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14 Students, One Teacher Killed in Mass Shooting at Elementary School; Alleged Shooter 18-Year-Old Salvador Romas Dead

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced fourteen students and one teacher were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday. Abbott said the alleged shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Romas, a Uvalde resident, was killed by responding officers. Two officers are reported ‘struck by rounds’ but were not seriously injured.

Areas hospitals have reported several wounded and two dead. It is not clear whether Abbott’s report includes the reports from the hospitals.

Abbott said the shooter used a handgun and possibly a rifle.

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Abbott also said Romas reportedly shot his grandmother before attacking the school. The grandmother’s condition was not reported.

University Health Hospital in San Antonio reported they are caring for two shooting victims, “Update on the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde: at University Hospital, one patient, a 66-year-old woman, is in critical condition. The other patient is a 10-year-old girl, also in critical condition.”

Uvalde Memorial Hospital posted their last update to Facebook at 2:47 p.m. CDT:

“2:47PM UPDATE: UMH received 13 children via ambulance or buses for treatment. Two children have been transferred to San Antonio and one child is pending transfer. Two individuals that arrived at UMH were deceased. No details are available. Please refrain from coming to the hospital at this time.”

Uvalde Memorial posted an emergency request for blood donations a few minutes ago.

This is the second successful and third attempted mass shooting in recent weeks. Ten people were killed in a racially-motivated attack on grocery store in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York on May 14. The following day one person was killed in an attempted mass shooting at a church meeting of Taiwanese Christians in Southern California by a shooter who was motivated by pro-Communist China sentiments. Parishioners fought and stopped the gunman.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Visits Dem Candidate’s Office to Wish Them Luck, Finds Empty, Messy Sty

Marjorie Taylor Greene paid a visit to the campaign office of Democrat candidate Marcus Flowers to wish their team “luck,” and couldn’t help but remark on the place looking empty and messy.

Video posted to social media shows the hilarious interaction.

Flowers actually posted security camera footage of Greene’s visit initially saying she “just stopped by our campaign office.”

“Rep. Greene kicked me out of her rally last year, but I didn’t make her leave our office,” he said, later adding a campaign fundraising plea based on the encounter.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Visits Her Opponent’s Campaign

Newsmax host Benny Johnson posted video presumably from a Greene aide who had followed close behind with his cell phone camera.

“What happens next is pure comedy gold,” Johnson tweeted.

Indeed, rather than encountering a bustling campaign headquarters, Greene seemed taken aback by the empty office space and what appears to be a lone worker there to accept her message.

“Hello?” she says, voice echoing. “Just wishing you guys some luck tomorrow.”

After stating she is personally feeling “fantastic about tomorrow,” Greene asked, “Is somebody working here?”

“A little messy at the front door, baby” she critiqued after looking around the place. “Yea, leaving the food around … and the chips.”

In a chipper voice she departs, “Well, good luck guys!”

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Flowers Kicked Out of MTG Rally

The rally Marcus Flowers is referring to is when he tried to enter an event featuring Representatives Greene and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) nearly a year ago.

“Just got kicked out of the ‘America First’ rally with Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz because they said I was a threat,” Flowers says in a video posted to Facebook.

Flowers, or any Democrat candidate for that matter, is considered a long shot to unseat Greene after she won in 2020 with nearly 75 percent of the vote.

Her biggest test will come in today’s GOP primary in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, following a failed effort to disqualify her by opposing voters.

Greene’s opponents are hoping to latch on to the conservative firebrand’s controversial history. She was removed from the Education and Labor Committee as well as the Budget Committee for ill-advised social media posts made prior to her election to office.

She was recently accused by fellow Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX) of ‘siding with Russia’ by not supporting a $40 billion aid package to Ukraine even as Americans are struggling.

“How does that help Americans? How does any of this help?” she fired back.

“I refuse to vote for useless measures that cause problems but solve none,” Greene told Crenshaw. “While you send $40 billion for your proxy war against Russia, I’m focused on baby formula for American babies.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘America First’ platforms and campaign war chest could carry her to victory over her opponents Tuesday. Perhaps, if Flowers wins his primary, she’ll celebrate by sending his campaign a case of chips.

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Active Shooter at Texas Elementary School in Custody, Several Students Taken to Hospital

Texas – Several students on Tuesday were taken to the emergency room at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after a shooting took place at Robb Elementary.

The shooter is in police custody.

The shooter’s motive is unclear.

NBC News reported:

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Multiple people were taken to the hospital and a suspect was in custody Tuesday afternoon after an active shooter incident at a Texas elementary school, police and other officials said.

