Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hillary and Your Family

Hillary On the Hill
Ken Blackwell, ARRA News Service: Hillary Clinton finally faced down her critics on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week. She fired back at Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) when he tried to get her to acknowledge that the entire story of an anti-Islamic video inflaming mobs who then murdered Amb. Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans in Libya had been, to put it charitably, wholly unsubstantiated. All along, Hillary had acted as if this was someone else’s issue. She was, after all, the Secretary of State who gets “1.43 million cables come into my office” a week. They’re all addressed to me, she petulantly shot back.

Now, just for a moment, let’s consider that statement. Can she really mean she has put in place no system for determining what she must see? She describes a process she allowed to stay in place for four long years that apparently is like drinking from a fire hose. No, that would be 1.43 fire hoses. The military has a standard protocol for distinguishing routine cables from those that deserve higher priority and those that are urgent. An imminent threat to American lives would seem to justify an urgent category, wouldn’t you think?

That she was allowed to dance through this hearing with the press corps audibly swooning in the aisles is a national disgrace. “The Clintons have no shame,” their man George Stephanopoulos told us, “and that’s a great advantage in politics.”

And the Hillary press corps that exclaimed: “Memorable!” “A vivid impression!’” “A riveting performance”? They can gush. They can’t blush.

Maybe she’ll reprise it as a one-woman show on Broadway. Already, they are talking her up for 2016. Why not? With her incredible lightness of being, what could stop her?

Recall that famous political ad she ran in 2008. It’s the spot they called “3 AM.” It shows a red telephone ringing urgently. The announcer talks about the call that might come into the White House at that hour. You and your family need to have a tested leader there when a crisis erupts somewhere in the world.

Like a crisis in Libya? With all due respect, Madame Secretary, those in mortal danger who called you at 3 AM, who sent more than one of those “1.43 million cables” you complained of, got no answer. They got a busy signal.

But this total avoidance of responsibility, is one of the longest running acts in Washington. As First Lady, Hillary presided over the collapse of health care negotiations. She has seemingly swum away from that shipwreck without ever admitting that she was at the helm when the liner struck the rocks.

Worried about losing the liberal lock on Congress in 1994, she told Newsweek (Oct. 31, 1994) that abortion was “wrong.” She has spent the rest of her career pushing this “wrong” thing throughout the world.

Let’s not forget about her outrageous show of temper in Ottawa. Her open and tactless attack on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government was unprecedented in all of Canadian-American relations. Even the liberal Toronto Globe and Mail was surprised by her “hot under the collar” choler.

Was she planning to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 by starting another? Hillary denounced Harper for what? For trying to help save the lives of African mothers—without offering them abortions. Call the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.

FOX News’s senior analyst Brit Hume reviewed her tenure at Foggy Bottom. There’s no treaty, no doctrine, no breakthrough, no resolution of any intractable international problem. There’s no one thing for which she can credibly claim responsibility—except the skillful avoidance of responsibility.

Don’t worry, though. If your family members come under attack, if God forbid, you lose a loved one overseas, you can be sure Hillary will be there to pat the casket, to caress the flag, and to go on TV to offer an emotion-filled testimony about them. Here’s a phone card. Save it for that 3 AM call.
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Ken Blackwell is a conservative family values advocate. Blackwell is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a visiting professor at Liberty University School of Law. He is a contributing author to the ARRA News Service.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Gun Control for Dummies - It's Common Sense

This video gives a further explanation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution in the context of the why the Bill of Rights was included along with the establishment of the Federal Government. Please share this with your friends so that they can help educate America.
Now, do you see the relationship between the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Amendment?

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

President Obama: New Term, New Slogan . . .

. . . What Difference Does It Make?

by William Warren:

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Acts of madmen must never result in loss of liberty for freemen

Jim Mullen
By Jim Mullen: Predictably, after the last appalling act of an evil lunatic on children and unarmed citizens, the media and left-wing politicians have been ablaze with emotional fear mongering, anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment rhetoric designed to divert attention from the facts.

