You speak out of turn CatSaturday. His intentions don’t matter. He was well within his rights and he was violating no laws. Therefore, the police should have left him alone and, in fact, they should have protected his rights instead of infringing upon them.
I disagree Njoe. Intentions DO matter. At present, regardless of how folks feel about the law in TX, TX is not an open carry state. Most cops I know aren't exactly experts on firearms, and for them to make a spot determination as to what's on this guy's hip is a stretch, and he knew it.
His intention was to provoke an arrest and get attention. Mission accomplished. But I'm not going to feel sorry for him for being arrested for being a bonehead. How about joining an open carry advocacy group, or working with your state rep to get the law changed?
Hey, we disagree on the point of his intentions. His actions were indeed, boneheaded. There are better ways to effect changes in the law. Guys like this aren't helping to bring about open carry in TX, which should be the goal. The anti open carry people in the legislature in TX aren't seeing this and saying to themselves,"Oh, poor guy. He got hassled by the man. We should be for open carry now". Most likely they're saying "this is exactly why we shouldn't have open carry in TX".
In other words, he's not helping.....
Cat - Maybe what he is doing is boneheaded, maybe not, however if the police are going to enforce the law then they should know and understand the laws they are enforcing. The public is required to know what law they are breaking, you know "ignorance of the law is no excuse" crap, therefore the police should have the same requirement. If not you wind up with a situation where an officer could arrest you for having your shoe laces tied from right to left instead of left to right even if there was no such law. Yeah I know it's silly but you get the point.
 October 11, 2014 at 4:27pm
You people who would dictate that she continue to suffer just make me sick. It’s her life to do with as she chooses. Don’t like it? Then don’t follow her lead. Otherwise, as it does not affect you in any way. Sit down and shut up.
It affects others who think murder is just dandy. Your approval and attacks on people that care for Brittany are going to cause others to murder themselves. You will be held accountable for approval of these murders. Chew on that for awhile.
There does seem to be this rather sick obsession with saying 'No you MUST suffer in agony, languishing away in a hospital bed so people can watch you die... Because that's what 'god' wants'.
It really is her life to do with as she wants. I can't stop her from offing herself. However, since she decided to make this so public, then I can say what I think about it.
Sin is a personal act. Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
- by participating directly and voluntarily in them;
- by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;
- by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;
- by protecting evil-doers.
April 12, 2014 at 10:58am
Bundy is has not been grazing his cattle for free. He and his family paid for the rights to graze those lands. Get it? He PAID for the rights. A case could be made under common law that the land is indeed his as his family has been working it for over a century and they have used their own time, money, and labor to improve the land by adding roads, fences, water, etc, so that their cattle can make productive use of the land.
Making productive use of available property is a generally accepted as a method of acquiring ownership of it. (homesteading anyone?)
 March 22, 2013 at 7:25am
I am not sure where so many of you can find the fault in that question. Let’s review a little bit of history shall we? Fact: Mohammad Mosaddegh was the democratically elected leader of Iran in 1951. He was in power by the will of the Iranian people. Fact: The United States organized a coup which ousted the rightful leader of Iran and replaced him with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (The Shah).
The United States government has been meddling in the affairs of the Middle East ever since. The United States government has interfered in the politics of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and other middle east and Arabic countries for about three quarters of a century.
Any yet….you have the nerve to call us conspiracy theorists and “anti American” when we point out that the government has blatantly ignored George Washington’s exhortation to refrain from inserting ourselves in the political affairs of foreign countries. You are not stupid…you are willfully ignorant of history and the fact that actions have consequences.
Wrong Searcher. Federal law trumps State law only when it is in pursuance of the Constitution.
November 20, 2012 at 4:27am
Atlas needs to shrug. The owners of Hobby Lobby simply need to pull a John Galt. They need to shut down their business and stop playing the government’s stupid game.
November 8, 2012 at 3:21am
The Republican Party failed because they picked a bad candidate. You had the opportunity to choose a candidate who was radically different than Obama. You could have picked one that was exciting. You could have picked one that drew crowds of THOUSANDS…even in the pouring rain. But you and your party not only turned your back on him…you allowed the RNC to actually cheat him out of a nomination by chaning the rules ON THE FLOOR of the convention. You have reaped what you sowed. This is all you fault.
November 7, 2012 at 3:02am
You fools. You stupid, blind, fools. If you had but nominated Ron Paul…you would have won.
