Gun Control – It Is Time To End It ALL.

If you don’t know by now, I’ll say plain: ALL gun control violates the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Every. Single. Law. I’ve said this from the start and I stand by it now.

The wording of the Second Amendment is clear: it says our right to keep and bear arms “cannot be infringed”. Forget the nonsensical straw-man arguments about “militias”. Forget the idiots spouting about “sporting” or “hunting” purposes. In fact, forget about any purpose at all.

Our founding fathers used guns to free our emerging not-quite a nation from the oppressive rule of the British. Compared to what we citizens endure today under our “free” nation, King George was a pussycat. And yet they fought – and died – and eventually emerged victorious. Then came the actual founding, the documentation – our Constitution for the United States of America and those pesky amendments.

They knew the score. Our founding fathers themselves were intended victims of gun control. Instead of bending their knees, literally, to the King, they took up forbidden arms. No doubt the horrors of the battles they fought, the abuse they endured under their British rulers, was forefront in their minds. Never again. No matter what. Many of them, our first president George Washington included, openly stated a distrust for any, and I do mean ANY, government body exercising too much power. With all this in mind they made on thing clear – our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed!

Some may call this a moment of weakness, others a moment of strength. I say it was a moment of divine clarity. This document, this constitution, became the law of our land by the direct influence and gifting of God Almighty. It was not they who “granted” these rights to all citizens it was God Himself. Our founding fathers, the authors of the Constitution were more scribe than author. As they previously proved with the blood of their compatriots, these rights belonged to us all along.

Subsequent events weakened us. In the aftermath of the “Civil War” or the “War of Northern Aggression”, call it what you will, laws were passed against gun ownership in several states. Most of these were to prevent blacks from arming themselves. Surely there were others passed for other reasons. This is not a history lesson, merely an opinion on personal observations and understanding. As our nation grew, many events led to the eventual passing of the National Firearms Act of 1934 – the landmark legislation that opened the floodgates for nationwide gun legislation.

Even then, the lawmakers knew they could not get away with infringing upon our God-given Second Amendment rights with any direct infringement. So what did they do? They acted like any spineless, slimy politician – they gaslighted the American public by calling it a “tax law”. Elbow, elbow, wink, wink and all that rot. This final piece of putrid deception was built upon fear. Fears of wild gangsters spewing lead in the streets – raining devastation upon innocent citizens. Of course they failed to mention these gangsters derived most of their power and wealth from trading in alcohol. It was the politicians’ own Prohibition act that fomented this black market. So, ironically, the class of criminals this legislation was aimed at was the one group who could well afford a $200 tax on a submachine gun.

From the first Supreme Court challenge to the present day, all branches of our government have ducked and weaved around the basic issue – they have no authority at all to restrict the rights of us law-abiding citizens from owning, carrying, and/or using arms – firearms, and yes, even “military grade” firearms. Zero. Zip. I have yet to see a single paragraph of legislation on any level that passes the “shall not be infringed” litmus test when applied to any honest, law-abiding citizen. And yet, here we are, wading through a myriad of legal mines, as our nation has become exactly that: a minefield. It needs to end.

Another irony – while so much of the angst of today’s gun control freaks is focused on scary black rifles, or any firearm capable of accepting “large capacity” magazines – often called “assault weapons” or “weapons of war” in an effort to compare them to military-grade firearms – they turn a blind eye to the original, and still often held dictum that suitability for military use is one of the standards deemed critical to our Second Amendment right. Even more strange is this very fact should be grounds to automatically reject the National Firearms Act of 1934 as inherently unconstitutional on this very basis.

Compounding this irony is a recent ruling by a Federal judge no less, that illegal aliens have the right to keep and bear arms under our Second Amendment. What?! While I do not necessarily disagree with the ruling, it comes with loads of baggage. First and foremost is depicted in the meme below.

