Hang on. It’s about to get bumpy (well, bumpier anyways). I’m working on a couple of things, so stay tuned.
Hang on. It’s about to get bumpy (well, bumpier anyways). I’m working on a couple of things, so stay tuned.
Found this at a forum I frequent and the author has given permission to all who wish to repost to do so.
(Originally posted at DefensiveCarry.com by user Sweatnbullets) The thoughts and ideas are his, but I took the liberty to edit slightly for grammar and ease of reading.
I know some people are going to disagree with the tone of this article. Many people on the same side of the gun control issue as me are going to say that resorting to name calling is not the way to go. But when you look at how effective the same tactic has been used against the pro-gun supporters, it raises question about how efficient and effective our strategy and tactics have actually been. Pro-gun people have successfully been demonized by the anti-gun crowd and that crowd can be divided up into three groups, The Evil, The Ignorant, and The Delusional.
The very worse of the three groups are The Evil. These are the people who have been voted in as public servants and who have sworn to uphold The Constitution. Yet, at every opportunity these evil servants have broken their oath and have time and time again voted themselves more power while taking the power away from those that they have sworn to serve. Often these evil moves come from a position of elitism. They believe they are better than the people they serve. They believe they are smarter than the people they serve. They believe they and their families are more important than those they swore to serve. They act as if they are doing what is best for us, all the while looting the people they serve of their rights and their freedoms. They have one goal in mind and that is to grab as much power as they can for themselves and the government they serve……….yes, the government they serve. See, The Evil do not serve the people, they serve themselves and they serve the government. They do not care about the people and to the exact same extent they do not care about The Children. How can The Evil ones care about The Children when they make it more and more difficult for a parent to protect their children, all the while guaranteeing armed security for their own children. This hypocrisy and elitism is the ultimate form of obvious evil.
It is an elitist attitude that reeks of a “I do not care if your children die due to your inability to protect them, but I will assure that my children are safe from the evils of this world” stench.
The problem with this attitude is the fact these elitist hypocrites are the ultimate evil in this world. They want to convince The Ignorant and The Delusional they care about children being killed when in fact they are actually creating a situation where even more children can possibly be killed. Most politicians are educated and know the history of America, The Constitution, and the historical evils tyrannical governments have perpetuated on its people. Far more children have been killed by tyrannical governments than by mentally ill people with assault weapons. Those numbers would not even be close. But once again it is not about “for the children” it is about using a tragedy to grab the power and when the public servants grab power for themselves, inherently that obtained power goes to the government. The Founding Fathers put The Second Amendment in place to protect the people from a tyrannical government and our public servants know that. A vote for gun control from our public servants is a vote for a tyrannical government, a vote against the Constitution, and a vote against our children. This is an undeniable evil and this evil is being perpetrated right now in this country. I am not saying there is going to be a genocide committed against the people of this country tomorrow. What I am saying is things are being put into place here have been put into places in the past that has led to a number of the most heinous genocides that this world as ever seen. These are historical facts and if you do not believe them you may want to do some research on gun control and the genocides that have followed. If you cannot rattle off at least five genocides of the past that followed strict gun control, your knowledge level may need a quick update. The information is out there for those that actually want to find it. Obviously, The Evil cannot do this all on their own, they need help from a very large group of useful idiots. These useful idiots can be public servants, the media, and the public at large. They may or may not fall in the category of The Evil because they may not be smart enough/knowledgeable enough to understand the evil they perpetrate. But even so, they are still on the side of evil and the tools of evil. These people fall into two groups, The Ignorant and The Delusional.
The word “ignorance” is not an insult. Every one of us is ignorant about something. The Ignorant can be ignorant in many forms, but inside of this topic the three greatest forms of their ignorance comes down a lack of knowledge of America History, American Government, and World History.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana.
The Ignorant have their ignorance used against them. But that can be curtailed by gaining the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions. The Evil want The Ignorant to remain ignorant so they can keep using them as the tools of evil. If The Evil can convince The Ignorant The Founding Fathers were bumbling buffoons that did not understand the advancement of technology, then The Ignorant can be convinced The Founding Fathers did not see the advent of assault rifles. If The Evil can convince The Ignorant The Second Amendment had nothing to do with making sure that the people can protect themselves from a tyrannical government, then The Ignorant would not mind Americans being disarmed. If The Evil can convince The Ignorant that just because the government disarmed its people does not make it a tyrannical government, then The Ignorant would not fear having Americans disarmed.
