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An Irrational, but Rational Argument

Photo of a police officer, Boston, USA

Photo of a police officer, Boston, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During today’s headline review one in particular caught me square between the eyes; “Boston Bomber Memorialized as Gun Victim by Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Movement.” What? I thought we were only crying over poor little school kids killed by crazies? Since when do we memorialize a radical Islamic terrorist shot and killed  by a very legitimate officer of the law in a state where guns are forbidden. Had this same terrorist been shot in Arizona or Texas, he would have been by a citizen.

What I am about to say will no doubt raise the hairs of all police officers in the  country, let “We the People” keep our guns, but disarm the police. The best facts I could dig up from the notoriously incorrect internet is that in year 2012, police officers  nation-wide shot and killed 587 perps in the line of duty. Had we denied police the right to carry a gun, we would have saved 587 people from an ugly death. Think of all the good those people might have done for society. Compare that to losing twenty-six kids to the bullets of a crazy person. Yes, those twenty-six little angels could have grown up to become the greatest and best people on the face of the earth, but a crazy person chose to memorialize his suicide by killing them. I can argue the same for the 587 killed by police in the line of duty. How will we know if one of the 587 might have straightened out to become the country’s next president?

This analogy is preposterous and far-fetched to make a point, i.e. we can argue senseless deaths until we are blue in the face, and never stop innocent people from being killed by bullets. (Remember all the perps killed by the cops were innocent until proven guilty). Here is a question to consider? If we take away every gun from Americans, will we do the same to the police?  Remember, if we disarm the cops we have to take away the second concealed weapon he carries, and the third he might have in his car too, or else who knows what might happen in the dead of night.

Here are some more ways to look at the argument.

In 2011, there were  32,163 reported gun related deaths caused by “We the People.” In that same year the cops killed 587 with bullets. When I compared the ratio of deaths by the total police officers to the total number of officers employed, the police won. There are 683,396 police employed in the US over a population of 313,900,000 souls. Death by a cop’s gun comes to .08% where deaths by “We the People” is .01%. What this tells me is that we are eight times more likely to die by the gun of a police officer than by the gun of another citizen crazy or not.

A few days ago, our Senate narrowly defeated a bill to pass the United Nations Treaty to ban guns which Obama will purportedly sign. The Progressives hell-bent on destroying the sovereignty of the United States by handing over our Second Amendment to the virtuous United Nations lost by a mere four votes. Thank God there were a few Democrat Senators who still love the country. My own Senator Durbin from Illinois voted for the gun ban treaty. In my eyes he is a traitor. In my eyes, Obama will commit an impeachable offense by signing that treaty, it also makes him a traitor. All that treaty will do is to make America more vulnerable to those trying to destroy us. The treaty violates the Second Amendment . The President took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, which he will violate by signing the treaty. Of course, he realizes he is making a political argument against those opposed to the violation. He knew the treaty would never pass through Congress.

Here are my proposals:

Keep the Constitution

Keep the Bill of Rights, but add one more to:

1. limit the total number  terms a Senator  and Congressman can serve,

2. delegate “We the People” to approve all raises and fringe benefits awarded to the Congress,

3. impose upon all Leaders, including the President, the same health care and pensions as “We the People”,

4. includes Leaders to live under the same laws as “We the People,”

5. hold all Leaders financially, morally, and ethically responsible for laws they passed for the duration of their life,

6. limit the total wealth a Leader can accumulate while serving to that equal to his salary by the number of years he serves.

7. limit Congressional staff to whatever the home State or District appropriates

8. define the term “natural born citizen,” and require proof of same by those running for office

Lose Obama

Lose the Progressives.

CAN I HAVE AN AMEN?

A Conservative We Should All Know

I just read the transcript from the 2013 commencement address to the Hillsdale College graduating class. Ted Cruz gave an eloquent address defending the Constitution, Capitalism, freedom, and the need to defend it.
What impressed me most were Senator Cruz’s background. Before today, I knew only that Cruz was a newly elected Senator from Texas. He graduated from Princeton, and Harvard. His work back ground covers several different experiences from private practice to the Department of Justice. He has presented both written and oral arguments before the Supreme Court.
He speaks respectfully about his father’s immigration from Communist Cuba.
What is it about Cuba that’s les people want to leave there? It couldn’t be because it is a Socialist State led by a dictator, could it? The people of Cuba languish while the ‘One’ lives in regal splendor.
After reading Senator Cruz’ speech and his biographical background, I now understand why the Democrats attack and demonize him daily.
I’m posting this from my phone while being monitored from a satellite and cannot copy his speech into this piece,

A Faether’s/Feather’s Day Card From Brad

Last Sunday, like many fathers, I beamed with pride as my kids came together and we celebrated Father’s Day. One of the joys of the day is seeing them all together.

