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“Second Things First”

 

“Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

Genesis 3:19 / John 3:16

 

My Friends & Fellow Skeeter Davis Fans:

IT is time to revisit the 2nd Amendment.

I will try to explain it in such a way that even a Liberal can understand it.

As we have been told, you can lead a horse to water but you can make him drink, sadly so is true that you can lead a Lib to the truth but you can’t make him think.

I am not going to give the entire background on the Amendment. I am not going to parse the alternative wording that was considered.  We are going to look at these simple, unambiguous words.

“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.”

Let’s break this down first, phrase by phrase.

“A well regulated Militia…”. Basically this refers to a standing army, one that is not just armed but trained.

“…being necessary to the security of a free state”.  Refer to the need for a standing army if there is going to be a free state to protect the people from the invasion of a foreign entity.

“…the right of the people to keep and bear arms”. This gives the people the right to own and, quite frankly, carry, guns.

“…shall not be infringed”.  There is no discussion, no modification and no exceptions. Basically, Molon Labe.

Pretty easy stuff, right.  Even piece meal it is self-explanatory.

What happens it that you have these Interpretive Dance and 14th Century Sri Lankan Poetry college graduates who think they have found loop-hole after loop-hole in these two-dozen-plus words.

If they started at the end of the Amendment, they could have ended there: “Shall not be infringed.”

Let’s rephrase this for the Libs out there at home: “Because a free Country, to remain free from enemies, must have a trained armed forces, it must allow their citizens also to be armed to prevent the state from imposing their will on the people by force.”

Capice?  Get it?  Unnerstan? Copy?

In light of the fact that the Colonies had suffered under the yoke of oppression by an occupying force, one that was their de facto government, one that held ultimate power over all aspects of daily life, the Founding Fathers took pains to see that this would not happen in the future.  (They must have envisioned a “Biff.”)

Unless you are severely mentally deficient it does not mean that the people can keep and bear arms as long as they are in the militia.  It does not mean that now that we are not under British control that there is no longer need for this. It mean what it says.

(It also means that no matter what some school books say, THOSE are the words, not one more, not one less.)

Militia, in Revolutionary times referred to the military.  At this time each state had a militia and by the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation stated: “…every State shall always keep up a well-regulated and disciplined militia, sufficiently armed and accoutered, and shall provide and constantly have ready for use, in public stores, a due number of field pieces and tents, and a proper quantity of arms, ammunition and camp equipage.”

The controlling interest in the military shifted from the individual states to the Federal government with the adoption of the Constitution and limned in Article I, Section 8.

The Revolution was from April 1775 until September 1783. The Constitutional Convention was May through September 1787, years AFTER British rule.

So the idea that the militia was just the basic citizens or akin to the National Guard is dispelled. The thought that it only applied when we were under British controlled are similarly inane.

If you wanted to be absolutely crass and in your face about the intent of the 2nd Amendment, it would read something like: “The government has a well-armed military force.  We canNOT guarantee that you will always be ruled by good or benign people.  To give the average citizen some leverage and some level of protection, no law now or in the future will ever take away the right of the people to own and carry arms to protect themselves, ever, from the government.”

Capice?  Get it?  Unnerstan? Copy?

As you can see, the problem is that no matter how long or short a law or anything else is, leave it to the Left to refine or redefine what the few or many words “really” mean.  I mean, look at the crapshows and cesspools of legislation the Left have made of the 8th Amendment (where the left found the secret “abortion clause”) and the all but unrecognizable 14th Amendment (the “Slave Amendment” that hid the mysterious “gay marriage clause” all these years).

The Left, largely, hate guns. And the Military.  And the Constitution.  And God. And all things right, good and just. (Why?  We discussed this in the multi-part “Why Liberalism is a mental disease.” In a nutshell: They hate themselves, to make them feel better they try to do “good things”.  Sadly they have no idea that all the “good” they are trying to do is actually evil.)

