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Saturday, May 08, 2021

Republicans are getting the job done

The story is becoming routine. The Reload reported, "Kansas gun-rights advocates won a battle with governor Laura Kelly (D.) on Monday when a gun-carry bill passed over her veto.

"18 to 20-year-olds in the state, who were already legally allowed to openly carry guns, will now be allowed to apply for concealed carry permits. The state Senate passed the override vote 31-8 with two cross-over votes of support from Democrats. The House passed it 84-39 along party lines.

"Gun-rights advocates had been pursuing the change for the past four years. Republican majority whip Blake Carpenter celebrated the bill’s passage with a signing ceremony that featured a number of fellow Republicans and gun-rights activists."

Forget the Days of Our Liz soap opera in Washington. (Like sand in our gearbox, so go the Days of Our Liz.) Republicans are getting the job done on the state level.

Consider the Second Amendment for a moment. In the face of rising public bleats for more and more gun control over the past quarter-century, Republican legislators have slowly rolled back bans and restrictions on concealed weapons. 

We have gone from changing "may" to "shall issue" permits to not requiring permits at all. Vermont never had such a law. Why should anyone else?

Then there is abortion. Republican lawmakers have rolled back abortion on demand to the point where states are double-dog daring the Supreme Court to re-visit Roe v. Wade.

Then there is school choice. Indiana is leading the way to attaching tax dollars for education to the student, not the school.

Then there are voting rights. Voter ID and ballot security laws are popping up all over.

Then there are cis rights. States are banning boys from competing in girls sports.

Then there is critical race theory. Republican state legislatures are resisting that racist revision of our great country's history. 

Mind you, all this comes in the face of deafening protests by the media, Corporate America, and the cry bullies. You run for a part-time state legislator job to promote your law practice, and the next thing you know the left is doxxing you. 

The courage of state legislatures and governors is becoming legend. Ron DeSantis is not alone in standing up to the mob.

No, they are not perfect. Kristi Noem caved on the transgendered bill. But she was there for us when everyone else was shutting down their state in the face of Communist Covid.

So let us hear it for Kansas. And Georgia. And even West Virginia.

The Liz Cheneys in Congress may bend over for Democrats, but there is a lot of spine in flyover country. The revolution is happening. Just not in the halls of Congress.

33 comments:

  1. ...yep. The local Republicans are doing what the citizens want! But Joe Biden received 81 Million votes?!?! Give me a break!

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    1. Over 100,000 votes appeared early on the morning after election day in Michigan and Wisconsin. It. Never. Happened. and all the Trump voters in America know it.

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    2. Local Republicans are trustworthy. Something bad happens when newly-elected Republicans get to DC. They bump into the establishment, that is desperate to maintain its taxpayer shakedown game. Huge, huge amounts of money are up for grabs. Go up against that and you put your life into danger. 10th Amendment is the answer to that bullshit.

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    3. 10th Amendment is the answer to that bullshit.

      Aha the forgotten amendment! That one law would by itself shut down the swamp if the courts would only enforce it. Fat chance.

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    4. Your side's the one that stole it, but they were too damned sloppy about it and you're gonna pay.

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    5. Question for a lawyer: As a defense in trails and elsewhere, individuals have invoked the 1st Amendment and the 2nd Amendment. What I'm wondering is if an individual can invoke the 10th Amendment. For example, say some repressive federal regulation is created out of thin air by a herd of bureaucrats that infringes on the people's rights. Then, say, some individual or group decides to give that agency the middle finger and the storm troopers arrive and do their worst. Can the 10th Amendment be used as a defense in court? My layman's logic says, "Why not?" It'd take a courageous judge to allow it. Perhaps it's time to test it.

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    6. @800cynic

      The Tenth can be used as a defense, like the First and Second, if you can make a showing that the rule or regulation was individually-tailored to you or your organization only.

      For example, spot zoning is illegal. But eminent domain is not.

      Further, animal sacrifice during religious proceedings is illegal - for health violations, or unless the health and safety code is strictly followed (as Jews and Muslims must adhere to when preparing their meats) - but the law against animal sacrifice cannot target an individual religion.

      As you can see, to use an individual defense contained within the constitution, it must have been individually used against you.

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    7. @800cynic

      The Tenth can be used as a defense, like the First and Second, if you can make a showing that the rule or regulation was individually-tailored to you or your organization only.

      For example, spot zoning is illegal. But eminent domain is not.

      Further, animal sacrifice during religious proceedings is illegal - for health violations, or unless the health and safety code is strictly followed (as Jews and Muslims must adhere to when preparing their meats) - but the law against animal sacrifice cannot target an individual religion.

