Let’s Give Red Flag Laws a Try, with Abortion

H/T Town Hall.

Proponents of abortion would not stand still for abortion red flag laws.

Proponents of the Second Amendment should not stand still on red flag laws either.

When you have to ask for a right, it ceases to be a right and becomes a privilege. And privileges, like freedom, can be taken away. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and it cannot, constitutionally, be taken away. So-called red flag laws are an attempt to do just that, demote the “right” of the people to bear arms to a mere privilege. Championed by left-wing politicos who would prefer we view the Bill of Rights, not as a sacrosanct guarantee of individual liberty, but rather an à la carte menu of daily preferences, red flag laws are, although often well-intentioned, ill-conceived reactionary surrenders of our Constitutional liberty. It would be both curious and dangerous to see exactly how many other “rights” and liberties they truly believe are subject to such daily whims.

Red flag laws allow individual judges to issue orders allowing law enforcement to seize firearms from American citizens, not on the basis of any committed crime, but rather, based solely on the beliefs of others. Red flag laws allow for ex-parte hearings, that is, proceedings without the accused even being present to defend him or herself. Red flag laws require the accused to appear before a court, after an order has been issued, and make an argument in defense of their rights. The accused must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of a judge who may or may not be friendly to 2nd Amendment rights, that they should be allowed to exercise their constitutional rights. Most importantly, red flag laws are ripe for abuse in any number of fashions. Red flag laws create an undue burden on citizens to prove that they are entitled to exercise their constitutional rights.

This past October, Stephen Nichols, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran, former police officer, and current school crossing guard, was the victim of the flawed fed flag law mentality. Mr. Nichols’ offense? He was overheard, and misquoted, by a waitress in an Oak Bluff, MA, diner. Mr. Nichols, speaking with a friend, complained of the local school’s security officers leaving for coffee while the school children were unattended. Mr. Nichols complained that anybody could “shoot up the school” while security officers took breaks. Subsequently, and on the word of the waitress who overheard his statement, Mr. Nichols had his licensed and registered firearms seized and was immediately fired from his position as a crossing guard. Mr. Nichols had his 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendment rights essentially revoked.

If we assume, for the sake of argument, that Mr. Nichols’ accuser acted in good faith, what does his predicament say about the potential for people acting in bad faith? How many ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, ex-husbands, or ex-wives can easily abuse red flag laws? How many constitutional rights are red flag law proponents willing to submit to arbitrary review by judges? What if red flag laws were applied to other situations of life or death, say abortion? Proponents of red flags laws regarding 2nd Amendment rights argue, absent evidence, that without them someone may die. If we applied the same reasoning to abortion rights, absent red flag laws for abortion, someone will die.

Suppose we apply red flag laws to abortion. Should an ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, parent, or friend be able to petition a judge to halt an abortion? Clearly, the decision to have an abortion is a highly emotional one, would it be so bad for a judge to halt the procedure, just long enough to make sure that the subject woman is acting rationally? Should we allow an ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, parent, or school counselor to make the red flag abortion petition ex-parte? Would pro-choice advocates feel comfortable that a judge hearing the red flag abortion petition could keep his or her personal and political feelings out of the ruling? Would a woman seeking an abortion feel overly burdened by simply having to plead her case to a judge, or would she believe that she does not have to explain exercising her Constitutional rights to anyone? Would a woman feel, in such circumstances, that abortion was no longer a right but a privilege?

Constitutional rights are guaranteed to all citizens. They are not privileges that can be taken away arbitrarily or capriciously. Proponents of red flag gun laws are comfortable with a judge deciding when an individual can exercise his or her 2nd Amendment rights. Would they be equally comfortable with a judge determining the same for abortion rights? Life or death may hang in the balance of both, perhaps the Supreme Court could look at them both. Red flag laws are simply an unconstitutional burden on rights and, as Benjamin Franklin put it, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Clint Eastwood Gives Hollywood the Middle Finger, Will Shoot Movie In Georgia Despite Abortion Boycott

H/T Flag And Cross.

Thank you, Clint Eastwood, for standing up to the Hollywierd whackos and standing up for life at shooting your movies in Georgia.

How about them apples!?

Numerous celebrities have decided to boycott Georgia over their new pro-life bill.

Legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood couldn’t care less about those blowhards.

He’s going to the Peach State, anyway!

From CNS News:

Despite the boycott of filming in Georgia launched by Hollywood liberals angry over the state’s new pro-life “Heartbeat” law, legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood will be making his latest movie, “The Battle of Richard Jewell,” in Atlanta this summer, reported NBC Charlotte and other media.

