A Note From Eric Garner(Photo)

July 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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For Eric Garner, who never had a chance with New York’s Finest. . . .

If you see something, do something!

I Do Not Support the Israeli Bombardment of Gaza

July 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Most wars, if not all, are the result of direct or indirect economic or financial gain. It can be said that throughout human history there were few wars that have ever been fought in the name of freedom. The great moral, political and social causes of those wars are normally secondary or tertiary in nature and are never the focus until after the masses are solidarity with the government. The only exception to this is the American revolution, where only one-third of American supported the effort and the two-thirds did not care or supported the British.

Recently, on the news, we have been privileged of seeing the handy work of the Israeli Defense Forces(IDF) bombardment of Gaza. Now, the IDF ground forces are going into Gaza and are leaving a path of destruction. This is all under the guise of taking revenge against Gaza/Hamas for the alleged murder of three Israeli citizens. Keep in mind, I say alleged because neither Israel or the international community have put forward any factual evidence that would support the narrative that Hamas is at fault.

It is no question, that I do not agree with the ideology behind Hamas, neither do I condone the notion of wiping the Jewish people off of the map. However, the government of Gaza and the people of Gaza are two distinct and separate entities and it is our duty as critical thinking human beings to separate the two lest we fail in using the great gray mass between our ears.

It is no quandary, that the non-muslim world mistrusts the muslim world, and it is with good reason. It was not that long ago, the muslim world were at the Gates of Vienna, and through great sacrifice, Europeans were able to push back the muslim armies. Now what was once the great muslim age, it is now in state of such great decline that to repair muslim society and would require a great reawakening. Since than, the Western world has held great contempt for the muslim world, and it is the same contempt that the Israeli government has had with the Arabs of Gaza and the West Bank.

It must be understood, that I have no quarrel with our Jewish and muslim brothers and sisters. However, I do take exception, today, to what Israel is doing right now. By the time you finish reading this, people will have died in Gaza, and ask yourself, for what? Let their be no mistake, the taking of any human life is tragic, but I would take exception to blaming the whole community of the Arabs in Gaza. I take extreme exception of the destruction of their homes, schools, and infrastructure. All they ask to be left alone, and to live in peace. Yet, here we have a Israeli government Hell-bent on destroying the will of the populace and creating a new generation of people who grow to hate Israel, and the Jewish people, thus repeating the cycle of violence. It is one thing if the whole population of Gaza is behind Hamas, and are actively trying to invade Israel proper, than Israel has every right to defend its sovereignty. Although, I would think that we would have learned from mankind’s recent history, that total-war solves nothing but creates a new generation of enemies, and the end result being a renewed cycle of destruction, each time being much worse than the latter.

If any invading army, G-d forbid, ever tried to invade the United States, would we not employ the same tactics? Would we not try every strategy to rid our land of the invaders and call them heroes? It is rather interesting, that we would consider a freedom fighter in the West, in the muslim and Middle Eastern world we call them terrorists.

The Arabs of Gaza, I believe, now are trying to defend themselves, and they’re using any means they have available to defend their homes, at least what is left of their homes. Their is an invading foreign power, Israel, attempting to subjugate them by the barrel of the gun, and yet the media is reporting that the Gaza people are firing rockets into Israel, and yet the media is conveniently leaving out the death and destruction left behind by our “ally” Israel. The Western media are not showing the pictures of the children being maimed, or killed. The Western media are not showing you the mothers, brothers or father killed while trying to protect their homes and families. They’re conveniently leaving that out because if you were aware of what Israel is doing, you would be outraged, and our leadership is guilty of allowing Israel to continue the slaughter of the Arabs of Gaza. The Western media are not showing you the celebration or gatherings of Israelis cheering on the destruction of homes, and death of civilians. If the media did its just job properly, the American people would be outraged!

