Category Archives: Legislation

Watch out for the herd of RINO’s through congress. Congressional cowardice sinks Americans

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Watch out for the herd of RINO’s through congress.  Congressional cowardice sinks Americans

With the “Republicans In Name Only” caucus cowering in the light of negative press and their own innate lacking of a spine, Congress has cobbled together enough support to lift the debt ceiling, “reopen” the government (with back pay so it’s like it never happened) and American’s are still forced to buy something that they may not want just because they happen to be alive.

Such a productive fortnight.

Why do the RINO’s always think that if they go along to get along that somehow the media and those on the left will all of a sudden become all lovey-dovey with them.

The reality is more like this cartoon from ComicallyIncorrect.com

Give-up

 

My real beef is with the individual mandate.  From Nancy “we need to pass it so we can find out what’s in it” Pelosi to the betrayal of Chief Justice Roberts to the cowardice of the Republicans in facilitating its passing in the first place when they should have done everything in their power to stop it to now, not having the stones to do what it takes.  All of this hypocrisy, cowardice and politics has forced every American, whether they want to or not, to suckle at the teat of the federal government.

The American people MUST buy health insurance or pay an ever growing penalty.

And here I thought liberals HATED the draft.  But that is what they are championing now.  We are all drafted into the service of Obamacare.  Yet unlike the draft there are no deferments for us (businesses yes, but not the people).

Unlike the Vietnam protests against the draft, anyone protesting against Obamacare does not get the glowing media coverage picture righteous fighters who believe in their cause but rather are portrayed as racists and extremists.

Liberty is dying in America.  The more we are forced to do something against our will the more it dies.  The more control the government wraps it’s tentacles around squeezing off our air the more freedom is choked out.

All ready the right that shall not be infringed is more infringed then any other right.

Yet gun rights are not the only rights being whittled away.

  • We need permits to assemble.
  • We cannot pray in school thereby prohibiting the free exercise of religion
  • Our right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure is being eradicated (Terry Stops, Stop and Frisk)
  • Our home and lands can be seized by eminent domain which is worse than simply housing soldiers
  • Entering treaties that threaten American Sovereignty with regards to our right to keep and bear arms
  • Executive orders replacing actual legislation.  Executive orders eliminate representation…kind of a big deal in a REPUBLIC.

All the while, further down the rabbit hole we go.

2014 and 2016 may be the most important elections in American history, for if things are allowed to continue on the way they are, there will not be an America for long.

 

On a side note, if you find all this doom and gloom disconcerting (for I know I do) and you need to brighten your mood, explain to the next gun hating zealot you run across that the one benefit of Obamacare is that it has now set precedent making it legal for a government to require that everyone within a town, county, state or country to own a firearm or pay a tax not to.

Should be good for a few moments of amusement as their mind gets blown.

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“If you don’t win, cheat”; that’s the Chicago way

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“If you don’t win, cheat”; that’s the Chicago way

From the city that gave us Barack Obama, Al Capone and the term “Chicago Politics” now gives us a mash up of all three in order to fight against the recent ruling recognizing Chicagoan’s right to keep and bear arms.

The Chicago City council has taken it upon themselves to try and infringe and limit the newly recognized right within their city by any means necessary.  By using coercion and threats the thugs of the City Council are forcing the owners of businesses that serve alcohol to place a sign in their window banning guns on the premises.

That doesn’t mean just bars, anyplace that serves alcohol will be forced to acquiesce to the whims of the City Council.  This includes restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs, sporting venues, carnivals and festivals etc. Though liquor and grocery stores are exempt.

The stance on this matter is reminiscent of a scene in the Godfather when Michael speaks of the time his father and Luca Brazzi give the bandleader a choice

The city council’s Consigliere in this case is Donal Quinlan who said:

“What we’re essentially doing is making it mandatory for establishments to exercise that right to say, ‘No guns here’. We can’t regulate guns, but we can revoke their liquor license if they don’t exercise that right.

There are so many things wrong with that statement it boggles the mind. If you are making it mandatory to do something you are not allowing people to exercise that right, you are actually doing the opposite.  

I have the right to vote for a candidate, but if you force me to vote for them if i don’t want to that doesn’t mean I’m exercising my right, it means I am being crushed under a tyrannical heel.  This is how third world dictatorships operate.

And the fact that the Chicago City Council has to threaten people in order to get their way because the courts ruled against them is both disgusting and unethical.  Though I guess that is business as usual in Chicago. 

Somehow, the City Council of Chicago, the murder capital of America with over 1200 murders and countless shootings over the past 30 months , believes what; that by harassing business owners and infringing upon a persons right to protect themselves these shootings will stop?

Then again, gun control isn’t about stopping crime…it’s about control…and Chicago and the politicians it produces are all about control, freedom and choice be damned.

How’s Obamacare working for everyone?  I guess Obama learned that trick back in Chi-town.

