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Much ado about a nobody…Political Truisms

First Republican Debate 2016

Thursday’s Republican Debate on Fox Business was the best one that I’ve seen thus far. The questions were on point dealing with issues and allowing the candidates to be more expansive on their positions. Surely, each candidate needed to address the comments, accusations and allegations made against them and they responded really well. Some of the challenges are real, many are not and Thursday they were addressed.

No candidate fell on their sword, except maybe Cruz and his “New York Values” comments, and none of them needed to. Each of these candidates is clearly a better and more competent choice than anything available on the other side.

I have my favorites coming out of that debate and as I watch coverage this morning I am disappointed. As you might expect, I’m watching FNC. After all, their sister channel hosted the debate. Anyway, these folks are focused on Trump, Cruz and Rubio. They have been focused on those three for weeks. They have always and continue to measure Cruz’ and Rubio’s debate success against Trump’s. Their accounts always arrange and rearrange the order of success for these same three. The question I hear after every debate is, “How did [whatshisname] do in comparison to Trump?” I have to tell you that disappoints me, because others actually did better answering policy and emotional questions.

Thus far, I have to say that, while Senators Rubio and Cruz were orders of magnitude better than Donald, Cruz has two issues that will plague him, whether real or not, throughout any campaign and it will weaken him to the point of loss. Governor Christie, on the other hand, and Carly Fiorina out-debated all the others by simply outlining their positions and what they would do…and they made sense. Christy won as far as I’m concerned, but Carly was not far behind. He simply won, but blinders worn by the media focus all their attention on Trump, Cruz and Rubio. While I agree that Cruz and Rubio were really good Christie kicked the field goal and Carly was stellar.

Gov. Christie is suddenly my favorite. However, I maintain that any of those on those two stages are more competent and knowledgeable and capable than anyone on the other side. Gee, how about a Christie/Fiorina ballot? Hmmmmm.

No wait a minute:  Not only is Christie/Fiorina a cool ballot, what about Christie/Haley…no wait…how about Fiorina/Haley.  Holy Mackerel,  Republicans have lots of great possibiities — the best possibilities.  I’m sold!

Who Is Our Enemy, Mr. President?

Liberals won’t give up the argument that these horrible acts of terror would not have happened if it weren’t for the absence of vigorous firearms regulations in America. They denigrate the NRA. The New York Daily News, today (12/4/15), even included a picture of Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, in a collage of terrorists. Importantly, not one of the terrorists shown there or involved and any other tragic events were or are members of the NRA. Then, of course, there’s BHO who fell back on his explanation for the Fort Hood shooting claiming that this might be just another case of “violence in the workplace.” He will go to any length to leave “Islam” or “Muslim” out of the description of what is happening here and around the world. On this Trump may be right, “There’s something else going on.”

Geraldo, also this morning, was trying to support or provide a reasonable foundation to the “over-availability of firearms” argument. He actually compared the tragedy in San Bernardino with Sandy Hook, Charleston, Washington, DC, Aurora and others. “[Stronger regulations would have stopped all these acts!]” However, I can’t imagine how these can possibly be related or how additional laws could have done anything to change the results. First of all, these comparisons are “apples and oranges”. Those other horrible events Geraldo and BHO’s Advisors mention were the result of race hatred and/or mental illness.

The tragedy in California this week was not caused by the NRA or lax firearms regulations. For that matter, California has in place the very laws BHO and the Libs want to implement. Of course, none of them even want to think about the massive bomb-building factory in their garage or the nine functional pipe bombs or the bombs attached to childrens’ little mobile toy cars found there. It is clear that more events were planned and had little to do with workplace violence or gun control.

This was a calculated, well-planned, funded terrorist event that killed 14 and wounded 21 innocent people. It was the result of effective radicalization of an American Muslim by others including his wife, who swore allegiance to ISIS not long ago. “…[Using Facebook, she] reportedly posted her pledge to ISIS leader and self-proclaimed “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on or around the time of the attack…” (FNC, 12/4/15) Also, “Federal investigators believe there is a ‘very serious’ possibility that Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters who murdered 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday, radicalized her husband [Syed Rizwan Farook]…” (FNC, 12/4/15)

Further, there are clear, telephonic links between Farook and ISIS-supported groups in America – some made immediately prior to the attack. Just like the tragedy at Fort Hood, San Bernardino was the result of Radical Islamic Terrorism – warfare. This was another attack on us buy ISIS through one or more of their radicalized groups, lone wolf or not. Why is it so hard to call it for what it is?