What would our response be if a foreign power did such a thing to us or to any of our close allies? Do you think we would sit idly by and just watch? This is what our tax dollars are paying for. Each year we donate to Israel 3 Billion USD to help their war machine, and it is my opinion that we should no longer condone or even support this behavior by our “ally.”

It is my opinion that their is a financial incentive for Israel invade Gaza, that they are doing this for a financial gain, and not great moral ideas or justice. As an American, I can not, and I will not condone or support this aggressive action by Israel. This is not the Middle Eastern democracy I want to support, my conscience as an American, and sense of justice but most importantly my heart tells me so.

References

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-gaza-bombardment-what-youre-not-being-told_072014

http://www.infowars.com/palestinian-gaza-death-toll-soars-amid-peace-push/

http://www.infowars.com/gaza-mass-murder-theater/

http://www.infowars.com/report-israel-warns-100000-gaza-residents-to-move-back-from-border/

We Need Immigration Enforcement and Not Immigration Reform

There is talk on Capitol Hill on more immigration reform. President Obama says he’ll act without Congress and while the debate rages on what to do by our government, illegal aliens, better known as illegal immigrants have entered our republic illegally.

Why is this happening? Why can’t our leadership enforce our immigration laws? The answer is simple, it is because they have no interest in enforcing our immigration laws. This is all but a dog and pony show to get you, the American people, to believe that President Obama actually cares about illegal immigrants. A news flash for every one out there, if President Obama actually cared about solving the illegal immigration problem plaguing the southern United States, he would have put troops, or more border guards on our southern border.

Don’t believe me? The president of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, guess what? He has the authority to put troops on the border with Mexico and order them to enforce the border.

Notice how we are so quick to order troop deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries around the world, but we’re not so keen on sending troops on our borders to enforce the border. Ask yourself, why is that? You will than come to the realization that Barack Obama never intended to enforce the border in the first place. Him, and the likes of Nancy Pelosi with criminal intent are not honoring their oaths, they are committing open treason against the United States by not enforcing its laws thus bringing about anarchy in the land, which means they are committing treason by sedition.

It is my opinion that the real intent of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi is to bring in illegal immigrants, so that they can vote Democrat, and in effect create a one party system. Does this sound familiar courtesy of NAZI Germany? You see President Obama is taking over our republic by breaking down our laws, and as result is using this anarchy to justify his own existence as president, and thus eventually leading to the suspending of the U.S. Constitution.

It is the only conclusion of where this leads to because if you notice, as president of the United States, the president is charged with enforcing our laws. Ask yourself, why is it that he is making a huge effort to not enforce the current laws on the books? Why is it that he is saying there needs to be a path to citizenship? Why is it that he is refusing to enforce our borders? Why is it that he is actively doing nothing but to delay to resolve the problem? Any president worth their salt, any president who understands his or her oath to the United States, and the Constitution would not be stonewalling or pussy footing around the issue and would put a stop to the lawlessness now, and not later.

Also, why does the media and government insist on calling those individuals who have broken our immigration laws as “undocumented immigrant?” Why not call them for what they really are, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS or ILLEGAL ALIENS. This comes to show you that the mainstream media are in on it, too. Why do I say this? It is because if the media were doing its job properly, they would call things for what they really are and would not sugar coat it with a fancy buzz word. This is like calling a serial rapist or murderer a “misunderstood individual.” What is there to misunderstand, except that these individuals are ILLEGALLY here, and have thus broken our immigration laws.

The fact that illegal immigrant minors are being encouraged to come here testifies to the fact that this is done deliberatively shows you our governments knows what it is doing and as a result is allowing it to continue. Illegal immigrants get better treatment than our veterans or poor and this comes to show you the state of our republic and the disdain that President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and the likes thereof has for us. They’re interested in our laws, they’re interested in staying in power, and they’re interested in seeing how much money they can make off of the backs of hard working Americans.

