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Monday, 20 January 2020

Politicians Need to Follow the Law, Too [ABQ Journal — Letter to the Editor]

Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:00 PM (20:00)

In today’s Journal, I read an letter to the editor by Quay County Attorney Warren F. Frost [1] saying that the 29 county sheriffs who prefer their constituents’ individual liberty over Bloomberg-financed victim disarmament dictats from Santa Fe should resign or face the possibility of removal should they refuse to follow those dictats.

Frost cites Article XX, Section 1 of the New Mexico State Constitution [2] as his rationale on this —

Every person elected or appointed to any office shall, before entering upon his duties, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that he will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution and laws of this state, and that he will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of his office to the best of his ability.

Where in that clause do public officials, elected or appointed, reserve the right to blow off parts of the State Constitution that they don’t care for, as if those parts don’t exist?

In this case, I’m referring to willful disregard for Article II, Section 6, as repeatedly displayed by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and the Legislature.

Article II, Section 6 reads as follows —

No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.)

If the 29 of 33 county sheriffs who are opposed to the Bloomberg-financed victim disarmament campaign are subject to removal for refusing to follow its dictats, then why are Lujan-Grisham and her fellow victim disarmers in the Legislature not subject to removal for their refusal to abide by Article II, Section 6?


AS PUBLISHED

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020 A11

LEGISLATURE 2020

RED FLAG DEBATE

Look who’s blowing off the Constitution now

  IN (THE Jan.12) Journal, I read an letter to the editor by Quay County Attorney Warren F. Frost saying that the 29 county sheriffs who prefer their constituents’ individual liberty over Bloomberg-financed victim disarmament dictats from Santa Fe should resign or face the possibility of removal should they refuse to follow those dictats.

  Frost cites Article XX, Section 1 of the New Mexico State Constitution as his rationale on this.

  Article XX Miscellaneous, Section 1 Oath of officer reads that: “Every person elected or appointed to any office shall, before entering upon his duties, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that he will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution and laws of this state, and that he will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of his office to the best of his ability.

  Where in that clause do public officials, elected or appointed, reserve the right to blow off parts of the State Constitution that they don’t care for, as if those parts don’t exist?

  In this case, I’m referring to the willful disregard for Article II, Section 6, as repeatedly displayed by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and the Legislature.

  Article II, Section 6 reads as follows: “No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons.

  No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.)

  If the 29 of 33 county sheriffs who are opposed to the Bloomberg-financed victim disarmament campaign are subject to removal for refusing to follow its dictats, then why are Lujan Grisham and her fellow victim disarmers in the Legislature not subject to removal for their refusal to abide by Article II, Section 6?

MIKE BLESSING
Albuquerque


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. If you can’t enforce the law, resign by Warren F. Frost, Quay County Attorney (Albuquerque Journal, Sunday, 12 January 2020, page A11)
  2. Article XX Miscellaneous, Section 1 Oath of officer

NOTES

  1. Published in Albuquerque JournalMonday, 20 January 2020, p. A11 (as “Look who’s blowing off the Constitution now”) [scanned from paper copy]
  2. Reposted —
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    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Quote of the Day for Sunday, 12 January 2020

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day, Science — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:40 PM (23:40)

Isn’t it funny how liberals tell YOU that you can’t have a valid opinion of climate change because “you aren’t a scientist,” and yet they make climate heroes of a former Tenn. politician whose only qualification is that his father was a Senator, a bunch of Hollywood actors who have no qualifications at all, and a 16-year-old kid who has openly admitted she is skipping school.

Warner Todd Huston


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
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    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress
    3. KCUF Media — Facebook page
    4. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group
    5. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

I Voted “NO” Today

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 PM (19:00)

   

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Friday, 25 October 2019

Jimmy Carter – The World Will Run Out of Oil in 2011

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Science, Viewing — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:42 PM (20:42)

H/T Tom Souther

Well, it’s eight years later, and not only hasn’t the world run out of oil, but the United States has gone from a net oil importer to an exporter, thanks to technology and the capitalist spirit.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
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    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

“Working for Workers” is Really Working AGAINST Workers

Filed under: Economics, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:36 AM (01:36)

From: Representative Debra Haaland <NM01DH@mail.house.gov>
Date: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Working for Workers

News from Representative Haaland

August 29, 2019

Dear Mr. Blessing,

Happy Labor Day! Every year we celebrate the contribution of unions and the labor movement to our country. Unions built the American middle class. We owe the 40-hour work week, minimum wage, and child labor laws all to the work of organized labor and unions. They are a force against income inequality and we need them now more than ever.

As a member of the Labor and Working Families Caucus and a former member of the Teamsters Union, I am fighting for you every day. I am proud to be a cosponsor of The Protecting the Right to Organize Act to expand protections for workers who exercise their right to unionize. I also voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade.