Several students were being treated in the emergency room at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after the shooting at Robb Elementary according to a Facebook statement. One adult and a child were being evaluated at University Health, the hospital said in a tweet.

A University Health spokesperson said she could not confirm if the patients are shooting victims, but added their injuries are related to the shooting at the school. The conditions of those being treated and the ages of the victims were not released.

Parents were encouraged to pick up their children.

Live coverage on this developing story from KENS 5:

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U.S. Could Send Special Forces To Ukraine To Protect Embassy

As we round out three months of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there doesn’t seem to be any cooling off of rhetoric – not from Ukraine, Russia, or the United States.

Between speculation of sending special forces troops to protect the newly re-opened U.S. embassy in Kiev and Senator Mitt Romney’s echoes of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” speech, the United States’ role in this conflict is postured to increase versus decrease.

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Why Even Re-open the Embassy In the First Place?

While the Pentagon hasn’t provided the President with a concrete plan on options to send U.S. Special Forces to Kiev to guard the U.S. embassy, he must certainly have been briefed on ideas.

Typically the U.S. Marines guard our embassies around the world; however, not wanting to provide optics that we are sending U.S. troops to Ukraine under false pretenses that might escalate tensions with Russia, we have yet to have a typical guard presence at our embassy.

Although there is nothing typical about our engagement in Ukraine thus far, last week, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said:

“We are having that conversation with the State Department about what their security requirements might look like…”

When news outlets started reporting more on this possibility, the Pentagon was quick to release the following statement:

“We are in close touch with our colleagues at the State Department about potential security requirements now that they have resumed operations at the embassy in Kiev, but no decisions have been made – and no specific proposals have been debated – at senior levels of the Department about the return of U.S. military members to Ukraine for that or any other purpose.”

In other words, “nothing to see here, folks; move along, nothing to see.” The Pentagon really needs to invest in a good plumber because that building is leaking uncontrollably at this point.

Tough Talk That Leads To What, Exactly?

Senator Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the New York Times where he postulates what the United States should do if Russia decides to utilize nuclear weapons. (Why he is convinced that Russia will use nuclear weapons, nobody knows.)

Channeling his inner John Wayne, he stated that the U.S. should pose an ultimatum to the world:

“You are either with us, or you are with Russia – you cannot be with both.”

However, he doesn’t follow up with the next step, ‘and then what?’ I think he assumes that the world would be with us. However, I’m not nearly as confident as Mitt.

The Senator’s concerns aren’t the first to be brought up, to be fair. For example, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menedez said earlier this month:

“One of my concerns is that ironically, the more success that the Ukrainians have, the greater the risk that Putin will do something because he’s losing has to save face at home.”

So would Russia use nuclear weapons, and in what capacity?

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Two Nuclear Doctrines

Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Doctrine states that the use of nuclear weapons is authorized when:

  • Russia is attacked by weapons of mass destruction
  • the enemy attacks the country’s critical government or military sites in a way that would threaten a nuclear response
  • a first strike against Russia is detected
  • Russia is faced with existential military defeat

That seems pretty clear to me. Not a lot of ambiguity. (That’s not to say governments abide by their own rules, of course.)

Put that into contrast with our Nuclear Doctrine, which is laid out in the Nuclear Posture Review. It says that we:

“…would only consider the use of nuclear weapons in extreme circumstances to defend the vital interests of the United States or it’s allies and partners.”

Clear as mud? “Vital interests” leaves quite a bit open to interpretation.

While campaigning, President Biden had said he fully supports the ‘no first use’ concept versus what has historically been an ambiguous policy aimed at ‘flexible deterrence.’

Just as an aside, as for heated rhetoric, this person is a sitting United States Congressman:


Crisis After Crisis

The latest $40 billion aid package to Ukraine passed with only 11 Republicans voting against it, which brings the total aid to about $54 billion in a matter of months.

By comparison, Russia’s entire defense budget in 2021 was $66 billion.

Senator Josh Hawley explained his no vote stating the following:

“I just think this is an exercise in nation building. So I’m a nationalist. I’m not in favor of nation building. I think we ought to be prioritizing American strength.”

While about 25% of the recent aid package is going to the U.S. military to help bolster capabilities in Europe, he has a good point.

To defend his argument, one can merely point to the rising gas prices, rising cost of groceries, record debt, and baby formula shortages.

The worst part is that we haven’t seen anything yet, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“Russia has blocked almost all ports and all, so to speak, maritime opportunities to export food – our grain, barley, sunflower and more. There will be a crisis in the world.”

