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It is very easy to lose focus or put our attention on many things that, though important, aren’t the most important thing in the world. This country is in dire need to turn around and return to our foundation of the Constitution and Biblical principles. I am convinced that we will not survive, as a nation, much longer down this path. Our freedoms are threatened. Our bank accounts, income, and jobs are threatened. Our very way of life is on the line. Yet, while these things are VERY important and should not be ignored, it is that time of year to bring something else to the forefront and consider what is the most important.
Each individual. You and where you are spiritually.
Just as our beloved country is in dire need to be saved so is each of us, no exceptions. Whether you believe in God, or not . . . whether you believe Jesus is the son of God, or not . . . . no matter what you believe . . . we are all equals in that. We are sinful and in dire need of a savior. We have no way of being good enough, on our own, of making it into Heaven, so we need a savior. That is what we remember at Christmas: the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the humble form of a baby, to live a perfect, sinless life and be offered as the sacrifice on the cross that would pay the debt of sin. While his love and sacrifice covers everyone, it is an individual thing. Had you been the only person created, He still would have given His life for you. He paid the debt of sin for you and for me so that we can have a right relationship with God and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It all began in that barn that night in Bethlehem. I’ve chosen to accept His gift of life. What do you choose?
To bring it back to the country, if we all turn back to Him, we can revive the life of this great nation. That is what it will take. No government. No government program, no amount of “stimulus money” to be printed . . . nothing, except turning back to Him.
I pray you and your families have a blessed Christmas. That you know Him and, if you don’t know Him, that you seek Him and come to know Him. Now, I leave you with a television clip that would never be allowed to be made these days and it gives us the true Christmas story.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
It seems everyone continues talking about “gun control.” So, I’ll add some more thoughts and a personal story to the mix. For all of you who have followed U.R., you know I am pro gun. For me, “gun control” is basically shot placement. It’s about shooting a tight grouping. For liberals, “gun control” means stripping away people’s right to defend themselves against the always armed criminals and giving criminals free reign. What this type of non-sense does is make citizens subjects . . . subject to the government that wants to disarm them and subject to the merciless criminal one may encounter at any time. I don’t know about you, but I consider myself a citizen, not a subject, of the United States of America and am not subject to anyone but God. To paraphrase Ted Nugent, I do not need a document or anybody to tell me when, where, and how I can protect my own right to live. The government doesn’t defend me from dirtbags. I defend myself. And that’s how it will remain.
As the mindless left continues on, pontificating about how the “culture of violence” must be stopped, or we must end the “gun culture”, or whatever false, moronic phrase one wishes to insert, I must point out the idiocy and hypocrisy of them, once again. Does it matter to anyone that the leftists whine and moan about how tragic it is that those 20 children were killed in Connecticut last weekend, yet they push for abortion on demand? I guess the millions of aborted babies aren’t real or don’t matter. Don’t forget, these same liberals claim to want to have that “discussion” on gun violence and all that surrounds it . . . cool, let’s talk about it. How about we talk about arming Mexican drug cartels and letting all of those guns walk across the border and get used in murders (fast and furious)? How about we talk about this administration running guns into Libya, then we have some of those used on us in Benghazi? Guns aren’t the problem – it’s the good or evil person that uses it and the purpose for which he uses it. Back to the moronic liberals – these same people constantly whine about how gun owners are violent criminals (which is a complete lie), yet THEY are the ones who are violent and hateful. These same people that want to do away with guns (because that will surely end all violence), made multiple calls for NRA leadership and all NRA members to be lined up and shot in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Tweets were seen that said the following:
“All NRA members should be shot!!!! I thank you, that’s one of my own!!” – Sam Tarling
“Someone should shoot this motherf***er NRA President David Keene weighs in on 2012 election – Glenn Beck – Michael Mayer (this one doesn’t even make sense . .. I have no idea what he was trying to tie to Beck)
“Solution: Get every member of the NRA to stand in a circle, aim & shoot!” – Very frustrated Pete
Stay classy, libs.
