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Two days after the AJ+ television network published a video questioning the Holocaust, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar repeatedly gave the network a boost.

On May 18, AJ+ Arabic posted a seven-minute video to social media with the caption “The gas chambers killed millions of Jews … So the story says. How true is the #Holocaust and how did the Zionists benefit from it?” The Jews “exploited the Holocaust for their agenda and made the whole world focus on their murders and forget the other victims.”

“People are divided between those who deny the annihilation, others who think that the outcome was exaggerated, and others yet who accuse the Zionist movement of blowing it out of proportion,” it said.

On May 20, Omar — who has repeatedly been accused of anti-Semitism — retweeted someone saying “<3 @ajplus.”

Ilhan Omar Loves AJ+ / Screenshot

That same day, she shared an AJ+ story, saying that “we have a duty to confront hate and bigotry whenever we see it.”

Ilhan Omar AJ+ / Screenshot

Omar’s spokesman Jeremy Slevin did not respond to a request from The Daily Caller News Foundation asking about what steps, if any, Omar took to “call out hate and bigotry” in regards to the Holocaust video.

AJ+ is a youth brand of Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera issued a statement on May 19 saying that “Dr. Yaser Bishr, Executive Director of Digital Division, stated that Al Jazeera completely disowns the offensive content in question and reiterated that Al Jazeera would not tolerate such material on any of the Network’s platforms. In an email to staff he also called for the mandatory bias training and awareness program.” It said two journalists would be disciplined.

Despite the apology, Al Jazeera was apparently trying to keep westerners from finding out the contents of the video it published — with an assist by Twitter. The social media platform subsequently blocked English translations of the video, displaying only a grey box that says that “the media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”

Anti-Semitic Al Jazeera video censored by Twitter / Screenshot

Al Jazeera is owned by the royal family of Qatar, a tiny nation with massive oil money. Qatar has funded numerous institutions in the U.S. and exerted aggressive legal pressure to keep details under wraps.

Omar’s Democratic colleagues have frequently gone to bat for her to fight off accusations of anti-Semitism, but Omar has not seemed to modify her behavior.

She described the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something.” In March, the House passed a bipartisan resolution initially inspired by her alleged Islamophobia. The resolution was ultimately watered down and did not name her. She laughed and played on her phone in the House chamber as it passed.

Omar is from the failed state of Somalia, whom the United States accepted as a refugee, but in October 2017, she appeared to vilify America and elevate that country. “In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day! #NotTodaySatan,” Omar wrote in a tweet.

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Governor Tim Walz told Minnesotans that a gas tax would be at the top of his priority list in his term as governor but Minnesota Republicans vowed to never let this happen.

In his initial budget proposal, the gas tax would cost Minnesotans an average of $300 more a year but a poll by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Business Partnership found that 60% of Minnesotans greatly opposed the increase.

Minnesota was ranked the least friendly tax state in the nation in 2018. John Phelan, Economist at the Center of the American Experiment, says our current “gas tax may be the only reasonable tax rate Minnesota has left. Our income tax, estate tax, and corporate tax rates are sky-high compared to other states.”

It is clear that the gas tax would have had numerous detrimental effects to Minnesota’s economy including raising “the cost of every product sold on store shelves and the delivery of online purchases” Phelan says.

See more of what is included in the budget deal agreed upon by Minnesota lawmakers here.

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This is an update to an article published by Alpha News on Monday which includes details received by email from the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) that weren’t available at the time of original publication.

A representative from the MPD’s 2nd Precinct, which covers the area where the incident occurred, responded that the case was being handled by the University of Minnesota (U of M) police, and said that the U of M police report indicated there were seven juveniles “causing a disturbance” on the light rail platform and that two of the juveniles “had pipes in their hands.” The email stated that two juveniles were arrested and cited for disorderly conduct, fleeing police and false information to police, and they were transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. The email also said that one of the suspects was “known” to officers in Minneapolis’ 1st Precinct, which covers downtown Minneapolis and the Cedar-Riverside area. The email said there was nothing mentioned [in the U of M police report] about injuries or victims. Case number UM 19-140183.

