I recently came across an article from the New York Times, discussing Bill Cosby. (Bill Cosby is being crucified for being conservative) In it, it discusses the double-standard in Hollywood on those that are prosecuted for alleged crimes. It points out the fact that Roman Polanski, after admitting to sexual relations with a thirteen year old girl, has received numerous awards and essentially is put on a pedestal by Hollywood. It goes on to say, “Polanski, the director and a producer of the 2002 movie “The Pianist,’’ is celebrated as a cinematic superstud by his toxic admirers.” It does not appear that the liberal left mainstream media has delved into the double-standard of a “celebrated film maker” that had sexual relations with a thirteen year old, and then fled the country to avoid prosecution, and Bill Cosby, a man that was an adulterer.
In recent posts, I have managed to stray off into the political circus of 2018’s society. But today, I wanted to take a step back, and explain my beliefs behind The Walt Disney World as a place, and as a Company, part from a lifelong fan, and part from a former Cast Member.
To me, from a lifelong fan’s perspective, “Disney” will always be synonymous with The Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. I know full well that Disneyland existed first, and that The Walt Disney Company owns many different businesses in many different genres, including but not limited to, ESPN and ABC, and ownership or close collaboration with companies such as Dreamworks. As a whole, The Walt Disney Company is a massive company. However, as I stated above, to me as a longtime fan, Disney is, well, The Walt Disney Resort in Orlando Florida. So, for the sake of this post, that is what I will discuss and remain focused on.
Undoubtedly, everyone has seen that students walked out of class today, and horrifically enough, it was allowed and condoned by school officials.
This was an attempt to get out of class. It was an attempt to be on t.v. and YouTube and other social media venues.
Surprisingly enough, npr.org reported just about the walkout, no political commentary that I observed in the article I read.
However, CNN railed full force into political commentary, exclaiming “a historic show” for tougher gun laws. (CNN on Student Walkouts)
Regardless of CNN fawning all over kids walking down streets, it was plain stupid to allow it.
First off, and more of a side note, parents and teachers just allowed students to forego learning, to participate in a liberal political stunt. Yes, I just called it out for what it actually was. When, in the history of the Earth, have ignorant children (and I do not say that in any derogatory way whatsoever, children are ignorant to the ways of anything, as they are learning) bore any voice in the running of a country?
But, as I said, that was a side note. No, the actual focus here is that the protest was for more gun laws. Gun laws that liberals want to fly in the face of the 2nd Amendment. Nothing would pleasure them more than to repeal the 2nd Amendment.
Let me stop for a minute. There should be absolutely zero tolerance for any violence in school.
With that said, why are these children protesting for more gun laws? When people are killed by drunk drivers (34,461 in 2016 (according to this article, 3x the amount of deaths than from any gun violence)) do students, or anyone, go boycott cars or alcohol in the streets? No. The people that commit the crimes are held accountable. End of story.
Why are these children, and left wing nut-jobs, not protesting parenting or lack thereof? Why, if there can be an intelligible argument, are they blaming guns and gun ownership? If they can blame guns, why not blame cars or alcohol?
What these children and left wings really should be protesting is lack of morals in American culture of today. Lack of respect for other people and life. Lack of accountability. The blessing of criminality and the demonization of laws, morality and law enforcement. This last eight years has incubated and condoned these beliefs. As false as it is.
According to this Gun Timeline the first recorded use of a firearm was in 1364 – 654 years ago. Schools have existed since at least the year 859 – 1159 years ago. (Top 10 Oldest Universities In The World: Ancient Colleges).
I am not going to rehash my argument of why people are ignorant when they call for the banning of guns like the AR-15. You can read that argument if you wish, Stoneman Douglas High School shooting – Repeal 2nd Amendment? | TheRecreationalWriter. Com.
My argument here instead, is why are children and adults alike not marching for the accountability of being a parent? Why are they not marching, not to ban a Constitutionally protected device, but the morals of each other, and Americans in general. Why are they not marching to protest the removal of God from all things? The simple answer? A combination of liberal brainwashing by teachers and other mentors of these children, and the liberal agenda to control the populous. That is not a popular answer, but, that is the answer.
The Bible teaches us about the sanctity of life. It teaches us about morals. Both of which teachers, politicians and parents alike fail to teach. Either because they do not see them as important, or they are afraid of being called names for teach morality. Either way, American citizens, the American populous, and America herself has lost her way. When we blame inanimate objects instead of the living people that commit the crime, we have lost all sense of intelligence.
