A Dispatch From The Front

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Israel is the front line in the war for civilization. Too many Americans, including our President and Secretary of State don’t realize a global war is being waged for the very future of the human race. Or perhaps they do realize it, and want the barbarians to win. Nonetheless, there is a global Jihad, with each Jihadist group vying with the others to reach new lows of barbarian depravity. How depraved? Consider this story from Tabletmag.com:  Continue reading

The Constitution Wins Another One

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D.C. Police Chief and losing plaintiff Kathy Lanier credit: caroljoyal.com

D.C. Police Chief and losing plaintiff Kathy Lanier
credit: caroljoyal.com

It has been about five years in the making, but finally, there is a decision in Palmer v. District of Columbia, and amazingly, it actually adheres to the Constitution. Via Fox News: 

A federal judge in the District of Columbia on Saturday overturned the city’s total ban on residents being allowing to carry firearms outside their home in a landmark decision for gun-rights activists.

Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in his ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that the right to bear arms extends outside the home, therefore gun-control laws in the nation’s capital are ‘unconstitutional.’

‘We won,’ Alan Gura, the lead attorney for the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News in a phone interview.  ‘I’m very pleased with the decision that the city can’t forbid the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right.’

Gura said he expects the District to appeal this decision but added, ‘We’ll be happy to keep the fight going.’

Gura is the attorney who successfully argued the Heller and McDonald cases before the Supreme Court. It would be difficult to name another attorney that has done more to vindicate the Second Amendment and to preserve a fundamental American liberty than Gura. Continue reading

Movie Review: Lucy (2014)

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LucyLucy (2014)

Writer/Director: Luc Besson 

Starring: 

Scarlett Johansson as Lucy

Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman

Min-Sik Choi as Mr. Jang

Amr Waked as Pierre Del Rio

The Professional, La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element all brilliant films with exceedingly strong and compelling female characters. Each of those movies featured logical, thrilling action sequences, and a plot that required the main characters to, eventually, embody the best in humanity.  Unfortunately, Lucy doesn’t. Fortunately, it’s less then 90 minutes long.

As in The Professional and La Femme Nikita, Lucy has a great deal of flashy gunplay. As in The Fifth Element, there are many well-done special effects in the service of various elements of science fiction orthodoxy. What is lacking, however, in Lucy is the sense of completeness, of resolution, present in Luc Besson’s previous films. Continue reading

It Was A Mistake, A Typo, Yeah, That’s The Ticket!

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Jonathan Gruber Makes A Mistake...

Jonathan Gruber Makes A Mistake…

On July 22, I wrote about the Halbig decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals.  That decision, which actually saw a court limiting itself to the role the Founders envisioned and created for courts, has the very real potential to destroy Obamacare.

A brief summary: Obamacare plainly says that only people getting insurance through insurance exchanges established by the states are eligible for subsidies. That means money out of the pockets of taxpayers to pay for other people’s insurance. This is what “affordable” means. The Obamites that drafted the law purposely included that provision as a means of forcing states to establish state exchanges lest they be in political trouble with their constituents. Unfortunately for the Obamites, 36 states refused to establish exchanges, but the IRS, willing slave of progressive tyranny, made regulations that basically said “OK, so it says “state,” but state means federal exchanges, so everybody gets subsidies! Free money! Whee! All praise the great and magnificent Obama, and pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Continue reading

My War On Women

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Firearms Enthusiasts Practice Shooting At Gun RangeI like women. I really like women, and not just in a stereotypically male manner. As a high school English teacher, most of my colleagues are women. Yes, it’s certainly pleasing to see women–men are wired that way–but I like them because they are female, because they are different than men, because they see things differently, feel things differently.

Mrs. Manor is my best friend, bar none. I would rather do anything–or nothing–with her than anyone else. Equality? Of course, but with the understanding that in all things, people have different strengths and weaknesses, and being male or female makes a difference, in many ways.

The good folks over at The Truth About Guns, for whom I do a weekly article, have posted my most recent piece titled “The Truth About Armed Self Defense For Women.” 

These days, we often find ourselves on the opposite sides of lines crudely drawn by people that seem to relish keeping the pot stirred. Those of us that care deeply about women, that cherish them not only for their humanity but their feminine qualities, are blatantly accused of waging a war on women by the same people who want to ensure that women–and men–are disarmed, easy prey for two-legged predators.

My war is, in part, fought to ensure that women have the means to preserve their lives. That’s the topic of the article. If you have a few minutes, it may be worth your time.

Barack Obama: Allies and Enemies

KerryOn August 20, 2012, I wrote an article in the “Saving the Republic” series, titled “Politics and Power Above All.” Considering Mr. Obama’s treatment of Israel in the current war against Hamas, a part of the Muslim Brotherhood and an organization recognized as terrorists by the American government, it may be time to review that article. Israel is on the front line of the war for civilization, a war that Mr. Obama steadfastly refuses to recognize and fight, but a war that is being steadily fought against us as terrorists and criminals flood over our southern border every day at Mr. Obama’s invitation.

The article:

Categories: Giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies; Treason

In my nearly six decades, I’ve seen presidents come and go, Democrat and Republican.  The last three Democrat presidents—Carter, Clinton and Obama—have convinced me of one inescapable fact: Democrats can no longer be trusted with national security. Continue reading