The Left Has Declared ‘Open Season’ on Law Enforcement

30 May 2015

The Left Has Declared Open Season On Local Law Enforcement
The Left Has Declared Open Season On Local Law Enforcement

For over 20 years, overall crime was on the decline, but something changed. Something terrible has come upon us: “diversity”. The diversity movement is a nice sounding term that is actually the undoing of 150 years of societal integration. It’s a subtle, but evident strategy, a sinister strategy, to divide and conquer the American people.

This divide-and-conquer strategy breaks up a patriotic majority into smaller groups, thereby more easily contained and controlled. This is not to say political tension is a bad thing. Traditional political tension has served us well from before the time of our Revolution against a tyrannical British monarchy up until the time Bill Clinton became president. It is in the atmosphere of political tension that our two-party system has tested ideas in plain view of the public.

The Clintons weren’t the first greedy graspers to assume control of the helm of state. Over the years of our Constitutional Republic there was Teapot Dome and Watergate scandals that negatively affected public trust in federal government. Now, there is a nameless scandal, one that affects national security to greater degree than either of our world wars. This present scandal is a leftist movement to fundamentally reform our government. When Barack Obama said this while campaigning in 2008, his fan club assumed he was talking about making government more transparent and accessible to the people. That was not the meaning at all.

As a refresher, let’s remind ourselves of the background of this sitting president and the people who advise him.

Barack Obama was born to communist parents, raised by communist grandparents, mentored by communists and criminal anarchists, his education funded by a Khalid Mansour (learn about Mansour via this link: http://ow.ly/NE6LN ) and he’s an “anti-colonialist” who follows the dreams of his father. Immediately upon taking office, he surrounded himself with extreme leftists like Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Elena Kagan, Rahm Emanuel, and other known communists, Muslims and rabid atheists like Mikey Weinstein.

Obama and his un-indicted co-conspirators have worked to discredit local law enforcement while stockpiling billions of rounds of ammo and growing federal government radical law enforcement to hitherto never before imagined dimensions and now there is talk of nationalizing law enforcement.

This morning, an article in the Wall Street Journal title “The New Nationwide Crime Wave” describes how the “Ferguson effect” undermines local law and order. It’s helpful to know practically all the public disorder and mayhem are found in “Red States”. Read the WSJ article: http://ow.ly/NE7kd

Here in Texas law enforcement organizations have not served well the cause of good public order by demanding authority to demand an open-carry person show a license. I wrote about this on my blog: http://ow.ly/NE7wJ

I suggest we Texans, particularly those of us in and around Rockwall County work to continue to cultivate civil, respectful relations between citizens and law enforcement officers.

Let’s not be sucked into the “black hole” of cop hating. It didn’t work for us during Vietnam War protests when the left called policemen “pigs” and it won’t work today. Let’s pledge to be on the SAME side of the law. Time may come when you may be called upon to back up a Rockwall police officer.

John White​

Headline: Police opposition stalls Texas open carry handgun bill – Why?

28 May 2015 AD

Photo: AP By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press Published: May 27, 2015, 6:14 pm
Photo: AP – By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press – Published: May 27, 2015, 6:14 pm

Finally, after 150 years our Texas Legislature has in the works a bill to allow law-abiding adult Texans to again wear handguns the way they are best worn: out in the open. The Union disarmed southerners during Reconstruction, a time when only “carpetbaggers” and freedmen were allowed to openly carry sidearms. Before the Civil War, Americans were able to wear self-defense weapons nearly 250 years.

Back in the 90’s a concealed-carry movement swept the nation. Texas passed concealed-carry in 1995. At that time law enforcement agencies across the state prattled about their fear of armed Texans. Gradually, over the next several legislative sessions our fellow Texans became accustomed to concealed-carry and a surprising statistic emerged: the arrest and conviction rate for CHL holders is LESS THAN for law enforcement officers. Imagine that.

Throughout the time following applying for and earning my CHL, not one single CHL holder has pulled a gun on me. In fact, not even one criminal has threatened me with a handgun. However, there was one man who did pull his handgun on me. He did it to intimidate me. That man was a Rockwall policeman who is still on the payroll here in our fair city.

The chief issue here is one of a misunderstanding of duty. Duty. A seldom used, seldom understood, seldom applied term. It seems to be a foreign concept to contemporary law enforcement agencies. Let’s consider what ‘duty’ means.

