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5 Things You Should Know About the Liberal Agenda

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Most of us who are not trying to use tragedies to further a political agenda grasp the concept that more laws are not the answer to preventing any type of crime, much less the senseless mass shootings that have been taking place in our country.  Why someone cannot follow a logical train of thought that leads to the conclusion that those who are breaking the laws we already have are not suddenly going to become law-abiding citizens simply because we introduce more laws to be followed is difficult to understand.  Writing about this yet again feels a bit redundant, but somehow, we keep finding ourselves back in the middle of this debate.  It is a bit curious as to why we continue to have this debate in this country when the statistics clearly show that in only about 3% of crimes committed with firearms were the firearms obtained legally.  That means about 97% of gun crimes were committed with guns obtained illegally.  So, tell me again what stricter gun laws are going to do to reduce the number of shootings, please.  And after this last tragedy, we are forced to look at the “see something, say something” issue.  Many times after one of these senseless shootings it has been reported that neighbors or others close to the perpetrators saw or noticed something that would serve to indicate they were up to something, and that had someone simply said something to the authorities it could have been avoided.  Well…, in the case of the Parkland shooting the shooter posted a warning on YouTube, somebody did say something, it was reported to the authorities.  Yet one of the most vocal agencies in the country for the “see something, say something” mantra, did nothing to find and attempt to stop this threat. Continue reading “5 Things You Should Know About the Liberal Agenda”

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What Your Government Does Not Want You to Know

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If you have ever studied the process surrounding the drafting of our constitution, you know that the biggest concern our founding fathers had was the amassing of too much power under one person or group. They understood that human beings are inherently flawed and when one had the ability to build a power network it would undoubtedly be abused.  Hence the concept of the rule of law and the separation of powers among the three branches of our federal government.  They were very clear in the Declaration of Independence that the government should derive its power from the governed (we the people), and further stated that if the government should become destructive to 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.”  The constitution is a limiting document, clearly indicating those powers afforded to each of the branches of the federal government, clearly stating that the federal government possessed ONLY those powers specifically granted within the constitution, and even included the Bill of Rights comprised of the first ten amendments to further clarify the rights and liberties of each citizen of these United States. What the heck happened and how did we get so far from where we began? Continue reading “What Your Government Does Not Want You to Know”