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The Tyrant’s Hammer

Speaking of insanity…

Don’t you wonder about why the progressive left is so eager to push utter nonsense like the idea of birthing persons, multiple gender identities, Critical Race Theory and such? It is the same reason that when you fly (back when the planes were still flying) the TSA made you open your bags, discard your baby’s milk, stand here, step there, take off your shoes, spread your arms in the naked x-ray machine, hold still while they feel you up, etc. It is the same reason that you must wear a mask–even though there is no science behind it.* It is the same reason that you must accept the vaccine or be excluded from public venues, transportation and lose your job–even though there is no explanation for how the unvaccinated can pose a threat to the vaccinated if the vaccine is effective.

The tyrant doesn’t give a rat’s posterior about the happiness of the LGBTQ++Whatever gang. They are simply a means to an end. The tyrant doesn’t care whether you believe in two or a thousand genders. The tyrant knows that there are only two but he intends to see them both enslaved.

The tyrant holds blacks, whites and everyone else in the same disregard. They are either pawns to assist his efforts or enemies to be overcome and enslaved or destroyed.

The tyrant knows that all of that nonsense at the airport has made no one safer in the air. He knows what you know: that there will never be another “hijacking” of a passenger jet because the passengers know what will happen and will take immediate action to stop it.

The tyrant knows that the mask is useless. That’s why he and his officers discard them when they think you won’t see, when they are visiting their hair salon, dining in their fine restaurants or partying at their multi-million dollar estates.

And the tyrant doesn’t care if you are protected from the Covid-19 virus by a vaccine, natural immunity or dumb luck. He doesn’t care if you avoid the virus and live or contract the virus and die. But he does care if you refuse to accept the vaccine that he has ordered for you.

Why? Because every time you step here, step there, raise your arms, take off your shoes, bend over… Every time that you allow yourself to be forced to call a man a woman because he pretends to be a woman… Every time that you agree to some stupid assertion such as “men can give birth”… Every time you admit that you are an “oppressor” just for being white, or “oppressed” just because you are black… Every time you subordinate your most personal health decisions to the orders of a tyrant…

Every time you do these things you are being conditioned to servitude. You are being trained to obey the Master’s voice. You are opening your mouth for the bit and bowing to the harness. Every time you surrender a bit of your freedom, you make the tyrant more your master and become more his slave.

I have been dismayed by how many Americans have so quickly yielded their liberty, fawned at the tyrant’s feet and held up their wrists and ankles for the chains. But I have been encouraged by how many Americans still retain the instinct to resist. To harden their necks against the yoke. To turn their backs on the tyrant, even when it is difficult and painful.

Yes, there is a tyrant in Washington, D.C. today, but all is not lost, for the star-spangled banner yet waves over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

*Trying to keep the virus out with a cloth mask is like trying to keep flies out of your home with chicken wire.

**How the vaccinated, who can still contract, carry and spread the virus just the same as the unvaccinated can be threatened by those who are unvaccinated (some of whom have natural immunity, which is demonstrably superior to the immunity obtained through the vaccine) remains one of the great mysteries of this pandemic.

Irreparable Harm

The Biden administration’s spokesperson is warning us to buy Christmas presents now (whatever we can find) because things aren’t going to get here by Christmas. Container ships are massing off the coasts near major ports. There are no dock workers to unload the ships and no truck drivers to haul the goods to market. The time and cost of shipping finished goods here has multiplied…and of course so many of our finished goods have to be shipped here because manufacturing jobs have been streaming away from the United States for decades…mostly to China

China, where our own government was funding the Chinese military’s biological warfare program, which used “gain of function” research (thank you, Dr. Fauci!) to create a virus that, once released (possibly by accident, possibly on purpose) would go on to kill millions of people around the world…

That Dr. Antony Fauci, who decreed that observing Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas with family was not allowed due to concerns about spreading the virus, but who approved the BLM and Antifa mass protests and riots that torched cities and wounded and killed citizens while the police were vilified, attacked, defunded, demoralized, handcuffed, ordered to stand down and forced to watch the cities they swore to defend descend into chaos, wanton crime and violence…