I knew I was in for a treat when, Brad, my youngest grandson sheepishly presented me with a hand-made beauty of a card.

His artwork is really good. Brad is in second grade and is an expert Lego builder. Give him a set of Lego blocks and he is gone until he executes the  blueprint to precision.

I’m giving Brad the business in this post because he knows me all too well. The picture he drew touched a nerve and I gave him the reaction he wanted. “Wabbits, you drew a Wabbit eating my flowers?”  His face broke into a huge grin showing off some new teeth. He knows I am at war with the Wabbits every year, and he chose to zing me about it. I love you Bradley, and Benjamin, and Jenna Rose, and Danny, and Joey, and Abbey, and Dana. Oh by the way, I love you too Steve, Jacque, and Mike, thanks for making all the great kids.

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Five Surgeons

This is an old story, but it makes me laugh every time I read it. The problem is that the diagnoses on the fifth patient is so true it is sadder than it is funny. Thanks Rick for today’s chuckle.

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Five surgeons from big cities are discussing who makes the Best

patients to operate on.

The first surgeon, from New York, says, ‘I like to see accountants

on my operating table because when you open them up, everything

inside is numbered.’

The second, from Chicago, responds, ‘Yeah, but you should try

electricians! Everything inside them is color coded.’

The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, ‘No, I really think librarians

are the best, everything inside them is in alphabetical order.’

The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles chimes in: ‘You know, I like

construction workers…Those guys always understand when you have

a few parts left over.’

But the fifth surgeon, from Washington , DC  shut them all up when

he observed: ‘You’re all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on.
There’s no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine..

Plus, the head and the ass are interchangeable.’

Big Brother Now In Your Pocket/Purse?

A Spy In Your Pocket?

A Spy In Your Pocket?

Everyday I review headlines from several news sites to see what is going on. Today, a headline from Rush Limbaugh caught my eye. Curiosity got the best of me and I decided to explore what it is all about. Rush reports that our phone service providers have invaded our privacy with an app. It seems, a law passed in Spring of 2013 mandates that phone service providers downloaded an app that will give us emergency information. I checked my phone immediately and wallah there is was. It seems that now if Obama wants to send me some of his socialist propaganda under the guise of emergency information he can text me his message. Supposedly, the system will tell me if there is a pending tornado bearing down upon my house, or a hurricane is creeping in from the north along the length of Lake Michigan from Mackinaw Island, or the Cook County Forest Preserve is on fire and heading toward Will County thus putting my home in jeopardy. Most likely, it will be our dear president speaking about the virtues of Obama Care and why we have to be  patient with the implementation. Big, complicated 1200 page bills that our elected Representatives did not have the time, energy, nor interest to read before voting take time and a great big bunch of money,(which by the way the Reps forgot to write into the Bill), to carry out. (Sorry, that sentence is the result of two generous pours of Winking Owl).

Check your cell to see if the app has invaded your phone. Click on the link to Rush Limbaugh’s commentary and he will give you instructions for how to go ahead. It’s kind of fun to decide if you really want all the benefits of modern technology in your pocket/purse.

I’m leaving my emergency notification button turned on, I want to see for myself what kind of BS, I mean benefit, this will lead to.

JR Sr.

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Happy Father’s Day to all. The photo above is of my Dad with my sister and me. This photo was taken on a Sunday. How do I know? Dad always dressed up on Sunday to go to mass. He stayed dressed for the day. During the week, he wore blue work shirts and blue work pants. Most days he looked like he worked in a coal mine. He came to America from a small town in Hungary. His half-sister Anna and her husband sponsored him. He arrived at Ellis Island at age seventeen with but a few coins in his pocket. Somehow he found his way to Burnside in Chicago. There, he stayed at a local boarding house until my Great Uncle got him a job at the Illinois Central Rail shops on 95th and Cottage grove Avenue. His job involved doing repair on the brakes of rail cars. When he reached sixty-five years he retired from the same job.

Dad was a maniac for hard work. His idea of retirement fun was to cut tall grass with a scythe on his farm in Michigan. He created a park with a baseball field for his grandkids. We spent many weekends visiting and there was always a baseball tournament going on the entire weekend.

Dad was an excellent father and a superb role model for me, my brother, and Sis.

 

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