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Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
If it's any consolation to you, we have only 1194 days until the 2012 election. And, since the justices most likely to leave between now and then (Stevens and Ginsburg) are both from the court's liberal wing, the 5-4 ratio of conservatives to liberals is not likely to change.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
We understand that ultimately, Obama wants to reshape America. In the process he would destroy the Constitution (which includes our second amendment right to own guns—correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m guessing the second amendment IS something you would like to keep?). Obama hopes to change America into something a little more Socialist... a little more Obamaesque.
I don’t know about you… but, that scares the hell of out me! It’s not a reality I care to give in to.
As a result, and because I don’t want to resign myself and my children to that sort of future, I do everything I possibly can to STOP this threat. Just as if a mob of 100 were to set out to take my life—I would defend myself to the best of my ability. Now, I carry an H&K USP .40 with two 12 round clips and one in the chamber. If you do the math, which I know you do… you’ll rightly calculate that I’ve only got 25 bullets with which to try and stop 100.
Tatted, in your opinion… should I just surrender my gun and face reality—and accept the fact that I’m done?
Or, would it be preferable to use my 25 rounds to at least take out as many of the bad guys as I can?
It may be a failed attempt to save my life. But, personally… I’d rather use every means available to me in an attempt to STOP the threat. Again, I may lose in the end. BUT, I’m going to do everything I can and right up to the moment when there is nothing more I can do.
The Sotomayor confirmation, Healthcare, Cap and Trade… and anything else bad for America that Obama plans to force on us… these are all matters I’m gonna fight hard against. I may not be able to stop Sotomayor’s confirmation. BUT I dang sure will try! I have written, emailed and called my Texas and Florida state senators and will continue to do so until the full senate has voted and the process is done.
And the same will be true of every other issue. I’m going to do my best to VOICE my opinion. The liberal-socialist minority sure as hell let their voices be heard. Those of us who oppose that way of life, that reshaping of America, had better start speaking up and letting our voices be heard too! The more of our voices heard, the better the chances of Washington taking notice.
Might my effort all be in vain? Yeah, I suppose so… in the end my voice may not have any impact at all. But again though, I’d rather attempt to exert my will over Washington and fail—than to not try at all and guarantee failure.
Guaranteed failure will occur if we simply accept and resign ourselves to their vision of what America should be. But, if that’s the case, dude, you might as well just go turn in all your guns at the local sheriff’s office now. Just tell them you’ve accepted the reality that Obama and his ilk would prefer we not have the second amendment right to own guns anyway! They’ll take them, no questions asked. They might even say thank you.
BUT, as for me and my house… we’re gonna keep sounding the alarm and encouraging likeminded Americans to speak up and become a vocal majority before America is lost forever and it is to late.
Blessed be my God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well! Psalm 144 (msg)
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Senate Judiciary Committee to vote THIS Tuesday August 4th, 2009 on Sotomayor; Gun rights an issue
My fraternity of which I gave 27+ years of service has a long history, of failing to admit the apparently inevitable...
Moreover, snatching victory from certain defeat...
Quitters never win, and winners never quit...
The Legend of Gunnery Sgt. Basilone
By Cpl. Clinton Firstbrook
United States Marine Corps
March 09, 2004 - ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2004 -- For more than 60 years Marines have heard about the legendary acts of Gunnery Sgt. John "Manila" Basilone.
In the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal, two sections of heavy .30-caliber machine guns at the Tenaru River were in charge of defending a narrow pass to Henderson Airfield in the Solomon Islands. Suddenly, Japanese forces attacked their position. Vastly out numbered, the Marines held their ground and fought valiantly to check the savage and determined assault.
Suddenly one of the gun crews was knocked out. Disregarding his own life, a Marine lifted his 90 pounds of weaponry and raced 200 yards to the silenced gun pit and started firing. Enemy soldiers attacked to his rear. He cut them down with his Colt .45 pistol. Short of shells, he dashed 200 yards amid a stream of bullets to an ammunition dump and returned with an armload of ammo for his gunners. This Marine battled his way through hostile lines running back and forth between gun pits clearing jams and re-supplying the other Marines with ammo. Flares lit up more swarms of grenade-tossing attackers. The Marines' hands started blistering from the heat of his machine gun, but still he kept shooting.
