Oaksong at KOS: The Second Amendment is Only for the Benefit of Whites and ‘Whiteism’

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All this nonsense about being able to preserve the country from some imaginary tyranny is just that, nonsense. The NRA and the Far Right have been shilling nonsense about the meaning of the 2nd Amendment for years in order go (sic) further their aims. The NRA wants to sell guns. The Right wants to play battle games in the woods. The deadly result is that more children die from bullets than from any other cause. And the United States is the only 1st world country to endure this distinction.

We know a certain portion of the population is no longer amenable to logic or facts. So the best alternative is to create laws that properly control what guns are legal and who can own them.

A recent test in Texas, where gun ownership is next to godliness had a white man stand on the side of the road with an AR 15. The cops drove by and waved. They then had a black man stand in the same place. He was quickly arrested, although he had broken no laws. So, the law is purely for the convenience of the White population, or more precisely, the White Nationalist population. I was at a downtown street fair in Austin a few years ago when a group 20 men armed with AR 15s strolled through the crowd. They weren’t there to protect anyone, they were just stroking their egos.

If these arguments about the sanctity of the 2nd Amendment were held to the test of strict originalism, then these so-called militias would be happy to hold a single shot flintlock, a bag of shot, and a powderhorn. That would be appropriate for the times in which the article was written. Maybe the law is not being properly interpreted.

— “Oaksong” in Whiteism, 2FA, and Slavery

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  1. Hey asshole, sharpen your quill and STFU. 1st ammendment doesn’t apply except to quill and ink on parchment.

    • Yeah, you’re right, but that’s where the 2nd Amendment comes in. It affirmed the God-given right of citizens to defend their freedom from over-bearing dictatorships. Actually it worked quite well and the English got sent back to Britain with their tails between their legs.

      • The most intolerant people who always preach tolerance are the ones who want to disarm the American people. There have been and there are tyrannies all over this world. Anyone who doesn’t think that tyranny can’t happen in this country is either very naive or an enemy of this country being a Republic of freedom.

    • Makes sense, using their logic… The internet, TV, radio, social media did not exist at the time the 1st amendment was written so, how can freedom of speech OR freedom of the press exist on those mediums…

  2. This is the biggest piece of c**p I have heard. The original colonists used the most advanced weapons of their time. If they had had the M-16 available, you bet your “bippy” they would have been using that. So much for that argument. The Constitution guarantees the right of firearm ownership and tells the federal government to stay away from our freedom. Never forget that the reason for the Revolutionary War was for the freedom of the colonists to carry out their business without the over-arching dictatorship of the English court. The English regarded America as their property, basically, which is the same as enslavement. So, the American Revolution occurred to bring freedom from English servitude to this country.

    • “Imaginary tyranny,” he said, after two years of economic authoritarianism, mask mandates, midnight election law changes, forced vaccinations, social media censorship, and mostly peaceful bonfires at the behest of government.

  3. Oaksong is obviously comfortable over there in fantasy land. Let him/them stay there, while the real world gets on with reality.

    • I agree. This guy is stupid on purpose. It’s not 1950. Also he is most likely paid, by the rich white communists/soci@lists so say this dumb stuff.

  4. Who kills more?, full term abortion mills, flow of fentanyl over an open border, destroying an economy spiking homelessness. What are we at now over 100,000 overdose deaths per year,,, never mind this is what they call utopia. Is this how the left culls their unwanted?

    • “The deadly result is that more children die from bullets than from any other cause.”

      Abortion is by far the leading cause of death among children. Motor vehicle accidents is next. Firearm deaths are low on the list, unless you add in 18-19 year old adults, and then it’s because of gang-related crime. The gun controllers have been playing this shell game for decades.

      • If you’re counting the unborn, failures to implant and miscarriages both kill far more than abortions.

        • How are unintentional miscarriages related to the very intentional murder/sacrifice of a vulnerable baby in the womb?

      • that is true. I pulled the data from the CDC data base. 49% of the “Children” in that number were 18 or nineteen. the 41% were 14, 15, 16, or 17. so only 10% of the deaths were 13 years old or lower.

        Another fact. The death rate in this 0 to 19 year old bracket did increase by about 40% in 2020 and stayed at about the same level in 2021. What i found interesting, it the first 4 months of 2020 has about the same rates as in 2019 and 2018. But the rate shot up in May of 2020 and did not drop. For those who may not remember, May of 2020 included the Floyd riots, defunding the police, and Covid mandates.

