Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
MAMA liberty penned this a while ago, but with Bundy being
embattled, we thought you might like it now. It's kinda relevant.
The other day I went to town and
saw a big, black SUV at the only signal light in town. It had quite a
few stubby radio antennas and smoky glass windows (illegal for the
rest of us), so I wasn't surprised to see two young men in it with
hard looking faces.
The thing is, gentlemen—you stood out like a sore thumb.
Here in the back country, most men drive big pickup trucks. They
have deer guards on the front grill, tools and dogs in the back, or
big round bales of hay or water tanks. The ladies often drive SUVs,
of course, but most of them were originally red, green or some color
except black. They are usually full of kids, dogs and
A wee small taste for you.
And now, for something completely (okay, not really, but work with
me here) different.
Normally, I only give you a taste or two from
an article. But this one is so much how I think I'm going to post the
whole damn thing here.
I have thought about this for a
long time, and I believe it's necessary to share my thoughts with
you, in the interest of education and full disclosure.
First, some background.
I believe that defense of self and others is a 'natural right'—a
biological imperative, if you will.
Such a fundamental imperative does not require approval from any
person or group of persons. No individual or group has the authority
to deny me the right to self-defense.
Any limitation on that right is an intolerable infringement.
I will use any tool that I—and I alone—deem essential to
enhancing and preserving that right., without restriction,
limitation, or infringement by any individual or group. This is the
essence of man's competitive advantage in the animal kingdom.
Now, to the point.
Because these truths stated above are self-evident to me, it is my
intent to keep and bear such tools as I consider essential to my
environment, regardless of statute or ordinance.
Because there are statutes and ordinances that infringe on my right,
I am forced to "break the law" to do so. Lex iniusta non est lex.
Because I put myself in jeopardy—both of liberty and life—by
breaking these laws, I am forced to make some hard decisions.
And here's the nut. As long as we, as citizens, allow such laws to
rule us, we live in peril. Because I see no real probability that
such laws will be overthrown, we, as citizens, are complicit in their
continued unjust execution.
Because I refuse to acknowledge them as just, and as long as I
perceive that you generally do, a gulf arises between me and you with
regard to my obligations to assist you if you are in peril.
Therefore, I hereby serve notice that, with a few limited
exceptions, if you and I find ourselves in a situation where our
lives are threatened by criminal act, I will not defend you. As far
as I know, you have accepted the servitude that comes with obeying
unjust laws without protest or resistance. Therefore, I have no
obligation to defend you.
I will instead take every action I am able to protect myself and
others I choose to protect, but I will go no further. Until such time
as you stand with me in rejecting obedience to governments of those
who seek to control you, you are on your own.
I am truly sorry to have to make these decisions, and I pray for
your safety. But any other course would be maladaptive.
John Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org)
blogs at "Sign of the Times" (http://jctaylor1948.com/)
As JT already knows, I'll be right by his side WTSHTF.
By now, all Y'all have read of that evil racist slavery supporting
Cliven Bundy's comments, and the GOP's mad dash to run away from him,
based on a NYT article and Media Matters, two fine, upstanding and
non-prejudiced organizations. (SARCASM ALERT!!!!!) Now,
it's time for the REST of the story.
It seems that these paragons of media truthfulness, these champions of
impartial reportage edited the video to suit their own agendas.
Who'da thunk it? Here's what Clive had to say UNEDITED,
..." and so what I've
testified to ya', I was in the WATTS riot, I seen the beginning fire
and I seen the last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People
are not happy, people is thinking they did not have their
they didn't have these things, and they didn't have them.
We've progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and sure
don't want to go back; we sure don't want the colored people to go
back to that point; we sure don't want the Mexican people to go back
to that point; and we can make a difference right now by taking care
of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.
Let me tell.. talk to you about the Mexicans, and these are just
things I know about the negroes. I want to tell you one more thing I
know about the negro.
When I go, went, go to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas; and I would see
houses, and in front of that government
house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids....
and there was always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the
porch. They didn't have nothing to do. They didn't have nothing for
the kids to do. They didn't have nothing for the young girls to do.
And because they were basically on government subsidy—so now
what do they do? They abort their young
they put their young men in jail, because
they never, they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often
wondered are they were better off as slaves, picking cotton and
having a family life and doing things? Or are they better off under
You know they didn't get more freedom, uh they got less freedom—they
got less family life, and their happiness—you could see it in
their faces—they were not happy sitting on that concrete sidewalk.
Down there they was probably growing their turnips—so that's all
government, that's not freedom.
Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know I
understand that they come over here against our
and cross our borders. But they're here
and they're people—and I've worked side-by-side a lot of them.
