Mayorkas Impeached! Now What? Expect NOTHING!

You heard it here first – probably. No, that DHS Secretary Alehandro Mayorkas was impeached is all over the news. What nobody else will tell you is this is mostly likely a nothing burger. Why? Because he did nothing wrong? No.

Sunday night, Mark Levin read out the charges against Mayorkas on the air and they in themselves were quite damning. The charges are not simply “differences in policy” as the statists are wont to say and Levin was quick to point out but rather pointed to specific portions of the U. S. Code that were openly and blatantly ignored – violated, actually. Do you feel violated? I know I do.  So what IS this deal with yet another impeachment?

First of all, let’s be clear on what an impeachment per our constitution actually is – it is an accusation. It may surprise you to learn how many officials have actually been impeached over the years. As in any court of law the defendant, the person impeached, is considered innocent until proven guilty. This standard is no less for Mayorkas no matter how slimey he may appear.  After the House of Representatives impeaches an official, a trial is held in the U. S. Senate. A two thirds or 67/100 Senate vote is required to convict.

We all know about the two impeachments of Donald J. Trump, and most of us know about William J. Clinton’s impeachment. All three times, the defendants were acquitted in the Senate. Unlike other instances, in these cases, I firmly believe the results were political rather than based on the evidence. This doesn’t mean I believe the defendants deserved acquittal or conviction, just that if the opposition party had enough votes, the conviction would have been far more likely. This is NOT a dig against the system but rather my own indictment of the two-party system the statists hold so dear. Without them Trump would never have been impeached at all. As for Clinton? I don’t know. I do believe he may well have been impeachable on far more serious charges and convicted if Congress actually did their jobs. Then again, I can think of several others who would bear the brand of conviction in a less biased D. C.

That brings us to the current brouhaha. Mayorkas is one of the prominent bad actors in this administration, right up there with Biden. Okay, give Biden a break, I agree with prosecutor Hur – Slo-Mo Joe isn’t competent, much less to stand trial. The problem with the Mayorkas debacle is while I’ve not one shred of doubt he would be found guilty in an unbiased Senate, we are now suffering from an EXCEPTIONALLY BIASED Senate. For get party politics – we’re talking statists here on both sides of the aisle. If the Senate balanced was reversed – heavily reversed in favor of the “R”s, I doubt if Mayorkas would be convicted even then. My reasoning?

DHS Secretary Alehandro Mayorkas is doing the express bidding of the statists who have usurped power from us citizens. IF, by some chance, he WERE “convicted”, he would more likely than not retire to a multi-million dollar estate and never want for anything again. Oh dear! Don’t expect him to sit rotting in the D.C. gulag for years waiting for trial either. No, that’s not for them, that’s for us.

The penalty for a constitutional impeachment is this:

“…the penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office. In some cases, the Senate has also disqualified such officials from holding public offices in the future.”

Wow. That hurts. In a just world he should at the very least die a long slow death from AIDS as a result of f*cking an entire nation, but no. Like I said – those things aren’t for them.

MAYBE he will resign rather than face a trial. Other than that you can expect him to stand “trial” and be acquitted, thus cementing the statists’ goal of flooding our nation with illegal aliens. Look beyond Mayorkas – look at everything those in  power are imposing on us citizens. I’ve said this before  and I’ll keep repeating it until the point becomes moot:

The statists want to destroy our nation, our sovereignty, so a one-world government can be installed. Now maybe 5-10-20 years ago this statement would be viewed as coming from a crazed wild-eyed nutcase – in some instances maybe it still is but really. The goal of the globalists is to centralize ALL nations into a one-world government. We’ve heard from the statists themselves. They’ve come out of the closet and are openly stating their objectives. This is no longer conjecture – it is fact.  As long as our nation is sovereign – as long as WE the People are self-governing citizens of a constitutional republic, a one-world government is a non-starter. So what can WE do?

We can stand up, take back our government, and tell the statists to take a hike. Simple? Yes. Easy? Hardly. The first, and likely the ONLY sane step right now is to focus on the 2024 election. We cannot slough it off. We cannot relent. We’ve been asleep far too long as it is. This November it is do or die. We have no hope of surviving another round of statist control – in D. C. or in our State Capitals. Ideally, our control – our decentralized control should emanate from the tiniest burg to our nation’s capital, but it must begin at the federal and state levels.

