Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Sign of Hope

The authority of all three branches of our government comes to them from the people, through the US Constitution. Sometimes the best answer to executive, legislative or judicial overreach on either the state or federal level is to do nothing. Apparently the responsible citizens of Connecticut have chosen to do just that. I encourage this response to deathcare as well.

Just for reference, the definition of "unalienable" by the 1828 dictionary is: "UNA'LIENABLE, adjective Not alienable; that cannot be alienated; that may not be transferred; as unalienable rights."

"After Connecticut enacted one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America, official estimates suggest that the overwhelming majority of the citizens targeted by the latest assault on gun rights failed to comply. Indeed, analysts say it appears that most people largely ignored the new statute, which purports to ban numerous non-registered “assault” weapons and standard-capacity magazines. Now, despite resistance by the governor, state lawmakers are reportedly “scrambling” to come up with a possible amnesty plan allowing gun owners to register past the deadline."

See the rest of this article here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Today's show and links to the articles mentioned.

Link to today's show
First, I mentioned an article by Roger Simon in my show, but the article to which I was referring was actually penned by Victor Davis Hanson. My apologies for the error and the article may be found here:
Eating Our Young.

Articles mentioned in today's show:
Bitcoin Article
Soap Lake Schools
Mass School
Propane Shortage
Correction on Smart Refrigerator Spam Attack
Bug Allows Baby Monitors to be Hacked
CNN social Media Accounts Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

"The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;"~ Matthew 13:38

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


The Lord may be tireless, but as has been noted before on this blog, individuals are not. There are days when we all feel that everything we have done is pointless and that there is no point in continuing. Personal losses, health challenges, even the day - to - day stresses of ordinary life can weigh on a person from time to time. It is important to recognize that this is normal. No one can be in the fight all the time. The important thing is to take some rest, regroup, regain your strength and rejoin the battle as you may.

Today, reading about so many outrages is reason enough to feel discouraged. Here are just a few:
  •  the proposed fast tracking of the TPP treaty,
  • the fact of US government collusion with the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, (and the continued, and in my opinion, unethical, involvement in the drug trade of the US government around the globe),
  • the refusal of the Senate to repeal deathcare - even though the House has voted to repeal it, in response to the will of the people, over 40 times,
  • the news that there have been 80,000 PAGES of new rules and regulations and etc ad nauseum  is enough to make anyone tired just thinking about the sheer size of the workload to restore our government to it's rightful, Constitutional boundaries over our lives,
  • the failure of those who have the duty and authority to act, by charging those members of the 111th Congress and Mr. obama with the violation of their oaths of office for voting for deathcare for instance, to do so.
  • the continued presence of muslim brotherhood members in our national security infrastructure
  • the continual refusal to enforce our immigration laws 

The Congress continues to charge full steam ahead into making ever more and more intrusive and less comprehensible laws, requiring the writing of tens of thousands of rules and regulations to create criminals out of citizens who heretofore had not been. Even if we remove these people, how do we begin to go about removing all this nonsense to make Americans free again? Or at least to avoid making criminals of those who had no criminal intentions. Or to, dare I suggest it?, scale back the laws, rules and regulatory burdens to the point where an honest citizen need not fear the use of obscure and ridiculous laws to intimidate us or 'chill' our speech?

I have been calling my Rep. daily, since the attack on Benghazi, demanding the impeachment of Mr. obama over it. Not because he lied, although that is certainly actionable, not because he hasn't managed to find and bring to justice those who attacked our embassy, but because he ordered our military to stand down. He ordered our military to leave American citizens, under attack, on American soil, to die in an attack that lasted 7 HOURS, and went to bed. That is unacceptable. So, I have chosen to do that one thing to try and make the world right again. I call every day. (Not weekends and holidays because I am a civilized person. Civilized does not equal doormat, nor does it speak to my resolve or the level of offense I take from the actions of this person sitting in the chair of the commander-in chief of the last superpower on Earth - at least it was when he entered the office.)

I am often discouraged in this effort as, clearly, the man is still in the office, dismantling the nation of my birth with the aid and assistance of his minions in Congress and the media. But, it is one thing I can do even when I am sick or discouraged. And that is what we must do. We cannot do everything. March on DC all you like, but that is the same, to my mind, as the occupy folks. (Only cleaner and more polite in the case of the TEA party or other conservative groups.) Demanding that Congress do thus and such because we brought a big group to say so - isn't that mob rule? This is a nation of laws, and those who break them or ignore them need to be held accountable to them in the manner described by those laws - otherwise what's the point?

 It seems to me that if all those people who want to march on DC would simply start calling their elected representatives on a daily basis, we might get somewhere. I know that isn't a popular view. It is much more "sexy" to be part of a big group, than to be a lone individual calling and supporting your own views. Yet, when asked, many of these same people will admit that they have never contacted their legislators, while averring that it wouldn't do any good anyway. How do they know? At least try every legal avenue open to us before throwing in the towel to drastic actions. This is America. We can do better than to turn out petty despots at the behest of angry mobs. Do the little things first. The big things will still be available to us as long as we maintain the second amendment. Organize for that possibility, yes, but don't prefer that option to making one or two phone calls a day. Shut down the switchboards in DC every single day and I think we would see some changes.

"Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
  A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law."~ Isaiah 42:1-4