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serving the wrong master

upside down houseActing governor Bullock just issued two vetoes that serve some master other than the people of Montana who he promised to, and agreed under oath, to serve. In fact, his actions are so counter to the job he is paid to do that his legitimacy in that position is gone, thus earning the preface “acting” to his title.

Let’s set the record straight. The people create government to do certain things deemed useful to their society. The government does not create people. The government does not own people. When usurpers claim legitimacy to suppress the people, they lie.

Others may have said it better, or at least reinforce my point.

“We the People of the united States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
— Constitution for the USA

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“It has been thought a considerable advance towards establishing the principles of Freedom, to say, that government is a compact between those who govern and those that are governed: but this cannot be true, because it is putting the effect before the cause; for as man must have existed before governments existed, there necessarily was a time when governments did not exist, and consequently there could originally exist no governors to form such a compact with. The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.”
— Thomas Paine

duty to governmentThe Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) sponsored and successfully shepherded HB 457 through both houses of the state legislature. That bill said that if you were legitimately armed with a gun, but then put a coat on to stay warm, you violated no laws by covering the gun. Put another way, it removed laws against your right to be armed regardless of whether your gun was visible or covered by clothing.

There are currently 4 states with laws like this and another 12, including Montana considering it. The concept of a holster outside your jacket that had to be shifted every time you added or removed a layer of clothes is goofy. Fear of concealed weapons became law in the bad old days because the ruling whites were concerned that abused negroes might be capable of defense.

Hopefully we have outgrown that mentality. Self-defense IS the right to life, liberty and property. They are not separable. Those who can’t grok that most certainly should be nowhere near levers of power.

Bullock vetoed HB 457. Not for you, for sure. New York millionaire mayor Bloomberg spent a lot of money preventing this law from taking place in Montana. Huh? What right has he to meddle in Montana? Why does the acting governor of a very pro-gun, pro-self-defense state respond to money and guidance from New York City more than he does to the people who elected him?
too old to run
Whatever the reasons, Montana does not have a legitimate governor today.

Meanwhile, the federal government is much worse. They have been eroding our rights to life as rapidly as politics allows. Money has been poured into the disarmament project in phenomenal amounts. Propaganda attempting to turn us into a nation of helpless slaves has been relentless. Plans to keep this up are constant.

In two states, representatives of their people have passed laws correctly limiting federal government over-reach in this area. Nine more state legislatures are/were working on similar legislation. The Tenth Amendment Center is a strong advocate of states pre-empting federal excesses, as designed into The Constitution of the USofA. Go there for a much fuller discussion of the proper order of power in our country.

Meanwhile, back in Bullock’s barn, the criminal occupying our governor’s office VETOed HB 203 that both houses in the Montana legislature passed. This was one of those pending to prevent the federal elites from future disarmament of Montanans.

How many of us here in Montana care?

A website called usliberals publishes an impressively-accurate-looking estimate of 57.7% for Montana gun ownership. How did they collect that data? “I’m from the government. Do you have any guns?”

I recall reading elsewhere an estimate of 60%, but even that sounds low from my experience. Needless to say, a real solid majority of us disagree with Bullock’s assistance to the victim disarmament crowd.

It would certainly be nice if the government and its agents were on our side. When they are illegitimate AND they initiate violent action against us … Seriously outnumbered and outgunned is not a good place to be.

I most definitely do not want to be on either side of a live-fire shooting war. Thus I, and anyone who really understands the situation should be working as best we can to protect the suicidally, criminally stupid folks like Bullock from dragging their employees into the line of fire.

Bullock will continue to act as governor until the people replace him with someone who will legitimately exercise the tasks of that office. There is no good reason to wait for an election cycle while other means are available to withdraw our consent for him in that role.

There sure as heck is plenty of ammunition to shoot down any re-election effort that jerk mounts.

Chicago success story

Doctors VS Guns

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

(Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health Human Services)

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000 (Yes, that is 80 million).
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.”