Is BHO a Muslim? I don’t know. Is he a Christian? I don’t know. The fact is that we, none of us, know what he is, what he believes or what his plans are. The one thing we know for sure is that, while he is okay with “radical”, he refuses is to link the words “Islam” or “Muslim” to any description of what’s happening and if one can’t define the enemy, one can’t fight it. [Sun Tzu, The Art of War].

Who is the enemy, really, Mr. President?  What else is going on?

 

 

The Priority Should be US

Let’s face it; America has always been a place people around the globe could count on for help and support when they needed it. I’m talking about folks who are hungry or sick or without shelter. We’re Americans, that’s who we are. And, folks, it doesn’t matter which political party is in charge, that’s who we are and we do more than any other county in the world in that regard.  
Today, or actually yesterday, I started to rethink that posture as the whole Paris event unfolded and we learned where the leader of that catastrophe came from and where he was living. It was then that I began to wonder what was the President thinking when he authorized the admission of tens of thousands of Syrian “refugees” into the USA. Now, I was always skeptical about that whole idea, but it took this sledgehammer hitting me on the side of the head to make me realize how idiotic it is and how counter to the Constitution and the President’s Oath of Office to do this. I know on the surface my liberal friends are going to look at me as a separationist or some other harsher thing, but think about it. He has been terribly irresponsible regarding our current dilemma of illegal aliens, now he wants to open our gates to a torrent of folks with absolutely no paperwork. We have no way of knowing who they are and what their background is and what they intend to do. Hell, one of them has already disappeared from NOLA.
I might be willing to accept that it’s the “goodness in his heart” that drives him this way. Others will claim that it’s his Muslim roots that drive him. However, I think his tendency to ignore the greater good or to reject what he has sworn to do in favor of what he “really wants to do because it makes him feel really, really good and powerful” that’s the point here. President Obama’s sworn duty is “…to protect and defend the Constitution…” Picture, if you will, the Scale of Liberty. On one plate we have the health, welfare of the American people and on the other we have the health and welfare of a bunch of unknown folks who are populated to an unknown degree with terrorists who want to kill every Christian and Jew they can find. Even if we don’t know for sure that there are terrorists in our mix, there may be. I think the scale will clearly show where BHO’s obligation sits. Once again, he ignores his sworn duty.
Also, where are the Saudis or the Jordanians or the Egyptians? These Muslim countries have the funds to help these refugees and, by the way, they have no love for ISIS, the cause of this migration of human souls. Americans want to help. As I said, “That’s what we do!” We currently are helping millions of folks around the world. We can still do that the same way we are doing it now. Let’s offer funds, medical personnel and equipment, food, clothing and bedding. Let’s give some tents and/or Quonset huts and water purification support and, hell; let’s build a school or two or three. We can do our best there and save our own people from worry and potential danger here. It’s a “no brainer”, Mr. President. You can do it, but do it right – for a change.
Sir, with all due respect, ISIS is not “contained”. They are not the “JV Team”. This is a redo of the First Caliphate. Take a look at that map. You will see that caliphate moved into Europe. After thousands of battles, it got most, if not all, of Spain and moved into Italy and some of the Czech Republic. By the way, it was that fighting and that invasion into Europe over lands belonging to European people that initiated the Crusades, Sir. Sure, there were religious overtones to those fights, but what do you think energized the caliphs in the first place? Now, it’s happening again. The leaders back then took charge. They led and they took back what was rightfully theirs. Don’t muck this up, Sir. If you continue with what you believe is a successful strategy, you will let it happen again. Sun Tzu said it before Jesus Christ was borne and military leader right to today all agree. It takes boots on the ground to win a war. We can bomb with drones until we are blue in the face, but it will make no difference. Put together a mass of nations to fight this battle. We don’t have to do it all, but, as in the World Wars, we have to act, we have to play a part.

