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North Carolina Flips Obama The Bird, ‘We’re Not Going To Be Bullied’

A political showdown between North Carolina and the federal government loomed Thursday as Republican state leaders vowed to defy the U.S. Justice Department’s deadline to repeal the state’s contentious new bathroom law.

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A political showdown between North Carolina and the federal government loomed Thursday as Republican state leaders vowed to defy the U.S. Justice Department’s deadline to repeal the state’s contentious new bathroom law.

The Justice Department notified Gov. Pat McCrory in a letter Wednesday that the state’s House Bill 2, which restricts transgender bathroom access and has become a focus in the LGBT rights fight, violates sections of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It gave the state until Monday to “remedy” the violations.

On Thursday, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said legislators would not meet the federal government’s deadline.

“We will take no action by Monday,” Moore told reporters in a video broadcast by the Raleigh News & Observer. “That deadline will come and go. Obviously, we don’t ever want to lose any money, but we’re not going to get bullied by the Obama administration to take action prior to Monday’s date. That’s not how this works.”

In a statement, McCrory said he would review the letter to determine the state’s next steps. “The Obama administration has not only staked out its position for North Carolina, but for all states, universities and most employers in the U.S.,” the governor said. “The right and expectation of privacy in one of the most private areas of our personal lives is now in jeopardy.”

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People protest against the North Carolina law last month in Raleigh. (Chuck Liddy / News & Observer)

Other Republican leaders also reacted strongly against the letter. Phil Berger, president pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate, called the letter “a gross overreach by the Obama Justice Department that deserves to be struck down in federal court.”

If the state refuses to repeal or amend the legislation, the Justice Department has several options, legal experts say. The civil rights division can apply for a federal court order to require compliance, putting the case in the hands of a federal judge. It could also start initiating action to limit the distribution of federal funds. Last year, the Department of Education gave North Carolina $4.3 billion for public kindergartens, schools and colleges.

“This sets up a battle between the state and the federal government,” said Jane R. Wettach, a professor of law at Duke University, a private university in Durham, N.C. “Our state officials are saying that this is federal government overreach, but the federal government has the power, certainly over federal funds.”

There is no recent precedent for the federal government threatening to withdraw public education funds over a state law, although federal agencies have threatened to exert sanctions on some school districts to change their transgender restroom policies.

In November, federal education officials found that a high school district in Palatine, Ill., violated Title IX anti-discrimination laws by not allowing a transgender student who identifies as a girl full access to the girls’ locker room. The school eventually backed down.

Here is the timeline of the so-called bathroom bill.

Yet on Wednesday, a group of families filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Education, the Justice Department and the school district, alleging that their actions “trample students’ privacy” rights and create an “intimidating and hostile environment” for female students.

The North Carolina standoff has echoes of the federal government’s battle with states over desegregation more than half a century ago, Wettach said. For about 10 years, school systems across the South refused to follow the landmark 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education court order that they desegregate — until the federal government threatened to cut off education funds.

“There is a precedent for the federal government holding the purse strings and saying, ‘Unless you follow our interpretation of civil rights, you won’t get your money,’” she said.

Justice Department officials have yet to comment on whether they plan to send letters to other Southern states that have passed similarly controversial legislation. Last month, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law that, among other things, permits businesses and faith-based groups to deny services to people based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. The law, which would also allow employers and schools to refuse to allow transgender people to use the restrooms or locker rooms of their choice, goes into effect July 1.

The North Carolina conflict initially began as a showdown between city and state. In February, the state’s largest city, Charlotte, passed an ordinance that expanded nondiscrimination protections to sexual orientation and gender identity and allowed people to choose restrooms according to the gender with which they identify.

Before the city’s ordinance went into effect, however, Republicans rushed through a law that orders schools and public agencies to require multiple-occupancy restrooms to be used by people based on the sex listed on their birth certificate. The law, which was signed by McCrory in March, also prevents cities from extending anti-discrimination laws to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and from passing any increase in the minimum wage.

In a letter to McCrory, Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the civil rights division, stated that HB2 violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating, as well as Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, which bars discrimination in education based on sex.

“Specifically, the state is engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against transgender state employees and both you, in your official capacity, and the state are engaging in a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of Title VII rights by transgender employees of public agencies,” the letter says.

To “remedy” the violations, the Justice Department required the state to confirm that it will not implement HB2 and to notify state and public employees that they can access bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

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Lee Churchill shows her support of HB2 during a rally on Halifax Mall behind the North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday, April 25, 2016. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)

The Justice Department also sent letters to the University of North Carolina, citing an alleged violation of Title IX, as well as to the state’s secretary of public safety, citing an alleged violation of the 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

On Thursday, Democratic legislators urged their counterparts in the Republican-dominated General Assembly to repeal the law by Monday.

