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Murder is Bad, Shooting is Something Else

A zero-compromise gun-rights group I work for as a consultant, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO.org), recently released the piece below. It makes the classic mass-media error of calling murders shootings, and calling murderers shooters.

Doing that denigrates our fine sport and civil rights while hiding bloody murderers. Watch for this subtle anti-rights trick, make the swap in your mind like you see below in red, and watch how the world shines in a different light.

Mass media is now on the verge of a abandoning objectivity as a standard, under the now-familiar lie that everything is racist, insensitive and a tool of white supremacy oppression (WSJ 2/1/23, WaPo 1/30/23). Journalists, once respected and admired, are dangerous, and getting worse.

 

By J.D. Tuccille. Apr 21, 2023

(Edited by Alan Korwin, The Uninvited Ombudsman)

 

Headlines feature grim reports of senseless violence, including the aggravated assault wounding of Ralph Yarl in Kansas City, Missouri, the killing murder of Kaylin Gillis in Hebron, New York, and shootings murders of Payton Washington and Heather Roth in Elgin, Texas, and of 6-year-old Kinsley White and her parents in Gaston County, North Carolina. We'll learn more in days to come, but the incidents seem the results of irrational fear and rage.

These incidents feed the usual debates, with "reformers" promoting gun restrictions or criticizing "stand your ground" self-defense laws. But while the impulse to do something is understandable, these eruptions of violence come after decades of plummeting crime that coincided with increasing firearms ownership and eased laws. Something changed: us. Boosted by bad pandemic policies, already agitated Americans became nuttier and more prone to conflict. Politicians and laws can't fix that.

"In an era of frequent mass shootings murders, Americans know all too well that tragedy lurks nearly everywhere: schools, churches, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters. But these three incidents in the span of just six days have deepened a gnawing sense that no place is truly safe," NBC News's Daniel Arkin reported this week. "The incidents have renewed and intensified calls for stricter 'gun control' legislation" and "have also put scrutiny on 'stand your ground' self-defense laws."

Misunderstood America

 Arkin captures the horror of such incidents, but he also neatly distills misunderstandings behind our debates. Of the incidents he describes, none really invoke stand your ground laws, under which people have no duty to retreat before defending themselves in public places. Yarl and Gillis were at their shootersmurderers homes which, if the shootings were justified, involves the common-law castle doctrine right to defend yourself at your dwelling. Washington and Roth (and White and her parents, whose case came after Arkin's piece) were chased by their assailants, which isn't self-defense by any understanding. Whatever the principles, and no matter the legislation, states allowed self-defense and people purchased firearms over the course of decades during which crime declined.

"Both the FBI and [Bureau of Justice Statistics] data show dramatic declines in U.S. violent and property crime rates since the early 1990s, when crime spiked across much of the nation," Pew Research Center noted in November 2020, less than three years ago.

If we were well-armed and had wide freedom to defend ourselves while enjoying 30 years of plummeting crime what, if anything, changed?

"In the eyes of some observers, the shootings murders point to a more fundamental sickness in American life: the toxic brew of paranoia, distrust and suspicion that poisons so many of our day-to-day interactions," Arkin adds. Unfortunately, the data supports his point.

Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day

JPFO.org

12500 N.E. Tenth Place • Bellevue, WA 98005 • JPFO.org • 800-869-1884 • [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  • Nov. 23, 2022
Contact: Floyd Neeland

Celebrate America’s Heritage!

Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day

Among the greatest achievements of humanity

Ratified on 12/15/1791, read it out loud with friends, savor its messages

 

Phoenix Invitation posted previously

Thanks to the wisdom and foresight of JPFO Founder Aaron Zelman (1946-2010), JPFO annually reminds the nation of “All the Bill of Rights for all citizens.” How do you personally do that?

We have been scheduling and holding local meetings in public places, so a handful of Americans can gather (Right to Assemble) and read the Bill of Rights aloud (Freedom of Speech). A venue that does not discriminate against your Right to Keep and Bear Arms is often preferred and used, for obvious reasons. If you have a right but cannot exercise it, you do not have it.

Easy details for holding Bill of Rights commemorations near you are posted for your convenience. https://www.gunlaws.com/BOR-CommitteeReport1.htm There is so little to it, and so much to gain!

