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RussiaSpearheaded by fourteen squishy RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), once again, members of the GOP have given aid and comfort to the progressive communist democrats.

Buried under the results of disastrous domestic and foreign policies and lacking any tangible accomplishments heading into the mid-term election cycle, fourteen GOP Senators rushed to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory by giving the progressive communist democrats not only a “win” on gun control, but a “bi-partisan” win demonstrating their leadership in a matter of national importance.

The culprits are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Todd Young (R-IN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). All are chameleons who will do or say anything to preserve their perks, privileges, and purloined profits. These corrupt douchebags do not represent their respective constituencies, they represent themselves!

And, if that wasn’t enough, we find Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) hard at work to complete the destruction of the GOP’s almost-guaranteed election superiority…

Sen. John Cornyn Hints at Amnesty, Pro-Migration Deal with Democrats

Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn suggested Tuesday evening he would push through an immigration bill with amnesty advocate Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA).

The suggestion came as Cornyn congratulated Republicans and Democrats as they voted for a bill to curb gun violence.


Now, he is back-pedaling which usually signals the truth of his original comments…

GOP gun bill negotiator John Cornyn says he was joking when he said he would move on to immigration reform now that gun bill is in hand

  • John Cornyn is walking back his comment saying he will work an immigration deal after negotiating with Democrats on gun reform legislation
  • The bipartisan bill passed the Senate on Tuesday evening
  • On the floor of the Senate, Cornyn was overheard saying to a Democratic senator: 'First guns, now it's immigration'
  • 'The Democrats and their allies in the media really can't take a joke,' Cornyn told conservative outlet Breitbart in Wednesday. 'There's no secret amnesty bill'
  • Cornyn was booed at the Texas annual Republican Party convention last Friday for his work negotiating a gun legislation bill with Democrats  <Source>

Like all legislation, the devil is in the details, the "do something" gun control bill is a red flag danger for law-abiding American citizens…

About those red flag laws that can be used to remove guns from mentally-ill, violent individuals, or domestic violence suspects – while the legislators promise to protect an American’s right to due process and protection under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, the law is vague. While it promises that you have a “right to an attorney,” no public defender is available-- and you will have to pay for your own attorney – spending hundreds or thousands of dollars for representation. An apparent attempt to make gun ownership unavailable to the poor, women, and minorities that need a force multiplier to stave off injury or death.

Likewise, there is no penalty for those who improperly or maliciously deprive you of your God-given right to self-defense and your Second Amendment right to own and bear arms. One can easily imagine an evildoer disarming his intended victim by filing an anonymous complaint or an activist teacher filing against a student’s parents.

For juveniles, enhanced background checks would open up juvenile records and possibly prevent further career-killing expungements of criminal records.

The legislation defines “domestic partners” and excludes boyfriends and girlfriends.

The legislation imposes additional burdens on those wishing to sell their gun collections by demanding a federal firearms license before the sale if a profit is involved.

Fifteen years for ammunition smuggling? Imagine leaving a few rounds accidentally in your travel case. Boom -- you are a felon.

But, most importantly, the legislation does nothing to curtail criminals, crazies, and terrorists who neither respect nor follow the law. Criminals and terrorists do not legally purchase guns at gun stores. Mentally ill individuals will have their mental health status flagged, which could be used by landlords, employers, insurers, schools, and others.

Bottom line…

A bigger, more extensive, and more intrusive government is not the answer. Just look at what is being funded by this bill – including communist front groups shilling for the Democrat Party.

Legislation rarely solves problems; otherwise, the inner cities would not be awash with blood.

It is time that Republicans held their party to stricter standards and quit providing aid and comfort to our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

It’s not about gun control, it’s about crime control.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

Bipartisan Safer Communities ActNRA-BENEFACTOR-1

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Seventy-two years ago, a Republican Senator, a woman from Maine, stood up for America. Her speech to the Senate, a "Declaration of Conscience," has never been more relevant.

Margaret_Chase_Smith"Declaration of Conscience."

For Release Upon Delivery
Statement of Senator Margaret Chase Smith
June 1, 1950

Mr. President:

I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition. It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear. It is a condition that comes from the lack of effective leadership in either the Legislative Branch or the Executive Branch of our Government.

That leadership is so lacking that serious and responsible proposals are being made that national advisory commissions be appointed to provide such critically needed leadership.
I speak as briefly as possible because too much harm has already been done with irresponsible words of bitterness and selfish political opportunism. I speak as simply as possible because the issue is too great to be obscured by eloquence. I speak simply and briefly in the hope that my words will be taken to heart.

I speak as a Republican, I speak as a woman. I speak as a United States Senator. I speak as an American.

The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body in the world. But recently that deliberative character has too often been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination sheltered by the shield of congressional immunity.

It is ironical that we Senators can in debate in the Senate directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to any American, who is not a Senator, any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming an American -- and without that non-Senator American having any legal redress against us -- yet if we say the same thing in the Senate about our colleagues we can be stopped on the grounds of being out of order.

It is strange that we can verbally attack anyone else without restraint and with full protection and yet we hold ourselves above the same type of criticism here on the Senate Floor. Surely the United States Senate is big enough to take self-criticism and self-appraisal. Surely we should be able to take the same kind of character attacks that we dish out to outsiders.

I think that it is high time for the United States Senate and its members to do some soul searching -- for us to weigh our consciences -- on the manner in which we are performing our duty to the people of America -- on the manner in which we are using or abusing our individual powers and privileges.

