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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

  For all the heated discussions in our mass and social media in America right now, I'm thankful that we can still have discussions openly and in the light of day.

  Grateful to still live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen. How fortunate to have ridden one of our giant steel aircraft carriers across the Atlantic and Mediterranean Oceans. To have traveled to the pacific, the  mighty Mississippi river.

     What a blessing it is to reach this stage of life that so many never see. Having left too soon we never got to say goodbye to most of them.

  By age fifty we all them in our hearts, the ones that are no longer here. How blessed were we not only to have known them but to carry them in our hearts today?

   To have served this country is an honor. To serve others in daily life is a great gift. However whatever. A clean dish is more important than a perfect presentation at times. Never diminish anyone's role in the world.

  More than anything today I want everybody in the world to find peace within, even if it can't be had without. So easy to see when we are fat and warm, feeling secure in our beds. How lucky are we?

   How many people in the world right now would give anything to have so much food that they could actually feed their family too much?

 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

For the children.





 Last Friday's tragedy in Newton Connecticut had not even fully reported when collectivist statists began dancing in the blood of children to further their political agenda. Namely, to get on with the process of destroying the second amendment so we can be safe like China.







  This is what free speech looks like in China. Of course it can never happen here because we as Americans are at least racist enough to assume our moral superiority over Asians. Good luck with that. Killing NRA members and supporters has been openly called for by some. That's right, execute them. Wonder were these folks got that idea? Statism, ideas so good they must be made mandatory by force and upon pain of death. 

  A recent meme is that the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America was actually a collective right until circa 1980 and the NRA. Nothing could be further from the truth. The individual right to self defense and arms derives from common law. The Second Amendment merely forbids the Government from infringing on that right and states a coherent reason for doing so.

 In 1980 activists had enough of the collectivist falsehoods and began the process of setting things right. In 2008 SCOTUS finally took up the 'question' of whether or not the Second Amendment protected an individual right. Of course it does. This is obvious to anyone who objectively studies the history. I know this because I grew up anti-gun.

  To those that argue that our National guard and Police replace the 'militia' you are historically and factually flawed. Discussion in writing of these issues by the framers at the time solidly refutes this. The Federalist papers offer many examples. The militia is the whole people, and regarding what well regulated means for the population at large, Hamilton explained that the best that can be hoped for is that they are properly armed.

  Certainly we can have regulations and must agree on reasonable behavior to live in a peaceable society. The truth is that there will always be those who impose their will on others by force.  Guns are not only an effective means of imposing one's will but also of resisting.

  We can make the argument that there would be less death and suffering if there were no guns. History tells us that we have been violent long before guns. Firearms as self defense tools are equalizers. No longer are the old, the sick, and the weak, the lone individual necessarily at the mercy of the young, the strong, the gang.

   In our society they have done more good than harm. Honest people keep crooks at bay everyday. We know from Kleck and others that armed citizens do deter crime and have the science to back it up. The "Wild West" fantasy of the left is what can't withstand scrutiny. NYPD stake out squad Sgt. Jim Cirillo survived more gunfights than Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and Wyatt Earp combined.

  The other meme is that ordinary armed citizens don't stop mass shooters. That's a lie.. Saying that an Army reservist isn't an ordinary citizen, or an off duty cop, or a Marine on leave or liberty, or an ex cop isn't an 'ordinary' person stretches the limits of credibility beyond the breaking point.

  Folks, if these people aren't engaged in their sworn duties, they are ordinary citizens. Not to mention all the armed citizens who stop crime everyday. In most cases no shots are fired. The mere presence of an armed person quite often calms a situation. Ask a cop. People come to their senses all the time when their very ass is on the table. Not always, but it does happen all the time.

   I know it's not the uniform. I've gone to work with just the uniform, and with uniform and side arm. There is a difference.

  I have been trained and certified to carry firearms to work, handguns and shotguns. There is no magic mountain that is climbed to become 'official'. You pass some sort of screening process, pass training and you're still the same person. Same with military service. To imply that the 'ordinary citizen' is incapable of deterring crime is ludicrous.

