You all remember this lady from Ohio during the campaign.
Well thanks to the work of James O’Keefe and Project Veritas it has been discovered that that lady can trade in her Obamaphone for designer hand bags and even narcotics.
Given that our federal government overspend to the tune of $1 trillion(or more) every year I think I have found a perfect program that can be axed to save the taxpayers some money and who knows maybe even put a dent into the drug trade at the same time.
After doing enough of these Government Waste 101 postings I have noticed a pattern emerge, the National Institutes of Health apparently tries to invent the most ridiculous and absurd ways to waste larges sums of our tax dollars. Because of that it is high time we have an investigation into how and why the NIH spends the money it does on grants and studies, with a serious eye towards curbing its ability to waste our money.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has authorized a three-year study to find out why some HIV-positive homosexual men in Kenya do not seek the free treatment that American taxpayers already are funding.
The study, which will cost U.S. taxpayers $228,147, seeks to encourage Kenyan homosexuals, including prostitutes, to avail themselves of the AIDS treatment known as antiretroviral therapy (ART)–and to continue taking it once they start.
Researchers say they have worked with male prostitutes on the Kenyan coast since 2005 and have found “significant disparities” among people who seek treatment and continue with the therapy, partly due to “stigma and social isolation.”
The project, which began last month, plans to address the “treatment gap” by supporting African MSM as they begin treatment and by sending regular reminders to promote the continuation of anti-retroviral therapy.
Researchers say the project is “consistent with” priorities set by the NIH Office of AIDS Research on “reducing HIV-related disparities and improving disease outcomes for HIV-infected individuals.”
The study’s lead researcher, Dr. Susan Graham of the University of Washington, told CNSNews.com that antiretroviral therapy is free in Kenya, supported by PEPFAR — the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — and other donor programs.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is of the opinion that to defeat his Gang of 8 amnesty plan for immigration reform will lead to a death spiral for the Republican Party. Graham said on NBC’s Meet The Press, “After eight years of President Obama’s economic policies, and quite frankly foreign policy, people are going to be looking around,” he said. “But if we don’t pass immigration reform, if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016. We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community in my view is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don’t do that, it really doesn’t matter who we run.”
That is total poppycock. Should conservative Republicans in the Senate and House stand strong and defeat this effort to grant amnesty, which is what the Gang of 8 plan is, the GOP will not enter into or continue on a death spiral, it will breathe some life into the party as the Republican base gains some confidence in the party gain.
In truth it is the moderation and effort to make the GOP Democrats-lite that are leading to the real death spiral in the Republican Party. The GOP had massive gains in the 2010 election cycle at all levels(federal, state, and local) because of the fire and energy of the Tea Party and because the Tea Party and GOP were sticking to conservative principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, adherence to free markets, and standing up for the Constitution.
Amnesty and the other things moderate-liberal RINO’s like Lindsey Graham want(more debt, not defunding Obamacare, arming Syrian terrorist etc) are turning off the GOP base(see Mitt Romney’s loss in November).
In 2012 moderate Republicans like Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin to Mitt Romney lost because they couldn’t turn out the GOP base, not because of the Hispanic vote. As political pundits have been pointing out Hispanics are 7% or so of the electorate and even if they voted 70% for Romney we still would have lost the election to Obama. Pandering and amnesty is not the key to our salvation or pathway to victory in elections.
If amnesty was the way to get Hispanics to vote Republican then the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty bill of 1986 would have already done that, but it didn’t. Pew polling shows that Reagan in 1984 got 37% of the Hispanic vote, in 1988 Bush 41 got 30% of the Hispanic vote and that was after amnesty. I can guarantee you now that if some how the Gang of 8 amnesty plan passed the results would be the same, we would lose Hispanic voters not gain them.
So instead of amnesty lets trying firing up the GOP base and drawing people to the conservative/Tea Party movement by being frank and honesty with them, articulating our principles, and standing up for those principles. If we do that we can send more Trey Gowdy’s, Michele Bachmann’s, Ted Cruz’s, and Mike Lee’s to Washington and hopefully put a conservative in the White House in 2016(paging Sarah Palin).
