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Firearms Refresher Course
1. “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.” ~Thomas Jefferson

2. “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” ~ John Adams

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.

7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8. Know guns, know peace, know safety.

    No guns, no peace, no safety.

9. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The  United States  Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

14. What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?

15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.


“I love this country, it’s the government I’m afraid of”


Each passing day, this presidential election becomes more distasteful, but that doesn’t relieve me of my duty to do what I believe is right.

During the primaries, there were 17 GOP candidates, and I chose the one I believed would be the best for America. Now my realistic choices have been narrowed to two candidates — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — one of whom will be the next president.

What does this mean for me? Well, some people on the right faced with this binary choice have concluded they can’t in good conscience vote for Trump, no matter how bad Clinton is. Some acknowledge that Clinton is terrible but believe that Trump could do more damage to conservatism and thus the nation in the long run — even more than a Clinton presidency at this precarious moment in our nation’s history.

I confess that I momentarily weighed all the possible scenarios, but I could never remotely convince myself that a Trump presidency would be worse for the nation than a Clinton one. I have not changed my mind despite the recent charges against Trump.

We are used to seeing Republicans beating one another up during the primaries, and the most recent three cycles — 2008, 2012 and 2016 — involved extremely vicious infighting in some cases. As a frequenter of Twitter, I have witnessed this firsthand. This year’s primary was hands down the worst, but that’s not the only way this year is different. In the previous two cycles, there was some residual discontentment, but most eventually united around the GOP nominee, notwithstanding lingering rumors that millions of evangelicals sat out the 2012 election.

The fighting among the never-Trumpers, the Trumpers and the never-Hillarys is approaching a fever pitch, with mutual accusations of abject immorality.

As the election gets closer, I see the horrors of a Clinton presidency in increasingly clearer relief. I acknowledge that this may cause me to rationalize some of my earlier distaste for some things about Trump, but I have to remember that my vote for Trump isn’t an endorsement of everything he’s done. I’m not saying I no longer have reservations about him or his policies. I do.

My decision to vote for Trump isn’t a contradiction of my position during the Clinton impeachment that character matters or that private conduct is relevant in the election of public officials. Nor am I betraying my Christian values to vote for a candidate who, in almost any scenario I can imagine, would be better for America than Clinton. People suggesting that Christians voting for Trump have sold their souls are ignoring the moral implications of not voting for Trump and thereby enabling Clinton’s destruction of our nation. Now that, my conscience wouldn’t tolerate, though I don’t judge those who disagree with me on this.

If I were voting for Trump in a vacuum, this would be different. But Clinton isn’t a vacuum. She’s more like a vulture lying in wait to end the republic as we know it. Accuse me of hyperbole or alarmism if you must, but I genuinely fear Clinton could do irreversible damage to the country. And millions agree with me.

Some say, “Look at what you are condoning if you vote for Trump.” And I say, “I’m condoning nothing, but if you want to use that metric, look at what you’re condoning if you don’t try to do everything you can to prevent another Obama-Clinton term.” Evangelicals withdrawing their support for Trump need to consider what they’re abetting by not doing everything in their power to prevent Clinton’s election. In my view, we can’t pretend we have other choices and wash our hands of responsibility by sitting this out. Nor does acknowledging that God is in control absolve us, as Christians, from doing our part.

If you want to know what we’d be in for with Clinton, consider what she’s done and how she’s wholly escaped accountability for all of it. In every respect, she is worse than the worst allegations against Trump, including the treatment of women.

Look at what happens when Democrats are in control. The Justice Department and IRS have been politicized. If recent reports about the outrage of FBI agents over Director James Comey’s refusal to indict Clinton for her email felonies are even 25 percent true, this is incredible. Clinton won’t even get a wrist slap. Consider also the Clinton Foundation corruption, as well as the WikiLeaks bombshells and the media collusion in ignoring them.

Fear a Trump presidency if you choose, but in electing Clinton, America would be ratifying her egregious misconduct, her self-serving corruption and President Obama’s agenda on steroids. It would be giving her a mandate from hell.