It is madness. Nothing more, nothing less and it needs to stop. As citizens – honest, hard-working, law-abiding citizens, we need to put our foot down. We need to demand an end to the rabid, illegal, raping of our God-given rights under our Constitution. No more. If they don’t like it, well, too bad. As citizens, they have just as much right as anyone to propose our Constitution be amended. Unless and until that happens, our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

NOT Forgotten! Two J6 Political Prisoners Highlighted

Today I found two separate and very different stories about two J6 political prisoners. While their experiences are different, what they have in common is they both have lost their liberty and their lives are forever changed.

Once again I will point out – my grievance is not about their guilt or innocence but about the total disregard for their rights as citizens under our Constitution.

Patrick Byrne Answers Trump’s Call To Support J6 Political Prisoner Ryan Samsel When All Organizations Refused

A Day in the Life

It matters not whether you agree with what they did or are accused of doing.

It matters not whether they broke the law or not.

No one deserves this treatment.  As Americans we have protested and marched against the inhumane treatment  hapless souls in other countries. We have railed against poor treatment of animals. And yet we look away, or worse, cheer, how these J6 political prisoners are being treated day in, day out for years now. For what? For some misguided “sense” of patriotism? Since when do we suspend proper treatment of the accused?  For SHAME!

This shame is doubled for those of you schooled in law and DOUBLE THAT SHAME for any politician schooled in law. And for you in our judiciary? If all you can do is look the other way or worse, throw up your hands declaring, you cannot do anything – you should resign immediately. You are a disgrace to our justice system.


The Death of Our Constitution – NOT!

In my previous post I took great exception Mark Levin’s declaration that our nation is “post constitutional” and law of the land is no more. While I absolutely believe Lance Wallnau’s unintended rebuttal was absolutely brilliant, as well as far better than I can do, I still have an itch to scratch.

For anyone who accepts the truth of God’s sovereignty, Lance’s position is easy to see. But what about everyone else? As I stated before, even my own wife, whom I know is a godly woman, is not clearly seeing this. She is being blinded by circumstance.

To this end, I’ll offer a more secular argument.

Suppose a man committed a murder. There were witnesses. There was a smoking gun. It was, unequivocally, unarguably, and unquestionably murder. However the police declined to arrest or charge him.

The people cried out. They insisted the district attorney investigate. The DA also declined to prosecute.

Again an uproar ensued. One brave soul presented the case to a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury declined to indict.

Finally, the people appealed directly to the courts. Surely a court of law would review the start evidence and insist on justice! But, no, the court tossed the case out.

Ignore the details and the reasons for this case. They are not relevant. Instead focus on the facts as presented. All of our systems for justice in this case failed, despite everyone outside the systems agreeing to the guilt of the murderer. Let me ask you…

Does the fact that all these systems failed mean that murder is now legal? Are the laws against murder now null and void? Then how can anyone say the same about our constitution?

This the reality. It is said “ignorance of the law is no excuse”. That axiom certainly applies here. Nor does ignoring the law – in particular the law of our land, our constitution – an excuse to disregard it.

Our constitution stands strong. The real question is – will YOU stand up for our constitution?

Two Conservatives – One Jew – One Christian – Two Opposing Views

Yesterday (Sunday) was a watershed. Actually I could count 2 Christians and 2 Jews if I wanted to complicate things but let’s do keep them simple.

In one corner, we have Mark Levin. In the other corner – Lance Wallnau. It would be hard to imagine two more diametrically opposed viewpoints. I’ll begin with Levin, whom I saw last and work up to Wallnau.

While I’m guessing you can find a replay on Levin’s broadcast on Fox – or one of the products, I’ve nothing to link to.

Levin was joined Lawyer David Schoen. Together they declared and bemoaned the End of Our Constitutional Republic. I was shocked. Then I was livid. Mark, how DARE you! Your pronouncement makes me wonder just how deeply the claws of the statists are embedded in your soul. Have you been turned? Are you a schill for the globalists?