But if we go the Lindsey Graham route and press on with amnesty and other things then the GOP will indeed die not because of Hispanics, but because the conservative GOP base will leave the party and start a new second party that will raise a banner of no pale pastels.
The Roberts Court has made some really stupid rulings the last couple of years. Of course there is the preposterous ruling that saved Obamacare by calling the individual mandate a tax(which it isn’t), the totally wrong ruling that struck down most of Arizona’s SB1070 immigration enforcement bill, there has also been the recent ruling allowing police to collect DNA evidence from practically anyone without a warrant, and today’s ruling against a voter ID law in Arizona. Each of these cases plus many others are on their face value easy to determine and yet each time the Supreme Court has been on the wrong side of the law and the Constitution.
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote.
The vote was 7-2, with Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the court. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, two members of the court’s conservative wing, dissented.
Several states said that such a law reduces voter fraud, but civil rights groups said it was an effort to discourage voting by legal immigrants. The case was argued and decided at a time when the country is considering how to change its immigration laws.
Citizenship is a requirement to vote in any federal election, and the federal registration form requires people to state, under penalty of perjury, that they are American citizens. States can use their own forms, but they must be equivalent to the federal form.
The Arizona law, known as Proposition 200, adopted by Arizona voters in 2004, went further than the federal form by requiring applicants to provide proof of citizenship.
Challengers to the law argued that it put an extra burden on naturalized citizens. Using a naturalization document as proof would require an applicant to register in person, as opposed to through the mail, because federal law prohibits copying the document.
A federal appeals court said that Arizona had gone too far and essentially rejected the federal form. Arizona said it was not a rejection of the federal form any more than asking for ID at an airport is a rejection of a plane ticket.
Three other states — Alabama, Georgia and Kansas — have almost identical laws and joined Arizona in urging the court to uphold the additional requirements for proof of citizenship.
At an oral argument in March, Thomas Horne, a lawyer for Arizona, told the justices that the state was within its rights to ask for additional information beyond the simple federal form.
“It’s extremely inadequate,” Horne said. “It’s essentially an honor system. It does not do the job.”
“Well,” answered Justice Sonia Sotomayor, “that’s what the federal system decided was enough.”
The court’s conservatives appeared sympathetic to the Arizona side. Scalia said that federal law clearly empowers the states to take additional action to assess a potential voter’s eligibility.
“Under oath is not proof at all,” he said. “It’s just a statement.”
For all of last year the Democrats accused Republicans of waging a war on women and they have sporadically used the same narrative over the first six months of this year. Of course this characterization is completely bogus, I mean what else is new Democrats lie. But this effort by liberal Democrats to say that the GOP is waging a war on women is distracting from an actual war against women taking place around the world at the hands of Muslim terrorist.
Women from Nigeria, Kenya, Somalia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Afghanistan and dozens of other countries have had to endure horrific crimes committed against them by Muslim men. From honor killings, to forced child marriages, to gang rapes and outright murder male Muslims of the terrorist persuasion have done unspeakable things to women and you won’t hear one peep about it from liberal Democrats in this country.
As this weeks goes by watch and see if Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Harry Reid, the ACLU, or the National Organization for Women utter a single word about what took place this weekend in Pakistan where a girls school bus was hit by a suicide bomber and then as the survivors were being treated at a hospital were attacked again by another suicide bomber followed up by armed gunmen taking hostages and seizing part of the hospital.
A group behind assaults on Shiites in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for tandem attacks on a university bus and a hospital that killed at least 24.
The Sunni extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi announced on Sunday that it had sent a female suicide bomber to strike the bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, killing 14 students from a women’s university near a Shiite neighborhood on Saturday.
About 90 minutes later, a follow-up attack on the hospital treating survivors left at least 11 dead and led to a prolonged gun battle between security forces and militants occupying part of the building.
“The suicide attack on the bus was carried out by one of our sisters,” said Abubakar Siddiq, a spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. “She boarded the student bus and blew herself up. Then we carried out a second suicide attack at the hospital and our fighters killed several people. We did this because security forces killed our fighters and their wives in Kharotabad.”
