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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Elected Politicians Are Forgetting their Role this is Dangerous to Liberty

Recently, with all the attack on the second amendment, things are getting heated around the USA. Democrats and Republicans are flipping sides, while some states roll out pro second amendment legislation, others are working hard to make our fellow citizen, and legal gun owner, criminals. Not the least of these is Senator Ginny Burdick of Oregon. Now, not being in Ms. Burdick's electoral district, and being new to Oregon, I've not followed her career, or political battles, but her recent servitude to the democrat gun control agenda is fairly transparent. The unfortunate discovery I've made during this time, is she's a bully, with little to no compassion for all the citizens that she serves, especially gun owners, veterans, and families with the ability to defend themselves.

Ms. Burdick is the state Senator for parts of SW Portland and Tigard, and has been since 1997, so about 16 years. Being that Oregon is currently a blue state, I understand the ability of a Democrat to continue to win elections over Republicans. In the area that Ms. Burdick has been elected, there is even more likelihood that stricter gun legislation would be accepted according to a recent Oregonian survey. However, Ms. Burdick's attitude in this recent You Tube video, shows, that she hasn't bothered to talk to anyone OUTSIDE of her district. Further, her many, many, too many, years in office, are leading her to elevate her status from public servant, to protected ruling class. Democrats have had the reigns of Oregon for a long time, there is a lot to love here, but, now the government, and those long time rulers, er, elected folks, may need some change. Maybe a more socially liberal, and fiscally conservative independent, libertarian approach is due. Since, the Democrats, are forgetting our constitution. It seems that there is work to do before the next election, but meanwhile, take note, that even the ACLU has reduced their support for Ms. Burdick's stands on civil liberties.

Recently, Ms. Burdick has gotten national attention, for what has proven to be a series of lies about canceling a town hall meeting, being filmed by gun rights advocates, and in general her hard line on gun control. And while Ms. Burdick does enjoy a Facebook page, apparently, she's just doing it to do the "in" thing. As one, who expressed, in a respectful manner in her public forum, my opposition to her attack of gun owners, I am now also among the many banned Oregon Citizens, barred from sharing further opposition with her in a public forum. So communication will have to be via email or snail mail. Especially if she even entertains the newest gun legislation put forth by Representative Greenlick. He's a topic for another post. Ms. Burdick's an example of the "ruling class" political mentality.

The larger issue, is this new trend of politicians thinking they are our parents, or, worse, royalty, who are above critique. That is what this incident with Ms. Burdick, and her decision to ban people from Facebook, and to insult members of their electorate, indicates. It's further evidenced, in the recent high profile golf outing by Mr. Obama, Mr. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the Big Apple's entourage, also illustrates, this bigger then life, royalty aspect that so many politicians are embracing. Even more so, the refusal, by Ms. Burdick, to be accountable, and her "creeped out" attitude about hearing gun truths, shows this desire to "live above". Even her own constituent, and a radio host, Victoria Taft, was ignored, when she asked to be shown the threats.

Do not back down from communicating with your elected officials. With all your state lawmakers. Don't let go of standing for your rights. Your rights are your liberty. If the elected officials seem to be embracing the insular royal mentality, it becomes even more critical, to communicate regularly. Remind them, they are elected, and that, you, come next election, won't forget. There are a lot of people on the other side of the fence. Not the least of which is Ceasefire Oregon. Penny Okamoto, is the Executive Director of this non-profit. Do you know where there money is coming from? Do you know their end goal is gun registration?

Now is not the time for timidity. Now, is the time to remember, that Oregon is the frontier of America, and was not founded by the weak of heart. There were dangers then, and there will always be dangers. Be prepared and watchful, that those, who lack the fortitude to protect themselves, don't take away your ability to protect yourself and the ones you love.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Right to Bear Arms is about our LIberty

The PREAMBLE - that bit before the amendments starts states: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the
United States of America. 

Establishing Justice - a just society - there are four branches of government, we the people are the fourth. We were the militia, and a standing army was not intended to be a militia, but separate, therefore, we must provide the common defense. In order to promote General Welfare, we were given a constitution to guide the United State of America, to bring the blessings of LIberty - Freedom. our Posterity, refers to the well being of America.

The constitution never said women couldn't vote or that blacks should be slaves, It said nothing on specific topics, leaving open ended opportunity for we the people to amend it as we've needed to guarantee, Liberty, Welfare, Tranquility. Bearing in mind, the Constitution is for our General Welfare, and Common Defense, then the 2nd Amendment as written, means, since, we the people, are the militia, 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. Shall not be infringed is plain, simple, do not encroach on my rights.

