Why we do not pay kidnappers…

It’s one of the oddities of the United States.  We do not pay kidnappers.  Is it harsh?  Of course it is, no one wants to see a child killed, a family murdered, a wife assaulted.  But sometimes the end result is worth the unwilling sacrifice of the victim.  See, we do not pay kidnappers because kidnapping cannot be, ever, tolerated as a means to an end.  To pay the kidnapper means that it worked, they will do it again, and again, and again.  We also do not negotiate with terrorists.  No, Obama comments, please, he did not do that legally.  We do not negotiate with terrorists because to do so means we will be doing it again, and again, and again.  We did once.  We paid Islamics to not attack our ships.  This was a long time ago, but we paid many a gold to get our ships and crews back and all it did was make the pirates bolder.  Then, we tried to pay them.  We paid about ten million a year (in today’s money) to get them to leave us alone.  That worked for a year or two until we realized that the amount kept going up and the reward kept going down.  Finally, we asked them, “Why?”

“We took the liberty to make some enquiries concerning the ground of their pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury, and observed that we considered all mankind as our friends who had done us no wrong, nor had given us any provocation.  The Ambassador [of Tripoli] answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.

{Letter from the commissioners, John Adams & Thomas Jefferson, to John Jay, 28 March 1786}”

This is why you never try to negotiate with someone who wants to take from you.  It does not work.  It makes them bold, brazen, arrogant.  They see you as a resource, not a person.  A kidnapper who gets a million dollars (que bad music) will seek to do it again and again with a slowly settling fear of the act until he is caught and it’s always the same, “I can’t believe they caught me.”  In our society now, with DA’s releasing criminals after they were convicted and sentenced, they become even more bold, arrogant, brazen, and dangerous.

What does that have to do with gun owners.

Because we are getting hit from two sides, not one.  We get hit from criminals who demand our money, bodies and lives.  We get his by government who make laws protecting those who demand our money, bodies and lives, because they feel that a criminal is better off committing the crime then going to jail, rather than going to the morgue.   They don’t seem to mind when YOU go to the morgue.  Every gun law on the books in the USA was written for one of three reasons.  1.  The politician was corrupt and wanted to protect his co-workers (Sullivan and Chicago laws), 2.  The politician was racist and wanted to hurt black people or make it easier and safer to hurt them (California laws, and most of the southern democrat laws), and 3.  The politician wanted to pacify the population in his area so his criminal friends could make money and give him a lot of it for the job security he provided.

I hate to be bold about this, but I’m not interested in candy coating anything.  Facts are facts.  The Iron Lady once said this, “You don’t win by just being against things, you only win by being for things and making your message perfectly clear.”  And, “No great party can survive except on the basis of firm beliefs about what it wants to do.”

We MUST be perfectly clear on what we want to do, and to that end, I must be perfectly clear on what I want to do with my life, and with this magazine.

I want to see children safe by training them how, why, where, when and how to use a gun.  From a very early age, early enough to prevent ANY accidents from ever happening.

I want to see every family protected by a weapon, be it a knife, staff, or 9mm handgun.

I want to see criminals so afraid to rob someone that they never do it.  SO terrified about breaking into a house that they never break into a house.  So fearful of stealing a car that they never steal a car.  WE are a nation of FREE MEN AND WOMEN, not a nation of criminals preying on the weak.  Any law, any law at all that weakens a citizens of the United States for a criminal, is a law that should never, ever be on the books – and the politician who writes such a law should slink away in shame for doing so.

I want to see rapes in the United States rarely if ever happen, and attempted rapists carried away in body bags.  Attacking someone should result in such an overwhelming use of force that the attacker is severely damaged and the morale of other potential rapists driven to an all time low.

I want to see children safe to walk to school unattended, once again.

I want to see teachers armed and those who refuse to arm themselves, out of a job.  If I am going to leave my child with a school for 8 hours a day, then they damned well will be as prepared as I to defend my child.

I think that’s enough for the moment.  Just some musings from reading the news over breakfast.  Talk to you again soon.