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… Why China is a Problem [#legitimacy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 18th,2017

.. it is still that simple — China is a totalitarian nation , one that is run by the Communist Party . It is a central fact that cannot be ignored ..

.. anyone who does business of any kind in the P.R.C. has to understand that . There is no effective ” rule of law ” in China . To protect one ‘ s rights , one has to negotiate contracts very , very carefully . To wit , you have to make sure that your rights are protected by a third party [arbitration] , or by the courts of athird party nation , such as the U.S. , Britain , OR Australia , for example ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com/Finance]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. so , what do you do ? Move very carefully is one way to handle it . Another is to not do business in the P.R.C. at all . The latter is the course that I would choose ..

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… Do those Gun Grabbers ever Learn [#abuse of power][#Social Security payee][#guns]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 5th,2017

.. you would figure that the gun grabbers in the ObamaCrap Administration would learn . They keep finding novel manuveurs in the law in order to further their agenda to take guns away from law – abiding Americans ..

.. but this ? this is really sick ..

.. People make use of representative payees in order to protect themselves when they are older . It does not entitle the government to go on a gun – grabbing expedition just because they have aradical agenda that they want to enact . If they have the support in Congress , then pass a law . If they do not , then quit playing around with people ‘ s constitutional rights …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. the Bill of Rights was designed [as a group] to protect the rights of the individual . In the case of the 9th and the 10th Amendments , it does so through their home states . The 2nd Amendment is itself an individual right . It was designed and written to protect an individual ‘ s right to own [keep] and utilize and possess [bear] arms …

.. so , keep your damn hands off of our damn firearms !! …

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.. the D.A. has a Serious Problem [#Bill Cosby case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,December 18th,2016

.. and it is his testimony in the now – dismissed civil case against now – disgraced comedian Bill Cosby ..

.. normally , when a civil case is filed against a defendant who is charged with criminal charges , the civil case is put on hold . The chief reason is the defendant ‘ s testimony — it cannot be compelled in the criminal case , while it can be [if called] in the civil one. It is extraordinary unusual for the civil case to come first ..

.. in this case , it did — by a decade . That presents a problem . Why ? ..

.. Cosby , as expected , testified in the civil case . His testimony was required by the rules of the road . An important issue — he did not expect for there to be a criminal case [or charges] related to the woman involved . However , that has now changed ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. in order to get Cosby to testify in the civil case [without exerting his 5thAmendment rights against self – incrimination] , the old D.A. apparently made a ” deal . ” His ” deal ” was an act that [I believe] has given Bill Cosby what is known as ” use immunity . ” Use immunity protects a potential defendant against [except perjury , for lying in court] anything that the defendant has said in his immunized testimony ..

.. Oops ..

.. I believe that Bill Cosby is a louse . He has sexually assaulted many women . However , there is the statute of limitations , which protects louses like Cosby if criminal charges are not brought within a specific period of time after a criminal act has been committed . So , in this case , Cosby should not be tried . The ex – D.A. in effect made a deal , thus screwing over the victim ..

.. also , the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights exist for a reason . Those constitutional rights exist to protect us all . Even scumbag louses like Bill Cosby ..

.. damn scumbag ! ..

.. Damn him ..

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… What I Think : POTUS & Exec Amnesty [#illegal immigration]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 13th,2016

.. let me start first , I am strongly in favour of legal immigration . I am also in favour of a great deal of expansion thereof …

.. however , I believe that our borders must be made as secure as possible , first , before doing so ..

.. then , and only then , can the legalization of illegal immigrants can and / or should be considered …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. this post will deal with the ” amnesty ” issue , first . Can POTUS do so ?? …

.. Yes , barely , but …

.. legally , he can eliminate the criminal liability for the act . That is covered under the pardons & reprieves clause of the Constitution . That act is one that POTUSes have had since the beginning of the Republic ..However , that does not cover the possibility of deportation .