@NJOELHICKSON - Actually it is criminal, as it is against the law to give alcohol to children under 21 years of age. That is what makes it a crime. Yes, it was also stupid and irresponsible, but how can you argue it's not criminal?
Seriously, people, how can you defend such brainless twits?
Actualy in most states parents are allowed to serve their children alcohol. That being said I don't know where Arizona stands on that and I don't know if that is allowed only at home, or if they are allowed to in public. I personally don't allow alcohol in my house and wont until my children are grown. I am not one of these anti alcohol nut jobs, that is just one of the ways I have chose to child proof my house
I didn't know that. In Ohio you may not serve alcohol to ANY person under 21 - even your own children. Many parents are arrested for serving alcohol to minors in their homes here. They make a big deal about it "Parents who host lose the most!"
Its definately criminal and they are overreacting. Serving alcohol to minors is a crime. Im thinking more ticket and community service than calling it child abuse and taking the kid from the parents.
July 7, 2012 at 8:56am
I agree with Walsh on this one. Look at General (Ret) Wesley Clark. He was even the NATO Supreme Commander and he is just a socialist piece of trash. Having been in uniform does not automatically make someone the best candidate.
And Collin Powell and Coneleeza Rice - BOTH voted for Barrack Obama.
July 7, 2012 at 8:50am
Get rid of unconstitutional zoning laws, give people back the right to use their private property as they see fit, and this will no longer be a problem.
May 2, 2012 at 12:01pm
Many of you remind me of the fake military members on Facebook. They are called out by everybody for their lies but continue their miserable charade anyway despite overwhelming evidence that we all know that they are d0uchbag$.
The evidence is there that Mitt Romney does not have a lock on the vote at the GOP convention. The polls all show that Mitt Romney WILL lose to Obama but that Dr Paul can beat him. But you all still keep us your charade.
April 18, 2012 at 7:00am
No. Romney is a douchebag too. He was my governor. I know. Big taxes. Anti-gun. HUGE government. Yep…vote for him so we can continue to have ever more big government.
April 18, 2012 at 6:37am
Is it not “playing god” to artificially keep alive someone who fate (or God, or nature, etc) declared was to be dead a very long time ago?
April 18, 2012 at 6:24am
The only way that a person can “legally” end the life of another in this situation is to have their feeding tube removed so that they can slowly starve to death. They won’t suffer because they are brain dead. But what about those that know them and love them? Is it not cruel to make that that the only choice? The choice between undeath and slow starvation? Is it not far more merciful to give them a quick and painless end?
These people are not alive. They died a long time ago. Their bodies are artificially kept from cellular death by machines. But make no mistake…they are dead. Their mother should be allowed to grant there souls a final release from the prisons that are their bodes.
You are a sicko too I see. They are not dead and they are alive. These people are not brain dead. If they were brain dead then they could not breathe on their own. They are not on breathing machines, just feeding tubes. You talk about this and don't even know the details. Does that make you brain dead?
February 3, 2012 at 6:11am
While it may be the biggest centerfire rifle, it is not the largest caliber rifle ever made. In the 19th and early 20th centuries some manufacturers were turning out 4 bore rifles. These rifles had bullets that were nearly 25 mm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_bore
February 1, 2012 at 2:57am
Don’t believe it!! The warhawks are beating their drums just like they did before the invasion of Iraq, and with just as much “evidence”.
It's pure bs. If we get attacked it'll be false flag attacks.
January 25, 2012 at 2:56am
Thomas Jefferson was not a great public speaker as well but most of us revere him as the most Liberty minded of our founding fathers.
January 18, 2012 at 12:12am
If she were my daughter, I’d fight tooth and nail to ensure that she had a kidney. But the truth of the matter is that nature favors the weak over the strong. Only we humans fight so hard against nature. We do it because in our hearts in the right thing to do. But biologically speaking…we are destroying our gene pool by keeping those alive who nature would not.
Go ahead and flame me. But facts are facts.
January 17, 2012 at 12:20pm
For the last year or so I really enjoyed listening to Glenn Beck. I would listen to his radio show daily and I bought a couple of his books (Overton Window, Broke, Arguing with Idiots) but I can barely stomach him now. He talks a great game but when it comes down to the wire..he doesn’t believe what he says. If he did he would not be supporting the establishment candidates.
I only visit this site out of morbid curiosity these days.
This is one patriotic American and current active duty veteran that won’t be follwing Mr Beck or his website for much longer.