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“Nobody wants to take your guns”

by Doug Book,  editor

Two years ago, Coach is Right published the following piece, warning readers about the chronic dishonesty of liberals who claim to respect the right of the American people to keep and bear arms. Nothing has changed except the vigor with which Barack Hussein now attacks the 2nd Amendment, using Executive Orders because Democrats refuse to face angry voters by writing and passing unconstitutional legislation. 

There is nothing so dependably disingenuous as a liberal who proclaims a willingness to have an honest debate or engage in a legitimate compromise. It seems decades spent in the practice of calculated deceit have made truth a foreign concept to these unprincipled vermin.

And no subject has been the cause of more outright dishonesty from the left than the right to keep and bear arms.

For years, liberals have begun each new call for “common sense” gun legislation by reassuring gun owning, 2nd Amendment supporting Americans that nobody wants to take their guns. “No one is seriously proposing to ban or confiscate all guns,” claims Martin Dyckman, Associate Editor of the St. Petersburg Times.  “You hear that only from the gun lobby itself, which whistles up this bogeyman whenever some reasonable regulation is proposed.” Rather than suggest Mr. Dyckman may not be telling the absolute truth, let’s hear from the “bogeyman” himself:

“Our ultimate goal–total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time.” “The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.”
Richard Harris in The New Yorker, quoting Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc.

“It will happen one very small step at a time, so that by the time people have “woken up” — quote — to what’s happened, it’s gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be.”
Stockton, California Mayor Barbara Fass: Speaking of the banning of firearms in the US, beginning with “the banning of semi-assault military weapons, that are military weapons, not “household” weapons.”

“There is little sense in gun registration.  What we need to significantly enhance public safety is domestic disarmament . . . .  Domestic disarmament entails the removal of arms from private hands.”
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, upon signing the Communitarian Network’s “Case for Domestic Disarmament.”

“I shortly will introduce legislation banning the sale, manufacture or possession of handguns (with exceptions for law enforcement and licensed target clubs).”
Sen. John H. Chafee (R.-R.I.): In View of Handguns’ Effects, There’s Only One Answer: A Ban, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 15, 1992, at 13A.

“Mr. Speaker, my bill prohibits the importation, exportation, manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, possession, or transportation of handguns and handgun ammunition.”
Rep. Major Owens (D-Brooklyn, N.Y.), 139 Cong. Rec. H9088 at H9094, Nov. 10, 1993.

“There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun.” “I now think the only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns.”
Michael Gartner (then president of NBC News), Glut of Guns: What Can We Do About Them?, USA Today, Jan. 16, 1992

Speaking of the Assault Weapons Ban:  “Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.”
Charles Krauthammer (nationally syndicated columnist), Disarm the Citizenry. But Not Yet, Washington Post, Apr. 5, 1996

“I think there should be a law — and I know this is extreme — that no one can have a gun in the U.S.  If you have a gun, you go to jail.  Only the police should have guns.”
Rosie O’Donnell. Shannon Hawkins, Rosie Takes on the NRA, Ottawa Sun, April 29, 1999  

“We’re talking about limiting people to one gun purchase or handgun purchase a month.  Why not just ban the ownership of handguns when nobody needs one?  Why not just ban semi-automatic rifles?  Nobody needs one.”
Statement by Time Magazine, National Correspondent Jack E. White
L. Brent Bozell III, Lock-and-Load Mode Against the 2nd, Washington Times, May 8, 1999

“We will never fully solve our nation’s horrific problem of gun violence unless we ban the manufacture and sale of handguns and semiautomatic assault weapons.” 
Jeff Muchnick, Legislative Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Better Yet, Ban All Handguns

“The goal of CSGV is the orderly elimination of the private sale of handguns and assault weapons in the United States.”
 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, http://www.csgv.org/content/coalition/coal_intro.html (visited June 20, 2000)

“We Are NOT “Gun Banners”-and never have been… Handgun Control, Inc., has never advocated banning firearms used for legitimate purposes such as hunting and recreation.”  Measures We Don’t Support,” Handgun Control Inc. March 16, 1999
As Eugene Volokh of the UCLA Law School points out: “Hopefully you noticed Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) doesn’t include self-defense as a “legitimate purpose” for owning a firearm.”

