Monday, October 24, 2016

The Slippery Slope

  I am always struck by the naivete of my anti-gun friends when I talk about the slippery slope of gun control legislation. They think that I am being too conspiratorial or paranoid when I am opposed to what they consider as common sense gun laws. England has completely banned guns in recent years. I am listing a timeline of the slippery slope toward the total banning of guns in England. The following facts are from Glen Beck's book Control. 

1689- King William of Orange guarantees his subjects (except Catholics) the right to bear arms for self defense in a new Bill of Rights. 

1819- In response to civil unrest , a temporary Seizure of Arms Act is passed; it allows constables to search for, and confiscate, arms from people who are " dangerous to the public peace" This law expired after two years. 

1870- A license is needed only if you want to carry a fire-arm outside of your home. 

1903- The Pistols Act is introduced and seems to be full of common sense. No guns for drunks or the mentally insane, and licenses are required for handgun purchases.

1920- The Firearm Act ushers in the first registration system and gives police the power to deny a license to anyone "unfitted to be trusted with a firearm". according to historian Clayton Cramer, this is the first true pivot point for the United Kingdom, as "the ownership of firearms ceased to be a right of Englishmen, and instead became a privilege. 

1937- An update to the Firearm Act is passed that raises the minimum age to buy a gun, gives police more power to regulate licenses, and bans most fully automatic weapons. The home secretary also rules that self defense is no longer a valid reason to be granted a gun certificate. 

1967- The Criminal Justice Act expands licensing to shotguns. 

1968- Existing gun laws are placed into a single statute. Applicants have to show good reason for carrying ammunition and guns. The Home Office is also given the power to set fees for shotgun licenses. 

1988- After the Hungerford Massacre, in which a crazy person uses two semi-automatic rifles to kill fifteen people, an amendment to the Firearm Act is passed. According to the BBC, this amendment "banned semi-automatic and pump-action rifles; weapons which fire explosive ammunition; short shotguns with magazines; and elevated pump-action and self-loading rifles. Registration was also made mandatory for shot-guns, which were required to be kept in secure storage".

1997- After the Dunblane massacre results in the deaths of sixteen children and a teacher ( the killer uses two pistols and two revolvers) another Firearm Act amendment is passed, this one essentially banning all handguns.


2006- After a series of gun-related homicides get national attention, the Violent Crime Reduction Act is passed, making it a crime to make or sell imitation guns and further restricting the use of "air weapons"

There you have it. The slippery slope in England. It is strange to me how England has banned all guns when their murder rate has never even come close to our murder rate with guns. For years English policemen have not even carried guns for protection. However that is changing because of the rise in violent crime. If you don't believe that Democrats want to confiscate your weapons the following is a quote from Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein. "If I could've gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up everyone of them, -- Mr and Mrs. America turn em all in--I would have done it. CNN anchor Don Lemmon said "We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets. They should only be available to police officers and to hunt al Qaeda and the Taliban and not hunt elementary school children" There are many more comments like this made by Democrats that I could list but you get the point. Never ever forget that the only thing that stands between you the citizen and a tyrannical government is the right to bear arms.  

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hillary And The Issues



All we do is bash the candidates and we never discuss the issues. At least that is what Trump supporters are accused of. I will try my best not to bash Hillary but a bash or two might creep out, just for old times sake, but I will try to restrain myself. The following points are the issues as I see them, if Hillary is elected.

The Economy

The economy will continue to be bad or anemic at best. Growth will be around 2% or less. Adult children will continue to mooch off of their parents and grandparents because they can't make enough to move out. Far too many people will have to work two or three part time jobs just to make ends meet. In the past most Americans did this to save up for that dream vacation, car or boat. Now they do it just to survive. Hopefully there wont be a total economic collapse, or a collapse of our currency during her administration. Nearly half the population will be on welfare or government aid of some kind. Almost 100 million people are now permanently unemployed and not counted in the unemployment statistics. That number will probably grow under a Hillary presidency.