When I was in the Navy back in the 60’s and 70’s, duty was indelibly embedded in my thinking. Duty to us meant others, those we serve, were more important than we were. Putting that into present-day government, if I were a policeman who thought in terms of my duty to the citizens, I would hold the lives of those citizens above my own. We don’t see that today in our police forces. Today, they think their personal safety and comfort is more important than the safety and comfort of the general public.

What is the chief duty of law enforcement officers? Look to the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence for an answer.

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…

The chief duty, the most fundamental duty of law enforcement officers is to secure the rights of citizens, not to position themselves as superior beings who deem their rights above all other persons.

The second part of the Second Amendment says,

the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed

Law enforcement leaders now stridently opposing behave as they did when the legislature was advancing concealed-handgun legislation, leading to silly rules whereby we had to quickly inform an officer of the presence of a handgun in the car and readily display the license. As time past, two years ago the Legislature made it lawful for any law-abiding adult to have a handgun in their automobile and requirements of declaration of a weapon and display of the CHL have gone by the way.

I urge the Texas legislature, particularly Sen. Bob Hall, Representative Scott Turner and Governor Greg Abbott to not be paralyzed by the unreasonable, selfish fears of law enforcement. Let’s join the majority of these states with sensible open-carry legislation that recognizes the inalienable and declared rights of our citizens.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Green Agenda: Good Science or False Religion?

28 May 2015 AD

AlGore_Fraud_01_250pxSelf-styled ‘environmentalists’ have corrupted government, public education and compromised the scientific method. If one’s belief system draws one to worship something false, the Bible calls that religion ‘idolatry’.

Due to #GlobalWarming, we are told, all the sea ice will disappear. When? Oh, it was supposed to happen years ago. Contrary to those false prophets, we now have record ice formation at both poles. Read more here http://ow.ly/Nxefh and here http://ow.ly/Nxel9

Rise in atmospheric CO2 is destroying the planet, Al Gore’s disciples of doom lament. What are the facts? Fact is, due to increase in atmospheric CO2, rain forests and other great forests like the Taiga in Russia are growing more trees faster than anytime in history. Read more http://ow.ly/NxeD5

Then there is the matter of those dastardly “heat islands” of the inner cities. Oh, my! What shall we do? Ah! An environmentalist came up with the idea of brightening buildings to reflect solar heat and thus reduce the so-called “heat island effect”. But, there is a consequence: greater pollution due to reduced convective air currents. Read more http://ow.ly/NxeUJ

go-greenYes, but what about ‘Peak Oil’? You know, the threat of running out of oil for which we absolutely must move to the use of “sustainable energy” and “sustainable construction”. Facts are funny things. Aren’t they? We are now awash in domestic oil, so much so the price has fallen to the $50 level, leading to massive layoffs in the oil patch. Yes, but will not windmills save the planet? Don’t bet on it. Windmills are the singular most costly form of electrical energy, due to very low energy density and high costs of maintenance. Read more about the peak oil lie http://ow.ly/Nxflg and read more about the negative consequences of wind energy http://ow.ly/NxfsS

In the beginning God… God created all that we see, touch, feel, hear, smell and even the intangibles for which olfactory senses cannot discern. He gave us natural resources beyond human capacity to imagine. One salt mine to the east of the Dallas metroplex has enough salt to supply the world’s needs for the next 20,000 years. As for coal, we have more coal energy than the sum of all middle east oil and our known reserves in 25 states is enough to supply our needs for the next 200 years. Read more about coal http://ow.ly/NxfYL Let’s not fail to mention our oil reserves in 2015: of known reserves, we have enough to last us 100 years! Read more about domestic oil reserves http://ow.ly/Nxgf1

green agendaThe green agenda is a product of leftist ideology, not good science. When the next war comes, will you rush to the feet of false profits (intentional misspell) like Al Gore or will you call on the Living God, your Jehovah Jireh who sees your need well in advance and makes provision for you? I rely on the latter.

John White​

Government Bond-age? Are you paying attention?

26 May 2015 AD

Here in Rockwall there will be bond elections for new schools, new roads, new everything.

Warning Signs

HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

The world authorities have run out of ammunition as rates remain stuck at zero. They have no margin for error as economy falters.

The world is drowning in debt, warns Goldman Sachs

Ageing populations mean countries’ debt piles risk growing out of control, warns European head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

ECONOMIST: GOVERNMENT PREPARING TO SEIZE 401(K) PENSIONS

Economist Martin Armstrong warns that a Supreme Court ruling last week has set the stage for the federal government to begin seizing private pension funds.

