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GOA Fights to Preserve Stand Your Ground Laws,

GOA Fights to Preserve Stand Your Ground Laws,
Pro-gun Majority on Court

“Mr. Holder’s comments rankled gun-rights groups and other supporters of [Stand Your Ground] laws…. Erich Pratt, spokesman for the Gun Owners of America, said the attorney general ‘wants to take us back to the days where those who are under attack are forced to retreat.’” — Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2013

GOA Standing our Ground against assaults
b
y the Obama Administration

It was a good week for gun owners in many respects.

First, unless you were living in a cave the past few days, you have surely heard about the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida.

While this was certainly a tragic case, the jury followed the law and acquitted Zimmerman of second degree murder — in the case which has now become internationally famous.

Predictably, the Obama administration is using this case to demonize gun owners and attack Stand Your Ground laws around the country — laws which remove a person’s duty to retreat prior to using deadly force when facing “death or great bodily harm.”

GOA has fought to get these laws enacted in the past, and we will continue lobbying to keep them from being weakened or watered down.

As an aside, the Zimmerman defense team NEVER invoked “Stand Your Ground” as a defense.  So all these attacks on Florida’s SYG law are simply disingenuous attempts to use a manufactured “crisis” to advance their left-wing agenda.

Nevertheless, Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that he wants us to return to the dangerous doctrine that requires citizens to retreat before they can protect themselves.

This thinking comes from the same school of thought where college students in Colorado were recently told they must urinate or vomit on themselves to prevent rapists from attacking them.

In other words, people should think of every way possible to NOT use force in protecting themselves.  Never mind that George Zimmerman couldn’t retreat because Trayvon Martin had him pinned down while beating his head into the cement.

GOA has called on Eric Holder to issue an apology to George Zimmerman and his family.  The Justice Department used taxpayer dollars last year to organize protests against George Zimmerman — long before the trial ever occurred.

“We are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, and Lady Justice is supposed to be blind,” GOA’s Erich Pratt was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal.

Yes, justice is SUPPOSED to be blind.  Sadly, the DOJ had its hand on the scales long before the Zimmerman trial even started.

Every new person you encourage to sign up for our free email alerts or for a new GOA membership gives us a louder voice in Washington and in states across the country!

Senate victory preserves
Gun Owners’ ability to defeat anti-gun judges

Gun Owners achieved another victory this week and can report that our ability to filibuster anti-gun Supreme Court Justices — and preserve the Supreme Court’s Heller decision — remains intact.

Granted, this victory has come at a price, and many conservatives in Washington are saying that Senate Republicans “caved” in their dealings with Senator Harry Reid.

While there may be truth to that assertion, the facts are this:

* The time-honored right of Senators to filibuster has come under increasing attack, especially since pro-gun forces have used the Senate filibuster to defeat anti-gun judges (like Caitlin Halligan) and anti-gun legislation (like the Toomey-Manchin registration amendment).

* GOA worked with pro-gun Senators in January to beat back attempts by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to blow-up the filibuster rules, via the so-called “nuclear option.”

* Recently, Senator Harry Reid engaged in another all-out assault on the filibuster, but he settled for an agreement where certain appointments would get confirmed and others would be taken off the table — but, most importantly, where the filibuster would remain untouched!

By reaching the deal, Republicans have averted a parliamentary precedent that would have allowed:

1) A swing anti-gun Supreme Court justice to be approved by a 50-vote (plus Biden) margin — instead of garnering 60 votes;

2) A precedent that would allow gun control to be approved by 50 votes (plus Biden) margin — instead of garnering 60 votes; and,

3) An anti-gun ATF Director by a 50-vote (plus Biden) margin — instead of garnering 60 votes.

The downside is that Harry Reid has now demonstrated that he can get what he wants by threatening to use the “nuclear option” to blow up the Senate as an institution. We expect him to drag out this threat again and again and again.

Tough Guy! War Against? Pelosi. MAIG! Murderous Windmills! Open Carry! Fool! Ouch!

Or what? Buck Ofama will send his drones after them?

