At the link you will find a massive page of documented cases of defensive gun use . If you scroll down to the bottom you will find the link to Andrew’s homepage which is a treasure trove of links to all manner of subjects of interest to those of us who oppose gun control , big government and statism. Poke around and you are sure to find loads of information you can use for blogging purposes , to prove an argument or just for self-education . Bookmark it and use it for future reference . You’ll be glad you did .
Below is just a small sampling of what is available from Andrew’s page . On the site all of the below listed topics are hot-linked and will provide you with hours of reading and research . I’e removed the links so as not o steal Mr Dart’s thunder . Go there and see for yourself . He has put an incredible amount of work into his site and it reads like an encyclopedia of statist references for the liberty-loving individual .
” Timely topics
Gun control and disingenuous arguments for gun control
Zero Tolerance insanity in public schools
Major Nidal Malik Hasan and the Fort Hood shooting
The Food Police
Postage Rates and Saturday deliveries
Welfare fraud, food stamps, and “disability” payments
The Proposed National ID Card
Obama’s drones and the secret kill list
Lies about the Benghazi terrorist attack
Cases in which guns saved lives
Gun control failures
Media bias related to firearms
Threats to the Constitution
The United States has plenty of oil
President Obama manipulates the news media … but they don’t care.
The above is just a partial list of topics , there is plenty more to see and reference .
Below is a letter from Mr Dart to a fellow blogger in which he sets for his motivations .
Dear Mr. Cunningham,
” Thank you for your message and the positive feedback about my web site. Your comments are greatly appreciated, and because the whole operation is free of advertising, compliments from readers are my greatest reward.
Once in a while I may also get a message from someone who disagrees with*everything* I’ve said, and although that is informative, there is just no way to respond to someone like that.
You are correct in your assessment that I’m preaching to the choir, by and large, and most of my web site’s visitors are just looking for confirmation or reinforcement of their opinions. By searching for my own name on the internet, I have also discovered that some groups on the far left point to me as an example of a right-wing fool. That’s flattering.
In maintaining my web site, one of my goals is to counteract selective news reporting and to keep important events from disappearing down the media memory hole. For example, the governor of North Carolina recently suggested that the 2012 elections should be suspended. Naturally she kicked up a cloud of opposition, and the story soon faded from the headlines (in the few news outlets that mentioned it at all), but we must never forget that the idea came up, and it was a Democrat who brought it up.
My web site serves only to sound the alarm. The solutions to our country’s problems, in my opinion, would be too “extreme” for our current crop of politicians to implement, as they would have to include such things as a complete turnover in Congress (term limits) and having the military patrol and enforce our border with Mexico (rather than living confortably in Japan or Germany).
Deeper than that, the people of our country are hopelessly divided into two groups: The producers and the sponges. A huge fraction of the population is living on government checks, and there’s no way they will ever vote to cut themselves off. To put it another way, as long as the sponges are allowed to vote, the ratio of sponges to producers will increase — and yet the ratio is already too high to suddenly prohibit them from voting, even if the Constitution would allow such a change. (The Constitution does not authorize direct payments to individuals, as far as I can tell, but nobody cares about that.)
The second deepest root is that both political parties constantly work to expand the government and, no matter which party is in power, no federal agencies are ever disbanded and dissolved. Several major government operations have run out of things to do, yet they soak up billions of dollars every year. Two examples are NASA and the EPA. A few years ago I tried to assemble a list of all the federal departments, bureaus, institutes, commissions, and so on, and it soon became apparent that there’s no way for one person to find them all. You can see my list at
Congratulations on helping to get Chris Gibson into the House of Representatives. A quick Google search showed me his district. Incidentally, Albany, NY, is the farthest I’ve ever been away from home. (My parents lived in New York until the 1940′s, on a farm outside of Hamilton. Fortunately they moved to Texas before I was born. The farm life is wonderful, I’m sure, but I don’t like snow.)
You are quite correct: Sleepwalking is a dangerous thing.
Have a great day!
Andrew K. Dart
Judge Alex Kozinski: From Communist Romania to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
“Those of you who’ve had the good fortune to be born in the United States simply have not known the absence of freedoms,” says Judge Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. “You can only imagine, but not experience, what it’s like to live in a society where these freedoms are absent.
“Born in 1950 to Holocaust survivors, Kozinski grew up as a committed communist in Bucharest, Romania. On his first trip outside of the Iron Curtain, in Vienna, Austria, he experienced forbidden luxuries like bubble gum and bananas. It was his first taste of freedom, and it caused him to become, in his words, “an instant capitalist.
“Today, Kozinski is responsible for some of the most influential – and controversial – legal decisions in the United States. Kozinski’s rulings have challenged the Obama administration over the issue of same-sex marriage. In a case that tested the limits of parody and artistic expression, he has weighed in on whether a Barbie doll qualifies as a sex object. In one of the most influential dissents in recent memory, he caused federal prosecutors to drop all charges against a defendant who’d been convicted of smuggling of illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexican border.
Kozinski sat down with Reason editor-in-chief Matt Welch during Reason Weekend in Las Vegas for a wide-ranging discussion about freedom and the law. How do mobile phones and cloud computing affect our right to privacy? Why do judges interpret the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution so broadly? What’s wrong with the practice of jury nullification?Kozinski, a self-described libertarian, answers these questions, and many others, with the insight and wry humor that comes from decades of experience on the bench – and a childhood under communism.”
About 50 minutes.
Produced by Todd Krainin. Camera by Meredith Bragg and Alex Manning.
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