Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the #FakeNews Forum...

"...As Is Their Wont!"

Debra Saunders:

"This is humbling. On my way to dinner, my Uber driver is Iranian journalist

He served years in an Iranian prison."
That's perfect.

Here's a guy who should be inside the event. But instead, he's outside, working for a living like a real American.

Irony of ironies, he's driving journalists to an event filled with the same #FakeNews cheerleaders who helped Obama send $1.8 billion dollars in unmarked hundred-dollar bills to the Mullahs--the very money the Mullahs used to run their prisons for this Uber-driving journalist!

Yet sitting in the ballroom, these pompous prose-monkeys fancy themselves heroic tellers-of-Truth(tm), even as they cash their Fusion/GP$ checks.

They applaud their own bravery for colluding with the Shadow Government to impeach the president chosen by the People. No wonder the President blew them off to be with us.

These arrogant Narrative Weasels couldn't Speak Truth to Power if they were on the phone with the electric company.

Siamak Ghaderi should be at the Correspondent's Dinner and they should all be driving cabs.

Nah--they'd just screw that up, too. They think intersectionality gives them the Right of Way. They should just stick to being #ProfessionalLiars.

After all, they're the Pros.

Exit Question for all White House Correspondents:

What is the proper tip for a journalist you helped keep in prison?

Report that, liars.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Korean Drama Queens: "Experts Say"...and Say and Say and Say and Say...

"Me! Me! It was supposed to be me! Why am I not 38 Parallels ahead?"
How 'Bout Saying This:

"He was right. We were wrong. We're sorry."

And then I woke up.

Candidate Trump: "It's something I've been talking about for a long time. You have this madman over there who probably would use it. And nobody talks to him, other than of course Dennis Rodman,. That's about it. China has … total control over North Korea. And China should solve that problem. And if they don't solve the problem, we should make trade very difficult for China. We are holding China up. They're taking so much money. They're draining our country, and they're toying with us with North Korea. China should do it. They say they can't, they 'don't have that power.' They're toying with our politicians, who don't know what they're doing. I'd get South Korea — that's making a fortune, they're our trading partner, if you want to use the word 'partner'. We get almost nothing for what we do. We defend the world. We defend so many countries. We get nothing. They get everything. We get nothing. South Korea's going to have to start ponying up, OK? And we'll do it in a very nice manner. They'll like us even more than they like us now. We got to close it down, because he's getting too close to doing something. Right now, he's probably got the weapons, but he doesn't have the transportation system. Once he has the transportation system, he's sick enough to use it. So we better get involved."--DONALD TRUMP: Here's how I'd handle that 'madman' in North Korea, Business Insider, Jan. 6, 2016

Oh, how they mocked him:

*Of Course North Korea Is Endorsing Donald Trump | Vanity Fair
*Trump on North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un: 'You Gotta Give Him Credit'-ABC
*Donald Trump on North Korea going to war: 'Good luck, enjoy yourself folks'- The Guardian
*Trump has never had a plan for dealing with North Korea - The Washington Post ...

Here's a typical one from the New York Times, May 18, 2016:
*Donald Trump's Views on North Korea Test Hillary Clinton:

"Foreign policy experts said Mr. Trump’s openness to a presidential meeting was problematic because it would legitimize North Korea’s status as a nuclear-weapons power, unnerve American allies like South Korea and Japan and likely fail to persuade Mr. Kim to give up his weapons. ...

The comments came after Mr. Trump talked about withdrawing American troops from Japan and South Korea, which he suggested should acquire nuclear weapons to defend themselves. Mrs. Clinton and her surrogates have said these statements show Mr. Trump to be reckless, uninformed and unfit to be commander in chief. ...

“She wasn’t averse to testing diplomacy with the North,” Mr. Sullivan said in an interview. “She did have a clear-eyed view of what was possible.”...With her long experience, foreign policy ought to be an undisputed advantage for Mrs. Clinton. ...

Experts on North Korea said a meeting with Mr. Kim was different in several respects from one with President Raúl Castro of Cuba, for example. The North already possesses nuclear weapons; it is guilty of widespread human rights abuses, and Mr. Kim would insist on holding any meeting in Pyongyang, where he could exploit it for propaganda value.
 
“Kim would control this reality show,” said Michael J. Green of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “This is not like holding the Miss Universe contest in Moscow.”".......

"...he sniffed."

Donald Trump is THE ONLY ONE who had a "clear-eyed vision". And the guts to pull it off. THE ONLY ONE.
 