Spineless shit that Ofama is!

US Warns Against Snowden Travel; Fugitive Asks Ecuador for Asylum

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Seems to about cover it..The Buck Ofama Regime that is!

The War Against the Constitution and Christianity in the Age of Obama

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Like this will happen…Catholic Church has been to liberal for to long now..Trying to change stripes and sound ‘tough’? Not buying it here..Maybe they should bring back the Inquisition?

Priests Rebuke Nancy Pelosi: Repent or Join a Satanic Church

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Rich Billionaire, wanna be Despot and Dictator Bloomberg loses one..Whom sees through Bloomberg’s bullshit!!
Windmills kill. But that is okay because they are ‘green’ or some dumbass thing..

“According to a Wall Street Journal op-ed (9/7/2009) by Manhattan Institute‘s energy expert Robert Bryce, Exxon Mobil pleaded guilty in federal court to killing 85 birds that had come into contact with its pollutants. The company paid $600,000 in fines and fees. A recent Associated Press story (5/14/2013) reported that ‘more than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.’ The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted windmill farms, sometimes called bird Cuisinarts, for killing eagles and other protected bird species. … It’s interesting that The Associated Press chose to report the story only after the news about its reporters being secretly investigated. That caused the Obama administration to fall a bit out of favor with them. But what the heck, the 14th Amendment’s requirement of ‘equal protection’ before the law for everybody can be cast aside in the name of diversity, so why can’t it be cast aside in the name of saving the planet?” –economist Walter E. Williams

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If we don’t stand up for our Rights. Whom will?

Buck Ofama!!???

Not hardly!

Gun Advocates Open Carry in Pennsylvania Park in Defiance of City Ordinance

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Buck Ofama does a pretty good job of making a fool of himself on his own….

Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama

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From DailyKos?
Waking up….Finally to the sham that is government and whom the real Dictators, Despots are?

Not Human! Obamacare! More ObamaScare!! Yep More! Welfare!! Fast and Furious!

And these are humans? No they are animals…Executing a 14 year old. For being a 14 year old..If a 14 year old was executed every time one smarted off…Just saying…Hey libtarded Mooslim lovers..

Is this what you want?

With Buck Ofama appearing to want to support these people…

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Hope ‘n’ Change: ObamaCare Premiums and Death Panels

Recall the halcyon days of 2008 and 2009 when Barack Obama promised, “If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less.” Good times, good times.

Along with just about every other lofty promise that came with the Unaffordable Care Act, this one has come crashing back to earth. A recent California report on premiums in the Golden State seemed to show that costs would be lower than expected. Actually, the truth is that premiums will cost as much as 146 percent more than today. The reason is that California, as The Wall Street Journalput it, “goosed the data” and “wasn’t comparing apples to apples.”

Meanwhile, the IRS issued a final ObamaCare regulation last week that assumes that the cheapest family health insurance plan will cost $20,000 a year by 2016. And the House Energy and Commerce Committee just published a report called “The Looming Premium Rate Shock” detailing that some premiums could quintuple. In fact, Politico reports, “Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.”

As premiums rise, however, leftists are bending over backwards to explain that it’s no big deal because everyone will be better off — well, except for the millions paying more for insurance, or the 31 million people who still won’t have insurance. Funny, but we don’t remember hearing any of that in 2009 or even 2012.

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More Obamacare…

Obamacare 2023: 31 Million Uninsured, $1.8 Trillion in Taxpayer Dollars Spent

  • Obamacare will add an estimated 13 million people into the failing and broken Medicaid program;
  • 24 million people will obtain coverage through the law’s exchanges, 19 million of whom will have their coverage subsidized by the government;
  • 7 million are expected to lose their current employer-sponsored coverage (breaking that firm presidential promise); and
  • About 5 million people will no longer obtain their coverage in the non-group market.

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And more…

How about not just NO! But HELL NO Buck Ofama!!

If You Have the Strength to Stand – ‘Stand Up for Obamacare’

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Farm Bill Is Like Welfare for the Wealthy: Mark Bittman

Crop insurance. only those rich enough to afford it, can…and then get paid back big time!! While the little family farm struggles…Pork for the porkers!!!