 

My greatest fear, is that the only way to fix the problems now inherent in our republic is not through the ballot box, because it has shown time, and time again it is not working. The argument will soon be exhausted, the long war of words between the leaders of our republic and the American citizen will be waxed into a war of guns.

 

The American citizen, I am afraid, will come to the realization gradually and naturally in this furnace of debate, the ballots have been cast, our leaders have not honored their oaths, nothing has been done, and the citizenry will assume the mantle once held by our Southern Sister States in 1861, by the great Troup of Georgia: “The argument is exhausted; we stand to our guns.”

An American’s 4th of July Rant

June 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Remember the tyranny that occurred in China in June of 1989 because it will soon be a precursor for what will begin happening here America; that’s right, America, supposedly the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” The only difference being is that the United States government and complicit media will do its utmost best to hide it.

Remember one thing about the United States, our government and media are very quick and keen on pointing out the atrocities and tyranny going on in other countries. However, what they are not quick and keen on are pointing out the tyranny happening right under our noses. You want to know the worse part? We Americans, we keep electing the same political parties, the very same people who are instigating the very atrocities in our own republic and yet we expect things to change.

For example, our government, State and local are complicit in activities against our own people, such as Ruby Ridge, Waco, Native American Holocaust, interment of American of Japanese descent, 9/11, Sandy Hook, and Hurricane Katrina. How do I know this? Just ask questions about the government version of events, point out these atrocities skepticism, and oddities you are called one or all of the following:

  • crazy
  • conspiracy theorist
  • an extremist
  • delusional
  • racist
  • paranoid

Let us take the example of Wolfgang Halbig, a former police officer, former educator and now security consultant who is now asking simple questions about Sandy Hook. Yet, when he asks these questions, he is ignored, having police visit his home, and all the while there are many questions left unanswered about Sandy Hook.

You will notice that after every tragedy like this, our very own government is very keen on passing laws that infringe on the rights of law abiding American citizens. Rights that are not given to you by the Constitution, but rights that you are born with, unalienable rights that no one, person or thing can take away. Rights that are supposed to be protected by the government, and yet our government seems very keen to use tragedies to take these rights away and convert them into a privilege just to keep us “safe.” Isn’t that interesting, also that if I have a unalienable right to keep and bear arms, than why is it in that in States like New York, Connecticut, and others, I need to ask the government permission to own a firearm? In other words, I need a “pistol permit” to exercise a right. You will notice, that with our Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, for example, the 2nd Amendment, there are no subsections A, B, C or D that would allow for an acceptable infringement. So why do our State government put restrictions on our natural born and unalienable rights?

Do I have your attention yet?

Now back to China. . . .

In China, we saw army tanks, machine guns, soldiers, using weapons of war used against the population, and our media, our government, we were quick to point out that was wrong. We were very quick to condemn and say all the buzzwords that gave the Chinese protesters a sense that we disagree with what their government is doing. All we gave them were empty words of support or hope and in the end all they received was unknown thousands dead, a repressive government that monitors their communications, spies every which way they can, and the country is ruled with one ideology. You want to speak out? Fine, go ahead, but be ready to suddenly be arrested by an armed version of a Chinese S.W.A.T. team or disappear in the middle of the night.

I know what you’re thinking, “it’ll never happen here, this is America, our police never turn against the citizenry! They’re the good guys!” Tell that to James Boyd, Randy Weaver, Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence, Bou Bou, Aiyana Jones, David Koresh, Kelly Thomas or even Cliven Bundy.

While you are at it, ask yourself than, why are local police departments being equipped and armed to the teeth with MRAP, APCs, weapons and tools of war.

