June 24th, 2016
Private Twitter exchanges obtained from #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay McKesson’s hacked phone seem to indicate that Attorney General Loretta Lynch is at least passively participating in the upcoming “Summer of Chaos” aimed at shutting down both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions in July
By shutting down conventions and creating chaos into November, #BlackLivesMatter activists want to so disrupt the process that President Barack Obama has an excuse to implement martial law and cancel the election.
An exchange between McKesson and #BlackLivesMatter activist Samuel Sinyangwe revealed this:
@samswey: I wanted to touch base with you about the summer of chaos. So far we have 2,000 people being bused in from different cities and another 6,000 to 8,000 expected to drive into Cleveland for the convention.
@samswey: They will not be ready for the type of crowds we are bringing in and they will blame Trump for it, especially if we shut it down. The GOP will have to replace him at that point or we will continue the disruptions nationwide.
@deray: I will pass the info along. Good work, Sam. You never let us down. If (sic) so important we stop Trump. He will destroy everything we have worked so hard for and we can’t trust Hillary. She’s never proven she really cares about what we want.
An exchange between McKesson and fellow #BlackLivesMatter leader Johnetta “Netta” Elzie followed. It implicated Lynch:
@Nettaaaaaaaa: Have you spoken with Mrs Lynch recently about the plan for the summer and fall leading up to the elections
@deray: We spoke two weeks and they us to start pushing how racist Trump is now instead of waiting so the others can start getting the protesters ready to shut both conventions down.
@deray: We have to make sure that use our voices to keep people disrupting Trump all summer and through the fall so martial can be declared before the election.
@deray: I spoke with Sam earlier today and he confirmed that there will be around 10,000 protestors disrupting convention. Plans are being made for earlier cities as well for upcoming Trump events. Ads have already been placed looking for people to help. I know you don’t care for them but this is the time we need our white allies doing a lot of work for us. They are the ones who will listen best.
@Nettaaaaaaaa: That will put fear in the GOP and the country when they can’t have their convention for all their racist supporting Trump. We’ve worked too hard and closely with the Obama administration to have that racist ass take all and away and Hillary sure don’t give a damn about us.
@Nettaaaaaaaa: You know I can’t stand those white allies, but you right this is the best to use them. They hang on every word you say and will do whatever is asked. I just hate all that kiss ass they try to do. Like that changes who they are.
@deray: We have a lot of white allies volunteering for Trump’s campaign to pass along information to us before it’s made public so we know when rallies are coming up before they are announced. That way we can plan major disruptions in those cities in advance. We just have to keep our names out of this and let these people do the work for us by pushing how Trump’s racist ways will destroy black lives in America.
@Nettaaaaaaaa: That’s all those white people are good for in my eyes. I couldn’t imagine even pretending to like that racist ass Trump even to get info on his events. I’ll be glad when we shut his ass down.
@deray: With the support we have from Mrs Lynch and the help we’ve got from Sam and others it won’t be hard to cause enough disruptions to stop the elections. He can’t be president.
@Nettaaaaaaaa: They always thought you was playing when you said we could win. Call me later when you’re not too busy.
@deray: If we can get both conventions shut down for messing over Bernie and for having racist Trump, then get martial law declared so Obama can stay in office we will win. Call you soon when I get to my dads so I can use his landline and we can talk more on this.
Here is McKesson’s Twitter page:
And here is Elzie’s:
McKesson acknowledged that his phone was hacked and explained in his Twitter feed how it happened.
Fascist globalist billionaire George Soros has already funded a number of anti-Trump protests through Moveon.org and Open Society Foundations, and also funded #BlackLivesMatter protests in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland. His fingerprints are all over this over this effort as well.
And if Lynch is involved, the there is no question she is involved with Obama’s knowledge and his blessing.
An already eventful election season promises to get even more so beginning next month.
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June 23rd, 2016
Educators and other full-time staffers at Tennessee’s public state universities and colleges will soon be able to carry handguns on campus after Governor Bill Haslam allowed a bill to become law on Monday without his signature.