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Fast and Furious? Remember that? Anyone? Hello? Chirp…chirp…chirp…

Obama gun-runners ‘got away with it’

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Royalty! Is Over! A Deal! Print it! Throws Like! Pulp Fiction! Butt Hurt!

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” –John Adams

“The White House issued new embassy personnel guidelines. They guarantee rescue. From now on, every U.S. embassy must include a gay basketball player, an illegal alien and a woman in need of free contraception, and the Marines will be there in minutes.” –comedian Argus Hamilton

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Royalty. George Washington refused to be crowned King. Apparently Buck and Mooch Ofama have no such reservations and appear to be thinking they are…Royal Pains in the Ass!

King and Queen Obama to Host Another White House Concert Despite Sequester and Scandals

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What? They finally woke up?

Honeymoon Is Over: Olbermann and Other Liberal Media Figures Turn On Obama

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Can’t hardly beat this deal!!

Missouri Resident Offers Free Land to Gun Makers

OutdoorHub Reporters

Somewhere in the Howell County, Missouri are three parcels of land which come free of charge, at least to any company which manufactures firearms or firearm accessories. The generous offer has been made by landowner John Negri in the hopes of drawing in some of the gun makers who are leaving their native…

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25 bucks in plastic and a a 1700 dollar printed and you have..

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Throws like what?

Obama

Bush..

Enough said…

Here is all of it!!

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Newspulper Headlines:

We Blame George W. Bush: “Obama’s Disastrous Second Term” –Salon.com

We Blame Barbara Bush: “When in Doubt, Blame the Mom” –Lenore Skenazy syndicated column

Shortest Books Ever Written: “Why You Should Feel Sorry for the IRS” –NationalJournal.com

Questions Nobody Is Asking: “Holder Is at It Again: Do These Guys Ever Tell the Truth?” –Washington Post website

Bottom Story of the Day: “Carney Caught Lying to Press Again” –Breitbart.com

(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

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Butt Hurt are they?

Anti-gun group sues to overturn law requiring every home to have a gun

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) — An anti-gun group is suing a small city in Georgia for enacting a law that requires the head of every household to own a gun and ammunition. [ FULL STORY ]
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Stuff..Just Stuff..

Dezinformatsia

Media cover: “I.R.S. Focus on Conservatives Gives G.O.P. an Issue to Seize On” –New York Times headline, obfuscating the issue

“Look, if you play by the rules and if you do what you’re supposed to do, an audit doesn’t take very long. IRS agents are there for a reason. Am I defending the IRS? Yeah I am! … So let’s all get on board with the president who wants to simplify the tax code! … I don’t think the IRS ought to apologize for anything!” –MSNBC‘s Ed Schultz

“Even when they have real evidence of misdeeds and malfeasance, conservatives still want to change the subject to the fake, ginned up scandal they’ve been pushing month after month.” –MSNBC’s Chris Hayes

“Well, what difference will that make if the White House has already put out the talking points and said that they were written by the CIA with the input of other agencies?” –ABC’s George Stephanopoulos echoing Hillary Clinton

Alternate universe: “What’s so sad about it is the president has been very rightfully proud of the lack of scandal in his administration so far.” –Time magazine assistant managing editor Rana Foroohar

A stopped clock is right twice a day: “These have been a bad few months for journalism. We’re getting the big stories wrong, over and over again.” –CBS’s Scott Pelley

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Newspulper Headlines:

We Blame George W. Bush: “Carney: I.R.S. Run by Bush Political Appointee” –TheWeeklyStandard.com

Longest Books Ever Written: “Why We Should Mistrust the Government” –RealClearPolitics.com

Leave Her Alone, You Creeps!: “Benghazi Investigation Creeps Closer To Hillary Clinton” –BuzzFeed.com

Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking: “Need a Mustache Transplant? Visit Turkey” –The Wall Street Journal

