Obama Edges Forward With Plans To Ban Ammunition For The AR-15 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Obama Administration Surges Forward With Plans To Infringe On American's Rights To Keep And Bear Arms In a move that is certainly not a surprise to most Americans, The Obama Administration plans to ban the manufacture and sale of ammunition for one of America's favorite weapons, the AR-15 Semi-automatic rifle. Accusations from gun rights group members have stated that there have been thousands of letters sent to Congress asking that Obama's backdoor gun control not be approved. Obama appears to be using his last two years in office to destroy the Second Amendment rights of Americans, which states: 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. Plans are also in the works to restrict the armor piercing 5.56 millimeter "M855 green tip." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Read more

ISIS Has A Dover Connection

A former Dover Micro-Businessman was arrested in Jacksonville Florida for trying to finance some colleagues who wanted to go to Syria to join ISIS according to the News Journal. I am so glad that we are safer than ever according to Secretary John Kerry.

Update: According to Gary Bauer, “While addressing the National Association of Attorneys General yesterday, FBI Director James Comey made this startling statement: “We have investigations of people in various stages of radicalizing in all 50 states. . . . This isn’t a New York phenomenon or a Washington phenomenon. This is all 50 states and in ways that are very hard to see.” All 50 states!

Net Neutrality Drama

Update: The FCC adopted broad new powers to allow it regulate internet providers. Some revisions were made, but the thrust of the Obama proposal was adopted. Some companies are already promising a court challenge once the regulations are actually published to the public. A Democrat on the FCC may hold the key to net neutrality. She is demanding the scope be trimmed back in order to get her support. Without it, it fails 3 to 2. The new proposal goes way too far and is bound to be overturned either by Congress or the Courts if passed. Will this Democrat save the initiative by making it more palatable or will Democrats politicize the FCC and take it off a cliff with this power grab? I like the idea of net neutrality, however it seems to be a solution in search of a problem. Now it has expanded into a government power grab instead of a check on some big businesses that use the public Read more

It is Cold! Shut Down the Schools?

A week ago, near zero degree temperatures prompted the closing of all Delaware schools. It came on the heals of 16 children being hospitalized the afternoon before in a 3 school bus accident due to blowing snow icing over a rural road. Critics have blasted the action, but supporters point out that today's stores don't even sale coats fitting to such weather. When I was a child just 30 and 40 years ago, they sold winter coats in the winter. Clothing was made in America and reflected our climate. Kids didn't ditch their coats to be cool then complain about being cold. Real coats did not cost half a week's salary or a full week for many of my constituents. Today's kids are used to climate control everything. They don't spend much time outside in the winter. When we do get those extreme temperatures every few years, they are not prepared and the stores have spring fashion not selling Read more

Why Support for Traditional Marriage is not Anti-Gay

America is about family not so called gay marriage. Too few people have any understanding of the dynamics of this nation, and why the nuclear family is central to it. Undermining it with the latest fad is detrimental to our national character. Marriage has been the central civilizing institution of humanity. It is the union of the sexes to form a family unit not a contract between two people. The family in the Anglo Saxon version is what made us unique. It formed our understanding of liberty, and it made us entrepreneurial and free market oriented. The dynamic of being independent with our own property and able to move across the expanse and build a new, stable life is what gave energy to the Manifest Destiny that made us a great power. The family and the church were the two keys to colonizing then expanding this nation in a stable fashion. If we had the continental model, it would Read more

Dover Marching Ahead With Jobs

The Dover Post had an article that showed how many major vacancies are being filled in Dover. Not only is Downtown in the midst of major revitalization (We gave final passage to new incentives Monday, but how successful our efforts are to reclaim "empty big boxes". The article highlighted some of the challenges, but save one, everyone covered was either opening, filed a site plan, or was under contract. It sited the incentives that we passed when I came on board Council. I expect to see the same with downtown because we have a comprehensive approach of security, economic business incentives, controlling taxes and fees, residential aid, and youth outreach. We built our plan from the wishes of the people. It took more than a year to survey, hold meetings, have focus groups, and seek community leader involvement, but the results have been solid. The people know what is needed better Read more

Keystone Veto Ironic

As most of you know President Obama, who was supportive of Keystone in 2011, vetoed a bipartisan bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after 6 years of delay. What you may have missed is the reason given."Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest," opined the White House. I am puzzled because the system was designed by Congress and Congress has the ultimate Constitutional authority to approve it or determine the national interest. His administration abused the authority given by Congress. That is why it is being taken back. Every excuse given such as environmental concerns and pending action by the Nebraska Supreme Court have fallen by the wayside. There is no legitimate reason to delay it. It does not even make Read more

