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Did you bother to vote?

TN has put itself in the position that is will have TWO choices for Senate: Rino Tweedle-Dee and Democratic Tweedle Dum.  One who accepted campaign contributions from Mitt Romney (although he DID return it 30 DAYS later), supported Romney during HIS campaigns. He even worked to elect Trumps’ opposition during 2016. Yet, TN Republicans still chose him.

TN ousted proven Pro-2A State Representatives. One was ousted by an ex-teacher whose daughter was/is Lamar Amexanders Press Secretary (of course this has nothing to do with her, but I find it interesting. The family ties to ANOTHER Rino). She was elected based on her platform of teachers needing more money and the fact that her family was in dairy. Another was ousted by a multimillionaire house builder. He’s another that focused on teachers needing more pay. He also focused on job development and addiction issues. Know what neither of them focused on or even mentioned??? The Constitution of the United States. Both stated they were “Pro-2A” but seemed to shy away from discussing it.

Let’s not even talk about our Congressional choice. Campaign 100% self-funded. I apparently am in the wrong business. Again, honesty and integrity. ‘Nuff saif.

Seems that TN is losing its firm Constitutional beliefs and positions. Although…from the total numbers that voted coming in…..how many of you ACTUALLY voted?? How many actually stepped away from the keyboard and had your voice heard in the way that COUNTS?

Time for Keyboard Warriors to Unite.

While the Patriot keyboard warriors have been busy complaining about wearing masks, the Anit-2A Folks have been laser-focused on continuing the march to strip us of the right to bear arms.

Subway has now joined the ranks of those prohibiting open carry in their restaurants. EVEN WHEN IT’S LEGAL IN THE STATE. It is not enough to simply eat elsewhere folks.

Stop using your keyboard to complain on FB. Use your keyboard to complain to the corporations directly. Let your local and state representative know. Contact the developer that owns the property the shops are on and complain that they have a tenant that is prohibiting you from exercising your constitutional right.

Those who believe in the Constitution as the law of the land can no longer afford to sit on their collective diffs. Just because the NRA, TFA, GOA , etc. lobbies for gun rights doesn’t mean you stop. (In spite of the attitude some gun lobby groups have that because THEY know it all you should sit, pay your dues and be silent).

YOUR collective voice is actually more powerful. Get your friends together. have ONE write a form email that everyone can copy and paste. Flood your reps with those emails. Tell them to tell their friends and pass it on….it’s not hard folks.

Knox County, TN – 2A Win! Commission meeting video

Hello everyone!

If you had not heard, Knox County passed a 2A Sanctuary Resolution!  This is a HUGE deal as it is a very large Metro area for Tennessee!

I am attaching a link to the meeting that was conducted live/online due to…. well… you know.  I plan on going over it again and take the time to make discussion/rebuttal points for those looking to make future presentations to their respective County Commissions.  We are sitting at 66 counties now in Tennessee that have passed some form of 2A statement.  The 2A Resolution segment starts at 01:11:22.

https://archive.org/details/co-com-r-267-200526-business

 

Meaning of Memorial Day

This is what Memorial Day is about. Not gatherings, BBQ and beer. Not the living Veterans. It’s about those service members that didn’t return home alive. It’s about the ultimate sacrifice that was willingly made by those determined that we, and others, would be free. Take a moment to give thanks for those brave men and women. If you know a Gold Star Family, reach out to them today. Thank them. 

#Free TN Event Recap

The gathering of Patriots in Nashville Sunday, were here to celebrate Freedom & Liberty and yo get Governor Bill Lee’s attention and focus to Open Up Tennessee!
We were not at home playing Keyboard Commando, or calling the Authorities and snitching on their friends and Neighbors, but rather joined in prayerful and repentant agreement to God Almighty, to forgive us our trespasses, to provide wisdom, guidance, and healing, and to restore that which has been lost or stolen, to heal our Land in ways that honor Him!

We are also defending our Unalienable Rights and Liberties, those given by God Almighty.
We are per our Declaration of Independence, which states in part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. Accordingly, all experience hath shewn, that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”

Many Americans are getting WOKE UP. Some are speaking out against the Government overreach and acts of Tyranny. #walkaway
May God Almighty bless and prosper these efforts. May he call upon the lost, that they too, might repent and turn from their wicked ways, and know Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord.

