UN: Control Ebola or Face an “Unprecedented Situation”

As reported by Fox News on October 15, 2014, the United Nations has issued an ultimatum to the United States of America: Control Ebola or face an unprecedented situation.

What the UN means by “unprecedented situation” can be found on the UN website (http://un-influenza.org/?q=content/un-response),ebola in their response plan for the Avian Flu, under Objective 6: Continuity Under Pandemic Conditions: “Ensuring the continuity of essential social, economic and governance services, and effective implementation of humanitarian relief, under pandemic conditions.”

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Reading between the lines, as well as observing their response throughout other nations, this includes the mandatory implementation of the UN’s other agendas, most notably confiscating all firearms for the “safety of all response workers.”

Similar indications can also be found on the World Health Organization’s website, in their Global Alert and Response (GAR) whopage (http://www.who.int/csr/en/): “Coordinate and support Member States for pandemic and seasonal influenza preparedness and response.”

Again, reading between the lines, the WHO brings the doctors, while it’s parent organization, the UN, brings the muscle.

This is further echoed in their August 28, 2014 Ebola Response Roadmap (http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/131596/1/EbolaResponseRoadmap.pdf?ua=1).

This document clearly states it’s purpose on page 5: “To assist governments and partners in the revision and resourcing of country-specific operational plans for Ebola response, and the coordination of international support for their full implementation.”

While they tie their “country-specific operational plans” to the “Ebola response,” the fact remains that an OPLAN is an OPLAN. It’s an Operational Plan. That’s military lingo for how an organization intendeds to accomplish its mission, and their specific intent for the United States of America comes through rather glaringly in Objective 2 on the same page:

2. To ensure emergency and immediate application of comprehensive Ebola response intervention in countries with an initial case(s) or with localized transmission.

The key activity of Objective 2: “Coordinate operations and information across all partners, and the information, security, finance and other relevant sectors.

The most alarming aspect of this document, however, involves their definition of “security:”

Security: where necessary, and particularly in areas of intense transmission and short term extraordinary containment measures, national/local authorities must plan for and deploy the security services necessary to ensure the physical security of Ebola facilities. National/local authorities must give particular attention to ensuring the security of the staff working in Ebola treatment centres, Ebola referral/isolation centres, laboratories and, if required, for teams working at the community level to conduct surveillance, contact tracing and safe burials.”

I have no problem with ensuring the security of Ebola treatment facilities. The question is, under Obama’s management, will it ever stop there? What legislation is in place to prevent overbearing law enforcement from pulling the same crap as the New Orleans Police Department pulled on American citizens immediately following Hurricane Katrina?

Since Day 1 at their training academies, American law enforcement officers have been taught to “control, control, control.” When you put them into a widespread situation, many of them are overwhelmed. They fall back on their training without any regard for the Constitutional implications that what they’re doing is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. It might be suitable for a localized riot. It is NOT suitable for widespread chaos. This was most dramatically exhibited when SWAT teams busted down door after door after door in Boston immediately after the marathon bombing.

Did they respect our Constitutional rights? No. THEY BLEW RIGHT PAST THEM.

Again: What U.S. Federal Legislation is in place to ensure that NEVER happens again? What penalties are in place for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as augmenting forces like the National Guard, to prevent them from crossing the line?

Comments within the document such as “repurpose existing programmes [sic] to support control efforts” with respect to “security” indicate they have ZERO intention of respecting our Constitution.

un gun controlWhat’s next?  The widespread confiscation of firearms “for your safety?”

Here’s a thought: Instead of assuming Americans are idiots, let’s try another route: Education. Let Americans do what we do best: Control ourselves.

In 2012, immediately following the Mountain Shadows flare-up of the Waldo Canyon fire, I and all other residents of my apartment complex were denied access to our domiciles for five full days, despite the fact that residents in homes on either side of us were allowed to return after just TWO days. We were told it was for our “safety,” despite the fact we were no less safe than those homeowners.

THAT CRAP HAS GOT TO STOP.

