November 21, 2019

If There is Money in Incorporating Nature

I was reading an article today about the “movement” to embrace and promote “nature rights.” For those who might not get it, nature rights is the granting of the same “rights” that are granted and taken away from people. Sounds crazy and is crazy but we are existing in a post-normal, insane world led by insane people who are partly responsible for making everyone else insane. NUTS!

Most aren’t even aware that years ago corporations were given the same rights packages as humans. I believe it began with the railroads. The idea was nothing more than being able to take advantage of certain rights and privileges for profit and power – nothing more, nothing less.

And so now in our perversity, we seek the same bestowing of rights upon “Nature” – which is short on definitions and long on the potential for power and profits abuse.

That is why it isn’t a matter of if but of when the spiraling out of control cesspool of a country will eagerly make the move to grant nature and all that is in it the same “rights” as the rest of us.

Nature will be shortchanged in this affair as we as American slaves have little rights afforded us anymore and the insane in charge seem eager to give what’s left away.

Maybe Nature would be better off if the insane would just walk away and let well enough alone….NEVER HAPPEN.

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Putting Firearm Safety Instruction Back in the Schools

David Trahan, executive director for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, pens his thoughts on why Maine schools should put firearm safety instruction back in schools as a regular part of its curriculum.

Trahan writes: “When I was young, living in Clinton, firearm safety was taught in our town hall.  When hunting season came in the fall, I would carry my shotgun to class, where I would turn it over to my teacher, who would return it at the end of the day.”

Evidently I am a bit older than Mr. Trahan. When I was in school (high school) gym class included a few days dedicated to firearm safety. Class included bringing your gun to school and the teacher taught EVERYONE about proper use and safe handling. I remember practicing with a fellow classmate the proper way to climb over a fence with a rifle whether alone or with someone.

We did not, however, hand our guns over to the teacher until the end of the day. We either put them back in our cars or stored them in the gym locker until after school. We didn’t even consider it necessary to lock up the car or the locker. In those days there was enough respect that you wouldn’t steal and somewhere existed the thought that stealing a gun would likely put your own life in danger when caught.

Things have definitely changed and along with those changes is a loss in the ability to think and reason. Everyone had a gun. Everyone used a gun. Nobody feared for their life because their neighbor owned a gun. Guns were an integral part of life. And on top of all that nobody went around killing other people because they were screwed up in the head.

Essentially the gun has not changed in all these years. What has changed is the culture in which we live. It is immoral, perverse, and abusive to say the least. Our culture breeds violence. Violence is in our music, movies, video games, and books. It saturates all electronic devices. Violent games are rabidly promoted and targeted toward the youth of this country. And yet, in our brainless existence we think we can cure the problem of gun violence by banning the gun. Along with this call for banning, we see and hear other calls for “sensible” restrictions, background checks, banning styles of weapons (like if we ban “assault-style” weapons, like the kind our children learn to use in video games where killing is a measure of success, problems will go away), and an array of other absentminded solutions and never once uttering a claim that something is wrong with the culture that causes the violent acts in the first place.

Not that firearm safety education would be a wrong thing to do, but if we are truly seeking a stop to preventable violence, gun safety instruction, like most “sensible” laws, only target the lawful citizens.

By all means bring gun safety instruction back into all schools. But don’t be fooled into thinking it is a cure for the real issue nobody wants to discuss honestly.

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Infringe Did and Still Does Mean “INFRINGE”

Everyday is the season to infringe upon the Second Amendment. It never ceases and newly-elected politicians love to jump on the totalitarian gunboats, armed for bear, gunning (no real pun intended) for any chance they might get to further infringe (destroy) the Second Amendment. The current political season is no different than others.

The far Left’s staging of events to instill fear, hatred, and anger in the masses have set the stage they hope will carry them over the threshold (that threshold being private gun ownership) that will win them a victory that will end in defeat for all…just you wait and see. But will we even be able to recognize such defeat?

Back in January of 2016 I wrote an article about how Americans consider the Second Amendment to be essentially the only right, inalienable or constitutional depending on how you choose to view it, that is worthy of complete and unrestricted infringement. They don’t necessarily see all the other “rights” in the same way. Surely destruction of those rights is just as potentially dangerous as keeping and bearing arms – if only honesty could admit that.

Of course the original words of the Second Amendment state that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

It has always been argued, never with much conviction or honesty, that when the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment they didn’t mean that citizens, i.e. the people (small “p”), had a right to arm themselves and/or to keep arms in their possession.

