November 3, 2014
Congress, Constitution, elections, freedom, government, gun control, Guns, politics, Second Amendment
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Greetings, folks. Yes, I know it’s quite some time since you’ve heard from me in this space, but I figured this was an important enough occasion for me to pop my head up. As those of us in Virginia no doubt already know, thanks to the deluge of election mailers, emails and robocalls, tomorrow is election day. Annoying as all that is and has been, everyone should still get out and cast an educated vote tomorrow, if they haven’t voted absentee already.
At stake this year is about one third of the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, and various of sundry gubernatorial, statewide, county, city and local races around the nation. As it stands, the Republicans currently hold the House, and the Democrats control the Senate, along with, of course, the White House. The electoral environment is particularly good for Republicans this cycle, more due to the combination of far-left ideology and rank incompetence on display by the Democrats than anything the Republicans themselves have to offer. Here in Virginia, U.S. Senator (and former Governor) Mark Warner is up for re-election, endorsed by his predecessor (no relation) John Warner, a notoriously weak Republican who was never popular with the grassroots among his own party. Mark Warner was actually a decent governor, aside from pushing the largest tax increase in Virginia history through the General Assembly. He was even fairly pro-gun as governor. Then he ran for U.S. Senate in 2008, promising to be a ‘radical centrist’ if elected. He has not been. As Republicans love to point out, he’s voted with President Obama 97% of the time. And he’s been effectively anti-gun, as his endorsement by MomsDemandingAttention/GunHysteriaNonsenseInEverytown shows:
Mark Warner voted for the Manchin-Toomey Amendment (S.AMDT.715) to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013, which would require background checks for guns sold online, at gun shows, and through classified ads.
As such, the most important thing is for everyone to get out and vote AGAINST Mark Warner in Virginia. The aforementioned anti-gun nutbag hysteria machine has also endorsed some Democrats running for U.S. House in Virginia: incumbent Rep. Bobby Scott in the 3rd District, Don Beyer here in the 8th District, John Foust in the 10th, and incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly in the 11th District. If you live in any of these districts, please get out and vote to DEFEAT these weasels.
Lastly, if you live in Arlington County, please, please, PLEASE vote for John Vihstadt for County Board tomorrow. He represents the only independent, non-Democratic voice on our board, and is carrying the banner of good government and fiscal responsibility. Want our horrendous roads fixed? Want to put a stop to the wasteful Artisphere, Columbia Pike streetcar, aquatic center and other vanity projects being pushed by the current Board majority? Support John tomorrow.
That is all.
June 25, 2013
Constitution, Guns, Second Amendment
court, gag order, guns, Jared Marcum, Logan County, middle school, motion, NRA, school, Second Amendment, t-shirt, West Virginia
Do you remember Jared Marcum? He is the West Virginia 8th grader who was suspended and arrested for wearing a pro-Second Amendment t-shirt in school this year.
It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record.
The school’s policy prohibits clothing that depicts images of violence, profanity or discrimination. The policy apparently doesn’t say anything about firearms, and the kid believes he did nothing wrong.
That was April.
Fast forward to yesterday… June 24.
Nearly two weeks before Jared, the 14-year-old at the center of the “T-Shirt Control Controversy”, was scheduled to be back in court, he found himself inside of the Logan County Courthouse for an emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins.
“We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order,” Jared’s attorney Ben White said. “My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of public opinion.”
Think of the folly of prosecuting a teen for wearing a shirt – a shirt that doesn’t advocate violence, prejudice or profanity, but merely affirms the kid’s respect for the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. And then… trying to force the child’s family to shut up about the gross injustice being carried out in Logan County, WV.
Now, it looks like the prosecution dropped its stupid gag order motion on the condition that Jared’s family allow them to speak freely (read: malign) about the case – something they were prohibited from doing owing to the child’s age.
Meanwhile, the teenager faces a maximum sentence of a year in jail, or juvenile confinement and up to a $500 fine if found guilty of an obstruction charge stemming from his refusal to “stop talking” when police arrived at Logan Middle School to arrest him in April.
For wearing a shirt that did not violate any rules or regulations.
Just think about that.
May 17, 2013
Constitution, gun control
ejected, gun control, guns, hearing, James Kaleda, New Jersey, testimony, Trenton
On April 30, 2013, Second Amendment activist James Kaleda was forcibly ejected by armed guards from a hearing in Trenton, NJ. He was making decent points. He wasn’t belligerent or violent. But he was tossed out by armed government agents – and he only got heated when he was interrupted in the middle of his testimony. Deprived of First Amendment rights to petition government for a redress of grievances by armed guards, while being deprived of his Second Amendment rights.
Welcome to Jersey, where respect for the Constitution is tossed out in favor of power-hungry politicians’ power hungry power grabs.
h/t: Guns Save Lives
March 17, 2013
America, Congress, Constitution, freedom, gun control, Guns, leftards, liars, politics, Second Amendment
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That’s what I’m talking about. Remind them of the 10th Amendment the hard way.
And Rep. Carolyn Maloney is still an idiot:
But the debate hinges on Congress. There are now around 50 bills related to gun control pending in the House and Senate.
Among them is legislation offered by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), meant to crack down on gun trafficking. The bill targets “straw buyers,” who purchase firearms with the intent of delivering them to criminal interests. “Getting the guns out of the hands of the wrong people is an important goal,” Maloney said. She said gun control advocates in Congress were merely proposing minimum standards. “States can legislate what they want,” she said, but would ultimately have to follow federal gun laws.
WRONG… we have a constitutional republic with a federal government. Try again.
And of course, Dianne Feinstein never fails to demonstrate her utter ridiculosity:
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s controversial assault weapons ban, setting the stage for consideration by the full Senate.The California Democrat said the measure would “dry up” the supply of military-style weapons readily available to the public.“These weapons are being used by grievance killers, the mentally unstable and others to kill significant numbers of people in our malls, our theaters, our workplaces and our schools,” Feinstein said.
Are you kidding me? Semi-automatic rifles are used in a SMALL percentage of gun murders! Also, stop using the murders of George Moscone and Harvey Milk as an argument against “assault weapons.” THEY WERE KILLED WITH A .38 REVOLVER! Please, shut up and retire, you old bat.