Our Time of Reckoning Is At Hand

If any of you might be thinking “our time of reckoning is at hand,” you’d be right.

The American People need to come to grips with something, and they’d better get it real quick, before their government takes away something they granted a long time ago.

Owning and carrying (that’s the “keep and bear” part) is NOT a “privilege.”  We do NOT have a “Bill of Privileges.”  We have a Bill of RIGHTS.

The Second Amendment, number two in the ten Amendments in our Bill of RIGHTS, reads as follows:  “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.” (emphasis mine)

In February of 1982, the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the United States Senate, 97th Congress, Second Session, published document 88-618 0, entitled The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Report.  Therein, you will find such quotes as:

“In my studies as an attorney and as a United States Senator, I have constantly been amazed by the indifference or even hostility shown the Second Amendment by courts, legislatures, and commentators.”

“James Madison would be startled to hear that his recognition of a right to keep and bear arms, which passed the House by a voice vote without objection and hardly a debate, has since been construed in but a single, and most ambiguous Supreme Court decision.”

“Thomas Jefferson, who kept a veritable armory of pistols, rifles and shotguns at Monticello, and advised his nephew to forsake other sports in favor of hunting, would be astounded to hear supposed civil libertarians claim firearm ownership should be restricted.”

“No fewer than twenty-one decisions by the courts of our states have recognized an individual right to keep and bear arms, and a majority of these have not only recognized the right but invalidated laws or regulations which abridged it. Yet in all too many instances, courts or commentators have sought, for reasons only tangentially related to constitutional history, to construe this right out of existence. They argue that the Second Amendment’s words “right of the people” mean “a right of the state” — apparently overlooking the impact of those same words when used in the First and Fourth Amendments. The “right of the people” to assemble or to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures is not contested as an individual guarantee. Still they ignore consistency and claim that the right to “bear arms” relates only to military uses. This not only violates a consistent constitutional reading of “right of the people” but also ignores that the second amendment protects a right to “keep” arms. These commentators contend instead that the amendment’s preamble regarding the necessity of a “well regulated militia . . . to a free state” means that the right to keep and bear arms applies only to a National Guard. Such a reading fails to note that the Framers used the term “militia” to relate to every citizen capable of bearing arms, and that the Congress has established the present National Guard under its own power to raise armies, expressly stating that it was not doing so under its power to organize and arm the militia.”

Indeed!

“In 2008 and 2010, the Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions concerning the Second Amendment. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. In dicta, the Court listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment.  In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 3025 (2010), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment limits state and local governments to the same extent that it limits the federal government.” – Wikipedia’s entry on “Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,” Dec 25, 2012.

The problem with the Supreme Court of the United States of America is that they are SO bogged down these days in precedent and legaleze from the many thousands of decisions rendered by them and the lower courts with respect to firearms, that they’re unable to see the forest through the trees.  It’s a VERY SIMPLE forest, people, and it looks like this:  “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.” (emphasis mine)

Thus, when the Supreme Court “listed many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms possession as being consistent with the Second Amendment,” were they infringing on “the right of the people to keep and bear arms?”

Hell yes, they were!  Just as were the “many longstanding prohibitions and restrictions on firearms.”  Put simply, U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and Mr. President, what in the hell do you think “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” means, anyway?  Here’s a clue:  “infringe: 1
: to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another ”

By definition, ANY “prohibition” or “restriction” is an infringement.  Therefore, it logically follows, by definition, that any ruling by the U.S. Supreme court which upholds an “prohibition” or “restriction” is also an infringement.

So, was the Supreme Court’s “Heller ruling which indicated that “traditionally lawful purposes” was restricted to “self-defense within the home” an infringement?

You bet your ass it was.

And was the Supreme Court’s “MacDonald” ruling which limited the powers of local and state governments an infringement?

