California to Lead the Way in Expanding Red Flag Laws
- By Bob Adelmann - The New American
Unless California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoes them by Sunday, all nine gun control bills presently sitting on his desk will become law.
Two of the most pernicious and dangerous concern expansions of the state’s already unconstitutional red flag laws, and illustrate the dangers of passing any such laws in the first place. Once enacted politicians then find it easier to expand definitions to make them more draconian in their impact on precious rights. It isn’t hard to imagine a time in the very near future when red flag laws, all by themselves, will enable the complete disarmament of every law-abiding citizen in the country.
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What's Really in the USMCA?
- By Christian Gomez - The New American
The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is intended to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. As The New American has previously covered (here, here, and here), there are many problems with the USMCA that outweigh any potential economic benefits — mainly how it would erode America’s national sovereignty in favor of regional integration. Congressional Democrat lawmakers, who enjoy a majority in the House of Representatives, have not introduced implementation legislation to approve the agreement, a year after its initial text was first made public on the website of the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on October 1, 2018. However, the once seemingly intransigent Democrats are now starting to make indications that they’ve arrived at, or are at the very least close to reaching, a consensus with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, after a year of back-and-forth negotiations.
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Northeast Syria: A Beacon of Religious Freedom that Deserves Our Protection
- By Travis Weber & Arielle Del Turco - Family Research Council
Turkey just announced its plan to attack one of the few oases of religious freedom in the Middle East -- and it is doing so after President Trump began withdrawing U.S. troops from a part of northeast Syria.
Yet backing out of Northeast Syria is a betrayal of our friends and allies, a disavowal of our values, and will work against our long-term interests in the region. It could also lead to the death and displacement of thousands of religious minorities who have found protection under the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
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Gov. McMaster Using Federal Lobbyists to Help Get I-73 Funding, Records Show
- By Rick Brundrett - The Nerve
A lobbying firm hired by Gov. Henry McMaster at $15,000 a month to help get federal disaster funding also has been working on the controversial Interstate 73 project in the state – including a proposed meeting with President Donald Trump, newly released records from the Governor’s Office show.
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Judicial Watch Court Victory: Ruling Strikes Down California's Attempt to Require Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns
- By Judicial Watch
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal judge had enjoined a California law requiring presidential candidates to publicly disclose their tax returns. The injunction had been requested by Judicial Watch, President Trump, and other challengers to the law.
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Anti-Religion Group Rains on Court's Parade of Forgiveness
- By David Closson - Family Research Council
Earlier this week, the nation watched a remarkable series of events unfold in a Dallas courtroom. After a closely watched trial, former police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murdering Botham Jean, a twenty-six-year-old African American accountant who was eating ice cream when she shot and killed him. The off-duty police officer believed she had entered her own apartment and that Jean was a burglar.
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HB481 Ruling No Surprise
- By Christian Newswire
NORCROSS, Ga. -- Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) President Ricardo Davis said Wednesday he was not surprised that a federal court has temporarily blocked HB481 from going into effect January 1, 2020.
"We've seen this story play out in Georgia and across the country when there are any attempts to restrict or totally ban abortions," Davis said. "Those who don't respect the sanctity of human life are very effective in using the courts to ensure the killing continues."
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