massachusetts – where he took the name Frederick Douglass to avoid slave-catchers.

    In 1841, Frederick Douglass attended an anti-slavery convention on Nantucket, where he was encouraged to speak for the first time about his life as a slave. It was right here in Massachusetts that he began his journey as one of our country’s most gifted orators and fiercest abolitionists.

    But nearly 20 years later, as our country was on the verge of Civil War, even Douglass’ adopted home of Massachusetts was not always united. Some people thought that to keep our country from breaking apart, the abolitionists should be silenced. In December 1860, mob violence in Boston disrupted a memorial service for John Brown, the man who was executed for leading the unsuccessful slave uprising in Harper’s Ferry.

    Days later, Frederick Douglass said to people at the Boston Music Hall:

    "Boston is a great city – and Music Hall has a fame almost as extensive as that of Boston. Nowhere more than here have the principles of human freedom been expounded… But here we are today contending for what we thought was gained years ago. The mortifying and disgraceful fact stares us in the face, that though Faneuil Hall and Bunker Hill Monument stand, freedom of speech is struck down."

    He continued: "When a man is allowed to speak because he is rich and powerful, it aggravates the crime of denying the right to the poor and humble… A man's right to speak does not depend upon where he was born or upon his color."

    Frederick Douglass understood the impact of silence. As he said, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

    The importance of speaking out reverberates through American history. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., another leader with deep ties to Boston, once said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”

    Now more than ever, we cannot allow the work of generations of great African Americans to be forgotten. We cannot allow their voices to be silenced.

    This Black History Month, we celebrate the vision, the leadership, and the courage of African American leaders like Frederick Douglass and Dr. King – people in Massachusetts and across the country who spoke out for justice and opportunity. We hear their voices, we remember their words, and we honor their work. Most of all, we will not be silent.
  • WATCH: Parent of Marjory Stoneman High School Student Offers Solution — Allow Teachers to Be Armed

    2 hours ago 607 likes 18 comments 88 shares
    "There are plenty of teachers who already licensed to carry firearms."
  • Charles Krauthammer Gives Update On Surgery Recovery - 'Things Are Progressing...'

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    We wish Charles Krauthammer a full and speedy recovery!
  • Tom Fitton and Sebastian Gorka on the REAL Russian Collusion (VIDEO) - Judicial Watch

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    NEW: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared with Sean Hannity on Fox News with national security strategist Sebastian Gorka to discuss the Mueller indictments and the potential legal ramifications for Hillary Clinton. "Yes, I think it was a fundamentally dishonest document designed to distract from the fact that the Russia collusion allegations against Donald Trump are collapsing and the reason for being of the Mueller investigation is disappearing. And you have in many ways the Obama administration reacted appropriately to what the Russians were doing as alleged in this indictment, because they were having an in material impact on our public policy process. They should've been told to stop messing around, which apparently they were. But they were not spending a lot of money and having zero impact. But on the other hand they were also messing around significantly by trying to destroy Donald Trump through this dossier leaking through Russian intelligence services to the Clinton campaign that laundered into the Obama DOJ and FBI. And rather than respond appropriately and protect Mr. Trump from the smear effort by the Russians they use it as a pretext to target and spy on him and his team. That is the scandal in the fundamentals of the scandal how to change with the press release/indictment on Friday that is going to go nowhere."
  • Minneapolis high school students to walk out for gun control

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    Proud of Minneapolis high school students and students around the country walking out of school today to demand that our nation end gun violence now. These young people are leading the way. Will we follow?
  • Florida sheriff on arming teachers: 'OK, Einstein, you got a better idea?' | American Military News

    3 hours ago 498 likes 25 comments 60 shares
    "OK, Einstein, you got a better idea?"