Again, Congressman Lamborn: What legislation, specifically, do you have in place to ensure these rampant denials of our Constitutional rights NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN?

With few exceptions, We the People are perfectly capable of controlling ourselves. We’re well aware of the risks to both ourselves and others, regardless of what Obama is saying to the contrary.

All we need are clear and unambiguous guidelines. We don’t Obama lying to us in pathetic and misinformative attempts to calm our nerves. Older generations grew up during the Cold War. Younger generations watch The Walking Dead every week. Let’s get real!

As a retired USAF Officer, I remain well-trained in CBRNE operations. Most of my neighbors do not have my training, but given the fact this is a military town, there are a LOT of us scattered throughout the community who do.

Even those who are untrained, however, know the risks. If they’re told to limit travel for food and work, use hand sanitizer or wear and discard gloves, keep their shoes in the garage, and wipe down all doorknobs and other touched surfaces with a soap/water/bleach solution, I’m pretty darn sure they can handle that!

I can’t help but wonder if this is the beginning of the end of the United States of America.

By refusing to close our borders and by bringing in infected individuals, Obama is INVITING a UN takeover of our country. He’s long been looking for a way to either ditch or circumvent our Constitution, and I believe he may very well have found it.

UNLESS, of course, laws exist which clearly limit the scope of his many executive orders, most of which were drafted during his first term, yet clearly targeted to give him absolute dictatorial authority over our nation in times of crises — whether those crises were unavoidable, or, as many of us believe, manufactured by Obama himself.

On October 15, Dr. Ben Carson said, “We’ve known for a long time that [Ebola] has this kind of potential. That’s the reason that several weeks ago I said it was a real mistake to bring infected people in to this country in any way.”

Indeed it was. Yet Obama continues to allow it.

My question to you, Sir, is WHY?

Sincerely…

U.S. Gun Confiscation Approaching Fast

Article:  California Inching Closer to Gun Confiscation Bill.

This isn’t gun control.  It’s gun confiscation.  It’s Feinstein’s revenge, following Congress’ rejection of the pet gun control bills she’s been working on for more than twenty years.  Feinstein is violating her oath of office, back-dooring this through her comrades in Sacramento, hoping that if California leaps over the point of no return, that other states will follow.

Feinstein is apparently unaware that many states have already passed legislation which strengthens gun rights.  Her legislation is likely to do little more than dramatically increase crime while creating yet another point of contention towards some future civil war.

Agenda 21 – The Hype – The Lie – The Truth

“Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations…”

Well, that’s the main problem right there.  The U.N.’s ultimate aspirations are to replace national government control over their own countries with the U.N.’s set of Do’s and Don’ts.  The problem is, those who run the U.N. are leader-wanna-be’s.  They weren’t good enough to rise to higher levels of leadership within their own country, so they’re banding together to rule the world.

Chief complaints about Agenda 21:

“During the last decade, opposition to Agenda 21 has increased within the United States at the local, state, and federal levels.”

“We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty.” – RNC resolution opposing Agenda 21

“Several state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda 21.”

“Columnists in The Atlantic have linked opposition to Agenda 21 to the property rights movement in the United States.”

“A poll of 1,300 United States voters by the American Planning Association found that 9% supported Agenda 21, 6% opposed it, and 85% thought they didn’t have enough information to form an opinion.”

For those 85%, PLEASE get more information so you can form an opinion!  Of those Americans who do have enough information to form an opinion, most oppose it, by a margin of 2.5 to 1.  Here’s a good source for more information, OBJECTIVE information, put out by concerned Americans (as opposed to U.N. spin doctors):  http://www.freedomadvocates.org/

“Glenn Beck said it was a means of instituting ‘centralized control over all of human life on planet Earth.'”

Here’s what the U.N.’s Agenda 21 propaganda machine spins:  “Agenda 21 is not a treaty or legally binding document and does not infringe upon the sovereignty of any nation, state, or local government. Agenda 21 does not advocate for abolishing private property or have any bearing on U.S. local and state land-use decisions. In other words, it isn’t being forced on anybody, anywhere, by any organization.”