Register to vote if you are not registered already. From there, get vocal. Stop simply commiserating with others about the sorry state of things and ask the tough question – are you registered to vote? We need bodies. Unlike the democrats we need LIVING bodies, preferably those willing to step up for liberty – to vote the statists OUT of office – to hold anyone in office accountable.

If you live in Virginia – feel free to utilize the graphic to your right. The qr code as well as the link in the graphic itself will take you to Virginia’s DOE registration page. Feel free to copy it, share it, promote it. It is non-political and costs nothing.  Awww! Okay, here it is again:

 

If you live elsewhere, nothing is stopping you from doing the same in your state. Contact me if you need help. It’s not that hard. Send me your graphic if you want and I’ll post it. Heck I’ll set up an entire page for that matter. At this point, I don’t have time to do it all by myself.

Let’s Take Back Our Nation!

 

The Sad TRUTH About SCOTUS

SCOTUS or The Supreme Court of the United States has been in the news a LOT lately. They’ve made some brave and admirable decisions. They’ve also made some terrible rulings. Some recent rulings are so bad I have to wonder if at least two of our current justices are serving under severe threats to themselves or loved ones. I’ve always suspected Justice Scalia death was at the hands of one or more bad actors.

No matter what decisions SCOTUS may  make or which way they turn on any one issue is not at all a topic I’m bringing up today. While many contend they and they alone are the last word on law in this nation, I heartily disagree. WE the People are the last word. Period. Not by “vote” per se but by constitutional means of establishing and refining the law of the land.

So what IS this “Sad Truth” about SCOTUS?

This story goes back, way, waaaay back to 1939 and the Supreme Court case United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 . I learned about this in the fiction book “Unintended Consequences” by John Ross. While the work itself is fiction the author worked the story around a lot of actual  history (not to mention loads of excellent firearm information.)Ross’ research was top notch. Thus I’m relying on the story as he told it.

How this case even came to the Supreme Court is amazing in and of itself. Two men, suspected of being moonshiners, were “busted” by two AFT agents. The only trouble was, the agents couldn’t find anything illegal on the men except, one of them had a shotgun that was about a half-inch too short according to the 1934 NFA or National Firearms Act. Since the men were from out of state, they were charged – the first citizens to be so charged under this law. The local judge threw the case out, citing, of all things, the Constitution of the United States. The feds appealed. Then a “funny” thing happened…

Nobody showed up for the defense. According to the story as related by Mr. Ross, the defendants could not be located. The lawyers could not/ did not want to work for free, as even if the defendants could be located, it was certain they had no money to pay for their defense. So the feds contentions were presented to SCOTUS unchallenged.

Now by 1939, FDR had a firm hand on the makeup on the Supreme Court so one could very well surmise the court would rule in favor of the government anyway but such is pure supposition. Speculation aside – what actually happened?

SCOTUS Ruled for The Government

Defenders of the court maintain they had no choice. I cannot argue that as I have no basis in legal proceedings to judge by. Thus I am only left with what common sense I have as a self-governing citizen. What that tells me is the entire act should  have been ruled unconstitutional from the get-go, just like the original judge ruled previously. Instead they only overturned part of his ruling and only such details as the feds put forth thus demonstrating the Sad Truth About SCOTUS – our Supreme Court is populated with humans just as fallible as the rest of us AND prone to their own bias.

While there is zero chance I’d ever be admitted to any bar association, muchless be tapped to sit on the Supreme Court – side note here – there is NO stipulation that a Supreme Court Justice must even be a lawyer – I’ll never be deterred from looking at any law passed in this nation and calling BS. I’ll go even further down that road:

As far as our Second Amendment is concerned, I take the words “shall not be infringed” as the litmus test for any gun law so much so I fully believe any “gun law” is likely to be unconstitutional straight out of the box. One thing I am aware of, in legalese definitions are everything, thus my view depends entirely on how the term “gun law” is defined. For example – here in Virginia but the House of Delegates and the Senate just passed a “gun law” banning “assault weapons”.  It will have to wait in line for its day in court as there are four similar laws vying for a SOCTUS ruling at last count. I need not wait for the robed oracles to decree to render my own layman’s opinion – they are all unconstitutional. Period. How can I say that? Simply this:

All of these laws declare certain firearms illegal due to how they are constructed. Let’s cut to the chase and visit the granddaddy of all US bans – the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) of 1986. Notice the irony of the title of this legislation. Before then machine guns were still legal “to manufacture for ‘civilian‘ use” (misnomer if one considers the term ‘civilian’ refers to someone who is NOT serving in the military.)

