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cause of The Civil War

Lamestream media informed people are attacking, or supporting the attacks on Confederate history. I am saddened by their historical ignorance, but not surprised. The federal takeover of government indoctrination, sometimes called “public schools” had this among its chief objectives. I just ran across a wonderful summary of the “Civil War” causes. Certainly the books When In The Course Of Human Events, The Real Lincoln, Lincoln Unmasked and others of their kind are better than this synopsis, but the facts are consistent. The modern, popular mythology does not hold water. I quote from the article: Shortly after Lincoln’s call to put down the “rebellion;” a prominent Northern politician wrote to Colonel Baldwin to enquire what Union men in Virginia would do […]

Venezuela’s Lessons for the United States

Opposition supporters clash with police during protests against unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Venezuela April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez by Future of Freedom Foundation Lesson 1: Socialism doesn’t work. Free schooling. Free health care. Free retirement. Free welfare. Free everything. It just doesn’t work. Taking from the rich and giving to the poor ultimately makes everyone poor—i.e., the total equality of wealth that leftists love. Socialism produces economic crises, which then produce calls for more socialism and interventionism, which produce more crises. The cycle continues until there is a complete government takeover of economic activity, which necessarily entails a complete takeover of people’s lives and resources. Lesson 2: Democracy is not freedom. Oftentimes it destroys freedom. […]

suppressors

I endured the expensive and long process currently required to gain permission from our rulers to own a sound suppressor for my rifle. Over 9 months and $1,000 for a hundred dollar part that enables your neighbors to go about their business without noise pollution should you choose to sight in or practice with a firearm. Darn near a year for some faceless apparatchik to affix a rubber stamp and signature to my papers. Precious few of us bother. Therefore one person’s shooting is an entire neighborhood’s disturbing the peace. I repurposed a .223 AR-15 rifle into a 300 AAC Blackout, mounted the scope without proper tools, or any experience for that matter, and got help mounting “the can”. […]

Suppressor Deregulation Bill Gains Momentum in the House

Suppressor Deregulation Bill Gains Momentum in the House Click on the Take Action button to urge your congressman, , to cosponsor H.R. 327, the Hearing Protection Act.   Put the Second Amendment on offense by becoming a GOA Patriot member today!   Suppressor Deregulation Bill Gains Momentum in the House Dear Ted: A year ago, amending the provisions of the overbearing and unconstitutional National Firearms Act would have been considered “a long shot.” And yet, here we are.  A free-standing bill to remove suppressors from the act — dubbed the “Hearing Protection Act” — has 146 cosponsors, including several Democrats.  That bill is H.R. 367. Now Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has included the Hearing Protection Act in a larger […]

Woodpile Report

The current Woodpile Report is a good’un … as usual… maybe moreso. Regardless, I highly recommend going there and reading all of it. Skimming is allowed, but I suspect you will read. Prepare to bookmark and come back to finish. I give you one compelling bit below. Click the title to go see the entirety. … The Woodpile Report As I mentioned last week, there are a number of economists predicting a monster run up in the stock exchanges—near 30,000 on the DJI around the end of the third quarter—then a sputtering stall with a quivering violin note in the background, followed by an unstoppable, cascading crash sweeping all before it in the grandest reset since Pompeii. They present loads-o’-supporting […]

DUI vs drunk on power

Literally half a lifetime ago, I read a great essay in either Car & Driver, or Road & Track (I used to subscribe to both) about alcohol-impaired driving. It was a thoughtful, honest appraisal developed with real world field testing. Different people react differently to consumption of beer, wine and liquor. Some at .08 had distinct reduction in driving competence. Others could out-drive them at double that. If you have spent any time around such people, YOU KNOW THAT. But the assumption of prohibitionist legislators is that drink is BAD… any and all. The only limit to what rules they can lay on drinkers is what the legislatures can get away with… almost no limits at all in Utah. In […]

why the new boss is the same as the old boss

Outgoing president Dwight Eisenhower warned us about the growing power of the military-industrial-complex. They obviously control international policy. The drug companies control national drug policy. The banksters control the monetary system. Entrenched systems control the federal government. Little men in the Oval Office are allowed to pontificate and play at being important. Their lifespan is directly related to their unwillingness to tip over the vendors’ carts. American Democracy Is “A Dead Man Walking” Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, Trump’s “sell-out,” as it is called, coming on top of Obama’s eight-year “sell-out,” is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican president who has done the same thing. This is […]

executive dis-orders

Wave of the hand; Law of the land I am paraphrasing a Bill Clinton aid. During that presidency the legislative branch had their job stolen by the executive branch in wholesale quantities and The Whim Of The President was thoroughly shoved in our faces… or at least in mine. The current emperor waved his magical pen the other day, now allowing religious organizations to spend their tax-exempt money on political activity. That is just one of many executive orders The Imperial Donald has signed already. The anti-Christians are hyperventilating over this one. I am disgusted by ALL OF THEM. The Constitution created a legislative branch with representatives of the states (Senate) and representatives of the people (House) to hash out […]

impaired driving

These clips from a news article hardly need an introduction… business as usual for the politicians, the lobbyists and the industrialists. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), citing federal statistics, last week issued an update of a comprehensive 2015 report saying that 43 percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015 had used a legal or illegal drug, higher than the 37 percent who tested above the legal limit for alcohol. MADD officials also questioned the methodology of the research in the report, noting that there is no scientifically agreed level of impairment with drugs such as marijuana. There is also no uniform test, roadside or otherwise, to determine such a level. To some, the report smacked of an […]