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 3/07/14
We’re inundated with self-help experts
Several years ago I wrote a column about self-help books. I had been in a large book store and there was a whole section devoted to books that are supposed to help one overcome a wide array of shortcomings. Well since then, it seems the self-help sections of book stores have grown immensely.
Their behavior seems somewhat hypocritical
Our state legislators are at it again.
Senate Bill 98 will prevent abortion coverage under any state or federal healthcare plan in Georgia except for a medical emergency. Apparently there is no exception even for rape or incest.
- Rant and Rave for 3/06/14
Where is accountability in regard to vet benefits?
Our legislators have no qualms sending our men and women in uniform into harms way. We who served and those who continue to serve do what is expected in service for our Country, even if it means the giving of our life. Eventually we become Veterans.
- Rant and Rave for 3/05/14
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The art of orchestrating some conflict
I think I’m becoming too much of a television critic. But it’s fun.
It seems I can hardly watch television anymore without pointing out the flaws of the programming. And then I realize that without those flaws, the show would only last five minutes.
- Rant and Rave for 2/28/14
And what are those people smoking?
So this fellow asked me what I thought about the bill that passed the state House to allow a person to carry a gun into a church. I told him that I had never heard a sermon that bad nor a choir that much off key.
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