Cowardice also has a fee

I will not heap additional ignominy on the deputy who zealously guarded a door outside the building while hearing the shooting, scream, wails of pain of those he was charged to protect; by sharing his name.

He had one job, which in his mind apparently was payroll absorption while padding his time in uniform for the purpose of additional pension money.

The statists / gun control mob / progressives don’t understand why those of us on the side of Freedom and Liberty want – nay DEMAND – the right to self protection. Is there anyone who is more invested in protecting you and your children, than you? How many times and at how many levels do we have to see the failure of government to realize personal responsibility is the ONLY option that has any chance of protecting us and those we love.

I truly wish that deputy a few nights of restful sleep, over the next year or two before he eats his handgun and ends his 1000 daily deaths of a coward.

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Liberty has a cost

Liberty is not free.

Our Founding Fathers routinely spoke about the cost of Tyranny and the cost of Liberty.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

— Thomas Jefferson

One of the things Jefferson was saying here is that for Liberty to be retained blood must be spilled.  Sometimes it is metaphoric blood, sometimes it is real actual red blood.  In the best cases, this blood will be that of people like Saddam Hussein and not our soldiers.  But in some cases, it will be the blood of innocents who are killed by tyrants.  This includes petty tyrants looking to make a name for themselves by shooting up schools.

Something, by the way, that would not happen if we honored the Constitution as written.  Shall not be infringed means NO GUN FREE ZONES.  It also means EVERY single person would have the right and option to protect themselves.

Would that stop all killings?  Would it stop all mass shootings?

Definitively, no.  But it would greatly reduce the body count.  Evil exists and evil will find the cracks in the law (or work around them), but when they act and one or more people are armed and able to stop them… the body count drops dramatically.  I don’t have the numbers in front of me, but they are something like… mass shootings stopped by the authorities average just under 15 dead.  Mass shootings (attempts) encountering / stopped by an armed citizen average just under 3 dead.

Even if I was not worried about the erosion of liberty and personal responsibility; that would be enough t get me to want, nay DEMAND the ability to carry everywhere.

This brings me to another quote by a different Founding Father.

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

— Benjamin Franklin

Some say allowing guns in schools will kill kids in the crossfire.  If my numbers are accurate (and they are pretty close).  The concerned armed citizen would have to kill 10+ people in the crossfire.  I am pretty sure that is NOT going to happen.

Liberty has a cost.

it costs personal responsibility

it costs personal sacrifice

it costs removing the veil of “feeling” safe behind feel good laws and replacing it with actions that will reduce risks and increase survival rates

it costs the lives of those taken by those who chose to abuse the liberties afforded to all

it also costs society, to be willing to truly provide SEVERE consequences to those who break the social compact.  Death penalty (and not 20 years later)

it also requires the majority of the populace to be virtuous and just

Despite these costs,  Liberty is ALWAYS worth it.


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Reasons we don’t want to see or address

Reasons for shooters (and many other societal ills)
Active destruction of the nuclear family
Active destruction of the spiritual / religious connection of the people
Active governmental destruction of the idea of manhood and the need of men in raising children (especially male children)
reliance on pharma to fix all societal ills including energetic childhoods
removal of consequences from all but the most heinous actions,
removal and stigmatization of guns in the real world but glorification of poor use, handling and criminal activities with guns in all forms of media
Active fomentation of race / wealth / class envy and hatred
complete lack of mental health awareness / compulsory mental health help since the Supreme Court ruled it cruel and unusual…
I could go on but 90% of these items fall under the aegis of the progressive banner and are directly related to the conscious decision by the left to fundamentally “transform” our society
When you destroy millennia old institutions over the course of a few decades, there are going to be issues and tragedy. We are living that, now.

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Lack of Consequences

In a conversation on the FB, a friend suggested Grand Theft Auto and similar games were partially to blame for the Florida shooter. As such they should be banned.

NO, they weren’t. Literally millions of people played that game (tasteless as it may be) without acting out. And any time your solution is to ban something, you reduce freedom and are now part of the problem.

The nutso people who are actively influenced by GTA would have been influenced by something else. History is full of that.  Charles Manson’s followers, Westboro Baptist, Jonestown kool-aid drinkers…

Unhinged people don’t need much of a push and banning a certain video game because it causes nut jobs to kill, is not very far from banning AR-15’s because “they have no purpose other than killing people”.

The answer is always more freedom and that comes with a cost of responsibility, both on you and on society. It also demands SEVERE consequences to the individual who breaks the social compact.

That is the real issue in today’s society. No significant consequences regardless of the action.

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Reducing school shootings

armed-at school

How to stop (most) campus shootings.  — how to do it cheaply, without significantly increasing debt or cost to schools and greatly increasing the protection to our most valuable assets.
#1 remove the restriction on campus carry for all who have a valid CCW issued by or recognized by the state the school is in.
#2 give teachers / administrators / other workers who choose to carry on campus a small stipend (annually) – much like the teacher who runs the debate or chess team. The stipend is $500 and $250 is paid in cash, the other $250 must be used for follow on training classes for remaining current in tactical doctrine, actual ability to shoot… Think of it as CEU’s for school protection. The employee also gets paid (comp time) for up to 8 hours of such training per year.

