Monthly Archives: August 2009

Senate Considers Vote on Concealed Firearm Laws

pistols.001” A WELL REGULATED MILITIA, BEING NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”

For most Americans, the 27 words of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are not all that hard to understand: a citizen has a fundamental right to “keep and bear Arms” and as is true with freedom of religion and freedom of speech, this right is sacrosanct, and any effort to abridge such constitutional guarantees is seen as a threat to the fundamental rights of the American people.

Last year’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller affirmed this understanding, recognizing that the right to bear arms is, in essence, inextricably bound up with the right of self-defense.

However, despite such constitutional guarantees, a recent Rasmussen poll “revealed” what may seem obvious to many readers of The New American: the American people believe President Obama will aggressively promote further restrictions on the constitutional right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The poll revealed that 57 percent of Americans “believe gun sales are up over the past several months because of widespread fears that the government will tighten restrictions on gun ownership.” In fact, only 23 percent of those polled believed that gun sales had risen on account of rising crime.

According to press reports, the U.S. Senate will consider today an amendment intended to bring the law closer to conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution. On Monday, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would bring clarity to the tangled web of state laws regulating the right to carried concealed firearms. According to an article at USA Today Online, the amendment states:

(1) A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of any State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm, may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the terms of the license or permit, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried.
(2) A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is otherwise than as described in paragraph (1) entitled to carry a concealed firearm in and pursuant to the law of the State in which the person resides, may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the laws of the State in which the person resides, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried.

At present, a complicated web of reciprocally recognized state-issued permits regulate such licenses for the concealed carry of a firearm. When traveling around the Union, Americans need to give careful consideration not only to considerable variations in various state and local laws regarding the right to keep and bear arms, but also to the question of whether their state-issued concealed carry permit will be recognized at all. Whether one is speaking of a trucker whose route carries him across state lines, or vacationing families who want to be safe while they “get away from it all,” citizens have enough to worry about without the added concern of questioning whether they may legally defend themselves from criminals. For Americans concerned about the preservation of their constitutional rights, the Thune amendment offers a step in the right direction on the way back to the simple language of the constitution: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

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Listen to the CLC Gets Grizzly Tuesday, Aug. 25 for a Wrap-Up of the Liberty Ride

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Join us this Tuesday evening, August 25 at 7pm CDT / 8pm EDT / 6pm MDT / 5pm PDT

on the Constitutional Liberty Coalition Gets Grizzly!

on Blog Talk Radio

This week, we will have Liberty Rider Michael Maresco as our guest for the full hour to review his Ride for Honesty.

Michael spent over two months this summer riding a bike across the country, starting at the Statue of Liberty and ending at Alcatraz Prison to symbolize freedom to fascism.

Click to visit the Liberty Rider website

Click to visit the Liberty Rider website

But Michael’s trip had other purposes, several of which he would like to see continued even though his ride is over.

To listen to the show, just click on the icon below.

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If you have questions for Michael, the call in number for the show is 646-915-9997.


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FreedomWatch 28 – RJ Harris and more

FreedomWatch28 via R3s

click on the picture to go to the FreedomWatch28 site for the video link to this show (site has an embedded streaming feature and will take you from video to video for the show) there are six 10 minute segments!

R3publicans post on FreedomWatch28 here (videos here are all visible and you may watch any/all)

see R3publicans for late breaking information from Republicans Restoring the Republic

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It is a Sad day in America when the Law of the Land is Ignored — yet again

It is a sad day for America when the law of the land is ignored, yet again.  Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate to the Supreme Court today.

Sadly, ignoring our Constitution is happening all too often.  I was actually preparing to write this article, when I discovered that Jeannie had already done so and a lot better than I could.  So I am providing a snapshot of her page and a link to her post for you all to read and weep.  One of the  saddest things is that the msm made this confirmation about race when nothing could be further from the truth.  The Obama administration that should have been about healing race relations continues to work to divide on race issues.

