IS GUN VIOLENCE OUR WAY OF LIFE?

IS GUN VIOLENCE OUR WAY OF LIFE?

In 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated. The rendering is dramatic and shocking. The artwork beautifully depicts the dramatic moment that the shooting took place. Just imagine if, at that time, we, together, as a country, had decided to tightly regulate all firearms and use research and statistical data to make informed decisions about their safety and who should be allowed to possess and operate them? We would have a very different society than the one we find ourselves waking up to.
I am certain that it is too late to put that genie back into it’s bottle but it is not too late to start “fixing” our problem. We “fix” gun violence the same way we “fix” any other industry liability. We change the laws that govern them. Congress is now at a crossroad. The John Roberts’ Supreme Court has now distinguished itself, as the Court for the few and the wealthy and not the court of “We the People”.
Now that “Corporations are People” my friend and that “Money”, not actual “Speech” is considered speech, politicians may accept unlimited amounts of “Speech” (money) in exchange for whatever their “Sugar Daddies” want them to do–should they reach that elected office they are being purchased to run.
I find it hard to believe that the 5 Conservative Justices are that stupid–therefore, they must be returning the favors that got them elected to each of their lifetime tenures, in the first place. What else could it be. They have ignored precedents, which have been in place for decades in many of their decisions. They have sided with Corporate interests, over individuals 100% of the time and they have repeatedly cited other ideological memes in rendering their decisions. Many cases which have no business even coming before the the highest court in the land, such as Religious arguments. Hand picked Conservative Judges, selected to “pack” lower courts, have returned their own favors by siding with many of these cases. GOP chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reinhold Reince Priebus is a perfect example of someone who is operating on an ideologically based platform and is actively working to undermine years of progress that our country has fought and died to gain.
Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Campaign Finance, Womens Healthcare, Gay Rights, Environmental Issues Medicare, Social Security, Pensions and, yes, Gun Legislation is all in jeopardy, if and when the Republican Party is allowed to keep buying off our country. The GOP, along with their Billionaire friends have helped to elect and appoint just the allies they will need to turn our country into an Oligarchy. Not a bad word to them. Dictatorship would be more appropriate but the well-to-do hate the “appearance” of impropriety but they sure love how it get them exactly what they wish for.
Okay, so there was another shooting. There is nothing we can do about it because the long history of the “Gunfight” has prevented us from having a starting point for research and data gathering. We don’t have the empirical “rings in a tree”, or the geological strata that the Grand Canyon holds so that we can work backwards to gain insight. No the NRA and the GUN Lobby have denied us the ability to identify and track all manner of information surrounding guns. All the way from the Gun manufacturing, to Gun Powder identifying Taggets, to finger print operated fire arms…NOTHING has been allowed to help pinpoint ways in which we can know exactly what the hell is going on in this–and only this industry! This is insane to me. Why? Are people simply afraid one of these nuts may kill them for suggestion any changes. I think that’s it. Nobody is doing anything because they’re scared to stick their necks out.
Well, FUCK them. I am sick of the same damn thing happening time, after time and no one seems to be willing to put themselves directly into the line of fire and say “NO!” No more of this bullshit! They must be change and there will be. Maybe Congresswoman Gabby Giffords wasn’t a high enough public assassination attempt. Maybe it will take something more heinous to happen before these nit wits decide that maybe we need to start paying attention to the people who are doing the GUN Lobby’s dirty work.
It won’t happen until there’s a “really bad mass killing”. Hmmm, let’s all count together, until the next event. One, two, three, four…

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KILL OBAMACARE!

KILL OBAMACARE!

