Are Racist opinions illegal? Is Hate Speech Illegal? NO!

Are Racist opinions illegal? Is Hate Speech Illegal? NO!

Racist opinions publicly expressed solely for the purpose of putting ones thoughts into words shared with others who may, or may not share the same opinion, and, may or may not want to hear such opinions is not illegal.

Making statements that many may consider to be hate speech is not illegal either. Unless, that is, the speaker is intentionally attempting to incite “imminent” unlawful acts as a consequence of his speaking. For example, riots, or other public disturbances that could result in property damage, disruption of the usual flow of traffic, harm to individuals and/or to their property, etc. The key words are “intentionally” and “imminent.”

The Supreme Court has consistently protected the First Amendment rights of individuals to free speech.

“In 1969, the Supreme Court protected a Ku Klux Klan member’s allegedly racist speech and created the “imminent danger” test to permit hate speech. The court ruled in Brandenburg v. Ohio that; “The constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a state to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force, or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.”[80]This test has been modified very little from its inception in 1969.”

Please read the following information from an Wikipedia article entitled:

Hate speech (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech)

Critics have argued that the term “hate speech” is a contemporary example of Newspeak, used to silence critics of social policies that have been poorly implemented in a rush to appear politically correct.[7][8][9]

United States

Constitutional framework

The 1789 Constitution of the United States of America dealt only with the three heads of power—legislative, executive, and judicial—and sketched the basic outlines of federalism in the last four articles. The protection of civil rights was not written into the original Constitution but was added two years later with the Bill of Rights, implemented as several amendments to the Constitution. The First Amendment, ratified December 15, 1791, states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Although this section is written only to apply to the federal congress (i.e. the legislative branch), the 14th Amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868, works to extend this prohibition to laws of the states as well.

Some state constitutions also have a “free speech” provision, most notably, California.[78]

Supreme Court case law

Some limits on expression were contemplated by the framers and have been read into the Constitution by the Supreme Court. In 1942, Justice Frank Murphy summarized the case law: “There are certain well-defined and limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise a Constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous and the insulting or ‘fighting’ words – those which by their very utterances inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.”[79]

Traditionally, however, if the speech did not fall within one of the above categorical exceptions, it was protected speech. In 1969, the Supreme Court protected a Ku Klux Klan member’s allegedly racist speech and created the “imminent danger” test to permit hate speech. The court ruled in Brandenburg v. Ohio that; “The constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a state to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force, or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.”[80]

This test has been modified very little from its inception in 1969 and the formulation is still good law in the United States. Only speech that poses an imminent danger of unlawful action, where the speaker has the intention to incite such action and there is the likelihood that this will be the consequence of his or her speech, may be restricted and punished by that law. (Emphasis is mine)

In R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, (1992), the issue of freedom to express hatred arose again when a gang of white people burned a cross in the front yard of a black family. The local ordinance in St. Paul, Minnesota, criminalized such racist and hate-filled expressions and the teenager was charged thereunder. Associate justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the Supreme Court, held that the prohibition against hate speech was unconstitutional as it contravened the First Amendment. The Supreme Court struck down the ordinance. Scalia explicated the fighting words exception as follows: “The reason why fighting words are categorically excluded from the protection of the First Amendment is not that their content communicates any particular idea, but that their content embodies a particularly intolerable (and socially unnecessary) mode of expressing whatever idea the speaker wishes to convey”.[81] Because the hate speech ordinance was not concerned with the mode of expression, but with the content of expression, it was a violation of the freedom of speech. Thus, the Supreme Court embraced the idea that hate speech is permissible unless it will lead to imminent hate violence.[82] The opinion noted “This conduct, if proved, might well have violated various Minnesota laws against arson, criminal damage to property”, among a number of others, none of which was charged, including threats to any person, not to only protected classes.

In 2011, the Supreme Court issued their ruling on Snyder v. Phelps, which concerned the right of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest with signs found offensive by many Americans. The issue presented was whether the 1st Amendment protected the expressions written on the signs. In an 8-1 decision the court sided with Phelps, the head of Westboro Baptist Church, thereby confirming their historically strong protection of hate speech, so long as it doesn’t promote imminent violence. The Court explained, “speech deals with matters of public concern when it can ‘be fairly considered as relating to any matter of political, social, or other concern to the community’ or when it ‘is a subject of general interest and of value and concern to the public.” [83]

Societal implementation

In the 1980s and 1990s, more than 350 public universities adopted “speech codes” regulating discriminatory speech by faculty and students.[84] These codes have not fared well in the courts, where they are frequently overturned as violations of the First Amendment.[85] Debate over restriction of “hate speech” in public universities has resurfaced with the adoption of anti-harassment codes covering discriminatory speech.[86]

NTIA report

In 1992, Congress directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to examine the role of telecommunications, including broadcast radio and television, cable television, public access television, and computer bulletin boards, in advocating or encouraging violent acts and the commission of hate crimes against designated persons and groups. The NTIA study investigated speech that fostered a climate of hatred and prejudice in which hate crimes may occur.[87] The study failed to link telecommunication to hate crimes, but did find that “individuals have used telecommunications to disseminate messages of hate and bigotry to a wide audience.” Its recommendation was that the best way to fight hate speech was through additional speech promoting tolerance, as opposed to government regulation.[88][89]

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Christmas is Christmas and I will not call it something else, will you? Why?

