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The ‘Assault Weapon’ Lie

Liberals can’t even concretely define ‘assault weapon,’ yet they keep talking about banning them. Here is a very short summary of why the phrase ‘assault weapon’ is, in and of itself, misleading… 

Assault- A physical attack.

Weapon- A thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.

‘Assault weapon’ is a made-up phrase. By definition, anything used to physically attack someone could be considered a weapon. A spork could be an ‘assault weapon.’ Really? I think it’s time for Liberals to quit making themselves look ignorant.

Remember, assault is a behavior; not a device!

A Brief Summary of the 2nd Amendment

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”
-2nd Amendment

So obvious is the meaning of the Second Amendment. Yet, some still cannot seem to grasp the concept. I decided to break it down, so to speak, for those confused by this Amendment (ie Liberals.)

Here are definitions to some key terms in this Amendment, as it relates to firearms…

- Necessary- ‘absolutely essential.’
– Right- ‘The power or privilege to which one is justly entitled.’
– Keep- ‘Have or retain possession of.’
– Bear- ‘To carry.’
– Arms- ‘Weapons and ammunition.’
– Infringe- ‘To encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another.’
– Infringement- ‘An encroachment or trespass on a right or privilege.’

So, let me put these definitions in one big sentence that hopefully Liberals can understand…

“A well (not necessarily federal government) regulated militia, being absolutely essential for the security of a free State, the JUSTLY ENTITLED PRIVILEGE of the people to have and RETAIN POSSESSION of and to CARRY weapons and ammunition (not just muskets and revolvers), shall not be violated or trespassed upon.”

Make sense now?

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Definitions obtained from Merriam-Webster and other online dictionaries.

Thinking1776’s Top Liberal Morons of 2012

Though there are so many of them; I have compiled my own list of some of the top Liberal idiots of 2012 (aside from the obvious, i.e. Obama, Biden, etc.) This is in no particular order, as these individuals are all ridiculous.

1. Al Gore- Despite all the facts, this silly man still clings to ‘man-made climate change.’

2. Senator Feinstein- This broad wants to take away our guns.

3. Unions- Too much for one sentence.

4. Bob Costas- Stick to your job as a sports commentator.

5. Michael Moore- Only the helplessly stupid would take this loser seriously.

6. Rahm Emanuel- This idiot thinks Louis Farrakhan will help solve Chicago’s crime problem.

7. Piers Morgan- Disliked by The United States and The United Kingdom.

8. Pat Quinn- He wants to reward illegal immigrants in Illinois with scholarships, etc.

9. Eric Boehlert- This jerk insulted our SEALS.

10. Debbie Wasserman Schultz- If you insist on making ignorant public statements, can you at least fix that frizz-ball hair?

11. Sandra Fluke- How insulting that the left this Fluke is the epitome of the American woman! She sure doesn’t represent me!

These are just a few. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know :-)
Either comment or Tweet me @janelltroutt.

Don’t Indoctrinate Me!

There are so many Conservative documentaries exposing the indoctrination that is occurring in universities across America. We know it exists. I just want to share my personal experience with Liberal University idiocy, and why it was so shocking to me. 

I had heard many Conservative stars talk about indoctrination in schools, particularly in universities. I knew it was a problem, however I did not realize how bad it truly is or how close to home it can be found. See, I graduated with an AA from Rend Lake College, a local community college. I absolutely loved Rend Lake. It was a great environment, and I really feel that I learned so much useful information. After graduating, I applied for Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. I was sad to leave RLC, but so excited to be attending SIUC. I signed up to start Summer classes. I did not want to waste any time. I love learning, and I was ready to start school at the university I had planned on attending since childhood. My excitement would soon turn to disgust, however. 

My mom is a Speech Communication major, and she has worked with me on public speaking since I was about three years old. To no surprise, I loved Speech class in High School and at Rend Lake. I wanted to continue in Communications; thinking it would help me in graduate school. So, one of the classes I signed up for was Advanced Public Speaking at SIUC. That summer course was far from what I had imagined. We did give speeches, however most of our time was spent discussing “race, class, power, and privilege.” What?! I thought this was supposed to be Advanced Public Speaking! Our reading assignments and class discussions were focused on topics such as “white privilege” and “class inequality.” I remember one day we were talking about a topic, and it led into us talking about thankfulness. I said we should all be so grateful to live in this wonderful nation, and it seemed that the teacher quickly tried to water down my statement and switch topics. I was confused. When we were assigned a current events type paper, I wrote about Israel. In the paper, I cited The Bible as one reason we should stand with Israel. When I got the paper back, I was told to be cautious, because ‘some teachers do not accept The Bible as a reliable source.’ I was shocked. This summer class was different than what I thought it would be, but it was nothing compared to what I would experience that upcoming fall semester. 

To go into every detail would take hours and hours, so I will mention just a few outrageous examples. Most of the classes I took that fall were Communication/PR based, so again, I thought I would be learning about how to effectively communicate, how to persuade, etc. WRONG!