ISIL Has Nothing to do With Islam Proclaimed Kerry

The Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam because John Kerry said so? That is the stupidest statement out of the State Department in a long time. I guess a jobs plan will solve the issue. I liked the President's statement that they are a perversion of Islam. That is what Kerry should have said. It is an extreme perversion that is corrupting Islam and threatening the stability of the Middle East. The interpretation of these folks are around a quarter of Islam. They are in at least 16 countries. If we deny the basis of the movement, we can not fight it. We will just go from one organization to another and not fight the movement. Reagan understood that Communism must be defeated as a movement not individual countries or guerrilla groups. We need the same approach to radical Islam. We cannot defeat an enemy that we are afraid to engage on the ground, and refuse to engage Read more

O’Donnell Treasurer Resigns

The Campaign Treasurer for the Christine O'Donnell campaign, Matt Moran, has resigned as of 1-31-15. The COD campaign is currently facing charges of misappropriation of funds. The charges were filed by the Federal Election Commission. The decision to prosecute was made by a unanimous vote of the FEC commissioners. Both COD and Matt Moran have stated that Moran's resignation has nothing to do with the pending FEC litigation. At issue is approximately $20,000 that was paid to COD personally by her campaign for the use of her residence as a campaign headquarters. The issue of COD using campaign funds for what appears to be personal living expenses has been raised on several occasions. COD has stated that Matt Moran's is standard and a non-issue. In a written statement COD calls the move an attempt to "consolidate" her campaign. I'm not sure how much one can "consolidate" Read more

Flu Deaths Spiral in Delaware

The number of flu deaths in Delaware have exceeded the total deaths for the last 5 years. The 23 deaths from the flu, 18 of which are in New Castle County is concerning public health officials. One of the reasons that we have the worst season in years is that our vaccination system is not up to date. It is based upon guessing almost a year in advance. The H1N1 outbreak should have alerted the FDA, CDC, and the NNPHI that we needed to move with dispatch to funding and approving new flu vaccine technology. The old egg technology is not fast enough. 3 years later, spurred by the latest outbreak, the FDA is finally getting around to approving the incest cells and vaccines grown in mammalian cells gained approval in November. How slow is the FDA? It took 20 years to prove the technology to them. How many people died unnecessarily on the alter of bureaucratic caution? "I am from Read more

Learning and teaching the Constitution By Larry Mayo

Guest Post Back in a campaign some years ago, a young man handed me a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution and a pamphlet with a well known (to some) story about his quest for re-election. In the story the constituent told Mr. Crocket that he either was incapable of understanding or hadn’t read that document that he swore an Oath to uphold and defend, so he could not cast a vote to re-elect him. The story may or may not be accurately told in the pamphlet, but it sparked something in me. It made me realize that this man, a farmer in the early 1800’s had a better understanding of that document than I did. I quickly realized that even though I had graduated from one of the highest rated schools in my state, with a B+ average, I hadn’t ever read that document in it’s entirety. So , I read it, in fact I read it several times. I realized that it was pretty easy to understand, since it Read more

Representative Keeley Should Read This

I have been critical of the movement to decriminalize pot. Now Slate has an article that shows decriminalization makes it more likely to cause interaction with the justice system for the offense especially for minorities. Well, the great promise of decriminalization is that it will stop putting people in jail for minor offenses, right? And most states, when they decriminalize an offense, they eliminate jail as a potential punishment for it: The statute might say, for example, that the maximum penalty for marijuana possession is a $250 fine. However, if someone then fails to pay that $250, the courts can and often do take measures that result in incarceration anyway. For example, they can issue a failure-to-pay warrant. Or they can use the power of contempt to incarcerate people for failure to pay. In other words, they’re in contempt of the order to pay $250 and are jailed—not for Read more

A Reflective Ash Wednesday

I wish everyone who observes a reflective and redemptive Ash Wednesday. Today I received my ashes at St. Polycarp. I was there to work with other citizens to do some good in our county. I believe Scripture tells us the two are related. Whether that is Mathew 25 or Isaiah 58. As we renew our consecration to our Lord and reflect on his redemption, let us not just fast by giving up something, but fast by dedicating your heart to GOD and stretching your hand out to your fellow people. 4"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist. You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high. 5"Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD? 6"Is this not the fast which Read more