I think that it is high time that we remembered that we have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution. I think that it is high time that we remembered; that the Constitution, as amended, speaks not only of the freedom of speech but also of trial by jury instead of trial by accusation.

Whether it be a criminal prosecution in court or a character prosecution in the Senate, there is little practical distinction when the life of a person has been ruined.
Those of us who shout the loudest about Americanism in making character assassinations are all too frequently those who, by our own words and acts, ignore some of the basic principles of Americanism –

The right to criticize;
The right to hold unpopular beliefs;
The right to protest;
The right of independent thought.

The exercise of these rights should not cost one single American citizen his reputation or his right to a livelihood nor should he be in danger of losing his reputation or livelihood merely because he happens to know someone who holds unpopular beliefs. Who of us doesn't? Otherwise none of us could call our souls our own. Otherwise thought control would have set in.

The American people are sick and tired of being afraid to speak their minds lest they be politically smeared as "Communists" or "Fascists" by their opponents. Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in America. It has been so abused by some that it is not exercised by others.
The American people are sick and tired of seeing innocent people smeared and guilty people whitewashed. But there have been enough proved cases to cause nationwide distrust and strong suspicion that there may be something to the unproved, sensational accusations.
As a Republican, I say to my colleagues on this side of the aisle that the Republican Party faces a challenge today that is not unlike the challenge that it faced back in Lincoln's day. The Republican Party so successfully met that challenge that it emerged from the Civil War as the champion of a united nation -- in addition to being a Party that unrelentingly fought loose spending and loose programs.

Today our country is being psychologically divided by the confusion and the suspicions that are bred in the United States Senate to spread like cancerous tentacles of "know nothing, suspect everything" attitudes. Today we have a Democratic Administration that has developed a mania for loose spending and loose programs. History is repeating itself -- and the Republican Party again has the opportunity to emerge as the champion of unity and prudence.

The record of the present Democratic Administration has provided us with sufficient campaign issues without the necessity of resorting to political smears. America is rapidly losing its position as leader of the world simply because the Democratic Administration has pitifully failed to provide effective leadership.

The Democratic Administration has completely confused the American people by its daily contradictory grave warnings and optimistic assurances -- that show the people that our Democratic Administration has no idea of where it is going.

The Democratic Administration has greatly lost the confidence of the American people by its complacency to the threat of communism here at home and the leak of vital secrets to Russia through key officials of the Democratic Administration. There are enough proved cases to make this point without diluting our criticism with unproved charges.

Surely these are sufficient reasons to make it clear to the American people that it is time for a change and that a Republican victory is necessary to the security of this country. Surely it is clear that this nation will continue to suffer as long as it is governed by the present ineffective Democratic Administration.

Yet to displace it with a Republican regime embracing a philosophy that lacks political integrity or intellectual honesty would prove equally disastrous to this nation. The nation sorely needs a Republican victory. But I don't want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny -- Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry and Smear.

I doubt if the Republican Party could -- simply because I don't believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely we Republicans aren't that desperate for victory.
I don't want to see the Republican Party win that way. While it might be a fleeting victory for the Republican Party, it would be a more lasting defeat for the American people. Surely it would ultimately be suicide for the Republican Party and the two-party system that has protected our American liberties from the dictatorship of a one party system.

As members of the Minority Party, we do not have the primary authority to formulate the policy of our Government. But we do have the responsibility of rendering constructive criticism, of clarifying issues, of allaying fears by acting as responsible citizens.

As a woman, I wonder how the mothers, wives, sisters and daughters feel about the way in which members of their families have been politically mangled in Senate debate -- and I use the word 'debate' advisedly.

As a United States Senator, I am not proud of the way in which the Senate has been made a publicity platform for irresponsible sensationalism. I am not proud of the reckless abandon in which unproved charges have been hurled from this side of the aisle. I am not proud of the obviously staged, undignified countercharges that have been attempted in retaliation from the other side of the aisle.

I don't like the way the Senate has been made a rendezvous for vilification, for selfish political gain at the sacrifice of individual reputations and national unity. I am not proud of the way we smear outsiders from the Floor of the Senate and hide behind the cloak of congressional immunity and still place ourselves beyond criticism on the Floor of the Senate.

As an American, I am shocked at the way Republicans and Democrats alike are playing directly into the Communist design of "confuse, divide and conquer." As an American, I don't want a Democratic Administration "white wash" or "cover up" any more than I want a Republican smear or witch hunt.

As an American, I condemn a Republican "Fascist" just as much as I condemn a Democrat "Communist." I condemn a Democrat "fascist" just as much as I condemn a Republican "Communist." They are equally dangerous to you and me and to our country.

As an American, I want to see our nation recapture the strength and unity it once had when we fought the enemy instead of ourselves.

It is with these thoughts I have drafted what I call a "Declaration of Conscience." I am gratified that Senator Tobey, Senator Aiken, Senator Morse, Senator Ives, Senator Thye and Senator Hendrickson, have concurred in that declaration and have authorized me to announce their concurrence.

Bottom line…

One of the reasons the progressive communist democrats want to erase history is so that American citizens do not see the mistakes of the past and take corrective action.

It is almost inconceivable that Senator Susan Collins, the current Republican Senator from Maine, also a woman, would have the guts to stand up to the Democrats she often sides with.

Until we start electing principled Senators to the United States Senate, we are so screwed.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS