Monday, July 30, 2012

10 Tips for gun control advocates.

Via Robert

Democratic Underground

#1 The gun show loophole, as you wish to define it, does not exist. Every law that applies outside gun shows applies inside the doors. Federal Firearms Licensees (a.k.a., gun dealers or FFLs) at a gun show must fill out their ATF Form 4473s and do their FBI background (NICS) checks just as if they were at their shops (or their homes for that matter). Only private sales do not have these restriction at gun shows, they also do not have them outside of gun shows.

#2 Internet gun sales are subject to the same regulations and background checks as purchases from a gun shop. If you purchase a gun online, it has to be shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer, and you must pass the same legal checks to pick it up.

#3 You are constantly mis-defining the word Regulated as it appears in the 2A. As used by the writers of the 2nd it is defined : "properly functioning , orderly, and quite predictable, as in, to regulate a clock." It has nothing to do with control, it just meant that the people should train with their weapons. You're trying to apply the word "regulation" as we use it now to "regulate" as the writers used it then. Words change, or have multiple meanings. The word "regulate" wasn't used as you are defining it until 1828. See: Websters Dictionary 1806 & 1828, & Dictionary of Word Origins by John Ayto. Of course, I guess its possible that when your physician advises you to maintain a well regulated colon, he thinks you should give control of your body functions to the fed.

#4 Claiming that the SCOTUS has misinterpreted the 2A for 200 years is not likely to undo the precedent they have set. (and it just makes you look silly)

#5 Be careful how you go about trying to undo the 2A, the same tyrannical tactics would eventually be used on the rest of the Bill of Rights.

#6 Privately owned "Assault Rifles" are not assault rifles and are not full-auto, they are the exact same as the average hunting rifle and fire 1 round per 1 pull of the trigger. There are much more dangerous guns. Focusing on the ones that "look scary" demonstrates that you know nothing about firearms and causes the average gun owner to ignore you. (on a side-note, that "high capacity" mag may hold 100 rounds; but the shooter would have to pull the trigger 100 times, with no jams, and have 100% accuracy 100 times for that to matter)

#7 Neither the Constitution or the Bill of Rights ever granted citizens the right to own guns. It is NOT something granted to us by the government. It was a right that was presumed to exist. The BoR simply stated that the government could not infringe upon that independently existing right.

#8 The founders did not protect our right to keep and bare arms for the sake of hobbyists and hunters. Its primary function is as a check against the threat of tyranny. To which most gun control advocates will promptly call you a paranoid, red dawn, crazy. Though I see no threat of such a problem presently, to say that our government could never turn on its citizens points out that you are ignorant of human nature and world history. To the other half who will say "like you would have any chance against the U.S. military if the fed wanted to go dictator", well much the same was said about the Colonies chances against the British empire, and I don't know about you, but I will take a small chance of avoiding a police state over NO chance.

#9 There's a reason perfectly sane law abiding citizens enjoy going to the range. Guns are fun. No, seriously.

#10 The American public strongly support the 2nd Amendment. Even on DU support for gun rights is at 70%. To have any hope of accomplishing your goal of more regulation or gun bans you will have no choice but to convince the average gun owner to support it. Calling 2A advocates "gun nuts" "redneck" "baby killer" psychopath" etc is unlikely to aid you in this.

Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte asked to resign

July 30, 2012
by Rocco J. Piserchia

Today Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte spoke together at Fayetteville Technical Community College in order to instill fear and panic over impending budget cuts to the military. The 3 Senators are on a hype fest to manipulate the public to prevent the military budget from being reduced. They also plan to speak in VA, FL and NH. Re the hype check out how this was sold by the NC Military Business Center:

The Senators will discuss the potentially devastating impact of inaction by Congress and the Administration on the looming Fiscal Year 2013 budget sequester, which would result in an additional $500 billion in automatic defense budget cuts beginning in January 2013. The Senators will discuss how inaction on sequestration would seriously risk national security, eliminate over two million jobs in our struggling economy, potentially devastate the defense industry in North Carolina (the second largest sector of the state economy) and break faith with the men and women of our Armed Forces and their families.

When a local Patriot told me that these 3 Senators were scheduled to speak and the public was invited I decided to attend.

Cowboy Revisionist History

I'll state it was because everyone was armed. A nobrainer.

I was pleased to learn that today is the Eighth National Day of the Cowboy. As such, it’s especially appropriate that we take advantage of the opportunity to set the record straight on many things Cowboy and Western.

First of all, the Old West was far more peaceful than is commonly portrayed in movies and the popular culture. As Thomas DiLorenzo points out in his Independent Review article, “The Culture of Violence in the American West: Myth versus Reality,” “some authors assume that the West was very violent and then assert, as Joe Franz does, that ‘American violence today reflects our frontier heritage’”—an argument that has been resurfacing in the past week in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado shootings. Yet DiLorenzo finds: “The civil society of the American West in the nineteenth century was much more peaceful than American cities are today, and the evidence suggests that in fact the Old West was not a very violent place at all.”

Further, in their chapter, “An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West,” in the Independent Institute book Anarchy and the Law, Terry Anderson and P.J. Hill found:

The West during this time often is perceived as a place of great chaos, with little respect for property or life. Our research indicates that this was not the case; property rights were protected and civil order prevailed. Private agencies provided the necessary basis for an orderly society in which property was protected and conflicts were resolved.

Thomas DiLorenzo also details that it was the establishment of a standing army in the aftermath of the Civil War that created the “violent” American West which consisted primarily of violence against Indians. Prior to the Civil War, settlers obtained land through negotiating with Indians. Following the Civil War,

More @ The Lighthouse

Real Estate Agency Evicts Hospitalized Soldier, Sells Belongings

Via Stu

Guardian of Valor

A real estate agency out of Killeen, Texas has evicted a Soldier from his residence while the Soldier was in the hospital. They also sold all of his belongings and trashed the rest. The Soldier SGT Porrazzo, has been in the hospital for two and a half months. Here is the email I received:

”Sgt Porrazzo has had 15 years of service in the Army with four years being in Iraq deploying with 1st Cav and 2nd ID. In May 2012 my battalion had a training exercise to Yakima Training Center in Washington State while there Sgt Porrazzo had to be hospitalized at Fort Lewis, WA. at Madigan Hospital. My 1SG was contacted by Sgt Porrazzo’s landlord a Mr. Tommy Atha of Texas Town Line in early June and my 1SG briefed him on the hospitalization of Sgt Porrazzo. Over the next few weeks I kept them abreast of the situation until Sgt Porrazzo returned to Fort Hood, the whole while being assured they would work with him. While Sgt Porrazzo was being treated at Fort Lewis I contacted Mr. Atha that Sgt Porrazzo was still in the hospital and reassured the real estate agency he has the money but not his check book and they would be paid upon his return. Sgt Porrazzo returned to Fort Hood in July and contacted his landlord.

