Monday, December 31, 2007

Baby Birds

Grow Up!

Reminds me of a story that a friend told me. When he was a kid, his Mom punished him and forbade him to come downstairs. Using his imagination and his winning ways he swooped down flapped his arms and proclaimed, 'Mama's baby birdie comin down.'

It's the sheer humor and wit of the story that makes me remember a friend and his childhood anecdote.

As well, it reminds me that baby birds must grow up.

It's natural that babies be fed and nourished with love as well. But that very love compels us to raise them to be independent.

We are burdened with a government that has babied society. They have spoiled many to accept and EXPECT the gov to give give give. Look at the debacle in New Orleans. That disaster, promulgated by Ray Nagin and his idiot cohorts, spells out clearly the nanny state we have become. Nagin had opportunity to evacuate a great many of the folks stuck in the flood. He copped out and fled. The Feds screwed up of course. The only folks who did well were those who took care of themselves. Some were paid back with forced eviction and gun confiscation.

BTW that good ole boy head of that 2A group I mentioned in Lying Low has groused how he has heard many say they won't give up their guns. Damn right I won't. He claims most have a 'Hollywood' attitude about making a stand. He does not understand many gunowners then. Personally, I'd consider it theft if anyone tries to take any of my property. I know best how to survive and they had best leave me alone. It's called planning, dummy! I grew my wings long ago and can fly away!

The gimme attitude of the many survivors in New Orleans and other spots says much. It tells how the gov has coddled many of us. They have come to expect the handout. They want to be nannied, to suckle the teat of the state. No thanks. My family initially taught me to stand up for myself. My study of American history reinforces this. I alone am capable of tending to my personal affairs. Gov had better disabuse itself of 'helping' me and many others. It is our duty to teach as many as we can to do likewise and boldly step forth in Freedom.

When we are babies, we need feeding and all the good things parents give. But as I said, it can ONLY be to the end of turning us out on our own. Over the holidays, I've had the pleasure of shooting with my kids. Our daughter prepared Christmas dinner all on her own. She helped her Mom at work. We always encourage free exchange of ideas, inductive and deductive reasoning, thinking for oneself, solving one's own problems.

For New Year that is my wish and prayer for the US. Each of us must do our part to turn around the controlling, stultifying trash that has taken the place of the Republic.

Stop it at every turn. Remind the fools who think they control us who the true masters are.

Grow Up! Fly!

New Year Old Freedom

Have fun everyone. But be sober soon, for the enemies of Freedom are many and never rest. For entertainemnt, and reflection enjoy this for New Years Day.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Hannukah

Chag Sameach! Happy holidays! Holiday means 'holy day'. A time to worship and celebrate. This time it is a story of Freedom.

Hannukah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt in the Second Century BC. As with all of history, this is a long story. I'm giving the 'Classics Illustrated' version. For more info, there are plenty of sources on the net, including Wikipedia. I suggest you research them.

Antiochus IV Epiphanes became the Seleucid King. He looted the Temple, murdered Jews and virtually outlawed Judaism, defiling the Temple and having an altar to Zeus installed. He may have taken the side of Hellenized Jews in this instance.

This provoked a revolt led by the Maccabees, whose father Mattathias was a priest. Judah (the Hammer) was the military leader. They won eventually after much guerilla fighting. The Temple was liberated and rededicated. Judah ordered the Temple cleansed. Olive oil was needed for the menorah to burn every night.

There was only enough oil for one night. The oil burned for eight days which was enough time to prepare more oil.

Victory over oppression and a light that did not burn out. Let that light burn in all hearts as our Jewish friends set the example! We may need a similar miracle soon for the Republic, for all of us. Achmen-so be it.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ron Paul

Of the 'notable' candidates, Ron Paul is our only hope. He is the most Constitutional and can best help us back to a Constitutional Republic.

He appeals to a wider base than the mainstream press admits. Though some claim he is 'naive' concerning foreign policy, I believe he harks back to the caution we should have with 'foreign entanglements'. Good trade and relations but caution how we associate with other nations. That is NOT isolationism.

He is intelligent articulate and straight forward. A man of honor, he has a long history of standing for the Bill of Rights.

Check him out. Try these for starters:

Ron Paul 2008
1-877-RON-PAUL (766-7285)
Official Ron Paul 2008 Campaign Committee
Independent Grassroots Support Network

In addition, I urge you to research him, check out his history, bio etc.

I will do all I can to get this man elected. Hope you agree.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

No COs

There can be no conscientious objectors in the fight between good and evil. You cannot sit out forever. Eventually, you'll be drafted. Mike H

I can think of nothing truer. We can wend our way through our workaday lives seemingly blithely ignoring events around us. Or not paying attention to details that we should. One day we are tooling along and bam, we hit a wall. It could be anything. It might happen to us or someone we know. Or simply stand out somehow catching our attention. Like a light going on.

The event could be anything as well. A realization that there are problems beyond the daily cares, either inside us or outside. There are many wrongs to be made right. Many Rights that are being wronged. We might reach a saturation point when we can't stand it anymore. We must DO something.

An example for us was the increasing drug crime in our neareastside neighborhood. Deals being made on the street. Kid couriers delivering drugs/money or receiving. Traffic all hours stopping and leaving quickly.

We armed ourselves and worked with Indianapolis Narcotics Squad to stop them. We did. Some were arrested. Some left. We also incurred the druggers' wrath. Forever watchful we remain resolute that we will not tolerate such evil and stop it to the best of our ability.

The war I speak of takes many forms. And can be invisible or spiritual as well because that is the root of it all. That invisible aspect often takes form with drug dealing or pedophilia (a bad term it means 'child love' in Greek, when in reality it is child defilement). It invariably involves rape, murder robbery and all the crimes we hear about. It also takes the form of taking away our Rights. It involves destroying our Republic and creating democracy. It thrives when we do nothing. It can haunt us.

Whatever form and however evil makes itself evident, please do what you can to fight it. Help stop crime both on the street and in Washington DC. Pray against darkness too. The longer you deny it, the more painful it will be.

But cheer up! We can join the fight whatever way we might, at any time. It's never too late.

Pajama Party

Sounds like a bad B movie about girls having a sleepover. Gossiping, sharing secret crushes, baking s'mores etc. Perhaps some of the boys sneak over. Now, from there it could be rated PG or R. Or X. What I'm proposing has parallels. Hold on while I explain.

We often put on personas. It's very obvious in Hollywood (I affectionately and pointedly use 'Hollyweird' lol). There is a great deal of 'image' involved, especially for above line people such as producers, directors, writers, actors. Perception is often well over half of the process. Mind you, it's important to be perceived positively, confidently, as someone who is a winner. Never be dull or desperate is a truism, not just in the Industry but for much of society. In fact all of this is easily applied to many lines of work for plenty of endeavors. Nothing wrong with it. Unless taken to extremes.

What we wear can define us. I'm lucky, to my way of thinking because I can wear jeans and t-shirts often. I have suits etc for more 'formal' occasions. It depends on the impression I'm trying to make. An aside: Early on, I was advised that no matter what audition, meeting etc I'm involved in, I should have good sound shoes, no holes, no worn heels. I ascribe to that, except for certain times/events. And around the house, well... I'm wearing beatup sweats and worn, holey slippers replete with a crumpled cap to keep my bare noggin warm lol. Another aside: When in college, I was fortunate to have been befriended by Bob Schluep. He was a consummate master craftsman, primarily a housepainter. I learned to make a pretty good living then. We wore our good jeans and t's to work and changed into paint stained work clothes. For the trip home (or to the tavern for relaxation!) we reversed. Again, it depends on the calling/work and the circumstances/atmosphere. The 'trick' as it were, no matter what clothes, events etc, I remained myself. I never pretended to be something I was not. Sometimes of course, clothes are a calling card, a foot in the door.