Many times I have said, our republic is not over until someone stands up and announces the end of our republic. I did not expect it to come from “our” side. Surely many have worried that bone, mostly from the conservative end but hearing it from someone hailed to be a stalwart of right thinking – it’s disgusting.

Worse, my wife agreed with him. Earlier this week her co-worker said as much. The general consensus, the hopeless defeatism is what I’ve been battling for far too long. The not-so-subtle shrug of the shoulders, the raising of the hands, and the words passing the lips – “what can we do?”. I disagree. Entirely.

Enter Lance Wallnau. His last show on RAV was a video of an appearance in a Minneapolis church. He was on fire. Even better he was inspiring. For some reason Real America’s Voice breaks up the replay into four segments. All four are below – about an hour total. I doubt if you can watch just one.

Lance began by retelling the story of former Georgia Senator Mike Crotts being raised from the dead because his assignment on this earth was not finished. Indeed, at the time it had literally just started! It was prophesied that Crotts was to leave his business career and go into politics and he was campaigning for his first office when he dropped dead – for 29 minutes no less – of a heart attack. He was literally raised from the dead and promptly lost his first election. Eventually, he did become a State Senator but the message he received was his “assignment was not finished”.

In hindsight, I now see Lance Wallnau’s program as a further prophetic message for our nation. In short, the United States of America is not dead yet! We have an assignment and it is not finished. Wallnau clearly stated this during his message but I “just happened” to see it before watching Mark Levin declare the death of our nation. Wow. Take a look. I’ll be back.





What is the difference between these two perspectives? One, Mark Levin, is looking at the human side – the secular, while Lance Wallnau is looking to God Almighty. What a difference!

Reaching back to my wife and others (her co-worker is not the only culprit here) they, too, are looking at our circumstances. All they can see is how powerful the opposition has grown and how they seem to have everything under control. What they fail to see is God. Nothing is happening today that God does not allow. Nothing. Just as David refused to allow himself to be intimidated by Goliath who dared to defy Almighty God, we Christians, we, the very children of the One True God, need to turn to our Heavenly Father and place our trust, our very lives, in His hands. But that’s not all…

As Lance pointed out – as long as we have breath on this earth, we are here for a reason also. We all have assignments. For myself, I can tell you outright, sometimes posting to this blog seems entirely inadequate. I cannot help feeling I am to do more but I do not know what. What is your assignment? I cannot tell you as I do not know. All I can do is urge you to seek out God for yourself and ask Him to reveal what He has in store for you.

While I may not always be confident I am doing God’s Will to the best of my ability, what I AM confident in is God Himself. I am only human. I am entirely capable of screwing up a one-car funeral but God is, well GOD, and HE does not, can not screw up. My trust is in Him.

If you haven’t already, watch the videos above. Seek out God’s Will for you. We are not finished yet!

Oddly Enough – I Saw This First on MSN News

Seriously, my wife upgraded all her computers to Win11 (YUCK!) for her biz. As I help out during her busy season I find myself starting at the screen of one from time to time. Win11 has a “feature” that pops out a bunch of crap I don’t wanna see, including MSN headlines. (No, I haven’t taken the time to put a stop to that. Call me lazy.) Anyway, yesterday I saw this headline:

Republican’s Constitutional Amendment Would Change How Americans Eat

from a story in Newsweek.  This headline could be taken in several ways but I clicked to see how Rep Thomas Massie, one of the more outspoken conservative voices in the House introduced this legislation. I immediately figured it was a hit piece on Massey. Not so fast.

This morning I was reminded of this story in a meme from 90 Miles From Tyranny:

Okay. Fine. I get the gist but I gotta ask WHY? Why is a constitutional amendment necessary? The way I see things, what the Feds are doing are already unconstitutional. They are already limited to goods that cross state lines. Granted this limitation is ignored as is nearly every other limit in our founding document. The problem is not a failure of our Constitution but our failure to properly enforce it.