This from the DOJ’s website:

 On the positive side, FOPA finally banned the manufacture of machine guns for civilian use and made it unlawful for anyone, not just licensees, to sell firearms to prohibited persons.

Among the several issues I have with this page is I fail to see what is “positive” about the above contention. Beyond that, even if one disagrees with my assertation, doesn’t the above paragraph then insinuate the preceding bullet points are not positives? (On that I would agree!)

Sure, one can pick out a few pluses but what real need is there to pass a law stating acts that should be legal anyway are, well, legal? There there’s the whole “felons owning firearms” bit.  Under section IV on the page linked above the DOJ imparts how the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) made it illegal for felons to possess or acquire firearms. In other words, while it is ingrained in our modern brains that felons cannot own firearms, this has only been true in this nation since 1968. Again, there is no such constructional constraint.

Now there are provisions in the 1986 legislation for mandatory sentencing for actual criminal acts. While I’m not about to enter the debate on mandatory sentencing at this point, I have absolutely no problem with the concept of adding or increasing penalties for criminal acts  performed or aided with a firearm. However we do need to be careful in this day and age of increased attention on “gun violence”.

Remember the Waukesha Wisconsin Christmas Parade attack? Are those five who died any less dead than if they were killed by firearms? Where were the calls for increased penalties for death by automobile? What about murder by other means? Are those victims less dead? Are their lives less valued because they were not killed with a firearm? I do get the point of the advocates to discourage the use of firearms in crimes, but shouldn’t we be rather discouraging the crimes themselves?

Getting back to SCOTUS – beginning with the 1939 ruling on the 1934 National Firearms Act and since – they have consistently failed to hand down the most obvious ruling – our rights as citizens SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Period. End of story. Instead they duck and dodge those issues which should be crystal clear in order to pacify the statists. This is where WE the People need to step up and step in.

The courts, SCOTUS, included love to invoke the concept of “public policy” – the idea that the will of the “people” should prevail. The problem here lies with the idea that the “will of the people” is expressed in legislation passed by federal, state, and local authorities (and more recently government agencies that  have zero constitutional authority whatsoever). The problem there is our so-called “representatives” more often represent those controlling their political party rather than the constituents who voted them into office.

Quick quiz: who among you voted for a representative who supported a law banning incandescent light bulbs? Did anybody bother to ask you?  My point exactly.

So first, we need to ensure those we choose to represent us are actually paying attention to what we really want. In my case, I want liberty so anything smacking of more government had better be based on some very strong logic.

Second, we need to hold our courts accountable per the law of our land by clearly opposing rulings that stray from our basis in law. Once again, our representatives need to have their feet held to the fire. We need to insist they change those laws the courts refuse to recognize as overstepping constitutional limits.

Finally, we need to carefully, clarify any questionable language in our founding documents. In other words, in some cases, we may need to amend  our constitution(s).

For example, it seems the “commerce clause” (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution) is often interpreted as expanding congressional overview to such things that “may” cross state lines. Nonsense. What does make sense is to refine this clause and define exactly what we really do want the federal government to have a hand in regulating as well as some strict limitations on such authority.

Again, we need to be careful with this las so we don’t make things worse than what they already are.

If all this seems daunting and rather impossible, allow me to suggest a reason why. We’ve grown used to the “set it and forget it” mindset when it comes to self-government. We want to live our lives and not be bothered. Well, there are governmental systems for that too. Feel free to choose between a kingdom, a dictatorship, or some sort of social-communist system. They all leave government to “the professionals”.  That’s not how our constitutional republic works. Our system is one of supposedly limited government held in trust by reliable citizens chosen to server – ostensibly for limited times before being released to return to their primary occupations. The very temporary nature of our ideal citizen-representatives was meant to be an additional safeguard against what has become a permanent corrupt ruling class.

Nothing will happen overnight. It cannot. Nothing will happen at all unless WE the People begin to step up and take hold of the duties and responsibilities inherent in our birthright as self-governing citizens of a constitutional republic.

If you like your republlic you can keep it - Ben Franklin

Why Everyone’s Throwing Slo-Mo Joe Under the Bus

If you haven’t heard, where have you been?