Perception works to a degree. But the nicest Armani or Brioni suits cannot eventually mask who you are. Thus, someone could be a thief, liar even murderer or molester (or politician/bureaucrat?) and be the best dressed. Others could be wearing rags and be open, sincere, honest folks and might be about stopping evil. The sartorially incorrect can be eschewed just for that reason. But my Greatgrandmother, Rose Belle St. Clair Hiland told me long ago that it is WHO we are and not WHAT we are that counts. So be it.

How about a big pajama party? Why not a place to let our hair down, relax and be able to talk over things without worrying about putting on airs? Sound whacked? Well, I'm not one to be humdrum even in my sweats (smile). I'm asking us to look past the obvious (we so often don't). I'm asking us not to fall into a trap of pretending to be something we are not. I used to love retreats in college. Jeans, sweats, campfires etc. But lots of time to iron out ideas. To express concerns. To pray and laugh and cry.

How about a break, like the above, ok? Let's look past the seen and check out what lies beneath. Hopefully we do this with candidates. I know a good tailor. But he cannot mend and fit my thoughts and cannot change my spirit. That's up to me and God. And it's up to you too.

Friday, November 30, 2007


We have a new Mayor coming this January. Indianapolis voters, by over 5000 votes, have given Bart Peterson the heave ho. Greg Ballard is taking the reins. Mind you, only about 26% of eligible voters did their duty. What does it take to get a groundswell?

We all should remember our population during the War for Independence. Approximately a third were for fightling tyranny. Another third opposed and remain loyal to the Crown. And yet another third were 'neutral', the 'reeds that bend in the wind'. Actual combatants were considerably fewer. But we are talking of election aren't we? What has this old war have to do with choosing a city leader in 2007? Everything.

Our ancestors elected to do one of three previously mentioned things. Change was effected. We have just chosen a new path for our city. Change was effected. Perhaps war was averted. Maybe not a firefight, but possibly economic and quieter social upheaval.

Now it remains to be seen how we clean up this city. Corruption will probably shift and burrow down, hopefully greatly reduced. I hope it is not a new flavor even if Ballard is going to keep his word to improve. It remains to be seen and I will watch. Too often, there are promises made and quickly dropped. The excuse is commonly that the new (fill in the blank) has to revise his/her view on closer examination. Unforseen circumstances lead to watering down a vision as it were, when actually behind the scenes compromises and deals are made.

I will be cautiously optimistic. Ballard seems to be a 'man of the people'. He is a former Marine, a Lt. Colonel retired. He has some business acumen. With whom he surrounds himself is the critical issue. And listening to the people and seeking their input. It's what got him elected. Let's hope some of the politicos he has on his transition team do not hijack the dream of more Freedom for another version of the same old same old. I trust Col. Ballard will take advice from ALL the transition team, keeping his ear to the ground for what the people say and remembering what was promised and then proceed to effect change that liberates us again. A commander must act only after weighing all factors. Sometimes fast, sometimes slowly. And yes, Ballard can apply military precision to city government, as long as he only applies, remembering this is NOT the military. And, if mistakes are made, rectification instituted.

Keep your fingers crossed as we not only hope, but as I said, watch. For if we do not watch, we will be enshrouded by neutrality. Do nothings. I'm asking all of us to do something. Watch and think. Ask and demand. If one does not participate, then one deserves what one gets.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


What is it about certain people? They can be scurrilous and skate free. Some commit treason and get a Do Not Go To Jail card. All of a sudden, if they are public figures, they receive what amounts to absolution. The ticket is illness or death.

Apparently one is not supposed to speak ill of the dead, if they are public servants. Now if a child molester dies many say good riddance. Some say all life is sacred. But it is a blessing when hardcore evil is eradicated. God can sort them out.

Julia Carson (I am nauseous mentioning the name) has terminal cancer. All of a sudden, anything negative she has done is ignored and she is treated like a saint. Many have said they certainly have opposed her. But they stress she is suffering and needs our prayers. I was rebuked and my comments expunged from another blog that has done much work to reform Indianapolis. Below is what I said.

'She is a card carrying socialist. She is antigun, antiliberty period. She is at best questionable in her 'job'. I have no doubt she stole the first election from Hofmeister and probably the rest as well.

My hope for her is that she ponders her mistakes/crimes. Bet we will never see an apology for them. God help her indeed. I'd hate to have her karma.

We have had horrible deaths in our family. Rarely are there peaceful 'go to sleep and never wake up' passings.

Disease comes to the good and the evil. It is how we deal with it that counts.

Though her means of demise is terrible, I will not miss her.'

'It's too bad she is leaving this way. I would rather see her exposed and beaten in election.

Now we will have a 'martyr'. There will be no accountability for her stint in office. Nor crimes.'

(Re Frank Anderson replacing her as Congressman from the 7th District, Indiana): 'Anderson should be investigated and indicted. Then again so should Julia etal.'

(I commented that she is not running for office again and repeated a previous statement for another list, this time not expunged):'Carson Not Running: That's the good news. The bad is her cancer will make her a martyr and she will never get the investigation and indictment she deserves.'

I stand by these statements. To me she is an enemy of the state. May God have mercy on her spirit. However, neither she nor anyone else is sacrosanct. Lionizing her only perpetuates the disease of liberalism.

So, call me a callous SOB if you like. I will not recant. When I kick, let my life be examined, if there is any interest, warts and all. There are plenty. But I will stand for reestablishing this Republic. If I am to be remembered, let that be my epitaph.

Don't expect me at Carson's candlelight vigil. I will be in the company of those who care about this Republic, not those who would whitewash tyranny.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


The kids are home and in bed. My son has had a swansong night as a 'priest' and my daughter was a vampire/goth. Maybe it's similar to their temperaments. Just kidding.

I'm not offering an analysis of Halloween. Nothing about Samhain's origins nor it's commercial evolution, nor 'religious' implications. Plenty of search engine fodder for that.

I am interested, as always, in fear. What scares us? Why?

Again, no dissertations about phobias nor deviance etc. But, as I have mentioned before, fear has always been quite a motivator. Let's face it. Literally.

We live in scary times, purportedly. Certainly they are interesting times. Since 911, we have been besieged with threats and innuendos. One horrible act has springboarded much gut level reaction.

Someone/several did something bad. Let's not get bogged down whether it's black ops or Islamic madmen. Could be a combination. We are dealing with the results.

We have the ironically named 'Patriot Act', bureaucratic TSA and "Homeland Security' (Fatherland?), to name the main egregious wounds to Freedom. They have willingly been 'accepted' by many who let others do their thinking for them. There are others, and I have met many, who say 'You can't fight this'. Nonsense.

Yes, there are many who prefer the 'authorities' to handle our security. My German professor was a translator at Nuremberg. She was well acquainted with her people being products of Nazi democracy and then Communist democracy. There are those who would rather let others decide for them, lead the way, think for them etc. We are no different.

We have been seduced and slowly coddled into the American democracy. We still have some trappings of a Republic, but it's fast fading. There are obviously those who wish to control. A few of them. Conspiracy? Depends on definition. Human nature remains. Those who are afraid, those who pander to those fears, those who believe control must be absolute are running rampant.

Now, I'm not leaving out those who could care less and plod along hiding behind recreation and other diversions. A bunch of them. There are those who are working in the aforementioned orgs who honestly believe they are serving their country, making a difference, with no choice or so they believe. Quite a few there. But, those in the previous paragraph interest me the most. And one other group. Those who do NOT buy into the fear. More than one might think. More waking up daily.

Some of the above groups could arguably be squished together as to reaction: ie indifference, compliance, resignation. Thus they 'react' to the others who take advantage. That is NOT my idea of initiative.