Sadly, I fully expect the #FakeNews and Democrats--but I repeat myself--to try and team up with North Korea to defeat America in the negotiations, such is the degraded state of a once-proud party.
 
...and here they go, right on cue: New York Times:
*As Two Koreas Talk Peace, Trump’s Bargaining Chips Slip Away
 
They just can't help it anymore.
 
"Oh, please don't throw me into that Briar Patch, B'rer Acosta!"
 
 
"Experts say 'They never learn'. That I can tell you"

Even Lefty Katrina vandenHeuvel gets it: "Forever let it be recorded that American cable news led with & devoted more air time to RussiaGate, broadly defined, than to truly historic day of deescalation, peacemaking between South & North Korea—"

Barack Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize for nothing, absolutely nothing, while Donald Trump got a Special Counsel for nothing, absolutely nothing.

Yet President Trump is truly earning a Nobel--if they even have any meaning at all anymore.
Salute

Update: While Trump Rally patriots chant "No-bel! No-bel!",
Don Surber writes: "Trump alone earned the prize by forcing Kim to surrender. And that is what this is, a surrender. I hope Trump makes it clear he does not want the award. The Nobel Peace Prize committee does not deserve validation by President Trump."

Roseanne: peace IS the prize. Pray for more of it.
Amen.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Man or Turnip?


"The vice of the modern notion of mental progress is that it is always something concerned with the breaking of bonds, the effacing of boundaries, the casting away of dogmas. But if there be such a thing as mental growth, it must mean the growth into more and more definite convictions, into more and more dogmas. The human brain is a machine for coming to conclusions; if it cannot come to conclusions it is rusty. When we hear of a man too clever to believe, we are hearing of something having almost the character of a contradiction in terms. It is like hearing of a nail that was too good to hold down a carpet; or a bolt that was too strong to keep a door shut. Man can hardly be defined, after the fashion of Carlyle, as an animal who makes tools; ants and beavers and many other animals make tools, in the sense that they make an apparatus. Man can be defined as an animal that makes dogmas. As he piles doctrine on doctrine and conclusion on conclusion in the formation of some tremendous scheme of philosophy and religion, he is, in the only legitimate sense of which the expression is capable, becoming more and more human. When he drops one doctrine after another in a refined scepticism, when he declines to tie himself to a system, when he says that he has outgrown definitions, when he says that he disbelieves in finality, when, in his own imagination, he sits as God, holding no form of creed but contemplating all, then he is by that very process sinking slowly backwards into the vagueness of the vagrant animals and the unconsciousness of the grass. Trees have no dogmas. Turnips are singularly broad-minded."--G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Kashuv and Cruz: A Tale of Two Photos

Parkland: Where the Second Gets You the Third


This photo of a student criminal nut-case brandishing a weapon was of absolutely no interest to Obama's Department of Education.
Or the FBI.
Or Florida's Child Protective Services.
Or the Broward County School Board.
Or the NAACP.
Or the school principal's office.
Or the Broward Co. Sheriff's Dept.

And out of all of those agencies, associations and levels of government, only one person has lost their job. One.

However, this photo of a good student learning responsible gun-handling with his father interested the authorities immediately:

It was great learning about our inalienable right of and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the even more. My instructor was very informative; I learned a lot. is important and we need 2 preserve 2A
Victory Girls:
"On Monday afternoon, following his third period class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, this is what Kyle says happened:
Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.
Then a third officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office walked in, and began asking me the same questions again. At that point, I asked whether I could record the interview. They said no. I asked if I had done anything wrong. Again, they answered no. I asked why I was there. One said, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?”
They continued to question me aggressively, though they could cite nothing I had done wrong. They kept calling me “the pro-Second Amendment kid.” I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me.
I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it.
So much for the zero-tolerance-for-bullying school policy.".......

A teacher at the school also went on a ten-minute rant in class, calling Kashuv a "Hitler", who "must be dealt with". Kashuv's grandfather was a Holocaust survivor.

After giving him the Third Degree, the incompetent deputies released an illegible report.


We know that Kashuv didn't commit a crime. Because if he had, the school would have covered it up. That is school policy under Obama's PROMISE Program.

And we know that Kashuv wasn't a threat. Because if he was, the deputies would have hidden from him in the parking lot.

They've learned NOTHING. Zero. Maybe less than zero.

UPDATE: Union votes No Confidence in Sheriff Israel. Will likely be replaced by Florida governor and State Senate.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Top Ten Fun Facts About the Iran Deal!