They informed him that the house was being rented by someone else and all his worldly possessions had been auctioned off or thrown away and he owed them money for past due rent and moving fees from the time he was in the hospital between May 2012 and July 2012. I drove out to Sgt Porrazzo’s house with one of my NCOs and verified that there was someone living there. My NCO called the Landlord and the secretary verified the story that they auctioned off everything that was of value and threw out what couldn’t be sold. I then proceded to the rental agency and talked to them in person. Mr. Atha along with his lawyer assured me that they had waited the appropriate times to evict my soldier and they were in their legal right. When the rental agency first made contact with the Company my 1SG let it slip we had Sgt Porrazzo’s keys, Mr. Atha told me that they had to change the locks on the house because of this and could only release the new keys to Sgt Porrazzo or someone with a power of attorney. He also said that they inventoried the home when they changed the locks and between then and the eviction several of Sgt Porrazzo’s fire arms had gone missing. While Sgt Porrazzo was in the hospital I harassed my CO daily to help me get a limited power of attorney so someone can pay his rent which never came about.

Sgt Porrazzo lives very Spartan but, his father before he died owned and operated a gun store; his prize piece that Sgt Porrazzo inherited was a Barret 50 cal sniper rifle retailing at $10,000 and many other fire arms that were in his house were seized by his landlord. His house he was renting wasn’t impressive.”

We have contacted Army Times and several other news agencies who are looking into this situation. We are awaiting the response from the real estate agency and will post it up as soon as they respond.

Texas Town Line
Tommy H. Atha
254 690 1365.
1201 s W.S. Young Dr. Ste 111a
Killeen, TX 76543

And their facebook page……TownLine Properties

If you decide to contact the real estate agency, use TACT. As any belligerent remarks, cursing etc can only hurt our end result.

We will post updates as they come available.

UPDATE 1: After several hundred disgruntled Soldiers and Veterans voiced their opinions on their facebook page, the company took the Facebook page offline.

UPDATE 2 The rental agency has made contact with the Soldiers brigade, we will update you as this progresses.

UPDATE 3: We have found out more about the Soldiers injuries from a family member, it will be at least another 4 months before he is released from the hospital. it looks as though it will be a career ending injury.

UPDATE 4: We are being told by the family that their maybe as many as 20 weapons missing totaling in excess of $50,000. Also we are hearing that Ft. Hood has placed a warning about this company on their Newcomers document.

The Real Estate company has responded, we are awaiting answers to additional questions.

My name is Tommy Atha, I am the bad guy everyone is writing about and I am a veteran. Please let me set as much of the story straight as I can. I cannot specifically comment about a clients private matters but I can tell you that I have secured all of the property from one location and I am also awaiting contact from the tenant. In addition, nothing has been sold, given away, or thrown away. Be assured we can account for all the property that was in the home when we took possession of the home. We look forward to speaking with this tenant which we understand could be months away. We are concerned about people’s un-informed opinions but we cannot control other people. If you would like to be a client we would like to invite you to come in and see for yourself.

Also the family does not wish to take donations, but if you would like to help, they say letters of support can be sent to:

SGT Mark Porrazzo
31st CMCO
Building 14020
Fort Hood, TX 76544


GOA Action Alert

Anti-gun Lautenberg trying to
put amendment on Cybersecurity Bill

Washington is, to say the least, not a town known for its high moral standards.

But there is, perhaps, no one with more expertise in milking shameless advantage out of national tragedy than ultra-liberal senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

So it can hardly be a surprise that, this week, these anti-gun Senators intend to offer an amendment to the cybersecurity bill which would prohibit the manufacture of magazines with a capacity of over 10 rounds.

They appear oblivious to the fact that their “gun ban” mentality created a deadly situation in Aurora, Colorado, where there was a room with a number of trained military marksmen -- and none of them were allowed to have a gun.

Any one of those individuals could have made a big difference. Heck, does anyone doubt there would have been a different outcome if George Zimmerman had been in the theater?

Incidentally, lest anyone think that banning magazines is the be-all-and-end-all for Lautenberg, he has already announced that he intends to follow up his magazine ban with legislation to monitor and limit your purchases of ammunition.

Explains the clueless Lautenberg: “No sportsman needs 100 rounds to shoot a duck ….”

So this Einstein believes you don’t need 100 rounds of ammunition? Who decided that our Bill of Rights should be a “Bill of Needs”?

It’s time to nip this nasty piece of work in the bud and ensure that his efforts to exploit innocent victims for political gain do not go any further.

ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Demand that they vote against the Lautenberg-Schumer magazine-ban amendment to the cybersecurity bill.

2 months to go: Autumn NC PATCON (Patriot Convention) Action necessary


The Seven Blackbirds

Autumn NC PATCON (Patriot Convention) October 4th - 7th 2012

3 months to go: Autumn NC PATCON (Patriot Convention)


Camping available Thursday night through Sunday night.

We had a most congenial meeting last time and the first two below have been added to ensure that we do so again.

1. Please leave personal feuds, if any, at the front gate. Nothing productive will come of infighting or character assassination.

2. We don't see any solution to our nation's problems that either political party will agree to, so leave political campaigns at the front gate also.

3. Please read III Percent Patriots 2012 Political Platform before the event if you have not done so.

4. Bring your ideas/solutions to the meeting.

5. Anyone who wishes to speak at the PATCON should register prior to the event in order to have a well organized meeting. The topic and length of time required should be submitted by September 1st to give enough time to coordinate and publish the agenda. Speakers will be sent confirmation notices, starting time and length allotted for their speech. A white board stand and flip chart will be provided and possibly more if needed.

I. If we have 45 people who pay $20 in advance we can have everything like before. (In advance because of the embarrassment of asking those who attended last time for more)

II. If we have 45 positive replies by the 15th of August, then I'll ask all concerned to send in the money. If I receive the total necessary by 30 August, then we are good to go.

III. If not, we can see how much more each would need to pay in order to make up the shortfall.

IV. If too much, we could gamble on the weather and not rent the tent, tables and chairs.

V. Or we could purchase individual boxes of Pig Pickin' or whatever from The Filling Station. A few people could pick everything up once ordered. If we had it on Sunday, we can get one pound of cooked food plus the dessert for $5 as they have a buffet. This amount was sufficient for us, but I doubt if all would want to do this on a Sunday.

VI. Finally we could all just bring a cooler with food/drink and a chair.

Ideas, anyone?

Federal Court finds Obama appointees interfered with New Black Panther prosecution

Via Sedition

A federal court in Washington, DC, held last week that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.

The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys’ fees.

