Wednesday, May 27, 2009

From the NRA: Gun Owner Blacklist Bill Introduced in U.S. House

On April 29, U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, who calls himself "a strong supporter of the war against international terrorism, both at home and abroad," introduced H.R. 2159, calling it the "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009."

Given the bill's title, one might think that it's intended to affect terrorists. However, King and the bill's co-sponsors—Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), Mike Castle (R-Del.), Jim Moran (D-Va.), Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Mark Kirk (D-Ill.), and Chris Smith (R-N.J.)—are extreme gun control supporters. Rather than being aimed at terrorists, H.R. 2159 is intended to give the executive branch arbitrary, unaccountable power to stop loyal Americans from acquiring firearms.
(To find out how, click on the title of this article to go to the NRA and read the whole story there.)

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ahmadinejad Can Speak on a US Campus, But Netanyahu Cannot

Ahmadinejad Can Speak on a US Campus, But Netanyahu Cannot

By Edward Olshaker

Imagine it's 1940, and picture Adolf Hitler speaking at a US university, receiving a polite reception, while Winston Churchill is barred from speaking because his safety cannot be guaranteed.

It's unthinkable, yet the very same pro-fascist dynamic is a reality in 21st Century America.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu comes to America knowing he is a second-class citizen who is denied the free-speech rights enjoyed even by prominent jihadists, having been violently prevented from speaking on campuses in the US and Canada in recent years.

Protestors at Berkeley, the campus once synonymous with the term "free speech," forced the cancellation of Netanyahu's speech there, as well as two subsequent speeches, in November 2000. The Jewish Bulletin of Northern California reported:

Hundreds of protesters shouting "Support the Palestinians, choose a side" and "No free speech for war criminals" blocked the gate leading to the Berkeley Community Theatre Tuesday evening, forcing the cancellation of a scheduled speech by former Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Additional talks by Netanyahu that were scheduled Wednesday and Thursday in San Mateo and San Rafael were subsequently cancelled.

Waving banners reading "Zionism=Nazism" and "End U.S. aid to Israel," the crowd was estimated at more than 500 by the Berkeley Police Department and at 200 to 250 by observers...

Considering the current financial state that California is in, can't we just kick the whole state loose? After all, the state is both financially and morally bankrupt. I think it's time we let the People's Republic of California become their own country. We can make Puerto Rico the new 50th state. I think they're at least not so financially bankrupt as the PRCA is.

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The ACLU seems to be ignoring the 2nd Amendment

The Second Amendment provides: "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."

Given the reference to "a well regulated Militia" and "the security of a free State," the ACLU has long taken the position that the Second Amendment protects a collective right rather than an individual right. For seven decades, the Supreme Court's 1939 decision in United States v. Miller was widely understood to have endorsed that view.

The Supreme Court has now ruled otherwise. In striking down Washington D.C.'s handgun ban by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court's 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller held for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms, whether or not associated with a state militia.

The ACLU disagrees with the Supreme Court's conclusion about the nature of the right protected by the Second Amendment. We do not, however, take a position on gun control itself. In our view, neither the possession of guns nor the regulation of guns raises a civil liberties issue.

(To read the whole article, click on the title of this article.)

It seems that despite D.C. v. Heller, the ACLU still has their own world view of rights, and in their minds, the right to keep and bear arms is a collective right, not an individual right. They even like to misrepresent US v. Miller, just like the gun control groups do.

In actuality, US v. Miller simply said that a sawed off shotgun was NOT a militia weapon, and not subject to protection of the 2nd Amendment. But this shouldn't really surprise any of us. The ACLU is practically run by anti-gun types. So I expect this attitude to exist even if SCOTUS comes out and says the 2nd Amendment is an absolute individual right (Yeah, I know, don't hold your breath on this either.).

Still, it's nice to know who your friends, and who your enemies are. I think we all know what category the ACLU fits in.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kicked out for her Religion!!!

When conscience is criminalized

Joe Coffman - Guest Columnist - 5/14/2009 1:15:00 PM

Usually May is the time of the year when students are fitted for the cap and gown, count their credits, pay their school bill and plan the parties. With a firm handshake and a costly piece of paper, they will start their lives in the real world.

That won't be true for Julea Ward, who used to be a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University until she was kicked out for her religious beliefs.
(Click on the title to read the whole story at

This is totally ridiculous. This woman did nothing to anyone. She responded to her own conscience and religion, and found another counselor who could help. And for that, she was kicked out.

Everyone had better beware. If this can happen to people like Julea Ward, it can happen to anyone. The day will come when this is turned around, and you can be kicked out for any reason that is considered "intolerant." And the way it's going, everyone is likely to be labeled intolerant in one degree or another.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The days of free speech are over.

Whether you agree with her or not, Miss Prejean is entitled to her opinions. I disagree with her opinion on Gay Marriage, however, I will defend to the death, her right to express those opinions. But it seems that we are fast losing our right to free speech in this country.

Senator Nazi Pelosi and Senator "Dingy" Harry Reid want to reinstate the (UN)fairness doctrine to put a muzzle on free speech. Mario Armando Lavandeira (Perez Hilton) wants to shut up those who oppose Gay marriage, and now, the California pageant wants to take away Miss Prejean's Miss CA title because of a "provocative" picture?

Someone tell me, what's so provocative about this picture? I've seen more skin in a Victoria Secrets catalog.

Now, just so we're clear, I'm not denying Mario's right to free speech. He has every right to say what he thinks. But so does Carrie Prejean. And so do I. And if you don't like it, tough.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Massachusuets State Supreme Court gets it RIGHT!!

SJC calls illegal gun possession victimless
Owners can't be held without bail

The Supreme Judicial Court yesterday ruled that illegal gun possession is a "passive and victimless crime" and that those charged with having illicit firearms cannot be held without bail as a danger to society.

In a 4-to-1 ruling, the state's highest court rejected the law enforcement strategy of Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter to cut down on gun violence by seeking pretrial detention for every person charged with illegal gun possession in his jurisdiction, which includes New Bedford. (click on blog title to read the whole story.)

It's about effing time they did something RIGHT.

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