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James O'Keefe Delivering Acceptance Speech at YCC Arards Ceremony

James O’Keefe Delivering Acceptance Speech at YCC Arards Ceremony

At their annual awards ceremony, The Young Conservatives Coalition awarded five people, including investigative journalist James O’Keefe, their 2014 Buckley Awards. The YCC is a DC-based leadership, educational and networking association for young conservative professionals.
The YCC awards the Young Professional Conservative Leadership “Buckley Award” to five “young professionals in recognition of significant achievements in advancing the conservative cause.” “The award is in honor of William F. Buckley, Jr. – the intellectual godfather of the modern conservative movement, who founded National Review and wrote God & Man at Yale all before the age of 30,” according their website.

“James O’Keefe truly is a hero among us,” began Let Freedom Ring USA President Colin Hannah in his introduction of O’Keefe. “James O’Keefe personifies courage in a way that very few of us can even fully comprehend.”

“It’s been quite a wild ride for me, these last five years,” said O’Keefe when accepting the award.

“The media is no longer really biased, O’Keefe stated in his speech. “They are now actively engaged in news suppression.”

O’Keefe added to his critique of the mainstream media: “In journalism today, you must be adversarial. It’s very difficult to be a part of the machine and be a journalist. You must branch out on your own.”

Following the event, Project Veritas interviewed two key people involved with the awards presentation.

“James O’Keefe’s brand of investigative journalism has yielded serious results,” said YCC President Chris Malagisi. “He’s played a critical role in helping advance conservative principles in a unique way, and the YCC is proud to honor him and his courageous work.”

“I think he finally put to rest this notion that voter fraud is a myth, because he proved without any shadow of a doubt how easy it was for people who are not the voter in question to in fact show up and cast a fraudulent vote,” added Colin Hanna after the ceremony.

The other award winners were Editor in Chief Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon, Executive Director Roger Custer of America’s Future Foundation, Founder and Principal Attorney Dan Backer of DB Capitol Strategies and Chief Operating Officer Ryan P. Williams of The Claremont Institute.

James O’Keefe serves as the President of Project Veritas, whose mission is to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct. O’Keefe is a graduate of Rutgers University. A congressional resolution was introduced in 2009 with 31 cosponsors praising him for his work. He was the recipient of the Robert Novak Award for Journalistic Excellence in 2011, has been named “Fox News Power Player of the Week” twice by Chris Wallace, and was placed on the Forbes 30 under 30 for media moguls.

“Our video investigation, once again, highlights the concerns Texans should have with Battleground Texas’ methods and their apparent inability to follow the rule of law.”

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(September 29, 2014) – Earlier this year, Project Veritas caught Battleground Texas, an organization working to turn Texas blue and elect Democrat Wendy Davis governor, illegally copying voter registration data for campaign purposes. And they’re at it again.

This time, Project Veritas ensnared two Battle Ground Texas operatives turning a blind eye to the possibility their own volunteers could be breaking multiple election laws.

Click HERE to watch the full video investigation.

James O’Keefe stated:

“Battleground Texas makes no bones about their objective: voter registration. That’s all well and good, but there are rules to follow. At this point, it is clear to us that this organization’s leadership is certainly aware of the rules and regulations they must follow under Texas law when registering voters. However, how closely are they actually following it?

O’Keefe continued:

“Our video investigation, once again, highlights the concerns Texans should have with Battleground Texas’ methods and their apparent inability to follow the rule of law. Voting is a sacred right Americans cherish. When a group such as this one continues to show they are unconcerned with protecting the validity of that right, it is time they face much higher scrutiny and answer for their transgressions. ”

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In a follow-up investigation, we illustrated how easy it would be for an “ISIS terrorist to cross Lake Erie from Canada” into the United States with the deadly tools of bio-terror.

Our goal: Expose the lies of politicians who assure us that “the border is secure.”

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On September 10, Senator John McCain referenced our report when challenging Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Francis Taylor about possible border infiltration by terrorists.

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Over the past month, Project Veritas concluded investigations aimed at showing the lies of the Obama Administration and many members of the House and the Senate who have stated that “our borders are secure.”

Our first investigation targeted the U.S.-Mexican border, where we crossed the Grande Rio, from Mexico to the U.S., dressed as Osama Bin Laden. Not once were we stopped or questioned. Our investigation proved even further that the border fence came to an abrupt end, where illegal immigrants or even terrorists could easily just walk around. And even worse, there were no border patrol agents to be found. Click here to watch the video.

Our second investigation took place on Lake Erie, where a man dressed as a member of ISIS, boarded a boat from Canada bound for the U.S. He sailed all the way to the docks of Cleveland, Ohio carrying a bag of imitation ricin and materials infested with the Ebola virus. The “ISIS terrorist” was even able to make it all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without anyone attempting to stop him. Click here to watch the video.

Today, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to Congress that ISIS militants are planning to enter the porous southern U.S. border. View the article here. The facts are clear. Our leaders in Washington have said time and time again that “our border is secure.” Through our investigations, we have exposed their lies. It is time our President and Congress come together, secure the border and tell the truth to the American People because BORDER SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY.


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