When our own police are busy to arming themselves to the teeth with weapons of war, tanks, machine guns, uniforms of war, all they can say is, “well, we’re doing this to keep you safe.” Safe from what, who and whom? Well, I have a question for the police, and our military, who is going to keep us safe from you when the government decides to confiscate our firearms, suspend the U.S. Constitution and declare any one who voices opposition to you, the enemy? I know, what you’re thinking, “we’ll never turn our firearms against you. We swore an oath!” Really? Than why is it that we have police all over the country being caught on camera, falsifying reports, even brutalizing the very citizens they are hired and supposed to protect? I know, I know, I’m just nitpicking at small examples of police misconduct. There are good police officers out there, right? If that is so, than why is it they allow their co-workers, namely other police officers, to abuse their authority, shoot our elderly, and pets? A good police officer that does nothing in witnessing unlawful or unethical behavior by other police officer means that they condone these acts, and are part of the problem!

In addition, if a common citizen armed themselves like our police, and government are doing, they would send the police, F.B.I., S.W.A.T., or A.T.F. to raid your business or home under the guise you’re suspicious. Yet, when the United States government agencies are busy arming itself with shotguns, machine guns, 2 billion rounds of bullets, several thousand armored personnel carriers, giving law enforcement Bearcats, MRAP vehicles. One begins to ask the question, what are all these pieces of military equipment, tools and weapons of war going to be used for? Is there a war that they are preparing for? And if so, against whom? I will leave you to ponder these questions stated previously.

Our government, and media are “celebrating” the anniversary of Tiannamen Square tragedy. They’re telling every one those that died at Tiannamen were fighting for freedom. Isn’t it ironic that our government is busy here at home suppressing the very same freedom the Chinese are fighting for. For example, the Chinese are being spied on by their own government, news is censored and everything the government does is practically a state secret. The very same behavior the Chinese government is exihibiting with their own people, the United States government and the main stream media is doing the same. Just look on how they reported the Cliven Bundy-BLM controversy. The government decided to send in armed hired thugs, the BLM, to confiscate property that was not theirs all because Senator Harry Reid wants Cliven Bundy’s land. Yet, the media reported that Cliven Bundy was violent, was anti-government, etc. All he was asking for was for the government to not take away his land, and for the government to stop usurping its authority.

So this Fourth of July, while you’re having your BBQ, going to Wal-Mart for that special sale, and being told the 4th of July is all about freedom, while your fellow American brother’s and sister’s homes are being raided by armed government agents because of suspicion, and not probable cause, ask yourself this simple question, when did it become okay for you to sit down and do nothing? America has become nothing but worthless sheep waiting for the slaughter.

I.R.S. Conspiracy and the White House: Who do you trust?

June 15, 2014 Leave a comment

So the I.R.S. is claiming that they lost all of Lois Lerner’s e-mails for the last two years or so. Any one with a I.T. background would know that a high level government organization like the I.R.S. would and does have redundancy checks in place to protect against losing e-mails or data on their file servers. Any organization, like the I.R.S., with an I.T. department that does not have such checks against data loss is probably filled with incompetent people, in particular the management.

However, I refuse to believe that this is the case, it is my opinion that the I.R.S. is filled with competent I.T. workers that are smart and capable. It is my belief, that the upper management, some members of Congress, including the White House are involved in a conspiracy to keep those e-mails secret. Think about it for one moment. Why would would government officials, in particular publicly elected officials want to hide or discard those e-mails that Lois Lerner sent?

The answers are not hide to find, all we have to do is put two and two together and we will see that it is about keeping the current two party system in power and intimidating conservative groups. Congress requested the e-mails of Lois Lerner, and the I.R.S. from 2009 through 2011, when most of the targeting of the conservative groups were taking place. Now as the public pressure to investigate grew in 2013, Congress began its investigation, along with a White House promise to get to the bottom of this whole fiasco.

Unfortunately, Commissioner Koskinen promised to produce to all of Lois Lerner’s documents, when it came to time to hand in his homework, he failed to produce it. Why? Because to produce the documents in question would have exposed not just the members of Congress, the I.R.S. but would have implicated the White House. So, as a result, President Obama through indirect channels along with members of Congress told certain I.T. employees of the I.R.S. to make unavailable the documents in question.

