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Attached below is an excellent article and call to action from highly respected Gun Owners of America. It discusses what just happened in the Senate to enable packing the federal courts with destructive agenda-driven rulers instead of honorable administrators of justice.

For 220 years, the filibuster has stood in the way of a majority in the USofA Senate ramming bad and awful choices through over the top of more honorable contemporaries. One senator with a spine could stand off the entire Senate until the public came to his side to get the rest to back down. That option died last week.

While it is really awful news, it is also good news. Since 1800, the forces of totalitarianism, of one-world-government under a ruling elite have relentlessly chipped away at our one-time free country. boiling the frog

Throughout the last several years, they have cast aside all subtlety, coming out of their war planning rooms with machine guns blazing, throwing bombs, tanks, nukes, drones and anything else they can at us in every direction imaginable.

They show all signs of an enemy who calculates we are done; that we recognize all resistance as futile. They seem confident we are happy or at least willing to shoulder our chains of servitude.

I think they are wrong. I hope their calculations are incorrect. I may never know. But I do know I stand steadfast with those who will not go quietly into the night. I think there are enough of us carrying Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” banner to put the usurpers in their proper place.

It sure looks to me like they have turned the heat up on the stove too high, too fast. I think a lot of froggies are jumping out of the pot and onto our side of the ramparts. I just hope the real enemy behind the praetorian guards goes down this time.

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A Day That Will Live in Infamy

Last Thursday, November 21, is a day that will live in infamy.

Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the “nuclear option” — a process whereby 52 Senate Democrats voted to change the Senate rules by brute force.  (See the vote here, where “YEA” was the pro-gun vote.)

He did this for the ostensible purpose of packing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with three anti-gun judges — one of which (Robert Wilkins) has held that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect the right to purchase firearms, just the right to possess them.

But make no mistake about it:  The Senate now effectively has no rules.  This means that, if Supreme Court “swing vote” Anthony Kennedy were to die or resign tomorrow, Obama would shove through another virulently anti-gun nominee.

This would mean that Obama’s lasting legacy would be to reverse the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court decisions.  And, as far as the Court is concerned, the Second Amendment would be nothing, other than the right of a state to raise a militia.

So a vote for the nuclear option on Thursday was a vote to begin the process of effectively repealing the Second Amendment.

Don’t believe your lying anti-gun senator — the one who also told you that you could “keep your insurance.”  In an effort to cover their rear ends, Thursday’s rules change purports to exempt Supreme Court nominees from the 50-vote non-filibusterable procedure.

But one would have to be a fool to think that 52 Democrats who would blow up the Senate over an appeals court would not do the same if the balance on the Supreme Court were at stake.

And even worse, before the ink was dry on the tally sheet, Barack Obama commended the Senate and mourned the fact that filibusters had blocked his gun ban and gun registration scheme. What Obama is clearly calling for is for the same “nuclear option” to be used to pass comprehensive gun control.

If this were not enough, the Senate’s number 3 Democrat — New York Senator Charles Schumer — in the guise of renewing the plastic gun ban, tried to sneak through unread legislation which would effectively ban many types of gun manufacturing.  [The Senate won’t come back for two weeks, so we’ll cover this bill in more detail in a subsequent alert.]

But the bottom line is that the Senate rules can no longer protect us.  Our only alternative is to get Harry Reid out of the Majority Leader’s position before Anthony Kennedy resigns.

And the only way to do that is to make sure that Mark Begich (D-AK), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Al Franken (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) don’t have their jobs renewed.

ACTION:   Click here to contact each of your Senators.  Thank him if he voted right on the nuclear option. Castigate him if he voted wrong. The correct message will be sent, based on how your Senators voted on Thursday.