“Clint Eastwood will perform new film in Georgia despite abortion bill boycott,” tweeted NBC Charlotte on June 25. The movie is about Richard Jewell, a police officer and security guard who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga., and saved countless lives. Jewell was initially hailed as a hero and then was viewed as a suspect.

Continued:

The liberal media criticized Jewell relentlessly and essentially practiced “trial by media.” Eventually, however, Jewell was completely exonerated and the real bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured. Jewell sued NBC, CNN, and the New York Post for libel and won large settlements. His lawyer, L. Lin Wood, is the same lawyer now representing the Covington Catholic kid Nicholas Sandmann in defamation lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post.

The heartbeat bill in Georgia prohibits abortion once a baby’s heartbeat starts, which is usually six weeks into pregnancy. The bill, signed into law in May, allows exceptions in the cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at serious risk.

John Cusack has starred in a number of solid Hollywood films over the decades.

However, Cusack now seems more concerned about being remembered as just another anti-Trump Hollywood star.

John is now saying that democracy is dead unless President Trump “rots in prison.”

From Breitbart:

Actor and left-wing activist John Cusack warned that democracy in the United States will not survive unless President Donald Trump is forced to “rot in prison.”

John Cusack

@johncusack

Fuck that pathological liar /criminal https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/1106408797533339649 

Julia Ioffe

@juliaioffe

Can we publicize the fact that he cited your father and your friend, Candace Owens, as inspiration? https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1106406797051600897 

254 people are talking about this

John Cusack

@johncusack

Fuck that pathological liar /criminal https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/1106408797533339649 

Julia Ioffe

@juliaioffe

Can we publicize the fact that he cited your father and your friend, Candace Owens, as inspiration? https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/1106406797051600897 

John Cusack

@johncusack

The only way democracy survives him – is if he rots in prison
Let’s get on with it https://twitter.com/johncusack/status/1106409736025456640 

John Cusack

@johncusack

Fuck that pathological liar /criminal https://twitter.com/juliaioffe/status/1106408797533339649 

404 people are talking about this

Cusack clearly suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome. There’s no way around it.

A person in their sane mind does not wish a duly-elected president sent to prison unless a notable crime has been committed.

In Trump’s case, obviously, nothing bad has been done. Heck, there isn’t even any proof of Russia collusion – not that that would even be a crime.

What a mess.

Of Unborn Sea Turtles and Unborn Human Beings

H/T BarbWire.

We have our priorities out of wack you can murder an unborn baby yet you can not harm an unborn turtle.

Kill an unborn baby you get applauded kill and unborn turtle you go to prison. WTF?

Proverbs 6:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

You can not get any more innocent blood than the blood of a baby.

One of the things the Bible teaches is the total depravity of unredeemed man. “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Romans 3:10). If enough people believe the lies of the devil, eventually their entire culture becomes depraved.

Witness what happened last week in Miami Beach, Florida. There, a 41-year-old woman – her motive is unknown – was spotted stomping on the nest of a sea turtle, and jabbing at it with a wooden stake. She was summarily arrested and charged with the crime of “turtle egg molestation or harassment.”

Sea turtle eggs have been welcomed in life and protected in law since 1973 when they found shelter under the Endangered Species Act. Paradoxically, 1973 was the very same year in which abortion was “legalized” by the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

A sea turtle egg is an unborn sea turtle. A “fetus” is an unborn human being. Thus, in a monstrous act of utter depravity, unborn sea turtles gained the full legal protection of the law in the same year in which unborn human beings lost theirs.

I do not know what penalties the sea turtle woman faces, but I do know that Planned Parenthood receives $500 million a year, dollars yanked by force from your wallet and mine, to kill unborn babies. They kill these babies by pulling their limbs off one by one while they are in the womb and then disposing of them as medical waste, the moral equivalent of stomping on them and jabbing them with stakes.

Speaking of the sea turtle, the Miami Beach police said, “thankfully, it appears the eggs were not damaged.” The same can’t be said for unborn babies.

This is not at all to say that we should urge people to go around destroying the nests of sea turtles. No, quite the opposite. We shouldn’t stomp on turtle eggs or skewer them with stakes. But we shouldn’t do that to unborn babies either.

If you need one singular illustration of America’s descent into moral darkness, this is it. The bottom line: kill unborn sea turtles, go to jail. Kill unborn babies, get rich.

May God convict us of our cruel inhumanity, reduce us to weeping for our sins, forgive us, renew us, and restore us. In Jesus’ name.

Thanks to Democrats, Most Dangerous Place in America is the Womb

H/T BarbWire.

Proverbs 6:16-17 King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

You can not get more innocent blood than the blood of a baby.

There is a growing dichotomy in America between right and wrong. There is one sector in America that seems to believe that they do not have to abide by the Constitution, laws or ethics to accomplish whatever they want to do. On the other side are those who try to uphold the Constitution, laws and ethics but are accused and blamed for even the slightest hint of anything wrong by the first side who lives by doing wrong.

I’m not talking about criminals versus law-abiding citizens. Rather, I’m speaking about Democrats and conservatives.

Barack Obama violated the US Constitution when he instructed then Attorney General Eric Holder to not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, a full year before the Supreme Court gutted the act.

Barack Obama violated the US Constitution when he opted to not fully enforce federal immigration laws because only Congress can change a law that originated and was passed by Congress.

Barack Obama violated the US Constitution when he made multiple changes to the Affordable Care Act since it also originated in and was passed by Congress.

Barack Obama violated the US Constitution when he bypassed Congress to free funds and a weapons sale to Egypt’s terrorist regime the Muslim Brotherhood, after Congress had frozen the assets and sale of F-16 fighter jets.

The Obama administration interfered with the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private unsecured email server for official State Department business, which clearly constitutes obstruction of justice.

The list goes on and on, but realize that nothing was done about Obama’s many violations and only now is Trump’s DOJ and some Republicans pursuing the issue of obstruction of justice in the Clinton email issue.

Yet, Democrats and the sewagestream media are busy pointing fingers of blame at President Donald Trump for alleged obstruction of justice and other allegedly illegal and dangerous actions – thus, examples of Democratic hypocrisy.

So, consider this issue.

Democrats are busy declaring their cities, counties and states as sanctuary cities to protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officials. Democrats are intentionally violating federal immigration laws (misdemeanors) and obstructing federal law enforcement officers from performing their duties (felonies).

By protecting illegal aliens, Democrats are ignoring the safety, needs and welfare of the American people. They don’t care that thousands of American citizens are victimized by illegal gang members, criminals and those who are addicted to the illegal drugs that are brought across the border by many illegals.

In fact, consider this hypocrisy – Democrats are complaining about the opioid epidemic and trying to lay all of the blame on the legal pharmaceutical companies while it has been revealed that the Mexican drug trafficking business makes more money than Walmart.

While Democrats are busy violating laws to protect illegal aliens, they are passing laws that allow for the legal murder of babies up to the moment of birth. Not only are they passing laws to keep abortion legal but are adding infanticide to their list of legalities by allowing a baby who was just born to be killed. In New York, they even lit up the Empire State Building to celebrate the passage of the baby murdering law.

I recently saw a statement saying that one of the most dangerous places to be for any human being here in the United States is in the womb.

Additionally, Democrats oppose the death penalty for convicted murderers, saying it is cruel and inhumane, and yet the brutal dismemberment of a living baby is perfectly humane.

The bottom line is that Democrats protect illegal aliens, of which includes criminals, terrorists and violent gang members, along with convicted murderers and then turn around and celebrate their ability to openly murder innocent unborn babies, even at the time of birth.

And these are people that want to run America!

Politics Louisiana abortion law: Fury as Democratic governor says he will sign bill banning terminations into law

H/T Yahoo News.

It is good to see Governor John Bel Edwards(D-LA)standing up for the unborn instead of just wanting to murder them.

Politics

Louisiana abortion law: Fury as Democratic governor says he will sign bill banning terminations into law

Missouri’s last abortion clinic says it may lose its license this week

H/T CBSNews.

It is good to hear Murder Inc AKA Planned Parent Hood maybe going out of business in Missouri.

St. Louis, Missouri — The last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri says it expects to be shut down this week, effectively ending legal abortion in the state.

In a statement Tuesday, Planned Parenthood said Missouri’s health department is “refusing to renew” its annual license to provide abortion in the state. If the license is not renewed by May 31, Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1973 when Roe v. Wade was decided.

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit requesting a restraining order against the state, hoping to restore the license and avoid service disruption. A circuit court judge will hear arguments on Wednesday.

Planned Parenthood would still be able to provide non-abortion health services for women in Missouri.

Planned Parenthood said it plans to sue the state “in order to try to keep serving Missouri women.”

“This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is a real public health crisis,” said Dr. Leana Wen, president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Lisa Cox, a spokesperson for The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, told CBS News on Tuesday morning via email that Planned Parenthood’s license was “under review,” and did not respond to additional questions.

Representatives for Planned Parenthood told CBS News that the upcoming deadline follows weeks of back-and-forth with state health officials.

On May 20, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services notified Planned Parenthood of three issues that could impact license renewal, according to documents reviewed by CBS News and provided by Planned Parenthood.

On May 22, Planned Parenthood said it would address two of them: adjusting who at the clinic provided the state-mandated counseling and adding an additional pelvic exam for abortion patients.