.. The act of deportation is a civil act , not a criminal act . The individual illegal immigrant still carries the civil liability under immigration law for being in the U.S.A. illegally . Thus , they can still be kicked out , even if the criminal liability has been removed by a pardon or reprieve …

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… It is Called Religious Freedom , Oregon [#Sweet Cakes by Melissa]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 17th,2016

.. have those knuckleheads in Oregon gone mad ? …

.. I am afraid that they have . An Administrative Law judge has found against Aaron and Melissa Klein , owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa . As a result , the Kleins could be fined up to $75,000 . Worse yet , the proceeds of the fine could end up being turned over to the so – called lesbians who the Kleins refused to serve …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. what that twit for a judge is forgetting is that there is the U.S. Constitution. Also , do not forget to include the Bill of Rights . The First Amendment includes THE Freedom to practice one ‘ s religion without encumbrance by Congress [or the States]. That freedom trumps sexual orientation law , every time , folks …

.. Every Time ! …

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… We need to Support Pamela Geller [#A.F.D.I.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 9th,2016

.. and her organization , the American Freedom Defense Initiative ..

.. Why ? It is the right thing to do . She has taken some very gutsy stands , and she is courageous . She is willing to make the gutsy call these days that few of us are willing to do ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. also , because of the actions of this psychotic jihadist , Pamela , s life is under serious threat . This British – born jihadist tweeted her home address , home phone number , and her apartment number on their twitter account just a few days ago ..

.. he also attached the hashtag #goForth … Scary , isn’t it !! …

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… Don’t Even Bother [#treaty][#Paris Climate Accords]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 17th,2016

.. Yes , the Donald is a climate change skeptic ..

.. well , to be honest , so am I . The so – called ” Climate Change ” science is a 5 – letter word — F – R – A – U – D ..

.. to be honest , so are many members of the United States Senate ..

.. you would think that the Climate Change crowd would have learned their lesson wiTh the Kyto accords . They were rejected in the Senate 98 to Zero ..

.. evidently not ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. there is not a chance in hell that the Senate will ratify the P.C.A. s …

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… It is POTUS who is the Disgrace [#exec action][#D.A.P.A.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 16th,2016

.. Barack Obama has a duty . He acquired that duty when he became POTUS ..

.. what is it ?? He has an obligation to ” faithfully execute the laws ” as passed by Congress . It is that plain and simple ..

.. in a number of times during his Presidency , he has taken ” exec actions ” that are in complete contravention of his presidential oath . He is thus failing to carryout and execute the laws ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clip ..

.. Dr. Charles Krauthammer is amazing , and he agrees with me . He states that POTUS is in violation of his presidential oath in his actions regarding DAPA . DAPA has no basis in law , none whatsoever . So His Lordship goes ahead and does it anyway …

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… Illinois should have Known Better [#pro life][#conscience clause][#morality]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 10th,2016

.. the state of Illinois should have damn well known better ..

.. Mandated speech . Overriding a conscience clause . Whoops ! ..

.. It violated federal law , for starters . It is covered by the federal supremacy clause , to say the least . Federal law and even OCC have a conscience clause in them . It seems that the state of Illinois forgot that ..

.. also , dummies , remember the U.S. Constitution . Try the 1st Amendment thereof . Yea , that one ! ..

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. people are guaranteed religious freedom in this nation . That damn law sure as hell overrides it ..

.. it will fall in court ! ..

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… Any Climate Change Deal is a Treaty [#US Senate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 5th,2016

.. and , thus is subject to ratification by the U.S. Senate ..

.. why would anyone think that it would be otherwise . It is an international agreement , one that is between two or more nations . The agreement sets out enforceable protocols , goals , and limits for each party [each nation] . So , then what ..

POTUS (pouting)

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the deal is a treaty , plain and simple . It is a treaty , one that is subject to ratification by the US Senate . POTUS cannot find his way around that , whether he likes it or not …

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… Earth to Nutcase [#activist lawfare lawyer]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 26th,2016

.. the university is named Catholic University of America . It is an institution of higher education , dedicated to presentation of in the way of the Catholic faith and based theoreon ….

.. other students are free to worship on the campus . They just need to understand and remember the mission of the Univeristy . …

.. [h/t — Breitbart.com(BigGovernment)]…
.. [link] to the blog news post …

.. the District of Columbia should remember that whatever they may pass in their city ‘ s so – called Human Rights code , the entirety of the people in the District [including the students , faculty , and administration of Catholic University] still have their constitutional rights . Those rights include the Bill of Rights , among which is paramount , the First Amendment ‘ s protection of the Freedom of Religion ….