Obama’s DOJ had claimed Judicial Watch was not entitled to attorney’s fees since “none of the records produced in this litigation evidenced any political interference whatsoever in” how the DOJ handled the New Black Panther Party case. But United States District Court Judge Reggie Walton disagreed. Citing a “series of emails” between Obama political appointees and career Justice lawyers, Walton writes:

The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case, which would appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision. Surely the public has an interest in documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials’ representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision-making.

In sum, the Court concludes that three of the four fee entitlement factors weigh in favor of awarding fees to Judicial Watch. Therefore, Judicial Watch is both eligible and entitled to fees and costs, and the Court must now consider the reasonableness of Judicial Watch’s requested award.

More @ The Examiner

Braindead: Egalitarianism Olympics Style

Absolutely criminal.


Remember when we heard all the BS about how little leagues teams would play and there were no winners or losers? Remember how grades would be curved in order to help students pass who didn’t deserve it? Remember Affirmative Action and how people were placed into positions they didn’t earn, but it was to fill a particular ethnic quota? Do you understand how the homosexual movement is pushing for “marriage equality?” Well now we are seeing the same thing on display at the 2012 Olympics.

Though among the top gymnasts and a favored to win Olympic gold in the next round of competition, Joydyn Wieber, because she finished third behind her other U.S. teammates Gabby Douglass and Aly Raisman, will not be moving on. No longer are the Olympics about who the very best are. No, no, the Olympic rules committee has determined that only two members of each team can advance to the all-around. It doesn’t matter that your team may have the top five out of all competitors, only two from your team can move on.

Of course these athletes work pretty much their entire lives to get to the Olympics and then to find out that rules are not in favor of who is the best, but in trying to make everyone feel like a winner. It seems the rules committee wants every country to have a medal.

Know that the all-around final consisted of 24 girls. Wieber placed fourth, but because of the two team member from each country rule, she is out and others will fill the spot.

Well this is prime example of where egalitarianism gets us. Instead of rewarding hard work, talent and ability, the Olympics are rewarding where people come from.

This type of mentality in the rules, along with the opening ceremony and promotion of socialism has made for disheartening viewing of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

More @ Freedom Outpost

Was the Aurora Shooter Really Wearing Body Armor?

Via Ol' Remus

From the first reporting of the incident up through the present, we've heard that the person who attacked the Dark Knight Rises audience in Colorado last week was wearing "body armor". A sampling:

* USA Today: He was dressed head-to-toe in black bullet-proof gear, including helmet, vest, leggings and a groin and throat protector.

* HuffPo: [Aurora Police Chief Dan] Oates confirmed that the suspected shooter was ***, who entered the theater during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" dressed in all black and with heavy body armor.

* And this breathless piece in Amateur Webzine Slate: Armored and Dangerous, The scariest innovation in the Aurora mass shooting isn’t guns or ammo. It’s SWAT gear.

But is this true?

Here's a pdf of a receipt for some of the equipment the shooter purchased. One of the items is called the "Blackhawk Urban Assault Vest". Here's what it looks like:

That's not a bulletproof vest. A clue can be found in the big green open spot in the middle of it. Some would call that "center mass".

Now it's possible the shooter wore that vest over a bulletproof vest, but following the trail of the reporting, it seems like there's also a decent probability that an initial erroneous report from the scene that either repeated eyewitness accounts of body armor or mistook the vest above to be bulletproof morphed into the account of the fully armored killing machine that the press is running with now. After all, they do have a history of being not even wrong where gun-related reporting is concerned. It will be interesting to see if the "facts" as we now know them change as more details are released.

Why is this important?

More @ Ace of Spades

3 Goodies from Ol' Remus

We can not even control our borders but somehow we are going to gather up two hundred million guns. As I say liberalism is dead—brain dead and otherwise.
R. Tyrrell, editor American Spectator, author The Death of Liberalism, to Paul Bedard at

Chicago and Chick-fil-A - There is nothing wrong with private citizens deciding that they don't like the CEO and thus won't patronize the stores. That's free choice and perfectly legitimate. But government is not empowered to restrain trade as a consequence of someone's religious beliefs.
Karl Denninger at

One of the media's last jobs in the country is to cover the withdrawal and retreat of the criminals responsible... It is necessary to keep the sheeple a tad confused about what has happened until all loot has been carted off and the furnishings properly stripped right down to the last curtain rod.
Texas Arcane at

Fred at his best: Race Hucksters

Fred On Everything

God Save Us from Federal Help

I read, with the joy that I usually reserve for recurrent migraines, that Precedent Obama will establish an Office of African-American Education, thus furthering the racial Balkanization of the country, providing makework jobs for useless bureaucrats and, predictably, accomplishing nothing. I read also that the NAACP has filed complaint with the Department of Education against Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, because its high school for the very bright, Thomas Jefferson High, doesn’t have enough blacks.

Probably I should give up reading.

It never ends. Charges of discrimination, demands for special privilege, endless laws, wringing of teeth and gnashing of hands, lowered standards, no positive results, and start over again.

Readers may not know this, but I suffer from a rare mental condition called “predictive clairvoyance,” that lets me read newspaper headlines from far in the future. Really. I’m serious. Psychologists know about it. This morning I channeled a story from the Beijing Times from the year 5012 (Beijing being the world capital):

“NAACP files suit against school board over test scores, citing discrimination and lingering effects of slavery.”

One Charisse Espy Glassman of the NAACP says (of the Fairfax complaint, not the Beijing, though the two are barely distinguishable) that the county needs to pour resources into the early grades, find gifted blacks and Hispanics, and funnel them into Thomas Jefferson High. It’s because, see, discrimination starts in kindergarten, blah, blah, blah.

What is the woman smoking? Somebody must have put something in her drugs. Her delusion is beyond Paraquat. Yes, racial discrimination exists. This I concede. Racial discrimination pervades American society, apparently ineradicably, rising over window sills, clogging storm drains—and all of it in favor of blacks. Try:

Head Start, the federal Department of Education, NCLB, forced integration, forced busing, free after-school programs, Youth Scholars, welfare, grants given to universities,medical schools, and law schools for developing minority outreach programs, affirmative action in school admissions, government contracts, government and private-sector jobs, unidirectional hate-crime laws, and so on. And on. And on.

Everything in America aims at somehow keeping blacks happy. Think this is just my idea? Walter Williams, the black and sensible columnist, has written, “Academic intelligentsia, their media, government and corporate enthusiasts worship at the altar of diversity. Despite budget squeezes, universities have created diversity positions, such as director of diversity and inclusion, manager of diversity recruitment, associate dean for diversity, vice president of diversity and perhaps minister of diversity.”

Exactly, observably, undeniably. The United States has tied itself into knots that would baffle a wind-era sailor to keep thirteen percent of the population placated. And done it unsuccessfully. All we hear is slavery, send money. We be discriminate, send money. Give us a job we can’t do very well, or perhaps at all. That is what affirmative action is.

