After Pearl Harbor, and the destruction of Americas battleship fleet, the entire west coast of America lay wide open for invasion. The Japanese had already invaded China so the idea of invading America was not a far-fetched concept to them.
The Japanese emperor requested plans for an invasion, but Admiral Yammamoto rejected the idea, and for good reason.
I often ask gun control advocates, "Can you guarantee that tomorrow, 10 years from now, 100 years from now or even 200 years from now, that our freedoms will never be in jeopardy?"
The typical answer is "Oh, that could never happen."
Well history says otherwise and if that terrible day ever comes, unlikely as it might be, I want myself, or my sons, or their offspring, to be able to fight with modern weapons. The last thing we want is to be like Europe or Japan where firearms ownership is either severely restricted, or completely banned.
Much like the WWII time frame, if evil ever came to their shores, those citizens would be as unable to defend their freedoms today as they were in the 1930's. You would think they would had learned their lessons from the mistakes of history past.
This is something to think about as our government ponders removing modern firearms from its citizens.
Chicago has a 100% gun ban and more people died in Chicago via gun violence in 2012 than did the coalition forces in Afghanistan.
- Rant and Rave for 12/06/13
How did those lame names happen?
I’ve often wondered what process is used to determine the mascot name for a football team. Is there a committee formed to do this? Is it thrown out to the public in the form of a contest to come up with a moniker? Were two drunks in a bar involved?
- Rant and Rave for 12/05/13
In retrospect, tragedy seemingly gains new light
It’s often said that hindsight is 20-20. Many of us have instances in our lives where that thought would have application.
Now comes the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. As you recall, Zimmerman, described by some as a cop wannabe who couldn’t make the grade, killed young Martin. The jury acquitted Zimmerman of homicide charges. Many felt the prosecution was weak.
- Rant and Rave for 12/04/13
Tis’ the season when scammers hone their deeds
It might be the season to be jolly, and we all might hope for peace and goodwill, but the fact is this is also the season for scammers.
- Rant and Rave for 12/03/13
‘Black Friday’: It’s a subset of our capitalism
Someone asked me what the term “Black Friday” meant. Well my understanding is that it means businesses would like to end the year in the “black” as opposed to being in the “red” financially. So they have a big sale.
- Rant and Rave for 11/29/13
Purple bows are back
A few years ago I wrote an article for the Moultrie Observer regarding the purple bows that were on the wreaths on the doors at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 609 South Main Street. In 2012 there were no purple bows or wreaths on the doors, as the church sat empty when the members of St. John’s left The Episcopal Church to form St. Mark’s Anglican Church. However, 2013 will mark the return of the purple bows, and the new spiritual home of St. Mark’s Anglican.
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