The Special Counsel Robert K Hur report on Joe Biden’s classified documents fiasco has caused quite the stir. My takeaway is simple:

Joe Biden mishandling classified documents was not only grossly illegal but shockingly atrocious

Joe Biden, however, lacks the mental capacity to be charged and tried for his actions

WOW! Is it any wonder why so many on both sides of the political spectrum are calling for his head? It is soooooo bad I wouldn’t be surprised to see him voluntarily step down any day now.  To that I gotta ask… is this a good thing? Maybe not.

Look, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or even a “medical professional” to question Slo-Mo Joe’s mental state. Most days he can barely speak a coherent thought. Even the MSM has started reporting his gaffs. Heck, even before he was VP (something he cannot remember the details about.) I thought he was unfit for any office and I wasn’t paying all that much attention. So why now? It should be obvious. In a word… Trump.

Donald J. Trump, in the face of multiple attempts by the statists to shut him down, has emerged not as merely the “front runner” for the Republican nomination for President but as the ONLY MAN FOR THE JOB. (Give it up Nikki – you cannot win.) While more and more evidence surfaces demonstrating the 2020 election of Slo-Mo Joe was a total fraud.

The bottom line here is if things keep going the way they are going there is NO WAY Biden can win in November. More than anything else – the statists NUMBER ONE PRIORITY is to keep the ball of destruction going and that means putting their man in the oval office. So whose name keeps popping up? Michael “Michelle” Obama. S/he has enough name recognition to provide the plausibility the statists need to make yet another win in 2024 fly… barely.

Personally, I think the statists will need  to scrounge a whole lot more dead voters to pull this one off. Trump’s campaign is quickly turning into a juggernaut. This does NOT mean we can just sit back and watch the show. WE the People need to get involved. Moreover WE need to get out and VOTE – but that’s not all.

WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS VOTE +1

Better yet +2, +3 and more. If you’re here in Virginia, save this graphic to your phone:

If you live in another state, you can do something similar. Email me if you need help. I’ll even post it to this website if you like.

The point is to encourage as many citizens as possible to register and vote. It is just a start but it IS a start.

Wake up! The left is on the move. They are in the final stretch. November is WIN/LOSE for either side. If the statists win, we may never recover. If WE the People win – we stand a chance to reclaim our nation. WE cannot afford to lose this one.

YES!!! Virginia Democrats PASS Legislation BANNING Semi-Automatic Firearms!

Have I gone CRAZY? WHY am I excited about this?

Think about it. This is an election year – a BIG one and the idiots in theHouse of Delegates AND most likely the Senate have just handed us this election on a silver platter.

Virginia House Passes Bill To Ban Semi-Automatic Firearms

THE DEMOCRATS TRUE COLORS ARE BLAZING THROUGH

Remember the 2A Sanctuary movement just before Covid hit? You ain’t seen nothin yet! There is NO WAY these fools will get away with this. WHAT? Do you think we will all just walk up and turn in our guns? Fat chance!

Okay, let’s settle down here. I, for one, am not about to shoot anybody. Let’s get real. So what COULD happen?

Well, let’s suppose the Senate fools really are stupid enough to pass this garbage. It goes to the Governor. I doubt very, VERY much if Younkin would even consider it but, HEY! it’s politics so who knows?

Moving into tickles and grins territory, say Younkin all of a sudden feels very RINO-like and signs the damned thing. Now what? It will immediately be challenged in court. While I’m not sure how far it would get kicked up until it gets shot down, I’m reasonably confident it WOULD get the boot.

MEANWHILE…

Back here in the Commonwealth, WE the PEOPLE are mobilizing. We ain’t gonna wait for no black-robed self-proclaimed “demi-gods” to grace us with their decision. It would be the 2A Sanctuary Movement – Part II on STEROIDS.

NO, There would be NO “Civil War”

At least I’m not seeing it. WHY? Simply because there is no need for such foolishness. I will NOT predict what might happen should the gun grabbers start going door to door in search of “contraband”. I doubt if the outcome would be pretty BUT, I see little chance of that happening. How little? Maybe about the same chance as my finding a winning $3 Billion lottery ticket in my Captain Crunch with Boo Berries.

The Bottom Line

Maybe I’m getting all excited for a nothing burger. Only time will tell. What I can say is I do love seeing the statists aiming fully-automatic bazookas at their  own feet.  I can only hope they follow through because I see this as a wake-up call for us citizens. Let’s face it, we’ve been so lethargic lately some of us need a big toe up our bums to see if we are still breathing.