Besides this, the chances of such an amendment surviving the grueling process of ratification are slim to none. Nice try Thomas but your effort will only land you another 15 minutes in the spotlight.

Why not introduce some legislation to scale back those laws that are currently raping our liberties. Do you need a list?

Contrarians and Joining the Republican Party

Wouldn’t ya know it? Last night I was supposed to attend the monthly local republican meeting where they were going to vote on my membership application. I begged off. While the reason I gave is accurate – f’n DST has screwed up everything. My wife wouldn’t be home in time to take care of the critters and the meet landed smack dab where it would cause a problem. You see, we lock the chickens up at night for safety. They don’t like to go  in too much before dark. These days that means 7PM. The meet was set to begin at 6:30. Yeah. But there was yet more to the story. My angst.

Almost from the moment I handed my application in, I felt that twinge. You know the one – where you can’t help feeling you are making a big mistake. For the past couple of days, I’ve wrestled with the question:

Do I really want to join the party? Why?

Then this morning, I came across this article from Ammoland:

Firearms Training – Learn to Embrace the Contrarian Mindset

It helped. It really did because at heart I am also a contrarian. I must say this Keith Hanson explains it very well.  The bottom line is I’ve never, ever, been willing to accept “conventional wisdom” at face value. As such I tend to piss everybody off.

If you’ve read much here, you know I despise party politics and I foresee forever advocating the total dismantling of our vaunted “two-party system” as well as political parties entirely.

Let’s start with just some of the “Republican Party’s” own rhetoric. The Virginia Republican Party states they support freedom and a limited government. Great. So do I. What I’d like to know is what, exactly has the Republican Party actually done to  promote freedom and limit government. I’ll wait. Actually, no, I won’t. It’s obvious, but I’ll state it plainly so even an avowed party person can understand (maybe).


Sorry for shouting but too often this principle falls on deaf ears.

To this end any political party serves this common goal above and beyond serving party members and thus, every political party does not, CAN not serve those who make up the party. So why join?

This is what I’ve been asking myself.  In part, my reasoning is those who are part of the party at the very least have taken an active interest in forwarding similar ideals. I’ve no doubt the rank and file believe deeply in the principles stated by the official party propaganda. However they, all of us really, have been blinded to the facts:

They ain’t working for us, they never have.

Sad but true. So, in part, I want to be a part of this group because we share common interests and I’d like to forward some of my contrarian views. (Thanks Keith!) Who else am I going to reach? I don’t know what it will take for anyone else to take action so I’ll try work according to Newton’s law first of motion:

      1. An object at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion remains in motion at constant speed and in a straight line unless acted on by an unbalanced force.

My point? Active party members are, well, active. That sets them apart from those dedicated to pissing and moaning. Those bodies are already in motion and already heading in the same general direction.

So that’s the latest there. I have about three weeks to reconsider, however Keith’s contrarian article hit the nail on the head for me as it both provided an answer as to why I’m struggling with this as well as reframing my perspective so I can move forward without feeling hypocritical.


What does this mean to you?

What if you suddenly saw this power in a new light?

Matthew 9:2-8 (KJV)

Matthew 9:2  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3  And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4  And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
5  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
7  And he arose, and departed to his house.
8  But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

Wait! What?! What does Jesus healing a man have to do with us today?

That word power is the Greek word exousia and is often translated as either “power” or “authority”. Consider the World English Bible (WEB) version:

Matthew 9:1  He entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city.
2  Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you.”
3  Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man blasphemes.”
4  Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
5  For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Get up, and walk?’
6  But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins…” (then he said to the paralytic), “Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house.”
7  He arose and departed to his house.
8  But when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

In the next chapter, Matthew 10:1, Jesus gave the 12 apostles power or authority “over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness” (WEB)

How did they exercise this power, this authority? They used their voices! They spoke in Jesus’ name and demons were cast out, the sick were healed, and the dead were raised.

