Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,270
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 59%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: tyranny

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • North Carolina mom begins serving jail sentence for baptizing daughter

    02/17/2018 3:36:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2018 |
    A North Carolina mom started serving a week-long jail sentence for having her daughter baptized, according to reports. The 2016 baptism at St. Peter’s Catholic Church when the girl was 2 years old defied a judge’s order in a custody battle between unmarried couple, Kendra Stocks and Paul Schaaf, who are no longer together.
  • Mueller Worked with Lerner to Target Tea Party

    02/17/2018 8:59:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    American ^ | February 17, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just when you thought the Deep State swamp couldn't get any murkier and the stench any more repugnant, we are reminded by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton in a Feb. 13 tweet of how Robert Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to target Tea Party and other groups in the run-up to the Obama re-election campaign: @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to try to prosecute the very groups Obama IRS was suppressing. Another reason I don't trust Mr. Mueller – or the FBI! @JudicialWatch lawsuit uncovered how Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS...
  • NJ governor promises fast movement on gun control bills

    02/14/2018 12:46:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | Chris Eger
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stood behind his pre-election campaign promises on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion with gun control advocates and fellow Democrat, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald. (Photo: New Jersey Governor’s office)Democrat Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s new governor, made it clear this week he is onboard with turning a number of gun control proposals into the Garden State’s newest gun control laws. Murphy, elected on a platform that included “getting tough” on guns, gathered with like-minded advocates at the Betty and Milton Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill to talk about “combatting gun violence” through a series...
  • TOM FITTON: Mueller FBI Implicated in Lois Lerner IRS Scandal – Robert Mueller Cannot be Trusted

    02/04/2018 11:35:35 AM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/31/2018 | christina laila
    SHUT IT DOWN. Robert Mueller was involved in many scandals during his time as FBI Director from 9/4/2001-9/4/2013. From the Uranium One scandal to the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, he cannot be trusted to uncover Obama FBI/DOJ abuses targeting President Trump, says Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton. “One of the things we uncovered in investigating the IRS scandal in getting documents Congress couldn’t get and didn’t want to get was that the Justice Department was working with Lois Lerner’s FBI to prosecute the very groups that Lois Lerner was suppressing through the IRS,” Fitton said. “So think about this, the...
  • Obama Appointed FISA Court Judges Involved in Numerous Questionable and Controversial Actions

    02/04/2018 11:17:33 AM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama team’s actions with the FISA Court were not just corrupt – they were criminal! Now his appointed judges are in the news for suspect deep state actions. The FISA Court was put in place in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The Court sits in Washington D.C., and is composed of eleven federal district court judges who are designated by the Chief Justice of the United States. Each judge serves for a maximum of seven years and their terms are staggered to ensure continuity on the Court. In addition, the entire FISA court in...
  • Judicial Watch: New Docs Reveal DOJ, IRS, FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opponents

    01/31/2018 10:51:23 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 80 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 2015 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • The Russia ‘Fake News’ Scare Is All About Chilling Speech

    01/25/2018 9:35:28 AM PST · by mojito · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/25/2018 | David Harsanyi
    ...It didn’t take long for a report to emerge claiming that Russian-sponsored Twitter accounts and bots were the real driving force behind the viral call for the release of the memo. Without worrying about the veracity of this convenient claim, all the usual suspects giddily spread the story across social media — probably because they have such a deep reverence for truth in the Era of Trump. The report also prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff, both Democrats, to pull out every fearmongering catchphrase available to demand that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg perform...
  • Is Twitter shutting down #releasethememo

    01/19/2018 9:12:12 PM PST · by Liberty4California · 42 replies
    1/19/2018 | Kristin
    Twitter war
  • Congressman Matt Gaetz Leads 65 Lawmakers in Push for Release of Intelligence Committee’s FISA Memo

    01/19/2018 5:05:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 125 replies
    received via email | Jan 19, 2018 | Congressman Matt Gaetz
    Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urging the immediate release of the four-page FISA Memo document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. In the letter, Rep. Gaetz states, “the audience of this document should not be limited to Members of Congress — the American people deserve to know the information it contains.” Cosigners of the letter include: Congressmen Brian Babin (TX-36), Don Bacon (NE-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Andy Biggs...
  • Williams College Students Can Report Each Other for Social Media Comments About Religion or Politics

    01/16/2018 11:28:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 16, 2018 | Robby Soave
    Williams College Students Can Report Each Other for 'Making Comments on Social Media' About Religion or Politics Bias incident reporting system undermines the very point of having a university. Williams College is one of at least 100 campuses with a system in place for students to report each other for saying or doing something slightly offensive. These trivially disturbing occurrences are known as "bias incidents"—and at Williams, virtually anything could qualify. According to the Massachusetts college's website, "name-calling and stereotyping" are examples of bias. Telling a joke that draws its humor from a stereotype is also wrong. Students shouldn't use...
  • ICE arrests 22 in Chicago area during 3-day operation targeting criminal aliens and fugitives

    01/10/2018 2:45:38 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CHICAGO — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 22 criminal aliens and immigration violators in Illinois’ Cook and Lake counties during a three-day enforcement action, which ended Monday. During this operation, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Illinois cities and towns: Chicago (9), Cicero (4), Hoffman Estates (1), Palatine (4), Park City (1), Rolling Meadows (2) and Round Lake Beach (1). All those arrested were men between the ages of 20 and 53. Aliens arrested during this operation are from the following five countries: Ecuador (1), Honduras (2), Mexico...
  • The Constitution Does What it Was Written To Do — Expand Government Power

