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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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White House Reveals Details Of Plan To Ship 150 Million Rapid Virus Tests To States

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According to brand new reports, states are set to receive 6.5 million rapid coronavirus tests this week, thanks to a plan detailed by President Trump on Monday, calling the move a “game changer” that will enable leadership in those states to provide better protection for first responders and to reopen schools. The whole idea of reopening schools has been something of a hot button issue as of late, despite the mountain of evidence that supports children not having severe issues with the virus like high-risk adults do. Here’s more from the Washington Times: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, thanked Mr. Trump for the BinaxNOW tests. He said the 15-minute turnaround time will allow him to screen K-12 schoolteachers daily instead of weekly. “We want to get 100% of our kids back in the classroom,” Mr. Reeves said in the White House Rose Garden. All told, 100 million of the Abbott tests will be sent to states. Governors can use them as they see fit, though the White House wants them to keep K-12 schools open, support critical infrastructure and first responders and stamp out local flare-ups of COVID-19. Mr. Trump said the other 50 million tests will go to nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and historically Black colleges and universities as part of an effort to protect the most vulnerable. He said the shipments will be a “massive and groundbreaking” expansion of the nation’s testing. Despite what mainstream media outlets have had to say about the Trump administrations handling of the coronavirus, the president has done a fantastic job. He’s refused to abuse his power and get involved in state affairs, allowing governors to handle the bulk of the work just as the Constitution calls for. And, for the most part, the majority of governors seem to have done fairly…

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David Hogg Issues Apology For Condemning Violence Carried Out By Non-White People: ‘It’s Not My Place’

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Leftism continues to prove that it is indeed some sort of wacky mental disorder by showcasing just how impossible it is to hold this view and be consistent. The latest case in point comes to us from anti-gun activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg. Hogg made some comments about condemning violent acts and seemed to allude this included acts perpetrated by individuals who weren’t white as well. Seems like a reasonable, principled, consistent take. Kind of unusual for this guy. But, after he got pressure from folks, he walked that back and said “it’s not my place” to condemn those violent acts done by people of color. Sigh. via Daily Wire: “Young people can stage a nonviolent political revolution over the coming decade but it will require all of us voting in consistently high # EVERY election, protesting, organizing and running for office and most importantly the persistence, love and community to overcome setbacks,” Hogg tweeted on Monday morning. “To do so we must all practice the humility, kindness and grace to be the political leaders we need to be in order to create such change.” “We must not fall for the slander espoused by those in power that says violence will solve our problems, they only say that so they can have an excuse to grow their authoritarianism. I have seen how violence and hate destroys lives and communities- it is not the answer,” he continued. “The use of violence to acquire political power is deeply rooted in imperialism, capitalism and white supremacy[.] I personally refuse to believe that the use of this same violence will ever create nonviolent systems of government that represent and support everyone.” https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/1310581905591590914 https://twitter.com/davidhogg111/status/1310591353445810177 Hogg later clarified that his comments are only directed at “young white people” who have used the protests and…

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