Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pass A Law Against Stupid. . .

I recently returned from a trip to Wyoming. I was in the backcountry, out of reach by cell phone and did not use or listen to the radio for days at a time. While in Wyoming I exercised my fundamental right as a Citizen of a free country and carried a 9mm handgun most places. However when we came out of the backcountry to go visit a museum one day and we caught up on the news of the day only to discover that 12 people had been killed and many others wounded at a Colorado movie theater.

While ‘carrying’ in Wyoming I ran into three places that disallowed the carrying of weapons for personal defense, a national forest service office, a hospital and the museum we visited. You could say that there were 3 victim rich environments where the People were unable to defend themselves against a determined well armed attacker.

The amazing thing is, apparently the Colorado attacker could not read, or perhaps never heard of laws which prohibited him from obtaining weapons for use with mal‐intent, or never read the sign at the theater which did not allow weapons. Apparently the only people who followed the law and posted signs were the hundreds of law abiding citizens who made up the victim rich environment that this deranged individual used to kill his victims. It is also amazing to me that in a state where open carry of firearms is legal and concealed carry with a permit is legal, that this could happen.

It just, at least in my mind, shows that the law abiding will continue to be law abiding and those with a diabolic intent will continue to act out IN SPITE of all the laws on the books. What is even more remarkable is the Politicians continue to think that passing more laws, which only the law abiding will continue to obey, will actually fix the problem.

Now if weapons for personal self defense are not allowed it would appear to me that the business or entity which disallows the People the ability to defend themselves have now assumed the responsibility to defend their patrons against the crazies of the world. Passing a law against being crazy or deranged is the same as passing a law against stupid; it just isn’t going to work.

I have to suggest that you view this neat video along with reading this blog entry... 

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Judges are human too...

Judges are human too, subject to prejudice, mistakes and flaws of the human condition.  Well taking it a step further, have you ever wondered if the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) could get it wrong?  Well wonder no more.  The case known as the Dred Scott decision has been studied for years by both the law school types and by those of us who have a nonprofessional vested interest in preserving Liberty.  It is called the learning process.  You fall down, you get back up.  You make a mistake, you fix it.

SCOTUS issued a ruling in 1857 that forever changed the course of human history.  The Court ruled that states that outlawed slavery could not forbid slaveowners from bringing slaves into their states, the so called Free States, and holding them as slaves there. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney wrote that blacks were,
“beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”

One has to wonder at what point the Feds feel that, in their so called superior wisdom (more like educated idiots), they can rule over the People and expect to win long term.  Their hope obviously, would appear to be that they can keep their legislative agenda alive long enough the People will get hooked and fully dependent on “Free Health Care.” 

I received a comment the other day online from someone who stated, “All I know is “it” (Obamatax) will benefit me.  My comment was, “the Signers (of the Declaration of Independence) pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, to help us escape the tyranny of King George.  Can we do less?  Or will we go for short term benefit of a “free” trip to the doctor.

Our men and women who serve aren’t out there to preserve your “free” trip to the doctor; they are out there to preserve your ability to choose.  I have stated previously that a free man has choices; a slave has no choice but to do that which the “massa” bids.  Will the military become the tool to enforce the “massa’s” bidding?  The very essence of Liberty must include the ability to make a choice, even if it is a destructive choice to you personally.  It has very little to do with safety and security.  If you want to sample safety and security at its finest and most intense, try jail.

I resort once again to the eloquence of one of the Founder’s, Patrick Henry, when he said, “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”

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Where Did the Constitution Go?

Where did the constitution go?  Long time passing…  The constitution was written in non-legalese of the day so that the average individual could understand it.  The language has the appearance to those of us in the 21rst century of being somewhat arcane.  However arcane it may be, it is still relatively easy to read to those who are willing to read it.  

I am struggling to find authority in there to force the People to do anything.  Article 1, Section 8, authorizes certain powers be granted to the government, however I can see nothing in there about forcing the People to participate in commerce so the government can regulate it and in turn penalize the People with Obamatax if they don’t comply.  Convoluted?  No more so than Justice John Roberts convoluted reasoning process to arrive at the decision that forces the People to buy health coverage or else...

I have heard of folks who are so “heavenly minded” that they are of no earthly good.  Now I can see that there are definitely people sitting on the Supreme Court who are so convoluted and “governmently minded” that they imagine that the government edicts are next to Godliness.  Government knows best!  You must obey!  You have no choice!  You will comply!   

Does that mean if I refuse to participate in the scheme, and further refuse to pay the Obamatax to the IRS, they will throw me in jail?  If I refuse to go politely to jail and resist with all resources available to me, that they will kill me?  I suppose that would save the government money for my health care.  If you don’t believe that can happen just refuse to obey an order of the court, see who comes to get you.  And if you continue to resist to the full extent, ask yourself what the authorities will do to you to make you comply.

I suppose Obama will want to force me to eat oysters because they are so healthful for me, which in turn will reduce health care costs.  Well Mr. Obama, you just as well line up the death squad, because for me to eat an oyster that is what it will take!  Maybe we should pass a ban on smoking for Presidents, or else face your own squads.  After all government now has a “compelling interest” in reducing healthcare costs from people making bad choices.

Wednesday we celebrate Independence Day which began with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on, July 4th, 1776.  This year on, July 4th, 2012, I suggest that everyone keep their powder dry.

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