More Links, News, and Pictures – January 27, 2013

from Adam Kokesh:

The only people who shouldn’t be allowed to own guns are the ones who think they should be illegal.

It can’t be that important to him, because he consistently votes Democrat!

“People who take disability, who are on disability, in 1968 it was 51 to1, people on disability to people who worked. In 2001, not that long ago, it was 23 to 1. Now it’s 13 to 1, 13 people to one who are on disability. …

You know, it just seems like there’s less people pulling the wagon and more people in the wagon, and at some point the wagon is going to break.”  -Bill Maher – 25 Jan 2013

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snippets from Letters to the editor of The New American on the subject of gun control

…from 1900 to 1999 there were 262 million murders by governments, mostly the victims’ own governments!
So who do we have to fear most, a few crazed madmen who lose their minds and shoot up a school, a theater, or a mall, or our own government?
…The last century was supposedly one of the most civilized, yet it [mass slaughters by governments] happened anyway.  There were more murders by governments than any other century in history, and many of them took place in relatively developed nations.

In Connecticut 20 children were killed on one day.  Compare that with the deaths of innocent children who are killed by our drones, or one of the 3,000+ who are killed daily in the abortion mills across our land, or those of 500,000 Iraqi children who died of malnutrition during the Clinton-era embargo of their country.

Famous Hollywood writer and filmmaker David Mamet, with box office smashes like Hannibal, The Untouchables, Wag The Dog, HOFFA, Glengarry Glen Ross, Heist, and Ronin on his belt to name just a few, says,

“The police do not exist to protect the individual. They exist to cordon off the crime scene and attempt to apprehend the criminal. We individuals are guaranteed by the Constitution the right to self-defense. This right is not the Government’s to “award” us. They have never been granted it.  The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant…Will increased cosmetic measures make anyone safer? They, like all efforts at disarmament, will put the citizenry more at risk. Disarmament rests on the assumption that all people are good, and, basically, want the same things.  But if all people were basically good, why would we, increasingly, pass more and more elaborate laws?  The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so: and his right to do so is guaranteed by the Constitution.”

read more:

In U.K., Freedom of Speech and Press Hang in the Balance

authorities have been fiendishly prosecuting individuals merely for what they say on social media services…  brought trial to well over 1,000 cases each year since 2009

The US Debt is much more than $16 Trillion

debt“The actual liabilities of the federal government — including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits — already exceed $86.8 trillion.”  -Chris Cox and Bill Archer



“I’m not with Boehner.  This government doesn’t need any more money; this country needs less government.  His $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more — while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny”  – Senator Jim DeMint after announcing he is leaving the senate to work at the Heritage Foundation.

Bureaucrats “Giddy” With “Newly Minted Power”

The federal government is out of control with their use of SWAT teams to brutalize and abuse people in the pursuit of enforcing stupid laws.  Here are a few examples from this article:

  • 3 Aug 2011: armed SWAT-style team for FDA, Department of Agriculture, CDC – Rawesome Foods was raided, inventory was destroyed.  Reason:  raw milk is illegal.
  • 7 June 2011:  SWAT team from the Office of Inspector General and US Department of Education – Stockton, California – Kenneth Wright and his 3 kids (ages 3, 7, 11) held in police car for 6 hours while home was searched.  Reason:  his estranged wife’s defaulted student loans. (she no longer lived there)
  • 1996: SWAT team from EPA, FBI, and others – Church Point, Louisiana – Hubert Vidrine accused of storing hazardous waste and lying about it.  Fifteen years of legal battles later, Vadrine wins case and is awarded $1.677 million.  The EPA agent had never possessed even “probable cause” of a crime, and had reckless disregard for the processes and power which had been bestowed on him, to effectively destroy another man’s life.
  • 24 Aug 2011: armed agents of US Fish and Wildlife Service – Gibson Guitar in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee – Raided facilities in search of illegal wood.

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