No, of course not.  The reason it wasn’t an infringement is simple:  Our Founding Fathers, the ones who both founded this country, creating our Constitution and it’s Bill of Rights, NEVER wanted to EVER AGAIN see American citizens at the mercy of their government.  Instead, they wanted American citizens to know, understand, and act upon just one thing:  That the United States of America is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people.

This is why I founded RYOC – Run Your Own Country!  It’s not our government’s country.  It’s OUR country!  WE THE PEOPLE are the ultimate authority in this great nation of ours, and it’s up to US to ensure our nation remains on the narrow path, the one upon which our Founding Fathers sent us, the one which lead to the greatest nation on Earth, and the only one which will get us out of this mess we’re in today.

How do we do that?  Simple, and it takes just two steps:

First, stop drooling over politicians’ rhetoric.  Look at their voting record, instead.

Second, vote ALL those who fail to adhere to our Constitution, the law of our land, out of office.  Obama, H. Clinton, Pelosi, Steinfein, and Reed come to mind as the WORST offenders on this point.  They just need to go.

That’s it!  Continuing education, however, is critical.  If you haven’t read our Constitution lately, please do.  An initial read should take you no more than ten minutes.  You can read it, as well as the other documents upon which our nation was founded, at the Library of Congress’ website, here:  http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html  Also, take a look at that Congressional Report.  It was written thirty years ago, but it was never more applicable at any time between then and now than it is today.

Good luck, and God Bless!

Yes, it IS time to deport Piers Morgan

Dear Piers Morgan:  You are NOT an American citizen, and you have NO business abusing your authority as a CNN host to spout your British views on gun control.

Let’s examine the effects of your views:
– Before Britain banned firearms, crime stats between the U.S. and the U.K. were remarkably similar.
– Within three years after U.K. banned firearms, violent crime had risen just over 47%, while home break-ins had tripled.
– Today, 3% of Americans will experience a home break-in, while a whopping 45% of those in the U.K. will experience a home break-in.

That’s progress?

Dear America:  Piers Morgan is NOT our friend!  He has absolutely zero intention of making life better for us.  His only agenda is the socialist agenda, one of the cornerstones of which is to “disarm the general populace.”

And do you know why it’s one of the cornerstones of the socialist agenda?  Because no sane human being would put up with socialism otherwise!  Meanwhile, disarmament brings with it all manner of ills, most notably dramatically increasing crime rates and a totalitarian police state.  ALL forms of socialism (communism, naziism, fascism, Marxism, etc.) are nearly identical in practice, and fall to the most extreme left on the political scale.  They are WAY beyond historical Democracy, which was only slightly left of center (Republicanism was only slightly right).

Bottom line:  They are NOT fun.  They are horrifying in practice to the vast majority of people under them, most of whom are reduced to poverty, if not starvation leading to death.  Nor do they last.

Deport Piers Morgan?  Yes, by God — Let’s deport the pro-Obama, pro-liberal, anti-American SOB!

Share, if you would fight to defend freedom!

This entry came up as a result of a challenge posted elsewhere: “Share, if you would fight to defend freedom.”

Would I fight to defend freedom?  Sure, but I would remain within the law to the maximum extent possible.

In 1989, I took the following oath of office as part of my commissioning ceremony towards becoming a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force:  “I, Steven L. Janss, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

I am now an honorably-retired veteran.  My oath of office, never expires, and I firmly believe, based on his own actions and words, that Obama not eligible to be President, that he is a strong supporter of Islam, that he has illegally funneled billions of our hard-earned tax dollars in support of Islam, that he has aggressively attacked key provisions of civil rights and freedoms in our Constitution, and that as such, he is one of the “domestic enemies” mentioned in my oath of office.  I believe most, if not all of the “czars” populating his cabinet and acting as advisers are also domestic enemies, as are many members of Congress, most notably Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Diane Feinstein.

The question is, what do we do about it?  Well, I’m doing it!  I sincerely hope you’ll join me!

1.  I’m exercising my freedom of speech as protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  If you’re on FB, Twitter, or run your own blog, you’re exercising that, as well.

