Next time someone tells you that the reason you don’t have to rely on yourself to defend yourself, remember this story from the LA Times
If the attackers had used a knife, baseball bat, or picked up a fire poker from the fireplace once inside, the result would be the same. The police arrive just minutes after the call, but when seconds count, your life will depend on how you will be able to defend yourself. This woman probably would not have been able to defend herself from two men armed with anything without having a firearm to protect herself. And while others may doubt it, I do not doubt that part of the reason for criminals brazenly breaking into homes is because they know the people in CA probably do not have guns (it is very difficult in CA to get a concealed carry permit).
Please note: This is not to say that the police did not do an excellent job here as far as they could. You cannot expect a police officer within seconds of every house in the country. Their professionalism in this case is exemplary, but barring Superman becoming a police officer, they will never be quick enough in cases like this.
The big trouble I have with Obama is the company he keeps, and the fact that he appears to despise his mother and her family. He writes a book called “Dreams from My Father”, his mother raised him, his father abandoned him. We see his African grandmother denouncing those who oppose him, but his European grandmother is nowhere to be found. Obama may very well need to be mending fences in his own family; all this while the left sees him as our cultural messiah who can heal the racial divide.
To me he remains largely an unknown with a few very disturbing glimpses into the world he lives in. Given his association with the likes of Wright and a former terrorists in the Weathermen, makes me worry. The anger of his wife towards whites as seen in Michelle Obama’s thesis is disturbing; the thesis shows a woman who is near obsessed with race. I begin to wonder what Mr Hope-and-Change is hoping for, and, will we be all stuck with a wooden nickel if he is elected President?
The candidacy of Barack Obama has spurred a growing dialogue within the African American pastoral community. Not everyone is entirely on board with the presidential candidate, and some are borderline critical.
This relatively non-partisan February sermon by Dr. James David Manning of ATLAH World Ministries in Harlem covers a wide range of issues, both religious and secular, and sheds light on matters which may or may not resonate with all voters but may draw interest from opposition campaign teams. Some of the criticism could be considered constructive other remarks are rather pointed.
It’s mostly safe for work, depending on where you work.
Kennedy said that in his view, the amendment says “there is a general right to bear arms, quite without reference to a militia.“
One good thing the current US President did was pick a couple of improvements for the SCOTUS. In Heller v. DC the case of U.S. v. Miller will be superseded. Miller has been the basis for many of the gun bans enacted, including the one in DC. The court in Miller erred; it attempted legal jujitsu and stumbled.
A reading of the decision in Miller shows the innate mendacity of the left in its quest to ban the public from owning arms. Justice McReynolds repeatedly stated in Miller that the individual had a right to keep and bear arms. Despite his efforts, this case has been a bane upon the country and has only caused misery for lawful gun owners. The gun bans enacted under the umbrella of Miller, directly impact an individual’s inherent, natural right to self defense. Many despots in other countries enacted gun bans because such bans enable despots to terrorize the populace under their regimes. All of these bans where enacted under the banner of public safety and order. If this sounds familiar it should as these are the tactics of the left in America the past 80 years.
As reported in the paper of record:
Prior to the program, illegal immigrants from Mexico who did not have a criminal history were returned to their home country almost immediately, without jail time or a formal deportation order. Apprehended illegal immigrants identified as “other than Mexican,” or OTMs, were given notices to appear at a future deportation hearing. The notices were referred to by the U.S. Border Patrol as “notices to disappear,” since only about 13 percent ever showed up.
On average, about half of those caught at the Southwest border are Mexican nationals. Currently, they face formal deportation procedures only in those limited areas covered by Operation Streamline or if they have been identified as convicted criminals.
Ms. Fobbs said that during fiscal 2007, a total of 136,712 Mexican nationals were returned home — 67,793 of whom were identified as criminal illegals.
Despite the praise it has received from members of Congress, Operation Streamline is not without its drawbacks and its future expansion is in doubt without a significant increase in federal funding.
The U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for returning illegal immigrants to their countries of origin, is strapped for both resources and manpower to conduct the program. The Justice Department, asked to prosecute the newly charged illegals, lacks the manpower to get the job done.
Congress appropriated $22 million to hire additional prosecutors, support staff and deputy U.S. marshals, and the administration is seeking $100 million for the Southwest Border Enforcement Initiative — to hire additional people to support the increased prosecutions.
Question: If we can spend billions a month in Iraq, why can’t we spend a few million to secure our southern border?
Well you should have because it was IEATAPETA Day, “the day when we piss off the hypocrites at PETA who have the highest kill-rate out of any animal shelter in Virginia.”
Haha, thanks Ed. I was covered because I eat one just about every day of the year.