The actual texts of the Agenda 21 initiatives, as evidenced at Freedom Advocates, tell a completely different story.  In other words, THE U.N. IS LYING TO YOU.  So are the libs and dems who keep trying to shove it down your throats.  That’s what corrupt governments DO.  They LIE.  Whatever you may have heard about Agenda 21 from the U.N. or sources fed by them is a LIE.

The Will of the People or The Face of Tyranny – Colorado Case Study

The face of tyranny has settled here in Colorado.  His name is Hickenlooper, and his minions are in the House:  Court, Duran, Exum, Fields, Fischer, Foote, Ginal, Hamner, Hullinghorst, Kagan, Kraft-Tharp, Labuda, Lee, Levy, May, McCann, McLachlan, Melton, Mitsch Bush, Moreno, Pabon, Peniston, Pettersen, Primavera, Rosenthal, Ryden, Salazar, Schafer, Singer, Tyler, Williams, Young, Speaker.

His minions are in the Senate, too::  Aguilar, Carroll, Giron, Guzman, Heath, Hodge, Hudak, Johnston, Jones, Kefalas, Kerr, Newell, Nicholson, Schwartz, Steadman, Todd, Ulibarri, President.

If you see ANY of these names on the ticket, please vote for someone else!  That includes Hickenlooper, of course.  He MUST GO.  He has absolutely NO desire to preserve any of the rights, traditions, or heritage of Coloradans.  These anti-Constitutionalists have NO business crafting and passing unlawful legislation i.e. legislation which violates the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Colorado.  They are ignoring the will of the people,* and trampling on ALL rights — yours, mine, and ours.

*Will of the People (from the Denver Post):

1.  Are the Democrats in the Colorado legislature overreaching the bounds of their authority?

a.  23,353 (89.3%) say, “Yes, they are ignoring a large segment of the electorate.”

b.  2,422 (9.3%) say, “No, it is the will of the voters who elected them.

2.  Assuming State House Bill 1224, which limits gun magazines to 15 rounds, will become law, how would you vote on a 2014 ballot measure to overturn it?”

a.  64,262 (70.1%) say, “I oppose the limit and would vote to overturn the bill.”

b.  27,216 (29.7%) say “I support the limit and would vote to uphold the bill.”

The same thing is happening at the federal level.

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Additionally, here’s a list of the 20 Republicans who voted to fund Obamacare.  These senators want voters to know they oppose Obamacare, but they aren’t willing to do what is necessary to actually stop it.  They give lip service to conservative principles, but won’t take the necessary steps to deliver what’s best to the American people.

PLEASE VOTE THEM OUT!

  • Alexander (R-TN) – Running for re-election in 2014
  • Cochran (R-MS) – Running for re-election in 2014
  • Collins (R-ME) – Running for re-election in 2014
  • Cornyn (R-TX) – Running for re-election in 2014
  • McConnell (R-KY) – Running for re-election in 2014
  • Barrasso (R-WY)
  • Blunt (R-MO)
  • Boozman (R-AR)
  • Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Coats (R-IN)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Johanss (R-NE)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Shelby (R-AL)
  • Thune (R-SD)
  • Wicker (R-MS)

The Face of Widespread Human Extermination Under Socialism

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Yes we can!

State-sponsored socialism has many names.  Regardless of whether you call it Naziism, fascism, Leninism, Marxism, communism, Islamism, or Obamaism, they all have a huge downside:  Human extermination i.e Genocide.  It follows a three-step pattern:

1.  Registration – identifies those who will soon be disarmed.

2.  Disarm the people so they can’t resist the armed police state.

3.  Exterminate all who are either a burden to or a resistor of the police state.

By the way, extermination isn’t limited to only those who owned firearms.  In fact, extermination has

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historically been visited primarily on the poor, as they’re the greatest burden on the state.  All those promises of “we’ll take care of you!” during the elections only last long enough for socialists to secure their stronghold in the government.  That’s when the masses start dying.

