• More of the same--Fear, Queer, Smear. The neo-con platform.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:19 a.m.

  • Nicely done, Alton. As the Ragman coment proves, some in this nation don't even have a concept of our freedoms. And worse yet, the steps to sneak them away from us.

    August 25, 2008 at 6:17 a.m.

  • Ragman...I wish I was as confident as you about your statement that no one is going to take anyones guns.  I firmly believe that there are elements in our government -- especially in the Democrat party -- that do indeed wish to see all firearms removed from private ownership.  The SCOTUS just recently affirmed the right of citizens in Washington DC to own handguns by overturning a very restrivctive law banning them.  However, that decision was only 5-4.  If the wrong person is elected President and one Supreme Court justice retires, the 5-4 decision in favor of gun ownership could easily become 4-5 against. 
    The old saw about the government having to pry guns from the owners cold, head hands could become a reality.  If the congress passes and the President signs legislation banning such private ownership and a new majority in the Supreme Court agrees, what are citizens going to do?  Good citizens obey the law.  If the law requires them to turn in their guns or face felony prosecution, what would good citizens do?  If they refuse, they could be prosecuted by the Justice Department for gun felonies -- those felonies carry severe penalties.  Would good citizens defy federal marshalls in large numbers?  Could there be numerous Ruby Ridge standoffs?  Would good citizens die at the hands of the government?  The Constitution requires that citizens be paid for private property that has been taken by the government.  There are hundreds of millions of guns in this country owned by scores of millions of private citizens.  Where will the money come from to pay them even IF they agree to disarm? 
    I contend that the other nine amendments of the Bill of Rights, indeed the Constitution itself, is in jeopardy without the Second Amendment.  An armed populace is a nation of citizens; a disarmed populace is a nation of subjects.  In the 18th century, we fought a war to stop being subjects. 

    August 24, 2008 at 10:39 a.m.

  • No one is going to take anyones guns.

    August 23, 2008 at 7:32 p.m.