Thursday, June 23, 2016

'No Fly, No Buy' Means No Freedom The people in the government who want to control our personal choices are the enemies of freedom. And the enemies of freedom can be very clever and seductive.

Last week, these folks, manifesting their lust to keep us dependent upon the government by rejecting the natural right to self-defense, coined a clever phrase: "No fly, no buy." It sounds rational, yet it rejects core American values.

The phrase was pounded home to average Americans during a one-sided 15-hour televised marathon on the floor of the Senate orchestrated by the gun control crowd. The essence of the argument was that stricter laws regarding gun sales would have prevented the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In gun control advocates' dream world, the self-loathing Islamic State-inspired killer, willing to take 49 innocent lives, would somehow have been unwilling to violate restrictive gun purchase laws; and his obedience to those laws would have saved lives.

Their argument is naive and absurd. A person willing to commit mass murder is surely willing to break the law to acquire the means to commit the murders. So blinded were these senators in their misguided utterances about self-defense that they forgot about the Constitution.

The legislation they offered would have required that people whose names the feds put on a terror watchlist or a no-fly list (these are often done simultaneously) would not be legally able to purchase a gun. The senators summarized this idea dozens of times as "no fly, no buy."

Muslim Who Attended Same Mosque as Orlando Terrorist Reported Him to the FBI  Cortney O'Brien / Townhall Tipsheet

Muslim Who Attended Same Mosque as Orlando Terrorist Reported Him to the FBI
Here we have yet another report that proves the FBI did not take seriously enough warnings about the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen. Disney World reported him to the authorities, as did a Florida gun store. Now, reports indicate that a Muslim who attended the same mosque as him alerted the FBI to Mateen’s strange terrorist sympathizing-rhetoric.
He says they met 10 years ago. However, over time, some of Mateen’s comments struck him as concerning – specifically references to videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni imam.
“He told me they were very powerful,” Malik said, “that raised the red flag even higher for me.”
Malik reported this behavior to the FBI, apparently to no avail.

No matter how you look at it, the FBI failed. Not only did they dismiss the red flags before Mateen killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub, they also have not been transparent in the bloody aftermath.

The agency released an incomplete transcript of the 911 call Mateen made when he pledged allegiance to ISIS, scrubbing out all mentions of his radical rhetoric. Worse yet, they have lost track of Mateen’s wife, who reportedly knew about her husband’s terror rampage.

Sadly, this tragedy needs to be a wake-up call to the FBI.

Queen Elizabeth for Brexit: “EU courts ‘denigrate’ Britain by protecting terrorists”
By Christine Williams/ Jihad Watch


Queen Elizabeth for Brexit: “EU courts ‘denigrate’ Britain by protecting terrorists”Even the usually neutral Queen is fed up with European courts protecting Islamic jihadist hate preachers saying that they “denigrate Britain” and asking the question: “Give me THREE good reasons” to remain inside the European Union. Pity that the Obama administration and Western leftist authorities are not as wise as the Queen on this matter, […]


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US terror threat: Files show HUNDREDS of US jihad plots, refugee connection

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

But Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry says there is ‘zero evidence’ refugees making it through US screening pose greater risk than other groups.
“Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection,” By Judson Berger,,  Published June 22, 2016
Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees.
The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail.
“[T]hese data make clear that the...

With Rubio in, others step out in Florida's Senate race

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's decision to run for re-election drives some from race, stirs attacks from those staying in

The Associated Press By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's decision to run for president set off a scramble to replace him. His last minute decision to run for re-election set off a scramble — though much smaller — to get out of the Senate race.

A crowded Republican Senate primary has become much less so after Rubio's announcement Wednesday that he'll seek a second term after spending months saying he wouldn't.

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race and will run for re-election, a decision U.S. Rep. David Jolly made last Friday as it became more obvious that Rubio was leaning toward running again.

And the man who Rubio said helped convince him to run again, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, will focus on his job as Gov. Rick Scott's No. 2 — at least until 2018, when Florida has open seats for governor and three Cabinet positions and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is up for re-election.

Rubio didn't scare everyone off, and while he is the immediate favorite to represent the GOP in November, he will have to hope the anti-establishment mood that helped him get elected in 2010 doesn't now hurt him. That's especially the case since presidential elections tend to bring out more Democrats and there's a risk that some Republican faithful may be turned off by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.