From the Heartland

This is my soap box, on these pages I publish my opinions on firearms and any other subject I feel like writing about.

Friday, July 30, 2004

Energizing his Base

John Kerry's speech was the only time I paid any attention to the Democratic National Convention.

I had been hearing, as had we all, that this speech was an all or nothing proposition for Candidate Kerry and I wanted to see if he could get it done. After watching that speech, I'd have to say in my opinion he failed miserably. Yes I think he energized the base democratic vote, but these are only votes he had locked up anyway.

If the polls are to be believed, there is between 5 and 15% of the population that is undecided. That is the target group for both parties and I did not hear any thing from Kerry last night that he hasn't flip flopped on before.

I know it's been out there for awhile, but I have just now had to read up on the site created by all of the other swiftboat commanders that were in Southeast Asia with Candidate Kerry. This is a very telling piece of work and should be required reading for anyone that will be voting in the general election. Lets get this word out and help the swifties expose Kerry to as many people as we possibly can.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Publicola Posed a question on his blog

A internet aquaintance that has a blog and who thoughtfully and graciously helped me start this one posed a question concerning George Bush that I feel compelled to answer.

I voted for President Bush the first time, knowing that he had proclaimed he would sign the AWB if it reached his desk. Much debate has raged as to whether he was just saying that to court the soccormom votes or whether he really ment it. It appears to be a moot point at this time. But skipping the political debate I will answer the question.

I voted for Bush the first time knowing he would sign the AWB if it reached his desk, it would be hypocritical of me not to vote for him again. He said he would do it, I voted for him anyway, and if he does well he is just keeping a campaign promise I knew that he had made.

No More No Less

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

"Security Moms" a new term at the ballot box

Knowing the track record of the news media and the USA Toady in particular, I am suprised that they published this particular article.

Michelle Malkin certainly says what needs to be said.

I am certain that Michelle not only speaks for a very large number of women, but a great part of our Country as well.

I for one am heartened to read such a piece.

The truth about Concealed Carry legislation in Nebraska

For the past seven or eight years Senator gene Tyson has introduced legislation to regulate concealed carry of firearms in the state of Nebraska without success. Many would lay all of the blame for it's failure at the feet of Ernie Chambers (D-Omaha).

For years Senator Chambers has threatened to and has carried out a filibuster to stop the passage of this bill. In brief, it takes 26 votes to pass a bill. Senator Tyson has had that many and more to send it to a governor that said he WILL sign it. The shortfall is that it takes 33 votes to bring cloture to a filbuster, and Senator Tyson has continuely one or two votes shy of that number.

That is not the entire story, however, and the factual explanation for that will be a subject of it's own posting. For now it will suffice to say that there are any number of very pro-gun citizens and some legislators in the Cornhusker state that believe and can articulate that concealed carry is now and has always been Constitutionally legal in Nebraska, as it is in Vermont. It is their feeling that to allow the state to regulate concealed fireams would set precident for the regulation of all fireams, and they too testify against the concealed carry bill when ever it comes up in the legislature.

As said before a separate posting is forth coming detailing the position of those that insist that Nebraska has had "Vermont style" carry for a very long time. View this post as background and a heads up as to what you will see here in the future.


On Kerry - How many times can one man change his mind on any given subject? In history past, a time before political correctness, it was always said that "It is a womans perogative to change her mind". It would seem to any casual observer that Candidate Kerry is genuinely in touch with his feminine side.

On Bush - On the surface it would seem that the President really cares for the secuity of this nation. There are organizations in this world that are bent on our destruction and want the streets of Hometown USA to run red with American blood. President Bush took the necessary measures to insure that, if streets run red in will not be in this Country. It would seem however that much more could be done to stem the tide of illegals that cross our borders. Yes hundreds of American Servicemen/women have made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country in the past year. But ask yourself how many more American men, women and children would be dead right here in the Continental United States had we not taken the fight to them.

Haliburton - The one company that specializes in and was fully prepared to support and follow our Military into war. Why shouldn't they benefit from their preparedness? Yes the Bush and Cheny families have been invested in Haliburton for years before this war? Sounds like intellegent investing to me. How many remember a Democratic President (Lyndon Johnson) that took this Country's Military overseas for personal gain.

Marriage - Marriage is a word, it means something, it has always ment something. Changing the meaning of marriage is akin to changing water to mean gold, because it wants to be worth four hundred dollars an ounce and look good on someones finger. Do not construe this as any kind of position on the topic of homosexuality, as that is not the point. The point is it is better to coin a new word than to redefine an old one.

Illelegal aliens - The key word there is illegal. People that want to improve their station in life and are willing to work for it have always been welcome in this Country. So much so that there are legal avenues they can travel to do so. It is common knowleadge throughout the world that the United States has immigration laws and that it will be treated as a criminal offense for someone to enter within the borders without going through the proper channels. Why is this so hard to understand? What is hard to understand is the lacadasical attitude of the Federal Government in enforcing the immigration laws on the borders.

Iraq - In the early 1990's Iraq (Saddam Hussien) invaded the Country of Kuwait. This was an afront to the free world and a coilition of forces, lead by the United States, from Countries all over the globe responded. An overwhelmed Iraq agreed to cease and desist and signed a treaty to that effect. In the ensuing years Iraq (Saddam Hussien) broke every condition of that treaty. Because the United States had led the coilition to end the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the administration then in power was viewed to be doing nothing to continue enforcement, American was viewed as weak by her enemies. This led to attacks on American citizens, soldiers and property abroad, cumulating with the World Trade Centers on Semptember 11th 2001. To Countries and organizations of the world that views the United States as an enemy this lack of enforcement was seen as a sign of weakness to be exploited. And exploit it they did, remember the USS Cole, several Embassy bombings to name only a few. It was not WMD's or anything else, it was simply a matter of Honor that the United States enforce the terms of a contract entered into with Iraq. As a people the citizens must stand for their word, live up to the agreements (treaty's) and enforce that compliance on those that America does business with, otherwise the enemies will consider this Country weak and continue to harrass, kidnap, maim and kill Americans at will. It is a matter of HONOR.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

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Primarily this Blog will be about the happenings in the great state of Nebraska relating to firearms issues.