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It’s time patriots declare Victory in the 2nd Amendment war

by Doug Book,  staff writer

Though it’s doubtful anyone will hear much about it, neither lawmakers, judges or even a president has the constitutional authority to infringe upon the inalienable right of the American people to keep and bear arms.

One hundred thirty eight years ago, the Supreme Court wrote that the right to keep and bear arms “…is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.”  (1)

The case was the United States v Cruikshank and the Court made it clear that the right to keep and bear arms is an inalienable right, God-given and independent of any mandatory approbation by men or their laws for its force and legitimacy

The Founders were so certain as to the absolute nature of these inalienable rights in the Bill of Rights that Alexander Hamilton suggested in Federalist No. 84 that it was unnecessary even to make them a part of the written Constitution. “For why declare that things shall not be done which there is no power to do,” he wrote, clear in his assertion that men have no authority to meddle with rights deriving from God and nature. (2)

All these years later, the Court has not changed its attitude about the inalienable rights of the American people. In the majority opinion of D.C. v Heller, the Court states that the 2nd Amendment “codifies” the pre-existing right to keep and bear arms, it does not “give” us that right. “[I]t has always been widely understood that the Second Amendment, like the First and Fourth Amendments, codified a pre-existing right. The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it “shall not be infringed.” (1)

Yet for decades it has been the aim of gun-banning lawmakers and left-wing jurists to transform the 2nd Amendment into a nonsensical hodgepodge.  Children are killed by a psychopath and the left is pleased to claim that “assault weapons” must be responsible and should therefore be banned; “high capacity” magazines are deemed unnecessary for hunting and this somehow means they must be outlawed; individuals thought to be  “too dedicated” to the Constitution are accused of being potential domestic terrorists and for some unknown reason, Libertarians and veterans are not to be trusted as gun owners. It’s an extraordinary mix of non sequiturs designed to add confusion to the 27 word, 2nd Amendment. (3)      

Well the Founders of this nation saw nothing complicated about the right of the American people to keep and bear arms, for theirs was a lesson of cruel experience learned from the British enemy during the Revolution. The British knew that disarming the colonies would mean an end to any war and they focused all of their efforts on the capture of weapons, powder and ball. Surely this is a concept simple enough even for Diane Feinstein—disarm an enemy and they will become the easy prey of a would-be tyrant.

For the Founders, the right to keep and bear arms became nothing more complicated than “…the right of armed self-defense against tyranny.” Indeed, that was the purpose of the right as later expressed in the 2nd Amendment. And in spite of the best efforts of modern hoplophobes and would-be tyrants to confuse the issue, it has not changed to this day.  (4)

It’s past time for American patriots to tell the left that issues concerning the right to keep and bear arms were decided long ago and in our favor. We will tolerate no further aggression against our inalienable right to defend our families, our lives and our property from the treachery of thieves, liars and tyrants who populate the Democrat Party.

To paraphrase Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars: “If you don’t try to steal our guns, we won’t kill you.” What could be fairer than that!

(1) http://www.examiner.com/article/old-usa-today-poll-asks-wrong-question-on-second-amendment?CID=examiner_alerts_article

(2) http://patriotpost.us/alexander/3119/print

(3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

(4) http://dancingczars.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/why-british-gun-control-failed-during-the-revolutionary-war-and-why-it-will-certainly-faill-again-when-we-the-people-stand-up-to-defend-the-u-s-constitution/#more-72662


We’re watching you, Speaker Boehner and all of your friends too

by Doug Book,  staff writer

On February 7th, Coach is Right posted a story reporting John Boehner was involved in an under-the-table negotiation with Attorney General Eric Holder to arrange a “mutually acceptable conclusion” to the Congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. (1)

Originally broken by Mike Vanderboegh on his Sipsey Street Irregulars website, it was reported that the Department of Justice would provide Boehner and Republicans the heads of DOJ higher-ups Lanny Breuer and Jason Weinstein along with assorted minor players and in return, the GOP would drop House and Senate committee investigations, giving Eric Holder and Barack Obama a pass on their involvement in the gunwalking scheme.  (2)

Since this story first broke on February 3rd, dozens, perhaps hundreds of sites across the internet have picked up the articles originally published on Sipsey Street, Coach is Right and Western Journalism. CiR and WJ have been inundated with comments, many taking offense at the accusations of imminent betrayal lodged against Speaker Boehner. The Congressman’s office phone has apparently rung off the hook with questions about the veracity of the report. Naturally the allegations were denied.

Today David Workman and David Codrea of the Gun Rights Examiner weighed in, Workman claiming the story presented by Coach is Right to be pure fiction and Codrea, both a friend and associate of Mike Vanderboegh, taking more a wait and see approach, knowing that Vanderboegh’s sources are both well informed and eminently trustworthy in their ability to appraise conditions and goings-on in the Capital. (3), (4)

In September, Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee currently investigating Operation Fast and Furious and the Holder/Department of Justice connection, held a telephone conference with bloggers—members of the “new media.” Issa congratulated them for covering the story of Fast and Furious, promising to keep them informed as he knew they would report stories the legacy media would not. (5)

And the blogosphere has indeed been reporting stories the MSM will not, even to the extent of discomforting Republicans.

For more than the potential betrayal by John Boehner, this has been a story of the “new media” and the power it can and MUST exercise over our elected officials.