Hi All,

We hope each if you is ready for Christmas and that your Christmas tree is all
decorated as you like it with all the special decorations that you have
accumulated over many other Christmases.

Please remember the reason for the season. Christmas is the celebration
of the birth of Jesus, the son of God. It is a joyous time as we celebrate the
miracle of His birth.

We spread the joy of His birth by spreading joy through giving to others so
that they will know how happy we are to be celebrating His birth.

God Bless You and Yours. Merry Christmas and hopefully we will each have
a very great New Year with our Congress receiving great inspiration from the
knowledge that our Constitution was framed by Christians following the word
of God and sharing his word in their work. We know that God was with them
as they worked because of their references to Him throughout the Constitution.

I will remind you that our country, the United States of America, is our country.
It does not belong to government. Government is an idea and a non-entity. You
cannot see it, touch it, smell it or put your finger on it. Government exists
in our minds, it is our tool for managing OUR country. We are too many over
too large an area to physically participate in the management of the country.
The Framers knew we would be so they created a tool through which we can
each participate in running our country by strictly adhering to the plan prepared
for us therein. The plan clearly states what is to be done by whom and for how
long and orders us to do just what it says allowing no deviations or changes by
anyone except by using the processes the Framers provided for doing so in
Article V thereof. Amendments are the only way changes can be made.

The President can’t change anything about the Constitution through Executive
Orders, decrees, or wild rants. Congress cannot change it by inference, delayed
impact, or hidden clauses in bills and laws. Congress starts an Article V amendment
and once the amendment contents are agreed upon by 2/3 of the Senate and of
the House the proposed amendment goes to the States for ratification. Three-
fourths of the States have to agree on an amendment without changes. If
anything is changed, the process starts all over.

The Framers made the process long and arduous on purpose. They wanted to
make darn sure that amendments were not ratified on whims of the moment
or in support of some agenda or another. Amending the Constitution is a long,
difficult process and must stay that way.

Article I, Sections 2. and 3. limit the length of time Members of the House and
Senators are to serve to a specific length of time. No reelections are discussed.

Article II. Section 1. limits the length of time a President can serve with words
that clearly show that restriction is cast in stone and cannot be changed.

Article II. Section 1. is written for men as exhibited by the statement: “He shall
hold his office ….” No amendment has been ratified that gives women equal
rights to holding public office. No women can serve as President or in the
Congress without violating the Constitution. If they do run, and are elected,
everyone involved in the process violates the Constitutional requirements in
Article II. Section 1.

I’ll close by saying that IF We the People had paid attention and performed our
civic duty of managing those we elect to serve us in our government, we would
not be partners in the many violations of the Constitution that have taken
place and are continuously repeated. Let’s fix that. DO NOT REELECT ANYONE!

Merry Christmas all and to all a good night!

Joe and Nancy Hollinger (comments are Joe’s)
God Bless America!

This is a Christmas Tree


This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree

This is a Christmas Tree


Politically Correct be Not

This is AMERICA Correct

These are NOT Holiday Trees


They are NOT Winter Festival trees

They are NOT Hanukkah bushes

They are NOT Allah plants

They are Christmas trees.

Say it…
Chrissssstmasssss,Christmas,CHRISTmas


Yes CHRISTmas – not Holiday

We are not celebrating the birth of a Holiday !!!

We are Celebrating the Birth ofJesus Christ!!!


So I would like to say to each and everyone of you
Have a Very
MerryCHRISTMAS
and may GOD BLESS each and every one of you!!!


Take a stand and pass this on !!

Merry Christmas From our
House to your House

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3 important warnings! They could save your life and/or those of loved ones.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OANOTHER FRIEND OR LOVED ONE. PLEASE SEND IT TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW,

LOWELL

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN:

SITUATION..

While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.

For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check…

“There are several things to be aware of… Gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.

There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road…with a fake baby in it….waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.

Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person – woman – will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it’s a man, they’re usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.

DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON! DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW, BUT DON’T EVEN SLOW DOWN.

Oh yea, about the EGGS:
IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT YOUR WINDSHIELD, DO NOT STOP TO CHECK YOUR CAR, DO NOT OPERATE THE WIPERS AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOME MILKY, AND BLOCK YOUR VISION UP TO 92.5%, AND YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THESE CRIMINALS.

THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS, SO PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE ARE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT.”

Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic being used. Please be safe.

WARNING # 3:

Some knew about the red light on cars, but didn’t know about Dialing112 .

It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, “Dialing Emergency Number.” Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.

*Speaking to a service
representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let your friends know about ” Dialing 112 ”

This applies to ALL 50 states .

You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.

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This is what Christmas is about…………..

I think you will enjoy reading this story about the real meaning of Christmas giving. I did.

I think I need to read this every year at Christmas…

Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was
from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from
receiving.

It was Christmas Eve 1881. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the
world had caved in on me because there just hadn’t been enough money to buy me the rifle that I’d wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible.

After supper was over I took my boot s off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still
feeling sorry for myself and, to be honest, I wasn’t in much of a mood to read Scriptures. But Pa didn’t get the Bible, instead he bundled up again and went outside. I couldn’t figure it out because we had already done all the chores. I didn’t worry about it long though, I was too busy wallowing in self-pity. Soon Pa came back in. It was a cold clear night out and there was ice in his beard. “Come on, Matt,” he said. “Bundle up good, it’s cold
out tonight.” I was really upset then. Not only wasn’t I getting the rifle
for Christmas, now Pa was dragging me out in the cold, and for no
earthly reason that I could see. We’d already done all the chores, and I couldn’t think of anything else that needed doing, especially not on a night like this. But I knew Pa was not very patient at one dragging one’s feet when he’d told them to do something, so I got up and put my boots back on and got my cap, coat, and mittens. Ma gave me a mysterious smile as I opened the door to leave the house. Something was up, but I didn’t know what..

Outside, I became even more dismayed. There in front of the house was the work team, already hitched to the big sled.Whatever it was we were going to do wasn’t going to be a short, quick, little job. I could tell. We
We never hitched up this sled unless we were going to haul a big load. Pa was already up on the seat, reins in hand. I reluctantly climbed up beside him. The cold was already biting at me. I wasn’t happy. When I was on, Pa pulled the sled around the house and stopped in front of the woodshed.

He got off and I followed. “I think we’ll put on the high sideboards,”
he said. “Here, help me.” The high sideboards! It had been a bigger job than I wanted to do with just the low sideboards on, but whatever it was we were going to do would be a lot bigger with the high side boards on.
After we had exchanged the sideboards, Pa went into the woodshed and came
out with an armload of wood – the wood I’d spent all summer hauling down from the mountain, and then all Fall sawing into blocks and splitting.
What was he doing? Finally I said something. “Pa,” I asked, “what are you doing?” You been by the Widow Jensen’s lately?” he asked. The Widow Jensen lived about two miles down the road. Her husband had died a year or so before and left her with three children, the oldest being eight. Sure, I’d been by, but so what? Yeah,” I said, “Why?”

“I rode by just today,” Pa said. “Little Jakey was out digging around inthe woodpile trying to find a few chips. They’re out of wood, Matt.” That was all he said and then he turned and went back into the woodshed for another armload of wood. I followed him. We loaded the sled so high that I began to wonder if the horses would be able to pull it. Finally, Pa called
a halt to our loading, then we went to the smoke house and Pa took down a big ham and a side of bacon. He handed them to me and told me to put them in the sled and wait. When he returned he was carrying a sack of flour over his right shoulder and a smaller sack of something in his left hand.

“What’s in the little sack?” I asked. Shoes, they’re out of shoes. Little
Jakey just had gunny sacks wrapped around his feet when he was out in
the woodpile this morning. I got the children a little candy too. It just
wouldn’t be Christmas without a little candy.”

We rode the two miles to Widow Jensen’s pretty much in silence. I tried to think through wha t Pa was doing. We didn’t have much by worldly standards.
Of course, we did have a big woodpile, though most of what was left now was still in the form of logs that I would have to saw into blocks and split before we could use it. We also had meat and flour, so we could spare that, but I knew we didn’t have any money, so why was Pa buying them shoes and candy? Really, why was he doing any of this? Widow Jensen had closer neighbors than us; it shouldn’t have been our concern.

We came in from the blind side of the Jensen house and unloaded the
wood as quietly as possible, then we took the meat and flour and shoes to the door. We knocked. The door opened a crack and a timid voice said, “Who is it?” “Lucas Miles, Ma’am, and my son, Matt, could we come in for a bit?”
Widow Jensen opened the door and let us in. She had a blanket wrapped around her shoulders. The chil dren were wrapped in another and were sitting in front of the fireplace by a very small fire that hardly gave off any heat at all. Widow Jensen fumbled with a match and finally lit the lamp.

