Gitmo Gonna Getcha

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a public safety hazard don't see the danger in the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the constitution they don't like." -- Alan Dershowitz

Matt Davies at Marc Brands' Liberty News - The White House Pianist - cartoon commentary on what to expect from Condoleeza Rice as Secretary of State. Hehe. [smith2004]

# Greg Perry at - This Advice Might Save Your Life: Don't Bring Ayn Rand to a Gun Fight - great article about the need to get good firearms training, obtain a concealed carry permit if available in your area, and train your muscle memory. I shoot more than most of the people I know, but nothing like what Mr. Perry recommends. He carries a Guncrafter Industries .50 caliber 1911-style pistol. [lew]

Readers will write me and (properly) disagree with what I'm about to suggest. I understand their logic; I used to argue the same point. I've changed my mind but if you choose to ignore the following advice, I completely trust your judgment as long as you do everything else.

If you live in a concealed-carry state (and if you don't, why not?), I recommend you get a concealed carry license. Here is my reasoning: I love my family more than I fear the government so I'd carry even if not allowed. If I'm not allowed to have a concealed weapon, I'll still arm myself. But as long as I can carry legally I will do that.

Sure my name's then on their roles. But I write for! I wrote a book for I speak my mind so my name's already on their roles.

The concealed carry license is nothing but a bribe. 60 years ago, when you wanted the Mafia to leave you alone, you'd pay them off with "hush money." The word "license" is code for "hush money" to the United States Government. Pay them their hush money license fee and they'll leave you alone. For now at least. Right now, they care more about the vig than anything else.

Getting stopped without one ensures lots of trouble for you. When you didn't pay the Gambinos and Gottis, they broke your legs. Pay the Gambinos, i.e., get the license, and you'll be better off for the time being. The Gambinos always wanted more money in time. They know you pay and they'll squeeze you for more. Some day, the Feds will not allow you to have a license. Then you must make the decision to be legal or not. But until that time, your freedom (I use that term loosely) is better assured if you're legal.

# Gary North at - When You Won't Be Able to Find a Physician - good article on America's socialized medicine system and how to avoid it. [lew]

That day is coming. The closer you are to age 65, the sooner it is coming.

You have to begin planning for this now. The care that you will receive is going to resemble the Post Office.

When you are over 65, a physician who accepts any Medicare patients is not allowed to accept payment from you if you are under Medicare. It's a felony if he does. The only exception is if you're covered by your employers' policy.

Because hospitals charge high prices to uninsured people, but accept Medicare payments or insurance company payments for 20 cents on the dollar, if you aren't under Medicaid, you can get ruined. Why does the government allow this dual pricing practice? Simple: the bureaucrats know that this forces everyone under Medicare/Medicaid at age 65.

Insuring yourself against a catastrophic illness with a high-deductible ($5,000) coverage would be affordable, but it's not possible. Private insurance companies do not cover people older than age 64.

# Jacob G. Hornberger at - The Right To Keep and Bear Arms - pretty good screed on the importance of the Second Amendment. [scopeny]

Arguably, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should have been made first in the Bill of Rights because without the right to keep and bear arms, such rights as freedom of speech and freedom of the press would be treated as nothing more than meaningless "privileges" bestowed and taken away by government officials at will. The Second Amendment is the American people's ultimate insurance policy against tyranny because government officials know that guns in the hands of the people provide the only practical means by which to resist tyranny. They know that a disarmed society almost always becomes an obedient society in the face of omnipotent, tyrannical government.

# Bill Whittle - For Sale - Mr. Whittle's book, Silent America is available for order via PayPal for $35.50 ($29.95 + $5.55 shiping). Ordered this way, your copy will be shipped directly from the printer. Will be available at online bookstores probably at the end of the first week of December. Or you can wait for an autographed copy, "several weeks downstream." I'm going to wait until I can buy it from Amazon, and may wait until 2005, since both of my Hondas need front end work. [geekwitha.45]

# Fred on Everything - Be Good, Chillun: Gitmo Gonna Getcha - Fred visits DC from his home in Mexico and reports on the Amerikan Sekurity State. [smith2004]

A friend swears the public likes this terror stuff because it gives the appearance of meaning to lives that don't have any. It makes a kind of sense. Getting searched every ten minutes means that you might be dangerous, a satisfying thought to people who have never been dangerous. Terror is fun, when there isn't any. Militarized robocops ninjaed-out in swat trinkets give a brief zest to a boring thirty years in the cubicle before a discreet burial.


In another galaxy, long ago and far away, I was a Huck Finn simulacrum of eleven years, armed with a fielder's mitt and BB gun in a little place called Athens, Alabama. The courthouse was on the town square. To enter, you walked through the door. With your BB gun. Nobody watched the door. I know, it sounds implausibly simple: just walked in. In those days people regarded a door as a hole in a wall intended to allow ingress.

Today to enter the courthouse in Arlington County, Virginia, in metropolitan Washington, you go through a metal detector. Everything you own has to go through an X-ray gizmo that someone is getting rich selling. You have to have a note from your mother saying why you are there.

OK, maybe not the note. I may have made that part up. But the metal detectors are there. They are everywhere. The government of Arlington County is afraid of the public. The entire federal government is afraid of the public. You can't leave a library without passing through the electronic gate to see whether you are stealing books. The whole library system of the United States thinks you are probably a criminal. Schools have metal detectors. They are afraid of their students.


This blue-suited renta-a-bozo started with the rapid-fire questions. I figured he had watched too much television. "Where are you coming from?" Mexico. "Why were you in Mexico?" I like Mexico. "What were you doing in Mexico?" I live there. "Why are you going to Washington?" "Why, to blow it up, Charlie, with tiny little nuclear bombs concealed in my shoes. Gee, you caught me."

I didn't say this or I'd be hanging by my thumbs in Guantanamo. I pictured the Gulag fleeing Russia and oozing across the bottom of the Pacific, pseudopodia groping, to its new home in the Land of the Free. Lunch.

The new America. No checks, no balance. There's no restraint on the power of these people, and they know it. If you suggest that it is none of their business why an American citizen is going to his country's capital, at the very least you miss your flight. You could easily end up in jail, and nobody would know where you were. So you knuckle under. In, say, 1985 the difference between a cowed citizen of Russia and an American was that the American had some degree of recourse. That was then.

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