Thank you, Laura Baigert, and the Tennessee Star for ANOTHER well written News account of Liberty in action!

#FreeTN Rally Draws Attendees from Across Tennessee and Speakers on the Subject of Freedom – Tennessee Star
https://tennesseestar.com/2020/05/18/freetn-rally-draws-attendees-from-across-tennessee-and-speakers-on-the-subject-of-freedom/?unapproved=32490&moderation-hash=d3a30ec9632df3206d58a6bb63a33da0#comment-32490

Firearms, Felons and the 2A

Felons and Firearms: When and how should it be allowed?

In 1968 the Federal Government ruled that felons cannot own a firearm in accordance with

18 UAC Code(d)It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person.

(1) under indictment for, or has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

(g)It shall be unlawful for any person—

(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year

Let us start with the definition according to Merriam-Webster:

Definition of felony

1an act on the part of a feudal vassal … involving the forfeiture of his fee

2aa grave crime formerly differing from a misdemeanor … under English common law by involving forfeiture in addition to any other punishment

ba grave crime (such as murder or rape) declared to be a felony by the common law or by statute regardless of the punishment actually imposed

ca crime declared a felony by statute because of the punishment imposed

da crime for which the punishment in federal law may be death or imprisonment for more than one year.

Essentially any conviction resulting in a one-year sentence or longer constitutes a felony.

At this time, I am not wanting to debate with those who think the 2nd Amendment is it, period, end of discussion.  I firmly believe in the 2nd; however, I also believe in a civilized society.  You would be hard-pressed to convince me that any person convicted of a violent crime using a firearm should be allowed to have legal possession of said tool again.  There are exceptions to this based on details, but I am speaking in general terms for this newsletter.

Types of crime; Blue Collar (typically violent) and White-Collar (typically non-violent).  However blue-collar crimes such as burglary and drugs do not involve firearms.  We use these terms to justify our positions.  What if the conviction and sentence are based on a non-violent crime (i.e. white-collar)?  How does this change one’s perception of an individual’s rights?  The definition of white-collar crime is this: Fraud, based on deceit, concealment, or violation of trust.

How would a felon go about getting their rights restored?  Right now, it is pretty much on them.  They need to hire lawyers, petition courts for reduction to a misdemeanor, expunged, or other legal means of removing the scarlet “F” off of their chest.  Believe it or not, the ATF has/had a program to help with this.  You could try and seek the ATF’s “Relief from Federal Firearms Disability.”   However, in 1992 a move to stop this by Congress went into effect and the ATF was prohibited from expending appropriated funds to investigate or act upon applications.  A nice and convenient way to shut something down without much uproar.

Misdemeanor convictions.  With a nod to all the new “Red Flag Laws” out there it has been and still is illegal for an individual to possess, use, sell firearms if they are under indictment or convicted of domestic violence.  We all know the RFL’s are so dangerous due to the open-ended definitions of who, what, and where along with the stripping of so many other constitutional rights.

Back to the main question.  Should Felons be allowed to own firearms?  The Left is adamant that to do so would lead to more crime.  Almost any left-leaning news outlet supports this.  There is also the view of a strict constitutionalist that believes the 2nd Amendment is the only law.  One thing about the Left is they NEVER clarify what a felon is, it always presumed that a bank teller who took some cash here or there to pay bills or live a life above their means is equal to the bank robber who intimidated, shot or killed bank customers or employees during their crime.  Here is another example, guilty of a crime and convicted, but serves less than 12 months.

“Bill gets involved with the wrong people and finds himself using drugs. Desperate for money to feed his drug habit, he steals money from his employer’s cash register. Bill’s employer informs law enforcement of what he has done, and he is convicted of a felony-level burglary offense and sentenced to 16 months in prison. Andy is mandated to turn his guns over to law enforcement. Because of Bill’s otherwise clean record and good behavior, while incarcerated, he only serves 4 months in prison. Even though he is released early, he is still prohibited from owning a firearm.”

Bill had no police record before nor since this event.  Should Bill have his rights restored?