        I know correlation does not prove causation, but I am willing to bet an honest study of the numbers might yield at least a few links.

    • ‘Deaths of despair’ on the rise in the US: Why here and not in other nations?

      The increase in mortality in the U.S. is most significant among white adults in rural areas with low education levels and low income. In contrast, the mortality rates among Black and Hispanic adults have declined.
      https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/deaths-of-despair-on-the-rise-in-the-us-why-here-and-not-in-other-nations#Increases-in-mortality-in-the-US

      This has been an issue for some time now. Where are the alarm bells? Democrats were caught on camera literally laughing about it due to the demographic. One video I saw was at a political meeting in the Northeast. It was a heavyset white man who made the joke.

      How does this fit in with their white supremacy narrative?

    • Fentanyl overdoses are on those that choose to use it.
      There is a liquor store on every corner.
      Availability is not the catalyst to addiction.

  5. Okay.
    So then encourage non-white people to adopt the 2A as their own and take some agency.
    Problem solved.

    Sorry, I forgot that goes against the perpetual victim mentality race pimps have been cashing in on for decades.

    I look forward to the demographic extermination of white people if only to see all the non-whites keep blaming long-dead ghosts for their inability to get anywhere for the next 500 years.

      • Or Zimbabwe.
        Kill all the whites out, take their farmland, promptly proceed to starve the nation to death, beg whites to come back and farm.

        Morlocks always blame the Eloi. Even when they’re outnumbered 90-10.

        • People used to go to Rhodesia to see the Ruins of Zimbabwe.
          Now they go to Zimbabwe to see the ruins of Rhodesia.

        • beg whites to come back and farm.

          And then lynch them or chop them into little pieces with machetes in the middle of the night… Oh those crazy South African Blacks, they are SO playful always with the little pranks and stuff…

  6. I’m curious about that “test.” Did, for instance, the men behave in the same manner? Or did one have the rifle slung while the other pointed it at passers-by? Without knowing any of the details, one cannot draw any meaningful conclusions.

    • And, Where’s the Video of the alleged Texas test events ????
      10,000,000 cameras in the US, did anybody bother to carefully record what actually happened.

      • 10,000,000 cameras in the US,

        ???… Think you have underestimated just a tad… Estimates are 70 million surveillance cameras and 250 million cell phones (with cameras) in the US…

      • Of COURSE there’s no video… cuz it never happened. The whole article is the patchwork of lies we have long since come to expect from the KOS.

    • Maybe the two people conducted themselves in the exact same manner, but they picked a known felon to stand around with a gun? I mean, if the guy was released from prison yesterday, and today he’s on the corner with a rifle, cops will notice that.

      • Police do the same thing to white people. It just depends on which cop you get that day. The only difference is, the Left can’t use that for their propaganda, so they don’t make a big deal about it.

        Also:
        “The police are a bunch of violent white supremacists!”

        And:
        “Let’s only let the police have guns!”

    • Wonder if this was before or after the Black “militant” ambushed and killed five cops and seriously wounded seven other people in Dallas because he just “wanted to kill White people”…

    • So, the law is purely for the convenience of the White population, or more precisely, the White Nationalist population.

      Is that so? Let’s test that theory…

      Go to 4:23 of the video for the shocking revelation that the person being harassed by the police is…white! I thought the police were supposed to laugh and wave when they saw a white guy carrying a rifle. They didn’t get the memo? Or, is Daily Kos propaganda for the low IQ sheep?

      • What I just saw in this video was a white guy being unnecessarily belligerent to a group of armed police officers. This was not an American exercising their rights. This was a man being stupid and risking death by cop.

        • This has been a thing for years. People intentionally provoke the police while they’re recording. The point I was making was that the police didn’t wave him on his way because he was white. My point was that the above article was typical left wing BS.

    • The police thought this white man was carrying a concealed weapon. He was walking down the street minding his own business when the police targeted him for harassment. (This was previously featured on TTAG.) The legally blind man had a walking stick in his pocket. I thought the police were supposed to laugh and wave when they saw an armed white man?? Notice the toxic femininity present in both videos.

    • Yeaa methinks this “test” might be make believe. Sounds more like something this guy wants to happen or thinks would happen than something that really happened.

    • Reply to No one of Consequence: Don’t go down that rabbit hole. These dishonest Liberal gun control nuts are always making up studies and stories that are completely false thinking that they can somehow prove a point when it’s obvious that they can’t honestly support their position.

  7. “some imaginary tyranny”

    Ok, I got two words for you and I know reality is obviously difficult for you so pay attention… those two words are ‘Joe Biden’ unless you think he’s imaginary too.

