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In the age of social media, it is important to remember that while you may appear anonymous in your postings, chances are that you can be identified if someone works hard enough. If you handle your postings through Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan, you, might be harder to track, just ask the Democratic National Committee, but most Americans can be tracked down because we aren’t nearly devious enough. So if, in a political cat fight, you accuse a member of the other side of being a child molester, it could go badly for you.

Here’s the facts as laid out in a recently completed jury trial in Cherokee County, Georgia. The Tea Party Patriots and a rival group, the Tea Party Express, were having a tit-for-tat argument as rival political groups are want to do. Mr. James Lyle, the ultimate plaintiff in the case, was the significant other to Amy Kremer, who had left the Patriots and helped the Express get its footing. Lyles and Kremer were in the crosshairs of the Patriots because of supposed theft of email lists, contributor lists and such when Kremer left Patriots. Mr. Lee Martin, an officer of the Patriots, put up a post on Facebook, under a false identity of Dale Butterworth, accusing James Lyle of being a child molester. Butterworth, err Martin, made the accusation that Kremer’s daughter had accused Lyle of abusing her and that Kremer had kicked her own daughter out of the house. “Would you side with a child molester over your own daughter just to keep a roof over your head?” the post of Butterworth, err Martin, read.

It was alleged that the post was only viewable for 20 minutes before Butterworth, err Martin, took it down. The “24 hour rule” about not sending a snarly letter until you’ve had 24 hours to think about it would have been a good idea here.

A general law reminder here: Libel is when something false and damaging about someone is printed, slander is when something false and damaging about someone is spoken. Obviously someone can both slander and libel a person, but in this case, it is libel because it was printed (posted on Facebook).

After a jury trial, the jury returned a $833,000 verdict against Martin AND the Patriots. One of the interesting arguments for the Patriots being liable for Martin’s actions was that the Patriots picked the lawyer for Martin, therefore the Patriots were all in this case. The case may get appealed, as these things are wont to do, so a final decision may be a year away.

But in this age of Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Tinder and Facebook, it is important to recognize that a post, tweet, text or whatever is potentially a libelous act. The length of time it is posted is relevant only for the issues of damages. The longer it remains up, the stronger the damages one can expect. And in  the political realm where people tend not to “forgive and forget”, calling someone a child molester may result in a hefty penalty. 

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Sheila Jackson Lee tells bald-faced lie about AR-15s to mislead her constituents

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Sheila Jackson Lee tells bald-faced lie about AR-15s to mislead her constituents

Reactions to Representative Sheila Jackson Lee’s statement about the AR-15 she supposedly held in her hands have been almost certainly incorrect. Conservatives have said she must be extremely misinformed about firearms to so blatantly mischaracterize them, going so far as to invoke armor-piercing .50 caliber ammunition as the rounds fired by the “scary” weapon.

Many on the right are laughing after she said these rifles weigh as much as 10 moving boxes. They chuckle because they believe she simply lacks the intelligence to properly describe what she allegedly experienced and to confuse a very small round, the .223, with the big daddy round, the .50.

I don’t believe she was being ignorant. I refuse to believe that anyone elected to Capitol Hill can be that unintelligent. Therefore, I firmly believe she is telling these bald-faced lies willfully and with the intention of misleading her constituents for the sake of gun control. She isn’t stupid. She just believes her voters are stupid. That’s the only logical explanation for this:

We must accept that anything spoken by certain Democrats (most of them, in fact) has a high degree of likeliness of being an outright lie. They do not believe in the truth because the truth doesn’t match their agenda.

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Why isn’t ‘Beto’ doing better?

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Gun confiscation is all the rage according to the left, so why isn’t Robert Francis O’Rourke surging in popularity?

According to Robert Francis and his merry band of liberty busters, patriots around the country cannot wait to shred and burn their Modern Day Muskets in a funeral pyre worthy of a Viking princess. AR-15’s are stacking up like cord-wood in Walmart dumpsters or sinking to the depths of lakes everywhere.

Good people are giving up their guns at will because it will have the magical effect of having them disappear from the hand of criminals. Innocent folks are disarming themselves because they know that the miscreants of our society will also do the same.

The inestimable logic of ‘Beto’ O’Rourke

Everyone knows that common sense civil liberties are easily negated by teenagers crying on the tele; that’s the fine print in the Constitution everyone misses. We are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable human rights* [But only if absolutely no one in the country is afraid of anything for at least 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes last] That’s the fear clause that’s tucked in behind commerce, the constitutional Swiss army knife.

One can easily envision people approaching politicians in a restroom to tell them of a lifelong desire to rid themselves of an inalienable human right. Then there are those who dream of a SWAT team to breaking down their door at 3:00 AM to seize their hard-earned property at gunpoint. Even better are those looking forward to a sweet $100 gift certificate in exchange for an $800 Rifle with a $600 optic.

The logic being that when it comes to self-preservation, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Why defend yourself when you can wait a lifetime for the coroner to draw a chalk outline around your lifeless body?

