Monday, January 10, 2011

Celebrating Secession
"If the mainstream view of secession as it concerns the U.S is that it was a bad thing to occur, as read in frequent articles popping up during the beginning of the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States, then why wouldn’t Sudan’s southerners be admonished for trying to do the same thing? Wouldn’t Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir be seen as a present-day Abraham Lincoln trying to save the Union?

Well, actually no."

It Works!


Via Robert

America's Hungerford? Gun Grabbers Pounce On The Tucson Shootings
Buy plenty of full capacity magazines. There is hardly such a thing as "too many." If there is a magazine ban, then prices will quickly triple or quadruple. So any extras that you buy will be a great investment. (One of the great things about American jurisprudence is the that to prevent challenges to new laws, there is almost always a "grandfather clause" that allows free trade in goods that were manufactured before a ban.)

Video: Is Diversity A Strength?

"The universal practice of carrying arms in the South is undoubtedly the cause of occasional loss of life, and is much to be regretted. On the other hand, this custom renders altercations and quarrels of very rare occurrence, for people are naturally careful what they say when a bullet may be the probable result."
-- LtC Sir Arthur James Lyon Fremantle, HM Coldstream Guards, 24 May 1863
All around the world racial, cultural, and religious diversity are sources of tension and conflict -- and often bloodshed -- and yet for at least the past twenty years, Americans have been instructed that diversity is our country's "greatest strength." As Jared Taylor explains, this notion is so obviously wrong that only extremely intelligent people could convince themselves that it is true.

Via Richard, SWR

GOA Alert
Efforts to Politicize Arizona Tragedy Highlight Importance of Proposed Senate Rules Changes

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
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Monday, January 10, 2011

First of all, our prayers go out to the families and victims of the horrific tragedy that took place in Tucson over the weekend. We pray that God will bring comfort to them in this time of trial.

The political left is trying to pin this tragedy on gun owners and conservative talk radio. Never mind the fact that this creep hated the Bible and the U.S. flag, loved the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf and, according to his friends, was a drug abusing lefty.

But why let the facts get in the way?

Already, we see the pattern we witnessed in Columbine, with liberal politicians flocking like vultures to pick political advantage from a tragedy. Some have blamed people who, like us, are outraged at the unconstitutional, anti-gun contents of ObamaCare.

And New York Congressman Carolyn McCarthy has already announced her intention to suck political benefit from the shootings by introducing anti-gun measures. These apparently include a magazine ban and a gun show ban, notwithstanding the fact that Jared Loughner bought his firearm from a retailer and underwent a Brady Check. (The Instant Check is an unconstitutional requirement in itself, which has failed to stop "gun violence," but that's an issue for another day.)

The calls for banning or restricting gun shows have also spread to the state level. Over the weekend, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell called for closing the so-called "gun show loophole" and then put GOA in her crosshairs.

"I think it is imperative that my constituents understand that the Virginia General Assembly is yielding on every gun issue to a fringe group called the Gun Owners of America. They make the NRA look reasonable," she said.

Thanks, Senator Howell, we'll take that as a compliment.

A week ago we would have predicted that congressional Democrats would be loath to try to ban firearms in the wake of the 2010 elections. But we can no longer assume that an assault on the Second Amendment is not forthcoming.

Following the Columbine shooting, we utilized long-standing Senate rules to slow down and eventually defeat such an anti-gun assault. But liberal Democrats in the Senate are currently pushing proposals to change the Senate rules to make it easier to ban guns.

Their proposals include:

* A measure to reduce the time for debate on nominations like Supreme Court nominees Sonya Sotomayor or Elena Kagan to two hours;

* A measure to block a Senator's ability to place a "hold" on anti-gun measures (a parliamentary procedure which allows Senators to slow down legislation); and,

* Several measures to restrict or entirely eliminate the filibuster. But as we saw during the fight over the anti-gun ObamaCare bill, the filibuster can be our greatest weapon. We only lost by one vote in the Senate -- and that's a vote that Harry Reid no longer has.

If the filibuster survives these rules changes, then it may be because of a "compromise" which will guarantee Reid three vote-buying amendments at the end of a filibuster. NOTE: The compromise would actually be worse, and it would lock out pro-gun senators like Jim DeMint from the ability to offer any countering amendments.

ACTION: Contact your two Senators. Insist that they oppose proposals to change the Senate rules that would open the floodgates on anti-gun legislation. You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center to send your Senators the pre-written message below.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Senator:

Efforts by anti-gun Rep. Carolyn McCarthy to pluck political advantage from the Arizona tragedy highlight the importance of the Senate rules.

Currently, liberal senators concerned that Harry Reid has not crammed enough unconstitutional legislation down the throats of the American people are pushing rules change proposals that include:

* A measure to reduce the time for debate on nominations like Supreme Court nominees Sonya Sotomayor or Elena Kagan to two hours;

* A measure to block a Senator's ability to place a "hold" on anti-gun measures; and,

* Several measures to restrict or entirely eliminate the filibuster.

