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Second Amendment Advocacy: Why is it so Important?

In Bill of RIghts by Patrick JamesLeave a Comment

Gun rights are the last bastion of liberty left in America.With so many issues vying for our attention on a daily basis, why focus on the 2nd Amendment? I mean really, we have over 300 million souls in America and at least as many guns in circulation. It’s not like they will all disappear overnight or even over the next decade or two, right? Why not focus our energy on more pressing issues?

Well, let me tell you why. Gun rights are the last bastion of liberty left in America. Any honest analysis of America today will show you that virtually ALL of our other liberties, guaranteed by the Constitution, have been all but eliminated. The controlling tentacles of the federal leviathan have encroached upon every aspect of traditional American freedom and liberty. The “right to life” is being aborted in astronomical numbers. The pursuit of happiness, commonly linked to property ownership, is under constant attack through eminent domain abuse, property taxation and EPA regulations to name a few. Free speech no longer exists, having succumbed to the pressures of political correctness. Freedom of religion, or at least religious expression in public, is vilified and shunned. Innocent until proven guilty has been perverted by the media to guilty until proven innocent, especially if a gun was involved. Shall I go on?

Parenting in a Hostile Society

In Conservatism by Patrick JamesLeave a Comment

There has been a lot going on lately that has drawn my attention to raising kids in what has become an ever-increasingly hostile society. I posted recently on my Facebook page, Jon Britton aka Doubletap, some positive things that could be taken from the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case that got a lot of feedback. It was aimed at raising kids in this society and what lessons can be learned from the life and death of Trayvon Martin. Unfortunately most of those who commented on it simply wanted to retry the case rather than discuss lessons learned and society’s impact. Kids have been a focal point in the ongoing gun debate as well. Cold Dead Hands started Team CDH to bring attention to proper firearms training for kids, to present some good role models for kids and to help these junior shooters to achieve their full potential through sponsorship. Working with these junior shooters has made it very clear what role good parenting plays in producing such awesome kids.