Don't tell me they don't work, and don't tell me they don't pay
taxes. And don't tell me they don't have better family structure than
most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they're
together, they picnic together, they're spending their time together,
and I'll tell you in my way of thinking they're awful nice people.
And we need to have those people join us and be with us....
not, not come to our party.
All the bold face was eliminated from the video of this horrible
racist, anti government TEA Party scumbag. See how evil he is? Who
could have ever expected this racist scumbag to have the nerve to say
that Mexicans are great people, even the illegal ones, and that he
thinks the world of them as friends and neighbors? What's next? Is he
going to say Chinese are human, too?
HORRORS!!! Georgia is actually going to allow people to
carry in far more places than the hoplophobic Victim Disarmament
crew's panties can handle. [Link]
They ignore the fact that the carriers are licensed (which I happen to
oppose—licenses are a deliberate and discriminatory infringement on
the 2nd Amendment) and concentrate on the horrible thought that more
law-abiding citizens will have guns in more places in Georgia than
ever before. Hell, if you accidentally carry into a Georgia airport,
they'll let you leave WITH YOUR GUN AND NO JAIL TIME OR FINE!!
At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov.
Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law.
One of the most permissive state gun laws in the nation, it will
allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than
at any time in the past century, including bars and government
buildings that don't have security checkpoints.
The law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to
carry firearms. It allows churches to "opt-in" if they want to allow
weapons. Bars could already "opt-in" to allow weapons, but under the
new law they must opt out if they want to bar weapons. Permit-holders
who accidentally bring a gun to an airport security checkpoint will
now be allowed to pick up their weapon and leave with no criminal
penalty. (At Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a
record 111 guns were found at TSA screening areas last year.)
The fact that the following organizations oppose the law
recommends it highly to me....
Americans for Responsible
Solutions, the group co-founded by former Arizona congresswoman Gabby
Giffords, has called the legislation "the most extreme gun bill in
America," and mounted an aggressive campaign against it. So have
other gun-control organizations, including Mayors Against Illegal
Guns, the group started by former New York City Mayor Michael
Frank Rotondo, the executive director of the Georgia Association
of Chiefs of Police, has blasted the law. "Police officers do not
want more people carrying guns on the street," said Rotondo,
"particularly police officers in inner city areas."
Street cops have very little opposition to firearms ownership OR
carry, in my experience. It's when cops get rank (higher than
sergeant, usually) they get hoplophobic. Don't know what hoplophobic
is? I'll tell you NEXT week (if I remember! LOL). The only thing
controversial about this law is that authoritarians hate it, NBC is
pissing in their pants over it, and Bloomberg, Giffords, et alia hate
it. 4 good results from one law, not even counting the law itself—a
HUGE step in the correct direction!
I would LOVE to have this gun.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP)—A gun
thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K.
Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.
A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt
.45 revolver Thursday night.
Awesome piece of history.
As the article says, FactCheck.org is NOT a gun-rights favorable
organization. And yet, it has compiled this collection of statistics
that OUGHT to sink through the most rock-hard liberal cranium.
Per the article—
As you can see, gun ownership
and gun manufacturing are at the their highest levels in years. Yet
gun murders, gun aggravated assaults, and gun robberies are all down.
The only things that are up are gun suicides and nonfatal gun
Suicide is your right, laws to the contrary notwithstanding, and
non-fatal accidents are, of course, regrettable. But accidents could
be reduced drastically by firearm safety training in school (the NRA
has an excellent program, Eddie Eagle, that they pass out for dirt
cheap, and even for free, to any school or organization that asks for
Can you believe this idiot?
Democrat Joe Lazar, Colorado Legislator,
speaking in opposition to allowing women on campus to carry
concealed, gave the reasons for keeping CCW illegal on campus, and
giving women "rape whistles" for defense.
"It's why we have call boxes,
it's why we have safe zones, it's why we have [rape] whistles.
Because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at. And you
don't know, if you feel like you're gonna be raped, or if you feel
like someone's been following you around, or if you feel like you're
in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun
and you pop ... pop a round at somebody,
Hmmmm.... If I were the type of scumbag who rapes women, would a
whistle be more likely to stop me, or would the woman pointing a .38
in my face? I wonder....
As has been pointed out by an interested reader, "Unloaded Carry"
may not be quite as asinine as I suspected. in some jurisdictions
(Utah, for one), "Unloaded" for purposes of carry means the firearms
needs TWO actions to fire—a fully loaded Single Action revolver is
"unloaded" for the purposes of the law. A semi-auto with full mag but
empty chamber is "unloaded" as well. I wonder if Cocked and locked
qualifies.... But I digress. Any Kahleefourneyans out there know what
the definition of "unloaded carry" was for that failed bill from 4
Well, that's all I have for now. See ya next week!