Toy gun buyback

Posted: June 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It’s looks as if the firearm buyback craze has turned a new page – targeting toy guns.

Apparently Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, CA will host a toy gun buyback this Saturday. Kids who turn in their plastic pistols, Nerf shooters and rubberband rifles will be entered to win a bicycle. So, actually it’s more like a raffle, but who’s splitting hairs?

Charles Hill, the school’s principal, explained, “Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as they get older, it’s easier for them to use a real gun.”

Dubbed – Strobridge Elementary Safety Day, the event will feature a Hayward police officer talking about gun and bike safety. But the pro-gun group, Responsible Citizens of California aren’t sold on the event’s rationale. A spokesperson for the group, Yih-Chau Chang says,

“Having a group of children playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians is a normal part of growing up. While the intentions are obviously good on the part of the school administration, this doesn’t really educate children about guns or gun safety. Guns are used in crimes, but they are more often used in defensive ways which prevent violent crime from occurring in the first place.”

Ultimately, Hill said getting toys guns out of the hands of babes would also prevent potential accidents.

“Some of the guns I’ve confiscated, if they’re stuck down in a waistband, the average person would think it’s a real gun. I could easily see one of our sixth-graders wanting to fake out someone at a 7-Eleven by walking in there. They would think it’s funny, but it could turn into tragedy.”

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“ Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances. ”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Democracy vs Republic

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” Benjamin Franklin, 1759

I found this argument:

Democracy: Two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

Representative democracy: Two thousand wolves and one thousand sheep electing two wolves and a sheep who vote on what to have for dinner.

Constitutional republic: Two thousand wolves and one thousand sheep electing two wolves and a sheep who vote on what to have for dinner, but are restricted by a Constitution that says they cannot eat sheep. The Supreme Court then votes 5 wolves to 4 sheep that mutton does not count as sheep.

Liberty: Well-armed sheep contesting the above votes.

International Liberty

My great fear is that the “social capital” of self reliance in America will slowly disappear and that the United States will turn into a European-style welfare state.

That’s the message in the famous “riding in the wagon” cartoons that went viral and became the most-viewed post on this blog.

Well, this Glenn McCoy cartoon has a similar theme.

Obama Voter Cartoon

The only thing I would change is that the rat would become a “pro-government voter” or “left-wing voter” instead of an “Obama voter.” Just like I wasn’t satisfied with an otherwise very good Chuck Asay cartoon showing the struggle between producers and moochers.

That’s for two reasons. First, I’m not partisan. My goal is to spread a message of liberty, not encourage people to vote for or against any candidate.

Second, I’ve been very critical of Obama, but I was also very critical of Bush. Indeed, Bush was a bigger spender…

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“ What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you. ”
—John Cocteau

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“ A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. ”

— Benjamin Franklin

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Amendments are like muscles in the sense that if you don’t exercise them you will lose them, or much less develop them.

If you  were to do a simple push-up (you would be surprised how many people cant!)  you wouldn’t necessarily increase your strength but, you would however maintain your strength to a certain degree.

As for your 1st Amendment if you fail to exercise it, you WILL lose it.

The 1st Amendment is probably the most important of them all IMO.

Example, in Florida they tried to push the plan of (see something say something). where as if said anything in opposition about the government to my neighbor he might tell Big Brother.

Speech is one of the first things we learn as children. We learn to say dadda and momma, at a very young age we slowly progress we learn more words to and to are vocabulary and before you know it we have learned how to argue.(teenage years)

But this debate is much more than complaining to the government its about saying NO: i will not let you tell me what to do,pay more taxes, force me have a license to carry a firearm. you are not one to rule over me.

Say what needs to be said when it needs to be said. Tell others what you think and hold strong for what you believe. Remember: if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

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