I will continue to say that the issue is not guns, or knives, or even bombs. The issue is coming from the home, from the schools, from politicians and political arenas. It has become normal that immorality and lack of respect for fellow man is okay, but owning a weapon is not. It has evidently become a way of parenting, to not parent. To instead, allow the continued liberal brainwashing that instills immorality. That instills that the Bible is a work of fiction. That the Bible should be removed from schools. That God should be removed from schools. That any sense of accountability or even after-life judgement should be removed from schools and any other child outlet.
It has become normal that it is okay for a 5,6,7,8,9 even 10 – 18 year olds, to play video games that glorify killing people. Killing Police Officers. Robbing, stealing. Playing games that you actually get rewarded for killing, stealing, robbing, raping, et al. And yet, we blame an inanimate object? Parents are never home to regulate what their children watch or play. The product of both parents being expected to work. In part, due to the liberal’s belief that people should be taxed 1/2 to 3/4 of their paychecks to fund handouts. But, I digress.
Until we as a society realize that immorality, killing, stealing, taking something that someone else earns (yes, I am including taxation of income here) and other criminal elements are wrong, nothing will change. All guns can be banned, but someone will have another way to inflict death, because they have no fear of A.) the (joke of a) legal system, and B.) no fear for where they will spend eternity after death and after judgement.
The end of these tragedies will only come when teachers are held accountable for teaching, and not offering political agendas. When parents are held responsible for parenting. When parents are held legally responsible for what their underage children do. When parents begin going to jail because their offspring decide to be immoral and commit a crime, perhaps there will be a closer watch on actually what those children are doing. Instead of sending them off somewhere to play video games, or to watch YouTube videos, or to be influenced by Facebook, simply because they (the parents) do not want to be bothered with them.
Being a parent is more than making certain that your child lives to be an adult. It’s more than about just sending your child to a school, and then to a daycare, and then allowing to roam the neighborhood with no supervision. It is about caring what they are doing. It is about showing, and teaching, them right from wrong. It is about taking interest into what they are doing. But, above all else, it is about teaching them morality, the difference between right and wrong, and about God. Parents are not, never have been, and never should be, a “friend” to their child or children. They should be the rule enforcer. They should be the ones that groom their children to be productive members of society.
Until the mentality of Americans shift from “everyone wins” back to the honest approach that life is not fair and you are not guaranteed to win, you will lose, and you will get picked on at some point in your life so get over it, and move on and better yourself, then killings, rapes, robberies, et. al. will continue. No amount of guns laws will change immorality. No amount of laws in general will change morality.
Until parents are held accountable for parenting, no amount of laws will prevent the violence we have seen in the last decade. The previous’ administration that condoned the demonization of Law Enforcement, and free thinking, morals etc., set America back. It became a norm to blame something or someone else, rather than accepting the failure of those actually responsible. For instance, robbing a store and assaulting it’s owner, assaulting a Police Officer and then getting shot, and yet, it is someone else’s fault. That is the mentality created by eight years.
Children can continue to participate in liberal theatrics, but if they are really interested in changing what has been happening in recent years, or even nineteen years ago (Columbine) they may continue to protest, but they need to protest lack of parenting, lack of morals and lack of God. Until that is done, and until God is allowed to be spoken again freely, without fear of prosecution, and until morality is instilled in our youth, no amount of gun, or otherwise, laws will prevent these horrific deeds from evil people. Until the Ten Commandments are taught again in school and in houses, these atrocities will continue, despite the liberal rhetoric that it is all about inanimate objects. It simply is not. It is about people.
Forewarning. I am going to piss people off with this blog post. And to me, that is fine. This is not a popularity contest. It’s about truth. It is about who should be held responsible, and who shouldn’t be blamed.
On February 14 2018, a monster known to the Broward County Sheriff, not once, not twice, not even three times, but an alleged forty-five (45) times, yes you read that right, forty-five (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/broward-county-sheriff-received-at-least-45-calls-about-florida-shooters-family-not-23-report/article/2650121) opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, killing seventeen high school students and wounding many others.
But, of course, the very first thing out of Democrat’s, and mainstream liberal media propaganda pushers, before even the families could bury their children, mouths was their typical “we need to ban guns!”
They routinely politicize the worst possible horrors that occur to push knee-jerk reactions from those that actually believe it was a truly horrific event. They do not. They see it solely as a chance to politicize and tromp the very bounds of our Constitution, Liberty.