That virus, which has killed 700,000 or so Americans (if you trust our government’s numbers) devastated our economy and served as the impetus for a completely unprecedented seizure of unconstitutional powers by our governments, federal and many states…

Those governments, which have ordered businesses and churches closed, ordered citizens to remain in their homes, ordered citizens to wear masks, and now ordered citizens to accept a vaccine or face dire consequences, such as exclusion from public venues, accommodations and transport, and/or the loss of their livelihood…

That vaccine, which was produced using a completely new biological process (and aborted fetal tissue in some cases for production and others for testing, at least according to what we have been told) and which involves possibly severe side-effects (particularly for those with natural antibodies, who do not need the vaccine at all) but is required for all Americans regardless of their natural antibody status or personal medical decisions…

Those side effect that we suspect are not being accurately reported due to our government’s paramount concern that the truth might increase “vaccine hesitancy” but which even the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) demonstrates to be significant and in some cases very serious…

That concern about Covid-19 and the need for vaccination, which is so serious that this government has dropped our southern border, refused to enforce immigration law, and not just allowed but openly abetted the introduction of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants few (if any) of whom are vaccinated, a great many of whom are infected, and none of whom are required to take that vaccine...

I know, that was all essentially one long run-on sentence, but there is a method to the madness. The first wave of firings have begun, firings of the people who refuse to accept that vaccine–and some who have been vaccinated but are standing in solidarity with those resisting tyranny.

  • As our struggling economy tries to find its feet, when businesses in every field are suffering for a lack of workers, many of them are going to be fired (or quit) because they will not obey Joe Biden’s order.
  • As transportation and logistics companies struggle with recovery, and on the cusp of what may be the most severe disruption of global supply chains in modern history, pilots, flight attendants, luggage handlers, crane operators, truck drivers and so many other workers will be fired (or quit) because they will not obey Joe Biden’s order.
  • As crime rates in most major cities are skyrocketing, police officers are going to be fired (or quit) because they will not obey Joe Biden’s order.
  • As hospitals and other emergency medical services are struggling to cope with the pandemic and a backlog of “ordinary” medical conditions, doctors, nurses, paramedics and firefighters are going to be fired (or quit) because they will not obey Joe Biden’s order.
  • And while our country faces strategic threats around the world, a rising and increasingly aggressive China, the utter loss of international respect engendered by Biden’s disastrous retreat debacle in Afghanistan and the prospect of internal collapse and unrest, a great many of our service men and women, who have put their all on the line for this nation, are facing dismissal (and, as Joe Biden has decreed) a dishonorable discharge for refusing to obey Joe Biden’s order. (Just to be clear, since they are members of the military service, it is an unlawful and unconstitutional order from a commander-in-chief who is incompetent, incoherent, demonstrably mentally compromised and demonstrably national security compromised by China.)

I often thought during the Obama administration that our president was taking actions that he knew were detrimental to our nation’s health. I believed (and still do) that he was not motivated by a desire to see America thrive and (as the 45th President was to say) “make America great again!” Barack Obama did not and does not like America (like all liberal/progressives) much less love it. He (and they) want to “fundamentally change” America, and you do not want to fundamentally change something that you love or even like.

But even Barack Obama tried to give the impression that he was for America. He tried to let us believe that he was working in our nation’s best interests. The administration of Joe Biden has no interest in fostering that illusion. His administration does not wish to contribute to America’s greatness or even work for its survival. Every action taken by this administration so far has been calculated to do the most harm possible to our country.

Harm that likely will be irreparable.

“No Amendment is Absolute.”

It’s nice to know our president believes that. Of course we already knew that he and his “progressive” ilk do not believe that the Constitution itself is absolute. After all, it’s a “living, breathing document” that changes with the times. In other words, it doesn’t mean anything if it keeps them from doing what they want to do.

We’ve also known for a long time that the Second Amendment means nothing to them. Biden repeatedly claimed to be a “strong supporter” of the Second Amendment, often adding “I own a shotgun!” But he never hid his disdain for the right to keep and bear arms. In his eyes it means that the American people are entitled to own the firearms and ammunition that (for the moment) the government allows them to own. That’s like saying you have freedom of speech, provided you don’t say anything the government doesn’t like.