The word “authority” is far more accurate in these usages because while the spoken word indeed carries much weight – it is God Almighty who energizes those words. With this, let us return to the present day.

In case you are wondering, I absolutely believe those of us born again in God’s Spirit, who have confessed Jesus as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead, still have access to the same spiritual authority the first century church enjoyed. Obviously all but a few of us have lost our way but this does not negate the fact God will honor his promises.

That said, now I’m talking about a different set of promises – promises made to our forefathers that they set forth on our founding documents – in particular – the Constitution of the United States of America. This document enumerates our power, our authority, granted by God Almighty, to govern ourselves. This is what terrifies the statist usurpers. They are void of any authority at all and I do mean any authority.

How can I state this with such confidence?  Can those who hold office say they were duly elected? That their authority was granted to them by their constituents? No. They cannot. While I’m sure someone better versed in legal aspects than I could find even more solid ground, I will draw upon the principles in simple, contract law – i.e. a contract based on fraud is void.

All (or nearly all) those who are now in office have been placed there via fraudulent means. Over the decades, and now centuries, the usurpers have built up a web of legalese designed to prevent anyone other than those approved by one of the two established parties to stand any chance at all of being placed into office. Many  government positions are also illegal as they exist outside the principles of our intended limited government.

The short version of the above is our “elected” officials do not answer to those they ostensibly represent.

Instead they answer to the party bosses who, in turn, answer to their masters. Often those masters are groups or individuals who hold the purse strings. The really ironic part of all of this is those purses are chock full of OUR money – funds derived from programs funded by taxpayers, either directly or via preferable legislation favoring the “money men”.

All this points to fraud because “our” representatives are supposed to represent… us! Instead of this, they focus on new ways to expand the power – to usurp more authority – of government. Keep in mind, every new regulation is a new imposition on our liberty.

Doing nothing is no longer an option

Set it and forget it governing is no longer an option

If our nation is to be saved WE the People must reclaim our birthright to govern ourselves, to hold those chosen to represent us accountable and to insist on returning to a limited government.

Start here:

Virginia Voter Registration


Mitch McConnell Stepping Down – WHO will China Choose to Replace Him?

While some might jump for joy at the news – me? Meh. Like the headline says – who will China replace him with.


Let’s not forget his position as Minority Leader and Majority Leader before that is an elected one. ALL the “republican” Senators voted for him – or enough to put give him the nod. Shouldn’t that tell you something?

What?! Do you think all those Senators who voted for him were unaware of his ties to China? Were they clueless about his RINO record? Of course not. They knew. They voted him in anyway. Why? Money and  power – that’s why.

Once again, I’ll remind you what the game is in Washington (not to mention nearly every elected office in this nation) – it’s stay in office or move to a better office. Like McCarthy in the House, McConnell held massive purse strings to “help” his comrades get elected again and again. Beyond this, I have no idea what other juice these guys carry in their squirt guns but it is enough to allow them to kneel to their masters – and WE the People ain’t them.

One thing I can guarANtee you – whoever takes McConnell’s place will be a died-in-the-wool statist – most likely someone who needs to constantly brush off the lint from China’s pocket.

Just one more reason why WE the People need to step up and throw these bastards out. It ain’t gonna happen overnight. Let’s start with November 2024 with some massive action to put “republicans” in all those offices up for bid. After that, we can roll up our sleeves and begin to let them know whose boss in this nation.

AM I NEXT on the FIB’s “Hit List”?

Short answer – I doubt it, but I’ll tell you this – IF they DO come for me – head for the hills. Not because “m “all that” but exactly because I am not.


courtesy of The Gateway PunditThis from the Gateway Pundit:

FBI Instructs J6 Conservative Reporter Steve Baker to Turn Himself in on Friday – This Comes After He Questioned the Government’s Role in the Protests on Jan. 6

Steve BakerBefore I saw this article I never heard of Steve Baker. I wish I had. It seems he was in DC on January 6, 2021, doing what real journalists do – reporting. Forget about “freedom of the press”. Forget about “free speech”. He. Was. There. That’s enough for the new DOiJ and their FIB thugs.

