Hell yeah, we are gonna take your AR-15s.

Posted by Troy on 14th September 2019 in Uncategorized

Beta announced this proudly stating that AR-15 owners support it as they don’t need it for hunting (This is a lie.  If they  felt that way, they could give them up without Beta’s help.).  Let’s take a look at who owns the majority of these guns.

1 – Possible mass shooters.  These guns were used in about 25% of mass shooting and it would be intellectually dishonest for me to say otherwise.  However, the number of these individuals are statistically unimportant, mere aberrations regardless of how devestating their actions.

2 – Hunters.  You can use the round for hunting.

3 – Recreational shooters.  It is a fun rifle to shoot.

4 – People who fear home invasions with multiple attackers.  This has happened, and it is a highly effective choice.

5 -People that fear a government run amok.

See, the thing is that I believe the bulk of the owners are the 5th group.  They are not going to comply.  One guy tweeted that if Beta tried, he would kill Beta.  Twitter took the tweet down as threatening, but it is no more threatening than if a woman responded to the threat of being raped with “if you try, i will kill you.”  The Second Amendment is there precisely to stop what Beta is suggesting.

The real sad thing is that the tweet is wrong.  Beta would not be the one being shot.  It will be Deputy Joe and John Q Citizen dying at Beta’s decree. People like Beta never put their own lives on the line.

Long live the Constitution!

Unniversal Background Checks

Posted by Troy on 6th September 2019 in Political

Well, it finally happened.  A mass shooter bought his gun in a private sale.  Naturally, since this happened one time, we have to make a new law to handle thousand and thousand transactions.

Some people would say “what is the harm of making John pay $5 for a background check when he buys a gun from Joe?”

The only issue is that it creates a de facto registry.  As such, hardcore gun rights people will never go along with it.

I will attempt to create a system that I think people will accept.

1 – It only applies to “assault weapon” sales,

2 – The seller’s information is not recorded as it is unimportant,

3- and it is voluntary.

If you choose to forgo a background check, and that weapon is used in a crime, you can be charged with being an accessory to the crime and/or be liable for civil proceedings for wrongful death.

Long live the Constitution!

How to fix college debt issue

Posted by Troy on 21st August 2019 in Current Events, Political

1 – We need to do away with the concept of Core.  You should not be required to take a history, a humanity, etc in order to become an accountant.

2 – Sell packages for degrees.  An accounting degree is more valuable than a philosophy degree and should be priced accordingly.

3 – Improve secondary education so college is not mandatory any more.

4 – Bring back vocational schools which can provide a good return on investment.

5 – Reward repayment.  If someone makes 1 year of consecutive payment, the interest rate they pay gets reduced 25% of the difference between their current rate and prime.  If they miss a payment, the rate resets.

Long live the Constitution!

The response to the shootings

Posted by Troy on 15th August 2019 in Uncategorized

We gotta do something!

That is the cry.  We got to do something.  Doesn’t matter if it would have done anything.  Just as long as we can say we did SOMETHING.

Expanded background checks would not stop any of these shootings.  All of these guns were purchased legally.

Red flag laws are problematic. You are taking away a person’s Constitutional right without due process.  The only way I can support such an initative is if it operates the following way: someone makes the accusation. An emergency hearing is made before a judge with the accused and accuser.  If the judge beieves there may be an issue, the guns are seiezed until the accused can receive a psychological evaluation.  Then if the evaluation turns up negative, the accused can demand a jury trial.

Long live the Constitution!

My Epstein conspiracy theory

Posted by Troy on 12th August 2019 in Current Events

It is hard to believe it is a simple suicide given all the facts and circumstances.  So here is my conspiracy theory:

He was part of a ring.  Patrons were given girls of a certain age, a safe place to practice their taste, and the promise of anonymity.  In exchange for this, they agreed to an expensive price tag and to be videoed or photographed.  This was to assure mutual protection.

Epstein was the concierge and was afforded a billionaire lifestyle as payment and as a cover to how he had all these high power friends.

Epstein was saved once, but now there is too much attention and he could not be saved again.  As such, he was ordered to kill himself to make good on the mutual protection pact.

There ya go.

Long live the Constitution!

Trump supporters clean up Baltimore

Posted by Troy on 8th August 2019 in Uncategorized

170 Trump supporters removed 12 tons of trash from Baltimore.  Did you hear about this? Probably not.  The news is much more interested in saying that the shooter in El Paso who disavowed Trump is the standard Trump supporter.