Because the suspects are juveniles, no further information about their identities or cases will be made available.

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A mob of eight to 10 males wielding hammers descended upon bystanders at the East Bank Light Rail station on Friday night injuring several, according to recorded police dispatch audio.

The incident was apparently reported to 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday according to the audio and other social media police scanner reports. A 9:48 p.m. Facebook post on 2nd Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for “a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers” and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to “multiple [911] calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.

A person who claimed on social media to have been at the station when the incident occurred said that the group of males had “hammers and bars,” and that they seemed to be “attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The witness, who said he isn’t white, said he didn’t want to “[take] on a bunch of dudes with blunt objects,” and that he “hurried an older white lady away” and they walked a few blocks to catch a bus.

On Wednesday there was an attempted robbery at the same location during which two U of M students were injured, according to a media report. It’s unknown whether these incidents are related.

The East Bank LRT station is part of the Green Line operated by Metro Transit and is located on the 500 block of Washington Avenue Southeast in the center of the University of Minnesota campus and across the street from the U of M police department. The stop is popular with students and people attending U of M sporting events.

We reached out to the U of M Police Department, the MPD and to Metro Transit police for comment on this incident and did not receive a response prior to publication.

This is a developing story, follow Alpha News for updates.

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I’m an unlikely person to be supporting Alabama’s new pro-life law. I was pro-choice for many years, and as a young woman I had not one, but two abortions.

Both of my abortions would have been illegal under Alabama’s new law passed last week. The law bans abortion at all stages and allows an exception only to save the life of the mother. Other states like Missouri and Louisiana aren’t far behind Alabama—and I applaud them all.

I’ve come a long way to get to this position. As I mentioned, I was once pro-choice. In 1972, I actually joined a high school walk-out march protesting the fact that Planned Parenthood wasn’t allowed to do a presentation at our school.

After graduating from nursing school, but before receiving my license, I was working in a hospital in Maryland. One evening, I was asked to assist a doctor with some procedures. I was not aware that this hospital did second trimester abortions until I arrived on the floor and was given my assignment.

There were three women there—all had been given saline injections into their uterus, and then placed on Pitocin drips to encourage contractions.

I spent the majority of time with one of the women, a 29-year-old who shared with me the circumstances behind her decision to abort. She had come home early from work the day before, and caught her husband on their living room couch having sex with another woman.

She said she left the house, and in her extreme hurt and anger decided the best way to get back at him was to tell him she had a miscarriage brought on from the shock of what she had witnessed. He would never know she had actually aborted their child.

Shortly after sharing this, her contractions became close enough that the doctor and I took her to the treatment room, where she began to push and eventually delivered a small baby boy a little larger than the size of my hand.

The doctor estimated him to be between 19-20 weeks. His body had been badly burned, and the expression on his face was unmistakably one of intense pain. He was still alive.

Other states like Missouri and Louisiana aren’t far behind Alabama—and I applaud them all.

The doctor explained if the eyes were not “fixed” we may need to resuscitate. As he held up the baby to check the eyes, the mother saw him and began to scream uncontrollably: “Oh, God, what have I done?”

Declaring the eyes were fixed, he dropped the baby in a bucket on the floor where I saw it moving and gasping for breath, and then died. The mother became hysterical and had to be medicated. 

I ended up going home sick. Eight months earlier, my husband and I had chosen abortion so I could finish nursing school, and the reality of that decision now weighed heavily on me.

That marriage ended, as is often the case in relationships involving abortion. I remarried, had a child, and when I soon became pregnant with a second, my husband claimed he wasn’t ready, and I aborted again.

This time, I fought for the baby, but went ahead with the abortion after he threatened to leave me. I believed the doctor when he told me the baby had no heartbeat or body form, and I went through with the procedure—though every fiber in me was unsure.

