Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
Now. all Y'all know that wev start these things out with a bit from
Mama Liberty whenever possible. Weeeellll, Mama's been busy doing
Christmas stuff, but she didn't forget to send me her yearly Christmas
post to share with you, dear readers. So here for your reading
pleasure, we reveal "My Perfect Christmas" by mama Liberty.
1950 was a hard year. My father died and my mother was left with two
small children. She was a "housewife" and had no particular marketable
skills. She also didn't have any family who could help her much. She
was a recovering alcoholic and suffered from severe depression. Not a
This, of course, was long before the social workers, welfare, food
stamps, WIC, or any of the alphabet soup government offices and
"programs." All she had was her faith in God and her children, the few
friends who stood with her, and the understanding that it was her
responsibility to raise her children and get on with life the best she
So, the winter of 1950 found us all staying with a friend's family
in a small Southern California desert town. Not the rich and beautiful
part, but the dirt road, snowed in, wood stove outback of the Morongo
Valley. There was no telephone or reliable transportation.
I was only four years old, so I have no idea why Mother moved there
with no jobs available within fifty miles, any direction — and she
never told us. The people we stayed with were living on a small
pension and he was dying of lung cancer. Mother had $138. a month in
Social Security Survivor's benefit. Everybody had big troubles, make
Go to the link to read the rest of this heartwarming story.
Merry Freakin' Christmas, from the UN. On December 24th, the UN's
treaty to create worldwide gun control went into effect. Now, our
Senate has not ratified it, but Kerry signed it, and with Obama's
record of "I've got a pen and a phone, and I'm not afraid to violate
the Constitution and use them to pass laws!" leads me to suspect that
we shall soon find out that this treaty has somehow superseded the US
Constitution. Oh Well! If that becomes the case, 1776 Part Deux will
come faster than anyone expected it to.
Man, do I wish I could have been in Washington State for this
While protests, rallies and
thuggery take place in cities like New York and
a peaceful rally took place in America. However, the irony in all of it
was that each one of the between 1000 and 3000 in attendance were
fully armed law-abiding citizens to protest the new
pretended legislation that
in Washington State. But they weren't just protesting, they gathered
together to violate the newly passed "law" openly.
* * * * *
Prior to the rally, which was dubbed the
"I will not Comply" rally,
there had been over 6,000 RSVPs. However, on December 13, 2014,
over 1,000 Washington residents descended on the state capitol of
Olympia, amid cold and fog, in protest to defy
a gun regisration "law" backed by the likes of
and Bill Gates.
"This is not simply a protest," he
wrote. "We will
openly exchange, buy and sell and trade guns and start a plan to break
apart this legislation and violate
in every possible way. Because ALL law that violates the Constitution is not
law, it is VOID!"
Mr. Seim even refused to obtain a permit to exercise his God-given
rights protected under the First Amendment to freely protest (freedom
of speech) his government.
Interestingly enough, the
Washington State Patrol
said that they would not be arresting anyone for exchanging or
selling their guns.
Seim led the protest in a time of prayer and then in a Pledge of
Allegiance. However, Seim said, "I am not pledging obedience to the
government, it is to the Republic. We don't ask for our rights, and we
don't negotiate for our rights. We will take America back."
* * * * *
Many engaged in what was predicted as the
of burn barrels,
to those in New York following the passage of the NY SAFE Act, as
they pledged themselves to
Truth and Action
"At the end of the rally, gun owners burned their concealed weapons permits and
signed a petition vowing
to refuse to follow the new gun control law. The petition ended with
the text, 'We pledge our blood. We will not comply.'"
While the rally was overshadowed by the protests in New York and
Ferguson, which have resulted in
damage and injuries to other people, this rally was fueled only by
the spirit of freedom, not
While we have seen the
mayhem and even
in both New York and
the thing that liberals, socialists and communists in America have
said was such a danger,
was on fully display in large numbers
of people against government tyranny and not one window was broken,
one business burned down nor one police officer beaten or murdered.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it commies!
Gotta love a felonious PEACEFUL protest with zero property damage,
zero violence, and zero arrests. Oh, and the part to NOT love is zero
national media coverage.
Recently, we discussed warning shots, and their absolute stupidity
(you KNOW it's stupid, Joe Biden supports them). Well, here's a link
to 10 reasons WHY they are so stupid (besides that excellent reason, I
You know a myth is widespread when it emanates from the White House.
In 2013 while campaigning for a ban on so-called "assault rifles,"
Vice-President Joseph Biden told the public he had advised his wife
that if there was a home invasion, she was to take a double barrel
shotgun and fire both barrels upwards. One can only imagine how the
Secret Service Vice-Presidential detail felt when they heard that. I
can tell you that across the nation lawyers, cops, and gun-wise people
rolled their eyes and shook their heads.
Here are 10 reasons why firing a warning shot is not a good idea.
1. What goes up, must come down. The stereotyped warning shot is
fired skyward. Shooting live ammunition into the sky is a practice
normally associated with Third World countries where respect for human
life is not as great as in the United States. There are many cases on
record where such bullets "fell from the sky" and killed innocent
people. In one New England case, a man carelessly fired a warning shot
upward in the state's largest city; the bullet struck and killed an
innocent bystander who was on the upper porch of a tenement
Nine more great reasons are at the link.... (Thanks to TJ Mason for
Linked as part of a comment to LAST week's Rant, SixPick (A
NewsTalker Handle) sent me this....
