President Trump Full Speech at the NRA Leadership Forum 4/28/17

Mexico Wants To Charge Americans An Entry Fee

Fox News reports:

A top Mexican official on Tuesday said that Mexico may consider charging a fee for Americans entering the country in what could be seen as a retaliation to President Trump’s call for a border wall.

Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, in a meeting with Mexico’s top legislators, called Trump’s plan an “unfriendly, hostile” act, and called on his colleagues to consider the entry fee.

Full article: Mexico Wants To Charge Americans An Entry Fee

And if you actually pay the fee you’re a moron. I wouldn’t even do business down there anymore. Screw it. Until the border wall at their own southern border comes down, they can shove it.

What ‘Antifa’ Really Stands For

From Kimberly Morin: By now it’s become quite clear that the ‘antifa’ protesters really stand for nothing more than Anti-First Amendment. They abhor free speech, unless it’s their own and seek to shut down any other free speech that disagrees with them.

Antifa is anti-First Amendment To date, cowards like those who run Berkeley College in California, have allowed them to shut down the speech of others. Even when speeches have been shut down, the basement dwellers still got violent and rioted.

Trump supporters fight back. Over the weekend, these free speech haters got a little taste of their own medicine when they tried to shut down a pro-Trump rally at Berkley. They literally got a beat down because the pro-Trump supporters didn’t merely shut up and cower in a corner.

What next? As a result of these skirmishes over the weekend, some interesting information has been seen across the interwebs on Reddit. From Bearing Arms:

After suffering what can only be described as a complete route after attacking a march of Trump supporters in Berkeley (CA) this past weekend, violent left wing “Antifa” (self-proclaimed anti-fascists) radical are preparing for war.

The comment thread is interesting, especially the following exchanges.


So these people, who can’t have an actual discussion about the issues, now want to use even more physical violence AND firearms as well? Who are the fascists again?

Full article: HARD TRUTH: What ‘Antifa’ Really Stands For | The Federalist Papers

Trump Says He Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Trump has been the most powerful person in the world for almost 100 days, and he seems to be finding it kind of a drag, according to a Reuters interview. “I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” Trump said in what Reuters describes as a “wistful” look back at his pre-White House days. “This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” he said. Trump—who gave the interviewers copies of what he said was the latest 2016 electoral map—said he misses driving and is struggling to get used to having 24-hour Secret Service protection. “You’re really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere,” he lamented.

Full article: Trump Says He Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’

Not to be a Debbie Downer or anything here, Donny, but how much easier were you expecting this to be? The average citizen could have told you this is the hardest job in the world simply by looking at photographs of previous presidents on their first day in office and then there last day in office. Every single president seems to leave office looking rode hard and hung up wet. Why do you think that is? It’s not supposed to be a glamorous roll through 18 holes and endless vacations. Sorry you had to learn the hard way, dude. Keep at it.

Judge Confirms NJ Stun Gun Ban Violates 2nd Amendment, Orders Enforcement Halt

The court order comes on the heels of a consent order proposed by Porrino, a breaking development reported exclusively on April12 by AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

“Pursuant to the holdings in HellerMcDonald and Caetano, N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:39-3(h), to the extent this statute outright prohibits, under criminal penalty, individuals from possessing electronic arms, is declared unconstitutional in that it violates the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and shall not be enforced,” the consent order admitted.

Judge Shipp agreed, and issued Tuesday’s court order to include:

  • “The Second Amendment guarantees individuals a fundamental right to keep and bear arms for self-defense … Further, ‘the Second Amendment extends prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.’”
  • “[The New Jersey statute] is declared unconstitutional in that it violates the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and shall not be enforced.”
  • “[The New Jersey statute] shall not be enforced to the extent this statute prohibits, under criminal penalty, the sale or shipment of Tasers or other electronic arms…”
  • “[A]ny and all proceedings in this matter are hereby stayed for a period of 180 days until such time that any necessary revisions to existing controlling legal authorities may be implemented…”

Full article: Judge Confirms NJ Stun Gun Ban Violates 2nd Amendment, Orders Enforcement Halt

This, not long after another judge decided the AR-15 wasn’t a protected gun. Our legal system needs to get it’s junk together. As far as I see it, they are all covered and these rulings need to be uniform.

The Day They Drove Old Dixie Down

It’s been national news, so I am sure most of you are aware that New Orleans has begun removing their confederate monuments. As a displaced Yankee and a student of history, this deeply saddens me.

Look, I get it. Having monuments around to people who fought “for slavery” – which they didn’t – makes people feel uncomfortable. It may even make them feel as though they haven’t come as far as they actually have. But honestly, if you desire progress, you must study where it came from.

I believe the best defense of self and of your rights is to remember where you came from. Don’t hide the past, study it and then teach it. We haven’t done a very good job of that with the Civil War, and now we are doing that particular era of our history an even larger disservice. The Civil War was largely economic. Sure, slavery played a roll in the war, but it wasn’t the only subject matter, nor was it the main one. Rewriting history to make it the sole focus does it no justice. Nor does tearing down the monuments.

Instead of vandalizing these monuments and demanding their removal, you should be taking your child to see them. You should be sitting that child down and explaining what happened in our history, what these people went through, what the war was really about, and how it all started in the first place.

When I was in high school, I had a friend with a younger brother. He was about six years old at the time. My friend and I had gone out to buy comic books as I was an avid collector at the time. When we got back to her house, her brother grabbed the comics and went to town. I remember clearly that he came to me confused with one of the comics. I hadn’t read any of them yet, and was unaware of the scene taking place in one, but boy, was it a doozy. In the scene he came to me about, a group was burning a cross on the front lawn of a black family.

His mother stood by as I explained it to him and answered his questions. I told him a little about slavery in the US and the struggles blacks went through after that period, and then took the chance to explain to him why it was wrong and why the majority of people in the US no longer did things like this, that blacks have a much higher standing in our society than they used to and why they were equals now when they weren’t considered to be then. The kid got it, and managed a reaction to the images he was seeing that the comic, myself, his mother, and his sister were hoping for… he recognized that what was happening in that image was wrong and why. But he got there by seeing it and by asking about it, opening a gateway to a short history lesson instead of hearing screaming, seeing violence, and being told how to think “or else.” He learned a lesson that will be important for the rest of his life, and was given the chance to form his own opinion based off of a lesson. But he got the lesson by seeing something that was disturbing, by seeing an image from the past of things that actually happened.

By removing these monuments, you remove an opportunity. You remove a teachable moment from children and also from people who move here or visit here from other countries. Slavery and human trafficking is still an issue in our world. A big one. Heck, there are ads on TV here in NC about human trafficking. So to say history, in this case, won’t repeat itself is ignorant and foolish.

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ – attributed to George Santayana

NC Tries to Repeal Stand Your Ground… Require Insurance… Ban Standard Capacity Magazines