“We brought you a few things, Ma’am,” Pa said and set down the sack of flour. I put the meat on the table. Then Pa handed her the sack that had the shoes in it. She opened it hesitantly and took the shoes out one pair at a time. There was a pair for her and one for each of the children – sturdy shoes, the best, shoes that would last. I watched her carefully.
She bit her lower lip to keep it from trembling and then tears filled her
eyes and started running down her cheeks. She looked up at Pa like she wanted to say something, but it wouldn’t come out.

“We brought a load of wood too, Ma’am,” Pa said. He turned to me and said, “Matt, go bring in enough to last awhile. Le t’s g et that fire up to size and heat this place up.” I wasn’t the same person when I went back out to bring in the wood. I had a big lump in my throat and as much as I hate to admit it, there were tears in my eyes too. In my mind I kept seeing those three kids huddled around the fireplace and their mother standing there with tears running down her cheeks with so much gratitude in her heart that she couldn’t speak.
My heart swelled within me and a joy that I’d never known before, filled my soul. I had given at Christmas many times before, but never when it had made so much difference. I could see we were literally saving the lives of these people.

I soon had the fire blazing and everyone’s spirits soared. The kids
started giggling when Pa handed them each a piece of candy and Widow Jensen looked on with a smile that probably hadn’t crossed her face for a long time. She finally turned to us. “God bless you,” she said. “I know the Lord has sent you. The children and I have been praying that he would send one of his angels to spare us.”

In spite of myself, the lump returned to my throat and the tears welled up in my eyes again. I’d never thought of Pa in those exact terms before, but after Widow Jensen mentioned it I could see that it was probably true.
I was sure that a better man than Pa had never walked the earth. I started remembering all the times he had gone out of his way for Ma and me, and many others. The list seemed endless as I thought on it.

Pa insisted that everyone try on the shoes before we left. I was amazed
when they all fit and I wondered how he had known what sizes to get.
then I guessed that if he was on an errand for the Lord that the Lord would make sure he got the right sizes.

Tears were running down W idow Jen sen’s face again when we stood up to leave. Pa took each of the kids in his big arms and gave them a hug.
They clung to him and didn’t want us to go. I could see that they missed their Pa, and I was glad that I still had mine.

At the door Pa turned to Widow Jensen and said, “The Mrs. wanted me to invite you and the children over for Christmas dinner tomorrow. The turkey will be more than the three of us can eat, and a man can get cantankerous if he has to eat turkey for too many meals. We’ll be by to get you about eleven. It’ll be nice to have some little ones around again.

Matt, here, hasn’t been little for quite a spell.” I was the youngest. My two brothers and two sisters had all married and had moved away.
Widow Jensen nodded and said, “Thank you, Brother Miles. I don’t have to say, May the Lord bless you, I know for certain that He will.”

Out on the sled I felt a warmth that came from deep within and I didn’t
even notice the cold. When we had gone a ways, Pa turned to me and
said, “Matt, I want you to know something. Your ma and me have been tucking a little money away here and there all year so we could buy that rifle for you, but we didn’t have quite enough. Then yesterday a man who owed me a little money from years back came by to make things square.

Your ma and me were real excited, thinking that now we could get you that rifle, and I started into town this morning to do just that,but on the way I saw little Jakey out scratching in the woodpile with his feet wrapped in those gunny sacks and I knew what I had to do. Son, I spent the money for shoes and a little candy for those children. I hope you understand.”

I understood, and my eyes became wet with tears again. I understood
very well, and I was so glad Pa had done it. Now the rifle seemed very low on my list of priorities. Pa had given me a lot more. He had given me the look on Widow Jensen’s face and the radiant smiles of her three children.

For the rest of my life, Whenever I saw any of the Jensens, or split a
block of wood, I remembered, and remembering brought back that same joy I felt riding home beside Pa that night. Pa had given me much more than a rifle that night, he had given me the best Christmas of my life.

Don’t be too busy today. Share this inspiring message. God bless you!

–Forwarded Message Attachment–

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The Woman and the Fork

_THE WOMAN AND THE FORK_
There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and
had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things ‘in
order,’ she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss
certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures
she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the
young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

‘There’s one more thing,’ she said excitedly..

‘What’s that?’ came the Pastor’s reply?

‘This is very important,’ the young woman continued.. ‘I want to be buried
with a fork in my right hand.’

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to
say.

That surprises you, doesn’t it?’ the young woman asked.

‘Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,’ said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. ‘My grandmother once told me this story, and
from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I
love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of
attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of
the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and
say, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part because I knew that
something better was coming…like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish
apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!’

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my
hand and I want them to wonder ‘What’s with the fork?’ Then I want you to
tell them: ‘Keep your fork ..the best is yet to come.’

The Pastor’s eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman
good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her
before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp
of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like
than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and
knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman’s casket and they
saw
the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and
over, the Pastor heard the question, ‘What’s with the fork?’ And over and
over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had
with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them aboutThe
fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could
not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would
not
be able to stop thinking about it either.