.. so , guys , back off , or else …

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… Er , No ! [#fight for Religious Liberty in D.C.]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 20th,2016

.. somehow , even being in the Nation ‘ s capital , the D.C. City Council seems to have not gotten the message …t

.. we have constitutional protections to religious freedom [the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights , duh !]…

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news account …

.. what is the City Council doing ? They are trying to force any person or organization [whether they be for – profit or non – profit] to bend to their legal will . Specifically , they want these groups to adopt standards related to sexual orientation in legal and other matters …

.. it repeals an exemption that existed in law for many decades . Now , the city ‘ s Human Rights Act will control affairs , which is even more sweeping an issue regarding sexual orientation . No , bad move . It should not happen . It must not happen . Congress must step in …

.. Congress has a clear power in the Constitution as regards to the government of the Nation ‘ s Seat of Government . Much of the time , especially with Home Rule , Congress stays out of the way . However , there are times that Congress either needs to or must step in . In this case , Congress must step in , whether POTUS likes it or not ….

…it must do so in this case , and edit D.C. law to ensure that individuals and organizations rights are protected in the nation ‘ s capital . It may end up wrapping in gun rights , as regards Palmer v DC as well , if the D.C. City Council does not get its act together and follow the Home Rule Act , as well as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights ….

— [update] — right now , this one is tied up in court . it will be for  some time , though …

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… It is Not Just Protecting One Person ‘ s Speech [#Pamela Geller]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 11th,2016

.. it is protecting that freedom for us all , as a nation ..

.. yes , Pam is a important symbol . Her events are symbolic of why the First Amendment exists : to protect the speech of those that we would normally find controversial , disgusting , or even possibly obscene . Now , though , it enters the real of national security …

.. [h/t — PamelaGeller.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. is I.S.I.L. shooting off its mouth ? Possibly . However , there is no way right now to be absolutely sure . Those goons are more likely now than before to send other ” teams ” after Geller and others willing to stand up for their rights …

.. your damn right that I stand with Pam Geller . I say controversial things , but I also think things through before I say them or post them . So does Pam . I am a long – time fan of hers , and I am glad that she simplified the website name [down to her name] . Now it is much easier to follow and remember . Especially now …

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… Oregon must realize [#freedom of religion]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 7th,2016

.. that people have the constitutional freedom to exercise their religion ..

.. that also includes when they conduct their personal affairs when they run a business . When there is an issue that they do not support and cannot stand , they are free not to support that person , persons , or group . That means they do not have to do business with them . , especially if their action violates their religious beliefs …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog report …

.. we have a Constitution . We also have a Bill of Rights , which is a document which covers protections of our individual rights . Those protections outweigh those of a common law , , or even those of statutory law . So , A statute that covers protection of a person ‘ s sexual orientation des not protect them against someone else does chooses not to serve them , just because it violates their religious beliefs …

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… Executive Amnesty [#tearing at the fabric]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 1st,2016

.. thus sayeth law Professor Jonathan Turley …

.. he nailed POTUS on the head ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

.. ‘ nuff said …

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… What Part of Palmer v DC do those Dummies Not Understand ?!?! [#second amendment rights]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 31st,2016

.. Palmer v DC [and several other cases] made it clear . The residents of D.C. have full 2nd Amendment rights , just like any other citizen of any other state in our Union ..

.. that includes the rights to keep and bear arms [emphasis mine]…

.. the dummies on the D.C. City Council and the D.C. Government seem not to get it . They were ordered to pass a bill to correct legal defects in order to comply with Palmer . They have not done so . Doing what they have done [or , in their case , they have not done] is going to get them into serious trouble …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. one item sure to come is renewed legal action . Palmer is still before the D.C. District Court [and Judge Frederick Schillin] . Atty Alan Gura and the plaintiffs can haul the D.C. Govt back before the judge …

.. what Schillin can do is simple : throw out the new D.C. Gun , bill , and drop the gun restrictions , entirey . Boy , the D.c. government would go hyper over that . So would the ObamaCraps . The Supremes , though , would likely take the case away from the D.C. Circuit , given recent history on Halbig v Burwell …

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… the I.R.S. is Doing What [#secret deal]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 29th,2016

.. you have got to be kidding .