Troops fought gunmen who seized parts of the Bolan Medical Complex in Quetta after the initial explosion. The standoff lasted for several hours and ended when security forces stormed the building, freeing 35 people who had been taken hostage, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar told reporters on Saturday.
The liberal media in the Washington DC area and in Virginia really don’t like Virginia Republican Lt. Governor nominee E.W. Jackson. They probably can’t stand the idea of him giving speeches like the one he gave Saturday to the Faith and Freedom coalition to minority and other traditionally Democrat audiences, because he might actually turn them into Republican voters.
President Obama, and others who have been defending the NSA spying on Americans citizens have claimed that the NSA cannot and is not listening in to the phone conversations of American citizens. That appears to be a lie.
The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls, a participant said.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed on Thursday that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed “simply based on an analyst deciding that.”
If the NSA wants “to listen to the phone,” an analyst’s decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. “I was rather startled,” said Nadler, an attorney and congressman who serves on the House Judiciary committee.
Not only does this disclosure shed more light on how the NSA’s formidable eavesdropping apparatus works domestically, it also suggests the Justice Department has secretly interpreted federal surveillance law to permit thousands of low-ranking analysts to eavesdrop on phone calls.
If this turns out to be true then the National Security Agency and others within the federal government have been violating the 4th Amendment rights of tens and even hundreds of millions of Americans. That is patently wrong and totally unconstitutional.
Rand Pauls class action lawsuit against the NSA is sounding better and better all the time.
Ben Shapiro over at Breitbart has found a quote given by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to the graduating class at Princeton that is absolutely ridiculous, but highly illustrative of how the man thinks(or more to the point doesn’t) and why he is totally unqualified to be in charge of anything.
“A meritocracy,” Bernanke said, “is a system in which the people who are the luckiest in their health and genetic endowment; luckiest in terms of family support, encouragement and, probably, income; luckiest in their educational and career opportunities; and luckiest in so many other ways difficult to enumerate — these are the folks who reap the largest rewards.”
What’s the solution to that natural imbalance? Bernanke explained: “The only way for even a putative meritocracy to hope to pass ethical muster, to be considered fair, is if those who are the luckiest in all of those respects also have the greatest responsibility to work hard, to contribute to the betterment of the world and to share their luck with others.”
That is complete and total hogwash coming from Ben Bernanke. It also reeks heavily of Socialist/Communist thought. And this is yet one more example of people in our society waging a war on merit and achievement. Other examples include teachers unions opposition to merit based pay, and school districts doing away with valedictorians, among others.
Ben Bernanke and others don’t like merit, not because it favors the lucky, but because it rewards results and achievement over the Socialist/Communist and union model of treating everyone as equals and only dolling our rewards based on seniority and fealty.
In a merit based world Ben Bernanke, as head of the Federal Reserve, would have been fired years ago. He and the Fed Reserves manipulation of interest rates and the asinine quantitative easing programs(monetizing the nations debt to the tune of over $80 billion a month now) have been absolute disasters which, along with President Obama’s failed stimulus, Obamacare, and Dodd-Frank, have made our worse for wear.
Merit, achievement, results are the arch nemesis of Utopian Statis.
Illinois Democrat Congressmen Bill Foster (IL-11) and Bill Enyart (IL-12) yesterday voted to cut funding for combat troops fighting overseas. Both Foster and Enyart supported the Van Hollen amendment to the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would cut the authorized Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding level in the bill by over $5 billion. The OCO funding in the NDAA is authorized specifically to support operations in Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism, replenishes readiness accounts used in prior years to cover underfunded war costs and goes directly to combat troops on the ground for military equipment operation and maintenance.
“Bill Foster’s and Bill Enyart’s reckless votes to cut funding intended for our combat troops fighting terrorists overseas is disturbing and indefensible,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek.
On Thursday the Examiner provided an exclusive report indicating that the Obama administration had implemented a covert program beginning in 2009 that was intended to spy on conservative, evangelical Christian churches.