"You don't have any background in politics. You don't have any background in law. You don't have any background on international treaties. How can a tradesman, a merchant, a building constructor, a tower constructor make judgments about international affairs? Now, if you were a Community Organizer, that would be totally different."--Koran-Thumping Cleric and Semi-Pro Torturer Hassan Rodham Rouhani
 
#10. It was treason. Get your mind right.

9. It was also a complete sell-out of Iran's young people.

8. Whatever words come out of their mouths, Iran is still working on nukes.

7. The Deal wasn't designed to protect America from a rogue Iran, it was meant to protect Iran from Rogue America. Iran's diplomats were negotiating on behalf of Iran--and so was John Kerry. If not for the former French Socialist president, Obama would have given Iran the nuclear football, too.
6. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is neither Joint (the Senate did not approve), nor Comprehensive (the inspections are a joke, missiles are off the table and so is terror), nor a Plan of Action (it is a plan of inaction to paralyze the West until Iran has its nukes).

5. Zarif was on tv today, lying about how Iran is helping Assad with his chemical weapons, using the cash Obama lavished on them. Among many other lies.

4. Corker was on tv today pretending that the issue is just the sunset provisions, pushing for new words on paper that would simply allow Iran to outlast Trump.
3. The actual issues are real verification, ballistic missiles and the sunset provisions. Not to mention terrorism. The Europeans are too busy counting their money to care, but President Trump will not have it.

2. There are serious, ongoing protests in Iran over disastrous water diversion, the regime's looting of the banks and for freedom generally. Iran's young people want to be free and don't give a damn that Barry Obama wants them to live under Islamo-tyranny. Our Corrupt Media is doing their best to bury the story because it reflects badly on their Boyfriend. The Treacher Rule applies:
And the final Top Ten Fun Fact about the Iran Deal:

#1. It was treason. Get your mind right.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Way Our Founders Intended(tm): A Coup About Nothing

Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Larry David
Dolley Madison: "She's coming back? Quick--hide the silverware!"

Fox Business: No official intel used to start FBI probe into Trump campaign-Russia collusion

No intell. The entire charade was built on thin air. A whim. A will o' the wisp. A puff of smoke. "A complete Witch Hunt!". Seinfeld got it right: It's a Show About Nothing.

Or more precisely, "It's Coup About Nothing, Jerry!"
























"James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council? Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means?"

It's one thing to try and win an election.

It's another thing to try and fix an election, bad as that is.

But it's still another thing to try and fix an election by criminally weaponizing the entire diplomatic, national security and law enforcement agencies of government to wiretap and frame your political opponent--with the collusion of a corrupt press corps. And then extend the Coup Attempt through a Special Counsel fraud.

Or, as Dolley put it:

"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,
even if that Guardian hath hair of orange and a supermodel wife."

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Twitter Is the Sound of Silencing UPDATED: The Google Gestapo

""Mmmff!...mmmfffff!", they explained."

"He is only a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of the Conservative."--G.K. Chesterton



Here, Twitter's Minister of Free Expression Frau Glickenstein thoughtfully discusses the fine points of Twitter's famous Unfettered Free Speech For All- policy.

Twitter has banned street artist Sabo for the Radiant Future.

"The Jimmy Kimmel Estrogen Hour"
But you can't ban an idea whose time is now.


"We often read nowadays of the valor or audacity with which some rebel attacks a hoary tyranny or an antiquated superstition. There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in offering to fight one's grandmother. The really courageous man is he who defies tyrannies young as the morning and superstitions fresh as the first flowers."--G.K. Chesterton


"And explained. And explained. And explained. And..."

Google Ads-Gestapo-UPDATE: Achtung! Google Ads says Lutheran Vacation Bible School is a threat to the community.

Sgt. John Chapman and The Honor of Medals

"First There"

John Chapman Died Alone On A Mountaintop Fighting Al Qaeda. Now He’s Getting The Medal Of Honor by Paul Szoldra:                     

"“Aw, don’t worry about it. I’ve felt harder [parachute landing falls],” he said, recalling a technique airborne soldiers use to minimize hard impacts.
Now on the ground, Chapman, according to the citation for the Air Force Cross he posthumously received in 2003, immediately performed his own specialized job of combat control — coordinating air strikes and handling communications — with precision, attempting to both protect the team and rescue Roberts, who had activated his infrared strobe to signal his position to friendly forces, still alone on the mountain above.
“Any Grim, any Nail, this is Mako 30,” Chapman said over the radio, reciting callsigns for AC-130 Spectre Gunships overhead. “We’ve just had a crash-landing and need some perimeter security.”
Afterwards, Chapman “directed the gunship to begin the search for the missing team member. He requested, coordinated, and controlled the helicopter that extracted the stranded team and aircrew members,” according to his Air Force Cross.
Less than an hour after Razor 03 went down, another MH-47 helicopter landed nearby. After a brief discussion, a new plan was hatched: The crew of Razor 03 would stay in place while Razor 04 brought Chapman and the SEALs back to Takur Ghar to rescue Roberts. But an Orion P-3 surveillance aircraft spotted approximately 40 enemy fighters approaching their current position..."


