Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's Not About Self Defense

"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 2nd amendment is not about self defense. Its purpose is to "make regular" or to create a citizen militia. (The word "regular" did not mean the same thing then as it does now.)  That is the function of the 2nd amendment, to recognize that every adult male IS a member of the militia as the founders of this nation understood it.
"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves ... and include all men capable of bearing arms."

Richard Henry Lee - Senator, First Congress

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms..."

The idea was the same idea as they have in Switzerland, only without the mandatory service/training in a formal military because this nation was not to have a formal military. The Navy wasn't created until Thomas Jefferson's tenure as president. (And the self declared enemy that made that necessary was islam - as it is today.) The idea was that The People would be responsible enough and courageous enough in themselves to protect this nation.

"The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun."

"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?" Patrick Henry

 The People were to be a permanent militia which would be more than sufficient to the needs of this nation. One that is capable of repelling any invader who would be foolish enough to attack a free people. One that is capable of removing the types of power weasels who would be drawn to positions of authority in this nation.

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American...[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."
Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

That is why any assault on the right to keep and bear arms is so egregious. That is why gun sales and ammo sales have skyrocketed since this administration was put in place. Not because those buying guns are violent or racist or rebels, but because The People can see the writing on the wall.

"You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe" John Adams

We see the continual and deliberate refusal of those in authority to enforce the law on themselves or their fellows in the criminal destruction of this nation. If the law will not be enforced equally at the highest levels, then we can be sure that it will not be long before it is selectively enforced at the local level - if such is not already the case.  

"Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God? Thomas Jefferson

Mr. obama is seated in violation of the eligibility requirements of our Constitution. Ms. rodham-clinton is seated as SoS, also in violation of the Constitution. Mr. holder is allowed to skip out of any consequences for his egregious actions in Fast and Furious. We have testimony that the DOJ's office is enforcing the law selectively and then Mr. obama himself, acting as president, DIRECTS the DOJ to refuse to enforce our immigration law and sues a border state for acting when the federal government abdicates its responsibility to do so.

Now we see our people hung out to dry and abandoned to die in Benghazi, while the witnesses who escaped haven't been seen or heard from since. A traitor is appointed to replace the unconstitutionally seated Ms. r-c.  The Patriot act and the NDAA are used against the American people, while those whose stated goal is to bring down our miserable house from within are given aid and comfort and F-16s and tanks.

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other." John Adams

We are not blind. This is the place where the rubber meets the road in the American experiment. Can We the People reclaim our government and restore the Constitutional limitations as they were meant to be, or will we go down the same road to destruction as all nations whose people have succumbed to the lethal Utopian philosophies of communism/socialism/fascism?

"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." John Adams

It has come to the proving point for our unique form of government. Can We the People remove the traitors and power weasels who have taken positions of power and authority within the republic in accordance with the processes outlined in our founding documents - or will we be destroyed in the same manner as other nations who became dependent upon government largesse?

"For they know not to do right, saith the Lord, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces." Amos 3:10

Thursday, January 24, 2013

What Difference Does it Make?

That's the question unconstitutionally appointed secretary of State hillary rodham-clinton yelled at Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) during her testimony on Benghazi yesterday. she wanted to know what difference it made when this administration knew the the military style assault on Benghazi was an assault and not a protest and why they were lying to the American people about that fact for as long as they could - until the truth reared it's ugly head. And that truth is ugly indeed.
The truth was that they had a video surveillance drone watching this attack. The truth was that  the first drone was replaced with a second drone sometime during the 7 HOUR long attack. The truth is that we could have sent a rescue mission and did not. The bottom line is they knew and they knew almost immediately and they watched and did worse than nothing.
The truth is that the sitting president sat and watched as our people were attacked on our sovereign soil and when he received word that our military was in place and ready to go to the rescue of our people, they were ordered to stand down. An order that only could have come from that same sitting president.
What difference does it make Ms. rodham - clinton?  
The difference that it makes, is to those who wish to go into the field of diplomatic service, who now may not because they don't want to be used and then left hanging with their lives to pay for the perfidy of an administration that I wouldn't trust with a pet turtle in it's own stream much less my life.
The difference that it makes is to the morale of a military already being used, at the cost of their lives, for the PC social experiments of this administration, when they were ready, willing and able to rescue our own people and were prevented from doing so by the same commander in chief that values their lives so little.
The difference that it makes is to the reputation of General Ham, who was the commander of AFRICOM, who is now "retiring" a little early and about whom rumors now abound.  
The difference that it makes is to the character and conscience of the American people - who don't DO that to our own.
The difference that it makes, Ms rodham-clinton, is that it speaks to every single American citizen and tells us that this administration does not value life. And that is a stance that is diametrically opposed to the very spirit of America. We value life here, Ms. rodham-clinton. That is the difference that it makes, madam. And you would be wise to remember that. 
That's the difference that it makes Ms. rodham-clinton. And not all the PC, CYA Lets-be-polite-to-each-other politics in the world will change that. You, through your claimed incompetence, and this administration, through it's disrespect for the lives and fortunes of the American people and especially those of us who choose to serve in this nation's military, must be held to answer and must suffer severe and tangible consequences for the lives of these men or America is not America.

