Thursday, July 16, 2015

Another Act of Domestic Terrorism

Is everyone awake yet? Even the PC liberals can no longer look us in the eye and rationally argue that we are not at war with an entity who wishes us harm. On most of the pundit shows this evening, the question is asked: "What can America do?" with regards to protecting ourselves from the wave of radical terrorism that is surely to continue.Well instead of playing footsy with terrorists and thugs, I have a few ideas about what we can do:

1. We have a lot of highly trained warriors on active duty, serving here at home. Arm them and let them defend themselves - they are the number one target of these radical factions right now.

2. We have a lot of highly trained veterans living normal lives here at home. Let us be armed at all times, and let us do what we know how to do. Our oaths never expired. We love our fellow Americans, and are standing by willing to protect them. Many of us are tactically trained and willing to do what needs to be done.  We are more than willing to take care of things at home so that our current brothers and sisters can do their jobs without having to worry about who is taking care of their loved ones while they are gone.

3. We have about III% of the ordinary citizens who have stepped up and engaged in extraordinary training to ready themselves for militia service and other emergency response duties. Quit demonizing us, and let us train - we will be the ready response teams when the time comes.  These groups are made up of a good number of trained veterans as well.

4. There are millions of Americans who are willing to arm themselves and at least protect their homes and neighborhoods. Stop threatening to take away or limit their rights to firearms possession and self-defense.

5. There are millions of Americans who can support and help prepare. Instead of spending money on arming countries in far away lands who hate us, how about spending money on CERT and other emergency training. These folks represent the new civil defense cadres. If that's YOU, then please step up and get trained.

6. The remaining who do not fit into any of the above categories are the old, the very young, the sick, and the meek. Let the rest of us do our jobs, and do what we are capable of so that we can protect these precious citizens.

The rest of the liberals and politically correct idiots who got us here: Stay the hell out of our way. You're on your own.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Nobody Talks Like That Any More (Reprise)

As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, 2015, I am taking a few moments to remember some of the words that our Founding Fathers used in the documents that brought this country to life.  What is important about this year’s celebration is that it just happens to be taking place leading up to an election year that could be a pivotal moment in American history for all of us who love freedom.

In the movie “Hidden Treasure,” the character played by Nicholas Cage is reading aloud a passage from the Declaration of Independence, specifically the passage that reads:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

He then remarks that:

“...nobody talks like that anymore…” 

Not only does no one use language like that to describe their feelings toward liberty and freedom, but I don’t run into many people these days who even talk about these ideals in the same way that our Founding Fathers did.  In fact, in one of the online discussion forums in which I regularly participate, one person even made the statement that the language used in our founding documents is obsolete.  Have we not heard this very administration make that same remark in a quest to "transform" our country?  Have we not heard a hypnotized liberal electorate make that same statement on numerous occasions?

With our establishment as a nation being well over 200 years old now,  things like liberty and freedom just don’t seem to be a major concern anymore.  Many have taken those things for granted.  I think many folks are caught up worrying about health care, wars, crime, terrorism, and the rising prices of gas and food.  With all these issues, people today don’t really think that they have time to worry about the principles of declaring independence from another country, or even the basic notions of liberty and freedom that were the driving force for our Founding Fathers.  After all, we have been independent from another country’s reign for well over 200 years now.

The concern that I have with many of these current attitudes is that it represents an overall sense of complacency toward the ideals upon which this county was built.  I am deeply concerned because our current generation of voters will be more than willing to trade some of our liberties and freedoms for promises of “change” and further socialism instead of looking for ways for us to be strong in the world's eyes once again.  I think too many people are looking at the short term gratifications, without regard to the negative effects that trading certain liberties has on our security.

I hope that as we approach our Presidential election in 2016,  Americans everywhere can take pause to be reminded of the principles that our Founding Fathers used to build this country.  I hope that we can choose the candidate who best represents those principles while preserving our liberties and security.  And when the President Elect takes the oath of office on inauguration day, I hope that he seriously thinks about the oath he is taking to “…preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” and truly, sincerely, and heartily  means it rather than just “saying” the words because “nobody talks like that anymore.”

Ted Cruz - 2016!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

July 4, 2015 Message: Be Vigilant

So with all the talk about FBI and law enforcement being on high alert for possible "lone wolf" attacks this holiday weekend, I guess I should clarify what I have been telling folks.

Be vigilant. That doesn't mean be afraid or stay home. Attend rallies, patriotic displays, and get out with your neighbors and communities. Just keep your head on a swivel and be aware of your surroundings. If something doesn't look right, trust your instincts.  Your gut is usually right.  

I firmly believe that part of the terrorist tactic is to make people afraid, and make us modify our behavior.  Modifying our behavior takes away part of our freedom.  And our freedom is part of what they hate about us.  If they can get us to modify how we act, get us to fear, and get us to limit our own freedoms, then in many ways they have won.

On July 4, 2015, I will be where I normally am on any other July 4: I will be on the Kechter overpass, over I-25 in northern Colorado, waving my flag for the interstate traffic. Then I will be at the park for various festivities. I may even drive around just to see what's going on in various places.

Just because I happen to have my regular carry gun on my hip, a rifle and tactical shotty (and ammo), my body armor, my crash kit, and all my other emergency gear in the back of my vehicle, doesn't make me afraid. It makes me prepared.  I am willing to be there to back up law enforcement, if the worst should happen near me.  And I am willing to protect my fellow citizens as well.

I highly doubt that anything will happen this weekend. But if it does - Game On!