Air Force Sgt. John Chapman
Honor

Friday, April 20, 2018

All We Are Saying Is Give Trump a Chance

Magnificent
North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress! Look forward to our Summit.

                                                                       ......
He did it, Dad. He said he would, and he did.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Starbucks' PROMISE Program: Free Coffee, Anyone?


“Ninety-nine percent of the time whites were in no physical danger whatsoever during mau-mauing. The brothers understood through and through that it was a tactic, a procedure, a game. If you actually hurt or endangered somebody at one of these sessions, you were only cutting yourself off from whatever was being handed out, the jobs, the money, the influence. The idea was to terrify but don’t touch. The term mau-mauing itself expressed this game-like quality. It expressed the put-on side of it. In public you used the same term the whites used, namely, “confrontation.” The term mau-mauing was a source of amusement in private. The term mau-mauing said, ‘The white man has a voodoo fear of us, because deep down he still thinks we’re savages. Right? So we’re going to do that Savage number for him.’ It was like a practical joke at the expense of the white man’s superstitiousness.
Some of the main heroes in the ghetto, on a par with the Panthers even, were the Blackstone Rangers in Chicago. The Rangers were so bad, the Rangers so terrified the whole youth welfare poverty establishment, that in one year, 1968, they got a $937,000 grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington. The Ranger leaders became job counselors in the manpower training project, even though most of them never had a job before and weren’t about to be looking for one. … In San Francisco the champions were the Mission Rebels. The Rebels got every kind of grant you could think of, from the government, the foundations, the churches, individual sugar daddies, from everywhere, plus a headquarters building and poverty jobs all over the place.
The police would argue that in giving all that money to gangs like the Blackstone Rangers the poverty bureaucrats were financing criminal elements and helping to destroy the community. The poverty bureaucrats would argue that they were doing just the opposite. They were bringing the gangs into the system.”
--Tom Wolfe, "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers", 1970

That was a half-century ago. And today, the burning Civil Rights Issue of Our Time is...Squatter's Rights at Starbucks?

CEO Howard Schulz threw his own employees under the bus in a Virtue-Signaling Tour de Farce. I wonder--is his bathroom at Corporate Headquarters open to the public?

He went on national tv--well, CBS, anyway--and called his own employees racists simply for following corporate policy and common sense in dealing with hell-raising non-customers who resisted polite requests by both management and then police. For their breach of the peace, they are now being richly rewarded, just as Obama's PROMISE Program rewarded student criminals with disastrous results.

You know, an enterprising lawyer could help bring a suit on behalf of the ex-manager for wrongful termination and public defamation.

Aside from the odious racialist indoctrination imposed on his employees, Starbucks will in all likelihood be funding Black Lies Matter soon. And the entire event smells suspiciously like a staged piece of Race Hustler Agit-Prop. What a disgrace.

'Screaming'? You damn right I'm screaming! That's cos' I figured out if I keep screaming, your boss will throw you under the bus. He's gonna' give us money. He's gonna' apologize. He's gonna' give us company stock, send us to Harvard, make us corporate vice-presidents and set us up with a real estate office where we probably won't let bums use the bathroom, either.  He's gonna' buy us a pony and give us free ice cream. I'll have the Caramel Frappuccino. With that drizzle stuff. And hurry it up!

#That'sHowYouGetMore!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First Lady Barbara Bush

A Lady First
Rest in Peace

CNN and Comey: Professional Liars

CNN, The Tater/Tapper Revenge Porn Network and Disgraced Dirty Cop Comey Collude Together

The Comey/CNN Talking Point du Jour is that the president admitted to Lester Holt that he fired Comey because of RUSSIA!

That is a lie. See for yourself.

The president said there was no good time to fire Comey because the Democrats were consumed by Russia fever--NOT that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation.

In fact, he said the exact opposite:

TRUMP: Look, he's a showboat. He's a grandstander. ...

HOLT: Were you...angry with Mr. Comey because of his Russia investigation?

TRUMP: I just want somebody that's competent. I am a big fan of the FBI. I love the FBI.