Obamacare

Obamacare will continue to fail. Insurance companies will continue to drop out. Medical costs will skyrocket even more. Obamacare will continue to compel companies to hire part-time employees rather than full time, and to cause high unemployment. Ultimately, as it was designed to do, Obamacare will fail and American's will demand a single payer system. Then my fellow American's, we will all be screwed. 

Taxation

Taxes will continue to be high and will go higher. This will contribute greatly to a poor or worsening economy.

The Deficit

It will continue to grow at an even faster rate. Bush's deficit was around 9 trillion, Obama's will be about 20 trillion and I anticipate that if Hillary's health problems don't take her down, she will probably double Obama's deficit, if not more.

Illegal Immigration

The invasion will continue. Illegal immigration is a voter registration drive for the Democratic Party and a cheap labor source for the establishment Republicans and the Chamber of Commerce. As the nation sinks deeper and deeper into anarchy the welfare rolls will increase, prison populations will increase, the financial strain on our educational and medical systems will increase, and American wages will continue to decline as we compete against cheap labor. Last but not least, there will be the inevitable rise in the cost of security as terrorism increases.


The Islamic Invasion Instigated By The Muslim Brotherhood Will Continue Unabated

The Muslim population will continue to explode in America. More and more communities will become Muslim and more areas will be ruled by Sharia law. Because of political correctness they will ultimately make great inroads into American society. Innocent people in great numbers will die from the increase in terrorist attacks. We will eventually be a third world country through the combination of Muslim immigration and illegal immigration. America will suffer the violence, poverty, and disease associated with third world countries.
The Military and National Security

The once great American military machine will continue to decline. Our nuclear forces will continue to decay. The quality of our military hardware and weapons systems will continue to decline. Because of political correctness, social experimentation, and the inclusion of females into combat units, the combat effectiveness of our troops will be laughable. Since we no longer have a space program to speak of, and China is making great strides toward space exploration, the chances of their militarizing space is great. They and the Russian's will eventually back us down and we only be a weak paper tiger. The Chinese are quickly replacing us as the dominant power in the Pacific and the Russians buzz our ships at will. There will continue to be no defense against EMP weapons that can fry our electrical grids and can send us back to the Stone ages. America will continue to be defenseless against a nuclear missile attack. After the purge of our officer corps and intelligence apparatus, with Obama sycophants, we will continue to have poor leadership, a less aggressive, more feminine, and incompetent military. Ultimately, we will be closer to the apocalypse as Iran acquires the bomb thanks to Hillary and Obama. The threat of nuclear war will be greater than ever.

Race Relations

Racial tensions will continue to worsen. White police officers will continue to be targeted and anarchy in the streets will prevail. As the police draw back from confrontation crime and the carnage of Black people in the inner city will increase. The Democratic Party will continue to prey on the fears and suspicions of Black people. 

Our Fundamental Liberties Will Be Under Constant Pressure and Attack

Because of the loss of the Supreme Court, it will become a rubber stamp for any Democratic ideology that comes down the pike. Our right of self defense will be challenged, along with religious liberties, and freedom of speech. The tyranny of political correctness that now plagues our college campuses, will be enacted into law. People will go to jail for what they think and say. If you think this thinking is far fetched or conspiratorial you do so at your own peril. 

These are just some of the issues. Eight years from now, if I haven't put a bullet in my brain, or I haven't died from a heart attack caused by the stress of a Hillary presidency, I will look back on this and judge how accurate I have been in my predictions. I cannot accurately predict what Trump will do but for the most part his rhetoric points us in a direction that I am more willing to go as an American. People want to talk about the issues. These are the issues that we will face. If Hillary is elected it will not be pretty. As for myself, freedom will be defended.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Liberal Art Of Mind Reading

 
  One thing that I have found out about racists is that sooner or later, by some action or word, they will reveal that they are racist. I have also discovered over the years that I am not a mind reader. Until they say or do something racist I withhold judgment. Liberals seem to believe that they are mind readers. If you disagree with them on something they just automatically assume that you are motivated by racism. Since the term redneck is usually associated with racism, I will be using the Jeff Foxworthy model on the following examples. Actually the term redneck is a historical term describing the working class in the South. The Bourbon class denotes that a person is from the Southern aristocracy. Historically a redneck doesn't necessarily mean that a person is racist. Under this definition, I am a redneck. So I apologize in advance if I offend any of my fellow rednecks out there. 

