Yes, by all means, vote!

An acquaintance who said, “I voted Red!” was immediately bashed for sharing her opinion. The individual said, “Nobody cares. A vote is private. JUST VOTE ????
 
Here’s my response:
 
OUTSTANDING!
 
As for the individual, in case you haven’t noticed, the United States Constitution, specifically our First Amendment, recognizes, empowers, and protects the right of everyone in our nation to choose to make public their vote by any and every means at their disposal.
 
She is exercising her Constitutional rights. With all due respect, your attempt to get her to stop exercising her Constitutional rights is prime example of what’s wrong with the Democrat Party today: It’s ok for others to have opinions, but only so long as their opinions match yours.
 
On June 3, 2014, Senate Democrats took the first steps to rewrite the First Amendment. They claimed, “the foundations of democracy are threatened.”
 
It wasn’t just one of them. Fully Forty-Three Senate Democrats sponsored the amendment! That was nearly all of them, if not actually all of them.
 
This is the party you’re supporting, a party that routinely steps on YOUR Constitutional rights and freedoms every time it suites their pathetic craving to remain in control. The idea that we are “a government of the people, by the people, for the people” (A. Lincoln) is abhorrent to them. They have no respect for differences of opinion, precisely evidenced by Pelosi hushing a junior senator who “dared” to clap at President Trump’s State of the Union Address — as members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices have always done.
 
It’s rather sickening to watch people blinding voting Democrat like they’ve always done without realizing, understanding, or accepting the Democrat party of today is a vast departure from where it was just fifty years ago. I’d have voted for John F. Kennedy in a heartbeat. Any of today’s Democrats, however, engage in detestable, if not reprehensible practices.
 
We’ve always been a great nation. Now we have liberals chanting, “America was never great!” in the streets, despite the fact that most economic records have been absolutely shattered over the last nearly two years.
 
Democrats holding resolutely to their ideals cannot for the life of them figure out why. The rest of us are celebrating the rebirth of our great nation under non-idealistic policies that actually work.
 
And that’s a GOOD thing.
 
See you at the polls.
 
By the way, I’m voting RED. Why? Because I’m a Republican? No. Because I’ve studied business for 35 years and have three degrees, two masters in the field, so I know WHY our economy is doing so well.
 
I’m watching one news clip after another as shown in Death of a Nation as countless liberal news persons, celebrities, and others absolutely lost their minds.
 
Democrats may very well take the House this time around. They may take the Senate. But if they do it’s because people voted. And if they don’t, it will be for precisely the same reason: people voted. Before you vote, however, I simply encourage you to vote for what works, rather than some failed ideal. Vote reality.
 
And have a nice day. 🙂

Once Again the Left is After Our Guns — Here’s Why We All Need to FIGHT BACK

Whether you own firearms or not, it is very much in your own best personal interest not only to FIGHT BACK against their incessant infringement on our right to keep and bear arms, but also to help educate them as to why it’s in their bests interests, as well.

Here’s the main reason:  Everywhere governments have curtailed the right of their citizens to keep and bear arms, the overall violent crime rate has skyrocketed.  Sure, murders by gun went down, but murders overall go up, along with all other violent crime.

Here’s another reason:  Fully HALF of all mass shootings are stopped by armed citizens.

Here’s a third reason:  Roughly 725,000 violent crimes are stopped by armed citizens each and every year. Some reports put that number far higher, around 1.3 million. Infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms will never — can never — reduce either crime in general or mass shootings in particular. The violent crime rate in the United Kingdom TRIPLED when their blitheringly idiotic government deprived the citizenry of their right to keep and bear arms, and those same blitheringly idiotic citizens LET them.

Consider:  In 2015, the United States of America had 13,286 gun-related deaths.  With a 2015 population of 319,929,162, that comes to 4.15 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people.  As a double-check of my accuracy, Nation Master lists that as 4.2 in 2010.  But the United Kingdom’s murder rate is 11.68.  That’s 2.8 — nearly three times — higher than the U.S.

The UK’s murder rate used to be on par with that of the U.S. before they banned most civilian ownership of arms.  This is what happens when you deny the ability of a private citizen to effectively secure themselves, their family, and their problem.

The same thing happened in Australia, when they infringed on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

This is not a new phenomenon.  All other things being equal, a well-armed citizenry always has a significantly lower violent crime rate than a disarmed citizenry.  This is WHY our Founding Fathers wrote “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” into our Constitution’s Second Amendment.

