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Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Modern Christmas Tale

The story recounted below was first told by the late, great conservative broadcaster, Paul Harvey, in the early 1980s. It has been retold by countless others, many referring to it as 'The Parable of the Birds.'
But it has been years since I have heard or seen it. So maybe it's time that it be retold yet again to a new generation that may not have heard it. I simply call it 'A Modern Christmas Tale.'
One Christmas Eve in rural Minnesota a family was getting ready to attend the special holiday service at the church nearby. The man of the house, a farmer and businessman, poured himself a drink and relaxed by the fire, bidding his family farewell as they left for church.

A Very Special Song for You

This is one of the most special Christmas songs ever written. It is not a traditional carol, but it could be. The music is provided by the Gaither Vocal Band and it features baritone Mark Lowry. This has become Mark's 'signature song.' Take the time to watch it. It will do you good!

Mark Lowry sings 'Mary Did You Know' along with the Gaither Vocal Band.

A Brief Christmas Message to All of My Friends

You will find it here.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Trends--why more Americans will get guns for Christmas

If current trends are any indication, a significant portion of the American population will more than likely either get a gun for Christmas, or buy one for themselves during the holiday season. Gun and ammunition sales are skyrocketing in a trend that began in the summer of 2008 in the run-up to the Presidential election.
In a report issued today at Townhall, current trends indicate that Americans are stocking up on 3 items--guns, ammo, and gold. The reason? Economic and political uncertainty.
Click on the video in the top left corner in order to view the graphics that explain the latest gun statistics. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Breaking Gunwalker news--Dem announces DHS probe, Border Patrol head resigns

Several breaking stories regarding the Project Gunwalker scandal, also known as Operation Fast and Furious, indicate that the investigation into the scandal is set to vastly intensify. Senator Joe Lieberman, long-time Democrat who is now an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, has announced a probe into Department of Homeland Security 'mis-communication' with other agencies involved in the scandal. At roughly the same time as the Lieberman announcement, Border Patrol head Alan D. Bersin suddenly and unexpectedly tendered his resignation.
Lieberman chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
Yet a 3rd breaking news story contains several nuggets of information that indicate a major problem for the Obama Administration in the new year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Conservative Blueprint for America

Conservatives are known for several non-negotiables--among these being smaller government, lower taxes, reductions in spending by the federal government, the primacy of the Constitution as the ultimate rule of law in this nation, maximum individual rights that are unhindered by unnecessary government restrictions, and a strong national defense.
Based upon these non-negotiables it is possible to devise a conservative blueprint for America that encapsulates each of the principles stated above.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, December 20, 2011

**Note--the 2A Roundup will be taking a holiday break for Christmas. Today will be the last Roundup for the week. Will resume next Tuesday.

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

GunRights4US says, "I defy you to watch this and then tell me we live in a free country." Watch this vid.

Blonde Sagacity provides a picture from an Occupy Wall Street protest, and then comments on the placard in the picture.

Days of our Trailers has more news today on the Brady Campaign's war on the gun rights of citizens.

Every Blade of Grass has some good news. Congrats, my friend!

Mike McCarville posts a cartoon that perfectly depicts the obnoxious nanny state.

The New York Liberty Report has a most interesting read on Ron Paul and the rise of 'Jeffersonian Republicans.'

Ann Barnhardt provides some highly intriguing reading, particularly in light of this season of the year. Do yourself a favor and read it all.

Mike Vanderboegh issues the latest bombshell info concerning Fast and Furious.

David Codrea announces an important media network that is running some good pro-gun stuff.

Kurt Hofmann says that Holder still believes that America is a 'nation of cowards.' Take a look.

Source: "The GOP field may not be set"

According to a long-time political operative who has no official Party affiliation but only describes himself as an 'independent conservative,' the GOP field of candidates may not be set. "I have a feeling," he said, "that the Republicans may well end up choosing as their candidate someone who has not yet entered the race."
The source has worked for both Republicans and Democrats and considers himself to be a libertarian conservative, although he is not a member of the Libertarian Party. When asked if he were presently working for a candidate he stated, "No, no one who would be considered nationally, that is. I am current working for someone who is running for a local office."
When asked the reasons for his view that someone yet unnamed may enter the race very late in the game and go on to win the nomination, his answer presents a clear dilemma for Republicans elites who would like to 'wrap up the nomination' well in advance of next summer's national convention. Most Republicans voters, according to every poll taken, have not made up their minds about which candidate to support.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, December 19, 2011

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

David Codrea says that the New York Times stacked the deck in an interview with Eric Holder so that he could play the race card.

Kurt Hofmann reports that the anti-gun Brady Campaign defends the tactic of 'never let a good crisis go to waste'...a manufactured crisis, that is.

Mike Vanderboegh has a Sipsey Street Irregulars exclusive--a MUST-read!

WRSA presents 'Battlefield USA.'

Alphecca gives us a report on how Smith and Wesson is doing since it's been sold.

Way Up North has 'the random thought of the day.' Sounds like somebody up there doesn't want to get up in the morning.

Brigid provides an informative post on weapons cleaning, particularly if you have used corrosive ammo.

Standing By posts a must-read entitled, 'Back in the USSR.'

John Jacob H says that American Legislative Tyranny is so out of the control that the British feel compelled to protest. How's THAT for an ironic turn of events!?

Pamela Geller reports that messengers of the truth ARE, indeed, having an impact in spite of overwhelming opposition from the politically correct mega-machine.

The 'Jews in the Attic' Test

In recent days the federal government has unleashed a barrage of new laws, proposals, and policy initiatives that beg the question, "Does this pass the 'Jews in the attic' test?"
The test is the idea of gun-rights advocate Joe Huffman, who in 2009 suggested that any new law, proposal, rule, or policy initiative of government should be forced to pass the 'Jews in the attic' test before being implemented. In a nutshell, the test asks the question, "Will this law make it difficult or impossible to protect innocent life from a government intent on their imprisonment or death?"
During the Nazi occupation of much of Europe prior to and during WWII, untold numbers of Christians and other concerned persons engaged in harboring, hiding, and arranging for the safe passage of Jews who were being hunted down by the Nazis throughout Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, France, and other Nazi-dominated areas of the continent.