“#HB2 became law in less than 12 hours,” Cecil Brockman, a Democratic state representative, said on Twitter. “5 days should be more than enough time to decide how to clean up after it.”

State officials should not be too surprised by the intervention. In December 2014, then-Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. instructed the Justice Department to include gender identity, including transgender status, in Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination.

In her letter, Gupta noted that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2015 held that equal access to restrooms is a “significant, basic condition of employment” and that denying transgender individuals access to a restroom consistent with their gender identity constituted a form of discrimination.

While McCrory has previously said he would roll back some provisions of the law, he has been unwilling to reconsider the section requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate — a measure he describes as “common sense.”

A recent poll by RABA Research, a bipartisan polling company, found that half of North Carolina voters disapprove of the new law. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of HB2 — the state’s new anti-transgender law?” 50% disapproved and 35% approved.

Via L.A. Times

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War Hero Confined To Wheelchair Hears National Anthem- He INSTANTLY Makes EVERYONE Cry Tears Of Joy!

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!

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He’s 94-years-old and confined to a wheelchair. He fought in WWII and is an all-American hero that just did something that set every American into a frenzy. If you missed it, then you missed something huge. It was a grand finale of epic proportions and an excellent way for any American to start or end their busy day. His name is Bob Dole, and he sent a harrowing message to the entitlement campers of the NFL when he stood for the National Anthem.

Dole was honored by receiving a Congressional Gold Medal while in front of President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. The World War II veteran may have needed a few helping hands to stand, but that would not stop him from honoring this great country filled with amazing people. Bob Dole showed the NFL what it meant to have class and appreciate the things and opportunities that we’re lucky to have. We may have been honoring Bob Dole today, but he was honoring all of us. It was a fantastic moment that many may not ever forget. Watching Bob Dole in action brought a tear to many eyes and proved that people, no matter their age or background,  appreciate our country and everything it stands for.

Daily Caller reports:
“Bob Dole was honored at the US Capitol today, and he sent the NFL a message.

The World War II veteran, Senator and former presidential candidate received the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony that included Republican and Democrat leadership, the President and the Vice President.

The former Kansas Senator was honored for being particularly instrumental in the commissioning of the World War II Veterans Memorial. 

Dole, who is 94 years old, can no longer walk and remained in his wheelchair for the majority of the ceremony. However, when the color guard walked in carrying the American flag and the flags of the Armed Forces, Dole can be seen on camera waving for an aide. A young man jumped up and helped pull Dole upright, so that he could be standing during the honoring of the American flag. “

This could be one of the greatest moments in Congressional Gold Medal history! It’s spectacular that someone his age and condition still prefers to be upright at all costs to honor the American flag during the National Anthem.  After 90+ years, he’s still a respectful WWII veteran who risked his life for the flag. It is fantastic to see him willing to stand. Nothing can hold Bob Dole down! He’s an all American patriot!

Here is the video provided by a Twitter user. You may need a tissue because this video is purely inspiring, respectful, and amazing.

The Twitter user posts the incredible video of WWII hero Bob Dole standing at the White House to pay respects to the American flag during the national anthem, but then they bring up something that’s been a mega-story in the media for the last few months. They mention the NFL that reminds us of the shameful and entitled athletes disrespecting the flag before their football games.

Protesting is fine, but they should do it on their own time. NFL players who protest during, before, or after a game (while at the game) are being disrespectful to the game, the country, and the fans. American football fans wish to eliminate all politics from their favorite sport. They would rather watch a field of painted grass dry before they admire any football players who take a knee and ruin the enjoyment with their petty protest. Taking a knee during the National Anthem is disrespectful to the people who fought for the freedom for the athletes to become millionaires.

If the football players want to protest on their own time, then so be it. Any protest on their own time is acceptable because it’s not interference with something that paying customers wish to see. Football is entertainment and those who pay to watch it deserve to have their show uninterrupted by childish whining.

Bob Dole wouldn’t be caught taking a knee. He’s a hardened WWII veteran and you’d have to take the knee from him before he ever disrespected the flag.

Watching 94-year-old Bob Dole wish to stand is the most American thing you’ll see this week. Share it with your fellow patriots who love our great country.

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BREAKING NEWS!!! HE’S FINALLY DEAD!!! FATHER Of GLOBALISM!

SEE YA, SUCKER!!!

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One of the biggest threats to America as we know it has come down to one man, who sought out to destroy all that this country holds dear and is true to our constitution. With globalism as the goal, he brought hell into this country with his sinister, divisive, plans, that nearly brought the U.S. down. However, death beat him to that end-goal in what’s likely the perfect twist of fate, before more people lost their own lives to what he had put into motion. This man was not only America’s worst enemy to freedom, he also posed the same threat to other nations who suffered worse under his self-imposed power.