I have owned guns.  Not once did one ever jump out of the case, cabinet, safe or holster and fire at anyone.  I have heard the same from all my fellow gun owners.  My guns never judged.  They never looked for a person who might be “different” in some manner to do any harm.

But we have seen all kinds of Left-wingers, Muslims, mentally-defectives and the like shoot up schools, waiting rooms, movie theaters, night clubs, churches and the like.  These are the places that most people call “Gun-Free Zones.”  In fact 92% of the sites of mass gun carnage, the ONLY gun there was there illegally.

You do the math.

Libs create “safe places” where guns are banned to do a “good thing” and the only ones not obeying the signs are the murderers.   So, basically, anyone who has ever voted for a gun ban, gun free zone and the like have the blood of the murdered on their hands.  If there were armed people in those situations either the crime would not have happened or perhaps the first and only “victim” might have been the shooter.

 

We can beat this horse as much as we want, but the bottom line is that the Founding Father’s in their nearly infinite wisdom, saw what can happen when a gummint runs amok and starts to limit, curtail or ban certain things.  They saw the need for a freedom of the press (and we WILL be talking about that real soon), freedom to worship, freedom to assemble freedom to speak one’s mind as well as own a gun and the rest of the items contained in Bill of Rights.

Indeed, you can look at virtually every one of our rights and guarantees in the first Ten Amendments and look back to the events of the day under British rule and see how they were in response to the iron fisted rule over the Colonists.

(One can only imagine if there were to be a Constitutional Convention today and some of the things that might be in today’s version of the Bill of Rights.  I can think of a few.  If you have any ideas, by all means, send them to me and perhaps we will do an issue.)

So the next time a Lib tells you that we do not need AK-47s to hunt deer, tell her she is right, but we do need to certain types of gun to protect ourselves from being the hunted.  (Wait for the next issue for further “ammunition.”)

“Strange Bedfellows”

      “Opening minds and angravating liberals since 2001”

“I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”

                              Genesis 3:19 / John 3:16

 

My Friends & Fellow Victims:

(FIRST OFF: Yesterday was the 241st Birthday of the United States Army. I wish to extend greetings and felicitations to all my Army brothers and sisters.  Equally important is the shared holiday of “Flag Day.”  However, I am of the belief that EVERYDAY ought to be Flag Day, as I fly mine every day to show my love and support for our Country, and now with renewed vigor for the retaking of our Country. Amen.)

 

As I have said, there is no such thing as a “coincidence” (right, Joey?)

Hark back to recent “jokes.”  One that is appropriate is the one where it was suggested that if you wanted to make a Libs head explode create a situation where they would have choose between gays and Muslims.

(We have talked ad nauseam about if the Libs took about five minutes to look at Sharia Law with their prohibition against homosexuality, abortion, drug use, etc., they would change their tunes in a second, right?  Of course they would not, they would try to “reason” with them.  Sadly there are countless stories about these heads of mush who travel to the Middle East to share their love only to be brutally raped and murdered.)

Last week, those two factions collided in a gay bar in Orlando.

An avowed Muslin terrorist, one who had just professed allegiance to ISIS, allegedly suffering from a terminal case of butthurt from seeing two gay guys kissing on the street, marched into a gay bar and shot the place up, killing 49 and wounding over 50.

Despite the walking, quacking duck, Biff called it a dove.

Where even the leftmost of the left wing outlets said the words “terrorism” and “Islamic terrorism” we were advised, eventually, that it might be something else, per Biff.

Rather than admitting that it was a terrorist act, Biff & Co. started the predicted mantra of gun control.

(For the record this clown had legal guns. Somehow.   He was investigated a number of times by the FBI, born in the US of Afghani parents, whose father is a Taliban “sympathizer”, who had traveled to both Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia and had met with a suicide bomber, whose wife said he was batchit crazy and violent and yet he was allowed to get a gun?  I dare you to show me any other case where a non-Muslim with even half the strikes as this guy was given an “okey-doke” to get a gun. I am not saying that the FBI turned a blind eye but perhaps there was other interference. Just sayin’.)

