Winston Churchill said
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum

Sam Adams, more than beer

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”
Samuel Adams

Lincoln on power

"We must prevent these things being done, by either congresses or courts — The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it —" Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Obama citizenship to go to the SCOTUS

>                                   AP - WASHINGTON D.C. -
>         In a move certain to fuel  the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group  "Americans for Freedom of Information" has Released copies of President Obama's college  transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript  school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign  student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was  released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for  foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student  must claim foreign citizenship.
>         This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K. In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups,   Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just
>  one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
>         Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study  estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past  year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to  block  disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U..S. Attorney general, Eric Holder.  Mr. Holder has refused to comment on  the matter...
>         Subject: RE: Issue of Passport?
>         While I've little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so  yesterday and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi ?
>         So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later?
>         And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi , what passport was he offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration?
>         The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate over Obama's citizenship a rather short and simple one.
>         Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?
>         A : Yes, by his own admission.
>         Q: What passport did he travel under?
>         A: There are only three possibilities.
>            1) He traveled with a U.S... Passport,
>            2) He traveled with a  British passport, or
>            3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.
>         Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?
>         A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the  U.S... State Department's "no travel" list  in 1981.
>         Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an  Indonesian passport.
>         If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims. And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he  relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.
>         Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a "natural born" American citizen between 1981 and 2008..
>         Given the destructive nature of his plans for America, as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fairgrounds Gun Show

 Greetings everyone.

 Today is the first day of the fairgrounds gun show for April. I will be out there at the Second Amendment March table. Eveyone should come on out and have a look. Stop by the table and we can visit for a while. Maybe I can get you to sign our petition.

 When the show ends Sunday, we will be only 8 days away from the Second Amendment March. I'm being contacted by more and more people wanting details about the march.

 The mission statement of the Second Amendment March;

    The mission of the Second Amendment March is to galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans; to petition our elected officials against establishing anti-gun legislation; and to remind America that the Second Amendment is necessary to maintain our right to self defense.
It is the one right that protects all others.
We will accomplish our mission by a peaceful march in Washington DC, the United States Capital, supported by satellite marches in cities all across America.
The march in D.C. will take place on Monday, April 19, 2010 on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The march is from 10:00 am till 4:00  pm.

 There is also a code of conduct;

D.C. Second Amendment March Rules and Code of Conduct

  1.  NO UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS, ammunition (including empty cases), or magazines (including empty).  There is no reciprocity with any states to speak of, no recognition of licenses issued by other states, no provision for non-residents to exercise their 2A right in D.C.
  2.  If you do not intend to comply with item #1, do not attend.
  3.  It is each attendee's own personal responsibility to be familiar with the firearm laws in the areas in which he/she will be traveling.
  4.  Please be courteous to everyone you encounter, including D.C. police and National Park Service rangers.
  5.  Please be sure to dispose of all trash.  Let's strive to leave the grounds in better condition than when we arrive.
  6.  If you have any concerns while at the event, please notify a volunteer or event organizer immediately.

  You would think that in the Nations Capital, you could exercise your constitutional rights. The problem is the liberals in charge are afraid of the criminals that run rampant on the street. And the ones on the city council. Heaven forbid if a law abiding citizen defended his/her self from some democrat voter thug with a gun. Tourists are fair game in DC.
  The March here in Des Moines will start at 12:00 noon on the west side of the capital. It will run till 3:00 pm. As far as carrying weapons, let your conscious be your guide. I have always subscribed to the idea that concealed is concealed. There will be volunteers around to help out if you need it.
 I'm sure that knowing the type of people that carry weapons and support the 2nd Amendment, they will be a calm and receptive group. So you anti-gun folks can relax. There's not going to be any shootouts on the capital grounds. So come on down and see what we have to say. You never know, we might get you interested in a new hobby. I've seen quit a few people over the years that had never shot a gun before that really enjoyed it. We can make arrangements to get you some range time if you want to give it a try.
  Everyone has a great weekend. It looks like the weather is going to be just wonderful. Be safe and if you get a chance, come by the fairgrounds and look us up.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Concealed Weapons Permit Holders

1. We don’t carry firearms so that we can ignore other basics of personal safety. Every permit holder that I know realizes that almost all dangerous situations can be avoided by vigilance, alertness and by simply making wise choices about where one goes and what one does. We don’t walk down dark alleys. We lock our cars. We don’t get intoxicated in public or hang out around people who do. We park our cars in well lighted spots and don’t hang out in bad parts of town where we have no business. A gun is our last resort, not our first.