  In fact the training I received to carry as a civilian in Virginia was above and beyond what I had to carry a weapon to work as a registered security officer ( different than a guard in Va in that they can make arrests ). My civilian instructor was LFI trained, or Lethal Force Institute. The finest training which focuses also on how to not to use your gun and why not.

   My marksmanship is far above what one will find of the average police officer. I'm not unique, may who shoot as a hobby are better marksman than police who have to carry guns. Many cops only practice and shoot when mandated.

   I also no longer carry a gun. Living in Delaware is very different than northern Virginia and for me personally I choose not to be armed. I don't want others to be deprived of the choice. 

  I have no interest in military style semi-automatic high capacity rifles. I'm not going to tell another law abiding citizen that they can't have one. Military style weapons are the only ones protected by the second amendment according to US V Miller.

 We aren't talking about the hundreds of school age children that were shot in Chicago this year. They have gun control laws so strict they are being systematically struck down as unconstitutional. The missing children every year, disproportionately African American. Human trafficking and sex slaves home grown. No need for importation. Which we also do.

  We aren't talking about the hundreds of children that die every year in alcohol related vehicle 'accidents'. We aren't talking about innocent children overseas who had the audacity to be within blast radius of American's enemies when the Hellfire missile was fired from the drone.

  No we are endlessly talking about an event that's not even known yet. Initial reports are shifting. The investigation isn't concluded. The children haven't been yet buried. But our most ardent voices against freedom are shrill as they dance in the blood of children.

  "Gun control" is truly a tired policy of the past that has failed. Since 1968 we've put over 30,000 of these anti-self defense laws on the books. Now we are being asked to do more of the same thing that brought us to this point. High capacity semi-automatic weapons have been around for more than seventy years. Actually 80 or more. They aren't the problem, and banning them isn't the solution.

   Assuming that high capacity semi automatic weapons can be kept off the streets with a law ( like heroin?) then those who plan and execute these horrible attacks will simply find another means. This has also been proven in our history.

 The problem is gun free zones. We were warned, but what the hell does some dead white guy know?


"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them...." (I Writings of Thomas Paine at 56 [1894])


 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A call to action.

  On October 6, I was a mostly happy political activist. One of those 'alternative' independent candidates for the State House of Representatives in Delaware. Attending a candidate's meet and greet for Independent and Libertarian candidates in Dover Delaware everything changed.

  At the Minority Outreach Center in Dover Delaware a small group of citizens came to meet us. They weren't looking for information on who to vote for. There had been a death in the community ruled a suicide that many felt was a homicide. Another man had been attacked and the people present felt that racism was preventing the Dover Police from properly investigating the assault. Additionally, the men who reportedly assaulted the second man had also reportedly confessed to killing the man whose death was ruled a suicide.

  The other five candidates did the smart thing and ran from that story like it was a hand grenade dipped in a horrible virus. I have taken the oath of office four times, meant it every single time. With no official standing I didn't know what I could do to help the people who came to meet us, but I would try.


   One activist, Dr. Issa also told me he had been falsely arrested at a student protest occurring at Delaware State Univerity and fired. He claimed that he was 'set up'. Having worn a badge as a Special Police Officer in Washington D.C. in venues are varied as Union Station, Public Housing, and Embassy row, this was not a credible claim to me.

  On Tuesday December 4, 2012 in the Court of Common Pleas Dover Delaware, Kent County Courthouse, Courtroom six I heard one patrolman Buchwald and Delaware State University Public Safety Chief Harry Downs give testimony against Dr. Issa. They claimed that Dr. Issa had used foul language and hit the Chief in the chest with a forearm or elbow strike, and resisted arrest.

  The claim was that even though Dr. Issa was engaged in exercising his first amendment rights he had become disorderly when approached by Chief Downs, offensively touched Chief Downs, and subsequently resisted arrest. Chief Downs further testified that he had only initially touched Dr. Issa in a calming manner.

