Monday, February 27, 2017

APPEALS COURT: SCREW THE SECOND AMENDMENT

SPECIAL POST

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in Kolbe vs. Hogan that weapons that are “most useful in military service" are not shielded by the Second Amendment.  In other words, there is no substantive difference between the AR-15 , or any of the other 44 types of firearms specifically banned by the Maryland Firearms Safety Act and the military’s M16.  That, of course, is utter nonsense.  Any person with experience on the M16 or AR-15 knows the weapons are similar; they are not, however, identical. Many differences exist (especially depending on the model), but the primary difference is that the M16 has fully automatic capabilities, whereas the AR-15 is only semi-automatic. 

Following the Court's rationale, bayonets and knives would also be prohibited to be owned by Americans, because they are "most useful in military service."  

The Court, in its ruling, totally obliterates the Second Amendment; all one has to do is to say that there is some connection between whatever weapon it is and military service, and the right to own it is not protected by the Second Amendment.     

The case is undoubtedly now headed to the Supreme Court, which underscores the absolutely necessity for approving Neil Gorsuch to the bench as soon as possible.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

OUR COUNTRY NEEDS TO GET A GRIP

I think that after eight years of crappy leadership under Obama and eight years of the constant division that president laid on this country we have become so used to fighting... we just can't stop ourselves.  

I have to think that Americans... that is, Democrats, Republicans, Independents,  whites, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Christians, Jews, rich, poor... all Americans want certain things in this country.  Among those things are: plentiful job opportunities with upward mobility in the work force and decent wages; secure borders to keep criminals and terrorists out of the country and to allow us to provide jobs to Americans first; a strong economy that will support good housing values and decent rates of return on our investments; quality education with equal access to everyone regardless of social position; a strong national defense to discourage attack and ensure world peace; a government that is responsive to the needs and wishes of the people; quality healthcare at reasonable costs; low crime rates; enforcement of the Bill of Rights; a sound energy policy and a host of other things. 

When you stop and look at that list, ask yourself how many of those items on the list were successfully addressed and taken care of by either Bush or Obama.  

We now have a president who appears to be trying very hard to turn things around and to address that list.  He may have made a mistake or two, but I can't think of any single president in American history who hasn't.  If we want perfection in our presidency, we should pray for Jesus Christ or God Himself to ascend from the heavens and take charge, but I suspect that a lot of people in the country would be scared to death were that to happen... lawyers, politicians and members of the press among them.   

Do we want to put at risk the very substance of our American democracy by continuing to undermine a president who is determined to make things better, or do we want to find constructive ways to work together to make things happen?  How can we possibly hold those in government responsible to us when we don't ourselves seem to be responsible citizens?  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 


Friday, February 24, 2017

COPS AND PIGS; MORE DISGUSTING NEWS

SPECIAL POST

Remember that piece of artwork that was hanging on Capitol walls depicting cops as pigs?  It was taken down, rehung by a Congressman, taken down again and rehung again by the same jerk.  The Capitol Architect finally removed the picture, ruling it was offensive, not in good taste and violated Capitol rules.  

That should have been the end of it, but the Congressman, William Lacy Clay from Missouri, says he doesn't give a damn if the picture is in good taste or not and he couldn't care less about Capitol rules;  taking it down, he asserts, violates the artist's right to Freedom of Speech.  So, he's suing in Federal Court.   

Should he by any remote chance win, then I demand that MY Constitutional rights to free speech be recognized and that a huge Christian cross with a Holy Bible be placed next to it.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

OVER $1 BILLION IN PHONY SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS?

SPECIAL POST

When you are a Social Security recipient who has been deemed to be unable to take care of your financial affairs, you may appoint a "representative payee" to receive the benefits for you.  Of course, that payee must also have a Social Security number so they can track the money.   But, a recent audit shows $1 billion was paid by mistake over the last 10 years to people who claimed to be representatives but provided no identification.  

But, that's not all.  At the current rate, $183 million in such benefits is now being paid out improperly per year.  That's another 1.8 billion over the next 10 years!  And... about $850 million has been paid out to people who are no longer representatives.  

No wonder the Social Security system is bleeding.  Had those erroneous payments not been made, do you suppose Social Security benefits to the people who are legally entitled to them might have increased in the last three years?  

Somebody should go to jail over this.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HATE CRIMES MUST BE PROSECUTED

SPECIAL POST

I'll be the first to admit that I have been rather vocal about radical Islam and about the general silence of the American Muslim community on the subject.  Nevertheless, I strongly object to the desecration of Muslim Temples, just as I object to the knocking over of Jewish cemetery tombstones and threats of torching Jewish Synagogues.  

Hate in this country is boiling over.  Whites spit on Native Americans.  Those with autism or other disabilities are beaten and robbed.  Whites shoot blacks and blacks shoot whites.  Cops get killed every day... just because they're cops.   Democrats  threaten to assassinate our President and anybody with a Trump cap has become a target for all kinds of violence and verbal assault.  

This mean and vile behavior on the part of Americans must stop.  

You'd think we are on the brink of anarchy in this country.  Behavior like this is downright scary.  These people need to be arrested and put away for a very, very long time.  And those in places of high power and authority in America need to get a grip on why these things are happening and find ways to stop them.  

Quit talking about it and do something.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.  
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

THE WAR OF 2017

SPECIAL POST

This is a battle for the soul of our country.  It's war... us vs. them.  

Trump wants a better national economy.  Trump wants more people working in this country.  Trump wants better education.  Trump wants to stop dangerous predators from coming across our borders from anywhere.  Trump wants a government that is responsible to the people.  Trump wants a nation and a world that is safe and secure.  Trump wants to fix the healthcare debacle.  


The leftists obviously do not don't want these things.  They have made it clear in no uncertain terms that they despise both Trump and his ideals.  

They want a crappy economy where everyone is dependent on the government for handouts and where they don't have to bear any responsibility for governing themselves.   They relish in high unemployment, dumbed-down education and they seem to enjoy being surrounded by illegal criminal aliens from Mexico and terrorists from the Middle East.  

Trump got elected because we agree with his goals, not theirs.  Now, they are doing everything possible to force us to comply with their despicable agendas. 

This is a war... a war between two ideologies... what we want and what they demand.  For the sake of the country, we'd better be in it to win it.   

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.