So-called “news” media rarely give this attention, for reasons that were unclear at press time. Here at JPFO we are of the opinion mass media should loudly encourage recognition of the day.

The Bill of Rights was originally one Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, with 12 separate articles, easy to see on facsimiles of the original document. Articles 3 through 12 were approved, making Article 3 what later editors renamed Amendment One.

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Support JPFO, speaking truth to power https://store.jpfo.org/11-donations

“Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org is America’s most aggressive civil-rights organization, dedicated to destroying the notion of ‘gun control’ as any kind of credible public-policy position. So-called ‘gun control’ does not control guns and doesn’t control criminal behavior. What it does is disarm the innocent, leaving them helpless in the face of criminals, tyrannical governments and genocide. History repeatedly proves this fact. Founded in 1989 by Aaron Zelman as a response to the Holocaust, JPFO speaks with the moral authority and tenacious commitment of survivors of persecution, and knows that surrendering your personal and family safety to government protection courts disaster. You don’t have to be Jewish to fight by our side, you just have to love liberty.”

RSVP NOW - Bill of Rights Day Invitation, 12/15

Friends and colleagues,

The 2022 Bill of Rights Day celebration is set for Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

We have secured a banquet hall, SoulDustrial Corporate and Private Event Boutique (NE cor. Bell and 16 St.), 1614 East Bell Rd., Suite 109, Phoenix, Ariz., 85022

Seating is limited, don't delay, RSVP now: https://jpfo.ticketleap.com/bill-of-rights-day-2022/

 

Gather, mix, mingle, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Coffee, tea and water service provided.
Food is BYO, please don't make a mess.
This is not a liquor-licensed establishment.

UnnamedIn the early years, small groups met at restaurants. This evolved
into hundreds at major venues like the Wrigley Mansion. In 2022
we have a private banquet hall. You can stage an event near you.
Just reserve space, tell your fiends and colleagues, separate
checks works well, or sponsor a big deal. This image was taken
at the Omaha Steak House in Phoenix. How to do one at a place
near you,if you can't attend ours:

https://www.gunlaws.com/BOR%20Day%202006.htm#BillOfRightsEventPlanning

 

Call to order 6:15 p.m.

Program 6:30 p.m.

Solemn Reading of the Bill of Rights aloud,
led by 10 pillars of our community --

“Let the words and meaning wash over you.”

Keynote Speaker: Seth Leibsohn, J.D., author, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, radio talk-show host on KKNT 960AM The Patriot

Speechifying: To be announced at the event

Town-hall style discussion of the Bill of Rights, and how it's doing so far.

JPFO’s David and Goliath Award will be presented at this event --

UnnamedRead about prior David and Goliath awards:
https://jpfo.org/articles-2020/jpfo-david-and-goliath-award.htm

 

Citizens nationwide are encouraged to have a gathering wherever you are and read the Bill of Rights aloud. Let the words of freedom ring throughout the land.

Please use social media to pass the word around.

The more people and places participating, the better for our Republic.

You’re an American. You can do this.

Help in running an event near you, from dinner for two to a mob of the rabble:

https://www.gunlaws.com/BOR%20Day%202006.htm#BillOfRightsEventPlanning

 

Get a Phoenix seat:
https://jpfo.ticketleap.com/bill-of-rights-day-2022/

Unnamed (1)

Most Gun Reporting is a Misinformation Campaign

Shooting not the same as murdering, key distinction lost

CNN’s constant coverage of what it calls “mass shootings” disguises the fact that these are mass murders. The villains they always call shooters are actually murderers. America’s 100 million gun owners, they’re shooters—decent righteous people practicing, learning, teaching and when needed, defending themselves and others facing violent criminals. Self-defense with guns is absent from CNN but not in real life—a total misinformation and misdirection campaign.
 
The Associated Press once told me they don't cover incidents of self defense because they don't want to inspire copycats. So why do they give massive saturation coverage to mass murderers? I got no answer.
 
When the late Dov Marhoffer, a holocaust survivor and advisor to JPFO gave his lectures—he remained sharp until his passing on July 2 this year—he made a point of insisting, “No vun vas killed in the Holocaust!” When the audience awe subsided, he exclaimed, “They ver murdered!” in his clear, thickly accented voice. Words matter, and Mr. Marhoffer used them to tremendous affect. Mass media, by calling murderers shooters is a mass misinformation campaign.
 
