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Attorney General Barr Unveils 5 Point Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

U.S. Attorney General William Barr was in Memphis, Tennessee on Nov 13 where he unveiled  ‘Project Guardian’, a strategic 5-point program that focuses on investigating, prosecuting and preventing gun crimes.  Barr said in a statement regarding the 5 point program, “ Building on the success of past programs like ‘Trigger lock’ Project, Project Guardian will strengthen our efforts to reduce gun violence by allowing the federal government and our state and local partners, to better target offenders who use guns in crimes and those who try to buy guns illegally.”

The project will implement 5 principles;  coordination in the prosecution of those suspected of actively committing violent crimes in the community or on behalf of a criminal organization.  Improve information sharing and the updating of records in a timely manner. Attorneys will work alongside ATF agents to enforce background checks.  Barr says he has high hopes for the 5 step framework and he is ‘committed to preventing gun violence whenever possible.’


Federal court reverses decision barring Christian schools from praying over the loudspeaker before games  

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision allowing the Florida High School Athletics Association to prohibit two Christian schools from praying over a loudspeaker before a state championship football game.  The two schools involved, Cambridge Christian School in Tampa and the University Christian School in Jacksonville, were prohibited from airing a joint prayer over the loudspeaker at the 2015 Division 2-A Florida State football championships at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

The three-judge panel said in their statement, “ The lower court was too quick to pull the trigger insofar as it dismissed the Cambridge school’s free speech and free exercise in religious claims.” In 2015 the Florida High School Athletics Association argued that prayer could not be delivered over the loudspeaker because the microphone was state-owned and would violate the Constitution.  They cited the Supreme Court’s Establishment Clause precedent of ‘ separation of church and state’.

Jeremy Dys, special counsel representing the Christian schools said, “ We are grateful to have won this appeal and look forward to presenting our case..the First Amendment protects the rights of students and teachers at a private Christian school to pray before a football game, especially when both teams are Christian.”


Donald Trump Jr, eldest son of President Donald Trump, has a new book out titled “ Triggered’.  The book has now hit the number one spot on the New York Times Bestseller List.  Trump Jr tweeted on Wednesday night, “ I dedicated #Triggered to the Deplorables, and you guys made it No.1. Let’s do it again at the voting booth in November. You are the best!”

Among the many who took to social media to congratulate Donald Jr  was Sebastian Gorka who showed a picture of Don Jr holding his bestseller, ‘The War For America’s Soul’ and Gorka holding ‘ Triggered; he tweeted,  “Can  you imagine how mad they are?” Piers Morgan also tweeted, “ Which will ironically trigger every liberal in America. Congrats!”  Trump said while speaking to Breitbart News in reference to Trump supporters,  “ Throughout all the hate,  through all the nonsense, through the Mueller hoax, through $ 40 million of taxpayer dollars, with 19 Hillary Clinton donors trying to throw us all in jail, not one of those people ever doubted us.”


Southeast Braces For Torrential Rain as Arctic Blast Enters Final Day

Forecasters warned on Thursday that the southeast U.S.should prepare for some torrential rain following days of frigid temperatures.  A developing Gulf Coast system could bring flash floods across southeastern states. Thursday was the final day of what weather forecasters called an ‘Arctic Blast’. Maine as well as other northeastern and states suffered record low temperatures with at least 300 cold record temps set. Some of the records broken date back to 1911.

There were six deaths reported in Michigan, Kansas, and Ohio that have been blamed on the weather system that hit Monday. Though temperatures are expected to rise  Thursday across the U.S. they will still be 10 to 20 degrees below average.  The new system moving in will still produce snow in the Great Lakes but from Boston south to Texas brace for heavy rain, warns weather forecasters.


Today’s quote is from George Washington’s ‘Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior’,

Rule 13, “ Kill no vermin as fleas, lice or ticks in the sight of others. If you see filth or thick spittle put your foot dexterously upon it, If it be upon clothes of your companions, put it off privately, and if it be upon your own clothes, return thanks to him who puts it off. “