4th of July

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Happy 4th of July, Everyone!

We should pause at this time and give thanks for the Founders, who by signing the Declaration of Independence, were signing their own death warrants as it was treason against the Crown.  Six years later, the Constitution was signed, and this country was born.

In the years that followed, wars both domestic and abroad challenged this country’s leadership and place in the world.  And we must never forget that the struggle is constant.

Today, we face political war from a Party that states that is it for the United States and its citizens, but place the rights of lawbreakers above that of the citizenry, and attempt to enact policies and laws that would eventually doom this country.  Deception and violence are its methods, and even that is becoming obvious.  They are so emboldened with themselves and delusional, they are actually telling us what they are doing.  Anyone with half a brain should see that the Democrats have absolutely gone over the edge to the Dark side.

I am pleased to see that some Liberals and Democrats are walking away from the Democratic Party.  Look up the hashtag #WalkAway on Twitter, and you will see a growing list of people that are fed up with the Democratic Party.

Part of this credit should go to President Trump, who by merely being elected, exposed the true purpose of the Democrats – the acquisition of power over the People of the United States.  When their corrupt gal-pal failed to be elected, they began melting down into gibbering messes.  The Liberals and far left wing(nuts) have thrown (and continue to throw) a temper tantrum of truly epic proportions, and in doing so, have exposed their true agenda – which is not to be servants of the people, but to be the masters.

Mad Maxine, Petulant Pelosi, and Slimy Schumer are all making statements that attempt to discredit one of the most effective Presidents (in my opinion, at least) in fulfilling his campaign promises of a stronger, working America.  Which is, again in my opinion, is a damn sight better than any career politician has done in my memory.  Perhaps that is why they are resorting to threats and calls for protests/violence to distract from President Trump’s successes.

If Americans truly wake up and see what these clowns are doing with their surrogates in the co-conspiring media, the Democrats are toast.  But it won’t be fast, and I hate to say, I doubt it’s going to be civil or bloodless.

Regardless, relax this holiday, for tomorrow, the fight for America continues.

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Memorial Day 2018

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In tribute to our Veteran’s and the sacrifices they have made, we present the poem “In Flanders Fields”

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

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March for Madness

As I suffered through one of the worst colds that I’ve had for a couple of years this past weekend, I watched a few of the highlights of the March for Our Lives that took place in various cities this past weekend. Supposedly organized by the students from Parkland (we’ll get to that later), they protested, carried signs, and made speeches to restrict a Civil Right that Americans have had before this country was founded.

Yes, these students, thrust into the spotlight and funded by various anti-gun groups, used their 1st Amendment rights to protest the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans.

Alinsky would be proud.

I fully believe that the Bloomberg funded anti-gun groups were just waiting in the wings for another tragedy committed by an unhinged murderer to spring this massive protest across this nation. Funding was in place, the plan was made, and the waiting was over. You and I know that there is no way that today’s high-school students could single-handedly organize and execute such a massive protest without the deep pockets of established anti-gun groups. If I’m wrong, then I would like proof.

But even then, what were they protesting? Many of the marchers were ignorant of what existing laws are on the books, and what they wanted to have changed. Which made for some interesting footage such as:

  • When asked what the definition of an assault rifle was, one protester expressed incredulity at the question and accused the questioner as being stupid even though she couldn’t define the term (if we’re going to go and ban something, let’s agree on the terminology).
  • A protester carried around a sign stated that it was harder to get the poster board for the sign than getting an assault rifle (sorry that the line was long, but you don’t have to fill out paperwork and a background check to buy poster board).
  • Another protester carried a sign stating that her uterus was regulated more than firearms (I’ll let you decide on the level of WTH of that statement).

The highlights of the students wasn’t much better. One of the speakers struck a pose after his speech that was reminiscent of a Black Power or Nazi salute. Another wore the Cuban flag on her sleeve as she delivered her speech. But what was missing was viewpoints from their fellow students that supported firearm ownership, and Black student representatives from Parkland (approximately 25% of the population). Obviously, opposing views or straying from a narrative wasn’t allowed, nor were facts such as:

Fact: The FBI states that in 2016, 374 murders were committed by rifles. However, 1,604 murders were committed using “knives or cutting weapons.” Additionally, 656 murders were committed with hands, fists, or feet.

Fact: Almost all mass-murders in the past 20 years have been committed in a designated “gun-free zone.”

Fact: The NRA does not have blood on it’s hands as they haven’t killed anyone. It nor any of its members has ever been implicated or participated in a mass-murder, nor advocate that criminals or psychopaths should have guns. They are, however, a pain the butt to those who want to deprive any law-abiding American of their civil right to own a weapon.