By refusing to call murderers what they are, CNN and their mass-media colleagues give them a pass. A murderer should be an outcast, detestable, shunned by society, recognized as undesirable vermin, but media make them superstars. Failing to say “Murderer!” is part of the uber-liberal approach to crime that releases felons from prison “to be kind and sympathetic,” and deceptively blames everything but the criminal for crimes—it’s the gun, the poverty, the parents, the lack of parents, poor schools, drugs, environment, even... global warming. Search that and be shocked.
 
Wake up—the proximate cause of crime is criminals, lacking morals, parenting, standards, fear of police, savagely creating mayhem. JPFO calls on all Americans to go shooting more, hone your skills, be a good shooter. If “news” media were to report accurately, the gun debate would end.

Alan Korwin’s 2022 Arizona Ballot Analysis

If people send me valid comments
I may change my outlook.
DO NOT VOTE EARLY!!
Vote On Election Day.*
You’re an American. You can do this.  
 
The real dirt comes out at the end,
wait for all of it before you vote.
Some candidates may be dead, disgraced, dropped out,
in prison or worse by Election Day. Happens all the time.

AZ VOTE SUMMARY

In Arizona citizens can amend the state Constitution and statutes by direct action.

Props numbered in the 100s are constitutional amendments.
Props numbered in the 200s are citizen initiatives to create or amend statutes.
Props numbered in the 300s are proposals from our lawmakers to voters to pass or amend laws.
Props numbered in the 400s are local proposals to pass or amend laws (none here).

We have ten this year:

128 NO
129 YES
130 MAYBE
131 NO
132 YES
209 NO
211 NO
308 NO
309 YES
310 NO

Funny thought—since some people will vote NO on all propositions out of frustration (and ignorance), it makes sense to word your proposition so a NO vote gets you a yes, and you win. Say what? e.g., Prop X: Do you want you taxes to go down? NO! (tax increase); Do you want government to protect your right to arms? NO! (Confiscation); Should we protect our borders? NO! You get the idea. Study the propositions and choose wisely.

Propositions for Constitutional Amendments

128 NO.

Let the legislature change citizen-enacted constitutional amendments, but only if the state or U.S. Supreme Courts have found the amendments are either illegal or unconstitutional. Right now, legislators are banned from acting on our citizen actions even if the proposals were poorly prepared and legally defective. This would fix that.

However: an obscured deceptive clause allows them to abandon original intent, and change the meaning and intent with no control of any kind, including spending money allocated. This detestable element, granting unbridled power legislators should not have should not be there. This measure would be OK, correcting a real problem, if only they left out the “we can do whatever we want” clause (¶14).

129 YES.

Ballot initiatives must cover a single issue, a good idea, instead of sandwiching a really good idea in with some bad ones, to get the bad ones passed. The state legislature is supposed to act this way too, but they sometimes don’t, with great excuses. This isn’t perfect, because who decides if a proposal is single issue (schools, water, guns, medicine)? Answer: legislators. If they get it wrong, their standard answer is, “so sue us.” The Arizona Supreme Court said initiatives don’t have to be single issue, anything goes, this overturns that.

130 MAYBE.

Organizes existing property tax exemptions, OK if done well. Also exempts disabled veterans (as defined) from property taxes (and widows and widowers). Great idea, but how about the rest of us? You never own your home, you in effect rent from the government, even after paying your mortgage. Expect disabled veterans (disabled in service related event or afterwards) to start owning new property in their names.

131 NO.

Creates the office of Lieutenant Governor of the same party as Governor. You’d vote for both at once (not a choice, a team). Has a lot of support because if the Governor becomes unable to serve (prison, controversy, injury, death, mental case, traveling out-of-state, etc.) the Secretary of State (SOS) becomes Governor. Outside moneyed interests have made a campaign out of electing SOSs from different parties to help upset the voter’s will. Arizona has suffered this several times (right now SOS Katie Hobbs, democrat, would take over if Doug Ducey (republican) left office). Fixing that is the driving force.