It just works.  Stop messing with it.

While you’re at it, stop comparing liberal hot spots like Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, and St. Louis to the rest of America.  The right of the people to keep and bear arms is seriously infringed in those locations, and it shows.  Liberal policies do not bring about security, and that shows, as well.

A Critical Look at the Obama Birther Conspiracy

Although I’m not fan of Obama, I’m hardly a conspiracy nut, either.  In fact, I usually lean towards debunking conspiracies, primarily on the basis of science.  For example, in these articles I debunk chemtrails, in large part because my time as a rated officer in the U.S. Air Force with thousands of hours over twenty years flying medium to heavy aircraft strongly leads me to believe the entire idea of chemtrails is absolute hogwash.  Similarly, I’m not exactly a fan of the blithering idiots who claim the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks were faked, either.  Such crap is an insult to the memories of both the innocent victims as well as the heroic rescuers who gave their lives on September 11, 2001.

But as an amateur scientist, having studied engineering in college, and with three degrees, two in science, two graduate, and two summa cum laude, I’m not going look the other way when more than mere coincidence and a preponderance of the evidence points to a different conclusion than one claimed by the subject or reached by the laughably enthralled mainstream media who backed him at every turn.  Ok, at the graduate level there’s no such thing as “summa cum laude.”  However, top of my class, both times, with the highest GPA…  You get my drift.

Barack Hussein Obama II aka “Barry Soetoro” was born on August 4, 1861, supposedly in Honolulu, HI.   I find it strange those who maintain his Wikipedia entry feel the need to mention “two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state.” Furthermore, the fact that his Wikipedia entry gushes with praise, rather than objectivity, such as, “Obama signed many landmark bills into law,” tells me those who maintain his page are hardly objective.

So, let’s head elsewhere for information, and by “information,” I’m referring to the peculiar information which appears to indicate something “not quite right” is going on.

First, he sealed his collegiate records.  Why would he do that?  Bad grades?  Who cares?  He smoked dope as part of “The Choom Gang” and was still elected.

Some say it’s because he was a foreign student.  Naturally, this popped up on the Internet several years back:

Well, lo and behold, Snopes was kind enough to thoroughly debunk that for us by providing a copy of the supposedly real student ID from which it was copied:

Or was it?  Did you see any video of Thomas Lugert testifying under sworn oath that his was the real ID?  The only piece of information that leads me to belief that Obama’s was faked is a tiny missing piece of crown beneath the “O” in Soetoro.  Snopes claims that “the pictured card couldn’t possibly have been a Columbia University student ID issued to Barack Obama in 1981, as the digital ID card format is uses wasn’t introduced at Columbia until 1996.”

Ok, because Snopes claims something, then it MUST be true, right?  Well, at least they provided a link to Columbia University’s archives.  But the argument that “it was digital” holds zero weight with me, as my university student ID which I received in 1981 had a bar code for registering for classes, checking into the infirmary, access to the gym, and checking out books at the library.  It was “digital,” although the photograph was still punched from a Polaroid and laminated to the card.  Still, it was digital.  In 1981.

Due to the presence of Columbia’s article on his card, along with many similar articles in their archives, I’m inclined to agree that Snopes’ argument about the student ID card is true.

Second, there’s the case of the missing birth certificate, which brings up the case of the allegedly faked birth certificate along with the case of the strange death of the Hawaiian official who certified Obama’s regenerated birth certificate copy as being official.

Let’s take these one at a time.

Why did it take several years for Obama to cough up a copy of his birth certificate?  All other U.S. citizens can obtain a certified copy of their original between a few days to a month (30 days is standard) to, at most, 3 months (90 days).  I’m not going to post a copy of the Hawaiian birth certificate he finally produced.

Ok, I changed my mind.  Here’s the copy you’ll currently find at obamawhitehouse.archives.gov.  And here you’ll find a long-winded explanation by Dan Pfeiffer, “Former Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor.”

The problem is, that’s not the same copy that was first floated back in 2011, the one that many said showed Photoshop artifacts galore.  And yet, countless websites picked up on problems with the first one, as well as this one.

