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THE ONLY SOLUTION TO OUR NATION’S PROBLEMS

And the only solution to any of our problems!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve never solved a problem in my life, never fixed anything, never got myself out of a jam. Okay, in the year 1999, after I found out that my job and my department were being transferred to the offices of our parent company in Cincinnati, I decided to study computer programming in hopes of getting to stay in Birmingham, instead of having to relocate to a different region in the country. I was an only child and my Mom was aging, and was going to need me to be down here. I took classes, worked hard, and launched a new career. People complimented me, telling me how brave and how smart I was to do something like that.

Just four short years ago, I had grown extremely unhappy with my current job. My short-term memory wasn’t as good as it was when I was younger and the stress was overwhelming. Plus, my department was making sweeping changes that I was not sure I wanted or was able to be a part of. I was scared, and my attitude toward work was bad, something I had never experienced in my life. I decided to “run the numbers” and found that I could live comfortably for a while on my current assets. I quit my job, and took steps to start my own business. Today, in addition to writing for and managing this blog, I also own and manage a sports information website, have published and promoted a fiction novel, and have several writing projects in the pipeline, including a sequel to my current novel. I’m also in the beginning stages of starting a book publishing/author services company. WOW! Look what I’ve done.

WRONG! I didn’t do any of the above. Like I said, I’ve never solved anything in my life. God did all of the above. He put ideas in my head and guided me. In 1999, I don’t recall having said, to God, “I can’t handle it, please help. In 2013, I did. Both times he guided me.

We all face problems as we pass dwell on earth. We generally solve them, some quickly and easily, some not so quickly and not so easily. But it’s never us that solves our problems, it’s always God, whether we just do what we have to do, or find ourselves down on our hands and knees, crying, telling God, that we don’t know what to do, please help.

The hate emanating from the left toward newly elected and inaugurated President, Donald Trump, his family, his administration, his supporters, and Republicans/Conservatives in general has reached epic proportions, a level, of which, none of us thought possible. The attempted assassination attempt, which targeted Congressional Republicans, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise and others served to put Americans on notice that there is nothing liberals won’t say or do in their attempt to destroy President Trump, the United States of America, and all of us who don’t agree with their governing philosophies.

The left won’t even attempt to discuss issues such as health care, the economy, tax reform, immigration, foreign policy, and the environment. All they seem to want to do is “spread the hate” and destroy as much as possible, including property, lives, etc.

When President Trump was elected and subsequently inaugurated, I expected fights and conflict. I anticipated battles over health care, the Mexican wall, foreign policy, gun control, homeland security, etc. I expected Democrats to accuse Republicans of hating the sick, hating the poor, bowing to big business, hating women, hating gays, and all the other things they’ve accused us over the years. But I have to tell you, never in my wildest imagination did I think the hate and lies from the left would grow to the level that it has. And I don’t think anybody else did either.

You can get on predominately liberal forums and threads, and refute the things they are saying with facts until you are blue in the face. They’re still going to lie and call you names. A couple of days ago, I saw where a liberal on a thread said that Obama never blamed his processor, George W. Bush, for his problems. WHAT A WHOPPER! Is there anyone that can with a straight face that this is true. Mind-boggling, simply mind-boggling.

With things in the state they’re in, I can’t see how our continued responses to the lies and hate coming from the left, with the actual truth, is going to change things. Liberals aren’t going to change and suddenly start examining things with an open mind as we continue to point out lie after lie they’re telling.

God’s always in control, but I don’t think he’s automatically sending us the tools and the wisdom to deal with what’s taking place in our country. Does God want us to turn to him? Does he want us to get down on our knees and say, “God, help us, we can’t do this.” God always wants us to come to him, he’s never too busy to listen to our teeny-tiny whiney problems.

Yes, God gives us the ability to solve some of our problems, even though we may not always acknowledge his presence in our lives. He even allows us to take credit and boast of our abilities (LOL), while still loving us unconditionally.

