Since Oct 12, 2002

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I'm a good ol' Alabama boy currently residing 'up north' in Tennessee. Politically, I'm an Independent and have been since 1988. I was a Republican as long as Ronald Reagan (praise be upon his name) was president, but felt abandoned after he was out of office. Been Independent ever since, except for a 4 year stint as a Reform Party member. My Independent status could change with Sarah Palin (praise be upon her name) in office. Yee freakin' Haw!

Interests include History (especially Confederate Military History), Religions and Philosophy, Genealogy, and of course, Firearms.

Favorite short gun: 9mm Desert Eagle Pistol (Baby Eagle, original model). I really, really, really love this pistol.
Favorite long gun: .243 Husqvarna Model 1640 (1956 European version) with a B.Nickel Marburg/L 6X scope.

Favorite Beverage: Mountain Dew; Favorite Authors: Tolkien & Terry Pratchett; Favorite Philosopher: Winnie the Pooh

"Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice." - Barry Goldwater

It is a sad road we travel when the defense of Liberty is itself labeled extremism. - thatdewd

Wise Words from Wise Men

"The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric. They are construing our constitution from a co-ordination of a general and special government to a general and supreme one alone. This will lay all things at their feet..."

- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Ritchie, December 25, 1820 -

"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"

- James Madison, Federalist Papers # 62 -

"If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. Their finances are now under such a course of application as nothing could derange but war or federalism. The gripe of the latter has shown itself as deadly as the jaws of the former."

- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Thomas Cooper, Nov. 29, 1802 -

"I think, myself, that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."
- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William Ludlow, 1824 -