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People can wrap themselves inside the Constitution, spew anything they choose to say, stick their tongue out in your face and declare you can't do anything about what they said. They have Freedom of Speech. Right? Yes! However, Freedom of Speech, comes married to the responsibility for ones own actions. If you say it, write it or draw it, be ready to defend it. Cower in silence, you abdicate your freedom and allow the bullies and censurers to win.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gun Grabs, Genocide and the Nuclear Option! Has the World Gone Plum Crazy? 07/31 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts

Gun Grabs, Genocide and the Nuclear Option! Has the World Gone Plum Crazy? 07/31 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts



Cecil the Lion trends more on Twitter, than dead babies, murdered by Planned Parenthood so they can sell their little body parts.



Our Military is disarmed and slaughtered by Islamic Jihadists.



Iran will have nuclear weapons, despite Israel's vulnerability.



Our troops and allies are left defenseless, as Obama pulls our aircraft carriers out.



Senior citizens and veterans are having their 2nd Amendment violated, while gun laws are ignored and background checks have more wholes than Swiss cheese.



Has the world finally gone Plum Crazy??  It would seem so! Join us at 2pm EDT, call in number is 917-889-3675

Monday, July 27, 2015

Have We Lost George Washington's Vision? Author, Daniel Lycan 07/28 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts

Have We Lost George Washington's Vision? Author, Daniel Lycan 07/28 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts



For every favored historic Patriot in our history, thousands of un-named men and women have transcended being common, to perform extraordinary feats.



One such person is Col. Daniel Lycan, who was instrumental as one of the 1st Kennedy Vietnam advisers, to building Rte 1, known as the Ho Chi Minh Highway, to the Lunar Landing and finally the Ronald Reagan Start Treaty.



Quietly, they slip into anonymity, raise their families and pass into the sunset of their lives.



This show, will honor, one such man, Col. Daniel Lycan!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Must Gun Violence Beget More Gun Control or Legal Gun Ownership?


In yesterday's Beaufort Gazette / Island Packet, chief editor David Lauderdale posted the following opinion piece.  This is one, I could not let go past me. Read it here:

http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/07/21/3845846/lauderdale-weve-got-too-many-guns.html?fb_action_ids=1476517779328352&fb_action_types=og.comments

The following is my response:

Mr. Lauderdale wants his 1st Amendment right of "Free Speech" protected, yet who will do so, if we lose our 2nd Amendment "Right to Bear Arms"?  If legal gun ownership is restricted or prohibited, then only guns will be in the hands of government and criminals.  From where I am sitting, I see little difference between the two groups!  Who will exist to protect the honest citizen?

As a former law enforcement officer, I am highly frustrated with what is known as "revolving door justice" of which South Carolina is notorious for exercising.  This is where the arrested alleged criminal is booked, charged, posts a low bail and is comfortably home, before the arresting officer has finished his/her shift and paperwork.  Prosecutors with serious case backlogs, in order to expedite them, downgrade charges.

Nationally, gun related violence has substantially declined since 1993, 39% in homicide and 69% in non-fatal crimes, as gun sales increased. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/05/14/disarming-realities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/)

In the 1990's the City of Richmond, Virginia experienced unusually higher, than the national average, gun violence.  City officials working with the Department of Justice knew that a radically new approach was needed and they created "Project Exile".  ( http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=3192&issue_id=112013 )

This was a multi-faceted approach, which did not alter or impose undue restrictions on legal gun ownership.  It included:

1st - They created mandatory federal prison sentences with a minimum of 3 to 5 years for gun related crimes, including falsified gun applications, filing a gun application when the applicant was not legally eligible to own a gun, purchasing a gun for an ineligible owner, giving a gun to an ineligible owner, possession of a firearm by a felon, commission of a crime with a gun, etc.  You get the picture.  Tough sentencing and strict enforcement of current laws are a tremendous tool and deterrent for gun related crimes.