.. making a secret deal is bad enough . Doing it with the anti – religious radicals at the Freedom from Religion Foundation is even worse …

.. What could be even worse ? ..

.. [h/t — pjmedia.com/tattler]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. these two parties working to enforce a blatanly unconstitutional law . That is the definition of worse . The Johnson amendment was a creation of then – Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson . He hated the guts of a number of Texas pastors who were blasting him and his policies . So , he developed a way to work to ” silence ” them . Thus the Johnson Amendment …

.. given the legislative history , and the bill ‘ s intent , it is clearly unconstitutional . It was intended to silence people who had and have every perfect right to speak out in public . Even if they want to politic from the pulpit …. Given past and present practice , the DummyCraps are hardly one to complain about it . They get away with bloody murder every election season , so zip it . Quit complaining about it . Strike the damn amendment …

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… What I Think : Executive Amnesty [#Presidential Acts]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 26th,2016

.. before , I referred to the Presidential act to eliminate the legal liability ..

.. this post is something else …

.. this adds on to what POTUS is proposing to do with his ” Executive Amnesty ” plan …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. what POTUS is proposing to do , in addition to eliminating the legal liability of an individual illegal immigrant , is 1000% illegal and unconstitutional …

.. why ?? ..

.. [-] there is no authorization in the law for the programs that he has created [such as D.A.C.A.] , or others that he wants to create …

.. [-] any funds handled by the government are by definition , federal funds . It does not matter whether they are gathered and collected by taxes or fees …

.. [-] in addition , those fees are also not authorized by law , either …

.. [-] Presidents have explicit and implicit authority in the Constitution . Beyond those powers , however , their powers are extremely limited . Their job is to carry out the laws ” faithfully ” that are passed by Congress and signed by him / her …

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… Why Hide the Side Agreements ?? [#Iran Nuclear Agreement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 8th,2016

.. why ? ..

.. to hide the real details of the agreement from the party that needs to know it most : the U.S. Congress ..

.. the French Parliament is not voting on it . Neither is the British House of Commons . nor is anyone else …

.. [h/t — InvestorsBusinessDaily.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. however , the U.S. Congress is voting on it , both Houses , not just one . It is being voted under the terms of the Corker – Cardin bill , which provides that the action is treated as an executive agreement . It thereby goes ahead unless a resolution of disapproval is vetoed , and the veto is overridden ..

.. Fred Fleitz is right . The Corker – Cardin bill is a fraud . It perverts the United States Constitution , which should be treating this thing as a treaty . Due to His Lordship ‘ s [Obama ‘ s] legal and extralegal pirouettes , it is being treated as an ” executive agreement . ” Which , in this case , has it backwards . POTUS should be seeking votes to approve a treaty  . He is not . He is seeking support , instead , to sustain an expected veto …

.. What is  going on now is even more cowardly . POTUS is seeking even more support  . The question brings up the point : Why is he doing this ? His Lordship has , in effect , lied  to each and every member of the U.S. Congress , in addition to the P5 + 1 group , and , even , ironically , Iran . The added support would allow POTUS and the DemoCraps to filibuster the resolution of disapproval . It is a cowardly act , thus avoiding a full and free vote …

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… The Inherent Right of Self – Defense [#2nd Amendment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 7th,2016

.. comes with it a responsibility ..

.. it means that you carry , use , maintain , and store and secure you weapons properly and safely …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. it also means that your weapon is not a toy . It looks and feels like a toy to a child . Unfortunately , to the irresponsible , you have incidents such as this one in Cleveland . There are times like this that all of society ends up learning these lessons [yet , again] the hard way ….

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… yep , More E – Mail trouble for Miz Hillary [#ap]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 14th,2016

.. except that it gets worse ..

.. this time it is from the Associated Press . Yes , the wire service ..