It’s not just about Supreme Court appointments, though more liberal activists would enable an unprecedented assault on our liberties and the Constitution. A Clinton presidency would result in more babies destroyed in the womb; more encroachments on the Second Amendment; further degradation of the military; open borders and all that entails; the continued disaster of Obamacare and possibly worse with single-payer, which has always been Clinton’s dream; higher taxes and dramatically increased regulations; ongoing economic malaise; more government dependency; continuing escalation of racial tensions; a further breakdown in law and order, with more violence in the streets and an ongoing war on cops; the acceleration of the dangerous national debt and of the insolvency of our entitlement programs; an escalation of the war on business; more demonization of the so-called wealthy; further deterioration of our vital relationship with Israel; more domestic and foreign terrorism; further proliferation of the Islamic State group; the sucking of more revenue and human resources into environmental and globalist projects; a possible IRS vendetta against Clinton’s Republican and conservative opponents; nightmares from Iran; and more hostility to the energy industry, making us less energy-independent.

We’ve already seen the one-sidedness that allows Clinton to escape scrutiny and accountability, and she’s not in power. Imagine if she were. Could a Clinton presidency finally succeed in suppressing the dissent of political opponents — including through the so-called Fairness Doctrine, designed to emasculate conservative talk radio?

In short, if Clinton were to win, in all likelihood, she would consummate Obama’s crusade to fundamentally transform America into something the Framers and most of us never envisioned and couldn’t tolerate. Suffice it to say that I am not going to be shamed on moral grounds for fighting to prevent this calamity



This was written by Rosemary LaBonte to the editors of a California newspaper in response to an article written by Ernie Lujan who suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the immigrants of today are not being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry. The paper never printed this response, so her husband sent it out via internet.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented.

Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved goodbye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France, no one in those villages was looking for the French American, the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.

I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.




I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!


Wouldn’t it be interesting if, at some point during his Presidential campaign, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton asked, “Oh, by the way, has anyone in Washington DC ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act Of 1952?

I did not know of this Act, but it has been a law for almost 65 years.

Here are the historic facts that would seem to indicate that many, if not most, of the people we elect to work for us in Washington DC do NOT have the slightest idea of what laws already exist in OUR country.

After several terrorist incidents were carried out in the United States, Donald Trump was severely, criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims). The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being Un-American, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and our illustrious President called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.

As Gomer Pyle would say, “Well, Surprise, Surprise!” It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions.

Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the President, whenever the President finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States. The President may, by proclamation, and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, may suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose any restrictions on the entry of aliens he may deem to be appropriate.”

And who do you suppose last utilized this process? Why it was Democrat President Jimmy Carter, no less than 37 years ago, in 1979, to keep Iranians out of the United States.

But he actually did more. He made ALL Iranian students, already in the United States, check in with the government. And then he deported a bunch of them. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, and a total of 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the USA in 1979.

So, what say you about all of the criticism that Donald Trump received from the Democrat Senators, Representatives and the Obama Administration?

Additionally, it is important to note that the McCarran-Walter Act also requires that an “applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and in agreement with the principles of our Constitution.”

Therefore, one could surmise that since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, ALL Muslims should be refused immigration to OUR country.

