Travis Haley Speaks

This may be the most concise hard-hitting video on the impending gun control. ***WARNING – there is some language, but we are all adults and this is a serious matter***

It is from Travis Haley, founder and CEO of Haley Strategic, former CEO of Magpul Dynamics. Haley is a veteran Force Recon Marine who has real world experience in areas that have disarmed their citizenry.

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God and Freedom

Not very often do my two blogs intersect, but due to current events, I do feel as though there is some intersect: Freedom. See, I believe that God as the Creator gave us free will. He chose to allow us to choose not to worship Him, knowing that some would choose that and have the consequence of hell.Everything else flows from that. In other words, God (who is omniscient) granted us freedom. I do not understand why He chose this, other than He loves us. It is a complete, uncompromising love. A love that He knew would have deadly repercussion  but a love is unwavering. America’s Founding Fathers recognized that and included it into the Constitution. The Bill of Rights doesn’t grant us those freedoms, it merely protects them from a tyrannical government.

Those rights are under attack and the general populace seems apathetic to even notice it. As long as they have their dose of reality TV and McDonalds, everything is copacetic. This is very frustrating for someone such as myself, who tends to see things in absolutes. There is no budging; no compromise. My God gave me this, who are you to take it away. Today it is guns, tomorrow it is privacy (already under attack), the next it is religion. We need to stop this assault in its tracks and stand up for our freedoms.

 

This is one of the greatest quotes ever!

This is how I feel, and I will not apologize for it.

Personal Defense, But to What Extent?

This op/ed at Forbes  by Lawrence Hunter seeks to highlight the original intent of the 2nd Amendment. I have to say not only does he highlight it, but he paints a bright neon orange target on it. I don’t know if I have read a more succinct treatise on the Founding Father’s intent with guaranteeing an armed sovereign citizenship. They knew that they were placing an individual’s absolute right to self-ownership (which self-defense is a major part of) over any supposed “collective security” and they were absolutely a-OK with it.

People say the Constitution is either an outdated document or that it is a living document that is subject to change. While I do believe that it is a living document and can/should be changed I hold the Bill of Rights as almost Gospel. Not being sacrilegious at all, but those 10 statements are meant to guarantee our God-given rights that cannot be “amended” away. Additions after the fact are absolutely OK if ratified by 2/3 and do not negate any of the original 10.

I was in a Facebook “discussion” today and made the statement that nothing trumps an individuals basic rights, even if it means that whatever action it applies to might cause harm down the road to society or implied harm to an individual. The person that I was discussing with stated that it was ludicrous to believe in an absolute such as that. What I believe/like may not apply to another person depending on where they are in their life and what they want out of it.

My question… am I the only one who still believes in absolutes? And with that, our absolute 2nd Amendment rights to bare arms against a tyrannical government?