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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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1,200 Migrants Form New Caravan, & They Are Walking Directly to the Southern Border

That could be a problem…

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The Mueller report was recently released and completely vindicated Donald Trump. Then, fierce Trump critic Michael Avenatti was arrested for fraud. These are things the American public should be talking about, as they are both major stories. And yet, there’s always something else going on. Now, it appears another migrant caravan is making its way to the country’s southern border – and they are 1,200 strong. How can Dems say with a straight face that this doesn’t call for a national emergency? Here are the details… From Reuters: A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday. The National Migration Institute said the migrants were already inside Mexico when they opted to form a caravan in the southern city of Tapachula on the border with Guatemala. More from The Daily Wire: The development is likely to do little to ease tensions over the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, or between the United States and Mexico. The latter pledged several months ago to do all it could to intercept migrant caravans before they made it too far through the country, offering migrants headed to the United States temporary asylum within Mexico and accelerated access to work permits and the Mexican immigration system. The strategies haven’t worked, though, and migrant caravans continue to push through Mexico to the United States, worsening a growing problem on the border, and crowding Mexican border towns with illegal immigrants in line to declare asylum at Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico border checkpoints. Vice President Mike Pence said the original migrant caravans were funded by leftist groups. The MSM didn’t blink. Residents of Tijuana, Mexico collectively uttered the three words Democrats hate hearing: Trump was right. They are referring to…

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Pentagon Delivers Major Blow to Dems, Tells Congress It Authorized $1 Billion for Wall Construction

And here we gooooo…

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President Trump’s biggest promise to the American people was that he’d deliver a wall on the southern border. He has delivered and he will continue to deliver. Trump knows that if he doesn’t come through, he may just be the first one-term president since George H.W. Bush. Now, the Pentagon has notified Congress that it has authorized $1 billion for new wall construction. The Pentagon notified Congress Monday night that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border, drawing immediate objections from Democratic lawmakers. A Pentagon budget reprogramming notification sent to Capitol Hill on Monday and obtained by CNN indicates that up to $1 billion will go toward building 57 miles of fencing, improving roads and other measures on the southern border. The Department of Defense authorized the Army Corp of Engineers to begin planning and construction for the project Monday night. The department will direct the funds toward 18-foot-high fencing along the Yuma and El Paso sections of the border, according to a letter acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. One month ago, President Trump tweeted a video of the wall being built in New Mexico. As you’d imagine, the left was apoplectic. WATCH: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1098295228837048325?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1098295228837048325&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Ftrump-releases-new-video-of-the-wall-being-built%2F Reactions: https://twitter.com/Imapoetandiknow/status/1098296481122013184 https://twitter.com/EdKrassen/status/1098295508450328581 https://twitter.com/EdKrassen/status/1098295868606894080 https://twitter.com/EdKrassen/status/1098296672843632640 https://twitter.com/williamlegate/status/1098295582161022976 https://twitter.com/JeffreyGuterman/status/1098295638641598465 https://twitter.com/Belle_De_Jour_2/status/1098371818556137472 https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1098295691619708928 https://twitter.com/ready_retire/status/1098353069769789442 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has become known for her ramblings on Instagram Live. Given that she’s a Millennial, it’s a smart way for her to connect with fans. During a recent feed, AOC went off on everything from President Trump and the border wall to white supremacy and the failed Amazon headquarters deal. Check out some of her rantings… Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during a 9 a.m. Instagram Live feed in her leisure attire as she sipped…

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