Mr. President, What About Us?

Well, let’s see. I know there will be many discussions about what BHO just did to us when he announced his unilateral action regarding legalizing millions of illegal aliens — or should I say his use of “Prosecutorial Discretion”. My liberal friends will genuflect before their emperor proclaiming his greatness and his wonderful concern for the poor, illegal aliens who came here breaking our laws. You know, the laws he swore to enforce. Those liberal friends of mine will never see the truth or the facts that continue to splash in their faces, but that’s not the point here. The point is, whether or not we agree with the need for major immigration reform, last night our president took, or described the steps he will take, regarding the millions of people who illegally stole their way across our borders and continue to break our laws. I agree with some of the steps he “recommends”.  I think there is a need for major reform.  However, his unilateral action regarding these steps circumvent the Constitution and describe his personal disrespect or indifference regarding the actions of the Congress of The United States of America. More importantly, these actions will actually, further damage the Office of the Presidency, significantly, by reducing the faith and trust that used to define that branch of our government. He is damaging the Presidency, itself!

Here are a couple of other things that will happen:

  1. It will encourage more illegals to cross our borders – watch out next summer
  2. It will negatively effect the jobs market for honest Americans
  3. It will add significant costs to HealthCare, Food Stamps and Welfare that honest Americans will have to cover
  4. It artificially builds the list of potential Democrat voters – hmmmm. Maybe this should be point number 1.

BHO has no interest in supporting or defending what we, as Americans, want. BHO continues to do what he wants, not what we want. He continues to ignore his oath to support and defend the Constitution or to enforce the laws enacted by Congress and signed into law by presidents, including himself. Doggone it, he works for us – he works FOR us!  He does what we tell him not what he just feels like doing.

This president has a basket full of things for which, I believe, should have gotten him impeached long ago. This, to me, is the ‘straw’.  Unfortunately, even though the GOP has won the majority of the entire Congress this time, I don’t think they have the stones to finally move forward with that action. While saying they want to right what is wrong, far too many of them take their own careers ahead of what is right for the nation. Both sides of the aisle focus on themselves.

Sorry, to my liberal friends. I know you will disagree and some of you will fire off some counter points. So be it. We won’t agree. On the other hand, maybe you support his socialist agenda and if that’s the case, nothing anyone can say will satisfy you. As one of my friends said to me not too long ago, maybe you should move…however, I just can’t recommend a place where socialism actually works.

Who’s the Bigot

I’ve been around now for a pretty long time. I’ve lived through eleven presidential administrations. Ten that I can remember. I’ve seen a couple of wars start and end and some that are continuing as we move on – some involved us directly and others, not. I participated as a volunteer in several elections, actually running for office in one. I’ve watched the numbers and kept attuned to the records of our Presidents since High School, wrote papers about campaigns, elections and the accomplishments of Presidents elected during my years in College and since.

As a Quaker, I was involved with or participated in the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s. I was honored to be part of a tutorial project that focused on underprivileged, black kids in Greensboro, North Carolina, as part of G.U.T.S. (Greensboro United Tutorial Service). I was proud of North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, a Democrat, who recognized the inequalities immediately and took huge steps — in a southern state where the first “Sit-In” took place, by the way — to reduce or remove the impediments to equality. Rumor had it that he was being considered as Kennedy’s Vice Presidential candidate in the second term, replacing Johnson. We know that never happened.

I retired from the United States Army after serving 24 years. I joined the military during its most trying times. The Vietnam War was winding down and it was a tough time to be in the Army, especially in Europe. There was a lot of violence as minority soldiers literally fought for the same equality sought after by civilians at home, only here there were weapons of various significance that were available and unfortunately used. The leadership in the military reacted with more dispatch than many of our states and began a program to address those tensions. I participated in and facilitated some of those seminars in Germany. Things improved, soldiers knew it was the right thing to do.