No nation has ever made such desperate, soul-wrenching efforts to convince a large minority to for God’s sake do your homework. And this is what it comes to. I say to black parents: Your kids do not do poorly in school because of discrimination, but because they don’t know the answers. We evil whites can give you schools and books. We can’t read them for you. And we can’t make your children read them. That’s your job.

Now, since Ms. Glassman is in Fairfax County, where I once lived, she might look next door to the District of Columbia. The schools in DC are entirely under the control of blacks, and the per capita expenditure is very high. Yet the schools are almost the worst in the country. Why is that, Ms. Glassman? Might it—just conceivably, you understand: I don’t want to fall into wild speculation—have something to do with the quality of teachers hired by the black government, the degree of orderliness required of the black students, and the degree of insistence by their parents that they do their homework?

Now, as I look at the figures for Thomas Jefferson High, I see that 64.2 percent of the students are Asian, though Asians are a tiny part of the population, and only 26.2 percent are whites, who are a huge part of the population. That is, Asians are wildly overrepresented with respect to my pale species, in fact by a factor of about ten. Ms. Glassman, do you hear me whimpering that I be discriminate? That everything is someone else’s fault? That Asians are mistreating me, send money?

No. I figure that the Asian kids got there because they were smarter than the whites, or studied harder, or both. I don’t argue that it’s because my Anglo-Saxon ancestors were mistreated by the Norman French under Henry II.

Actually it is whites who suffer discrimination. Blacks get into Ivy schools ahead of us because they can’t do the work, and Asians get in ahead of us because they can, so we get sqwoze out from above and below. I feel very sorry for us, send money.

Implicit in all the solemn trumpery about race is that vile and malevolent whites want to exploit blacks, or see advantage in holding them down. Oh? I suspect that if rationality were oil, race hustlers would be about a quart low, so let me explain some facts. Most whites do not want to hold blacks down. On purely selfish grounds, it is very much in the interest of whites for blacks to prosper. If all blacks shot into the middle class tomorrow, we could tax them instead of paying for welfare. We could fire three-quarters of most urban police departments. We could live in the cities. We could take the wrong exit into Newark and expect to come out alive.

I don’t know how many blacks could get into Thomas Jefferson if they tried, you know, like, studying. I do know that the pathetic illiteracy of so many urban blacks is unnecessary, and that they don’t have to speak that awful he be, we be, muhfuh, muhfuh linguistic goulash sometimes called ebonics. In France, blacks speak French and in Mexico, Spanish, not Franbonics or Hisbonics. Why not English in America?

I know. I’m a dangerous radical.

And I know that anyone who really wanted to improve education for blacks could look to the Catholic schools of Washington, which do, or did when I last looked, a far better job than a dimwitted, vote-for-me Office of African-American Education. How did the artful mackerel-snappers do it? By demanding courtesy, expelling trouble-makers, insisting on done homework, and assuming that students were capable of it. Duh.

The Princeville Montessori School Incidence

I decided to re-post this now, as I had just called the family who looks after Dixieland and her daughter had just pulled her child out for much of the same reasons as I did in 2002. Shows nothing changes in our worthless government.

Re-post NamSouth

September 16, 2002

Dr. W. Steve Stone

September 16, 2002

412 Pearl Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Dear Dr. Stone,

Since I have removed my daughter, Dixie Townsend, from Mrs. Maultsby's first grade class at the *Princeville Montessori School, I am writing you since I feel you should know the reason for this action. In the spring of this year my wife, our daughter and I moved from California to N.C.

Upon the recommendation of Denise and William Overman, from whom we bought our home, we enrolled our daughter at Princeville. We were pleased that she would be in such a school as she had attended Montessori pre-school in California.

More @ NamSouth

Conservatives work to cull moderate Republicans - Now We're Getting Somewhere!

Glen Bradley came to our PATCON.

JOHN HANNA | Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Frustrated by their inability to achieve some policy goals, conservatives in Republican states are turning against moderate members of their own party, trying to drive them out of state legislatures to clear the way for reshaping government across a wide swath of mid-America controlled by the GOP.

Political groups are helping finance the efforts by supporting primary election challenges targeting several dozen moderate Republicans in the Midwest and South, especially prominent lawmakers who run key state committees.

Two years after Republicans swept into power in many state capitols, the challengers say it's time to adopt more conservative policies.

"If you don't believe in that playbook, then why are you on the team?" declared Greg Smith, who is trying to oust a moderate incumbent from the Kansas state Senate.

The push is most intense in Kansas, where conservatives are attempting to replace a dozen moderate Republican senators who bucked new Gov. Sam Brownback's move to slash state income taxes.

The Club for Growth, a major conservative interest group, is spending about $500,000 in Missouri this year. That's double the amount it invested two years ago. The anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity opened new chapters in Iowa, Minnesota and New Mexico. The conservative business group Texans for Lawsuit Reform spent $3.5 million on legislative candidates in the first half of 2012, more than double its total during the same period two years ago.

The primary strife reflects differences that were somewhat concealed in the party's triumphant victories in 2010, when, aided by public discontent about the economy, the GOP won its broadest control of state government since the Great Depression. After the vote, Republicans held governorships in 29 states and control of most of the legislatures from Michigan to Texas.

Conservatives, some aligned with the tea party movement, hoped to begin realizing their vision of smaller government and of a reformed education system that would give parents more alternatives to traditional public schools. But some of their initiatives were scaled back by GOP colleagues to soften the impact on public schools and other public services.

Oklahoma Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's plan to begin phasing out the state income tax was blocked entirely, and Brownback and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman had to settle for a fraction of the tax cuts they wanted.

Conservatives leaders say they are determined to seize a historic opportunity.

Anaheim Police Dressed in ACU's Stop Protest Near Disneyland

Via Don

The line between military and 'peace officer' continues to be blurred.

Latest example is Anaheim, California; Home of The Happiest Place on Earth.

In an effort to prevent protestors from reaching Disneyland, who were marching against the shooting of an unarmed man by the Anaheim police, horse mounted patrols and officers in full ACU battle dress were sent out to quell the march.

The march appears to have been co-opted by by a couple of commie and socialists groups from Los Angeles.

Regardless, is this what our 'Peace Officers' have become?

What Is Law?

Re-post on memory jog from Reading Liberty: 2009 NamSouth & 2010 FNC The Law By Frederic Bastiat

What Is Law?
"What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.

Each of us has a natural right — from God — to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties? If every person has the right to defend even by force — his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right — its reason for existing, its lawfulness — is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force — for the same reason — cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.