But now we know that he believes all the amendments are subject to interpretation, adjustment, change, disregard and whatever wind of government authority happens to blow. Drawing on Biden’s plans for the Second Amendment, some examples:

  • Freedom of religions is absolutely guaranteed — provided that your religion doesn’t offend anyone’s sexual preference or gender choices.
  • Freedom of the press will be respected — as long as the press does not report anything that the government considers “misinformation” (facts or opinions that are embarrassing or inconvenient to the regime).
  • Freedom to assemble is a fundamental right — provided that you are rioting, burning and looting in support of BLM, ANTIFA or against the police, law and order or White Supremacy (by which they mean anything or anyone they don’t like). Simply attending a Trump rally could be grounds for loss of employment, fines and imprisonment even if the crime does not include “meandering” through the Capitol Building.
  • The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effect against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated — except when raiding the homes of citizens suspected of harboring forbidden “weapons of war” (any firearm someone might use to resist oppression by a despotic government) or those suspected of other types of resistance against the exercise of tyrannical governmental authority.
  • No person shall be put in jeopardy of life or limb twice for the same offense — except when a “not guilty” verdict contradicts the expressed demands of a favored identity group.
  • No person may be compelled to testify or give evidence against themselves — unless the regime must use exceptional methods to discover the location of hidden arms caches that might be used to resist oppression by a tyrannical government.
  • Cruel and unusual punishment shall not be inflictedexcept that exceptions may be made for White Supremacists (conservatives, Trump supporters, etc.).
  • The enumeration of certain rights in the Constitution shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people — but since no amendment is absolute, there actually are no rights retained by the people except those recognized and permitted by the government. (In other words, there are no rights.)
  • The federal government shall have only the powers granted to it by the Constitution and all other powers are reserved to the states or to the people — except that in cases of emergency (that is, whenever it wants to) the federal government may impose restrictions on individual freedoms that it feels are necessary. (For example, closing schools and businesses, forbidding gatherings for church services, Trump rallies or Thanksgiving Dinners at private homes, requiring the wearing of masks to appear in public or a “Vaccination Passport” in order to travel.)
  • No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law — unless the government suspects them of especially heinous crimes, such as harboring forbidden weapons or war, being White Supremacists or resisting government power.
  • The right to vote may not be denied on the basis of race, color or previous condition of servitude. However, White Supremacists (whatever their race or color) may be disenfranchised to rectify past White Privilege and enforce “equity.”
  • No person shall be eligible to be elected President of the United States more than twice — unless, of course, there is an emergency.

Everybody (even Democrats) like to say, “we are a nation of laws!” but we all know that this is no longer true. We are a nation that is governed by the (almost) unrestrained use of force by our government. “Stroke of the pen–law of the land!” But the “Law of the Land” is the United States Constitution, and those amendments are all a part of that document. Anyone who can read and think can understand what it says and means. Anyone with any sense at all knows what shall not be infringed means. When the right of the American people to arm themselves to counter government tyranny is finally infringed to death, then you can erase that “(almost)” from the paragraph above. And then say goodbye to the 13th Amendment too.

After all, even the amendment abolishing slavery isn’t “absolute.”

Of Course You Realize This means war.

Yesterday I watched a clip of Joe Biden saying, “look, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t say you can’t restrict the kinds of weapons people can own.” It’s the same interview where he said, “Bingo!” to people who say a Biden administration means they’re going to come for their guns. I’d like to add that apparently the 1st Amendment doesn’t say you can’t restrict the kind of things people can say or write on their blogs or Facebook page (such as expressing the belief that the 2020 election was fraudulent). The 1st Amendment doesn’t mean you can’t tell people what kind of news they can watch or report (such as Fox News). The 1st Amendment doesn’t mean you can’t tell people what kind of religious beliefs they can hold (such as believing that taking the life of an unborn child is murder). Next I suppose we will discover that the 4th Amendment doesn’t say that the police can’t break into your house and look for evidence of something for which to convict you, or that the 5th Amendment doesn’t say the police can’t beat a confession out of you if they’re pretty sure you’re guilty.

