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Statist ‘Conservative’ Shill Derides Second Amendment Sanctuaries as “Affront to the Rule of Law” in Washington Examiner Diatribe

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Brad Polumbo, a writer for the DC Examiner, recently dismissed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions

He tweeted, “I’m pro-gun and completely opposed to Virginia Democrats’ gun control agenda. But the “Second Amendment sanctuaries” cropping up in response to pending anti-gun legislation are an affront to the rule of law.”

 

In an article for the Examiner, he criticized “Second Amendment sanctuaries” labeling them as “an affront to the rule of law”. He added that these movements “threaten the viability of our entire electoral system.”

The Second Amendment sanctuaries refer to localities that have passed resolutions condemning potential state infringements coming from the Virginia state government. These kinds of resolutions have gathered tremendous momentum now that Democrats are in complete control of the state government.

Polumbo tried to hedge his message by declaring that “the gun control measures Virginia Democrats are passing are foolish and misguided.” However, he believes that “the proper response to anti-gun bills is to challenge them in court and punish their sponsors at the ballot box — not descend into lawlessness and anarchy, as “Second Amendment sanctuaries” threaten to do.”

In Polumbo’s view, “The right way to fight anti-gun laws is in the courts. If they really do violate the Second Amendment — and I sure think they do — then the courts will eventually rule as much, even if the issue must go all the way to the conservative-majority Supreme Court. I sincerely doubt most of this anti-gun agenda would survive legal scrutiny if properly challenged by Second Amendment supporters in the judicial system.”

The journalist concludes that “Supporters of gun rights, among which I firmly count myself, should take our fight to the public, to the ballot box, and to the court system — but never let it descend into lawlessness.”

Let’s be real here. Even with District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court case, which produced the correct decisions, blue states still violate gun rights like there’s no tomorrow regardless of what the federal courts say. This is how the Left operates. They don’t care about rules, procedures, or the constitutionality of legislation. They will do what it takes to win.

For the last century, the U.S. has witnessed the centralization of public administration and a federal government that does not care about the constitutionality of the arbitrary legislation it passes. While the courts have on a few occasions ruled correctly in certain Second Amendment cases, they have done very little to push back against the growth of government. If gun owners don’t get their act together, they’re going to lose more than their so-called “assault weapons.” All firearms, will then be subject to every kind of gun control regulation under the sun.

Given these undeniable trends, gun rights activists have to get creative with their activism. Whether we like it or not, Second Amendment sanctuaries offer a way out of this corrupt status quo.

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Large Numbers of Chinese Nationals Caught Cheating in U.S. College Applications and in Classrooms

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Eduardo Neret of Campus Reform recently reported on some of the “many methods that Chinese nationals have reportedly used to gain acceptance into U.S. colleges and universities.”

“Fake transcripts and essays, falsified letters of recommendation and test scores, paid consultants, and fake passports and IDs” are some of the ways that Chinese nationals try to enter the U.S. educational system.

These incidents started out as isolated incidents but “has now turned into a vast, international money-making industry.”

In April, Hiu Kit David Chong, an admissions official at the University of Southern California (USC), pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud and in aiding Chinese students create fraudulent college applications. According to the Department of Justice, confessed to making $40,000 from a number of clients during the past few years by providing “false college transcripts with inflated grades,” “fraudulent personal statements,” and “phony letters of recommendation” to them as they applied to universities.

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Additionally, the admissions official even offered to supply surrogate test takers for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam for international students.

A 2012 report by Time Magazine highlighted how a “huge industry of education agents” has grown to cater to a growing number of Chinese nationals who have desires of studying abroad at U.S. universities.

According to Zinch China, a consultancy firm, 80 percent of Chinese students use agents to file applications to U.S. colleges, with increasing numbers of them engaged in cheating. The company estimated that 90 percent of recommendation letters and 70 percent of college essays that Chinese students submitted are fraudulent. Furthermore, 50 percent of previous grade transcripts are also fraudulent. Ten percent lied about academic or extracurricular achievements and another 30 percent lied about financial aid information.

Surveys revealed that Chinese families view U.S. education as a luxury that can yield future financial benefits, which motivates the “whatever it takes” mentality that characterizes the manner in which Chinese nationals go about the application process. Zinch China also highlighted that the competition among college consultants and the pressure from parents also played a role in the cheating.

“Cheating is pervasive in China, driven by hyper-competitive parents and aggressive agents,” Tom Melcher, the chairman of Zinch China stated.

The number of Chinese students has grown substantially during the last decade. According to the Power of International Education, the number of Chinese foreign students in the U.S. as of 2019 was 369,548, which Neret noted is “more than the next three nations, India, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia, combined.”

What see here is another reminder of why the U.S. must drastically reduce migration from China. Although China has made somewhat of a transition from its authoritarian past, it still remains an adversary.

Like many U.S. adversaries, China recognizes the flaws in the U.S. migration system and will likely exploit them in ways that benefit its national interests.

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