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September 20, 2014
Initiative 591: Voting yes will maintain balance between public safety,
Two gun-related measures will be on the general election ballot: Initiative
591 and Initiative 594. A yes vote on both would prevent the background
checks called for in I-594.
Initiative 591 is a simple, one-page measure that protects the integrity of
background checks by requiring that such checks conducted in Washington
comply with a uniform national standard. It protects against illegal search
and seizure, preventing politicians and bureaucrats driven by an anti-rights
agenda from depriving citizens of their property without due process.
Initiative 591 is supported by rank-and-file law enforcement. It is endorsed
by two major statewide law enforcement organizations: the Washington Council
of Police and Sheriffs, the oldest and largest law enforcement group in the
state, and the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
Association. It’s the only ballot measure endorsed by law enforcement
organizations. The more than 7,500 police and sheriffs who oppose I-594 know
that criminals will still acquire firearms where they do now: the black
market, straw purchasers, theft and illicit sources like gangs and drug
dealers. It is also opposed by Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
I-591 will prevent government gun confiscation without due process. Don’t
forget the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. More than
1,100 firearms were seized without due process, warrants or probable cause.
Some people never got their property back. We are seeing confiscation of
firearms in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and California under
restrictive gun laws that were passed with promises that they would not
affect the rights of law-abiding citizens.
The initiative affects Washington state citizens whether you own a gun or
not. We already have seen legislation proposed at least three different
times that would have allowed police to enter your home and search your
bedroom for lawfully owned firearms without a warrant or court order. This
sort of activity without due process cannot be permitted. I-591 protects
background check uniformity and prevents unwarranted intrusion by the state
or its subdivisions into temporary firearm loans to friends or in-laws. It
stops the state from creating a universal gun registry that could enable
future confiscation. It maintains public safety without invading individual
privacy or turning law-abiding citizens into unwitting criminals.
Maintaining balance between privacy rights and public safety is what this
measure is all about.
Opponents don’t rebut the fact that the initiative stops firearms
confiscation without due process of law. Why? Because due process led to a
unanimous court reversal of the Seattle gun ban they supported.
They falsely claim that I-591 weakens current background checks, but can’t
cite an example because there isn’t one. We need a strong uniform national
standard background check law because criminals cross state lines. On the
other hand, rank-and-file law enforcement oppose Initiative 594.
I-594 is an unfunded mandate that diverts scarce law enforcement resources
away from keeping violent criminals off our streets, making us all less
safe. Do you want sex offenders released from crowded prisons to make room
for people convicted of family-firearm transfer violations?
I-594 is 18 pages of costly and confusing regulatory excess. It is punitive
to lawful firearms owners. Want to lend your sister-in-law a gun to protect
herself? Want to loan your adult sons shotguns to go hunting? I-594 makes
you a criminal. A police officer who loans a personal firearm to a fellow
officer would face criminal prosecution.
I-594 creates a “universal” government database of all lawful handgun
owners. We deserve the protection of a well-written background check law
that protects the right of privacy for lawful firearms owners.
We all want guns out of the hands of violent criminals and the dangerously
unstable who are a threat to people like us. But this is not the way to do
it. You can’t change criminal behavior by criminalizing lawful behavior.
Polls show that a large number of voters support both ballot measures.
They’re not confused. They are conflicted. While everyone wants better
background checks, they recognize the significant problems contained in the
18 pages of I-594. And they know that if I-594 is passed by itself, the
Legislature is practically prohibited by law from fixing it.
That is why it is important to vote yes on I-591.
Alan Gottlieb is the chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to
Keep and Bear Arms and founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.
People, we need to get involved and be involved in preserving our freedoms and rights as provided for under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, God given and handed down to us by our Forefathers after much painstaking soul searching and forethought. Every word, every sentence and every paragraph in those documents was labored over, analyzed and designed to preserve our individual freedoms and protect each of us,(that's you and that's me) from tyranny, anarchy, communism and socialism. By design they provided for us a Republic, built on the rule of law designed to protect all of the people, all of the time.
Many are under misguided concept that we live in a Democracy. A Democracy is based on the premise of "Majority Rules" and would seemingly be idealistic. In reality, however, a government under Democracy is flawed and unrealistic in that it is mob rule under constant flux and change and does nothing to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual.
Also chosen for us under the Constitution is a structured government, 'for the people' and 'by the people' for the purpose of collective defense of our God given freedoms and rights. The duties of the government are articulately described therein, limiting and specifically defining what the government "Shall" or "Shall Not Do."
In a nutshell, it does not allow the government to provide a service or a benefit to one individual at the expense of another individual. This is described and articulated in the next three paragraphs taken from the book published by Frederick Bastiat, entitled "The Law".
