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Samuel Butler said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world,
but the unreasonable man tries to adapt to the world to him –
therefore, all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”

As a columnist and radio talk show host, I am in the commentary
business. I am often critical of politicians, issues and other
pundits. I am also subject to being the target of significant criticism
from a broad spectrum of divergent venues. Despite (or maybe because) I
often focus on news “outside the mainstream,” various special interest
groups who find an ally in a media type who actually articulates their
view often become as harsh in their criticism as those with whom I have
strong philosophic differences.

As a broadcaster, my job is to build and maintain an audience. I
have enjoyed some success doing that by addressing an eclectic
collection with issues normally ignored by the mainstream. I have spent
considerable time shining my light into the shadows. I have routinely
succeeded in staying ahead of the conventional news cycles:

  • Media malfeasance

  • Privacy issues from national ID cards to sub-dermal biochip
    implants

  • Clinton administration scandals du jour

  • Y2K

  • Jury nullification

  • Project Echelon

  • The death of James McDougal

  • Congressional Democrats links with socialist organizations

  • DNC fund-raising questions (including their corporation to
    solicit campaign money from foreign entities)

  • Abuse of power under the color of authority

  • And gun owners’ rights

Whenever I talk about or write about any of the above,
invariably some grass-roots organization or Ph.D. candidate doing
research insists that since I have shown an insight into “their” pet
issue, I must become a disciple and discard all else to promote “their
issue.”

Supporters claim they like my work because I present more substance
than form. Yeah, for good or ill, I do. However, if I were ever to
permit myself and my forums to be exploited for one single issue, I soon
would not have a forum to be exploited.

I came close to that tragic flaw years ago during the NAFTA debate.
I was and remain very anti-NAFTA. Unlike most of the legislators who
voted on that insidiously disingenuous piece of legislative excrement, I
actually read the entire document. I became obsessed with the myriad
problems and tried to force feed it to my audience. It was, and is, an
important issue. However, it is not the only issue that needs
attention.

I have also been criticized for spending way too much time on Second
Amendment issues while contemporaneously being criticized for not
spending enough time on Second Amendment issues. Notwithstanding the
critics, and despite the supporters, this column will close on guns.

Your right to own a gun is inalienable. You have a God-given right
to protect and defend yourself, your family and your property. Any and
all other legislative masturbation to the contrary, designed to erode,
undermine or attrite that right is invalid, immoral and an invitation to
massive non-compliance. The Second Amendment was not intended to
guarantee my bird hunting, or for states to maintain militias. The
Second Amendment was and is intended to guarantee an individual’s right
to protect his God-given rights from abuse of power under the color of
authority. Governments that disarm their citizens do so to control them
with force. Governments, like criminals, do not want armed victims
questioning power.

In the wake of the alleged end of the Cold War, several CIA types
were informally meeting several of their KGB counterparts. Eventually
the question was asked, “So Ivan, did you guys actually have plans for
invading CONUS (Continental United States)?” Reportedly the KGB officer
laughed, “Hell no!” “Why not?” asked a CIA suit. “Your people have too
many guns.”

The “gun culture” which has been marginalized, demonized and vilified
by liberal sycophants has been the foundation of maintaining the
Republic kinda, sorta the way the framers intended. American soldiers’
competence with guns has been a significant factor in every war in which
shots have been fired. That competence and familiarity was grounded in
sport shooting, marksmanship programs in schools, Boy Scouts and Boys
Club and YMCA. That foundation is being destroyed in ways both subtle
and overt.

The United States Army Reserve is the first military organization to
cancel competitive marksmanship activities. Each of the teams, Pistol,
Rifle and Combat, has been ordered to turn in equipment. They are
history.

The source of this official pronouncement is Helmut J. Hein Lynn
Belcher, assistant branch chief, Individual Training Branch, U.S. Army
Reserve Command.

Meanwhile, as the Clinton/Gore regime continues to eviscerate the
military, under a recent decree by Russian President Vladimir Putin,
Russian schoolboys age 15 and older will be given mandatory military
training classes to “better prepare them for eventual service in the
armed forces.” Putin has been pushing for a tougher Russian military.
In February, he spoke on Russian television and reminded his audience
that Russia has always had a citizen-based army and “that it was people
rather than the army who fought.” Putin gets it! Meanwhile
Clinton/Gore have turned our military into a U.N. subsidiary “meals on
wheels.”

Oddly, it was Clinton’s idol, President John F. Kennedy, who said,
“Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only
prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of
freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to
consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”

Those “Minutemen” Kennedy longed for, that Putin recognizes are the
bone and sinew of a country’s strength and Clinton would abolish, do
exist. Notwithstanding the unbridled efforts of Clinton, Gore, Janet
Reno, Sarah Brady, Chuck Schumer et al, at least so far, there remain
tens of millions of Americans who would rather die on their feet than
live on their knees.

There are tens of thousands of grass-roots organizations representing
tens of millions of Americans who cling to the Constitution and Bill of
Rights with a religious fervor. The good news is they exist, and they
are serious as a heart attack. Some of them actually long for the next
government precipitated atrocity to spark the inevitable call for
confiscation that will result in massive non-compliance and eventual
bloodshed.

The reach of the gun grabbers exceeds their grasp. Oddly, it will
not be the camo-clad weekend paintballers and wannabe militia types who
will refuse to comply with confiscation. Resistance will come from the
remaining former military that still believe in the sacred oath of their
youth. It will be the blue-hair grandmothers who protect their family
and their heritage that would rather die martyrs than live as slaves.

However, the bad news is time is on the side of the enemy. Those who
would destroy our country are incrementally winning. They continue to
erode the combat effectiveness of our military. They continue to
propagandize the masses with the cancer of “political correctness.” They
continue to successfully indoctrinate our children to prepare them to be
good obedient sheep.

Allegedly, Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberg
organization at a meeting in Evian, France, May 21, 1991, said, “Today
Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to
restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true
if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real
or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all
peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from
this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented
with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for
the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by their world
government.” I hope and pray Henry is wrong.

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