_HE WAS RIGHT. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU REACH DOWN FOR YOUR FORK LET IT
REMIND
YOU, EVER SO GENTLY, THAT THE BEST IS YET TO COME. _ _FRIENDS ARE A VERY
RARE JEWEL_ _,_ _INDEED. _ _THEY MAKE YOU SMILE AND ENCOURAGE YOU TO
SUCCEED. _ _CHERISH THE TIME YOU HAVE_ _, _ _AND THE MEMORIES YOU
SHARE.__BEING FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY, BUT A SWEET
RESPONSIBILITY. _

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND…and I’ll bet this will be an
Email they do remember, every time they pick up a fork!
And just remember…keep your fork!

The BEST is yet to come!
God Bless You

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ADV: Your Tweets Are Having An Impact! More Needed!

You will find links at the bottom of the forwarded email, below. Please select either 1. or 2. as prewritten
Tweets that will be posted on your Twitter home page with hash tags to the intended contact in Congress.

It is very important that you send each one in the list a Tweet using the provided wording or write one
yourself that includes the hash tags from the one written by NumbersUSA. This will insure the intended
recipient receives your Tweet.

Come on now, show your patriotism and your desire to keep living in a free country with liberty to live
you life as you prefer within the limits of our System of Laws which are based in the U.S. Constitution.
Without the Constitution the United States will cease to exist. So will freedom and our rights given us
by our Creator, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, amongst others.

Man was created in God’s image, by God. Thus, we have the same freedoms that God has. It is up to
us to give thanks for His creating man in his image and empowering us with the rights to live our lives
as He would have us live them. Our Lord, God, is all seeing and all powerful as can be seen reading the
Bible. He has not always been a peaceful God and has demonstrated how terrible his wrath can be.
It is up to each one of us to walk the line that God has drawn for us and be proud that we are able to
do so.

God has been responsible for the deaths of many that refused to honor his commands and follow his
instructions to the letter. The Ten Commandment do not include the words: “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” They
do include the words: “Thou Shalt Not Murder.” The act of killing ones enemies before they can kill
you is not murder. You are striking out in an act of self-preservation which has been given you by God.

It is my opinion that our government has run amok of our Constitution in almost every respect. Those
we have elected that do not openly honor their Oaths-of-Office, sworn before God and witnesses, have
become the enemy within, our domestic enemy from which we are to Preserve, Protect and Defend the
Constitution from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic; or we lose our country and possibly our lives.

Preventing tyranny within our government and its establishing unholy alliances with those that wish to
do us harm is the entire reason for the Second Amendment and for its including the statement, carved
in stone, as a command through the use of the word “shall”, “which shall not be infringed.” We were
given the responsibility for insuring that our rights to keep and bear arms are never infringed upon.
Even if we have to take up our arms to let those that have run amok know that they will obey the
Constitution as it was written and has been legally amended in accordance with Article V, thereof, or
suffer the consequences of the indiscretions.

They have run so far amok that almost all members of Congress have become Progressive to the bone.
They think and believe that they deserve to be where they are, that they deserve to have power over
the People. They have the opinion that the People don’t know what is good for them or for our country.
They think they we are too stupid to be able to understand government and how it must be in control
over us in order for our lives to run smoothly. They have been in office for so long that they have
fallen to the unguarded temptations to which they have been exposed over the excessively long times
they have been in office being elected over and over again, in violation of Article I and Article II of the
Constitution. Article I and Article II state the amount of time each Senator, Representative, and the
President are to serve in definite terms that do not allow exceptions to be made, or taken. The word
“shall” is used to state the limited amount to time each is to serve before returning home to take up
the lives they left in order to serve.

The Framers limited the time each is to serve in order to prevent corruption, self gain, and tyranny
from taking control of them or being caused by them. Here again, is where the Second Amendment
should come to play if abuse becomes rampant. We must not reelect anyone ever again and that
includes Presidents. The 22nd Amendment must be repealed during the next Article V constitutional
convention as it permits a President to serve for two terms.

Please put on your patriot shoes and join in the battle to save the United States from tyranny and
terror.

God Bless America,
Joseph D. Hollinger

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ADV: FW: It’s not “wonderful”

Mr. dudley.brown ,

Let legislators do what they may. They cannot take away our Second Amendment Rights,
or make changes to them, or edit them, or give them a new interpretation until the changes
are made by an amendment to the Constitution in accordance with Article V thereof. Proposed
amendments have to be approved by two-thirds of the members present in each, the House
and the Senate. Once the House and Senate have agreed to one version of each amendment
proposed, three-fourths of the States have to approve each amendment, without change,
before an amendment can be considered ratified. If any State proposes any change and that
State is one of the States that comprise the necessary three-fourths of the States, the entire
process starts over.