The combination of these two items will get a significant number of good guys with guns on campus.

No, it will not stop all campus shooting, but it will greatly decrease the body count and that SHOULD be what really matters.


I know it will never happen because of SJW, teacher unions, massive hand wringing and anti gun funding of shills like Mom’s Demand Action who … never mind, not going there.

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February 17, 2018 · 19:12

Moving the UN

I have an idea. The UN is taking up a HUGE tract of land in New York that could more profitably be used for other things.  The UN buildings are desperately in need of repairs / rebuilding. The US people are pretty sick of them being their (mostly rent free). The NYC people are sick of the unpaid parking tickets and other random annoyance of the Diplomatic Immunity crowd.

So I have a suggestion that should work well for all people and help to revive an American City.

Relocate the UN Headquarters to Detroit.

The land is cheap. Finding 100 contiguous city blocks to redevelop shouldn’t be any kind of an issue. The city is in desperate need of a cash infusion. The new building alone should bring roughly $300-500 million alone. Then all the diplomatic compounds that would be put in would create a complete renaissance in the area they choose.

It would also make the typical diplomat and UN worker feel much more at home, given their nations are much closer to how Detroit is today then NYC.

I see it as a win for NYC. They get rid of the UN locusts.
A win for the UN, they get new digs and an area HAPPY to have them and their associated revenues.
A win for the politico’s as their chicanery, corruption and avarice will go unnoticed in the political landscape of Detroit.
A win for the US people as Detroit has long ago been written off anyway.
A win for the US Treasury as no one will even notice when we completely quit funding any aspect of the UN. Being fly over country, WaPo and the NY Times won’t even notice.

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On a friend’s sense of loss

A friend posted something about this time of year being tough because it focuses his feelings of loss.

my reply:

In this case, love translates to loss. Loss translates to grief. Grief translates to anger. Anger corrupts the love.

Trust me I know the cycle. Interrupting the cycle is always temporary. It is a battle we must always face. In facing it and winning a temporary victory with the full knowledge we will face that battle again — we honor our love and the person we love.

Some days the victory is easy. Some days we barely win. Some days it is a draw. Some days we lose, temporarily. But, if we are careful and pay attention; we gain knowledge each time we battle that foe. In time, we should learn his methods and the battles should become easier to win and less often fought.

There are times when we are weak, slow or surprised and the battle looks lost. It is not. The enemy is just attacking our weakness. Our strength will return and we will win. Just not this day.

My belief structure tells me the MOST IMPORTANT thing is to meet her in heaven. I can not do that if I take the easy way out. So that is off limits, not that I want to.

Rejoice my friend, grief is just love that has to endure separation. Eventually, that separation will end and you will experience the truth of love being eternal.

Damn, I made myself cry.


In my case, this also applies to another, not just Dawn.  In that situation it is actually a little more difficult to wrestle with.  In my loss with Dawn, I know that if given the slightest choice she would still be here with me.  In the last year we spent together, we often discussed the “why”.  Or biggest question was “why did God grant us such a wonderful partnership only to make it such a short one”.

She answered that question before she died.  She told me that God needed her to join his heavenly army and God needed me to do things on earth that I couldn’t do while sharing a marriage with her.  That struck me like a bag full of hammers dropped from high altitude.  I have still not recovered or parsed out the actual meaning of that.  But she believed it, deeply.  So I work towards living it.

First do no harm.

In the situation with the amazing woman I fell in love with after Dawn’s death, she CHOSE to leave.  In leaving, she asked me not to pursue as “I was scaring her”.  Her husband was murdered by her stalker… that kind of precludes — well any chance of us working through or even me really figuring out what happened.

So yes:

I get the part about lonely

the part about angry

the part about overwhelming loss

the part about just wishing the pain would end

the part about seeing new beginnings as a new introduction to ashes falling through my hands

the part about choosing to end the fight, by permanently idling my own hands.

But that is not how this works.  Succumbing to any of those fully, just gives victory to depression, anger, hate.  Giving in to these recriminations confirms only one thing.  It confirms the devil’s contention that love is finite.  It confirms (and not just for me), that pain is the victor and love can be conquered.

For the Love of Dawn, Nikki and all who have witnessed the shining moments of love that have surrounded me.  I fight on.  I don’t always win the battles and recently there have been many battles in my head and my heart.  Even the battles I lose are wins of experience and some day…  Probably only a few days before my death, I will WIN.  That win will be conclusive and in doing so, I will earn the right… the right to be free and to truly experience LOVE without any ballast.

Until then, I CHOOSE this fight.

Perhaps, this is the wisdom Dawn saw.

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