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The Right To Carry

Posted by Billy On June - 29 - 2011

A well regulated militia,being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
II Amendment

Our founding fathers put this in the original amendments of the Constitution for a reason. They knew for a new country to protect themselves from enemies domestic and foreign, the citizens needed to be able to defend themselves.

In the last few years there has been an ever growing desire for the American people to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit (CCP) or Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). The reasons vary from person to person. Whatever the reason, as American citizens we have the right to be allowed to do so if we want. There are many that feel firearms promote criminal activities, but that is their opinion and they have the right to voice it. That doesn’t give them the right to tell others what they should be allowed to do. My overall Libertarian view to everything is…”Do what you want as long as it causes no harm to anyone or anything”. That also includes telling people how to live their lives.

The concept behind having the right to carry a firearm is for self-defense, to protect one self from any serious harm to come to them or their family. Over the last few years there have been more people getting their CCP/CWP and during those years there has not been an increase in criminal activities in those areas. Why is that? Because criminals don’t defend, they attack innocent people who won’t be able to defend themselves against criminals.

Of course the media and the government will have you believe otherwise. In Chicago, a city where owning a firearm, being a pistol or rifle, is illegal. If that’s the case then why is it that the crime rate hasn’t dropped one percentage point since the law’s inception? Because if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns. Yes I know it’s an old cliche, but it’s dead-on right. Take a good look at the cities that have firearm bans and you will see that they are also the areas with the highest crime rate. Criminals will increase their activities if they know that the people can’t defend themselves. In Kennesaw Georgia, a law was passed in 1982 that required home owners to own at least one firearm with ammunition for home protection. Many thought it was going to become the wild west, but on the contrary the crime rate went down by 89% and has stayed at that level for years after and to this day.

We have the right to protect our self from becoming a victim. Firearms are bought for protection and security, just like we do with car insurance, owning a fire extinguisher, wearing our seat belts and using a helmet when riding a motorcycle.

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Wake Up American Before It’s Too Late

Posted by Billy On June - 21 - 2011

Over the last few weeks we’ve been hearing all about the controversy over the actions of Representative Anthony Weiner. No matter what channel you turn on, it’s seems to be the leading story if not one of the top three. It doesn’t matter what channel I watch, it’s all the same information with just a different spin on it. The Casey Anthony trail is another one of those stories that the American sheeple seemed brainwashed to watch it. It’s like watching the O.J. Simpson trail all over again.

The main stream media has been bought out by Washington. I’ve seem it for years how CNN, MSNBC and the other left-leaning station will cover stories about things that don’t affect our lives in any major way. But now even FOX has taken the same path as to not informing the American people of major issues or policy changes coming out of Washington. It gotten to the point where I’ve stopped watching these “news” outlets and searching for the real issues at hand that are affecting the freedoms and the quality of life for Americans.

We have major problems in our country as well as the world. There is still a problem in Japan with the Fukushima Nuclear plant, never mind the problem at the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear plant in Nebraska that many don’t even know about. Why? Because the federal government are the ones responsible for the problem in Nebraska by opening up the dams to save other interests.
We have a president that has taken us into another war without Congressional approval and Congress is looking to sue the president to get the troops out of Libya. The House of Representative have every right and duty to impeach Barack Obama and they try to “fool” us by some frivolous law suit. On top of all that, we have reports coming out of North Korea about their capabilities for using a “super EMP” nuke. If it wasn’t for the different websites I go on, I wouldn’t even know about these stories. They are other stories I read that I can’t even confirm to really want to discuss here on this blog.

We as Americans need to stay away from the lame stream media and the news they spew out every night. It’s allowing Washington to get away with showing us how incompetent they really are. Of course there will always be a large amount of “brainwashed” people who will never get out from under the vail of lies they are fed each and every night.
We can only start with ourselves and do what we can to keep as many others informed of the “real” news going on out there.

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Conflict Over The Libyan Conflict

Posted by Billy On June - 16 - 2011

Nearly three months ago, President Obama invaded Libya with the consent of the United Nations and NATO, but without Congressional approval. According to the U.S. Constitution the president has the authority to take military actions he sees fit, but only for sixty days along with thirty days for withdrawal. After that he must have Congressional approval to continued action in any foreign conflict.

The problem is that the ninetieth day of the Libyan conflict is this Sunday, June 19th, 2011 and no action has been taken to have the troops in Libya home in the next three days. Rep. John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in a meeting with Obama, urged him to explain the legal issues of the continued military actions. The deadline for Obama’s response is Friday.

Now we have ten Congressman filing a law suit against the president for taking military action in Libya without Congress approval. The suit states that Obama bypassed the proper channels to take this step of going into Libya. The plaintiffs are Democratic Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, John Conyers of Michigan and Michael Capuano of Massachusetts and Republican Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble of North Carolina, Tim Johnson and Dan Burton of Indiana, Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee, Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Ron Paul of Texas.