Ignorance can also be taken advantage of when crime statistics of disarmed societies are not spoken of. There is not one case of guns being taken and crime statistics not climbing. Criminals fear an armed public and as soon as it becomes a crime to own guns or to use a gun in self-defense the criminal element ramps up its attacks on the unarmed law abiding people. These are all facts that can be found if The Ignorant wants to move past being used as the tools of evil.
The Evil prey on The Ignorant. They lie and they deceive. They use and they abuse. The number of ignorant, throughout world history, that have helped The Evil commit unspeakable forms of brutality and genocide on their own people is astounding. Imagine the pain and the guilt of that betrayal. Imagine believing that you were doing the right thing (for the children) due to ignorance, only to find that you were on the side of evil all along and many more children paid with their lives due to your ignorance. That reality would have to be a fate worse than death. This is possibly happening right now in this country, things are being put into motion that can possibly lead to a tyrannical government ruling this country with an iron fist. I believe this to the extent that I am concerned about even writing this article.
Ignorance is not a curse, ignorance is not a death sentence, ignorance is something that can be eliminated with an open mind and the search for “the truth.” The Ignorant are like the undecided voter. They are the ones that will be the deciding factor in this gun control issue. They are the ones who will decide the children’s fate. Do we throw the baby out with the bath water and put into motion the likelihood of America turning into a tyrannical government? Or do we look at the facts of gun violence against the children and understand that a mentally ill individual with an assault rifle is not near the threat level of The Evil and a tyrannical government.
While ignorance can be educated, The Delusional cannot. The Delusional are those that do not deal or live in reality. They are the ones that believe that all guns can be rounded up and that would be the end of the threat against our children. They believe a “gun free zone” should extend throughout this country and that is the only answer to gun violence. This level of delusiveness completely baffles and escapes me. It is as if there is a form of mental illness that perpetuates a utopian dream that will simply never be part of the human experience. Man has perpetrated evil on man throughout the history of man and that is not going to change any time soon. The only people that comply with gun control laws are the good people. Evil people will not comply (and that is why the evil public servants have excluded themselves from the gun control laws.) That would mean the vast majority of the people that still had guns would be evil people. What part of this do they not understand? What level of delusiveness would you have to be in order to believe such obvious impossibilities? Are they really so blinded by their delusions and their lack of rational thought they are unable to see the facts of gun confiscation throughout the world, the effects on crime soaring, the historical governmental abuses, and genocide?
The only other group of people that would still have guns would be the good people that are willing to go to jail for the rest of their lives in order to protect their loved ones/children.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
I am pretty sure the delusional do not understand the above quote due to their obvious lack of rational. But, what we are talking about is a willingness to do anything to protect our loved ones and especially The Children.
I am sick and tired of The Evil, The Ignorant, and The Delusional using “for the children” as their excuse to destroy America. It is you…….The Evil, The Ignorant, and The Delusional that perpetrates and perpetuates the evil that endangers The Children and The Grand Children. Do not come at me with your outright lies, your fabrications, your agenda manipulation, and your politicizing of a tragedy to further your evil intent. You can preach your lie “for the children” but there is only one side of this fight that is truly about The Children and it is not the side of the Evil, The Ignorant, and The Delusional.
Where do you stand? I stand for the children. I support having trained, armed individuals in the school hallways, classrooms, and playgrounds. I don’t want to hear of another school shooting, but I am afraid it will happen. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but it is just a matter of time. And I hope whoever is in the school when it happens has the means, training and will to stop the threat by ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
I have seen or heard the following several times over the last couple of years. This is the first time I have seen it attributed .
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing
The fifth would pay $1
The sixth would pay $3
The seventh would pay $7
The eighth would pay $12
The ninth would pay $18
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59
So, that’s what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20″. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.
And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.
“I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, ”but he got $10!”
“Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!”
“That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!”
“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!”
