Monday, March 22, 2010

“Freedom Died A Little Bit Today” , An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

Via olbroad,
“Freedom Died A Little Bit Today” , An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

The more I hear Blackburn speak, the more I like her.

Time's up.

Via WRSA, going back to Mayberry.
It seems that after the wholesale treason of most of our representatives yesterday passing the health bill (which, interestingly enough, is harmful to health), we already have begun in what appears to be, to this point, a soft-spoken revolution. I believe it will only get louder. I add my voice now as I repeat this Declaration of Independence.

Mayberry: My Declaration of Independence

(image created by Kent McManigal)
From Mayberry:

This was for tomorrow, but I just couldn't wait. What amazes me is how little I had to change....

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one to dissolve the political bands which have connected one with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

I 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, one must withdraw consent to be governed, given that government has proved it's self prone to usurpation and tyranny— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the Individual to alter or to abolish it, and to institute self government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to myself shall seem most likely to effect my 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 one under absolute Despotism, it is one's right, it is one's duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide for their own future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of Americans; and such is now the necessity which constrains me to alter my former Systems of Government. The history of the last many Presidents and the CONgress is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over this Individual, and to all Individuals that make up this once great nation. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

They have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

They have forbidden their Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till their Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.

They have refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

They have authored legislation which is unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Founding Principles of this nation, for the sole purpose of fatiguing us into compliance with their ideology.

They have dissolved Representative Government completely, for opposing with manly firmness their invasions on the rights of the people.

They have refused for a long time, after such dissolution, to understand that their place is to represent, not dictate. They have succumbed to bribery, thievery, and coercion, and trampled on the Constitution for which many hundreds of thousands have fought and died to protect.

They have endeavoured to overpopulate these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to constrain others, and encouraging their migrations hither, for the sole purpose of placating their corporate campaign donors, and enlarging the rolls of Democrat voters.

They have obstructed the Administration of Justice by stacking the courts with judicial nominees representing only one ideology.

They have made Judges dependent on their Will alone for the attainment of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

They have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

They are keeping among us, in times of domestic peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of the People, in direct violation of Posse Comitatus. They have constructed a mechanism to federalize the National Guard, under the vague pretense of an undefined emergency.

They have affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For giving away our sovereignty, colluding with the United Nations, and contemplating treaties which destroy Constitutionally guaranteed Liberty:

For protecting them, by considering Trial for punishment for any "transgressions" by the World Court on the Inhabitants of these States:

For destroying our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury via the "Patriot Act":

For considering transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences via the World Court:

For abolishing the free System of American Laws, establishing an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these States

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Liberty, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

They have abdicated Representative Government here, by waging War against us.

They have plundered our savings, ravaged our earnings, burnt our livelihoods, and destroyed the lives of our people.

They are at this time contemplating large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Heads of a civilized nation.

They have constrained our fellow Citizens who've taken the Oath to defend the Constitution to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

They are exciting domestic insurrections amongst us, and endeavour to bring on Socialists/Communists/Marxists, the merciless Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Government, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our American brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. I must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces my Separation, and hold them, as I hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

I, therefore, the Representative of myself before God, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of my intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the God that gave me life, solemnly publish and declare, That I am a Sovereign Individual, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent, that I am Absolved from all Allegiance to the President and CONgress, and that all political connection between myself and the Federal Government, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent Individual, I have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent People may of right do.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, I pledge to each Sovereign Individual my Life, my Fortune, and my sacred Honor.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More warm fuzzies

The article says it well enough. Keep prepping. My grandpa has been predicting this since I was a kid. He didn't miss many predictions, and now he's a bit concerned because he thinks he may live to see the start of it. It will not be pretty.

The Liberty Sphere: 48 Hours to Doomsday

Friday, March 19, 2010

When Wifey's Away . . .

I will play!

While I have the house to myself for the next week (wife's out of state), I will be shooting and cleaning guns, as well as working on a project I've just recently gotten an itching to do - refinish my Mosin-Nagant M38.

A little history on this particular piece of my collection . . .
Make in 1943 at the Izhevsk Arsenal in Russia, I have no idea how many owners it has had. It was given to me by a guy at church. He had been given it years ago, left it in a garage on one of his properties, and forgotten about it. Said garage partially burned (don't know what started the fire). While he was cleaning the garage, he found the rifle and brought it to church since he didn't know what it was. I knew immediately, and he let me bring it home to clean the rust and gunk off of it, and try to take it deer hunting, if time allowed. Went back to church after I cleaned it up, and he told me to keep it. Not one to turn down a gun I've wanted since I was 16, I didn't argue much.