Sincerely,
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Member of Congress

Of course, here’s my answer to her “survey” —


NOTES

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    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Letter to Congress

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:38 AM (01:38)

Here is the text of the email (?) that I sent to Deb Haaland via the 4-page contact form on her Congressional website —

As a tax-paying resident of the 1st District for 25 years, I am writing to you to stand firm against anti-liberty measures routinely introduced in Congress, usually calls for “gun control,” more properly called victim disarmament or civilian disarmament, such as “red flag” confiscation bills, ‘Minority Report’-style precrime measures like the TAPS Act.

This past weekend, we saw more than one evil man go to a gun-free VICTIM DISARMAMENT ZONE, and kill numerous people. The vultures whom you work with will call for various acts of tyranny, from sundry measures to restrict lawful firearms owners’ rights, to banning certain types of firearms magazines, and other accessories; even outright gun confiscation. Others will renew calls for wholly unconstitutional measures like the proposed TAPS Act.

I ask that you go another way: Push for a national Constitutional Carry Act, restoring the intent of the 2nd Amendment that law-abiding citizens be able to resist any enemy, foreign or domestic, that threatens life, liberty, and domestic tranquility. Push for a national repeal / moratorium of unconstitutional gun-free VICTIM DISARMAMENT Zones. Push for a ban on media glorification of mass killers; these psychopaths revel in gaining their 15 minutes of infamy! We MUST deny them their motive and their reward, but media companies insist on being irresponsible. They must be held accountable for their criminal negligence.

Be mindful, please. We The People own over 400 million firearms in the hands of over 110 million lawful gun owners. We will not disarm. We will not surrender essential liberty or property. America has tried gun control for over 50 years now and all it has done is bring more violence, so clearly this is not working. It’s time to go the other way: full-bore freedom! It is time to abolish all gun controls. Author Robert A. Heinlein summed it up best: “An armed society is a POLITE society”.

H/T William Flatt


Friday, 9 August 2019

Who Wants Trump to be Assassinated?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:45 PM (17:45)

For starters, apparently Roger Demetrius Kaschak does, that’s who —

Digression here — I’m not a fan of Trump, considering his vocal support for the victim disarmament cause, but the “baby Trump” balloons are quite simply moronic, in my opinion.

For what it’s worth, Kaschak is a Biden supporter —

https://facebook.com/KASHMIR82/posts/2832382266777365

https://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2812116758803916&set=a.199974353351516&type=3


Thursday, 8 August 2019

Wes Milliken, “Libertarian” Victim Disarmer and Hoplophobe

Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:50 PM (23:50)

While scrolling through my “News Feed” on Facebook, I found this little “gem” attached as a “comment” to a post by Danny Bedwell —

https://facebook.com/danny.bedwell.587/posts/10211219478122893?comment_id=10211219639566929

Following the post back to Milliken’s profile, I found that Milliken says he’s in the business of “. . . spreading libertarian ideals of peace, freedom, and prosperity . . . .” :

  

A casual scroll-through of Milliken’s “Timeline” reveals even more such “goodness” of the kind that Milliken posted to Mr. Bedwell’s Facebook post —

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2471548212902041

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470721239651405

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470518809671648

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470339666356229

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470078179715711

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2469999329723596

I was going to add a comment or two under each of the above pictures, but that would be superfluous, in my opinion.

Also in my opinion, libertarianism without a healthy, expanding gun culture to back it up isn’t much more than an intellectual exercise at best, and wishful fantasizing at worst.

This sort of thing is what you get when a movement’s advocates value “diversity” and “inclusiveness” over principles.

For those of you in the “Libertarian” Party of New Mexico who in 2017 signed off on the notion that everyone before the Johnson / Weld 2016 exercise in serial treason against both the organization and its professed principles was “good on the Second Amendment, but not much else,” I cordially invite you to anally self-fornicate with a plugged-in curling iron, or a lit stick of dynamite. My sincere regret is that I am unable to supply the latter for any of you.


Thursday, 1 August 2019

The 2020 DNC Presidential “Debates”

Filed under: entertainment, Humor, Media, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 3:28 PM (15:28)

For those of you who have been carefully watching the DNC-sponsored “debates” between various “presidential candidates,” trying to figure out which of them has the most “innovative” “solutions” to America’s “problems,” let me sum them all up for you with a picture —

The DNC and its affiliates, as they’ve been since 1970. [Image H/T Stephen Carville]

As far as any of these . . . individuals . . . is concerned, your life, liberty, money, property, and pursuit(s) of happiness don’t belong to you at all.

NONE of these . . . persons . . . displays any evidence of caring about your individual rights, privileges or immunities in the slightest.

Rather, in their minds, your life, liberty, money, property, and pursuit(s) of happiness are theirs, to take away, to give to others, to use as they see fit, or to destroy, at their arbitrary and capricious whim.

In their minds, your individual rights, privileges or immunities aren’t yours at all in any way, but theirs, to be granted to you or taken away from you at their discretion.

In the end, tuning in to these cretins and idiots is a total waste of time, electricity, and bandwidth, in my opinion.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,032: Sunday, 4 August 2019
  2. Reposted –
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    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress
    3. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Just Too Funny Not to Share

Filed under: Dark Side, Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:50 AM (00:50)

H/T Frédéric Bastiat Facebook page


NOTES

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