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

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Gun is Civilization

This is well thought out reasoning for the carrying of arms. Of course, it will not make any sense at all to the gun grabbers, because they can not reason, understand, or possibly even think.

 by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

     Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

     In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

     When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.
     The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

     There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat--it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.
     People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

     Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

    People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. 
     The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
     When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation... and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act. 
 By Maj. L. Caudill USM C (Ret)
     So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced.

Health care for seniors

     After thinking about the upcoming Universal Health Care Program, I think I have found the solution.

I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care.  
A new hip?  Unheard of.  We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore..  
You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc..  Let's take care of the young people.  After all, they will be ruling the world very soon.

So here is the solution.
When you turn 70, you get a gun and 3 bullets 
You are allowed to shoot one senator and 2 representatives.  
Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need!  New teeth, great!  Need glasses, no problem!  New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart?  
Well bring it on.  
And who will be paying for all of this?  
The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care.  
With all the seniors gathered there , it will be just like a nursing home-- only free. 
And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The March for the Second Amendment

 The march was a great time. The weather was perfect and the crowd, though small, was great too. And Rachel Maddow (rabid madcow) would have been disapointed. No one at the march was there to "honor" McVeigh. He was nothing but a terrorist punk. If I could have put the needle in his arm I would have. BTTF's characterization Of people that believe in the Constitution just show what a narrow mind he has. Just because we own guns doesn't mean we are out to kill someone.

We did have a great time. The speakers did a great job. Brenna Findley, candidate for Iowa Attorney General Gave a great speech on the Constitution and the duty of the AG to support and defend it. Just to listen to her speak about the things our present AG didn't support convinces you of the need for change. We had a great talk when we were away from the mic. She's a sharp young lady and I believe she would make a great AG. She's got my support.

Another speaker was Dave Funk. He is a candidate for Leonard Boswells seat in the 3rd district. A air force veteran and a commercial pilot, Dave is a firm believer in the Constitution. He believes that our representatives should be accountable to the people that elected them.

One big surprise was Rod Roberts,  Candidate for Governor. It didn't take long listening to him to make me a believer. In my opinion, he's got Brandstad beat and I think Van Derplats is a whack job. Mr. Roberts believes in as small a government as possible. Something that sounds good to a lot of people.

Kim Pearson is a candidate for the Iowa house in district 42. She is a firm believer in smaller government and following the Constitution. She is definitely a supporter of the Second Amendment. She told me before the march that she was going to attend. Asking her to speak really made her day. She wants to get her message out and it's a great message.

Today is the day, The Second Amendment March

Well, it's finally here. After months of planning and trying to get the word out it's time for the Second Amendment March. We will gather on the west side of the capital at noon to celebrate the brave men that turned the British away at Lexington and Concord. Starting a revolution that was the birth of our great nation.

"What a glorious morning this is!" --Samuel Adams, to John Hancock at the Battle of Lexington, Massachusetts, 1775

And what a glorious morning it was. And what a glorious day it will be. The weather is going to be great as we congregate to celebrate the rights we have. Come on out at noon and help us celebrate the bravery of the farmers and shop keepers that took a stand 235 years ago and put the world's greatest super power on the run.

Pete the Penguin

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