2. We don’t think we are cops, spies, or superheros. We aren’t hoping that somebody tries to rob the convenience store while we are there so we can shoot a criminal. We don’t take it upon ourselves to get involved in situations that are better handled by a 911 call or by simply standing by and being a good witness. We don’t believe our guns give us any authority over our fellow citizens. We also aren't here to be your unpaid volunteer bodyguard. We'll be glad to tell you where we trained and point you to some good gun shops if you feel you want to take this kind of responsibility for your personal safety. Except for extraordinary circumstances your business is your business, don't expect us to help you out of situations you could have avoided.

3. We are LESS likely, not more likely, to be involved in fights or “rage” incidents than the general public. We recognize, better than many unarmed citizens, that we are responsible for our actions. We take the responsibility of carrying a firearm very seriously. We know that loss of temper, getting into fights or angrily confronting someone after a traffic incident could easily escalate into a dangerous situation. We are more likely to go out of our way to avoid these situations. We don’t pull our guns to settle arguments or to attempt to threaten people into doing what we want.

4. We are responsible gun owners. We secure our firearms so that children and other unauthorized people cannot access them. Most of us have invested in safes, cases and lock boxes as well as other security measures to keep our firearms secure. Many of us belong to various organizations that promote firearms safety and ownership.

5. Guns are not unsafe or unpredictable. Modern firearms are well made precision instruments. Pieces do not simply break off causing them to fire. A hot day will not set them off. Most modern firearms will not discharge even if dropped. There is no reason to be afraid of a gun simply lying on a table or in a holster. It is not going to discharge on its own.

6. We do not believe in the concept of “accidental discharges”. There are no accidental discharges only negligent discharges or intentional discharges. We take responsibility for our actions and have learned how to safely handle firearms. Any case you have ever heard of about a gun “going off” was the result of negligence on somebody’s part. Our recognition of our responsibility and familiarity with firearms makes us among the safest firearms owners in America.

7. Permit holders do their best to keep our concealed weapons exactly that: concealed. However, there are times with an observant fellow citizen may spot our firearm or the print of our firearm under our clothes. We are very cognizant that concerns about terrorism and crime are in the forefront of the minds of most citizens. We also realize that our society does much to condition our fellow citizens to have sometimes irrational fears about firearms. We would encourage citizens who do happen to spot someone carrying a firearm to use good judgment and clear thinking if they feel to need to take action. Please recognize that it’s very uncommon for a criminal to use a holster. However, if you feel the need to report having spotted a firearm we would ask that you please be specific and detailed in your call to the police or in your report to a store manager or private security. Please don’t generalize or sensationalize what you observed. Comments like “there’s a guy running around in the store with a gun” or even simply “I saw a man with a gun in the store” could possibly cause a misunderstanding as to the true nature of the incident.

8. The fact that we carry a firearm to any given place does not mean that we believe that place to be inherently unsafe. If we believe a place to be unsafe, most of us would avoid that place all together if possible. However, we recognize that trouble could occur at any place and at any time. Criminals do not observe “gun free zones”. If trouble does come, we do not want the only armed persons to be perpetrators. Therefore, we don't usually make a determination about whether or not to carry at any given time based on "how safe" we think a location is.