1. If you dislike Barack Obama and you disagree with him politically you might not be a redneck.
2. If you dislike Al Sharpton because he is a charlatan, extortionist, and a race merchant you might not be a redneck.
3. If you dislike Jesse Jackson because he is a charlatan, extortionist, and a race merchant you might not be a redneck.
4. If you think the Black Lives Matter movement is a George Soros front group and a tactic to motivate Blacks to vote Democratic, you might not be a redneck.
5. If you think that it is hypocritical to focus on a white cops killing Blacks when Blacks are being slaughtered by the thousands in the inner city by other Blacks, and it is virtually ignored by politicians and the media, you might not be a redneck.
6. If you think that Colin Kaepernick and his fellow athletes,that refuse to stand for the National Anthem, are just pampered, and over payed athletes. Or that they are taking advantage of a freedom bought and paid for by the blood of patriots of all races and genders then you might not be a redneck. 
7. If you think that we need to stop the invasion of our country by illegals who refuse to learn our language, honor our flag, or assimilate into our culture, you might not be a redneck. 
8. If you think that illegal immigration is putting a huge economic burden on our welfare system, prison system, educational system and medical system, you might not be a redneck.
9. If you think illegal immigration is a voter registration drive for the Democratic Party, you might not be a redneck.
10. If you think that illegal immigration is a means of bringing in cheap labor for the Republicans, Democrats and the American
Chamber of Commerce you might not be a redneck. 
11. If you think that the low wages of illegal immigrants are holding down your wages, you might not be a redneck.
12. If you think that too many drunk drivers, bad drivers, murderers, rapists, and thieves are illegal immigrants, you might not be a redneck.
13. If you think that a wall should be built to keep them out and illegal immigration must end or it will potentially destroy our country, you might not be a redneck.
14. If you think most Muslims are not terrorists but most terrorists are Muslim, you might not be a redneck.
15. If you think that a extensive background check should be done on all Muslim immigrants before allowing them into the country, you might not be a redneck. 
16. If you think that the risks are too great to allow Syrian refugees into this country you might not be a redneck. 
17. If you think that Islam is a violent and dangerous religion you might not be a redneck.
18. If you believe that Sharia law should be banned from the United States you might not be a redneck.
19. Finally if there is a terrorist attack on innocent Americans, and the perps name is Ahmad, Mohammad, Abdul, Hussein, or Mustafa, and you automatically assume that a Muslim did it, and not a skinhead, you might not be a redneck.  

Saturday, October 1, 2016

I HAVE A DREAM - ONE DAY BLACK LIVES WILL REALLY MATTER

  In the Spring of 1981, Chicago  Democratic Mayor Jayne Byrne, and her husband, rented an apartment in Cabrini-Green, one of the worst housing projects in Chicago. More than 13,500 people lived there. Even then it was a crime ridden, drug infested section of Chicago. Byrne had been criticized because the Black community there felt like she wasn't doing enough to deter a recent increase in shootings in Cabrini-Green. She only lived there for three weeks. Cabrini-Green residents began to notice a drastic change. When a mayor moves into your neighborhood much of city services like sanitation and extra police protection go with you. The projects were cleaned up and because of extra police presence the thugs left or went underground. People were seen strolling with their families and playing with their kids in the parks like you might see people doing in the suburbs.