An honest assessment of the intent of the the Second Amendment has been made clear through endless examination of historic documents. To support the historic significance of the right of the people (small “p”) to keep and bear arms, the U.S. Supreme Court, in it’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, in 2008, declared that the Second Amendment did guarantee the right to keep and bear arms to the people (small “p”).

Of course the downside to the Heller decision is that the majority opinion, given by the late (probably murdered) Justice Antonin Scalia, said nothing about “reasonable restrictions” or infringements to the Second Amendment. And so, even though the Supreme Court ruled that the people have a right to keep and bear arms, there has never been any ruling to determine if any “infringements” can be levied on this right, even though the Second Amendment clearly is written that the right shall NEVER be infringed. What is it here that we are not getting? Therefore, the infringement battle train continues to roll and, no doubt, will never end.

In part of the honest examination of the historic facts that drove the Second Amendment creation, I am going to look at and share with readers the etymology (origins) of two words found in the Second Amendment – “arms” and “infringed.”

Let’s start with “arms.” According to Etymonline.com, since around 1300 a.d. the root word for “arms” meant weapon. This root definition has never really changed. In examining the etymology of many words, over the span of history, the meanings of words change, and sometimes drastically. In this case arms still mean weapons…period.

Argument might be made in this research that the use of the word “arms” may have referred to “military” weapons. I realize that in some cases those who have chosen to use the history of words in their defense of the claim that the Second Amendment applied to “militias” and not the general public, too much history exists that proves the intent of the Founders was to give the people (small “p”) the right to keep and bear arms.

If one is willing to accept that historic research as a true fact, then further argument could be made that the Second Amendment should not restrict that right by prohibiting “military” weapons from those which can be kept and bared.

Regardless, there is no mistaking that when the Founding Fathers used the word “arms” it clearly meant weapons, arms, military tools. They understood the importance of a means to deter a tyrannical government. I wonder if they envisioned a tyrannical people (small “p”)?

The second word to examine is “infringed.” Like the word “arms”, since its creation, infringe has always meant what we today consider the meaning of infringe to be.

Once again, if we look at Etymonline.com, we see that since the 15th century, use of the root word meaning infringe, i.e. “enfrangen,” to violate, or from Latin, “infringere,” damage, break, has never changed in any real meaningful way

When the Founding Fathers selected the two words, “arms” and “infringe,” wasn’t it exactly clear that they were talking about “weapons” and the popular definition of infringe to mean that this right shall NEVER BE violated, damaged, or broken?

Why then do we brainwashed Americans insist on infringing upon this right? Even those claiming to hold dear the Constitution, often claiming how all others tread on it and ignore it, and yet these same mindless folks work tirelessly day in and day out to destroy the Second Amendment, some thinking they are saving it by infringing upon it?

Regardless of what can be presented as evidence, I hold out no hope that the people (small “p”) will ever understand that they are working toward their own destruction.

Oh, what have we done, and what are we doing?

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Political Militancy No Way To Govern

David Trahan, executive director for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine pens an article in the September 2018 edition of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine News, called, “Political Militancy No Way to Govern.” I applaud his words and his effort. However…

The article mostly focuses on the efforts of three Maine legislators who have chosen to target the Kittery Trading Post to force them to stop selling “assault-style” weapons and to raise the age to 21 to be able to purchase what is called a “long gun.”

Of these three legislators and others nationally, Trahan writes: “For many reasons these Legislators, and others at the national level, like Maxine Waters, have stepped over a serious ethical line. As a past State Senator and Representative, I understand elected Legislators have exceptional power to change laws that could negatively impact a business or organization they don’t agree with – like Kittery Trading Post.

“When three Maine lawmakers and their followers decided to target one company, instead of introducing a policy change through legislation (a Legislator’s job) that would have rightly affected all similar Maine companies, they become “political militants”, not policy makers.”

Let’s turn the clock back just a wee bit shall we?

Last year Maine passed LD 557, a law that inequitably targets hunters and fishermen if they are caught destroying property. No other group or individuals are included in this doling out of unjustifiable increased punishment. I believe the correct terminology that represents such unlawful targeting of one group or individual over another is “unconstitutional animus.”

The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine was a major promoter of this law which makes little sense when you consider the words of David Trahan against the three Maine legislators who he feels have “crossed a serious ethical line” by targeting Kittery Trading Post.

Perhaps Trahan, the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, and the Maine Legislature went further in the destruction of due process than the three Maine legislators targeting Kittery Trading Post. What the three legislators did may have crossed a perceived ethical boundary, what Maine and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine did was, in my opinion, a direct violation of individual rights and that of due process.

Simply taking the action of “policy change” have never guaranteed that passed laws are not in violation of a person’s rights. Such is the case involving LD 557.