Is God signaling us to turn to him and ask him to tone down the hate and the lies that are ravaging this nation? I think, absolutely, he is. Does he want us to stop pushing back against what is being said and done by the other side? I don’t think so. But, we need God, we need to directly turn to God because he is the only solution to this problem and all other problems.

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WORDS MEAN THINGS – GUN CONTROL

According to rt.com, President Obama is expected to take executive action on gun control, possibly as soon as next week, according to gun control advocates.

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The specifics of Obama’s executive order are still unknown as the plan is still not finished, CNN reported. However, gun control advocates are prepared for the actions to be unveiled sometime next week. The plan is said to be a unilateral action that will close background check loopholes.

Federal law currently requires that all licensed gun dealers conduct background checks. However, this rule does not apply to firearms sold online or at gun shows.

The president has frequently expressed frustration over the mass shootings occurring in the United States and has attempted to pass legislation restricting the sale of guns. However, his attempt to require universal background checks was rebuffed by Congress in early 2013, following the Sandy Hood Elementary School massacre that left 26 people dead, 20 of whom were children.

Following the October 1 mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Obama said, “We are the only advanced country on earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months. Obama is expected to announce the plans prior to his January 12 State of the Union Address.

While the National Rifle Association, which has fought hard against Obama’s gun control efforts, currently has no comment, NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker was previously quoted as saying, “The fact is, the President’s gun control agenda will only make it harder for law abiding citizens to exercise their right to self-defense.

According to other sources, the current president has admitted that his additional gun control measures would not have prevented the mass shootings that occurred at Sandy Hook and San Bernadino. If his recommended measures are not going to prevent the kind of gun violence we have witnessed in the last few years, then why are we putting in these measures?

I think we conservatives know the answer to that. It’s not about diminishing incidents of gun violence, it’s about gradually disarming the American people. Once that is done, along with universal health care, the left is in total control of this country and can do anything it desires, including the setting up of a dictatorship, signaling the end of the United States of America.

Whenever additional gun control measures are proposed, conservatives usually call the additional measure, “gun confiscation.” Over the last couple of months, I have notice more and more liberals responding, indicating that it is not their desire to take our guns away from us. The simply want to take more preventative measures to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

While I certainly am in the opinion that additional gun control measures will not minimize acts of gun violence and will make it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their second amendment rights, I do believe that grass roots liberals probably don’t want to completely disarm the American people. Furthermore, some liberals seem to be very defensive about this, claiming conservatives are exaggerating their motives. So, are we conservatives embellishing when we say that the lift wants to disarm the American people? I would say yes, we are.

HOWEVER, liberals have been known to call tax cuts where everyone who pays income tax gets a cut, “tax cuts for the rich.” I’ve heard that phrase from liberals so many times that I’m sick of it. Because there are so many American that do not pay income tax, liberals aren’t satisfied with a tax cut that everyone who pays taxes receives. Instead, they want some kind of entitlement program where those who don’t pay income tax get something for nothing.

Also, liberals love to accuse conservatives of racism if they don’t agree with the policies of the current president. I even read an article sometime back where liberals were saying that conservatives were proponents of Bill Clinton’s policies in the nineties, but were against those same policies when proposed by the Obama administration. Now that’s a flat-out lie. Conservatives fought Clinton’s policies with the same vigor they have fought Obama’s policies. To accuse anyone who doesn’t agree politically with the Obama administration of racism is labelling and stereotyping, and bigotry. Three things of which liberals accuse conservatives.

Thirdly, liberals often accuse conservatives of hating the poor because conservatives are mostly against certain entitlement programs that purport to help the poor. We already know that the poverty rate has increased dramatically since President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” initiative in the 1960s. Only a small portion of each tax dollar paid by the American people actually gets to the cause. I don’t know of any conservative that “hates the poor.” In fact, most conservatives I know give willingly to help the poor. Churches and civic organizations spend time and money to help those less fortunate. Many individuals spend a portion of the Christmas gift budget to buy presents for those who otherwise wouldn’t receive any Christmas presents. There are food drives, clothing drives, private shelters, auxiliaries, etc. designed to assist those less fortunate. Many people give their time and talents on a regular basis to assist the poor. Do those who are less fortunate not benefit more when they receive assistance from someone’s hand to theirs?