    “We know a certain portion of the population is no longer amenable to logic or facts.”

    Yes, they are called left-wing and liberal and democrats. After all, those groups have people who by the power of imagination turn their selves into an imaginary opposite gender or imaginary genders that don’t exist, and people that are ‘mostly peaceful’ protesters who burn down black neighborhoods and businesses while imagining them selves to be all about ‘black lives’ while the take in donations their leadership uses to buy them selves a lavish life style, and people that imagine an open insecure border letting criminals and drug cartel members and terrorists into the country that all those are here for our good, and politicians and people who imagine a mob of criminals ransacking an Apple iPhone store are ‘just hungry and trying to get some bread’, and Blue cities politicians who imagine their criminals ‘misunderstood’ as they rape murder and pillage and plunder, and people, ya know like you, who help it happen and are happy for it and imagine its going to be all rainbows and lollipops and cute cuddley puppy hugs when your tyranny socialism kicks in and will probably still imagine that after Joe and the democrats and liberals and left wing takes away the 1st and 4th and 14th amendment they are attacking now to infringe and remove your own rights you obviously care nothing about, and the list goes on and on and on.

    And now you imagine yourself as having an important thing to say and you babble BS and imagine its not delusional.

  8. Oaksong said the Right wants to play war games in the woods, and more children died from bullets than other causes. But did those Right wing folks in the woods kill the children with the bullets? Did the children swallow the bullets and choke, or were they shot by someone? If they were shot, by whom? Other “children?” If the NRA is selling guns to the Right in the woods, how does that kill the children?

    Did the 20 people with guns marching through the city, accused of the crime of ego stroking, also kill children with their guns? Kill anyone at all?

    I am thinking people love throwing unrelated stats around or trying to manipulate data for an agenda without looking at cause. If the gun people in the woods or marching around aren’t killing anyone, then should any blame be placed at their feet, even if they are “weird” or you prefer other activities? Meanwhile, perhaps the ones actually killing the kids should be arrested and prosecuted, or at least identified. Chances are it isn’t the Right, but known criminals, gang members, fellow “kids.”

    Of course, the left doesn’t care about actual gun violence, which is criminal and gang violence. People are murdered daily in the cities, those lives don’t apparently matter much.

    • the left doesn’t care about actual gun violence

      I’ve lived around and owned guns for most of my 74 years and I have never seen one commit an act of violence on its own…

      • ‘The alligator will eat me last’ …
        The left has magical thinking raised to it’s finest!

    • The Liberal Left loves to pass gun control laws that they know will make the law-abiding more vulnerable to being a victim of gun violence because the more gun violence they can make happen, the more proof they can point to for more dangerous gun laws. It’s a vicious cycle that won’t end until the Liberal Left has absolute power over us.

  9. by this argument, the first amendment only applies to hand-cranked printing presses and yelling. It would not apply to the internet, TV, Radio, Fax machine. phones, etc.

  10. When did the NRA start “selling” guns? Apparently, this moron is a bit behind, of the millions of new gun owners over the past three years the majority have been POC… Fuks an Oaksong? Some interesting comments on Daily KOS but mostly incessant drivel… Move on to the next race baiting moron…

    • Funny, if you click on the bottom of the article, you will see another “Jesus” picture where they have him holding a AR with the magazine inserted facing backward. Obviously they are all subject matter expert’s at the Daily Koss

  11. Kids do not dies from cancer or other diseases at the same rate as adults so that skews the data toward accidental death.

    We need to define child as well. A 17, 18, or 19 year old is not a child.

    We need to parse out the gang caused deaths as well.

  12. Pretty sure this is a great example of “Stuck on Stupid”. Read much??? These are the kind of lies I was taught in Kalifornia public schools way back in the 1970’s, ie., “The Constitution is a living, breathing Document and means whatever we say it does”.

    Unfortunately, there are many people with this flawed view of the World who have American citizenship, which they are usually ashamed also ashamed to admit.Best to ignore them.

    • who have American citizenship,

      AND somehow managed to get themselves elected to the US Congress OR appointed to run various Government agencies… You gotta love diversity hiring even if it is NOT “Constitutional”…

  13. This is more of their propaganda designed to invoke anger and hatred toward white people, Christians, and any citizen who loves their country enough to protect it. Notice the typical left wing vitriol directed toward Christians at the end, if you can take the time to decipher that jumbled mess of words.