While on duty in Germany as a company commander, my wife and I adopted a 5-week old little girl who was the daughter of a mixed couple. The unmarried mother, from Alabama, could not take her baby home to her family because of the racial mix. Her family would shut them both out of their lives. That move was one of the greatest things I ever did. That wonderful little girl has turned out to be a stellar young woman.

Now as I sit here enduring the eleventh President in my lifetime, I am called a bigot. I am a bigot because I cannot stand the path down which this current President and the Democrats are taking us. I call this man out on everything he tries to do. I cite reason after reason why he is hurting our economy, how he is hurting our Constitution and how he is circumventing the Congress. I am a bigot because I think the Tea Parties are actually saying the right things. I am a “bigot”. Why, you ask? It is because as bad as this man is, he is African American and that is the reason – the only reason. It has nothing to do with the facts that surface daily of his diabolical programs. It has nothing to do with his insidious insertion of government in the auto and finance industries or his overt take-over of our health care or the questionable, over-use of executive orders to install people in positions of power in areas that cost us money. I watch scandal after scandal surface and I stand up against them – I am a bigot.

Did he know people were going to die in Benghazi? No! Did he know they might be in danger? Yes! Could he have taken preventative measures to prevent those deaths? Yes! Could he have taken steps to help them while they were under fire? Yes! What did he do? He went to bed!

Did he know that conservative organizations that were legally entitled to tax considerations were being prevented from getting those exemptions? Yes! What did he do? He encouraged the IRS to keep it up and then promoted one of the people who supervised it!

Did he know that ObamaCare would raise costs of health care for Americans – all Americans? Yes! What did he do? He lied telling us that costs would go down! Did he know that doctors would walk away from their practices because of the new regulations and the reduced fees paid? Yes! What did he do? He lied telling us that we could keep our doctors!

That’s just three but because I bring them up, I’m a bigot.

Let’s see who the Bigots really are. This administration, with the help of social-progressive Democrats in Congress, is insidiously creating a new class of slaves. I use that term very carefully. Enslavement is defined as “dependency”. I’ve said and written about this before. As the roles of Welfare and Food Stamp participants grow, the people receiving those benefits are becoming more and more dependent of the government for their livelihood. If one pays a person not to work, they won’t work. The shame of it is that 200 years ago, people in slavery were fighting to get out of their situations. They ran away from the southern states using every opportunity to escape. Today, many of those same people are laughing, with their hands out, eager to get back in to it and all they have to do is vote Democrat. It is amazing that it could happen in this nation, but I am the bigot.

If I am the bigot here, then so be it. I will continue to stand up against this President and the path to socialism down which he is taking us. If people want to sit by on the sidelines or run for the money eschewing the great opportunities this country stands for then I guess we are in for a long, long time of dreadful living. I worry about my Daughter and Sons and their Sons and Daughters who will be paying for our mistakes. Our debt is now over $16 trillion and our government has no plan to fix it or even the will to slow it down.

There, I’m a bigot and I guess “bigotry” has a whole new meaning now.

The Boston Cowards

I look at the picture of that little boy, Martin Richard, who was killed at the Marathon and cried. Look at that smile. I listened to the mother who lost a daughter, Krystle Campbell, and I was moved by the hurt, love and loss she openly showed. I cannot tell anyone how badly I feel for those great people in Boston. I cannot imagine the loss they feel. There I was, sitting there looking at the pictures of those people on Fox News with tears in my eyes and I was mad. I am madder than I’ve been in a long time. I was sitting in a London hotel room watching the news when the planes hit the WTC and I was mad then, too.

I don’t care if these actions are political statements, the attempted destruction of one religious dogma or another or acts of defiance against one nation or another. It makes no difference to me what the message is or how steeped the individuals are in their beliefs or whether or not brainwashing or a lifetime of successful propaganda perpetrated upon a group was responsible. This was an act of pure cowardice. The people responsible for this heinous act are cowards. They find some thrill in stepping up and taking on a bunch of people who are gathered to support the participants of this beautiful marathon, this historical event in this great town. These cowards drop their little packages and run away. Wow, that’s brave. Whatever their message is it is lost in their cowardice.

