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The War on Free Speech Gets Bolstered by Outgoing Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

The First Amendment is the line in the sand over which only tyrants dare to cross.

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One of the most important rights we have in this nation is the freedom of the press.  Without this integral piece of our First Amendment, our nation would look nothing like the America that we see before our eyes today.

It is truly a cornerstone of a free society.  One cannot shine his light on evil without the right to say what he believes.  This is beyond fundamental; it is God given, and it must be protected at all costs.

Sure, there are plenty of journalists out there with whom we disagree, but that is precisely the point.  America can only exist as a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world if she embraces the diversity of thought that she embodies.  We’re not supposed to always get along, except when joined in the fight against tyranny and oppression.

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Today’s news out fo the Justice Department serves to remind us that this battle for the First Amendment is far from over, however.

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For months now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) quietly has been working on a revision to its guidelines governing how, when and why prosecutors can obtain the records of journalists, particularly in leak cases.

The work has been supervised by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s office, especially since former Attorney General Jeff Sessions departed, but is not wrapped up.

The effort has the potential to touch off a First Amendment debate with a press corps that already has high degrees of distrust of and disfunction with the Trump administration.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is aware of the effort but has not been given a final recommendation. Sources close to Whitaker say he will await final judgment but, in recent days, has developed reservations about proceeding with the plan.

And this is just as dastardly as it sounds:

Multiple sources familiar with the ongoing DOJ review tell me that it has two main goals. The first is to lower the threshold that prosecutors must meet before requesting subpoenas for journalists’ records; the second is to eliminate the need to alert a media organization that Justice intends to issue a subpoena.

The implications of this need not be spelled out in common conversation, but for the sake of making my point I will be perfectly clear.

The First Amendment is the line in the sand over which only tyrants dare to cross.  Our eyes are keenly fixed on that line, and let that serve as a warning who contemplate treading on We The People.

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Biden Appears Caught In Lie About Being Arrested In South Africa On Way to Visit Mandela

The person he was with denies there was an arrest…

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Joe Biden seems to remember things that other people don’t, often times because those things never happened. In other words, Joe, like many Democrats, lives in his own world where he has never done anything wrong. On Friday, the former vice president was apparently caught in a big lie about being arrested in the 1970s in South Africa on his way to go see Nelson Mandela. Just Joe being Joe! Does the 2020 presidential hopeful think people aren’t going to fact-check the stuff he says? It would sure seem that way. LOOK: https://twitter.com/katieglueck/status/1230953852309889024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1230953852309889024&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2020%2F02%2F21%2Fsiren-it-appears-joe-biden-has-been-lying-about-a-trip-he-took-to-south-africa-to-meet-mandela%2F From New York Times: Andrew Young, a former congressman and mayor of Atlanta who was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1977 to 1979, said that he had traveled with Mr. Biden over the years, including to South Africa. But Mr. Young said that he had never been arrested in South Africa and expressed skepticism that members of Congress would have faced arrest there. “No, I was never arrested and I don’t think he was, either,” Mr. Young, now 87, said in a telephone interview. REACTIONS: CNN’s John King called out Biden for blatantly lying about Super PACs. Joe has said he doesn’t like them, does’t want one. But now that his low-energy campaign is running short on cash, it appears his attitude might be changing. When even CNN is calling the Democrat “frontrunner” a liar, you just know there’s a problem. Also, it shows that CNN employees have probably been told to put Joe down while building up younger, hipper, cooler, more woke candidates. Just a guess. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=56&v=ZnZkkR93lsc It takes a special kind of person (or news outlet) to lie about something when everyone can clearly see the truth. “See” the truth. As in a picture. As in PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE. Enter PolitiFact… https://twitter.com/Chadwick_Moore/status/1167111024006303745?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1167111024006303745&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fgregp-3534%2F2019%2F08%2F31%2Fbeyond-parody-politifact-rules-100-real-photo-of-joe-biden-with-former-kkk-leader-robert-byrd-as-mostly-false%2F…

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Trump Admin to Sign Peace Treaty With Taliban, Would Bring An End to Longest U.S. War

Kind of a big deal…

John Salvatore

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If Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in 2016, would the United States be lining up to sign a peace treaty with the Taliban? Would negotiations with North Korea ever have taken place? Would Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani still be alive, plotting attacks against hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent people? Thankfully, it’s a moot point. She lost. On Friday afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a major announcement about the Taliban in what could soon lead to the end of America’s longest war. From Politico: U.S. officials and the Taliban have reached an “understanding” that could result in a “reduction in violence” in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday, paving the way for an agreement later this month that would bring to an end America’s longest war. […] In a more substantial statement released by the State Department, Pompeo offered further details regarding the “extensive talks” between the two parties, which he said are intended to “facilitate a political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan, reduce United States and Allied Forces presence, and ensure that no terrorist group ever uses Afghan soil to threaten the United States or our allies.” https://twitter.com/SecPompeo/status/1230807986857226245?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1230807986857226245&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fus-to-sign-peace-agreement-with-the-taliban-next-week%2F https://twitter.com/nwadhams/status/1230810890854858752?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1230810890854858752&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fus-to-sign-peace-agreement-with-the-taliban-next-week%2F https://twitter.com/statedeptspox/status/1230808813105766400 During Trump’s visit to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving day 2019, the president of the country said some things that the liberal media won’t be so impressed with. Then again, when it comes to anything positive involving America, the MSM doesn’t really care. Such is life. Ashraf Ghani noted, “Hamza bin Laden was a big thing, but this is the biggest there is. This is the worst ever.” He added, “Osama bin Laden was very big, but Osama bin Laden became big with the World Trade Center. This is a man who built a whole, as he would like to call it, “a country,” a…

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