Any gen-xer who was around in the BBS days will appreciate this video:
Adam Kokesh interviews two black men in DC on MLK Jr Day. They clearly state, several times, they don’t agree with BO’s character, but support him because of his skin color.
”Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American. The unlimited power of the sword, is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” –Tench Coxe 1788
The post above spurred lots of interesting comments. Here are some snippets:
WB: In 1792, Congress passed “An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defense by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States”.2 This Act required all able-bodied male citizens (except for federal officers and employees) between the ages of 18 and under 45 to enroll in their State Militia, get a gun and ammunition, and train. Does Congress have authority in the Constitution to require this? Yes! Article I, Sec. 8, clause 16 says Congress has the Power:“To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”As Section 1 of the Militia Act of 1792 reflects, the “Militia” is the citizenry! Our Framers thought it such a fine idea that The People be armed, that they required it by law! See, e.g., the second half of Federalist Paper No. 46 where James Madison, Father of Our Constitution, speaks of how wonderful it is that the American People are armed – and why they need to be. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llsl&fileName=001/llsl001.db&recNum=394 –
JB: The Federalist papers were written by three men, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. Although an important body of work, hardly does it grant them exclusive claim to the term “Founders”. Tenche Coxe was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, so he too was certainly a Founder. As far as admitting that some limits exist to a personal right to bear arms, then using that to limit rights to certain individual firearms is preposterous and transparent. The problem is that citizens do need the ability to defend against tyranny, and at such point where that becomes necessary, the law is irrelevant. But in times of peace and trust in our government, the individuals right to AT LEAST small arms of infantry level must be maintained, since it is through these weapons that a deterrent is provided and the capacity to acquire greater firepower from the public armories is maintained. In terms of averting tragedies like Sandy Hook, there is but one answer, because unarmed weak people can be massacred with machetes as certainly as with firearms, and both will always be available to bad people, and that is that responsible adults must be prepared to defend themselves and the weaker people in their care. There is no other answer, and no safety will be obtained by those who ignore or deny the truth of it.
WB: Hamilton explains the purpose of the militia. The People, All of them, ARE the MILITA………………..”If the representatives of the people betray their constituents,……….. there is then no recourse left …………but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense……….. which is paramount………. to all positive forms of government,……………. and which………… against the usurpations of the national rulers ………………..may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success……….. than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.”
— Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
WB: “[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
–James Madison, The Federalist Papers, No. 46
WB: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”
–Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).
The CEO of Whole Foods seems to sum up nicely how I feel about global warming AKA man-made climate change. Is it happening? Probably. Can we fix it? Not without a powerful global government and forcing 99% of the population to live like cavemen. Is it a problem? I think it is actually a good thing — plant life flourishes with more CO2 and hotter temperatures. Why is it such a big deal? Because power-seeking fuck-chops use fear, uncertainty and doubt to bring about change they wish. Useful idiots, the pawns being controlled by the fuck-chops seeking power, make the global warming argument a reality.
Chuck Woolery goes over a few gun stats about lawful gun ownership:
Save Us Chuck – Licensed Gun Owners
from Strike The Root
”The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen – a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person’s] life.” – William O. Douglas