After having drastically accelerated the militarization of local police forces by the federal government, Obama is now having second thoughts about it — or so the administration and the establishment press would have you believe based on widely reported “de-militarization” edicts issued last week. But while the decrees were framed by virtually all of the establishment media as reining in federal programs that provide military gear to law enforcement, the real agenda, as usual, is about empowering Washington, D.C. — in this case, to exert even more control over local police departments across America. Indeed, much of the military gear can still be obtained from the feds, as long as officers are first subjected to more federal “training” programs and police departments submit to new “national policing standards” across the board. The new rules also fit well with the broader agenda of nationalizing law enforcement and other key sectors.
Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority just before the Memorial Day weekend is an example of the legal saying that, while two wrongs don’t make a right, they do make a precedent.
Dr. Ben Carson won a decisive victory at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City over the weekend, defeating several other GOP presidential hopefuls.
The dogged insistence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on renewing the expiring portions of the PATRIOT Act intact has created a logjam in the Senate that will likely lead to those provisions expiring at midnight on May 31.
Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms have won another small victory in the long war to preserve the original intent of the Second Amendment. It's only a preliminary injunction, but U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin is likely to make his ruling permanent in July.