Since Aug 27, 2004
Priorities: God, Family & Friends.
I oppose views associated with a belief that government -- at any level -- has total solutions to particular societal problems.
Government, as its top priorities, should, indeed must, provide for our national security and defense, including along our borders, and local government should offer an appropriate level of public safety and ensure adequate provision of utilities such as clean water and sewage disposal, and assure a sufficient and continuous supply of electricity, build/maintain adequate roads and offer transportation services.
Government should also protect those that are society's most vulnerable (especially assistance for the seriously sick, elderly and handicapped) but, unfortunately, the sad record shows it does an inadequate job of helping innocent children in need and the elderly and providing care of the mentally ill. Private sector non-profits -- especially faith-based institutions -- are tremendously better at managing social programs to assist the poor and those who need assistance.
There can never be compromises on "Right to Life" -- in the womb through the end of natural life.
God has given all the right to life and our US Constitution was enacted to protect that inalienable right.
I support and advocate on behalf of our 2nd Amendment freedoms.
An excellent home protection weapon:
Benelli M1 Super 90, pistol grip, 8 rounds semi-auto, 18.5" barrel, ghost ring sights.
Not many miscreants would want to stare down the barrel of this weapon and if they broke into your home, they likely wouldn't live to tell about it.
A very good concealed carry handgun. Heckler & Koch 9mm USP Compact.
We need honest and courageous public servants and civic leaders who speak the truth and possess values which coincide with our Christian beliefs. We also need citizens to be involved in the process and who support and encourage good candidates to represent us. Primarily, however, we need the TRUTH to be spoken by our duly elected officials. If they don't they should be VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!
Never forget that our own United States government can sometimes do terribly evil things.
Here are three fairly recent examples:
The United States of America should be ashamed for what BJ Clinton, Janet Reno, Eric Holder (yes, that Eric Holder, who is now, unfortunately, the US Attorney General), and the US Judiciary and (through inaction) legislative branches of government did to Elian Gonzales. While Clinton & Reno should forever live in infamy, Elian now lives under the oppressive boot of Fidel Castro's communist Cuba.
We should never forget that the US government, because of an out of control judicial system and a "husband" who wanted her dead, murdered Terri Schindler Schiavo.
May Terri rest in the embrace of God's love, and may her family find solace through their strong and abiding Roman Catholic faith.
We will never forget what happened at Ruby Ridge, Idaho in August 1992.
For those that don't know or can't recall, a mother was assassinated (during the presidency of George HW Bush #41) by an FBI sniper, Lon Horiuchi, on the front porch her home. In addition, and equally horrible, the Weaver's son was shot in the back and killed by a US Marshal. Randy Weaver's attorney was quoted after a trial that exonerated his client: "A jury today has said that you cant kill somebody just because you wear badges, and then cover up those homicides by prosecuting the innocent," he said. "What are we now going to do about the deaths of Vicki Weaver, a mother who was killed with a baby in her arms, and Sammy Weaver, a boy who was shot in the back? Somebody has to answer for those deaths."
While wrongful death payouts were made admitting government culpability, the individual federal agents have never been held accountable.
The Ruby Ridge Assassination
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