Let’s face it, if Steve Baker had done anything worth of being charged, they would have scooped him up long ago, but no, they waited until now. Why? My gut tells me because he just won’t shut up.

Here is what Steve Baker posted:

What I Saw on January 6th in Washington, DC

Who was “Up the Chain” on January 6?

Oh look! He’s questioning “authority”! Get him!

Trouble is, unlike many J6 political prisoners – Steve Baker has legal representation – likely decent legal representation, and that makes all the difference. You can laud our justice system all you want but I’ll continue to maintain that today’s citizens can only receive as much justice as they can afford. That said, no matter how deep one’s pockets are, our governments’ pockets are bottomless – thanks to us sleepy, apathetic, do-nothing citizens. As long as WE are willing to write the blank checks – they will stop at nothing to move their agenda forward.


Right MSNBS?

So here’s another one from The National File

Video: MSNBC Says Rights Come from Government, Not God, and You’re a Christian Nationalist if You Think Otherwise

I can NOT let this slide!

Of course, first, I’d have to ask how MSNBS defines “Christian Nationalist”. It’s not that I have any objection to the term as I understand it but let’s get a few things straight:

I am NOT a “republican”. Yes, I am registered as such but the fact is I despise party politics because all political parties are statists at heart.

I am NOT a “libertarian”.  Of course one must distinguish between someone who belongs to the “libertarian party” (I’m sure you know my thoughts on that one!) and someone who has a general affinity for libertarian ideas. To that end I do agree with many libertarian ideas but we have our differences also.

I am NOT a “conservative”. Again there’s the “party” and the ideas they promote and again, I share some of the ideas.

I MIGHT be considered a “nationalist”. It depends on how you mean. If being a nationalist means being opposed to statist concepts, I’m all in.

I MIGHT be considered a “constitutionalist”. Definitions mean a lot. Here I fully support the concept of a limited government by the People. I’m all in on self-governing. The problem is, as a nation, we’ve strayed far from this ideal.

I AM CERTAINLY an individualist. I have my own thoughts and ideas on just about everything. We may agree or disagree on a little or a lot. Either way, that’s okay.

And as long as the folks as MSNBS brought it up

I AM A CHRISTIAN – at least I confess Jesus as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead (Romans 10:9), along with some other things. Some of my siblings in Christ may doubt my status but I’m willing to leave it to God Almighty to make that final determination. (Like I have a choice 🙂

So let’s  consider just the headline from The National File and the allusion concerning “rights”.

First and foremost MSNBS, y’all can bite me. I really, really do not give a whit about your opinion concerning me. This is for those with enough brains and inquisitiveness to seek out this post and consider these words in earnest.

Now about their contention that “rights come from government, not from God”, um, ahem, I hate to be the one to point this out but you folks a full of “it”.  If you believe in any god then how can you deny your own god? For the rest of you, I need to point out, even if you shun any “god”, then government IS your god. Oh. Let me spell it out for you.

You see, “government” is NOT an “entity”. Government is much like a rock in the yard, except the rock actually has a physical form. Government is what y’all like to call a “social construct”.  As such “government” is no more tangible than any god worshiped by men over the centuries. Now let’s get down to some brass tacks, shall we?

In our nation, as I like to say, WE the People ARE the Government. You got that? Now, we are not god, no, not at all. However WE did not and do not “grant” rights. We accept them aseither God-given or natural rights. Take your pick. Once again, since humans naturally tend to seek out something greater than ourselves, i.e. “God”, to argue against the origin of our natural rights can be prohibitively  problematic.  In any true logical debate, God wins. Sorry.

