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Liberty or death needs to become a thing we understand and mean again.


This is what I read that made me rant like this.
All of you people out there that are ‘Yay Liberty!’, we need to talk about Trump for a second.  All of you who feel that one constitutional or civil right or another is all encompassing and important, listen up.
One of the things that I heard sold as a good reason to vote for Trump was that he would pick supreme court justices and cabinet that would be willing to protect thus or that and build up business and ‘make America great again’.  It all sounds great.
Except… he recently chose a guy for AG who is all for the reduction in liberty we have gained over the past 20ish years.  Not cool, man.
I’m as peaceful a person as they come, but I’m going to watch close, and should things back slide into the various isms being okay for any reason, I will be prepared to fight, protest, whatever.  
That said, that seems to be my attitude for every president.  Obama freaked me put with Obama care and random acts of assassination.  W. gave us the Patriot act and the surveillance nightmare with that.  So I’m not prepared to call for a revolution or something, but I am saying to be watchful.
The United States citizen is only powerful if we work together, and to do that we have to agree that if the defense of one right or equality of one group is important, then they are all important and to be defended.  Even to our deaths.
I will not live in a nation in a regression to monstrous ways of treating human beings without fighting against that change for evil.
For those that use Jesus’ name in support of this garbage, please remember that Satan was once God’s most favored, powerful, beautiful angel, and any that appear as if they fit the role of Christ in a situation are often antichrist in their ways. 
Be watchful, but be hopeful.  Be happy but prepared for hard times.  Together, we can do anything, individually, we can sow the seeds of liberty.
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Why the current budget fiasco is the entire Federal government’s fault


Imagine yourself in an average living room.  Four people stand around a small child.

The first says, “We think Jimmy should pay for his own college, so we’re going to cut his allowance in half and put some of it in a bank account for him.”

The second pulls a grenade.  “I will detonate this grenade and kill us all unless we negotiate about the amount of his allowance we’re talking about, or whether or not he should be forced to save for college at all.”

The third steps over by the first.  “I support this guy entirely, and this is a stupid way to negotiate.”

The second says, “You won’t negotiate at all unless I do this.”

 

We the people are Jimmy.  Actor 1 and three are the President and fellow democrats in congress.  Actor 2 is the republican members of congress.

While I understand the desire to debate the ACA and such, threatening the value of the dollar is the equivalent of pulling the pin on the grenade without releasing the handle.  The president and rest of the democrats diligently refuse to discuss Obamacare, on the other hand, under any circumstances(including mounting evidence that it’s ineffective at best, and the equivalent of child abuse on Jimmy at worst).

When Jimmy grows old enough and goes on a mad slaughter of the three adults in the room, will anyone really be surprised, or really blame him?

 

Just sayin’.

 

***Note to NSA, FBI, Secret Service, and whoever else might find this disturbing.  No overt threats were intended in this message.  This is a work of fiction and opinion.  Have a nice day!

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The law of the land…


Imagine, for a moment, that the government sets a law in place requiring that people be happy and enjoy life. That’s not a bad thing is it? It would be good if everyone was happy and enjoyed life, wouldn’t it?

This sounds entirely reasonable, until the day comes when you are not happy and are not enjoying life, or perhaps you would prefer to let your experience of life come naturally, without a requirement attached.

This is the key, for me. Laws reduce freedom. Simple. Even the best intentioned laws reduce your freedom to live life as it comes. Some laws are necessary to prevent one being from harming another, sure. Any laws which require X or disallow Y, not on the basis that you harm another by doing them, but that you harm yourself or that those things are not in your best interests are madness that lead to more such laws that will eventually restrict those who originally supported the “good and reasonable laws” made on the same basis.

Holding a gun to someone’s head and insisting that they be healthy in their choices or “be happy” may be good intentioned, but it is not freedom.

“A person is only truly free if they have the freedom to err.”

-Gandhi

 

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I don’t like the NRA… Why?…. Because they arm the ones they fight.


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I don’t like the NRA.

I wrote a post about this https://cogitabunda.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/im-not-a-fan-of-the-nra-but/.

At the time, I said to myself, “Well, I don’t like them, but they do seem to at least publicly do an important job for the sake of the public.”

Now we have this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/how-the-nra-built-a-massive-secret-database-of-gun-owners

Really, NRA? For a group who brings in over 200 million dollars annually, based on public records, they show little interest in something that I find pretty obvious.

It’s hypocritical to have an ‘in-house’ registry of gun owners while fighting against the government having such a list. You have effectively hamstrung your own argument against having such a list-there was previously a thought that no such list exists.

But now, it exists, everyone knows it, and you have it.

What’s the argument against Gun registration, now? That the government could use it too easily to bring about confiscation?

If they want the list, all they have to do is find a reason to hack your systems or raid your offices. If the intent is tyranny, they’ll do it and apologize profusely.

Of course, that would make them the bad guy, but you guys would wind up with plenty of bad press and a general increase in distrust and decrease in funding. I mean, why should you exist if “the big list” is in their hands anyway? Prevention of a registry has been your supposed hard line stance for years, and with that gone, you are nothing anymore.

But, if I were the government, and I wanted to bring about confiscation but maintain some kind of good press, I’d cut a deal with you. All you have to do is keep fighting the public legal fight, drawing in that cash, paying your six-figure incomes to your people, and one other small thing…

I would just want the list, quietly, discretely, no one would ever have to know…

That is, that’s if I were an untrustworthy government. That sort of thing would never happen, right?

Because we can trust our government. Just ask them, they’ll tell you that they can be trusted.

Just like you guys. You’d never agree to this, right? This is all a misunderstanding and you have the data kept nice and safe, at least as safe as the government’s highest level military secrets.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-29/reports-chinese-hackers-targeted-us/4719352

Maybe that’s not the best example, right?

But we can trust our government not to want to collect all of this information, right? They’ll respect our privacy as citizens, right?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-gathered-thousands-of-americans-e-mails-before-court-struck-down-program/2013/08/21/146ba4b6-0a90-11e3-b87c-476db8ac34cd_story.html

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So, in effect, you guys have made it so that your own major argument point is moot. Not only that, but since you have done it, and much of your information has come through publicly available sources, if the government had NOT figured out how to get the information themselves before, you have given them a simple template.

They don’t need to confiscate the guns, not really. They just have to make sure that the gun owners suffer, somehow. A note somewhere for Law Enforcement would do it,”Potentially dangerous, gun owner”.

Thanks, NRA. Over the past 10 years I suspect you guys have taken in somewhere near 2 billion dollars to defend gun owners from the government.

Now you have given the government what they need to do what you were supposedly trying to prevent.

 

The only questions left are these:

1: Did I call your collusion right, or was this simple imbecility on your part?

2: If you aren’t working with the government on this, then what are you going to do to prevent them from following in your footsteps?

Piece of advice for you guys, come out with a press release stating, “We were trying to find out how hard it was to gather this information, so that we can fight against the government acting to collect it.”

It’s really your only hope for justification.

 

Join the NRA, folks. They need your money to… honestly? I have no idea.

http://home.nra.org/

If you want to take your rights into your own hands, you can contact your representatives.

http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

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