Some years ago Jeremy Clarkson said upon returning home to the UK from a trip to the US, that he was glad to be back in a free country.
This statement of course, pissed me slam off. How dare that pompous imperial claim that the ultimate nanny state of the UK, was a country with more freedom and liberty than the great US of A. That arrogant unmitigated asshat. That jowly overstuffed, jean wearing, Corvette Driving, cowboy boot strutting, clown of a man… would be proved right by our own Government.
Here we are, years later. Our Government has attempted a take over of the Auto Industry. Has taken over 1/6th of our Nations Economy and has told us to buy their Insurance or Else. Our phones and emails and all other forms of communications are recorded for use against us. Drones are in the skies above us. Our Police Officers are pointing guns at us. Our Military is told that we are the bad guys, those of us who go to church on Sunday and might read the Drudge Report. We are the problem, and more Government is the solution.
And Jeremy Clarkson is right.
Damn that man.
I was comfortable being smug knowing that he was wrong and that he had to cope with security cameras at every corner and “Health and Safety” was always looking out for him. But he’s only Monitored when he steps out of his front door, or gets behind the wheel of some car with more than 10 cylinders. In the UK, the Ministries really don’t care what he does unless he breaks a law. And now I sit back and wait for the CIA and the NSA to message me that I made a typo here and that they agree with me. Because I know now that here in the USA, freedom is only an expensive illusion. We are the problem, more Government is the solution. (Homeland Security just let me know I dropped a letter “Y” on “they”)
I however believe that the Government is the problem and that we are the solution. Unfortunately no one is going to throw the switch.
Irresponsible Open Carry Activism Jeopardizes The RKBA
Guns should be carried for personal defense, not Activism.
The best way to do that 99% of the time is Concealed Carry. Even if people do choose to Open Carry, they shouldn’t do it to provoke confrontation nor be uncooperative with the police while doing it. It makes gun owners look bad, turns cops against us, wastes their valuable time and certainly isn’t going to make it more likely that people will think “oh, gun owners are normal people, not trouble makers.
Spread the Word. Most people have realized that the time for “solidarity” through tolerance of the guys carrying guns with video cameras has come and gone. Their bravado is jeopardizing our RKBA and should be seen as an embarrassment to responsible gun owners. When the OC Movement started, people carrying while going about their daily business to show responsibly armed people are part of everyday life, it made some sense… but, the extremists have spun out of control. Let’s make sure that the firearms community is condemning this behavior.
I am not calling for a change in laws or for us to ostracize people who carry openly in a responsible, civil manner. Perhaps responsible OCers should be most concerned and the most openly critical of those who are using their guns to get (inevitably negative) attention?
Obviously, I am a proponent of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and do not want to to see OC made illegal, but I fear that will happen more and more often, in more and more places (as it already has it one state), if the confrontational actions of a very few reckless people continue.
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At the root, Anarchy means “Without a King”. When you say the word Anarchy to most people, it conjures up images of mobs throwing rocks and molotov cocktails and raised fists. That’s not Anarchy. That’s Chaos. Two are linked in popular culture, but the reality is that they are two different things.
Anarchy doesn’t mean “Without Rules”. Far from it. Look at conditions of Anarchy here in the US. What do you really know about The Wild West? Forget Hollywood’s visions of it, and look at what it really was. A period of time when people lived far from the the effects of regular Government and any legal oversight. What they had instead was social order based on common law. The nearest Sheriff was a 3 day ride on a horse… or maybe longer. Especially out here back in the day. You wanted to go talk to someone in the government? That would take almost a week just to get there.
What were those people like? In a word? Respectful. Never in the history of he US… and dare I say, the world, has a people lived in a time with so much peace, prosperity, and growth. People were responsible for themselves. Their own welfare, education, sustenance. You sank or swim on your own labor, not that of others. People were not comfortable with their poverty, they worked to get out of it. People believed in God, and they read from the bible. Many learned to read from the bible. They were industrious. They built things. If they wanted something, they made it or grew it. Bridges were built. Roads cut through mountain passes. People worked together. People, the individuals, were independent… conservative by nature…. but they were independent… they were Free.
