About the author: David Hiatt

David Hiatt sees a good part of America driving his truck across it, mostly from Indiana down to the bottom of Texas. He is a passionate Christian Constitutional Conservative that is concerned about the direction this Great Nation is heading.

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  • fliteking

    I now work in a gun hating state, so cannot carry across state lines.

    I have become quite a fan of having a knife with me at all times.

    I strongly believe if the Second Amendment is subverted then the whole Constitution will rapidly follow.

    • WASP

      Without the second Amendment, the rest of the constitution isn’t worth the parchment it was written on.

    • RPW

      Subversion will not be permitted

    • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

      hummm….CA or NY?????

      I don’t believe it will be lost fliteking, it will all depend on who fires the first shot……we as a country have been stuck in de’tant for a very long time, many tempers have been brewing since 1865…..like an earthquake fault, it will build up until it cannot be held back…the results of that shaking will be up to Congress and how much we get it across to them that Americans will NOT FORFEIT their protection.

      “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson
      As I said, it will depend on who fires the first shot……..
      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  • jlbs

    I am reminded of the old TV show, “The Rifleman”, starring Chuck Conners. Lucas McCain (sp?) never went anywhere without his rifle and, if he did, that was when a bad guy took advantage of him and always tried to kill him. There’s a lesson for us here.

    • DenverKitty

      I’m watching “The Rifleman” right now on “MeTV”…and “Mark” just learned a valuable lesson about “good sense and guns”. I surely do like the old-fashioned shows. No cursing, no bashing, just good common sense. Women didn’t have the “rights” they have nowadays, but the men were “all men”. By and large, it was a much better time than it is now (morally); it was centered around God & the Bible, family life, and the home front, along with a sense of “community”.

      • jlbs

        We get it M-F on ME TV and we were watching the same episode. Yes, the bad guys actually ended up paying for their actions, unlike today. There is real parenting and genuine caring for someone without expecting to be paid or receive accolades. I doubt we will ever see another show like it with today’s “values”, or lack thereof.

  • larryincamden

    Why do those of us that support the 2nd Amendment debate this issue?
    The 2nd Amendment says : (my translation for those that don’t understand)
    In order that the Militia, all free male citizens between the age of 16 and 55, have the ability to defend themselves, their family, their community and their country from all enemies both foreign and domestic; the rights to keep, in their posession, and carry on their person a firearm capable of protecting themselves their family their community and their country from all enemies both foreign and domestic shall never be questioned.
    This is far more wordy than the original but possibly it will be clearer to those that are to stupid to or don’t want to understand what the Amendment actually means.
    If someone can make my explanation simpler I’d love to have it done.
    Until this Amendment is amended any restriction to the Right to keep and bear arms is illegal.

    • BigUgly666

      ” Until this Amendment is amended No restriction of the Right to keep and bear arms is illegal.”

      I really hope that this is an error in typing!!!!!

      • Doug T Sr

        I believe Larry meant removed but an amendment can be amended or rewritten if enough states get together and make the decision to do so.

      • big wyo

        DICK ACT of 1902 . . .

        CAN’T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) The Trump Card Enacted by the
        Congress Further Asserting the Second Amendment as Untouchable

        The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654,
        of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It also divides
        the militia into three distinct and separate entities.

        The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia, henceforth
        known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and District of Columbia,
        the unorganized militia and the regular army. The militia encompasses every
        able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45. All members of the unorganized
        militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and
        bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.

        The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of
        attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of
        the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President of the United
        States has zero authority without violating the Constitution to call the
        National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.

        • James Holloway

          I hope all of you see my note here. For the reason given by
          Doug T Sr and Big Wyo and for many more that I won’t state here it is
          imperative that we not allow a Con-Con or Constitutional Convention. Just a few years ago it was averted by a small # of states not voting for it. Only 4 states votes kept us from having an open party to rewriting the Constitution. Now are there any members of Congress as fluent in our language, deserving of the total trust of our population and our future generations as well as being up to the task scholastically (it doesn’t matter whether he/she is self taught;
          actually that could be much better) to confront such a daunting task.