Every tragic shooting brings the radical left and their media minions swooping in and circling the scene like vultures laying siege to the latest unfortunates. They never miss an opportunity to gain an advantage by picking the bones of victims and furthering their cause for total disarmament of Americans.

Rather than eliciting a responsible reaction of providing more protection for the defenseless, liberals’ knee-jerk response is always to disarm the innocent and make them more vulnerable to lunatics.

Joe Manchin, Senate Democrat from West Virginia was just one of the politicians circling the latest mass murders by an evil or mentally ill man. He needed a 1468 word nonsensical diatribe full of hyperbole to espouse his politicization of this tragedy. Being from a pro-gun state, he submitted this political hypothesis to Newspapers in West Virginia in an obvious attempt to cleanse his previous anti-gun statements to the national media. Baffling people with BS is a longtime ploy used by the former governor.

Mr. Manchin joined many of his ilk making it sound as if the Second Amendment of the Constitution grants Americans the right to hunt. One of his ill-conceived statements was concerning large-capacity magazines, opining that they were unnecessary because he only needed two or three shells for hunting.

This Senator was one of the Democrats about whom this writer warned the NRA of its shortsightedness and gross error in judgment when they endorsed and funded him for U.S. Senate; another was Harry Reid. As I explained, the New Democratic Party is the American gun owner’s worst enemy. When the NRA contributes money and support to Democrats, they add to their ranks in Congress, and further compromise our Second Amendment rights.

Additionally, the New Democratic Party’s inherent belief is that the Second Amendment - like the rest of the Constitution - is an outmoded, living, changing document subject to progressive-liberal interpretation and alteration.

Politicians like Joe Manchin who profess a staunch defense of the First Amendment are the most dangerous politicians to gun-rights’ advocates because they’re like the traitor who stands among the patriots and speechifies magnificently for the cause while secretly working with the enemy. As usual, the enemy from within will deliver the final blow to every liberty this country holds dear.

The Founding Fathers intended that government never infringe upon a citizen's natural right to self-defense by bearing arms. Having the ability to defend themselves against all enemies and predators - including their own government - was paramount, and their intentions were unmistakably clear in other writings and letters on the meaning of the Second amendment.

One never hears a word from the anti-gun crowd about the revolving-door “injustice” system, liberal courts, building more prisons, early release, soft sentencing, or plea bargains. Likewise, liberals are mute about self-defense rights, but rail against “Stand-Your-Ground” laws and conceal permits that allow people to repel or stop brutal attacks on innocent citizens.

Liberals believing in disarming Americans are the same liberals flooding our streets with scum-of-the-earth, lawless hoodlums and hardened criminals who make life in this country perilous at best, and in some places, death-defying, which necessitates a populace of heavily armed citizens.

There are very good reasons why the wicked attack, rape, assault, and murder the defenseless. That’s where they find the easy victims and where they encounter the least resistance. They will continue to attack children in schools, people in theaters, malls and other soft targets because government disarms the citizens and then turns the criminals out on the streets to stalk their prey.  As government disarms the citizenry, more faultless Americans will perish. More guns in the hands of the American people, makes for a safer society. Most villains are unlikely to confront armed people in the streets or in homes.

Anti-gun fanatics believe they can cleanse demons from the hearts and minds of the evil by attacking the rights of the good and the lawful. Their tactics only increase lawlessness by encouraging the criminal element and assuring them that malevolence will have no foe in this country.

The media blame the Second Amendment for mass murderers, but never make the same assumptions for the First Amendment when they hype up the wicked minds in society. They sensationalize violence by keeping score of body counts and use that as a rating system. They give the greatest attention to mass-murderers with dazzling, gruesome, grisly details filling the airways and splashing newspaper headlines after every murderous outrage. They correctly point out that It’s all part of the freedom of the First Amendment. If it inspires copycat killers, that’s the cost of freedom. Nevertheless, media never make the same argument for the Second Amendment.