This facet of "Project Exile" worked with the ATF and DOJ, by referring cases to federal court where clear possession of a firearm, by a felon, could be proved.  This eased case backlogs in local court.

2nd - Community Outreach programs were instituted where local councils and law enforcement jointly went into disenfranchised neighborhoods that were the most distrustful of police.  They opened forums where the public could civilly air their grievances.  This enabled all side to unite to initiate positive change in attitudes, cooperation, legal procedures and enforcement patterns.  Crime prevention and reporting by the citizenry is more apt to occur if the people and the cops are on more amiable and personal terms.

For Beaufort County, this proves to be a challenge due to it's geographic size, large rural population and limited law enforcement assets.  However, it is not insurmountable.  Creative thinking by all parties can result in much needed changes and solutions. Periodic mobile forums, social media outreach, public service announcements and Town Halls maybe a start. Start we must.

3rd - Public Education, is not limited to individual gun safety.  Education must include gun rights and current laws, as well as safety.  It should also include educating the public as to the purpose and availability of outreach programs, toll free anonymous tip hotlines and community participation in block watch programs and outreach.

This can be done in conjunction with billboards, TV, radio and print media ads as well as social media.

Mr. Lauderdale wrote; "The American Academy of Pediatricians wants gun-safety legislation too"

The pediatricians prescribe "a robust federal research agenda on gun violence prevention."

And they want Congress to support and fund improved access to mental health services for children."

Congress has contemplated this very highly contentious issue and outright rejected it.  It was proposed in Obamacare and was removed after heated debate on the floor, as it violated the 4th Amendment:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

By having medical professional survey and report on gun owners, especially during medical examinations of our children is an illegal search and those who perform it, do so as an implied agent of government.   Using our children as pawns of the gun control lobby is not only unconstitutional, morally wrong, but also, in my humble opinion, cowardly.

Introducing the NRA or similar gun safety classes into our school curriculum makes sound sense, considering their high safety and success rate.  Allow parents to opt in or out of the program.

Do not violate the 2nd Amendment rights of individuals based upon the fact there is a child in the household, much less a "community".  What we need is serious enforcement of current laws, prosecution and reasonable and strict sentencing in conjunction with outreach and education.


Finally, the editorial suggests too many guns cause us to lose our freedoms.  I suggest that we rephrase the statement to: Too many illegal guns in the hands of criminals cause us to lose our freedoms through intimidation and terror.  Guns in the hands of law abiding legal citizens preserve our freedoms by protecting life, liberty and property.  There are no statistics for how many people and how much property has been protected by preventing a crime or terminating a crime in progress.

How many of the 5 Chattanooga servicemen would be alive today, if the "No Gun Zone" did not exist?  If they were accorded the Constitutional Rights and allowed to carry to protect life, not to enforce laws, they might still be alive and happy with family and friends.  Legal consideration can be adjusted and the rights of all citizens can be recognized equally.

In all of the arrests I made, as a Police officer in New York City, not one was for a legal gun owner involving their firearm.  However, illegal guns abounded and the crimes for which, they were involved.

In order to effect change to gun violence, a first step must be taken.  I will take that 1st step and forward this editorial and my response onto my elected officials and County Solicitor and see if we can enact a version of Project Exile in South Carolina.  What will you do?


 

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Fall of the Empire with Jerry B. Jenkins and The Motherland with L Todd Wood 07/17 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts

The Fall of the Empire with Jerry B. Jenkins and The Motherland with L Todd Wood 07/17 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts



If anyone doubted President Obama was a Muslim, then take a gander at this tweet sent out yesterday, as our US Marines were being gunned down in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a "GUN FREE ZONE".








Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Flying Horsemen - 449th Bomb Group, Heroes of the Sky and Ground 07/14 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts

If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it!  Nazi's were partners with Islamists.  Hitler learned from the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and formed Islamic Nazi shock troops.  Now ISIS is creating terrorism and atrocities on scale with Hitler's regime!