Extermination is then extended to the III% who would refuse to knuckle under and who stand against the massacre no matter what.  In the 20th Century alone, socialism exterminated 135 million humans, according to the U.S. Congressional Record.  The vast majority of those were NOT dissidents, but merely the poor, who could not exist without handouts from the state.  Most were relocated away from their farming tools, where they simply starved.

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That’s an infringement, people… Some interesting statistics

Our Second Amendment is abundantly clear:  “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”  I’ve covered the details of each portion of it elsewhere.  and countless very bright and capable people, such as Penn and Teller, as well as Bill Whittle, clearly bring home the bacon.  Sadly, there remain far too many knuckleheads in Washington who can’t read, much less understand, the common American English in which our two-page Constitution and its Amendments were penned.

Consider the following news excerpt:  “With emotions running high in the aftermath of the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting, politicians on the State and Federal level have begun introducing legislative actions to curtail access to firearms…”

That’s an infringement, people, and it shall not be tolerated.  Ever.

“…parents may soon be forced to register firearms with their child’s school under threat of criminal penalties.”

That’s an infringement.

“In Massachusetts, another proposal would require storage of semi-automatic rifles at government approved storage depots.”

That’s an infringement.

“…in the State of New York, congressional representatives have already passed legislation that requires registration of every semi-automatic rifle…”

That’s an infringement.

“…and reduces maximum magazine capacity to 7 rounds of ammunition…”

That’s an infringement.

“…and Governor Cuomo has floated the idea of gun confiscation.”

That’s an infringement.  A massive one, at that.

What the hell is wrong with you people?  Did you fail out of fifth grade?  Did you never take Civics or American History like the rest of us?  What the hell is your major malfunction?  Why is it you don’t understand the meaning of the word “infringement” and why trespassing on this ground have killed hundreds of millions more people than all firearms in the United States?  If you can’t answer that question, you failed history.  Get thee to a library!

Merriam-Webster:  “an encroachment or trespass on a right or privilege,” and by the way, it’s the Bill of RIGHTS, not the Bill of “privileges.”

The Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution very clearly states that “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Furthermore, our Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution very clear forbids ANY infringement on the right to keep and bear arms.

Since NO powers concerning firearms were delegated to the U.S., and since the Second Amendment specifically forbids any infringement on the right to keep and bear arms, these proposed infringements are illegal.

I repeat:  THEY ARE ILLEGAL.  They are un-Constitutional.  They are unenforceable (at least by law enforcement officers who adhere to their oath of office).  They are unlawful.  Every civil, military, and law-enforcement officer and naturalized citizen who took an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution has a duty to OPPOSE these outlandish un-Constitutional infringements on our right to keep and bear arms.

God willing, we will.  Armed societies are SAFE societies.  The next time Piers Morgan tries to convince you that his 35 gun murders per capita in the U.K. is somehow better than America’s 11,000 gun murders, just ask him why violent crime in the U.K. per capita is still THREE TIMES higher in the U.K. than it is in the U.S.  The U.S., despite it’s “massive” gun ownership rate, remains very close to the average for violent crime throughout the world.  Most anti-gun countries top the U.S. in terms of violent crime.  One that doesn’t is Switzerland, which requires every male homeowner to be fully trained and armed with a state-supplied assault rifle.  They have one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.

So, do not let Piers Morgan, Feinstein, Pelosi, Obama, Sarah Brady, Matt Damon, Hillary Clinton, Rosy O’Donnell, or any other the other anti-gun jerks twist the facts on you.  KNOW the facts.  The truth will set you free.

By the way — Statistics don’t lie.  Tell you what, health care officials.  When you can equal our success rate, you will have earned the right to share your opinion with us.

Until then, shut it.

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The Many Problems with Obama’s 23 Executive Orders on Gun Control

While only three are actually “executive orders,” all of what Obama spewed forth last week is troubling, if not outright illegal.  Without further ado, let’s just get to it:

1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

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If you don’t want it … DON’T ALLOW IT!!! Our nation is one of the people, by the people, and for the people. Those guys in Washington? We elect them to serve our nation. They serve us, not the other way around.

