Be Encouraged!

2/3/13

Howdy all!  I am almost ashamed that I haven’t written to you all in over a month.  BAAD Tommy, BAAAAADD!

So,…

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses. ~ Proverbs 10:12

Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state. ~ Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

I tell ya, you gotta read more on Joseph Story.  He has so much to say, so close to the issues we are facing, and all said almost 200 years ago.  Guess it’s all as true now as it was then.  Here, he plainly states that the federal government is the instrument that carries out the will, and direction of the people.  They are to have little to do with governing over the people.  Instead, they are to deal with outside entities/governments, set international policies that benefit the people.  It is up to the states to deal with everything within the state.  In essence, it is the states that must serve to protect the lives liberties and happiness of the people.  And it is the federal government that must ensure the freedoms of the states to do so. 

Unfortunately, the federally elected employees have decided to revolt against the people with all these ridiculous regulations and instruments of control.  Ironic isn’t it?  They say that the people are revolting against the government, when it is the feds that have been revolting since FDR, or even Wilson. 

So, what to do?  Well, revolting is still not the answer.  No really, it’s not.  Preparing for any potential is wise and prudent.  But leading a charge up a futile hill is not the best course, (although I have to say, “YET”).  Instead, there are still avenues to proceed down.  For instance, one of the state legislators for my district, a republican who claimed in my presence she was a fiscal conservative, but a social moderate – RINO – has co-sponsored a bill in WA to require universal background checks for all firearm sales.  Imagine that?  If a private person wants to sell a gun to another private person, the seller must conduct a background check on the buyer.  And, while speaking to a seller at a gun show today, he told me the few people covering all the background checks for the state are already overwhelmed by the request for background checks numbering in the tens of thousands (that’s a number greater than 1 followed by four zeroes). And now they want to increase that number by 50, 60, 90 percent??  Well, at least this is the state trying to do it instead of the feds, but there needs to be an understanding first.  Representatives represent.  They don’t lord.  Also, why would I want to give my personal identification info to someone I don’t know well?  How do I know they aren’t going to steal my identity?  Well, I don’t have to be angry, or unreasonable.  I have a nice recourse in WA State.  RECALL.  Nice word isn’t it?  All I need is a little over 17000 people to agree.  And I know there are a lot more than 17000 gun owners in our district.  And being a precinct committee officer in my voting precinct, I can get the voice of the entire county GOP in tune.  No hatred, no quarrels, no malice.  Just action which is the right thing to do. 

An example of action without malice.  You don’t need anger or hatred.  You just need to stand for your rights and the rights of others. 

And a final silly thought.  If this does pass in our state, and afterwards the state has a gun buyback event, I would love to demand the information from the cops to conduct a background check on them.  They can get my gun in 7-10 days afterwards, as long as the background check is clear.

Take care, God bless,

And stand with Israel

Tom Kiley

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