.. they are only asking for 60 e – mails . Just 60 . But it has taken the bureaucratic dummies at State more than 2 years to even find just a few of them . no , they have not yet found a majority of them , yet …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. except now that the AP is getting pissed , and they have sued under the F.O.I.A. doctrine . With the beefed – up legal doctirine that FOIA has , State must move , and move mush faster ..

.. they had better . The case is now before a federal district judge , and the AP drew a hard case , Richard Leon , a Dubya appointee . Leon is pissed at the State Department , and is taking no crap . He has them on tight deadlines , and will brook no excuses …

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… Another Victory for Gun Rights [#gun sales][#gun purchases]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 30th,2016

.. hopefully ..

.. this case centers on a case out of the 9th Circuit , that came out of a case that was originally dismissed in 2013 . The case revolved around an ordinance in Alameda County, California, which banned gun stores from being located within 500 feet of a residential zone. Three businessmen—John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga, and Gary Gamaz—argued the ordinance violated their Second Amendment rights when they were prevented from opening a gun store. They claimed that the ordinance was intended to keep legal gun dealers from operating in the county.

.. as I understand it , the way the ordinance was written basically would not allow any gun stores at all to be opened in Alameda County . When this happened , the 3 men [who wanted to open a gun store] sued . The district court dismissed the case . To say the least , a 3 – 0 ruling at the appeals level against the County was a shock ..

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the case still has a long way to go . Alameda Cty could well appeal this to the full 9th Circuit , which has over 30 judges . It is also extremely liberal . It is also a question of whether the SCOTUS would even take up the case ..

.. but the first victory is at hand . Now , what will the County do ? How will the State of California react ?? ..

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… Our Nation ‘ s Capital has a Nasty Problem with its Gun Laws [#court case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 30th,2016

.. they keep getting picked apart and rejected ..

.. this time the case is Grace v. D.C. . The plaintiff [Matt Grace] helps represents gun groups in D.C. on behalf of the Pink Pistols , a LGBTQ rights group dedicated to self – defense . Also , they got lucky on the choice of judges . They drew District Judge Richard Leon , who was a George W. Bush appointee . Then , how did the case turn out ?? ..

.. [h/t — VolokhConspiracy.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. for the most part , very well . Judge Leon ruled that D.C. must become a ” shall – issue ” jurisdiction , due to the precedent laid out in the Heller decision ..

The District’s Concealed Carry Scheme Is Likely Unconstitutional . . .

Strict Scrutiny Is Likely the Appropriate Level of Constitutional Scrutiny . . .

Because the Second Amendment’s text places the right to “keep” and to “bear” arms on equal footing, it follows that the right to “bear” arms for self-defense also lies at the core of the Second Amendment’s protections. Indeed, the purpose of the Second Amendment, as articulated by the Supreme Court, supports this conclusion. . . . The need for self-defense is, of course, greater outside the home than it is within it. . . . Furthermore, I note that plaintiffs here are the very type of “law-abiding, responsible citizens” whose Second Amendment rights are entitled to full protection under Heller.

The District’s “Good Reason” Requirement Imposes a Substantial Burden on Core Second Amendment Conduct. . . .

[T]he burden imposed by the statute at issue is [not] as insignificant as that of a “time, place, and manner restrictions” on speech that leave open “ample alternative channels of communication.” . . . Indeed, the requirement’s intended effect is to prohibit the typical citizen from carrying a firearm outside his or her home for several legitimate and constitutionally protected purposes — including when in dangerous neighborhoods, where the need for protection is as undeniable as it is unfortunate, or for self-defense from unanticipated, suddenly arising threats — notwithstanding the fact that he or she can successfully clear a multitude of qualifying hurdles. . . .

The District’s Concealed Carry Scheme Likely Fails Strict Scrutiny. . . .

[T]his Court agrees with defendants that the District’ s interest in public safety is implicated by people carrying guns in public, and certainly more so than when they keep guns within the confines of their homes. But, unfortunately for defendants, it does not automatically follow that the District has a compelling interest in reducing to the greatest extent possible the number of law-abiding, responsible citizens eligible to carry guns in public. Rather, when the District’s pursuit of public safety substantially burdens conduct protected by the Second Amendment, as issuing licenses only in certain self-defense situations does, it must at the very least prove that the policy achieves significant public safety gains and that those gains would not be achieved by a more inclusive licensing policy.