You will never convince liberals that a government entitlement program helps no one and generally propagates poverty rather than diminishes it. But could we possibly get liberals to stop saying that conservatives hate the poor?

In other words, I would be willing to stop saying that liberal gun control initiatives are confiscation of guns if liberals would quite hollering “tax cuts for the rich,” quit accusing those who don’t agree with Obama’s policies of racism, and quit accusing conservatives of hating the poor.

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GUN CONTROL HISTORY?

Did you know the following?

According to rense.com:

  • In 2919, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. This doesn’t include the 30 million that “Uncle Joe” starved to death in the Ukraine.
  • In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, leaving a populace unable to defend itself against the Gestapo and the SS. Hundreds of thousands died as a result.
  • China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unale to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. The total dear are said to be 2-3 million.
  • Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, 1 to 2 million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • Gun owners in Australia were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government in the late 1900s. This program cost the Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. First year results were as follows:
    • Australia-wide homicides went up 3.2 percent
    • Australia-wide assaults went up 8.6 percent.
    • Australia-wide, armed robberies went up 44 percent.
    • In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are no up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns.
  • Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th century because of gun control total 56 million at a bare minimum.

But the above could never happen in the United States. I think the Aussies might have said that also. While the figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, that changed drastically upward in the first year after gun confiscation, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

During World War II, the Japanese decided not to invade the USA because they knew most Americans were armed. Admiral Yamamoto, who crafted the attack on Pearly Harbor had attended Harvard University and was Naval Attaché to the United States from 1925 to 28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor and our Army had been deprived of finding and was ill prepared to defend the country.

It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U.S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U.S. and knew that almost all households had guns.

There’s a lot of things that I don’t understand about the left, but their stance and desire to take guns away from law abiding American citizens. Just because some nutcase kills nine people in a church in South Carolina is not reason to disallow a single mother with small children to be able to protect herself and her family should an intruder try to get into her home.

Until recently, folks were content to be able to have guns in their homes and felt they did not necessarily need a carry permit. Now that it’s been determined that the current president has no interest in protecting the American people, his main duty as president under the constitution, it is becoming more important that law abiding Americans not only own guns, but obtain permits to carry guns.

Thanks to rense.com for the statistics quoted in this article.

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THE LIBERAL WAR ON GUNS, AGAIN!

Whenever there’s a mass shooting, the first thing the current president pontificates about is gun violence and how we need more gun laws in order to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Chicago mayor and White House staffer under Clinton and Obama, Rahm Emanuel, has always said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Of course, Rahm, aka “Dead Fish” meant that another crisis would allow the liberals to further constrict our liberties and therefore allow the government more control over our lives.

The first time I ever shot a gun, I was in my twenties. My apartment had been broken into and I asked my Dad to either give me one of his guns or go with me to buy a gun; then teach me to shoot it. He gave me one of his and the first time I shot it, I fully realized just what power I held in my hands. I had the power to kill someone. Before he would let me take the gun home with me, Daddy asked me, “Are you prepared to use the gun? If you’re not, I won’t let you have it. If you’re not going to use it and be confident in using it, a perpetrator will just wrestle it away from you and perhaps use it on you.” I still have that gun.

Ever since I can remember, Daddy kept a shotgun and a rifle in the back of his closet and a revolver in the night stand drawer on his side of the bed. I think the shotgun and rifle were always loaded and the bullets for the revolver were in the nightstand drawer beside Mama’s side of the bed. From my earliest remembrance, I was not allowed to touch Daddy’s closet door and I didn’t. Furthermore, I was not allowed to touch either of the night stands on either side of their bed. Those places in their bedroom were off-limits to me, plain and simple. There was only a few times I remember Daddy loading the revolver and that was when there had been some sort of incident in Cullman, Alabama.