  In the early 1990's I read a book called (Lets Take Back Our Streets) by Reuben Greenberg. He was the Black police chief of Charleston South Carolina. Reuben solved the crime problem in Charleston by gaining the trust of the Black people in the inner city. I spent a two week Guard camp there in 1989 and I felt very safe as I walked the streets of Charleston alone. This was before carry permits. Being a history buff I was in Hog Heaven. Reuben led a nearly all white police force in the cradle of the Confederacy. He demanded that his officers should treat everyone, regardless of station in life, with the utmost respect. They were to treat the common citizen with the same respect as they would treat the mayor whenever they interacted with them. His police officers only got one chance. If they screwed up the second time they were gone. If the police had to go on a drug raid and broke in a door or damaged property the damage would be repaired within a few hours. He placed numerous foot and bike patrols in high crime districts. Reubon would post officers on patrol that were raised in the bad neighborhoods. He was creative. A squad of athletic policemen were organized that wore running clothes and shoes, to chase down thieves and purse snatchers. In time the police were able to develop a rapport with the residents and their sense of security increased. People began reporting criminal activity.
Reuben Greenberg


  Rudy Giuliani served as mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 until December 31, 2001. The central focus of his term as mayor was cleaning up the crime problem in New York City. He was very successful. His tactics were controversial. He was called a racist by his political enemies. However former Democratic mayor Ed Koch defended him as even-handedly harsh: "Blacks and Hispanics ... would say to me, 'He's a racist!' I said, 'Absolutely not, he's nasty to everybody'." Giuliani went after the most visible criminals in New York. This involved the crackdown on what would be considered minor offenses such as graffiti, jumping turnstiles, aggressive "squeegeemen, and purse snatchers. It was discovered that many of these petty criminals had been responsible for the more serious criminal activity in New York. NYPD also stopped and frisked suspected thugs at random. He also went after organized crime. As a prosecutor before becoming mayor of New York he had led the most successful attack against organized crime in American history. As mayor he went after businesses that were fronts for the Mafia. Giuliani also was given credit for cleaning up Times Square. It had been a haven for prostitution, drugs and adult businesses.
Rudy Gtuliani



  If we are ever going to get a handle on stopping the carnage of Black on Black crime in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Detroit and cities all over America, city governments, along with police departments are going to have to think outside of the box. I listed the examples of Mayor Jane Byrne, Reuben Greenberg and Rudy Giuliani to illustrate that the answer to solving the problems of inner city, Black on Black crime may lie in a combination of the three approaches. In my opinion the approach of Jane Byrne was a typical Democratic publicity stunt geared toward making Black inner city residents feel that the Democrats really care. The real reason was to earn black votes in order to be reelected in 1983. In the end it would not matter because Jane Byrne was ultimately defeated. This publicity stunt revealed something however. This might sound racist but most Black people, who live in the ghetto, are basically good people. Speaking for myself, I have realized this for a long time, but I think many whites tend to have a bad impression of the ghetto because of it's image as a haven for crime and that the ones not committing the crimes are just enablers. The image of the ghetto is that everyone is on welfare and nobody knows who their father is. Much of this image is well deserved but because of a culture of dependence on government, ignorance, and a feeling of hopelessness people feel trapped. It is generational poverty. Much of this perpetual poverty was created by Johnson's Great Society programs and the continuation of those programs since. Before the Great Society seven out of ten Black families involved a father living at home. Today seven out of ten Black children are born out of wedlock and most fathers are not involved in their lives. This leads to higher crime. Fathers not living at home leads to higher crime in all families regardless of race. A bad or weak economy, such as we have now, also contributes to a higher crime rate.

The following is a list of my suggestions for combating Black on Black crime and shootings.

1. The cities  with the most crime will have to quit electing Democratic mayors and councils. In everyone of the large crime ridden cities they have been historically governed by Democrats. They are all about power and exploiting the people in order to maintain their power. They are never about long term solutions to real problems.