My call is to the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to seek to repeal LD 557, especially in view of the facts of the statement made in the article written by the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

Passage of and the promotion of LD 557 was nothing more than just another form of political militancy, which we have read is “no way to govern.” SAM should practice what they preach.

 

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Gun Protest: Who Said Totalitarians Had to Be Intelligent?

Protesters targeted the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine over the weekend seeking to get the store to stop selling “assault rifles” (whatever those are) and to limit the age of those wishing to purchase a rifle. As gutless totalitarians, many of the protesters don’t know which end of a rifle a bullet goes in and comes out but that didn’t stop them from displaying not only their ignorance of guns but of the Second Amendment – another example of people eager and willing to destroy all their remaining government-appropriated rights.

According to Maine Public, one protester said the Second Amendment was intended to protect muskets – uh huh! And another said, “I think if everyone wants to be entitled to a musket — fine.”

That’s about as brilliant as Susan Collins stating that Roe v. Wade was settled law but by her actions tells us the Second Amendment is not. BRILLIANT!!

If we were to use the same misguided totalitarian logic then: Everyone is “entitled” to say whatever they want so long as it is only those restricted words I want them to speak; How about everyone is limited to owning just a Toyota Prius – after all, you don’t NEED a bigger, better, car with more features, etc.; And we are protected from illegal searches and seizures unless the government decides otherwise or a group of protesters demand something else. This nonsense can go on forever but it is impossible to reason with misguided nuts who refuse to understand the truth about guns – or the truth about rights for that matter.

Recently we learned from a new study that in countries where guns are common, the rate of violent crime goes down and that guns are NOT the cause of violence – a lost society is. So then, why are we not protesting in support of a change in our society? Why are we not protesting to stop the violent music and video games? Why do we promote decadence in our society, dragging members of this culture into a cesspool of immoral behavior, lying, cheating, stealing, anger, hatred, etc.?

The answer is easy. These protesters have been brainwashed, propagandized, and made void of common sense reasoning (by design) and they actually believe what they are doing and saying regardless of truth. And if you talk with them, they will angrily tell you they hold the real truth – everything else is a lie.

A bit of A Clockwork Orange going on.

 

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Judge Blocks the Killing of Members of Pack of Washington Wolves

As is ALWAYS the case, a judge has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) from removing some or all of the members of a wolf pack habituated to killing livestock in eastern Washington. The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands immediately sued once they heard of WDFW’s intentions.

According to reports, Washington has “a minimum of 122 wolves in 22 packs, with 14 successful breeding pairs.” This is a far cry from any endangerment to the species. In addition, the actions of the pack of wolves in depredating on livestock meet all the requirements for lethal removal.

But what is most sad is that wolves have NEVER been endangered. All that exists are a group of selfish, misled, and perverted people who want wolves in everyone’s backyard. Wolves do not belong in human-settled landscapes for the very reasons that WDFW decided it was time that something is done to stop this pack from destroying livestock. There should be no reason whatsoever that any property owner has to sacrifice his or her property for the protection of any animal.

In addition, while the intentions of WDFW and other wildlife managers are mostly good, you cannot accomplish the stoppage of livestock depredation by culling only one or some of any pack. It’s a pack activity and unless all members are taken out, depredations will continue. That’s a fact whether we like it or not. It’s a matter of where the importance lies – protecting animals or taking away a person’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Wars have been fought over one nation wishing to take away property and rights from another.

Judges are owned by environmental groups who are owned by the government. That’s why none of this makes any sense.

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Lyme Disease, Vaccinations, and Faith in Government

The New York Times has an article about Lyme disease. They claim that Lyme disease is “spreading fast” and asks why there is no vaccination against it. They also tell us that in 1998 a vaccine for Lyme was approved and released and subsequently removed from the shelves due to bad sales and numerous complaints and lawsuits about side effects, etc. Of course, the maker of the vaccine said there was no evidence that their vaccine was harmful in any way.

I was sent the link to the NYT article which came through a “teaser” posted on Instapundit. Reading the comments after the post is most telling.

First, the comments show us that the majority of people are ignorant about Lyme disease. Secondly, we can also see the results of many years of brainwashing and mind control in how people act and react to vaccines, disease, and trust or distrust in their government.

There have been many discussions about vaccinations. It is futile to attempt to have one of those discussions between two people – one who is a firm believer in the “progressive” advancement of health science and one who sees all vaccines as a form of chemical warfare.

This same attitude exists with many topics in our lives these days. It is a shame that people are incapable of making “informed” decisions due to the fact that our society is virtually void of truth and programmed to accept the “official” word and never question.

