I wrote on this earlier,”More To The Memphis Shooting Than Meets the Eye… Father/Son Team Die.” I was assailed by a few nutters and even had my video pulled from my YouTube account, but, there are gazillions of the copies of that first video all over the place now. (God I love freedom of speech and the internet!) So during some of my conversations, it was said that no way could these “upstanding citizens” of these United States have started shooting first. I said it was them who opened fire first. As usual in these debates with whack jobs, I am exonerated. Here is one discussion I had via my YouTube:
…his wife [Jerry Kane's wife] watched a rifle being pulled from the van, while the cops used no gloves. usually if they use no gloves it is because there is no crime scene or it was planted to show video footage there was a gun….
Conspiracy after conspiracy. This non-linear thinking is killing our generation and Western culture which thrives on logic. At any rate, here is the recently released video:
World Net Daily has a good article/interview with Justice Thomas’s wife, “Ginni” Thomas. She talks about the Tea Party and other important aspects of conservatism. Saying,
“The Sept. 12 march on Washington – when I saw all of those real, ordinary Americans march on Washington and come at their own expense – people who were there said it changed their lives,” she told WND…. [the] 52… blond with a vibrant smile and ebullient personality, said she “felt called to the front lines for our nation as President Obama was moving the country so far away from the founding principles.”….
HotAir’sAllahpundit (an atheist) shows his respect:
…His prognosis, not in only terms of survival but in carrying on with speech and debate, is unknown thus far. But here’s a passage from the Merck handbook linked above:
Because esophageal cancer usually is not diagnosed until the disease has spread, the death rate is high. Fewer than 5% of people survive more than 5 years. Many die within a year of noticing the first symptoms. Because nearly all cases of esophageal cancer are fatal, the doctor’s main objective is to control symptoms, especially pain and the inability to swallow, which can be very frightening to the person and loved ones (see Death and Dying: Difficulty Swallowing)….
His debates on religion were not that impressive, outside of rhetoric and polemics. His stance against Muslim terrorism around the world is phenomenal. But I ask this question, will he remain an atheist to death. Many in his place have, but typically die through disease inflicted through too many partners, or drug overdoses. Sartre and Flew are examples of others who have changed their minds, even if at a late hour. I will be praying for Hitchen’s, that he escape the worst sickness of all… his rebellion against his Creator.
May I first say I enjoy John Cole’s art and he is included often in my Sunday Toons and he isn’t always biased as he is here.
The above cartoonist mentions the following at his blog:
And I’m still waiting for a common sense explanation of how the convoluted grammar in the Second Amendment (“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”) lays out the right for everyone (who isn’t a convicted felon, etc.) to own a gun.
I will supply him with some original intent:
1) There is no contrary evidence from the writings of the Founding Fathers, early American legal commentators, or pre-twentieth century Supreme Court decisions, indicating that the Second Amendment was intended to apply solely to active militia members.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and this without any qualification as to their condition or degree, as is the case in the British government.
In the appendix to the Commentaries, Tucker elaborates further:
This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty… The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Whenever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction. In England, the people have been disarmed, generally, under the specious pretext of preserving the game: a never failing lure to bring over the landed aristocracy to support any measure, under that mask, though calculated for very different purposes. True it is, their bill of rights seems at first view to counteract this policy: but the right of bearing arms is confined to protestants, and the words suitable to their condition and degree, have been interpreted to authorise the prohibition of keeping a gun or other engine for the destruction of game, to any farmer, or inferior tradesman, or other person not qualified to kill game. So that not one man in five hundred can keep a gun in his house without being subject to a penalty.
Not only are Tucker’s remarks solid evidence that the militia clause was not intended to restrict the right to keep arms to active militia members, but he speaks of a broad right – Tucker specifically mentions self-defense.
“Because ‘[g]reat weight has always been attached, and very rightly attached, to contemporaneous exposition,’ the Supreme Court has cited Tucker in over forty cases. One can find Tucker in the major cases of virtually every Supreme Court era.” (Source: The Second Amendment in the Nineteenth Century)
(William Blackstone was an English jurist who published Commentaries on the Laws of England, in four volumes between 1765 and 1769. Blackstone is credited with laying the foundation of modern English law and certainly influenced the thinking of the American Founders.)