HOLT: But were you a fan of...him taking up that investigation?...the Russian investigation and possible links between...

TRUMP: No, I don't care...

TRUMP:
Look -- look, let me tell you. As far as I'm concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly."

Liars.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Thank You Military Service Members for Protecting Our Freedom in Syria

"In the end, it all comes down to leadership. That is what this country is looking for now. It was leadership here at home that gave us strong American influence abroad and the collapse of imperial Communism. Great nations have responsibilities to lead, and we should always be cautious of those who would lower our profile because they might just wind up lowering our flag."--Pres. Ronald Reagan, in his last major public address, 1994



Military.com: Navy Vessels, B-1s Obliterate 3 Syrian Targets in Strike

"It was all over in two minutes.
U.S., French and British forces hit three suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities with a total of 105 weapons that all struck their targets within two minutes at about 4 a.m. local time, Pentagon officials said Saturday.
"Could not have had a better result -- Mission Accomplished!" President Donald Trump said in a Tweet early Saturday.
The attack involved ships, aircraft and one submarine operating from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Northern Arabian Sea against three targets -- one on the outskirts of Damascus and two others 90 miles to the north.
A total of 76 missiles -- 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS) and 19 Joint Air to Surface Stand-Off Missiles-Extended Range (JASSM-ER) were fired at the sprawling Barzah Research and Development Center near Damascus, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the Joint Staff Director, said at a Pentagon briefing.
At the same precise time, the Hims-Shinsar chemical weapons storage facility near Homs, about 90 miles north of Damascus, was hit with a total of 22 weapons -- nine Tomahawks, eight British Storm Shadow missiles, three French Naval Cruise Missiles and two French SCALP land attack cruise missiles, McKenzie said.
The third target, the Hims--Shinsar chemical weapons bunker facility also near Homs, was hit with seven French SCALP missiles, McKenzie said.
In the Red Sea, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser Monterey fired 30 Tomahawks and the Arleigh
Burke-class destroyer Laboon fired seven TLAMs.
In the North Arabian Sea, the Arleigh Burke- class destroyer Higgins fired 23 TLAMS, McKenzie said.
In the eastern Mediterranean, the French frigate Languedoc fired three naval versions of the SCALP missile and the Virginia-class submarine John Warner fired six TLAMs.
In the air, two B-1B Lancer Bombers fired 19 JASSMs. Britain flew a combination of Tornado and Typhoon fighters to launch eight Storm Shadow missiles. France flew a combination of Rafale and Mirage fighters to launch a total of nine SCALP missiles. ...B-1 pilots and crew members told Military.com they were training round-the-clock for the evolving battlespace in the Middle East."

The President:

"The evil and the despicable attack left mothers and fathers, infants and children, thrashing in pain and gasping for air. These are not the actions of a man; they are crimes of a monster instead.
Following the horrors of World War I a century ago, civilized nations joined together to ban chemical warfare. Chemical weapons are uniquely dangerous not only because they inflict gruesome suffering, but because even small amounts can unleash widespread devastation. The purpose of our actions tonight is to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. Establishing this deterrent is a vital national security interest of the United States. The combined American, British, and French response to these atrocities will integrate all instruments of our national power -- military, economic, and diplomatic. We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents. ...
 
Looking around our very troubled world, Americans have no illusions. We cannot purge the world of evil, or act everywhere there is tyranny.
No amount of American blood or treasure can produce lasting peace and security in the Middle East. It’s a troubled place. We will try to make it better, but it is a troubled place. The United States will be a partner and a friend, but the fate of the region lies in the hands of its own people.
In the last century, we looked straight into the darkest places of the human soul. We saw the anguish that can be unleashed and the evil that can take hold. By the end of the World War I, more than one million people had been killed or injured by chemical weapons. We never want to see that ghastly specter return.
So today, the nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality.
Tonight, I ask all Americans to say a prayer for our noble warriors and our allies as they carry out their missions.".......
 
President Trump is quite right; we cannot allow the use of chemical weapon to be normalized. That is in our own national interest, as well as for civilization at large.


Thanks to all soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, all our defense workers and our allies. Also, thanks go to our intelligence services; it's great to see them focused on defending freedom again and not on criminally wiretapping the president to fix an election.

And a big shout-out to all the troops already in the Sandbox.

We owe you. Forever.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Good News

Psalm 144 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 144

Of David.

Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples[a] under me.
Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
    mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath;
    their days are like a fleeting shadow.
Part your heavens, Lord, and come down;
    touch the mountains, so that they smoke.
Send forth lightning and scatter the enemy;
    shoot your arrows and rout them.
Reach down your hand from on high;
    deliver me and rescue me
from the mighty waters,
    from the hands of foreigners
whose mouths are full of lies,
    whose right hands are deceitful.
I will sing a new song to you, my God;
    on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
10 to the One who gives victory to kings,
    who delivers his servant David.
From the deadly sword 11 deliver me;
    rescue me from the hands of foreigners
whose mouths are full of lies,
    whose right hands are deceitful.
12 Then our sons in their youth
    will be like well-nurtured plants,
and our daughters will be like pillars
    carved to adorn a palace.
13 Our barns will be filled
    with every kind of provision.
Our sheep will increase by thousands,
    by tens of thousands in our fields;
14     our oxen will draw heavy loads.[b]
There will be no breaching of walls,
    no going into captivity,
    no cry of distress in our streets.
15 Blessed is the people of whom this is true;
    blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.
 
In Jesus' Mighty Name we receive it, Heavenly Father, Amen and amen!

Charlton Heston and America's First Freedom

"If You Can Keep It"


Why We Have Guns” by Charlton Heston, National Press Club, September 11, 1997
 
“Today, I want to talk to you about guns: why we have them, why the Bill of Rights guarantees that we can have them, and why my right to have a gun is more important than your right to rail against it in the press.
I believe every good journalist needs to know why the Second Amendment must be considered more essential than the First Amendment. This may be a bitter pill to swallow, but the right to keep and bear arms is not archaic. It’s not an outdated, dusty idea some old dead white guys dreamed up in fear of the Redcoats. No. It’s just as essential to liberty today as it was in 1776.
These words may not play well at the Press Club, but it’s still the gospel down at the corner bar and grill. And your efforts to undermine the Second Amendment—to deride it and denigrate it, to degrade it, to readily accept diluting it and eagerly promote redefining it—threaten not only the physical well-being of millions of Americans but also the core concept of individual liberty our Founding Fathers struggled to perfect and protect.
So now you know what doubtless does not surprise you. I believe strongly in the right of every law-abiding citizen to keep and bear arms, for what I think are good reasons.
The original amendments we refer to as the Bill of Rights contain ten of what the Constitutional framers termed unalienable rights. These rights are ranked in random order and are linked by their essential equality. The Bill of Rights came to us with blinders on it. It doesn’t recognize color or class or wealth. It protects not just the rights of actors or editors or reporters, but extends even to those we love to hate. That’s why the most heinous criminals have rights until they are convicted of a crime.
The beauty of the Constitution can be found in the way it takes human nature into consideration. We are not a docile species capable of co-existing within a perfect society under everlasting benevolent rule.
We are what we are: egotistical, corruptible, vengeful; sometimes even a bit power-mad. The Bill of Rights recognizes this and builds the barricades that need to be in place to protect the individual.
You, of course, remain zealous in your belief that a free nation must have a free press and free speech to battle injustice, unmask corruption, and provide a voice for those in need of a fair and impartial forum.
I agree--wholeheartedly--a free press is vital to a free society. But I wonder: How many of you will agree with me that the right to keep and bear arms is not just equally vital, but the most vital to protect all the other rights we enjoy?
I say that the Second Amendment is, in order of importance, the first amendment. It is America’s First Freedom, the one right that protects all the others. Among freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, of assembly, of redress of grievances, it is the first among equals. It alone offers the absolute capacity to live without fear. The right to keep and bear arms is the one right that allows ‘rights’ to exist at all.
Now, either you believe that, or you don’t, and you must decide. Because there is no such thing as a free nation where police and military are allowed the force of arms but individual citizens are not. That’s a ‘Big Brother knows best’ theater of the absurd that has never boded well for the peasant class, the working class, or even for reporters.
Yes, our Constitution provides the doorway for your news and commentary to pass through free and unfettered.  But that doorway to freedom is framed by the muskets that stood between a vision of liberty and absolute anarchy at a place called Concord Bridge. Our Revolution began when the British sent Redcoats door to door to confiscate the people’s guns. They didn’t succeed; the muskets went out the back door with their owners.

Emerson said it best:
 
‘By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.’

