Tuesday, July 01, 2008

PRETTY SOBERING, this puts things in perspective...

Your Cell phone is in your pocket.
He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you.

He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

You complain about how hot it is.

He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.

He doesn't get to eat today.

Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.

He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

You go to the mall and get your hair redone.

He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.

He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.

He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.

He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

You roll your eyes as a baby cries.

He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.

You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.

He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.

He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

You see only what the media wants you to see.

He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.

He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

You stay at home and watch TV.

He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable.

He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

If you support your troops, send this to 7 people.

If you don't support your troops well, then don't send this out. You won't die in 7 days, your love life won't be affected, and you won't have the worst day ever.

You don't have to email this. It's not like you know the men and women that are dying to preserve your rights.

REMEMBER our Troops, and do not forget them LATER

Lest we forget -


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Heller Dissent

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a separate dissent in which he said, "In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas." [emphasis added]

So, according to Justice Breyer, citizens who live in crime-ridden urban areas have no right to defend themselves from criminals.

Excuse me. But law-abiding citizens, who are living in crime-ridden urban areas should be permitted the means to defend their castle. If they had the means, I mean firearms to defend themselves and their families, there would be less crime and fewer criminals.

Justice Breyer, you need to review the history of Kennesaw, GA.
In the 1980's, Kennesaw enacted a law which requires homeowners to have a firearm in their homes.
Crime in Kennesaw plummeted.
And Kennesaw became and remains a very safe community in which to raise a family.
Since that law went into effect, Kennesaw has suffered zero (0) [nada] gun deaths;
no person has been killed by gunshot, self inflected or not.
no accidental death by gunshot.

Justice Breyer, you are an idiot. And Justices Stevens, Gingsberg, and Souter are even dumber.
Thinking that laws which disarm and render law-abiding citizens defenseless will make people safer is idiotic.

Thank God that Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy are on the court.