On reflection though, this means expanding the size and cost of government. If you support that raise your hands. See? No hands. Amazing how good people seek to fix a problem by pressing for more government! The Lt. Gov. position will need office space (nice office space), a personal assistant (or dozens), supplies, desks, equipment, toilet paper, the works. And armed guards, with training, an armorer and security details. Trips to Hawaii and Aruba for conferences, no end to what our electeds come up with. In Texas, the Lt. Gov. is an outspoken player, good, but still... Elect a same-party governor and competent SOS. End the problem by voting right, not by expanding government. By the way—the new Lt. Gov. would control the Dept. of Administration, with fingers in all pies, and a budget of $2,400,000,000 ($2.4 billion).

132 YES.

Prevents tax-increase proposals on the ballot from passing with less than 60% of the vote, a very high hurdle. Currently only 50% is required. No more taxation! This one seems to be a total great idea with no visible down side. The takers, groups and people feeding at the public trough are totally against it, makes it harder for them to get stuff.

Propositions for new statutes

209 NO.

Allows people in debt to skip payment, shifting the burden to tax payers. Who would even suggest such a thing? Rationale, it might help fight inflation (say what?) and make it harder to get credit (since payment is not assured). California money from SCIU is trying to pushing this on us.

211 NO. NO. NO.

Require private groups to disclose their donors (if they exceed a spending threshold). Violates the right to privacy, infringes on the right freely to assemble. Would allow unscrupulous players to directly and personally attack donors, especially for controversial issues like abortion, gun ownership, taxation, religion, charities, school choice, any disfavored positions or beliefs. Only one party proposes monstrosities like this, planning for harassment, manipulate our politics with intimidation and threats, I won’t state the obvious, you know who.

308 NO.

Force taxpayers to subsidize illegal aliens (undocumented workers, refugee migrants, unpapered immigrants, got aways, repeat removals, dreamers, etc.), at our universities, the same as in-state students tuition cost. Higher out-of-state tuition prices make sense, would still be available. If American citizens from out of state must pay out-of-state rates, there is no rational to let people here illegally pay less. Pay the same as citizens from out-of-state pay.

309 YES.

The Arizonans for Voter ID Act. Forbids voting in person without valid, government-issued photo ID, and includes requirements to ensure legitimate voting by mail. We still have voting spread out over a month, and other problems, that need to be fixed next time or by the legislature.

310 NO.

It’s a tax increase. “But it’s small, only 1/10th of one percent (0.01%),” you may hear. No. “But it’s for the fire districts statewide!” Still no. “But it only raises $200 million and they need it!” No. Cut waste. Trim bureaucracy. Spend more wisely.

Retention of Judges—NO to all

They don’t support fully informed juries (remember the John Peter Zenger trial).
If all of them are tossed, we start fresh, shake the system to its roots—
that’s totally unlikely, this is more of a protest to have low retention votes.
“In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.” –Lenny Bruce

Fix the endemic problems in the judiciary: Bad arrests, overcrowding, plea bargain threats, almost no jury trials, charge stacking, prosecutors in bed with the system, constitutional defense denied, voir dire (legalese for jury packing); so many judges may get 99% approvals in the booklet, but that doesn’t reflect the state of affairs in the Justice Dept. now does it...

*Background and Details Oh -- is it too late?

Did you vote already?

You would vote differently now that you’ve read this memo?

Our Constitution leaves the “Times, Places and Manner” of holding elections up to the States (subject to Congress to prevent States from screwing around too much.) To bring order to the system, in 1875, Congress enacted 2 USC §7, the familiar first Tuesday after the first Monday in November guideline:

“The Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November, in every even numbered year, is established as the day for the election, in each of the States and Territories of the United States...”

We have now gravitated to this bizarre (and in my opinion unhealthy) phenomenon of a stretched out election, where newscasters and politicians rant “We’re in the middle of an election!” for weeks on end, and use that as an excuse for all sorts of shenanigans, as you’re seeing on nightly broadcasts (can’t really say “news casts”). It's so bad it almost qualifies as a plot to undermine the nation.

The nation is supposed to rise up as one, on a single day, and choose its leaders. Simple, clean, final, honest, done. Get the count in the morning. The gold standard for legitimate fair elections. What sort of unethical malfeasants could put us in this election season miasma?