Money and greed drive the pharmaceutical industry. With their power, they can conjure up any “science” they want to prove or disprove anything. Couple that with a programmed society that loves to hate their government but demands “protection” against all boogie men, and we have a worse case scenario – in other words, we don’t know what government is doing. They could be deliberately killing us and we wouldn’t know nor would we care.

That’s but one side of the entire vaccine equation.

Personally, I don’t care if there are millions of vaccines created for everything from polio to hiccups. The real issue for me is when the government mandates the taking of vaccines or any chemicals for that matter.

It is one thing to ask where the vaccine is for Lyme disease. It is quite another when any government requires that anybody will have that vaccine regardless of possible severe side effects, including death. It should be my choice.

The system we live in is a system we all contributed to its existence. That system demands drugs and chemicals as part of our daily consumption. You should be free to consume all of everything if that is what you desire. Just don’t demand that I be forced to join your drug party.

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When Man-gODS Determine Risk Protection

Florida is one of the fascist states of America who passed a law that allows law enforcement and the courts to determine when someone might be a risk to themselves and others. As part of that law, central government’s police (police state) for no reason other than someone made a determination will enter your home or violate your person and confiscate your gun(s).

According to Guns America, Pinellas County in western Florida has assembled a 5-man confiscation team at the Sheriff’s Office.

What could possibly go wrong?

But they and nearly every American alive today have it ALL wrong. The Pinellas County Sheriff is quoted as saying, “It’s a constitutional right to bear arms and when you are asking the court to deprive somebody of that right we need to make sure we are making good decisions, right decisions and the circumstances warrant it.”

Not very reassuring…unless you are a fascist or a totalitarian in which case you are eager to give up all your freedoms in order to further empower the central government, which, by the way, doesn’t give one iota about your freedoms or rights.

This is insanity!

In case you have forgotten…and most have…the Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

There is nothing in there about risk protection orders and other “reasonable” amendments to a God-given right to self-protection. This government and the people in it are so perverted in all sense of common sense and decency have it all backward. When it comes to murdering babies, the law is “settled.” When it comes to a right, unquestionably defined within the Constitution, the law is unsettled and ever-changing to meet the growing power grabbing of a fascist government (Fascism ALWAYS precedes communism.)

But don’t misunderstand. This Risk Protection Order doesn’t just target the Second Amendment. Florida already has attacked so-called free speech – something America abandoned several years ago and nobody has caught on yet.

So, if a sheriff and/or a judge somewhere doesn’t like what you said and thinks that statement is putting SOMEONE or SOMETHING “at risk” then all rights are abandon and any guns will be confiscated…by brute force evidently. Bring in the Confiscation Team and let’s kick some ass!

One attorney is so ignorant of a person’s right to self-protection that in her defense of a client labeled “at risk” because a judge didn’t like what they said, believes the law needs to rewritten so that it only targets gun owners. Who needs enemies when you have stupid lawyers?

There is no hope!

The Pinellas County Sheriff says “he understands the constitutional rights that are at stake here.” NO HE DOESN’T!! He understands nothing. All he understands is that as head of a law enforcement organization that exists within a police state, he is eager to have more and more power to knock the people down and tread on them.

These risk protection orders are nothing but smoke and mirrors because this perverted, immoral society does not want to address the reasons why sick people desire to go out and kill other people.

There is no hope!

And we can also thank the many faux Second Amendment groups who have pushed for this fascist rule. May they have the new laws shoved where the sun doesn’t shine.

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An Open Letter About the Insanity of Wolf Protection Over Livelihoods

The Merciful Bullet

By Len McIrvin, Partner Diamond M Ranch Laurier, WA 99146

As I looked into the dark, pain filled, pleading eyes of the calf lying on the ground in a dense thicket, many thoughts flashed through my mind. This had been a strong, healthy heifer calf (in human terms, she would have been a 5 or 6 year old girl-halfway between birth and puberty, with-hopefully-her whole life ahead of her)
As I looked at the calf’s ripped and torn, blood-soaked body; with her shoulder ripped from it’s joint, her hindquarters and her back and upper leg deeply punctured and lacerated with dozens of wolf bites – I had to ask myself, “Why?” Why is this becoming a common place event for cattlemen and sheepmen all over the West as they see their herds ravaged by wolves?
The mother cow mournfully bellows to her unmoving, fatally wounded calf. Her udder is swollen with milk but is never again to be suckled by her baby. Showing her love and concern, the mother cow stands watch over her calf all day long; refusing to leave the area where it was attacked by wolves. Her grief-stricken cries haunt me as she continues to call to her dying baby.
Once again I ask myself “Why?” Why this terrible waste to satisfy the desire of a few people who just hope to hear a wolf howl?
I couldn’t help but think “Why” once again as the Fish and Wildlife Officer asked my grandson if he could dispatch the victim, stating that he would then transport the body to the dump. What a waste of a healthy, young calf to end up in that place where she will rot or be eaten by scavengers.
I looked again at those dark, pain filled, and pleading eyes of the calf as my grandson compassionately placed the Merciful Bullet between them. Even though this is an experience I have lived through over 100 times, I still cannot accept this merciless killing of our herd by wolves.