King George called us ‘rabble-rousers, rabble in arms.’ But with God’s grace, George Washington and many brave men gave us our country. Soon after, God’s grace and a few great men gave us our Constitution. It’s been said that the creation of the United States is the greatest political act in history. I’ll sign that.
In the next two centuries, though, freedom did not flourish.The next Revolution, the French, collapsed in bloody Terror, followed by Napoleon’s tyranny. There’s been no shortage of dictators since, in many countries: Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Castro, Pol Pot. All these monsters began by confiscating private arms, then literally soaking the earth with the blood of tens and tens of millions of their people. Ah, the joys of gun control!
Now, I doubt any of you would prefer a rolled up newspaper as a weapon against a dictator or a criminal intruder. Yet, in essence, that is what you have asked our loved ones to do, through the ill-contrived and totally naïve campaign against the Second Amendment.
Besides, how can we entrust to you the Second Amendment when you are so stingy with your own First Amendment?  I say this because of the way, in recent days, you have treated your own—those journalists you consider the least among you. How quick you’ve been to finger the paparazzi with blame and to eye the tabloids with disdain.  How eager you’ve been to draw a line where there is none, to demand some distinction within the First Amendment that sneers, ‘They are not one of us!’  How readily you let your lesser brethren take the fall, as if their rights were not as worthy, and their purpose not as pure, and their freedom not as sacred as yours!
So now, as politicians consider new laws to shackle and gag paparazzi, who among you will speak out?  Who here will stand and defend them? Well, if you won’t, I will.  Because you do not define the First Amendment; it defines you. And it is bigger than you.  Big enough to embrace all of you, plus all of those you would exclude. That’s how freedom works.
It also demands you do your homework. Again and again, I hear gun owners say, ‘How can we believe anything that anti-gun media says when they cannot even get the facts right?’ For too long you’ve swallowed manufactured statistics and fabricated technical support from anti-gun organizations that wouldn’t know a semi-auto from a sharp stick. And it shows. You fall for it every time.
That’s why you have very little credibility among 70 million gun owners and 20 million hunters and many millions of veterans who learned the hard way which end the bullet comes out. And while you attacked the amendment that defends your homes and protects your spouses and children, you have denied those of us who defend all the Bill of Rights a fair hearing or the courtesy of an honest debate.
If the NRA attempts to challenge your assertions, we are ignored. And if we try to buy advertising time or space to answer your charges, more often than not we are denied. How’s that for First Amendment freedom?
Clearly, too many have used freedom of the press as a weapon—not only to strangle our free speech, but to erode and ultimately destroy the right to keep and bear arms as well. In doing so, you promoted your profession to that of Constitutional judge and jury, more powerful even than our Supreme Court, more prejudiced than the Inquisition’s tribunals. It’s a frightening misuse of Constitutional right, and I pray that you will come to your senses and see that these abuses are curbed.
As a veteran of World War Two, as a freedom marcher who stood with Dr. Martin Luther King long before it was fashionable, and as a grandfather who wants the coming century to be free and full of promise for my grandchildren, I am troubled.
The right to keep and bear arms is threatened by political theatrics, piecemeal lawmaking, talk-show psychology, extreme bad taste in the entertainment industry, an ever-widening educational chasm in our schools, and a conniving media that all add up to cultural warfare against the idea that guns ever had, or should now have, an honorable and proud place in our society.
But all of our rights must be delivered into the 21st century as pure and complete as they came to us at the beginning of this century. Traditionally, the passing of that torch is from a gnarled old hand down to an eager young one.  So now, at 72, I offer my gnarled old hand.
I’ve accepted a call from the National Rifle Association of America to help protect the Second Amendment. I feel it is my duty to do that. My mission and vision can be summarized in three simple parts:
First, before we enter the next century, I expect to see a pro-Second Amendment president in the White House.

Secondly, I expect to build an NRA with the political muscle and clout to keep a pro-Second Amendment Congress in place.
Third is a promise to the next generation of free Americans: I hope to help raise a hundred million dollars for NRA programs and education before the year 2000; at least half of that sum will go to teach American kids what the right to keep and bear arms really means to their culture and country.
We’ve raised a generation of young people who think that the Bill of Rights comes with their cable TV. Leave them to their channel surfing and they’ll remain oblivious to history and heritage that truly matter.
Think about it: What else must young Americans think when the White House proclaims, as it did, that ‘a firearm in the hands of youth is a crime or an accident waiting to happen’? No. It’s time they learned that firearm ownership is Constitutional, not criminal.  In fact, few pursuits can teach a young person more about responsibility, safety, conservation, their history, and their heritage all at once.
It’s time they found out that the politically-correct doctrine of today has misled them, and that, when they reach legal age, if they do not break our laws, they have a right to choose to own a gun—a handgun, a long gun, a small gun, a large gun, a black gun, a purple gun, a pretty gun, an ugly gun—and to use that gun to defend themselves and their loved ones or to engage in any lawful purpose they desire without apology or explanation to anyone, ever.