  The day after that testimony word reached some students at DSU regarding the proceedings. One student decided it was time to upload a cell phone video taken the day of the protest showing Chief Downs and Patrolman Buchwald arresting Dr. Issa.



  The story told by Chief Downs doesn't match what the video shows. Even though I've worked with Dr. Issa on the issues in Dover regarding the alleged lynching of Johnny Clark and the assault on Henry J. Fordham. ( see http://troubleindover.blogspot.com/2012/11/is-first-state-dead-last-in-civil-rights.html ) I could not believe his account of the arrest until I saw that video. Dr. Issa appeared to be one hundred percent accurate and it appears that the Chief and Buchwald might not be entirely truthful.

  I don't think Chief Downs and Patrolman Buchwald are mistaken because of the similarities in their testimony. One could suggest conspiracy here given the discrepancies between the testimony of both men and the video evidence.

 This is corruption of the worst sort. Police making up false charges to deprive Dr. Issa of his academic freedom and first amendment rights. The reversible errors I witnessed Tuesday afternoon were shocking. Please sign the petition for Dr. Issa. http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-dr-jahi-issa

  Times are tough for all of us. I've donated to Dr. Issa's legal defense fund and beg anyone who can spare any amount to do so as well. The State is trying to bleed Dr. Issa dry financially with a very expensive and drawn out trial for trivial misdemeanors. Please donate what you can. Any and all amounts are appreciated. http://hbcuinstitute.org/

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday November 13, 2012

Dover City Council, always a barrel of fun!! Eshed Alston, local paralegal and no stranger to the counsel was gavel'd down and the police chief was asked to remove him from the chamber before he yielded. Mr. Alston was addressing the counsel on the proposed name change of a city street to have a Dr. Martin King Avenue.

  Mr. Aslton was talking about a recent controversy concerning the city's position that two African American Men have committed suicide within a half mile of each other by hanging themselves from trees in the last two years. One a local barber and another a star athlete freshman at Wesley College.

  A third man, one Henry J. Fordham portends to have been assaulted at Silver Lake park by two individuals. Police have indicated that they will not investigate any report of an assault on this man because they found his explanation of how he came to be in the company of his assailants untrue and that this individual was known to police as a criminal involved with drugs.

  The city's version of these events is questioned and there is no excuse for the assault of Henry J. Fordham on September 21, 2012 at Silver Lake Park some time before 0600 hours to be dismissed by the police. A complaint should be taken and investigated. To refuse to do so violates Henry Fordham's civil rights.

   Mr. Alston mean to tie the treatment of the African American community real and perceived to the issue of having a Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in terms of what it meant to the African American community.

  A white speaker in the same forum was allowed to speak overtime and off topic. This appears to be a clear case of discrimination, the only question to be answered pertains to motive. Was Mr. Alston treated in a disparate manner and deprived of his first amendment rights due to his content or was it his color?

 Do I know what that gavel means? I think I get it. Black people hanging from trees are always suicides, if the police think you aren't a good enough person others can assault and murder you without prosecution, and no major streets are getting a name change to honor Dr. Martin Luther King.  Doesn't mean I'm going along with that agenda.

 Then there were two ladies who almost got into it in the lobby. But that's almost overload to discuss at this point ain't it?



 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On the turning away.

 In 2011 supporters of President Obama were all like "IN YOUR FACE" when the 'long form' birth certificate was released. When it was proven a forgery - silence.

   Now we have voted, and President Obama has won re-election. In Philadelphia at polling places where GOP observers were illegally ejected - President Obama won 99% of the vote with 90% turn out. President won similar victories in polls across Cleveland Ohio, and in Wood County Ohio the President also prevailed.

 Wood County Ohio having 108% of eligible voters registered.

 Then we have hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots lost, destroyed, and/or arriving hours too late be counted. Again, silence.

  Voter fraud has been with us as long as elections have. In this day and age we have the technology to prevent most vote fraud, but not the political will. When our votes no longer mean anything what is left?

  Direct action is all that remains. Grassroots and local. We have to get local and involved. People need to go to town council and county meetings. We need to get to our statehouses and eyeball our elected officials. When in the Nation's Capitol a visit to our elected representatives is in order. So is stopping by their offices at home.