H.R. 127 is the Democrat’s new gun control bill now before congress. You have to give them this: they go big or they go home–and they don’t intend to go home. When I write something like this, I don’t like to rely on what other people say about the issue, so I looked it up. I don’t want you to (a) take my word for it, or (b) accuse me of making stuff up and go away shaking your head, so I am linking to a copy of H.R. 127 here on my site. My review of it may not be as thorough as that of other “experts” on the subject, because I don’t speak “legalese” and I haven’t got all day to go through this monstrosity, but for what it’s worth, here it is:

  1. Universal Registration: It will establish a universal registration system for all firearms and ammunition in the United States. This registry will be administered by the Attorney General.
  2. Deadline to Register: Firearms owned before the law is passed must be registered within 3 months. After passage, firearms must be registered on the date the firearm is acquired.
  3. Database: The database must be accessible to all law enforcement, all branches of the Armed Forces,[**] all state and local governments, and all members of the public. [That’s right! They want criminals who need a gun to know where exactly they can steal one close by!]
  4. Universal Licensing: It will establish a licensing system for owning firearms and ammunition. You can get a license after a background check; a psychological evaluation that complies with standards set by the Attorney General, is conducted by a psychologist approved by the Attorney General, includes an interview with spouse/former spouse/and at least 2 other persons who are family members or associates; mandatory training; and after obtaining an insurance policy that will cost $800 per year. It will be unlawful to possess a firearm or ammunition unless licensed and compliant with all the other requirements.
  5. Licensing for Antique Firearms: Require licensing in order to display an antique firearm in your home.
  6. “Military-type” weapons are defined as all models, variants and copies of the AK-47, AR-15, TEC-9, Uzi, Galil, Beretta AR70, FN/FAL, M-10 (and other variants), Steyr AUG, any revolving cylinder shotguns, any semiautomatic rifle or handgun that has at least 2 mostly cosmetic characteristics that I wont’ go into here. All of these are added to the list of weapons required to be licensed and registered under the National Firearms Act (NFA) just like machineguns, which includes a $200 tax per firearm.
  7. Penalties for violations of above vary as follows:
    • Violations of 922(aa) [unlicensed possession of a firearm]: fines not less than $75,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisonment not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both.
    • Violations of 922(bb)(1) [transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person]: fines not less than $50,000 and not more than $75,000, imprisonment not less than 10 years and not more than 15 years, or both.
    • Violations of 922(bb)(2) [transfer to another person without notifying the Attorney General]: fines not less than $30,000 and not more than $50,000, imprisonment not less than 5 years and not more than 10 years, or both.
    • Violations of 922(bb)(3) [loaning a firearm to a person without notifying the Attorney General ]: fines not less than $5,000 and not more than $10,000. (No prison! How generous!}
    • Violations of 922(bb)(4) [a person holding a valid license transferring a firearm to a person who is not 18. Note that apparently it is not unlawful for an unlicensed person!]: fines not less than $75,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisonment not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or bothunless the transferee possesses or uses the firearm during a crime in which case it’s $100,000 to $150,000 and not less than 25 or more than 40 years.
    • Violations of 922(cc) [failure to have an insurance policy in effect as specified above]: fines not less than $50,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisonment not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years, or both.
  8. “Certain Ammunition:” It will be unlawful to:
    • Possess ammunition .50 caliber or greater
    • Possess a “Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device.”
    • Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Devices are defined as any feeding device that can hold more than ten (10) rounds of ammunition.
  9. Penalties for violations of above vary as follows:
    • Violations of 922(dd)(1) [possession of ammunition .50 caliber or greater ]: fines not less than $50,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisonment not less than 10 years and not more than 20 years, or both.
    • Violations of 922(dd)(2) [possession of a “large capacity ammunition feeding device]: fines not less than $10,000 and not more than $25,000, imprisonment not less than 1 years and not more than 5 years, or both.

They cannot possibly expect you to believe that all of this is about preventing crime. This is about disarming America’s law-abiding citizens so that they will no longer pose a threat to the agenda of an out of control government. This is about control.