Two years later, now pregnant with a child we wanted, I had ultrasounds done regularly. I was shown a sonogram of my baby—at the same age as the two I aborted. It had arms, legs, a distinctive heartbeat (separate from my own), and most of all, was moving constantly as I watched.

The horror I felt when I realized I had been lied to—not once, but twice, and by different doctors—was overwhelming.

The regret was crushing. And the anger was immeasurable.

The horror I felt when I realized I had been lied to—not once, but twice, and by different doctors—was overwhelming.

I found forgiveness when a dear friend introduced me to Jesus. I found healing in a post-abortive recovery group, and I found purpose in promising to keep other woman from being lied to and deceived as I had been.

I am now a nurse manager at a pregnancy center, and have been trained to do ultrasounds on the clients who come to us for help. Daily, I see the shock, and then the tears of women as they realize the child they were getting ready to abort is alive and moving within them—and has a beating heart!

One young 16–year-old told me, “The baby’s heartbeat is so much faster than mine! It has its own heartbeat, separate from me! So it’s not my body, it’s his! I would be getting rid of him!”

Pretty profound wisdom for a teenager.

This is why women need to know the truth. They deserve to make an informed decision about such a consequential thing. They deserve the facts—not pro-choice talking points that are riddled with lies and deceptions. They deserve the whole truth.

Daily, I see the shock, and then the tears of women as they realize the child they were getting ready to abort is alive and moving within them.

The pain on the face of the baby I helped abort, and the pain of his mother as she realized what she’d done, should never have happened. It should never be something either of these human beings experienced.

The rhetoric on the other side says that post-abortion trauma doesn’t exist, that women don’t regret their abortions. I know that’s a lie. But what was worse for me was finding out the truth after the lie. The betrayal and regret almost destroyed me.

I commend the legislation being passed in states like Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia. These latter two states are advancing bill to ban abortion from when a heartbeat is detected. This means doctors will have to perform sonograms to see if the baby has a heartbeat, and then the mother will see her child.

That is a very compelling piece of information for a woman. She deserves that opportunity so she will know the truth. Her baby is alive, and all it needs to someday become a person—just like her—is time to grow.

I also believe the adoption option needs to be made more accessible and affordable. High schools should offer more education about this so that kids can know the truth about open adoption and the safety of intensive background checks.

The rhetoric on the other side says that post-abortion trauma doesn’t exist, that women don’t regret their abortions. I know that’s a lie.

There are, of course, those who throw out the argument of rape: “Should a woman have to birth her child if she’s been raped?” To that I respond: Why should a woman suffer an act of violence twice? Abortion is an act of violence, too. And for an abortion to be successful, someone has to die.

I promise you, at some point, the mother will realize that her child was killed, and it will overwhelm her. She will want to know why she wasn’t told the truth.

Women need the truth. Women deserve the truth. That’s the true definition of caring for women’s health.

Leslie Dean is a regional coordinator for the Silent No More’s Awareness Campaign, which seeks to spread the truth about abortion.

The article was originally piblised at the Daily Signal.

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Minnesota will avoid a Government shut down. The large budget deal will need a special session but Senate Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Democrat Speaker Melissa Hortman and Democrat Governor Tim Walz have agreed on the details to pass a two year budget.

To the joy of Republicans the budget will not include the very unpopular gas tax proposed by the Democrats. The gas tax was going to cost $300 per year for an average Minnesota family.

The budget will include a small income tax cut. This is the first time Minnesota has cut income taxes in 20 years. The second tier income rate will be reduced from 7.05% percent to 6.8%.

Governor Walz and Speaker Hortman were pleased that the 2% sick tax which was set to expire will go on without a sunset. As a compromise the tax will be reduced to 1.8%.

Additionally, the legislature has agreed to significantly increase education funding. The increase will equal 2% increase to the per-student formula for each of the next two years. Total budget will increase roughly 6.5% in total spending compared to the previous budget.

