Continuing to connect the dots!

Posted on America’s Survival-By Cliff Kincaid-On July 30, 2012:

“Obama biographer David Maraniss wrote an 1139-word article, “The Audacity of Doubt,” for The Washington Post on Sunday that purported to be a refutation of what some critics have been saying about the President. Maraniss focuses mostly on questions about Obama’s religion and place of birth and pretends to have the answers.

However, Maraniss ignored the fact that the critics were right four years ago when they identified communist Frank Marshall Davis as Obama’s mentor in Hawaii and the mysterious “Frank” from Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father.

Maraniss had written a 10,000-word piece for the Post in 2008, when the information could have made a difference in the campaign, ignoring this critical fact. He told me in an email that he had ignored Davis because he had somehow concluded that Davis didn’t have much of an impact on Obama.

The Maraniss piece, “Though Obama Had to Leave to Find Himself, It Is Hawaii That Made H...,” ran in the August 22, 2008 edition of the Post.

Not content to slink away with egg on his face for ignoring the story of the century, Maraniss spent years working on a book about Obama, thinking the public would regard it as definitive. He is suffering under a delusion.

Since Maraniss wants us to believe he dwells on “facts,” here are some inconvenient facts about Davis before we get into the tawdry and highly personal side of the Obama-Davis relationship:

  • Davis was the subject of a 600-page FBI file.
  • Davis was under FBI surveillance for 19 years for his Communist Party activities.
  • Davis was on the FBI’s security index, meaning he could be arrested in the event of a national emergency.
  • Davis wrote a pornographic novel, Sex Rebel, that was autobiographical and disclosed that he had sex with children.
  • Davis was a heavy drinker and marijuana user.

It’s true that communism is not perceived as being as much of a threat as it used to be, but can you imagine what the reaction might be among the American people, even now, if they were told by the major papers and network news programs that a top Communist Party operative molded their President’s views on economic, foreign policy and cultural issues? This is the story that has to be suppressed at any cost, four years later during a critical election year.

Having ignored the story of the decisive influence that Davis exercised over Obama in his growing up years, Maraniss now goes after other writers who have been investigating Obama in order to clear up some of the lingering mysteries about him. It is apparent that Maraniss is afraid of being proven wrong again. He wants people to think his 641 page book is the ultimate truth.

Maraniss says in his Post article on Sunday that he holds many Obama critics “in contempt for the way they disregard facts and common sense and undermine the role of serious history as they concoct conspiracy theories that portray the president as dangerous, alien and less than American.” But not once in this follow-up article four years later did Maraniss mention the name of Obama’s communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, or how he, Maraniss, had ignored Davis in that 10,000-word 2008 Post article.

This omission may be his strange way of conceding, without saying so, that the “critics” had gotten that part of the story right. After all, “Frank” was Davis, and Maraniss knows it.

Maraniss doesn’t name the Obama critics. But one of them is Jack Cashill, an “obsessed conspiratorialist,” in the words of Maraniss, for theorizing that Obama’s book Dreams from My Father was ghost written by Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Maraniss calls Ayers “the former radical.”

My position all along has been that, whether Ayers wrote it or not, Obama’s name is on it, and he has to take responsibility for what is in it. That includes the cover-up regarding “Frank.” It is not unprecedented for politicians to have ghost writers, but since their names are on the book, the politicians have to take the credit or blame for what was said—or not said. Of course, if Ayers did write the book, it makes their relationship much closer than we were led to believe.

The Dreams book covers up Obama’s extensive use of illegal drugs, and here is where Maraniss truly does his homework and performs a public service. He says, in passages that are perhaps too brutally honest for pro-Obama liberals to take, that Obama was a major dope smoker, not the occasional user we were led to believe. Maraniss says Obama was a member of the “Choom Gang,” a group of heavy users of the drug.