The crisis he’s referring to is the food crisis. According to Sara Menker, CEO of Gro Intelligence, the world only has about ten weeks’ worth of wheat to deal with the global food crisis. What’s more, she stated:

“Even if the war were to end tomorrow, our food security problem isn’t going away anytime soon without concerted action.”

With Ukraine supplying 25% to 30% of the world’s grain supply, perhaps Senator Romney can pen an op-ed on handling that crisis.

Maybe we can get ahead of that one instead of behind as we have been in the other crisis.

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The Same FBI Agents that Knew Hillary Was Behind Trump-Russia Lie Were Members of Mueller Team Who Neglected to Include this Important Fact

The FBI agents who knew Hillary was behind the Trump-Russia lie were the same agents on the Mueller team who neglected to include this important information in Mueller’s report. 

In one of the debates, Hillary Clinton made a big deal about her lie that candidate Trump was involved with Russia.  She lied and we all knew it.

A few days ago TGP asked why the Mueller and Weissmann gang never uncovered that Hillary was behind the Trump – Russia lie?

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GREAT QUESTION: After Spending Three Years and Millions of Dollars, How Did Mueller and Weissmann Not Figure Out Hillary Created the Russia Hoax?

The reason Hillary was never mentioned as being behind the Trump – Russia lie is because the Mueller gang didn’t want to report it. We know this because the same agents who knew Hillary was behind this crime were also members of the Mueller gang.

Mueller was asked about this when he was brought in front of Congress.  At this moment the Republicans on the committee were ready.  Rep. Steve Chabot asked Mueller about this.

The Conservative Treehouse shares:

Robert Mueller was appointed to look into the Trump-Russia collusion accusations.  How could the fact that Team Clinton created the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, not be part of the investigative purview?   This question is specifically underlined by the fact, the same FBI officials who knew the Alfa-Bank material came from Clinton, were the same FBI officials on Robert Mueller’s team…

…Peter Strzok would know because he had been investigating the Trump-Russia collusion hoax since early 2016.  The Crossfire Hurricane investigation was triggered July 31, 2016, and by the time Michael Sussmann was selling the Alfa-Bank hoax the FBI was aware all of the material was coming from political opposition research and Fusion GPS.

When Peter Strzok transferred into the Mueller investigation in May 2017, why didn’t Strzok tell Mr. Mueller and Andrew Weissmann there was “no there there,” and the material came from the Clinton campaign operatives?

When you realize the same FBI investigators flowed through 2016 into the Mueller team in 2017, the questions are obvious.  How could the origin of Trump-Russia hoax not be in the purview of the Special Counsel?

They all knew Hillary was behind the Trump – Russia lie.  We did too.  Everyone knew.  We also knew Mueller and his gang and the Democrats and RINOs were all lying and pretending they didn’t know.

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House Republicans Want To Release Video Evidence Debunking Democrat Claims About Capitol Riot

House Republicans are pushing hard for the release of Capitol security footage one day before the January 6 riot at the Capitol that they claim debunks Democrat accusations that one of their colleagues conducted a ‘reconnaissance tour.’

Democrats have long promoted the conspiracy theory that GOP lawmakers held tours prior to the riot allowing protesters knowledge of the layout of the building complex.

One lawmaker accused of having done this is Representative Barry Loudermilk, a Georgia Republican.

The House select committee investigating the Capitol riot last week asked Loudermilk to voluntarily speak with its investigators.

“Based on our review of evidence in the Select Committee’s possession, we believe you have information regarding a tour you led through parts of the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021,” the group wrote in a letter to the lawmaker.

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Video Contradicts January 6 Reconnaissance Tour Claims

Republicans on the House Administration Committee claim to have reviewed footage of the Capitol one day prior to the January 6 riot and say there’s no evidence of ‘reconnaissance tours’ being conducted.

The video, they countered in a letter, shows “no tours, no large groups, no one with MAGA hats on.”

“The Select Committee’s review of evidence directly contradicts that denial,” the anti-Trump panel said in a letter to Loudermilk authored by Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY).

Furious, Republicans on the Administration Committee demanded the release of the video footage to put an end to the conspiracy theory once and for all.

“Committee Minority staff have reviewed all footage in question and have confirmed no ‘reconnaissance tours’ occurred,” ranking member Rodney Davis (R-IL) wrote in his own letter to the Capitol Police Board.

Davis challenged the Board that if they have “any hope of preserving a reputation as an unbiased security agency” they need to “release the relevant footage in a timely manner.”

Should they have no interest in remaining unbiased, he added, “I will have no choice but to exercise my authority under 2 U.S.C. § 1979 to release the footage myself.”

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GOP May Have to Pay

The challenge to release the January 5 footage which Republicans claim debunks the ‘reconnaissance tours’ accusation will certainly get interesting.