Here’s the deal, none of this is about stopping any kind of violence. Of their 2 word phrase (gun control), they’ve got one of them correct: control. The left will use any situation to push its agenda at the expense of the situation and those involved. In this case, they want to disarm American citizens. Why? Because then they can have free reign to do what they want without fear of repercussion or uprisings. This is the exact type of government/tyranny that the 2nd Amendment was intended for in the founders’ masterpiece. It is to protect us from tyrannical government should the need arise.
By the way, if you want more information on why we should be even more armed (as if all the crime and tyranny aren’t enough) check out this article on how China is jumping on the bandwagon, calling for Americans to be disarmed. Not only do they want strict gun laws, they twist the truth about crimes to their people, aka propaganda, to push their political agenda and get the reaction they want. How so? Much like the liberals do here . . . by misrepresenting facts such as failing to tell people that most of the crimes committed with a gun are in “gun free zones” or in places with very strict gun laws. Do you think China’s biggest concern is the Connecticut tragedy? (Answer: No.)
I don’t want to dwell on that too much here, so let me switch gears a bit. I know how they can reduce crime and violence. The solution is easy. Reduce crime by going after criminals. Instead of focusing on criminals, they are coming after law abiding citizens and giving criminals free reign. As I said in my last entry, and as logic dictates, what makes a criminal a criminal is the breaking of the law. Any legislation means nothing to criminals – only law abiding citizens. Instead of punishing us and dictating how, where, and when we can protect our own lives, how about going after the dirtbag criminals?! Get the criminals off the street and enforce the laws that are already in the books. That will solve the problem! Done. Now, to another part of this mess . . .
There was a church shooting several years ago, I think it was 1998 or ’99 at Wedgewood Baptist Church in Ft. Worth, TX. Some of you may recall that. I don’t remember all the specifics, but suffice it to say, it was a night where a youth rally was going on at the church, a crazy person walked in and started shooting. A friend of mine, Shawn Brown, was a youth minister at this rally. He confronted the shooter and was shot and killed at point blank range. The criminal took the lives of several others that night, too. When I heard the news, I was sad and angry at the same time. At no point did I EVER think that we have a gun problem and that guns need to be taken away. My thought was, “Why did no one at the church have a gun and stop this lunatic?” How different would it have been if a law abiding citizen was armed and could have stopped the maniac as soon as he raised his gun? How many of those lives lost could have been saved had someone been there to stop it. Instead, when the only armed person is a criminal, the unarmed people can only hope they aren’t the ones getting hit.
Does a gun promote violence? No and it is absolutely stupid and irresponsible to say that it does. We’ve gone over this in previous posts. It’s an issue of evil – of what is in a person’s heart. Go read the previous post and click the links. In the meantime, let me share with you what I told someone fairly recently about my own experience. We were talking about carrying a concealed weapon. She, jokingly, stated that her husband might not want her carrying anything in case she loses her temper with an idiot. Again, that was very much in joking and sarcasm. She is not that kind of person and would not “snap” like that. As we laughed, I told her my view and said that it actually helps me be more aware and responsible. Because I am a law abiding citizen and do not want to have any kind of accident that could harm those around me, I am careful about where I go and what I do. I am friendly in my interactions with people and try to avoid being in places and situations that could be harmful. I know that a bad move on my part could cost me my right to carry and defend myself against a crazy person and I don’t want to jeopardize that. So, again, it helps me be more careful, mindful, and responsible while out. I have never had a violent thought because of gun ownership or concealed carry. However, it does give me a little more confidence and peace of mind to know that if the unfortunate happens, I have a chance, at the very least.