This is their first freedom. If you say it’s outdated, then you haven’t read your own headlines. If you say guns are destroying our society, I would answer that you know better. Declining morals, disintegrating families, vacillating political leadership, an eroding criminal justice system, and social mores that blur right and wrong are more to blame—certainly more than any legally owned firearm.
I want to rescue the Second Amendment from an opportunistic president and from a press that apparently can’t comprehend that attacks on the Second Amendment set the stage for assaults on the First.
I want to save the Second Amendment from all these nitpicking little wars of attrition—fights over alleged Saturday-Night Specials, plastic guns, cop-killer bullets, and so many other made-for-prime-time non-issues invented by some press agent over at Gun Control Headquarters—that you guys buy time and again.
I simply cannot stand and watch a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States come apart, under attack from those who either can’t understand it, don’t like the sound of it, or find themselves too philosophically squeamish to see why it remains the first among equals: Because it is the right we turn to when all else fails!
That’s why the Second Amendment is America’s First Freedom.
Please, go forth and tell the truth. There can be no free speech, no freedom of the press, no freedom to protest, no freedom to worship your God, no freedom to speak your mind, no freedom from fear, no freedom for your children and for theirs, for anybody, anywhere, without the Second Amendment freedom to fight for it.
If you don’t believe me, just turn on the news tonight. Civilization’s veneer is wearing thinner all the time. Thank you.”.......
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"History of the United States" (1860):

"...Pitcairn rode in front, and when within five or six rods of the minute men, cried out: ‘Disperse, ye villains, ye rebels, disperse; lay down your arms; why don't you lay down your arms and disperse?’ The main part of the countrymen stood motionless in the ranks, witnesses against aggression; too few to resist, too brave to fly. At this Pitcairn discharged a pistol, and with a loud voice cried, ‘Fire.’ The order was instantly followed, first by a few guns, which did no execution, and then by a heavy, close, and deadly discharge of musketry.

In the disparity of numbers, the common was a field of murder, not of battle; Parker, therefore, ordered his men to disperse. Then, and not till then, did a few of them, on their own impulse, return the British fire. These random shots of fugitives or dying men did no harm, except that Pitcairn's horse was perhaps grazed, and a private of the tenth light infantry was touched slightly in the leg.

Jonas Parker, the strongest and best wrestler in Lexington, had promised never to run from British troops; and he kept his vow. A wound brought him on his knees. Having discharged his gun, he was preparing to load it again, when as sound a heart as ever throbbed for freedom was stilled by a bayonet, and he lay on the post which he took at the morning's drum beat. So fell Isaac Muzzey, and so died the aged Robert Munroe, the same who in 1758 had been an ensign at Louisburg. Jonathan Harrington, junior, was struck in front of his own house on the north of the common. His wife was at the window as he fell. With the blood gushing from his breast, he rose in her sight, tottered, fell again, then crawled on hands and knees towards his dwelling; she ran to meet him, but only reached him as he expired on their threshold. Caleb Harrington, who had gone into the meeting-house for powder, was shot as he came out. Samuel Hadley and John Brown were pursued, and killed after they had left the green. Asahel Porter, of Woburn, who had been taken prisoner by the British on the march, endeavoring to escape, was shot within a few rods of the common.

Day came in all the beauty of an early spring. The trees were budding; the grass growing rankly a full month before its time; the blue bird and the robin gladdening the genial season, and calling forth the beams of the sun which on that morning shone with the warmth of summer; but distress and horror gathered over the inhabitants of the peaceful town. There on the green, lay in death the gray-haired and the young; the grassy field was red ‘with the innocent blood of their brethren slain,’ crying unto God for vengeance from the ground."--George Bancrofthistorian & founder of the Naval Academy, describes the Battle on Lexington Green, where 70-some Minute Men--ordinary citizens, really--faced 700 British Regulars on Apr. 19. 1775.

This is the gun confiscation event on which your country was founded.

And human nature has changed not a whit in the centuries since.

cdrsalamander @cdrsalamander Mar 29 Teenage activists help collect and destroy dangerous assault weapons in a city. Such weapons are only good for killing. No reason for any civilian to own them. These things should only be owned by military and police.



And from 1919:
We're told that the young gun-confiscators of today are like the Civil Rights marchers of yesterday--but they're trying not to add, but to subtract from the Bill of Rights.

That's not Civil Rights. That's just bad math. #AllTenAmendments.

All means all.