2. Establish a secure environment - One thing that I have learned from a 21 year career as an Air Force Security Policeman and six years as a Mall Cop is that the best security is all inclusive. In other words, if  the people that you are securing are not sharing information, you do not have the best security. For example, in the Air Force we were responsible for securing aircraft and weapons systems. We were not capable of being everywhere at once, regardless of how good of a job we were doing. The aircraft mechanics, technicians and personnel working in a restricted area usually knew when someone didn't belong. They would report the suspicious person to us. This is what I try to get across to mall tenants. If you see something that is suspicious, report it. Too many times, after something has happened, a tenant will say  I thought that person was acting suspicious, I should have called you. If they had called me , many times a crime could have been prevented. The good residents of a high crime area need to feel secure enough to report criminal activity to the police. They need to feel that they will not have to worry about retaliation. They are being terrorized daily by the criminals, who are in the minority. A rapport also needs to be established between the residents and the police. The cities should do things like moving police precincts into the worst neighborhoods. There should be a heavy police presence along with bicycle and foot patrols. Use as many officers as you can, from these areas. to patrol. Try to recruit new officers from these areas. Last but not least these inner city areas are war zones. No industry or business wants to locate in a war zone. If the ghettos can solve their crime problems ultimately the businesses and the job opportunities will return.

3. Encourage law abiding citizens to have concealed carry permits - Make carry permits affordable so that poorer people can get them more easily.

4. Bring back aggressive policing -. Such things as stop and frisk. If a person is caught without a permit throw the book at them, Give harsh sentences to anyone who uses a gun in the commission of a crime, such as robbery and drive by shootings. Focus on the most visible crimes such as people involved in panhandling, graffiti, and purse snatching. This may lead you to people who are committing the bulk of the crimes. The true felons are a small part of our general population. Once you take them out, your problems are mostly solved. It should also deter most potential criminals from choosing a life of crime.

5. Stop electing angry Black men  for president - Barack Obama has proven himself to be the Community Organizer in Chief. He is a slick version of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and quite possibly the angriest Black man in America. Obama had the greatest opportunity ever presented to an American president when he was elected eight years ago. He had the opportunity to heal much of the remaining racial divide in this country. As a Black man he had the moral authority to do that. Instead, he took the low road. Rather than being a statesman he is nothing but a political hack. Because of Barack Obama I haven't seen race relations this bad since the 1960's. We need a leader that is capable of envisioning America's potential rather than dwelling on the bad things of it's past. He should remind us of the good things that America has done and how we have evolved from a slave society into a more egalitarian society. Obama should have the courage to tell Black people that White police officers are not your problem. Black people killing other Black people is your problem. The following is from the Daily Beast, The article is entitled (How Chicago Became "Chiraq")  On Easter weekend, 45 people were shot in the city, six of them children. Five youngsters under the age of 15—four girls and a boy—were shot in a playground where they had gone after Easter services at a nearby church. Witnesses agree that a car pulled up and one of the occupants asked the youngsters if they were in a gang. There is some dispute about whether the youngsters even got a chance to say no before the people in the car started shooting. Over the July 4 weekend, 82 people were shot and 14 of them killed in Chicago. President Obama may have gotten our troops out of Iraq, but the gunfire in his hometown of Chicago is still earning it a searing nickname coined by young people who live there. Chiraq. I am not a big Spike Lee fan, although I think that he did a good job on the movie Malcolm X. We rarely agree on anything but even Spike gets it. He has produced a movie named Chiraq. It is about the shootings in Chicago. The premise of the movie is that the women of Chicago refuse to have sex with men until the violence stops. Talk about thinking outside of the box. That would probably be very effective if you could pull it off. Typical of the Democratic leadership, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to bully Lee into not making the movie. Emanuel is more worried about Chicago's image than doing something to remedy the problem. Lee said the following in an interview done by Chicago Arts and Culture web site. We started shooting Chi-Raq June 1. We finished July 9. During that time, 331 people got wounded, 65 murdered. New York City has three times the population of Chicago; Chicago has more homicides than New York City. Last week, The Daily Beast had a front-page story saying that Chicago is the No. 1 city in America for mass murders [actually, for mass shootings, defined as three or more people shot in a single incident]. Chicago is the poster boy [for violence]. I’m not making this stuff up. So what’s there to argue then?
Spike Lee


  Do I think that anyone will ever act on my ideas? Not in a million years. For what it is worth this is the way to end many of the problems in Black inner city neighborhoods and improve the quality of life. This is not silver bullet, no pun intended, because much more is needed to break the cycle of crime and poverty in the ghetto. However it would be a giant step in the right direction. I will end with the following quote. 

It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets. 


Wilma Rudolph