And what of Hawaiian Health Director Helen Fuddy?  Even USA Today reports she was “the Hawaiian health official who verified the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate.”  It’s not the fact that she died, nor that she died in an airplane accident.  What strikes me as very strange is the fact that of the pilot and eight passengers, all survived without a scratch except for her.  Here’s the video of the ditching:

And here’s the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official report on the accident, NTSB Identification : WPR14FA068. (click to enlarge)

Interestingly enough, Aviation Safety Network reports that Fuddy and one other passenger inadvertently used child life jackets, and that Fuddy’s, “the passenger who died before the first responders arrived was found wearing a partially inflated infant life vest.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but as an avid skin diver, S.C.U.B.A. diver, body-surfer, and certified sailboat skipper, I’ve spent plenty of time in salt water.  Even back when I was 6% body fat, I floated.  Everyone floats in salt water, as it’s significantly more dense than the human body.  All you need to do is relax.  Supposedly, her autopsy revealed that she suffered from a “hyperventilation-induced heart failure.”  Is that even a thing?  I don’t know, as I’m not a cardiologist.  I do, however, find it difficult to believe that anyone living in Hawaii would panic after finding themselves in the warm waters of Hawaii.

Now, perhaps all of these are indeed mere coincidences.  However, I’m not the only one who raises the “Huh?  Waitaminute…” flag.  I’m not the only one who sees this as possibly being just a little too convenient.  Sealed collegiate records.  Birth certificate missing for more than two years.  Tragic and quite rare manner of death for the only person who could have recanted at a later date…

Third, there’s the case of Obama’s social security number(s).  I’ll leave this as an exercise for the reader.  It only took me about ten seconds to found a number of mainstream news articles wondering about this, as well.

The Bottom Line:  All we care about is whether or not he was ever actually eligible to be a U.S. president, and if he wasn’t, then bringing to justice both him and each and every member of the Democrat National Convention/Party who played any role in selecting, grooming, and supporting him, as well as hiding his records.

I’m not saying she was silenced.  I am saying that given the rather long odds against these being coincidences, as well as the Democrat Party’s rather length history of lying, cheating, stealing, manipulation, and other underhanded techniques, most recently with the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation (WHO gave passes to all those rabble-rousers, again?), then I certainly cannot put it past them.  No sane, rational human being ever could.

How to Stop Mass Shootings

Once again, a mass shooter got away with killing a significant number of people, this time in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
One would think the Jewish community would understand Nehemiah and the necessity God taught his chosen people to build and maintain a strong defense. The entire book is about obedience, trusting God, and doing so by following God’s commands to secure the city against enemies.  In fact, Nehemiah 1:7 clearly indicates failing to provide proper security is both “wicked” and “disobedience” toward’s God’s “commands, decrees, and laws.”
 
God allowed early Americans to create a great nation. Early Americans knew their Bibles through and through.  They carried their rifles to church. In fact, it was a law in Virginia for many mass shootingsdecades that all church attendees had to carry their firearms to church.
 
Security during worship begins when we exercise our First Amendment rights by carrying firearms in churches and synagogues. It certainly stopped a mass shooting here in Colorado Springs on December 9, 2007. Only two people died before the shooter was STOPPED by an armed member of the church.
 
Clearly, however, the people in Pittsburgh were not thinking straight, as evidenced by the headlines which read, “Former Synagogue President: Working With DHS on Exit Routes Likely Saved Lives in Shooting.” Says “security was a ‘major concern’ for the building.”
 
While cover, concealment and escape are indeed security concerns, How to Stop a Mass ShootingRETURNING FIRE TO STOP THE THREAT should ALWAYS be your number one security action, and had it been exercised, it would have saved lives.
 
“…leaders’ react to tragedy with sorrow, anger and frustration…”
 
I’ll BET they’re frustrated.  I’m frustrated. I didn’t spend the last thirty years supporting and defending our Constitution only to watch people ignore their Constitutional rights of self-defense and be slaughtered. That’s INSANE, people. Same goes for the church in Charleston on June 17, 2015. Nobody was armed except for the shooter. Nine people died.
 
You can NOT prevent people from committing mass shootings.
 
You CAN, however, stop mass shooters in their tracks by RETURNING FIRE. More commonly, it’s called SHOOTING BACK. Had the members of that synagogue returned fire, perhaps only 3 would be dead instead of 11. Perhaps no one would have died, except the shooter.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote:  “The shooting in Pittsburgh this morning is an absolute tragedy…”
The real tragedy, Governor Wolf, is that most of those deaths were preventable.
 