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D. – Professor of Economics.
If you look at those numbers, you will see that of the 10 men, in round numbers, 40% of them pay nothing for their beer. 10 % pay only 1% of the tab, in this case a dollar. 10% pays about 3%, 10% pays 7%, 10% pays 12% of the total. If you’re keeping track, we now have 4 men or 40% of the people paying approximately 23% of the bill. When you add the ninth man into the mix, you have a breakdown like this. 40% are getting “free” (at least for them) beer, 50% are footing 41% of the total bill. Do the math and see for yourself. The tenth man, representing 10% of the beer drinkers in this little club, who has done well for himself, is footing 59% of the bill for the 10 men.
Now, take a look at the “tax” break they receive when the owner of this fine establishment decides to give them a discount and see that the guy who gets the biggest “break” is drinker 5. He now pays nothing. A 100% discount on his portion of the tab, he drinks for “free.” You will notice that the discount goes down greatly from there. Drinker 10 only gets a 16% discount on his portion, though it does garner him the biggest in real dollars. However, if you work the percentage of the tab, he is now paying a touch more than 61%. He is actually paying MORE as a portion of the tab, not less.
I hear people talking about making the “rich” pay their “fair share” when it comes to taxes. Take a look at the percentages above and do some of the math yourself and see who is actually paying the bills and who is just along for the “free beer”
Read the following carefully and ask yourself, does it matter?
When will it matter?
WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco – a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter..
WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed Carol Browner, a well known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – as President of the United States , he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter..
WHEN – he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our long time ally, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he upset the Europeans by removing plans for a missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.
WHEN – he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.
From our founding to today, I don’t think there is a more important time than right now. We, as I have said before, are at the crossroads and this upcoming election will determine whether we become wards of the state or remain free men. We currently have a government that wants to control every aspect of your life from the moment of conception to the moment of expiration. They get to decide who is born and when you will die.
” The only thing required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” -Thomas Paine
This nation was brought forth by men who believed in Liberty. Eighty seven years later, they fought a war to preserve it. We have defended it when it has mattered at places with names such as The Alamo, Midway, Ardennes, Sicily, New York, Washington DC, and over the fields of Pennsylvania. It is now time for other Ordinary Americans to stand up and be counted for Freedom.
They would have expended half of their ammunition. But since Libs don’t like guns …
Seems the mayor of Boston needs to re-read the Constitution of the Commonwealth again. Article II states:
It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.
His (dis)Honor Thomas Menino wants to prevent a private business from opening a location in Boston because of the strongly held Christian beliefs.
Mr. Mayor, shame on your for attacking a business that would bring jobs to your community.
First, take a moment to say a prayer for the survivors and the families of those effected by the events in Aurora, CO. Pray also for the law enforcement and other working to gain entry to the suspects apartment. Also, pray for the alleged shooter. That he will remain safe to stand trial in accordance with our laws.
Now, here is what is happening and what is going to transpire over the next few days. First, those that would abridge our 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arm are going to come out screaming about controlling the guns. Let me say to them, that gun control is hitting what you are aiming at. In places where guns are confiscated, there is no freedom. When a despot want to take control, the first thing he does is get the private guns out of the hands of private citizens. If you criminalize gun ownership, only criminals will have guns.
I was talking to a couple of co-workers yesterday and stated this theater probably had a sign that touted it was a “Safe Place” because gun were not permitted on the premises. What actually happens in this case is if you want to do harm to lots of people, you look for that sign. You will be unopposed, no one will shoot back. This theater was a “Designated Victim Zone.” And I will lay my next paycheck there was at least one CCW permit holder in attendance and he/she either left their weapon at home or in their car. They voluntarily disarmed themselves at the request of another private citizen. The private person who requested them to disarm, now took on the responsibility to protect them. Which, by the way, he failed to do. He, in posting that sign, said “You don’t need your weapons here, I’ll see to your safety.”
Friends, if you are a visitor in my home or business, it is my DUTY to protect you. Read that again. As a visitor to my home or business, you have an expectation that nothing bad will happen while you are on my property and I have a DUTY to protect you. One difference, I will NEVER ask you to disarm. If asked, I will even provide the means to protect yourself while you are on my property. I only ask you return my weapon when you are ready to depart so the next guest may utilize it if need be.