The bill that the Republican governor allowed to become law had little opposition in both houses, easily passing 69-24 in the House and 28-5 in the Senate last month. The law will go into effect on July 1.
The law, which affects 50 state institutions, was opposed by both the State Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee system.
Gun control on college campuses is a growing focus in the national debate over access to guns.
Including Tennessee, 10 states now allow guns on campus, although the Tennessee and Arkansas laws allow only faculty and staff to carry handguns, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which tracks policies in all 50 states.
In Georgia, Governor Nathan Deal, a Republican, is expected on Tuesday to either sign or veto a measure that would allow licensed gun owners ages 21 and over to carry concealed handguns on the campuses of public colleges and universities in that state.
On Aug. 1, 2016, a so-called campus carry law takes effect in Texas, allowing people 21 and older with a concealed handgun license to carry handguns in classrooms and buildings throughout the University of Texas system.
In Tennessee, anyone carrying a gun under the new law must have a permit and notify local police or campus security, whichever has responsibility for law enforcement on campus. Students are not allowed to carry handguns on campus.
The law does not allow handguns to be carried into arenas and stadiums during school-sponsored events, and guns are barred in meetings related to disciplinary or tenure matters.
Haslam had said he did not believe the state should get involved in such local matters, but chose not to veto the bill.
“Although SB 2376 does not go as far as I would like in retaining campus control, the final version of the bill included input from higher education and was shaped to accommodate some of their concerns,” he said in a Monday statement.
Proponents said the bill will lead to greater safety on campuses. Opponents voiced concern about the safety of students, faculty and visitors on campus.
(Reporting by Tim Ghianni; Editing by Ben Klayman and Matthew Lewis)
At 8 a.m. Monday, police at the University of Tennessee will start registering employees who want to carry guns on the Knoxville campus, signaling the start of a new era for public schools across the state.
A law opening college campuses to guns goes into effect July 1. Institutions, working alongside law enforcement, have scrambled to rewrite policies, develop new programs and work through hypothetical hiccups to meet the deadline.
Under the law, full-time employees — including professors and staff members — with the necessary permits can carry concealed handguns with them on campus. But anyone who wants to carry will have to register with campus or local law enforcement first.
“I really have no idea what response we’re going to get,” said Troy Lane, chief of police at UT Knoxville. “I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if we have very few people, but I can’t say I’d be real surprised if we have a lot of folks show up.”
Colleges and universities across the state have had to fast-track development of the new policies and paperwork surrounding the law in a matter of weeks. Gov. Bill Haslam allowed the legislation to become law without his signature in May.
Challenges at smaller schools
Navigating the new intricacies of the law and constructing new policies have been especially daunting for the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 technical colleges, where administrative resources pale in comparison to state universities. Mary Moody, the Board of Regents’ general counsel, told a group of board members the process has been “very awkward.”
Most community and technical colleges do not have their own police departments, which means those schools will need to coordinate with local law enforcement to keep track of who is allowed to carry a gun on campus.
And the skeletal staffing at some technical college sites will test the limits of the law’s confidentiality requirements, which allow administrators on campus to track who’s carrying a gun as long as they don’t keep track of those who report directly to them. The problem, Moody said, is that at some technical colleges, administrators might count every employee there as a direct report.
“It’s making it very difficult to implement the registration process on many of our campuses,” Moody said.
The law authorizes, but does not require, training sessions for employees who decide to carry guns on campus. Police at UT Knoxville already have scheduled a series of optional training sessions, but similar offerings would be all but impossible at most community and technical college campuses.
“Many of our schools do not have the resources,” Moody said. “They’re going to be taxed to the limit just to monitor all of this.”
The UT system and universities in the Board of Regents system — including Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee State and Austin Peay State universities — are each developing their own policies.
The challenge seems less pronounced at the universities, according to interviews with several officials. Buddy Peaster, chief of police at MTSU, said he doubted the law would be burdensome for his department, which will keep track of MTSU employees who decide to carry guns.