The man behind mass migration and multiculturalism that has completely changed the look of Europe for the worse, which was on track to repeat that process here in America has died. The “ultimate equalizer” does not discriminate based on any amount of money or power, as has now been proven with this sudden fatality. You could call his passing karma or perfect timing as he died before he could destroy the free world like he managed to do in Europe.

Breitbart reports of the shocking, sudden news that has the whole world cheering:

Peter Sutherland, the notorious mass migration and multiculturalism campaigner dubbed the ‘father of globalization’, has died.
Sutherland, 71, was a key player on a host of globalist bodies and multinational corporations, including the European Commission, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Goldman Sachs International, throughout his life.

Peter Sutherland

As the United Nations Special Representative for Migration and non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International in 2012, he infamously remarked that the European Union should “be doing its best to undermine” the sense of national “homogeneity” in Britain and Europe, in order to pave the way for multicultural societies.

“The United States, or Australia and New Zealand, are migrant societies and therefore they accommodate more readily those from other backgrounds than we do ourselves, who still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others,” he told the House of Lords.

“And that’s precisely what the European Union, in my view, should be doing its best to undermine.”

The Ireland-born globalist argued that the supposed threat of an aging population was the “key argument … for the development of multicultural states”, and that the EU should push mass migration “however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens”.

Sutherland had previously served on the bloc’s unelected executive as European Commissioner for Competition from 1985 to 1989.

This comes just a week after Sutherland’s globalist, crooked counterpart, George Soros reportedly had a heart attack. While many of us conservative Americans wanted to believe this was the case, there was nothing to confirm he suffered that condition, but there’s also nothing out confirming that he’s in good health. It’s now ironic that that was reported only for Sutherland’s very real and unexpected death to come almost exactly a week later.

George Soros

Breitbart continues:

Sutherland is a celebrated figure among neoliberals and hardline free traders for his work presiding over the Uruguay Round negotiations of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the predecessor to the WTO.

This saw tariffs on agriculture, textiles, services, and so on reduced, and new rules on international arbitration and intellectual property introduced.

Corporates and idealistic free marketeers were overjoyed, with figures like the pioneering Brexit campaigner Sir James Goldsmith serving as lonely voices for economic nationalism.

The GATT did increase economic activity worldwide, and the European Commission took the unusual step of personally rebuking Sir James, asserting that “all economic activity is productive” — regardless of the harm caused by the mass outsourcing of industry and manufacturing to sweatshop economies.

The entrepreneur disagreed, complaining that the “politicians and technocrats who govern us … concentrate their political, economic and social programs on initiatives whose principal purpose is to make GNP grow quantitatively, without regard to its impact on society”, and observed that they seemed unable “to distinguish between a nation and a commercial enterprise.”

Soros may have outlived his globalist counterpart as they are literally one in the same when it comes to seriously evil intentions. However, his time is coming too which could be before his globalist dreams of multiculturalism and foreign migration come to fruition. It’s not what’s good for America, and like Sutherland, Soros doesn’t care. Both had other stakes in that destructive game. As long as it benefits them, they don’t care how many countries it destroys. For that reason, karma certainly caught up to Sutherland and will soon be the same for Soros. No money or power can buy his way out of the fate the Grim Reaper is about to bring him.

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BREAKING!! ALL CHARGES DROPPED! This Is HUGE!

STUNNING SUDDEN TURN OF EVENTS!

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In a shocking, sudden turn of events, one of the country’s most controversial cases that went to court over a year ago has just ended with all charges dropped against this person. Three others involved in this massive news piece have also been exonerated. While there will be much excitement over this stunning decision, there are likely to be riots as well from the opposition. Was justice effective served? It depends on where you stand on the issue of what this “crime” was.

Barack Hussein Obama was this patriot’s biggest nemesis whose orders led to a deadly standoff. With a new president in charge, things have changed dramatically on one of the country’s biggest cases that would have gone much differently had President Donald Trump not been in office.

Fox News reports:

A federal judge dismissed all charged against rancher Cliven Bundy and three others

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” in her decision to dismiss all charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another person.

This comes after a standoff two years ago that ended in a court battle that began in October of 2017.

Bundy is a folk hero who stood up to the federal government (Associated Press)

Fox explains the unprecedented move made today that was not expected:

The embarrassment a federal judge dealt to government prosecutors last month in the Cliven Bundy case could be set to resume Monday, at a hearing to determine whether the cattle rancher who became a folk hero long before he beat the feds can be retried.

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Dec. 20 declared a mistrial in the high-profile case. It was only the latest, stunning development in the saga of the Nevada rancher, and served as a repudiation of the federal government. Navarro accused prosecutors of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy’s lawyers, in violation of the federal Brady rule.

The Brady rule, named after the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case known as Brady v. Maryland, holds that failure to disclose such evidence violates a defendant’s right to due process.