Those who peruse these words I ask to wake up. If already awake then wake others. Face your fears and help them to face theirs.

Beware of fearmongers who may preach Freedom. They may be wolves in sheep's clothing. Watch out for those who assure that they are here to help. Likewise, they are deceptive, though they come from another direction.

I ask, post Halloween, for you all to awaken, think for yourselves and dig. Learn. Face your fears. Spread the word that We the people are responsible for taking action. Sure we elect/appoint others. But how many accede to our wishes? How many see that we do not need the draconian measures passed in order to truly 'secure' us? This Constitutional Republic is sufficient unto itself to do so.

We should be 'self aware'. Just as many of us are in condition yellow when it comes to our personal self defense, we must be moreso for national security. Not that DHS stuff. I'm talking about applying our self awareness such as taught by Col. Jeff Cooper to our country. This is best achieved in our Constitutional Republic. The democracy we are sliding into (some claim it's over already) will only secure our enslavement, in the name of 'freedom' of course. Less restriction will foster more security because simply put, we are free. Just as I do not fear the brigand because I am armed, so a self determined country can be the same.

Fear is indeed a great motivator. May it move us to conquer it by facing it. Boo indeed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lying Low 4

A fourth chapter of my adventures at the Statehouse this last several months and a conclusion and reflection on the nonsense of creeping democracy, or should I say oligarchy.

Previously in Lying Low 3: I further elucidated what occurred these last several months regarding reinstating carry in the Indiana Statehouse. How those who were forthcoming began stonewalling.

I have indeed been planning what might be the best course to rescind the onerous disarming of decent honest people, considering several of those who seemed willing to help have withdrawn support.

Even the SOS was unresponsive. His assistants earned their pay keeping me at arms length lol. Another little anecdote. I was at the Statehouse on other business. I had come out of the tunnel that leads to the State Government Center. The stairs to and from are right by Todd Rokita's office at the south end. I paused to take a call (a lot of my line of work entails phoning). Out of the corner of my eye, I saw his assistant start out his door. He saw me and immediately retreated and shut the door! Wow!

Similar snubs have continued with The LtG and our Governor himself (Meybe he's embarrassed that we were in high school together. Nothing heinous. Just remembrances of youthful indiscretions ie goofing around). The last time I was able to be armed in the Statehouse, June 1st, I stopped for a 'farewell' and to as always see someone. On the way out I stopped for grins at that guy's office where I had been kissed off. The girl was there along with another and a male assistant. The girl who had met me before acted sheepish and distant. The other was very friendly as was the fellow. I asked if this bird was in. The 'new' girl pointed to the guy and he said he'd ask. Oh, what was my name? I smiled and gave it. He came back through to the other side of the back offices. Then back through again acting like he had a hot potato in his hands. Finally he sheepishly (best description for him too lol) said that haha the 'friend' must have slipped out haha. Sure. The other girl, still friendly said she'd thought she'd seen him. Oh well. Did I want to leave a message? No thanks I would call. Shortly I left a message on his voicemail. A reminder that it was the last day I could walk freely at the Statehouse before my civil rights were violated. Surprise! He never called back. And after he had said he felt safe with me armed next to him a few weeks earlier. Oh, he doesn't carry. Brave man huh?

And that good ole boy head of that 2A group? My wife and I attended one of their monthly meetings not long before this. He was cordial (but nervous) to us in front of the group. I had info that I had said I'd like to share. He ignored me til near the end. He made a statement about how we must be vigilant lest we lose more rights. Uhuh again! I took the cue before he could conclude the meeting and made my points to the interest of most there. Quite a stir! He had his head down and seemed to sulk. After, I said 'How was that, good?' He replied distantly, 'I guess so'.

The other thing that night. He mentioned to me some meeting at the legislature that he might not be able to attend. I said with my experience, I'd be happy to meet whomever. His reply was a mumbled 'We must be careful how we present ourselves' Indeed.

I tell you all, I did nothing but present myself in a cogent polite manner. All I did was take the initiative (apparently from our head guy) and handle the situation in a no compromise businesslike way. Maybe the bureaucrats can deal with this other guy 'more reasonably'.

I'll tell you the most positive person I met was State Senator Johnny Nugent. He is not happy about the no firearms rule and sent a letter to the Governor in an attempt to persuade him to get it rescinded. No avail, even from one of Indiana's foremost Freedom fighters.

This is NOT over. There is Can the Ban for one thing and some other goodies to come soon. More on that later.

Why have I p***** in the wind over this? Partly because we must 'petition the king' at this point in our history. If we don't go through channels then we have no leg to stand on.

My reflections. Ah yes. WTF was going on? Obviously some people guard their way of doing things. They must be the voice. It's okay for others to contribute, but it must be distilled through one or a few. I prefer to disseminate to all the people. Especially those who care about our gun rights. More about how I intend to disseminate this and other things soon. Partly here of course. I'm keen to set brushfires in the minds of men to roughly quote Sam Adams.

I will tell you, that I don't give a tinker's damn about accolades. Don't need pats on the back. Nor do I need to be labeled 'patriot'. I know what I am and more importantly WHO I am! No statues nor mention in the history books are needed for me to do my duty. I do what I do because we need to restore our Republic. That is reward enough! Same with this blog. It's here for people to read. I prefer they then go forth and spread the alarm, wake people up!

The games I willingly played with this ****fest were done with my eyes open. It separates the sheep from the goats somewhat. And for every back turned to me, I wake at least one person up to 'do Freedom'. For all those unseeing or prideful eyes and unhearing ears, there are those who ARE watching and listening. Just concerned folks who care enough to study and learn the best strategy to turn this silliness around.

I commend Johnny Nugent, Jackie Walorski and others who through the legislative process, fight the good fight. I thank all of you who have put up with this rant! I hate people making something simple complicated. No Carry is a bit of a microcosm of the whole turning us from a simple Constitutional Republic to a complicated democracy. Do what you can when you can. Many hands make light work.

Lying Low 3

More rumination of how they (bureaucrats and politicians) tick.

Previously in Lying Low 2: I explained how I had been checking into the 'no carry in the Statehouse' fiat rule being foisted on the decent honest Hoosiers who visit 'their' legislature. How pro 2A people (I think) suggested I go ahead after they found out I was preparing to do so already. I began to meet more people at the Statehouse, supposedly interested in stopping this. The results were different.

I met the Secretary of State as well. He seemed receptive and expressed his displeasure at the 'rule'. He had gone on record in a newspaper interview saying so. I arranged a meeting with members of CTASC and initially the Director of IDHS. I attempted to solicit support from this 2A group whose 'head' was so glad I was doing this work. That's when the doors started to close.

I suggested people gather at the CTASC meetings. Those who did initially were too conciliatory. There was an air of 'being able to see' the threat and offering alternatives like safe storage. I put my foot down and said no, we must be adamant. We must be able to carry in the Statehouse as we always had, no restrictions. As for the threat, there was NONE. There was not even a study of the odds of an attack of any kind.

Along the way with all involved, I stressed that armed Hoosiers were grassroots counter-terrorism. There was word among the State Police patrolling the Statehouse that they were 'uncomfortable' with citizens being armed. According to one State Senator, staff were scared of armed citizens. I demanded to take a survey and as a solution educate folks so their fear of firearms woud be allayed. No avail.

When I questioned a State Police rep, she of course claimed that it was not so concerning reticence regarding armed citizens (of course). Asked who told me that, I smiled and replied, 'Cops I knew'. She didn't press it (smile). I'm sure the meeting with CTASC was just to show 'they listened'. I believe they had NO intention of rescinding there unnecessary 'rule'. Check my post Friday Meeting 3/30 for more.

