Red Flag Laws are being implemented in many states and the Federal Government is also supporting and encouraging this violation of our 2nd Amendment rights. These laws can allow for relatives and neighbors to report to the authorities individuals who they believe could do harm to themselves or others. With out any due process police have and do appear at peoples homes to confiscate a persons lawfully owned firearms.
The reason I am comparing this to swatting is that anyone who has an issue with a relative or neighbor can contact the authorities to report them as dangerous. Because of the lack of due process the person reported does not know he is being targeted until the swat team is breaking down his front door. I can foresee this law being used to get back at someone who has pissed you off, thus no different than swatting.
As I have said in a previous post on this subject, the state does not remove a persons drivers license because he is an alcoholic. They wait until he has broken the law. So why should citizens who lawfully own firearms not have the same right?
Nebraska has had some of the worst flooding ever and yet the MSM is barely covering the disaster. They are more interested in trying to dig up dirt on our President and will ignore much more important events happening in certain areas of the country. Of course if this had happened in California or the NYC area instead of fly-over country the press would be all over this. I am willing to bet that if you were to go to any area populated by university students and asked them what they thought about what’s happening in Nebraska you would get a blank look from the majority of them.
Not only is this a horrible situation for the citizens of the state of Nebraska it will affect the entire country over the coming year. With the states agriculture being hit with almost a billion dollars in losses I am sure we can expect to see a spike in beef, dairy and other staples over the coming months. Then add in the tremendous damage done to the states infrastructure and businesses along with private property loses the country will see the effects of this disaster for a while, and the state I am sure will take years to recover. If the MSM had any morals at all this would be on the news every day so people can become aware of what the Nebraskans are facing an maybe send some help their way. When disasters help in other parts of the world the American people are their to help. But we cannot help if we are not aware of the problem.
A swat team invaded a private home under the pretext of rescuing an endangered toddler. This child who previously had a high fever was taken to a doctor by his parents, the doctor had recommended that the patient be taken to the emergency room. The parents decided not to follow the doctor’s suggestion after the fever broke. Upon finding this out the doctor contacted the Arizona child services who then contacted the police.
From the looks of this scene you would be led to think this was a raid on a violent criminal not on a home of an average family whose only concern is the welfare of their children. Scenes like this have been happening to often in America and people need to be more aware of how our freedoms are being eroded by our government both local and federal. Here is a link to an interesting book by John Whitehead; A Government of Wolves The Emerging American Police State. Mr. Whitehead is the president of the Rutherford Institute a prominent organization that works to protect our civil liberties.
Red Flag laws have been passed in numerous states and now the Federal government wants to get involved. Washington is encouraging more states to pass Red Flag laws also known as Gun Violence Restraining Orders and Extreme Risk Protection Orders. These laws are meant to prevent someone from hurting themselves or others. The problem is that these laws focus on an inanimate object and do nothing for the person targeted. This is in essence a gun confiscation law that violates an individuals Constitutional Rights.
The major question that needs to be asked is if a person is to dangerous or sick to have access to a gun then why are they not being dealt with in another way? Shouldn’t they be getting some help or possibly being confined if they are that dangerous? We don’t see the states passing laws that revoke the driver’s licenses from alcoholics. Yet more people are killed every year by drunk drivers than by guns. These laws are just another way to get guns out of the hands of the citizens without due process.
According to Reuters the Russians are sending more troops to Venezuela. This could seriously ratchet up tensions between the U.S. and Russia. So much for Trumps’ collusion with Russia.
” CARACAS (Reuters) – Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela’s main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian military airport bound for Caracas on Friday, and another flight-tracking site showed that one plane left Caracas on Sunday. ”
It has come to my attention that a peculiar, or should I say
a not so peculiar transaction is about to take place in my home county of
Greene in the state of Virginia. Something that you would expect from federal
agencies and not at the local level. Although I guess I am kind of naive and
expect our local politicians who happen to be our friends and neighbors to
behave honorably. This is not the case however when it comes to some
individuals in our Economic Development Agency, the Board of Tourism and our
Board of Supervisors.
It seems that there is a valuable piece of property on the
Rt. 29 corridor in Ruckersville. This property which has road frontage on a
highway that has upwards of 50,000 vehicles passing it daily is in the process
of being purchased for use by the Economic Development Agency. The projected
purchase price for this prime real-estate is $800,000 for land and a dilapidated
building which by the looks of it should be bulldozed. However, the plan is to
renovate the building using a budgeted $100,000. The proposed uses for this
building are an office for the director Alan Yost, rental of a portion to the
Chamber of Commerce and use any leftover space for temporary offices that start
up businesses would have access to.