News You Can Use: “How to Lose a War” –Hoover Institution website

(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

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Short Cuts

“I was going to start off tonight with an Obama joke but I don’t want to get audited by the IRS.” –comedian Jay Leno

“The best spin they have at their disposal is to argue that the President of the United States has to turn on the nightly news to find out what’s happening [in] the government he runs.” –columnist Guy Benson

“At a press conference, Nancy Pelosi blamed the sequester for keeping her from visiting the troops on Mother’s Day. Ironically, the troops credit the sequester for the same reason.” –Fred Thompson

“The White House was blasted for inaction during the Benghazi attack in House hearings. The terrorists overran the consulate then they overran the annex. So it does support Barack Obama’s claim during the campaign that he’s got al-Qaeda on the run.” –comedian Argus Hamilton

“Obama recently warned some college graduates against being all worried about government tyranny, and Obama has good reason to warn you against that because worrying about government tyranny is the exact sort of thing that will get you audited. Or, when Obamacare is in full force, it will be the attitude that gets you denied life saving health care. So have faith in government. Or it will get you.” –humorist Frank J. Fleming

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Homeowner’s son fights off home invaders, KHOU, Houston, Texas, 05/14/13

A trio of home invaders entered a house in Houston, Texas, forced the homeowner’s son into a closet and ransacked the house. While the criminals were searching for valuables, the son left the closet, retrieved a gun and fired on the intruders, striking one in the leg and neck and causing all to flee. The wounded criminal only made it to a nearby home before collapsing, at which point neighbor Craig Gaddis discovered him and called the police. Following the incident, Gaddis showed support for the young man who was forced to defend himself, telling local media “The owner, thank God for rights, he shot one of ‘em.” Gaddis also addressed the criminal adding, “He got what he deserved… You want to come over here and rob houses? Those of us who carry guns in our houses, they are there for one reason – to keep you people out.”

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Ted Nugent Returns A Sniper’s Trigger Finger

Ted Nugent may be the Motor City Madman, but it was his brand of madness that allowed a wounded solider to shoot for the first time in three years…

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Duck Dynasty Star: ‘This Is The Greatest Nation On Earth’

Headlines. Idiots. Missing Something? Crime!

“It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. … Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect.”

Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791

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Newspulper Headlines:

ObamaCare Must Cover Ambien: “Senator Calls on Interior Dept. Not to Use Drones to Count Sheep” –DailyCaller.com

Yet Somehow They Never Get Elected: “AP Exclusive: Calif. Spends Big on Anti-Psychotics” –Associated Press

Longest Books Ever Written: “Obama Fatigue” –Commentary website

Breaking News From Genesis 3:13, 16: “FBI Names 1st Woman on ‘Most Wanted’ List” –Associated Press

Bottom Story of the Day: “Obama Dares Graduates to Reject Cynical Voices” –Associated Press

(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

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Village Idiots

Demonize opponents: “[W]e have an obligation to tell each other and to try to convince people that if they’re going with the NRA they’re going against the lives of our children and of you and me.” –New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Nonsense: “Can we just get to, first of all, how ridiculous it is for people to think that the Second Amendment protects them from tyranny? … Thinking the Second Amendment can protect you from tyranny, it’s like thinking the First Amendment protects you from Thor. It’s ridiculous. It’s nonsensical.” –HBO’s Bill Maher

One man’s terrorist… “Six thousand a week [were] being killed [in Vietnam] and I destroyed some property. Show me the equivalence [to the Boston Marathon bombing]. … I’m against violence. To conflate a group of fundamentalist people [in Boston] who are nihilistic in some way with a group of people who spent their lives trying to oppose the murder of 6,000 people a week… There’s no equivalence [with Boston]. Property damage. That’s what we did.” –former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers (We don’t expect the Boston bomber to secure tenure at a major university, either, so there’s that difference.)

