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Saturday, July 09, 2011

A Wonderful Personal Development Program

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I can guarantee you that if you sincerely try it, your life will never be the same.

ATF gun smuggling timeline: a clarification of terms

Due to the fact that the mainstream media in the United States of America has abdicated its responsibility to keep the public informed on issues vital to the nation, most citizens have remained thus far totally in the dark concerning the continually-developing scandal at the ATF--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The scandal in a nutshell is that the Obama Administration engaged in an illegal scheme to place U.S. guns in the hands of criminals in Mexico and Honduras. The smuggled guns were used to kill two American Border Patrol Agents and at least 150 Mexican citizens.
In spite of the stellar investigative reporting that exposed this scandal--the work of David Codrea of National Gun Rights Examiner, and Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars--the mainstream media has been totally silent except for Fox News. CBS News picked up the story back in March but dropped it suddenly and without explanation.
Thus, the public has been forced to rely upon lesser-known sources, such as this column and that of David Codrea, Mike Vanderboegh, Kurt Hofmann, and others. And while Fox News has done an admirable job at keeping the issue at the forefront of the news, they are but one segment of the massive mainstream media machine that routinely kills stories that put Barack Obama and his Administration in a negative light. It is no surprise, then, that with each new article this writer submits on the scandal more citizens come to the surface to state they have never heard of it. And, the details and the terms used to describe it can be rather confusing to newcomers.
To address that issue, the following is a brief timeline of events along with a clarification of commonly-used terms by those of us who regularly report these mind-boggling events.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Frantic cover-up at Tampa ATF; West calls for special prosecutor

In the aftermath of the explosive news late Wednesday that the Tampa office of the ATF is engaged in a gun running scheme to Honduras, sources indicate that the office went into panic mode. A frantic cover-up is underway, including the shredding of documents, according to investigative reporters David Codrea and Mke Vanderboegh.
The Tampa-to-Honduras leg of the massive scheme involving the running of U.S. guns to Mexico by the ATF--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--points to a much broader scandal involving multiple agencies within the federal government, including ICE, the DAD, DEA, DOJ, the State Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Why would so many agencies of the federal government involve themselves in a massive scheme to deliberately place U.S. guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and criminal elements in the Central American country of Honduras?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

God Will Make a Way

A message of hope for you.

Read it at Martin Christian Ministries.

God bless you, my friend, and thanks for reading.

About the Tampa-to-Honduras gun smuggling scandal--multi-agencies involved pointing to high level approval

The news that ATF agents in Tampa, Florida have been caught running U.S. guns to Honduras brings up an issue that is central to the entire gun smuggling scheme of the ATF--the illegal plan is so widespread, involving multiple agencies of the federal government, that only the tacit approval at the highest levels of government could set such a program into motion.

This brings us squarely to Eric Holder and Barack Obama.

Only the highest levels of government could coordinate and approve a plan that would be implemented across a broad spectrum--including the State Department and the FBI, in addition to the Department of Justice and its bureau, the ATF.

In fact, I would go as far as to postulate the assumption that in order for this to be carried out, Holder, the FBI director, the ATF acting director, and Hillary Clinton at State would more than likely have been involved in high level meetings with Barack Obama himself, not necessarily to discuss the details of the scheme but to lay out the broad aspects of it.

So, stay tuned. There will most certainly be much more of this to come. The scoundrels have been caught with their pants down in this more than once, and a growing chorus is demanding an in-depth investigation--one in which the Administration fully cooperates rather than engaging in stonewalling.

The 2A Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, July 7, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

David Codrea reports explosive news that the Gunwalker scandal has vastly broadened--as in guns to Honduras via Tampa ATF!

Mike Vanderboegh, who helped David Codrea in breaking this story, asks, 'Why would ATF walk guns to Honduras?' Read for the answer.

GunRights4US describes one of his pet peeves involving LOCAL government that is out of control!

Liberally Conservative reports that federal wiretapping has vastly expanded under Obama, far beyond that which was done by the Bush Administration.

Gulag Bound has an explosive expose on how Marxofascism is being implemented in local communities. A must-read!

Liberty's Army provides a late-breaking update on the economy today.

Lori Hebert at Suffolk County Liberty Report has eye-popping news on Obama Executive Order 13575.

Way Up North provides a must-read entitled, 'The Challenge.' Take a look!

The Wandering Minstrel says that Gun Blogger Rendezvous VI is coming up very soon.

Blonde Sagacity reports that the Left has a new 'man-crush,' who is none other than David Brooks. Brooks is the NYT's token 'conservative' who never sounds like a real conservative. No surprise there.

'Constitution 2020'--a blueprint for tyranny?

Yesterday's article focused on the threat to the Constitution posed by progressives who have launched a new initiative entitled, 'The Constitution in 2020.'  A new book by the same name, along with its companion website,, contains the progressive vision for the future of the U.S. Constitution in matters related to individual rights, citizenship, the southern border, 'personhood,' and a curiously-worded question, 'Who "counts" as American?' and, 'What kind of law "counts" as American?'  
These issues have already been settled. The Constitution specifies who 'counts' as American, and it isn't the vision of progressives who push for open borders and open citizenship to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who applies. And as to the question concerning what kind of law 'counts' as American, the Constitution itself is the foundational basis of American law and contains the principles that formulate the ultimate and authoritative law of the land.
However, in the minds of progressives these issues have not been settled due to the fact that in their thinking the Constitution is an evolving document that is always subject to the shifting sands of political and cultural thought, except in those instances where the literal wording and original intent suit their purposes.
Such individuals know that a formal attempt to enact multiple changes to the Constitution, or to create a new one, would be met with heavy opposition. Thus, their tactic is not to attempt such a formal change but to tweak the definition of terms so that, for example, 'individual rights' include social and economic 'justice' and redistribution of wealth.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


The new devotional for the day is up at the ministry site.