J.D. Kinman has a good post up about this. Please go over there and see what he has to say.
Remember this. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
Get a weapon and learn to use it. Take lessons and practice, practice, practice.
Over in Phoenix, AZ an ordained pastor gets 60 days + 3 years probation for, get this, hosting a Bible Study in his home. Follow this link for the story. http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/homeowner-jailed-for-hosting-bible-study.html. If you still think there isn’t a war or religion and more specifically Christians, you are either blind or ignorant.
Here is the next shot in the War on Religion. Seems a restaurant is under investigation by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission because, get this, they offer a 10% discount to church goers. Yep, you read that right. The state has opened a discrimination investigation against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen. This is all because a guy name John Wolff filed a complaint. He is quoted as saying: “I did this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particular in Lancaster County, I don’t consider it an earth-shaking affair, but in this area in particular, we seem to have so many self-righteous religious people, so it just annoys me.” Yep, he filed a complaint because he was annoyed.
Mr. Wolff, you are a twit. If you don’t like the fact that Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen gives those that attend church a discount, you have two choices. Attend the church of your choosing and claim the discount for yourself or find another place to patronize. Mr. Wolff you have a mistaken idea that you have a right to not be annoyed. Sir, please reference where in the Constitution of the United States as amended or even the Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania where you have a right not to be annoyed as I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
The owners, Sharon and David Prudhomme, advertise various discounts on their web page and they wonder if they could get in trouble for offering Kid’s Night on Tuesdays (Kids eat free, 12 and Under after 4:30).
Now, there is not much I can do to help these good folks, but if you happen to live in the area or even passing through, and believe a business should be able to operate in a manner of their choosing stop by and let them know. If you go to church and decide to eat out afterwards, and you happen to live in Columbia, Pennsylvania, bring your church bulletin to Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen and ask for your discount. If I did, I would.
Oh, and friends, if you should happen to run into Mr. Wolff, let him know that while he is free to choose how he lives his life, he needs to tend to his affairs and allow the Prudhommes attend to the affairs of Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen. If they choose to offer him a discount because he is a cranky old curmudgeon, that is their choice. If he chooses to eat somewhere else, I am sure the Prudhommes will not miss him much.
Once again, I have to ask “Has the time come?” A bit more than 3 years ago, I asked that very question, and I still don’t know “the Answer.” Go back and read the piece from 2009 and ask yourself the same question.
This is about where our nation is headed. With the recent ruling on “Obamacare,” I now have to ask you this question. If the government can require you to buy health insurance based upon some arbitrary standard (what they say you need versus what you actually need), what is to stop them from dictating/interfering in other areas of your private life? In the market for a new car? How about this one? You can buy that one, but you will pay a “penalty” if you do. Want to buy a new house? Well, we have this one here that meets your needs. Oh, you can buy that house over there, but you will pay a “penalty” if you do. While these examples could be considered extreme, your “needs” will no longer be determined by you, but by some government employee and who knows how those “needs” will be determined. Penalty or tax, it is still money you will pay to the government because you decide to exercise free will. You know, that which was instilled in you by your Creator. Has the time come?
Any regular reader of this little blog, knows in 1985 I took an oath. That oath goes like this:
“I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
Read that oath carefully and notice to who or what I and every other service member swore allegiance to. Not the officers appointed over me and not the President of the United States. I and my brothers and sisters in arms swear allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. Presidents come and go. The Constitution has endured for 224 years despite the efforts of those opposed to it. While it has been changed over the years, it still stands.
Even though I have not worn a uniform since 2005, I have not been relieved of that oath. It does not have an expiration date attached. Since I am no longer in uniform, I am no longer subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and no longer required to obey the orders of the President of the United States nor are any officers appointed over me.
Do you have the courage of those 56 men from 1776? Or would you rather be as the sheep led to the slaughter? Freedom or subjugation, the choice is ours. I am on my soapbox, will participate at the ballot box, but don’t forget, I have a bullet box which is my eternal hope will remain sealed. Make your choice carefully as once made, it cannot be unmade. You don’t get a do-over.