"When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."~ Eze 3:18

Monday, January 21, 2013

Truth and Denial

I was visiting my son at his apartment the other day. My husband was going to arrive a bit later and it had gotten dark. Suddenly, my son looked up and drew a deep breath, then gave a sigh of relief as my husband walked into the kitchen. We hadn't heard him in the hall or opening the door to the apartment. My son said "When I looked up and saw something moving in the other room, at first I told myself it was just a shadow and then it was you." That got me thinking, because as a young woman, someone attempted to break into my apartment one night when my roommates were gone. I had just gone to bed and turned my face towards the wall to go to sleep when I heard a noise. I told myself it was just the wind. Then I heard it again and it was not the wind.

Dave's Speech

What strikes me is that people naturally engage in denial when they are afraid of something or when something unexpected occurs. We really are creatures of habit that way. Does it serve us to do so? I suppose, in many situations, it does. But, such a habit must not be allowed to direct our actions when it is detrimental to us. That's what leads to victims who stay with their abusers until they are dead or wish they were, the inability to break free of that first impulse to deny an unpleasant reality.

Earl Arrowood's speech

It strikes me that that's what we are doing, as a nation, right now. Mr. obama is ineligible to sit as president. His father was not a citizen. Due to the reality that the children of our military or ambassadorial staffs may be born overseas and they should not be denied the potential to be president one day, the "born on native soil" requirement was waived in the 1800s. That leaves the "two citizen parent" requirement as the only meaningful distinction between a just plain citizen and a natural born citizen.

This is a reasonable requirement to hold for the office of the president. It is needed because the president also serves as the commander in chief of the military. We dare not have a commander in chief with divided loyalties. It matters not whether the non-citizen parent is beloved or hated, it will have an affect on the child that parent creates that is not desirable in the commander in chief of any nation's military.

We, as a nation, heard the rumblings, and saw for ourselves the objective evidence that this man, barack hussein obama, was not a natural born citizen. He told us so himself, publishing two books-one of which was telling us all about his Kenyan father. He had the hubris, as a senator, during the presidential campaign, to add his vote to the unanimous Senate approval of non binding SR 511, which, while it would allow that Mr. McCain was eligible, would serve to disqualify himself as well. (It is also, to my knowledge, the first time any part of Congress has weighed in on the definition of the term Natural born citizen for the purpose of presidential eligibility.) Non binding legislation has been used, historically, to let the judiciary know how Congress would vote, were they to vote on a specific subject.

 Those of us who paid attention were horrified to see one Secretary of State after another refuse to do their duty to verify the eligibility of this usurper. Then the Congress failed to object to the electoral college vote and the chief justice of the United States, Mr. roberts, the one man above all others who should have known very well, that this man was not eligible, swore him into the office of the president, and flubbed it and did it again in secret.  He has just done so a third time, very privately and quietly. He refused to find obamacare unconstitutional or to require that it go back through the legislative process once he declared it to be a tax, rather than the unconstitutional abomination that it really is. He saw Mr. obama sign into effect 23 executive orders infringing the right of the people to keep and bear arms on the federal level - a blatant violation of the oath of office that he, himself had administered - and swore him in again.

We must stop denying that the federal government is in the hands of a usurper and that neither the Congress, nor the SCOTUS intend to rectify that situation. We must recognize this now, because this is the last stop before tyranny. If we allow the feds to shred the second amendment, that does not mean that we no longer have that right, it means we will have to exercise it. We alone, among all the nations in the history of the earth have the most venues by which we may avoid the destruction that is barreling down on us without violence. But in order to do that, we MUST stop denying the objective truth of our situation. It is not just a shadow, we must act to remove all those who are in violation of their oaths now, or we must fight our own later to restore the Constitution that has for long guided us in our quest for continued freedom.

