Today's Top Stories - August 24, 2016
Federal Judge Rejects UT-Austin Professors’ Request to Block Campus Carry Law Late Monday in Austin, Judge Lee Yeakel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas denied three University of Texas-Austin professors' request to block enforcement of the state's campus carry law, which would have allowed them to prohibit concealed handguns in their classrooms More
Don’t Mess With The Elderly: 91-Year-Old Detroit Concealed Carry Holder Defends Himself From Robber Don’t mess with the elderly, especially those who are packing heat. One robber in the Detroit area learned that the hard way when he thought a 91-year-old would be easy pickings. Little did he know that he would end up with a gunshot wound to the throat; the police are treating this matter as an act of self-defense More
Montana: Target Shooting Prohibition on Forest Lands South of Bozeman Earlier this year the US Forest Service (USFS) instituted a temporary ban on target shooting in the Hyalite drainage of the Custer Gallatin National Forest. The USFS is now proposing to make that prohibition permanent. The action will cover 34,000 acres of Federal public land. Hunting is not affected More
Pennsylvania: Right-to-Carry permits could jump 40 percent this year in Allegheny County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Foster, speaking to about 300 residents attending a seminar hosted by two local state legislators Saturday morning in Oakdale, said his office in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown, used to issue about 50 to 100 such licenses a day. But this year the office has typically issued 100 to 200 — or more — licenses a day More
NRA-ILA Shreds New York Times Hit Piece A full-length feature posted to the NRA-ILA website last Friday completely dismantled a recent New York Times attack piece targeting the National Rifle Association and its 5 million-plus law-abiding members More
Florida Homeowner Stops Suspected Burglar With Several Bullets A Florida homeowner in a quiet Oviedo neighborhood heard someone trying to open the door of his house in an attempted break-in. So the owner greeted the intruder outside—with his gun More
Gun Control Hits Ballots in 4 States Across the Nation More
Surprising No One, Cop-Hating Shaun King Screws Up Again More
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by Sue Long - VNS Columnist
Freedom without authority is anarchy
Authority without freedom is tyranny
This is why we should have a republic
In the wake of numerous assaults, our hearts are heavy and our prayers are for the safety of our law enforcement officers, referred to as police in this article but also includes sheriffs and their deputies. There is a war on our police.
How could such a thing come about? What happened to the universal respect once held for those who risk their lives daily to be our protectors? The first time I saw the words “Police Brutality” was decades ago on a street in Chicago when I was given a copy of The Daily Worker , the communist newspaper of that day. I couldn’t believe what I was reading – a diatribe against police and cries of “Police Brutality.” But, then I dismissed it. The American people will never fall for that, I thought. How wrong I was!
Over time, the words “police brutality” would resonate throughout the nation and become the rallying cry of the street mobs that burned and pillaged during the 1970’s. But, because of the exposure of the designs of the promoters of the mayhem, the Civil Rights Movement (more accurately termed Civil Riots) was put on the back burner.
Now, once again, police are being targeted. Protesters, among those demonstrating in the streets and shouting “Black Lives Matter,” wave the communist hammer and cycle flag, give the communist clenched fist salute and chant for killing the police. [Click Read More below for rest of the story]
By Victoria (Vicky) Manning
Candidate for Virginia Beach School Board
Almost two years ago, I discovered radical changes to the grading practices in Va Beach secondary schools. Teachers were being told not to give zeros for work not turned in, not to deduct points for work turned in late and test retakes were being encouraged.
Homework also could not be a factor in the grade. When I first approached the school board about my concerns, they were not aware this was taking place and my concerns seemed to be dismissed. I continued pushing back against these practices that lowered standards, removed accountability, and created more work for our teachers.
After a year of forums, surveys, and committee meetings, the Superintendent’s office put forth more radical recommendations which included removing the percentage grading scale. I continued to press the Board and rallied the community to have their voice heard.
New guidelines were recently presented at a workshop on Aug 3. These recommendations do allow for homework completion to be a factor of the grade—up to 10%. [Click Read More below for rest of the story]
by Larry Henry - VNS Columnist
IF … that coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, a partisan media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens, and other “bonehead losers” vote for Hillary Clinton … Norman Rockwell’s American portrait is kaput!
Our Constitution will be replaced by Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” The DNC progressives and those RNC RINOS, along with George Soros and his communist pals, will be pulling the strings on their White House puppet. The curtain will go up on a New World Order. [Click Read More below for rest of the story]
by Larry Henry - VNS Columnist
We have in our White House, in the Cesspool Land of Treason and Greed, an egomaniacal community organizer systematically destroying our American Republic, one Constitutional brick at a time.
Standing together in the Halls of Common and along the byways of Pennsylvania Avenue are the FBI, our CIA, NSA, the Pentagon, that Loretta Lynch heifer, and of course our beloved and trusted US Congress.
The Left worships at the feet of this Marxist Bozo while the Right steps ‘n fetches for those executive orders.
Mitch McConnell swoons whenever Obama enters a room. Then Harry Reid struts his stuff like a bantam rooster. (Click Read More below for rest of the story)
by Michael Thompson - President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
Special to Virginia News Source
One of the issues that continues to confront our nation is what to do about those illegal residents living in our communities now and how to reform the entire immigration and naturalization system. A few ideas toward that end are outlined herein.
First, we have to secure our borders. Whatever Congress decides, it is clear that our borders need to be more secure. That's step one to bringing a solution to our immigration problem in this country.
Second is terminology. [Click Read More below for rest of the story]
by Ira White - VNS columnist
I hope people realize that the reason the liberal political establishment wants open borders is twofold:
1. To flood the elective with millions of illegal immigrants, become their welfare champions, grant them citizenship and the vote, and secure 1-party Democrat predominance and power once and for all.
2. To prop up the ambitious agenda for an elite governmental alliance of nations that will consolidate their political position on a global scale, and assure there is a central hierarchy of non-sovereign leadership and laws to attain the necessary authority and economic control to rule the populations as they see fit.
They actually believe this will succeed to the betterment of mankind because they reject consideration of how God has designed human nature in all people including themselves. (Click Read More below for rest of article)
by Ira White - VNS Columnist
Special to VNS
Throughout modern American society, there have been crucial foundations to personal security, stability, and social morality:
1. It has always started with the family providing the most intimate core for mutual relationships and welfare, guidance, encouragement and love between parents and children.
2. This was followed by the church to nurture spiritually-intimate faith and community, democratically represented through local education, government, and public policy.
3. Next are neighborhoods where the supportive civic, social, and charitable efforts of families and ministries are applied.(Click Read More below for rest of the story)
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