It sounds crazy, right? Any one in their right minds would believe that a conspiracy such as this would be good for a Saturday Night Live comedy skit, but unfortunately, this is not the case. Remember:

  • if the United States government can fabricate an incident like the Gulf of Tonkin which led us straight into a conflict with Viet Nam and learn years later the event was a false flag,
  • if the government can fabricate a wild story, that a man in a cave orchestrated most massive conspiracy and attack against the United States, and yet there are so many coincidences that leaves much to the laws of physics being absent on that horrible day
  • if the government can fabricate a story that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and come to find out, Saddam Hussein had no WMDs
  • if the government can fabricate a story that only two brothers, Tamerlan and Jahar Tsarnaev with a rice cooker orchestrated a conspiracy knowing full well that they were in contact with the agencies of the CIA and FBI
  • if the government can fabricate a story, that a boy with asperger syndrome can suddenly become a mass murderer of 26 people

. . . than how can we believe what the government is saying is true? What makes you think the government would not fabricate another story?

Keep in mind, to question government version of events is paramount to being called paranoid, delusional or my favorite term, a conspiracy theorist. They like to call people who question the government narrative crazy, or that the Boogey man is out to get them. However, it is not a conspiracy theory or one isn’t being paranoid when the Boogey man actually does say he is out to get you!

Now back to the I.R.S., their I.T. and those lost e-mails. . .

Why this story continues to be a debate in the mainstream media and general public at large would be a topic appropriate for an investigative report in psychology and not an issue in the respective fields of I.T. or American politics. The average American citizen is not expected to have the technical expertise of complex enterprise e-mail systems or expertise of some one who has been in the I.T. field for the past 20 years. It should be noted that I am not field expert in enterprise I.T. solutions but base my observations for last 20 years from being in the field of I.T. as a programmer, operating systems enthusiast and having to interface / communicate with those involved with file server and e-mail administration.

Most big companies, like say, Adobe, Yahoo!, or Google have I.T. infrastructures with data retention. In other words, these big companies store information, like your emails, photos, documents, etc. on massive hard drives. The same can be said with the I.R.S., Congress, and the White House. These hard drives than are copied, and are backed-up onto other hard drives. Now, to ensure that the e-mail system is not damaged and to ensure continuity, there are secondary hard drives(5 to 10 or even more) connected to the e-mail system. These hard drives are called a R.A.I.D. The word R.A.I.D. stands for “Redundant Array of Inexpensive(or Independent) Disks.” There are different types of R.A.I.D. levels, but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll just say RAID. Now if main drive of the e-mail server fails, one of the RAID disks will pick up where the main drive left off. So this prevents the e-mail system from crashing and the data is still intact.

Now, every now and than, the e-mail server will do some house keeping called data backup. During a data back up, the e-mail system will take its current data from the main drive and copy itself to another hard drive. This hard drive that the e-mail is backed up to is than removed and a new blank disk is put in so that when the next scheduled back up occurs, it can put in the new data. Now most organizations use Microsoft Outlook as their client and Microsoft Exchange as their e-mail server. E-mail Servers can have terabytes of data backed up but which are accessible by simply using the e-mail server to get that data back or by using recovery software to retrieve e-mail. Now back ups can go as far back as 5 to 6 years depending on the I.T. infrastructure and resources available. Given that the I.R.S., Congress and White House have funds available courtesy of the American tax-payer to meet this kind of I.T. demand, the odds of them having e-mail back ups from the Bush, Sr. and Clinton days, odds are they have the e-mails of Lois Lerner and those involved in the conspiracy.

Now for the interesting part! If the White House, and I.R.S. use the software I think they use, also known as Microsoft products, on every PC that uses Microsoft Outlook, the email client, their exists a file called a PST file which holds also the emails that the user has sent, received or is in draft format. This file can grown very fast or very slow depending on the e-mail activity and my intuition tells me Lois Lerner, some members of Congress and the White House were extremely busy e-mailing each other over who to target. Now keep in mind, this communication could occur over other channels as well such as encrypted instant messages but for the sake discussion, lets concentrate on the e-mail client.

