Thursday, March 7, 2013

Here are your friends....

Would like to applaud the following U.S. Representatives for having the guts to join Rand Paul's filibuster efforts last night despite the status quo. Please show the your support by, at least, "liking" their Facebook pages in return. These are the few who have our backs right now: Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio of Florida, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Tim Scott of South Carolina, John Thune of South Dakota and John Barrasso of Wyoming -- as well as Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon.  And to those who did not stand up for the American people because of fear or politics-- shame on you.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

23 MORE E.O's 23

Only A Liberal Would Bring A Musket To Modern Warfare

   I love how liberals keep telling us how The Founding Fathers only intended us to have muskets when they gave us the Bill of Rights. To clarify what some of the good folks of the time may have been thinking/envisioning for the future, my dear friend Andrew Havas re-read the Federalist Papers. He comes up with references and quotes that clearly reflect the intention and tone that the citizenry should possess enough firepower to hold down the government by arming ourselves to be stronger or equal to their army. We've got some work to do, then.   

"No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country ..."
-- James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789

"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
-- Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787. ME 6:373, Papers 12:356

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"
-- Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836

" ... but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights ..."
-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist 29)

"That there may happen cases in which the national government may be necessitated to resort to force cannot be denied. Our own experience has corroborated the lessons taught by the examples of other nations; that emergencies of this sort will sometimes exist in all societies, however constituted; that seditions and insurrections are, unhappily, maladies as inseparable from the body politic as tumors and eruptions from the natural body; that the idea of governing at all times by the simple force of law (which we have been told is the only admissible principle of republican government) has no place but in the reveries of these political doctors whose sagacity disdains the admonitions of experimental instruction."

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."

-- Hamilton (Federalist No. 28)

And in case you are wondering if they had "assault rifles" in mind:

"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the BEST MANNER they can."

-- Sam Adams

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

They're Offended When We Compare Him To Hilter, But...

Thanks to Kate Hefley Dalley....

Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 (Translated to English)

Classified guns for "sporting purposes".

... All citizens who wished to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and have a background check.

Presumed German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazis from the gun control law.

Gave Nazis unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not be owned by private persons.

The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by bureaucrats.

Juveniles under 18 years could not buy firearms and ammunition.

WWJD What would Jesus do? WSWD What should we do?

They are feeling us out with these things, these credibly deniable threats to our Bill of Rights ... what will we react to, how far can they push? Glenn Beck made an unpopular suggestion yesterday.... let them arrest us. Let us be the pacifists. Let us stand and look them in the eye and say "no" without giving them the violent reaction they seek. They want us to fight, so they can use force justifiably. He suggested that what works (or has in the past) is the way that Jesus, Gandhi and MLK fought.... by using their own force against them to help them fall.