Here’s my theory: Most people that are scared of guns and believe that the mere existence of a firearm is the source of violence have never been around any guns. They’ve never learned about them, never used them, never done anything with them. They only hold their views based on presumption, intolerance, politics and complete ignorance. May I challenge any anti-gun liberal who is reading this, find someone you know who is a shooter and allow them to educate you. Spend some time researching facts about crimes, including those that have been stopped by an armed citizen. Learn the use of the gun and, by all means, go to a range and learn how to shoot it. You’ll soon understand the fun of hitting your target and the feel of the gun. If you don’t like it, fine. I have no problem with that, but please try to learn and experience what you can so you can have an objective view. For you gun lovers, perhaps you can find an anti-gun friend or relative to educate. While this anti-gun spirit is so prevalent right now, start having the discussion with people and educate them on how great, fun, and safe guns are (in the hands of law abiding citizens). If possible, take them to the range with you. I am convinced that if you cure the epidemic of ignorance among the left, that might help things a little, too. My dad is not a collector, but he’s always had some around. When I was young, he taught me to shoot and taught me gun safety. I was raised to understand them and to respect them. I knew where they were “hidden” growing up but never had the urge to play with them and do anything stupid, because I respected them. However, if anyone were to break in while I was home alone, I knew what to do. The biggest issue is ignorance. With education and truth comes understanding and liberty.
By the way, a co-worker sent me this graph the other day. It sites 3 official sources, but I don’t know where it originated or who did it. So, I don’t know if it’s 100% accurate. Whatever the case, feel free to verify it if you want. I leave you with this for today. Thanks and go spend some time at the range this weekend!
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Hello, everybody! I hope all is well here in cyberworld. I apologize for no activity lately. I have been on vacation for the past week and I took a vacation from most online activity, as well. The news pretty much drives me absolutely batty most of the time, so I opted to unplug and try to relax, read, and do various other things over the week. This evening, as I decided to find out what I’ve been missing, I saw this story that I have to share with you.
The story, from CNS News, describes Worcester, MA, in a lame attempt at getting citizens’ guns, as offering a free flu shot and a gift card to a local store in return for any “unwanted and unloaded” guns for the police to take. So, let’s think about this . . . a government body is asking citizens to give up their 2nd amendment right, and their ability to defend themselves against the always-armed-criminals. Before continuing, keep in mind the price of guns that are legally purchased. Depending on what the buyer wants, they can range anywhere from $150 to $10,000, as a rough estimate. The gift card amounts offered in Worcester’s effort are as follows:
$25 for long rifles
$50 for handguns
$75 for any semi-auto weapons
Then, I know in my area, I can walk into any CVS or Walgreens, or some place like that, and get a flu shot for $25, or so. Some employers (like mine) offer them for free to anyone who wants one.
So, a best case scenario, the legal citizens that turn in a legal gun to city officials, and give up their right and ability to defend themselves, will get about $100 worth of “goods.” How stupid do these officials think people are? Alas, I’m sure some will give in . . . I would say those that do are probably Obama voters, but, then again, they don’t believe in guns and the 2nd amendment to begin with. Also, in all fairness, the story says this program has existed since 2002. That’s just a very unfair trade.
Don’t know about you, but my freedom is worth a lot more than a worthless gift card and flu shot!
By they way, I have also noticed that no activity has happened on the fundraiser for podcast equipment. Don’t forget about this! If you would like the podcast to continue and can help to that end, I’m ready to jump on it and do it! It can’t happen all on my own, though. If you want to contribute, click here and help out!
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like . . . - Galatians 5:19-21
I trust that everyone had a good Thanksgiving and that you have survived the ridiculousness of “Black Friday” and the beginning of the commercialized Christmas season. This is the time of year that I am usually reflective on more spiritual things, where I am as a person, where this country is, etc. I deliberately avoid any shopping or unnecessary errands other than grocery shopping. I used to get caught up in getting that “great deal” and used to do my Christmas shopping whenever I could – even if that meant at the last minute. However, I have changed in recent years. Now, I get my shopping done early and utilize ordering stuff to avoid being in the crowds of crazies. Then, I can relax and focus on more important things . . . as should be the case from the beginning.