No matter what, my plan is to do whatever I can to get citizens to vote. Goodness knows I’m hoping they will vote FOR liberty.

Hit & Run Quickie: Tim Kaine – Who DO You Represent?

Don’t bother with your  stock answer – dig deep, In your case I’ll settle for the layer just under you skin.

Seriously. What exactly have you done about Joe Biden’s obvious inability to piece together a simple, coherent thought? I know, I know – those who live in glass houses – BUT as the Junior U. S. Senator representing the Commonwealth of Virginia – you OWE it to us to step up and speak up. Don’t bother doing now you are begging for votes. Too  little, too late.

Odie
Odie? You decide
Tim Kaine
Tim Kaine or

Let me ask you this: IF Biden were impeached… are you solidly behind him? I thought so. While you supposedly graduated from law school and I have never even visited one, I have read the Constitution, you know, the founding document laying out the basic law of our land? It says impeachment is the accusation. The trial is held in the Senate to determine guilt. I was always taught a man is innocent until proven guilty.  I suspect YOU on the other hand, would never be bothered by facts or evidence. You would vote for acquittal no matter what. Articulate how I ‘m mistaken. Onward…

What have you done about the MILLIONS of Illegal Aliens flooding this nation? Forget about action. I have yet to hear a single word from you on this. Nothing.  To whom do you owe your duty?

What have you done about the J6 political prisoners? Last I brought this up to you, you spouted nothing but nonsense. My letter to you said NOTHING about ANYBODY’S guilt or innocence. Rather, my concern was about their treatment as detainees – citizens who have been arrested, charged, and denied their human right to humane treatment, much less their constitutional rights to a speedy trial, etc.

Instead you wrote about how certain Senators ought to be investigated and how terrible “insurrection” is. I guess nobody informed you how NOT ONE of these J6 political prisoners has EVER been charged with insurrection. While I think I remember some prosecutor pulling “conspiracy” out of his magic hat concerning one or more Oath Keepers, I doubt very much if even that garbage would hold up in any unbiased court of law.

All this is just on the surface. I’m sure if I were to dig down, I’d find where time and time again, you’ve sided with your  handlers – your party bosses or their bosses – and the democrat party line rather than with the citizens you are supposed to be representing.

Go ahead Odie – say it – I don’t like you – I never have. True that. Lemme tell you a story…

Several years ago, we lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With our home we inherited an aging pool so we looked up a fellow who could tell us whether it could be reasonably restored. Interesting guy. Says he knew Joe Biden from way back. Now this guy was not a democrat but he says Joe took a liking to him. In fact, my guy told me, Joe was one of those guys you could enjoy a beer with.

Now I don’t think much of Joe Biden either, but, as with you, it’s not personal. If I were to run across you in a bar, we might well enjoy a beer together. Just like my pool guy, that doesn’t count for an excuse for your donkey doo. It’s not personal. As far as liberty goes, you are and likely always be a statist. We are not the same – not even close.

It’s not personal Timmy – not at all. You’ve bought the statist line of BS hook, line, and sinker. You will always choose the State over the People you were elected to represent. For that reason, you must go.

 

My Local Republican Party – “Joiner’s Remorse”

Don’t hold this against be but in a weak moment at the “Mass Meeting” (barely filling a small room but 10X larger than the average Biden rally) I had a moment of weakness. I filed an application to join the local party and now I’m having second thoughts. Big time. Why?

Lemme tell ya – it is NOT because of the people involved. Near as I can tell they are all very good people. What’s wrong is their focus. I’d already slapped down my application and fee (which will be repeated in June because that is when their annual membership dues come due – eye roll) before I realized what should have been obvious: this local committee (party nub, clique, whatever) sole purpose is to elect Republicans. That’s it. Okay well, they do have a scholarship program and I suppose they have an additional interest in expanding the local party – but all that goes back to putting Republicans in office.

Now I have no problem with this per se, but my own purpose, my own goals are somewhat different. For one thing, I don’t give a whit what brand of politician holds any particular office. My question is are they for liberty or agin it? If they want to start and fund more government – they are agin liberty. Plain and simple. Don’t skew my words – I do NOT advocate anarchy – and I DO believe some government is necessary. But we’ve lost sight of the meaning of limited government.

To this end, I’m far more interested in holding our elected officials accountable. I’d rather put their feet to the fire to entice them to make what we’ve already got in place work or get rid of it. With getting rid of most government entities and programs  taking top priority. Lots of politicians talk about limiting government, few, VERY few follow through. Such is never in the best interest in the Party and thus takes a back seat.