Such a perversion of force would be, in both cases, contrary to our premise. Force has been given to us to defend our own individual rights. Who will dare to say that force has been given to us to destroy the equal rights of our brothers? Since no individual acting separately can lawfully use force to destroy the rights of others, does it not logically follow that the same principle also applies to the common force that is nothing more than the organized combination of the individual forces?

If this is true, then nothing can be more evident than this: The law is the organization of the natural right of lawful defense. It is the substitution of a common force for individual forces. And this common force is to do only what the individual forces have a natural and lawful right to do: to protect persons, liberties, and properties; to maintain the right of each, and to cause justice to reign over us all."

Punishing Enemies of the North

Questions abound from the following – how can Americans who follow the spirit of Jefferson’s Declaration, i.e., “the consent of the governed” be declared “enemies” and have their property confiscated by the mere agent of the States; how can independent and free States be “insurrectionary” in a voluntary and fraternal union; and how does a citizen of a State hold loyalty to “the Union flag” when it is the US Constitution that they and their representatives are sworn to uphold and defend?

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

Punishing Enemies of the North:

“It was “enemies’ property” that was made seizable in the second confiscation act; and the harsh rule was adopted that all persons residing in the eleven “insurrectionary” States were enemies during the Civil War, a rule which was even extended to include foreigners and those who were in fact loyal to the Union flag.

It was held after the war that neither pardon nor universal amnesty could restore property rights when proceedings under the second confiscation act had been completed. Thus the guilty thing during the war was mere residence in an “insurrectionary State.”

Yet the United States Supreme Court in another line of decisions held that insurrection and war do not loosen the bonds of society, and that ordinary acts of the individual Southern States were valid and binding. The Confederate States were held to be a government maintaining such actual supremacy during the war in the South that obedience to its authority, in civil and local matters, was both a necessity and duty.

In seeking to understand the various interpretations of what the government at Washington required of the Southern people it might perhaps be said that they were expected to withhold support for their own governments insofar as such governments were acting against the United States, while giving support in “ordinary” civil matters.

Such qualified support of any government, however, is difficult to defend in theory, while in practice it was utterly impossible.

In vain did [Northern] moderates as [Orville H.] Browning of Illinois, Garrett Davis of Kentucky, [Jacob] Collamer of Vermont, and [John B.] Henderson of Missouri urge that the drastic confiscation program was designed to ruin millions of unoffending civilians. Of no avail were the arguments that it was unjustifiable as a belligerent measure, that it was forbidden by the Constitution, that it amounted to a bill of attainder, that it would bear heavily upon men who really supported the Union.

By a peculiar rigmarole Congress rushed through an “explanatory joint resolution” to the effect that the law was not the work of forfeiture beyond the life of the accused; and, though this met only a part of his objections, the signature of Lincoln was obtained on a measure of which he fundamentally disapproved.”

(The Civil War and Reconstruction, J.G. Randall, D.C. Heath and Company, 1969, pp. 284-285)

Punishing Enemies of the North


Military deception is the antithesis of camouflage. Camouflage is designed to hide you, make the enemy think that you aren't where you are. Deception is the opposite, making the enemy think you are (or something) is somewhere that you are not.

Deception falls into the realm of "Information Warfare" and the common tools of deception are: decoys, false positions, false intelligence/signals, sensor spoofing, pattern conditioning, feints.

Think of every platform your enemy will be drawing intelligence from, and those are your opportunities to deceive.

Decoys: These are the basics of deception. A false minefield will have the same effect slowing the enemy as a real minefield for a while, an unmanned aerial drone may cause the ground forces to switch on the SAM Radar to target it (and therefor make it a target for a HARM strike). Remember, if a camouflaged position says "Nothing to see here!" a decoy needs to say "I'm a legitimate threat!"

False Positions: In the days of old, armies would increase or decrease the number of cookfires in the camp knowing that enemy scouts would report the number to the enemy general. In modern warfare this can be fighting positions with broomsticks sticking out, as long as it looks "real enough" to cause the enemy to fight you where you aren't, or underestimate (or overestimate) your strength.

Heritage Defense to Glenn Beck

David alerted me that the video link of the show was bad, I couldn't find a good one, so removed it; however I did find this.

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A Response To Glenn Beck & David Barton Regarding Their Inaccuracies Concerning Nathan Bedford Forrest & Fort Pillow

By Shane E. Kastler (Author of the book, Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption)

Recently, Glenn Beck and David Barton made statements on Beck’s program about Nathan Bedford Forrest that were completely inaccurate. Beck held up a sword that belonged to Forrest, that Barton claims was used at Fort Pillow to skin black Union soldiers alive. This is nothing more than false propaganda that has ballooned to asinine levels over the course of time. Fort Pillow was a vicious battle, but the truth was clearly not presented by Beck and Barton.

Glenn Beck has done much good in making modern Americans aware of what our founding fathers believed and taught. But like most Americans, he is ignorant of many of the facts surrounding the Civil War South. This is most clearly seen in the modern day deification of Abraham Lincoln as the supposed greatest President in American history. Even a cursory look at the facts would show that Lincoln was exactly the type of Federal dictator that Beck claims to rail against today in the form of Barack Obama. But the history books are written by the victors; and because of this a completely distorted view of the Civil War has been taught to American schoolchildren for the past 150 years. Beck is a product of this brain washing; as are most Americans who never bother to question what they are taught in school.

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Dear Mr. Beck:

Recently, on GBTV, with WallBuilders' Founder and President David Barton present, you displayed what you claim was the sword belonging to Nathan Bedford Forrest - an example of "tremendous American evil," in your words. You spoke of the War Between The States' engagement at Ft. Pillow and perpetuated Rev. Barton's conjecture (which I'd never before heard) that the sword "skinned people alive."

Perhaps you and Rev. Barton should actually read the Congressional inquiry into the matter -- it is inconclusive, neither exonerating nor condemning Forrest. Ft. Pillow was the typical "fog of war" circumstance that makes it impossible to sort out events as they actually occurred.

However, don't feel compelled to accept my opinion. Lt. Col. Edwin L. Kennedy, Jr. is an Assistant Professor, Department of Command and Leadership, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. His review of the events at Ft. Pillow follows:

Only two weeks after the battle, a U.S. Congressional inquiry could not conclusively determine exactly what happened. Both sides failed to control the action, and only Forrest's direct, personal intervention to stop the shooting saved many of the Union defenders left standing on the beach. Not satisfied with the Congressional inquiry, Union General William T. Sherman convened a not-so-impartial inquiry. He openly stated that he would try and convict General Forrest. However, Sherman's inquiry also ended without substantive evidence to find Forrest culpable.

