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R3publicans:  Enough Is Enough: If You Really Want to Save Lives, Take Aim at Government Violence

By John W. Whitehead
March 26, 2018

Enough is enough.

That was the refrain chanted over and over by the thousands of demonstrators who gathered to protest gun violence in America.

On March 24, 2018, more than 200,000 young people took the time to march on Washington DC and other cities across the country to demand that their concerns about gun violence be heard.

More power to them.

read more at https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/enough_is_enough_if_you_really_want_to_save_lives_take_aim_at_governme

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R3publicans:  The US Ponders a Strike Against Syrian Government Forces: What’s Behind This Aggressive Approach?

Peter KORZUN

The US is considering the option of military action against Syria. The alleged use of chemical weapons (CW) by the Syrian government, which is not backed by any solid evidence, is to serve as the pretext. Syrian President Assad is going to be “punished.” On March 6, US President Trump and Israeli PM Netanyahu discussed the threat posed by Iran’s presence in Syria and ways to counter it.

read more at https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/03/08/us-ponders-strike-against-syrian-government-forces-behind-aggressive-approach.html

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R3publicans:  An Open Letter to the FBI

By Kate Dalley

February 5, 2018

When LaVoy Finicum was murdered by the FBI two years ago during the Oregon Malheur protest, all the government abuses I had spoken of on my radio, really hit home. They lived near me and I had interviewed most of them prior to going to Oregon.

In light of the current headlines exposing the depth of the FBI corruption and collusion, maybe now the nation can finally grasp how this agency really operates. The FBI corruption also ran deep in the Oregon protest, too. As the media lied and twisted the narrative of what transpired, I felt compelled to shine a light on the truth of what really happened to LaVoy Finicum.

I penned this letter after attending his heartbreaking funeral…

read more at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/kate-daley/an-open-letter-to-the-fbi/

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R3publicans:  Fear of the Federal Government in the Ranchlands of Oregon

Two years after the standoff at the Malheur Refuge, many people in the region remain convinced that their way of life is being trampled.

By JENNIFER PERCY
JAN. 18, 2018

I took the eastern route from Idaho, on a day of freezing rain, over the Strawberry Mountains, into the broad John Day River Basin, in Oregon. I was used to empty places. Most of my childhood was spent in this region of eastern Oregon, in remote areas of the sagebrush desert or in the volcanic mountains with their jagged peaks and old-growth forests. My family moved away just before I entered high school, and I never returned; I’ve felt in romantic exile ever since. This part of America that had once belonged to my childhood became the spotlight of national news in the winter of 2016, when the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge — an old childhood haunt — became the scene of a cowboy takeover. The takeover began as a protest in the town of Burns after two ranchers were sentenced to prison for arsons on federal land. The ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond, caught the attention of the Nevada rancher Ammon Bundy, who thought the punishment unfair. Bundy and a crowd of nearly 300 marchers paraded through Burns, and a splinter group eventually took over the Malheur headquarters. For 41 days, they refused to leave, protesting federal ownership of public lands, which they considered unlawful and abusive. I didn’t understand what had happened since I left, why so many people seemed so disillusioned and angry.

read more at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/18/magazine/fear-of-the-federal-government-in-the-ranchlands-of-oregon.html

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R3publicans:  Nevada judge dismisses case against Cliven Bundy and sons, says government cannot retry them

A federal judge ruled Monday that the federal government may not retry Cliven Bundy and his sons after rebuking prosecutors for withholding evidence during their felony trial stemming from an armed standoff four years ago.

U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial in the case last month, saying federal prosecutors willfully withheld evidence that lawyers for the Bundys and alleged co-conspirator Ryan Payne should have had access to while mounting their defense.

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Jason Murphey:  The Most Wasteful Item of State Government Spending

When asked to point out what I believe to be the most wasteful and inappropriate form of government spending, I can answer without hesitation. Without a doubt, it is the extremely inappropriate tendency of government agencies to hire private lobbying…

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Restoring Representative Government - New Group with a Mission

New group with a mission – Restoring Representative Goverment. It is a Petition group, that should be a bipartisan effort attracting support from ALL sides.  Here’s the language:

Proposed Initiative Petition in the State of Oklahoma

Each Member of the State House of Representatives OR the State Senate shall have the unobstructed Right to a final vote on passage of a minimum of one Bill. This right applies in each Regular or Special Session, provided the primary Author requests such a vote in writing.

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