This is important for many reasons, including that the effects of the drug are reflected in various personality disorders, and so the public is left wondering what the illegal substances may have done to Obama’s way of thinking. Obama has promoted the notion, in an interview with Rolling Stone, the rock-and-roll magazine, that marijuana has “medical benefits,” while acknowledging that federal law prohibits its use and cultivation. He has let Attorney General Eric Holder handle this one.

Cashill says that Maraniss comes across as “testy” in his new Post column because his book about Obama has not done well, and that his massive advance “will never be recouped by the publisher.” This may be the case. But he may also be testy because he realizes he missed the importance of the Frank Marshall Davis story, and that the Obama critics were right all along.

Paul Kengor points out that writers and historians always focus on the mentor, in order to explain the background, history and future policies of a major political figure like a presidential candidate—except when it came to Obama. Why?

Although Maraniss should be commended for exposing Obama as a major drug abuser, something Obama concealed from voters in 2008, the superficial treatment of Frank Marshall Davis is a major blot on Maraniss’s record. He will never be able to recover from it.

My stories about Davis have become a broken record, but it is necessary to play this record again and again because “journalists” such as Maraniss persist in their dishonest campaign to ignore his influence on the current occupant of the Oval Office. His Post article is only the latest example of his deceptive writing on this matter.

Why does he do it?

The short answer is that he thinks he can get away with it. He thinks his writing, based on the reputation of someone who writes long books about important people, can drown out all of the others who seek the truth and raise inconvenient and uncomfortable questions.

But why ignore such a critical and central fact about Obama? The answer in this case has to be that the truth is so powerful and so damaging to Obama that it has to be ignored. The lid has to be kept on this story, to the best of the ability of Maraniss and his ilk to do so. That is why the cover-up continues.

Admitting Obama was a doper is one thing; writing about his Communist mentor is something far more serious that opens a Pandora’s box.

But is the story more than that of an agent of a Moscow-funded political party having access to our President for eight years of his young life? This is where the story of Frank Marshall Davis takes a very bizarre sexual turn.

Paul Kengor’s new book, THE COMMUNIST Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, explains the Davis influence on Obama’s economic views. Rusty Weiss and I quoted Kengor in a piece we did on how Davis’s racism influenced Obama.

The other and equally disturbing area of influence is the cultural sphere. As writer Andrew Walden has noted, the term “Sex Rebel,” as Davis used it, was meant to characterize Davis’s rebellion against American society, another part of the communist revolution, which was to him a way to strike back against religion and its strictures on promiscuous sexual activity. Perversion was a central aspect of Davis’s communist identity. That’s why he wrote Sex Rebel.

We can see this facet of Davis’s Marxism reflected in Obama, at least in terms of his policies on such subjects as gay rights, gay marriage, gays in the military, and so forth. Obama’s openly gay appointee Kevin Jennings facilitated that at the Department of Education, while Leon Panetta supervises this radical transformation at the Pentagon, our last line of defense, even while he bemoans anticipated cuts to the Pentagon budget.

In the latest example of this subversion from within, Panetta’s Department of Defense issued a policy approving members of the U.S. Armed Forces to march in a “gay pride” parade while wearing their service-issued uniforms. Rep. Randy Forbes called it a “clear violation” of DoD rules and regulations that prohibit service members from wearing the uniform “during or in connection with furthering political activities.”

Many people do not know that the Communist Manifesto called for the abolition of the traditional family, in addition to the abolition of private property. “Families and the moral order stand firmly in the way of any socialist revolution,” notes conservative writer Robert Knight. “Families and religion inculcate independence and a strong set of values and personal responsibility.”

Although he ignored Davis four years ago in his lengthy article in the Post, the Maraniss book, Barack Obama: The Story, mentions Davis a few times. He admits that Davis was “under surveillance” by the FBI because of his “past associations with the Communist party.” He says Obama “later estimated that he saw Davis ‘ten to fifteen times,’” a report apparently based on an interview with Obama.

Paul Kengor notes that Obama mentioned “Frank” 22 times in Dreams.