That program involved infiltration — sending in government operatives to join churches for the purpose of data collection. The government snoops would keep their eyes and ears open for criticism of the Obama administration, talk of Tea Party participation, conversations about gun ownership, and a number of other issues.
But a special report issued today by Fox News indicates that the program went far beyond infiltration and snooping. The IRS was used to harass Christian churches if they were identified as places where large numbers of anti-Obama citizens congregated for worship.
The Obama administration, according to the report, considered any public criticism of administration policies to be political in nature and should therefore impact whether or not these congregations were allowed to gain or keep their tax exempt status.
The Democrat party has run the city of Detroit for decades. In that time they have seen the population plummet, to the point that whole neighborhoods have been bulldozed. And they have seen the cities debt skyrocket. Things got so bad in Detroit that a few months ago Michigan Governor Rick Snyder had to use emergency powers to take over the city and put an emergency manager in place to get a handle on the cities fiscal mess. Detroit is in the mess it is in financially due in part to pension and health care cost for city workers i.e unions.
Today that manager informed the public that the city is going to default on $2.5 billion of its estimated $17 billion in debt.
A team led by a state-appointed emergency manager said Friday that Detroit is defaulting on about $2.5 billion in unsecured debt and is asking creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what the city owes them.
Kevyn Orr spent two hours with about 180 bond insurers, pension trustees, union representatives and other creditors in a move to avoid what bankruptcy experts have said would be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Underfunded pension claims likely would get less than the 10 cents on the dollar.
An assessment of the plan’s progress will come in the next 30 days or so.
Orr also announced that Detroit stopped paying on its unsecured debt Friday to “conserve cash” for police, fire and other services in the city of 700,000 people. The debt not being paid includes $39 million owed to a certificate of participation.
The city’s budget deficit could top $380 million by July 1. Orr believes long-term debt tops $17 billion.
The Washington-based bankruptcy attorney hired by Michigan in March reiterated that the chances of bankruptcy are 50-50 for Detroit, the largest U.S. city placed under state oversight.
Congress is set to begin debating a massive nearly trillion dollar “Farm Bill” that has the support of Speaker John Boehner. Like every other piece of massive omnibus spending in Washington there are a ton of problems with it and the Heritage Foundation has the details.
WHY is the “farm” bill 80 percent food stamps?
At least one Senator was pretty blunt about the purpose of the food stamps: just to “get the farm bill passed.” Such a massive program deserves to be considered—and debated—on its own, not lumped in with unrelated programs and slapped with the title of “farm.”
Food stamp spending has doubled under the Obama Administration, and participation is at historic highs. For a bill that’s 80 percent food stamps, the “farm” bill clearly has the wrong name.
WHY would the House “farm” bill spend 56 percent more than the last farm bill, especially given our massive federal debt?
The House farm bill is projected to cost $940 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The last farm bill, in 2008, was projected to cost $604 billion. By any measure, passing a bill that is projected to be 56 percent more expensive than the last farm bill is not fiscally responsible.
WHY does the “farm” bill spend money to help market sheep and goats—and purchase weather radios?
Heritage experts Diane Katz and Daren Bakst put together a list of 20 “completely unjustified” programs included in the “farm” bill. It includes taxpayer dollars for the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, which helps with the marketing of sheep and goats. And yes, it has $1 million per year for weather radios.
The Heritage Foundation also has details about how some very undeserving people are making themselves rich off of farm subsidies and other programs contained in the Farm Bill.
Every time I hear a story about Planned Parenthood my skin crawls.
Pro-life organization Project Defending Life has released a new video exposé featuring an undercover telephone call placed by a young woman to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The caller, who gives her age as 14, states she is seeking an abortion and that she is concerned because her boyfriend is 21 and is “worried” he will be reported.
The Planned Parenthood employee tells the young woman that she and the doctor will discuss these issues but that the clinic “probably won’t” report her circumstances, even though her pregnancy by an adult qualifies as statutory rape.
When the caller asks if her age (14) is a problem, the Planned Parenthood employee answers, “In New Mexico, there’s no limit on when you can have sexual reproduction rights.” The caller then tells the employee the age of her boyfriend (21) and states that he is “worried” that he could be reported.
