Monday, January 14, 2013

Second Amendment - #4404 - If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight? Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline (2) Joel Salatin-Polyface Farms, Staunton: HB1430 Helps Unlock the Shackles on Farmers - Fauquier Free Citizen (3) EPA to Outlaw Many Wood Burning Stoves - Off Grid Survival (4) EPA's Attempt to Regulate the Rain Washes Away - Freedom Works (5) Hundreds of Thousands Converge on Eiffel Tower to Protest Gay Marriage: A Change in Civilization that We Don't Want - The Blaze

Dean Garrison: If They Come for Your Guns, Do You have a Responsibility to Fight? I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights. About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights. Read more....... 

(2) YOU MIGHT BE SHOCKED TO LEARN WHAT CAN'T BE DONE NOW ON A FARM ZONED AGRICULTURAL.
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms, Staunton, Va. - HB1430 Helps Unlock the Shackles on Farmers - Fauquier Free Citizen - I am Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm near Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley. We own and lease about 1,500 acres and produce salad bar beef, pastured poultry–eggs, broilers, and turkeys, pigearator pork, forage-based rabbits, and lumber from our 450 acre forest, selling everything directly through our on-farm store and our own distribution network to some 6,000 families and 50 restaurants within four hours’ drive of the farm....We’re zoned agricultural, which means it’s illegal for us to have a woodworking shop to turn our own trees into children’s toys or furniture. It’s illegal for us to process our own beef and pork. Indeed, calves born and raised on the farm must be exported from the county in order for us to sell a T-bone steak to a neighbor. We’d like to cure our hams, but not only can we not process the pork on the farm; we can’t cure the ham because that’s a manufactured product, illegal in agricultural zones. Some of our staff of fulltime bright eyed bushy tailed young farmers want to live on the farm–we have lumber, garden space, and why commute from town?–but housing for them is illegal on agricultural land.  Read more..........


(3) EPA to Outlaw Many Wood Burning Stoves - Off Grid Survival - Our ever so helpful government has decided that your wood burning stove is now a danger to the world. In another attempt to outlaw the off grid lifestyle, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the same agency that was recently caught using drones to spy on Americans, is now going after home owners who use Wood Burning Stoves to heat their homes. Shortly after the re-election of President Obama, the agency announced new radical environmental regulations that threaten to effect people who live off the grid. The EPA’s new environmental regulations reduce the amount of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air. This means that most wood burning stoves would now fall into a class that would deemed unacceptable under these new draconian measures. The EPA has even launched a nifty new website called burn wise to try to sway public opinion.  Read more.......
(4) EPA's Attempt to Regulate the Rain Washes Away - Freedom Works - In the process of regulating everything under the sun, (literally) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently made a bold grab at regulating everything from the clouds as well. More specifically, they had to defend themselves in a court case in Virginia for the right to regulate the rainfall. The very fact that they would attempt something so bizarre is a clear indication that despite the departure of their red tape-wielding leader Lisa Jackson, the EPA has no intentions of easing off the regulatory gas pedal. Allow me to repeat that - the EPA made a case to regulate rain water. Steve Doocy of Fox News reported last month that "the EPA is trying regulate water as a pollutant in the great state of Virginia". He added, "If the EPA wins" thousands of people "could be booted from their houses so the agency can flatten them and plant grass". The Washington Examiner provided further explanation: During oral arguments last month, Cuccinelli pointed out that VDOT and Fairfax County would be forced to condemn a significant amount of private property surrounding the creek to comply.  Read more.......

Related: EPA Levied a Record $252 Million in Fines in 2012.......

(5) Hundreds of Thousands Converge on Eiffel Tower to Protest Gay Marriage: A Change in Civilization that We Don't Want - The Blaze - Holding aloft ancient flags and young children, hundreds of thousands of people converged Sunday on the Eiffel Tower to protest the French president’s plan to legalize gay marriage and thus allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children. The opposition to President Francois Hollande’s plan has underscored divisions among the secular-but-Catholic French, especially in more traditional rural areas versus urban enclaves. But while polls show the majority of French still support legalizing gay marriage, that backing gets more lukewarm when children come into play.....“They’re talking about putting into national identity cards Parent 1, Parent 2, Parent 3, Parent 4. Mom, dad and the kids are going to be wiped off the map, and that’s going to be bad for any country, any civilization,” said Melissa Michel, a Franco-American mother of five who was among a group from the south of France on a train reserved specifically for the protest.  Read more........

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