Outline of the bipartisan deal struck between DFL and GOP #MNLEG negotiators and the Governor: pic.twitter.com/hKseLxqiDr

— Aaron Booth (@ActorAaronBooth) May 19, 2019

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A mob of eight to 10 males wielding hammers descended upon bystanders at the East Bank Light Rail station on Friday night injuring several, according to recorded police dispatch audio.

The incident was apparently reported to 911 just before 10 p.m. on Friday according to the audio and other social media police scanner reports. A 9:48 p.m. Facebook post on 2nd Precinct Minneapolis Crime Watch page said that University of Minnesota (U of M) police were requesting assistance from Minneapolis police (MPD) and Metro Transit police for “a group of 8-10 males chasing people with hammers” and that some people were injured. A Facebook post a minute later on Minneapolis Scanner page said that the three police departments were responding to “multiple [911] calls” about “10-12 Somali teen males armed with hammers chasing people,” also with “several injuries reported.” Both Facebook pages regularly post summaries of police scanner audio.

A person who claimed on social media to have been at the station when the incident occurred said that the group of males had “hammers and bars,” and that they seemed to be “attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The witness, who said he isn’t white, said he didn’t want to “[take] on a bunch of dudes with blunt objects,” and that he “hurried an older white lady away” and they walked a few blocks to catch a bus.

On Wednesday there was an attempted robbery at the same location during which two U of M students were injured, according to a media report. It’s unknown whether these incidents are related.

The East Bank LRT station is part of the Green Line operated by Metro Transit and is located on the 500 block of Washington Avenue Southeast in the center of the University of Minnesota campus and across the street from the U of M police department. The stop is popular with students and people attending U of M sporting events.

We reached out to the U of M Police Department, the MPD and to Metro Transit police for comment on this incident and did not receive a response prior to publication.

This is a developing story, follow Alpha News for updates.

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Our Founding Fathers actually said to not rewrite the Constitution to enforce it. Convention of States (COS) Founder Mark Meckler’s Freudian slip July 6, 2017 on the Red Eye Radio Show revealed the truth. He was asked if an Article V convention, or anything, could keep these constitutional violations from happening again and again. Meckler said, “You know, I think that’s one of the best questions there is. And I’m going to give you the short and blunt answer which is NO!”

COS attorney Robert Kelly taught about COS February 5th, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. An attendee asked, “What happens when you change the Constitution and they do not follow it?” Kelly answered that millions of activists will need to pressure legislators and litigation will be required to enforce the changes. The same man asked, “Why not skip amending the Constitution and enforce it now?” Kelly got agitated and had no answer.

Yes, the federal debt has ballooned to $22 Trillion. Yes, the feds regularly reach outside their cage, usurping constitutional limits and encroaching on state powers, but they are aided and abetted by state legislators negligent in the performance of their oaths of office. State legislators take an oath under Article VI of the Constitution to support the Constitution and that includes resisting unconstitutional federal acts.

Yes Mr. Davidson, The Founding Fathers “foresaw the risk of a federal government taking excessive power unto itself at the expense of the states,” however, amending the Constitution to stop that violation was never discussed. Col. Mason did highlight the need for states to be able to petition for amendments to correct defects in the Constitution. The Article V convention option was not designed to, nor is there any way it can, compel obedience.

It is quite deceptive to claim Article V was unanimously ratified, without debate as COS does. This neglects the fact that seven motions that were voted on immediately after the section’s initial adoption on September 15, 1787. Col. Mason made one of those motions and seconded another. One of the motions seconded and voted on was to delete the Article V section entirely. Article V’s convention option was not passed unanimously and not without debate.

An Article V convention may not be topic limited. Three top-tier Article V convention-advocating attorneys are on record as saying there will be significant litigation if the 34 state requirement is reached, and a convention is called by Congress. Advocates are pushing to resolve constitutional usurpation we all agree is aided and abetted by the Judiciary, yet their own experts tell them the Judiciary will be intimately involved in the process as a result of significant litigation once a convention is called. This effectively means they are advocating inmates to guard the prison. The Judiciary should recuse themselves of several important questions due to the Political Question Doctrine they have already ruled applies to Article V. Massive litigation with courts refusing to hear the lawsuits? How could that possibly help?