 

In one class, the teacher began each session by dinging some bell and having us close our eyes. I guess she wanted us to ‘meditate’ or whatever. I prayed, since I do not believe in the whole meditation, ‘empty your mind’ nonsense. (It was kind of like a hippie was teaching us.) I remember asking The Lord to please help me not laugh. The bell-dinging was absurd. Apparently, the teachers union decided that they were unhappy with the current situation with collective bargaining or whatever they fight about, so they decided to protest, which eventually led to a strike. (Now there’s a shocker.) Before the strike, we were asked to join the protests. The teacher actually scheduled it as a ‘field trip.’ I did not attend. The teacher was upset that I did not show up, and asked me why. I told her that I was there to learn, not protest. I also told her that protesting would go against my Conservative principles and what I stand for. She was still not pleased. Oh, well. I refuse to be pressured into ignoring my principles and beliefs. 

In another class, we were basically told “America is bad.” “White people are racists.” Basically class and race warfare rhetoric. We even studied a whole chapter on ‘Whiteness.’ One day, the teacher wanted us to watch a ‘poem’ from a ‘poetry slam’ during class. He said it was one of his favorites. In this so-called ‘poem,’ a young Muslim girl likened Israelis to the Muslim terrorists who attacked us on September 11, 2001. She used profanity to describe the Israelis as ‘occupiers.’ I remember leaving class that day, calling my mom, and crying. What the heck was being taught? In that same class, one day, I talked about how grateful we should be to live in America, because we have freedoms that other countries do not. I was, of course, attacked (verbally) by another student. I soon realized I was the only Conservative in that class. It only got worse. We were told America’s heritage is a violent and racist one. I was so angry at what this so-called teacher was trying to shove down our throats. 

Honestly, these examples are just the tip of the iceberg. I decided that it was not worth my time or money to go to SIUC. I was not learning anything. Paying thousands of dollars to hear teachers insult the country I love was just not going to work. They say word-of-mouth is important to people in choosing a business, college, etc., and believe me, I have warned individuals in person about how liberal this university has gotten. 

I guess the reason this was so shocking is that this university is right here in Southern Illinois, only thirty minutes or so away from my house. I did not realize how much anti-American sentiment was right there in Carbondale. Southern Illinois is very much a Conservative area, so what SIUC teaches is not the sentiment of most Southern Illinoisans. SIUC used to be a great place, but now it has become another Socialist University with Commies and Liberals teaching anti-American propaganda. 

This is one of many reasons why it is so important for we Conservatives to keep speaking the truth. We must keep fighting for the America we know and love. 

I am now a student of Rend Lake and Missouri Baptist’s new Criminal Justice partnership program. I’m so thankful to be back at RLC. The instructors are a million times better. The idea that a big university is ‘better’ than a community college is completely untrue.

One final piece of information: SIUC’s admissions are down enormously. I guess not very many people want to attend the school anymore. Oh, the sweet irony.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Are Some Willing to Accept a Less-Free America?

“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Such a true statement. It is a statement that seems so obvious. I know I choose freedom, but are some people willing to settle for less? I believe so, and that makes me sad. Whether it is banning ‘assault weapons’ or demanding ‘free stuff,’ examples of individuals willing to settle for a less-free America are numerous. 

I will start with the example of those calling for an ‘assault weapons’ ban, because that subject is at the forefront right now. Even though, there is no concrete term for an ‘assault weapon,’ the left is still pushing for legislation banning them. As I have said in a previous post, I will tackle ‘assault weapons’ specifically in a future post, but for now I am using this as one example. I have heard a lot of people make statements like this: “People don’t NEED assault weapons/rifle.” Without getting into technical definitions, this statement alone bothers me. As I have said before, we have a Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Needs. So, regardless of whether or not one NEEDS an ‘assault weapon/rifle,’ the Second Amendment gives American citizens the RIGHT to own them. In taking away someone’s legally owned rifle, you deny him or her a basic RIGHT. 

Examples can be found in other areas non-related to gun issues as well. Let’s take, for instance, those who voted for Obama so they could make sure to keep the food stamps, EBT, etc. coming. I’m not insulting those in real need, I am referring to individuals who have decided to ‘marry’ themselves to the government. Do they realize that, in doing so, they have chosen less freedom?

“They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity–for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.” 2 Peter 2:19

No, I am not making a racial statement, for those who may try and accuse me of doing so. This Biblical reference is talking about sin, but I believe it can applied to many different areas of life. If a person chooses to live off of the government, then he or she is DEPENDENT on government. Is that not in and of itself a form of slavery; being dependent so much on government? Some people have made the conscious choice to trade in freedom for ‘free stuff.’ Some individuals have a real need, but some do not have. So many people have realized that they can quit working completely and live off of government handouts, not even caring who pays for those. The ‘free stuff’ is not really free. We the taxpayers end up paying for them.  

