I am very concerned about the depth and level of corruption in our government. Arguably, it is at the heart of our government’s inability to deal with the very serious problems this nation faces from immigration to dealing with sanctuary cities (crime) to the drug epidemic.
Forthrightly, the current state of affairs is destroying this nation internally through a pronounced wearing away of the nation’s belief in its government and gnawing away at its institutions.
Corrupt, criminal socialists have seized our government and over the years have transformed it into an Administrative State, a Servile State where we are its servants. They inhabit political offices and every bureaucracy of the State and they believe it is their right to (1) rule over us and (2) run government as they wish. This arrogance emanates from their’ believe they are infinitely more superior to the American people and know better how things should be run than through some quaint idea like “…the consent of the governed.” This is the swamp and its attitude.
Starting in 2010 (thanks to the Tea Party), We the People knew our government had run amuck, we knew it was (and is) broke and we went about trying to correct it. By 2016, we elected a fighter to go to Washington with a mandate to drain the swamp. With that mandate in hand, they came unglued.
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of President “Teddy” Roosevelt, was the oldest man to hit the beach on the D-day invasion. He was also the highest ranking person to directly participate in the beach landing invasion. He was supposed to be with the other command staff in England. Gen. Roosevelt knew the importance of the mission, he knew much of the invasion force were new, untried soldiers who had never seen combat. His requests to join his men were repeatedly denied, but he persisted, even when his superiors told him he faced near certain death.
He was granted permission after explaining how his presence would inspire confidence in the invasion plan. The Commander of the Allied Forces, General Eisenhower wrote Roosevelt’s eulogy before the invasion.
Pierre Delecto stood alone on the burning deck. Smoke rose from the boards, and the ship was sinking. He grabbed the fallen Stars and Stripes, holding it in his beautiful, shapely teeth, and began climbing the rigging. “Be prudent!” the steward yelled. “Pierre, no!” But Pierre was throwing caution to the wind. “Pierre, oui!” he shouted. His strategy was confrontation, verging on spinefulness.
“… Not so fast,” Donald Trump said.
“Hmm?” said Mitt Romney. He blinked across the white tablecloth. For a moment, he did not know where he was. Trump’s mushy, wheedling voice had startled him. Pierre’s defiant shout over the creaking of the burning ship receded and was replaced by ambient jazz and the sound of clinking cutlery.
Author, Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution
Myron Magnet is editor-at-large of City Journal, where he served as editor from 1994 to 2007. He earned an M.A. from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he also taught for several years. A 2008 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, he has written for numerous publications, including Commentary, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He is the author of several books, including The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817 and, most recently, Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution.
The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 17, 2019, at Hillsdale College’s Constitution Day Celebration in Washington, D.C.
Two hundred and ninety-eight felons died in 2018 “… during the commission of a felony …” when armed private citizens shot the attackers, according to the FBI’s latest release from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The statistical study does not inventory the more common encounters when a civilian’s presentation, declaration or firing of a self-defense firearm was effective at stopping other perpetrators.
A Message For Gavin Newsom Regarding Red Flag Laws
The US Constitution — our individual Bill of Rights — says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Those are the words from our Second Amendment, an individual right that enables the law-abiding US citizen guarantee of self-defense, and defense from an intrusive, onerous, tyrannical government.
What I just stated in the above paragraph is objective truth, non-debatable, and rooted in our founding documents and principles. As well, many of our state constitutions back up exactly what I asserted. It is not subjective or mere opinion. However, consistent with the rhetoric of Rahm Emanuel — who said “never let a good crisis go to waste,” — progressive socialists are doing what they always do: finding a means to disarm citizens. That, as well, is not debatable and has been evidenced throughout history by every socialist, fascist, communist, or imperialist dictator.
Given that so much gun-policy research is explicitly funded by individuals hostile to our rights, gun owners are right to be skeptical of many academics. However, there are times when well-respected academics have proven confident enough to challenge the prevailing anti-gun orthodoxies. Such is the case with recent pieces from James Alan Fox, professor of criminology, law, and public policy at Northeastern University, and Thomas Abt, research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In a July 23 item for USA Today, Fox pondered why a recent mass killing in Kyoto, Japan, did not garner significant attention in the U.S. media. On July 18, a man entered the Kyoto Animation studio and doused parts of the building with an accelerant and screamed “drop dead” or “die!” before setting the building ablaze. The resulting fire killed 34 people and injured more than 30.
Read these amazing stories which highlight accounts of law-abiding gun owners in America using their Second Amendment rights for self-defense in this online edition of the Armed Citizen®.
September, 2019 –
An armed robber was shot dead by a 22-year-old man early in the morning on Detroit’s West side. Two men on foot reportedly approached three people, seated inside a vehicle, from behind and attempted to rob them. One robber, armed with a gun, allegedly assaulted the driver and demanded items. The 22-year-old drew his concealed-carry firearm and shot the robber multiple times. The man died at the scene from his injuries. The other man allegedly fled. (detroitnews.com, Detroit, Mich., 8/8/19)
Internet foolishness has forced a very busy man with a big job, Colt’s Mfg. Co. President and CEO Dennis Veilleux, to step away from making sure guns are produced at the East Hartford, Conn., factory and, instead, focus on the chatroom perception that, somehow, today’s Colt’s is against the consumer sale of AR-15s.