“In this case the failures to comply with Brady were exquisite, extraordinary,” said Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano. “The judge exercised tremendous patience.”
The 71-year-old Bundy’s battle with the federal government eventually led to what became known as the Bundy standoff of 2014. But it began long before that.

In the early 1990s, the U.S. government limited grazing rights on federal lands in order to protect the desert tortoise habitat. In 1993, Bundy, in protest, refused to renew his permit for cattle grazing, and continued grazing his livestock on these public lands. He didn’t recognize the authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over the sovereign state of Nevada.

The federal courts sided with the BLM, and Bundy didn’t seem to have a legal leg to stand on. Nevertheless, the rancher and the government continued this dispute for 20 years, and Bundy ended up owing over $1 million in fees and fines.

Things came to a head in 2014, when officials planned to capture and impound cattle trespassing on government land. Protesters, many armed, tried to block the authorities, which led to a standoff. For a time, they even shut down a portion of I-15, the main interstate highway running through Southern Nevada.

Tensions escalated until officials, fearing for the general safety, announced they would return Bundy’s cattle and suspend the roundup.

Afterward, Bundy continued to graze his cattle and not pay fees. He and his fellow protesters were heroes to some, but criminals to the federal government. Bundy, along with others seen as leaders of the standoff, including sons Ammon and Ryan, were charged with numerous felonies, including conspiracy, assault on a federal officer and using a firearm in a violent crime. They faced many years in prison.

The Bundy case finally began in late October, 2017. But just two months later, it ended with Navarro angry, the feds humiliated and Bundy – at least to his supporters – vindicated.

In fact, Navarro had suspended the trial earlier and warned of a mistrial when prosecutors released information after a discovery deadline. Overall, the government was late in handing over more than 3,300 pages of documents. Further, some defense requests for information that ultimately came to light had been ridiculed by prosecutors as “fantastical” and a “fishing expedition.”

“Either the government lied or [it’s actions were] so grossly negligent as to be tantamount to lying,” Napolitano said. “This happened over and over again.”

Navarro offered a handful of examples of the prosecution’s failure to disclose. One had to do with a video showing government surveillance of the Bundy ranch, as well as government snipers, before the standoff.

“Timing is everything when it comes to these documents,” said Napolitano. “The tapes show that the defendants were telling the truth when they said they brought a militia to the property to protect them from snipers, rather than the government’s version, which is that the snipers came to protect the government agents from the militia.”

Other instances of the government holding back included the failure to produce an internal affairs report on BLM misconduct, which the defense requested and the government denied existed, and threat assessments by federal agents declaring the Bundys were not likely to use violence.

“The court does regrettably believe a mistrial in this case is the most suitable and only remedy,” Navarro said in declaring a mistrial.

Ammon and Ryan Bundy were arrested. LaVoy Finicum was dead. The standoff in Oregon between ranchers and the federal government seemed to be at an end as the leaders of the revolt had either been killed, or were in custody. Four holdouts remained at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, though. Negotiations were underway for their surrender.

The son of famed preacher Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, said he would meet with the four holdouts at the national refuge, presumably to bring the revolt which has captivated Americans nationwide to a peaceful resolution.

 

Elected officials joined in the fray, telling the holdouts to “stay alive” so their story could be told. While this was happening, Cliven Bundy announced he would come to Oregon to bolster the holdouts stand against the federal government. As the holdouts somehow managed to break an FBI “block” of internet and cell communications, and stream audio, and video of what was happening, Cliven Bundy landed at Portland International Airport, and was immediately surrounded by SWAT teams.

USA Today reports that the elderly rancher was arrested, and booked into Multnomah County Jail.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested after flying into Portland International Airport. The father of Ammon Bundy, the leader of the occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge, was detained by the FBI and booked into Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday night, the prison’s records show.

A post on Bundy Ranch’s Facebook page said: “Cliven Bundy just landed in Portland; we are being told by eyes on ground that he was surrounded by SWAT and DETAINED.”

The 74-year-old, who intended to travel to Burns, close to the wildlife refuge, faces federal charges related to a standoff at his ranch in 2014, The Oregonian reported. The newspaper said he faces a charge of conspiracy to interfere with a federal officer and weapons charges.

The elderly Bundy was good friends with Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, who was killed by authorities during the Oregon standoff. During the standoff, Finicum told reporters that he just wanted to go home. Finicum was a foster parent to 4, and hosted 50 foster children at his ranch in Arizona.

Finicum explained in a video why he disliked the federal government so much. The Bureau of Land Management stole his water.

 

The “Oregon Standoff” began because Amanda Marshall, an Obama appointee for U.S. attorney for Oregon, recommended that the government sentence Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond as terrorists for a controlled burn on their land which reached federal land.

RIP, Lavoy.

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