Posts Tagged ‘constitution’

Self Defence

March 6, 2010

Sadly, there are people who will argue that you have no right to defend your life and property. They claim to be peaceful people but in New York if you were to walk around with a tool capable of helping you protect yourself they would immediately call a man with a gun to come and threaten your life. See, the do-gooders don’t directly assault your right to self-defence they use government to do the job so that they can pretend to be peaceable. When you take the tools of self defence away from the law abiding citizens, you make possible the attacks of criminals.

What New York needs is Warren Redlich as governor. Without waffling, Warren, answers the Gun Rights Questionnaire. You can get his answers here. I’d like to see a governor of New York who actually follows Law, I don’t need a ‘leader’.

H/T Rich Cooper

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Tea Party

February 16, 2010

The N.Y. Times has a pretty good overview of the Tea Party movement. It’s a slightly lengthy article and I’d quibble over a few bits and pieces. I think this will be good to review at our upcoming Campaign for Liberty Meetup Sunday Feb 21 at 3:00.

Here are a few random paragraphs:

Worried about hyperinflation, social unrest or even martial law, she and her Tea Party members joined a coalition, Friends for Liberty, that includes representatives from Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project, the John Birch Society, and Oath Keepers, a new player in a resurgent militia movement.

Loose alliances like Friends for Liberty are popping up in many cities, forming hybrid entities of Tea Parties and groups rooted in the Patriot ethos. These coalitions are not content with simply making the Republican Party more conservative. They have a larger goal — a political reordering that would drastically shrink the federal government and sweep away not just Mr. Obama, but much of the Republican establishment, starting with Senator John McCain.

Fear of co-option — a perpetual topic in the Tea Party movement — lay behind the formation of Friends for Liberty.

The new grass-roots leaders of the inland Northwest had grown weary of fending off what they jokingly called “hijack attempts” by the state and county Republican Parties. Whether the issue was picking speakers or scheduling events, they suspected party leaders of trying to choke off their revolution with Chamber of Commerce incrementalism.

Political class more important than the People

May 19, 2009

I had business in Ithaca yesterday that took me to the city hall. It has been a little while since I’d been there and there are changes. The front door is now locked a sign directs ‘All Persons’ to the side entrance. I’ve been casually studying a bit of law and I find this use of the term ‘person’ odd in this context. Why did they not simple have their sign say ‘Please use side entrance’? The term ‘person’ used in law may not mean what most people think it means, as a ‘person’ in law may be a legal entity such as a corporation. It is possible that the term ‘person’ does not refer to a man or woman, they are sometimes termed ‘natural person’. It’s part of a little game legislators play to steal the rights of those not paying attention.

I went around to the side entrance to enter the land of the bureaucrats. Another change is the officer and metal detector. Ladies and gentlemen if you’d like to do your public business, it would appear that you will need to forego your inalienable right to privacy. I didn’t get my chance to question this new system as my business was in an office to the side of the detector and I just walk around.

I seems that this grand security measure came about as the result of a shoe throwing episode this past February. The article does say whether or not the said shoe was a steel toed projectile. I didn’t notice a shoe check station, maybe they hand out fluffy slippers to wear into the city hall. I presume the grand mayor of Ithaca has a security detail with her outside the safety of the castle.

Are these people idiots, or are we?

Western New York Tea Party April 18th

April 10, 2009

From James Ostrowski:

This event is co-sponsored by Free New York, Inc., BuffaloLiberty.com and PoliticalClassDismissed.com. The coordinator for the event is Jill Sinclair.

The tentative schedule is online here:

http://buffaloliberty.com/#tea1

This is a part of a national tea party movement against big government that is gaining momentum each week. We had nine people at our first event, thrown together on short notice. Then, on March 18th, over 500 people attended a tea party organized by Rus Thompson, Ellie Corcoran and Allen Coniglio.

We must keep building the crowds and the enthusiasm on April 18th and build up to a huge rally on July 4th weekend. We will discuss that event on the 18th.