But it said a third request was out of its control. According to Planned Parenthood, the health department said it was investigating “deficient practices,” and needed to interview seven physicians who provide care at the clinic. Planned Parenthood said it could offer interviews only with two who are its employees. The other five physicians working at the facility are residents in training and not employed by Planned Parenthood, a spokesperson for the clinic said via email on Tuesday. The state has indicated that the result of those interviews could be “board review” in addition to “criminal proceedings,” the spokesperson said. The medical residents declined to be interviewed for the state’s investigation.

In its letter, the Department of Health wrote that it could not “complete our investigation until it interviews the physicians involved in the care provided in the potential deficient practices,” and that “the investigation needs to be completed and any deficiencies resolved before the expiration of [the clinic’s] license on May 31, 2019.”

Dr. Colleen McNicholas, a Planned Parenthood physician in St. Louis, said the agency hasn’t shared details of the investigation or the potential concerns. She expected to be interviewed by the health agency Tuesday afternoon, an apparent compromise from the state, which had initially requested that interviews be conducted in a specific order with other physicians going first.

“We are 100 percent committed to the best care that we can provide for patients. So certainly if there is an issue with the care we’re providing we want to know about it,” she said. “We want to be able to address that. But we can’t do that when we’re being attacked.”

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A clinic escort outside Planned Parenthood in St. Louis, Missouri.CBS NEWS

In 2019, six states — including Missouri — have passed laws banning virtually all abortions. In each case, the laws have not yet been enacted and face court challenges.

But now it appears Missouri would be losing its last clinic as a result of state regulations, not a new law.

Clinics that can’t comply with the regulations may be forced to shut their doors, something that happened to several clinics in Missouri when the state began requiring pelvic exams for medical abortions, a method administered by pill, according to McNicholas.

Although Planned Parenthood, in this year’s negotiations with the state, agreed to administer an extra pelvic exam for surgical abortions, the group wouldn’t budge on pill-administered ones.

“When I say an unnecessary pelvic exam what I mean is that the state is forcing me to put my fingers in somebody’s vagina when it is totally medically irrelevant,” McNicholas said. “That is really bordering on harassment… I am really proud of our clinicians for taking a stand and saying you know we just won’t do that to patients.”

In 2008, Missouri had 5 abortion clinics.

“This a chilling warning for all of us that we are in a public health crisis,” said Dr. Wen in an email to CBS News.

“Today it’s Missouri, tomorrow it could be all of America.”

Abortion-Loving Democrat Party Cancels Fundraiser for Pro-Life Democrat — They are Fully the Party of Death

H/T Godfather Politics.

The pro-abortion DemocRats are driving the pro-life DemocRats from the party just like the leftist DemocRats did the Blue Dog DemocRats.

The Abortion-loving Democrat Party has canceled a fundraiser for a Democrat Congressman who is openly pro-life, proving that the party is 100 percent the party of death.

The cancellation proves that you cannot value human life AND be a Democrat at the same time.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.) canceled a planned fundraiser for fellow Illinois Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski because he is one of the last Democrats who is openly pro-life.

Bustos bowed to pressure from hate-filled, death-loving progressives who were furious that the party would support anyone who loves babies.

The DCCC chair would not explicitly say that Lipinski’s fundraiser was cancelled because of his pro-life stance, but her other comments pretty much proved that was the case.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

“I’m proud to have a 100 percent pro-choice voting record and I’m deeply alarmed by the rapidly escalating attacks on women’s access to reproductive care in several states,” Bustos said in a statement released by the DCCC.

“While Congressman Lipinski and I do not agree on women’s reproductive health care, this does not change how I will work as DCCC Chair to protect our big tent Democratic caucus,” she added.

There is other evidence that the party cancelled the fundraiser because Lipinski is pro-life.

WFB added that left-wing activist Marie Newman, who tried and failed to topple Lipinski in the 2018 primaries, stirred the hard-core left-wing against the party for the fundraiser.

During her 2018 campaign, Newman received the endorsement and support of numerous progressive political action committees including EMILY’s List, MoveOn, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. She was quick to criticize Bustos last week when news broke that Bustos would be holding a fundraiser for Lipinski.

“The day after Alabama voted to restrict a woman’s right to choose, it’s shocking the DCCC is fervently supporting a representative who is anti-choice, anti-birth control, and anti-health care for all,” Newman said in a tweet.

After the fundraiser was cancelled, Newman was thrilled.

“It’s wonderful to watch our Democratic party unify over shared values,” Newman tweeted. “Yes, we’re a big tent party, but Rep. Lipinski does not represent the priorities of our community.”

So, let’s recap: The Democrat Party is rejecting one of its own members — who got elected to Congress — because he is not pro-death enough for them and is bowing to the will of a death cult leader — who COULD NOT get elected to Congress.