What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.
Each of us has a natural right-from God-to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?
If every person has the right to defend-even by force-his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus the principle of collective right-its reason for existing, its lawfulness-is based on individual right. And the common force that protects this collective right cannot logically have any other purpose or any other mission than that for which it acts as a substitute. Thus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force-for the same reason-cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups.
The entire book, "The Law" can be downloaded from my Website. I would suggest downloading it and making it available to all. The entire book is a mere 85 pages and worth the study.
Unfortunately, over time and at an exceedingly rapid rate the politicians we've elected to do the bidding of the people have found ways to circumvent these limits and restrictions via political promises, cronyism and executive order.
It's 2014, a brand new year and it's incumbent on each of us, (again, that's you and I) to involve ourselves as we never have before in preserving the rights we do have left as well as making an effort to roll back the government control over the rights and privileges that have been lost. This has to be more than a token effort or we all lose, big time. Take every opportunity to express your opinion, on every subject beginning with your local level politics on up to the state and federal level. They will listen. We just have to shout louder with bigger collective voices.
Keep in mind, Phil Robinson, ABC and the Duck Dynasty, a case where the powers that be got the message of the people loud and clear.
What can we do? Take a look around you. Set forth and change those things you can but don't wait until they come knocking on your door. By that time it'll be too late!!!
Watch this short 3:10 video for information on your 2nd Amendment rights as it applies to you in the words of our founding fathers.
Organize Your Own Rally
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Simply choose a location, time, and place, send the info to us and we'll return the finished flyers, ready to print.
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Group one: These are the achievers, those who strive, work hard and are rewarded with the fruits of their toil.
Group two: The non-achievers. This group seldom exerts the extra effort required to rise above their station and attain their perceived goals. They are dissatisfied with their lot in life and spend much of their lives in envy of the achievers.
Group three: This segment consists of those who contribute absolutely nothing, yet demand equity based on the labor and achievement of society as a whole.
Of these three groups, some ride bicycles, some drive Chevys and Fords and others drive Cadillac's. Some just don't.
That's just the way it is.
In our Republic we have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights. These are the cornerstones on which our Republic was founded. Within this framework are three guarantees, the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Man's life, liberty and property are held sacred and protected by this constitutional framework and the government is simply an extension of mans basic rights. Any attempt to engage in the confiscation or the conscription of the fruit of one mans labor, by either man or government, in order to provide goods or service to another is an act of illegal plunder and as such should be protested and resisted by all.
And so on to the issues of "Cap and Trade" and "Government Health Care".
Whether or not each of these issues may or may not have perceived benefits in the eye of the beholder is not the question or the issue. The question is, "Are they acts of illegal plunder?" and "Are they in defiance of the very Constitution and Bill of Rights this country was founded on?" The simple and unequivocal answer in each of these instances is a resounding yes.
As such they should be resisted to the extreme. Call your congressman, your senators, your representatives, your family, your friends and your neighbors and stop this madness.
If love of country and our way of life are not enough to instill a sense of reason
The national debt as of this years budget is an estimated five times the amount of last years budget. All within one year. With Health Care and Cap and Trade this number will rise exponentially.
Do we want to place our faith and trust in the same people who ran the railroads into oblivion, who oversee our failing Postal System, the Barny Franks and Senator Dodd who ran oversight on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which triggered our current state of economy, to those entrusted with our Social Security program, Medicaid and Medicare who have voted themselves exempt? Do we want these folks to control our very livelihood and well being?
Judges must interpret the Constitution of the United States as written and not attempt to modify it, either by inventing new rights or by ignoring or diluting rights already there. The Constitution already provides an amendment process that gives that power to the people and their elected officials.
Judges must not use their positions to replace the text of the law and Constitution of the United States with their own personal feelings or agenda or "life experiences." Nor should they allow empathy, political favor, or political identification to affect their legal decisions. To do so is to engage in judicial activism.
Judges must understand that the Federal government has no power if the Constitution does not explicitly provide it. The Founders did this to maximize personal and economic liberty. The Constitution reserves all other rights to the states and to the people.
Judges must respect the delicate checks and balances and the separation of powers among the branches of government, refusing to become a tool of either the Legislative or Executive branches, and they must be prepared to invalidate efforts of either branch to overstep its constitutionally delegated powers.
The Constitution is an American document, and declares that it shall be "the supreme Law of the Land." Foreign law has no place as precedent or authority in the interpretation of the Constitution.