That forced growth. With that growth came Government. And everything went down hill from there. Respect is almost completely lost. Dignity was lost. A lot was lost.
Anarchy isn’t a bad thing… If you think about it, Anarchy is the ultimate ideal of conservative values. But you have to separate the distinctions from “Conservative” and the GOP. This doesn’t mean I am against Republicans or I’m staunch Libertarian… George Washington admonished us to avoid political parties, and I agree with him. Unfortunately the Parties have a lot of power in this country. They completely dominate this country and it’s government. People are not loyal to the Country and the Constitution which is our national foundation… they are loyal to their Party. I find that disgusting.
This next year is all about the politics of finding Party Candidates… not necessarily the best person for the job. Republicans are fighting for that nomination. I think the worst Republican that’s fighting for that position is better than Obama. But all of that mess is a puppet show. Don’t get caught up in it. It’s important, yes. But don’t overlook the local level. Find the right guy for the job and support him… in all the local offices. Regardless of Party affiliation. Even if he or she is Libertarian. We have to shore up our foundation… our Freedom. Penn Jillette puts it well.
The reason I am concerned about this now is because I believe that very soon we will see a new period of Anarchy. We can panic and run and lose it all… Or we can get ready for it and embrace it. Because it’s not the end, but the beginning. We need to be faithful. We need to be prepared. We need to hold on to freedom.
Wow… just wow. This cop should not be on the job at all. I don’t care what the laws are in Ohio, he has no right to be abusive and threatening the man’s life when the man is complying with everything he is ordered to do… and trying to tell the cop. WTF? I’d really like to see the whole video and not just what was edited.
I don’t click the links, so I’m not following the story. But the headlines have pretty much painted a good enough picture I wish I hadn’t seen. Every time I go to a news site, there is another story about Rep Weiner’s junk. I’m sick of it. The DNC, if they had any credibility left, would demand that this guy steps down. But they’ve not done that. Because Weiner’s Junk is a puppet show that takes away from attention that could be paid on more important issues. Such as the Economy. It’s all about the Economy right now… specifically, how bad it is. Yet we don’t hear a lot about it on the normal news outlets. The Democrats are crashing our Economy and instead of getting the reports on that, we’re getting Weiner’s weiner wagged in our faces. Next election, break out the shears… let’s cut these guys off at the root.
The Democrat lead Administration has driven the US into the ground so far that it’s going to be impossible for us to climb back out of. We need a drastic change in the USA and luckily such change is still able to happen peacefully. We still have our votes. We can still fix this by voting out every Democrat in every office… if we can take back our Government from the Socialists, we can fix our country.
The Gov of AZ is considering “Don’t Tread On Me” plates.
How cool is that? That’s the spirit I wish Utah had. For all the good things about Utah, it’s pretty authoritarian, to the point that every time I but heads with it – it just makes me want to pull up stakes and leave. But I can’t… because in this market, there’s no way in hell we’d be able to buy another house.
And here’s their new plan to bring money back to Detroit. That’s just awesome. Way to go guys. Just give in to the filth and deviancy. Fantastic. I’m remembering the SNL skit where they talked about the Worst Job in the world… “Last year’s worst job was Crack Whore!… This year’s worst job… Assistant Crack Whore!” Kinda made you think where one would go to file that application. Evidently it’s Detroit… at an ACORN office.
In September of 2010 Terry Jones, a church pastor in Gainesville Florida, caused a worldwide uproar by scheduling an event called “burn a Koran day”. After receiving phone calls from the Defense Secretary Robert Gates and multiple visits from FBI agents, Jones cancelled the event. The opposition to the event was very large to say the least. Some opposed the event for the sake of tolerance while others cited security risks that would likely result from such actions. The US Attorney General Eric Holder referred to the Koran burning as “idiotic and dangerous” while a spokesman for the State Department called it “un-American”. The public destruction of any symbol, book, or flag that represents the values and beliefs of any group of people is disrespectful, but what can possibly be more un-American than a government spokesperson calling an exercise in one’s freedom of speech un-American? Continue reading Fear, and the First Amendment.→