Miranda Devine is a 61-year-old practicing Catholic from Australia. Her comments about being a Catholic and an opinion columnist are worth reading. https://warrane.unsw.edu.au/a-glimpse-into-the-life-of-a-newspaper-columnist/ The FBI is a prestige institution, and rogues must be ousted.
AOC said putting your hands behind your back while being detained is a best practice. It is not. Police ask to see your hands because they want to know if you have a weapon. Keep your hands visible. I would add, if detained, do not walk behind a police officer.
Called the Father of American Scholarship and Education, Noah Webster (1758-1843) said: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”
His credentials (from Wikipedia) -
“In 1806, Webster published his first dictionary, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language.
“In 1807, Webster started two decades of intensive work to expand his publication into a fully comprehensive dictionary, An American Dictionary of the English Language. To help him trace the etymology of words, Webster learned 26 languages.”
“In 1825, Webster completed his dictionary during his year abroad in Paris and at the University of Cambridge.”
“In 1828, at the age of 70, Webster published his dictionary; it sold poorly, with only 2,500 copies, and put him in debt.
“In 1840, he published the second edition in two volumes with much greater success.”
George and Charles Merriam took over from there.
Up until 1973, when my grandmother left her home in San Francisco for a nursing care facility because of a fall, she never locked her front door. Her grandchildren could walk right in. We didn’t; we rang her doorbell first. Three of her children served in WWII. One was killed at Pearl Harbor, the man I never knew, the other two, my father and his sister, a nurse anesthetist in Patton’s Third Army.
Dan Bongino and Charles Marino, former secret service agents, said the protectors of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (67) failed on their protective detail. They ran to the shooter, not the former minister. The shooter used a handmade gun. I watched the sad video. Abe fell to the right and died within minutes from a shot to the heart.
JD, former patrol officer