It is entitled, 'Cheerfulness,' and you can find it here: Martin Christian Ministries.

Thanks for reading, and may God bless.

Progressives planning intense assault on Constitution

Since the Presidential campaign of 2008 conservatives have complained that the U.S. Constitution has been under assault by progressives who view the document as a roadblock to the implementation of their goals. Obama stated that the Constitution is flawed because it restricts government power to encroach on the individual rights of citizens, and that a corrective is needed to positively state what the government can do.
In the years since Obama was elected, this criticism of the Constitution has morphed into a full frontal assault.
The 10th Amendment has been ripped to shreds as the Federal government has encroached on the power of the states to chart their own course, within the limits specified in the amendment. The 2nd Amendment has been attacked as the Feds attempted to make a case for massive new gun control laws by staging an illegal scheme to run guns to Mexico in order to pad statistics which would then show that the U.S. is arming the drug cartels. The Commerce Clause in Article One, Section 8, Clause 3 was erroneously used as justification for passing the mammoth government takeover of healthcare, when in fact, the clause does nothing but give Congress the power to regulate commerce between the states, foreign nations, and 'Indian tribes.'
Nothing in the clause gives the federal government the power to force citizens to buy anything.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Now Booking for July and August

I am putting this here because, well, I get more readers here than over at the ministry site.

Anyway, I am now booking for July and August. For what, you ask?

Why, singing, of course!

I am peddling my new CD of Christian music, and I would love to come to your church or meeting to sing. Yes, I do full concerts on a free, love-offering basis for churches. Music is my first love, even before politics. I would climb Mt. Everest just to get to sing.

Soooo, take a look at the announcement over at the ministry site: Martin Christian Ministries. And, as they say, 'Thank you for your continued support.'

The 2A Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, July 5, 2011

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet!

Mike Vanderboegh reports that 'the new American gestapo' has hit the road. A MUST-read.

WRSA points to a piece on 'action.' Another must-read!

Line in the Desert has a great story highlighting the vast difference between LEGAL immigration and illegal aliens, using Arizona as an example.

Standing By reports that a bill to allow concealed carry in restaurants has failed once again in North Carolina, I am sorry to say.

Newbius comments on the fact that crime in Chicago has skyrocketed despite having some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.

Tam blogs on an important aspect of gun safety. Take a look!

GunRights4US says it's getting harder and harder to celebrate July 4, given that Washington has turned into an oppressor.

Every Blade of Grass alerts us to a disgusting video in which a famous politician stated, 'It takes a long time to control the people.'

Around O-Town asks that we take a close look at how the experts are dealing with the threat from terrorism and illegal immigration.

CLO declares that it is time to shut down the ATF. I heartily agree!

A Nation of Imbeciles?

According to the latest published survey of the proficiency level of American students, the U.S. may well be on its way to becoming a nation of imbeciles. The vast majority of students, including high school and college, could not pass the citizenship test given to immigrants who have applied to become citizens. And U.S. History is by far the worst subject for students in public schools.
Only 12% of high school seniors are proficient in U.S. History.
Most students cannot identify the country from which America declared its independence in 1776. Most cannot name 3 of the 4 rights described in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Most do not understand the purpose behind the Bill of Rights nor can they describe the key concept of 'checks and balances' between the 3 branches of government. And the vast majority do not know that Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
What, exactly, is the root cause of such widespread ignorance?

Monday, July 04, 2011

Jefferson's Declaration

In the years leading up to the history-altering events of July 4, 1776, public sentiment had been building in the British colonies of America to separate themselves from the monarchy of the King of England. Acts of rebellion such as the Boston Tea Party indicated that the colonies no longer considered the British Empire to be legitimate, at least in America, with its tendency to engage in oppressive policies that stoked the anger of citizens.
As tensions grew, a young Thomas Jefferson was tapped to put such sentiments into words in a formal document so that the Continental Congress could debate its specific features. 
Jefferson closed himself up in a room, in immense heat, to hammer out the document in June of 1776.


May God bless America and keep her FREE!

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Denninger--Treasury defaulted on the debt June 30

With all of the hysterics and fear-mongering in which the Obama Administration has engaged concerning the dire need for raising the debt ceiling, including the 'Chicken Little' alarmists with their 'the sky is falling' alarm bells that the U.S. will default on its debt unless the ceiling is raised, one would think that the muddle-headed minions of the Marxist mafia would keep a close eye on such matters. After all, they have made themselves out to be the guardians of America's good credit standing, which has been shot to pieces anyway with our unsustainable debt load.
However, according to Market guru Karl Denninger of 'Market Ticker,' the Treasury actually defaulted on the debt on June 30, 2011--last Thursday--in a deliberate, strategic move. The result was an artificial boost in the stock market.