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The following was recorded at the Mises Circle in Dallas-Fort Worth on October 3rd 2015.  It includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.

Political Correctness is Control, not Etiquette by Jeff Deist (Introduction)

How Universities Silence Truth by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Political Correctness and the Argument from Intimidation by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

The Egalitarian Menace by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

If you’d like more brilliant commentary on Political Correctness in modern society, visit my good friend, Evan Sayet’s website at:

EvanSayet.com – Crowd Gasped When a Conservative Comedian Explained How Leftists Have Turned Thinking Into a Hate Crime

You can find his book on Amazon using the following link:

kindergaden_of_eden_bookKinderGarden Of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks | By: Evan Sayet
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Evan Sayet YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/evansayetvideos/videos

 

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Ben Shapiro: Katy Perry, Cher and Macklemore All Lie About Ferguson

Ben Shapiro breaks down the witness testimony from the St. Louis County Police Investigative Report of the shooting of Michael Brown and demonstrates that, contrary to President Obama’s assertions, the black community in Ferguson did in fact make up the story of the racist cop murdering a teenager with his hands up.

TRANSCRIPT:

The evidence shows that Michael Brown was an 18-year-old, 6’4”, 289-lb. black criminal who robbed a convenience store and attacked a police officer while high, then got shot – that’s what the grand jury determined when they decided not to indict Darren Wilson.

But evidence has never stopped people like Cher, who tweeted, “Something must b done 2 protect innocent young blk men.” Or Moby, who tweeted that “Darren Wilson chased Michael Brown and murdered him.” Or Serena Williams, who tweeted, “Wow. Just wow. Shameful. What will it take???” Or Katy Perry, who said, “praying for an equal America,” or Macklemore, who said “No justice,” and tried to block the I-5 in Seattle. Or Rihanna, who tweeted out a photo of this sign.

Or LeBron James, who tweeted this image.

Or the St. Louis Rams, five of whom walked onto the football field on Sunday in the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose.

President Obama, of course, jumped in, too. He said this:

…there are still problems and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up.

That’s a lie, at least with regard to Michael Brown. Grand jury testimony shows that the community of Ferguson, Missouri did make this problem up. In fact, they lied, they intimidated witnesses, and they pressured others to lie – all to put an innocent man behind bars for the rest of his life in the name of social justice.

According to the St. Louis County Police Investigative Report, the mob mentality began immediately. A huge crowd formed at the scene of the shooting almost instantaneously; that crowd included both Brown’s mother and his stepfather, according to witness testimony. The police report states:

The investigation of the scene was interrupted several times by death threats directed toward police officers and gunshots being fired by unknown persons around the crime scene.

One witness told police she didn’t want to “get involved for fear of retaliation.” She said, “I have to live here.” An adult male near the scene “commented to detectives as they walked by that he witnessed the incident and the officer was ‘in the right’ and ‘did what he had to do.’ He added the statements being made by bystanders in the complex were inaccurate… The male indicated he was not making any further comments or identifying himself.”

Two more witnesses, one male and one female, “said they were afraid to speak about what they witnessed. Both said they were worried about retaliation from people who live in the area.”

Still another witness said “threats… had been made to the residents of Canfield Green Apartment Complex. He said notes had been posted on various apartment buildings threatening people not to talk to the police, and gunshots were still being fired every night.” He said “there were at least 10 other people who were outside and saw exactly what happened.” He said Wilson told Brown to get down and that Brown never raised his hands.

In FBI interviews, witnesses repeated such accusations. Witness 10, whose account backed Wilson’s story, said, “I just wanted to come forward and just tell it how I seen it. Because I feel like it’s very rare that somebody’s gonna come forward and tell actually what happened.”

Witness 14, stated:

You have to understand the mentality of some of these young guys, they have nothing to do. When they can latch on the something they embellish it because they want something to do…The majority of them do not work. They all they do is sit around and get high all day.

Witness 14 added that within one minute of the shooting, there were 70 or 80 people “saying things that didn’t happen,” and they “started embellishing it when the stepfather showed up.” That would be this stepfather, Louis Head.

Witness 14 said witnesses were lying when they said the officer “ran up behind him shot him in the back.” Witnesses lied, he said, when they said he had “his hands straight up in the air.” Witnesses lied, he said, when they stated that Brown was shot while down. He continued. “They are set they are looking for a reason to explode, that’s what they, ‘cause they don’t have anything to do…

The original witness who started all of this, Dorian Johnson, helped Brown rob the convenience store. He then went on television and lied about Brown having his hands up and being shot from behind. He then had to change his story multiple times to fit the autopsy results. Still, there he was with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes last week, telling his lies.