I guess we know now why FBI director Robert Mueller couldn’t answer Rep. Jim Jordan’s questions about the investigation into the IRS for its crimes, targeting, and harassment of Tea Party and conservative groups. The FBI has done any investigating.
There is no evidence that the FBI has contacted a single tea party group in its criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service, according to the groups the IRS abused.
“We have not been contacted by any federal investigative agency and, to date, none of our clients have been contacted or interviewed by the FBI,” Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice told The Daily Caller on Thursday. The ACLJ has filed suit against the IRS on behalf of 25 conservative groups, with additional groups being added in the next couple weeks, according to a spokesman.
“I have been very surprised that I have not heard from anybody and frankly, none of my clients have. I talk to other tea party leaders on a regular basis,” said Cleta Mitchell, the lawyer largely credited with pushing the IRS abuses to the forefront.
I am convinced now more than ever that the order to target the Tea Party and other groups came from someone in the West Wing and that the same people involved in doing those misdeeds is telling Mueller and the FBI to slow walk any investigation.
In a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Americans for Limited Government, the Internal Revenue Service revealed this month that 201 of its employees work full-time on union activities.
“A lot of people are not aware that under federal law, a federal agency is allowed to enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union that has provisions where employees of the agency, in this case the IRS, are allowed to do union work on the taxpayer’s time and get paid for it,” ALG president and Nathan Mehrens explained in an interview with The Daily Caller.
As Office of Personnel Management documents explain, the performance of union duties instead of official government business is allowed, as it is a part of the government’s collective bargaining system.
This is yet more evidence that we need to end the IRS. It is also evidence that we need to prohibit most, if not all, federal employees from forming or joining a union.
The push to give an estimated 11-20 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship is well underway. The Senate is debating the Gang of 8′s amnesty plan. Speaker of the House John Boehner has said immigration reform is his top priority for the rest of this year(instead of say reigning in the abuses of the federal government or tackling Washington’s out of control spending habit). And President Obama said on Tuesday that we Americans “owe” it to illegal immigrants that they get a “pathway to citizenship”.
To be perfectly blunt to John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama and the whole Democrat Party, we don’t owe those millions of illegal immigrants bupkis.
According to government estimates 40% of those in this country illegally are here because they over stayed their visas, the rest sneaked across the border or hid in boats or planes. Every last one of them violated the laws of this nation. We are a nation of laws after all.
As Thomas Paine wrote in his pamphlet Common Sense, “In America the LAW is King”.
Those millions upon millions who have violated our nations laws in one way or another do not deserve to be rewarded with a pathway to citizenship. What they deserve is a boot to the ass as they are kicked out of this country(preferably by way of self deportation).
If Obama, McCain, and the rest had their way we would grant citizenship to law/rule breakers like Marita Nelson who came here illegally 20 years ago and has been living off of American taxpayers ever since(food stamps, government housing and medicine, plus Social Security).
The citizenship for illegal immigrants crowd would also probably want to reward the habitual drunk driver who killed a nun in Virginia. They would probably also favor giving citizenship to JuanGalindo without a second thought, that is until they are told that he raped and killed a month old baby in New Mexico after having already been deported once. I also wouldn’t be shocked if people wanted to give citizenship to the young woman who has been in the country illegally for 17+ years that I reported to ICE in August of 2011.
If we are going to give 11-20 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship I am forced to believe that those pushing this shame called comprehensive immigration reform are fine with the millions of illegals who have received billions in tax refunds and tax credits getting citizenship too. I also take it that the millions of illegal immigrants who have committed identity theft, forged documents, and are using someone else’s Social Security number are going to be welcomed as US citizens by the Gang of 8 and their supporters.
Any rationale person who looks at the Gang of 8′s amnesty plan, or the DREAM Act, or President Obama’s de facto amnesty, he calls it deferred deportation, should recoil in horror to the lawlessness these plans or programs encourage and reward.