 

Only in California: Private party gun transfers illegal while backalley abortions just signed into law

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Only in California: Private party gun transfers illegal while backalley abortions just signed into law

I really wonder about California sometimes.

The militant liberal left, the one that welcomes all voices so long as they agree with them, the one that is the most vicious and violent to those who disagree with them, the one who unabashedly infringe on everyone’s rights except those that narrowly fit into their ideology, has done it again.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 154 on Wednesday allowing for non-physicians to perform abortions.  It would be one thing if that meant only handing out medication like the day after pill but the bill actually allows for non-physicians to perform invasive medical procedures in order to kill the unborn child.

Now, I have the knowledge and the steady hand to remove a person’s appendix but I doubt my zero years in medical school would cause a lineup of people at my door looking for appendectomies.

I don’t care what your stance on abortion is, outside of the most ardent pro-abortion mouth foamer out there, this can’t be considered a good idea.  The people performing these procedures aren’t even going to be trained by doctors and while the bill says the abortions will be performed under a doctor’s “supervision” there is nothing in the legislation requiring a physician to be present or on-site during an abortion.

It is not only the ridiculous decision by Gov. Brown and the CA legislature that boggles my mind but their abject hypocrisy.  They will push their agenda, regardless of how extreme yet have no problem with the complete oppression of others.

It is now LEGAL for a person who is not a physician to perform an invasive medical procedure.

It is completely ILLEGAL to sell a gun to someone else without going through a licensed dealer.

From  the Office of the California Attorney General:

Firearm sales must be conducted through a fully licensed California firearms dealer. Failure to do so is a violation of California law. The buyer (and seller, in the event that the; buyer is denied), must meet the normal firearm purchase and delivery requirements.

Yet California does not have any of the major types of abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly funded abortions—often found in other states.

If I’m a Californian and I want to sell my over under rifle I use for skeet shooting I can’t just go to my buddy and exchange it for cash, I need to go to someone who is licensed by the state of California and have them oversee the transaction.  I have to deal with background checks, waiting periods and other infringements.

Yet if you want to undergo invasive medical procedures that will rip out and end a life/potential life (depending on your beliefs) then all you need to do is head over to the nearest abortion clinic and anyone who has taken the equivalent to watching a Grey’s Anatomy marathon can hook you up immediately.

Just a look at the numbers:

Total Number of Abortions in CA (2008): 214,190

Approx. number of murders via firearm in US (2008): 12,000

Abortions are nearly 20 times more prevalent in California than murders by firearm are in the ENTIRE United States yet California cracks down and infringes on the rights on the law abiding to keep and bear arms while streamlining the process of aborting babies by not even requiring someone with a medical degree to be involved.

Apparently the inmates have taken over the asylum in Sacramento.

 

If Gun Controllers Read The Other Amendments Like They Do The 2nd

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If Gun Controllers Read The Other Amendments Like They Do The 2nd

Gun control zealots love to get hooked on the semantics of the 2nd Amendment.

Due to the forefathers elegant writing that is more verse than prose, gun control zealots have harped on misinterpreted syntaxes of the 2nd Amendment for years.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

The gun controllers like to say that since there isn’t an “and” between State and the right of the people that somehow invalidates the intent of founders.   The intent being found in the other writings of the time.

George Mason: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Sam Adams: “And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms”

George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence”

Alexander Hamilton: “The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed”

Thomas Paine: “Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them (arms)”

So even though the founders had just tossed out a tyrant and basically made a bill of rights that all be exclusively dealt with the aforementioned tyranny, somehow the lack of a word is supposed to undercut the intent?

If we were to extend this logic to the other rights enumerated by the Bill of Rights we would have a very different country today.

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

By applying gun control “logic” on the 1st Amendment we would have the right of free speech, press and assembly limited to only apply when seeking redress for grievances.  You see, everything before the petition part was an “or”.  You have this right OR this right OR this right, then you can take one of those rights AND petition the government.

Remember, this is gun control “logic”.

So, unless you are petitioning the government for redress of grievances, your right to free speech or assembly or the press or religion would be able to be restricted to the point of prohibition.

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law

No mention of apartments in the 3rd Amendment.  Therefore the government has the rights to shack up as many soldiers in your apartment as they want.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces

It only says land, it doesn’t say land forces therefore anyone can be held to answer for a crime without due process if it occurs on land.  Therefore the 5th Amendment only applies to crimes taken while either on an airplane or while falling off a cliff.  And since there weren’t airplanes back in the 1700’s and since gun controllers say at best we have a right to a ball and powder musket then the founding fathers meant to enumerate in the constitution a provision to protect the rights of people accused of committing crimes while falling off a cliff.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted

Since the it’s “and” and not “and/or” between cruel and unusual punishments the 8th Amendment allows punishments that can be either cruel or unusual so long as they are not both.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people

Just like the previous amendment this one has “or” instead of an “and/or” and as such allows for certain rights to be denied AND disparaged against, so long as both are done when you apply the gun controllers logic to the 9th Amendment.

