Don’t Look Now, But…

This blog post makes me ashamed and angry on many levels, I do not believe I could be as courageous in the face of death. This shames me and probably many others who will choose to remain silent. The anger comes from the attack happening and being ignored by the mainstream media after an initial halfhearted report. We all understand in this fallen world that evil exists and there are going to be martyrs, but this is doesn’t excuse what happened. The fact that I was unaware of what happened until today tells me that coverage was minimal at best. The post below  angers me because the truth sometimes hurts.

I am ashamed by the depth of my belief and sometimes despair I will ever change. I will admit I have always desired a deeper faith but have been unwilling to put in the work and effort required. Although I can attest to the power of prayer as I can now walk when Doctors and Physical Therapy seemed to feel that I had reached maximum improvement with just limited ability to walk. I had many people tell me they were praying for me to be able to walk independently, I wasn’t smart enough to know when to give up so I can walk better than staff ever thought I would be able to do. I am just telling you this so that you can understand I have no excuse for my spiritual laziness. I read stories like this and I want to almost weep in shame, but I don’t and wonder that I am not alone in this judging by what I read in the Christian/Catholic press.   Please read the post below and I hope that you can take something positive from what the author writes.

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ISIS CRUCIFIXION

When 22 people died outside a concert hall in Manchester, England, the media coverage was wall to wall.  The cry went up that something must be done! Journalists followed the investigation.  Press briefings were scheduled regularly. With broken hearts, we pored over color photographs of the victims, many of them only children, and we listened to bystanders describe their horror.  The world grieved as the story unfolded for a week.

Five days later, 29 Christians in Egypt died when terrorists attacked their bus. Forty-two others were seriously injured and the assassins got away.  That story vanished in less than 48 hours.  No color photos.  No interviews with authorities. No tragic details.

Here’s what you probably never heard.  The Christian group of parents, grandparents, and children were traveling in two buses to pray at a monastery. Their vehicles were stopped by terrorists outside the town of Minya.  After the buses were…

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There is no treason!

People need to let go of this psychotic need to destroy President Trump, I understand they are driven into a frenzy because Hillary didn’t win the Presidency but the level of vitriol that he has been subjected to is unreasonable. The way that people and organizations have worked to obstruct his every move and declare his every statement or action as Presidential overreach or obstruction and even treason is disgusting. I am deeply upset and angry, but not at the President. I am angry at people who seem to put destroying this Presidency ahead of what is best for the country.

I firmly believe that he is trying to his best to fulfill the office of President and would do a reasonable job if given the opportunity. That Congress isn’t passing legislation on the agenda that he campaigned upon I am sure is cause for celebration in the Democratic Caucus. That he may never have that opportunity is a given, this gives rise to what is the far greater problem in all this disruption, the damage to the country. I am deeply concerned about the damage being done to not only the presidency, but the free press and Congress and the confidence in all three as well as the country as a whole. The destruction of these institutions and the confidence in them can be laid upon the shoulders of both political parties and  leftist elements of society.

The politicians on both sides of the aisle have worked to disable and disrupt this president almost from the day he was elected, people such as Senator John McCain and Maxine Waters being two examples. Senator McCain has often spoken in ways that kept the focus on the most negative and damaging viewpoints and information leaking from the halls of government. Representative Waters is well-known for having called for the impeachment of the President before he even took office and her drumbeat for impeachment has only grown louder over the latest supposed misdeed.

Which brings me to the third group that needs to be singled out, the hard leftist rioters, they should be charged with at least sedition and if the violence gets to the point that there is constant and severe property damage and injury or even loss of life it be considered making war on the United States and the rioters be charged with treason. You will notice I said rioters and not protestors. Treating protestors harshly is wrong and a violation of the First Amendment and that would be inexcusable. I do not want to see legitimate protestors silenced anymore than I want legitimate questions or debate silenced, but much of what is being done is corrosive to the political process and to the country. Corrosion will damage steel underpinnings and I am afraid of what the corrosive atmosphere is doing to the underpinnings of the country. I can only ask that you join me and pray for the country.

God Bless The United States Of America.

The A-Political NRA of Yore Strikes Again – 1918 Edition

I am amused by the innocence of these early magazines, but also saddened when I realize what has been lost. We have become so jaded by the intervening years. One thing however, hasn’t changed Eternal vigilance is still the price of freedom and I am afraid our accounts are severely in arrears. Our schools will be no help and are a large part of the problem in that they have not been teaching about our American heritage the way they should. But read for yourself how far we have strayed.

Gun Culture 2.0

In a much longer recent entry I questioned the common narrative that the National Rifle Association was (largely? mostly? considerably?) a-political prior to the 1977 Revolt at Cincinnati.

Continuing my stroll through 100 years of the NRA’s flagship publication, The American Rifleman, I came across still more evidence that the fundamental political emphasis of the NRA has been to protect the Constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners (that pesky Second Amendment). Case in point: the 2 February 1918 issue (back when the magazine was still called Arms and the Man).

Hopefully the page images below are clear enough that you can read the full text of “Fight the Firearm Law” for yourself. Here I will just highlight a couple of relevant passages. The piece begins by reporting on work of the United States Revolver Association’s legislative committee which “serves to emphasize the need of eternal vigilance on the part…

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Hello

This blog will discuss many things, all from a conservative as in non-liberal perspective. I am a firm supporter of the Second Amendment and will discuss quite a few of the attacks on the second and my opinion of many of the progressive nanny staters that launch them. Stay tuned to this space and hopefully be entertained by what you read here. If you are entertained let me know. If you disagree you can also let me know, but don’t expect that you can get me to change my mind or what I say to accommodate your feelings