As for you folks, well, y’all seem to think in terms of “our betters” – you know, the elites. And who are they but “godlike creatures” in human form? What makes them better, after all? Do they sport super powers? Are they endowed with far greater intelligence? Have they been blessed (careful now!) with superior morality? I could go on but the sheer ridiculousness of this line of thought is embarrassing. Let’s face it, you are sinking in your own cesspool of shit.

Let’s keep this simple because, really, between whoever came out with such a foolish idea and myself, only one of us is truly capable of thought and if you’re thumping your chest right now, I see no point in trying to ‘splain it further. For the rest of us, I’ll offer this (hopefully) succinct answer.

The concept of “rights” cannot come from “government” because “government” can never be sentient. Nor can rights come from humans because no one human or group of humans can qualify to grant rights. In short, rights are something every human is born with. It’s a package deal. Just like the very basic human right to defend oneself, our rights are instinctive and as such are inseparable from our very existence.

Primary Day Virginia – March 5, 2024 What you should know.

UPDATE: March 5 will ONLY be to choose the Presidential nominee. The Congressional and Senate Primaries (and who knows what else!) will be held in June

Maybe I was supposed to know this but I didn’t. You don’t need to ask me, I’ll just say it – in this day of the “information age” either the communications skills of those “in the know” simply suck or we have far too much information and far too few filters. As one of those filters, I may have to shoulder part of the blame IF I can ever find out where to find such information. Past experience indicates such “obvious” sources such as the Virginia Department of Elections  are sometimes worthless. For example, I rather thought this link would simply be posted on VDoE home page but no, I didn’t find it until I searched specifically for Virginia Primary Elections 2024. I swear I performed the same search earlier to come up with different results. Do note that details for the June Primaries are “not yet available”. Huh.

Virginia’s PRESIDENTAL primary is just ONE week away.

There will be TWO primaries rolled into one on Tuesday – one for the democrats and one for the republicans. Other parties can go fish. Actually, the only qualification to vote in either (but NOT both) primaries is one must be eligible to vote in Virginia – specifically in one’s district.

To date, every hopeful who signed up to be on the ballot is still eligible but most have “suspended” their campaigns so voting for them won’t count. They all have up to the day before the primary (IF my understanding is correct) to withdraw.

The bottom line is – Slo Mo Joe will probably be the pick for the dems while I have little doubt Donald J. Trump will run away with ALL of Tuesday’s primaries, including Virginia’s.

Now for VA’s Next Primary…

Drilling down this really is only specific to  Congressional District 5  in Virginia and our representative Bob Good who is being primaried. From The National File:

Video: John McGuire Pledged Not to Primary Bob Good, Now He’s Doing Just That

If you like your republlic you can keep it - Ben FranklinDuring my recent participation in my county’s “mass meeting” I had the opportunity to ask one of the U.S. Senate hopefuls what the deal was with John McGuire. Now this fellow (the one I was talking to) runs in DC circles so I’m pretty confident he knew the buzz. He said McGuire was hand-picked to primary Bob Good by non other than Kevin McCarthy which is exactly what the article above will tell you. That’s enough for me.

Bluntly put, I like Bob Good for the most part. Of the several congressmen who have served in the district where I lived over the years, he stands out as someone who  actually demonstrates constitutional principles. My one bitch is he seems to have backed away from the J6 political prisoner issue. While I’m not as vocal here as I was, I have not forgotten them. I bring it up to EVERY person I talk to who has anything to do with government OR even shows an interest. It’s that important. Bob Good disappoints on that one. Even so, this is no reason to dump him for a conservative pretender, let’s face facts a RINO EXTRAORDINAIRE like John McGuire. He came off as phony from the starting block – a “Real Christian” indeed. What?! Is he hinting I’ve been faking it all these years because he hasn’t seen me that time he was in church? (for the record, I have no idea what, denomination he ascribes to, what, if any, church he attends and how often he attends one. What I can tell you is there are indeed some “regular church people” whom I might be surprised to see come eternity. Then again, it’s not like I worked my way in so…

In any case, I’m making no endorsements here. What I am doing is encouraging you, wherever you are to vote in this primary and again in November and then some.  What do I mean “and then some”?

