Monday, January 28, 2008

Here's a point to ponder...

I haven't talked about (so called) Global Warming lately, but I read this statement today and thought it made and excellent point:
"Once the government gains control over energy decisions, do we really think they will relinquish it after manmade global warming is realized to be a false alarm? It has been said that whoever controls energy, controls life. Right now, the free market (which means you) controls those decisions. Do we need to remind ourselves how well things went in the former Soviet Union when the bureaucrats made the economic decisions, rather than letting the collective will of the people, expressed though a free market, govern the economy?... What will people do when they realize that going along with the 56-percent scientific majority has resulted in them giving up much of their personal freedom in the process? I wouldn't trade that freedom for any presidential candidate."

Climatologist Roy Spencer

Do People Actually Think Like This?

From an AP report on a protest by families and victims of the VA Tech gunman;

Va. Tech Families Protest State Gun Law

Published: 1/21/08, 10:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Survivors and families of the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings faced off Monday against gun-rights advocates over a bill that would prevent criminals and the mentally ill from buying firearms at gun shows.

About 100 supporters of the measure lay on the Capitol lawn to honor the victims of gun violence, as about 200 opponents stood nearby, holding signs that read, "Here Lie Disarmed Victims."

At one point, Jeff Knox, director of operations of the Manassas-based Firearms Coalition, approached survivor Colin Goddard and said students could have stopped student Seung-Hui Cho's rampage if they had been allowed to carry guns on campus.

"I would have stopped him," Knox said. "Because when I went to school, I carried a gun. It was legal; I did it."

Goddard, a Virginia Tech senior who was shot four times in the April 16 massacre, was taken aback, then said: "I feel sorry for you - the fact that you feel you need to protect yourself in every situation.

"You're afraid of crazy situations happening. I've lived through this and I know that I can't continue in my life afraid of things," he said, adding that he put his "full trust" in the police to protect society.

The bolding is mine.

When I read this I was speechless. I just don't understand this mentality.

Good for the VCDL - they got it just right! "Here lie unarmed victims"

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bush Administration sides with DC on Heller?

That's right. Ol' "Compassionate Conservative" George had his Justice Department file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the Heller case that sides with Washington DC.

Syd Wheedon, from "The Sight M1911" says it very well:

While I try to avoid doing too much direct politics in this newsletter, except as it relates to gun rights and law, I feel compelled to express my utter outrage at the Bush administration’s filing of an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court in support of the Washington DC handgun ban. According to the Washington Post, the government’s brief includes the following, “The court's decision could be read to hold that the Second Amendment categorically precludes any ban on a category of 'Arms' that can be traced back to the Founding era," the government argued. “If adopted by this court, such an analysis could cast doubt on the constitutionality of existing federal legislation prohibiting the possession of certain firearms, including machineguns.” Sorry guys, but it’s the Second Amendment itself that “casts doubt on the constitutionality of existing federal legislation,” and not any decision by a court.

Government is jealous of its power and it seems that parties and promises get thrown under the bus when the rubber meets the road. I am truly and profoundly disappointed.

I couldn't agree more.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

German Educrats At It Again

In an article in, Bob Unruh reports:

A German family has completed its flight to Great Britain after the mayor of their hometown filed a court action to give custody of the children to the state because the parents have been homeschooling, according to officials at Netzwerk-Bildungsfreiheit, an advocacy organization addressing such issues.

Officials there said Klaus and Kathrin Landahl and their five children, including four of school age, "are in safety in England. They reached Dover on Saturday midnight."
Can you imagine having to leave your home, family, friends, and country just because you don't want the state to teach [that is, indoctrinate] your children, and some petty tyrant decides he knows better than you do? And the Landahls are not the only ones being forced into this decision.

Make no mistake, tyranny has returned to Germany and is growing.

Read the full article here.