Peaster said his department would start taking registrations from employees later this month. He expected a small fraction of the more than 2,000 eligible employees at MTSU to take advantage of the law.
“I don’t see hundreds and hundreds of people here wanting to carry on campus,” he said. “I was not really in favor of this law, but I don’t think it’s going to be the end of the world because we have it.”
Campus law enforcement officers will need to adjust their training surrounding a mass shooting response to account for the reality of more people legally carrying guns on campus, said Roane State Community College Police Chief Tom Stufano.
“Our biggest challenge with this is not necessarily having the guns on the campus,” he said. “People having guns is not the issue, it’s when they use the guns that’s the issue.”
Stufano said his department will encourage employees who are carrying guns to use their weapons as a “last, last, last resort” in the event of an active shooter, a sentiment other law enforcement officials shared. He said that police officers are still the best options to respond to an active shooter because of their extensive training.
Across the state, about 27,000 full-time college employees will be eligible to carry guns when the law goes into effect, according to a January estimate by the UT system and the Board of Regents.
College officials voiced strong opposition to the law as it worked its way through the General Assembly earlier this year, warning that putting more guns on campus could lead to more accidental shootings or might hamper law enforcement’s response to an active shooter. But few seemed surprised when it passed by wide margins in both chambers.
Instead, they seemed resigned to the fact that firearms would ultimately become a fixture on their campuses. They worked together with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to secure a change to the bill that put liability on the permit holder rather than the college in the event of an accidental discharge. Another change allowed law enforcement to keep track of the employees who opt to bring their guns on campus.
In a letter explaining why he allowed the bill to pass into law without his signature, Haslam cited those amendments, which made the law more palatable to college leaders and law enforcement.
An ongoing trend
Tennessee’s General Assembly has worked for several years to expand gun rights and cut the number of places where people can’t carry their weapons. Proponents of those efforts say that “good guys” with guns could prevent or stop shooting deaths on campus.
Mass shootings, like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando this month, tend to strengthen resolve on either side of the debate.
In 2013, in the shadow of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., Tennessee lawmakers passed the so-called “guns-in-trunks” bill, which allowed gun owners to keep their guns locked in their cars anywhere, including university parking lots. And in 2015, lawmakers passed a law that allowed people to carry guns in parks.
State Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, who sponsored the college employee gun law, said he was considering the issue following a mass shooting last October that left 10 dead at an Oregon community college.
Several other states have taken similar steps to expand gun rights in recent years. The National Conference of State Legislatures began tracking efforts to allow guns on campuses five years ago after flagging the trend.
Eight states allow people to carry firearms on public college campuses, according to a tally kept by the conference. Tennessee and Arkansas, which aren’t included in that tally, have laws allowing only employees to carry.
Suzanne Hultin, a senior policy specialist for the conference, said about a dozen states a year take steps to expand gun access to college campuses. Generally, one or two of them succeed each year, and she doesn’t expect that to change — at least in conservative states like Tennessee.
“It’s been pretty consistent,” she said. “I imagine the next couple years will remain along the same trend lines we’ve seen.”
The trend probably was set into motion by decades of victories for the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups, according to Adam Winkler, a law professor at the University of California Los Angeles and the author of “Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.”
“The NRA needs new battles to fight,” Winkler said. “It’s kind of left to argue for guns in the few places where they weren’t allowed: colleges, restaurants and bars,” parks and other places.
“These are areas where it was thought to be acceptable for there to be restrictions on guns for decades,” Winkler said.
State Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, who sponsored the law in the House, has indicated he is ready to push further against the remaining restrictions on guns on campus. He told The Tennessean earlier this year the “important next step” is to allow students to go armed on campus as well.
“My intention is to eliminate all gun-free zones, whether it’s the legislature or a college campus,” Holt said.
While Peaster, the MTSU chief, acknowledged that students might one day wind up with the right to carry guns on campus, he cautioned that would “complicate things from a number of angles.” He added that safety on campus is more complicated than people on either side of the gun debate might think.