50 Shades a Failure of Modern Feminism?

Unlike many conservatives, I don't lose any sleep over what adults do to themselves. I care about the big picture. It is the remaking of society that concerns me. The accommodation of the individual is not the issue. The attempt to reject the fundamental institutions of society is what I do not accommodate. 50 Shades just brought to light what in form or another is normal behavior for millions. What is more interesting to me is that it tears to shreds the emasculation of relationships by modern feminism. 50 Shades is not what I would call the road map to healthy relationships, yet it is popular to near record levels not scene since (ironically) the Passion of the Christ. I found intriguing this article by frequent guest author, Jon Moseley. His premise is that 50 Shades are a perversion of the natural yearning of many women for real men. It speaks to the void in our society created Read more

Kudos To Senator Colin Bonini For Upcoming Bill

Bonini unveils bi-partisan bill that would allow Delaware cancer Patients to access experimental cancer drugs that could possibly save their lives. Senator Colin Bonini unveils a bi-partisan bill that is much needed in Delaware and will benefit many Delawareans. The Bill would allow cancer patients to gain access to Drugs, products or devices that have passed the first phase of FDA clinical trials. According to a NewsJournal article, "Delaware is among the 21 states, including New Jersey poised to consider "Right to Try" legislation this year according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The FDA has an "expanded access" application process in Place since 2009 to help patients and Physician gain access to such experimental drugs, and last week, it introduced new guidelines intended to simplify that process. Bonini said the FDA's process is "very lengthy and complicated." Read more

Update: Assault on Al-Asad Air Base By ISIS Fighters Dressed In Iraqi Army Uniforms

Between Twenty and Twenty-five ISIS fighters Infiltrate al-Asad Air Base and Are killed by Iraqi Troops Between 20 and 25 ISIS fighters were killed by Iraqi Forces when they infiltrated al-Asad airbase Friday, wearing Iraqi army uniforms. No U.S. service members were involved in the attack. According to sources, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said at a Pentagon briefing that between 20 and 25 ISIS fighters had tried to enter the base. "Most, if not all of the attackers were wearing Iraqi army uniforms," he said. The first wave of ISIS attackers detonated suicide vests at the base's perimeter, Kirby said, and they were followed by a second wave of 10 to 15 fighters who tried to breach the perimeter. "They were immediately engaged by members of the Iraqi army, the 7th Infantry of the Iraqi Army and all were killed," Kirby said, noting there were no Iraqi Army casualties Read more

ISIS Reportedly Capture al-Baghdadi, 5km From Al-Asad Air Base

ISIS Fighters Seize Most Of The Western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, located 5km from al-Asad Air Base, where 320 U.S. Marines are Stationed ISIS reportedly seized control of al-Baghdadi on Thursday. According to Foxnews, a Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that "heavy fighting" took place in that area on Thursday. "There was no direct attack on the al-Asad air basse." the spokeswoman assured, while acknowledging reports of "ineffective indirect fire in the vicinity of the base." 320 U.S. Marines are stationed at al-Asad air base, training Iraqi forces. It is approximately a 13 minute minute drive from al-Baghdadi to the base. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/02/12/isis-on-doorstep-fighters-reportedly-seize-iraqi-town-near-base-holding-us/ Read more

Will Ranking Congressional Democrats Boycott Netanyahu’s Address

High Ranking Democrats Considering A Direct Insult To Israeli Leader http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/02/04/senior-democrats-consider-boycott-of-netanyahu-address-to-congress/ In an obvious attempt to cause further alienation between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Ranking congressional democrats are weighing the option of boycotting Netanyahu's address to Congress in March. Supporters and long-standing backers of Israel like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), are feigning outrage that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) exercised his authority as Speaker to invite the Israeli leader to address the US Congress. The question remains, is the Obama Administration abandoning any tactical diplomacy to restrain Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. It would seem so, but attempting to stifle Netanyahu's concerns for his nation, would only Read more

US Gave Visas To Unscrupulus Foreign Nationals

Officials Overseeing Immigration Program Offers Shortcuts to Wealthy Foreign Investors, Despite Warnings From Whistleblowers. http://abcnews.go.com/US/whistleblowers-us-gave-visas-suspected-forgers-fraudsters-criminals/story?id=28671577&singlePage=true Despite warnings from Whistleblowers, officials overseeing a federal program that offers an immigration short-cut to wealthy foreign investors have ignored pointed warnings from federal agents and approved visas for some immigrants suspected of having committed fraud money laundering, and even one applicant with alleged ties to a child porn website, an ABC News investigation has found. The shortcomings prompted concerns within the Department of Homeland Security that the boutique immigration program would be exploited by terrorists, according to internal documents obtained by ABC News. According to five different Homeland Security Read more