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S&W has been ripping off other companies’ products, especially Colt’s, for over 150 years, and the leopard hasn’t changed his spots. The current management is following in the footsteps of their predecessors, as evidenced by the recent introduction of their “new” 1911 auto pistol. Not only are they copying the famous Colt/Browning pistol, they aren’t even making their knock-off themselves; it is assembled largely from after market parts.
Smith & Wesson is not a tiny shop assembling these pistols individually. They are the largest handgun maker in the world! Have they no pride? (A rhetorical questions, since they obviously don’t.)
S&W is a huge print advertiser, and that has made them a “holy cow,” insulated by the press from the consequences of their actions. Or, in the case of the Smith & Wesson/Clinton Administration sell-out (creating what some called “Clinton & Wesson”), forgiven as soon as they (again!) changed their management team.
But I do have some news for the people that take issue with me. I’m not just selling guns to racist stormtrooper hillbillies. I’m selling guns to everybody. My customer base looks more like America than Barack Obama’s cabinet. I’ve sold guns to people who don’t speak English. I’ve sold guns to Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Arabs, Mormons, Catholics, Muslims, Buddists, Wiccans, Lesbians, a Democrat state legislator, the head of a union that supported Obama, and your momma.
Self defense is a human right. Ironically it is the so-called champions of freedom and diversity and acceptance that want all of us to be defensless and dependant on the teat of government to protect our sorry asses. It isn’t just people like me that are worried about having guns banned. I’ve sold piles of guns to brand new people recently. People who have never in their life thought about it, but are worried now. I’ve sold guns in the last month to HIPPIES. I didn’t even know we had those anymore!
Everybody needs guns.
You got a problem with that?
Too damn bad. Because we’re going to keep selling them as long as we can.
November 20 was the last time that we addressed this talk by Ron Paul to the US House in February 2000. So let’s continue with the excerpts where we left off. Section 4: Social and Philosophical Changes.
America has not only changed technologically in the past hundred years, but our social attitudes and personal philosophies have changed as well. WE have less respect for life and less love for liberty. We are obsessed with material things, along with rowdy and raucous entertainment. Needs and wants have become rights for both rich and poor. The idea of instant gratification too often guides our actions, and when satisfaction is not forthcoming anger and violence break out. Road rage and airline passenger rage are seen more frequently. Regardless of fault, a bad outcome is almost anything, even if beyond human control will prompt a lawsuit. Too many believe they deserve to win the lottery, and a lawsuit helps the odds. Unfortunately the only winners too often are the lawyers hyping the litigation.
Lying and cheating are now acceptable by the majority. This was not true a hundred years ago when moral standards were higher. The October 1999 issue of US News and World Report reveals that 84% of college students believe cheating is necessary to get ahead in today’s world, and 90% are convinced there’s no price to pay for cheating. Nor surprisingly , 90% of college students believe that politicians often cheat. An equal percentage believe the media cheats as well. There’s no way to know if the problem is this bad in the general population, but these statistics indicate out young people do not trust our politicians or media. Trust has been replaced with a satisfaction in the materialism that a speculative stock market, borrowing money, and a spendthrift government can generate. But what happens to our society if the material abundance, which we enjoy, is ephemeral and human trust is lost?
Social disorder will surely result and there will be a clamor for a more authoritarian government. This scenario may indeed threaten the stability of our social order and significantly undermine all our constitutional protections. But there is no law or ethics committee that will solve this problem of diminishing trust and honesty – that is a problem of the heart, mind, and character to be dealt with by each individual citizen. The importance of the family unit today has been greatly diminished compared to the close of the 19th Century. Now, fewer people get married, more divorces occur, and the number of children born out of wedlock continues to rise. Tax penalties are placed on married couples; illegitimacy and single parenthood are rewarded by government subsidies, and we find many authoritarians arguing that the definition of marriage should change in order to allow non-husband and wife couples to qualify for welfare handouts. The welfare system has mocked the concept of marriage in the name of political correctness, economic egalitarianism, and hetero-phobia.
Freedom of speech is still cherished in America, but the political correctness movement has seriously undermined dissent on our university campuses…. It was commonplace in the Soviet system to incarcerate political dissenters in “mental” institutions. Those who received a Soviet government designation of “socially undesirable elements” were stripped of their rights. Will this be the way we treat political dissent in the future? We hear of people losing their jobs because of “socially undesirable” thoughts or for telling off-color jokes. Today sensitivity courses are routinely required in America to mold social thinking for the simplest of infractions. The thought-police are all around us. It’s a bad sign.
…”Free speech” is permitted in our universities for those who do not threaten the status quo of welfarism, globalism, corporatism, and a financial system that provides great benefits to powerful special interests. If a university professor does not follow the party line, he does not receive tenure.
