When Politics stopped being about Politics Written by: William LaSalle  May 23 at 7:52am Politics really stopped being about politics in the past few years. 2016 was the moment when it officially became a tribal struggle between two increasingly divergent factions that simply share a geographical country and little more. And this is largely a result of Democrats’ abandonment of policy for a full-blown embrace of identity politics: the party seeks to divide the country into victims and oppressors, and claims its moral authority by purporting to be fighting for the victims. The party’s message is no longer...Read More
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Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R. 11654 (Dick Act), of 1902 Invalidates All So-Called Gun-Control Laws?
The Dick Act, 1903 affirmed the National Guard as the primary organized reserve force. Between 1903 and the 1920’s, legislation was enacted that strengthened the Army National Guard as a component of the national defense force. The Dick Act of 1903 replaced the 1792 Militia Act and affirmed the National Guard as the Army’s primary organized reserve. Snopes shares that the claim it invalidates all gun control laws is false and shares: The American experience with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and its aftermath demonstrated the need for reform of the U.S. military. In an attempt to balance the...Read More
Featured Image courtesy of: BallisticallySpeaking *** How the Nazis Used Gun Control by Stephen P. Halbrook December 2, 2013 The perennial gun-control debate in America did not begin here. The same arguments for and against were made in the 1920s in the chaos of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which opted for gun registration. Law-abiding persons complied with the law, but the Communists and Nazis committing acts of political violence did not. In 1931, Weimar authorities discovered plans for a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and persons refusing to surrender their guns within 24 hours would be...Read More