Northern newspapers criticizing Forrest's effort "to explain away the Fort Pillow affair," however, seem especially disingenuous since the sensationalist accounts by the partisan Northern press bears a large share of the burden for creating and perpetuating the "massacre" claim in the first place. Forrest always disputed claims that his Fort Pillow victory was a "massacre." Any fair-minded judgment as to whether it was truly the racism-inspired, premeditated massacre claimed by the Northern press and Union leaders at the time must also take into consideration the inevitable confusion of desperate, hand-to-hand combat and the many contributing factors that created and exacerbated the disastrous Union rout.

Of course, wartime events concerning Forrest cannot be considered in a vacuum - he has become unfairly associated with the actions of the KKK. Again, a bit of digging instead of accepting "flat earth history" will give the intellectually honest person a different perspective. Consider the findings of the Anti-Defamation League:

By 1869, internal strife led Klansmen to fight against Klansmen as competing factions struggled for control. The Klan's increasing reputation for violence led the more prominent citizens to drop out and criminals and the dispossessed began to fill the ranks. Local chapters proved difficult, if not impossible, to monitor and direct. In disgust, Forrest officially disbanded the organization and the vast majority of local groups followed his lead.

If the treatment of Forrest was not bad enough, to follow it up with a reference to Herman Goering amplified the insult, effectively equating Forrest to a Nazi. From a practical standpoint, why would you alienate Southerners by doing this? The South has obviously been very accepting of your message - we value the Constitution and eschew progressivism.

In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, we are told that Jesus came "full of grace and truth" (v.14). While you and Rev. Barton are "Restoring Love," why not restore some grace to the Southern people and some truth for their history?

Gene Hogan
Chief of Heritage Defense
Sons of Confederate Veterans
(866) 681 - 7314

SCV Telegraph

Fauquier County steps over the line: Pitchforks to the rescue!


My old stompin' grounds.

"Mosby Country" Friends

Fire/Livestock/Mosby/Country Doctor/Poison/Bisquits


Farmers in Fauquier County are planning to bring their pitchforks to an Aug. 2 hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals to protest the arbitrary treatment of one of their own. On April 30, Zoning Administrator Kimberley Johnson sent Martha Boneta an official cease-and-desist notice for selling farm products and hosting a birthday party for her best friend's 10-year-old daughter on her 70-acre Paris, Va., farm without a special administrative permit.

Johnson threatened to fine Boneta $5,000 per violation if she did not stop the alleged unlawful activities within 30 days. In doing so, Boneta's fellow farmers say, Johnson stepped far beyond her authority. They're supporting her appeal before the BZA because they rightly fear that left unchecked, this infringement on one farmer's freedom to make a living will spread to other agricultural enterprises like a dangerous pest.

The Virginia Right to Farm Act prohibits local authorities from treating agricultural activity as a "nuisance" -- which seems to be what's happening here, since Johnson was reportedly responding to complaints from nearby residents. Boneta already had a business license the county issued her in June 2011 that allowed her to operate a "retail farm shop" on her property. Her license application specifically noted her intention to sell handspun yarns, birdhouses, soaps and other handicrafts in addition to fresh vegetables, eggs, herbs and honey.

More @ The Examiner

Asking for official permission to stay alive


Oleg Volk

Often in home defense episodes, people ask 911 dispatchers for permission to use effective means of self-defense. “Mother, may I please, please save my life by fighting those who’d murder me?” I would guess this stems from being unsure of own right to use deadly force in self-defense. This is precisely why handgun courses usually cover the legalities of self-defense. The decision to fight with all you’ve got should be made long before the emergency happens.

Many movies promote the idea that most people just can’t bring themselves to resist criminals. Just as a grease fire in the kitchen has to be handled soonest with the use of a fire extinguisher, so does criminal aggression must be handled at once with the most effective measures available. Being defenders, lawful people always begin behind the reaction curve and only prior what-if planning allows them to catch up with the aggressors and beat them at their own game.

A lawful, peaceful person should not be apologetic about doing in a criminal aggressor. Human life is worth defending. Life of a home invader or a mugger or a rapist has negative worth and continues at the sufferance of the real humans. And it’s quite all right to treat violent criminals as less than human — they aren’t being stereotyped for some common congenital trait (such as ethnicity or appearance) but treated according to their immediate unlawful actions. Wanton initiation of aggression is a very certain denial of humanity.

Just as a great potential dinner may have to be ruined on a moment’s notice if the oil in your frying pan flashes, a potentially good human who just happens to be a murderous thug at present has to be stopped. The stopping process may ruin the critter but that’s his problem, not yours. A couple of years ago, one of my friends was grabbed by two older men right off the street in Oakland. They dragged her towards a construction site, she managed to slice one of them with a knife and the attackers took off, presumably for the nearest hospital. Whether the wounded rapist lived or died is not important, the important thing is that she escaped. Fortunately, her sense of self-worth is sufficient to ward off any second-guessing or misdirected guilt. My friend is quite comfortable with the outcome of that encounter and that’s how it should be.

Save your pity and consideration for the humans in your life. Goblins masquerading as humans do not deserve it. Know how to protect yourself and be willing to apply that knowledge if necessary. And don’t think that you have to request official permission to protect yourself.

Why the Olde South is absent from the New South and America

Via Billy

My Great Aunt Dixie and her Mammy.

My Black, North Carolina Kinfolk


Nolan Chart

The Sesquicentennial is under way, battle re-enactments occur around the nation. Yet, the South is not proud of it's past, why?
by Mark Vogl

Secession and the bloody war that followed is a part of the history of the South, and for almost a century was politically correct in Dixie. Even as late as the Centennial, America itself honored the heroes of the South. The movies up until the sixties did not shy away from the America that existed earlier. Dixie was played often as a martial song to stir the patriotism of the people with roots to Confederate gray.

The movies of an earlier era reflect a reality not easily understood by people today. But the South was one, black and white were the South. When the war with the invading north occurred three and half million black slaves did not revolt, and most did not join the Union army. Story after story of slaves tending their master’s wounds, or carrying home the body to be buried are available. The Slave narratives done after the war prove an affection and bond between all in the South which could not be understood, and so was put in a crate, like the one in Raiders of the Lost Arc, and pushed into a warehouse to sleep in the dust of history.

The olde South was born of cultural diversity, the Confederacy home to Scot-Irish and German, the Six Tribes of the Indian Nation of what is now Oklahoma, the Mexicans, French and Cajuns of Texas and Louisiana, and the three and half million blacks of Dixie. (Because I recognize this diversity I am called a Rainbow Confederate by those in the Southern movement who do not see.)

But then, in reaction to the inability of all America (north and South ) to deal with the question of what do we do now, after the slaves were freed, the civil rights movement arose. It happened in coincidence to America’s war in Vietnam and the rising tide of opposition to America’s new role as global policemen. One we still carry today even though we won the Cold War a score year ago. The Soviet menace is dead, but America’s soldiers did not come home.