We find ourselves at the close of this century realizing all our standards have been undermined. A monetary standard for our money is gone; the dollar is whatever the government tells us it is. There is no definition, and no promise to pay anything for the notes issued ad infinitum by the government.
Standards for education are continually lowered, de-emphasizing excellence. Relative ethics are promoted, and moral absolutes are ridiculed. The influence of religion on our standards is frowned upon and replaced by secular humanistic standards.
The work ethic has been replaced by a welfare ethic, based on need not effort. Strict standards required for an elite military force are gone, and our lack of readiness reflects this.
Standards of behavior of our professional athletes seem to reflect the rules followed in the ring by the professional wrestlers where anything goes.
Managed medical care, driven by government decrees, has reduced its quality and virtually ruined the doctor-patient relationship.
Movie and TV standards are so low that our young people’s senses are totally numbed by them
Standards of courtesy on highways, airplanes, and shops are seriously compromised and at time lead to senseless violence.
With the acceptance of abortion, our standards for life have become totally arbitrary as they have become for liberty. Endorsing the arbitrary use of force by our government morally justifies the direct use of force by disgruntled groups not satisfied with the slower government process.
The standards for honesty and truth have certainly deteriorated during the pasat hundred years.
Property ownership has been undermined though environmental regulations and excessive taxation. True ownership of property no longer exists.
There has been a systematic undermining of legal and constitutional principles once respected an followed for the protection of individual liberty.
A society cannot continue in a state of moral anarchy. Moral anarchy will lead to political anarchy. A society without clearly understood standards of conduct cannot remain stable any more than an architect can design and build a sturdy skyscraper with measuring instruments that change in value each day. We recently lost a NASA space probe because someone failed to convert inches to centimeters – a simple but deadly mistake in measuring physical standards. If we as a people debase our moral standards, the American Republic will meet a similar fate.
As politics continue to get more and more partisan (See: Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi) there is one question on the minds of those who hope to see civility return to the U.S. Legislature: Just as Barack Obama’s rhetoric became more centrist as his two year campaign wore on, will his policies do the same?
The answer, clearly, is no. He will go after guns and the 2nd Amendment. He will go after free speech and the 1st Amendment. He will continue to expand the welfare state, handicapping the citizens of this country. He will appoint Liberal judges to the U.S. Supreme Court, creating a Super Legislature and further unifying our three, separate branches of government.
At what does this mean? It means that he will have exploited the people so that he could rule them. If his goals succeed then we the people will not have the chance to fight back, because our arms will be gone. We will not be able to speak out because our voice will be gone. We will not be able to petition the government for a redress of grievances because they will not hear the voice of the commoners.
Oh yes, Mr. Obama has used the system against us. He used it perfectly. He is a political whelp who believes, as many Americans believe, that his position will allow him to change America single-handedly. That somehow his policies will amount to something on their own. They won’t and they can’t. But with the assistance of a Democratic controlled Senate, his policies can become reality.
We must stand up to any incursion upon our freedoms and rights. Too long have Conservatives been called ignorant bigots. Too long have we stood by and watched as the few have screamed and protested and rallied, claiming wants as rights, degrading our beliefs and turning hypocritical when theirs are questioned.
Two years is all we need, America. Two years is more than enough to expose Mr. Obama for the fraud that he is. His policies will not move to the center, but his silver tongue will. Two years to protect our rights until another conservative revolution can surge upon the American political scene. God help us until that day.
He’ll have pulled off the biggest scam
since Glow Ball Warming in U.S. History!
The Pennsylvania Democrat who has sued Sen. Barack Obama demanding he prove his American citizenship – and therefore qualification to run for president – has confirmed he has a recording of a telephone call from the senator’s paternal grandmother confirming his birth in Kenya.
The issue of Obama’s birthplace, which he states is Honolulu in 1961, has been raised enough times that his campaign website has posted an image purporting to be of his “Certification of Live Birth” from Hawaii.
But Philip J. Berg, a former deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania, told the Michael Savage talk radio program tonight that the document is forged and that he has a tape recording he will soon release.
The remainder of the article goes on to describe Mr. Berg’s accusations and his reasons, and claimed evidence, of Obama’s lack of proper status, i.e. being a natural born citizen of the U.S.
If you haven’t followed the above posted link and read this, it’s about time you did. And when you’re done, follow this link and listen to the interview!
And when you’re done with all of that, go to Phil Burg’s website, ObamaCrimes.com.
Please take the time to go over and follow this information. What more important do you have to do with your time? Also, be sure to email this to everyone that you can think of. The MSM is NOT going to pick up on this so we must help each other spread the word.