    It’s easy for us to dismiss these articles because they’ve become so common. Have you been paying attention to what is happening in Western countries lately? Large groups of people have been celebrating the brutal murder and rape of non-military, unarmed targets. Our very own Miner49er has done the same. Don’t buy the lie that the Palestinian people are separate from Hamas. They are Hamas.

    They’re here. They’re all over the Western world. It isn’t just Muslims. It’s the left wing. They’re demonizing white people, Christians, and proud Americans or Europeans because that’s the demographic that’s likely to oppose them. They’ve been sowing the seeds of hatred for years. They have been othering us just like Hitler did with the Jews. Gina Carano was fired from Disney for merely pointing out how dangerous it is to do that to any group.

    Carano’s tweet:
    “Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…. even by children,” her post stated.

    “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews.”

    She was fired for that. Why? They said the tweet was anti-Semitic! Yes, really!

    Captured Jewish citizens are now being beaten in the streets by Palestinians. Yes, even by children. They are brought up with a mission in life to hate and kill Jews. The Left has been/is indoctrinating our youth to feel the same hatred toward any demographic who opposes them. American Democrats are the modern day Nazis. The Puppet Regime is trying to thread the needle so they don’t upset their base too much. The hatred of Jews in America has been on full display. So what does the Puppet Regime do? They lecture us about Islamophobia. Remember when they lectured us about being nice to Russians? Remember when they cautioned Ukraine not to commit any war crimes? Remember when they called for a quick, peaceful resolution?? Is everyone paying attention?

    • “Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews.”

      Yep, with the enthusiastic assistance of the Church:

      “My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. …Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. …
– Adolf Hitler, speech on April 12, 1922“

      “ ….the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew.
– Adolf Hitler (following the position of Martin Luther), Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 11“

      • Only Miner49er and dacian would think Adolf Hitler represents Christianity and the church. That’s how much they love Adolf.

        • Notice how modern day Nazi, Miner hangs on to every word of Hitler as if it was always the infallible truth. Hitler wouldn’t lie, would he? Neither would Miner, right? Those are two very genuine peas in a pod.

      • to Miner49er
        You are the kind of racist white atheist who keeps trying to disarm Christian black people. And everyone else.

      • Religion causes all the wars and division.
        Atheists only bring peace to mankind.
        Just ask Pol Pot, Stalin and Mao.

        • “Just ask Pol Pot, Stalin and Mao“

          None of those dictators killed for atheistic ideals, atheism has no doctrine or dogma and is merely the disbelief in the God claims so no atheist ever goes to war in the name of atheism.

          You will never hear an atheist say “we must take back the holy land for the atheists!“ or “ Slay the believers!“

          “Religion causes all the wars and division“

          Not ‘all’ the wars, just most of them.

          Hitler was a good German Catholic, and once he obtained power in Germany his treaty with the pope was the first official treaty the Nazi government executed.

        • Hitler hated Judaism. But he loathed Christianity, too.
          Hitler’s mother was a devout Catholic. His father considered religion a scam. At first, Adolf Hitler seemed to accept Christianity.
          “In his childhood, Hitler was enthralled by the pomp and ritual of the Catholic Church,” wrote Fritz Redlich in his 1999 biography of the Führer. “Allegedly, for a while he even considered becoming a priest.”
          But Hitler, began rejecting religion as a teenager. He was pulled in different directions by his parents.
          His mother, Klara, reportedly the only person Hitler ever loved, was a devout Catholic. His father, Alois, with whom Hitler often fought, thought religion was essentially a scam — a “crutch for human weakness,” as another historian put it.
          Hitler followed his father’s religious path straight into infamy. He hated Judaism, gleefully murdering 6 million Jews. But he loathed Christianity, too.
          “In Hitler’s eyes Christianity was a religion fit only for slaves,” wrote Alan Bullock “Hitler, A Study in Tyranny,” a seminal biography. “Its teaching, he declared, was a rebellion against the natural law of selection by struggle of the fittest.”

          Minerva: Article appeared in the Washington Post (that bastion of Conservative Christianity?) in 2019… You can continue to insert YOUR truths (revisionist history) but, the facts do not change in spite of your attempts to change them… Apparently you and Adolph had pretty much the same opinion of religion in general…

        • MINOR49er, Oh but your brother atheists did kill because of their lack of religious morals. Apparently this fact has escaped your twisted mind.

        • “You can continue to insert YOUR truths (revisionist history)“

          Sorry, Hitler’s own words from Mein Kampf are not “revisionist history”.