Where Oh Where are the US legislators like
this man? In response to the terrorist attack in the Sydney coffee
house, Sen. David Leyonhjelm of Australia's Liberal Democratic Party
had some telling comments for his fellow lawmakers.
In the wake of the jihadist taking hostages in a Sydney café
earlier this week and murdering two of them, and Australian lawmaker
blasted the tyrannical gun laws, similar to those in England, that led
to the citizens he serves being turned into a "nation of victims."
Sen. David Leyonhjelm of Australia's Liberal Democratic Party said
that if the hostages had been allowed to carry guns concealed there
would have been someone who would have been able to stop him.
"That nutcase who held them all hostage wouldn't have known that
they were armed and bad guys don't like to be shot back at," Senator
Leyonhjelm told ABC radio, according to the Guardian.
"We are all disarmed victims," Leyonhjelm added.
He then spoke about Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson, who were
reportedly shot by the Islamist just moments before police entered the
café and shot him dead.
"It would have been illegal for them to have a knife, a stick, a
pepper spray, a personal Taser, mace, anything like that for
self-defence," Senator Leyonhjelm said.
"To turn an entire population into a nation of victims is just
unforgivable," the Senator concluded.
Yes, Senator, it IS unforgivable. In fact, in MY opinion, it is a
human rights violation. Read the link, there is SOOO much more there.
Where oh where do I start with this pile of equine excrement...
First, it is ENCOURAGING kids to steal guns
(his first felony) and take them TO SCHOOL(his next felony)! In the
real world, IF the kid did this, he'd be facing felony charges under
the "Zero Tolerance Policy" of most school systems these days AND for
theft. great start, film-maker—encourage felonious acts from kids.
Next, he didn't clear the weapon first, so the gun might have been
loaded (it happens to be either a BB gun or a fake, but I
digress.....), meaning that he faced the possibility of an AD ON
on your parents.
Here's the latest plan to end gun violence — by encouraging
concerned children to steal their parents' firearms from them and turn
them in at schools, or perhaps police precincts.
Unbelievable, but it is happening:
The PSA video above shows a young teen dramatically rifling through
his parents' drawer, only to take out a handgun and put it in his
backpack, all while his mother is downstairs reading.
The next day, he brings the gun to school, sits through class, and
places it on a startled teacher's desk before asking, "Can you take
this away? I don't feel safe with a gun in my house."
This is independent director Rejina Sincic's idea of how to end gun
violence and keep children safe. The message at the end reads, "Our
children deserve a safe world. Stop gun violence now."
Hardly the connection most people would make with a student
bringing a weapon to school... not to mention a terrible and dangerous
example for the children.
I really don't know how this... JACKASS of a film director could
possibly think this is a good idea. An AD occurs, or the bookbag is
stolen or lost, or the bag falls open on the bus, or the kid .... I
cannot even BEGIN to list all the ways this kid is screwed since he's
too stupid to even unload the weapon. His BEST ending for this is a
few years in Juvie. His worst ending is gunned down by cops who think
the piss-poor gun handling as an attempt to shoot them if he were to
take the gun to the cop on the street. UPDATE: This "PSA" has
stirred such controversy, the maker has pulled it from YouTube.
HOWEVER, a wonderful spoof has been posted, and if I can find the
link, I will include it here. And here it is.
I LOVE the closing lines... "Somewhere, a
tree is manufacturing oxygen for you to breathe. You should
apologize." That line is priceless.
Oh, LOOKIE! It seems that mass shootings, with only two exceptions
since 1950, have ALL occurred where guns were prohibited.
I guess that blows the whole "Allowing people to carry guns everywhere
only breeds mass shootings and violent crime" theory all to hell.
A professor from Purdue
researched mass shooting from the 1950s on and discovered that only
two of them occurred
guns are legal to be carried. This really blows
apart the liberal's argument that more guns means more mass shootings.
Between 2004 and 2012, gun ownership increased by 61%. But since 2008,
violent crimes decreased by 12.9%. Eric Dietz, Ph.D., the former
director of Homeland Security for the state of Indiana and 22-year
Army veteran, and now a professor at Purdue University, set out to
find out how
citizens could prevent deaths.
Of course, we'll NEVER read this study in the mainstream media, nor
will it be even mentioned in the news.
The Quotes of the Week are now ready for reading. So start reading!
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself
a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about
repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the
struggle for independence."—Charles A. Beard
"...to disarm the people (is) the best and most effective way to
enslave them..."—George Mason
"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step.
The prohibition of private firearms is the goal."—Janet Reno, US
"The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most
governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right
within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are
kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is,
under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not
already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."—Henry St.
George Tucker, in Blackstone's 1768 "Commentaries on the Laws of
"Americans have too many rights, and I, for one, cannot wait to
begin removing this one!(the 2nd Amendment)"—Lake Como Chief of
Police, Rosman H. Cash.
And that's a wrap, friends (and others)!