2.  I’m petition the Government for a redress of grievances as protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  If you’re not writing your Congressmen, you’re not doing your part — they need to hear from you!  So please, write them.  Let them hear from you!

3.  I carry my firearm everywhere I go, as protected under both the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as well as our State Constitution and those of 48 states in our Union.  I often open carry, as protected under our State Constitution, as well as those of 43 other States in our Union.  I am thoroughly familiar with the laws of my state with respect it’s carry and use.

4.  I will not go on the attack, except via public speaking, e-mail, and letters, or as ordered by Constitutionally lawful authority (i.e if I were recalled into military service, deputized by the local sheriff, etc.).  Subject to that, I will adhere to my oath of office and defend my Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  Anyone who threatens me or does me harm in a manner contrary to the U.S. Constitution, its Amendments, and all subsequent laws, will be met with a man who will defend himself, his family, and his property by any and all lawful means necessary.

5.  I will love the Lord my God with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, to the best of my ability.

6.  I will care for widows and orphans, to the best of my ability.

7.  I will treat others as I would have them treat me.

“I’m not an American.” – Barack Hussain Obama

Obama recently ordered the troops not to criticize the Taliban.  Yet Obama has, by his own admission, no legal authority to do so.  In his own words:  “First of all, it’s true, I’m not an American.  I was not born in Hawaii.  I was not born in the United States of America.  I come from Kenya.”

Video of Obama admitting he’s not a U.S. citizen

Our oaths of office are to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  Our Constitution absolutely demands the following:  “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.” – Article II Section 1.

Since by Obama’s own admission his is not Constitutionally eligible to be President, he is not in fact, the President at all, and therefore has no authority over the troops as their Commander in Chief.

In fact, he is in the White House illegally and should immediately resign.  If he refuses, he needs to be removed from the White House without delay.

This should not require impeachment, which would be appropriate for the President.  Since he’s not eligible to be the President, and is not, in fact, the President, he is therefore not eligible for impeachment status.  He simply needs to be physically removed, preferably by federal agents, and charged as would be any citizen, or in this case, non-citizen.

For more proof that Obama is not an America, check out this article on everything that’s wrong with the two ficticious birth certificates released by his administration.

World Domination 101 via the 47%

World Domination 101:  Obama’s no fool, but he’s no Bobby Fischer or Gary Kasparov, either.  He’s admitted in public and on video multiple times that he he wasn’t born in America and that he’s a Muslim.  He’s openly given $1.5 billion American Dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood, and given the meteoric rise in our deficit, from $9 Trillion to $16 Trillion, I suspect he managed to siphon off at least $1 Trillion of that to Islam.

I’m a Christian, but I don’t view other world religions with distaste, as they’ve never given me any reason to do so.  Except Islam.  It’s the only religion which mandates its followers either convert or kill infidels (unbelievers), as well as lie to do so.  Only socialism has resulted in more deaths, worldwide, than Islam.  Obama is both Muslim and a socialist, but not the latter in any sort of pure form.  He’s got his own brand of world-wrecking idealism, and if humanity ever manages to dethrone him, the history books will likely record it as Obamanism, right up there with Naziism, Fascism, Communism, Marxism, etc.

I haven’t a clue as to what’s been happening on Congress, why they haven’t impeached him for at least one of the several felonies (high crimes) he’s committed while in office, or any of his dozens of misdemeanors.  The only answer I’ve received was from John Boehner’s office, and they said they won’t start impeachment proceedings because they can’t possible get the 2/3 vote required.  Personally, I think they need to impeach him anyway, if for no other reason than to bypass the uber-liberal mainstream media who refuses to report Obama-wrongs.

I haven’t seen 2016, yet, but I’ve watched Agenda, and that alone ID’d all the players from the late 1800s on, and connected all the dots, all of which lead to Obama.  This problem isn’t just within our own borders.  It’s worldwide, and has existed for more than a century.  It has resulted in two world wars and dozens of smaller skirmishes.  More than a billion humans are dead as a direct or indirect result of this sickness, and three times that many have been harmed, most often physically (maimed).