Instead, we have this mess going on literally for months, dragging the vote out into a process. “Millions have already voted!” partisans bleat, and one candidate for president came close to death, potentially wasting all the ballots of those who voted from him... what then? One primary candidate here quit but not before he got 20,000 votes, all wasted.

The election is coming from letter carriers and the mailbox, instead of voters and the ballot box. Illinois had a candidate for governor (Blagojevich) convicted and imprisoned on felony charges, but still gathering early votes! Don’t vote early and waste yours. Besides, all the juicy dirt comes out near the end.

Don’t vote early! I have to tell you this? The parties tell you to vote early. They’re afraid you’ll forget. They figure you’re idiots. They earn your distrust. You haven’t even gotten this analysis until now. And I might change it as I learn more. What, have you got shpilkese? (Ants in the pants.) Are you fully informed? No, if you vote before Election Day.

As you likely know by now, I don’t endorse or oppose candidates—just no way to know if they are or will remain good or bad. McCain as you may recall seemed really good, then wrote a bill to secretly and totally close down gun shows and arrest the promoters https://www.gunlaws.com/GunShows/index.htm. You’re on your own on candidate selections (though I will file a complete ballot of course). Most folks just go party line, and that divide (Democrat/Republican, Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative) is beautifully explained here: https://www.gunlaws.com/TheConstitutionalDivide.htm. Give it the five minutes. Some people call that the control party vs. the freedom party, an oversimplification.

I can however study the propositions, and make a reasonably informed choice. Now you have what I found. I remain open to change. So don’t vote early. But do vote. You’re an American. You can do this.

Permission to circulate this is gladly granted.

Alan Korwin’s 2022 Arizona Ballot Analysis

If people send me valid comments I may change my outlook. DO NOT VOTE EARLY!! Vote On Election Day.*
You’re an American. You can do this.   The real dirt comes out at the end, wait for all of it before you vote.
Some candidates may be dead, disgraced, dropped out, in prison or worse by Election Day. Happens all the time.

AZ VOTE SUMMARY

In Arizona citizens can amend the state Constitution and statutes by direct action.

Props numbered in the 100s are constitutional amendments.
Props numbered in the 200s are citizen initiatives to create or amend statutes.
Props numbered in the 300s are proposals from our lawmakers to voters to pass or amend laws.
Props numbered in the 400s are local proposals to pass or amend laws (none here).

We have ten this year:

128 NO
129 YES
130 MAYBE
131 NO
132 YES
209 NO
211 NO
308 NO
309 YES
310 NO

Funny thought—since some people will vote NO on all propositions out of frustration (and ignorance), it makes sense to word your proposition so a NO vote gets you a yes, and you win. Say what? e.g., Prop X: Do you want you taxes to go down? NO! (tax increase); Do you want government to protect your right to arms? NO! (Confiscation); Should we protect our borders? NO! You get the idea. Study the propositions and choose wisely.

Propositions for Constitutional Amendments

128 NO.

Let the legislature change citizen-enacted constitutional amendments, but only if the state or U.S. Supreme Courts have found the amendments are either illegal or unconstitutional. Right now, legislators are banned from acting on our citizen actions even if the proposals were poorly prepared and legally defective. This would fix that.

However: an obscured deceptive clause allows them to abandon original intent, and change the meaning and intent with no control of any kind, including spending money allocated. This detestable element, granting unbridled power legislators should not have should not be there. This measure would be OK, correcting a real problem, if only they left out the “we can do whatever we want” clause (¶14).

129 YES.

Ballot initiatives must cover a single issue, a good idea, instead of sandwiching a really good idea in with some bad ones, to get the bad ones passed. The state legislature is supposed to act this way too, but they sometimes don’t, with great excuses. This isn’t perfect, because who decides if a proposal is single issue (schools, water, guns, medicine)? Answer: legislators. If they get it wrong, their standard answer is, “so sue us.” The Arizona Supreme Court said initiatives don’t have to be single issue, anything goes, this overturns that.

130 MAYBE.

Organizes existing property tax exemptions, OK if done well. Also exempts disabled veterans (as defined) from property taxes (and widows and widowers). Great idea, but how about the rest of us? You never own your home, you in effect rent from the government, even after paying your mortgage. Expect disabled veterans (disabled in service related event or afterwards) to start owning new property in their names.

