Monthly Archives: September 2016

A Silhouette in the Sunset

H/T to Irish at The Feral Irishman.

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“His mother was born in Kansas.  His father hailed from Kenya.  These star-crossed lovers met in a Russian Language class at the University of Hawaii in 1960.  A year later, he was born on August 4, 1961. Even today, his origin of birth remains a topic of national concern.  In fact, the subject of his birth certificate was recently raised by the NBC moderator, Lester Holt, during the presidential debate on September 26, 2016.  This, in turn, fomented a very heated discussion between the presidential candidates:  Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

His origin of birth was first challenged during the primaries for the 2008 presidential election by his then opponent, Hillary Clinton. “

Go and read the whole thing here at, ‘The Burning Platform’  Really.  Go. Read. It.

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WeaponsMan: US Signs UN Gun Ban Treaty Today…

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The ‘ahem’ man pictured above hasn’t changed an iota since his turning awakening and enlightenment to help the deconstructing enlightening of the American republic.  If you’re not aware of his background, here’s a great link to peruse.  It won’t be too good for your blood pressure, but it’ll be informative, that’s certain.

Now, on to WeaponsMan’s post:  I’ve pasted a real nugget that you need to read if you read nothing else over at WeaponsMan’s place in the post (but by all means take the time to check the links and read everything):

“Now, one may not be inclined to take the word of a retired sergeant, who is known in team room and Chancery alike for his disdain for diplomats and all their demoniac works, that this treaty is a steaming pile of that which issues from the south end of a northbound equine. So allow us to refer you to these words written four years ago by an actual striped-pants diplomat, and one who has, moreover, retired to not-quite-gun-free-but-working-on-it California, no less. In a long post on this treaty, he notes:

The treaty, as with all liberal/leftist efforts, seeks a massive role for the state and an implied one for lawyers, in those countries, such as ours, where we take the law seriously. Look at Article I, for example. The objectives laid out there would require an enormous new body of law and regulations to be drafted and implemented in the US; it would require it to be drafted in such a way as “to establish the highest possible common standards for regulating or improving regulation of the international trade in conventional arms.” In other words, we would have to try to bring our laws and regulations into sync with those of the rest of the world. I do not need to spell out what that means when it comes to bearing arms.

Articles 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 comprise the core of the treaty. These articles would provide endless employment activity for “activists’ and their lawyers. They establish obligations on the “State Parties” that would, in essence, kill the trade in small arms. The language about weapons “being diverted to the illicit market,” or “used to commit or facilitate gender-based violence or violence against children” means endless lawsuits against exporting and importing states, manufacturers, and sellers. While the ostensible purpose is international trade, that would quickly become a domestic legal issue in the US. Say, for example, that a Glock, either one made in Austria or in a Glock factory in the US, were used for “illicit” purposes or was involved in an incident of “gender-based violence” in the US, the lawsuits would be ferocious. The threat of constant legal action effectively would halt the export and import of small arms–at least from and to those countries that take laws and treaty obligations seriously. The treaty would provide the basis for additional US domestic legislation that would incorporate the UN language and ideas into our laws. Private firm gun manufacturing and sales would be halted by the constant threat of lawsuits.

Again, these are the words of an actual diplomat, one who has served in Foggy Bottom, in many missions abroad, and actually in the United Nations itself. He speaks with the authority of the insider. And his conclusion?

While proponents claim that the UN Treaty would not infringe on the second amendment rights of Americans, that is a lie. The purpose of the treaty is to circumvent the second amendment by destroying the small arms industry and trade. It is an effort at a gun ban. They know that and we know that.

Center Mass Shooting? Not When You Want to Live…

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“Here we are specifically and clearly, without euphemisms or verbal deflections, targeting the face/neck area of the bad guy to kill him as quickly as possible.  If that takes one shot, great.  But if it takes fifteen to the face, that is acceptable as well.”

Read the rest, here.  Then get ye to the range and do some practicing.

H/T to “We Are the New Barbarians,” here.  If you don’t have them on your daily spot check, you should consider it.

Contact Medicine

Wisdom…real world. And it’s free. Take advantage!!

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Fact #1- If you’re planning on taking up arms, plan on getting hurt.

Fact #2- Statistically speaking, 10% of those injured will die from injuries sustained. Nothing you will do can change this. These casualties will be dead usually from first contact.

Fact #3- Of the 90% who don’t die, without a tiered response plan by trained and seasoned pros, many of them will die also.

Fact #4- In this era of government sponsored public endangerment, most public places are now an asymmetric battlefield.

Now that may not fit into your 3%er Rambo paradigm, but its the truth. So if you haven’t been a) networking, b) networking with the right people and c) training, you might just want to get on that. We are going to deal with how to stock a realistic personal kit that will actually save lives and won’t kill you or your patient in the…

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Breitbart News: On Its 229th Birthday, Our Constitution Hangs by a Thread

Read the whole thing….because the simple fact is this:  The US Constitution is the last best chance for anyone anywhere to have a measure of liberty under a limited form of government.  Nature abhors a vacuum.  Something is going to fill it.  Hence the ‘hillarytypes’ or those who believe that the absence of any government is best (I’d suggest looking up what government is actually comprised of among a free people before deciding to go basically ‘tribal’…but bottom line…read the whole article and watch the linked video here….signing-constitution-howard-chandler-christy-640x480

On this day in 1787, the founders of this nation finished writing a Constitution that in the intervening 229 years has helped make America the greatest nation on earth. When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, the American people will decide whether that document will continue to serve as the Supreme Law of the Land.

America declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. Then in 1777 the signers of the Declaration adopted the Articles of Confederation, creating a common government that would bind the 13 newly minted states together as a nation, forming a confederation of sovereign states.

But it became clear that America would not survive under the Articles. Americans stuck together through the Revolutionary War, united against a common enemy. But after Britain’s General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown in 1781, the new nation started to unravel.

America’s leaders knew they needed a new national compact, one that would regulate interstate commerce, guarantee a common defense, and empower the United States to speak with a unified voice on the world stage.

Their solution was the Constitution. For the first time in human history, a people decided to govern itself through a written document, one that would supersede every ruler and authority. All public officials and military officers would be required to take an oath to support and defend this Constitution before they could assume the powers of their office.

The Constitution was premised on the Framers’ mistrust of government power. They took that power and broke it, separating it into two levels: federal and state. The states were left free as sovereign institutions to structure their government however they wanted, so long as it was a republican government.

For the federal government, they broke its power again, this time into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. The Constitution defines the separate powers of each branch (called the “separation of powers,”) and also gave each branch a way to restrain the other two (called “checks and balances.”)

The Framers knew that the Constitution would not be perfect, so they also included a mechanism for amending it. Then once the Constitution was ratified, the American people immediately amended it with a Bill of Rights to specify certain rights that the American people would possess (called “enumerated rights,”) including First Amendment rights to free speech and religious liberty, the Second Amendment right to bear arms, the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures, and Fifth Amendment rights of due process, property rights, and the right to avoid self-incrimination. Those who adopted these amendments also reaffirmed in the Tenth Amendment that unless the Constitution specifically vests a matter with the federal government, those matters were left with the states or the people (called “federalism.”)

The Framers kept the Constitution short; it is only 4,440 words. The Framers wrote it in a way so that the voters could read it and understand it, and then use it as the yardstick by which to measure all their elected leaders. By reading it, the voters would know what the powers of government are and what their rights as citizens are, and compel government officials to respect both.

That’s why originalism—the view that the words of the Constitution must be interpreted according to the original public meaning of its words, the meaning which ordinary Americans understood those words to carry—is the only legitimate way to interpret the Supreme Law of the Land. Anything less subverts the will of the American people and the democratic process.

In recent decades, the federal government has increasingly strayed from the Constitution, with only brief reprieves, such as during the Reagan years.

But over the past eight years, the United States has seen truly unprecedented threats to the constitutional order:

  • The Obama administration argued for the first time that its power to regulate interstate commerce includes the power to order Americans to buy certain things with their own private money (e.g., health insurance).
  • Obama argued that he had the power to do an end-run around the Senate by making recess appointments whenever senators weren’t literally on the Senate floor to do business.
  • Obama launched a unilateral war against Libya without congressional approval.
  • Obama argued he had the power to change immigration law to grant amnesty to 4.5 million illegal aliens.
  • And now, Obama argues that current civil rights laws require all schools and employers to embrace homosexuality and transgenderism, with the chairman of his civil rights commission saying that terms like “religious liberty” are code words for illegal discrimination.

Most of these issues have lost by a single vote at the U.S. Supreme Court. But now one of the freedom-loving defenders of America’s constitutional order—Justice Antonin Scalia—has passed away. If his seat is filled by a liberal who rejects originalism in favor of a “Living Constitution”—essentially ignoring the Constitution’s text by saying its words must be “reinterpreted” to agree with modern leftist ideas—then Americans will not recognize their country four years from now.

Hillary Clinton places that beyond doubt. She threatens that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision (which held that groups like the National Rifle Association have free-speech rights and can run ads during election season) must be overruled, and that the Court was wrong in Heller to hold that law-abiding American citizens have a right to own a gun at home.

She says that Christian beliefs on abortion, marriage, sexuality, and gender roles “have to be changed.” Shockingly, she even says that observant Christians and constitutional conservatives are “deplorable” and “irredeemable.”

She promises to grant not just legal status—but citizenship and voting rights—to 11 million illegal aliens, and stop voter-ID laws and other measures that safeguard the ballot box, to ensure that neither she nor her allies can be voted out of office.

And Clinton vows that she will appoint judges who will side with her when these assaults on the Constitution are challenged in court.

Compare that pledge with Donald Trump’s commitment to appoint constitutionalists to the bench and his list of potential Supreme Court justices that amounts to a conservative goldmine of originalists.

The choice could not be clearer. America is at a fork in the road on whether we will continue to be a nation under the rule of law crowned by a written Constitution. At stake is nothing less than whether America’s next two centuries follow the same course as its first two centuries.

Ken Klukowski is senior legal editor for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @kenklukowski.

 

From Sipsey Street…

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Personally, I don’t believe ‘our liberal friends are ‘well meaning”….not since 1968.  And the enemy isn’t Kruschev anymore.  To put a name on it, the enemy is comprised of Transnational Globalists, who back, instigate, and arm every group that wants to kill our culture and our Constitution.

Do not stop your PT.

Do not stop your training, no matter where you choose to get it.

Do not stop your preps.

Do not give in to the alluring idea, “I’m good to go.”

Do not listen to those voices around you who may be telling you that ‘everything is fine…’  it’s not.

Keep at it.  Don’t quit.  Don’t make it easy for the bastards.

 

In Exentuation….

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The last couple of weeks have been extremely hectic for me in my day job; suffice it to say that I did not have time to post anything of value.  I’ll be picking back up as things hit a consistent stride.

Thanks for your patience and consistent returns to the blog to check out the existing material.