It is my opinion that this office of the ATF needs to be reopened at the federal level.  At a minimum that State level also but I am not sure how that would mesh with the Federal systems used for the sales of firearms.  A whole other issue I know.  This office already exists, it just needs to be staffed and utilized.  There are a lot of people out there who just made a stupid mistake and are stuck with it for life.  Their lives before-hand, and since they have been law-abiding and contributive to society.  I think they should have a second chance.

Ruling Clarifies That Some White-Collar Felons Can Possess A Firearm

Editorial: Should felons be able to own guns? – Los Angeles Times

Please feel free to respond to this article in the comments section of our website with your opinions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Right To Liberty

The 1st Amendment of the Constitution reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.

The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution states:

“Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.

In addition to the 2A, which is our focus on this website, our founding fathers had the foresight to guarantee additional rights. WE THE PEOPLE have the right to PEACEFULLY assemble to protest anything we PERCEIVE the government is doing wrong. Whether they (the elected representatives of our government), like it or not.  Whether they want us to, or not. Whether they like the message, or not. Whether the PRESS likes it or not.

TN Quarantine Protests

 

Perhaps, even more, concerning than being “told” we can NOT assemble is this:

Connecticut using drones…

This is a CLEAR violation of the 4th Amendment.  Yes, you give up CERTAIN rights when you wander out in public. Your picture being taken for one. This goes WAY beyond a simple photo. Having your Temperature, Heart Rate, and Cough monitored and documented WITHOUT Consent is a search and seizure. If having your bodily functions monitored WITHOUT your consent doesn’t violate an unreasonable seizure, I don’t know what does.

 

 

 

 

Are we being tested under the guise of “protection”? Our ELECTED Representatives are OPENLY violating our Constitutional rights and liberties. Are they testing to see how many liberties they can take from us before we PEACEFULLY start protesting? How deep of a tear will they make in our Constitution before we take a UNITED stand to stop them?

I don’t have the answers. I know the Corvid-19 virus IS real and it IS taking lives. My heart breaks for those that have lost loved ones and those sick. I also know that we can NOT continue to allow the open and overt removal of our liberties and the Constitution to continue.

The peaceful assemblies taking place are NOT large enough to send a LOUD enough message. There should be THOUSANDS of people at every rally location. Wear a MASK if you feel safer by doing so. YES, socially distance, but get OUT from behind your keyboard! Send those emails, make those phone calls, but unless you fall into a risk category you SHOULD and NEED to be out getting your objections heard.

It’s time to start taking a stand to protect YOUR Rights and Liberties. The rights of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Once our liberties are gone, they will be GONE forever. Is that what you want? It’s time to make a choice. You either stand up, speak up and PEACEFULLY assemble or you sit behind your keyboard and become a citizen of a Socialist country.

 

Pictures courtesy of Jessica Phillips-Brezinican 

Tyranny Has Many Faces

It began with an idea…..that a “perfect race” could be created. That they would live in a utopia. A place where everyone believed the same, was healthy and looked the same.

The plan began by eliminating the “disposable.”  The old, the disabled, those with “different” beliefs or that “looked” different than the “standard” that was wanted.  Those that were considered “mentally unstable” or with “aberrant” sexual preferences.

People were forced to stay in their homes. Forced to wear patches on their outer clothing when they ventured out to work or to the grocery that identified them as “different.” Neighbors were instructed to spy on them and report them if they left their homes. They did so. Papers were required to be able to go to and from places of business. Liberties that were previously taken for granted were stripped away….and no-one protested. IF everyone protested at THAT point, perhaps the Holocaust would have been stopped, we will never know….but people remained silent.

Quickly the forced “Home Confinement” escalated to rounding those ordered confined up and using force to remove them from their homes and places of business, leaving everything and everyone behind.  Men, women, and children. No one was safe. They were placed on railroad cars and removed. All because they were NOT what the government deemed as “desired.”

Holocaust Memories

I could NEVER understand how approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million elderly, disabled, homosexual, and those of “non-preferred” religions were killed without protest. How did everyone people go from friends to enemies? How did they rationalize that deliberately turning their “friends” and neighbors over to the Nazis was the right thing to do? These were not strangers. These were people that they had socialized with. Attended weddings and funerals with. Worked with and watched their children play together. How did they develop the mindset that it was the RIGHT thing to do? That it was OK? That these people didn’t deserve the same freedoms that they enjoyed? That they were less than human and in fact, didn’t deserve to live?