In a previous post I have tried to explain that our rights (including the right to keep and bear arms) are not granted to us by the United States Constitution. Our rights were given to us by God and the government has no legal authority to take them away. They cannot be voted away by a majority of our misguided fellow citizens, they cannot be outlawed by Congress, they cannot be abrogated by Executive Order, and they cannot even be declared “unconstitutional” by a lawless Supreme Court. Our fundamental rights can only be striped from us by lawless, unconstitutional government power wielded by a tyrant. And it can only do so if we allow it.

Please understand this: if the government can do this (see above) to your right to keep and bear arms then they can and eventually will do similar things to all of your other rights, until your “rights” are nothing more than privileges allowed by your government when (and if) it sees fit. Do not accuse me of declaring war on America or even on the lawless federal government. H.R. 127 is nothing less than a declaration of war by our government upon us. Why has our nation’s capital been turned into an armed military encampment? Why does H.R. 127 specifically provide for the United States Military to have access to the database of those licensed to have firearms? [See ** above.] Why are the Democrats, who have for this moment achieved complete control over the legislative and executive branches, so frightened of an armed American citizenry?

“A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
— 2nd Amendment, U.S. Bill of Rights

Does H.R. 127 look like “infringement” to you? As I wrote before, the Second Amendment does not describe a right to hunt, target shoot or even protect yourself from criminals. The Second Amendment describes the right of American citizens to “alter or abolish” their government should it become “destructive of these ends” [securing our unalienable rights]. “Military-type” weapons are exactly the type of arms that the Second Amendment described a right for us to possess and laws like H.R. 127 established by governments like the one now in power in Washington, D.C. are exactly why the right to keep and bear arms is so vital to the “security of a free state.”

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
— U.S. Declaration of Independence

I ask, does H.R. 127 evince a design to reduce us under absolute Despotism?

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Reichstag Burning

[All Quotes from –Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire]

The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s government stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch council communist, was the culprit, and it attributed the fire to communist agitators. A German court decided later that year that Van der Lubbe had acted alone, as he had claimed. The day after the fire, the Reichstag Fire Decree was passed. The Nazi Party used the fire as a pretext to claim that communists were plotting against the German government, which made the fire pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany

Gina Carano got fired from her gig at Disney for reminding people that the Jews couldn’t be rounded up and murdered until the German government managed to get their neighbors to hate them, a reference to the demonizing of conservatives by Democrats, the left, the mainstream media, pop culture, and so on. It seems that comparing someone to Hitler or the Nazis is just about the worst thing you can do these days–unless you are on the left comparing Donald Trump, Republicans and conservatives to Hitler or calling them Nazis. I just searched “Trump compared to Hitler” and in addition to a few articles detailing how many times Donald Trump was compared to Hitler (at least 9 or so specific instances) there were also plenty of articles actually comparing Trump to Hitler. I bring that up because I am about to compare what happened on February 27, 1933 and afterwards in Germany and what happened on January 6, 2021 and the days following in the United States of America.

People often forget that Adolf Hitler was democratically elected. I don’t know if his election was as fraudulent as our 2020 presidential election, but Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany. The power that office provided him, though, was not sufficient to accomplish his objectives. An emergency was needed.

The responsibility for the Reichstag fire remains a topic of debate and research.[3][4] The Nazis accused the Comintern of the act. However, some historians believe, based on archive evidence, that the arson had been planned and ordered by the Nazis as a false flag operation.

Hitler urged President Paul von Hindenburg to issue an emergency decree to suspend civil liberties and pursue a “ruthless confrontation” with the Communist Party of Germany.[2] After the decree was issued, the government instituted mass arrests of communists, including all of the Communist Party’s parliamentary delegates. With their bitter rival communists gone and their seats empty, the Nazi Party went from having a plurality to a majority, thus enabling Hitler to consolidate his power.

Right now the Democrats hold the White House, a razor-thin majority in the House and a tie-breaker majority in the Senate. But they are concerned that this is not going to be enough to effect the complete transformation of the United States that they have promised their radical socialist base.