Let’s ignore the fact that there is no way this building can
be renovated for the budgeted amount and look at how they plan on paying off a
$900,000 loan. Rumor has it that they expect the Chamber to pay $1,200 a month
in rent which they have not agreed to, and the rest of the money would come
from short term rental of office space for businesses locating to Greene County.
Last I heard there are not a lot of businesses
knocking on the EDA’s door. Why should they expect that to change? What is
going to happen is that Mr. Yost will get himself a nice office and the EDA
will be struggling to pay off this loan.
As I mentioned above there were three agencies that had a hand in these shenanigans the other two are the Board of Tourism that happens to have a board member who owns this piece of property that has been empty for quite a while. Then there is the Board of Supervisors who seem to be turning a blind eye to this looming disaster. Of course, most of this is being done behind closed doors and as a result the county is going to end up being stuck with a million-dollar white elephant that the citizens of Greene County will end up footing the bill for.
This past week after the tragedy in Christchurch New Zealand
we had our politicians once again take up the call for more gun control. Like many of these mass gun deaths this one took
place in a gun free zone and could have been lessened if there was someone in
this mosque who was carrying. The police response time was over 6 minutes from
the time they received the initial call reporting shots being fired. This is an
incredible amount of time when someone has a gun and is shooting people
randomly as is made evident with the death toll at this mosque
When it comes to our typical progressive politicians, they
do not let facts get in the way. The same can be said for the politicians in
New Zealand who have already proposed more gun control. Unfortunately for the
citizens of that country they do not have a 2nd Amendment to protect
their rights and more gun restrictions will not make them any safer. Evil
people will always find away to commit atrocities such as this and the one
thing they all have in common is that they do not obey the law. Unfortunately,
our politicians see what New Zealand is doing and wonder why we can’t do the
presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stated
via Twitter, “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We
must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and
distribution of assault weapons in the United States.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) tweeted
out a video of Ardern’s confiscation announcement, adding, “See. It’s not that
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war
out of the consumer market. This is what leadership looks like.”
can be thankful for our 2nd Amendment which helps protect us from
mindless progressives who ignore the facts. We have to be continuously vigilant
because their unstated goal is gun confiscation.
The Republicans are going to lose the house of delegates due to the most recent gerrymandering of the legislative districts. This only leaves the Senate between a progressive Virginia and political sanity.
The reason why I think the 24th is so important
is because we have a Senator that has been reelected to our district for well
over a decade. A Senator who answers to big medical and not to his ordinary constituents.
Of his top 15 donors 6 are associated with the medical community in some way
and have contributed to his campaign to the
tune of 220,000+ dollars. Is it any wonder that he voted for Medicaid expansion?
Most of his campaign funding comes from large donations so who is he going to
answer to, big corporations or the average citizen of the district?
This coming spring the 24th Senate district has
the opportunity to change all this by voting Emmett Hanger out on June 11th
when the Republican Primary takes place. There is one candidate Tina Freitas who if elected will represent
the people and not big corporations. She is a strong Constitutional Conservative
and will be that lynchpin that prevents this state from going completely blue.
As we have seen over the last few years this state has been turning bluer
every election. Republicans have a very slim majority in both houses and of
course do not have any representation in the
executive branch. Unless something is done there is a very good possibility of
losing the Republican majority in both houses. We have seen what has happened
in the past, Medicare expansion was passed thanks in part to the RINO Emmett
Hanger, this past session there were about a half dozen gun control bills that
came close to making it out of committee. These are bills that would make no
one safer but would curtail our God given Constitutional right to protect
ourselves and families. We all know how the progressives feel about our
Constitution. If the Republican Party loses the majority this fall I can
guarantee you that these bills and others like them will be passed next
Not only will our rights be restrained but we will see our taxes increase as state spending skyrockets. For anyone who loves freedom and therefor limited government this could be one of the most important election cycles in our lifetime. You need to get involved, if you have a representative that does not adhere to conservative values work to get him out of Richmond. Whether he is a Republican or Democrat they have to go, we need to change the course our state is heading. If we don’t do this we might as well be living in NY, NJ or CA. Because of the recent gerrymandering of the districts by the Democrats we can almost be assured of losing the House of Delegates this fall. This makes it so important that we replace RINO’s like Mr. Hanger and in the 24thSenate District we have that opportunity this coming June 11th when he will be facing Tina Freitas in the Republican Primary. Tina is a true conservative and would be an outstanding Senator.
Coming in later posts I will address Senator Hanger’s atrocious voting
record over the past decade and show who he really answers to. You can be sure
he is not representing his constituents because he is bought and paid for by big