An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump:

You are about to lose a great deal of support and I don’t want to see that happen.

I am horrified to know that you are going to stab the American people in the back once again with regards to our right to “keep and bear arms,” which is what keeps us FREE as Americans. We have fought for you, supported you and defended you these last three and a half years. Did you lie to us to get our votes?

Is it true you are going to go against your many promises to uphold, defend and protect our unique Second Amendment rights, by signing an overreaching and unconstitutional “Red Flag” anti-gun bill into law? Is it also true that you fully intend to confirm, as your next Attorney General, that un-American, anti-Second Amendment, anti-Rule of Law hack William P. Barr? The same William P. Barr who recently told rabidly anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein during his Senate confirmation hearing…

“I also think we need to push along the ERPOs [Gun Confiscation Orders], so we have red flag laws to supplement the use of the background check… This is the single most important thing I think we can do in the gun control area to stop these massacres from happening in the first place.”

Mr. President, this is NOT what we voted for and this is NOT what you promised us.

Let me remind you sir, you swore an oath to uphold, defend and protect The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and our precious Bill of Rights. And We the People must demand that you honor that oath to the letter.

Are you unfamiliar with the 5th & 14th Amendments to the Constitution, which specifically guarantee an individual’s right to Due Process under the law? Please take a moment to review these absolutely necessary (if we are to remain a FREE country) rights…

Fifth Amendment: “No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Fourteenth Amendment: “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

And let’s not forget that pesky little 4th Amendment, Mr. President.

Fourth Amendment: ” The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Or the Amendment, which protects all other Amendments in our Bill of Rights, the 2nd Amendment.

Second Amendment: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Do you honestly believe the Progressives who run congress, whether they’re Democrat or Republican, are going to be satisfied in their quest to completely deny American citizens their right to “keep and bear arms,” with this un-Constitutional and un-American piece of “Red Flag” legislation?

No. They will NEVER be satisfied until every law-abiding American is stripped of their Constitutionally protected firearms and the Second Amendment is abolished completely and forever.

President Trump, firearms themselves are NOT the cause of mass shootings and violence in America. Each of these inanimate objects is incapable of inflicting any sort of damage to an individual or individuals without the help of a person or persons input. This is based on rational thought and common sense. Even if an individual is suspected to be mentally incompetent, by a trained psychiatrist or psychologist, that does not give you, or our government, the right to seize an individual’s firearms, before the law of Due Process, protected under the 5th & 14th Amendments, has taken place.

You and I both know that these horrific shooting events would never occur if it weren’t for “Gun Free” zones and laws that PROHIBIT concealed carry. If schools allowed highly trained teachers and staff to conceal carry and made it known “our teachers may be armed and will use whatever force is necessary to protect students;” logic, reason and common sense tells us that these events would almost NEVER happen. The only reason these troubled people dare to enter a school or a church or a movie theater with the purpose of taking innocent lives, is because they know the people inside are defenseless. They are cowards and would never enter if they knew they would be faced with armed citizens. It’s infuriating that the solution is so simple and yet, we are shouted down by the progressive left and the “fake news” media, playing on America’s emotions to further their agenda, instead of PROTECTING our children WITH our Constitutional rights!

When questioned on the subject of “common sense gun solutions,” I believe your exact words were, “take the firearms first, and then go to court…I like taking the guns early…to go to court would have taken a long time…but take the guns first, go through due process second.”

You made a pledge during your State of the Union speech that Socialism would never take hold in America. And we all cheered our strong president, who bravely spoke what was on all of our minds. Well, President Trump, what you just proposed is not only Socialism, it is well on its way to being Totalitarianism…and that, Mr. President, is called treason.

If you choose to ignore this request of the American people, who have supported you all this time, and proceed with your decisions to implement “Red Flag” gun laws, and the appointment of William P. Barr as your next Attorney General, I can promise you beyond the shadow of a doubt, you will immediately feel the backlash of MILLIONS of Liberty loving gun owners in America.

The Left will stop at nothing in their quest to disarm America and we must defeat them, at every turn, starting NOW.

I implore you, President Trump. Please reconsider these ill-advised decisions, and instead, stand firm in your convictions to protect our Second Amendment at all costs. The future of your presidency, our country, and our FREEDOMS are at stake.

Sincerely,

An American Patriot

The Lost Prairie Chronicles #11 – Buggy Whip

The center of my heart, and from the porch I could see her walking toward the house. As she got nearer I noted that it was more of a “resolute march” than a walk. I remember her riding off that morning on her current pony, but the fact that she wasn’t running or in apparent panic reassured me that there was no real problem.

I continued watching, and as she neared the house I could see the grim set of her little jaw and the anger in her eyes, not to mention the apparent condition of her clothes, those being dirty and very wet.

Stomping up onto the porch she demanded “Where’s the buggy whip?” Since any of the buggy whips were a good deal taller than she, I asked her why. “Cuz I’m gonna whip that darned Abigail!” Hands on hips, she glared at me from under storm-cloud brows.

I do remember seeing her leave at a dead gallop on her pony, that being of no concern to me as she was a “rider” at a very tender age and a sometimes disturbingly fearless one at that.

I don’t remember all of the particulars, but I do remember her explaining to me that having a destination in mind, that being the spring at the back of the place, she was reining Abigail in at her destination and instead of tucking her rear legs under her, dropping her hindquarters as is usual for and abrupt stop, Abigail had planted her forelegs, raised her hind end, came to an immediate stop with Rosemary continuing on her journey right into the middle of the spring! Abigail then went down on her knees, rolling in the cool spring water. Thus the request for the buggy whip.

heh…….. I truly do wish I had been there. I asked her how she was going to hold Abigail and whip her at the same time, and she responded that she wasn’t sure but “Abigail was going to get it!” I picked her up, gave her a hug and told her to go into the house for fresh clothes and a drink of apple cider.