We have become more and more commercialized and materialistic, as a society. Personally, I’m sick of it. We are about to be forced into another term with an administration who does not like America as we know it, nor do they acknowledge God in anything. To my knowledge, Obama has now made it through 4 Thanksgiving statements without a single reference to God. As I stated in my Thanksgiving series (go back and read the 2nd part if you haven’t already), Thanksgiving is ALL about God and cannot exist apart from Him. However, it seems this administration thinks they are gods so I shouldn’t be too surprised. Alas, society seems to keep going on the wrong path. One look at the Drudge Report today, I saw a list of headlines from Black Friday chaos around the country. I know it has always been a madhouse, but it just seems to keep getting worse. Here’s a small screen shot of what I saw today:
You can go to the Drudge Report and click on any one of those links and read the actual stories.
Then, for more links and commentary, The Economic Collapse Blog posted this story. I’d recommend you read over it, just to see what they say. They make a great point in this by stating, “If people are willing to riot to save money on a cell phone, what would they be willing to do to feed their families? Are the Black Friday riots a very small preview of the civil unrest that is coming when society eventually breaks down?” Then, a little later, they write, “In the end, it is not that big of a deal that people want to fight with one another to save 50 dollars on a cell phone. But this kind of extreme selfishness and desperation could become a massive problem someday if society breaks down and suddenly millions of extremely selfish and desperate people are scrambling for survival.”
Do people realize the state of the country? Does the general public have any idea how bad off we are and how close we are to an economic collapse? To make things worse, I saw this story on Breitbart about Occupy Wall Street’s plan, heavily pushed by Frances Fox Piven. The entire goal of OWS is to bring down the American financial system and, now, they’re saying they can do this by complete lawlessness. Some of it will be blatant, I’m sure, but some of it is fraudulent and is basic lying about everything – especially when it comes to bills. In fact, they now have their own manual that tells them how to deal with debt matters in their own life . . . fraudulently. That manual is referenced and linked in Breitbart’s story. However, if you want to read it without going to another page, you can download it here.
If you’ve been an Unapologetically Right reader for a while, you know, a while back, I said that OWS is not done and they will be back. So, let’s say they succeed. Or, shoot, even if they fail again, what if something else triggers our economy to collapse. What then? As the Economic Collapse Blog questions, if people get so stupid, irresponsible, and desperate to save a couple of bucks on crap that has no meaning, how much more lawless and crazy will things get if they need to feed themselves and their family? Something to think about – not only in regard to crazy people, but yourself. Are you prepared for the unfortunate? Are you able to be self sufficient enough that if the government offers help, will you be able to wave them off and not be enslaved to them?
More importantly, as the title of this entry states, who are we becoming? Have we moved so far off the tracks that we have no idea what’s important any more? This seems to really be an upside world, now. That is no longer a cliche, but it seems to be reality! Where have our values gone? Where has our general respect gone? Where has our acknowledgment of and love for God gone? Where has our patriotism gone? Who are we?
I don’t know about you, but I know where my heart is and it is nowhere near where this movement or this administration is going. We can only fix society by fixing ourselves, then, hopefully, influence others. However, as I have stated a million times before, no change will ever happen apart from God. We have to get back to our foundation, America! This is a good time of the year to be reflecting and seeing what needs to change in our own lives. Let’s do it and stand strong.
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Finally, after 3 days of trying to get Crowdtilt to communicate with Facebook, a simple suggestion from one Crowdtilt’s customer service folks did the trick. (Thank you, again, Angela.) Now that things have been linked up, I can announce to you that the Unapologetically Right fundraiser has begun and will run through Wednesday, December 19th at 6 pm. As I have mentioned before, if you believe in what Unapologetically Right stands for and if you enjoy the podcast (or at least believe it has a place out there), please help bring the podcast back. As I mentioned in the previous post, I simply do not have the means of doing it on my own these days. If we come together, it can be done! Please give what you can, there is no minimum.