Have we learned NOTHING?



The Flying Horsemen - 449th Bomb Group, Heroes of the Sky and Ground 07/14 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts



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Friday, July 10, 2015

ISIS Advancing with Chris Mitchell

ISIS Advancing with Chris Mitchell



Obama is about to capitulate to Iran and give them Nukes that can destroy Israel & hit American cities.  Muslims are given sanctuary in American cities while Christians are being slaughtered my Islamists. Is the end of times near?



We ask CBN journalist Chris Mitchell, author of Destination Jerusalem.



Are we being too serious?  Can we still laugh at ourselves?  The Conservative alternative to Jon Stewart is Michale Loftus, host of The Flipside!



Join us or listen to the podcast!  Whatever you do, don't miss the show and share it with everyone you know!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Is Christianity Under Attack In America? Pastor Aubrey Shines 07/03 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts

Is Christianity Under Attack In America? Pastor Aubrey Shines 07/03 by Southern Sense Talk Radio | Politics Conservative Podcasts



For decades the moral fabric of America has been under attack by progressives.  The latest assault came from the Supreme Court of the land granting the "right" of same sex marriage.  They overstepped their powers by creating a law.



This was not the tip of the iceberg! It was the iceberg striking the Titanic and we are sinking.   Can we save the ship and get her back on the course our founding fathers set us upon?



Join us, tomorrow, July 3rd at 2pm to 4pm EDT



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Sunday, June 28, 2015

How Can They Get It So Wrong? Gay Marriage & Obamacare??

Here we go guys!  We now live in a society that is broken down into either a 30 second sound byte or an 140 character posting.  How can we effect good policy with such fruit fly attention?

Open debate and public policy needs more than this meager platform.  But, in today's instant gratification society how do we make it occur and be momentous in political platforms?

Recently, the Supreme Court of our Nation made two historical dissension;

1st: In King v. Burwell, they voted to uphold Obamacare.  While Chief Justice Roberts stated the bill was "inartfully drafted, it was the duty of the Supreme Court to translate the bills language". WRONG!  If  the Supremes did their job right, they should have sent the bill back to Congress for clarification and rewrite.  Instead, they chose to make law and redefine the definition of "State".  In a descent, Justice Anton Scalia railed, "We should start calling this law SCOTUScare."

2nd:  Same Sex Marriage! WRONG  This is a States' issue not a Federal case.  To begin with, all "marriages start with a legal license issued on the local or state level.  By law these licenses are known as "Civil Unions".  They do not require a religious institution or authority to officiate.  Once a religious institution or authority recognizes said "Civil Union" it transforms into a religious rite of "Marriage".

The Supreme Court should have tossed the case back to the states and have them define "Civil Unions" and recognize that "Marriage" is a religious rite protected by the 1st Amendment.  Once government defined marriage, they now have the power to control religion and our beliefs.

This is a slippery slope we don't want to ride down!

What the "Right" has failed to do, is pick up the fight banner and take away the word marriage and enter "Civil Unions".  Had they done that, there would be no argument.

A civil union couple have all of the same rights as a religiously married couple.  They have the freedom to seek a religious institution that accepts same sex couples.  They have the ability to acquire legal protection of prenuptial's, wills and testaments, living wills, inheritance, guardianship, etc.  All of the legal protections all civilly united and married couples enjoy.

By failing to protect the religious liberty of of the public and also business owners of bake shops, jewelery stores, banquet venues and even religious property, the Supreme Court has, in a stroke of the pen, cancelled out the 1st Amendment right of all Americans of freedom of religion.  All religious churches, temples, mosques and places of worship are now subject to debilitating law suits from same sex couples, should they refuse to perform their marriage vows.

In a matter of 24 hours, the Supreme Court delivered two devastating blows on American liberty.  They have cancelled out states rights and religious freedom.

As I prayed and sought solace, I opened the Bible.  It fell upon Romans 16:17

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Need I say more?