 To those who would argue that all those people know better than do we and it just doesn't make sense that they wouldn't object if it were true, I have two words - Bernie Madoff. There were one or two ordinary people who tried for years to bring the authorities to bear on this ponzi scheme. They did the research and reasoned according to the objective facts.  But because they weren't the elites and because the idea that such a huge and well respected businessman could be a fraud was ridiculous, nothing was done until the structure began to collapse. They did their duty, were subjected to ridicule and humiliation for it because it was the right thing to do. And so must we do the right thing and restore the Constitutional limits on that body of oathbreakers and usurpers currently occupying our federal government.

The Lord has given us the right to bear arms and all the others, enumerated and un-enumerated. The Lord guided the hearts and hands of those who wrote that venerable document. May the Lord guide and bless us in our efforts to restore to it's rightful government that great gift that He bestowed upon our founders, the gift of America. Because, as Benjamin Franklin - notably one of the least religious of the founders said “The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

Invocation by Alan Scholl

That is why we had a Guns Across America rally last Saturday. That is why those who are paying attention are so determined to hold the line here. the second amendment, which reads: "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." is not about hunting or self defense. It is about having a citizenry that is armed well enough to be called up, as a militia, in times of trouble to defend the nation. To defend the nation from invasion or traitorous usurpers like the one currently sitting in the office of the president and his minions. The oath references "all enemies, foreign or domestic"  because the founders knew that men would come who would be greedy for wealth and power. Men of subtlety, aided by other men who would wish the destruction of this nation in order to pillage it's great wealth.

Anonymous Teacher

The declaration of Independence says that "mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable" That is the denial I referenced earlier in this post. With this attack on the second amendment, we MUST declare that these evils are no longer sufferable. If there is any nation on earth capable of removing this usurper and his minions - all of them, including those in the Congress and the SCOTUS - without violence, it is the USA. But we must act now. Recall your representatives. Call your governors and demand the nullification of any and all unconstitutional federal actions towards the people. Call them daily until they do it. I suggest also recommending the Balance of Powers Act wording suggested by the USPU to your state level legislators.

Glenn Grothman's Speech

I have scattered a few videos from Wisconsin's Guns Across America Rally throughout this post and I will add more as I find them(from the ones I missed by being late) or process them. We must protect the second amendment or we will be unable to restore any of the rest.

Josh Tolley's Speech

" Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham." Gal 3:7-9

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Wisconsin Guns Across America event

Today I dragged myself out of bed to drive down to Madison for the Guns Across America event being held at the capital. I took some photos and some video. The video will have to wait for tomorrow as I need to change the format in order to get it uploaded in a reasonable amount of time, but the photos I can share now.
Her sign reads, and correctly so might I add:"Rights are not gifts from the government"

Senator Glenn Grothman

 Peacefully leaving after the rally

The ambiance, while friendly and polite, was not the same as the cheerful boisterous gatherings put on by the TEA party, no. These were the people who have the vision to see what's coming if we do not preserve the 2nd amendment. they were grim and steadfast.

Don Pridemore - running for State DPI superintendent
There was a bit of remorse over what we have allowed the enemies of this nation to do to our children because we have allowed them to infiltrate our schools and capture the minds and hearts of our children nearly without opposition. But that can be remedied.

This is not a conservative, liberal, GOP or democrat issue. This is a Rule of Law issue and every American citizen needs to understand that if the 2nd amendment can be usurped by the oathbreakers in DC, then we are living under nothing more than a soft tyranny, soon to be replaced with a hard tyranny. (Don't believe me? For those who were foolish enough to trust Ms. pelosi - wait until you see what's in obamacare. You won't be waiting long. Think you're safe because you can afford a "Cadillac plan"? I hope you can afford the 40% penalty on it too. But that's going to be the least of your worries.)

If we do not remove these oathbreakers, then we and our children and our grandchildren along with the rest of the world will revile us, and rightly so, as the generation that failed to preserve the last best hope of freedom in the world. I hope, that with God's will - and I hope that we, as a nation can regain God's good will towards us - we can avert the looming destruction of this nation.

As I approached, I couldn't help but notice that the great majority of the people were avoiding the lawn. (Good thing too because it was unseasonably warm-a blessing perhaps on the event. ) Once again, responsible people act responsibly.

I have no idea what this guy's sign said, he was moving too fast for me, but thought the Guy Fawkes mask was worth showing.

In the end, it's not about party or philosophy. It's about Liberty.