131 NO.

Creates the office of Lieutenant Governor of the same party as Governor. You’d vote for both at once (not a choice, a team). Has a lot of support because if the Governor becomes unable to serve (prison, controversy, injury, death, mental case, traveling out-of-state, etc.) the Secretary of State (SOS) becomes Governor. Outside moneyed interests have made a campaign out of electing SOSs from different parties to help upset the voter’s will. Arizona has suffered this several times (right now SOS Katie Hobbs, democrat, would take over if Doug Ducey (republican) left office). Fixing that is the driving force.

On reflection though, this means expanding the size and cost of government. If you support that raise your hands. See? No hands. Amazing how good people seek to fix a problem by pressing for more government! The Lt. Gov. position will need office space (nice office space), a personal assistant (or dozens), supplies, desks, equipment, toilet paper, the works. And armed guards, with training, an armorer and security details. Trips to Hawaii and Aruba for conferences, no end to what our electeds come up with. In Texas, the Lt. Gov. is an outspoken player, good, but still... Elect a same-party governor and competent SOS. End the problem by voting right, not by expanding government. By the way—the new Lt. Gov. would control the Dept. of Administration, with fingers in all pies, and a budget of $2,400,000,000 ($2.4 billion).

132 YES.

Prevents tax-increase proposals on the ballot from passing with less than 60% of the vote, a very high hurdle. Currently only 50% is required. No more taxation! This one seems to be a total great idea with no visible down side. The takers, groups and people feeding at the public trough are totally against it, makes it harder for them to get stuff.

Propositions for new statutes

209 NO.

Allows people in debt to skip payment, shifting the burden to tax payers. Who would even suggest such a thing? Rationale, it might help fight inflation (say what?) and make it harder to get credit (since payment is not assured). California money from SCIU is trying to pushing this on us.

211 NO. NO. NO.

Require private groups to disclose their donors (if they exceed a spending threshold). Violates the right to privacy, infringes on the right freely to assemble. Would allow unscrupulous players to directly and personally attack donors, especially for controversial issues like abortion, gun ownership, taxation, religion, charities, school choice, any disfavored positions or beliefs. Only one party proposes monstrosities like this, planning for harassment, manipulate our politics with intimidation and threats, I won’t state the obvious, you know who.

308 NO.

Force taxpayers to subsidize illegal aliens (undocumented workers, refugee migrants, unpapered immigrants, got aways, repeat removals, dreamers, etc.), at our universities, the same as in-state students tuition cost. Higher out-of-state tuition prices make sense, would still be available. If American citizens from out of state must pay out-of-state rates, there is no rational to let people here illegally pay less. Pay the same as citizens from out-of-state pay.

309 YES.

The Arizonans for Voter ID Act. Forbids voting in person without valid, government-issued photo ID, and includes requirements to ensure legitimate voting by mail. We still have voting spread out over a month, and other problems, that need to be fixed next time or by the legislature.

310 NO.

It’s a tax increase. “But it’s small, only 1/10th of one percent (0.01%),” you may hear. No. “But it’s for the fire districts statewide!” Still no. “But it only raises $200 million and they need it!” No. Cut waste. Trim bureaucracy. Spend more wisely.

Retention of Judges—NO to all

They don’t support fully informed juries (remember the John Peter Zenger trial).
If all of them are tossed, we start fresh, shake the system to its roots—
that’s totally unlikely, this is more of a protest to have low retention votes.
“In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.” –Lenny Bruce

Fix the endemic problems in the judiciary: Bad arrests, overcrowding, plea bargain threats, almost no jury trials, charge stacking, prosecutors in bed with the system, constitutional defense denied, voir dire (legalese for jury packing); so many judges may get 99% approvals in the booklet, but that doesn’t reflect the state of affairs in the Justice Dept. now does it...

*Background and Details Oh -- is it too late?

Did you vote already?

You would vote differently now that you’ve read this memo?

Our Constitution leaves the “Times, Places and Manner” of holding elections up to the States (subject to Congress to prevent States from screwing around too much.) To bring order to the system, in 1875, Congress enacted 2 USC §7, the familiar first Tuesday after the first Monday in November guideline:

“The Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November, in every even numbered year, is established as the day for the election, in each of the States and Territories of the United States...”

