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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Guns do what our government won't, protect law-bidding citizens

Walter E. Williams WND

Control criminals, not guns
Posted: May 21, 20081:00 am Eastern© 2008
Every time there's a highly publicized shooting, out go the cries for stricter gun control laws, and it was no different with the recent murder of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, in a letter to the state congressional delegation demanding re-enactment of the federal assault weapon ban, said, "Passing this legislation will go a long way to protecting those who put their lives on the line every day for us. … There is no excuse to do otherwise."
Gun control laws will not protect us from murderers. We need protection from the criminal justice system politicians have created. Let's look at it.
According to former Philly cop Michael P. Tremoglie's article "Who freed the cop-killers?" for the Philadelphia Daily News (May 8, 2008), all three murder suspects had extensive criminal records. Levon Warner was sentenced in 1997 to seven and a half to 15 years for robbery, one to five years for possessing an instrument of crime and five to 10 for criminal conspiracy. Howard Cain was convicted in 1996 on four counts of robbery and sentenced to five to 10 years on each count. Eric Floyd was sentenced to five to 10 years in 1995 for robbery, rearrested in 1999 for parole violation and later convicted in 2001 for two robberies. If these criminals had not been released from prison, long before they served out their sentences, officer Liczbinski would be alive today. So what's responsible for his death: guns or a prison and parole system that released these three criminals? Tremoglie cites other examples of criminals, with convictions for violent crimes ranging from robbery and assault to murder, who were paroled and later murdered police officers.
A New York Times study (April 28, 2006) of the city's 1,662 murders in 2003-2005 found that 90 percent of the murderers had criminal records. A Massachusetts study reported that on average, homicide offenders had been arraigned for nine prior offenses. John Lott's book, "More Guns, Less Crime," reports that in 1988 in the 75 largest counties in the U.S., over 89 percent of adult murderers had a criminal record as an adult.
A few days after the murder of Liczbinski, Gov. Rendell told a news conference, attended by state elected officials and top law enforcement officials, "The time has come for politicians to decide. You have to decide whether you're on their side – the men and women who wear blue – or whether you're on the side of the gun lobby." Instead of saying "whether you're on the side of the gun lobby," Rendell should have said "whether you're on the side of the criminal and the courts, prosecutors, prisons and parole boards that cut soft deals with criminals and release them to prey upon police officers and law-abiding citizens."
If there is one clear basic function of government, it's to protect citizens from criminals. When government failure becomes so apparent, as it is in the murder of a police officer, officials seek scapegoats, and very often it's the National Rifle Association and others who seek to protect our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. We hear calls for stricter gun control laws when what is really needed is more control over criminals.
There are many third-party liability laws. I think they ought to be applied to members of parole boards who release criminals who turn around and commit violent crimes. As it stands now, people on parole boards who release criminals bear no cost of their decisions. I bet that if members of parole boards were held liable or forced to serve the balance of the sentence of a parolee who goes out and commits more crime, they would pay more attention to the welfare of the community rather than the welfare of a criminal. You say, "Williams, under those conditions, who'd serve on a parole board?" There's something to be said about that.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

This Day in History

May 18, 1980. On this day Mt. St. Helens exploded. At 8:32 Sunday morning, Mount St. Helens erupted.
Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche. Nearly 230 square miles of forest was blown down or buried beneath volcanic deposits. At the same time a mushroom-shaped column of ash rose thousands of feet skyward and drifted downwind, turning day into night as dark, gray ash fell over eastern Washington and beyond. The eruption lasted 9 hours, but Mount St. Helens and the surrounding landscape were dramatically changed within moments.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The price of stupidity

What led to our outrageous gas prices? The American voters! For the last 50 years at least 50% of the populace has voted for liberal socialist anti-American Democrats. Not only that but these same people took over the media and our schools. Most of these voters are middle and low income voters who suffer the most for this voting practice. Who was against Christianity being taught in our school. Who put insects, reptiles and animals over human needs. Who elected politician who voted against nuclear power, no offshore oil drilling, but supports everything that destroys America's Independence. Who pushed through converting food to oil when already there is a world food shortage, how insane. The democratic party has done more to destroy America's greatness because their core belief is based on Socialism. There is no Independence in Socialism. America lost the cold war against Communism. We let them become our teachers, politicians, judges and media Moguls.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Global Warming, no big deal

Just get a boat and enjoy it. One thing about Planet Earth, whether it's an Ice Age or Global Warming the earth has an self correcting system which will automatically swing the opposite way eventually. So enjoy all the new beachfront property free of all the commercial development. It's back to nature again.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