"He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city." ~ Proverbs 16:32

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Where is the GoV Blog?

Update #3: The Gates of Vienna blog has moved to their own site. The link on my blogroll has been changed. Just in case it takes a few days for that to work properly, their new url is:

Update #2: The blog has been taken down again. this time the notice says that Blogger is reviewing it for a term of Service violation. If they are using adsense, I can only imagine that they will find a TOS violation and the blog will be moved.
There is a reason that I did NOT join adsense. (Actually there are a few but this one is relevant.) Adsense places limits on what may be said on one's blog. for instance the post I put up above this one is about the Guns Across America rally in WI on the 19th. The adsense TOS states that you may not post anything promoting firearms or the use of firearms. There are other objectionable things in there too, but I suspect many an unsuspecting blogger will adopt adsense hoping to make a few bucks only to lose their blog because of the ridiculously PC TOS.
In any event GoV is down again. I'll do my best to keep you updated.

Update: The GoV blog is back up and running. According to the the Baron, it seems to have been a glitch on the part of the Blogger platform. I am happy to think so and also relieved to see that fellow bloggers are paying attention and looking out for each other. We need to look out for each other and if nothing else, this serves as a practice run to make sure we can contact each other if the need arises.

I just found out (H/T Holger of Holger Awakens) that the Gates of Vienna Blog has been removed. I do not know why, neither, according to the tweets from the folks at GoV do they.:

  1. gates of vienna@GatesofVienna
  2. Please, please help. We've been removed from Blogger. No message why.

  1. PLEASE RETWEET THIS 4 US: Gates of Vienna blog "has been removed". We have rec'd no message why. If YOU spread this mayb someone can help??.

    1. TRY 2 GET ON OUR BLOG, GET THISA MESSAGE "Sorry, the blog at has been removed " Our email:

    What is going on Blogger? GoV has been of inestimable service to this nation.
    "And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? " ~ Gen 4:9

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    A New Year

    We have before us a new year. What will the new year bring? 

    Not too surprisingly, Congress, not wanting to be seen as completely incompetent in a way that would have ordinary people being directly affected, has come to an agreement that will allow the price of milk to remain the same. You see, the farm bill expired in October and if it were not renewed, then the price of milk would have doubled this month.

    So you see, if Congress thinks something might cause regular people, those who ignore politics(or at least those who drink milk, eat cheese, ice cream or yogurt and other milk dependent foods-mac and cheese anyone?)to become alarmed at their antics, they will act in their own best interests. Why they don't see the shredding of the Constitution in the same way, is because We the People have neglected our duty to make it so. 

    There are many reasons that this could be so. Everything from our very comfortable levels of prosperity to the cultural Marxism that has been taught in our schools for the last 5 decades or so to the increasing reluctance of individuals to actually exercise those rights with which God has endowed us has led us to this place. I have become increasingly convinced that only individual efforts across the population can bring us out. 

    I do not mean "grass roots" either. I mean concerted and sustained efforts by individuals to exercise their rights individually across the board. Your "grass roots" group won't be with you at that traffic stop or when you are open carrying in a public place. YOU must be able to exercise your rights when you are alone. That is the courage and resolve that is required of us as American citizens. That is the civic duty that used to be taught in our schools. That is the value of reading the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and knowing your rights and your duties as a citizen of this nation. 

    The Constitution of the nation is  our bedrock place to stand, as individuals, against the powers of the federal government. Your states constitution is the same thing at the state level. You and I need that bedrock to oppose the dreck that is coming at us in this new year. If you haven't already, make it your new year's resolution to read them and know your rights. 

    I hope we  can stand. Knowing that there are and will be many suits against the abomination that is obamacare, I suggest that citizens across the nation educate themselves regarding the process of jury nullification

    Contact your legislators. Daily. Demand good behavior and respect for the limitations put on them by the US Constitution. Senator feinstein and any who join her in her call to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms is in violation of her oath to support and uphold the Constitution. Ask your legislator to file charges against Ms. feinstein and any who join her in that effort. Your life and the lives of every person you know may very well depend upon it.

    Then you may want to do yourselves and your neighbors a favor in this new year and research for yourself what the term "natural born citizen" means. There are plenty of resources out there. Don't be lazy and accept the much edited and milquetoast wikipedia - find out what those who debated and voted to accept the US Constitution had for a definition. You may also be surprised to find that current US law makes a distinction between "native born citizen" and "natural born citizen" although not many are willing to research far enough to find out. 

