I've been having an interesting online conversation with some of the local Tea Party folks and I thought I'd share some of the high points with you. Greg and Erich were making the point that weed should be legalized for recreational use and I disagree. I was accused of hating Liberty and here is how I replied:
I'm excited to be attending the Americans For Prosperity: Defending the American Dream summit this week. What I am looking forward to the most is the opportunity to spend time getting to know other like-minded Patriots from around the nation who are just as concerned as I am about the state of our nation. We are smack dab in the middle of a struggle for the soul of America.
All the 'Hope and Change' and fundamental transformation that has been taking place over the last several years by this totalitarian administration has driven Lady Liberty underground. I miss America but she still exists in the hearts and souls of Liberty loving Patriots in small towns and communities all throughout this nation so I cannot wait to discuss our ideas on restoring the American traditions that use to make this nation great.
I was recently accused of being long winded. I know, right!?
This was constructive criticism and I truly appreciate the feedback. So, in order to please the person who gave me that critique...
Americans for Prosperity Grassroots Leadership Academy
Do it now.
Look, you say you love your country and you want to return America to its traditional values and restore common sense. Here is our chance to put action to those words.
I'll be attending this myself and I really look forward to seeing you there too. It starts at 6pm on August 13th at the La Crosse AFP office at 427 Main Street.
See you there.
Shortly after the Chattanooga terrorist attack I remember hearing in the news that a Navy officer used his personally owned weapon to put down the terrorist. I quipped to my wife at that time, 'Just watch, that officer will be court martialled for carrying his personal weapon onto a federal gun free zone.'
God help me, I was right again even when I thought I was cynically joking...
The cold-blooded assault killed four Marines and one active-duty Navy reservist. The center’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, used his personal firearm to engage the shooter during the attack, according to sources quoted in the Navy Times. A report from The Washington Post said that one of the Marines killed in the shooting might have been carrying a 9 mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the shooter.