Of course, Maraniss also acknowledges that Davis was “the Frank character” in Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father, without analyzing why Obama would have wanted to conceal Frank’s complete name and identity. He also does not credit those of us who revealed “Frank” to be Davis and released his 600-page FBI file (Maraniss doesn’t even mention the FBI file).

In other passages, Maraniss simply calls Davis “the black poet,” the “aging black poet,” and the “old black poet.” So Davis’s communism takes a back seat to his “poetry.”

Maraniss does admit that Obama wrote a poem about Davis called “Pop,” with some strange lines about stains and smells on shorts. “He looks at Pop and sees something that repels him and attracts him, that he wants to run away from yet knows he must embrace,” Maraniss wrote, as if to explain what Obama was thinking and doing.

But what exactly does this mean?

Writer Jack Cashill had suggested more than two years ago that “Pop” was Davis. It was a poem, he said, that had definite “sexual overtones.”

Cashill wrote, “…there is enough talk in Sex Rebel about the taste and texture of semen to merit the suspicion that the ‘breath’ and ‘amber stain’ references in ‘Pop’ refer to the exchange of something other than whiskey, especially since the stains are on their ‘shorts,’ not on their shirts.”

The nation recoils in horror at the child predator Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State football coach protected and even facilitated by the university where he worked. Yet, the fact that Obama was under the tutelage of a pedophile for eight years continues to be a non-story.

But it gets even worse. In reviewing Kengor’s book on Davis, Cashill writes, “The one area that I wish Kengor had explored was his possible relationship with Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham.” Filmmaker Joel Gilbert has done so, with dramatic photos, in “Dreams from My Real Father.”

It is a story that even some conservatives do not want to tackle, as the presidential election approaches.

But what if it is true?”

Source:

http://www.usasurvival.org/ck07.30.12.html#ixzz22Jb50oWV

Note:  The following videos and articles and/or blog posts contain: 1) an eye-opening interview with author Jack Cashill, who convincingly demonstrates that the claimed authorship of Obama's book "Dreams From My Father" is a fraud, the most politically significant literary fraud in history (The interview aired on TruNews radio 6/16/2011); 2) author Jack Cashill studies the origins of "Dreams From My Father" and Barack Obama's improbable literary ascendancy and why it matters; and 3) Google now links Bill Ayers to “Dreams From My Father”-You Decide:

I. Video: Is Dreams From My Father a Fraud?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6_DPqV0uHk&feature=related

II. Video: Jack Cashill: Deconstructing Obama!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofxJtwQV4IY

III. Video: Who Wrote "Dreams" and Why It Matters? (Part 1 of 2):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6aElR-SR8k&feature=related

IV. Video: Who Wrote "Dreams" and Why It Matters? (Part 2 of 2):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgE83iihjrA&feature=related

V. Video: Obama’s Hidden Past Unraveled!-Posted on Western Journalism-On January 16, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/video-obamas-hidden-past-unraveled...

VI. GOOGLE LINKS ‘DREAMS’ TO UNREPENTANT TERRORIST: ‘Obama ‘never showed any sign of an ability to write this way before or after’!-Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On April 23, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/google-links-dreams-to-unrepentant-terro...

VII. AUTHORSHIP OF OBAMA’S OWN LOVE LETTERS DISPUTED: ‘Author Jack Cashill on how ‘clunkers’ become ‘sophisticated’!-Posted on WND.com-On May 14, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/authorship-of-obamas-own-love-letters-di...

VIII. CNN, Wolf Blitzer, Snopes, Maraniss Busted: Jack Cashill Takes On David Maraniss' New Obama Book!-Posted on CDR Kerchner’s Blog-By CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)-On June 19, 2012:

http://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/cnn-wolf-blitzer-snopes...

IX. What Maraniss Obviously Missed!-Posted on American Thinker-By Jack Cashill-On June 19, 2012:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/what_maraniss_obviously_miss...

X. One More Dubious Story in the Obama Family Saga!-Posted on American Thinker-By Jack Cashill-On June 14, 2012:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/one_more_dubious_story_in_th...