And those lies had quickly become the prevailing wisdom. At least 12 witnesses claimed that Brown was shot from behind, which was factually false. At least 16 witnesses said Brown’s hands were up when he was shot, which was factually false. One witness said Wilson used a Taser, then a gun: false. Another said she witnessed the events, but admitted she was blocks away when the events occurred. Still another witness said there were two officers involved in the shooting, and admitted she couldn’t tell what she’d seen and what she’d read about the case. One witness admitted in testimony to changing his story to “coincide with what really happened.” Another witness said that he was friends with Brown, and that Brown was shot while on his knees. When informed that such a story contradicted all physical evidence, the man admitted that he had not seen the shooting and then asked if he could leave because he was “uncomfortable.”

This is evil. An entire community conspiring to put an innocent man in prison for the rest of his life based on his race is evil. But then again, so is “social justice” – the notion that individual lives and decisions don’t matter, so long as the narrative of American racism is forwarded. Truth is the first casualty of the social justice mob. And in Ferguson, and now across America, that mob runs wild.

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Ben Shapiro: The Truth About Thanksgiving

Ben Shapiro takes a look at the true story of Thanksgiving – not the multiculturalism and socialism pushed by leftists every November.

Correction: The Puritans and Pilgrims were distinct groups; all references to the Puritans should be to the Pilgrims.

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Sheriffs Plan Huge March on Washington to Defy Obama on Illegal Immigration

The sheriffs are taking a stand and fighting back – bless our brave, law enforcement guys. At least 200 sheriffs are going to protest in DC on December 10th to make it clear to Obama that the borders need to be secured. It has to be done for national and domestic security and to protect Americans, so law enforcement is stepping up and saying loud and clear, we’ve had enough. We do our jobs Mr. President, now do yours.

There was a time when the job of a sheriff was to enforce the law. Down by the border, this has become more or less impossible, especially with the politics of illegal immigration and amnesty.

While the border has always been politically tricky when it comes to law enforcement, the Democratic Party has seen illegal immigration as a cynical way to turn the electoral map in their favor.

Now, a group of sheriffs is fighting back against illegal immigration and plans to go to Washington to tell our president to secure the border. [H/T Breitbart.]

A letter being sent around by Bristol County, Mass. Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, is attempting to organize American sheriffs to march on the capital on December 10, in order to “encourage immediate action by Congress and the Administration [sic] that will secure border security once and for all.”

According to the dispatch, the unnamed group will be joined by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Sen. David Vitter, R-La., as well as “other members of Congress” as they publicly seek redress at the Capitol Building.

The aim of the group is, according to the letter, to achieve border security “as the first step in achieving legitimate immigration reform in the future.”

In spite of the recent midterm losses incurred by the Democratic Party, President Obama has vowed to move forward on an executive order to enact a blanket amnesty proposal.

Immigration reform starts with securing the border, then they can ‘enforce’ the law as it was always supposed to be. This unlawful importing of up to 34 million illegals in an effort to change the voting demographic nationwide forever is just pure evil. Impeachment worthy is an understatement. As Oath Keepers says, “Not on our watch!” The sheriffs are honoring their oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States… why won’t our President do the same? Your oath is to the Constitution and the American people, not to a voting agenda for power.

H/T: Conservative Tribune

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WARNING: This Ferguson Cop’s Public Message Is Chilling… But Please Listen

It looks increasingly likely that there will be more violence in Ferguson, Missouri — and with an announcement about Officer Darren Wilson’s indictment due very soon, both protesters and law enforcement are on edge.

The grand jury decision on whether or not to send Darren Wilson to trial could easily spark new riots in the battered city.

Ferguson has faced a slew of demonstrations after Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in August.

Now, one Ferguson police officer is giving chilling but vital advice to people in Missouri. “If you do not have a gun, get one and get one soon,” wrote the unnamed officer on an Internet forum called “St. Louis Coptalk.”

“We will not be able to protect you or your family,” the anonymous officer continued. “It will be your responsibility to protect them. Our gutless commanders and politicians have neutered us. I’m serious, get a gun, get more than one, and keep one with you at all times.”

It has not been confirmed that the person posting this warning is indeed a Ferguson officer; however, the Coptalk forum is often used for discussion by members of law enforcement.

That ominous message from this officer is one of several warnings that have recently come from law enforcement.

According to The Blaze, the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently issued a report which warned that the grand jury decision “will likely be exploited by some individuals to justify threats and attacks against law enforcement and critical infrastructure.”

The FBI message went on to say: “This also poses a threat to those civilians engaged in lawful or otherwise constitutionally protected activities.”

The warning is clear and should be considered by all Americans. When events such as race riots occur, police admit that they are not able to protect everybody.

A high number of law enforcement officers support the right to bear arms for this very reason, and understand that guns are tools that can be used to protect innocent people.

Self defense is the right and responsibility of every citizen — and the Second Amendment was never meant to be about hunting.