    01/09/2018 2:49:30 PM PST · by Mafe · 61 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | January 9, 2018 | Eric Peters
    A great many people – especially conservatives – reverence the Constitution, consider that it has been abused and that if only the doctrines expressed within were revived and respected, all would be well with America again. This, of course, is a kind of children’s bedtime story – and approximates reality to about the same degree as the story of the Three Little Pigs. The Constitution was peddled and imposed on us by men like Alexander Hamilton, a grasper after power who very openly loathed the ideas expressed by men like Jefferson in his Declaration (and even more so in his...
  • For Undocumented Workers On Vermont Farms, 2017 Was A Year Filled With Anxiety

    01/05/2018 1:43:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Vermont Public Radio ^ | January 5, 2018 | by John Dillon
    An escalation in immigration enforcement over the past year has brought a new level of anxiety for the several thousand migrant farm workers living in Vermont. For the first time since 2010, arrests and detentions by the U.S. Border Patrol increased in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York last year. The workers – many of them undocumented – are critically important to the state’s farm economy. To give you a sense of how important, consider that twice a year the Mexican government comes to a Vermont farm community to help hundreds of its citizens with financial and legal advice,...
  • Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

    12/31/2017 6:45:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31 December 2017
    Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. Sites that do not remove “obviously illegal” posts could face fines of up to €50 million (£44.3 million; $60 million). The law gives the networks 24 hours to act after they have been told about lawbreaking material. Social networks and media sites with more than two million members will fall under the law’s provisions. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the law’s main focus, but it is also likely to be applied to Reddit, Tumblr and...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Shares The 10 Times The Intel Community Ran Amok

    12/28/2017 6:50:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 28, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Since the 2016 election, the intelligence community has been under greater scrutiny—and for good reason. The leaks emanating from this cadre of professionals in D.C. was not exposing government malfeasance from the Trump administration, but classified information that was putting America’s national security interests at stake. It seemed to have been done to hamstring a new administration. As apolitical operatives, this was not their job. If you can’t handle working under a new administration, then resign. Leaking to undercut the Trump presidency because you’re sore about Hillary Clinton losing is not an act of patriotism. Former investigative journalist for CBS...
  • THALES: Turning Empathy Into a Weapon, How Social Justice Fights Dirty

    12/20/2017 5:18:09 PM PST · by x1stcav · 3 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/20/17 | Thales
    Social Justice is often driven through shame, through a certain desire to appear moral, righteous, and proper to others. If a truth is unpleasant, if it doesn’t sound good rhetorically, it must be dispensed with for sake of appearances, to avoid being publicly shamed as a bad person. This is a concept I’ve long referred to as “Weaponized Empathy,” for this is a tactic that uses empathy as a political bludgeon to shame you into compliance with someone else’s agenda. The common pop-culture argument for why women “make 77 cents on the dollar” is that women are being discriminated against....
  • Judicial Watch seeks to uncover secret Lois Lerner testimony

    12/19/2017 9:14:39 AM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | 12/19/2017 | thomas lifson
    The weaponization of the IRS to suppress the organization of conservative nonprofits when the tea party movement was in full bloom, remains an open sore on our democratic political system. The weight of the most feared agency of the federal government was used to suppress a political movement. Despite the payment of millions of taxpayer dollars to groups that were prevented from getting their status approved because their politics were disagreeable to the incumbent president and his supporters in the federal bureaucracy, the damage cannot be undone, and the perpetrators have suffered no judicial consequences. Los Lerner, the point woman...
  • Delaware Supreme Court Sums Up Entire Gun Debate In Ruling

    12/18/2017 7:36:19 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 18 Dec, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    It’s not often that a court captures a debate perfectly in a sentence or two. After all, most debates are complex things that require layers of discussion. However, the Delaware State Supreme Court just lowered the boom on restrictions that kept lawfully owned and carried firearms out of state parks. In the process, they summed up what we’ve been saying for years regarding firearms and gun control laws. The Superior Court earlier upheld the ban based on the “important governmental objective of keeping the public safe from the potential harm of firearms in state parks and forests,” The Court did...
  • Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex

    12/17/2017 2:38:43 PM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/28/17 | Rupert Darwall
    Rupert Darwall is a strategy consultant and policy analyst. He read economics and history at Cambridge University and subsequently worked in finance as an investment analyst and in corporate finance before becoming a special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written extensively for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and is the author of the widely praised "The Age of Global Warming: A History" (2013). Climate change was political long before Al Gore first started talking about it. In Green Tyranny, Rupert Darwall...
  • Philly City Council Approves Bill Banning Bulletproof Glass From Shops

    12/15/2017 4:09:51 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 86 replies ^ | 12 December 2017 | Chris Menahan
    The Philadelphia City Council voted 14-3 on Thursday to pass a bill allowing the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections to ban shop owners from protecting themselves and their employees with bulletproof plexiglass. Philadelphia 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass, who sponsored the bill, said previously that having to see plexiglass represents an "indignity" to her constituents.