Note: The following articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support the above article and/or blog post:

I. What About Obama’s High School Years?-Posted on USA Survival-By Dr.Paul G. Kengor-On May 11, 2012:

http://www.usasurvival.org/ck05.11.12.html#ixzz1ufnMrXs3

II. Video: Exclusive: Obama Lived Less Than One Mile From Bill Ayers During The Mysterious New York Years!-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On May 14, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-obama-lived-less-than-on...

III. WHAT ELSE YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT OBAMA BOYHOOD: ‘President tied to Bill Ayers’ radical leftist organization from age 11!’-Posted on WND.com-By Aaron Klein-On May 12, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/what-media-didnt-tell-you-about-obama-bo...

IV. Video: Exclusive: Obama Lived 1/2 Mile From Bill Ayers’ College, May Have Shared Apartment!-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-ON May 11, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/exclusive-obama-lived-12-mile-from...

V. FLASHBACK: OBAMA’S SORDID HIGH SCHOOL PAST!-Posted on Big Journalism-By BEN SHAPIRO-On May 10, 2012:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Obama-High-Schoo...

VI. Video: More Of Obama’s Past Revealed…!-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On May 10, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/more-of-obamas-past-revealed/

VII. Video: Rush: Washington Post Still Can’t Find Obama’s College Records!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On May 11, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/rush-washington-post-still-cant-fi...

VIII. American Spectator’s Tyrrell: Obama a ‘Stealth Socialist’!-Posted on NewsMax.com-By Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter-On May 11, 2012:

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Tyrrell-Obama-stealth-socialist/201...

IX. Communists, Cop-Killers, And Cocaine: Why The Washington Post Focuses On Romney Instead!-Posted on Western Journalism-By ERICK ERICKSON-On May 10, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/communists-cop-killers-and-cocaine...

X. Allen West And His Critics!-Posted on Western Journalism-By PAUL G. KENGOR-On May 10, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/allen-west-and-his-critics/

XI. The Obama Administration: Socialists, Narcissists, And Psychopaths!-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On May 4, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/tales-from-fast-and-furious-conclu...

XII. Why Does Obama Support Our Enemies?-Posted on ExposeObama.com-By The Coach Is Right-On August 4, 2012:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2012/08/04/why-does-obama-support-our-en...

XIII. CHARLIE DANIELS UNLOADS ‘DAG-BLAMED TRUTH’ ON OBAM: ‘Feisty music legend worries after November, ‘America will never be America again!’-Posted on WND.com-By DREW ZAHN-On August 5, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/charlie-daniels-unloads-dag-blamed-truth...

XIV. Obama’s Other Communist Mentor!-Posted on Western Journalism-By JOEL VALENZUELA-On August 6, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/obamas-other-communist-mentor/

XV. Video: College Friend Speaks Out On Obama’s Marxism! (Part 1)-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On July 31, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/college-friend-speaks-out-on-obama...

XVI. Video: College Friend Speaks Out On Obama’s Marxism! (Part 2)-Posted on Western Journalism-By KRIS ZANE-On August 1, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/college-friend-speaks-out-on-obama...

XVII. OBAMA’S COLLEGE CLASSMATE: ‘THE OBAMA SCANDAL IS AT COLUMBIA’!-Posted on The Blaze-On August 6, 2012:

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/obama’s-college-classmate-the...

XVIII. Video: Rush: Obama Classmate; Obama Registered As Indonesian Citizen At Columbia University!-Posted on Obama Release Your Records-On August 7, 2012:

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/08/rush-obama-clas...

XIX. CLAIM: ‘ABSOLUTE PROOF’ OBAMA WAS INDONESIAN CITIZEN: ‘Confirms WND reporting in 2008 of president’s school records!’-Posted on WND.com-By Jerome R. Corsi-On August 7, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/claim-absolute-proof-obama-was-indonesia...