This is who will be hurt by “Killing ObamaCare”. That’s not what Republican, John Boehner will tell you, even though he is the leader of the House of Representatives of the United States. He may not be the President but only he has the absolute power to place into the public, any piece of legislation that will effect us all. I can’t place blame on anyone else for being irresponsible and not listening to the We, the People. Polls tell us that there is a majority of Americans who feel that changes need to be made to make our country safer, as it relates to guns.
We are where we are because, for whatever reason, some of our State and Local Representatives are preventing discussion on this matter. Campaigns are now financed by outside interests, rather than “We the People”, thanks to the mistake made by our Supreme Court, in allowing Citizen’s United money to replace actual individual human beings. Now, a Billionaire, like Sheldon Adelson’s vote, can count for the votes of millions of Americans–perhaps every other American, in this country. He’s said himself that his intention is to spend as much as he has to. To do what? He wants to help elect, to the highest office–President of the United State, a person who can pay to listen to his wants and need and most importantly, a person who can deliver, in order for he and his corporations to benefit from Federal policies. Those policies will become the “American Way of Life” that he wants us all to abide by.
Wow! Think about that for a minute. What would we do if we all wielded that kind of power. Would you block Blacks, and other minorities from voting (for Democrats), so that you can, selfishly, give legal breaks and benefits to yourself and others who think like you do? Would you use your buying power to purchase millions of dollars worth of television ads that run day and night, in communities where innocent people will believe your lies and unverifiable data, that scares them into vote against their own best interest? Our governmental office holders are in such a position. They are doing this, right now! ObamaCare is just the latest scare.
Republican Governors are changing voting laws. They are rejecting Medicare expansion. They won’t discuss gun regulation. They won’t extend Unemployment Benefits–for millions of their own constituents–in order to make ObamaCare fail. They want to outlaw Abortion, so they close Healthcare clinics that provide many other services for women. Congress members of both Parties are not not being allowed to work for us anymore.
On matters that are important to us, as a country, money from wealthy interest groups now call the shots. The tell you it’s because of that group, or those people. Those people are all of us because if you let them do it to us–they will do it to you too. In fact, most independents know that now. They’ve know it, since they have been able to see what the Democrats have done. Republicans are telling you one thing, while they keep showing you another. The only thing they need from you is permission. They will make it easier for you to vote. They will spend whatever campaign donations they have to, to convince you that what President Obama has done, is evil and that they will save the country–if only you will look the other way, when they stop us at the polls. They want your vote. They don’t want any competition from the opposition. They must get elected, in order to make permanent, what is only an experiment now. They must reward those new “Americans” called Corporations. “Corporations are people, my friend” is going to be the destruction of “People are people, my friend.”
I am holding Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and those who voted with him responsible, for a mistake that has changed this country, forever. Repealing parts of the Voting Rights Act has set this country back to the “Jim Crow, South”. Yes, it was that destructive for Minorities. I don’t see how both Corporations and Individuals can co-exist, if Individual’s Rights to vote don’t count anymore. We must either leave this country, or just accept the new order of control, for the benefit all corporations agendas.
To all of those “2nd Amendment Rights Voters”, you are the ones who have the most to lose. I know you feel like you are winning this argument. George Zimmerman was exonerated and now, you say you’re going to “Stand Your Ground”, against these punks. While the NRA has lulled you into your false sense of security, how long do you think the Industrial Military Complex is going to put up with your nonsense, when you go a step further and turn on them? I’ll tell you how long. While you think only Niggers are running around and killing other Niggers, they are not. Whites kill White people at higher rate–because there are more of them, not because of responsible gun ownership.
White, “so-called” Christian men and women vote Republican because their Republican Representative tell you are privileged, that “they” are Welfare cheats and voter fraud perpetrators and they make tax policy that rewards you. In the meantime, there is a mass of uninformed voters, who call themselves Libertarian, or “Independent. The Fossil Fuel cheerleaders, the Survivalists, the Birth Certificate deniers, the Climate Change deniers and a bunch of other out of touch individuals who are imagining some kind of Obama driven, apocalypse, where the Races rise up and fight some kind of Civil War to “take back America”. Take it back? From whom, is my question?
Once there is a complete take over of all governmental agencies, those guns–every single one of them you own, will be rendered inopperative–or at least you won’t have them long because they won’t have any opposition any more. You don’t think any of us po’ dumb Niggers are going to lift a finger to help you, when they drag you out of your bunker and render the rest of you family. Funny, we probably would. See, we believe in helping our neighbors, when they need help–even when those neighbors hates us.
Remember, those you keep voting into office in the “Red States”; those are the folks who believe in enhanced interrogation methods. They believe in indefinite detention. They believe in rendering. They believe in pre-emptive wars and actions. Democrats don’t. We may feel that some reasonable gun regulation is necessary but those guy want you under control. If guns are a threat to what they want Corporations to do, they will come and take your guns. You are giving them that power by helping them to shut us out of the democratic process.
Guns are a threat to all of Humanity! We have a well regulated military already. There is a place for well trained, responsible Americans to own guns, to enjoy guns and to trade and sell guns. We just can’t have a safe country, with so many people who should not be allowed to have guns–for any number of reasons–to posses them. The 2nd Amendment doesn’t give anyone the right to do whatever they want to, wherever they want, with a gun. That’s insane. Nothing is 100% absolute. If you don’t give a little now and compromise, you can mark my words–you will lose whatever you have now, later. The absolute power you think you have is the absolute power you are giving this government.
We are divided on this issue. The powers that manipulate us, know that a country divided against itself, can’t stand–and we won’t. We will fall. Our forefather, Benjamin Franklin, said it best, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safetyā€¯ Next time you want to “Stand Your Ground”, don’t think of the mythical Boogieman, Treyvon Martin, think of these “real life” little Black boys and girls who live everyday in Newtown, Conn. Urge your Local elected Representative that it’s okay for them to do the right thing and allow us to fix our broken gun regulation. Or at least, stop demonizing those folks, so they can do their jobs.
There has to be some sanity. No more absolutes! Is that too much to ask?

Scary!

Scary!

These are the invisible lives that are most effected by random gun violence. Why does the NRA hate Black children so much that they can’t even “allow” this country’s elected representatives to make some reasonable limits on guns and the laws that harm real lives? Hell, they won’t even discuss this issue in the People’s House of Representative or the People’s Senate. I can’t understand the hysteria. Is it as simple as being bought and paid for by the gun lobby’s interests, over a majority of Americans? You don’t need a gun to provide food for your family. You don’t need a gun for shelter. I have gotten this far in my own life, with not even a thought about owning or even using a gun, for anything. I am a Christian. The Bible says “Thou shalt not kill”. There aren’t any exceptions to that law. I don’t find that a terribly difficult rule to live by. Why is it that so many Christians choose to give God the middle finger on this law? I don’t know the answer to that question, yet.