The targeted people who were amassed along the streets of Boston presented no threat to anybody. They were just cheering; waving their hands at participating loved ones. Children were killed – CHILDREN! What danger could they be to those cowards? Wives, mothers, daughters, brothers, fathers, husbands injured, killed — toward what end?

Historically, these cowards have routinely targeted harmless people. They have set their bombs, IEDs or strapped explosives to hopeless people. They have exploded these devices in bazaars, shopping districts, parks, play grounds; anywhere there are innocent people who offer no defense, no danger. These terrorists have killed more of their own people than any nation they might dislike. I believe this was carried out, as a terrorist act, by a group supported by or supporting our terrorist enemies around the world. Again, these terrorist groups kill more of their own people that anyone else. Al Qaida and their supporters have killed more Muslims than all the nations they hate combined. Why, because it’s easier.

The people who carried out this act are cowards…..

The New Slavery

The longer I think about what happened in the last election and what has been happening since BHO took office, the more convinced I have become that the real bigots reside in the White House and in the leadership of the Democrat Party. They are the malevolent bigots in our nation. While I hate to use the term, I must. BHO, his close advisors and, consequently, his other ignorant supporters are moving a new class of people into the degrading status of “slavery”. They are all complicit. I use that term very carefully. Slavery is defined as “…the condition of being subjugated or addicted to a specified influence…”and it has nothing to do with “race”. The influence or addiction, here, is unearned income from the government. The money people get for not working — the food stamps they are issued to “help them manage their lives” while not requiring them to do anything and the additional welfare checks they get for each new child they bring into the world. If there is an evil political party it is not the GOP – or the Tea Party for that matter.

Let’s be real, here. There are bigots, still, in the good ole US of A. Yes, I know it’s hard to believe, but there are individuals, here, who hate others. They are members of every societal group. They hate minorities and want them to shut up and step to the rear. Liberals want us all to believe that those hideous bigots are Republicans. At the risk of diverting my diatribe somewhat, it is important that I put some of the record straight. Historically, they have been the bigots here in the U.S. all along. Look at the history. They were the members of the KKK. They were the leaders of the KKK. As late as the 1990’s there were democrats in congress who were members and leaders of the KKK. Back when the Voter Rights Act of 1965 was passed and signed into law, not one single, Southern democrat senator voted for it. That bill was passed because President Johnson went to the Republicans and it was Republicans who were responsible for the passage of that act. There were no democrats walking the dusty roads of Mississippi with voter registration cards for the Black Community – it was Republicans. Southern democrats were the plantation owners. Southern democrats moved South Carolina to secede from the Union.

Now, back to the point of this essay. While these democrats – these social-progressives — accuse others of being bigoted or racist, it is they who are the genuine bigots. They obscure their beliefs so that they can carefully, secretly spread their bigotry. They call others bigots and racists in an effort to cover up their own deep feelings. While they, apparently supported by the major media outlets, want America to believe that those of us on the right want to move those masses back into the status of property owned by others to do the work of those others, the facts are that it is the social–progressives who want to subjugate a group or groups. Listen to their oratory. BHO’s own words, the comments of Pelosi and Reid all suggest a new Class Warfare in the country. Importantly, their bigotry is being obscured by them – hidden — so the people who are the targets are kept in the dark. It’s not just about race anymore, but it is also not focused not what they would have us believe it is.

The casual observer would think they are bigoted towards Christians, the wealthy, conservatives who rely on the Constitution, employers, gun owners, etc. That is exactly what BHO and his minions want and they are reveling in the success of this misdirection. They want the rest of us – all of us — to look in that direction. They want us to believe they hate Christians, etc. They want us to waste our time and energy fighting, defending these folks who aren’t even in the crosshairs of the social-progressives. Look at what’s happening, for crying out loud. The effort of the subjugation is not aimed at that class of Americans. It is focused on the minorities of the democrat bigotry who are jumping in line with those who are bigoted against them. These “handout” people actually believe the Barrack Hussein Obama Project is focused on helping them. It is not! This is the perfect example of how one goes about enslaving Americans and this new class of Slaves eagerly participates in their own subjugation. Let’s be honest. There are many people who honestly need protective services, medical services and funds to meet family needs. These folks are not the slaves. It’s the ones who abuse the systems and there are millions of them. Interestingly, it’s the ones who are abusing the system who are the slaves to it.