XX. Reporter Has Documented Proof Obama Is A Indonesian Citizen!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On August 8, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/reporter-has-documented-proof-obam...

Continue Reading My Following Blog Posts That Relate To This Disturbing Issue:

The Vetting: ‘Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’!

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-vetting-obama-rad...

White Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Weather Underground, Barack Obama, and the Fundamental Transformation of the United States!

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/white-reds-exploiting...

Communists and Muslims: The Hidden Hand of the KGB!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4301673%3ABlogPos...

Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/communism-in-hawaii-and-th...

The Audacity of Socialism!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/the-audacity-of-socialism/

What we haven’t been told about the President’s background!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/what-we-haven’t-been-told-...

CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/cia-columbia-obama-cover-up/

Why did a black preacher from Harlem have a “hit” placed on his life?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/why-has-a-black-preacher-f...

Godfather of The Islamic Revolution!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/godfather-of-the-islamic-r...

Who ran cover for Obama’s Islamic background? ‘Tracing The Politics And The Money Behind Obama’s 2008 Campaign’!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/who-ran-cover-for-obama-...

Who owns our supposedly fair and balanced airwaves and news outlets?

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/who-owns-our-supposedly-fa...

The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/the-greatest-fraud-perpetr...

The Russian View of What Has Been Happening In America!

http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/the-russian-view-of-what-h...

“Food For Thought”

God Bless the U.S.A.!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E&feature=related

Semper Fi!

Jake

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Newt Says What The Rest Of Us Are Thinking:
It’s Time To Throw Peter Strzok In Jail

Disgraced FBI special agent Peter Strzok, a senior member of the bureau who gained notoriety in recent months over his anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, was grilled for nearly 10 hours during a joint congressional committee hearing on Thursday.

At issue was Strzok’s anti-Trump texts to former FBI lawyer and lover Lisa Page that coincided with his leading of the investigations into both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal and the alleged Trump/Russia 2016 election collusion, as well as his involvement in the subsequent Robert Mueller special counsel probe.

The hearing proved to be a heated battle, as Strzok displayed an arrogant smugness in defiance of pointed questions from Republicans that he largely danced around, while Democrats sought to upend and undermine the entire hearing with a plethora of interruptions, parliamentary maneuvers and outright praise for the man who helped let Clinton off the hook while ferociously targeting Trump.

Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was less than impressed with Strzok’s performance and cooperation in the hearing and suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that the FBI agent should be held in contempt of Congress.

“I think they have to move to hold him in contempt and throw him in jail,” Gingrich said of Congress and Strzok.

“This is a person who is willfully standing up and refusing to appear as a congressional witness and he was a government employee at the time,” he continued.

“He has every obligation to inform the legislative branch, and I don’t think they have any choice except to move a motion of contempt because he is fundamentally — and so is his girlfriend (Page) — they’re both fundamentally in violation of the entire constitutional process,” he added.

Page had been subpoenaed to appear before Congress on Wednesday but refused to appear, saying she’d been unable to review relevant documents prior to the scheduled hearing, a closed-door hearing that has since been rescheduled for Friday.

Gingrich was not the only one who thought Strzok deserved to be held in contempt of Congress, as House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte informed Strzok that he remained at risk of such during the hearing, according to The Daily Caller.

That warning from Goodlatte came after Strzok had refused to answer a straightforward question posed by House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, regarding how many people Strzok had personally interviewed between a specific set of dates in relation to the Clinton email investigation.

“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s direction to answer the question or refuse to do so,” Goodlatte stated. “The latter of which will place you in risk of a contempt citation and potential criminal liability. Do you understand that? The question is directed to the witness.”

Strzok still refused to answer, citing instructions received from his counsel and the FBI to not answer certain questions on certain topics.

Goodlatte replied, “Mr. Strzok, in a moment we will continue with the hearing, but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation.”

It is unclear if Goodlatte and the committee ultimately did consider a contempt citation for Strzok following the contentious hearing, nor is it clear if Page will be held in contempt for blowing off her subpoenaed appearance on Wednesday.