At dawn, reinforcements found this Marine resting his head at the edge of his pit. The line had held. Nearly 100 sprawled enemy dead were around his cut-off outpost. At least 38 enemy dead were credited to this Marine, many killed at arms length. The day was Oct. 24, 1942 and his name was Gunnery Sgt. Basilone. For his actions he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Upon returning to the United States, this Raritan, N.J. native traveled across the country on a war bond tour that prompted $1.4 million in pledges. He met Hollywood starlets and his picture even made the cover of Life magazine.
The Marine Corps offered to make him an officer and let him spend the rest of the war in Washington, but he reportedly turned them down stating, "I'm a plain soldier, and I want to stay one."
After his war bond tour, Gunnery Sgt. Basilone requested to be reassigned to a gunner unit with the 27th Marines. He could have continued to sell war bonds or he could have even stayed back in the states. But this man instead chose to live his life as a Marine.
So he said farewell to his new wife, Lena Riggi, and joined the Fifth Division. Staying behind, he told buddies, would be "like being a museum piece." And it wouldn't seem right, he said, "if the Marines made a landing on the Manila waterfront and 'Manila John' wasn't among them."
On February 19, 1945, Basilone was again in action on the black sands of Iwo Jima on Red Beach II. Enemy gunfire pinned down his platoon. Everyone, that is, but Basilone, who walked straight up, kicking butts and yelling, "Get off the beach! Move out," he yelled at the gunners just behind, hunkered low and straining under the heavy loads of weapons and ammunition amid the blistering fire. Minutes later an enemy artillery round exploded, killing Gunnery Sgt. Basilone and four other members from his platoon. Immediately before, he had single-handedly destroyed a Japanese blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. On his outstretched left arm was a tattoo that read "Death before Dishonor." He was 27 years old.
After World War II, his body was reburied with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery and he was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. A life-size bronze statue depicting him in battle dress and cradling a machine gun now watches over his hometown of Raritan.
Gunnery Sgt. Basilone, the man whom Gen. Douglas MacArthur called "a one-man army," became the only man in the history of the United States awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and the Purple Heart.
John Basilone has been remembered in a variety of ways for his service and supreme sacrifice. In 1949 a destroyer, the USS Basilone was commissioned. The New Jersey Turnpike Bridge across the Raritan River is named in his honor, as are numerous American Legion and Marine Corps League Posts. Interstate 5 outside of Camp Pendleton has been renamed the John Basilone Memorial Highway. A tribute to the war hero started in 1981 with "Basilone Day" and continues to be celebrated annually in Raritan, N.J. on the last weekend in September.
However, John Basilone never cared much for the fame that accompanied his Medal of Honor. The parades, the newsreel appearances, the starlets who hung on his arm; he would much rather, he insisted, be just a "plain Marine" like his buddies who were still out in the Pacific. He told his brother after joining the Marines that, "Without his Corps, his life meant nothing."
WTFU SHEEPLE... THIS IS A LIFETIME POSITION FOR SOTOMAYOR...
OPPOSE SOTOMAYOR AND ENCOURAGE ALL THAT YOU KNOW TO DO THE SAME...
LETS GIVE THE SENATE A LITTLE SHOCK AND AWE OF OUR OWN!
FAXES, AND PHONE CALLS!!!
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Don't let RINO's Senator Lindsey Graham and Lamar Alexander forget they are being watched carefully on this one, and a vote for Sotomayor will mark the end of their political career once and for all...
The National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, The Second Amendment Foundation, Jews for the Preservation of firearms Ownership, will not forget and neither will we...
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Don't Forget these RINO's Sold Us Out On The Gun Ban Harold Koh Nomination Too!
Ask them to redeem themselves, even if they are not your Senator(s)...
Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Mel Martinez (R-FL), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and George Voinovich (R-OH).
And of these 8...
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Mel Martinez (R-FL)
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Richard Lugar (R-IN)
are already saying they are going to vote for Sotomayor Confirmation as well...
Don't let it stand my friends....
LIFETIME REPERCUSSIONS FOR YOUR PESSIMISTIC FAILURE TO TAKE ACTION BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!
We must hang together or assuredly we shall hang separately. -- Benjamin Franklin
We may face a lot of battles in the coming months and years and some we will lose but fight them we must. Sometimes the odds seem more than we can handle but I am reminded of what someone once said about David and Goliath. Everyone else looked at Goliath and said he is to big to hit. David looked at him and said he is to big to miss. We can never give up the fight. With God's help we will win sooner or later. I have read the back of the book.
By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7