Exaggerations: “[NBA player Jason] Collins’ action will save lives. This is no exaggeration: Fully one third of suicides among teenagers occur because of their sexuality. Collins will truly affect lives, too. Millions of kids will see that it is OK to be gay. No need for shame, no need for embarrassment, no need for hiding.” –former tennis star Martina Navratilova

Hot air: “Our climate is changing, the weather is becoming more intense. It’s going to cost a lot of money and a lot of lives. The big issue [is] how do we adapt, because it doesn’t look like the people who are in charge are going to do what it takes to really slow down this climate change, so we are going to have to adapt. And adapting is going to be very, very expensive.” –Democrat California Gov. Jerry Brown, reacting to the state’s intense early start to the fire season

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Go figure….

When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, his family eventually gets a flag and a note conveying sympathy and respect and  from the  United States Government.

When a pro basketball player announces he is gay, he immediately gets a personal phone call from the President congratulating him for his courage.

Am I missing something?

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Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it’s up, says study

Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.

READ MORE

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Headlines. Idiots! Punished!

Newspulper Headlines:

We Blame George W. Bush: “Is Talk Radio to Blame?” –Ricochet.com

We Blame Global Warming: “Earth’s Core 1,800 Degrees Hotter Than Thought” –NBCNews.com

Shortest Books Ever Written: “McManus: Obama’s War on Red Tape” –Los Angeles Times

Questions Nobody Is Asking: “American Way: Does Barack Obama Have the Guts to Secure His Legacy?” –Daily Telegraph (London)

News You Can Use: “How to Build a Spoon” –The New York Times

Bottom Story of the Day: “Obama Wasn’t Joking at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” –Washington Post website

(Thanks to The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto)

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Village Idiots

Focusing on the wrong problems: “While America has been fixated on the threat of Islamic terrorism for more than a decade, all but a few domestic terror plots have failed. Between September 11, 2001, and the end of 2012, there were no successful bomb plots by jihadist terrorists in the United States. Jihadists killed 17 people in the United States in four separate incidents during this time, according to data collected by journalist Peter Bergen and the New America Foundation. All four of these incidents involved guns, including Nidal Hassan‘s shooting rampage at Fort Hood, which killed 13 people. In contrast, right-wing extremists killed 29 people during those 11 years.” –Mother Jones’ Dave Gilson

Gun grabbers: “I mean, if we could get guns under control, if we could get rid of them, I’m with all of that. … Of course I want to get rid of guns.” –actor Tracy Morgan

Taking Joe Biden’s advice: “If you live in a city and you think you need protection of your home, you’re way better off with a shotgun than an assault weapon. Trust me. It’s not even close.” –Bill Clinton

Amnesty: “Creating a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in this country is absolutely essential. The way we treat our friends and neighbors who are undocumented — by creating a mechanism for them to earn citizenship and to move out of the shadows — transcends the issue of immigration status. This is a matter of civil and human rights.” –Attorney General Eric Holder

Hot air: “If we want to make progress on climate change, we need everyone in Congress on board for a solution. It’s our job to show them there’s a price to pay for being a climate denier.” –Organizing for Action‘s Jon Carson

What’s disgusting? “When a woman doesn’t want to be pregnant, she’ll go through hell, high water in North Dakota — blizzards, floods, you know, she’ll hit a deer on the way, and have a flat tire and say, ‘Can I still come?’ When a woman doesn’t want to be pregnant, she’ll do what she needs to do. And unfortunately it just adds to the stigma that women feel when they hear all of these things about heart beat, sex selection, genetic abnormality. You know, abortion is very common and the stigma is disgusting.” –North Dakota abortion-clinic director Tammi Kromenaker

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IF YOU ARE GAY AND IN THE U.S. MILITARY, YOU ARE FREE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF. IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AND EXPRESS YOUR FAITH IN THE U.S. MILITARY YOU MAY BE PROSECUTED UNDER FEDERAL MILITARY LAW.

Punishment for this new “crime” may include imprisonment and being dishonorably discharged from the military.
Let the religious persecution begin….

The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense…Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…”.

The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.

(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians–including chaplains–sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”)

Being convicted in a court martial means that a soldier has committed a crime under federal military law. Punishment for a court martial can include imprisonment and being dishonorably discharged from the military.

So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)–whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.

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