Freedom & Liberty

S.736

There is a tremendous amount of hyperbole that civil rights groups use to pursue their first and foremost mission:  fundraising.   This is not limited to the “gun rights groups”.  We see it in literature promulgated by immigrant rights groups, business and finance groups, LGBTQ rights groups, gender equality groups, animal rights groups… and, of course,...

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The Masters

Well… I have been “unfriended” from a longtime “friend” on Facebook.  Evidently he did not take kindly to my responding to his post that we should “…all be reporting to the authorities on our friends and families who are articulating ‘extremist’ views.”  (His articulation of extremism was to reference those who voted for President...

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Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux

Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux   The fire crackled loudly causing me to lift my eyes from my copy of Dante’s Inferno and glance toward the hearth.   “Concerned that the Seventh Plane of Hell is opening its gates for you, Captain?”, the Major said from his chair with a chuckle.   “I believe that, in the final analysis, my...

Professionalism At Arms

Professional”ism” at Arms   If you have taken any classes with me, or listened to my missives, you may have heard me refer to the concept of Master-at-Skill-at-Arms.   A number of people have commented on this term and the vaguely archaic nature of the way it sounds. Master-of-Skill-at-Arms is indeed an old concept, predating the invention of...

Right-Wing Extremists

Dear Reader… Apparently I am an “extremist”. I did not seek out this moniker; it has been foisted upon me by our regime and its harpies. What is my egregious threat to the Republic? I believe in individual liberty and an originalist Constitutional construct.   Sac re bleu!   Here are some other examples of famous “Right-Wing Extremism”:   “Of...

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H.R. 127

Over the last week I have received a ton of emails and phone calls about HR 127. This is understandable, as the bill itself is an extraordinarily egregious abrogation of a slew of our Constitutional rights.   I’ll use this space to go over some of the more “interesting” aspects of it but, in the end,...

Artemis Banner for Blog: The most American of things

The Most American of Things… On Friday of last week we paused to have the somber reminder that 19 years had passed since the horrific events of September 11th.  There were, of course, the usual memes on social media, the speeches, and the quiet moments of reflection.  As was the case with all emotional tragedies,...