Category Archives: History

California’s Illegal Voting Law

is secession.

I’d love to see Trump do this, and force the state out of the Union, as happened the last time the Democrats defied the federal government to deny citizens their rights. And it shouldn’t be allowed back in as a single state. Let most of the territory in as multiple states, but force the coast to get its act together before being allowed back into the Union.

Repealing The Second Amendment

Good luck with that.

Thoughts from Glenn Reynolds.

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Yes. There is no chance that two thirds of both houses of Congress would pass such an amendment, and even less that three quarters of the states would ratify it.

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Related: The ignorant Parkland kids don’t speak for their dead classmates. David Hogg is the new Cindy Sheehan, and her fate will be his when the media tires of him.

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You can attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, but you can’t repeal history.

As Stephen Green notes, people like Stevens are relying on the ignorance of the American people, deliberately fomented by our public-school system and universities for the past several decades.

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This seems related somehow: Trump and the great unmasking of the Left:

I think that long before he even dreamed of entering politics, Donald Trump realized that by outraging his opponents, he could provoke them into saying and doing things that would prove harmful to their goals by exposing their motives, assumptions, and real intentions.

Yes, even though they pretend they haven’t been doing it:

In the age of social media, reaching irrelevant conclusions is a competitive sport. Nevertheless, tossing red herrings about like chaff from an aircraft under fire does little to dispute the fact that conservatives have been subjected to an absurd gas-lighting campaign over the last few weeks.

It’s enough to drive you crazy. That is, it would be if you were to take any of this performance art seriously.

I haven’t taken the Left’s performance art seriously for decades.

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Bad link fixed, sorry.

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Yes, they are coming for your guns.

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New Democrat senator: “A gun ban is not feasible right now. Or ever, in America.

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Gun control leaves the most vulnerable defenseless. The Australia buy-back myth is particularly pernicious.

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Why the Stevens gun manifesto is so irresponsible.

The Warning From Elon At SXSW

The first Mars visitors will probably die. Of course, we’re all going to die somewhere.

As I note in the book, it’s very unlikely that the Shackleton ad was real. If it had been published in a London broadsheet, it would have been spelled “honour.”

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And per usual, a lot of ignorance and stupidity in comments over there.

New California

Thoughts from Glenn Reynolds on California’s seceding from the coastal fascists. I don’t understand why the silly-looking gerrymander to keep Sacramento with the coastal “elites.” Set up a new state capital in San Jose or LA, and let the real California keep the delta.

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This seems sort of related: How the big tech companies went from “Don’t be evil” to doing evil.

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Steven Kruiser: “Dear California, call me when the commies leave.” I love this state, have for half a century, but I hate its voters.

The Second Amendment

We need it more than ever.

Yup. The current situation is approaching exactly what the Founders feared.

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Mark Steyn: A total failure of the State.

That assumes, of course, that this wasn’t exactly what the State intended.

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Yes, it would appear that “liberals” don’t want to stop school shootings.