“People on both sides of this issue are looking for an absolute guarantee of safety,” he said. “I don’t think people’s safety and security in life is going to be found by carrying or not carrying.”
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June 23rd, 2016
June 20, 2016 Tony Perkins Washington Update
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The retirement ceremony of Master Sgt. Chuck Roberson was a memorable one — but not for the reasons this veteran airman and his family had hoped. After dedicating his career to his country, the last thing Roberson wanted was to turn a proud moment into a national storyline about the military’s hostility toward faith. Unfortunately for him, that’s exactly what happened, thanks to the stunning intolerance of the commanding officers at Travis Air Force Base. Like many service members, Sgt. Roberson wanted to include the traditional flag-folding speech as part of the festivities. And while the Pentagon officially scrubbed God out of the text in 2005, plenty of service members still opt for the original version at their celebrations — usually without controversy.
That changed in April when Roberson (to the disgust of his superiors) invited retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez, a 33-year veteran, to deliver his moving version of the flag-folding speech at the retirement. Despite having the base’s approval for Rodriguez to attend, squadron commander Lieutenant Colonel Michael Sovitsky made no secret of his disapproval and tried desperately to block Rodriguez from participating. When that failed, Sovitsky did the unthinkable. While video cameras rolled, four uniformed airmen, stood up during Rodriguez’s speech, surrounded him, and dragged him from the building.
Friends and family could hardly believe their eyes. Not only had Sovitsky ruined a day that Roberson would never get back, but he treated Rodriguez like a common criminal for exercising the rights both men spent their careers defending. “It was one of the most humiliating experiences of my life,” Rodriguez said later. “To have the Air Force assault me and drag me out of a retirement ceremony simply because my speech included the word ‘God’ is something I never expected from our military.” Once the video went viral, base officials scrambled to explain. In their version of the facts, “Rodriguez ignored numerous requests to respect the Air Force prescribed ceremony and unfortunately was forcibly removed. We will continue to investigate the situation fully.”
The Air Force Reserve chimed in too, insisting that it “respects and defends the right to free speech and religious expression.” Of whom? Certainly not Christians, who are being driven out of the service while perversion and secularism are welcomed in. “Why do you think people are leaving [the Air Force] in droves?” the officiating officer at Roberson’s ceremony wrote on Facebook.” Because the guys in the trenches are subjected to nonstop stupidity from commanders who don’t deserve the rank, respect, or support of the people they’re in charge of.” Now, anxious to spare other Christians the same humiliation, Rodriguez is demanding the base’s apology, as well as assurances that those responsible for violating his rights would be punished.
As our own Lt. General Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) pointed out, no one is forced to attend a retirement ceremony. So to suggest that it’s unconstitutional to speak God’s name — the same God our troops invoke in their military oaths — is ridiculous on its face. Our friends at First Liberty Institute, who are representing the retired master sergeant, make it quite clear that, “The fact that Mr. Rodriguez was going to mention the word ‘God,’ at the behest of the retiring service member, is an insufficient basis to silence him, much less commit assault and battery against him, followed by forcibly dragging him away. Ironically, Mr. Rodriguez’s speech was also going to state that our nation’s flag ‘stands for the Constitution… freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of speech.’ Yet Lt. Colonel Sovitsky and/or the four NCOs arbitrarily, unreasonably, and discriminatorily denied many of those very freedoms to Mr. Rodriguez.”
Military bases aren’t faith-free zones. Walking onto an installation like Travis’s doesn’t mean you surrender your First Amendment rights — whether you’re a private citizen or active duty. Think of the message that sends potential recruits! Uncle Sam wants you to sacrifice your life for freedoms you can’t enjoy. Meanwhile, this is just more evidence of Obama’s culture of religious hostility that even conservatives couldn’t believe. How many more veterans will have to be publicly assaulted before people stand up and demand justice for our Christian service members?
Join us in demanding an apology from Colonel Raymond Kozak, commander of the 349th Air Mobility Wing, to Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez, along with his assurances that those responsible will be held accountable. Sign our petition here!
Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.
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