 Neither party seems to respect the integrity of the process. Obama supporters seem to be 'ends justify the means' folks. Can't have our women set back 150 years no matter what, right?

  The republicans owe it to the country to challenge these results and they won't. Perhaps they don't want to expose their own skeletons. I can tell you they exist from my own involvement in politics this year.

  Unfortunately, most people will go along to get along until they can't. Then they will give a crap. By then, it's  often too late to make a difference.

  I am encouraged by this 'election' and see opportunity for growth. 2008 gave us the tea party, largely co-opted by the GOP and social conservatives the movement has been marginalized.

 This year Delaware Libertarians bagged their biggest total of votes. I ran as an independent, didn't even try to raise money, put out signs, buy ads, etc. I got 2.6 percent of the vote in my district despite spending the last month before the election mostly on a civil rights issue instead of campaigning.

  Mike Tedesco took 20.1 % of the vote in a two way race against an entrenched incumbent on a shoestring budget of a campaign. The minors are rising in power to be sure.

  Now is a great time for patriots to unite instead of being divided into 'camps'. All of us who love our country and believe it's worth fighting for need to band together quietly, locally, and start taking local offices from career politicians and giving them to citizen servants.

  It won't be quick, and it won't be easy. The alternative is the turning away. Me? I'm all in.

Typically here in Delaware, third party candidates have no money, no campaign staff and very little organizational support. I am proposing that greens, libertarians, and independents work together to break the barrier and get an official or two elected in 2014.

  The brand name game is a tough one to overturn. I think I could have won my district with 60,000 USD in a war chest. Of course the job only pays 43K and change so....

  The only other way to overcome the brand name advantage is with boots on the ground. I have at least one other independent candidate on board at this point. We have agreed that we won't run separate campaigns in 2014, doesn't matter which one of us or either is 'out front'. We will both work for another candidate if needed.

  We will try to band together as many activists as possible and focus on one race with the greatest chance of winning or influencing the outcome.

  The democrats and republicans have been building their brands for generations. It won't be an easy thing to overcome, but the local level needs to be where it starts.

 Bottom line, if you're sitting at home in disbelief at where our Nation has gone then look to your own backyard first. Get involved, get local, and get somebody elected who is truly a citizen servant. It only happens one way, grassroots. Are you down?

Friday, November 9, 2012

  Happening now:

    Rather than address now more than thirty documented complaints from citizens against the Kent County SPCA ranging from animal cruelty, false arrest, unfounded allegations resulting in children being seized from their mother's home by the state, Jennifer Ranji and Senate Majority leader Blevins (D) have decided to have a legislative task force to co-ordinate animal welfare services statewide.

  That's right, with black people hanging from trees in Dover and a racist leaflet campaign, with four student suicides in the student population at Polytech High School, this is what we need to focus on in this economy. Let's make sure we don't address existing problems and to make sure everybody knows this is Jack Markell's Delaware lets put the main problem, Kevin Usilton Executive Director of the KCSPCA on the task force.

    Looks to me like a setup to grant statewide animal control to KCSPCA. We won't get into their political activity which may violate 501c(3) rules in another post.  http://awtf101812samardzanotes.blogspot.com/


   Also waiting to hear back from other activists on progress or lack thereof into reviewing two suicides in Dover Delaware that happened to involve two black men hanging from trees within blocks of each other in a two year period with a racist leaflet campaign in urban Dover between the deaths.

 Look for an update soon on this blog: http://troubleindover.blogspot.com/2012/11/is-first-state-dead-last-in-civil-rights.html

  Congratulations to all those who won their elections, best of luck restoring our country to greatness.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's been a while since they had it Dougie style(d).

       This is the new place holder for Doublebad.net . Issues I am working on will be linked from here. Front burner right now is http://troubleindover.blogspot.com/. My campaign blog is going inactive for a while. Actually right now am pursuing building a team to work for another indie candidate.

     Thanks for stopping by. List of links is coming soon.