Take note there is another aspect to this cartoon that seems to go unnoticed in Mr. Cole’s creative mind. It is this:
Forty children under age 5 die annually from drowning in water buckets at home.
One hundred fifty children under age 5 die from fires they start with cigarette lighters.
Mechanical locks diminish the effective value of guns because they require that a gun be unloaded, yet thousands of children are saved each year by adults who use loaded guns to defend themselves and their families against home intrusion.
Guns used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day.1 This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.
As many as 200,000 women use a gun every year to defend themselves against sexual abuse
Where is this in his cartoons? Which is why I wrote this on his blog:
Your drawing draws the slimmest of deaths. There are many more persons saved by the stopping of a criminal. So the drawing should be a tombstone with writing on it that would go something like this: “Here lies another criminal who was killed in the action of committing a crime against which an innocent person feared for her life.”
HotAir h/t – 90% OF Al Sharpton’s radio listeners applaud decision:
IBD has an article by Phyllis Schlafly, the woman who almost single handily stopped radical feminists from great strides decades ago. Here, she makes a great point about why Kagan shouldn’t be allowed into our judicial system at such a high level:
…Now that Obama is president, he has the power to nominate Supreme Court justices who will “break free” from the Constitution and join him in “fundamentally transforming” America. That’s the essence of his choice of Elena Kagan as his second Supreme Court nominee. She never was a judge, and her paper trail is short. But it’s long enough to prove that she is a clear and present danger to the Constitution.
When Kagan was dean of Harvard Law School, she presented a guest speaker who is known as the most activist judge in the world: Judge Aharon Barak, formerly president of the Israeli Supreme Court.
The polar opposite of the U.S. Constitution, which states that “all legislative powers” are vested in the elected legislative body, Barak has written that a judge should “make” and “create” law, assume “a role in the legislative process” and give statutes “new meaning that suits new social needs.”
Barak wrote that a judge “is subject to no authority” except himself, and he “must sometimes depart the confines of his legal system and channel into it fundamental values not yet found in it.” Channel? Does he mean he channels in a trance, as Hillary Clinton supposedly channeled discourse with the long-deceased Eleanor Roosevelt?
Despite Barak’s weirdo writings, or maybe because of them, Kagan called him her “judicial hero.” Judge Robert Bork, a man careful with his words, says Kagan’s praise of Barak is “disqualifying in and of itself.” Bork said that Barak “establishes a world record for judicial hubris.” He wrote that Barak embraces a judicial philosophy that “there is no area of Israeli life that the court may not govern.”
This is a Town Hall meeting where the Representative arrogantly mocks his constituents.
Note the nationalities of the people speaking out against him. This arrogant fool is caught out in his lies, hypocrisy and utter mistreatment of his constituents. This is more evidence of the Democrat Party leadership being democratic in name but tyrannical in deed.
I have a two-part question for that clown who would be prince: Have you always been that condescending to your employers, or are you only that condescending to your employers when the facts are against you?
Or maybe Lilburnistan. Did you think that only Europe is being Islamized?
Lilburn is similar to many cities in America. It has a cozy population of 11,000 in Gwinnett County about 15 miles outside Atlanta… It also has at least four Islamic facilities each with colorful back stories.
The one pictured above, the A.G.A. Dar-E-Abbas Islamic Center, has a history of code violations. Those violations are partly why a Dar-E-Abbas rezoning request was denied by Lilburn in a heated decision last fall.
Then there’s the “Nasfat of Atlanta,” also in Lilburn. They seem to keep their noses cleaner than Dar-E-Abbas, although they promise on their website “to become renowned for quality da’wah,” which is Islamic proselytizing. Nasfat also states that they will “not discriminate”…against Muslims. There are no pledges on their website about discriminating against anybody else.
Finally, there’s the “Ali Center,” registered with the state as the Imam Ali (A.S.) Center. The registered agent and CEO of the Ali Center is Kaiser Ali, but the actual owner of the property (according to property records for its address at 695 Beaver Ruin Road) is the Dawat-E-Hadiya of America. That owner, although technically registered in California, is actually the corporate vessel of a foreign-based Shia Muslim sect.
If you ever feel like buying a nice piece of property with foreign funds, committing code violations on the premises, or failing to file required paperwork, just stop by Lilburn sometime. A local imam will be happy to give you pointers.