Patriotic Pride

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...

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,...

Artemis Banner for Blog: And What of American

Query:  At what point does our Republic cease to exist? Answer:  When the rationale of the Republic becomes irrelevant. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, the United States has been… well… not exactly feeling like the “United States”.  A more apt description of our society would be the “United Factions”, disparate groups usually aligned through real,...

Artemis Banner for Blog: Guns, Polo Shirt, Mansions... Oh My!

Cul-de-sac Commandos and Chipotle Warriors Oh what a week… In St. Louis a personal injury attorney and his wife became internet sensations by guarding their extremely nice home from protesters using an AR-15 and a .380  (interesting choice of weapons). Then, to raise the ante, we had an armed confrontation take place in a suburb of Detroit...

Artemis Banner for Blog: History and Self Evaluation

History and Self-Evaluation Over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of thinking… deep thinking.  Thoughts drifting from what it means to be an American, to broader questions about what it means to be “free”. We, as a nation, have always had conflicting ideas of “freedom”.  During the American Revolution, there were the New...

Artemis Banner for Blog: The State Laid Bare

The State Laid Bare Last week the California Department of Justice put a little missive on the DES website’s login page.  (The DES is for California gun dealers to initiate the DROS process for someone to be able to legally take possession of a firearm.)  It reads as follows: Under Penal Code section 28220(f)(4), the Department...

Artemis Banner for Blog: Duncan v. Becerra, Part Trois

Duncan v Becerra, Part Trois Last year Judge Benitez issued a stay on the implementation of Proposition 63 as it related to the confiscatory nature of the law related to standard capacity magazines.  That decision, and the resulting opinion, was Duncan v Becerra, Part Un.  Later he issued his summary judgment (Glorious Decision) that beatified him...

LA County Sheriff Rescinds

Le Petit Tyran Last week the Sheriff of Los Angeles County (Sheriff Alex Villanueva) decided to start making orders and granting interviews.  His proclamations were hysterical, misguided, legally dubious, and Constitutionally volatile.  I suspect once this whole thing is over Sheriff Villanueva will become Mr. Villanueva, and will probably suffer a substantially depleted bank account from...

Tally Ho, Lads! Last week it appeared that the world was preparing to come to an end.  It still might… but last week was a doozy. Disney closed its theme parks, movie premiers were pushed off, states of emergency were called in various states, the President closed travel from Europe, then declared a National State...