Venezuela perfectly illustrates the importance of the Second Amendment

In Venezuela last week there was an uprising which so far has failed to overthrow the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.  Despite the abysmal conditions the people of that once prosperous nation live under, any uprising by the people has very little chance of success thanks to a long history of strict gun control and … Continue reading Venezuela perfectly illustrates the importance of the Second Amendment

New Mexico Gun Battle Only Metaphorical For Now

Keep an eye on the long game  by baldilocks Because the majority of the American side of my family lives in New Mexico, I have been keeping a close eye on the state legislature’s gun-grab and the statewide push-back, led by the county sheriffs. From Reason Magazine: New Mexico is the battleground for the latest … Continue reading New Mexico Gun Battle Only Metaphorical For Now

Justice Stevens Keeps It Real

by baldilocks Today, everyone is talking about the op-ed penned by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the … Continue reading Justice Stevens Keeps It Real

Just Deserts

by baldilocks I did not watch last night’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For the record, I didn’t watch Monday Night Football either; I had a third option.  The specifics of my option do not matter, but that I had more than two options with respect to how I chose to occupy my … Continue reading Just Deserts

He Who Hesitates

by baldilocks I’ve been away from the Internet most of this morning and in the afternoon up to around 3PM PST. Earlier this morning, all the political talk was about the fact that Seddique Mateen, father of the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, appeared in privileged seats at a Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee, Florida—not far … Continue reading He Who Hesitates

Don’t Mess with Oklahoma

Or at least not young moms in Oklahoma who just lost their husbands to cancer on Christmas day, unless getting shot to death is your idea of a good time. When seconds count, the police are only 21 minutes away.  Or rather, in twenty-one minutes, the police had not arrived, but our armed-to-the-teeth mamma grizzly … Continue reading Don’t Mess with Oklahoma