The Capitol Police Board can dispel whispers that they have a pro-Democrat select committee bias by simply releasing the tape. Is there any doubt they would instantly do so if the committee made this request?

Or, should they choose to force Davis to take action, it will essentially amount to a backhanded extortion effort against the GOP.

Why? Because, as The Hill reports, “following through on their threat” to release the footage “will require a serious outlay of cash” by Republicans.

“The external hard drive they would need to store the hundreds of hours of footage could cost as much as $20,000.”

A senior aide tells The Hill that Republicans on the committee may be willing to pay the fee just to clear the air on the false January 6 reconnaissance tour accusations.

“Clearly things have changed when one of our committee members is being insinuated that he led reconnaissance tours in the Capitol on Jan. 5 when we know for a fact the video footage shows otherwise,” they said.

That sounds like a pretty strong indication they have knowledge that the footage does, in fact, lay waste to claims being made by the anti-Trump select committee.

It’s an extortion fee worth paying. If the video does debunk the reconnaissance tour claims, the integrity of the committee, already weak to begin with, will be a shambles and cast doubt on other claims they plan on making in their pre-determined final report.

The Political Insider reported Monday that the biased committee is set to hold six public hearings alleging former President Donald Trump and his associates broke the law in trying to overturn the 2020 election results before issuing a final report around midterm elections time

Trump gave Loudermilk his “complete and total endorsement” over the weekend for the Republican primary in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District.

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Coles Supermarket Will Give Trans and Gender Fluid Staff 10 Extra Paid Leave Days

Coles Supermarket in Australia announced this week that employees undergoing gender reassignment surgery will get an extra 10 days of paid leave.

This is part of their new inclusion policy.

7News reported:

Coles supermarket has announced that team members undergoing gender affirmation will now be entitled to up to 10 days paid gender affirmation leave.

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The retail giant said the policy change was an important step in its commitment to champion inclusion in the workplace.

“We know that we have at least 900 team members who identify as transgender or gender diverse,” Coles Chief Legal and Safety Officer and chair of the Coles Pride Steering Committee David Brewster said.

“We need to have proper policy and education in this area so there is clear guidance around taking leave for this important transition in their life.

“Our Pride network has grown significantly over the past year, and we have Pride committees in every state, driving activity and engagement at a local level.”

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US Spirals Toward Lawless Carnage; BLM and Woke Corporations Silent

By DaQuawn Bruce for RealClearPolitics

Being “woke” once symbolized one’s awareness of the historical and present injustices faced by an individual or group in the pursuit of their advancement or being. It meant that the blinders of matters of racism and systems of oppression were removed so that one could fully awaken to the reality that racism exists.

It is a continual and daily acknowledgement of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

I am a young, 26-year-old black man in America. I have seen true racism, and the racist carnage in Buffalo, Charleston, Houston, and other cities across our country, and it has stirred in me and in many others a desire to see justice served.

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Yet, we as a society turn a blind eye to the daily carnage in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and my hometown of Chicago. In the era of Black Lives Matter and “woke” capitalism, crime and income disparities continue to rise, especially in more urban and minority dominated areas.

Twenty weeks into 2022 and homicide rates have risen more than 17% compared to the last four years.

Where are concerned corporations and the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation now that the communities they have profited from over the past two years are in dire need of their actual support? Where are the multi-million-dollar campaigns to call out racism in the forms of radicalization, or indifference? Where is the movement to hold political leaders accountable who turn a blind eye to the suffering and degradation of our community?

I am not naïve, nor blinded to reality: The carnage of crime is not only based in racism, as black-on-black crime continues to be a horrific problem in our society. Four years ago, a young black man shot me near my home on the south side of Chicago. I was not the target of the violence, and 12 weeks later my cousin was killed by the same young men.

And a board member of our organization, Pastor Marc Little of Los Angeles, was also shot years ago by a gang member, lost his right leg, and now limps along with a prosthesis, although stronger than ever in his faith and resolve to help his brothers and sisters of color, and our country.

Over the past two months, my organization has tried to bring attention to the angst in the black community regarding the grift that is the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. These self-enriching, avowed Marxist leaders fooled the world and many large corporations into believing they were going to change things, yet in the wake of their deception our communities are now even less safe.

These corporations have blindly supported this radical group that has demeaned and called for the defunding of our women and men in blue. Just days ago in Buffalo, it was a retired black policeman who gave his life to stop a racist, white supremacist maniac.

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As we demand justice be served for the blatant, egregious, senseless acts of violence by a racist in Buffalo, let us also demand justice and accountability from leaders and corporations who have exploited the pain and predicament of the black community for their own gain, or to virtue signal.