      As you can see, to use an individual defense contained within the constitution, it must have been individually used against you.

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    8. Jason, I think I understand. You're saying a regulation issued by a government agency is a blanket edict, affecting everyone, so an individual member of the greater community cannot use it as a defense. But, the entire community can use it if it's invoked by, say, a governor of a state. Is that what you mean? If even that's not good enough, then what's the point of the amendment? Who, exactly, can invoke it?

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    9. By the way, Jason, thank you.

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  2. What an UPPER you have given us! Thank you, DON!!

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  3. Well Big D, my wife won’t let me carry at the grocery store or church here in Hedgesville, so she effectively nullifies state law. Like with you and the Bentley…

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    1. My wife calls it my pacifier. I carry anywhere the law allows. I guess it is...Hellcat 13+1, Hell yeah!!!

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    2. There is a story about the guy who didn't carry in church because he didn't want the possibility others would find out and go against him. One day a shooter came in, some died and he can't forgive himself. I carry everywhere I legally can.

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    3. Our deacons carry in church so we have no worries about the crazies paying us a visit. It'd be their last visit anywhere.

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    4. “My wife won’t let me”, be a man and be ready to protect her or any other innocent lives. The perfect example of puzzywhipped. Are your twins comfortable in her purse? Does she let you scratch them occasionally?

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    5. I can be married. I can own a Bentley. I cannot do both.

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    6. I play in the church band and I have my handgun in my hip pocket with the grip in plain view. No one has ever complained and my mandolin playing is nothing to brag about. LOL.

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    7. I play in the church band and I have my handgun in my hip pocket with the grip in plain view. No one has ever complained and my mandolin playing is nothing to brag about. LOL.

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    8. I play in the church band and I have my handgun in my hip pocket with the grip in plain view. No one has ever complained and my mandolin playing is nothing to brag about. LOL.

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    9. Hell yeah daco!!! I'm totally on board with that. I just wish I could see Bluto grab your mandolin and smash it against a wall!!! Nothing personal...I'm sure you play well!

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  4. The Kansas legislature also overrode the governor's veto to ban "Zuck bucks," private funds that finance vote counting operations. Another win.

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  5. You forgot to add ", yet" to that last sentence.

    Thank you for the reminder of the good news out there.

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  6. Great start but lets save the flag waving until after the next election demonstrates the Dem/marxist fraud machine is tamed somewhat. At this point it's still highly likely there will never be another repub president when 5 swing states simply STOP COUNTING votes for 6 hrs when they are losing, until they find, create, switch or steal votes for their guy, and the repubs don't even squeak a protest. Great to see the positive steps however.....now onto the fraud fixin.

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  7. Republicans are getting the job done on the state level.

    This is how you get momentum and (more importantly, consensus) going.

    Yeah, the Demos probably will try a repeat of '20, but, now that it's pretty obvious the election was stolen (check out the Behizy channel on Youtube; that black kid is tearing it up), There will be Hell to pay.

    Of course, if things get as bad as the clown car wants them to, the same is going to happen, just a lot quicker.

    PS Days of Our Liz. I love it!

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  8. Gun control is always about control not security.

    Same with drug control but here the Right plays the Puritan and the moral busybody. They love to ruin forever the lives of young kids who make a silly mistake.

    And then they complain about gangs like the Crips and Bloods! The lifeblood of every single gang is the drug trade profits. Legalization would ruin every single gang in one day. Then cops could focus on genuine crime like rape and kidnapping.

    There would be no huge backlog of untested rape kits like there is today.

    But the Right loves its police state. At least until it turned on them. Now their pride stops them from admitting their mistake in allowing Congress to meddle with drugs.

    Virtually nobody did drugs before that time. Now its out of control. The list of "controlled" substances can be bought on any city street.

    Kinda like the CDC who claims to control disease. Another impossible mission in a free society. People are slow learners having been educated by the same govennment that perpetrates this corruption.

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    1. Oregon decriminalized hard drugs the Cartels are still there
      Now what?

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    2. Fair argument - I just want the public financing of the addiction centers halted. If you can't handle the drugs, and if you steal to buy more - because you can't work and buy them - then when caught, no more Mr. Nice Guy. I'm happy to legalize drugs when we legalize non-drug users responses and assign responsibility to the drug user themselves.

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  9. There are some young Republicans with conservative views so there is hope. As long as DC doesn't manage to corrupt them

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  10. If the people lead, the "leaders" will follow.

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  11. . . .The revolution is happening. Just not in the halls of Congress." Perhaps 'counter-revolution' would apply more appropriately.

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  12. "The Liz Cheneys in Congress may bend over for Democrats" And, they will lie on their back and spread their limbs while not demanding they wear at least one face mask

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