Apparently, as long as the Brady Campaign considers a specific firearm usage “legitimate,” gun owners have nothing to fear.   

Just remember: Nobody Wants to Take Your Guns!

On Monday, January 25th, CiR will present the wishes and threats made by gun-grabbers during the past decade. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Sources:

http://www.gunscholar.org/gunban.htm

http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcnobody.html

Do Americans know the Truth when they see it?

By Karen Lees, staff writer

LANGUAGE OF LIBERTY CREST
Language of Liberty Series

“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – St. Augustine

Moral clarity is the ability to see things as they really are. This type of clarity is only possible when one believes what is true.

America lost her way when she chose the lies of moral relativism over the moral clarity of truth. For to dispose of truth in favor of moral relativism creates moving targets of the standards by which society must agree to live. If we cannot call something “evil,” how can we refer to anything as “good”? We can’t have it both ways.

Isn’t it evil to become so lazy that we neglect searching for the truth? Isn’t it evil to tolerate a lie and immoral to allowMORAL RELATIVISM others to think for us? Do we reject truth when it makes us feel “uncomfortable”?

How does one know the truth and where does it come from? Certainly not from the news or social media, from public schools or universities, or from our government.

A Williams College student group hosts a lecture series called “Uncomfortable Learning.” For one of the talks, the group invited an accomplished, qualified and well-known guest speaker. The event was cancelled just days before because the group learned the expert’s viewpoint might make students feel “uncomfortable”.

Wasn’t that the point of the lecture series in the first place? Are we teaching students to operate solely on feeling and not fact?

At Washington State University, a professor told her students in the “Women and Popular Culture” class they would “risk failure for the semester” if they used the terms “male” or “female” because she considered them gross generalizations, derogatory and oppressive language.MORAL RELATIVISM 4

Suddenly the words referring to gender, which have been accepted for thousands of years, have become offensive? Did Webster change the dictionary and forget to tell the rest of the English-speaking world?

In an Illinois school, a transgender male, who feels he is a female, demanded full access to the female locker room. When the school offered separate facilities or privacy screens instead, the student claimed that would make him feel “different” from the other females.

Everyone must be forced to accept his way of thinking; never mind the safety, dignity and privacy concerns of the rest of the school population…or the fact that he was born a male!

What happens when his “feelings” change? Is the rest of the world expected to suddenly amend its policies according to the whim of one obviously troubled individual?

When addressing the moving target of relativism, Pope Benedict MORAL RELATIVISM 6XVI made the statement, “We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists of one’s own ego and desires.”

Natural law demands that we must eventually concede to truth, regardless of our feelings or opinion. Failing to embrace the truth insures that any situation will only get worse until we comply or self-destruct.

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once visited a British psychiatric hospital. One of the patientMORAL RELATIVISM 2s asked her name. Mrs. Thatcher replied, “I am Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister of Great Britain.” The patient drew in close and whispered, “It’s okay, dear, I used to think I was too when I first came here. Now I’m cured.”

Why couldn’t the woman just go through life believing she was Margaret Thatcher? Because truth cannot not be violated without consequence. No matter how much she wanted to be Margaret Thatcher, it was not possible. In order to be cured and lead a healthy life, she had to accept the truth and discover who she really was.

When we as a nation will not accept the truth, we are sick and in desperate need of help. While in our twisted state, we have compounded the problem by making laws to justify our sickness.

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We must not forget Liberals who are the architects of moral and cultural relativism

Have we sentenced ourselves to live in an insane asylum of our own making?

America was founded on this cornerstone of natural law: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” The founder’s prescribed treatment for our delusions is to seek and accept that standard of truth once again.