At this point, I noticed a withdrawal of the smiling backslappers. The 2A group guy failed to respond mostly and refused to spread what I was doing, except a brief blurb. When I insisted, he, begrudgingly, published a letter explaining what was happening. This after much had been done and support re meeting etc was pointless.

After a fairly cordial phone call, the 'friend' of the aforementioned guy stopped answering my calls. One time, with my son along, I stopped by the office. The receptionist was friendly. I asked to see him. She said sure and went in the back. A moment later, she stuck her head out and asked my name. I gave it and she disappeared again briefly. She quickly came back and seemed awkward. She said he wasn't there and must have slipped out without her seeing. Uhuh. I left my card and asked her to have him call me. She haltingly said ok. My son and I smiled at each other and joked about the obvious snub. Better to laugh at cowardice!

I accidentally bumped into him after a CTASC meeting while I was taking a call regarding my business. The look on his face was 'oops'! He apologized about not seeing me. However he remained evasive about having lunch with him again and even more about meeting the Lt. Governor (which I had done twice already in passing). I told him I just needed 5 minutes. Please arrange it? He begged off and left.

An amusing aside. At a previous meeting, my son indeed accompanied me. I introduced him to Becky Skillman and bragged about his wanting to become a Marine pilot and aerospace engineer. She smiled and said she hoped he enjoyed this lesson in 'democracy at work'. HUH? I stood slightly agape. My son finished my answer lol. I was too stunned to educate her to the fact that we are a Constitutional Republic. I shouldn't have been so surprised. 'Democracy' is used far too often to decribe us. Then again, that is what we are becoming or have become.

Next 'episode', I'll conclude and offer an opinion regarding this silliness.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Lying Low 2

Looks like I'm writing a movie sequel lol! Just more elucidation re my activities lately.

Previously in Lying Low: I claimed I wasn't hiding, wasn't defeated nor disgraced, but I was biding my time, gaining strength and remaining ready for action. I particularly covered what's happening in Indy, my hometown. Let's see what's happening elsewhere.

During this time, I have been comtemplating what I will be doing at the State level re our gun rights. I've been reviewing what's going on in Indiana both good and bad. I'm sure some of my views will be seen as either too weak or too strong. Regarding this, I remember what Ben Franklin said to Thomas Jefferson in '1776'. Jefferson was between a rock and hard place concerning slavery. He had written against it in the Declaratuon. Some of the Southern states demanded he remove that portion. He relented, reasoning that it was more important to pass the Declaration and officially commence the War of Independence, than lose at the beginning. My ref is the line'One step at a time Tom'.

So, take all the talk of lifetime permits, permission to traipse about DNR armed, 'castle doctrine' etc with a big grain of Constitutional salt.

These 'steps forward' as it were (though Constitutionally, we the People have the Right to these things, not begging the State) pale for me because of my old bugaboo, carrying in the Statehouse.

Set aside for a time the FACT we have that RIGHT endemically. I have petitioned several levels of state government. No avail. Dealing with the bureaucracy that arbitrarily set this up, a fiat rule, admittedly not even legislatively, is like p****** up a rope. The all powerful siren song of 'security' rears its dolorous tones. I expected a certain amount of opposition. The DHS types have a one track mind. It is the circumstances involving me in this tug of war that gives me pause.

I was asked very cordially by the head of a certain 2A org here in the Hoosier State to do what I could to either stop the no carry or abate it and at least draw attention to it (I was asked after I mentioned I was doing this anyway). I mentioned I have been involved in 2A affairs for several years. You will rarely find my name though. I do not crave attention personally, only focus on the infringements that are slowly choking us to death as a Constitutional Republic. Great great I was told. Glad you are as committed as we are etc. The old 'we are all in this together routine'.

I was given the name of his 'friend' in the Statehouse. I approached this individual while I was taking the initiative to contact the CTASC (Counter-Terrorism and Security Council) group responsible for the onerous 'rule'. I was told this guy was a big supporter of Freedom/2A. This man did NOT have anything to do with my contacts. I hoped he might be an 'insider', maybe an ace in the hole' who could arrange meetings with higher ups.

I met him and he seemed ok if just a little nervous. I was going to the CTASC meeting and he said he'd go with. Fine. The more the merrier. He cautioned I shouldn't 'interrupt' (This was a public accessible meeting). A red flag. He made no attempt to introduce me to anyone. Second flag. Didn't matter, since I took the initiative anyway and had met the Lt. Gov, for instance, previously at a meeting of the aforementioned 2A group. After, he and I had a nice lunch and thanks etc. For what I'm not sure lol. He sent a followup note stating he applauded my 2A efforts and would help any way he could. Ok. In the 'biz' we exchange those notes too. They can be sincere or not. No difference here. In the next installment, I will elucidate and give impressions of the results of my efforts to get this bs rule rescinded.

Lying Low

As opposed to the low lying of some politicians and bureaucrats? LOL I decided to go with the grammatically correct. After all I'm married to the daughter of an English teacher(smile). Laying low is quite popular and was the first thing that crossed my mind re this missive. Lay or lie, here we are.

You may have noticed I posted nothing this last September, save for three plus one on the 30th. Wish I could say I've been lazing about sipping single malt while viewing a mountain vista or ocean horizon. Nope. Neither have I been defeated nor disgraced. I haven't been hiding. Believe me, I have been getting noticed elsewhere. As for certain aspects of our Restoration, I have been biding my time, gaining strength and remaining ready for action.

If the current Mayor of Indianapolis, Bart Peterson, gets reelected, we will face a continued downturn. It is approaching a dark age, resembling the hollowed out liberalized husks such as Chicago, Gary IN, Detroit, etc. Crime and corruption, those old cellmates, are rising here. Taxation is obscenely bloated. First, the property tax skyrocketed. Then the corrupt City County Council ramrodded a 65% tax increase as a vicious one-two punch. They cite skyrocketing costs, risen crime, inflation, theusual culprits. The real reason is corrupt business practice, including an unwise expenditure for a new stadium and a botched consolidation of police and sheriff departments. For a real detailed lowdown and many more sites, check out .

The risen crime rate is due in part to the consolidation. Police are stretched thin. They have been badly redistributed. Touted to save ten million dollars, we are already in the red. There is question of where some of the money has gone, and not just that 10 mil. There has never been a proper outside auditing of the books here since Bart took office. The coverup has been 'we know where all the money is'. I bet.

There has been a call for a thorough investigation of the thieves running the store. There already is. Bart and the gang just don't know who, what and where. I look forward to the findings.

My beloved hometown is becoming a place I do not recognize. Not because of civic improvements, or even sports venues, let alone so many new folks. That last factor is good and healthy. New blood is always needed for honest business and community enterprise. the bad, however, comes with the good. There is an incursion of gangs including MS13 bringing a reign of terror. Thank God we can still go about armed. I look for new infringements there soon. I'm not afraid to venture out mind you. But, I do look a lot closer wherever I go. It will only get worse. And all the lollylanded statements by the Mayor and his henchmen will not make it go away.

I anticipate the real increase in crime will call for our attempted disarmament. That's standard liberal kneejerk reaction. Thank God again for the decent honest cops and concerned citizens who are exposing the filth under the whatewashed sepulcre here. Thanks as well that we are still armed. It's saved me and my family.

That's enough for now. Suffice it to say a great deal of my time is spent fighting this encroaching darkness. God help us to get our city back from the clutches of the socialistic bandits seizing power now.

So much for addressing whether I'm hiding and my getting noticed. As for defeat etc., look for part two.

Don't Give Up The Ship...

...Sell it! Like making lemonade out of life's lemons. Or something.....

There are lots of people who want us to give up. It may be about a life choice. Perhaps someone doesn't have the oomph or chudspah to advance. They are happy to be big ducks in a small pond. Or possibly just invisibly plodding through life. They see someone who wants more as a threat to their stilted view. Misery loves company. They would rather exist as wannabes (Often highly critical of those who 'make it'. Or they lose themselves in adoration of same).