Last week Darrell Issa meekly took back his threat to hold Eric Holder in contempt of congress for the AG’s continued refusal to turn over some 80,000 pages of Fast and Furious documents subpoenaed by Congressional committees. Instead Issa “granted” Holder an apparently indefinite extension of time!

It is worth wondering if Issa would have been so quick to accommodate the Department of Justice gangster if, like that of Speaker Boehner,  thousands of calls had been directed to Congressman Issa’s office asking if a story of his pending decision to “wimp-out” was true!

Of course it’s a distinct possibility that Issa did not have the votes necessary to force Holder to choose between obeying the demands of a House subpoena and going to jail. Would a hundred or more Republican members prefer the relative security of doing nothing to forcing the Attorney General’s hand if their own phones had rung off their hook demanding they take a stand?

The point is simple. A couple of bloggers reported a story we believe to be true. Hundreds of others carried it on their websites and many thousands of readers made its content known in Washington, DC. And it might have made a difference. For we know the offer of any Fast and Furious deal letting Eric Holder off the hook now would be political poison for the Speaker.

I believe the story of John Boehner’s unscrupulous deal making was accurate. And I KNOW the majority of our elected officials prefer the path of least resistance to one of courage and resolve. That’s why the “new media” must make a difference. And over the last 10 days, it’s just possible that we did.

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          (1) http://www.coachisright.com/john-boehner-to-halt-fast-and-furious-investigation-sell-out-to-eric-holder-and-white-house/

           (2) http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2012/02/sipsey-street-exclusive-meet-silent.html

          (3) http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/issa-spokesperson-denies-fast-furious-sell-out-rumor

          (4) http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/is-john-boehner-impeding-fast-and-furious-


          (5)http://www.coachisright.com/rep-issa-chooses-bloggers-to-replace-legacy-media-in-fast-and-furious-      reporting/

           Further reading:  http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-stand-by-my-sources-dave-workman.html

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Origins of Fast and Furious accidentally revealed by White House

By Doug Book, staff writer

 Intent upon linking the genesis of “gunwalking” to the Bush Administration,  the Obama Regime has unwittingly revealed compelling leads to the birth of Operation Fast and Furious,  its possible father, former Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Phoenix Branch,  William Newell and the man who may be the Operation’s D.C  Godfather,  White House National Security Council staffer Kevin O’Reilly.

At the beginning of October,  the White House released a number of emails shared between Newell and O’Reilly during the summer of 2010. By this frequently employed method of  “selective release”,  the Regime intended to relay the  “fact”  that as neither Fast and Furious nor “gunwalking” were mentioned in the correspondence,  the topics were obviously not directly discussed by the pair.  (1)

It was hoped that this would bolster the White House claim that it knew nothing of the Operation until TV news reports brought it to the attention of the nation at large in 2011.

But in its expectation that linking gun walking to Bush might take Fast and Furious pressure off the Regime,  the White House habit of deliberately providing carefully crafted half-truths or misinformation to media lackeys took a careless turn for the worse.

After it was leaked to him by the White House,  AP reporter Pete Yost was only too glad to run with the story of 2007 ATF Operation Wide Receiver and its loss of firearms across the Mexican border during the Bush Administration.
But the Regime’s Ministry of Disinformation provided Yost with too much material. For it was also revealed that the man in charge of that purely accidental  “gun walking”  by the Bush led ATF was Phoenix Agent in Charge Bill Newell.

In short, by managing Wide Receiver in Phoenix,  Newell had gained first hand experience in the walking of guns to Mexico!

In early 2009,  Barack Obama,  Hillary Clinton and other Regime members systematically advanced the phony claim that 90% of weapons found at Mexican crime scenes originated in US gun stores. What better way for Newell to impress his new bosses than by suggesting that walking guns to Mexico might make the 90% claim come nearer to the truth!  

And of course,  in White House NSC staffer Kevin O’Reilly,  Newell had a friend in very high places. So,  as Fast and Furious reporter Mike Vanderboegh puts it,  “…Newell may have  “weaponized”  the desire for more better statistics on the part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and others to support the…meme…that 90% of weapons seized in Mexico…actually came from American civilian market sources.”

So Newell makes the suggestion,  O’Reilly delivers it to the right people in the White House and Fast and Furious is born. Could it have happened that way?

Apparently Congressman Darrell Issa’s House Government Reform Committee  takes the possibility quite seriously,  for it has just subpoenaed  “all communications TO OR FROM  (my caps)  William Newell…between December 14th,  2010 to January 25th,  2011 and March 16th  to March 19th,  2009.”  The date specific requests mean the Committee must have reliable information regarding the associations and correspondence of Newell during those periods. And Newell is known to have spoken often with O’Reilly during that time.  

Unlike other Fast and Furious participants who have been promoted or transferred to new positions in Washington D.C.,  Kevin O’Reilly has been shuffled off to Iraq by the Obama/Holder Department of Justice,  out of subpoena range of the Issa/Grassley congressional committees. Remember,  there are no coincidences in the Obama Regime.

So did a suggestion to a White House ensconced friend by a practiced “gunwalker” hoping to make a name for himself with the new administration lead to the deadly Fast and Furious scheme? If so, who but Barack Obama & Co could create such a tangled and convoluted web from such a simple beginning!
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Further reading:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20083772-10391695.html




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