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Update

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2020 at 5:41 pm

KENOSHA, WI – It has been widely reported that 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is facing multiple felony charges, including first-degree intentional murder, in the shootings of three men during a Black Lives Matter riot.

What makes the charges against him sensational is that all the video evidence (which was readily available to the public almost immediately) indicates every shot he fired was in self-defense.

And now his attorneys are using one man’s confession to drive home Rittenhouse’s claim of self-defense, calling a shot fired prior to the teenager’s own a “pivotal moment.”

FCC

By Patrick Van Roy On October 17th, 2020 at 12:18 am

“There’s a huge divide between the power, the influence, the bias that big tech has, and the complete absence of regulation,” Carr told “Just the News AM” host Carrie Sheffield.

Carr explained how tech companies are in favor of taking speech off the internet.

“That’s not what Congress intended with Section 230,” he said, referring to the part of law that protect Internet companies when posting third-party content. “So I think we can modernize, clarify the rules, so that more speech stays out there. At the end of day, we want people deciding for themselves, the value of speech, the value of information, not Silicon Valley.

The FCC can’t remove the Section 230 statute, but it can clarify the decisions Congress has already made.

“Courts have given sweeping interpretations of Section 230 conferring immunities and privileges on big tech that Congress never provided them,” Carr said referring to what Justice Thomas said earlier this week. “Our job at the FCC will be to close some of those loopholes, while Congress and other entities look at potentially revoking 230 entirely.”

Ted Cruz on Censorship by Big Tech

By Patrick Van Roy On October 16th, 2020 at 6:20 pm

Tucker on Hunters emails

By Patrick Van Roy On October 16th, 2020 at 5:33 pm

Watch and Discus

Murica

By Patrick Van Roy On October 15th, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Justice ACB in a nutshell

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Another One

By Patrick Van Roy On October 13th, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Way back in May we reported on Tom Wolf, the Democrat Pennsylvania Governor, who popped his lid at the notion that counties were planning on opening up without his approval and in defiance of his orders. In the minds of the democrats, only they are allowed to decree when businesses are allowed to operate. In fact, Governor Wolf is vowing to withhold funding from these counties.  Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine admitted he moved his own mother out of a senior facility to a hotel while the Coronavirus was sweeping through nursing homes and killing elderly residents.  The Coronavirus is ravaging nursing homes across the US because of deadly Democrat policies of forcing people infected with COVID-19 back into the long-term care facilities.  Dr. Levine however made sure his 95-year-old mother was removed from the death box and transported safely to a hotel.

U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV wrote in his 66-page opinion that even though the actions taken in the spring by Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine were laudable, they violated the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly, and the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.

“It’s a complete and total victory for the counties, the businesses and the representatives,” said attorney Thomas W. King III, who represented the plaintiffs in the case. “You can’t order the entire population of Pennsylvania to stay at home.”

Lockdowns

By Patrick Van Roy On October 12th, 2020 at 1:48 pm

The Growing Push-back

There are three reasons the Great Barrington Declaration has generated so much enthusiastic support in such a short period.

First, three authors of the statement are among the leading epidemiologists in the world: Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist; Dr. Sunetra Gupta, a professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases; and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician, epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.

Second, the Great Barrington Declaration reaffirmed what some experts and the general public have been saying for months about the downsides of lockdown policies. Back in June, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a strongly worded statement, urging states to reopen schools and having children physically present in schools. It cites “mountains of evidence” that the transmission rate, infection rate, and death rate of COVID-19 among young children have been extremely low.

In addition, the long term harm of remote and disrupted learning and keeping children and adolescents from physically being in schools is severe, including learning loss, increasing physical or sexual abuse, and other emotional and health issues such as depression and suicidal ideation. All demographics of children and adolescents have suffered, but those from low-income families and those with learning disabilities have suffered the worst.

Just one ruling

By Patrick Van Roy On October 12th, 2020 at 1:44 pm

A federal court handed a victory to a Baptist church in Washington D.C., issuing a preliminary injunction against Mayor Muriel Bowser’s COVID-19 restrictions that will allow the church to hold outdoor services Sunday with proper precautions.

The “church has shown that it is likely to succeed in proving that the District’s actions impose a substantial burden on its exercise of religion,” the U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden ruled. “For its part, the District has not shown that it is likely to prove a compelling interest in prohibiting the Church from holding outdoor worship services with appropriate precautions, or that its restrictions are the least restrictive means available to achieve its public health objectives.”

Persecution

By Patrick Van Roy On October 11th, 2020 at 10:45 pm

As of Oct. 7, worship services are prohibited or currently subject to unequal treatment (compared to nonreligious activities) in six states (California, Nevada, Virginia, Maine, New Jersey, and Connecticut).

Another 13 states and Washington, D.C., have restrictions that limit churches’ ability to gather for worship or other religious activities but that are facially equal to the restrictions on comparable secular activities.

Despite obvious violations of First Amendment protections, earlier this week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again threatened to shut down churches and synagogues if they do not follow the state’s regulations on capacity limitations, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Unfortunately, Cuomo is just another in a long string of governors and mayors that have used the pandemic to restrict religious liberty and provide unnecessary barriers to those who wish to freely practice their faith.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been doing this for some time and Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada has shown preferential treatment to casinos for months and continues to do so even after being taken to the Supreme Court by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley to challenge his mandates.