Big news flash!  The Constitution unites us and protects us all if we will but submit ourselves to coming under the rule of law and insisting upton that from our leaders as well.

The one thing that I want to add to this post is a list of the votes on this matter and that will be added to the bottom of the post as soon as I find it or one of our readers provides it.  I will be adding the link and a list of all the names and how they voted because this vote will be a bellweather vote just like the Bush Bailout and the Obama Stimulus votes.

Please read Jeannie’s entire post and allow a tear to fall;  then get on your knees and pray because we need a mighty miracle of awakening and repentance in our land!  We need to both understand and appreciate and protect the Rule of Law.  Empathy?  Whose and when and for what purpose?

It is a Sad Day in America . . .

Sotomayor post with Jeannies blog

For Life and Liberty,

Sandra Crosnoe for

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Vitamin D: Magic Bullet? — Dr John Cannell Video and more!

Vitamin D: As Close to a Magic Bullet as you can get

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Dr Mercola confirms here as well / and details on toxic dose of mercury and other toxins (Editor’s note – suggest you state that you are allergic to mercury if someone ‘asks’ you to take the vaccine!  Personal responsibility needs to kick in here; get educated fast.):

For more information visit:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles link
http://www.mercola.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/mercola

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Chaordic Slime Mold —– or —– What I love best about the RonPaulLiberty Movement!

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Chaordic Slime Mold

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What I love best about the RonPaulLiberty Movement!

I have been studying slime molds, the structure of AA , Chaos Theory, open source software and the structure of the world wide web itself trying to grasp the nature of the phenomenon demonstrated by the Ron Paul inspired movement. I found that the common elements of it exist universally and the principles create many of the most durable organizations. The concept is new to me but this “emergent intelligence” is as old as it gets. From single celled independent organisms to great networks of people worldwide, a common theme appears. I may have stumbled upon the term to describe the quality that makes the aesthetically unappealing example of the slime mold uniquely successful. Chaordic.

What is Chaordic organization?

Here it is in a nutshell; System of organization that exhibits characteristics of both chaos and order but is dominated by neither.

The term was coined by Dee Hock, founder and CEO of VISA USA and VISA international. He paired two seemingly polar terms, chaos and order, to describe a system that encompasses both but is dominated by neither. In his book Birth of the Chaotic Age, chaordic is defined in this manner:

1. The behavior of any self-governing organism, organization, or system which harmoniously blends characteristics of order and chaos.

2. Patterned in a way dominated by neither chaos nor order.

3. Characteristic of the fundamental organizing principles of evolution and nature

http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Chaordic-Age-Dee-Hock/dp/1576750744

The structure as well as the nature of this movement is as fascinating as its unifying principle. The individuals that comprise the liberty movement are, by far, the most noble group of people I have ever had the pleasure of mingling with and they have earned my faith in them. Every obstacle they have encountered has been surmounted in the most reasonable, ethical manner possible proving to me that the tenants of individual freedom are truly born of the natural order of existence. What I hope to gain by studying slime molds and the emergent organizational structure of self-help groups like AA is a solid understanding of this “unstructure” so that I can better maximize our strengths and avoid the pitfalls that inevitably lead to the destruction of artificially imposed hierarchies. Natural law is simply benign justice and nothing will survive for long that tries to operate apart from that principle.

If you are curious about slime molds, here is a link that gives a brief explanation of Steve Johnson’s concepts based on his book Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software.

http://contemporarylit.about.com/od/socialsciences/fr/emergence.htm

I have a copy of a paper that goes into more detail if you are interested. Just email me and I will gladly send you the file.

The Twelve Traditions of AA are a large part of that organizations longevity. I don’t think all of them are applicable to this movement but there are some operational tenants they espouse that are priceless.

http://silkworth.net/aa/12traditions.html

If form truly does follow structure then we will benefit from examining this subject immensely.

AxXiom

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