What “relevant data” does Obama want released?  Does this include any sort of data currently protected under HIPPA?  Would this allow the federal background check system to deny a firearm permit on the basis of certain medications?  What about diagnoses?  Would a permit be denied for a simple mental health visit?

The problem with the first of Obama’s edicts is that it’s nebulous.  If acted on without regard to the Constitution and its amendments, countless rights violations would ensue.

2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

These “barriers” as Obama calls them, aren’t barriers at all.  They’re protections, specifically built into the system to protect the rights and the privacy of all citizens.  Attempting an end-run around them is unconstitutional.

3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

The current background check system allows states the option of conducting their own checks or using the FBI’s system.  As the FBI’s system does not meet the the privacy requirements of our State Constitution and its Statutes, our State conducts its own background checks.

This recommendation is nothing more than Obama’s way of back-dooring national gun registration, a step which historically has always lead to firearms confiscation, then oppression of the people by an ever-growing federal government.

This idea is utterly abhorrent to everyone who has fought for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.  It directly violates both the spirit and intention of the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the Tenth Amendment’s limit on the powers of the federal government.

Put simply, it’s un-Constitutional.  Even suggesting it violates Obama’s oath of office to support and defend the Constitution.  Any support of it would violate the oath of office of any civilian, military, or law-enforcement officer.

4. Direct the Attorney General to review categories of individuals prohibited from having a gun to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.

This is a slippery slope upon which we must not step foot.  It’s the same slope used (rather, abused) by the Nazis to identify, then incarcerate “persons of interest,” those whom the government considers “dangerous.”  Dangerous to whom?  To others?  Or to the government?  Once this line is crossed, it only gets worse, until the feds will have rounded up every “dissident” simply for standing up for their Constitutional rights.

5. Propose rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

Was the gun seized legally?  If not, this is a wide-open door to violate a person’s rights under the Fourth Amendment.  Law enforcement already has the authority to temporarily seize a firearm during routine traffic stops, along with the authority to run plates and a driver’s license.  How does that differ from a “full background check?”  If a person holds a concealed weapons permit, they’ve already had a “full background check.”

Furthermore, how long is this “full background check” going to take?  A week?  Ninety days?  If so, this is nothing more than an excuse to deprive an individual the right to keep and bear arms.

6. Publish a letter from ATF to federally licensed gun dealers providing guidance on how to run background checks for private sellers.

There is currently no requirement for private sales to involve background checks.  Making it a requirement will have absolutely zero effect on illegal gun sales (sales to criminals) while imposing an expensive and unnecessary burden on law-abiding citizens.  A similar argument could be made about sales from gun stores.

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.

The NRA’s Eddie Eagle Gun Safety programs have resulted in sharp declines in firearms accidents

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Whenever we allow compromise, WE are the ones who lose.

among children.  As it is, the CDC’s reports indicates some very interesting results.  They’re interesting because they indicate the death rate due to firearms is exceptionally low.  It’s so low, in fact, that it doesn’t even appear on the CDC’s top 15 list.  For example, in 2010, total deaths by firearms came to 1.24% of the total for all ages, and just 0.25% of the total for those aged 1-14 years.

The fifteen leading causes of death are: Diseases of the heart, malignant neoplasms, chronic lower respiratory diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, accidents (unintentional – includes motor vehicle crashes), alzheimer’s, diabetes melittus, nephritis and nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis, influenza and pneumonia, intentional self-harm (suicide), septicemia, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease, parkinson’s, and pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (choking). Even this last comes in at 5.5 per 100,000, which is nearly double that of homicide by firearm.

8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

Firearms which must be locked up until needed are rarely accessible in a timely manner.  They’re next to useless in stopping home invasions, much less armed robberies.  They’re about as useless as seat belts which remain unfastened, or life jackets which remain in storage, which is why nearly all state and federal laws require seat belts to be fastened and life jackets to be worn.

Obviously, leaving a firearm unattended not appropriate, particularly around children.  However, the proper place for a firearm is in its holster, worn on one’s person.  For those of us who live alone, however, any requirement to keep it locked up puts us at risk of not being able to defend ourselves, and is unacceptable.

9. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

This is yet another back-door attempt at gun registration, without which such “tracing” would be impossible.

10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.

I sincerely hope the first such firearms to be analyzed will be those lost and stolen guns from Operation Fast and Furious.  If not, if the DoJ is incapable of keeping track of their own firearms, it’s unreasonable to ask them to analyze information on the lost and stolen guns of others.

11. Nominate an ATF director.

When compared to their budget, the ATF has a dismal record.  It currently costs them approximately $115,000 for each and every person they recommend for federal prosecution for firearms possession just through the Project Safe Neighborhoods framework.  Many of those recommended for prosecution are never convicted.

Besides, B. Todd Jones, the acting director of the ATF, has already been nominated for the permanent position, subject to Senate approval, of course.

12. Provide law enforcement, first responders, and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations.

Law enforcement, first responders, and school officials already have proper training for active shooter situations.

13. Maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime.

This is so nebulous its not even worth addressing, except to note that the most effective means of preventing gun violence is to relax gun control laws.

14. Issue a Presidential Memorandum directing the Centers for Disease Control to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.

This was done during an earlier Democratic administration, and the answer wasn’t what was expected.  Basically, the three-year study published its findings in a 800+ page report which concluded that no amount of gun control legislation has ever had a positive impact on gun violence.  Instead, it found that that the most effective means of preventing gun violence is to relax gun control laws, to make it easier for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.

Basically, it supports the wisdom that infringement on the right to keep and bear arms is a causative factor in increasing gun violence.  As for the other factors, suicide by firearm (0.79%) is nearly twice the rate of homicide by firearm (0.45%).  Even so, twice as many suicides are committed by means other than firearms, and the report stated that suicide by firearms has dropped while total suicides have remained steady on a per-capita basis.

As for firearms homicides, no study is required to determine that there are three reasons:  Greed (robbery), hate (crimes of passion), and the least likely causal factor, mental instability/insanity.

15. Direct the Attorney General to issue a report on the availability and most effective use of new gun safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.

There is no “magic pill” with respect to firearms safety, and reliance on such technology diminishes the most effective safety protocol:  Human.  Jeff Cooper advocated four simple rules of firearms safety which, if followed, would eliminate nearly all firearms accidental deaths and injuries, and without any need for expensive gadgets which ironically tend to get in the way of the safe and effective operation of a firearm.

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.

My Second Amendment rights are none of my doctor’s business.

17. Release a letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

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It’s OUR Bill of Rights. It’s up to US, We The People, to protect it from those who would take our rights away from us.

Health care providers are not qualified to determine what constitutes a credible threat against a law enforcement authority.  Only sworn law enforcement officers and certain types of mental health care providers have the requisite training, and current law already allows for such reporting.

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers.

That’s up to the States and the school districts.  However, the best incentive is protection of the children.

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.

While this is indeed a good idea, the critical fact which must be remembered is that the only effective way to stop a shooter is to shoot them.  Attempts at tackling a shooter usually winds up with the tacklers seriously injured or killed.  Tasers are ineffective against an armed gunman due to their very limited range.  The fact remains that more shooting sprees are stopped by citizens than by law enforcement, and more than 2/3 of the time that’s accomplished by armed citizens.

Another critical fact is that so-called “gun free zones” don’t work.  They’re a magnet for those who commit shooting sprees.  Only a known armed force will deter such shooters.  More than a month ago I outlined a plan for the screening and selection of a small group of armed teachers for each school.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

22. Commit to finalizing mental health parity regulations.

23. Launch a national dialogue led by Secretaries Sebelius and Duncan on mental health.

The last four recommendations, along with a few others, delve nebulously into mental health.  Without clearer, better-defined terms, however, along with restrictions protecting and respecting all existing Constitutional rights, including those provided by the various State Constitutions.

Right now, Obama’s recommendations make no such promises or provisions, which is why so many sheriffs around the country have lined up to oppose it.