The Next Recession: Cause and Timing

Quantitative easing may have been better than nothing, but it certainly did not create a booming economy. However, it does set the stage for a possible boom-bust cycle in the coming years.

click on image for real time update
click on image for real time update

Why the Next Stock Market Crash Will Happen Any Day Now

Despite the Dow hitting pre-crash highs, companies reporting positive earnings, and the financial media saying we are looking at the “beginning of a new bull market,” the stock market is on the verge of another historic collapse.

Summary

Can anyone with certainty predict the day, the hour of economic collapse? Only God knows these details. Even if you don’t believe in God, believe the signs of coming problems. I write not to drive you into cringing and fear, but to warn you of the “potholes” in the economic roadway ahead of us.

Government debt at all levels, from federal to school districts and municipalities, is unsustainable.

My parents lived through the Great Depression and came out of it well. I’ve lived through several major economic recessions and come out of it well. If you are unencumbered by long-term debt, you, too, will come out of this next event well.

Founding Father’s Warning Against Perpetual Debt

“[The natural right to be free of the debts of a previous generation is] a salutary curb on the spirit of war and indebtment, which, since the modern theory of the perpetuation of debt, has drenched the earth with blood, and crushed its inhabitants under burdens ever accumulating.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Wayles Eppes, Monticello, June 24, 1813; “The Writings of Thomas Jefferson,” Albert Ellery Bergh, editor (Washington D.C.: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), Vol. XIII, p. 272

“The term of redemption must be moderate, and at any rate within the limits of [the government’s] rightful powers. But what limits, it will be asked, does this prescribe to their powers? What is to hinder them from creating a perpetual debt? The laws of nature, I answer. The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead. The will and the power of man expire with his life, by nature’s law.” – Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, Monticello, June 24, 1813; “The Writings of Thomas Jefferson,” Definitive Edition, Albert Ellery Berg, Editor, The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association (1905) Vol. XIII, p. 269

What is ‘perpetual debt’? It is that debt generations yet unborn must labor to pay, due to the foolishness of their fathers and grandfathers.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Obama Rules Through Propaganda – Facts and Truth Are Inconsequential

May 23, 2015 AD

President Obama declared this week that “climate change” is a greater threat to our military than radical Islamists. He expressed his distress over rising sea level at our Virginia seaside military installations. This would  truly be a serious threat, if true. It’s not.

He says 'climate change' (something that doesn't exist) is more a threat to our military than ISIS (something that DOES exist).
He says ‘climate change’ (something that does NOT exist) is more a threat to our military than ISIS (something that DOES exist).

Yes, there is apparent rise in sea level in the Tidewater region, but this is not a case of rising sea level due to melting ice, according  to the U.S. Geological Survey. It is a matter of land subsidence. Let’s go straight to the scientific report titled “Land Subsidence and Apparent Sea Level Rise I the South Chesapeake Bay Region”, by Jack Eggleston and Jason Pope.

Sadly, as a consequence of a nationwide epidemic of ignorance reinforced by a spirit of deception, our fellow citizens believe the lie, ignore the science. This begs the question: Is our president a liar or is he deceived? Regardless, his belief system is truly a greater threat to national security than the sum of radical jihadists wishing to destroy us.

Why does Obama overstate anthropogenic climate change/global warming? He does it for its propaganda value.

Paul Joseph Goebbels - Hitler's propaganda minister
Paul Joseph Goebbels – Hitler’s propaganda minister

To attract people, to win over people to that which I have realised as being true, that is called propaganda. In the beginning there is the understanding, this understanding uses propaganda as a tool to find those men, that shall turn understanding into politics. Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things from what I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” – Paul Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda minister

Conclusion

All the gibberish about global warming, now called climate change, is propaganda to “conquer the broad masses”.

John White

 

Open-Carry Passes Texas Senate

May 23, 2015 AD

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Open-Carry-Starbucks-courtesy-csmonitor.com_

Thankful the Senate passed Open-Carry and that it’s on its way to Governor Abbott for his signature.

Rarely do Sen. Rodney Ellis and I agree, but on the prohibition of policemen that prevents harassment of law-abiding citizens and racial profiling of minorities, we are in full agreement.

Sen. Rodney Ellis
Sen. Rodney Ellis

Said Senator Ellis, “If somebody is going to be profiled for walking around the streets of Houston or Austin with a gun, someone who looks like me is more likely to get stopped.” Senator Ellis is a black man. I agree wholeheartedly.

44 of our 50 states were already open-carry states. Texas and California were among the 6 that prohibit open-carry. Why? In a word: racism.