If we are going to be “woke” then we all must wake up to the reality that racism is not dead. Charlottesville, Charleston, Buffalo, and so many other instances have shown us this fact. Instead, we must come together as children of God despite our differences and demand that is not okay, and that this is not the America most of us, regardless of skin color, want for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.

We must demand better from our leaders, corporations, and fellow citizens. We have had enough of policies, political rhetoric, corporate pandering, and alternative facts that seek to divide us.

Now more than ever, we need leadership in action. No more empty words and platitudes while our communities and families suffer.

Syndicated with permission from Real Clear Wire.

DaQuawn Bruce is the executive director of Concerned Communities for America, a 501(c)3 advocacy group.

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15-Year-Old Freshman Student Dies Reportedly of Cardiac Arrest During Lawrence North Track Practice

A freshman student at Lawrence North High School died on Monday after EMT was called for a report of “cardiac arrest” at track and field practice.

Lawrence Township Schools has issued a statement confirming that a student, whose name was not released, was a 15-year-old freshman at Lawrence North High School in Indiana.

“The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township and Lawrence North High School are extremely saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of a 15-year-old freshman student this evening at Track & Field practice,” the school district said in a statement.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, teachers, and classmates. Counselors will be available tomorrow to support students and staff members. Both the school and district stand prepared to support students and staff in this time of sadness and grief.”

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Records show that Emergency Medical Services, and later police, were called Monday afternoon to the 7800 block of Hague Road for a report of a cardiac arrest, although no cause of death has officially been announced and few details are available. School officials later confirmed a student was in cardiac arrest in the area of the football field.

In the statement sent Monday the school said counselors will be available on Tuesday to support students and staff.

At this time, no official cause of death, identification or further details are available. This article will be updated as more information is released.

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Three Unvaccinated Air Force Academy Cadets Won’t Be Commissioned as Military Officers

Three graduating cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who refused to take part in the experimental clot shot will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor’s degrees, according to the academy.

In a statement released to AP, Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that the three cadets will get a degree, but “they will not be commissioned into the United States Air Force as long as they remain unvaccinated.”

Miller added that the secretary of the Air Force will decide whether to require the three cadets to reimburse the United States for education costs in lieu of service.

It was previously announced that four cadets might not graduate or be commissioned as military officers after refusing the Covid vaccine. However, a week ago, one cadet had a change of heart and decided to get vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer.

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As of Saturday, the Air Force is the only military academy, so far, where cadets are not being commissioned due to vaccine refusal. All of the more than 1,000 Army cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduated and were commissioned as officers earlier in the day and all were vaccinated.

The Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, said Saturday that none of the Navy or Marine Corps seniors there are being prevented from commissioning due to vaccine refusals. That graduation is later this week, and the Air Force ceremony is Wednesday in Colorado. Ahead of that ceremony, the U.S. Air Force Academy Board conducted its standard review of whether this year’s class had met all graduation requirements on Friday.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who is the scheduled speaker at the Air Force graduation, last year made the COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for service members, including those at the military academies, saying the vaccine is critical to maintaining military readiness and the health of the force.

Military leaders have argued that troops for decades have been required to get as many as 17 vaccines in order to maintain the health of the force, particularly those deploying overseas. Students arriving at the military academies get a regimen of shots on their first day — such as measles, mumps and rubella – if they aren’t already vaccinated. And they routinely get flu shots in the fall.

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Last year, The Gateway Pundit reported a similar incident of three cadets who chose to leave West Point rather than take the COVID vaccine. As a result, they were coerced, abused, and discriminated against.

The three cadets who left the academy released an exclusive statement to the Gateway Pundit last year.

As this tyranny continued through the spring of 2021, I began to self-reflect. Did I want to give up the next 10 years of my life to an organization that so openly wanted to demolish my personal will? Could I in good faith serve people who blindly believed in identity politics and fake science? I was so uncomfortable with my situation and the politics unnecessarily injected that I decided to leave West Point.” Willow Brown, left spring 2021

“Even if my vaccine exemption request had been accepted, I left West Point because the Army is no longer an organization that I believe I can serve in. Unfortunately, serving my country and serving in the Army don’t seem to be so similar anymore.” Hannah MacDonald, left Oct. 2021

“I wanted to dedicate my life to protecting the freedoms of American citizens and defending the U.S. Constitution as an officer, but I was having my freedom to choose and my bodily autonomy taken away. The Army I thought I knew had completely betrayed my rights and their doctrine of “the citizen soldier.’” Nickaylah Sampson, left Oct. 2021 

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