To be in show biz one must have a thick skin. Truer words are never spoken. There is a lot of rejection. There are those who try to discourage. They talk about odds. To quote Han Solo, 'Never tell me the odds'! I focus ahead. Eyes on the prize. Planning ahead.

If the front door closes, try the back. Or a window. Or dig into the basement. Whatever it takes. This applies to just about any goals, not just my aspirations as a writer, actor etc.

Whatever you want, go for it! Mind you I'm talking lawfully, morally, spreading light and justice etc. I say this in case some smarty says Hitler was motivated. Haha.

This extends to bringing the country back to a Constitutional Republic. Those who seek absolute control over us would like to see us give up. They want us to throw up our hands and cry 'Enough'! The bureaucracy is set up specifically to bog us down. We must turn the tables. We will eventually boot their flabby butts.

Don't forget the example of the Founders. Talk about thick skins and 'stick toitiveness'. We can do no less.

Make THEM sweat. Make THEM wait. Expose them and use, instead of raw emotion or just cold facts, a combination of head and heart.

This enemy who tries to stop us never sleeps. We must sleep even less. Face to face trench warfare with the facts, in the mud and mire. It might get dirty and bloody. Then, I'd rather have scars than medals.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Eggs and Baskets

Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Depends. I had a shoulder operation in the second semester of my Sophomore year in High School. I had to lay out of a considerable portion of that semester. So I took comprehensive exams at the end of the school year. I did ok. One of my teachers advised 'putting all my eggs in one basket'. Interesting how sayings/wive's tales are two sided coins. Or how pinning all your hopes on one person/scenario can fail.

I remember calling a guy in show business who was a mentor for me. He was well established and was a source of great advice re steps to take and how to craft my career. I called unthinkingly during the Democratic Convention in 2004. His wife answered. She seemed anxious and asked if I could call later. Sure I said. She explained that John Kerry was about to address the Convention. Her tone was not just anxious. It was awestruck. It was as though the Messiah was appearing. I rang off and left her to her idol.

These people were not stupid. Her husband was one of the most successful people in Hollywood. As said, he helped me greatly and kept me focussed when there was much against me. I never talked about that call with him nor his wife ever. But I was struck how easily some people think one person is the 'cat's meow'. How they are willing to follow in the name, say of security or 'social justice'.

It's that time of year. Elections are coming up. Good time to decide who's who and what's what. It's nasty here in Indianapolis. Bart Peterson is arguably the most corrupt mayor we have had. I will talk about this shortly in another thread. Stultifying comes to mind that people are pushing for his reelection.

There are those with business interests, political gain etc who back such people. It's bad business and exploitation they back. I don't care about them in a sense. OTOH exposure is good for them. Stopping them is good for them. I care much more for folks like my friend's wife, like the people looking for a quick fix, even when time and again this has failed, even with the same person. Reminds me of those '5 year plans' in Russia and China.

Of course, I don't pretend to think we can change a lot of these sheeple. Some are forever lost in Oz or Never-neverland. But, we CAN convince SOME to think for themselves and dig for truth. Then perhaps they can do likewise.

There are very few sure things in this world, especially in politics, for whom we should give our all. Save some eggs for later. Check out whoever seems right for the job at hand. When they are right, when they fit more or less, support them. Just keep some eggs for a future omelette. Maybe you can become a leader yourself. At least lead yourself.

The Magnificent Seven

Great movie! Steve McQueen! James Coburn, Charles Bronson and the others in one of the best Westerns ever! Adventure at its best.

By now, those who read my musings kmow I'm quite the moviephile. I love them for many reasons. Sheer fun, entertainment are important. But I don't mind a message in the ravioli.

A small village in Mexico is being exploited by bandits. They come and steal food and whatever spoils they can find. The people live in terror, fear. Some of the ones who want to fight go to the town elder. He advises they go north of the border and find guns. If they want to be rid of the bandits, they must fight. Common sense, huh?

They meet Chris, played by Yul Brynner. He advises them to hire gunfighters. They agree and Chris goes about recruiting as many as he can find. He meets Vin played by Steve McQueen. They transport the body of a murdered Indian to the town graveyard. Everyone else in town was too scared because they were intimidated by a bunch of bigots who don't want a 'redskin' buried with whites. Chris and Vin make short work of getting the body to Boot Hill and discourage the bigots by facing them down. They are willing to fight to allow the burial. Once they succeed, of course everyone else is willing to help!

From that point they assemble the other men. Each is a gunfighter. They don't hesitate to kill when necessary. Yet they seem to have heart as well. I'll save a deeper insight into each for a movie review sometime. For now, suffice it to say they have their own reasons for going to this village. It's not the pay. There is little money involved. Needing to lie low, possible treasure and a 'busman's holiday' are foremost purpose. It turns to something more later.

When they arrive they immediately start training the villagers how to fight. There was some thought that they would do the fighting, solve the problem. The people quickly learn that they themselves must do their part if they want to be free. They are taught to shoot and to build defense works. They organize. Can anyone say militia? The Seven lead the way of course.

When the bandits led by Calveras arrive, it is the Seven who directly engage them at first. The villagers learn and gain courage by their example. They join in the fight to free themselves. They become self confident. Though there are ups and downs and seeming defeat, the Seven persevere, as do the villagers. Can we do less?

The Seven test themselves and their befriended villagers. Once Vin quips that their progress is like the man who jumped off a ten story building. He was heard to say as he descended, 'So far so good.....' Another time, he says there was a guy who took off his clothes and jumped in a bed of cactus. He was asked why. He replied that it seemed like a good idea at the time...... The Seven had been surrounded some of the villagers suborned and it looked like it was over for them. Not hardly! They fought and four of the Seven died, along with several villagers. That is the ultimate 'something more'.

So let it be with us. May we inspire others to fight on all levels. May we meet the test, though we may not be saints. We may have many reasons, like our ancestors, let alone the Seven. As long as we do. As long as we are a part of it.

War of the Worlds

Anyone with kids has probably comforted them when they have had nightmares. It's ok. Daddy's here. Don't be afraid. Fear can be a strong motivator. It can stop us in our tracks, make us back up, or we can move forward.

Remember the War of the Worlds? Based on H. G. Wells sf story of Martian invasion, it was a radio drama performed October 30, 1938. Apparently, some people thought we were actually being invaded by Martians. There was, to some degree, panic. How intense is conjecture. Some people fell for a radio play, not even a hoax. There is of course a conspiracy theory that it was a psychological warfare experiment. Whatever it was, the result was some panic and disorientation among some people.

People are more easily controlled when afraid. That is, if one allows fear to paralyze. Holding a child and murmuring, 'don't be afraid' means one of two things to me. We either want a child to be safe and not worry. We want a child to forget what scares them. Or, we want that child to face fear. To remember what frightens, to confront it and let it go. That is safety to me and my children.

When a situation arises, look it in the eye. Don't be afraid. When something in the back of the mind gnaws at emotion, stare it down. Be ready to fight. Move forward. Fight fear with awareness! Don't be afraid! (More on this soon)

Friday, August 31, 2007

High Noon

One man alone. He sought help to literally fight vengeful criminals. Noone helped. A town Marshall, he served and protected a town. Not a single townsperson raised a finger to fight. They all had guns. They all had families, businesses, each with a stake, a life. Yet they hoped Will Kane would just go away. Maybe the bad guys would leave them alone.

