09 November 2015

A Couple of Interesting Things

to click on, in the inbox this morning.

Oregon County Passes Initiative Allowing Sheriff to Void Gun Control Laws If He Thinks They’re Unconstitutional

Nearly a month after a tragic mass shooting shook Umpqua Community College, a rural Oregon county roughly two hours west of the school passed a measure directing the sheriff to bypass state and federal gun laws if he judges them unconstitutional.

Coos County residents smoothly approved the Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance on Tuesday with more than 60 percent voting for its passage. The ordinance bars public employees from using county funds to enforce any laws the sheriff deems unconstitutional.

It also prohibits enforcement of Oregon’s recent law requiring background checks on private gun transfers, including transactions between friends. County employees who violate the measure could face a $2,000 fine.

And then there's this one:

New Emails: Benghazi Cover Story Continues to Unravel 

A new lot of emails released by the State Department on Halloween were so newsworthy that not even the holiday could drown it out.

It turns out, three days after the Benghazi attack, on Sept. 14, 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli specifically warned the State Department in an email not to promote the idea that an anti-Muslim YouTube video was the cause of the attack.

The embassy issued this warning for two reasons: one, it was not true. And two, by calling continued attention to the video, anti-American sentiment in Libya was inflamed, where the video had not been a factor to any significant extent.

“[O]ur view at Embassy Tripoli is that we must be cautious in our local messaging with regard to the inflammatory film trailer, adapting it to Libyan conditions,” wrote an embassy official whose name was redacted from the Sept. 14, 2012 email.

“[I]f we post messaging about the video specifically, we may draw unwanted attention to it,” the official said. “And it is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence.”

Well, well, well. Madame Secretary not only lied through her teeth, but she was thumbing her nose while she did it. And then lied again.

We're still waiting for the criminal investigation ...


Old NFO said...

Re the first- That's probably going to end up at SCOTUS... Re the second- Did you really expect anything different out of her?

Rev. Paul said...

NFO - re the first: probably. It shouldn't, but it will. Re the second: no. It's all of a piece with her behavior going back into the '70s. When you act one way for 40+ years, you're not likely to suddenly change.

deborah harvey said...

i think the sins of our people are finally catching up to us.
the 'long' in 'long-suffering' is finally running out.

how can h.'s supporters be blind? they must want to be, or else they never read anything. too busy staring at their telephones.

only God can save us, it has all gone too far. you can only lean so far over a cliff until gravity catches up with you.

Rev. Paul said...

That's a great analogy, ma'am - thank you.

Guffaw in AZ said...

RE Benghazi - it's still an uphill battle.
The Clinton's have much political capital.

Voting against Gun Control? In OREGON!
Who knew?


Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, that's also a good point. But it's nice to see a Constitutional stand in Oregon, no? Especially in Oregon!