If the filibuster survives these rules changes, then it may be because of a "compromise" which will guarantee Harry Reid three vote-buying amendments at the end of a filibuster. The compromise would actually be worse, and it would lock out pro-gun senators like Jim DeMint from the ability to offer any countering amendments.

Furthermore, all of this is being done via a procedure which, if carried to its logical conclusion, could allow a simple majority of the Senate to change the written rules at any time.

Please oppose all these rules change proposals.

I am informed that the rules votes will be rated as "gun" votes by Gun Owners of America.


Jared Loughner Is A Product Of Sheriff Dupnik’s Office
"Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system."

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars
Gotcha Sheriff Clarence "Jackass" Dupnik
"Does Arizona have a recall process for so-called "elected officials" who behave like this and refuse to accept responsibility for their conduct - including but not limited to blaming others for their own failures that result in the death of innocent people? How about some sort of impeachment procedure? If you don't, you need both - right now."

The Mexican Cartels Get Some Guns From The U.S. Government

........the flow of weapons to the south is indeed, in part, coming from within the United States, not from dealers or their civilian customers, but specifically from the BATFE, which has been caught "walking" weapons—recently five hundred semiautomatic AR-15 rifles—across the border into Mexico in order to "boost" the statistics they have been using to try to limit our rights.

Via Sipsey Street Irregulars

CSA Territories

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellowman, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."
--Quote G. Gordon Liddy
New Mexico Territory in the American Civil War and Indian Territory in the American Civil War

Citizens at Mesilla and Tucson in the southern part of New Mexico Territory (modern day New Mexico and Arizona) formed a secession convention, which voted to join the Confederacy on March 16, 1861 and appointed Lewis Owings as the new territorial governor. In July, the Mesilla government appealed to Confederate troops in El Paso, Texas, under Lieutenant Colonel John Baylor for help in removing the Union Army under Major Isaac Lynde that had taken up position nearby. The Confederates defeated Lynde's forces at the Battle of Mesilla on July 27, 1861. After the battle, Baylor established a territorial government for the Confederate Arizona Territory and named himself governor. The Confederacy proclaimed the portion of the New Mexico Territory south of the 34th parallel as the Confederate Arizona Territory on February 14, 1862,[50] with Mesilla serving as the territorial capital.[51] In 1862 the Confederate General Henry Hopkins Sibley led a New Mexico Campaign to take the northern half of New Mexico. Although Confederates briefly occupied the territorial capital of Santa Fe, they suffered defeat at Glorietta Pass in March and retreated, never to return. The Union regained military control of the area, and on February 24, 1863 set up the U.S. Arizona Territory with Fort Whipple as the capital.

Confederate supporters also claimed portions of modern-day Oklahoma as Confederate territory after the Union abandoned and evacuated the federal forts and installations in the territory. The five tribal governments of the Indian Territory — which became Oklahoma in 1907 — mainly supported the Confederacy, providing troops and one *general officer. On July 12, 1861 the newly formed Confederate States government signed a treaty with both the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian nations in the Indian Territory.[52][53] After 1863 the tribal governments sent representatives to the Confederate Congress: Elias Cornelius Boudinot representing the Cherokee and Samuel Benton Callahan representing the Seminole and Creek people. The Cherokee, in their declaration of causes, gave as reasons for aligning with the Confederacy the similar institutions and interests of the Cherokee nation and the Southern states, alleged violations of the Constitution by the North, claimed that the North waged war against Southern commercial and political freedom and for the abolition of slavery in general and in the Indian Territory in particular, and that the North intended to seize Indian lands as had happened in the past.

Via T

*General Stan Watie

Florida Marks 150th Anniversary Of Secession
"The convention had one prominent guest. Virginia agricultural reformer Edmund Ruffin, who was one of the leading fire-eaters calling for secession in the 1850s, addressed the convention. While he would later win some fame for firing the first shot at Fort Sumter to open the war, Ruffin, much like Florida’s own John Milton, could not handle the North winning the war in 1865 and took his own life."

Via Jamey, SDYC

The Last Words Of Edmund Ruffin

2011 Florida Secession Reenactment Website

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Vang Pao's Allies Push For Arlington Burial

"It would reduce the whole instrument to a single phrase, that of instituting a Congress with power to do whatever would be for the good of the United States; and as they would be the sole judges of the good or evil, it would be also a power to do whatever evil they please. Certainly no such universal power was meant to be given them. It [the Constitution] was intended to lace them up straightly within the enumerated powers and those without which, as means, these powers could not be carried into effect."
--Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on a National Bank, 1791
"The former Laotian army general died Thursday in Clovis, Calif., at age 81. Starting in 1961, he led Hmong forces in covert alliance with the U.S. Thousands died; thousands more fled to the U.S. following the 1975 communist victory in Laos."
Vang Pao's Allies Push for Arlington Burial
"Among the nine charged in federal court Monday were former Laotian Gen. Vang Pao, a prominent Hmong leader who lives in Orange County, and former California National Guard Lt. Col. Harrison Ulrich Jack, a 1968 West Point graduate and Vietnam War veteran."