The brutal murders of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, CT, stunned the world last week. A mentally ill young man apparently discovered that his long-suffering mother was going to attempt to have him committed to a psychiatric facility; he took out his rage upon her and then his former elementary school’s faculty, staff, and students. It was senseless. It was barbaric. As parents, it is difficult for us to cope with the thought of having our youngest beloved ripped from us by any method, much less something as abhorrent as intentional, callous murder.
I think they already know what the commission is going to produce. They have been writing and introducing various gun control legislation for decades. Like Obama care all they need do now is tell some staffers to put all of it together in one giant bill --- there, done.
From taxes on ammo, to identifying individual shell casings, to who knows what. They have a laundry list.
Actually the militia is what we are supposed to have instead of the worlds most powerful standing army and swarms armed of police, FBI, TSA, NSA, CIA, DOE, DOD agents. etc. Long ago it was the people that held the power in the country.
The spirit of the Second Amendment would be best served by the following:
All units of the armed forces should stay in close communications with their families and communities, except regarding specifics of resources, goals and missions of the armed forces themselves. Loyalties must be strong and sustained with the families and communities served.
Weapons of all types should be owned and maintained in homes, in shooting clubs and in community defense organizations. Private groups should own bazookas, tanks, and similar levels of defense capability, subject to whatever oversight and safeguards they deem necessary.
The wealthiest should take greater initiative in owning an arsenal.
Charities should assist the poorest in owning a gun and becoming trained in its safe use.
All mentally sound adults should be ready to use whatever weapons are necessary to oppose injustice with proportional responsive force.
The long rifle used by citizens during the Revolution, was actually superior to the Brown Bess smoothbore musket of the British army and much of Washington´s army. It had three times the range and was much more accurate. The average citizen actually had superior weaponry to the government. Just as it should be and as our Founding Fathers intended. Our government should fear and respond to us; not the other way around.
The ´well-regulated militia´ will be Obama´s opening to establish that ´civilian security force, as big as the Pentagon´ that Obama wants. That means giving guns to lefties, so that they may control the rest of us.
As soon as NØbama flips one conservative Supreme Court justice, and the lie-berals get the majority, the 2nd Amendment will be dead.
They will say that it only applies to the official US government militia, which will be NØbama´s new ´´Brown Shirt Militia´´ -- whose soul purpose will be to collect all the ´´illegal weapons´´ from the unwashed masses.
Imagine how you will feel when 25 Brown Shirts (all former members of the New Black Panters and La Raza) bust in to your house wearing the finest body armor and carrying the highest tech weaponry that our tax dollars can afford, and hold those weapons on your wife and kids while giving you exactly one minute to turn over every weapon and piece of ammo you own.
Elections have consequences, and the consequence of the election of 2012 was to kill our republic!!!
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin´s thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!" -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
The Amber alert system, the national missing-child warning program, has been shut off due to the government shutdown, according to the Department of Justice. “Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable,” it says on amberalert.gov. Just 17 percent of the government is shut down, and Friday the Obama administration allowed union representatives to return to work. So, union members could return to work, but the website to alert Americans to missing children had to be taken down?
PITTSBURGH — For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences — ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry. Some are even signing lucrative gas leases and speaking about the environmental benefits of gas. In one northeastern Pennsylvania village that became a global flashpoint in the debate over fracking, the switch has raised more than a few eyebrows. A few weeks ago, Victoria Switzer and other activists from Dimock endorsed a candidate for governor who supports natural gas
Legislative activity has slowed to a crawl on Capitol Hill as both sides have become entrenched on the spending bills and now the looming debt fight, with House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, saying Sunday that he will insist on conditions being attached to any bill to raise the federal borrowing limit. That insistence on conditions — chiefly over a halt to Obamacare — helped land the government in the current shutdown, which is nearly a week old and shows no sign of letting up. Neither side is even acknowledging talking with the other. Instead, the House has kept
The capture of an alleged al-Qaeda operative outside his home by Special Operations forces in Tripoli on Saturday and his secret removal from Libya was a rare instance of U.S. military involvement in “rendition,” the practice of grabbing terrorism suspects to face trial without an extradition proceeding and long the province of the CIA or the FBI. U.S. officials hailed the capture of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who was wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, as an intelligence coup that will disrupt efforts by al-Qaeda to strengthen its franchise in North Africa.
If the nation is lucky, this October will mark the beginning of the end of the tea party. The movement is suffering from extreme miscalculation and a foolish misreading of its opponents’ intentions. This, in turn, has created a moment of enlightenment, an opening to see things that were once missed. Many Republicans, of course, saw the disaster coming in advance of the shutdown. But they were terrified to take on a movement that is fortified by money, energy and the backing of a bloviating brigade of talk-show hosts. The assumption was that the tea party had become invincible inside
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So state Sen. Wendy Davis, Democrat of Fort Worth, has made it official. She is running for governor of Texas. Let’s set the politics of the race aside for a moment. Wendy Davis would not be in the conversation at all if not for one action that she took. The Texas Senate was deliberating a modest bill that did two things. The first of those was that it restricted abortions after five months of pregnancy. At five months, this is what’s happening. The baby’s organs have developed. She has a face and fingers and toes. She may look like this.
California has been the source of much innovation, from agribusiness and oil to fashion and the digital world. Historically much richer than the rest of the country, it was also the birthplace, along with Levittown, of the mass-produced suburb, freeways, much of our modern entrepreneurial culture, and of course mass entertainment. For most of a century, for both better and worse, California has defined progress, not only for America but for the world. As late as the 80s, California was democratic in a fundamental sense, a place for outsiders and, increasingly, immigrants—roughly 60 percent of the population was considered middle
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Like a flaming Chevy Volt brought back to the shop for repairs, the Obamacare federal health insurance exchange website has now been recalled. The application part of the site, healthcare.gov, will be taken down during off-hours over the weekend, and will be unavailable for public use – which does not truly differentiate it from its current status. The Obamacare launch has been nothing short of disastrous for the Obama administration, particularly given the supposed urgency of implementing Obamacare that President Obama has claimed as the rationale for refusal to negotiate over the government shutdown. On September 27, CBS News reported,
I related an anecdote many posts ago about flying into Jolo in late 1980s to attend a meeting on recent attacks by the MNLF on civilians. In the seat beside me on the plane was a European man, who introduced himself to me as a member of a well known humanitarian NGO. He announced his intention to travel to Patikul, or some such town. I told him, “that’s Indian country. If you try that you’ll be kidnapped before sundown.” His answer was “nonsense. I have humanitarian status. They won’t hinder me.” He mentioned an affiliation with some other International agency
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President Barack Obama, already embroiled in a battle over a government shutdown, jumped into another dispute on Saturday - a long-running fight over the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team. Obama said that if he owned the team, he would consider changing the name, which American Indians and others have long pilloried as racist. "I´ve got to say if I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they´ve had a storied history, that was offending a sizeable group of people, I´d think about changing it," Obama said
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