The “Language of Liberty®” series is a collaborative effort of the Center for Self Governance (CSG) Administrative Team. CSG is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in applied civics. The authors include trainers, administrative staff, selected students, and guest columnists. They may be contacted at info@tncsg.org

 

Words Matter – Own Them Or They Will Own You

By James Wilson, guest writer

LANGUAGE OF LIBERTY CREST
Center for Self Governance

“An evil soul producing holy witness, Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!” – Shakespeare, from “The Merchant of Venice”

If grizzly bears ripped through your hometown leaving a wake of death and destruction, wouldn’t the townspeople do everything in their power to stop them? Wouldn’t you warn the neighboring town?

What if the neighboring town said, “Oh, the state negotiated with the bears already and assured us the grizzlies are peaceful. The bears mean no harm and are offended we see them as a threat. By the way, they prefer to be called URSUS, so be sensitive to their feelings.”

Do we take the grizzlies’ word as proof of their true character? If the state accepts this fraud as the truth, we’re in big trouble. We are left to defend ourselves when that is a specific task rightly delegated to the state.

Political correctness (PC) is changing America’s relationshPC 1ips by diminishing our ability to communicate accurately. PC can even get us killed.

Does it never dawn on us to dispute our enemies? If we know they are enemies of liberty, what makes us think they wouldn’t use deceit to promote their evil agenda? Why is it called ‘hate speech’ (a PC term) to acknowledge this fact?

Recognizing our enemies calls for critical thinking; the process of analyzing facts and looking at an issue objectively. One can only squeak by for so long without critical thinking skills.

With 24-hour news and social media we have become accustomed to being told what to think, what to say, and how to say it. Most Americans never even detect they are being indoctrinated. But it works. Have you heard people defend the enemies who have sworn to kill us by parroting the politically correct drivel they consume daily? It’s all in the name of being ‘tolerant’ (PC’s favorite term).

What is behind the propaganda?

In “Meet the 2nd Largest PR Firm in the World: The U.S. Government”, a Dec 14th article in Forbes, federal agencies spent more than $4.35 BILLION of our tax dollars on public relations in PC 2the past eight years. The U.S. employed 3,100 public affairs officers from the same PR agency once used by Vladimir Putin to help formulate Russian propaganda.

Even the IRS jumped on the government’s PR bandwagon. Taxpayers foot the bill for telemarketers – $2.499 MILLION in ‘survey’ contracts for just one of the PR contractors used by the Internal Revenue Service.

The results? The IRS ‘survey’ found that they have a 90% approval rating!

Really? Does anyone actually believe that 90% of taxpayers approve of the tactics and agenda of the Internal Revenue Service? Yet some Americans will buy this nonsense. Literally. Why not call it what it really is: taxpayer-funded propaganda.

The Forbes article concluded that a government using a PR firm to PC 5conduct surveys has little to do with transparency and everything to do with self-promotion.

Why do they do it? So government can do as it pleases while claiming that 90% of Americans approve of its practices. A gullible  public believes the lie that everything is just dandy. Move along. Nothing to see here.

We’ve accepted too many lies for much too long.
The lies created by political correctness become like poison to a nation. Common language once agreed upon in culture is abruptly replaced with words that conjure up new emotions. The alternate words paint a distorted picture.

Political correctness is a fear-based concept. The desired result is self-censorship. Traditional language and ideas mutually accepted for decades suddenly make outcasts of typical citizens. PC is forced on the non-compliant through name-calling and threats. Like racistPC 4, Islamaphobe, etc.

Free speech is squelched. Political discourse comes to a halt. Many lack the courage to resist for fear of ridicule or even imprisonment in the case of language now deemed “hate speech” (a subjective PC term). While claiming ‘tolerance,’ advocates of PC are in reality the least tolerant of all.

Now the people start thinking as a group. Much like a herd instead of free, independent, self-governing citizens. Mission accomplished for the thought police.

What is the goal of PC? The very definition of manipulation: to re-direct the thinking of a nation to suit the purpose of a desired outcome. OBAMA GUNS AND TREASON

Propaganda and manipulation go hand in hand. It is mental and emotional abuse. It is a direct affront to individual liberty: free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, freedom of expression and so on.