Let me be clear about how one creates this new class of Slaves? How does one subjugate a group of people who live in the freest country in the world? One creates the BHO Project. Extend unemployment benefits over and over again. Remove “Welfare to Work” from the Welfare program. Remember, “Welfare to Work” was a bill enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton. Remember how Clinton talked about “…the time for big government…” being over? “Welfare to Work” was one of those events to which he still looks as a highlight of his presidency. Well, BHO used executive order to remove it from the Welfare Program. He took Congress out of the mix to further build his new class of “people”. Now there is no energy to get folks to go back to work. There are programs in place to encourage people to sign up for Food Stamps and none to help move them off of them. States are “awarded” additional funds for surpassing “Food Stamp-Expansion Targets”. What the heck is this all about? This is all about building the new class of Slaves subjugated and dependent upon the benevolence of the government.

Many Americans are actually buying this baloney because they just haven’t seen what is really going on or don’t want to. They are not alert enough to see that this Barrack Hussein Obama Project is doing exactly that – subjugating a group of people while hiding exactly who they are. The difference here is that while in the old days plantation owners owned their property. Here…wait a minute! It’s the same thing! Here, the success of the BHO Project is dependent on those masses of unemployed, Welfare recipients and Food Stamp “abusers” becoming so dependent on the money being handed out that they actually become the “bought and paid for property” of the government. They, these masses, actually put themselves in the status of owned-property without even being aware of it. So, after careful evaluation of the mis-directions, the administration’s Class Warfare and the ignorance or disinterest of the mass of democrats, the population that is the actual target of the BHO Project is patently clear. The surprising thing is that many, if not most, of that targeted population is the exact same demographic that was the target of plantation owners 200 years ago. The same demographic is now owned by the government, and doing what the government expects them to do — voting to keep them in power — so they can continue the dis-Americanization of America. And you know what? That population, that demographic, is the same group targeted back then. They are the focus of the whole thing. Remember, back in the day, people were sold into slavery from one owner to another throughout the southern states. It was a horrible thing for them to endure. They did everything they could do to get away, to escape. The Underground Railway helped thousands of slaves out of their situation. They hated it, cried about it and suffered unspeakable discipline, pain, torture and family destruction. Yet, this new class of slaves is running “toward” the owners. They are happy to take the money. They do everything they can to get into and then remain in their situation. Funny, subjugation used to be something to fear. Now, it seems that being owned by somebody is a good thing. They’re happy about it today. They wave their banners, signs and shout their support. Someday they will get it. Someday they will see that their situation is really a predicament.

No Effect

Just watched BHO give his speech announcing his 23 Executive Orders.  Of course he opened with children.  Now, we have seen over history how leaders of countries wanting to generate support have used children.  We’ve seen the pictures of Adolph Hitler standing amid a cluster of youngsters.  I’ll let that go for the time being.  Dictators have always used children that way.

What I heard was a guy who wanted to provide stronger limits on those of us who legally own or acquire firearms.  If I were there I would have asked…oh, wait, no questions were taken…anyway, I would have asked to whom did he think these new restrictions would apply.  Which of the bad guys will go through the process?  How many kids that are currently hit in a “drive-bys” aimed at taking out some gang rival would escape that fate?  BHO and the Democrats have to realize that action needs to be taken to get the bad guys.  It’s the criminals who commit the crimes.  While it’s the loonies who get the most attention because they generally take lives of large numbers of innocent people – generally children.  I absolutely do not want to degrade the seriousness or display any disrespect to those families, as tragic as those events are, those losses do not make up most of the deaths in America.  The President and his minions are exploiting the deaths of these innocent people for their own ideological goals.  Most deaths in this and other countries are caused by criminals or gangs often engaged in drug or other illegal activity.  It wasn’t legally purchased firearms, or background checked buyers or even registered firearms that caused those deaths.  Focus on that, Mr. President!  Look at your own hometown, sir.  Chicago has some of the most restrictive rules in the country….along with one of the highest murder-by-gun rates in the nation.  Bad guys love it when the innocent civilians are unable to defend themselves.