So, I've had the gun shooting a bit, and I've got about 800 rounds of mil-surp 1976 Polish ammo for it. Not tremendously accurate, though I think that's the rifle. I intend to fix that with some slight alterations to the rifle. Should turn it into a good 3-400 yard gun, open sight, military ammo.

Anyway, I'm refinishing the stock, and cleaning up all the metal parts VERY well. Still some rust spots I hadn't gotten to, since I hadn't disassembled it. Considering re-bluing it. If anyone knows of a good, fairly inexpensive cold blue, let me know.

I will definitely post pics when it's done (probably take more than just this week). Hopefully I'll also have an accuracy fix to report. Gonna be a fun week!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

INSIGHT on Freedom: Obama’s Ideology Threatens America ...

Sad but true. Make sure to go read it all.

"Only an administration with a totalitarian inclination would go to the lengths we’ve seen to pass a law that 75% of the people reject."

INSIGHT on Freedom: Obama’s Ideology Threatens America ...:

Western Rifle Shooters Association: Denninger: A *Very Serious* Warning To Nancy Pelosi

From Karl Denninger and via WRSA comes this piece. Problem is, most of the politicians won't pay any attention to this.

"There are millions of Americans who are extraordinarily pissed off right now. Some of them, like me, write scathing columns on The Internet or we rant on Talk Radio and Television (such as Judge Napolitano).

But some just smolder.

Some remember the other founding document of our Republic, The Declaration of Indpendence, which says, in part:

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.

That doesn't sound so good. What has tempered these people is largely what always has in all nations, that is:

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.


Read the whole thing here: Western Rifle Shooters Association: Denninger: A *Very Serious* Warning To Nancy Pelosi:

Bloviating Zeppelin: To The Demorats: Now It's Personal

Indeed it is.

Bloviating Zeppelin: To The Demorats: Now It's Personal

Monday, March 15, 2010

Why I let my NRA membership expire

These two links are perfect examples.

Between Two Rivers: The NRA should be kicked out of Iowa

Doesn't this give you the warm-fuzzies?

“If you pass the Stupak amendment, more children will be born, and therefore it will cost us millions more."

The only thing scarier than that thought is the fact that people are actually reasoning out loud with it.

Bloviating Zeppelin: You Mean Nothing To The US Federal Government

The Adventures of Roberta X: Coincidence? Not!

A rather interesting correlation between the maps. Worth a look and thought.

The Adventures of Roberta X: Coincidence? Not!

The Census Is Getting Personal

This is something pretty serious. Makes you wonder why the Census Bureau needs all this info, and why they wouldn't answer valid questions. I believe I'll be taping and asking some questions as he suggests if they come to my door. Will post should it come to that.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wake-up Call, America! "No other free place to go"

Here is some essential reading via Mike V.

Below are some excerpts. The information between my ellipses points is just as important as what I've put here. Make sure to go read the whole thing for some tremendous insight from history into our current situation, and the reason why we must fight hard now, because there is no other free place to go.

By: Kitty Werthmann

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote.. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force. . . .

Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. . . .

Equal Rights Hits Home:

In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. . . .

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:

When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children.. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had. . . .

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. . . .

"Mercy Killing" Redefined: . . .

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:

Next came gun registration.. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long after-wards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily. . . .

Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

YouTube - The Liberty Sphere Report--Tea Parties on the Move!

Via Anthony, this is some amazing stuff. Make sure to check it out all the way to the end. The last half is probably the most important.

- The Liberty Sphere Report--Tea Parties on the Move!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Obama does Bush one better |

Read this, and see if it doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Obama does Bush one better |

4 million jobs lost but taxpayers fund gov't hiring spree

4 million jobs lost but taxpayers fund gov't hiring spree

Seems like I just said something about cutting the wages of government workers to reduce our debt. Instead, they think it's a good idea to pay more people more money. Hows that for sound fiscal management. Just take the ones that make an average of $30,000 more than comparable workers, and just the amount more that they are making, and it adds up to $990,000,000. That's not counting the average pay or the pay of the other 42,000 people.

So, you have a smaller working base paying the inflated salaries of a larger group of people. Somehow, I don't think this is going to be good.

One More Reason . . .

. . . to keep stocking up and training. I think some stuff is about to hit the impeller from both sides.

America Under Socialism

Via Mike V, a short comic book made a long time ago giving a scary insight into socialism in the U.S. Have a look.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Why NOT to Listen to Scientists

. . . Apart from the fact so many were duped/lying about global warming.

My brother just called me, said he heard this story on the radio and it was absolutely true. I don't know if this could be made up if someone tried.

A "scientific study" was just released showing that people are more prone to lying while in a dim light setting. Now, lets see who they were talking to when they determined this in the study . . .

strippers in a club.

And they call this "science" and themselves "scientists." I have almost lost all faith in that profession. Getting as bad as lawyers.