My secondary interests this year is actually on par with the Republican Party as a whole – get Republicans elected. This year. That “red wave” the pundits so slovenly talk about is needed this year more than ever but talk is cheap. We need action. We need results. We need voters.

The problem with this little committee is it seems all they are  prepared to do is put up signs and make phone calls – more or less. Sure some will sell raffle tickets to benefit the scholarship fund. Some will raise money for candidates. What I do not see is any interest in getting more citizens involved. For me this is basic. As long as we have a disinterested and disheartened citizenship, we will see lackluster election returns.

Next month’s meeting will be a week later than usual – why? Because they meet on the first Tuesday of each month and in March of this year that day falls on Primary Day. Was there ANY talk about getting voters to the polls? No. Not one word was said about such things.

So… remorse. I like these people but I feel my time is better spent posting here. If I can get rolling on signing citizens up to vote all the better but realistically, I could register every qualified citizen in my county and not make a drop in the bucket overall.

The GOOD NEWS!

The GOOD news is, I may have cone across an idea to foment widespread registration. Our new county Registrar was there – she’s my new boss, election official-wise. We’ve been talking about getting citizens registered and she seems enthusiastic about this. I keep asking about registration forms. She mentioned how “easy” it is to register online. While I’m not so sure about that, one thing did strike me – a QR-code. I did the quick graphic below using Canva.

The idea of the QR code is to put it on display so citizens can scan it rather than type in a URL. Of course,  shared digitally, this graphic can be linked directly  to the web page as this one is so no scanning is needed.

Meeting Jonathan Emord & Scott Parkinson – U S Senator Hopefuls for Virginia

Last night I met with and signed petitions for both of these gentlemen to be on March’s primary ballot. I know little about either but as citizens, we should have every available option.

In 2015, I signed a similar petition for Donald J. Trump to be on the primary ballot. I didn’t even like the guy but it was not for me alone to say. Granted, he would have been on the ballot with or without my signature but that is not the point. As for last night I had a chance to hear and talk briefly with both men.

 

Jonathan Emord
Jonathan Emord

Jonathan Emord was a better speaker, more intense with clear thoughts that hit home. I was especially impressed with his passion for the J6 political prisoners. Whether his passion was real or illusionary, I cannot say but if he was faking it, he is good at it.

As for Scott Parkinson, he was articulate and came across as possibly more

Scott Parkinson
Scott Parkinson

conservative than Emord. Certainly he had the benefit of better endorsements. Those things, however, do not sway  me all that much because of my inherent distrust of all politicians.

Face value? Either would be a good choice. Bottom line? It doesn’t matter one bit at this point. Not. One. Bit. Why? My reasoning is simple – first, it is impossible on the basis of a few minutes conversation to know the  heart of anyone without Godly intervention. I had none of that. Second, the overwhelming need to replace Tim Kaine.  The man is too much of an idiot to be a true fool. Worse, he is a democrat party lapdog – “Odie” as I like to call him –  and this may well lead to his defeat.

As I was  half-listening to Parkinson (sorry dude) my mind was racing. Sitting beside Emord (it was a small room), I tapped the senatorial hopeful and told him I wanted to do all I could to get him elected. While I do think he stands a better chance, it matters not to me who runs on the “R” ticket. I tapped him again and handed him a link to this blog.

Jonathan, I hope you are taking a peek. If, after reading a paragraph or several posts, if you decide to distance yourself, I won’t be offended. My hope is you will garner something useful from my ramblings.

Fact is my mind started working on how to defeat Tim Kaine because as I

Odie
Odie? You decide
Tim Kaine
Tim Kaine or

was listening to Scott Parkinson, it hit me: While I agreed with most everything he was saying – his words will not beat Kaine.  Nor will the words Jonathan Emord. win a U. S. Senate seat They just won’t. Why? Because both men were preaching to the choir. As far as this crowd was concerned, no matter which man wins the nomination, he has our vote. NOBODY in that room is gonna vote for Tim Kaine – except maybe for the FBI operatives in the room. So how CAN we get a Republican in that seat. Well, I’m still thinkin’ BUT…

Initial Thoughts on HOW to Win the Senate in November

For the most part we don’t need “Republican” votes. We need votes from those who vote for the democrat by default – whether  is because they are simply used to voting blue or if they somehow think Tim Kaine represents them.