They go so far out of their way they even claim that another gun would not have stopped this monstrous thug. (MSNBC: Handguns Too Slow To Stop Shooter) Yes, they really tried to argue that a handgun would not have stopped that pervert. I guess do not tell Law Enforcement and Military Personnel that, since, you know, handguns are standard issue for them.
What the media and democrats fail to even mention, is the failure of… Wait for it… LAWS. That is right. The school was a “gun free zone”. That was broken by a criminal. Imagine that. In seven minutes this evil person was able to quell any doubt on how outright idiotic Sen. Feinstein’s comments were when she allegedly said that a shooter would lay down his weapon if he saw no one else was armed. However, she has since stated stated about the Las Vegas shooting how laws would not have stopped it. (Dianne Feinstein Talks To Face-The-Nation After Las Vegas Shooting)
No amount of laws would prevent no action taken, or red flags flown, by A Law Enforcement agency that, frankly, failed to properly vet a threat. The Sheriff and numerous Deputies are [apparently] derelict in their duties. Not just before this tragedy, but during it as well. That is where the blame lives. In human actions and inactions.
As much as the liberal media propagandists and democrats spout that it is President Trump’s fault, the GOPs fault, the NRAs fault, that simply is not true. Did they blame previous President’s for Columbine or Sandy Hook?
And of course, those same liberal media propagandists, liberals in general, use the old argument “you don’t need an assault rifle to shoot a deer!” First off, the Columbine terrorists used a semiautomatic handgun, a rifle and two sawed-off shotguns. (Armed Youths Kill Up to 23 in 4-Hour Siege at High School)
“The weapons used in the Columbine High School shooting included a semiautomatic handgun, a rifle and two sawed-off shotguns.” – Armed Youths Kill Up to 23 in 4-Hour Siege at High School
Those same liberal talking heads will also try to convince the average American citizen, that AR in AR-15 is abbreviated for Assault Rifle. Convenient as that may be to push their agenda, it is wrong. AR stands for ArmaLite Rifle, after the company that developed it. (Modern Sporting Rifle Facts)
Another common argument from liberals and mainstream media, is that nowhere in the Constitution does it say Americans have the right to have an AR-15, or any firearm other than a rifle or pistol. After all, the Second Amendment was written and passed when they only had muskets! Well, actually, they had other weapons, such as cannons. Which were considered “arms”, yet, mysteriously (sarcasm), they did not specifically exclude them from the Second Amendment, or any other Constitutional Amendment. Further, that age-old argument is completely null and void, and here is why. If the Founding Fathers “could not have foreseen” advancement in firearms, and other arms, and that is one argument that I hear constantly, by that reason, the First Amendment is also antiquated. Further, you have no Constitutional Right to use a computer. No protections in writing a blog. No protections to the media using television, radio, or the internet. Why? Because when the First Amendment was written and passed, the only for of the “press” was quite literally that, a press. A printing press to be specific. In a liberal’s argument on the Second Amendment they effectively null and void the First Amendment as well, at least when it comes to “the freedom of the Press.”
And, of course there is the argument, that now even supposed “staunch supporters of the Second Amendment” have been brainwashed into believing, that there is no need for an “average” citizen to own anything more than a single shot rifle, because “hunting” requires nothing more. But, I challenge all of those to actually educate themselves, and research history, and what the actual intention of the Second Amendment was.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. – Amendment II, The U.S. Bill of Rights.
The above is the text, verbatim, of the Second Amendment. Liberals will always draw to the wording, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State as evidence that the next part, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, is nothing more than saying that a Militia can bear arms. And since “well regulated Militia’s” have evolved into the U.S. Armed Forces and individual States’ National Guard, no one but them should have guns. This thought and belief is from complete ignorance. First off, the United States Supreme Court has repeatedly verified the right of the People, citizens, to keep and bear arms. Most recently in District of Columbia Et Al. v. Heller, the court specifically ruled, “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.” (554 U. S. ____ (2008), DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER)
Of course, the liberal left would simply say that the ruling was wrong. But were they? I do not believe so. Let’s take a look at historical and empirical evidence – the very things that the liberal left want to ignore.