The violence of the sixties was not just in the South, but Los Angeles and Chicago both had their turn at being in the spotlight. The KKK’s largest rallies were in the north, on Long Island and in Ohio, though it is the South who solely carries affiliation with that organization.

The civil rights movement, founded on an honorable concept of equality was infiltrated by enemies of liberty, and America. A concoction of justice and anti-Americanism, spiced with racism on both sides was injected into the veins of American life. Political correctness was the anti-virus developed by the social elites of the Ivy League. This political correctness torched the Confederate flag once again, removing it from Friday night and Saturday fall battlefields of the modern South, and the raceways which to this day draw the largest crowds to sporting events.

What the abolitionists and Yankees of the war could not do, and what reconstruction did not do, the modern electronic Yankee occupation of the South would do. The olde South was occupied and overcome. And, many in the modern South have accepted it. Though it is estimated that some eighty million Americans today can trace their Southern ancestry back to Confederate gray, the symbols and more importantly the political inheritance of the South have been banished.

Recently, a Republican Presidential candidate from Texas, Governor Rick Perry, announced his personal opposition to the application of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for a vanity plate. Despite the fact that not one other application by any not-for-profit for a vanity plate in Texas had been refused, the committee making the decision voted unanimously to reject the application. And the leader of the Texas S.C.V. sat at that meeting, never saying a word. No press conference held, no action to claim for the South its inheritance by the very man elected to make the stand. His silence at the highwater mark demonstrated the impotence of those charged with vindicating the Southern inheritance.

Yes a lawsuit had been commenced. But, in Texas the Courts there are no better than in New York, or California. The last case like this in Texas, where the SCV took Governor Bush to court for tearing down historical markers in the dead of the night, the Court spanked the former President’s hand, but did not order the plaques returned. They are still missing, the Texas SCV members told they won. Pathetic, if it wasn’t so funny.

There are many values of the old South which are desperately needed in today’s America. Foremost among these values is an invitation to God to sit at the governing table. In the Preamble to the Constitution of the Confederate States, the founding fathers of the nation of Dixie called on God for His wisdom and protection. In the document itself, the nation of the South recognized a Christian God and asked Him to guide them.

This sitting President of the United States has denied this nation is a Christian nation despite our history and the fact that seventy-five percent of Americans claim Christianity; this after decades of human secularism in our schools and on our televisions.

The corruption of the old Europe, the reasons for an exodus to the new world are in America today. We have been infected, and the only anti-virus, enlightened liberty, is absent to any real degree. The Confederate Constitution is filled with the remedies to today’s problems; Line Item veto, the blocking of member items, a fiscally conservative budget process, prohibition of commercial bail outs and restraints on an active judiciary, and lastly but most importantly the superior sovereignty of the states are all embedded in the document created more than one hundred and fifty years ago.

The olde South was the prophet of the modern American tragedy and collapse. She saw the traits of man which would eventually undo the document created to safeguard liberty and promote individual accomplishment, the foundation of American exceptionalism.

But the olde South is not heard from.

Politics is the art of distraction. Take the public’s eye off the ball, by giving them the blood games in the coliseum. In America, to distract America from the intellectual consideration of the Olde South’s political insight, the intellectual black hole of slavery has dominated the discussion of secession, the ante bellum era and the war. It should not, and the purveyors, the spokesmen of the old South should condemn slavery for the sin it is, so that the discussion can move to the real import and significance of the Confederacy. And this discussion should include the right of secession as the only real check on the unbridled expansion of federal power.

But alas, this discussion is muted. Like the leader in Texas who sat silently in a committee meeting while political appointees bowed before the wishes of Governor Rick Perry, so most other Southern leaders will continue to fight for the nobility of slavery, rather than condemn it for what it was, and take up the real fight, the Cause.

Have no fear Yankees and neo conservatives, as of now, those who claim leadership in the Southern movement reject political activism, preferring parades and re-enactments, and the distraction of defending slavery. At least for now, the South won’t rise again.

2nd Amendment proves valid defense against black gangs

Via midnightrider


Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.

Please be forewarned the links in the following report may contain offensive language.

Jeremy Schenkel felt safe – right up to the moment he came face to face with one of the dozens of violent black mobs that terrorized Philadelphia last summer.

Schenkel survived the ensuing assault with no major broken bones. A few minutes later, the mob’s next victim was not so fortunate: They left him beaten, bloody and unconscious.

Roger McBride and Lulu Campbell did not want to depend on luck. They used a gun. It may have saved their lives. It certainly kept them from harm.

They are just two of the more than 100,000 people who last year defended themselves with guns when luck was not enough.

Victims of black mob violence often say it was just a case of bad luck. But when the mob saw Schenkel and decided he was an easy mark, they could not contain the joy at their good fortune. A CBS affiliate tells his story:

“The kids were laughing as they beat and kicked (Jeremy,) and not only was there the attacking mob, there was also a group of kids cheering them on.

“Almost like an admiring group that was following them, just kind of ragging on people, and one of those guys said, ‘It’s not our fault you can’t fight.”

Lulu is not a fighter, either. This Atlanta grandmother is just over five feet tall. But she can shoot. As several black carjackers discovered in April after they mistakenly identified her as easy prey:

More @ WND

Hong Kong parents protest China propaganda lessons

Demonstrators pushing prams march during a protest in Hong Kong. Thousands of stroller-pushing Hong Kong parents and activists have protested against a plan to introduce national education lessons, slamming it as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda.

Thousands of stroller-pushing Hong Kong parents and activists Sunday protested a plan to introduce national education lessons, slamming it as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda.

Demonstrators pushing prams march during a protest in Hong Kong. Thousands of stroller-pushing Hong Kong parents and activists have protested against a plan to introduce national education lessons, slamming it as a bid to brainwash children with Chinese propaganda.

The government has said the subject is important to foster a sense of national pride and belonging, although its bid to start introducing the subject in September and make it compulsory in 2015 has sparked a public outcry.

Organisers said 90,000 demonstrators took part in the noisy protest, which was led by parents and young students. Police put the figure much lower at 32,000.

"As a parent, I'm very angry, this is a blatant brainwashing," mother-of-three Sandra Wong said as she marched in the sweltering heat accompanied by her husband and pushing her two-year-old daughter in a stroller.

"The curriculum only paints a rosy picture about the Communist Party... This is just an attempt to introduce the mainland agenda in Hong Kong schools," she said.

Sunday's protest underscored rising anti-Beijing sentiments, coming weeks after the city's biggest demonstration in nearly a decade, as new leader Leung Chun-ying was sworn in before Chinese President Hu Jintao.

More @ Bangkok Post

6-Year-Old Gives 10 Reasons NOT to Vote for Obama!

UN Treaty Moves to Senate Floor—Keep Calling!