Now, going further, as society has evolved, the meaning of the constitution has expanded with it. Some very good amendments have added specific meanings and actions, laws to the idea of Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty. So for people who wish to stand by their right to free speech on their cell phones, kindles, tablets, computers, who want to demonstrate in Times Square, the constitution has protected that right. Times Square didn't exist back when the Constitution was written, neither did Hollywood, But yet, the precedent is that the Amendment of Free Speech applies to films, to videos or you tube. So the AR-15 and affiliated semi-automatic weapons, are the modern equivalent of 3-d Action, the laptop or a tablet. 

Therefore, because free speech, and gun ownership rights are not meant to be infringed upon, then there should be no laws made that do so. Further, the laws that are on the books are not being enforced, And just as if you call fire in a crowded room, if you commit a crime then you'll be punished. We need to critically think, and not be sheep who listen to politicians.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The speech that got JFK killed

The smaller the government the bigger the you.

The more you let government go, the more it takes.

You must, work to shrink it. The more that government does, the less we can do as individuals or as a community, as a tribe.

Why does government have to provide a service, that we can come together and provide.

Rethink things?

Don't allow limits on your life.

Don't settle for the best government can do.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Anonymous - #Operation American Freedom

They speak truth - our Liberty is at stake. The Government does not speak for us any longer.

Monday, January 14, 2013

A letter to my Representative

Dear Rep Schrader,

Greetings, I trust you are well, my heart is troubled, and I wonder if yours is as well. This country seems to be at odds, and it is dependent on lawmakers to show fortitude, and courage. To stand up against those that would continue this erosion. Even if it is a President in your own political party. Your party alignment does not mean your visions for America are aligned.

I'm deeply concerned, DC, and East Coast politicians are out of touch with this nation. This aggressive pursuit of gun control, with little debate, dialogue and healthy conversation feels like an extension of the Federal Government's already intrusive overreach.

With Respect, the NDAA, and FISA already went TOO FAR. Now Executive Orders are being threatened because this leader can't seem to come down out of his tower. It's unacceptable. It's unacceptable in a state with so many veterans, with people living on land with no one around them, I don't think the East Coast Gets it AT ALL.

Should President Obama declare himself King again and write further executive orders that are inappropriate it is Your Constitutional duty to join in a call for impeachment of this man. He may have been a constitutional scholar, but for the intention of dismantling and running rough shod over it.

In these weeks since Sandy Hook, much has happened. There are serious, nay, grievous media discrepancies. Reports initially, now all but silenced. Inconsistencies in the character of this mentally ill man-boy as a mass murderer are not without some head scratching. However, it is not a time to demonize law abiding citizens, who are upholding constitutional rights. The assertion by media pundits, foreign and otherwise that we're uncivilized are wrong. We are the wild wild west though, this is our proud American Legacy and must not be dismantled. We are civilized, but we are courageous!

127 million people are not voting. They don't trust the government. Why should we? You must audit the fed, you must balance the budgets, you must impeach a President who has forgotten we're not a monarchy or Communist regime. You must belong to us, the people, not the corporations lobbying and winning your support and loyalty over the welfare of the citizens.

Please Rep Schraeder, remember the legacy of my country, our country, our Freedoms. Do not let the erosion continue. Do not let our proud bill of rights be spat upon, and torched. Don't let a country that can be free and prosperous again continue on this erroneous path of warfare and economic imbalance, while those with askew priorities try to get their way.

It is we the people, you are elected, your colleagues to implement what is right, for us.



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Guns save Lives - be Heroic - own a gun.

It's our American right to own. It's the Heroic Americans that don't get discussed often enough. Here's some;

MSNBC host Ed Schultz made a statement that, "We've never had a civilian stop a shooting". Let's educate him. Have you heard of the following mass shootings?! NO? Well maybe that's because an armed civilian stopped them before they could become mass shootings and tragic newspaper headlines. -ab

— Mayan Palace Theater, San Antonio, Texas (in December): Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots at a movie theater, a police car and bystanders from the nearby China Garden restaurant; as he enters the movie theater, guns blazing, an armed off-duty cop shoots Garcia four times, stopping the attack: Total dead: Zero.

— Winnemuccas, Nev., 2008: Ernesto Villagomez opens fire in a crowded restaurant; concealed carry permit-holder shoots him dead. Total dead: Two. (I’m excluding the shooters’ deaths in these examples.)

— Appalachian School of Law, 2002: Crazed immigrant shoots the dean and a professor, then begins shooting students; as he goes for more ammunition, two armed students point their guns at him, allowing a third to tackle him. Total dead: Three.

— Santee, Calif. 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates — as well as the “trained campus supervisor”; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.

— Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman’s head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.

— Edinboro, Pa., 1998: A student shoots up a junior high school dance being held at a restaurant; restaurant owner pulls out his shotgun and stops the gunman. Total dead: One