None of the 11-20 million illegal immigrants in this country and the half million or so who join them each year should be eligible for citizenship, period.
A nation of laws, that respects and upholds the rule of law, shouldn’t be having this kind of discussion. We should be enforcing the laws already on the books, securing the border, and then(many years down the line) talk about what to do with those still here illegally(after hopefully a good number of them have self deported).
But rationale people who respect the rule of law are not running things in Washington. Instead mini-dictators like Senate majority leader Harry Reid are squashing and ridiculing any effort to enforce the law and secure the border as evidenced by what Reid did to an amendment on the Gang of 8′s amnesty plan offered by Senator Chuck Grassley.
And then there are Gang of 8 members John McCain and Chuck Schumer who have said any immigration reform bill that doesn’t include citizenship for illegal immigrants is a not starter. The Hill reporter back in April that Schumer said, “Any attempt to say in the House that you will not have a path to citizenship, will be a nonstarter,” said Schumer. “I say that unequivocally. It will not pass the Senate,” he warned. At the same event John McCain echoed that sentiment saying, ““There’s no way of getting this job done without giving people a path to citizenship,”
That position taken by McCain and Schumer and backed up by everyone else, including President Obama, who are for the Gang of 8′s amnesty and citizenship plan is ludicrous.
We cannot and should not start the debate about immigration reform from the stand point of giving people who have broken our nations immigration laws preferential treatment or a reward for their law breaking, i.e citizenship.
What those illegal immigrants need and deserve is a strong and unequivocal message, leave on your own or we can and will deport you, period.
We need to be willing to enforce the rule of law not bend over backwards to accommodate the illegals.
Someone has to have to courage to tell the illegals, such as the ones who tried to take over congressman Steve King’s office today, that if they continue to remain in the US illegally they are going to get a boot print tattooed to their arse as they are kicked out of the country and told never to come back.
Sadly far to many people in Washington and elsewhere are to afraid, to cowardly, to do the right thing and put #Boots2Asses. If there was enough courage and enough will to do that(enforce existing immigration law and secure the border) then we wouldn’t have an illegal immigration problem now would we.
In a hearing today on Capitol Hill outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller was clueless about the FBI’s investigation of the IRS for its targeting and harassment and criminal actions taken against the Tea Party and other political opponents of President Obama. Mueller in turn was absolutely hammered by congressman Jim Jordan(R-OH).
A few days ago Fox News weekend host Judge Jeanine Pirro spoke in Albany, New York in defense of the second amendment and against New Yorks SAFE Act, which among other things limits gun owners to only having 7 bullets in a magazine.
The same Texas high school that cut off the mic of its valedictorian when he started to talk about the Constitution and Jesus is now threatening to ruin the appointment of that student to the US Naval Academy.
Hiram Sasser, director of litigation with the Liberty Institute, said Joshua High School principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the U.S. Naval Academy disparaging the character of Remington Reimer.
“It was intimidating having my high school principal threaten my future because I wanted to stand up for the Constitution and acknowledge my faith and not simply read a government approved speech, the teenager said.
Reimer, who has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, thanked God for “sending His only son to die for me and the rest of the world,” the Joshua Star reported.
The following day the principal met with Reimer’s father and informed him “that he intended to punish Remington for his perceived misdeed.”
“Specifically, he threatened to send a letter to the United States Naval Academy advising them that Remington has poor character or words to that effect,” Sasser told Fox News.
After consulting with a school attorney, the principal temporarily retracted the threat, Sasser said.
“The principal said he wanted to try to ruin him for what he did – for talking about the Constitution and his faith,” Sasser said. “I don’t know if he’s going to be able to continue to be the principal of that school.”
Reimer, described by his classmates as quiet and soft-spoken, then talked about free speech and the Constitution and how “I was threatened with having the mic turned off.”
And that point – the audio feed was cut – leaving those in the audience confused. But Reimer kept on talking.
These action by the schools principal are appalling. Three of my fellow classmates, including our valedictorian, after graduating in 2001 went to the Naval Academy and each of them has been an outstanding officer in the US Navy. This young man from Texas deserves the same chance to excel.