Hopefully Congress will follow through on the threats of contempt followed by actual jail time against Strzok and Page in response to their uncooperative behavior and failure to appear when subpoenaed, if only to ensure that future witnesses called before Congress for sensitive or contentious hearings don’t think they can get away with the same sort of behavior.

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Cops Sent To Seize Veteran’s Guns Without A Warrant, He Refused To Turn Them Over

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” says Leonard Cottrell, after successfully staving off law enforcement and the courts from confiscating his firearms. Cottrell, an Iraq War veteran, was at work when he received a phone call from his wife. The cops were there, busting in to take his guns away. It all started after a casual conversation his son had at school.

Ammoland reports:

Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.’s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.

The conversation was overheard by another student, who went home and told his parents, and his mother panicked. The mom then contacted the school, which contacted the State Police, according to Cottrell.

The visit from the troopers came around 10 p.m. on June 14, 2018, Cottrell said, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun enforcement bills into law.

After several hours, Cottrell said police agreed not to take the guns but to allow him to move them to another location while the investigation continued.

“They had admitted several times that my son made no threat to himself or other students or the school or anything like that,” he said.

Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was “not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing.”

The troopers searched his son’s room and found nothing, Cottrell said.

“To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” he said. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

“In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often don’t know their rights. ‎In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are outrageous. A student expressing concern over lack of security is not a reason to send police to the student’s home — but it might be a reason to send police to the school to keep students and teachers safe” said Scott L. Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs and a member of the NRA board of directors.

NJ.com adds:

Cottrell, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who served three tours during “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” owns a shotgun and a pistol. He has all the correct permits to own the firearms, he said, and predominately uses the shotgun to hunt.

He said his wife allowed the officers to enter the home, and with her permission, they searched his son’s room — but they did not find any weapons, he said. The officers, he said, didn’t have a warrant but still wanted to take his guns. Cottrell wouldn’t let them.

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” he said Thursday.

He said the attempted seizure resulted because of a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law that makes it easier for police to confiscate guns when someone in the state poses a threat to themselves or others. The law is part of a broader statewide effort to make New Jersey’s gun laws even tougher amid the national outcry for more gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Cottrell said the officers “danced around the issue” when he confronted them about the new law.

A New Jersey State Police spokesman declined to answer questions about whether this incident had anything to do with the new gun laws.

In an email, Sgt. First Class Jeff Flynn said, “Troopers responded to Mr. Cottrell’s residence in reference to the report of a possible school threat. Based on their investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cottrell’s weapons did not need to be seized.”

David Codrea, writing for Ammoland, further added:

To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” New Jersey gun owner and Army veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. told New Jersey 101.5 after a June 14 visit from State Police,. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

Cottrell was recalling state troopers showing up at his door to confiscate firearms after his 13-year-old son was overheard discussing lax school safety with a friend.

Indoctrinated by a pervasive snitch culture — one that never seems to deter the blatantly obvious demonic nutjobs — the eavesdropping student told his parents, who told school administrators, who in turn called the cops. (Note “If you see something, say something” carries risks of its own – if you report the wrong person, you could end up smeared as a “hater.”)

“Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was ‘not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing,’” the report continued. Despite that, his home is now a “gun free zone” and that has been publicized by the media. He has, in fact, willingly ceded those rights, and by his own words in order to make authorities “happy.”

Before judging him for that, consider the environment that is New Jersey. Then consider the overwhelming force the state can bring to bear, and its predisposition to using it, especially if it’s to enforce citizen disarmament. It’s easy to anonymously declare “Molon Labe” on the internet. In meatspace, resistance is more effective when the aggressor doesn’t get to dictate the time and place, especially if that place is your home and you have family inside.

Appeasing gun-grabbers, generally couched as “compromise,” is impossible. It’s like throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of jackals and expecting them to be sated and leave you alone — instead of sensing opportunity and fear, and moving in closer.

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