Authenticated at: USimmigration/1952_ immigration_and_nationality_ act.html








Can’t happen in America? Think about it.
Food for thought!  If it does happen, revolution can not be far behind.
Here’s a very scary thought…………..
I had to take my vehicle to the mechanic the other day for service. The Service Manager, Pete, gave me a ride home and on the way he told me his theory about the upcoming election and the next four years of U.S. government.At first I thought it a bit farfetched. But as I listened to him it began to make sense, scary sense…
“I believe that Hillary Clinton will win the election in November,” Pete began. “Then, sometime between November and January, Hillary will be indicted. The IRS is now investigating the Clinton Foundation and the whole e-mail thing isn’t over yet.”
“Once under indictment she won’t be able to assume the Office of the President in January. Tim Kaine, who will not actually be the Vice President because neither he nor Hillary have been inaugurated, cannot assume the Presidency.”
“The Speaker of the House can’t move up to it because there is already a sitting President and Vice President. So President Obama, in an Executive Order citing “emergency situation,” gives himself another four years in office is the only way possible.”
Pete believes Obama has been planning this for a while now, knowing he has enough on Hillary to indict her. Had the Attorney General indicted her based on evidence from the FBI this plan wouldn’t have worked because the DNC would have quickly come up with another candidate.
If you think about it, it’s not that outrageous. Many people on the left, including the President, want Obama to stay another four years. The law prohibits him from being re-elected so the only ways he can do it is by declaring martial law and suspending the election (which would be a very negative thing for the country) or to declare himself still President because the elected candidate cannot assume her duties.
The latter makes more sense and is actually more feasible. And since it’s never been done before, it would set a precedent that would be difficult to challenge.
Of course, if Trump wins the election none of this is going to happen. But what if Pete is correct? Four more years of Obama and a mostly useless Republican House and Senate would give Obama the time he needs to continue destroying changing the country to fit his stated goals.
I thanked Pete for the ride home – and for messing up my day. Now I’ve got more things to worry about!

Do you remember these men:

Alan Hale – Jr. – US Coast Guard.
Aldo Ray . US Navy. UDT frogman- Okinawa .
Art Carney – US Army. Wounded on Normandy beach- D-Day. – Limped for the rest of his life.
Brian Keith – US Marines. Radioman/Gunner in Dauntless dive-bombers.
Buddy Hackett – US Army anti-aircraft gunner.
Burgess Meredith – US Army Air Corps.
Clark Gable – US Army Air Corps. B-17 gunner over Europe .
Cesar Romero – US Coast Guard. Coast Guard. Participated in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan on the assault transport USS Cavalier.
Charles Bronson – US Army Air Corps. B-29 gunner- wounded in action.
Charles Durning – US Army. Landed at Normandy on D-Day. Shot multiple times, so awarded the Silver & Bronze  & 3 Purple Hearts. Survived Malmedy Massacre.
Charlton Heston – US Army Air Corps. Radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25.   Aleutians (Alaska).
Chuck Connors – US Army. Tank-warfare instructor.
Claude Akins – US Army. Signal Corps. – Burma and the Philippines .
Clifton James – US Army- South Pacific. Was awarded the Silver Star- Bronze Star- and Purple Heart.
Dale Robertson – US Army. Tank Commander in North Africa under General Patton’s command. Wounded twice. Battlefield Commission.
Danny Aiello – US Army. Lied about his age to enlist at 16. Served three years.
DeForest Kelley – US Army Air Corps.
Dennis Weaver – US Navy. Pilot.
Denver Pyle – US Navy. Wounded in the Battle of Guadalcanal . Medically discharged.
Don Adams – US Marines. Wounded on Guadalcanal – then served as a Drill Instructor.
Don Knotts – US Army- Pacific Theater.
Don Rickles – US Navy aboard USS Cyrene.
Earl Holliman . US Navy. Lied about his age to enlist. Discharged after a year when the Navy found out.
Ed McMahon – US Marines. Fighter Pilot. (Flew OE-1 Bird Dogs over Korea as well.)
Eddie Albert – US Coast Guard. Bronze Star with Combat V for saving several Marines under heavy fire as pilot of a landing craft during the invasion of Tarawa .
Efram Zimbalist Jr. – US Army. Purple Heart for a severe wound received at Huertgen Forest .
Ernest Borgnine – US Navy. Gunners Mate 1c- destroyer USS Lamberton. 10 years active duty. Discharged 1941- re-enlisted after Pearl Harbor .
Fess Parker – US Navy and US Marines.  Booted from pilot training for being too tall- joined Marines as a radio operator.
Forrest Tucker – US Army. Enlisted as a private- rose to Lieutenant.
Frank Sutton – US Army. Took part in 14 assault landings- including Leyte- Luzon- Bataan and Corregidor .
Fred Gwynne – US Navy. Radioman.
Gene Autry – US Army Air Corps.  Crewman on transports that ferried supplies over “The Hump” in the China- Burma-India Theater.
George Gobel – comedian, Army Air Corps, taught fighter pilots.  Johnny Carson made a big deal about it once on the Tonight Show, to which George said “the Japs didn’t get past us.
George Kennedy – US Army. Enlisted after Pearl Harbor – stayed in sixteen years.
Harry Carey Jr – US Navy.
Harry Dean Stanton – US Navy. Served aboard an LST in the Battle of Okinawa .
Harvey Korman – US Navy.
Henry Fonda – US Navy. Destroyer USS Satterlee.
Hugh O’Brian – US Marines.
Jack Klugman – US Army.
Jack Palance – US Army Air Corps.  Severely injured bailing out of a burning B-24 bomber.
Jack Warden – US Navy- 1938-1942- then US Army- 1942-1945. 101st Airborne Division.
Jackie Coogan – US Army Air Corps. Volunteered for gliders and flew troops and materials into Burma behind enemy lines.
James Arness – US Army. As an infantryman- he was severely wounded at Anzio – Italy .
James Gregory – US Navy and US Marines.
James Stewart – US Army Air Corps.  Bomber pilot who rose to the rank of General.
Jason Robards – US Navy. was aboard heavy cruiser USS Northampton when it was sunk off Guadalcanal.   Also served on the USS Nashville during the invasion of the Philippines – surviving a kamikaze hit that caused 223 casualties.
John Carroll – US Army Air Corps.  Pilot in North Africa.  Broke his back in a crash.
John Wayne – Declared “4F medically unfit” due to pre-existing injuries- (from playing football @ Southern Cal) – he nonetheless attempted to volunteer three times (Army- Navy and Film Corps.) so he gets a honorable mention.
Jonathan Winters – USMC. Battleship USS Wisconsin and Carrier USS Bon Homme Richard.  Anti-aircraft gunner- Battle of Okinawa.
Karl Malden – US Army Air Corps. 8th Air Force- NCO.
Kirk Douglas – US Navy. Sub-chaser in the Pacific.  Wounded in action and medically discharged.
Larry Storch . US Navy. Sub tender USS Proteus with Tony Curtis.
Lee Marvin – US Marines.  Sniper.  Wounded in action on Saipan .  Buried in Arlington National Cemetery – Sec. 7A next to Greg Boyington and Joe Louis.
Lee Van Cleef – US Navy.  Served aboard a sub chaser then a mine sweeper.
Mel Brooks – US Army.  Combat Engineer.  Saw action in the Battle of the Bulge.
Mickey Rooney – US Army under General Patton’s command.  Bronze Star.
Mickey Spillane – US Army Air Corps – Fighter Pilot and later Instructor Pilot.
Neville Brand – US Army- Europe.  Was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Norman Fell – US Army Air Corps.- Tail Gunner- Pacific Theater.
Pat Hingle – US Navy. Destroyer USS Marshall
Paul Newman – US Navy Rear seat gunner/radsioman- torpedo bombers of USS Bunker Hill.
Peter Graves – US Army Air Corps.
Randolph Scott – Tried to enlist in the Marines but was rejected due to injuries sustained in US Army, during World War I.
Robert Altman – US Army Air Corps.  B-24 Co-Pilot.
Robert Mitchum – US Army.
Robert Montgomery – US Navy.
Robert Preston – US Army Air Corps. Intelligence Officer
Robert Ryan – US Marines.
Robert Stack – US Navy. Gunnery Officer.
Robert Taylor – US Navy. Instructor Pilot.
Rock Hudson – US Navy. Aircraft mechanic- the Philippines .
Rod Serling – US Army.  11th Airborne Division in the Pacific.  He jumped at Tagaytay in the Philippines and was later wounded in Manila .
Rod Steiger – US Navy.  Was aboard one of the ships that launched the Doolittle Raid.
Ronald Reagan – US Army.  Was a 2nd Lt. in the Cavalry Reserves before the war.  His poor eyesight kept him from being sent overseas with his unit when war came so he transferred to the Army Air Corps 
Public Relations Unit where he served for the duration.
Russell Johnson – US Army Air Corps. B-24 crewman who was awarded Purple Heart when his aircraft was shot down by the Japanese in the Philippines .
Soupy Sales – US Navy.  Served on USS Randall in the South Pacific. 
(That’s the ship which transported Elvis Presley…who was a tank driver in the U S Army from 1957-1960…to Bremerhaven, Germany.  In 1959 I also traveled from Southhampton, England to New York on the USS Randall.)   [ Chuck Allen…USAF aircraft radio repairman 1962-1966) ]
Sterling Hayden – US Marines and OSS.  Smuggled guns into Yugoslavia and parachuted into Croatia. Silver Star.
Steve Forrest – US Army. Wounded- Battle of the Bulge.
Steve Reeves – US Army – Philippines .
Ted Knight – US Army- Combat Engineers.
Telly Savalas – US Army.
Tom Bosley – US Navy.
Tony Curtis – US Navy.  Sub tender USS Proteus.  In Tokyo Bay for the surrender of Japan .
Tyrone Power – US Marines.  Transport pilot in the Pacific Theater.
Victor Mature – US Coast Guard.
Walter Matthau – US Army Air Corps. B-24 Radioman/Gunner and cryptographer.
Wayne Morris – US Navy fighter pilot- USS Essex.  Downed seven Japanese fighters.
Wiliam Holden – US Army Air Corps.
William Conrad – US Army Air Corps.  Fighter Pilot.