COS advocates say that historical precedent will ensure that the convention stays within its limits. This is balderdash as the Constitution itself is the Supreme Law of the Land and is being regularly distorted, so why would a convention derived from it follow the rules? It is insane to think that a convention called in our modern toxic political climate, with ignorant people, and powerfully-influential PAC money, would stay within its limits.

Our 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia also had safeguards in place. Nine states and Congress itself specifically put language into the delegate commissions that amendments from the Convention had to be ratified by Congress and all 13 states. We know that Article VII of the Constitution required only nine states for ratification. The Founders appealed to The People for ratification to get around this, just as another convention could. August 31, 1787, in convention, James Madison said, “The people were in fact the fountain of all power, and by resorting to them, all difficulties were got over. They could alter constitutions as they pleased.”

When the Supreme Law of the Land is being distorted, it is fundamentally invalid for COS to claim any convention will stay within boundaries. Congress will define the convention. Dr. Natelson, a legal advisor for COS claims publicly, when promoting the convention, that it is one state, one vote. However, he also admits this can be changed by the convention.

Convention advocates are promoting what they are being told without checking facts. Debate on the Federal Convention Act of 1973 showed Congress will work to assert an Electoral College delegate allocation model and with few delegates, small state’s input to a convention will be ignored. The intense debate on the National Popular Vote issue currently flowing in America shows that all states being equal is not understood, taught, or embraced in America.

Mr. Davidson’s advice, “If we are to continue to be a government of, by and for the people, the people must play their role,” is quite correct, but grossly misapplied. The Founders let us know that We The People must be involved in our government. The Constitution is just a piece of paper that cannot enforce itself. They told us what to do:

“I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” –Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, Sep 28, 1820

“it must be done by the states themselves, erecting such barriers at the constitutional line as cannot be surmounted either by themselves or by the general government. The only barrier in their power is a wise government….” — Thomas Jefferson To Archibald Stuart written December 23, 1791

We don’t follow the Constitution, so the Constitution isn’t the problem. Our not following the Constitution is the problem. So, changing the Constitution is not the solution.

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The US Department of the Interior has finally approved two major federal mineral leases that come as a major win for Twin Metal, who hopes to start a copper-nickel mine in Northeastern Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters.

The Center of the American Experiment released a report in the summer of 2018 that uncovered the massive benefits of responsibly mining Minnesota’s copper, nickel, cobalt, and titanium resources. Responsible mineral mining would “add $3.7 billion to Minnesota’s economic output and support 8,500 jobs and generate nearly $200 million in state and local tax revenue” says Isaac Orr, Policy Fellow at the Center of the American Experiment.

Governor Tim Walz has expressed his support of copper-nickel mining in past interviews, but his decision to select Sarah Strommen as the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources proves that he doesn’t have a concrete stance. Stommen has held high-ranking positions in organizations that vehemently oppose copper-nickel mining, like Friends of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

“I applaud Secretary Bernhardt and the Trump administration for putting politics aside and rightfully giving our miners the opportunity to meet or exceed all environmental standards” Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-8) says in response to the decision. Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-6) is also in support saying that “Our state and local economies deserve to prosper, and we can ensure that, while also protecting Minnesota’s beauty for future generations. When it comes to protecting the environment and developing our economic assets, nobody does it better than Minnesota.”

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Abortion has always been a hot topic in presidential politics. However, Abortion has become the main topic of conversation in politics since Alabama governor signed one of the strongest pro-life bills in U.S. into law.

By contrast, Democrats have passed abortion laws that allow late-term birth abortion and even allow abortion during birth.

