Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A Secret Service agent at the scene says someone jumped the fence surrounding the White House.
Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed.
Video from the scene showed a man making it most of the way across the North Lawn and approaching the main entrance to the presidential residence. The Secret Service confirmed that someone had jumped the fence and was apprehended.
White House staffers and Associated Press journalists inside the West Wing were evacuated by Secret Service officers, some with their weapons drawn. Those evacuated were later allowed back into the White House, but the area remained closed to pedestrian traffic.
The incident occurred just minutes after Obama and his daughters, along with a guest of one of the girls, left the White House aboard Marine One on their way to Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland where Obama and his family were to spend the weekend. The White House said first lady Michelle Obama had traveled separately to Camp David and was not at home at the time of the incident.
Evacuations at the White House are extremely rare. Typically, when someone jumps the White House fence, the compound is put on lockdown and those inside remain in place while officers respond to the situation.
Last week, on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Secret Service apprehended a man who jumped over the North Fence. Officers drew their firearms and used a service dog as they took the man in custody.
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
by Brian Hayes
A mob of protesters disrupted speakers, threatened violence, and accused police of murder as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited and threatened to explode in the coming weeks.
And several people who openly disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out.
This was the scene of a Council meeting in St. Louis County that was hijacked by the same apparent lawless mob that terrorized the city in August. The attempt to conduct regular business of the county collapsed into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
18-year old Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson, under circumstances of great dispute. What is not in dispute is that Brown robbed a convenience store minutes before the shooting, and 12 witnesses said they saw Brown assault Officer Wilson, who was seriously injured. Other witnesses claimed Brown had his hands up when shot — an account contradicted by the Brown family’s own autopsy report.
After Brown’s death a mob looted and burned 57 businesses in Ferguson and adjacent towns, many of which will not return.
The case is in the hands of a grand jury – which now has until January to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges. But the mob at Tuesday night’s meeting demanded the justice system be ignored and Wilson placed under arrest now.
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— Lnonblonde (@Lnonblonde) September 17, 2014
And let’s say the grand jury decides Wilson was justified in shooting Brown? The the mob threatened violence if that happens.
Here was one of them:
"If Darren Wilson get off y'all better bring every army y'all got. Cause it's going down." pic.twitter.com/pexFCCawbZ
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) September 16, 2014
Ferguson — and all of St. Louis — was put on notice of impending violence if they don’t get the result they want:
— Alexis (@MusicOverPeople) September 17, 2014
And there was more. The mob even threatened to disrupt baseball games in St. Louis if the first place Cardinals make it to the playoffs:
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) September 17, 2014
One speaker compared authorities to Islamofascist terrorists beheading innocents, murdering Christians and selling women captives into sexual slavery, the Post Dispatch reported.
“You are ISIS to black people,” he said.
Which reminded us of a t-shirt we reported on back in August among one of these best and brightest of America:
And of course, to top it all off, those charged with keeping the peace were smeared as murderers:
"Hey hey! Ho ho! These killer cops have got to go:" https://t.co/heosP9DUIJ
— Jason Rosenbaum (@jrosenbaum) September 17, 2014
Stay tuned. It may be Fall, but things are about to get a whole lot hotter in Missouri.Follow VeronicaCoffin
Submitted by: Veronica Coffin
This day was inevitable. The judicially activist mangling of the First Amendment has finally and inexorably brought its chickens home to roost.
This weekend, satanists will hold a sold-out black mass in the Oklahoma City Civic Center. In this ritual dedicated to Beelzebub, satanists will stomp on and spit on a wafer designed to represent the body of Jesus Christ.
Because of other disturbing features of this ritual, the acolytes of the goat-god had to make changes in the ceremony to comport with the city’s health laws, which of course means if they did it the way they’re supposed to, there would be significant risks to public health.
For instance, the black mass requires the use of urine at one point. Yes, urine. Satanists had to agree to use vinegar in its place. They also had to agree that there would be no “bloodletting” in this ritual, telling you all you need to know about what goes on in a satanic ritual when done under the cover of darkness.
The highlight of the evening will be a reverse exorcism, in which the Holy Spirit rather than Satan will be cast out of a willing subject.
This whole thing, of course, is an abomination. By permitting it on public property, the civic leaders of Oklahoma City are inviting Satan into their midst. He will be more than happy to accept the invitation. Oklahoma City is throwing open the gates of their city and inviting the demons of hell to take up residence among them. Not a good idea.
Can city leaders constitutionally block this mass? If we were still using the Constitution given to us by the Founders, the answer would be an unequivocal yes.
The Satanists’ argument is quite simple: the First Amendment guarantees the “free exercise” of “religion” to everybody, and thus the Constitution prohibits discrimination of any kind against the disciples of the Prince of Darkness.
This means a discussion of the meaning of the word “religion” in the First Amendment is unavoidable.
Now if by “religion” the Founders meant “any system of belief in a supernatural power,” it’s hard to see how the satanists can be denied.
But if by “religion” the Founders, as historian Joseph Story has written, meant “Christianity” and its various denominations, then the answer to this problem is quite simple. Oklahoma can ban this satanic mass if it chooses.
Story was the longest serving associate justice in Supreme Court history, and was appointed to the bench by James Madison, the father of the Constitution. In his monumental history of the Constitution, Story said quite plainly that Christianity was the only topic the Founders were dealing with in crafting the First Amendment. It’s not that they were prohibiting other forms of religious expression, it’s that they weren’t dealing with them at all.
“The real object of the First Amendment,” wrote Story, “was not to countenance, much less to advance Mohammedanism or Judaism, or infidelity [i.e., atheism], by prostrating Christianity, but to exclude all rivalry among Christian sects,” by prohibiting Congress from picking one Christian denomination and making it the official church of the United States.
So according to this eminent Supreme Court justice, the First Amendment neither protects nor prohibits alternative religions to Christianity; it is simply does not deal with them at all.
Well, if the First Amendment is silent on the subject of all the other belief systems in the world, who does have the legal right to weigh in on such matters? According to the Founders and the Constitution they bequeathed to us, that authority rests with the states.
As Jefferson wrote, “Certainly no power to prescribe any religious exercise, or to assume authority in religious discipline, has been delegated to the general government. IT MUST THEN REST WITH THE STATES…” (Emphasis mine.)
Story confirms Jefferson. “Thus, the whole power over the subject of religion is left exclusively to the state governments, to be acted upon according to their own sense of justice, and the state constitutions.”
The Founders could not have been clearer. The very first word of the First Amendment is “Congress.” Congress is the only entity that is restrained by the First Amendment. States are free, under the Constitution as given by the Founders, to regulate religious expression as they see fit. What states do with regard to religious expression is literally to be none of the central government’s business, whether it’s Congress or the judiciary.
In other words, if we operate under the Constitution as given to us by the Founders and not the unrecognizable one shredded by recklessly innovative jurists, the solution is quite simple: if Oklahoma doesn’t want a black mass on Oklahoma City property, it doesn’t have to have one.