So an I.T. administrator could go into the e-mail server, either by using the interface or write a piece of programming code to literally go into hard disk and remove the e-mails in question of that user. By doing that, you erase the e-mails, however, there remains a problem: the back-ups! This would mean, that the I.R.S., and their co-conspiractors would have had to go into the data back-ups and do the exact same thing. Keep in mind, these data back-ups can range from gigabytes of data to terabytes of data. They would have to do this to also to those involved, such as the members of Congress that are involved to members of the White House. Odds are, they replaced those data drives with modified data which excludes mysteriously the incriminating evidence of Lois Lerner which could be just scrambled data. Another problem is that the e-mail keeps a log of all the activity, so we could pretty find out who e-mailed who, at what time and day. It won’t have the contents of the e-mail but you would get an idea of the activity.

So if I was looking something, I would start at the log level. Look at the data logs of the e-mail activity, and work your way backwards by subpoenaing the e-mails of those that e-mailed Lois Lerner, certainly their e-mails haven’t been damaged, and if they mysteriously are, than you know they deliberately deleted them. If they did, just go to the e-mail back-ups and that should have the answers.

Hopefully this gives you a small idea of how e-mail systems work, while I am not an expert by any means in e-mail servers or their administration, however, I have been dealing with people in the I.T. industry for 20 years who handle e-mail servers and data retention. So every now and than over the past 20 years, I have had to collaborate with them and learn how e-mail systems work because of projects I have had to do at work. So I would hope and think my experience is worth something, I hope. I would urge any one in the I.T. field, please fact check what I said, and if I am wrong, fine, feel free to mock me at my expense.

Oh yeah, one more thing, should this blog post “mysteriously” disappear, don’t worry, I have back ups and will be posted in different websites and locations!

A Little About Me:

Programmer since 1996: Java, PHP C, C++, JavaScript, VB, BASIC, PERL, bsh

Proficient in Linux/UNIX, MS Windows, OS X, VAX/VMS

Database Proficiency: mySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server

Proficient in MS Outlook, Thunderbird and most software used in enterprise level organizations

 

Thank you Mr President: My brother and his family lost his health insurance

November 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Dear Mr. President,

I wanted to thank you for being the change we can all believe in. In all honesty, I did not think it was possible that you can change our republic in the way you have.

Recently, I was told this very interesting story by my sister-in-law who went to the doctor for a consultation. I think this is a story you, in particular, will enjoy. She went to the doctor’s office for a consultation, she went to the front desk, and gave her insurance card to they told her to go to the doctor’s office and wait for the doctor. She went, and waited for the doctor. After about 10 minutes of waiting, the office assistant comes in and says that her health insurance has been deactivated. Meaning, the health care she has had for the last 13 plus years was canceled without warning, without a letter and not even a phone call. However, but because it was a consultation, they would only charge her 100USD for the visit, and that the procedure they would do for her later on would only cost a mere 2,000USD. So that she wouldn’t be charged anything, she had to cancel the appointment on the spot because she nor my brother have that kind of money.

You see Mr. President, my eldest brother is helping put his son through college, and as an EMT, he is barely making ends meet. Now that your Affordable Care Act has passed and is in force, neither he nor family have health insurance. My eldest brother is one the most hard working people I have ever met. He’s never, ever asked for a handout from the government, nor has ever bent the rules to get ahead. Now, because of your health care law, you have set him back. Can you explain to me how he can get health care insurance? Can you explain to my nephew that if he gets hurt now that it will have to come out of his father’s wallet? Can you explain why to my brother’s wife now that she will not be able to see her doctor any more?

I want to tell my brother to go to healthcare.gov to sign up, but unfortunately no one can successfully sign up for the website because IT DOES NOT WORK!