Will Kane fought alone. During the gunfight, his Quaker bride killed one of the scumbags in self defense. Kane got two. The remaining one, a man Kane had sent to prison to be executed (He was pardoned. Must have been the 19th century version of the 9th Circuit Court) took his wife hostage and demanded an exchange-her for Kane. Kane accepted. He walked into the street. His wife again showed her grit and scratched the face of the perp. This distracted him enough for Kane to nail him.

The last scene in the movie is the most telling. Townspeople gather as he rides out of town with his bride. Stopping, he gives them a withering look and throws his star into the dust, turns his back and rides away.

They wouldn't defend themselves. Neither would he defend them. He did what he did for his own defense and his bride. If they were not willing to defend themselves, so be it.

Nothing changes. We must see to our own defense. We must band together and fight for that common cause. Do NOT depend on me to save YOU. Yet I will stand with my allies and friends. I remember one of the Statehouse bureaucrats (A slick little toad who praised my stand for the 2nd Amendment, feigned sympathy then turned his back on me) saying how safe he felt with me being armed . Whoopie. Toadboy I'm not here to save your fat butt. Save your own or perish.

Nothing changes indeed.

Robin Hood

One of my favorite stories from chidhood. I read many a book. I watched Errol Flynn, Richard Greene etal. I played with toy swords and 'fought' the villains and rescued imaginary damsels in distress. Maybe it's one of the reasons I decided to become an actor/writer!

The leftists/one worlders have tried to hijack the story. Rob from the rich and give to the poor etc. They are dead wrong.

History becomes legend and legend becomes myth (Yes, Gandolf said that in Lord of the Rings. I'm a lit./moviephile after all). Therefore, such tales like Robin Hood are malleable to many viewpoints. Even the Founders have been manipulated to be something they were not or at least lie and truth were mixed to water down our history and thus Freedom. Here is what I think Robin Hood stands for.

Those men fought for Freedom against tyranny/oppression. The common people were put upon. Even the little they had was taken to fatten the pockets of a 'noble class'. Robin Hood became an outlaw because he opposed those fat cats. He did not redistribute the wealth. He gave back to the people what was taken from them. He showed that true nobility is of the heart no matter where and how born. Keep in mind we are talking feudal England. Keep in mind that Freedom is timeless and evolved finally to breaking from England and forming the only Constitutional Republic ever (so far).

Try to take what's mine and I'll fight. Remember the 4 boxes. There is a point where we must remember 'no compromise'. A lot has been taken. A lot must be returned. Petition the king for a while then say no more. Our country needs a great Restoration. Teach this grassroots, one at a time. Start 'brushfires' in the minds of men. Be inspired by such tales. Then make your own history!

My Dad

My Dad died 40 years ago on the 29th of August. It was the end of a long painful journey for all of us. Liver cancer ravaged him along with cirrhosis. And no, he didn't drink himself to death. But he was a workaholic. Quiet, dry sense of humor and to finish what he started sums him up.

It took him several years to die. We spent a great deal of time taking care of him. Never once did I regret it. It cut into my life. Much of my time was spent at home. Sure, I got out and ran with friends, saw movies etc. But I always came home to help take care of Dad. Never gave it a second thought. I sure as hell didn't feel sorry for myself. I grieved at his condition but we still found time to talk and smile. I believe I got to know my Dad better oddly enough because of it. Perhaps because we had little time and we tried to make the most of it.

At no time did he try to tell me what to do. He merely hoped I learned by example and would learn to be all I could be. That's pretty much what happened, and with a lot of bumps and mistakes, I'm here.

After he died, I did doubt. I asked why did he go. I even resented him for a time. I forgot about that time together. I wallowed in self pity. Through trial and error, I realized my life was up to me. I could either continue with 'woe is me' or I could make something of myself and remember our lives together and go on.

I am here Dad. I never gave up. And now I'm raising a son and daughter. I tell them about you and to never forget. To make up their own minds what they want to do. To have a purpose and to live free. No saints, but human beings. Through it all love never dies.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Below is a letter I sent in response to an effort by local media to examine solutions for 'safer streets'. There were the usual liberal/antigun ideas. Self discipline did pop up several times. A responsible armed citizenry only rose up once.

Responsibility. To ourselves, our families, our communities. Is this the simple solution to the problems we face in the socalled war (ref to our Sheriff Frank Anderson saying we were at 'war' against violence)? Yes and no.

I agree with Byron Alston and Sheriff Carter (Hamilton County). We must meet together and we must discipline children. If we do not, something will take the place of family. Gangs depend on families dissolving. Sharing our concerns and planning interaction costs nothing and is effective. There are too many 'programs' that have actually contributed to the problem rather than helped. People have been taught to depend on the state and not themselves. They must be retaught.

It is time to reclaim individual responsibility. We must teach that for every act, there is a consequence, good or bad. We must teach that life is precious and we must continue to eradicate gangs/drugs from our midst. Part of the problem is that new gangs have entered the County (Marion) and they are indeed warring with established ones. Much of this is Hispanic vs Black. Lest I seem racist, that is not so. The decent people of all races far outnumber the criminals.

Concerning responsibility, there is a topic that seems taboo unless it is dealt with negatively. That is the subject of gun ownership.

Most firearms are owned by decent honest people for a variety of uses. This includes self defense. That said, we have the responsibility with the right to keep and bear arms to know how to responsibly and effectively operate them.

We have firearms in our fanily, in our home. The children are taught how to shoot and importantly, taught firearms safety. I was taught at an early age in the same way. We have passed this on to our children. We were pleased to see that Mitch Daniels (Indiana Governor) signed into law a Lifetime permit option. It's a step to Vermont style carry.

There is nothing to fear from us as opposed to the criminals who have wantonly been murdering fellow criminals and innocent citizens. I quote Col. Jeff Cooper, one of the great firearms instructors, "Here's my credo. There are no good guns. There are no bad guns. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a good man is no threat to anyone, except bad people."

I take exception to Mr. Dominguez' (news anchor at the local Hispanic station) statement re permits. Eighteen year olds are able to vote and enter the armed forces where they train to handle million dollar equipment and are given automatic weapons. They ARE responsible. Ask my kids! If they are not they should be punished.

Also metal detectors and checkpoints, not only Unconstitutional, are mostly fruitless finding perps. How frightening re checkpoints in neighborhoods. We are a Constitutional Republic. Unless someone commits crime we should not ALL be treated as criminals. Terrorists/criminals are going to win this war IF we allow this. They don't care for the law and will find a way to murder and commit other crimes regardless of laws.

Trust the people! We are indeed part of the solution as Sheriff Anderson said. We should be alert and help police/sheriffs by reporting gang/drug activity. We have in our neighborhood and have cleaned out several drug houses. I pray we will all work together to change Indianapolis and the County for the best!

Back to the present: I sent this to numerous media, members of the city/county/state government, including Mayor, Governor, Judge Cale Bradford, etal. To this date, there has been NO interest/reply. Until I started to embarrass them. I will continue to drag this into the light. As we know, politicians do not act, they react. I cannot stop.

Remember folks, it takes ALL of us to bring about change. Get busy!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Satellites and Starships

The children are growing up. Our son is 17. He intends to be a Marine pilot and has an interest in aerospace engineering. Our daughter is 12. Her interests are in the Fine Arts with an emphasis on singing. The nest will soon be empty.

That's no problem for us. I have my career to continue building. Then there is the continuing fight against the forces of darkness aka restoring the Republic. My wife has several career choices. Among them are book writing, law school, starting her own business and reviving her singing career.

Will we miss them when the time comes for them to take off? Yep! But we will wish them well and know that we did our part to prepare them to be self sufficient. Will we be glad they are gone? Absolutely! Otherwise, we might all suffer from some mutated form of 'cabin fever'!

Kids are like satellites. They spin around their homeworld learning data. They prepare for their missions. They give and take proving they are ready for something more.

Kids are like starships. They have received sufficient data. They are ready to launch into the stars to make their own homeworld.

