Quote of the day—Say Uncle

A day to celebrate freedom by going across state or county lines to buy fireworks because they’re illegal where you live.

Say Uncle
July 4, 2013
Happy Independence Day
[You shouldn’t really have to say more than that convince people that we are no longer free. You shouldn’t have to tell them the size of soft drinks in NYC is restricted. You shouldn’t have to explain Obama Care. You shouldn’t have to tell them about the New York SAFE act. You shouldn’t have to tell them our government is collecting data about every phone call and every letter mailed. You shouldn’t have to tell them that if you carry a cell phone the government can obtain your location with a few clicks on a website.You shouldn’t have to tell them the government says it has the legal authority and resolve to use unmanned drones to kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil without trial or warning.

The scary thing is even if you tell people all of that they will do little more than shrug and turn back to finish watching the latest episode of American Idol, take another swig of beer, or another toke on their joint. They should be getting signatures for the recall petitions, spoofing encrypted email from government officials to overseas terrorists, and getting small arms training.—Joe]

6 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Say Uncle

  1. Neil Smith commented that outlawing fireworks is a violation of the 2nd amendment.

    But then again, what else would you expect from Massachusetts, home of strict victim disarmament laws and high crime rates?

    • I suspect it will be difficult to convince any judge or jury that recreational fireworks “has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia” (United States v. Miller 59 S.Ct. 816(1939)).

      I think a better 2nd Amendment case could be made that possession and use of rockets with explosive warheads (RPGs for example) were protected while possession of sparklers could earn you a term in jail.

      • “has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia”

        How about — Command and communication overload by simulation of enemy action at a distance? A slightly different form of disinformation epitomized by Patton and the First Army Group in East Anglia just before and during the Normandy invasion, or all the Gummipuppen with parachutes thrown out of airplanes along with the real paratroopers, or Baden-Powell’s use of tree branches dragged behind horses to spoof larger forces in wargames in Ireland and India?

        Or the Congreve rockets first used against the British in India, which sowed panic and confusion, mainly in the horses, but also in the soldiers — The leftists are always saying that the Second Amendment should only apply to what was available in 1789, so let’s have bottle rockets.

  2. Or in the case of Colorado and several other states, crossing state lines to buy high-capacity magazines.

  3. The scary thing is even if you tell people all of that they will do little more than shrug and turn back to finish watching the latest episode of American Idol, take another swig of beer, or another toke on their joint. They should be getting signatures for the recall petitions, spoofing encrypted email from government officials to overseas terrorists, and getting small arms training.

    Well, yeah. I can’t possibly do anything about any of it anyway, so I might as well just try and drink to forget.

    But you’re right, I probably should start a recall petition. What’s the name of the guy that got elected to run the NSA? Oh. Right.

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