Fact: People with concealed carry permits commit crimes at a far less rate than police officers.

Fact: No gun-control law that has been proposed or enacted has had any demonstrable positive effect upon crime or the murder rate (think of the gun-free city of Chicago for this one) for the simple fact that criminals do not obey laws.

Fact: After Great Britain essentially banned firearms, home invasions, assaults, robberies, and assaults with knives increased. The problem with knives is so bad that Great Britain is now having “Knife buybacks” in an attempt to reduce “knife violence”. (by the way, knives are a horrible self-defense option – you are at a disadvantage going up against anyone who is bigger, stronger, and more skilled than you would be).

And we can go on and on with one uncomfortable fact after another which destroy each and every argument for gun control.

I like Mike Huckabee’s statement on the protests:

“I salute these students for their passion and their energy, and for their interest in helping to shape public policy. But I would say this to them: Emotion is a terrible substitute for truth.”

Last, I received the following this morning from one of my friends, Mike. It bears reading:

“The more people who are armed, the more dangerous it becomes to be a criminal or a tyrant. If every adult who is capable of bearing arms did so routinely it would be so dangerous that only the bravest and the most disturbed individuals would engage in petty crime and tyranny could find no place to take root. The prohibition of arms is the authorization to even the most cowardly of individuals to engage in intimidation, creates fertile ground for criminal gangs, and cows the honest and honorable into increasingly timid subjects who persistently beg for strongmen to protect them and their families. Which is the siren song that leads to tyranny as no man may be fully trusted with the power to rule others without being corrupted by the temptations, fatigue and impossible responsibility of protecting large numbers of timid and increasingly irresponsible individuals, even if his motivation was pure. Those who deny the right to keep and bear arms to others enslave them to their own will and use their superior might to enforce that will on those who wish otherwise. There is no more clear boundary between a free man and a slave than whether or not they are free to keep and bear arms without the approval, consent or permission of another. Those who deprive others of the Inalienable Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms are engaged in the taking of slaves! The right to keep and bear arms is the seed of Liberty, its absence is the seed of tyranny. You reap what you sow, choose your crop wisely. The rights of the Individual are not subject to the approval, authorization, consent or sanction of others as they are an innate and inseparable aspect of the human being and can only be respected or violated. A free society is based on the mutual respect for the Inalienable rights, person and property of others. The more consistently we do so, the better we will be and the better our world will become and the more freedom will reign. The converse is also true, and the less we respect the Inalienable rights of every Individual human being, the worse we are, the more tyrannical society becomes, the more completely everyone is a prisoner of ever more dire circumstance. Liberty bears sweet fruit which multiplies exponentially the fruits of labor, the joy of life and the wonder of invention where everyone is constantly differentiated by their talents, skills, ethic and character, so long as there is freedom. Whereas tyranny starves, dwindles and brutalizes in an orgy of cannibalistic violence and oppression yielding inexorably towards genocide and a rigid society of moral cowards terrified to differentiate themselves lest they be singled out and devoured by the undifferentiated hungering beasts which surround them, beasts who could have been men if only they were free.

“Heed this warning, for there may be no more, given the advance of censorship and the penultimate power of the state over the Individual. It is a personal choice which You must make, whether freedom shall reign or perish from the earth.

“Please pass this message on to others, make copy and spread it in physical and virtual copy far and wide. There are too many who do not know the difference between liberty and slavery. If we are to abolish slavery in all its forms we must insure that it is easily recognized by those who might otherwise, in ignorance, act to enslave themselves and others. We must succeed in this if we are to abolish tyranny, and be truly free. Take Your part of the responsibility for Your own freedom and see that the enemies of Liberty do not have the ignorant to fill the ranks of their legions. Time is forever running out!

“And furthermore the progressive establishment is a threat to human liberty and therefore it must be abolished!”

That is why this weekend’s protests should be renamed a “March for Madness.”

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Cynical Thinking

The aftermath of the Parkland shooting has been predictable if not disconcerting. “News” networks put on town-halls and groups to “discuss” what needs to be done to prevent or stop such occurrences. The mantra is that guns are bad, the NRA is at fault, and law enforcement will protect everyone.

And it’s all show and bullshit.