Our post-Reconstruction state legislature (all Democrats) didn’t like the idea of former slaves walking around with handguns. A law prohibiting Texans from carrying handguns was passed to disarm the freedmen, but it backfired. As a consequence, all law-abiding Texans were barred from ordinary armed self-defense until 1995 when Gov. George Bush signed the concealed-carry bill into law.

It took a lot of years for many Texans, particularly business owners, to become accustomed to concealed-carry. It will take a lot of years for many Texans to become accustomed to open-carry. Let’s be patient with them.

You will notice that the appearance of an armed law enforcement officer in a public place does not arouse hysteria (Eeeek! He’s got a gun!). The subtle belief is “only government should have guns”. Well, our fellow citizens, including the liars from Moms Against Guns and Michael Bloomberg, must come to grips with a Constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.

Said Founding Father and First President George Washington, “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…

Our third President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson spoke the obvious: “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

Assailants will soon learn whom they can and whom they cannot easily attack with confidence.

John White​

Green Thinking Will Bankrupt America

20 May 2015

Wind power, solar power, biomass, wood stoves, nuclear power, coal-fired power, natural gas-fired power and propane-fueled power – So many variables, how can we compare the efficacy of one electrical power source to another? The answer is “energy density”.

Energy density is an expression of how much energy can be extracted with 100% thermal efficiency and 100% burn-up.

At present, coal is the least costly and most abundant fuel source available for production of low-cost, reliable electrical energy. Some facts about coal:

  • 86% of coal extracted is used for domestic electrical production
  • 37% of ALL electrical energy in the US of A comes from coal-fired power plants
Coal isn't an optional fuel source. It it the singular most abundant and most reliable of all
Coal isn’t an optional fuel source. It it the singular most abundant and most reliable of all

If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas being emitted.” – Candidate Barack H. Obama, 17 January 2008 (full context in video below)

Here within our ERCOT service region of Texas, coal contributes 36% and natural gas 41.1% to our principle state electrical grid. Wind power at 10.6% is catching up to nuclear at 11.6%, but think about this.

Anyone who drives Texas will come across highly visible ‘wind farms’ where enormous windmills convert wind to electricity. Each blade of a given windmill is the length of the trailer of an over-the-road truck, as often seen on our highways.

texas wind farm
Pollution-free energy? How can we go wrong? Well, in fact, it’s not “pollution-free”. Do they emit audible noise? But, audible isn’t the noise to worry about. According to Dr. Alec N. Salt, (of Washington University in St. Louis), “There are several ways that infrasound could affect you even though you cannot hear it.”

References

Economics of Green Energy

Germany and much of Europe bought into the green energy scheme. How has green energy affected those countries? Focusing on Germany, consumer electrical rates have steadily risen from 26 cents/kWh in 2012 to almost 30 cents/kWh in 2014. [Reference: Eurostat Statistics Explained 2014 ]

Just for bonus points, note that Al Gore has a 100-foot houseboat and travels extensively. His ‘carbon footprint’ dwarfs the sum of all your neighbors. Likewise the Obama clan that squanders the national treasury to fund lavish and many vacations while burning hundreds of thousands of gallons of jet fuel.

Bottom Line

There is an inversely proportional relationship between the cost of energy (all, including electrical, gas, gasoline, Diesel, etc.) and employment. And, there is a direct relationship between the cost of energy and inflation. [Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics ]

Ideologues who worship the mantras of anthropogenic ‘global warming’, ‘climate change’ and all things ‘green’ eagerly and with great determination wish to prevent man from harming their god mother earth. Wrapped within their culture of ignorant idolatry are desires to destroy capitalism and to depopulate the earth in order to protect their false god.

Is the earth overpopulated? Even the nation of India, despite what you may perceive from movies and novels is not overpopulated. In fact, our state of New Jersey has a population density comparable to that of India and New Jersey is well known as “The Garden State” where deer are hunted. A zeal to depopulate the earth is the chief motivation behind vicious attacks on unborn American babies. Consider liberal New York State that recently passed a law allowing injection of poison into the hearts of babies yet in the womb. There is nothing glorious about the green agenda, my friends.

God gave us abundant natural resources to supply our every need for farmland, fuel, water and living space until such time as he brings to an end life on earth as we know it. That’s why we have virtually inexhaustible reserves of oil, natural gas, coal, farmland, forests, etc. I’ll publish more about forests and their relationship with our carbon cycle in another blog post.

John White