First – know whom you are voting for! To be blunt, I was surprised when Bob Good replaced Denver Riggleman. I only later found out Riggleman tended to side with the statists more than with us constitutionalists.

NEXT – PLEASE – get out the vote! Talk to people, encourage others, register more voters. We are NOT going to see victory unless we overrun the polls with real, live voters. We MUST overwhelm the ballot stuffing cheaters and the “voters” from the graves.

You need not be a VA District 5 voter to make a difference. In fact, your impact could easily  be greater if you happen to have a hand in turning the tide on one of the “blue” districts.

Keep this in mind: WE the People ARE the Government! it’s about time we started acting like it.

Is a Reckoning Coming???

In a word… YES! Such is the easy part. The what, when, and wherefore are different matters altogether – things I cannot answer. That said I was heartened by my reading this morning. Here it is for you – all 40 verses (WEB)

Psalms 37:1  (By David.) Don’t fret because of evil-doers, Neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.
2  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither like the green herb.
3  Trust in Yahweh, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture.
4  Also delight yourself in Yahweh, And he will give you the desires of your heart.
5  Commit your way to Yahweh. Trust also in him, and he will do this:
6  He will make your righteousness go forth as the light, And your justice as the noon day sun.
7  Rest in Yahweh, and wait patiently for him. Don’t fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who makes wicked plots happen.
8  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret, it leads only to evildoing.
9  For evildoers shall be cut off, But those who wait for Yahweh shall inherit the land.
10  For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn’t there.
11  But the humble shall inherit the land, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12  The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13  The Lord will laugh at him, For he sees that his day is coming.
14  The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To kill those who are upright in the way.
15  Their sword shall enter into their own heart. Their bows shall be broken.
16  Better is a little that the righteous has, Than the abundance of many wicked.
17  For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But Yahweh upholds the righteous.
18  Yahweh knows the days of the perfect. Their inheritance shall be forever.
19  They shall not be disappointed in the time of evil. In the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20  But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish— Vanish like smoke.
21  The wicked borrow, and don’t pay back, But the righteous give generously.
22  For such as are blessed by him shall inherit the land. Those who are cursed by him shall be cut off.
23  A man’s goings are established by Yahweh. He delights in his way.
24  Though he stumble, he shall not fall, For Yahweh holds him up with his hand.
25  I have been young, and now am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his children begging for bread.
26  All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed.
27  Depart from evil, and do good; Live securely forever.
28  For Yahweh loves justice, And doesn’t forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, But the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
29  The righteous shall inherit the land, And live in it forever.
30  The mouth of the righteous talks of wisdom. His tongue speaks justice.
31  The law of his God is in his heart. None of his steps shall slide.
32  The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to kill him.
33  Yahweh will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
34  Wait for Yahweh, and keep his way, And he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35  I have seen the wicked in great power, Spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
36  But he passed away, and, behold, he was not. Yes, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37  Mark the perfect man, and see the upright, For there is a future for the man of peace.
38  As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together. The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
39  But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
40  Yahweh helps them, and rescues them. He rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, Because they have taken refuge in him.

Granted, this was written before even Christ was born, but the thoughts are timeless. They are just as valid today as they were thousands of years ago.

For those of you with less patience – here’s the short version, paraphrased.

Don’t let the bad guys bother you. You do good. They will get theirs.

A reckoning IS coming. Maybe it will be in November – maybe by this time next year. Perhaps it will not happen in our lifetime but it WILL come. That is a  promise made by our Heavenly Father – YHWH Himself. Take comfort and do yourself a favor – read the whole thing.  It is well worth your time.

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!



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