Gosh, Ed! Don't you think you are worthy of friends? OK. Well, I enjoy your responses and you also responded to my blog. Unless someone is your "friend," you cannot send that person a message. So, when I get ready to send a message to all who responded to my blog, they must first be a "friend." Nevertheless, I also choose my friends based upon what they write. So, it is a blend of the two thoughts. Friends are like fine wine; GOOD friends are like expensive Scotch!
Hi Ed, Nice Bike !! I been on bike's ever since I got back from 'Nam and bought my first one in '72, but had to sell my huge GoldWing a few years back because of my arthritic knees which are now "bionic" Steel and plastic, but screwed up by the Milwaukee VA ! Grrrrr! I would love to go carving on THEIR knees...ha!
Everytime I hear the place DaNANG, I always think, 'Marine,' so you must be one... lol. Welcome Home, fellow Vet! Thanks for allowing me to be one of your friends. I was one of those crazy guys who flew as 'door gunner' in Hueys every day, in RVN. Nothing, IMHO, can replace flying every day in a Huey-- except riding a Motorcycle ! --- Tommy Schuckman email: email@example.com Iron Mtn., MI... we got hungry bears U.P. here !!
Hi Ed... Larry is a troll. It was not my intention to use the term 'level' when speaking of the legal paths available to achieve Citizenship in the US of A. Rather, I meant to say that there are three 'methods' by which on may become a citizen: 1) Natural Born... the natural birth right to be a US Citizen by virtue of being born to PARENTS both of whom are US Citizens. 2) Native born... by right of BIRTH, while in the US legally and under the jurisdiction of the US. 3) Naturalized... by legally immigrating to the US and completing the necessary qualifications, tests, and 'Oath of Citizenship' affirming ones allegiance to US and RENOUNCING all other allegiances to any state or foreign potentate.
A child born to parents, either or both of whom are not citizens... but are legally present, are under the full jurisdiction of the US. These children gain citizenship by being 'Native Born' on US soil. Mark Rubio is a native born US Citizen, so is Jindal.
However, the point is mute... as no one with the power or statutory authority will act to enforce the Constitution or our laws regarding US Citizenship as originally intended. Our Constitution and the laws of the land have been corrupted by corrupt men... whose purpose, is not to enforce the law but to corrupt law; in order, to enforce their will upon the people. Remember governments rule by force of law... those who enforce the law have been granted the right by the people too use the force of law. It then becomes the duty and obligation of the people too oversea the government; too, restrain the corrupt from corrupting the law of the land.
Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy: ‘The Real Second Amendment Isn’t Absolute
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted Saturday there is a “real” Second Amendment and an “imaginary” one and he believes the real one is “not absolute.”
Murphy, “I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment. And the real 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute.”
The statement was a precursor to his call for banning “assault rifles” in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting, even though “assault rifles” were not used in the attack.
Murphy said the “real 2nd Amendment…allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) said the Santa Fe High School attackers used a .38 revolver and a shotgun to carry out his heinous acts. Therefore, a ban on “assault rifles” would have done nothing to prevent the attack from occurring or the tragic loss of life from taking place.
It should be noted that Saturday was not the first time Sen. Murphy called the essence of the Second Amendment into question. On August 6, 2013, Breitbart News reported that Murphy told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.”
Murphy did not grapple with the words, “Shall not be infringed.”