It was included in the Bill of Rights to allow law-abiding Americans to protect themselves and their families in times of crisis.

Please share this warning on Facebook and Twitter if you want the law-abiding citizens of Ferguson to be able to defend themselves.

H/T: Conservative Tribune

Click Here for Bill Whittle and Alfonzo Rachel’s opinion piece regarding the Ferguson riots.

Whatever becomes of Ferguson, I pray that cooler minds prevail and Justice is served.

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The Reagan amnesty ‘gotcha’ that isn’t

For years, liberals have pointed to President Reagan’s signing of a 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants as proof the GOP is crazy not to follow suit now, or that Reagan would be a Democrat today, or something. (For some reason, they don’t employ the same logic about JFK and tax cuts.) But House Republicans have held firm on the principle that we must stop the influx of illegal immigrants before making any move to legalize the presence of those already here, and so — unlike what happened in 1986 — Congress has not passed a law on this subject.

Now President Obama is reportedly set to issue an executive order to defer, indefinitely, the prosecution of some 5 million illegal immigrants. The left is anxious to prove this kind of bypass of Congress, too, is something Reagan did. And so a new line of argument is suddenly popping up all over the place. Typical is this version of it from the Associated Press:

“President Barack Obama’s anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.

“Two of the last three Republican presidents — Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986.

“There was no political explosion then comparable to the one Republicans are threatening now.”

This, the shiny new argument goes, is proof positive the GOP, and particularly tea partyers, are acting in bad faith.

But well down in that AP article, there’s a quote that — unintentionally, I presume — speaks to one very large difference between then and now:

“‘It’s a striking parallel,’ said Mark Noferi of the pro-immigration American Immigration Council. ‘Bush Sr. went big at the time. He protected about 40 percent of the unauthorized population. Back then that was up to 1.5 million. Today that would be about 5 million.’”

If we take Noferi’s numbers at face value and apply some basic math, that would mean the “unauthorized population” has grown from about 3.75 million to 12.5 million during the course of 25 years (Bush issued his executive order in 1989). If so, the number of illegal immigrants has more than tripled during that time while the total U.S. population has grown by about 28 percent.

This is an argument against an amnesty like the one Obama is contemplating, not for it. You see, a big reason for the opposition to another amnesty now — and particularly one that takes place before we’ve proved we can keep new illegal crossings to a bare minimum — is that things didn’t go so well the last time we tried it.

If the “unauthorized population” were to grow at the same rate over the next 25 years, we’d be talking about nearly 42 million people by 2039. At even half the 1989-2014 rate of growth, we’d be talking about some 21 million people.

It’s not that critics of Obama’s plans are being hypocrites now; rather, they’ve learned from what happened in the past and want to avoid a similar mistake in the future. None of this even gets to the question of whether the Reagan and Bush executive orders — issued to address problems with a law that had passed not too long beforehand — are really all that comparable to the present situation.

If you think a rational, enforceable immigration policy is something the U.S. government owes it to its citizens, not to mention the millions of people trying to follow the rules to enter this country, you just might think what happened in the past bolsters, rather than weakens, your case.

H/T: AJC

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WHAT IS A VETERAN? (POEM)

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable ‘To My Country’ for an amount “up to and including my life.”

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.


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UNSUNG PATRIOTS

He was getting old and paunchy

And his hair was falling fast,

And he sat around the Legion,

Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in

And the deeds that he had done,

In his exploits with his buddies;

They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors

His tales became a joke,

All his buddies listened quietly

For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,

For ol’ Bob has passed away,

And the world’s a little poorer

For a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,

Just his children and his wife.

For he lived an ordinary,

Very quiet sort of life..

He held a job and raised a family,

Going quietly on his way;

And the world won’t note his passing,

‘Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,

Their bodies lie in state,

While thousands note their passing,

And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories

From the time that they were young

But the passing of a Soldier

Goes unnoticed, and UNSUNG.

Is the greatest contribution

To the welfare of our land,

Some jerk who breaks his promise

And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow

Who in times of war and strife,

Goes off to serve his country

And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend

And the style in which he lives,

Are often disproportionate,

To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,

Who offered up his all,

Is paid off with a medal

And perhaps a pension, small.

It’s so easy to forget them,

For it is so many time,

That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys,

Went to battle, but we know,

It is not the politicians

With their compromise and ploys,

Who won for us the freedom,

That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,

With your enemies at hand,

Would you really want some cop-out,

With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier–

His home, his country, his kin,

Just a common Soldier,

Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,

And his ranks are growing thin,

But his presence should remind us

We may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict,

We find the Soldier’s part

Is to clean up all the troubles

That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor

While he’s here to hear the praise,

Then at least let’s give him homage

At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline,

In the paper that might say:

“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

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If you would like to volunteer in the future for UNSUNG PATRIOTS, please send an E-mail to justin@thedigitalchronicle.com

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WOW: This Short Video Explains EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Our UNFAIR Tax System

Though Democrats (and in particular, our Divider-in-Chief) love to talk about the need for the rich to “pay their fair share,” they never seem to address one of the most-unfair institutions facing Americans today: the income tax.

