Archive for July, 2012

If this was a revolver

21 July 2012

They would have expended half of their ammunition.  But since Libs don’t like guns …

Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city | Fox News.

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.

Sarge, Out

Here come the gun grabbers

21 July 2012

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.

Sarge, Out

And the next shot is fired

11 July 2012

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.

Sarge, Out

War on Religion – Incoming

5 July 2012

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.

Sarge, Out

 

Did you doubt me?

4 July 2012

Deebow over at Blackfive has a good post up.  I send you forth to read and learn something you may not be aware of..

We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident….

Sarge, Out

July 4, 1776

4 July 2012

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.

Sarge, Out

Religous Freedom: Myth or Fact?

2 July 2012

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – 1st Amendment, Constitution of the United States

Read those words above again, I’ll wait.  Done?  Good, now read them again, this time pay particular attention to the first clause.  Got it?  Read it again.  These are the words the likes of the liberals and the ACLU don’t want you to read.  Why?  Because then you would know they have perpetuated a lie upon the American people.  Nowhere are the words “separation of church and state.”  The only place the words “separation of church and state” are used are in Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Association where he acknowledged that their belief “religion is a matter which lies solely between a man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship…”

Why is this important?  Freedom of Religion is one of the cornerstones of this great experiment that is called America.  The liberals and the ACLU would have you believe that offering a prayer before a high school football game or graduation is anomalous to passing legislation establishing a religion when in reality it more closely falls under “the free exercise thereof.”  Now I will admit my copy of the Constitution of the United States is a bit outdated, but nowhere in it does it say one cannot offer a prayer asking God to keep the athletes safe from harm or provide guidance to new graduates.

We are now engaged in a religious war insofar as can a church practice what it preaches?  Or do secular interests take precedence?

God has occupied the thoughts of man.  Conscience, the mystery of existence, and the prospect of death challenge every human being to grapple with questions of transcendence and divine reality.

Religious freedom recognizes the right of all people to pursue these transcendent ends.  This right is granted not by government but by the Creator.  By respecting it, a government acknowledges that such ultimate issues are outside its jurisdiction, and that conscience is answerable to a higher authority than the law of the land.  Individuals and institutions should be free to believe and to act in response to divine reality.[i]

Marshall goes on to state “Because religious liberty is the bedrock for all human freedom, it provides a sturdy foundation for limited government.”  Take a look at what is happening in places such as Nigeria where Boko Haram Islamists are slitting Christians’ throats.  Churches are being marked for destruction in Indonesia, and here in the United States, we have an administration that consistently sides with one religion over any other.  We have the authorities in a major American city siding with Muslims who decided it would be appropriate to stone Christians while yelling “Allahu Akbar!”

Friends, we are at war.  This is not a war between nations, but a war against all that this nation stands for, most especially religious freedom.  This nation, admit it or not, was formed by men of good moral character that believed in a higher power then themselves.  The Declaration of Independence refers to this higher power no less than four times.  Nature’s God, Creator, Supreme Judge of the World, and Divine Providence.  Agree or disagree, that is the truth.  Our nation was formed based upon Judeo-Christian principles.  Little by little, the left has been eroding those principles.  They are it this for the long haul, no matter how long it takes.  If you desire to remain a free people, you must take a stand.  A stand for religious freedom is a stand for all freedoms for if they can take away your right to worship as you see fit, what other rights can they take?

Sarge, Out


[i] Marshall, Jennifer A. Why Does Religious Freedom Matter? The Heritage Foundation (http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/12/why-does-religious-freedom-matter)