The House and Senate have to totally agree on one version of each amendment proposed.
The amendments then go to the States for review and comment. If something about any
one proposed amendment is refused, or added, by any State that prevents agreement by
three-fourths of the States, the process has to be started over again. As long as more
changes and/or disagreements take place the process continues until all conditions of
Article V are satisfied completely.

The entire Article V amendment process can take years to complete if the process completes
at all. We must all pay attention to every detail of the entire amendment process and we
must stay in constant contact with our State legislators letting them know what we think,
want, and don’t want in every amendment proposed. We must keep this up until the
entire process, or processes are finished completely and LEGALLY.

IN response to you constant pleas for money to help you with your organizations fight to
save our guns you are missing the entire reason that is more important. That reason is
because keeping and bearing arms to be able to prevent tyranny of our own government
against We the People to whom the United States belongs. The United States does not belong
to government. Government is the product of the hard work and personal sacrifices
made by true patriots, geniuses and religious men who represented people oppressed a
and dominated by an unjust ruler of a monarchy in England that taxed them unfairly and
did not allow them to take part in their government. Those people wanted control of their
own lives and their own country without oppression and tyranny and they were ready to
take control of their destinies without interference by a tyrannical king.

Those brave men took the task to heart and through a trying and difficult process framed
the most precious constitution ever authored. The Constitution of the United States of
America. The Constitution is the foundation upon which our Country and our System of
Laws has been built. The mortar of that Constitution is mixed with the blood of thousands
whom over more than two hundred years fought and died winning our freedom from the
king and keeping our republic from falling apart as it developed and grew into the
magnificence that it became.

But, as with anything that appears so great for so many, there are always some that do
not think that its right, that things must be changed so they are as they would like them
to be. The Framers knew that such an occasion was likely and that the perpetrators would
more than likely come from within government. Provisions were included in the Constitution
to counter attacks from within. Also included was the necessity that each person elected
by the People to manage their government for them has to swear an oath that includes:
preserve, protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

The entire premise of the Constitution is that those participating in the government it
provides will be honorable men, of truth, conviction, dedication, patriotism, honor, and
loyalty. Yet, the Framers knew that would eventually fail and the true nature of men,
exposed to unguarded temptations over time, would prevail and threaten the Constitution
and the United States. The entire Constitution is designed so as to prevent tyranny by those
given consent to govern by the People to be governed.

But, once again, those protections will only work if those trusted to govern are of strong
conviction and dedicated to the task of preserving and protecting the Constitution at any,
and all costs. Should those protections fail, the First Amendment gives us freedom of the
press to expose those that are want to do us harm. If public pressure as a result of an
open and free press, does not impress the governing body and cause them to straighten
out and follow the rules, there is one last option for the People to take.

That is the Second Amendment which provides that the People must always be armed
and know well how to use their arms when the need comes to reclaim our republic
from the enemy within.

That time appears to be upon us. The enemy within is stepping up its attempts to
subvert the People and disarm them before they shall decide to bear their arms and
take their country back from the clutches of those bent on its destruction.

You and your organization should be fighting to preserve and protect the entire
Constitution, not just a part of a part thereof. It appears that you have taken up a
fight most likely to stir up the populace and garner support for your proposed
efforts through donations to support the work you promote.

The Constitution is valueless if any part of it is destroyed. It is the foundation of our
country and our System of Laws. That part of the foundation upon which the System
of Laws sits is already weakened and about to crumble because laws are not enforced
and the court system has run amok of the duties and responsibilities with which it is
entrusted.

Congress has totally lost its course and those of which it is comprised have lost their
minds, having fallen to unguarded temptations having been exposed to them for
longer than the one term each was to serve. The gains from those temptations
have become their controlling forces, reelection (unconstitutional) their driving force
in order that those gains continue uninterrupted.

The Administrative Branch has gone totally berserk and is violating the Constitution
on a nearly daily basis. The President is acting more and more like the king the
Framers worked so hard to separate themselves from. We all agree he must be
stopped before the end of his term. Yet, we see no more than ten people in Congress
with the guts to stand up to him. All the rest go along despite the voices of
constituents to whom our country belongs.

Yes Sir, We the People need the entire Bill of Rights to remain untouched, and the
rest of the Constitution as it was written and has been legally amended following
the guidelines in Article V thereof. The only legal way that anything in it can be
changed, added to, or deleted from it.

We must prevent infringements to our Second Amendment rights and we have to
have arms and ammunition to get the job done. We also need a plan that would
coordinate any operation that might be taken to save our country. Where are the
cries for those things? Where are the militias the States are supposed to form
and maintain? Does everyone think those are the National Guard and Reserve
Branches of our military? They are wrong if they do. The militia is comprised of
citizens who are to keep arms to bear should the time arise for defending our
country from the enemy within. Where are they? How are we to be well regulated
if there are no regulators? Why aren’t you talking about these things?