We have now gravitated to this bizarre (and in my opinion unhealthy) phenomenon of a stretched out election, where newscasters and politicians rant “We’re in the middle of an election!” for weeks on end, and use that as an excuse for all sorts of shenanigans, as you’re seeing on nightly broadcasts (can’t really say “news casts”). It's so bad it almost qualifies as a plot to undermine the nation.

The nation is supposed to rise up as one, on a single day, and choose its leaders. Simple, clean, final, honest, done. Get the count in the morning. The gold standard for legitimate fair elections. What sort of unethical malfeasants could put us in this election season miasma?

Instead, we have this mess going on literally for months, dragging the vote out into a process. “Millions have already voted!” partisans bleat, and one candidate for president came close to death, potentially wasting all the ballots of those who voted from him... what then? One primary candidate here quit but not before he got 20,000 votes, all wasted.

The election is coming from letter carriers and the mailbox, instead of voters and the ballot box. Illinois had a candidate for governor (Blagojevich) convicted and imprisoned on felony charges, but still gathering early votes! Don’t vote early and waste yours. Besides, all the juicy dirt comes out near the end.

Don’t vote early! I have to tell you this? The parties tell you to vote early. They’re afraid you’ll forget. They figure you’re idiots. They earn your distrust. You haven’t even gotten this analysis until now. And I might change it as I learn more. What, have you got shpilkese? (Ants in the pants.) Are you fully informed? No, if you vote before Election Day.

As you likely know by now, I don’t endorse or oppose candidates—just no way to know if they are or will remain good or bad. McCain as you may recall seemed really good, then wrote a bill to secretly and totally close down gun shows and arrest the promoters https://www.gunlaws.com/GunShows/index.htm. You’re on your own on candidate selections (though I will file a complete ballot of course). Most folks just go party line, and that divide (Democrat/Republican, Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative) is beautifully explained here: https://www.gunlaws.com/TheConstitutionalDivide.htm. Give it the five minutes. Some people call that the control party vs. the freedom party, an oversimplification.

I can however study the propositions, and make a reasonably informed choice. Now you have what I found. I remain open to change. So don’t vote early. But do vote. You’re an American. You can do this.

Permission to circulate this is gladly granted.

THE BIDEN ROBBERY

I wrote this for my client, JPFO.org

12500 N.E. Tenth Place • Bellevue, WA 98005
JPFO.org • 800-869-1884 • [email protected]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2022 • Contact: Floyd Neeland

We knew it—now there’s no doubt—

THE BIDEN ROBBERY

Hiding and denying the facts no longer works

Mr. Biden’s attack on contracts, money and student loans is 100% usurpation

Mass media may call it “forgiveness” of college debt, but we the people know what it really is: Biden’s Robbery. Usurpation. Students who get their legitimately obtained debts reduced by unchallenged edict will cheer—which of course is the plan. But people and firms screwed out of their money are outraged, as they should be. Acting in good faith no longer provides protection, if Biden and his cohorts get away with it. The vile actions are already heading to the courts.

A contract in America is held sacrosanct, inviolate, which is part of why this great country is such a magnet for the peoples of the world. Unlike communist nations and other dictatorships, where contracts mean nothing and complaining gets you the gulag, here, your word is your bond. Mr. Biden just violated that—without even a whisper of properly delegated authority. He just stole the money people put up to help finance college for privileged and unprivileged people. You don’t think you put up any money? A lot of it is taxation, which you paid for services, now squandered.

If you had any doubts about the legitimacy of gun bans, or the legality of the gun-management schemes currently run by government, that doubt must evaporate. Guns are dangerous, they’re supposed to be dangerous, so there is at least a thin fear-based disguise of acting properly during blatant infringements. But issuing a decree to deny repayment of loans made in good faith, this is usurped power and tyranny with no disguise. Harbor no doubts that an administration willing to take such a drastic step—to convince know-nothings in college to re-elect such tyrants—will stop at nothing to disarm you and leave you subservient to a proven despot. It proves controls are gone.

You may hate guns, wish them banned, now with debt cancellation tyrannical injustice is evident.

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IS IT BAD TO BE “A MODERATE”?

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Taking back our language—

IS IT BAD TO BE “A MODERATE”?