Let’s consider how Trump won. We can look at both the 2016 AND the 202o election. Cheating aside, Trump won both votes. How?

His message resonated more voters. It’s that simple. Nobody is going to match Trump’s style. For goodness sake, I held my nose when I voted for him the first time. The second time around, I was solidly behind him. Two things changed my mind. The first was those things he accomplished – he really did do a great job. The second was the fact that he accomplished so much in spite of having to fight the democrats, the media, and his own party. Talk about “the adult in the room” – we know know it was Trump and HE wasn’t just playing grownup.

So fellas – study Trump’s campaigns. Look closely at those things that drew massive crowds. Look at those things that attracted NOT his base but those on the fringes. This is one key.

The second observation is even easier. Forget about the J6 political prisoners. (WHAT!!? Calm down. Just for now.) Kaine voters don’t care about them. In fact, there are a ton of issues Kainites doesn’t care about. What we need to do is hit ’em where it hurts. And that is Joe Biden.

Biden is a huge disappointment. Few can dispute this with a straight face. As for Harris – if you want to defeat her, just let her talk. She never fails to fall flat on her face. Let’s capitalize on that.

Trot out Biden’s failures. Then put Odie’s leash in Biden’s hands. There you have it. Even IF Joe Biden is defeated, as I’m reasonably confident he can be, even in the face of massive fraud, Tim Kaine could well be re-elected.

What we cannot let anyone forget is Tim Kaine IS Joe Biden. He agrees with everything Joe Biden says. He wants everything Joe Biden wants. Just like Joe Biden, Tim Kaine is incapable of original thought. Let’s go there.

Tim Kaine can be defeated because he is tied to the deck of a sinking ship. There are no lifeboats for him. If he tries to sneak into one, to abandon his “god”, he must be pulled back.

Just remember, had fate turned just a bit in 2016, Tim Kaine would NOT be running for the U. S. Senate in 2024 – he would be running for President as Hilary’s VP (or former VP), if he was running for anything at all.

Imagine that if you dare “Odie for President” Whatever my masters want.

One more personal message to you Jonathan Emord and to you Scott Parkinson:

Get right with God. Do it now. You WILL be tempted to compromise if you haven’t already. Be ready and resist.

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

This applies to ALL who claim Christ but the devil’s attacks on you will be far more powerful because the responsibilities you’ve signed up for are that much more critical.

Gun Free School Zone Act – Constitutional or NOT Constitutional

This from Ammoland

Federal Judge Finds Gun Free School Zone Act Constitutional

If you choose to dig into the meat you, you might be surprised. I know I was. When I first read the headline, I mentally prepared myself to do battle because I know, I KNOW the ruling is pure horse puckey. To my surprise and delight (sort of) I found far more substantiation for my gut reaction than I hoped. Even so, here I am, all ramped up so I’ll just dump my own self-educated, non-lawyer thoughts.

The key word in our second amendment is “infringed”. Put simply – it means “messed with”. For me, this is enough to destroy every “gun law” on the books. What’s left? Laws concerning criminal actions. That’s what. As inanimate, non-sentient objects, guns cannot commit crimes. Only people can commit crimes. But wait just a doggone minute! You say, “them laws are against people more than guns. Guns don’t go to prison, people do.”

Well, yes… and no. Fact is, most guns involved in a crime (real or imagined) are confiscated immediately. Most of those never see the light of day again and end up being destroyed, IF they don’t make it into someone’s personal collection. That said, you are absolutely correct, people do go to jail, sometimes for a very long time simply for owning the wrong firearm (or firearm part) or possessing one at the wrong time. Notice, no real crime with a real victim or some real loss of life, limb, or property is involved here – not counting the gun itself, of course, is involved here – just circumstances.

Strangely enough, consider the number of times a citizen has gone to the police fearful of someone’s actions – a stalker maybe, or even a jilted or ex lover. What are they told?

“Well… we can’t do anything unless they commit some sort of crime.”

Do observe “stalking” and “threatening” are actual crimes. Trouble is they are hard to prove. My point? That same citizen could well be arrested for acquiring the  means for self-defense. Just the means, mind you, not the actual act of self defense. And if they really do find it necessary to defend themselves? Often they bear the brunt of criminal charges, sometimes losing the right to ever again carry a firearm. How screwed up is that?

Let’s get back to those schools… shall we?

