Liberty Endangerment

An Ohio father was arrested — charged with child endangerment and held on $2,000 bond — for simply posting to Facebook a photo showing himself with his one year old daughter on his lap, while holding a gun in his right hand, pointed away from the child [ref].

Dominic Gaines’ gun turned out to be a BB gun. But that doesn’t matter.

Court documents claimed that “due to the close proximity of the BB gun to the child, there is a substantial risk of physical harm and safety of the child.”

Draft UN climate report shows 20 years of overestimated global warming, skeptics warn

Reported By Fox News on 2013-01-28 

“CO2 is not nearly as strong a climate driver as the IPCC has been assuming. This is the possibility they do not allow to be considered, because it would end all of their policy-changing goals…”

To Greener Pastures

Tina Turner just announced that she is awaiting approval for Swiss citizenship, and planning on relinquishing her U.S. citizenship. She’s lived in Switzerland for over 15 years [ref].

“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here,” Turner said. “I cannot imagine a better place to live.” [ref]

Dissecting the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is very succinct:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. [United States Constitution, Amendment II]

Twenty-seven words. One sentence. Simple vocabulary. It amazes me that there is any question whatsoever over what it means. Taken at face value, and in the context of who it was written by, and when it was written, there can be no doubt.
A well regulated Militia
What is a militia? From dictionary.com:

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Honesty is the Best Policy

Lately America has been inundated with lies and liars. Not that lying is a recent or an American phenomenon. Lies have been corrupting mankind since the father of all lies deceived Eve. But it almost seems like lies and deception now are the rule, not the exception. At least when it comes to public figures, politicians and star athletes.

Lance Armstrong. Tiger Woods. Al Gore. Barack Obama. Michael Moore. Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. NY Representative Anthony Weiner. Bill Clinton. And the most recent public figure caught lying: Notre Dame football star Manti T’eo.

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Government Scientist Fired for Telling the Truth

Reported By townhall.com on 2013-01-18 

 
“The Department of Interior is misleading the public and purging scientists who don’t go along with an increasingly radical green agenda. Eight government scientists were recently fired or reassigned after voicing concerns to their superiors about faulty environmental science used for policy decisions.” [YouTube video available also]

Why the Second Amendment is Second

The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified together on December 15, 1791.

The First Amendment protects religious liberty, freedom of speech, of the press, of peaceable assembly, and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. Most would agree that these rights are the most critical in a free society. Hence, their premiere status as the First Amendment.

What protection immediately follows these? The right of the people to keep and bear Arms.

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NOAA Temperature Fraud Expands

Reported By stevengoddard.wordpress.com on 2013-01-13 

 “The current NOAA claim is that 2012 is 1.0 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than 1998, but 1934 used to be 1.1 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than 1998. This means that prior to adjustment, 1934 was hotter than 2012…. A cooling trend has been turned into a warming trend, by adjusting the data. NOAA makes bold press releases based on hugely altered data, and makes no mention that the data is altered. Then when called out, they claim  that the adjustments are small, when in fact the adjustments are larger than the trend. The 1930s used to be by far the hottest decade, before the data was adjusted.”