Defendants have failed to meet these criteria, and I am skeptical that they can. They waste much ink on the irrelevant contention that plaintiffs cannot prove that “more guns equals less crime.” In strict scrutiny review, however, defendants bear the burden of justifying their policy. More important still, defendants do not even attempt to explain why the District’s licensing scheme could not be broader and allow for more responsible, law-abiding citizens to obtain concealed carry permits for their legitimate self-defense needs, while simultaneously protecting public safety.

All they offer by way of reasoning is that all guns, even guns carried in self-defense, increase the incentive for criminals to carry guns, or increase the chances for accidents. But as plaintiffs rightly emphasize, “it is ‘not a permissible strategy’ to reduce the alleged negative effects of a constitutionally protected right by simply reducing the number of people exercising the right.”

Rather, the District’s licensing restrictions would only be narrowly tailored to achieve public safety if they were targeted at keeping guns away from the people who are likely to misuse them or situations where they are likely to be misused. On the record before me, I must agree with plaintiffs that defendants are unlikely to be able to show the “good reason” requirement is narrowly tailored to this end. . . .

Although the District’s “good reason” requirement likely does keep guns out of the hands of some people likely to misuse them, it does so only by keeping guns out of the hands of most people. . . . Because the District’s law is likely wholly disproportionate to the public interest it could legitimately serve, there is a strong likelihood plaintiffs will ultimately succeed in showing the law is not narrowly tailored and is, therefore, unconstitutional. . . .

Conclusion

In Heller, the Supreme Court’s unequivocally asserted that “the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.” The District’s understandable, but overly zealous, desire to restrict the right to carry in public a firearm for self-defense to the smallest possible number of law-abiding, responsible citizens is exactly the type of policy choice the Justices had in mind.

Because the right to bear arms includes the right to carry firearms for self-defense both in and outside the home, I find that the District’s “good reason” requirement likely places an unconstitutional burden on this right. Accordingly, I hereby GRANT plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction and enter an order that enjoins the District of Columbia from denying concealed carry licenses to applicants who meet all eligibility requirements other than the “good reason” requirement. . . .

Of course, I doubt that this will be the courts’ last word on the subject; I expect the decision will be stayed pending appeal to the District of Columbia Circuit, and from there it may well reach the Supreme Court, especially if the District of Columbia Circuit agrees that the D.C. carry restriction is unconstitutional. What will happen at the Supreme Court of course likely depends on what will happen in the political process in the next six months.

.. the District has a real problem . They will obviously want to appeal this one to the D.C. Appeals Court , which will give them precious time [and a presidential election] to stop it . However , the SCOTUS may well step in and take the case away from the appeals court , as it has done in several cases , recently ..

.. so , there is hope in D.C. for gun rights !! …

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… What in the Hell is the Charlotte Observer thinking ?? [#editorial][#transgender issue][#school bathroom][#school lockerroom]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 25th,2016

.. indeed ..

.. here is the link to the editorial from the Charlotte Observer , regarding the transgender issue . It states , roughly , that students must get used to seeing genitalia of the opposite gender / sex in their locker room , whether they like it or not . Are they insane ?? ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. a bathroom , a lockerroom , both are private places . We go there to ” go to the can . ” In the other case , we go there to change our clothes into gym clothes , or to shower , clean up , and get dressed and return to our regular street clothes . It is just that , aa private ce . It is not a place that should be invaded by transgenders ..

.. Someone may be ” transitioning into trangender status . ” However , they have not had the surgeries needed to change their sex . Once they do , then they can get their birth certificate changed . Then you use the locker room of your new sex ..

.. Not before !! ..

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… The Way that the Left Tramples Free Speech [#political chalking][#depaul univ]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 27th,2016

.. the loonies got pissed when the Right fought back . The Conservatives on DePaul University ‘ s campus decided to fight back in Campaign 2016 . They wanted to make their message heard ..

.. so they went for political chalking on the DePaul University campus . And they did so in a very big way . So THE radical left got pissed .Very Pissed . ..

political chalking (depaul university)

.. the VP for Student Affairs basically banned all political chalking all over the campus ..