Hmmmm, the “Gun Free School Zone Act” was another knee-jerk reaction to shootings in schools. What has it actually accomplished? Considering this garbage legislation was enacted before the rash of school shootings we’ve seen since, a rash that obscures the initial reasoning for the law in the first place, absolutely nothing good. My reasoning is both sound and logical – those it was intended to stop were already engaging in criminal activities so what did the idiot politicians expect?

“Oh! I might get in trouble if I carry a gun to school now and shoot somebody.”

Yeah. Right. What it really did was open the door for more and more liberties to be legislated away from honest citizens – you know – those of us who would never even think of opening fire where anyone, much less, schoolchildren might get hurt.

Back to the story linked above, we have some power-crazed person granted a position of limited authority deciding to unilaterally ignore the very foundation of legal thought – such as it is – and declare this stinking pile of rotting manure “constitutional”. It’s bad enough when judges decide to re-write the law of the land because they don’t like the original version or those who love to “interpret” the law to give it more meaning or something, but to stand up and decree against every legal principle you are supposed to know, citing previous but equally bad decisions, maybe it’s time to resign, go home, and dig into that comfort food.

For the record, I have my own opinions, typically NOT considered “learned”, by those with far more legal education (like a first-year law student in the first week of class), but I claim my right as a self-governing citizen to speak my own mind and opinions on the laws of our land. If any of it comes down to certain aspects I am forced to accept but still do not like – I can opt to either work to change things by amendment or live with it.

Lance Gets It – EXACTLY BACKWARDS!

Y’all should know, but if you don’t, I love Lance Wallnau. This doesn’t mean I always agree with him but his focus so closely resembles my own – looking at politics from a biblical perspective – how can I not?

Soooo… Saturday’s last segment on Firewall in RAV was a bit of a shocker.

Before I get to that, I should mention he spent most of the program interviewing legal expert Cynthia Dunbar. What impressed me about her was her bit about God’s part in our constitutional republic. This from her Linkedin profile:

My work is geared to the return of our nation to the Rule of Law embraced by our Founding Fathers to govern our Constitutional Republic, as expressly identified within our Declaration of Independence.

Where have you heard THAT sort of thinking before? (If you don’t know, please read some of my previous posts.)

Getting back to Lance and his backwards view – at the end of this broadcast he’s on the clear board demonstrating how the adversary influences a nation and its people. So far so good. He explains on how a “little corruption” opens the door. He then turns to our nation and still his analogy is spot on. So where does he go wrong?

He begins with abortion, (about six minutes in for the impatient) then moves to “the transing of America” and the collapse of the sanctity of marriage. Maybe I’m seeing this wrong but it seems to be to be in the exact WRONG order! Here’s what I mean:

Years, decades now, a pastor mentioned the startling statistic about how divorce among Christians in the US happens at about the same rate as among non-Christians. What? You heard right.  Now ask yourself – shouldn’t the “sanctity of marriage” be strongest among Christians? If it were then why are so many of us divorcing our spouses?

If you want to talk about influence, I think we need to back up – waaaaay far back – to see how we Christians have allowed ourselves to be compromised. Yeah. Our problems didn’t start with “gay rights” or even “free love”. In fact, they’ve been with our nation long before we actually were a nation. Put flatly, sin is always a problem – more so for those of us who claim Christ as Lord and Savior because we should know better. The bigger problem is our acceptance of sin and sinful behavior. Remember the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery? You know… “he who is without sin, cast the first stone”? What did Jesus say to her afterward? “Go and sin no more.”

I knew a woman years ago who’s pastor was caught in an affair with a married parishioner. They both left their spouses and married each other. The startling thing is how the church body responded. Fully half of them stuck with the pastor. I’m not saying he should not  have been forgiven but I could no longer support  him as a man of God myself.

My point is these days we not only accept divorce but take it in stride. “Jack and Mary got divorced last week.” “Oh that’s too bad, pass the salt please.”

Even Lance Wallnau, whom I hold in high regard as a man of God, seemed to gloss over this. Granted he was on a roll about something else but still, he seemed to simply toss out the “sanctity of marriage” as part of the problem without a thought as to how deeply ingrained it is in our society.

Folks, we are not  going to reclaim our nation if we continue to insist on leaving God out of the picture! ONLY God Almighty can restore this nation and I’m convinced He will ONLY do so if we come to him, confess our sins, and ask for restoration.