9. Concealed weapon permit holders are an asset to the public in times of trouble. The fact that most permit holders have the good judgment to stay out of situations better handled by a 911 call or by simply being a careful and vigilant witness does not mean that we would fail to act in situations where the use of deadly force is appropriate to save lives. Review of high profile public shooting incidents shows that when killers are confronted by armed resistance they tend to either break off the attack and flee or choose to end their own life. Lives are saved when resistance engages a violent criminal. Lives are lost when the criminal can do as he pleases.

10. The fact that criminals know that some of the population may be armed at any given time helps to deter violence against all citizens. Permit holders don’t believe that every person should necessarily be armed. We recognize that some people may not be temperamentally suited to carry a firearm or simply may wish not to for personal reasons. However we do encourage you to respect our right to arm ourselves. Even if you choose not to carry a firearm yourself please oppose measures to limit the ability of law abiding citizens to be armed. As mentioned before: criminals do not observe “gun free zones”. Help by not supporting laws that require citizens to be unarmed victims.

Thanks to Iowajack.

Why does the Liberal Media hate the Second Amendment March?

 The Second Amendment March, scheduled for the 19th of April in Washington DC and other cities around the country has come under fire lately by the liberal media. They are spreading the lie that we are celebrating the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. Nothing could be further from the truth. April 19th was chosen because it is patriots day. The day in 1775 that common people like you and me stood up to the tyrannical British government. The Brits marched on Lexington and Concord to disarm the colonial rabble. They didn't . The biggest outcome,  other than sending the limeys running, was "the shot heard 'round the world". The start of the American revolution.

A lot of things happened on April 19th.

  1775 Minutemen Captain John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon

  1782 Netherlands recognizes U.S.

1861 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)

  1897 1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)

  1910 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip

  1919 Leslie Irvin of U.S. makes 1st parachute jump and free fall

   1932 President Herbert Hoover suggests 5 day work week
   1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto

1951 General Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

  1967 U.S. Surveyor III lands on Moon

  1987 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver

  1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors

  1993 The Branch Davidian Compound near Waco, Texas, is destroyed in a fire after 51-day stand-off; 76 people die, including 24 British nationals and 20 children

  1995 Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma City, kills 168

  2005 Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, becomes the 265th pope

  This is just a sample of some of the things that happened on April 19th. Not all of them are tragedies. So, when the liberal media says that we at the Second Amendment March are celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing, they are lying through their teeth. This is a peaceful gathering of people celebrating the freedom that we enjoy and remembering the brave patriots of Lexington and Concord. The very people that gave us the freedom to gather and speak.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gun Control is Hitting Your Target

This says it all about gun control.

It sure is a shame thet there are tose in this country that think self defense is wrong. And usually, it's the ones with assigned security.

This just about says it all. Now I won't have to explain
my guns and the use of them.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

It's almost time

  The 19th of April is fast approaching. Patriots day. The day 235 years ago, brave patriots stood on the green at Lexington waiting for the British to come and take their arms. Except the patriots weren't very cooperative. The confrontation started the revolutionary war with the "shot heard 'round the world".

  We are gathering in Washington DC and cities around the country to demonstrate to the "political elite" that we are tired of them trying to restrict our rights. There are those in congress that would try their best to take our guns away. Their bills keep dying because a majority see them for what they are.

  The mission statement of The Second Amendment March:

The mission of the Second Amendment March is to galvanize the courage and resolve of Americans; to petition our elected officials against establishing anti-gun legislation; and to remind America that the Second Amendment is necessary to maintain our right to self defense.
It is the one right that protects all others.
We will accomplish our mission by a peaceful march in Washington DC, the United States Capital, supported by satellite marches in cities all across America.
The march in D.C. will take place on Monday, April 19, 2010 on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

  The Des Moines March will take place at noon on the 19th of April on the west side of the capital. The arrangements for speakers is on going. Currently serving politicians are invited to attend. They will however, not be allowed to speak. We have listened to them for years, no it's their turn to listen to us.
  Everyone interested in our rights and preserving the Constitution should try to attend. It should be a great time for all.

Pete the Penguin

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