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We support the Second Amendment which protects our right to keep and bear arms and the Fourth Amendment which prevents the government from unreasonable search and seizure of our individual property.

While we acknowledge the equal protection clause under the 14th amendment which provides access to free public elementary and secondary school education for all US citizens and legal residents, we are also proponents of school choice which grants parents the ability to select the best educational option for their children including traditional public, public charter, parochial, private or home school.

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Trump releases campaign-style video hours after FBI raided him

Former President Donald Trump released a new campaign-style video early Tuesday morning after he announced FBI agents had raided his office space and personal residence at Mar-A-Lago. Join our AMN Telegram channel here for no tech censorship. The nearly 4-minute video, which was posted to Trump’s Truth Social account, begins with Trump speaking on the current state of the country, while the sound of thunder rolls in the background. The speech is a snippet of the speech Trump gave at CPAC 2022 on Saturday. “We are a nation in decline, we are a failing nation, we are a nation that has the highest inflation in over 40 years, where the stock market just finished the worst first half of a year in more than five decades,” Trump begins in the video. From criticisms of the economy and energy policy, Trump moves on to criticize Biden’s handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which he said showed the U.S. “leaving behind dead soldiers, American citizens and 85 billion dollars worth of the finest military equipment.” 13 U.S. military service members were indeed killed in a suicide bombing during the Afghanistan withdrawal. The U.S. also left tons of gear behind in Afghanistan including some that had to either be destroyed or left available to the Taliban. The U.S. invested about $85 billion backing a now defunct Afghan military, with that cost covering equipment as well as training for those forces over the years. In the video, Trump also says the U.S. allowed Russia to invade Ukraine, killing “hundreds of thousands” of people, adding that it “will only get worse.” “We’re a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing political party like never before,” Trump says in the video. “We’ve never seen anything like this.” In the video, Trump also

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The Fact-Checkers Have Spoken: We Are Not In A Recession

The Fact-Checkers Have Spoken: We Are Not In A Recession Authored by Kalev Leetaru via RealClear Politics (emphasis ours), Last week, Facebook and its fact-checking partners began applying a warning label to some posts claiming that the American economy had entered a recession, deeming them false and warning that further such posts would result in sanctions. The ensuing backlash received widespread media attention, but the reality is more complex, reflecting the arcane nuances and inconsistency of the fact-checking enterprise. As with most fact-checking controversies, the story that first emerged was both simple and Orwellian: Anyone who dared admit that the United States had entered a recession had their posts immediately flagged as false by shadowy “fact-checkers” working in concert with the White House to silence dissent. In reality, posts that received the label revolved not around whether or not the U.S. was in a recession, but on the specific claim that the White House “will redefine what a recession is so they don’t have to admit they caused a recession.” In other words, rather than silencing dissenting views on whether the U.S. has entered a recession, Facebook’s label applied specifically to the narrow claim that the White House was attempting to redefine what a recession is. A post stating that the U.S. met the common definition of a recession would not be flagged – only those posts accusing the administration of changing the definition. That said, given that social platforms are not required to release datasets of the posts they flag, it is not possible to determine how well Facebook’s automated content-matching systems worked in this case. Given the creativity of human language, moderation systems that rely on matching the text of posts against known fact checks tend to simply measure how similar their word usage is, rather than parse

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