By the time she came back out she had cooled off and I asked if she did, in fact, need a buggy whip. “No. I’m just going to go get her and make her practice stopping properly.”

That’s my Pooh!

Rosemary on Abigail. Her “Ponies” were more small horses than an actual Pony.

Florida homeowner shoots and kills two masked intruders [Video]

ClickOrlando.com – BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – “A Brevard County homeowner shot two masked intruders Thursday, killing them both, according to Sheriff’s Office officials. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said the home invasion shooting was reported at 12:33 p.m. near West Court, west of U.S. 1, in the north Titusville/Mims area. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said two masked, armed men broke into the home, and the homeowner shot them. Deputies said one of the intruders died in the home. The second intruder later died at the hospital. The shooting appears to be justified, deputies said. The names of the intruders and the homeowner have not been released. The investigation is ongoing.”

State Of The Second Amendment – Is The 2nd Safe From Trump and Republicans? [Videos]

We already know that the radical, rabid left is after our guns. Without a shadow of a doubt, total gun registration and then total gun confiscation are on their political agenda. They don’t even try to hide it any more. If there is a “D” in their political party name, they are the enemy of firearms freedom.

Among other radically socialist and ridiculous ideas like AOC’s Green New Deal, the amount of gun control legislation that has been introduced since our newest D’s in The House Of Representatives took office is amazing to say the least. On state levels and federal levels it is almost overwhelming!

This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to make sure we first rally our family, friends and neighbors to vote pro-gun and then also stay involved with and engage regularly with your elected representatives. I personally believe that gun owners fell back asleep after electing Trump and thought they were safe for now and that is how so many gun control zealots were elected in the mid term elections.

If you are not involved on state and federal levels by voting for or against or at least knowing who your local and state representatives are, what bills are being introduced and their status and making your voice heard loudly about support for pro-gun bills and opposition to gun control bills, YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR DUTY AS AN AMERICAN GUN OWNER!

But now even more Republicans are jumping on board with gun control. Even the NRA and Trump have made serious compromises with bump stocks since Trump took office. His statement about removing guns from Americans without due process and now an Attorney General pick that supports Red Flag Laws is disturbing. How far will Republicans be willing to go? Can they all still be trusted?

Watch Paul Glasco of Legally Armed America’s video on YouTube titled “State of the 2nd” address 2019 – “The gun industry is constantly under attack and 2019 is no different. The Republicans have joined the ranks of the anti-gun politicians in DC.”

 
Watch Republican-Led Gun Control Bills from Valor Ridge.

 
The Four Boxes of Liberty are The Soap Box, The Ballot Box, The Jury Box and The Ammo Box. In that order! Where are we in your opinion? Is it time for a Call to Arms? Or do we still stand a chance at the ballot and jury boxes before the revolution begins?

The Lost Prairie Chronicles #9 – NOT Justin Other St. Marie

Latigo LaGeose St.Marie. My son, my pride. The straightest arrow I’ve ever known, and he’s right here in my own family.

Lyn was pregnant. Pregnant and on the verge of giving birth. Her active labour went on for an ending total of 12 days. At first everyone was convinced that “today is the day”… but it wasn’t. After the 5th trip to town I made an arrangement with a very old friend and his wife to put Lyn up at their home in town not far from the hospital. With a herd of horses, milk cows and chickens needing tending to on a daily basis I couldn’t stay in town with her, so she stayed with the LaGeose’s.

Antoine LaGeose… silversmith, engraver, black powder rifleman and buckskinner. Now deceased from a cranial embolism, he and his wife took good care of Lyn and called whenever she was taken back to the birthing center…. that procedure typically being another false alarm. Lyn had a bed in their home comprised of a down-filled mattress and a full blown, cured buffalo hide, much softer than you’d imagine, to cover her.

On “that” day, I had just arrived in town and upon visiting the LaGeose’s was told that she had once again been taken to the birthing center. Having become used to the false alarm scenario I drove up to the hospital and went right to the birthing center. Lyn was there in another apparent bout with contractions and I told her I was going down the hall to look at the babies behind the glass in the nursery.

His name was to have been “Justin”. Looking at the assorted little critters in the bassinettes I noticed one named “Justin”…. then another… and another!! Of all the babies in that nursery there were no less than 5 Justins!!

I went back to the labour room and told her “We can’t name him Justin! There are 5 of them down in the nursery!” I told her I was going down to the tack shop to buy a new latigo for one of the saddles and would be back soon.

By the time I returned, he was born and she had named him Latigo! Latigo LaGeose St.Marie. His middle name must be obvious by this time and Antoine was indeed honoured.

A “latigo” is the offside billet on a saddle. Its also a type of leather, and his name suits him right down to the ground. I can’t imagine him with any other name.

A year after his birth I ran into a guy at the feed store who asked me why we had named him after a comic character. Huh?? What character. “Why, Latigo………. from the Stan Lynde newspaper strip.” We don’t get the paper, sez I. Who is he? “He’s a nationally syndicated comic columnist with a sunday comic strip. Latigo, Hipshot and Rick O’Shay are his characters and he lives right here in the Flathead!”

Sure enough……… Stan Lynde lived right here in Polson, just south of us by 45 miles. Lyn and I drove down there one sunday, and there right on highway 93 was a large white structure with signs all over the place, naming the characters in his comic strip. He wasn’t there, but we were astounded about the names.

Now Latigo has his own son……….. Julian Ricochet St.Marie. He changed the spelling so it wouldn’t sound too Irish. He’s told us that if he has another son the middle name will be Hipshot…….. and that will complete the circle.