Mr. President, since you have one of the best health care that a president can have, I was wondering if you are willing to put him and family on your health care plan? Are you willing to help pay for my sister-in-law’s medical expenses? Are you?

You see, we came from the ghetto, the South Bronx, and we’re one of the lucky one’s to have moved out of the ghetto to New England where my mom can give us a better life. We lived with gangs, drug addicts and drug users using in our apartment buildings, roaming the streets while we tried to go to school. Now that we are all grown up, and are working, some of us went to college, like myself, and others decided to just go into the work force.

You went on television and said very clearly and in plain english, that if we liked our health care, we can keep it. You said it many times. Now that your health care law went into effect, and millions of Americans are losing their health care, you then said that is not what you meant, to saying that what you said was inaccurate. In my world where I grew up in the ghetto, we call that being a liar. So thank you Mr. President, you really are the change we can really believe in because you have helped my brother’s family from having health care insurance to having none.

My only fear, is that your policies are doing so much harm than good for our country that I don’t think we’ll have a country left once you’re done wrecking it. Am I wrong?

DC Navy Yard Shooting: Response to HillaryClintonFor2016 on CNN.com

September 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/16/us/dc-navy-yard-gunshots/index.html

HillaryClintonFor2016 wrote:

this is exactly why we need to stop hedging our bets and just start our campaign to outlaw all guns. We need to take the house and Senate and vote for Hillary in 2016 in order for us to stand up and loudly declare that individuals have NO REASON to own a gun. People will give you examples all day long of preventing rape and murder with their guns but statistically they do more harm than good. Just because one father was able to stop his daughter from being raped does not mean we should not look at the bigger picture of guns doing more harm than good.

This is a response to the above comment made by HillaryClintonFor2016 in the CNN.com article, “12 victims slain in Navy Yard shooting rampage; dead suspect ID’d.” For a long time, I stood on the sidelines thinking about guns and if they have any value. The truth of the matter is this, I have had four family members die because of guns that were possessed by individuals who should not have had them. However, in all instances my family or their friends never blamed the gun for the killing. They placed the blame in the right place, at the individuals who pulled the trigger.

It is rather interesting, that when a suicide bomber detonates his ordinances, the media or politicians are quick to blame the suicide bomber and his ideology but yet they never seem to come to terms and blame the ordinances that exploded and caused the damaged. However, when a shooter goes on a rampage, suddenly now, the tool that was used is to blame and not the individual who pulled the trigger. Can we say irony? Can we say hypocrisy?

Within the next few hours or days, you’re going to see people on CNN, ABC, Fox News and all the mainstream media outlets with their analysis and they’ll point the finger at the AR-15 as the culprit. You will see Piers Morgan, again, on his anti-2nd Amendment crusade to ban AR-15s and you will see the media plaster photos of the victims who died, especially of the police officer that was murdered, too. They will tell you that something needs to be done, and that we need to stop this chaos. They will plaster photos of the victims, especially the police officer, and say we need to do something because more people will die if we don’t. I agree, we need to stop the chaos, however, banning the tool is not the answer. If that is the case, then we need to ban automobiles because of the amount of people who are killed and injured as a result of vehicular homicides that occur in our republic. We also need to disband police departments because of the amount of complaints and excessive use of force.

You’re going to see Michael Bloomberg and Diane Feinstein come out of their caves and start their rhetoric about guns, and AR-15s. Remember one thing about these individuals, they have protections that we civilians do not have or can afford. They can afford to have armed escorts and body guards while we civilians do not. They want us, the American people, to rely on the government to protect us. However, when the government always steps in to protect or to help they do more harm than good. Don’t believe me? Just ask the people Louisiana how good of job they did when Katrina hit? Ask the law abiding citizens of Louisiana who were disarmed and left to fend for themselves or were arrested for having the tools to defend themselves. Ask the Branch Davidians how well they were treated by the government at Waco or Randy Weaver at Ruby Ride. Ask the people of Hurricane Sandy how well they were helped by the government. Keep in mind, this is all in recent history, and we can cover more examples but it would be futile because many will fail to see to come to terms with reality.