    Before you toss this as the rantings of a "birther" know that I don't care a whit where Mr. obama was born. I do care a great deal, however, that he be a natural born citizen if he is to sit as Commander in Chief to the armed services of this nation. I do care a great deal if he is going to be handed the power to usurp the legislative process through the issuance executive orders. And mostly, I care because, if we are going to ignore one portion of the Constitution and allow someone who is Constitutionally ineligible to serve as POTUS, then what other part or parts of the Constitution may we hold as inviolable and on what grounds? 

    That is why the Constitution must be held to as strictly as the Bible. It is the ground we, as Americans, stand on when we exercise our God given and Constitutionally affirmed rights. The right to freedom of speech, religion, the press, to remain silent under questioning, to have legal representation present during questioning to advise us how best to protect ourselves, to privacy in our persons, papers and effects, to keep and bear arms and swarms of rights un-enumerated but recognized as existing in that venerable document. If one bit may be ignored with impunity, so too will the rest. 

    It is up to us, individually, to do what must be done to protect this nation and restore the Constitution. To remove all federal laws, rules, regulations and agencies that are in excess of the authority granted to the federal government by that document. We can do it slowly, as surely we did not come to these egregious excesses overnight, so it would be deleterious to dismantle them overnight, but they must be removed. 

    If we find a need and will to recreate them on a state level, then we may do so in our individual states, but the states must retain sovereignty over the federal government. 

    No other nation, in the history of the world has come to the brink of disaster with so many options for it's aversion as have we. But it will take dedicated, persistent individuals to make the changes. In other words, 'an irate, tireless minority keen on setting the brushfires of freedom in the hearts of men'. We each need to be one of those willing to take the legal route, the legislative route and the route of persistence and defiance of any action by those acting on behalf of the government to infringe upon our rights if this nation is to be restored.

    Does this sound gloomy, even dire perhaps?  It should. We are on the precipice of the destruction of this nation. We the People are the only ones who may avert it. We have had those who immigrated from communist nations warning us for years of where we are headed if we do not restore our Constitution and remove from power those who would ignore, pervert or destroy it, and yet we have not done so. We continue to run headlong into destruction-or so it seems.

    I say "or so it seems", because that is what the MSM seems to be pushing. Telling us that we are heroes for enlarging the entitlement mentality and system beyond sustainability. Telling us it is good, yes, ever so good, for the people to be dependent upon the government instead of the other way around. I tend to think that most people, when they really stop to think about it, know this is nonsense. I am even thinking, of late, that the majority of the people are not as the MSM portrays them-communists desperately waiting for a hitler, stalin or marx to lead them into an age of human evolution past the barbarities of history - but rather conservatives who do not know that they are conservative. 

    That is the reason for the inundation of the progressive narrative across the MSM airwave spectrum and the indoctrination centers for cultural Marxism that our schools have become. Not to tell it like it is, but rather to imply that what is not, exists in the hearts and minds of Americans. To intimidate ordinary citizens(which no American citizen is) into accepting their progressive drivel by indicating that those who disagree will stand utterly alone in the hopes that Americans have forgotten that individual liberty requires an ability to stand alone. 

    This new year will determine if we are truly Americans, exceptional in our choice to live as free men and women and responsible enough to hold ourselves to the high standards of personal responsibility necessary to do so - or merely Europeans  that had a brief hissy fit who will now become as banal as the citizens of all those nations to whom we gave the opportunity to grasp liberty for themselves, but who have failed to do so.

    Why has America been able to grasp freedom where other nations have failed?  It comes from having a base of strong individuals for citizens. Citizens who are willing to claim our God given and Constitutionally affirmed rights. Citizens who  will work to ensure a governmental form that allows the greatest amount of personal liberty possible with the least amount of government interference. Citizens who accept that corruption is to be expected from government, but who reject out of hand the notion that such corruption cannot be countered by the citizenry. Citizens who decide that their own honor and reputation is worth more than any activity that could tarnish them ever could be. (An attitude that is espoused in Christianity-which is why even - did I say "even", I should have said "especially" non Christians should want those values promoted throughout this nation.) That is American Exceptionalism and it is what makes us successful as a nation. We discard it, as we discard its Christian underpinnings at our peril. 

    So, are you an American, willing to take personal responsibility to hold Congress to their Constitutional limitations or a European, held hostage in a culture you do not understand? If you are not sure, now is the time to resolve to find out.
    "18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
    19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
    20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." ~ Duet 16:18-20