That all depends on the definition:

Moderation used to be a good thing—and it still is

With the political left and right so highly polarized, the idea of holding a moderate view has been harmed. JPFO is moderate (rational) but adamant about “Never Again!” (End genocide!). Words in our language have been compromised and twisted out of recognition by media, and Marxist forces seeking to dominate this nation and the world. America needs more moderates. What? Is JPFO melting? No, of course not.

Radical right-wing extremists—the term leftists and mass media prefer for people who aren’t “with them,” want machine guns on the border to stop the illegal-alien invasion, politics by force, racial discrimination horrors, subjugation of women and non-whites, even genocide—not at all moderate. Very few people actually fit the common term right-wing extremists, but the phrase persists as if they’re everywhere.

Radical left-wing extremists—describing Marxist socialist totalitarians and communist enemies of the nation, seek control of public schools (that’s done) control of mass media (largely done too), plus ending capitalism, free markets, censorship of the town square, climate management, even genocide of disfavored peoples.

Moderates—a term redefined to mean indecisive milquetoasts—want none of that. They seek the great elements of The American Way—like everyone used to—rule of law, adherence to the Constitution, limited delegated powers only, free speech press religion assembly and redress, profit motive, individual rights, swift fair open trials, gun ownership—good ole days now scarce. Moderates want the safe sane American road.

And as far as we at JPFO are concerned, just The Five Kosher Gun Laws will do—

1. If you criminally misuse a gun, your gun rights can be severed;
2. People who are mentally unfit to handle their own affairs may not bear arms;
3. Until the age of 18, your gun rights come from your parents;
4. You are responsible for the outcome of every shot you fire;
5. Because the G-d given right of self-defense is inviolate, anyone who under color of law denies or attempts

to deny your civil right to arms, pays a stiff fine and goes to prison.

JPFO stands firmly in favor of moderate reasonable and common-sense gun law. Join with us.

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“THE BIGGER LIE”

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August 29, 2022 • Contact: Floyd Neeland

Controlling the Narrative:

“THE BIGGER LIE”
Mass media has invented false “big lies” but—

“Too many anomalies exist around the 2020 election to ignore.”

Elections are no longer secure, gun-rights do exist and are crucial

Back in 2000, mass media and the political left were promoting “The Big Lie.” They were coming right out and saying the U.S. Constitution doesn’t protect your right to arms, as it always had. If the Second Amendment doesn’t mean people can bear arms, how exactly did everyone get armed? Why are gun stores common across the land? It didn’t even make sense, but that didn’t stop them.

At this point in time though, that Big Lie is so at odds with reality, research, history, jurisprudence from the Supreme Court to minor districts and an armed public—the left abandoned it like worn-out shoes. They have been attacking our right to arms on different fronts—gun types, ammo counts, so- called “sensitive places” (which to them is everywhere), even shopping. And they have re-purposed the term “lie” to support their denial of corrupted elections and electoral processes. Intent to win at any cost, the rule of law is no longer applied and gets uniformly labeled a big lie. Then censored.

People are losing faith in news reports and elections, for cause. So much compelling evidence exists showing gross problems with prior elections, leftists are fighting it by calling anything that disagrees with their fables a big lie. The Bigger Lie is theirs: the last election was “the most secure election in the nation’s history.” It’s remarkable how uniform leftists have been in promoting The Bigger Lie. It seems self-evident that we are no longer electing officials through pure will of the people, expressed at the ballot box. Our right to arms hangs in the balance. The single-day election standard since 1845: the first Tuesday after the first Monday, has been quietly erased to allow fraud- fraught election months without-in-person voting and no ID requirement—even for foreigners.

As righteous gun-owning Americans, it is our duty to resist The Bigger Lie, and get elections back on a solid footing: easy access in person to everyone eligible on a November day, ID required.

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TikTok, owned by Red China, is working on our elections

TikTok is now the biggest social media platform. It's built and run by Communist China.

Thousands of communist workers are now developing the "U.S. Election Center." Communist China is a sworn enemy of capitalism, Bill of Rights, seeks world domination. Their messages are tucked into seemingly innocent games, videos, kid stuff and "news" (when not overt).

This massive threat to national security has some local corporations cooperating, more:

https://thepricklypear.org/tiktoks-new-elections-center-is-a-massive-threat-to-national-security/

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About the Author

  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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