Is it any wonder why we stay divided when even this act cannot be celebrated?

Long live the Constitution!

The proposed gun control measures

Posted by Troy on 7th August 2019 in Current Events, Human Nature

I thought that Trump’s speech on the shootings was very good.

I do think that our culture of celebrating death and violence is a factor.  It is a joke that Hollywood demands gun control while making millions every year featuring these evil guns.  I think these things do have an effect, but it the vast majority of people can partake and not go on killing sprees, so it doesnt make sense to ban them.

The red flag laws sound like a good idea but are inherently problematic.  What is the threshold? Who decides if someone is a danger?  Is there any punishment for false accusation?  What if someone actually is a danger and gets their guns back and is now super pissed?

Everyone talks about needing expanded background checks, but in all these mass shootings, the guns were purchased subject to a background check.

What about an assault weapons ban?  Frankly it would have little effect on the problem.  Shooters would just use different weapons.  The Virginia State shooter used pistols.

There is only one thing that will make us safe, and that is morality.  The real issue is that we have a bunch of lonely young men.  They have no friends.  They generally don’t have a girlfriend.  They lack purpose and direction.  They spiral and snap.  The only effective way forward is to rebuild the foundations of morality and community that we have lost.

Long live the Constitution!

Tim Ryan and Others and Their Reaction to the Shootings

Posted by Troy on 5th August 2019 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Without even missing a breath, Democrat contenders blame the shootings on Trump for saying we should send illegal immigrants back to their home country.

First of all, nothing I am to say is to excuse the actions of the shooters.  When Columbine happened, I remarked the fact that no one talked about the bullying those kids received prior to snapping.  That didn’t justify them.

Second, the Ohio shooter was a crazy leftist and hated Trump.

Third, the El Paso shooter said he was that way before Trump.

Fourth, likewise with the Columbine shooter, the failure of our government to secure the border created an environment that created frustration and other negative emotions that set this off.

Fifth, we don’t discuss how social media or the political statements on both sides may have played a factor.  They say Trump saying “send them back” causes it but don’t consider how promising healthcare or citizenship or open borders may have fed into this man’s actions.

Finally, it is a damn shame that the Left is so gung ho to blame Trump.  They appear MUCH more interested in using it politically than addressing any problem.  They would have been better served to come out and say, “The only one to blame for this is the sick individual who pulled the trigger.  But we must come together and figure out how we can prevent these kinds of attacks.”  Come at it as an open invitation to a discussion instead of a perfunctory statement of blame and a push for the same requested gun control measures that would not have prevented such an attack or would have merely made the shooter choose a different gun as the only difference.

Long live the Constitution!

On Baltimore

Posted by Troy on 29th July 2019 in Current Events, Political

A lot of people claim to be upset by Trump’s Baltimore comment.  However, I take severe issue with one commentator’s condemnation.  She likened Baltimore to LA saying that if you go to Skid Row, yes, they have a filth and rat problem, but if you go to Beverly Hills, LA is gorgeous.

Doesn’t she get that this is worse? What she is admitting is there is plenty of money in the city.  They are taking care of the rich people, but they are not providing adequate, basic services to poor side of town.  This isn’t like schools.  With a school, the kids and the parents have a real affect on outcome.  But a poor rat dies just as easily as a rich rat.

Long live the Constitution!

Swamp Fox Solution for Healthcare

Posted by Troy on 26th July 2019 in Uncategorized

A lot of people would say that detractors of Obamacare do not offer any solutions.  Here is my solution.

If you are below the poverty level, you are on Medicaid.

We then set up the baseline “government plan.”  This plan covers issues from birth or due to genetic defect that may manifest after birth.  It covers 1 wellness check.  It covers pregnancies.  I covers emergency medical intervention.  What it does not cover are things like cancer, cardiovascular surgery, hip and knee replacements, and other such medical treatments which are very costly.

Cancer and other specialty insurance could be purchased out of pocket.

The government plan is available across state lines.  The plan is subsidized and phased out to make this basic coverage affordable much in the way the exchange insurance works currently.

On the supply-side, We use our immigration policies to poach providers from around the world.  We also create a new class of medical provider that will have very limited training that can do the basics like perform basic tests, handle stitches and other minor proceedures, and make referrals.  This creates a very cost effective first point of contact for those needing medical attention.

This program would affordably provide medical coverage to American citizens.

Long live the Constitution!