Fast forward to becoming a teenager and learning to drive. Upon getting my driver’s license, I began driving and there was never a thought as to the deadly weapon I was in charge of. And there still isn’t. When I get in one of my vehicles to go somewhere, I never think about the fact that I’m in control of a deadly weapon, but I am. In fact, I’m constantly touching things that are deadly: a sharp knife, a bottle of drain cleaner, ant hill crystals, etc.

With all this dangerous stuff around at all times, why are liberals continually focusing on guns? Why are they always getting bent out of shape at the mention of the National Rifle Association and not at the mention of one of the many automobile clubs around? The National Rifle Association promotes gun ownership and gun safety while most sanctioned automobile clubs promote the ownership of automobiles and automobile safety.

My best guess that a liberal might give would be that the sole purpose of a gun is to kill whether it be an animal of a person. Whereas, automobiles, drain cleaner, knives, and ant hill crystals have purposes other than to kill. And we all need those things.

There is something else that can be deadly that, in my opinion, none of us need, but some have as pets are big snakes, boa constrictors come to mind. I’ve known a few people that have had them as pets; all guys and in college. If it gets mad, a large boa constrictor can wrap around a person and squeeze in just the right way and kill the person. And what good is a boa constrictor? It’s not going to greet you and the door with its tail wagging. It’s not going to come sit in your lap and watch television with you. It’s not smart to let it sleep in the bed with you. Furthermore, girls are probably not going to like it at all. So why don’t liberals declare war on having boa constrictors as pets? Who needs a boa constrictor?

Since the Umpqua Community College shooting, I’ve seen some of the most ridiculous posts by liberals. Many citing deaths of children, teenagers steeling their Dads’ guns and using the guns to commit murder. But children have been known to get car keys, start the car, and attempt to drive. Teenagers too young to drive have also been knows to do the same.

Nowhere in the constitution are automobiles, knives, ant hill crystals, drain cleaner, or boa constrictors addressed. The right to bear arms is addressed in the second amendment of the constitution and was put there so that citizens could protect themselves from tyrannical government and intruders.

Liberals claim their intentions with gun control is to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. We all know that’s a joke. We also know that the cities with the strictest gun control laws seem to have the highest gun violence rates.

During the Third Reich, guns were confiscated from all citizens. When the Nazi regime was sending many of its citizens, including Jewish citizens off to the death camps, the people were unable to fight back because they had no guns. Liberals laugh at this and say it couldn’t happen here because our current president and his liberal henchman are such caring persons that they would never do such a thing. I say to this, B.S.

Liberals continue to claim that they are not attempting to abscond with all our guns, but only certain individuals should be allowed to have guns. In other words, you must pass a background check. Well, most states have these in place. The left also wants to ban certain types of firearms. A liberal Facebook friend once posted that there is absolutely no need for anyone to own assault rifles. So, now you have liberals telling us what we need and don’t need. Sounds like communism to me.

There’s so much that I could write about liberals and their goal of creating a society where only criminals and government officials can have guns, thereby asserting additional controls over the populace. But I’ll leave it for another day.

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GUN CONTROL LAWS

Every time there is an incident of gun violence in this nation, especially when the incident involves a white shooter, shooting blacks, the current President of the United States weighs in on the matter and indicates the need for more gun control laws. Surprise, Mr. President! We have Federal Firearms Laws. Also, each state has their own set of gun control laws. Of course, the President’s followers/worshippers holler out, “More gun control, more gun control.”

While I can’t possibly summarize the Federal gun control laws, I’ll briefly highlight a few of them in the following paragraphs.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed (the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution).

In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment prohibits the Federal government from passing laws prohibiting an individual’s right to possess a hand gun in the home and requiring any firearms in the home to be inoperable during possession.

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held in McDonald v. Chicago, that the Second Amendment through the Fourteenth Amendment also prohibits States and political subdivisions from prohibiting an individual’s right to possess a hand gun in the house, but as in Heller, state laws may restrict the possession of firearms by felons, etc.

This section goes on the Define a firearm.