Another example that comes to mind is free speech. Today it seems like we are being asked to censor everything we say, because it might ‘offend’ someone. If you say that Muslims attacked us on September 11th, 2001, you are labeled ‘Islamophobic.’ You are told to use ‘civil discourse.’ If you dare have a negative opinion of Obama, then you are labeled a ‘racist.’ We become so fearful of offending someone, that we do not even realize how much of our freedom of speech we are willfully giving up. I refuse to give up my freedom of speech. I will call a spade a spade. I do not dislike Obama because of his skin color; I dislike him because of his policies and hypocrisy. I, like my fellow Conservative American patriots, can look past someone’s skin color. I care about the individuals heart and motives. I have seen some of my Twitter friends being attacked for being Black Conservatives. Some have even been called “fake black.” That breaks my heart. Every single American has the RIGHT to his or her own opinion and speech. Assuming someone should be aligned with a political party solely based on skin color is the real racism. Thank God for the strong individuals who refuse to be placed in a little narrative by the left. 

These are just a few examples of individuals willingly accepting less freedom. I refuse to accept a less-free America, and I really hope you refuse a less-free America also. May we all stand strong in the face of tyranny, and may we stand up for our freedom!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

‘Molon Labe:’ Why I want My Gun Rights

I have been asked by numerous individuals, mainly via Twitter, to defend my pro-gun views. This is a short summary of just a few of the reasons I support gun rights. I say ‘short summary,’ because to give every statistic and every detail would be quite lengthy, therefore most of the anti-gun Tweeps might not read it all. :)

Of course the number one reason I support gun rights would be the 2nd Amendment. I am a hardcore Conservative patriotic American, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I love the Constitution. Some individuals have made some less than intelligent statements as to what the 2nd Amendment really means. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Pretty clear to me, but to those who doubt, the right to bear arms is NOT reliant on a person being in a militia. This Amendment gives TWO SEPARATE RIGHTS. The right to a well-regulated militia, and the right to bear arms. Our Founders escaped tyranny, and left this right so that we could protect ourselves against tyranny if the need ever arose. Also, I might add, ‘well-regulated’ does not mean government regulated. The Founders also wanted us to be able to defend ourselves against any type of harm. They did not make exceptions as to what guns we may own.

I’m from Southern Illinois, which is a more Conservative area, so I feel that I must use an example of failed gun-control in Chicago.  Chicago practices extremely strict gun control laws, yet the murder rate had risen 35 percent from last year, as of June 2012. A June 15th article from “The Daily” states:

         “While 144 Americans have died in Afghanistan in 2012, a whopping 228 Chicago residents have been killed, and the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent from last year. That’s a rash of homicides quadruple the rate of New York City’s, and police and crime experts fear it may only get worse.”

While this is one example, so many more are available. Areas with concealed carry laws statistically have LOWER homicide/gun crime rates than areas with strict gun control. 

The argument less guns = less murder is a fallacy. Certain individuals love to cite statistics showing lower gun crime in countries where less guns are present, while ignoring that country’s VIOLENT CRIME RATE or AGGRAVATED ASSAULT RATE. For example, just look up the statistics showing the increasing percentage of violence in England. 

Another point I would like to make is the importance that responsibility plays. I have noticed a trend in placing blame on someone or something other than the criminal. I have also noticed reluctance by the left to point out that gun responsibility and training is a good idea. (Not holding my breath on that.) When someone says, “If criminal A did not have that firearm, then victim B would still be alive,” I immediately think, “Well, what if Victim B had a firearm?” Individuals who are well-trained in the use of firearms can actually save lives! This makes sense to me, but apparently Liberals still have not been able to understand this point. 

One issue I want to also quickly address is the issue of banning ‘assault rifles.’ I plan to write a separate and more detailed post about this issue very soon. Liberals cannot give a concrete definition of what an ‘assault rifle’ is. People who say someone does not NEED a certain type of weapon, may want to take note that we have a Bill of Rights, not a Bill of Needs. Another fact to take note of is that the term ‘assault rifle’ was actually coined by Hitler for propaganda. I do not support an ‘assault rifle’ ban.

Some final thoughts: 1. Throughout history, when nations have disarmed citizens, the result has never been a happy one. (Example: Germany under Hitler) 2. Violent crime is actually DOWN in the U.S. 3. Gun-control talk prevents us from getting to the heart of issues.

For those who still believe that banning guns is a great idea, I will leave you with this question;

WHEN DID CRIMINALS START OBEYING LAWS?

 

Info on Chicago crime rate obtained from:

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/15/061512-news-chicago-murders-knowles-1-3/

 

“We will not wa…

“We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.”
-George W. Bush

Election 2012 maybe over, but the fight to take America back is not over! We must keep the faith!

Hello world!

I have started this blog, because I will never give up on America. My views are Conservative, and I do not apologize for that!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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