Whoever planned the riot of January 6, 2021 and whoever executed it, it is clear that the Democrats fully intend to capitalize on the event. They are calling for a “war on domestic terror” by which they mean anyone who resists their radical reshaping of American society. They are calling for the establishment of a “Truth Commission” (Ministry of Propaganda) to ferret out “lies and disinformation” (opinions contrary to theirs and facts that are inconvenient or embarrassing) and to mobilize and direct America’s intelligence agencies toward its citizens (their own Secret Police). And under Nancy Pelosi’s control, with no explanation or description of any specific credible threat, they have festooned our nation’s capitol with razor wire, walls and fences and armed National Guard troops. [Walls and National Guard troops at our border with Mexico: immoral. Walls and National Guard troops surrounding Nancy Pelosi and their nascent authoritarian regime: just fine!]

If all of that is not enough to scare the hell out of you, consider that one of the first priorities of the Democrat Congress and President Joe Biden is going to be licensing, registering, banning and confiscating the firearms of America’s militia–the one that is “necessary to the security of a free state.”

Our God-given right to keep and bear arms for the defense of our liberty is needed now more than ever before in our nation’s history.

Kiss America Goodbye

If you think that title sounds alarmist, think again.

Undoubtedly the worst presidential candidate in modern history, crooked, cognitively challenged and thrust into office by the dedicated efforts of America’s lapdog media, her socialist Big Tech and “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics,” Joe Biden has not even taken office yet. Nor has the razor thin Democratic tie (+socialist Kamala Harris) in the Senate been installed. But the Democrats can taste the power that they will soon wield and they are already making their wish list, naming those whom they will persecute and punish, lining up for new investigations and prosecutions, and above all laying plans to secure their grip on the power they have gained so that they never have to surrender it again. In anticipation of their ascendancy and in cooperation with its expected permanency, Big Tech has already begun silencing any voice of opposition to the one-party rule that America will soon suffer, permanently banning soon-to-be-ex-President Donald Trump, blocking any social media platform that does not agree to censor conservative speech, shutting off access to servers and internet services for alternative media and laying the groundwork for a universal blockade of information outside the “mainstream” narrative. Books are being banned, political contributors outed and threatened. Fund-raising websites deny access to anyone not politically correct. The list goes on and on.

How long until this website is blocked or banned? How long until e-commerce sites that sell t-shirts with images and legends derisive of left-wing, socialist, progressive, statist ideas and personalities are dropped? How long until guns, ammunition and related goods and services are banned from the Internet? How long until PayPal and other e-payment options are denied to conservative organizations or websites? How long until churches find their live-streamed services blocked because the pastor dared to preach against homosexuality or abortion? How long until your bank begins “monitoring” your accounts to identify support for “domestic terrorist” (conservative) causes and candidates? Don’t dare scoff at these questions! Who would have ever believed that America would see the day that churches were ordered closed and pastors threatened with jail for refusing to comply?

“But censorship like that is okay because it’s not the government doing it!” That’s what they’re going to say, and I know because that’s what they’ve already said. Conservatives have no right to speak on college campuses because it isn’t the government silencing them. Conservatives have no right to have their opinions shared in the mainstream media–or even to expect that facts and events demonstrative of the lies told by the left are published anywhere that the public can see them. Free people have no right to be heard as long as it is the left-wing monolithic tech monopolies (that your government has fostered) that are silencing and crushing them. You have no freedom if it is someone other than the government depriving you of it. Really?

When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? If you’ve read my book, God, America and Liberty you’ve already heard this analogy, but here it is again: most ideologically-based associations (like churches) have two founding documents, a statement of faith or beliefs and a constitution or bylaws. The constitution or bylaws is a set of rules for how they will conduct business: how the leader is chosen, how the directors are chosen, who is in charge of the money and how it is handled and spent, etc. The statement of faith or belief is a list of the core convictions held by the association, the common ideas that bind the members together in one body. The rules are important, but the beliefs are why the association exists in the first place. The Declaration of Independence is our nation’s statement of faith. Please take a moment to read it in its entirety, but here is a very important quote:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Our government was institution in order to secure our rights (all government are supposed to be) not just to abstain from destroying them itself. You have the right to life, and your government is not just supposed to refrain from killing you, it is supposed to keep others (foreign governments and other citizens) from killing you too. You have a right to liberty, and your government’s responsibility is not just to abstain itself from stripping you of your liberties, it is also required to prevent others from taking your liberties as well. Your rights were given to you by God. They were not granted to you by government. When your government stands by and allows the Big Corporate Mainstream Media to gouge out your eyes and stop your ears (by blacking out news that you need in order to make an informed choice in an election, e.g. the Hunter Biden story) and allows Big Corporate Tech to rip out your tongue (by silencing anyone who defies the left-wing narrative by trying to inform you, e.g. the Hunter Biden story) then your government has become destructive of the ends of securing your liberties.