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New York State Kills 13 In Binghamton

April 7, 2009

My letter to my members of the New York legislature:

I am writing in regard to the tragic event in Binghamton where 13 people were killed by a troubled man. It is a very sad event and I empathize with the families of those taken prematurely from their lives. I also have feelings of anger with the State of New York which has stripped from the people the ability to defend themselves to the best of their ability. Restricting the right to bear arms has not made people safer, to the contrary it has made them less safe.

The State leaves to the people of New York the options of fleeing for safety or dialing 911 and waiting. In this case both options proved useless to the victims. The murderer blocked off the option to flee, trapping his victims in the building. Calling for police in the best case will take a couple of minutes to get a responding officer. A couple of minutes doesn’t sound like much unless you stop to calculate how much mayhem can occur in that time span. I’ll leave that calculation to your imagination, but it does not necessarily have to include the use of guns.

In another State where there is little impediment to law-abiding citizens carrying defensive weapons, the people have another option for protecting themselves and their fellow citizens. There are many examples of situations that begin like that horrifying day in Binghamton. These events end very differently when one of the potential victims is prepared and able to defend him/herself and others by directly stopping the perpetrator. These events produce fewer victims and therefore fewer headlines.

Gun violence is produced by criminals, by nature criminals are not inclined to obey gun restrictions. That leaves law abiding citizens obeying firearm restrictions, at their own peril. The legislature of New York is responsible for this outrageous event which could have been stopped at the outset by one responsible armed citizen. It is time to allow the people of New York to take responsibility for themselves, their families and their neighbors. It is clear that the State cannot be everywhere all the time, nor should it be.

                 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
                                ARTICLE XII

                                    Defense

    Section 1. The defense and protection of the state and of the United
  States is an obligation of all persons within the state. The legislature
  shall provide for the discharge of this obligation and for the maintenance
  and regulation of an organized militia.

The people of New York are the militia. The legislature has not regulated but has disarmed the militia. The legislature abdicated its obligation to maintain the militia. The people of New York are suffering the consequences of misguided legislation. Firearms are tools, in the hands of a criminal they represent danger, in the hands of law-abiding citizens they represent safety, in either case it is the hand that guides the tool.

Who is Eric Sundwall

March 11, 2009

Government of the people does not mean career politicians. Let’s get rid of the political class and restore the republic.

Obama A Natural Born Citizen?

December 6, 2008

Does it matter? In the event that you have not noticed, the Constitution that we believe to be ‘the law of the land’ is dead. As W is quoted, it’s just GD piece of paper. Any literate person, who would bother to compare this great country of ours to the documents purported to construct our nation, would quickly understand that she was inspecting two different things. The Obama birth crisis will be the next thrust away from that silly ‘republic’ concept toward our rightful place as a pure Democracy.

It is interesting that had John Sidney McCain been the presumptive ruler of choice, the same question would hang; was he a natural born American? Does a military base in Panama count? Is it just a coincidence that both candidates might have brought about the same question?

Update: Political Class Dismissed has an example of a Hawaiian birth certificate.

What 16th Amendment?

November 1, 2008

The larger question may be ‘What 1st Amendment?’. Bill Benson has researched the 16th Amendment in great detail and Jeff Dickstein has been brilliantly defending Bill’s right to speak.

16th Amendment Attacked In The 7th Circuit

Attorney Jeff Dickstein rips into US Appeals Panel re
Benson’s 1st Amendment Right to denounce 16th Amendment

U.S. v. William Benson, 08-1312 and 08-1586 (7th Circuit)
Report of Oral Arguments

On Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 2008, oral arguments were held in the 7th Cir. Court of Appeals for the appeal of U.S. v. Benson.

The District Court issued an injunction, enjoining Bill Benson from selling his “Reliance Defense” package, but denied the government the list of people who purchased the package from Bill. A complete explanation of the case and why it is so important, can be read at http://jeffdickstein.com . Bill appealed, and the government filed a cross appeal. ….continue…