This is how you stop mass shootings:
1.  STAY ARMED
2.  CARRY EVERYWHERE
3.  WHEN SOMEONE OPENS FIRE ON INNOCENT PEOPLE, RETURN FIRE, using cover as required.
There’s only one option remaining for those who refuse to exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms:
Here’s what happens when people exercise their Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms:

Short story:  “A brave dad armed with a pistol stopped what could have been a mass shooting Saturday inside an Alabama McDonald’s when he took down a masked gunman who had stormed in and opened fire.”

 

Honorable Ode to General Robert E. Lee

I oppose slavery in all its forms. I staunchly support President Lincoln and Republican positions. I disagree with most of the reasons the South cited as justification for secession.
 
But make no mistake about it: General Robert E. Lee was a great man.
 
When Virginia declared its secession from the Union in April 1861, Lee chose to follow his home state, despite his desire for the country to remain intact and an offer of a senior Union command. During the first year of the Civil War, Lee served as a senior military adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Once he took command of the main field army in 1862 he soon emerged as a shrewd tactician and battlefield commander, winning most of his battles, all against far superior Union armies.
 
While he certainly had his faults, as all men do, his likeness by all means deserves remembrance. Though the ignorant continue to lay waste to memorials, statues, and plaques, this painting and these words will forever live on!

2018 Elections – Second Amendment Litmus Test Resources

GOA emailed members this week, they posted ratings here:

https://gunowners.org/ratings/

NRA ratings here (I guess you have to enter address):

https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/

(I like individual ratings, but the GOP and DNC have their respective positions on guns so usually voting is very simple if you support the 2nd.)

Some gun control groups are toning it down and changing the topic…

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news…n-midterm-ads/

But Pelosi is actively promoting and promising it:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/pol…220157715.html

So don’t let down your guard! It’s always close. We need every vote.

Some good news too, if we can keep it up….

Public support for gun control is down 6% since March

https://news.gallup.com/poll/243797/…-gun-laws.aspx

(And support for handguns is actually quite strong, but they won’t talk about that, you have to read the fine print for their poll. I don’t trust their methods and weights much anyway, but over time you can see a clear trend on that one.)

We can do this! Vote to maintain your rights and keep them for next generation. Also economy doing well, industry rebuilding, military working on regaining standoff capabilities with near-peers and patching vulnerabilities…vote to keep the nation going, and free, so that we can all keep going and be free.

Sovereignty vs Diplomatic Immunity

Note: “MBS” stands for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (age 33). When he said the Saudi Consulate in Turkey Is “Sovereign Territory,” he was wrong. He made the mistake of confusing “sovereign territory” with diplomatic agreements commensurate with Articles 21-25 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961.
 
If MBS ordered the hit, or even if he knew about it but said nothing, then he should be released to Turkey to be charged in accordance with International Law.
 
The Peace of Westphalia (1648), ended the Thirty Years’ War. It recognized the principle of non-interference, which was further developed in the 18th century. The Westphalian system reached its peak in the 19th and 20th centuries.
 
Westphalian sovereignty, or state sovereignty, is the principle in international law that each nation state has exclusive sovereignty over its territory. The principle underlies the modern international system of sovereign states and is enshrined in the United Nations Charter, which states that “nothing should authorise intervention in matters essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state.”
 
Embassies and foreign consulates are NOT sovereign states either in whole or part. Rather, they enjoy certain qualified protections and immunities under international law.
 
Put simply, under Articles 21-25 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, embassies/consulates on foreign soil enjoy help finding a suitable location, maintaining suitable accommodations for its members, inviolate premises, host-nation protection, immunity from “search, requisition, attachment or execution,” dues/tax-free protection, extended diplomatic immunity to “the archives and documents of the mission,” regardless of location.
 
High crimes such as torture and murder do NOT meet “qualification” requirements. In fact, such crimes constitute a violation of the Vienna Convention, thereby subjecting the offending institutions and involved persons to the laws of the host nation.
 
News Article:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/mbs-says-saudi-consulate-turkey-152559781.html
See More:
https://pathtoforeignservice.com/is-an-embassy-on-foreign-soil-the-sovereign-territory-of-the-host-country-or-the-embassys-country/
http://edbarton.com/topics/law/international-law/sovereign-diplomatic-immunity/
https://sites.tufts.edu/lawofthesea/chapter-5/
http://publications.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp322-e.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Convention_on_the_Law_of_the_Sea