Thanks to The Woman's Shooting Academy I found THIS blog asking women and moms, not to boycott (give them props for that one), but to pressure Starbucks not to allow legal conceal carry holders to bring their firearms into their stores. There are a lot of comments that give false or skewed information about guns and who it is we should be protected from exactly - I mean it isn't exactly the legal conceal carry holders out there shooting up school children and movie theaters. So I took the opportunity to use their links to give Starbucks my support and to tell them I got the info to do so from the above mentioned post at "the truth about guns.com" including sending them a link so as not to cause confusion.
Here is the deal my conservative mom and women friends, we can't be silent. Those who oppose freedom in our country and think the constitution is out dated are speaking louder then us right now. Yes, we are busy, who isn't? But we must choose right NOW. Do we want to be SHEEP or SHEEPDOGS?
I have said it before and I will say it again, I refuse to be a sheep, I refuse to lay down and let some idiot who does not pay any attention to the laws already on the books, have at an easy target. I will not leave myself and my children helpless and vulnerable. (Hubs can take care of himself, and he does a good job of protecting us too ... but I digress...)
These moms and women who would be sheep, who choose to be sheep are clueless about what it takes to be protected from the wolves. I live with my eyes wide open and I make a choice to protect myself not wait around for 30 min while a police officer gets to my town which has no standing police force of it's own.
And before you get on your political bandwagon about me calling people sheep, read the above linked blog on Sheep, sheepdogs and wolves... it does not mean what you think it means. Every person in this country needs to make a choice, do you want to be a sheep? As stated in the letter, that is ok, but admit that you are a sheep and realize that someday you may just need a sheepdog to protect you and your family from the wolves. Wolves do not leave the sheep alone just because the shepherd fires the sheepdog.
I ask my friends to please tell Starbucks you support them on their stand for the 2nd amendment. If you don't they will only hear from the other side and it might just sway them. Then, get vocal, now is not the time to choose to be a sheep, or at the very least, not to disarm the sheepdog.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
"Obamacare is coming undone. You can see ithappening day by day, provision by provision, as the administrationpostpones or scales back key parts of the law, and other signscontinue to suggest that the law as written simply won’t work."
I read the above article and had a few thoughts of my own. Indulge me.
As we have seen #PresidentBarrackHusseinObamaII is not a big enough man to admit when he has made a mistake. Hopefully they can chip away at this monstrosity of a legislation fast enough to prevent most of the damage. It is already hurting families as the medical community struggles to come into compliance with the changes as per the deadlines set by this administration. Businesses are doing the same by cutting jobs or cutting hours or both.
And as we go on, with those who did not read it before it became a bill because in this backwards nonsensical world we took the word of a politician (a psychotic one at that #NancyPalosi) that we would be impressed with the bill once it was passed and we found out what was in it. We are learning that those who pushed it the most are now exempt from it, and those who have been draining our system for every drop of social services including medical care illegally #IllegalImmigrants are also going to be exempt from it as they are given that which they took without regard of whom they hurt in the meantime, hard working families who pay into the system but for some reason beyond their control are now in need of the services. Services that were put into place to help people just like them, but now they are being turned down because the system has been stretched so thin.
And as we look forward, even those who thought they were doing what is best for this country in writing this monstrosity are now calling it a "train wreck" with no idea in the world how they are going to implement it or pay for it once they do. Those who did not read it are finding out what those of us who did already knew, it is impossible to take a system that is regarded as one of the best in the world and drastically change it in this way and not ruin the system entirely.
They have put our country at risk, our elderly, our children and they still expect us to just go along with their "plans" all because it would be embarrassing to admit that they bit off more than they could chew.
Overwhelmingly the American people did not want this bill. We called it an unfair tax, they said it was NOT a tax, and passed it anyway. They said it was not a tax, because if they admitted it was, they would have had to go through a process that would have stopped it in it's tracks. When it was challenged, the supreme court said that it was a tax, and therefore could not be challenged nor defeated based on the case in point. It should have been immediately repealed because it was not passed as a tax should be. But because too many people trust our politicians without question because for some reason we have put them on a pedestal of being "smarter" then us or more "knowledgeable" then us. In reality they have only learned better how to speak with pretty words and to use the system that is supposed to protect us from the government to go beyond their bounds.
And because so many trust them so completely those of us who see what is happening feel helpless. We have been taught to be "nice" to be "polite" not to speak to loud or have an opinion that might hurt another persons feelings. We have been brainwashed and asleep and we are waking up, but now it might just be too late and not enough are opening their eyes. We are told to be tolerant, but then told we are unacceptable because we trust in God and have a set of values we hold dear and cling to so that we might live better lives and go to heaven. Living by a set of values is not tolerable but living as you wish with no values we must tolerate.
When a world becomes a place where everyone lives only to please themselves and nothing is deemed immoral or improper then we live in a world of chaos. This country was founded on Christian principals, survived because of those principles, became a melting pot because every one was welcome given they would abide by our Constitution and our laws. Our country became great and powerful enough to remain free because of those principals. Even if you chose not to be a Christian it is those very principles that allowed you the freedom to make that choice.
Yet now Christians are being told it is them who are unacceptable. We must now wear our cross or other sign of our faith because it might offend the Muslim who carries his Koran and stops in the midst of what ever else might be going on to pray. Now it is the very people who live by the constitution that made this country great those like the ones who came before willing to take up arms and die to protect others lives, we are the ones who are being demonized by those who would need protecting.
A country that started because we were not afraid to be the sheepdog and set ourselves up to be the protector of those who would choose to be sheep against the wolves that are ever present, ever cunning, ever planning on how to slaughter the sheep. We are now being told by those sheep that we can not be trusted, that because there are wolves we must lay down our arms, as if those wolves would just saunter along and leave the defenseless alone. They would some how without explanation become sheep themselves.
We need to wake up, we need to fight back, we need to be lawful, but not nice, nor polite about our resolve to keep this country free, in order to remain great. We do not want to become like other countries, we want our identity as a free nation run BY and FOR the people not by those who would pretend to represent us only to betray us. It starts at the top, but goes all the way to the bottom of the political cess pool. We should never have to worry about our president dismantling our constitution piece by piece, but that is only happening because those under him are being just as corrupt, complacent, and scandalous. We need new blood in the White House, in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. We need them on both sides of the isle and right up the middle too. We need people who remember who they are working for. We the People need to take it back and with a vengeance so that it will not be a lesson lost.