LBJ censors Truth

LAW OF THE LAND: Pastors called to defy IRS censorship rules. New campaign challenges 1954 tax law banning speech on candidates' positions.
Posted: May 09, 2008 4:10 pm
By Bob Unruh© 2008 WorldNetDaily

Christian pastors should stop censoring themselves in fear of an "unconstitutional" 1954 provision in the IRS code that has threatened to eliminate their church tax-exempt status if they speak out against positions held by political candidates, urges a leading legal alliance.
The Alliance Defense Fund today announced a new initiative that will challenge the IRS ban on political comment from churches and their pastors.
"Churches have for too long feared the loss of tax exempt status arising from speech in the pulpit addressing candidates for office," the ADF's white paper on the campaign confirmed. "Rather than risk confrontation, pastors have self-censored their speech, ignoring blatant immorality in government and foregoing the opportunities to praise moral government leaders.
"ADF believes that IRS restrictions on religious expression from the pulpit, whenever the IRS characterizes it as 'political,' is unconstitutional. After 50 years of threats and intimidation, churches should confront the IRS directly and reclaim the expressive rights guaranteed to them in the United States Constitution," the group said.
The ADF said its program will "equip, protect, and defend pastors who wish to exercise their First Amendment right to openly discuss the positions of political candidates and other moral and social issues from the pulpit."
The group is encouraging pastors across the U.S. to "deliver a sermon along these lines in their own churches Sept. 28," which is just days before the 2008 presidential election, a debate that has been rife with moral questions.
Before 1954, churches freely evaluated the politicians of the day on moral issues without fear of retribution.
That year, Democratic Sen. Lyndon Johnson amended the tax code to add the threat of IRS action against churches if their pastors mentioned the positions of specific candidates from the pulpit, the ADF said.
"No official reason was given for the amendment, but scholars believe that Johnson offered the amendment to restrict the speech of a private foundation that supported a political opponent," the ADF said.
However, the prosecution of such limits has been based on religion, because the same restrictions do not apply to other tax-exempt groups, including civil leagues; labor, agricultural, or horticultural associations; business leagues; chambers of commerce; real estate boards; boards of trade; and other groups.
"The intimidation of churches by leftist groups using the IRS has grown to a point that ADF has no choice but to respond," said Erik Stanley, senior counsel for the ADF. "The number of threats being reported to ADF is growing because of the aggressive campaign to unlawfully silence the church. IRS rules don't trump the Constitution, and the First Amendment certainly trumps the Johnson amendment."
Pastors who want to participate can find information at a special page assembled on the ADF website.
"The government can't demand that a church give up its right to tax-exempt status simply because the pastor exercises his First Amendment rights in the pulpit. Groups like Americans United [for Separation of Church and State] intentionally trigger IRS investigations that will silence churches through fear, intimidation, and disinformation," the ADF said.
Mike Johnson, another counsel for ADF, told WND the goal really is to "take the muzzle off" Christian churches.
"We're reminding them that they have the right to openly discuss the positions of political candidates, and we're going to be there for them if there's a challenge," he said.
"There's a very aggressive campaign to unlawfully silence the church," he said. To opponents who want to take to court the issue over such First Amendment restrictions, he said, "It's time to have that test."
Ironically, the ADF said, to date there's never been a reported case of a church losing its tax exempt status for sermons delivered from the pulpit evaluating candidates for office in light of Scriptures.
"This may be because the IRS does not want to encounter the constitutional issues raised by punishing speech from the pulpit. … Unfortunately, many churches either accept the IRS interpretation of the code or simply avoid these topics altogether," the ADF said.
But the simple interpretation is that such speech restrictions violate the First Amendment, according to the ADF.
"The restriction excessively entangles the government with religion, violates a Church's right to free exercise of religion, and violates a church's right to free speech," the white paper said.
"The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that there is no compelling purpose for the government to extend a statutory privilege (like tax exemption) only on the condition that the recipient gives up a fundamental right (like free speech). In fact the opposite is true. The 'exaction of a tax as a condition to the exercise of the great liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment is … obnoxious,'" the group wrote.

Churches should have never accepted this Anti-Christ policy. Look where it has led us today. Was money more important than the Word of truth?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Southern weather forecast

Here's the forecast for today, June 14th : Hot this morning, and continued unbelievably hot with a chance of tremendous heat in the afternoon, cooling off to a great deal of hotness later in the evening, and down to just very hot tonight. A chance of rain if you see a thunderstorm. Tomorrow, searing heat in the cities, sweltering heat in the suburbs and hot as hell at the beaches. In other words, tomorrow's weather will be exactly the same as today's.

NOTE: Repeat this forecast every day for the rest of June, July, especially August and half of September. This forecast is more accurate than your local weather report.