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By Clash Daily / 20 December 2012
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.
SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!
IT’S A NO BRAINER!
DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.
Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
It’s time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us.
You’re not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.
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Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after nearly three decades with the Associated Press, as well as several Upper Midwest newspapers, where he covered everything from legislative battles and sports to tornadoes and homicidal survivalists. He is also a photographer whose scenic work has been used commercially.More ↓
Time magazine may have named Barack Obama Man of the Year for 2012, but in a first-ever honor, WND today named Patrick Buchanan as the WND Man of the Year, honoring the stalwart of conservative thought for his incisive and insightful contributions to the America of economic, military, political and social influence.
He has been adviser to three presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination himself, served as the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000 and churned out six straight New York Times bestsellers, including “A Republic, Not an Empire,” “The Death of the West,” “Where the Right Went Wrong,” “State of Emergency,” “Day of Reckoning” and “Churchill, Hitler and The Unnecessary War.”
He’s now an editor of the American Conservative, chairman of the American Cause, a political analyst and columnist.
Posted on December 17, 2012 by Cowboy Byte
The London-based Think Tank Legatum Institute recently offered empirical evidence of what many Americans have been thinking lately. Our national well-being is slipping.
Over the past four years, prosperity has increased around the globe, while it has remained stagnant in the United States, the Legatum Institute reports. As a result, the Institute ranked the United States 12th out of 142 countries on its 2012 Prosperity Index, putting the country outside the top ten for the first time.
Returning us to prosperity is central to the agenda of our newly elected and reelected leaders. But doing so requires an understanding of the causes behind our stagnant wellbeing. The Legatum Institute finds that a decline in entrepreneurship and economic opportunity, rather than slippage in education, health, safety or personal freedom, is to blame.
In particular, the authors say that the fall in prosperity:
“. . .is driven by a decline in the number of US citizens who believe that hard work will get them ahead.”
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 10:53 AM PST
“FRAGILE.” It must be Italian.
Fact – when you tax something, you get less of it:
In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs.
This number fell to just 6,000 after Gordon Brown introduced the new 50p top rate of income tax shortly before the last general election.
The figures have been seized upon by the Conservatives to claim that increasing the highest rate of tax actually led to a loss in revenues for the Government.
It is believed that rich Britons moved abroad or took steps to avoid paying the new levy by reducing their taxable incomes.
This isn’t just happening in the once Great Britain.
The last 12 months may have been disappointing overall for conservatives. However, film-wise, it was actually a pretty good year.
Many mainstream films took obvious conservative stances and conservative documentaries like “Occupy Unmasked” and “Hating Breitbart” were aplenty, informing and entertaining their audiences. I thought I would take a moment to share my favorite conservative films of 2012. Afterward, feel free to share yours in the comments. Note: this list does not include documentary films.
1. “The Dark Knight Rises” – This is an obvious pick. It was blatantly conservative and realistic in its worldview. Plus, it gave us a perfect ending to Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. We saw a successful businessman forced to answer for his own fortune as people rail against freedom and capitalism. Bane (Tom Hardy) soon comes to lead the Occupy-style thugs to the utopia we witness in action in the film’s third act. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) comes to fight this tyranny and give people the very freedom they so easily give away. From Joseph Gordon Levitt’s star-making role as one very good cop to the action to the script, ‘Rises’ was pretty darn close to being a masterpiece.
2. “Atlas Shrugged: Part II” – The second part of Ayn Rand’s epic vision was leaps and bounds better than the first film. Director John Putch gave the film a wider vision, and the script was closer to Rand’s ideas. Jason Beghe and Esai Morales, along with the rest of the cast, breathed life into their monumental characters. For a film so designed to sell a philosophy, it was a great time at the movies.
3. “The Expendables 2” – I know. I know. This wasn’t a conservative movie! But it was, dear friends. Not only did famous Republicans line the cast, but “Expendables” embraced every one liner, patriotic attitude and old-school idea of machismo from the Reagan era of movie entertainment. It was also a vast improvement on the first as its tone became much clearer. A great time at the movies. Laughs, thrills and one liners like, “rest in pieces.” What more could a conservative film lover ask for?
4. “Red Dawn” – Sure, the first was way better as far as character and basic intelligence went, but “Red Dawn” managed to surprise me, and I was a skeptic from the get go. “Dawn” shined best when it came to the action scenes, which were some of the best of the year. It also, thankfully, did not shy away from the patriotism inherent in the story. That’s probably why liberals hate it so much and are proving with their criticisms that they are inept at not just analysis, but sometimes basic common sense.
5. Lockout: This was my guilty pleasure of the year. But, I would also argue it was one of the more important films for conservative entertainment. “Lockout” wasn’t just a throwback to ’80s action (always a plus), but it did what liberal movies do all the time … it just turned the tables. Instead of one liners about Sarah Palin and welfare, we got one liners about Democrats and raising taxes. Guy Pearce’s heroic Snow was the Libertarian screen hero of the year. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it.
So there it is dear readers. Sound off with your favorite conservative films of 2012 below.