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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pent Up

Guess its great to back in full force... had some things pent up.  But its time to address the brain drain that is, but shouldn't be, gun control.  Its such a multi-facet conversation, that its hard to get to any one person's root cause for how they have come to their opinion.  I'm gonna be up front, for the longest time my opinion hinged on the fact that I grew up on a farm and learned to shoot at an early age, and enjoy it still today.  But as I grew older and began to observe and understand difference influences and history, my opinions hardened.  So, here is the basic concept we have to understand, as our Founding Fathers considered the right of the public to arm itself, its not about hunting, regardless of how many people say it, regardless of part affiliation, HUNTING DOESNT MATTER, in this conversation.  One may be able to make the arguement that citizens can own firearms to protect their homes... but they leave "from intruders" unsaid.  Generally, intruders is defined as a person or party breaking into one's home to rob or injure the homeowner.  While thats closer to real reason than hunting, its not historically accurate.  Here is the "dirty secret" the Government does not want you to realize... Franklin, Madison, Washington, Adams, and others, put such an emphasis on an gun holding civilian base... to KEEP GOVERNMENT HONEST and dont forget out of our lives.  Remember, they had to fight a war against a British empire, and the rest of Europe was going through similar political turmoil with dictators or kings.  They despised tyranny and wanted to create an atmosphere that promoted a government held in check by its citizens.  That is why Amendment #1 is the Freedom of Speech and Religion, so that we could voice our concerns without fear to jail or death.  Thus making Amendment #2 almost more important, because its harder for a government to shut me up if I can forcefully keep them out of my face.  And should this tyranny-creep happen, the public is armed, and encouraged, to take back the government that has become unruly.  So, for anybody who wants to limit "high capacity magazines" or "assault rifles" because "nobody needs 30 bullets to kill a deer," I answer with "then why does the Department of Homeland Security have the magazines and firearms?"  Not to mention buying up millions of rounds of ammo at a time.  We have an branch for Armed Forces, which includes National Guard and Coast Guard, so why exactly does that department need to seemingly gear up for a confrontation? And who are they confronting?  My questions answer the prior question... I want it, and have a right to it, because I have the right to match firepower with a government who has way surpassed being deemed unruly.  It is often accredited to Benjamin Franklin, as the story goes, after the Constitutional Congress, and everything was signed, a woman approached Franklin and posed the question "What form of government have you given us, a monarchy, a dictatorship?" to which he replied "A Constitutional Representative Republic," to which he followed with one of the most poignant statements in our founding... "if you can keep it."  Well, this is one of those points where we need to utilize our Representatives, hold them accountable, and fight to keep what was promised us in the Constitution.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

At Last...Wow

Well, I appoligize for the long time between posts... some computer issues along with my great ability to loose sign ons and passwords have left those of you who actually enjoy my ramblings in the cold.  For those of you, I appoligize.  I realize I have missed many a quality situation to rag on one politician or another, or another, or 3 more, or.... I'm sure we get the point.  But there are some simultaneous "partisain" issues (according to the POTUS) that would be front page everything every hour of every day on every channel... if it were a Bush or Regan.  But our wonderfully obedient Progressive media stream has been busy with other things and just NOW realized that just maybe the White House was not ENTIRELY honest during the initial Benghazi developments from last September.  Sorry Hillary, it does make a difference.  Look into the faces of the families of the people who were killed and tell them it doesn't matter.  For those of us who are a little fuzzy on some details... The Ambassador asked for extra security more than 2 months before the planned, yes even the Lybian President told us this, attacks occurred.  Aside from that, the attack was not mere moments long... it went on for 9 freakin' hours!  And we (people in power in DC) had real time knowledge of the events.  And what could those people with that real time knowledge in DC do, right, from this far away?  Unleash Hell.  Yup, unleash it, it was chomping at the bit via drone operators, aircraft carriers, and other locations that could have had several teams of the most elite fighting group, that's right, Navy SEALS, on sight within 4 hours... FOUR freakin', ridiculous, politicized hours.  We had so many options we could have thrown darts to pick, but we chose to "stand down."  Why is "stand down" so important?  We had to give orders to all the different options previously noted to stay put and let 4 Americans die for?  That's it, for what?  There is lots and lots of speculation, none of which will bring back the dead fathers/brothers/sons/husbands.  But to think that some media outlets, because they were lied to then, are just now asking the questions?  Wow, that all I got for that one.

And to keep this next part short and to the point... IRS, you got busted picking and choosing who to harass.  The Tea Party name, or the word Patriot is not exactly a reason to with hold or remove any tax exempt status.  Please, just own it and move on.  With that being said, who really wants the IRS, the tax department of our Country, involved in your health care?  If they cannot honestly review tax exempt applications, what makes us think the are going to levy finds accordingly?  Wow, yup, wow pretty much sums that up too.