Regardless of what they write, or what they say, liberals do NOT want a debate on guns; they want a monologue! They never win any debate on merits or on facts. They use diffusion, emotions, lies, hyperbole, ridicule, and scorn. Their “commonsense, reasonable solutions” will dissolve American gun rights. The media repeat the same anti-constitutional arguments tirelessly while dismissing Second Amendment rights as antiquated and then threatening gun owners with violence, imprisonment, fines, punishing taxes, and weapon confiscation.

The anti-gun zealots try to make the case for disarming Americans with the ludicrous claim that it’s the job of police to carry guns and defend the people, making private ownership unnecessary. Tens of thousands of Americans and tens of millions of people around the world are dead because they bought into this nonsense. Most of the mental giants ascribing to this theory are wealthy enough to afford armed guards for their own protection, or are politicians protected by armed guards at taxpayers’ expense. If Barack Obama really believed this, he could put it to the test by dismissing his Secret Service protection and simply using his phone to call the police if needed.

We must fight these people at every turn. Every small inroad erodes our constitutionally protected rights to bear arms. This process played out in countries around the world, and they found themselves unarmed and defenseless - even in their own homes.

The founders wanted us to have the ability to defend ourselves against the standard weapons of the day. They knew the weapons of choice would not remain the same. Whatever weapons criminals use, Americans have the right to possess equal or superior firepower to defend our homes.

Foes of gun rights say people don’t need an AK-47 or an AR-15 to target shoot, hunt or defend themselves and/or their family. They completely ignore the thousands of home invasions involving armed-to-the-teeth violent, drug-addled criminals with enough firepower to fight a small war. They totally ignore the fact that the Second Amendment mentions nothing about hunting. If people hunting with Ak-47’s and AR-15’s become a problem, write finely tuned legislation to amend that situation and leave lawful Americans in peace to enjoy their constitutional liberties and protect themselves and their families.

The anti-constitutionalists argue that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans make the country less safe. To the idiots who believe this, let them place signs in their yards announcing their home is undefended by firearms.

To those who believe weapons are unnecessary for protection from the government, they obviously weren’t paying attention to Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Fast and Furious gun running operation, and dozens of other government power plays leaving American victims in the wake of out-of-control, tyrannical big government. Obama is still stonewalling Congress on Fast and Furious. Likewise, remember that returning U.S. Veterans are on Obama’s watch list for possible terrorist activity.

Americans should keep in mind the ominous testimony in 1995, by the FBI’s Director, Louis J. Freeh. He underwhelmed the obvious when he said, ''Ruby Ridge was a series of terribly flawed law-enforcement operations in which the F.B.I. did not perform at the level which the American people expect or deserve.'' That’s government-speak for “we took our agency out for a power walk, and it got a little out of hand; we didn’t mean to kill anybody.”

Disarming this nation is the stated goal of Barack Obama and most of the New Democratic Party. It has been the goal of the left-wing for decades, and they have admitted it cannot be accomplished all at once. One law, one regulation, and one court ruling at a time will finally shred the most important of our Bill of Rights. Without the Second Amendment, no other constitutional right is secure.

Armchair liberalism works perfectly in the theoretical, immature, progressive mind. They sit safely at their computers or behind their camera lens spewing hatred toward gun owners, but when reality comes-a-knocking at their door with the slightest threat, they reach for the checkbook and hire armed men to protect their sorry butts. Witness the reaction of The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News. They’re the brave souls that published and mapped the names and addresses of local citizens who hold legal gun permits, and when they began receiving angry responses, it was a bonanza for a group of armed guards.

Pity we all can’t afford to hire personal protectors. Perhaps Obama and his left-wingers will allow us tax deductions for the purchase of our personal security in the form of Smith & Wesson, Colt, or North American Arms.

Peddling fear is the mother’s milk of liberalism. Without fear of the rich, the Constitutionalists, Republicans, gun owners, and indeed, freedom, liberal-progressives would vanish into rancid, billows of smoke. We must not allow them to reap the fruits of their hatred and fear. The despicable acts of madmen must never result in loss of liberty for freemen.

We never know what future tyranny lies in our government, but when our guns are gone, the evidence is clear; as Jefferson said, "When government fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
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Jim Mullen, Parkersburg, WV
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