First is the text of the Second Amendment itself, and that there is no “and” before the right of the people to keep and bear Arms. Therefore there must be the assumption that it ties directly back to the militia statement. Not so fast. If you look at, again, historical information from the time, punctuations were used somewhat differently, and, specifically, “The “comma” (,) separates clauses, phrases, and particles.” (Punctuation in English since 1600, Ohio State University) With that in mind, that the comma “separates clauses, phrases, and particles”, it is easy to discern that the comma was indeed separating two clauses, the need for a well regulated Militia (being necessary to the security of a free State), and the right of the people to keep and bear Arms. Those are two separate clauses.
Further empirical evidence to support that come from the words of the Founding Fathers themselves. Despite the ignorant statements that the Founding Fathers did not support the people being armed, there are evidentiary writings that the Second Amendment was for that purpose. Furthermore, these writings suggest that not only did the Founding Fathers believe in the people being armed, they believed so not for the purposes of hunting, and not completely for the purpose of self defense, but for the purpose of preventing a tyrannical government. James Madison, the author of the Second Amendment, stated, “Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops. Those who are best acquainted with the last successful resistance of this country against the British arms, will be most inclined to deny the possibility of it. Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. And it is not certain, that with this aid alone they would not be able to shake off their yokes. But were the people to possess the additional advantages of local governments chosen by themselves, who could collect the national will and direct the national force, and of officers appointed out of the militia, by these governments, and attached both to them and to the militia, it may be affirmed with the greatest assurance, that the throne of every tyranny in Europe would be speedily overturned in spite of the legions which surround it.” (Madison, “The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared From the New York Packet.”. The Federalist Papers : No. 46. January 29, 1788) He is also quoted as saying, “The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” (https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-american-right-to-revolt-against-tyranny-part-c-founders-amp-john-locke)
Patrick Henry also offered opinions on the rights of Americans to bear arms. In 1778, at the Convention on the Ratification of the Constitution, he stated, ““The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.”” (Henry. “Virginia Convention on the Ratification of the Constitution, including the Shall Liberty or Empire be Sought? Speech”. Virginia Convention on the Ratification of the Constitution. June 1778.)
It is true, most of the discussion around the Second Amendment was for the prevention of the people being controlled by a tyrannical government. Now, liberals lefts will say “tyrannical government cannot happen here!” Well, let me recite a historical account at this point.
In 1932, a man named Adolph Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany, by then-President Paul von Hindenburg, President of the republic. After The Reichstag fire, Hitler convinced the President to suspend civil liberties. (Parallel, mass shooting leads to suspension of liberties . . .) Continued intimidation, arrests of political enemies, and fear of the other party (at that time, communists), Hitler consolidated his power to include the Presidency, leading to millions of an unarmed people being put into camps and murdered . . . by a tyrannical government. If you honestly believe that cannot still happen today, in any country, then you are not only naïve, you are ignorant. I am sure that the Jews thought they would be fine turning over their firearms. History tells us how that worked out for them.
That is the protection that the Second Amendment grants. It has nothing to do with hunting. It has to do with individual protections, against enemies, foreign and domestic. And, the ability to have rifles such as the AR-15, serves as well a deterrent to any potential enemy, again, foreign or domestic, that wish to cause harm to our country.
The final piece to this is the argument that “assault rifles” should be banned. However, no one bothers to look at current law. Take the actual definition of Assault Rifle, “a rapid-fire, magazine-fed automatic rifle designed for infantry use.” The last that I observed, no where in the United States, outside of Military installations, is an automatic weapon allowed.
The problem is not with guns or the NRA. The problem is with parents. They fail to teach and instill discipline, self worth and value of life. They teach their children that “everyone wins!” – which is an outright lie. Life does not work that way. And when they get a taste of that we see the results. Results too from video games, t.v. and movies that glorify killing people. Look at GTA. It applauds killing police officers. Should adults have access to things like that? Yes, that’s their right. Should children? No. And if caught, the parents should go to jail for it. Period. Because they are condoning death. They are condoning solving problems by killing people. They are aiding and abetting a criminal act.
That is where the blame lies.
So, I had the misfortune, once again, of actually clicking a “Trending” article on Facebook – to be realistic, these “trending” articles are nothing more than free advertising for left leaning media outlets, peddling their propaganda – but, regardless I clicked one. It was in regards to President Trump wanting to, get this, send food to current food stamp recipients. Oh my GOD. How outrageous! How can they THINK to do something like send FOOD to the hungry? At least, that would be Bernie Sanders (the same outspoken, self-described socialist) thoughts. (https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/posts/10156757482587908)