Why, sir, let’s look for a second at your own personal record at preventing illegal or unauthorized folks for owning and using firearms that are illegally acquired and unregistered.  Pretty crappy record isn’t it?  I wonder how many of those firearms – assault weapons with very high capacity magazines – are still out there taking innocent life after innocent life in the Southern United States and Mexico.

Then there was the comment you made that kind of scared me.  When you said, “Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater,” that was a pretty friendly and almost irrefutable way of saying that civilians should not have military-style weapons.  Only the military should have them.  That worked out well in Germany in the 1930s and 40s.  It did a remarkable job of securing the Russian population throughout their existence.  I was reminded, again, of what my father told me a friend of his said to him in the 1930s, “America has too many guns, but that’s okay, because you will turn them over to us.  We already have people working on that.”

Let’s think a little bit about this more aggressive search of mental health records of those of us who want to purchase a firearm.  While on the surface it seems pretty reasonable, aren’t medical records supposed to be private?  Will this require medical staff to publish these records?  Will patient privacy be nullified?  Seems to me that with the public record of gun registration, medical records will be part of that public record.  According to you, if I decide to sell one of my guns to a friend I have to do a Mental Health background check first.  I will know my friend’s most privately held information and you will see it too as part of the public record.  Will we be able to see who was turned down and why?  Let’s get serious, folks.  I ask you, “Who will actually go through the process?”  Only honest Americans who look to exercise their Constitutional Rights will agree to go through the process. Heck, we’re the only ones who go through the process now.  Look at what happened right after the catastrophic event in Newtown, Connecticut.  The Lower Hudson (N.Y.) Journal News published the names and addresses of every person who legally owns a firearm.  They didn’t publish the names and addresses of folks who illegally held a firearm or owned one or stole one or a bunch.   Finally, what’s likely to happen to those Mental Health records?  I don’t know and I don’t think anyone else does either.  Talk about a slippery slope.

Ideology is not Authority

Can you imagine what the Democrats would have said or how they would have acted if President George Bush threatened Executive Order to accomplish an ideological goal that, under the normal, constitutionally-defined process, would not make it through Congress?  Can you imagine the reaction of the Democrats if he, or any other Republican President, circumvented or tried to circumvent the Congress and, consequently, the Constitution? 

Who does he think he is, the second Messiah, the Second Coming?  What his actions intimate, though, is that he is or will, if left unchallenged, become the first American Dictator.  What’s he up to?

  1. Many of us think that this guy is so full of himself that he just cannot see what the ultimate outcome of his questionably legal, unchallenged actions might be.
  2. Others of us think that he knows exactly what he’s doing and that is to take us into a socialist, Euro-type nation at the least or, more probably, a stronger socialist dictatorship. 
  3. Then there are those of us who think he is nothing but a lackey, a stooge, for those who have been pushing him, influencing him and directing him throughout his life. 

Simply look at the people with whom he has associated in college, as a community activist and in politics.  Just look at the people he appointed or tried to appoint to his administration.  Look at the folks he has appointed to unelected positions.  Look at the people who supported him in his earliest steps into politics.  I won’t list them here.  Those lists of people and their backgrounds are all over the Internet.

My point here is that it doesn’t matter which it is.  They all lead to the same thing – the same result.  If allowed to continue unabated, the actions of Barack Hussein Obama and his obscene administration and pack of followers spells the demise of our country as a Federal Republic.  It is the end of our country, as we know it.  

Can you imagine?  With his left hand on the Bible and his right hand in the air, twice,  he swore, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

The first time he stood there was because many of us had hope and thought he meant what he said.  The second time he stood there was simply the fault of the “Stupid Majority.”  Both times, in my estimation he lied! 

Today, it is more important than ever for us to keep our collective eye on all his Executive Orders.  Rumor has it that he will use EO to control, or change the rules for firearms purchases, ownership and registration in such away that are directly intended to circumvent Congress.  We are expecting to see an EO to raise the debt ceiling, which will again circumvent the Congress – the legality of which is seriously questionable.

