State passes law, takes money away from entity tasked to enforce law, making criminals of gun owners

Well, here’s a new one. Illinois passed what is called the FOID card registration for gun owners. In short, you must have one of these cards to purchase ammunition or firearms in the state of Illinois. Ok, fine.

The Illinois government gives the job of processing the FOID cards to the Illinois State Police. Ok, fine. They allot money in the budget that goes to the State Police to process and get these cards mailed out to applicants. There is a background check and the like to make sure you are not a jerk. If you are a jerk, you will not be allowed to purchase a gun. I suppose they are weeding out the dangerous sorts. Ok, fine.

Recently, the Illinois state government purloined $30 million from that special fund that the ISP use to support their work of processing the FOID cards, without which you cannot purchase a firearm or ammunition. The ISP also processes the conceal/carry cards for those qualified for that.

Can you see where I’m going here? People are waiting months to get their FOID cards  after they have expired. So does this make them criminals since they don’t have the FOID card, that the ISP can’t process because Illinois took all their money? Is this a back door way of accomplishing what the lefties really want, which is to hinder and frustrate gun owners and get rid of all guns? Yep, folks, that’s what it looks like. Some lame brain in our state government came up with this scam recently, I’d say.

Do not ever assume your government is looking out for you, the little guy. That is over in our country. They are actually looking for ways to: 1. get more money from you to cover their misspending so they don’t have to change; and 2. take your guns from you so you can’t fight back if they get more repressive. We the people have lost our power. BUT, I don’t think it is too late. President Trump being elected gives me hope. Government by the people, for the people and of the people is coming back, you just wait and see.

And how about that newly elected Democrat Virginia assembly? They allocated more money in their budget (from the citizens’ taxes) to cover expected new expenses of jailing law-abiding gun owners in that state when their newly hired enforcement team comes to confiscate the weapons the assembly plans to make illegal. How about that? Take the guns AND make the taxpayers foot the jail bill and the pay for the guys to do it ? That’s just so insulting on so many levels. Can anyone say Boston Tea Party? I guess they think citizens are just going to lay down and take it, otherwise, why would they push on the people like this?

Watch Virginia.

More on Charlie Gard

Now the London Sunday Times carries an article by Melanie Phillips defending the Great Ormond Hospital in the UK and ridiculing Charlie’s parents. She goes on to blame, without links or citations in context mind you, but only special quotes, from “hysterical American conservatives” and singling out American Thinker for special condemnation — for causing both the parents’ false hopes and the general public outcry over Charlie’s predicament.

You can read more about that here at this article by Daren Jonescu:

Hysterical AT Writers caused Charlie Gard to suffer

Reading through Ms. Phillips’ argument, one gets the sense of the whole emotional argument that Progressives make. It’s based on emotions. Not facts. She can’t even get straight who the argument is between.  She claims the argument was not between the parents and the all powerful State, but between the parents and the hospital. Well, I say, who runs the hospital?! The State!

How is it possible for a truly thinking person to miss that?

We as conservatives have to know the issues and what the true argument is. Progressives are all about emotion and will try to sway society with their rational-sounding debate. I don’t believe they really care about facts, having long ago thrown away absolutes, declaring that all was relative. Now all of their arguments are based on emotion and because they are, their thinking is all muddled and incoherent. Witness the current state of affairs in our news media, who ignore everything else going on to chase after Russia, Russia, Russia, all the time when, as yet, there is no evidence of a crime after all these months, yet they forsake all other stories. Is that rational? No, they hate the President and that is what it is all about.

But I will say this: their arguments based on emotion can sometimes tempt and sound good and true. But we on the other side of the debate cannot fall for it. It is the glittering, shiny deception of something that sounds good and true, but it’s not THE truth, like the serpent (for those who believe the bible) in the garden telling Eve she would not die; she would be like God. Notice it was the tree of GOOD and EVIL they were not to eat from. We cannot lose sight of the real true position. We must maintain a search and love for what the truth is if we are to turn the culture from its socialist death march.

Those who are determined to press on with their emotional arguments, but are undeterred by what the truth is, will progressively regress in their thinking into a muddled mass of incoherence. That is my prediction.


Baby Charlie Gard…what it was really about

Hopefully, you have been following the saga of baby Charlie Gard, taken hostage by the British courts and the British National Health Care System (NHL). We can now say for sure that we have met those infamous Death Panels that show up when the government is paying the medical bills. The government then owns you lock, stock, and barrel. If you think that’s overstating it, you haven’t been following little Charlie’s story. What a cute baby he was too. Our congress had the opportunity to stop our march to this end result this week, but they said, “no” this week.

Because I cannot present the argument any better than Daren Jonescu, I implore you to read his/her posts at the following links. You don’t have to be uninformed, unless you choose to be. Be responsible! The country needs you!

Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to defend babies, of course)

Charlie Gard’s Mother Permitted to Join Her Betters

The Totalitarian Ratchet Turns

Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up—And You’re Next

Charlie Gard Has Died

RIP Charlie Gard—And Thank You

What the Charlie Gard Case Was Never About

UN demands Australia stop mining coal

UN demands Australia stop mining coal

Watts Up With That?

anthracite coalGuest essay by Eric Worrall

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has stated that Australia must stop mining coal.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald;

Speaking at a conference in Melbourne on Wednesday, Christiana Figueres drew a parallel between Australia and the oil kingdom [Saudi Arabia] as countries that would need to diversify their economies as the world grapples with global warming.

Ms Figueres said ultimately Australia would have to move away from coal for environmental reasons and changes in global economic patterns. She said nobody was saying this would have to happen overnight, but the transition should be orderly, gradual and progressive.

‘”The science is very clear, there is no space for any new coal,” she said.

Read more:

Ms Figures doesn’t have any specific advice about how Australia should fill the gigantic hole in her finances, which decommissioning the coal mining industry would create. Perhaps Ms…

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