My minimum goal is $2,000 and specifics are laid out in the previous post. If we can raise more than that, then all the better! That just helps things that much more! Please know, if you do give, your card will NOT be charged until the minimum goal is reached. So, if the end of the campaign arrives and we have not reached $2,000, no one’s card will be charged anything . .. nothing lost, so there is no risk if things don’t pan out. As long as we pass it and as soon as I get the equipment, I will post copies of all receipts so you will know where every penny is spent. Also, please know that U.R. is not set up as a “real” organization of any kind, so any contributions are not tax deductible, unfortunately.
I hope this to be the only fundraiser we do, so please spread the word! After you give, share this post, share links, whatever you can do! The more people that help, the sooner we can get this rolling again, and the less it will take from each person!
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That’s right, Episode 23 of the podcast is ready for your listening pleasure! This week, we welcome our good friend Jeremy back to the show and we address some prepping principles as well as address martial law: What is it? What does it mean for citizens? Can it happen here, in America? and more! So, listen however works best for you and see what you think! If you have any feedback, suggestions, or questions, let us know via our Twitter page (@unapoloright), Facebook, or email (email@example.com).
For the podcast, check it out on iTunes, click here, or click on the “Podcast” tab.
Just wanted to post a quick note to let you know that, after surviving the big hard drive crash of 2012, the Unapologetically Right Podcast will resume next week. The next show will post on Sunday, September 23rd, when we welcome our good friend Jeremy back to the show. We’ll talk about stuff going on in the world, possibilities of martial law and food shortages and preparing for such things. It’ll be fun and informative so be sure to check it out when the show resumes!
I mentioned I would include a list of some websites to check out for survival supplies, food, etc. This is that list. It’s not much, but it is a good starting point for any of you that are interested, but may be new to the subject. Keep in mind, this is only a starting point. Get out there and do your own research to find more options and find what you need for yourself and your family. Thanks for reading and listening!
There are many more “survival” books out there, but these two are the ones I read from and/or mentioned in the podcast.
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times – James Wesley, Rawles
EMP Survival: How to Prepare Now and Survive When an Electromagnetic Pulse Destroys our Power Grid – Larry and Cheryl Poole
Heirloom Solutions (if you have land on which to grow your own vegetables, you might like this)
Keystone Meats (for canned meat!)
Unapologetically Right’s Episode number 9 is now available! Check it out as we talk to one of our good friends and discuss some basics of survival/preparedness. Are you prepared for the worst? As usual, click on the Podcast page, or click here. Also, go over to iTunes, listen, rate and comment!
Thank you, everybody!
A while back, I saw things going on that scared me. As best as I can remember it, it was 2010 that my thoughts came together. I only mentioned these thoughts to a couple of friends and family members because they could have seemed crazy. I type these words hesitantly now because I don’t want to be accused of inciting anything. Lord knows I don’t want what I’m speaking of. What was my thought?
It became very clear to me that, unless things changed drastically in our country – in the people’s hearts, in the government and our leaders’ hearts, in leadership, in our attitudes toward God, each other, responsibility, etc. – we would collapse. Many people talk of an impending economic collapse, but I mean I could forsee scenarios in which we not only collapse economically, but that could propel us into another civil war. Obama has done his best at dividing us – politically, religiously, racially, by economic classes and by gender. After all, that’s the radical way. I don’t want to go down this road in my mind, nor do I ever want to see it for real. However, divisions and tensions have never been higher – in my lifetime, anyway. So much is at stake. I still can see the possibility. The sad thing is, I’ve had other people come up to me on various occasions and bring up the idea. I’d only shake my head, agree, and tell them I, too, see the possibility. I hope I am completely wrong . . . or at least the scenarios that could trigger it never happen. However, the reason why I bring this up is not to alarm anyone, but to mention I can forsee the possibility . . . and it just got a little scarier.
“We have problems . . . The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is . . . they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising.”
I don’t know how true this is, but it at least deserves consideration. What if it is true? I think most of us know, in our guts, that something is not right in the world and we are on the brink of something. How ready are you?
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