‘Beto’: Let’s confiscate all the guns

In the world of the authoritarian socialist left, taking private property is very much like eating potato crisps – you can’t confiscate just one. Once they taste the visceral thrill of subjugating their political enemies and taking their property they can’t help themselves. The Associated Press has already produced articles on the subject: In gun buyback talk, how do you round up so many weapons? Proceeding from a standpoint that it’s perfectly acceptable to deprive people of their inalienable human rights.

As reported by the Daily Wire, Robert Francis O’Rourke has signaled that he is open to Confiscating ALL Semi-Automatic Firearms. His stated plans include a national buyback program for banned assault weapons and handguns  Since there is no set definition of the term ‘assault weapon’ this could mean anything that could be used as a weapon to assault someone.

These things begin with the what has been demonized the most, then they move on to everything else. The liberty grabbing would start with AR-15’s and as noted in the Daily Wire article, would expand to all semi-automatic firearms. Then they will want all handguns – revolvers included. Then anything else they want to define as being an ‘assault weapon’.

Why isn’t ‘Beto’ doing better?

Thus we return to our central question. According to polling from the national socialist media, supposedly, 90% of the country is fully on board with gun confiscation accompanied with every ancillary control scheme imaginable. Given that supposed environment, a candidate espousing such rhetoric should be soaring in the polls. NRA members should be hoisting the man on their shoulders as a national hero who was willing to speak to what everyone desires.

But that isn’t taking place is it? The innermost statist desires of one Robert Francis O’Rourke have failed to bring him up in the polls. Worse yet, while his comrades of the national socialist left didn’t object to his viewpoint, they haven’t exactly embraced it either.

While Robert Francis did his best to push the Overton window as far as it would go, we are seeing that such things have their limits. Patriots of the pro-liberty right can now point to his actions as undeniable proof of the left’s final solution to the liberty problem. Halting their little game incremental moves in liberty control, to evince a design to reduce the country to absolute despotism. The liberty grabber leftists were able to claim victory in Colt temporarily stopping production on AR-15’s, leaving only 278 producers of ARs, but they will take any victory against freedom they can take.

The bottom-line

If everyone in the country, including the estimated 120 – 130 million gun owners, really wanted the government to take private property by force, ‘Beto’ should be doing better, his polling should have a positive upward trend and he should be the talk of the nation.

That isn’t the case. In fact, he has been roundly condemned by his fellow socialists while being inadvertently praised by many on the pro-liberty right. The exact opposite of what would have been predicted by the polling data.

This is clearly a case where most people have finally seen that the left has dropped the mask and has gone full authoritarian. Gun confiscations are just one manifestation, but it is giving everyone pause on just who they people truly are with the exposition of their extremist views. This is why we are answering NO on any more erosion of our inalienable human rights. This is why we are rejecting their socialist national agenda.

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Could President Trump establish a real Iran Nuclear Deal?

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Could President Trump establish a real Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran is in trouble. They’re desperate. They’re lashing out against the world in an effort to get attention and, somehow, turn the tide on their economic woes. But while they posture to present a stance of strength, most of the world realizes their strength is only on the surface. Their bank accounts, infrastructure, and economic stability are all dwindling as their people begin feeling the pain.

This can all end. They just have to play with the rest of the world as a mature nation should. They can fix their internal problems while still quietly plotting their caliphate. All they need to do is come to the negotiating table with the United States leading talks to put together a real nuclear deal that will permanently prevent them from ever acquiring or building a nuclear arsenal. This part of the negotiations must be non-negotiable.

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson noted, the world needs a new Iran Nuclear Deal and President Trump is the right person to get it done.

Boris Johnson calls for new Iran nuclear deal, says Trump is the ‘one guy’ to get it done

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/boris-johnson-calls-new-iran-nuclear-deal-says-trump-one-n1057541British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called for a new nuclear deal with Iran, saying President Donald Trump is the “one guy” who can broker a better accord.

Johnson chided the “many defects” of the Obama-era agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear ambitions but said he thinks there is “logic” in having an agreement in place.

“Let’s do a better deal,” Johnson said in an interview with “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, his only with an American network. “I think there’s one guy who can do a better deal … and that is the president of the United States. I hope there will be a Trump deal.”

The Trump administration officially withdrew from the 2015 nuclear pact, known as the JCPOA, last year.

Johnson’s comments come amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran after a recent attack on a major Saudi Arabian oil facility. Two U.S. officials familiar with intelligence assessments told NBC News last week that the strike originated geographically from Iranian territory.

The prime minister said the United Kingdom was “virtually certain” Iran was behind the Sept. 14 oil field attack.

To Johnson’s point, President Trump has demonstrated an ability to broker deals very quickly. His administration has put together a series of deals with Mexico and Central American nations to stem the flow of migrants crossing the U.S. border. His USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA, came out of nowhere to surprise everyone with how quickly the agreement was reached. Japan, South Korea, and Australia have all been part of mutually beneficial deals made in the President’s first term.

Perhaps his ability to make deals quickly stems from his willingness to leave bad deals every faster. NAFTA, the original Iran Nuclear Deal, TPP, and the Russian nuclear treaty were all withdrawn from in the first half of the President’s term.

Iran is unwilling to negotiate with the United States, but as international support erodes and their options dwindle, they may have no choice, It would be a huge feather in the President’s cap if he can negotiate a real end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

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