We are at a crisis point in our nation’s history. Our government has long been out of control and indifferent to our freedom, but now it has gone from indifference to antipathy, becoming destructive of our freedoms. Very soon you will not be able to read words like those in our Declaration of Independence on the Internet or hear them on the television.

What then?

Home of the brave

President Trump left the hospital yesterday, and he made a short speech, calling on Americans not to let Covid-19 “dominate” them. “Don’t be afraid of it,” he told us. Not unexpectedly, the Democrats, leftists and mainstream media (pretty-much all one in the same) went insane over his comments. They are furious that the president would dare to tell Americans not to fear Covid-19.

In my last blog, I wrote about projection and how common it is for the left to accuse their enemies in general and Mr. Trump in particular of exactly what they are doing. Most likely, they are simply following the tactical advice of their philosophical progenitor, Karl Marx. But it is also possible that this is truly psychological projection: seeing in others what you know is in yourself. They think that Trump and the Republicans want to use fear to manipulate and control America’s citizens because that is exactly what they do, day in and day out.

Climate Crisis: “If we don’t do something about it in the next 12 years, it’s going to be too late!” Hurricanes and tornadoes will multiply. California will burn down. The seas will rise. Coastal cities will disappear. Polar bears will go hungry. We are all going to die. It’s true (and they know it) that there is not one shred of actual scientific evidence that man has anything to do with rising global temperatures (and not a whole lot of evidence that global temperatures are actually rising significantly). And it’s true that they have been making these dire predictions for the last 30 years. But none of that matters, because they hope that fear of these things can stampede Americans into accepting sweeping, outrageous and draconian restrictions on our liberties.

BLM and Racism: “Racist white cops (and black ones too) are cruising the streets, just looking for a young black man that they can kill.” I really can’t gauge how many young black men have fallen for this lie, because in all of the videos I’ve seen of the “peaceful” protests/riots in American cities, most of the masked faces I see seem to be college age white kids. Statistical evidence proves that this is a lie, and just based on common sense I think that ordinary young black men probably do not seriously believe that cops are hunting them down with murderous intent. Antifa and the communist revolutionaries are probably the primary source of the unrest–and that should not surprise us, since Black Lives Matter is an avowedly Marxist organization intent on overthrowing our system of government and our freedom. But African-Americans are not the sole target of this campaign of fear. If Donald Trump is reelected, it’s going to get worse…much worse, they assert ominously. “There ain’t no light at the end of the tunnel,” says Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. If Trump wins, “f***ing cities will burn,” says a Sanders staffer. The message is clear: vote for us or we will burn this country down. They hope that their message of fear will sway American voters.

Covid-19: If you’ll give it some thought, you will remember that the virus first raised it’s ugly head just as the Democrat impeachment fiasco was reaching its absurd climax, and they and the mainstream media dismissed it as a distraction from the real story of Donald Trump’s treasonous quid-pro-quo and “obstruction of justice.” When President Trump closed the borders to travel from China, Biden called it “hysterical” and “xenophobic,” and the mainstream media condemned the action as useless showboating. But as soon as it became clear that their original optimism based on the reassurances of the Communist Chinese Party was wrong, they ramped up the fear-machine, predicting “2.2 million” deaths in the United States from the novel coronavirus of 2019. (“200 million” is the number that worked its way deep into Joe Biden’s head and continues to pop up there from time to time as Covid-19 mortality and, occasionally, the number of Americans killed by guns in the last decade or so.) Two hundred thousand was the number sometimes offered as the minimum, if we “did everything right.” In deep blue states and cities, Democrat governors and mayors were quick to use fear of the Wuhan Virus as a means to seize extraordinary “emergency” powers–powers that they are extremely reluctant to now relinquish. Telling everyone else what they can and cannot do is, after all, what tyrants enjoy most, and they will never let a good crisis go to waste. Entire state economies were shut down and millions lost their jobs. Small businesses closed for good, while mega-businesses like Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s did extremely well. Liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries were allowed to stay open as “essential,” while health clubs, gyms and beauty salons were ordered closed (except when Nancy Pelosi or Mayor Lori Lightfoot needed a trim). Churches and synagogues were ordered closed and the religious disobedient were threatened with arrest and told that their rights “had been suspended.” For the most part, Americans accepted these unconstitutional orders, fearing the virus as much as the wrath of their despotic rulers.

