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North Carolina County Firmly Rejects Gun Control

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Cherokee County in North Carolina has declared itself a Second Amendment bastion.

In a 3-2 vote, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners established that it won’t enforce state or federal level gun control.

This resolution was written by County Commissioner Dan Eichenbaum, who cited the Second Amendment and the right to “keep and bear arms” for protection. Eichenbaum also referenced the historical example of Weimar Germany and its gun confiscation measures that ultimately enabled the authoritarian Nazi government to later consolidate its power.

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Commissioner C.B. McKinnon posted the three-page measure to Facebook, which declared that Cherokee County won’t fund or carry out federal or state laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

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Therefore, the Cherokee County Government will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing or assisting in the enforcement of any element of such acts, laws, orders, mandates, rules or regulations, that infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms as described and defined in detail above.

Cherokee officials cited Oregon’s Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances as an inspiration.

The North Carolina county’s move to designate itself as a Second Amendment safe zone is just the latest county to stand up to gun control. States like Colorado, Maryland, and New Mexico have seen rural counties rebel against their big city gun control overlords.

Anti-gun forces that think they will pass gun control at will are in a for rude awakening as more counties will stand up their despotic ways.

 

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Did Bernie Sanders Just Endorse a Neocon Regime Change Foreign Policy?

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Is Bernie Sanders the anti-war candidate that many non-interventionists are making him out to be?

Journalists Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey presented some interesting observations about Sanders’ foreign policy views.

Sanders criticized the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in January and also stressed his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

During the Iowa presidential debate, Sanders loudly boasted, “I not only voted against that war, I helped lead the effort against that war.”

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However, Sanders changed his tune when chatting with the New York Times.

The answers the Sanders campaign gave the Times showed its flexibility when it comes to foreign policy.

In other words, the Sanders campaign signaled to the military and intelligence apparatus that Sanders won’t present a threat to their interests and may actually carry out their interventionist agenda.

One question in the survey that the Times sent the Sanders campaign stuck out above the rest.

The third survey question asked, “Would you consider military force to pre-empt an Iranian or North Korean nuclear or missile test?”

The Sanders campaign responded, “Yes.”

Based on this response, Sanders’ is signaling that he’s willing to continue Bush-era policies of “preemptive war.”

Like Obama, Sanders’ opposition to the Iraq War was a matter of politics rather than a principled opposition to regime change wars.

His campaign was also asked, “Would you consider military force for a humanitarian intervention?”

Sanders responded, “Yes.”

Some of the wars that the U.S. carried out in the name of “human rights” have been the Bosnian war and the bombing of Serbia in the 1990s along with the aerial campaign against Libya in 2011 and the Civil War launched in Syria.

All in all, Sanders’ pro-peace/non-interventionist image is at best window dressing.

Under a Sanders presidency, the interventionist status quo will likely stay in place.

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