You are all that Stands against a UN Takeover

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

On Thursday, July 26, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by a vote of 13–6. All of the Democrats voted for it. Three Republicans—Dick Lugar (IN), John Barrasso (WY), and Johnny Isakson (GA) voted with the internationalists. Lugar’s vote is no surprise, but senators Barrasso and Isakson should have known better.

Chairman John Kerry (MA) said that he hoped for final passage of the treaty “real soon.” The Senate is planning to go out for summer recess on August 3. It is crucial that we delay a full Senate vote on the CRPD until then to give us the entire month of August to show senators just how dangerous the CRPD really is.

If you project the ratio of 13 to 6 out to the full Senate, we will come very close but we will lose. The goal is to make it absolutely unacceptable for any Republican or conservative Democrat to vote for this treaty.

Senators Isakson and Barrasso need to hear from their constituents in record numbers. They need to know that they have crossed a line by giving away American sovereignty to the UN.

Passage by the committee is Step 1. Step 2 is voting on the floor. And that is it. Only the Senate votes.

We need you to keep the phones in D.C. busy until August 3.

Test Case

There is no doubt that the Obama administration is waiting to see how they do on this convention to push through an entire package of UN treaties—chiefly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CEDAW (the women’s treaty), and the small arms treaty.

Will America remain a self-governing nation? When senators like Barrasso and Isakson vote for this internationalist agenda we have to wonder.

You can read more about the UN CRPD and the threat it poses by visiting our website.

Call your two senators. Tweet them. Post on their Facebook pages. Write them emails and letters. You can reach them at the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121, or use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox. Your message can be as simple as:

“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic, social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law.”

Six senators stood for U.S. sovereignty and parental rights. They are Senator DeMint (SC), Senator Corker (TN), Senator Rubio (FL), Senator Lee (UT), Senator Risch (ID), Senator Inhofe (OK). Please thank them for their support.

And then please keep calling the other 94 senators. Forward this to your friends and family. American families—and in particular homeschoolers—are the last line of defense against ceding American sovereignty and families over to UN bureaucrats.

For liberty,

Michael P. Farris, J.D., LL.M.
Chairman, HSLDA

Dem lawmakers to announce bill limiting online ammo sales

Go play in the sandbox.

Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday will announce new legislation to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (N.Y.) said the new law would make the sale of ammunition “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder,” in a statement released Saturday.


They should have used a better narrator.

The Poison of Multiculturalism or The Continuation of Reconstruction

Via Bernhard

Dr. Michael Hill, LS President

Eventually, amnesty for millions of non-white illegal aliens will become reality. Many think this is the beginning of the end of Western Christian civilization in North America. Why have the elites sold us out? Why are they committed to the destruction of the West by the promotion of multiculturalism? And why is multiculturalism the poison that will ultimately prove fatal to Western Christian civilization unless an antidote is quickly administered? Unless we understand exactly what we are dealing with when we bring up the subject of multiculturalism, The League of the South and our allies can never hope to successful combat the enemies who are sworn to our—white Southerners--destruction as a people.

What exactly is multiculturalism (which, for short, I will simply call MC)? Its advocates cast it in innocuous terms, claiming that it is merely justice and the recognition and celebration within the borders of the West of non-Western peoples and cultures. A proposition based on simple fairness, they say. Moreover, the MC crowd claims the superior moral mantle of anti-racism (which is really only a coded term for “anti-white”). The white, Christian West, they posit, bears much guilt for having built its prosperity and civilization on the backs of the poor, dark-skinned races of the world. It is only just, then, that the West share its wealth—including its land and produce—with its myriad poor brothers and sisters from the Third World. Pity and sympathy have become their most potent weapons turned against a West that has lost its ability to think correctly about the question of its very survival.

In our day, virtually every Western institution—church, government, the academy, the media, big business—mimics the cry of left-wing utopian humanism. From the Civil Rights movement in America to the Universal Rights of Man, the demand is the same: “Western man, give up your ill-gotten Kingdom for the good of all.” We Westerners are browbeaten in the name of MC to take in millions from the Third World in order that we not only might share our wealth and way of life with them but also to prove that we are not “racists.” In short, we are asked to sacrifice all we have at the altar of egalitarianism.

But MC is really not about ushering in equality among all races, religions, and cultures; rather, it is about destroying Western Christian civilization, the world’s premier unmitigated evil. And because the South is the strongest enclave of this civilization, it finds itself square in the crosshairs of the MC crowd. Why do you think the Feds are not willing to lift a hand to stop our dispossession by a floodtide of illegal immigrants? It is the continuation of Reconstruction to the ultimate degree. We are being replaced as a people.

Any attempt by Western man to defend himself and his civilization is called “racism,” and is designed to paralyze him completely (even when no malice is shown toward any other group). This agenda points up the fact that the proponents of MC seek not fairness, justice, or equality but demonization and destruction of the white, Christian West. Only whites, and white Southerners in particular, are not allowed to have a country all their own. Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, but no South for white Southerners!

All indications point to the success of the MC agenda of paralyzing the West through guilt manipulation. Though we never had any sort of debate about whether we wanted to be a MC polity, it has been forced upon us anyway. Anyone who protests is silenced by the usual epithets. Even opposition to illegal immigration is enough to get you called a “racist” or a “xenophobe.” If you don’t believe me, check out the Southern Poverty Law Center’s rants on the subject.

Why do we allow this to happen? I suppose the bigger question is: why are we voluntarily swallowing the poison of MC and committing suicide? Former President Bill Clinton was effusive in his praise for the coming day—around the year 2050--when whites of European descent would become a minority in North America. Well, if getting rid of the white majority is such a good thing, why wait until 2050? Why not just drop all pretence of enforcing immigration law and roll out the red carpet for the Third World? If all men are brothers and America is indeed a Proposition Nation, then what are we waiting for?

If the scenario of the South (and the rest of America) being overrun by hordes of non-white immigrants does not appeal to you, then how is this disaster to be averted? By the people who oppose it rising up against their traitorous elite masters and their misanthropic rule. But to do this we must first rid ourselves of the fear of being called “racists” and the other meaningless epithets they use against us. What is really meant by the MC advocates when they peg us as “racists” is that we adhere to ethnocentrism, which is a natural affection for one’s own kind. This is both healthy and Biblical. I am not ashamed to say that I prefer my own kind and my own culture. Others can have theirs; I have mine. No group can survive for long if its members do not prefer their own over others.

If the South—the most important remaining bastion of Western Christian civilization—is to survive the MC onslaught, then it must fight doggedly against everything that threatens its existence. If we cannot do this, it is proof that we are a dying civilization. To live, we must re-cultivate our common cultural bonds that historically have made us a distinct people, repent of our sins, and pray to God that he will spare us for ever letting things get this bad in the first place.