What annoys me about the whole situation is 1) Obama had no reason to send troops into Libya since there was no security threat to our country. 2) Congress is wasting time with this law suit and involving judges to take action when in fact they (Congress) hold the power to control funding of such actions. Instead of this latest step by Congress, they should be writing legislation to de-fund the military action to bring our troops home.

This past Monday, the House voted to prohibit any money for the Libya conflict, backing an amendment barring the use of any funds in contravention of the War Powers Act. The vote was passed 248-163 on a spending bill that still needs to be reconciled with the Senate. So why hasn’t the Senate done anything in the past three days? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Senate is controlled by the Democrats and they’re just helping out the fellow Democrat in the White House. At the same time Sen. John Kerry stated that there will be a delay in a meeting to write a resolution so it would allow lawmakers time to review the White House report on the Libya conflict. A report that Congress has been asking for from the White House for weeks, and they are still dragging their feet on submitting it. Kerry also stated the possibility of some action on a resolution next week. “We just want everybody to see the information and see how it impacts their thinking,” Kerry said. Well guess what Senator, next week is after the deadline of ninety days the president was to remove the troops. What the hell were you thinking?

To add to the matter, Sen. McCain of Arizona is warning Republicans against taking any steps that would send a positive signal to Qaddafi. “I caution my friends, both here in the Senate and in the House of Representatives, that we don’t want to do anything or pass legislation which would encourage Qaddafi to remain in power,” McCain told reporters, even though there are continued signs that Qaddafi’s hold is deteriorating including defection from high level members within his regime. “I would say to my Republican friends: If this were a Republican president, would you be trying to impose these same conditions?” McCain said.

This is a clear case of following the money. There is no reason for us to be involved with having a military presence in Libya. Who is going to benefit from this action? I haven’t looked deep enough into it to really know, but then again since I’m not connected to anyone in Washington or the media, I doubt I’ll ever get to the bottom of it. I do know that Libya has two hundred miles of pristine beach front on the Mediterranean Sea where the climate is spectacular.

We saw with the involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq how Halliburton made a killing in being the private company to get the contract for the oil fields. So who is going to “win” in Libya? We need to see how this will play out since it took a while before we saw how Dick Cheney’s involvement with Halliburton helped the company make billions of dollars from President G.W. Bush’s actions. The one difference between Bush’s actions compared to Obama is that at least Bush received Congressional approval before going into Iraq. Say what you want about G.W. Bush, but at least he followed the necessary steps to do what he did. I’m not surprise by Obama’s decision to go to an international entity to hide behind for something he knew we had no right to be involved in.

Congress has not declared war with any country since WWII. Even though we’ve been in quite a few since. Presidents have taken some sort of military action throughout the world and Obama is no different than any other president even though he said during his campaign that there would be transparency in his Administration. He said he was going to do things differently. Well he has, by going into a military action without Congressional approval and according to the Constitution, that is an impeachable offense. So why isn’t Congress just taken action by either de-funding the Libya conflict or impeaching the president? Again like I said before…FOLLOW THE MONEY.

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Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB1070

Posted by Billy On April - 29 - 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you’ve heard about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has sign the Bill (sb1070) into law. A law that makes it necessary for all people to carry their identification card with them at all times. The law gives Police Officials the authority to ask and to see the information not only from aliens but from any individual that is considered suspicious or when there is enough suspicion that suspect is not legal resident.

The Democrats as well as many different Hispanic coalitions up in arms saying that the bill is unconstitutional and racially bias. How can a bill that targets people who are here illegally (Russian, Canadians, Mexicans and many other) be racially bias? Yes the bill passed in the state of Arizona and they do have an extreme problem with the illegal Mexican population. Before you get annoyed by the comment of “problem”, let me list the issues that Arizona is having with the illegal population in their state.

* 22% of the felonies in Maricopa county are committed by illegal immigrants.
* The federal government has estimated that the illegal population in Arizona has grown from 330,000 in 2000, to 560,000 in 2008.( http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_ill_pe_2008.pdf )
* 17% of those arrested by the Border Patrol in the Tucson area already have criminal records in the United States.
( http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/the-krentz-bonfire/Content?oid=1945848 )
* In 2007, the Center for Immigration Studies estimated that 12 percent of workers in Arizona are illegal immigrants.
( http://www.cis.org/immigrants_profile_2007 )

These are just four that I have listed, but the issues go on forever. Issues that include some illegal immigrants being on welfare, having no insurance, as well as their U.S. born children (which shouldn’t have been born here if their parents stayed in their own country) in the school system. I won’t even go into the issue of these illegal immigrants paying taxes.

The problem is not they want to come here and take part in the American dream, it the fact that they are not coming into this country through the legal system. I am a second generation American, my grandparents came here to this country through Ellis Island. I agree with the law that Arizona’s Governor has passed and as Americans we all should.

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