          Even the ones that I support are not capable as the number
          of the ignorant would be drastically overwhelming against them. And you should ask yourself, “Do they know the application of its meaning?” Their numbers form a formula, 90/90. 90% ignore history or the meaning of 90% of its precepts. Most don’t want to know or don’t care to understand what their study of the Constitution would make them capable of or responsible for. Even if they did read it, they would prefer to ignore reading it much like the bills they pass. “We have to pass this bill so that we can find out what is in it.”

          Our Founding Fathers spent their fortunes, devoted their
          study of God, man and governments around what they believed to be the best precepts yet discovered. That is eventually what made a pool of knowledge and skill sets from which God could inspire man to govern himself on a equal level of rights with responsibilities to each other and their individual rights. It is from this pool that we garnered the concept of the Divine Right of the Individual to Self Preservation of Life, limb and property and that of a family and community. Studying it, now there is a real concept for Congress. Could
          they pass a simple test on it? I mean simple! Many are well adroit at
          understanding the Communist Manifesto! They apply it daily on us as best they can. Should we quibble amongst ourselves when we see these same folks denigrate the precepts of the foundation of the Greatest Social Government Success in the World based upon the individual rights of Citizens of a Nation Under God? That is a whole subject in itself. I digress. . .

          A Con-Con opens the door to total rewriting, of subterfuge and is particularly susceptible to those that are dishonest or have a habit of telling one lie to cover the last 10.

          Our Founding Fathers understood the potential for financial gain through positions of Office. They wanted to avoid it and that is why our states should go back to having their Senators appointed through a vote of their state legislatures. It was seen as best to have the House voted on by the public as their representative. They are certainly influenced by lobbyist’s money and the opposite was true then of the Senate Congressmen, as they were beholding to the
          separate States legislatures and their hold on the financial purse strings of the states they represented.

          The point is, by being held under the purview of the Legislatures of each state they are also representative of the costs of Bills and
          expenses apportioned to each state. Congress itself could only apportion out what the agreement by the states would allow thereby proportioning to their own state’s legislatures the expenses of a National Government. Legislatures knew what their coffers held and refused to spend beyond their means except in times of war. A spendthrift Congressman didn’t last long and the legislatures that
          supported such turned over very quickly on voting day!

          In other words, the only lobbying previously done to a Senator was by other Senators and his own legislature because they and he were
          the gate keepers to financial costs that would be passed to the states by their votes in Congress. This system put the responsibility on the legislature to put a senator in Congress that wouldn’t vote for every financial boon-doggle that the House could cook up! Here was the balance of power. Appointments to the Senate by the separate states legislatures was the way of balancing Congress against unwieldy spending and graft for and by individuals (a corporation is merely an extension of a group of individuals) and States.

          Today each Congressman & Representative of both the House and Senate respectively are inundated with lobbyists from everything from small business to international interests, governments and bankers. This is well documented and has shown to be subversive of the ideals of a Republic and the process of a democracy. Neither of which stand a Snowball’s chance in Hell of succeeding when they control everything including the electronic submissions and counting of our votes, to name just one.

          Many conservatives (notice the deafening silence by Democrats) are now pushing for a Con-Con to rewrite everything you can imagine, including the 2nd amendment and there are more than 3 written proposals to do away with the 2nd amendment if that body is called to order. The left and all its minions are getting that tingle up their leg in anticipation of an opportunity to undue everything we hold dear. I would that they find after the tingle running down their respective legs, a yellow puddle at the cuff of their pants because the Con-Con was averted!

          Take note: a Constitutional Convention has no rule or law that confines it to a subject or purpose, it is a wide open free for all. There is not one of these knot heads on either side of the aisle that I would trust in this type of situation. I hope you will educate yourselves on this subject and object as I am to a Constitutional Convention. Not one of them fears God enough nor loves our country enough to learn and sustain their duties of office nor Honor the God that influenced mere men to sacrifice so much for their rights and that of their fellow man’s rights so that we might come together “to form a more perfect union”.

