Archive for July, 2007

How the McCarthy Bill could threaten all who seek for freedom

Posted in The Most Fundamental Right on July 14, 2007 by Darkman

At Liberty For All. Pennsylvania case reveals how McCarthy bill could threaten all gun owners:

The Pennsylvania case shows how all gun owners could be threatened by HR 2640. After all, did you ever tell anyone that the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights because the Founders (such as James Madison) wanted the people to be able to overturn a tyrannical American government?

Or, while you were watching the nightly news — and getting a detailed account of all the crime in your area — did you ever make a statement such as, “If someone were to break through my door, I’d blow him away!”

Well, those kinds of statements will certainly make anti-gun nuts think you’re a potential danger to yourself or others. So if you make the local district attorney or police officer nervous, how difficult would it be for him to get a psychiatrist (most of whom are very left-wing) to say that you are a danger to yourself and to others?

Or, would the district attorney even need to get a psychiatrist? [in Pennsylvania, obviously not–ed.] One of the outrageous aspects of the McCarthy bill is that Section 3(2) codifies existing federal regulations. And existing federal code says it only takes a “lawful authority” to “adjudicate” someone as a mental defective. And another section of the bill makes it clear this “adjudication” does not need to be made by a formal court, but can simply be a “determination” — such as a medical diagnosis.

Consider how significant this is. The BATFE has been quietly attempting to amend the federal code by regulatory fiat for years, but they’ve been somewhat restrained in their ability to interpret these regulations because they are, after all, regulations (and not statutory law).

But with HR 2640, much of the pablum that BATFE bureaucrats have quietly added to the code over the years will now become the LAW OF THE LAND — even though those regs were never submitted to a legislative committee or scrutinized in legislative hearings or debated on the floor of the House of Representatives.

When one looks at the federal regs cited above, there are a lot of questions that still remain unanswered. What kinds of people can fall into this category of “other lawful authority” that can deem someone to be a mental defective? Certainly, it would seem to apply to Veterans Administration shrinks. After all, the federal government already added more than 80,000 veterans with Post Traumatic Stress into the NICS system in 2000.

But who else could be classified as a “lawful authority”? A school counselor? A district attorney? What about a legislator, a city councilman or a cop? They are certainly “authorities” in their own right. Could the words “lawful authority” also apply to them?

In Pennsylvania, it took only one rash statement and one district attorney to legally prohibit this man from owning firearms. He was neither charged nor convicted for any crime. Just one DA who wants to make sure that the common people remain defenseless in the darkness.

And at the NRA, there is much sound and fury, signifying nothing.



Disgraceful NRA

Posted in Amerika on July 12, 2007 by Darkman

The NRA Disgraces Itself — Again by L. Neil Smith:

There can be no doubt that we are now living in a police state — albeit an extremely well-upholstered police state, at least for the time being — and that the National Rifle Association, in its usual, typical, dimwitted, bumbling eagerness to ingratiate itself with that police state’s architects, has just made the police state immeasurably worse.

No, I’m not repeating myself to no purpose. There is a method to my madness. I want all my readers to get accustomed to that expression “police state”, as in, ” .. and to the police state for which it stands … ”

We are also living in an age of failed and failing institutions, where nothing is as it’s advertised — to the extent that it ever was — and where, just to name a single example, even the Boy Scouts of America are torn between cruel bigotry and a nauseating political correctness.

We live in a culture where the Congress has given away its legal right and duty to declare — or to refrain from declaring — war, and the military that liberated Europe in two successive world wars, that distributed food and clothing and chewing gum to starving kids, now massacres entire neighborhoods, and terrorizes and tortures helpless prisoners.

We live in a culture where newspapers have long since abandoned their sacred Jeffersonian role in perpetual opposition to the all- devouring state, where the broadcast media will eagerly prostitute themselves to whatever purpose the government wants to use them, and where wealthy and powerful corporations collaborate with murderous slave-regimes to deny people their right to communicate freely with one another.

We live in a culture where the two major political parties have, for all intents and purposes, merged into a single monstrous entity whose only desire it to place its boot on our necks and rip away everything — our rights, our property, our lives — it can get away with.

Read the whole thing.

Via End the War On Freedom.

First Amendment: RIP in NYC

Posted in Amerika on July 8, 2007 by Darkman

The First Amendment was found dead yesterday in New York City.

Other articles of the Bill of Rights are fearful for their own existence.

“We thought if we gave them the Second Amendment they’d leave the rest of us alone,” the Fifth Amendment stated.  “We’ve even been considering letting them kill #4 too, but now this…”

Read the real story at Ron Paul 2008 NYC.

Via End the War On Freedom.

“Our Lives, our Fortunes, our sacred Honor”

Posted in Liberty on July 3, 2007 by Darkman

The Patriot Post gives us an excellent essay for Independence Day.

The central passage of the Declaration’s opening is the document’s most famous, suggesting the form of government truly fit for a free people: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

So how destructive of these ends must our government become before enough people decide that it’s time to institute a new one?