.. [h/t — TruthREvolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. huh ? Has DePaul U. forgotten about the 1st Amendment ?? ..

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… Miz Hillary is Damned [#F.B.I. interview]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 20th,2016

.. sooner or later ,  the F.B.I. is going to call her in for an interview . I also think that it will not be long for that interview to take place..

.. sheis damned if she does , and she is damned if she does not.Why ?? ..

..if she ” takes the5th , ” her dream of becming the first female POTUS will just about be over. The F.B.I. will likely leak the news out of her claim , if her campaign does not do it first . That claim will do grave damage to her chances . Her chances will not be over , though. But , her campaign will be gravely wounded ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. if she does not , then the Bureau will squarely have her in their cross – hairs . She has lied so many times to so many people …. she cannot possibly keep all of her fibs straight . And for each one ..

.. perjury , or lying to federal investigators , is a felony , punishable by 5 years in prison , and at least a $50k fine [at a minimum]..

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… Earth to Oregon [#religious freedom]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 6th,2016

.. people ‘ s constitutional rights come before state law , dummies …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news post // video segment …

.. Aaron and Melissa Klein co – own Sweet Cakes by Melissa . They are under fire because they are conservative Christians . They do not believe in so – called – same – sex marriage ceremonies . They do , like many of us , believe that marriage is the union between one man and one woman …

.. Well , that state panel is threatening to fine them up to $150k . Yes , that much , folks . Just for standing up for their religious beliefs ….

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… Emory University has a Real Problem [#free speech][#US Constitution]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 30th,2016

.. Emory University has a real problem on its hands . The usual campus ‘ radicals ” are running wild , trying to bring pressure on the school to achieve their usual pet causes . They are also bring more pressure on the school . They want to act to crush any and all campus opposition to their agendas . However , they have a much bigger problem than they realize ..

.. It is legal . It is also constitutional . It is also moral . And those dummies [both the Administration and the radicals] had better wake up ..

.. Emory ” allows ” political speech by the act of those chalk drawings . Admittedly , it is a bit odd . But , they do allow it . As a result , they have to play fair to all sides . I repeat , to ALL sides . That includes the chalk drawing trump 2016conservatives , as well ..

.. [h/t — Reason.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. if they allow these drawings , then play fair . Also , no retaliation . None whatsoever . If there is retaliation , especially , there will be repercussions . Most likely , financial . But not just to the University , though . The individuals and groups will be nailed , as well ..

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… The Good Guys Strike Back [#SCOTUS][#exec overreach]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,February 25th,2016

.. POTUS  acts as if he is a power unto himself . He is  so damn arrogant that he does not seem to realize that there are limits to executive power . POTUS is not , as the Latinos call it , a caudillo , whose own word is law . He is a law unto himself . Un – uh . Our nation and our Constitution do not work that way ..

.. POTUS is the head of the Executive Branch . He / she is the head of one of three co – equal branches . If one branch [the Executive] starts to get too big for their britches , then one or both of the other two branches can and will strike back ..the blog post …

.. In this case , it is SCOTUS who has struck back , and handed the E.P.A. a stunning loss . It still applies , even with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. The E.P.A. has proposed what is known as the ” CleaN Power Plan . ” The plan is nothing more than a gigantic gross regulatory overreach into al of our lives . It also allows the OC to implement their Climate change plans by stealth , anD NOT BY LAW . wEll , the courts are having nothing of it .>

.. SCOUTS saw this COMing . It also saw a OC – stuffed dc appeals circuit that ould play aournd with the plan so that Scotus COULD not get its hands on it . WEll ,, SCOTUS saw right thru that stunt , and slapped down the D.C. Circuit , as well as the O.C. ..

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… Why the Second Amendment is Needed and Necessary [#Ferguson , Mo]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 26th,2016

.. because of the way in which the civil disturbances and riots in Ferguson have been mishandled …

.. more so , how the businessman and businesswoman have been totally screwed over by the system , and their safety and property has not been properly protected …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. the common citizen has had to take his / her own civil defense into their own hands …

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