Home can be a refuge for a season. Then Home is a springboard from which we venture into the world and claim our part. Otherwise, home becomes a trap. Walls can be built, wings clipped.

Mind you, Homeworld expects updates on how the mission of self reliance and Freedom is going. Advice is ok. But it is up to the starship commander to deterrmine his/her own path.

Yes, Science Fiction plays a big role in our family. It's often the best way to get a story across.

I'll leave that for another entry to better explain.

Til then, safe journey to all.

Monday, August 6, 2007

What's In It For Me?

Is this even a question that should cross our minds in our efforts to restore the Republic? The title question reminds me of the guy in the Patriot who signed up to fight England for whatever bounty and booty he could get. When things got too tough for him, when the profit line was cut with too much risk, he quit.

The men who signed the Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred Honor. These men had significant differences amongst themselves. Many were wealthy landowners. Some had slaves and some did not. Though Jefferson tried to include wording that condemned slavery, several Southern representatives refused to ratify unless he struck said wording. In the interest of Freedom in the long run, he did so. One thing at a time. Sad? Yes. But it was necessary to institute and legitimize our Independence. Reminds me of the fact that both sides offered Freedom to slaves who fought. As I have said before, human nature doesn't change, just technology.

And as noted before, many lost all or greatly as a result of fighting for Freedom. Lives, property, families, libraries. Yet, with the human imperfection inherent, they did not flag or falter. After much loss, a nation was born. It was a new experiment, never to actually be repeated completely again-as yet, anywhere else. A Constitutional Republic.

It's that very fact that makes the struggle worth it. Through all the faults, we have learned much and changed much. Yet, attitude remains the same for many. There is still hatred for race, creed, position etc. We cannot change much without the help of God, whether it's Great Spirit or any other moniker. We are, however, entitled to believe what we want. We can associate with whom we please. But we must NOT get in the way of anyone else. My Freedom stops at the end of another's nose!

Of course, I'm not talking of social deviancy vis a vis murder rape etc. I have actually heard pedophiles attempt to hijack our Freedom to excuse their evil.

The men who died in the Alamo were a similar bunch to the Founders. The motives were doubtless many. Yet they chose to stay and sacrifice themselves for Freedom.

So it is today. I have pledged similarly although not as spectacularly to give my all to stop the slide into democracy. I band with folks who have many views. Some of them with whom I agree. Some not.

For some it is the method they use to fight the fight that rankles me. I believe we should disseminate info, not distill it. Put it on the table for all, not just one's own group. Leaders are those sometimes at the head but always wise enough to realize we all play a part. In other words, don't let everything come through one person/source. Let it flow from many streams to form a mighty river that becomes an ocean for renewal of Freedom.

I will say that those who tend to 'hog the show' and those of us who prefer to let many hands make light work are of one resolve. We are working to restore the Republic. And in the long run, I do not know any who care to have statues made nor be mentioned in books. If there are some of that ilk, I hope they enjoy it. I just want a Republic for my kids and their kids. And for them to be aware that they must carry on the torch, that the Light of Freedom never goes out.

Crisis in Indianapolis/Marion County

We have a horrible property tax crisis in Indy. We have the most corrupt mayor , arguably, in our history. The City-County Council majority is in his pocket. Oh, our income taxes have just been pushed to all time highs. And now Mayor Peterson is blaming Governor Mitch Daniels for a 52 million dollar deficit because of Mitch's freeze and allowing taxpayers to pay property taxes at 2006 levels, while he has the situation investigated. Mind you, there are other places that have money troubles besides corruption ridden Gary. We are fast catching up though.  Joe Friday had a great blog with many refs.

Much of my time has been spent getting involved locally to fight the abusive Peterson mob and their reign of terror. My wife ran for CCC in the primary. She did not make the cut. There was a debacle at the polls. Several poll sites did not even open! We will probably never know who those folks would have voted for. There is SUPPOSED to be an investigation by the Secretary of State and Attorney General. We are following this closely.

I know there are thieves and liars at all levels of government. I believe grassroots is the 'ballot box' way to start restoring our Republic. We need a complete house cleaning here in Indy! With the caliber of reprobates involved it resembles a colon cleansing.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I'm spreading the word about this no guns in the Statehouse nonsense. I'm in the process of contacting everyone I can to protest/rally. I've got several legislators interested in putting an end to the unconstitutional violation of our civil rights. Anyone that has suggestions, now is the time. Spread the word in Indiana and nationwide for that matter. This should be a meeting place to urge the Governor, 'My Man Mitch' Daniels to rescind a 'rule' that bureaucrats foisted upon us. (Trivia: I went to high school with Mitch D. I remember him 'smile'.) Actually, there should be NO permits. That's begging the government permission to protect ourselves. One step at a time in 'petitioning the king'.

If a 1000-2000 show up at the Statehouse, that would get noticed! I have press people ready to cover it.

Again, any suggestions are welcome.

Come on 2A advocates, let's rally for our rights!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Looking Twice

'Still a man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest.' From Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Boxer'.

It flabbergasts me how people will let things roll over them. I, for instance, sat the other morning with a pall of sadness floating over us. Nice weather, dawn soon spread light over us. There are thoughts of yard work, cleaning and, for me. writing and rehearsing. Everyday cares and joys mix with a gut level twinge because we cannot go to our Statehouse armed. This fiat, unconstitutional rule spoils the day. Oh, yes, we will all go about our lives. But, our Freedom is reduced. A little here, then a little there. Slowly, like a tiny leak, a crack in the wall of the Constitution. Death by a thousand cuts.

People will blithely come and go and many will enter the metal detector, like cattle in a chute. They will submit to their civil rights being violated. They may think it's inevitable. They may shrug and say, 'Well it must be for our own good.'

Others will opt to NOT submit. I, for one, will not go in 'our' ( We the People's) building til justice is restored. We will speak out and expose this lawlessness. We will demand our Rights.

People see what they want to see. Or, in the case of something heinous or distasteful, will avoid it. Addressing child sexual abuse frequently gets an uncomfortable reaction, for example. It is so evil that people would rather ignore it, or say that it happens to other people, or cop out and let still other people handle the fight to help the children. What's happening regarding our Freedom is just as vile. Just as lives are destroyed by abuse our lives as sovereign people and the life of these united States are being destroyed by abuse of power.

Abuse can rob a person of humanity. It can obliterate the soul. Thus it is with those who would seize power over us. They would make us sick, fearful, dependent even self destructive. They would break the Will of the Republic. We would be remade into submissive serfs, whose will is bent to serve masters. Just the Opposite of a Constitutional Republic, where The People are the masters and government is the servant.

I am asking for you reading this to look twice. See what is really going on. See that there are monsters attempting to wipe out Freedom. Just as facing the evil ones who prey upon children and bringing them to justice, I ask you to see the rape of our Republic that is happening now. I ask you to warn others and spread the word that we must fight. And just as children can be healed, so can we the children of Freedom be imbued with healing and strength to not just survive, but to bring forth a restored Republic.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Apologies for not producing one post a week. I've been out fighting the infection of liberalism. I have been catching up on the writing that, I hope, is supplying me with a solvent living soon. And, there have been family health concerns. Several posts are coming this week. You should see my notes. Like my scripts, they start out written on yellow legal pads, envelopes and sundry other paper scraps. I keep a notebook near me at all times. I'm glad for the keyboard to transcribe though. My handwriting looks like drunk chicken tracks! All the best, Mike H

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Friday Meeting 3/30

This is fairly self explanatory. Note the arbitrary nature of this stupidity. Bureaucracy reeks. None of this mattered. They implemented it anyway. I plan to make this arrogance 'stub its toe' and will not rest til no firearms in the Statehouse is rescinded. Mike H

I attended a meeting last Friday with Michelle Milliken of IDHS, Captain Sherry Beck, ISP and Brian Renner, Department of Administration. We discussed the carrying of firearms in the Statehouse.