          There is not one notable purpose or situation that isn’t covered by the Precepts of the Constitution when reading it with common sense and a little bit of History. Those in office are not reading it and remain hell bent on interpreting it for us. Many are of the mindset to totally ignore or subvert the Constitution. They have little if any common sense with which to work with. They are so deep in their own egos that little good can come from anything they would attempt. They want their names known of men through out the world more than having their names associated with dealing with the cries of their constituents
          having their property taken, their rights subverted and their efforts at obtaining a secure future for themselves and their posterity are diverted for the welfare of non-citizens. They ignore those to
          whom they took an oath to represent, defend and honor. Honor is another word they need to be educated in. Is there ever honor among thieves?

          I think it note worthy, that 80+ congress men & women are convicted felons. I could go on, but simply these are not the types that I want putting down the precepts of society and law for our future generations to live and die by. I know I don’t! They should be denied that type of access forever.

          • Carl Stevenson

            Very astute and ABSOLUTELY correct. The leftist tyrant wannabes and the statists salivate at the very thought of being turned loose to rewrite the Constitution. (It would be so much easier than having to violate their oath to uphold it multiple times per day!)
            Never, ever give them the chance!!!

        • PatRiot

          The National Guard has been in combat zones in Afgan/Iraq since 2002,the need arises due to the lack of regular army forces caused by the elimination of the draft.The draft should be re-instated,with a minimum one year active duty for all,male & female,upon reaching their 18th year,then 5 years active reserve.

      • Cpt Briggs

        Read it again, ” Any restriction — Is illegal”.

        • BigUgly666

          Agreed – “No” and “any” completely changes the meaning.

  • Breeze

    For the time being I am in California and can’t carry a gun since I’m not a politician, celebrity, or criminal. I can’t wait to get out of here.

    • TexasJester

      Carry a gun illegally – that will make you an unconvicted criminal, and you’d be legal!! ;-)

  • Randy Gaiser

    Under NO circumstances, turn in your firearms or ammo, if or when they come to take them. First of all your firearms represent a conciderable investment in capital, Second, your firearm(s),are useful for protection against tyranny from our elected officials or other Criminals that are intent on doing you harm. Third, the ownership of firearms is a Consitutionally Guaranteed Right for the Citizens of the United States of America. So let Obama flap those big Lips of his about what he thinks he can do and let him be found in violation of his oath of office, to uphold and defend the Constitution of this Country and be removed from office. The same goes for all those cry babies in Congress that don’t like the idea of the citizens being able to think for their selves.
    All of you that voted for this POS for President, must be real proud now, and how about your taxes not going up, hows that working out for you? Boy, old P.T. Barnum was sure right when he said “theres sucker born every minute”.

    • Carl Stevenson

      Barnum was charitable … He never met an Obama supporter.

  • coastx

    If you are a constitutionalist you do this: REASON. It looks like this: 1 assess the situation, 2 what aught you to do, use experience, 3 what have other done in the past, and 4 choose thou! Constitutionalists are thinkers and use reason as the basis for their decision making.

    If you are a liberal, you do this: SIN NATURE AND RACKETEERING. It looks like this:
    1 false flag, 2 shock and awe, 3 capitulation, and 4 kowtow to your occult NSC masters

    Okay, quiz: you are a: [ ] constitutionalist, or [ ] liberal

    Self check.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629591346 Gary Jones