A person is entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from one state where his firearms’ possession is legal to another state where his firearms’ possession is legal. The firearms may not be seized by the local police if: The firearm the firearm is unloaded and the firearm or any ammo being transported is readily or directly accessible from the passenger compartment. In the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment, the firearm and ammo shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

Long Gun Possession (rifle or shotgun): a person of any age may possess a long gun.

Hand Gun Possession: A person under 18 years of age may not possess a handgun or handgun only ammo.

A person may not purchase a handgun from a licensed gun dealer whose premises are located in a state where the buyer does not reside. It is a felony violation to knowingly make a false statement or show false identification to a licensed gun dealer. A potential purchaser must state of Form 4473 his name, address, date of birth, place of birth, height, weight, gender, race, prohibited person status and sign it.

The licensed gun dealer must notify the FBI or state authorities of the purchaser’s identification so a criminal background check can be completed before the firearm is transferred.

Indictment or information for a felony: Such a person has restrictions paced on his firearms activity. He may continue to lawfully possess the firearms and ammunition he already has, but may not ship or take them across state lines and may not acquire more firearms or ammunition affecting interstate commerce.

The above showcases very few of our Federal gun laws. To thoroughly review Federal gun law, you can visit: http://www.fedcoplaw.com/html/federal_firearms_laws.html.

On top of the Federal gun laws, each state has its own set of gun laws. The following will summarize the gun laws for the state of Alabama, my state.

With some exceptions, the open carry of firearms is lawful. It is unlawful to carry a concealed pistol, firearm, or air gun without a permit. It is unlawful for a person to carry a pistol concealed about his person on premises not his own or under his control. It is unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun walking cane.

No state permit is required to possess a rifle, shotgun, or handgun. It is unlawful for a drug addict, habitual drunkard, or one who has been convicted of a crime of violence to own or possess a handgun. Law enforcement authorities have advised that minors cannot carry or possess a handgun.

It is unlawful to sell, give, lend or deliver a handgun to any person under 18, or to a person whom the seller has reasonable cause to believe has been convicted of a crime of violence, is a drug addict, a habitual drunkard, or of unsound mind.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed comprehensive pro-gun legislation. As of May 26, 2015, the Alabama State Senate passed a bill that would allow gun owners to carry and transport loaded handguns in their vehicle without a concealed carry permit.

The following will summarize the gun laws for the state of Illinois. It is unlawful to carry or possess any firearm in any vehicle or concealed on or about the person, except on one’s land or in one’s abode or fixed place of business, without a license. It is unlawful to possess any firearm or ammunition without a valid FOID (Firearms Owner’s Identification Card).A buyer is required to show his FOID when purchasing any firearms or ammunition. The seller must retain for 10 years, a record of the transfer, including a description of the firearm, the identity of the buyer, and the buyer’s FOID number. It is unlawful to sell, manufacture, purchase, possess or carry any weapon from which more than one shat may be discharged by a single function of the trigger, including the frame or receiver of any such weapon.

As one can readily see, gun laws are substantially stricter in Illinois when compared to Alabama. In the city of Chicago, Illinois, guns are illegal and Chicago has some of the worst gun violence cases in the United States.

Whenever a shooting takes place such as the recent shooting in Charleston, S.C. of nine church members inside the Emanuel AME Church, liberals always blame guns and demand more gun control laws. Well, in Charleston, liberals also blamed the Confederate flag for that shooting. Last week, I was one of two or maybe three conservatives involved in a Facebook discussion on gun control where a liberal FB friend of a liberal FB friend posted a photo denigrating what they say is record profits by gun manufacturers. It’s certainly understandable why gun manufacturers are making record profits.

People want to get their guns while they still can. The liberals seemed to think that there were no gun control laws in the United States with the reason being that the current president has been blocked from instituting meaningful gun control legislation because the Republican-majority Congress will not pass gun control laws.

It’s really amazing what liberals say, isn’t it?

Thanks to nraila.org for the information about state gun control laws and to fedcoplaw.com for the information about Federal gun control legislation.

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