I say “sickness,” because that’s what it is, and all the major players, including Obama, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Khrushchev, Emperor Sh?wa (Hirohito), Ahmadinejad (Iran), Putin, Chavez, and al-Assad (Syria), have one thing in common:  They’re all megalomaniacs (narcissistic personality disorder).

But they’re not the real problem.  They’re only the symptom of a far greater problem.  The real problem lies with the 47% who are either too lazy, stupid, ignorant, or idealistic to understand what’s going on.  These idiots mis-educate our youth, rewrite history, fail to properly report the news, and otherwise keep at least 47% of us secluded from reality.

It’s very frustrating to see otherwise intelligent people, friends for many years, get that deer in the headlights look before pressing the Obama lever at the polls.

Exercising Our Constitutional Rights is Neither an Offense Nor Cause for Alarm

For many of us, our Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms is more than a right. It’s our duty. When we swore to “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” we undertook an oath to perform a duty.

There are many ways to go about protecting our Constitutional rights within the law, but the most effective way to protect our rights while informing the minds of the ignorant, a large part of the “domestic enemy,” is to simply exercise them throughout the normal course of our day.

When I carry my firearm, I don’t go out of my way to be noticed. In fact, I wear conservative clothing and behave normally, the same as I always behave.

I take the same approach towards our other rights, including freedom of speech.

I exercise my rights because of what happens when we don’t exercise them.  People forget what they look like.  People forget that they even have rights.  Societies become “too polite,” which is a nice way of saying “politically correct.”  Norms shift from freedom, the objective Constitutional standard of the free exercise of one’s rights, to the subjective politically correct standard based on avoiding “making a fuss,” “rocking the boat,” or “offending someone.”

Offense is not a legitimate reason to forfeit one’s rights.  Neither is alarm.  The Supreme Court has already decided this on several fronts, including racial equality, freedom of speech, and the right to keep and bear arms.  While we may attempt to minimize offense or alarm in the exercise of our rights, it is impossible to eradicate either, and attempting to do so undermines the rights which it is our duty to protect!  Let’s face it – people are offended by all kinds of things:  The color of my skin, the length of my hair, the fact I served in the military.  Heck, some folks are problem alarmed by the length of my hair, or the fact that I drive a truck!

Are those reasons to forfeit my right to keep and bear arms?  They are not.

What about alarm?  “OMG!  He’s got a gun!”  Thankfully, that’s not a statement I’ve heard any time in the 22 years I’ve been carrying a firearm, either on or off duty, including the last 2-1/2 years during which I’ve predominantly open carried.  In fact, I’ve been thanked more than a dozen times, and have had at least that many conversations during which I’ve been asked about the local laws governing our Second Amendment rights.

I’ll close with a final thought:  Holding true to what’s right will always offend some people, and it will always alarm others.

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It’s Our Birthright! Why the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is So Important

Each and every one one us has the right to keep and bear arms.*  It’s our birthright as an American.  We also have a corresponding obligation to know both our rights as well as what they mean to ourselves and others, if for no other reason than to avoid falling prey to the significant volumes of misinformation being spread by those who’re largely ignorant of our nation’s rights and freedoms.  More ominously, it is our duty to be knowledgeable, so we don’t fall pray to those who would undermine our liberties.

“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.” – Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution

Please enjoy the remaining quotes, from those who signed our Second Amendment into law:

James Madison: “As the greatest danger to liberty is from large standing armies, it is best to prevent them by an effectual provision for a good militia.”

Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts: “What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.”

George Mason: “I ask you sir, who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people.”

George Washington: “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

Patrick Henry: “The people have a right to keep and bear arms.”

Tenche Coxe: “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against 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… The 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.”

*U.S. citizens who have not forfeited that right due to a qualifying offense (usually involving a felony or domestic violence conviction).

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