Though the rich and poor alike enjoy the benefits of taxpayer funds, they encounter this burden differently. The rich and poor alike enjoy the benefits of a strong military force, they both have the possibility of sending their children to “free” public schools and government accommodates both the rich and poor alike. In some instances, in fact, the poor have a better experience with taxpayer-funded goodies as the rich are forced to pay for housing, food and medical care for the poor and pay for such things for themselves.

Rather than focus on a flat-tax based on consumption (a national sales tax, for example), the only solutions to emerge from the mouths of liberals is “more taxes, more spending.”

The below video offers a simplified allegory that highlights the inherent lack of fairness to be found in our current, “progressive” income tax system.

Watch and wonder, at the end, how any logical person could defend such a system as “fair.”

H/T: TPNN

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A Chilling Conversation With an Islamic State Terrorist: We Will ‘Make Some Attacks in New York Soon’ | The Blaze

An Islamic State terrorist vowed in an exclusive interview with VICE News that the militant group is planning attacks in New York City “soon.”

Farah Shirdon, also known as Abu Usamah Somali, is a Canadian citizen who left his native country to fight with the Islamic State in Iraq. He is seen in a recent propaganda video burning his passport and promising to destroy the U.S. and Canada.

“[We] will make some attacks in New York soon,” he told VICE News. “A lot of brothers there are mobilizing right now. … Mobilizing for a brilliant attack, my friend.”

Watch the chilling interview below:

Later the interview, Shirdon addressed President Barack Obama personally.

“I hope Barack Obama listens to this message,” he said. “I swear you infidel, I swear to almighty Allah, we will fight you until the end.”

Shirdon also claimed he knows “thousands upon thousands” of people in the West who are “ready right now” to carry out attacks.

The radical Islamist said the Islamic State might stop its terror when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “crucified for his war crimes.” Another big goal for the Islamic State, he continued, is to fly the Islamic flag over the White House.

Editors note:
Please subscribe and read Vice News’ article “A Chat with the Canadian ISIS Member Who Burned His Passport on YouTube”

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New ISIS threat: America’s electric grid; blackout could kill 9 of 10

“Former top government officials who have been warning Washington about the vulnerability of the nation’s largely unprotected electric grid are raising new fears that troops from the jihadist Islamic State are poised to attack the system, leading to a power crisis that could kill millions.”

“Inadequate grid security, a porous U.S.-Mexico border, and fragile transmission systems make the electric grid a target for ISIS,” said Peter Pry, one of the nation’s leading experts on the grid.

Others joining Pry at a press conference later Wednesday to draw attention to the potential threat said that if just a handful of the nation’s high voltage transformers were knocked out, blackouts would occur across the country.”

“By one estimate, should the power go out and stay out for over a year, nine out of 10 Americans would likely perish,” said Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington.”

At the afternoon press conference, Gaffney dubbed the potential crisis the “grid jihad.”

“A lack of electricity would shut off water systems, impact city transportation services and shutdown hospitals and other big facilities. Fresh and frozen foods also would be impacted as would banks, financial institutions and utilities.”

Pry provided details of recent attacks on electricity systems and said that ISIS could easily team with Mexican drug cartels to ravage America.

He told Secrets, for example, that the Knights Templar drug gang blacked out the electric grid of the Mexican state of Michoacan in 2013 to provide cover for killing those fighting the drug trade.

“The Knights Templars and other criminal gangs in Mexico will do anything for money, and ISIS, the richest terrorist organization in history, has hundreds of millions of dollars at its disposal,” said Pry.

“ISIS could hire one of the Mexican cartels, or one of their criminal gangs already in the U.S., or activate jihadist terror cells already in the U.S., and inflict a multi-state blackout immediately, within days or weeks. Perhaps even a nationwide blackout,” Pry explained to Secrets.

“I am not saying it is likely they will do so. But given the capabilities and objectives of ISIS and our obvious vulnerabilities, it would be foolish to ignore the threat to the grid, to regard the threat as unlikely. Our planning should be based on imminent asymmetrical threats, and not assume that another 9/11 large-scale attack is years away,” he added.

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently said they believe there is evidence that ISIS plans an attack.

Pry, Gaffney and others have been pushing Congress to protect the electric grid from attacks including terrorists, assaults by U.S. foes like North Korea and even sun spots that can zap unprotected transformers with electromagnetic pulse.

Congress is looking at legislation to protect the grid via the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com

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