 Numbers Killed During Holocaust

Those questions and the question of WHY people allowed their liberties to be stripped from them have haunted me since I first started learning about the Holocaust in school in the early 1970s.


Then, in 1998 a Constitution was re-written. It was written to now include,  free government-provided health care, college, and “social justice”. Things that appealed to those who wanted “free” and punishment for those that didn’t agree with THEIR points of view and positions. Then, in 2004 the Supreme Court was “stacked.” 12 new Justices were appointed to “support” the new President’s views. Then, in 2006 private properties were seized, media outlets, grocery stores, and banks were ALL nationalized. Prices were set on groceries by the government, rules regarding how much money you could withdraw were made and oil and gas prices were established. Not only prices were fixed, but mandates stating WHAT you could purchase, how much and how often were also created. Soon, there were long lines for food and medicine that became exorbitantly expensive as supplies rapidly declined. People who tried to protest were rounded up and imprisoned for speaking against the government. Now, people dig in trash hoping to find food to feed their families. This Country went from being the 10th richest in the world to being amongst the poorest. Welcome to Venezuela in 2020.

Another face of Tyranny


I am watching the BLATANT violation of our Constitutional Rights occur daily…..and I watch YOU do nothing. I watch Officers of the Law openly violate their oaths of office by ticketing those who dare assemble to worship.

Ticketing Worshippers

I watch them enforcing curfews on law-abiding citizens who have done NOTHING….other than stay healthy…..and I watch YOU do nothing. I see you remain silent. Safe in your homes ignoring our liberties being stripped away as you sit, eat popcorn watching NetFlix and typing on Facebook. I see what you write on Facebook. Condemning those who venture out, daring to jeopardize YOUR health. I see your comments applauding a Governors’ decision to stop Sunday worship and make it illegal to attend services. Even when worshipers are sitting securely in their cars in parking lots. Clearly practicing “social distancing” and remaining apart from others.

Yet, I see YOU  venturing out to Home Depot, Target and Walmart. Not wearing a mask and hoarding toilet paper. Apparently, YOUR liberties are more important than your previous friends and neighbors. I see your posts applauding the government’s decision to enforce home confinement and announce phone numbers in which to report violators.

Phone Number to Report Violators

I see the posts on Facebook of people being required to carry “papers” which then “allow” them to travel to and from work.  I see copies of a letter left on a windshield notifying people that they have been “reported” for violating house confinement….and I see YOU remain silent except to applaud.

News Report Video on Forced Removal During Virus

I watch you as you not only remain silent while all this happens, but I watch you follow blindly like sheep what is being mandated. You are being an active participant in HELPING our Liberties be destroyed. Where was your outrage when the Democrats voiced determination to “stack” the Supreme Court IF they win the election in November?

Are you so FEARFUL that you are willing to become a prisoner? Do you not realize you already have ALLOWED yourself to become one? DO you NOT see the parallels? DO you NOT see that the EXACT same tactics we are seeing used for our “protection” have been used by other governments that were tyrannical with horrendous outcomes? I’m NOT saying we’re headed into a Holocaust. However, I AM saying we are seeing the EXACT same loss of liberties. House confinement. Controlled movement. Gatherings, EVEN FOR WORSHIP, eliminated. After all, where people congregate discussion occurs and dissent organizes.

There is NO reason folks can’t go out wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Practice social distancing and carry on with their lives. There is a
difference between common sense and tyranny. We have crossed that line.

FIND YOUR VOICE. FIND YOUR COURAGE. FIND YOUR STRENGTH. USE THEM ALL before it’s too late. READ THE BILL OF RIGHTS. Once Liberties are gone…THEY ARE GONE. NOW is the time to PEACEFULLY Protest.  Contact our Representatives. ALL of them. ALL our State Representatives. ALL our National Representatives. It’s past the point of simply contacting YOUR specific Representatives. There are plenty of programs out there that will mass send an email for you to ALL of them.  It’s time to start fighting to ensure our liberties are preserved. Before it’s too late.