    No debate, No brainier…2nd Amendment is an inherent right and Obama don’t have the power of the executive pen Nor does Congress have the power to write or pass any unconstitutional law pertaining to the Bill of Rights. The 2nd Amendment is the most important of all the Amendments that is to bear arms for the purpose to protect the Constitution, Citizens and Country against foreign and domestic enemies. The oath of office is absolute in that if that oath is broken by the president or a tyrannical government have become the enemy.
    Hey progressives your plans core objective is for power over the people and reduce us to being subjects instead of free people. The proof is your hypocrisy while retaining your armed guards, secret service and protection of your children and sending them to schools that have guards and police. (Fast and Furious) Obama armed drug cartels, felons and murderers armed with assault weapons.. Agent Terry and over a hundred innocent Mexican citizens killed and those weapons are still posing threats and endangering American Citizens along the border. Obama’s open border and amnesty without immigration process is circumventing Constitutional law. 1,400 assault rifles still unaccounted for out of 2,600 weapons (Benghazi) Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans killed by Obama and his hand picked inapt administration. Afterwords lied and continues to lie to the people while the mainstream media coverups to get this traitor re-elected. The (Fiscal Cliff) no middle class people will not pay more taxes but the rich will pay highter taxes the so called 2 percent. Hows that lie working for the Obama worshipers and the Repuks who didn’t vote. Obama arming the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with F-14’s that will eventually be used against Israel. No one will be our allies when this stupid Obama is done with his agenda.
    When are the true democratic s and republicans going to take back this country and bring the traitors within our government to justice.. I will not obey Obama law nor unconstitutional laws adopted by Congress.
    I will bear arms and honor my oath to protect the Constitution and my
    country from this tyrannical power grabbing traitorous progressive
    party and repuks..

  • marineh2ominer

    The Obama administration is FORCING me to live in POVERTY , because I am spending so much on guns and ammunition I can no longer afford to eat healthy , keep my home in repair , pay for my families medical expenses , etc: etc : Thank you Barak , for awakening me to the NECESSITIES of life

  • http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ Ted R. Weiland

    “They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded….” (Nehemiah 4:17-18)

    For more regarding the Bible mandate to be armed, see “Firearms: Scripturally Defended” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/onlineBooks/firearm-right.html.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobertAlexander.Salvage Robert Alexander

    Psalms 144:1 Blessed be the Lord (YAH) my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

  • Bimbam

    Yeah, but the illegal phony negro is still in control. We need to get him out and all the phonies in there including the Pee party.

    NLC said for all Congressmen signing the ballot for Barry are committing a crime as he is not certified a viable and legal candidate. NOT ONE SIGNED that document. Not even one Pee Party member.

    Even in ONE MEMBER objected Congress would have to stop the ballot and see that Barry was a legal candidate.

    They are all complicit in putting in a fraud. Something stinks here and it’s not just BO!

  • Dave Hiatt

    Thank you for taking the time to read. I enjoyed all your comments.

    • TexasJester

      I, too, am a truck driver – 48 state irregular route common carrier. I have seen the beauty (and ugliness) of this nation – and the reasons to defend her against the likes of Obama – all 3 1/2 million miles over my career. Learned to drive after getting out of the Navy in 1985.

      I never thought my country would cone to this – where we fear for our very Constitution. I (like so many millions, and dozens in my family before and after me) took the Oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Like so Manu others, I feel this Oath didn’t end at the end of my hitch – I’m bound by it for LIFE. we now have many domestic enemies in Washington DC working hard to get rid of that very Constitution. It’s not a wise idea (right now, anyway) to storm DC by force and arms; we must do it with words right now.

      I fear an armed revolt is in the making, and many lives will be given. I pray that the military will side with those opposing the domestic enemies. I hope that if such a time comes, the military and Secret service will step in and arrest those enemies, and a shooting war averted.

      Lock n load – keep the powder dry. And PRAY.

  • jimpeel

    “Amazingly, less than 100 of these checks are denied nationally per year.”

    What in the hell is this guy smoking? Must be some “amazing” s—.

    I work at a firearms retailer and we get denials. We have actually had the local PD walk in while we are on the phone to arrest people who are trying to buy a firearm. CBI has us stay on the line while the police are on their way as though the check is simply taking longer.

    • Dave Hiatt

      I was suprised to see that myself… I wish I could remember the source.

      • Dave Hiatt

        Jimpeel, I had to check my sources and found it at ABC news, here is their quoted…..Since the NICS system was established in November 1998 a total of 160,474,702 background checks were made. Of these, around .006 percent of those attempted purchases were denied and .00008% (fewer than a hundred people a year) were prosecuted for lying on the form.

        • Dave Hiatt

          Thanks for pointing this statisic out.

  • Retired patriotic vet

    If it plays out as Biden says ,that there will be an executive order to take our guns, then I believe we MUST rise up and show the same courage that was around in 1776,or be prepared to live in slavery or die.

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