And of course we have Audie Murphy, America’s most-decorated soldier, who became a Hollywood star as a result of his US Army service that included his being awarded the Medal of Honor.  Would someone please remind me again how many of today’s Hollywood elite, sports celebs and politicians put their careers on hold to enlist for service in Iraq or Afghanistan?

The only one who even comes close was Pat Tillman, who turned down a contract offer of $3.6 million over three years from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the US Army after Sept, 11, 2001 and serve as a Ranger in Afghanistan, where he died from tragic friendly fire in 2004.   But rather than being lauded for his choice and his decision to put his country before his career, he was mocked and derided by many of his peers.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit to you that this is not the America today that it was seventy years ago.   And I, for one, am saddened.

My generation grew up watching, being entertained by and laughing with so many of these fine people, never really knowing what they contributed to the war effort.   Like millions of Americans during WWII, there was a job that needed doing they didn’t question.  They just went and did what they could to help win it.  Those who came home returned to their normal life and carried on, obviously.   Very few ever saying what they did…or saw.

They took it as their “responsibility”.  Their duty to our country, to protect & preserve our freedoms & way of life.  Not just for themselves, but for all future generations to come.  They DID THE JOB!

I’m forever humbly in their debt.

They were all heroes in their own right and made America great in it’s own right!

Back then Hollywood went to war!

Who died before they collected Social Security?
Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.
If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
Read that again. 
Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny?
We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and me that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government.
Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back.
If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the Government pays on the money that it borrows).
After 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you retire at age 65) and that’s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit!
If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you’d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.

Entitlement my foot; I paid cash for my social security insurance!
Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn’t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Remember the benefits for members of Congress?
+ free healthcare,
+ outrageous retirement packages,
+ 67 paid holidays,
+ three weeks paid vacation,
+ unlimited paid sick days.
Now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money.
Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.
Sad isn’t it?   99% of people won’t have the guts to forward this.   I’m in the 1% 


Holy (*^&%!!!

Subject: Fwd: Are you aware of this?



Dump the male flight attendants. No one wanted them in the first place.

Replace all the female flight attendants with young, good-looking strippers!

They don’t even serve food anymore, so what’s the loss?

The strippers would at least triple the alcohol sales and get a “party atmosphere” going in the cabin.

And, of course, every businessman in this country would start flying again, hoping to see naked women.

Because of the tips, female flight attendants wouldn’t need a salary, thus saving even more money.

Muslims would be afraid to get on the planes for fear of seeing naked women.

Hijackings would come to a screeching halt, and the airline industry would see record revenues.

This is definitely a win-win situation if we handle it right — a golden opportunity to turn a liability into an asset.

Why didn’t Bush or Obamathink of this?

Why do I still have to do everything myself?


Donald Trump