Our Judeo-Christian Nation On April 6th of this year the President traveled half way around the globe and made several speeches, in one of which he referred to the United States as having the largest Muslim population. In Turkey he proclaimed that the United States was NOT a Judeo-Christian Nation. This may be his belief. However, it should be pointed out that, as in many instances, "The Anointed One" may be in error.
Watch this video as Congressman Forbes asks the questions "Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?" and "If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?" on the floor of the U
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have gone on a spending and debt spree that the country cannot afford. As a result, a spontaneous grassroots movement is emerging from every corner of the nation with a message for Congress and the president: Stop spending us into an inevitable spiral of debt and higher taxes … now!
To that end, groups of Americans will be meeting in towns and cities across the nation on April 15 for "Tax Day Tea Parties" (think Boston Tea Party, not biscuits and fine English china). These "Ten Tax Facts" are our effort to make sure the American people are well- informed as they gather together to express their concern about the direction Washington is headed.
#1 .Under the Obama budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the national debt will double over the next five years; and it will triple over the next 10 years to $17.3 trillion.
#2. Under the Obama budget, CBO projects that the national debt will soar over the next 10 years from 40 percent of GDP today to a shocking 82.4 percent. (Ronald Reagan left office with the national debt at 42 percent of GDP).
#3. The president's budget also states that total federal borrowing will grow by $2.7 trillion this year alone, an increase of 27 percent in one year!
#4. The budget President Obama proposes for this year increases federal spending by an incredible 34 percent over the previous year, with a total of $4 trillion in federal spending, the highest ever.
#5. The federal budget deficit (not the national debt) would reach $1.845 trillion this year, according to the CBO, the highest ever. That would be more than seven times Reagan's largest budget deficit of $221 billion, which caused so much consternation among Reagan's critics.
#6. The CBO estimates that this Obama budget deficit will total an astounding 13.1 percent of GDP, more than one-eighth of the entire U.S. economy, for the federal budget deficit alone! Under George Bush, the federal deficit for 2008 was 3.2 percent of GDP. The deficit for fiscal year 2007, in the last budget adopted when Congress was controlled by Republican majorities, was $162 billion, or 1.2 percent of GDP.
#7. The Obama budget also includes $1 trillion in tax increases on the upper 5 percent of income earners, mostly tax rate increases. But the top 5 percent of income earners already pays 60 percent of all income taxes.
#8. The Obama budget projects that revenues from the corporate income tax will more than double in 3 years, increasing, in fact, by more than 124 percent.
#9. Another $645 billion tax increase comes from President Obama's anti-global warming cap and trade system, which is essentially an energy tax on the production and use of carbon energy, such as oil, natural gas, and coal.
#10. While the Obama administration claims to have cut $2 trillion from the budget over 10 years, fully $1.5 trillion of those "cuts" actually represents the troop drawdown in Iraq, which was already scheduled to occur under the Bush administration. Of the remaining $500 billion in budget "savings," fully $311 billion is categorized as "interest savings" but is actually an additional tax increase on upper income earners.
It's not as if you can't stimulate economic growth while at the same time cutting government spending. President Reagan did it. Reagan adopted budget cuts soon after he entered office equal to close to 5 percent of the federal budget at the time. Even with his defense buildup, total federal spending declined from a high of 23.5 percent of GDP in 1983 to 21.3 percent in 1988 and 21.2 percent in 1989. That's a 10 percent real reduction in the size of government relative to the economy. Reagan's policies conquered inflation and started a 25-year period of economic growth, which would look awfully good today.
Advertise your event with the people you know and trust you the most: your friends and family via email. Make your email short, personal and to the point. Ensure they know what you need from them and make sure it has perfect spelling and grammar. Provide them with guidance if they can't attend and that you need them to pass the email on the at least 10 or more people.
If you have a website, provide details about what needs to be done. If you need somebody to post flyers, for example, let them know. You need to let people know what kind of help you need. Be specific in your needs and how long.
Make a distribution list of people helping you. This is easy to do with most email applications. Email your contacts once a week with updates and keep it positive; don't kill them with emails... keep it to once a week. Keep them in the loop, they deserve it.
Ask them for feedback. The best ideas will come from them and the majority of your success certainly will. You need to engage them and their vast array of talent.
Identify those who are internet savvy. These folks can help your 'digital store front' be a success.... or not. There are many IT folks who can make big changes in the twenty first century and they're on your side. Engage them and use their talents.
Get volunteers to identify local internet forums and chat rooms to advertise your event. Local colleges, papers and television outlets will sponsor political forums to advertise your event. Ensure you have a consistent, positive message.
Never engage in negative conversations with those who oppose you. Always keep your message focused on the principles of our republic and freedom of speech and you will attain victory in 100% of your discussions.