Minnesota Democrat Senator and Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar was on View and clearly sided with the Democrats by refusing to comment on the pro-infanticide position of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.

Democrats and mainstream media have spread false claims about the Alabama bill including that women will be criminally prosecuted for abortions and. women who miscarry will be punished. Those claims are false

Amy Klobuchar refuses to say that she is opposed to late term abortionshttps://t.co/HHPW2cI0Gz pic.twitter.com/KdO7zrwdBA

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 17, 2019

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Let me ask a seemingly basic question for which the answer flies over the heads of many. What is a right? We often hear phrases from all points of the ideological spectrum such as “healthcare is a right” or “I have a fundamental right to vote.” The word ‘right’ is mercilessly abused to push a political agenda or simply out of lack of understanding. It’s used as a substitute for privileges and necessities. The privileges afforded to you from living in a free and prosperous nation do not constitute rights. Neither do the requirements necessary to live. This is a distinction important for preserving a nation rooted in freedom and individual liberty.

In the United States of America our unalienable rights are recognized in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of our constitution. These unalienable rights are in accordance with natural law and transcend man and government. They are a divine inheritance we receive as children of God. The founders knew this and stated as such, which is why they saw democratic rights unequivocally recognized in the Constitution as necessary. Yes, our unalienable rights are an undisputed reality but the freedom to exercise those rights is not. Simply acknowledging that we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not a guarantee that we can act in accordance with them. It takes a Constitutional Republic with the central unwavering purpose of protecting individual sovereignty and providing the freedom to exercise those God given rights. Our rights are inherent, our liberty is a privilege.

We live in the entitlement era. Our decisions are not dictated by systemic oppression, we have a standard of living never seen in human history, and with technological and medicinal innovation our lives are more convenient and accessible than ever before. It’s easy to become complacent. It’s easy to think of these gifts as rights because they have been an integral part of our lives for so many generations. But, before you start espousing that services such as healthcare are a right, ask yourself if it’s something that would be inherent in our lives if government didn’t exist. That’s how you juxtapose a privilege against a right. If government was gone tomorrow what would you have? You have the right to defend yourself (this includes owning weaponry for such defense), the right to own your labor, the right to worship, to associate, and the right to have no man rule over you without consent. Healthcare, on the other hand, is a necessity not a right. Necessary for survival is not the litmus test for a right. Food is a necessity. However, I don’t have the right to steal from the grocery store because I need to eat to live.

What many people won’t accept is that our country is a beacon of freedom through our unparalleled protection of natural human rights. Nowhere else on earth can you find a constitution that is comparable to the United States Constitution. Civil liberties like voting, free speech, due process, and private property are not guaranteed. They are only present because our founding documents were forged with the understanding that our unalienable rights must be preserved at all costs. These liberties are privileges not only because they are not mirrored in every nation but because they can also be taken away. You have a civic duty to act responsibly and any action taken to threaten the safety or property of others is a forfeit of your freedom to exercise your rights. Rights come with responsibilities. One cannot exist without the other. Many treat this American privilege as if it were commonplace around the world and are willing to infringe upon it in the false name of socialistic communal betterment.

The Constitution has stood the test of time because the people acted and voted in accordance with their understanding that without it our unalienable rights mean nothing, that freedom without freedom to exercise is useless. The founders understood that greater liberty to act upon our rights is coupled with both responsibility and consequences, but that those outcomes far outweigh the tyrannical effects of infringement and limited autonomy. If we all view our constitutional rights for what they are, privileges, then we value our unalienable rights that much more. We will value our fellow man’s right to act upon their liberties whether or not you agree with them.

We live in country built on the foundation the greatest political document in the history of mankind. We live in a place where the steadfast protection of natural rights is the norm not the exception. However, we are starting to lose this understanding. Our rights are continually being threatened with the misguided notion that they may be suppressed and infringed upon to spread more privileges. If we want to continue to live in an unparalleled free country we cannot forget the foundation of our rights. We cannot forget where our freedom came from.

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