Monday, April 15, 2013

Second Amendment - #4469 - U.S. Agencies Join War Against Gun owners, Washington Times (2) Top 10 Tax Hikes in New Obama Budget - Human Events (3) VIDEO: RNC Passing Resolution to Shut down Common Core - Illinois Review (4) 10 of Most Shocking Allegations in Gruesome 'House of Horrors - That Was Kermit Gosnell's Abortion Clinic -

U.S. Agencies Join War Against Gun Owners - Washington Times - America’s gun owners are under siege on virtually all fronts. Congress is after us, and so are governors such as New York’s Andrew Cuomo and Maryland’s Martin O'Malley. They must think that when they run for the Democratic presidential nomination, a strong anti-gun stance will help them with left-wing primary voters. It doesn’t stop there, however, as the media, liberal legislators and both federal and state regulators are looking for new and often unique ways to please their liberal bosses by harassing gun owners, dealers and manufacturers. One major national firearms retailer, for example, has been under fire for more than two years from the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It seems the company won’t hire convicted felons, which the commission claims amounts to illegal racial discrimination. The federal government these days argues that policies that have what government lawyers call a “disparate impact” on racial minorities amount to impermissible discrimination - even when the policies themselves were not put in place for discriminatory reasons. Thus, the government argues that a higher percentage of minorities within the felony population than in the population at large means that any policy that discriminates against felons as a class is discriminatory because its impact falls disparately on minoritie. Company officials pointed out to commission investigators threatening to charge the company with discrimination that they couldn’t hire felons even if they wanted to, because federal law prohibits federal firearms licensees from hiring felons.  Read more.......

(2) Top 10 Tax Hikes in New Obama Budget - Human Events - The latest Obama budget is another high-tax, high spending insult to the American taxpayer. If the Obama budget became law, taxes would be $1 trillion higher over the next decade than under current law. Everyone who pays income taxes—including the middle class—would face a tax increase thanks to a Beltway accounting trick known as “Chained CPI.” Smokers will pay twice as much in federal taxes as they do now. There are new taxes on IRAs and 401(k) plans. The budget places new limits on your ability to deduct mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and state income and property taxes. The death tax rate spikes up to 45 percent. There’s a new “Buffett Rule” which will force “the rich” (which eventually means all of us) to pay at least 30 percent of income in federal taxes. There are a host of new taxes on energy companies (meaning higher electric bills and more pain at the pump), financial service companies (meaning more expensive investment fees, life insurance commissions, etc.), and on pension plans. Read more.......

(3) Republican National Convention Passes Resolution to Shut Down Common Core - PRESS CONFERENCE: VIDEO: (4,382 views) Sen. William Ligon Introduces SB 167 to Withdraw Georgia from Common Core Curriculum. The concerns about the federal Common Core curriculum and the national standards it would impose on local schools reached the level of the Republican National Committee Friday and was passed unanimously. Illinois RNC National Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte said she was happy to co-sponsor the resolution and encourage others to support the effort. The RNC resolution reads in part: ... RESOLVED, the Republican National Committee recognizes the CCSS for what it is– an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived “normal,” and, be it further RESOLVED, That the Republican National Committee rejects the collection of personal student data for any non-educational purpose without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent and that it rejects the sharing of such personal data, without the prior written consent of an adult student or a child student’s parent, with any person or entity other than schools or education agencies within the state.  Read more.......


10 of the Most Shocking Allegations in the Gruesome 'House of Horrors - That Was Kermit Gosnell's Abortion Cinic - The Blaze - The details emerging from Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial are so gruesome that, based on the descriptions, one would assume they are fictional scenes from a horror movie. However, the reality is that the court case, which continues to expose the details of the alleged murders of at least seven babies, is, according to witness testimony, anything but a concocted tale. TheBlaze first covered the case back in Jan. 2011, when we reported that Gosnell, 72, a Philadelphia-based abortion doctor, was charged with eight murders. Our coverage at the time, based on an AP report, provides just a brief overview of the horrific allegations: A doctor who gave abortions to minorities, immigrants and poor women in a “house of horrors” clinic was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors, prosecutors said Wednesday. Dr. Kermit Gosnell…made millions of dollars over 30 years, performing as many illegal, late-term abortions as he could, prosecutors said. State regulators ignored complaints about him and failed to inspect his clinic since 1993, but no charges were warranted against them given time limits and existing law, District Attorney Seth Williams said. Nine of Gosnell’s employees also were charged.  Read more......

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