By applying gun control “logic” to other amendments of the Constitution illustrates how ridiculous it is.  Yet gun control zealots still like to argue that somehow, despite the historical evidence of intent, that the founders somehow wanted to limit the right to keep and bear arms to the military.

But back in reality I argue that the intention of the founders was clear and clearest with regards to the 2nd Amendment.  Not only are there the writings of the day that argue for the personal keeping and bearing of arms but also the anecdotal fact that these colonists OVERTHREW A TYRANT.  They didn’t do it by not quartering soldiers, they did it by the use of arms.

They felt so strongly about it that they included in the 2nd the strongest wording they could and a phrase that is not found anywhere else in the Constitution.

Shall not be infringed

The Government is “shutdown”…what about NICS?

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I read a funny tweet today, day one of the government shutdown.

https://twitter.com/PoliticalLaughs/status/385050028324044800

While that seems oddly accurate there are things that regular people may require of the government. For instance, the NICS background check system.  Will this be operational while the government is “shutdown”?  I put shutdown in quotes because of all the people who get furloughed, guess who STILL gets paid…yep…CONGRESS and the President.

But I digress, will American citizens be allowed to purchase firearms that require a NICS check or has the government once again finagled their way into infringing the rights of law abiding citizens?

The answer is rather simple.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation runs the NICS system out of  the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  Oh yeah, the FBI is still funded during the “shutdown”.  And as the FBI notes on their own website, “NICS is available 17 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays excluding Christmas”.

So while the government is “shutdown” and Congress and the President still get paid, there should be no interruption or infringement to the 2nd Amendment other than the need to get a NICS check in the first place.  So much for being innocent until proven guilty.

Now, if the FBI refuses to do NICS requests and tries to blame it on the shutdown then there is something rotten going on.

 

THIS is how the Federal Government will get a National Gun Registry

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THIS is how the Federal Government will get a National Gun Registry

With steady wins and progress, the 2nd Amendment has been sludging through the mire of gun control muck to strengthen itself in most states.  On the federal level, Obama and his gun control cadre do not have the juice to push for hard, gun rights-infringing legislation.

So they have decided to attack privacy in more general terms, so they can worm their way into achieving one of their biggest goals and one of the most dire threats to the 2nd Amendment; a National Gun Registry.

But as I said, the 2nd Amendment pro gun movement has been kicking ass and taking names lately so how exactly is Obama and his gun grabbing groupies planning on doing this?  Well, they certainly aren’t going to say the word “Gun” or “Registry”.  They are going to say “Credit Card”.

Ever hear of the Consumer Financial Protection Board? Sounds like a innocuous and benevolent thing, i mean, we’re consumers and we’d like to be protected yet protection comes at a cost.  In this case, the CFPB is before the House of Representatives stating it wants to know what you buy and keep that information.

The CFPB has a data-mining program that will make your purchases government knowledge.  Officials from the CFPB say their performance goal is to monitor at least four out of every five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year, estimated total around 42 billion transactions.

They also want to monitor up to 95% of all mortgage transactions but lets focus on the buying aspect.

With this invasive and privacy shredding program the federal government will know what you buy, when you buy it and how much of it you buy.  Even if you don’t use a credit card to buy firearms, if you use one to buy ammo or parts for your weapon the fed can extrapolate what you have to some degree.

Credit Cards have become ubiquitous in our culture and we use them all the time and overlook the fact that our lives, reflected on how we spend our money, is viewed by someone.  Previously it was just the CC company…now it’s Big Brother and that is just a bit unsettling.

And debit cards would not be safe from this intrusion either.  You ever notice that little Mastercard or Visa logo on your debit card?  Though it deducts money directly from your bank account the card itself works just like a credit card and as such would fall under this federal snooping.

Everything you buy with a card will be known.  How many of us didn’t want to pull out a wad of greenbacks in order to buy a firearm and instead just put it on the debit card?  Well, with this program from the CFPB, that will be in their database.  A database that is a few button clicks away from a National Gun Registry.

This invasion of privacy needs to be stopped.  No doubt that if States like New York wanted access to this information when they pass some draconian law limiting magazine size or outlawing sport rifles, the Obama Administration would have no issues sharing it.  Then, when Cuomo’s jackbooted thugs bust down your door looking for your “contraband” they will have a detailed list to go on thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Board.

Don’t you feel protected?

If  the gun grabbers can’t attack directly, they will use any hijacked backdoor method they can.  This data mining program is an outrage to begin with but when you think what they can do with the information, it becomes downright unacceptable.

Hopefully the House of Reps will get this right and crush this further abuse of privacy rights.

If not…use cash.