Sunday afternoon, Biff trots his skinny butt out for a “news conference”, fashionably late, of course.  He tap-danced all over the joint and finally said something to the effect that this was the fifteenth time in his maladministration that he had to address the nation in the wake of a mass murder/terrorist attack.

(Of course, he neglected to add that in those fifteen events where hundreds of our fellow citizens were murdered that these crimes were committed by Muslims, Democrats/Liberals and/or the mentally defective.  There was not one committed by a Republican or Conservative.  Additionally he neglected to say how many lives were saved by a legal gun owner using his 2nd Amendment right to protect himself and others.)  (You won’t see that in the Times or the networks either.)

He repeated that this latest attack proved that more gun control was needed. I am glad he did not totally screw the pooch by telling the lie that the city with the most restrictive gun ownership laws, Chicago, boasts the highest murder rate, is an example of the “success” of draconian gun laws. Or suggest that France, where the gun laws make those in Chicago look like a mere suggestion (where the police can enter any home at any time to look for guns), have great ideas.

After numerous attacks in France in the past few years, the gun ban seems to be working.  The other day two people were murdered in a terrorist attack… with a knife.

A knife.

Even though knives, rocks, cars and a laundry list of other things kill more people each year, the Left wants guns banned.

And we know why.

And if you are not sure, I refer you to the 2nd Amendment.  (Time for a refresher issue on this topic.)

In the forty-eight hours (or so) since Biff stood up and insulted the collective intelligence of the Country by not saying what 99% of those outside of his maladministration was calling it, he stands up again Tuesday morning.

It was widely expected that he was going to finally utter the words “Muslim extremism” or “Muslim terrorism.”

Do you recall how you felt when he finally mouthed those words?  Neither do I.

Quite frankly, I got the impression that he wanted that we should feel badly for the terrorist.  He did everything to exonerate him short of blaming Bush or global warming.

He stood there with that ugly, mean, glaring, hateful stare all but daring us to challenge him.  The measured stern tone he used was an attempt to bend us, break us, demean us and make us see his diseased point of view.  He tried to school us and it seemed as he went on, the meaner and virulent he became.

What a leader.

 

Will there be a reckoning between the gays and Islam?  Where there be some discussion between them? Will the Left finally see that there is no reasoning with the enemy and if they want to continue to live their debauched lifestyles they will have to disavow Islam? (And that kinda makes you think a little, no?)

What will Biff’s next (mis)step be?

What will the Hilderbeast do and say?  (I do not see this being a good thing for her. She is counting on the gay and Muslim votes and the backing of the proles in Congress. If she does not slam Islam and call it what it is she will prolly lose the support of those in Congress who are also running for re-election. And if she does, the same will happen.)

Even though in previous election cycles I suggested Trump to run, I admit he was not my first choice this time.  While I do not think it will be as bad to vote for him as it was for McLame and Romney, he can make that task far easier depending on his response to this tragedy and Biff’s “response.”

I am not convinced that Trump really means everything he says.  Let me rephrase that. I AM convinced that Trump really means everything he says but at times has to walk back his ideas when they are unobtainable.

This is in stark contrast to what the Beast says.  There is no possible way of knowing what she says truly is the truth or a lie largely because, being pathological, even she does not know when she is lying or telling the truth. (Handy tip: If she says something that ticks you off that is prolly the truth, if you agree with that which she is saying, there is your lie.  You are quite welcome.)

(I hear talk from a number of people, many I truly like and respect, who say that they will not vote for Trump.  That is a TRE and I will address an issue to that, pros and cons, but in the meantime, please do keep an open mind.)

 

(I had this puppy finished y’day as I was flying back to NY.  For some reason, it did not save.  Having lost the train of thought I was on it is impossible to recall the last few paragraphs.  They may have been good, who knows.  So like many of the great composers, this will have to be an unfinished symphony.  LOL)