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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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BOMBSHELL: Overstock CEO Says Strzok Had Him Commit Political Espionage, & Comey’s Involved

UMMMMM…..

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WHAT. THE. HECK?? This sounds like kind of a big deal… From Daily Wire: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who resigned from the company on Thursday amid his alleged ties to a government operation, made bombshell accusations on CNN late on Thursday night, claiming that top FBI officials reached out to him in 2015-2016 to conduct law enforcement activities that turned out to be political espionage. Byrne appeared to indicate that the request came from FBI agents after it was passed down from a top FBI official, who he later says he learned was anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok. Byrne said that the political espionage operation targeted four candidates: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. WATCH: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says the FBI in 2015/2016 reached out to him and got him to help with law enforcement activities that turned out to be political espionage against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz Byrne says the request came from Peter Strzok https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1164713067717914624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1164713067717914624&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F50951%2Foverstock-ceo-bombshell-claim-fbis-strzok-behind-ryan-saavedra Another: BREAKING: Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne claims former FBI Director James Comey was involved in this entire operation https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1164716230277599232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1164716230277599232&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F50951%2Foverstock-ceo-bombshell-claim-fbis-strzok-behind-ryan-saavedra Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says: -He liked Obama, did not vote for Trump -More whistleblowers are coming forward -National security state was weaponized -James Comey knew “100%” -Republicans wrong, Democrats did not dream up the investigation, it was the FBI and was politicized https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1164727100919570432 Hi, just in case you didn’t think things could get weirder, the former CEO of Overstock is on Fox saying that the feds told him he should sleep with Maria Butina https://twitter.com/ndrew_lawrence/status/1164680118079492096 Stay tuned for more in the immediate future…

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VIDEO PROOF: Democrat Rep. Says We Need the Undocumented to Mow ‘Our Beautiful Lawns’

Will the MSM care? Nah.

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Imagine if New Jersey Democrat Rep. Tom Malinowski – Who? – was a Republican. He would, unequivocally, beyond a shadow of a doubt, be forced to resign from office. No question about it. Here’s why… From Daily Wire: Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) explained to his constituents earlier in the week that illegal immigrants are necessary members of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District because they are willing to take on the jobs that the community’s teenagers will no longer do. Malinowski noted, “We have to think about the jobs because the reason this happens is because there are a lot of jobs in our community that, like it or not, for better or worse, Americans are not willing to take.” He added, “I mean, who do you think is taking care of our seniors? Fifty percent of the eldercare workers in the state of New Jersey are immigrants, most of them legal – most of them documented – but certainly some of them are not. Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County? We don’t usually ask but a lot of those workers are undocumented.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used to talk an awful lot like President Trump, back in the day. In fact, old (…or young?) Pelosi did not care for illegal aliens. She even went as far as saying “we certainly don’t” need more of them. See for yourself: https://twitter.com/IWV/status/1152186873252651014?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1152186873252651014&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fvideo-surfaces-showing-hypocrite-pelosi-sounding-a-lot-like-trump%2F Pelosi doesn’t get along well with young House Democrats. She took a major swipe at AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and another freshman liberal in a way that caught Twitter’s attention. See for yourself: Speaker Pelosi says ⁦⁦@AOC⁩, ⁦@IlhanMN⁩, ⁦@AyannaPressley⁩ and ⁦⁦@RashidaTlaib “have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they…

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