If anyone cared to investigate what the NRA stood for is this: The NRA promotes the safe ownership and legal use of firearms. The NRA is the oldest civil-rights non-profit organization funded by it’s 5 million + members, and stands for the rights of the American citizen involving the Second Amendment. Not one of the several mass-murderers that have been involved in the horrific shootings has been linked to the NRA, but the NRA is blamed for them (even though the Sutherland Church killer’s rampage was stopped by an NRA member with the same type of rifle the killer used).

And by the way, the NRA did support the gun-control acts of 1934, 1938, and 1968 – of which regulations of machine guns, suppressors, sawed-off shotguns, the creation of Federal Firearm Licensing (FFL) for dealers, and the creation of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Doesn’t sound like the rabid, gun-toting freaks that the MSM paints them out to be.

The knee-jerk reaction to any of these mass-murders is to ban the instrument, the implement, the tool that the murderer used – the gun. That’s self-deception – the person that is ultimately responsible is the person that makes the conscious decision to commit murder. Maybe that’s too much for some of the Leftists to contemplate.

Perhaps the gun-control/banners have faith that if all the firearms in the US were to magically disappear that all murder and crime would disappear too. That too is self-deception – criminals do not need a gun to commit a crime. Knives, hammers, fists, and brute strength will be used with more frequency since the victim no longer has an effective deterrent to an assault or crime. In fact, multiple instances have shown that criminals are emboldened to commit violent crimes as they are no longer afraid of being shot.

Then there’s the argument that government (through passing laws) and law enforcement (to enforce the laws) will protect everyone from anything like this from happening again.

That, folks, is the biggest deception and self-delusion of all.

Laws do not prevent evil from committing mass murder or any other crime for that matter. Laws only state what is wrong and the penalties for committing the act.

As noted in this blog before, law enforcement has no legal obligation to protect you, the citizen. This has been upheld in courts of law multiple times. Additionally, it has been revealed in the past week that at least three Sheriff Deputies were outside the school while the Parkland shooter continued his slaughter inside. They were in a position to enter the school and confront the shooter and save lives, but they did not.

Additionally, law enforcement had multiple encounters with the shooter, and tips from other people that stated that this person was unstable and had made threats against the school. None of this was followed up on, and now I feel that 17 people are now dead because of the ineptitude of law enforcement, and by extension, the government.

Almost 20 years ago, the Columbine shootings occurred. Since that time, many things have been proposed and implemented: zero tolerance policies, gun-free zones, anti-bullying campaigns, and other school security measures. And since that time, the shootings have continued at not only schools, but other public places.

I can go into a lot of the reasons, many of which could be recycled from previous posts, as to why these people go off the deep end and start racking up a very real body count. Mental illness, drugs (prescription and otherwise), and terrorist jihad.

But I have a darker thought as to why these events continue to occur, and it ventures into tin-foil hat territory. I don’t want to think this, but the pieces are beginning to fit together, especially since the Parkland shooting.

There is a concerted effort by the Media, the Politicians (mostly Liberal-Progressive Democrats, although there are a few RINOs), and the usual Liberal groups to remove firearms from the hands of American citizens. These are enabled by various anti-gun groups, the super-rich people like Soros and Bloomberg, and our supposedly neutral institutions of higher learning and government. They scream and holler that “something needs to be done,” and yet they know (and sometimes admit) that any laws they pass or guns that are banned, the event would not have been prevented. But their goal is to ban firearms, no matter what the cost may be.

And that’s exactly what I’m afraid of – the cost.

All of the “solutions” that have been proposed do nothing to protect the schools or the children from some maniac with a gun or a bomb. Yes, there have been improvements in preventing a person from coming into a school, but nothing that would stop a gunman from continuing his rampage once he breaches those barriers. Sheltering in place and praying that a maniac doesn’t come into your room to kill you is not an active solution, but a passive one. It has been shown that an active solution (i.e., engaging and killing the shooter) is the only way to stop the body-count from rising. But there is resistance to this.

Additionally, the names of the mass-murderers have been plastered all over the news, giving them a spot in history. This is encouraging the future mass-murderers to commit crimes against their fellow person. I believe this is a factor in the number of school shootings we have seen.

And then there is the fallacy that a law and a sign that states certain areas are gun-free zones will magically make those areas free from a gun-toting maniac with murderous intentions.

All of this is making me think there are people or organizations that are intentionally orchestrating the non-hardening of the schools to fuel the gun-control agenda with the end-game being the removal of the American citizen’s right to own and use arms. Let a maniac run up a sufficient body count, continuously manipulate public opinion, and soon there will be gun bans and confiscations like Europe and Australia.

I told you that this was dark, tin-foil hat territory. Just tell me where I’m wrong.

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