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Mike Kimel – Junior History Idiot

January 15th, 2013 | 1 Comment | Posted in America the beautiful, History, Libtards

I was pointed by Fox News over to this little gem of liberal idiocy called “The Problem with the Second Amendment”

I am no constitutional scholar, or even an attorney, but I did take American History in high school, and it seems to me that the reason so many people argue about the Second Amendment to the US Constitution is because nobody, and I do mean nobody, quite likes what it means and how it was intended.

He then goes on to prove that not only is he not a lawyer (neither were most of our Founding Fathers) he also  proves that he knows nothing about history, current events or, apparently, the English language – since he cannot read the Amendment and understand it’s meaning.

He then goes on to try and show that the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 was the sole purpose of the Second Amendment.  I say this because it is the ONLY historical fact he references in his piece.  According to Kimel, the Whiskey rebellion allowed Washington to conscript men into a militia and then crush the rebellion.

The next time anyone, on whatever side of the debate, tells you they are firm supporters of the Second Amendment, ask them if they believe it was intended to allow the Federal government to round up citizens against their will, put them in uniforms, and make them march and fire upon other citizens in order to crush revolts and collect taxes.

So, lets take a look at it shall we?

The law that allowed the forming of a militia was the Militia Act of 1792. Under the act, it allowed the raising of a militia from men ranging in age from 18-45

That each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia, by the Captain or Commanding Officer of the company, within whose bounds such citizen shall reside, and that within twelve months after the passing of this Act

So that meant EVERYONE.  Everyone had a duty to help protect their nation.  Everyone had to pitch in when it was required – yes, even when it was 7,000 farmers revolting against a very new Federal government.

That every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch, and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder; and shall appear so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise or into service, except, that when called out on company days to exercise only, he may appear without a knapsack.

Oh, look!!  Further in section I of the act it states that everyone who is part of the milita has to have a rifle, bayonet, ammo and powder – they have to be equipped with the same stuff their regular army counter parts carried.

So, the Second Amendment states that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” and then we have the militia act, which Mr. Kimel claims was designed to enslave us into the military machine saying that all militia members – remember, that is EVERY man from ages 18-45 – MUST have a military rifle and ammo that the member will provide themselves.  So the government is forcibly arming people.

Kimel’s next little line is a bit of snark in an attempt at a ‘gotcha’ moment:

If they do not, then politely remind them that is the Founding Fathers chose to interpret the Constitution they themselves hashed out, agreed upon, signed and ratified. And then, for grins and giggles, ask them why they are so unpatriotic as to insist on clinging to an un-American belief that the Founding  Fathers would certainly have deemed un-Constitutional.

So, somehow he thinks that requiring service of the people to a militia – which the Second Amendment mentions – is somehow unconstitutional???   I guess he never heard of the draft, which has been used quite a bit in our history for a couple of world wars, and then again for a little place known as Korea and finally Vietnam.  Also, you are still required to register for the draft if you are a male 18 years of age or older.  Gee, 18 years – where have we seen that age before??

Also, he conveniently ignores that these men also just finished fighting a war where the first battle of that war was when the British came for the their  guns. So these men were very well aware that to resist an oppressive government, one would need weapons and yet, curiously, they pass a law REQUIRING the citizens to be armed.  I would think it would be much easier to force conscription on an unarmed populace than an armed one.

Also, how can a belief be unconstitutional??  I really don’t get that part at all.

But my real question is this – Mr Kimel, by your own argument you show that the United States government wanted, nay REQUIRED it’s people to be armed.  Not just some of the people, but every male was required to have a rifle and ammo.  This is a fact.

The rifles that they had were ‘military grade’ since muskets were the military rifle of the time.  Civilians were as well armed as their uniformed counterparts.  This is also a fact.

Now most of us ‘gun nuts’ have argued that the Second Amendment is pretty clear that”Shall Not Be Infringed” means just that.  But you seem to suggest that it means something else, yet you never say WHAT that something else is – just that everyone has it wrong.

So, tell me.  What does it really mean.  What does a government passing a law to make sure it’s citizens are all armed say about the government?  I would say that it doesn’t show that the government was trying to control it’s people through force.  That would be a fairly hard thing to do once you have made sure they all have gun.

I also don’t think it means they meant the Second Amendment for target practice and hunting, not with the Militia act in place.  Nope, I think it means exactly what it says “Shall not be infringed”.

I hope you are successful as an investor, since as a historian and/or constitutional scholar you’re a bust.

Dear Reader

September 12th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful, B Hussein, Libtards

Dear Mr. pResident,

After the events of yesterday where those members of the so-called religion of peace attacked our embassies, killed our personnel and burned our flag and our buildings, I am wondering what you intend to do about this besides apologizing to them for hurting their feelings.

Now, I do know that you disavowed the apology that your Cairo embassy made to the murderous bastards, but that brings me to another question:  Are you so out of control of your people that they make public statements like this without first checking in with you or the state department?  What kind of organization do you have where the top doesn’t know what is going on?  Oh, I’m sorry, foolish question – you didn’t know about Fast and Furious either right, so why would you know about this?

I also guess I shouldn’t expect you to know, or care, about world events since the latest reports show that you regularly skip your morning briefings – you know, the ones that tell you the important situations going on in the world.  But why would you want to know that, it might interfere with your golf game.

To most countries, an attack on their embassy (which is considered US soil) and the murder of our people would be considered an act of war, especially since reports show that the Libyan security team that was supposedly helping our people were actually selling them out.  This is the same government that the US and NATO helped bring into power – how’s that Arab Spring working out for you there, Barry?

How do you plan to handle this?  Anther beer summit won’t do it this time, and I think you’ve used up all the SEAL Team 6 cred that you can.  In fact, I don’t think you are capable of handling this because it requires something that you don’t have – integrity, leadership and a willingness to fight.  Oh, sure, your good at fighting when it involves dirty tricks, backstabbing and throwing people under the bus, but when it involves actual LEADERSHIP,  you’ve always been on the putting green.

No, I think that you – as a President, and a person – are a failure.  You care only about yourself and your comforts.  You know nothing about the economy, the military, or actual Americans who work, live, and have died for this country.  To you, those who have given everything get a form letter signed by autopen.

I’ll be voting for Romney, at least he won’t apologize for us being free.

 

Never Forget

September 11th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful

And if you don’t know what I am talking about, then I feel sorry for you.

Now This Makes Me Smile :D

April 21st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful, Libtards

Obama booed at Fenway Park

Apparently he was put on the big screen to say some nice words about Fenway’s 100th Anniversary.

Guess all those Sox fans are racist… yeah, that’s

As commenter LaZrtx on AoS noted “Boo’d by voters of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, and Barney Fwank”

H/T t Ace of Spades

The Marriott Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine = Jerks

November 13th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful, Jackass

Has a heck of a lot of FAIL going on.  They fired an employee for wearing an American flag pin.

Late to the party, but what the heck.

Representatives for the Casa Monica Hotel are defending a company policy that prohibits employees from wearing badges and buttons, even American flag pins.

“The American flag greets every guest and employee with its symbolism of our belief in this great country,” according to a statement from the Casa Monica Hotel. “However, our employee handbook clearly states, ‘No other buttons, badges, pins or insignias of any kind are permitted to be worn.’ “

Then maybe, in the interest of not being a bag of steaming crap, you should change the policy to allow your employees to wear an American flag pin.

Jackasses.  Guess I’ll be staying at the Holiday Inn from now on.

 

H/T -Borepatch

Dress Blues

October 16th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in America the beautiful, music

Semper Fi, Marine.