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The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot is Western Free Press’s forum for letters to the editor and opinion pieces submitted by readers.

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By The Hot Spot | April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
bipartisan_donkey_elephant_elections

The November midterm elections are rapidly approaching, and with much more at stake than one might consider. The entire House of Representatives along with more than a third of the Senate are facing reelection, causing candidates to compete and campaign more so than usual.

But what does this reelection really mean?

The midterm will be the first opportunity for the Republican Party to win back the majority in the Senate. This majority—essentially the power behind decision-making—has been in the hands of the …

By The Hot Spot | April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who's out of touch?

FULL Repeal of the Safe Act BY THE PEOPLE

The NY Legislature lacks the courage and the level of competence required to rid OUR society of the most egregious corrupt legislative actions in American history. Is it up to the people to NULLIFY the Safe Act?

The Safe Act is a Paper Tiger:
Ponder This: Referring to the Safe Act New York Assemblyman Bill Nojay stated, “If you don’t have the troopers and you don’t have the sheriffs, who have you got? You’ve got Andrew Cuomo …

By The Hot Spot | April 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
chicago_gangs_crime

Received via email:

A Tale of Two Cities

Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Population

2.7 million

2.15 million

Median HH Income

$38,600

$37,000

% African-American

38.9%

24%

% Hispanic

29.9%

44%

% Asian

5.5%

6%

% Non-Hispanic White

28.7%

26%

Pretty similar until you compare the following:

Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Concealed Carry Legal

no

yes

# of Gun Stores

none

184 Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 – legal places to buy guns- Wal-Mart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc.

Homicides, 2012

1,806

207

Homicides per 100K

38.4

9.6

Avg. January high temperature  (F)

31

63

Democrat Conclusion:

Cold weather, due to global warming, causes murder.

 

By The Hot Spot | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
state_totalitarianism_slavery

Ever since history began to be recorded, we can read of the struggle of man’s desire to be free, to live his life as he wishes (without harming others), to pursue his own happiness, free from government control of his life, free from others who think they know best about how he should live. That struggle can properly be addressed as a war. A war between those people desiring to be independently free and the people who want to force …

By The Hot Spot | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
michael-behenna

Thank You Allen West!

It is disgraceful and a slap in the face to all military families that the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America allows a terrorist to go free, a terrorist who killed 5 American Sons and before he killed them, he tortured 4 of them and dumped their precious bodies on the side of the road! It is disgraceful that the Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America continually releases terrorists who continue to return to the battlefield …

By The Hot Spot | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Krauthammer: Reform Entitlements or We’ll ‘Go Over a Cliff’

Krauthammer: Can we all remember that we have added $7 trillion to the debt in 5 years, please?

Some like to celebrate decreasing our “deficit”, which is to say that we’re still adding to our total debt as Washington refuses to acknowledge our already metastasized entitlement spending as anything more than a merely theoretical, faraway problem.

Think of it as Obama and Congress keep making the fuse longer, while the bomb is getting BIGGER

Krauthammer reminds us, we’re just putting off the consequences …

By The Hot Spot | April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
internet-security

After much uproar over the National Security Agency’s mass collection of American phone data, is the Obama Administration finally stepping up to the plate?

The Obama Administration has revealed that they are proposing legislation that would make it necessary for the NSA to gain permission from a judge to access any phone information from private companies. If this legislation passes, it could mean that phone records would stay with private phone companies for their own discretion unless there was a court …

By The Hot Spot | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
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TO THE ARIZONA HOUSE: STOP CHILD ABUSE!  STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN!

PROTECT OUR YOUNG GIRLS AND WOMEN!  TAKE THE VOTE!

 

It’s National Child Abuse Month – Who would not agree that child abuse is radical?  Who would not agree that mutilation of a female body is a despicable form of restraining sexual behavior in a female?

According to the Sanctuary for Families, and their source Population Reference Bureau, over 227,887 young girls and women have had or been at …

By The Hot Spot | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
michael-behenna

Below is a beautiful email sent by Michael Behenna.  He is finally home and thank you all on this email list for all the calls you made and letters you wrote on his behalf.

And Michael is right, the fight is not over.  We still have Sons locked up in Leavenworth who need our help.  I had the good fortune to visit with Sgt Derrick Miller at Leavenworth this past weekend.  I am astounded, after meeting this truly good man, that …

By The Hot Spot | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
victory_bundy

The natives are not only restless, they are fighting back. When in the course of human events a government becomes oppressive, it is not only the right but the obligation of the people to resist the oppression. This is the prime message of our Bill of Rights and our Constitution and we are seeing up close and personal how the government is running amuck with huge infringements on our rights and freedom.

For decades this column has repeatedly said that the …