We’re Right, They’re Wrong… PERIOD!

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When some arrogant progressive like Bob Beckel says something asinine like “Explain to me why the republicans are sticking up for millionaires?” WHY, WHY, WHY doesn’t someone, anyone, have balls enough to say; “BECAUSE WE DON’T PUNISH SUCCESS, F’TARD!”  Instead, they usually say something equally ignorant and whiny like “Oh Bob, We don’t!” Or they start babbling off some ridiculous string of complicated statistics.  This isn’t rocket science, people.  We’re right, they’re wrong… PERIOD.

 We believe in freedom and personal achievement; they want choice limited to what is fair so nobody is allowed to fail and learn from their mistakes.  We promote personal initiative; they get a bully mob to try and force slackers to the top.  We live by the sovereignty of the states governed by The Constitution, they want to do away with that and be governed by a foreign global power.  We have stuck by our principles. We haven’t changed since the day the Declaration of Independence was signed.  We are REPUBLICans, for the Republic; where the individual’s rights are protected from the whims of the mob.  They are for democracy, obsessed with the majority rule, where the whims of the bully mob trample the rights of the individual.

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A New Approach To Liberty?

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I am accosted daily by people who are so fed up with our government that they are ready to do away with it and try something different. From the Uber-Libertarians to the all-out Anarcho-Capitalists, the Utopian vision they have is an America without government at all or at the very least, just enough to keep the roads paved. They all cry “LIBERTY!”, but to quote a popular social media meme “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” 

So, what is “Liberty”? Well there are several definitions, but these two represent the primary usage of the word: 

1. The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority
on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. The state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
synonyms: independence, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, self-government, self-rule,
self-determination, civil liberties, human rights

2. The power or scope to act as one pleases.
synonyms: freedom, independence, free rein, license, self-determination, free will, latitude

Antonyms: Tyranny

Parenting in a Hostile Society

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There has been a lot going on lately that has drawn my attention to raising kids in what has become an ever-increasingly hostile society. I posted recently on my Facebook page, Jon Britton aka Doubletap, some positive things that could be taken from the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case that got a lot of feedback. It was aimed at raising kids in this society and what lessons can be learned from the life and death of Trayvon Martin. Unfortunately most of those who commented on it simply wanted to retry the case rather than discuss lessons learned and society’s impact. Kids have been a focal point in the ongoing gun debate as well. Cold Dead Hands started Team CDH to bring attention to proper firearms training for kids, to present some good role models for kids and to help these junior shooters to achieve their full potential through sponsorship. Working with these junior shooters has made it very clear what role good parenting plays in producing such awesome kids.