Joseph D. Hollinger
God Bless America!

On 12/4/2015 3:33 PM, Dudley Brown wrote:

Joseph D,

Gun grabbers were at work in Washington, D.C. late last night, haggling over your gun rights.

Just as I warned yesterday, the anti-gun politicians in the U.S. Senate forced votes on a number of gun control measures with little warning.

But last week, the National Association for Gun Rights delivered 370,000 signed “No More Gun Control” Petitions to your Senators and Representatives, and your voices had a real impact.

Because of your dedicated activism, NONE of the anti-gun measures introduced last night were passed.

Joseph D, we can’t say thank you enough.

But, we’re not out of the woods.

You see, these anti-gun amendments were only defeated on procedural technicalities. The anti-gunners in Congress are testing the waters, preparing for a full-scale assault on our rights in the near future.

That’s why I need your help today…

Gun grabbers are still itching to push their radical anti-gun agenda in an effort to make law-abiding gun owners pay for the ruthless acts of madmen and extremists.

In fact, President Obama has already pledged to issue even more executive orders on gun control over the coming months.

And with anti-gun Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling the murders of innocent people a “wonderful opportunity” to push their gun control agenda, there’s no telling how bad it could get.

Joseph D, we can’t back down.

If you can, please consider chipping in $60, $40, or even $20 to help NAGR continue fighting for our Second Amendment rights.

And when you’re finished, please read my email below.

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Citizens Without Guns are Slaves

To All of the Idiots That Say There are Too Many Guns in America, We are still free aren’t we? We would not be if Americans were not so well armed.

There is only one thing to say. Citizens without guns are slaves. The Framers knew what they were doing when they penned the Second Amendment. The People must remain a threat to government in order to keep government from reining tyranny upon the People. That is the only reason for the Second Amendment.

Are you stupid enough to believe that government gives one hoot about you and your safety? Government has been going further South with each Presidency as far back as Jimmy Carter and probably further back than that. Much of what is going on started out back in the 1940s and it started in Chicago, IL.

A quote from Thomas Jefferson: ““False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. Laws that forbid the carrying of arms laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they act rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Quoting Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment”

Thomas Jefferson: “[W]hat country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” – Letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787; The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Federal Edition (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5) Vol. 5 ”

Thomas Paine: ““The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them.” – Thoughts on Defensive War, 1775; The Writings of Thomas Paine, Collected and Edited by Moncure Daniel Conway (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894) Volume 1, Chapter XII ”

Patrick Henry: ““Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” – Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed. 1836, vol. 3, p.168 ”

Patrick Henry: ““The great object is, that every man be armed … Every one who is able may have a gun.”– Debates in the Several State Conventions on Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed. 1836, vol. 3, p. 386 ”

James Madison: ““Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 46, The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared, New York Packet, January 29, 1788; The Federalist (The Gideon Edition), (1818), Edited with an Introduction, Reader’s Guide, Constitutional Cross-reference, Index, and Glossary by George W. Carey and James McClellan (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001) ”

Eldridge Gerry: ““What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” – Floor debate over the Second Amendment, August 17, 1789; I Annals of Congress, p. 750 ”

John Dickinson: ““With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverance employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live as slaves.” – Declaration of the Cause and Necessity of Taking up Arms, Second Continental Congress, July 6, 1775; The Growth of the American Republic, Volume 1, Seventh Edition. New York: Oxford University Press; 1980; p.168 :

The Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The above quotations prove that the Framers considered owning a gun paramount to remaining free and having liberty. They also show they were aware that a people without guns would be slaves to tyranny and oppression by government run amok with power and temptations for personal gain in wealth and power. The Framers used the word “shall” many times while framing the Constitution. Each time they use it, it was as an order written in concrete to which no exceptions of any kind could be made or taken less the Constitution would fail in its purpose. The proper use of the word “shall” in a declarative sense is necessary, yet, man being the weak and self-serving creature that he is, has chosen not to know, or admit, the power of the word “shall” and assign in its place definitions of convenience to themselves for whatever gains their agenda requires at that moment. We the People, acquiescing to those things in life appearing more important than civic duty, have not been watching the dark forces at work in the heart of our country. We should be rising up in mass, yelling and waving our arms with clenched fists demanding that those to whom we have given our consent to govern us, do so according to the Constitution as it was written and has been legally amended in accordance with Article V., thereof.

So, to those of you reading this that think there are too many guns in the United States, shame on you. If you choose not to have a gun, okay. But, it is your duty to have a gun and to know well how to use it and be prepared at a moments notice to bear your arms with your neighbors, to protect our Constitution, our Country, our freedom, and our liberty, given us by the Creator.

Buy guns, buy ammo, use guns and hit targets, teach your family, arm them all and I don’t mean just handguns.

Joseph D. Hollinger
God Bless America!!