I asked how they determined the threat level to the Statehouse. They paused and said no specific threat. They thought it prudent to implement the metal detectors and no firearms rule for safety and because other states have done so. I mentioned prudence is a broad word and one should be specific in its use. Also just because others have done this does not mean we should.

Of course I pointed out that the best grassroots counter terrorism is the armed citizen. I further said the Statehouse was safer with those of us who carry. Also, as far as safety goes we are each responsible for our own wellbeing and that the police nor any other agency is responsible. They admitted this.

I spoke in passing about the chat Johnny Nugent and Tom Wyss had earlier in the week. Johnny said that this will create a group of second class citizens. Sen. Wyss told Johnny that a lot of staff were nervous about citizens carrying guns. How many and after all this time? That is my question. Oh boy! My response at this meeting was to say we should help people NOT be afraid, to educate and at least get them over the fear. The trio was a bit stultified.

And I informed them I was told the State Police were uncomfortable with armed citizens in the Statehouse because of training issues. Sherry Beck said that was not so and asked where I heard this. I answered from police I had talked with. I also mentioned that often police have little training compared to many citizens. We then discussed training and I said that Indiana has it right not to legislate it. With rights come respomsibilities. We must seek out training and education and be taught this, to think for ourselves!.

My impression is that it will take pressure from legislators and the Governor to keep us armed in the Statehouse. I propose a rally to show our resolve and to have legislators participate. Any suggestions from all would be appreciated.

Regards, Mike H

Friday, June 8, 2007

Thoughts On Carry in the Statehouse

Freedom. The original intent of those who not only founded the US Constitution, but the original intent of those who founded the Indiana Constitution. It's nonnegotiable.

Article ! Section 20 1816:

Sect. 20. That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves, and the state; and that the military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power.
Article 1 Section 32 Indiana Constitution:
Section 32. The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State.
We are being denied this right by way, not of legislature, which would be unconstitutional itself, but by the arbitrary 'rule' that CTASC (Counter Terrorism and Security Council) has foisted upon the decent honest gun owners of Indiana.
Not only is this egregious, it makes those of us who have chosen to defend ourselves in league with terrorists, by the very language of this 'rule'. There is no thought to the people who have undergone FBI background checks, who have been willing to 'beg the state permission to defend ourselves' via 'permits'. It is insulting and flies in the face of what we should be about. We have become second class citizens who have no choice but to bend to the will of this unlawful decision.
As I said in a meeting with several CTASC members, we who carry firearms are the 'grassroot counter terrorism'. There is no danger from us. What are the CTASC members, State Police, DHS afraid of concerning us?
If the Governor is 'pro 2A' as he claims, then this must be an oversight. I appeal to him and to all good people to respond to our need to continue a tradition and RIGHT. So many in the Statehouse have told me they feel SAFER with us armed amongst them. This flies in the face of Senator Wyss' claim 'people are afraid of citizens armed in the Statehouse'.
I call upon Mitch Daniels to declare that decent honest Hoosiers with a 'permit' to carry (I have a lifetime permit as does Senator Wyss) to continue to carry in the Statehouse. There is more harm than good otherwise.
The Governor who signed into Law a Lifetime permit and declared that we also can carry on DNR land must surely see we are the same folks who have carried firearms in the Statehouse for years. Please do not stop us from exercising Freedom now. In the light of Virginia Tech, do not let us be stripped of our ability for self defense no matter where we are.
Pleae spread this to ALL Indiana gunowners and to all nationally. Indiana is a premier State for Freedom. Do not let us slide into negligence.

The Patriot

A work of fiction. Based on FACT! It captures the spirit of the time our ancestors founded this Great Experiment-the only Constitutional Republic in the world.

My 11 year old daughter and I watched together, though the whole family has seen it several times. Each time is a breath of fresh air considering the suffocating times we live in. It encourages, revitalizes, gives birth to inspiration for our times.

The cause of Freedom is timeless. Pardon the preaching to the choir. Spread this around if you will.

As with all things tv-movies we watch with our kids. We discuss and analyze together. So it was the other night.

We talked over the events that led to and commenced and ended our War of Independence. That included our own ancestors.

One of them was President of the Continental Congress for a term, was a General during the war and served as Governor of the Northwest Territory as well. Further one of my wife's ancestors was an original framer of the Indiana Constitution.

That and whatever might get some a cup of coffee. But for us it is a source of pride. And responsibility. Not just because we are blood descendants, but because we have a responsibility in the here and now to do as they did.

So many lost so much. Yet, they gained such promise. A lot has been frittered away. But the core of what they fought, campaigned and died for is still savable.

People are very afraid of 'losing' what they have. Imagine what some of our forebears lost. Homes, children, libraries, fortunes, lives. Still, they forged a nation based in Freedom. Not perfect, so many mistakes and sins against one another. But, the PROMISE of something that cannot be taken away, given by God.

Some of these folks even argued and opposed each other at times. Some freed slaves. Some did not. Some honored our Red brothers and sisters. Some did not. All risked certain death.

George 3rd had death sentences for these patriots, including my ancestor.

Are we so different? Are times changed? NO! Only technology changes, not human nature.

What is at risk now? More perhaps than was at stake in 1776. Or at least, the same thing-augmented. The challenges are higher yet similar.

One third was for independence, one third for neutrality or copping out and one third loyal to the 'crown'. Even less actually fought. Then again 'fighting' is a multi level thing. Body mind spirit. Light vs dark.

We are at great risk now. There are those who propose and have implemented security measures which do more than compromise our Freedom. All along our history, we have made mistakes and compromised our original intent. However, as said before, the hope of Freedom shines. It draws us all together. It cements us as a People. E Pluribus Unum-From Many One. Anything else fractures us and makes us so easy to control.

We are uncontrollable! We are Free! We are Americans! Don't give me color or creed. Give me Liberty or Give me Death!

Small matters=death by a thousand cuts. Every little gun law-code. Every restriction that puts our lives into the hands of government. Every 'compromise' be it guns, environment, where-how to live=micromanaging.

I tell you this regarding our ancestors. The people who founded this country each and every one are EVERYONE's ancestors! What's important in terms of that guy who was General etc is that he and all the other men and women, laid the groundwork for us to follow. It's OUR turn. We are all brothers and sisters in liberty! We must not let them down.

Pardon the length of this thread. It is from the heart and inspires me to inspire you. If I preach to the choir, then spread the word and never stop! Teach Freedom! Every place and way you can. Sometimes my wife and I simply talk to others about not being afraid of guns. Or we talk of how we are being constricted by a boa of tyranny.

Never give up! Then we are Patriots. Amen.

Thursday, June 7, 2007


What McAuliffe said. He was Commander of the 101st Airborne Division and attached troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. When surrounded, the Germans demanded their surrender. General McAuliffe replied with one word, 'Nuts'. It's said his original choice of word was more literally scatological! He held til the 4th Armored Division arrived.

We are surrounded in America. The gun grabbers, along with the rest of the liberal agenda, threaten our Freedom. Already, our God given Rights have been chipped away. We are bleeding to death slowly by a thousand cuts. Here in Indiana, it is no different. Perhaps just a little slower than, say California.

To begin, I'm posting some events that have recently occurred in my home State. In the future, much about our Right to Keep and Bear Arms will be discussed and other salient points. The Second Amendment is the linchpin of our Freedom. Liberty's Teeth (though the origin coming from Washington is disputed) indeed!

We have no 4th Armored Division coming to relieve us. We must save ourselves or perish.

To those who would destroy us from within and without, I say 'NUTS'!