Friday, July 15, 2016

Lets talk elections

For most of my life, I have voted for the presidential candidate I disliked the least. The political reality is, we seldom get exactly what we want. BUT, this time we must choose between the a candidate we may not really like and one who will pick up where B. H. Obama leaves off, fundamentally transforming us into a socialist paradise. 

That choice is between D. J. Trump and H. R. Clinton. He has issued a pretty decent position paper on Second Amendment Rights. She has vowed to attack gun owners every day she is in office. She favors Australian style collect and crush gun control.

Whichever of the two is elected will name the next two to four Supreme Court justices. Do you really want to take the chance of her doing that?

Now is not the time to petulantly vote for the Libertarian candidate. All he is doing is helping skew the election, one way or another. If you cherish your natural right to be armed, yet vote for him, you are throwing in the towel; and aiding and abetting the enemies of liberty (The opposite of the Libertarian ideal?).

So, take some ibuprofen on election day, leave your Buster Brown shorts in the drawer, put on your big boy pants, and just do the right thing. You can show the GOP your disdain later on by throwing out wishy-washy incumbents, and replacing them with more conservative representatives. 

If you are still reading this far, then check out my friend John Richardson's excellent piece over at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money:

This presidential election may be historic if for no other reason than both presumptive nominees are grossly unpopular. Now if you like Donald Trump or you like Hillary Clinton and you object to that statement, then you are probably in the minority. Both candidates had unfavorability ratings of over 50% as of late June. Frankly, I don't see that changing.
I'll admit right up front that Donald Trump was not my first choice. Heck, he wasn't even my fourth choice. At the start of the primary season, I considered Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz as potential recipients of my vote. I added Carly Fiorina to that list after I saw how she handled the press.
Read all of his thought-provoking article HERE.


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    1. rexxhead, I suppose you missed my posting requirement: Please maintain civility and G-rating on comments.

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    2. What, specifically, did you consider 'uncivil'?

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  2. All of the minutia, all of the semantics, yea, all of the particulars are moot when one considers this fundamental point:

    One candidate loves America. The other candidate hates America.

    What else is there to consider?

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  3. I continue to hold the unshakable belief that there is no significant difference between Trump and Clinton, especially as far as the 2nd amendment goes. Neither can be trusted, but neither is a plausible threat, either.

    100 million Americans own 350 million guns and 200 billion rounds of ammo. Such a stockpile will not be rounded up easily, fast, or soon. Obsessing over it leads people to make poor short-term choices such as "which form of evil do I prefer more". That's what's being proposed here. That same failed tactic is why we don't hear libertarian voices in the Presidential debates.

    Had you bitten that bullet in 2012, there would have been a debate alternative to Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, but you didn't because "we have to stop Obama" (who, let me remind you, hasn't been able to do anything about your guns so far).

    Had you bitten that bullet in 2008 or 2004 or 2000, you would already be seeing dividends in the form of political voices you LIKE hearing, but you didn't. For your lack of courage you got GWB and BHO. Congratulations.

    How many more elections are you going to let pass before you figure out that what you've been doing, what you've been advocating is a losing strategy?

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  4. rexxhead is stupid if he thinks a liberation is going to be voted into the presidentcy. How blind are you that you cannot see what Hillary is up to, and what Trump wants to prevent, he has seen enough of our country go down the tubes, and it
    is hitting his pockets and ours, my income has dropped in half since Obama has took office, Trump is brave enough to try and stop the carnage, and if he is lucky enough to win, he will be crucified every day by the main stream media who are in love with democrats and he is going to pay dearly, any republican canidate is going to be ridiculed. you must be blind or stupid if you cannot see the difference between the two. we have been lucky so far that we still have our guns, I think obama is bring in to the country these refugees ( militant we know that ) knowing they are going to get guns and kill people like Orlando and Dallas, which will infuriate the public and demand gun this and gun that which will help his agenda to take our guns to stop the killing. I really do think that is what he and the democrats are up to, why else would he bring that many undesirables in here. I am voting for Trump knowing he is going to protect our rights and the second amendment. If you would watch Fox News and learn about Trump you would know too he is going to Make America Great Again, when you get into somebodies pocket book they tend to try and stop it. I think they have got into our pocket enough he wants to stop it, all politicians are just alike, republican & democrats, all the want is power over US. He does not, he wants America to get back where we belong.

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  5. One thing that I always ask Trump haters is, "do you actually disagree with what he says, or are you simply "put off" with HOW he says it? In this age of instant media sound bytes, it seems Americans are more enthralled with the way the speech is delivered than they are with the content of the speech.

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  6. I find no information supporting allegation HRC supports an Australian style seizure of guns. I see comments from her supporting 2A, but emphasizing common sense background checks and keeping guns out of hands of criminals. Her words seem to support continued civilian possession of firearms. While one can argue her words are meaningless at times, stating she supports seizure of firearms also appears without merit. If you disagree, please provide citations to support your position.

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