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ALERT!! Please read this and react as requested concerning refugees. Thank you!

Action Alert: Call your members of the House and Senate at 202-224-3121 and ask them to vigorously oppose the Refugee Resettlement funding contained in the Omnibus Spending Bill that will be voted on by 12-11-15! Please call by this Friday, Dec. 4th.

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To Those That Say People Must Not Eat Meat, That We are Obese and Sedentary –

To Those That Say People Must Not Eat Meat, That We are Obese and
Sedentary – I have this to say:

Diet is a product of social well being. If you are well educated, employed,
and have adequate resources at your disposal your diet, and the rest of
your life, will be different from people that are on both sides of the scale.
Those with more than you have will more than likely have a diet fret with
more frivolous and unhealthy components than your diet. Those with few
resources, or practically no resources, will have a meager diet composed
of the things available to them regardless of whether it is meat, fruit or
vegetable.

There are some among us that hardly eat at all because no food sources
exist for a “healthy” diet. Insects, worms, and uncultivated plants may be
their diet.

True that many people have sedentiary life styles and don’t eat what
they should to fit the model of a perfect diet according to the nutritionists
food group charts. So what, if the eat what they can afford, and out of
that group, what tastes good to them, what business is it of ours?

Who are we to dictate to others what they should do or not do?
Freedom is being able to make choices for yourselves and to enjoy
the results of your decisions, good or bad.

The blame for people having what some call bad eating habits lies in the
environment in which a person is raised. If a child is raised in a family
that has enjoyed freedom of choice and resources to enjoy that freedom,
they are going to eat what they like to eat for the most part. They might
eat salads and fresh vegetables to fill out their diet and they may not.

Education in proper nutrition as a reguirment in schools requiring a
passing grade for advancement to the next grade would be a great place
to start. But neither we, or government, has any right forcing people to
eat anything or in any way. It is not the business of government to
control a persons welfare. If a person chooses to eat a poor diet and is
aware of the possible bad effects, so be it. Let them eat as they choose.

But, obese people are a burden on our medical system. So what, so are
people that have heart, liver, lung, blood, brain and other problems. How
about alcoholics, drug addicts, and those with STBs? Or, is it that it makes
you uncomfortable looking at someone that is grossly overweight? Couldl
that be the problem with obese people. that they make those that have
no weight related problems uncomfortable; that obese people look gross
and disgusting, maybe?

If that is the case, then the ole problem of our having no tolerance for
people that do not fit into the model we have in our minds of how people
should look and take care of themselves. What if those obese people feel
that you are emaciated and sickeningly thin? You would say, WHAT, I eat
right and I am healthy by all standards available today. I am as healthy as
a horse. That, is only your view of you.

What if the obese person is screaming inside to be much thinner and has,
within their means, attempted to change what they eat and the amount
that they eat, have started taking more walks and becoming less sedentary?
Yet, after months of effort have met with little or no success in loss of
weight? Don’t you think they are sick and tired of being tired, obese,
clumsy, and whatever other problems they may have?

So eat what you want and live your life as you wish to live. Leave other
people alone to enjoy the same freedom. Do not criticize another until
you have walked in their shoes and know what their life includes and/or
excludes. Do not complain of how others look or act until you can see
how you look or act through their eyes.

As the old saying goes, people that live in glass houses should not
throw stones.

There is another saying that fits into this discussion. We are what we eat.
Are you an eggplant, a cabbage, or a peanut? Nope, like it or not, you are
meat.

God created man in his own image. Is God a vegetable? No, He is meat as
well.

Here is what Billy Graham has to say on eating meat.

“Q: Does God require us to follow the Old Testament laws about not eating
pork and other kinds of meat today?

A: The dietary laws for Israel recorded in Leviticus, chapter 11, which
include, for example, a prohibition against eating pork, were given for
specific religious and, perhaps, health reasons.

The New Testament, however, makes it clear that observation of these Old
Testament food laws for religious reasons is no longer required in the New
Testament era. Jesus Himself declared that all foods were “clean”
(Mark 7:17-23).

In Acts 10:9-16, Peter was informed by God through a vision that he was
not to reject the use of certain animals for food on a religious basis. The
apostle Paul also writes, “For everything God created is good, and nothing
is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is
consecrated by the word of God and prayer” (1 Timothy 4:4).

The Bible makes it clear that “the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating
and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”
(Romans 14:17).

There is no saving grace in either eating or not eating certain foods. We
are saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; see Ephesians
2:8-10. This, of course, does not mean that all animals we use for food
are of equal value when it comes to our health.

Many people feel they can win God’s favor and have eternal life by
following the dietary laws of the Old Testament. But this is a misunder-
standing. You cannot save yourself—but Christ can, and He will as you
commit your life to Him by faith.

In summary, God is great, God is good, thank Thee for this food, Amen.
Let’s eat!

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