Wolves kill whatever they want to kill, but death by wolves is slow, and horrible, and a long time coming. In the case of this calf, she could have lived for days, or lived until the wolves came back and started eating her alive. With tears in my eyes, I am asking all the good friends, neighbors, and citizens in our area, state, and nation for help in ending this situation.
God has said He put man on earth to have dominion over the animals. For those of you who believe there is a Lord, you must assume this responsibility and demand that this terrible carnage ends and that our predators are managed to the point that our herds and flocks, our pets, and our wonderful herds of game animals can survive.
There are only 3 factors involved in controlling the population density of wolves:
1. The first factor is disease and parasites, which invariably come when wolf population reaches its saturation point. (these are transmittable to humans)
2. The second factor is starvation. The starvation factor kicks in at the point when there is no food source available. At this point, they become cannibalistic and start eating each other, thereby controlling their own population.
3. The third factor and the most viable and effective population control of wolves is man; but in today’s political correctness, man has been taken out of the equation. This is the scenario we are facing today.
As a cattleman who has been involved with cattle all my life-nearly 3/4 of a century, I am asking for your help as we deal with the consequences of an exploding wolf population. Local control is the only answer. Let’s do everything possible to assure that each County Sherriff has complete control and is totally in charge of all the wolf predation that affects his citizens and their property.

Len McIrvin, Partner Diamond M Ranch Laurier, WA 99146

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Letter to Montana Governor: What Happens With “Reasonable” Restrictions on First Amendment

From Gary Marbut, President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association:

Governor Steve Bullock
Helena, Montana
Dear Governor Bullock,
Just like you “support” the Second Amendment, we support the First Amendment, but as with you and the Second, we support the First Amendment with reasonable and commonsense restrictions.
Because of these commonsense restrictions, you are no longer allowed to speak on government property, including within 1,000 feet of schools and buildings occupied by any level of government.  That would be just too dangerous.  You are also not allowed to speak in any other public place unless you have a government permit to do so.  Such a permit will only be granted if you have satisfactorily completed an approved training course about how to comply with writing and speech restrictions – how to use your rights safely.
You are no longer allowed to use amplification to enhance your speech, as such amplification is considered to be “high capacity” or “assault speech.”  No microphones.  You are no longer allowed to use any electronic means to write, record, or transmit your speech, since those mechanisms were not yet invented when the First Amendment was ratified.  Being a smart and capable guy, we’re sure you can get by with a pen made from a turkey feather and the volume and reach of your natural voice.
Another commonsense restriction will be what you may write or talk about.  We will have a committee available to review any proposed writing or proposed speech from you, in advance.  This committee will research your past writings and speech, and the proposed writing or speech, looking for any abuse or history of abuse.  If there is any such abuse or history, the committee will not approve your writing or speech.  If you attempt to write or speak without this advanced approval, you may be prosecuted for a federal crime, bankrupted with legal costs, put in a federal prison, and lose all of your rights.  Oh, by the way, Republicans will appoint this review committee.
Oh, and there will be a ten-day waiting period after your writing or speech has been approved by the committee before you will be allowed to share the writing with others or deliver the speech.  You may have composed the writing or speech in a moment of passion, and you may reconsider your intent or language after you’ve had a few days to cool down.
You will be allowed to speak to one person at a time, in a private setting, as long as you do not disturb others and the content of your speech is approved in advance.  And, you will be allowed to write as much as you want, as long as the writing is with a quill pen, is approved in advance by the committee, is reproduced only manually, and is carried only by foot or horse power, all following the ten-day cooling down period.  We will allow so much, for now, because we fully support your First Amendment rights and because we do not wish to be unduly restrictive.
We hope you understand that these commonsense restrictions are best for everyone, for the public good.  You aren’t opposed to the public good and everyone, are you?
If these commonsense restrictions don’t solve whatever problems may be apparent or imagined, we will need to look at other possible restrictions.  We don’t really want to take away your First Amendment, but everyone demands that we solve the terrible problem of First Amendment abuse and solve it now.  Surely we must all bow to the majority of public opinion in this, don’t you agree?
Sincerely yours,
The Public
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