Fear, fear, fear. People who are afraid are easy to control. That’s what terrorists know. That’s why terrorism is effective. That’s why what the Democrats and the left are doing to America now is nothing short of political terrorism. When Donald Trump stands up before the American people and tells them not to be afraid, he is demonstrating that he is exactly the kind of leader that we need now.

Fear is un-American! The first Americans faced a perilous journey halfway across the world to reach this continent. It was a rich land, but life was harsh and dangerous. Many starved, fell victim to pestilence or hostile natives. When the first settlements were secure, fearless men and women took their families and struck out into the wilderness, carving homesteads and farms out of the deep forests. Fearless Americans stood up to the greatest empire on earth at that time to win their freedom. Americans conquered the western lands, fighting for every inch of their new nation. Brave Americans went back across the seas twice to fight tyranny in the lands they had left, winning two world wars. Americans crossed the empty sky to reach the moon and place the flag of our nation there on its barren, lifeless soil.

I stand with Donald Trump one-hundred percent. We should not fear this virus. We should not fear “climate crisis.” We should not fear those who threaten us with violence if we do not obediently say “Black Lives Matter” when they harass us at our tables. We should not be afraid to speak out, say what we believe, put bumper stickers on our cars and signs in our yard. With some of these, the danger is real and others it is imaginary, but even if the danger is real, we should stand with our forefathers who did not fear the unknown forests to the west, the hostile indigenous peoples, the pestilence, the hunger, the darkness or the uncharted emptiness of space.

We are Americans, we are not cowards, and we will defeat this enemy just as we have defeated so many others. And God willing, in about one month, we will show the Democrats, the socialists, the leftists, the statists, the mainstream media, George Soros, BLM and Antifa that we do not fear them. Bring on your worst and we will give it back to you, because we are Americans and we are not afraid.

One a Month…

Real quickly, let’s establish once and for all that in Virginia Democrats are either ignorant of both the Virginia and United States Constitutions and the principles of limited government–or just don’t care. Virginia’s Democrat-controlled senate just passed SB 69 which establishes a “one gun a month” policy limiting Virginia citizens to purchasing only one handgun in a 30-day period. Assuming that it is passed by the Virginia House of Delegates, Governor Northam is expected to sign it into law. (This will reinstate a previous VA law placing such a limit on handgun purchases.)

For those who may not be familiar with Virginia’s Constitution, take a minute to Google it and read Article I, Sections 2 and 13. Like the United States Constitution, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia also explicitly recognizes that the source of all government power is the consent of the people. It also recognizes the right of all the people to be armed for the defense of their liberty just as clearly as the 2nd Amendment in the U.S. Bill of Rights–if not more so.

So, just thinking clearly for a second, where do you suppose that the Democrats currently in control of Virginia’s State Government believe that they derive the authority to limit Virginia citizens to one handgun a month, or to place any limit on how many guns of whatever type and capacity Virginia citizens may purchase? The Constitutions (US and VA) are limits on the power of government, not the rights of the people. Among the enumerated powers granted to the governments (US and VA) I am unable to identify any section that grants those governments the power to limit the lawful, clearly described rights of their citizens to keep and bear arms.

But logically, if the government does have the power to limit citizens to only one handgun a month, then doesn’t that mean that the government also has the power to limit them to only one handgun a year or only one handgun in their lifetime?

Or no guns of any kind at all?

Remember, in our nation and our states, we do not derive our rights from the consent of government. On the contrary, our governments derive their just powers (only their just powers) from the consent of the governed–us. In other words, if we choose, we the people have the power to limit our government to only one law a month, but our governments do not have the power to limit us to only one anything a month.