So therefore, what is the use of these examples if we can not come to terms with reality about our government? Our government wants us to be disarmed, just look at the unconstitutional legislations they’re attempting to pass. Of course, they’ll never say it outright because they’re too cowardly to admit such a thing because to do so would mean the cat is out of the bag we will see them for who they really are. We would see them as opportunists using a tragedy to further the agenda of disarming the American people. They would rather have the police armed to the teeth while we civilians are left to their mercy and that is a situation myself and millions of other Americans are not willing to accept.

You will be told that there is no reason to own a gun, like HillaryClinton2016 wrote, however, what this individual and the individuals that agree with this view is that we face threats in society. Dialing 911, and asking the rapist to wait while the police come is not going to deter a rapist or a carjacker. They will also tell you that only military and the police should have these types of weapons. What individuals like HillaryClinton2016 fail to understand is that we civilians face the very same threats police face, the only difference being is that civilians like myself do not have a uniform or a badge. While law enforcement can call for backup and be surrounded by their colleagues, we civilians just have 911 and whatever weapon we can get our hands on to defend ourselves with. The criminal will always find a way to circumvent the law, it is the law abiding citizen whose hands will be further constrained by laws that will restrict their right to defend themselves.

I am willing to bet that where this tragedy occurred is at a “gun free zone” where in a nutshell, only certain individuals have the privilege to carry weapons while the rest of the people are just there waiting to be slaughtered because some lunatic thought it was a good way to end his life and the lives of others who did no wrong to him. Sound familiar courtesy of Sandy Hook and other “gun free zone” tragedies? The only crime was to be there at the same time the deranged suspect was and who lost all moral human convictions.

Now what I just wrote will offend many people, and will get me condemned for being morally obtuse, and insensitive. However, I would argue to look beyond the fabric of attempting to be offended and simply look at the facts. Before the Sandy Hook shootings, I was never much concerned about the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution because I trusted the government it would always do the right thing, however, evidence now proves otherwise, the government can not be trusted to protect us. As a result of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I educated myself to understand why we have guns and why civilians like myself are allowed to have them. It is not a tool for just duck hunting or deer hunting as Andrew Cuomo would have you believe. It is not a tool to dismember, maim or kill someone. However, it is a tool to defend yourself, your family, your home and most importantly our republic. The media and politicians will say but that is the job of the military to defend the republic, to which I say no, it is not. It is the duty of every American citizen, that is what our Founding Fathers intended and anyone who says otherwise has not read their history or is ignorant of it.

To outlaw guns, or to limit what civilians can and can not do will open a pandora’s box in our republic of the likes we have never seen. Our republic will be placed into two classes, those that can and those that can not. Those that can defend themselves, and those that can not. Remember, according to the ruling by Warren v. District of Columbia police are under no obligation to protect you. So, who than must we turn to be able to defend ourselves if the police are under no obligation to protect you? To outlaw guns means to be at the mercy of the state, and history has shown us, the state has done a good job of turning on the very people that either put them in power or allowed them to rule. All we have to do is ask the people of the former Soviet Union, Armenians of Turkey, Nazi Germany, Uganda, Cambodia, China, North Korea. Better yet, let us ask the Native Americans if we can trust the government at all to do anything right. It is simply a matter of time before our government after disarming the American people that they will turn on us.

If you don’t believe me, fine, I understand. Months ago, if someone asked this very same question to me, I would have said that individual was a conspiracy theorist, paranoid, delusional or simply plain out crazy. However, all I would ask is this, look at the evidence, and don’t take my word for it. When you have looked at all the evidence ask this simple question, is it really a conspiracy theory when turns out to be true?

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