As time passes, it has become more and more evident that BHO is just not all that interested in enforcing some of our existing laws, reinforcing some of our historically strongest international friendships, reducing spending, improving our economy by allowing job creation, or even preserving our Constitution. 

It’s time for all of us to take a stand that clearly proclaims “our pledge” to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution, our nation.  Write your representatives and senators.  Please, take a stand for our country – your country!  Take A Freekin Stand for once in your life – the most important time in your life!

Guns vs. Constitution

Back in the late 30s/early 40s my father had a friend staying with him while he got his feet on the ground. This man was a registered member of the Communist Party (legal in those days). He was saying how great the Soviet Union was (remember them) and how they would and should rule the world. He said that they would even take over America. My dad, always the debater, asked why that hadn’t happened yet. This Communist said it was because of all the guns that Americans had. “It would be too hard now.” He went on to say that it was okay because we would eventually hand them all over to the government. “We already have people working on that.” My father was never a gun advocate, never owned one as far as I know until I got my first when I was in Eight Grade, but he did see that members of Congress were already taking steps to make it harder to own a gun – The National Firearms Act of 1934. Through the 40s, 50s and 60s it continued. It was a focus in the 70s, 80s and 90s — all by Democrats, BTW. Now, we have a social-progressive president who is willing to go around Congress again using Executive Order to take another grab. I agree that some folks have them who shouldn’t and some use them when they shouldn’t, but umbrella rules do not fix a problem. They only serve the wrong purpose. Just saying. This is wrong for several reasons, but taking our guns will only serve the bad guys and our president’s frequent use of Executive Orders to circumvent the Congress circumvents the Constitution — that’s even worse.

The emotional reaction to what happened in Newtown is justified, but emotion is not the way to act in a legislature. That’s been happening for the last 4 years in DC and that’s really worked well hasn’t it. We all agree that the wrong people should not get firearms – that’s simple, but to umbrella rules for the sake of those few wrong owners is absolutely wrong and only makes the bad guys stronger. The folks who thumb their noses at people who want to keep their firearms because they hunt, have unjustified and, certainly, undeserved elitist-like attitudes. Who the hell cares about anyone who looks down on folks who hunt? Nobody slams folks who fish, cheese knock it off!

Back to emotion, let me tell you what makes me the maddest. I’ve already addressed it once here. Our Vice President and President are considering using executive orders to grab more control of the guns in the United States. They are prepared, once again, to circumvent the Constitution and those who support that or see no issue with that are not true Americans in my mind.

Let’s see. Some of the posters here talk about how many people are shot here in the U.S. and attribute that to the number of guns we have. They site those countries that have significantly tougher controls on firearms as utopian because there are fewer gun deaths in those countries. The key word here is “fewer” – 12,000 less murders (wow). The word “none” is not used in reference to those numbers. There is another vastly more important note here. Those “fewer” are the good guys. By the way, killings are increasing year-on-year in those “better” countries. Importantly, most of the deaths here in the U.S. are the result of gang or drug action. Those shoot-outs often result in the horrible deaths of innocent people, kids. It wasn’t legally purchased firearms, or background checked buyers or even registered firearms that caused those deaths. Focus on that!

Oh, yeah, “Fast and Furious” firearms killed lots of innocent people. Where is the “hate response” to that? Those were firearms sold through the complete authority of OUR FREGGIN GOVERNMENT – the same freegin government that wants to use executive orders to control the sale of firearms mostly to those who actually participate in the registration process– and there isn’t a single word about that.

If all an individual has to offer is the “shoot a deer” argument or the “powerful rush” argument or the “it ain’t the wild west anymore” argument, then it’s time for them to support the socialists-state concept.

We have terrorist groups out there; terrorist nations who want to see us vanish from the face of the earth. They are all supporting this rush to gun control. Initially it was the communists. Now it’s the Social-Progressives who are pushing us to a socialist state. This president doesn’t want guns in the hands of civilians. I am convinced that his goal is to create a socialist state and that requires a level of dictatorship for it to work – guns in civilian hands doesn’t support that concept.

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