Make no mistake about it. When your own government uses your tax dollars to deceive you and promote the agenda of a sworn enemy, it is treason at its core.

When we are no longer permitted to recognize our mortal enemies for what they really are, we become sitting ducks. PC not only frustrates our ability to think and communicate, it threatens our very existence.

What is the antidTRUMP PC 3ote to PC poisoning? To overcome the deceit, it takes courage and critical thinking skills developed by considering facts rather than false arguments based on emotion.

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”  Thomas Jefferson

 

The “Language of Liberty®” series is a collaborative effort of the Center for Self Governance (CSG) Administrative Team. CSG is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, dedicated to training citizens in applied civics. The authors include trainers, administrative staff, and selected students. They may be contacted at info@tncsg.org

Spiritual warfare in the political arena

By Jerry Todd, staff writer

Diversity and its evil twin political correctness have been the bane of the college student – even though he/she is often too indoctrinated to recognize it.

True Diversity, released from bondage, is what made this a great nation.

What is “True Diversity?” First, it is not the limited and divisive diversity promoted even by our finest institutions of higher   MISSOURI CRYBABIESlearning. By limiting the popular concept of diversity to race, creed, ethnicity and sexual urge, an acceptable model of behavior is created which is far more divisive than diverse!

Being made in the image and likeness of God and endowed by our Creator with inalienable rights, every human population, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity or sexual urge, is endowed with an infinite range of gifts and talents crying to be discovered, examined and exploited by the individual and his community.

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And how well has your Mother Russia done during the past century, Vlad? Of course the liberal Crybabies at the U of Missouri and elsewhere still think Lenin is the “Bee’s Knees!!”

Until the United States of America was founded on the endowment principle, most peoples never had a chance to rise above the social or economic station or the superstitions that kept them from venturing into the unknown. Human progress still advanced, usually in the process of conquest. The USA became the cradle of True Diversity by prospering, not only by conquest, but primarily by enterprise. One person’s need is met with another person’s invention. That invention required new ways to produce to meet broader needs. This includes discovery and exploitation of minerals, how to refine them for specific needs and the means to  produce components of ultimately great machines and means of gathering and dispersing intelligence and communications.

Divisive diversity and political correctness, ill-defined as social justice and democracy, must be dumped into the dustbin of history. The institutions that grasp the vision can bring about a Renaissance for this Constitutional Republic.

The Cost of Freedom Today

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents.

The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed.

It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular has assumed unconstitutional authority over virtually every aspect of our lives. The checks and balances of our tripartite form of government have been destroyed, the voice of the American people ignored as wealth and power work together to drive their own agendas and rule the general populace.

Today, those who endeavor to enjoy a certain level of success are deemed “out of touch” with the working class. We forget that in the past, hard work, honesty and honor were the keys to prosperity. Now, even the so called “poor” have become complacent, preferring those who are still productive to work for them. Our society ignores everything that has been successful in the past and is willing to allow elites who believe themselves superior to endanger our rights, reject a basic morality and invite the total collapse of a nation which has been the envy of the world. We have foolishly abandoned every pursuit that has made this country great.

Any individual, group or force which dares challenge the elitist left is deemed intolerant, racist, homophobic, anti-environment. Christianity is among the most dangerous, the most implacable of enemies as it advances morality, truth and societal norms. Could there be anything less progressive!

We now have a ruling class of political and societal elites, corporations, lobbyists, and consultants. They are convinced that they know more, know better than the average man in the street. They look to force a oneness of belief on all people, a blanding of the everyday man into a drone of government; a governing authority which they believe capable of righting all wrongs and properly running our lives from birth to death. They demand we trade freedom for government imposed “security.” Individual concepts of thought, of right and wrong will no longer be permitted. There will be no voluntary association with any group or idea not approved by the government.

Something to keep in mind as culture and morals are further eroded by politicians who no longer work for us is that patriotism is love of country, NOT love of government or of the agenda of the political/social elite. Sooner or later millions of Americans will refuse to abide the Marxist, statist rule of the left. It will be a second American Revolution and as patriots, we must win it.