          Your cognitive dissonance is visible in your post, wherein you state:

          “He hated Judaism, gleefully murdering 6 million Jews“

          So why did Hitler hate the Jews?

        • MINOR49er, As Hitler was a known propagandist, like you, I would not trust anything he said. But then we don’t trust anything you say (Birds of a fether flock together). Speaking of cognitie dissonance…

      • – Adolf Hitler (following the position of Martin Luther), Mein Kampf, Vol. 1 Chapter 11“

        Minerva quoting from HIS bible…?

        • I don’t have a belief in the claims of any particular book, I wait until I’m convinced by the evidence before belief is warranted in any particular idea or position.

          Face it guys, Hitler was a Christian who killed Jews because the Catholic religion blamed them for the death of Jesus Christ.

          The Holocaust was purely a crime of religious belief.

        • Would it be weird if, at some point in the future, we discovered that Hitler and the Nazis were good at propaganda? Would the low IQ sheep continue to fall for it decades later?

        • 1 You are aware that it wasn’t just Jews in those extermination camps right? 2 Hitler was an occultist not a Christian.

        • MINOR49er. Imagine that. Does that include Marx’s Communist Manifesto? Or the writings of Mao, Lenin, and Margret Sanger, Woodrow Wilson, etc?

        • “Adolf Hitler was clearly motivated by religion but he was no christian”

          So Hitler was indeed motivated by religion, what religion motivated Hitler to kill 6 million Jews?

          “The fact that the Catholic Church has come to an agreement with Fascist Italy …proves beyond doubt that the Fascist world of ideas is closer to Christianity than those of Jewish liberalism or even atheistic Marxism…
– Adolf Hitler in an article in the Völkischer Beobachter, February 29, 1929, on the new Lateran Treaty between Mussolini’s fascist government and the Vatican“

          Yep, just like Adolf Hitler, Mussolini’s first treaty after coming into power was with the Roman Catholic church.

        • MINOR49er, Isn’t Athesim a “religion”?“

          No, atheism is simply the disbelief in the God(s) claim.

          I imagine everyone on this list is an atheist of one sort or another, I’m sure most do not believe in the existence of Zeus. I would imagine most on this list do not accept the claim that Shiva exists, therefore they are an atheist, meaning they don’t believe the claim that god exists.

          I’m the same, I don’t believe Zeus exists, or Shiva for that matter. In fact, I take it one god further, I don’t have sufficient evidence to warrant belief in the claim of Jehovah as well.

          Unlike a religion, atheists don’t have a central dogma or doctrine, no priestly or pastoral hierarchy, no system of belief regarding any particular deity or deities.

          Atheists have nothing to prove, because we make no claims.

          On the other hand, those who claim any particular god exists have assumed the burden of proof to substantiate their claim.

      • Quoting Hitler as a (supposed) representative of Christianity is disingenuous at best, deliberate falsification and out-right LYING. Hitler was baptised a Roman Catholic, dunno if he was ever confirmed or not, he denied Christ and the sacraments of the Church, even at the end…
        Hitler used Christianity as a “Sheep’s Clothing” appeal to Germans, the mass of whom were at that time, Christians, either Lutheran or Catholic.
        The man was demonic, possessed, and no follower of Christ… Only fools with anti-Christian axes to grind would claim otherwise.

        • Yep.
          Funny, I don’t see rampaging groups of Christians invading airports and breaking down doors looking to assault and maim {insert any other groups here, like Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, etc.}

        • Sorry Miner49er, but atheism is a belief system and all belief systems that cannot be physically proven are religions. Hence, my belief that there is a God who created everything is a religion because I have to accept that on faith. An atheist’s belief that there is no God and everything exists because of accidental occurrences is definitely something that can’t be proven and has to be accepted by faith. It takes a hell of a lot more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in a Creator because of what we now know about DNA and the complexity of an ordinary living cell.

        • “An atheist’s belief that there is no God“

          Nope, atheists make no such claim, we just don’t except the god claims.

          It would be crazy to claim there is no god, how could any human possibly know if a god might exist someplace in the seemingly infinite Cosmos.

          “my belief that there is a God who created everything is a religion because I have to accept that on faith“

          Faith is a belief in things unseen, and thus not a reliable method to find the truth.

          A person could believe anything on faith, I’m sure all those folks who worship other gods have just as strong a faith as you do.

          No, as for me, I’m not convinced of a claim until sufficient evidence has been presented to warrant the truth of that claim.

        • MINOR49er, For your information, things equal to the same thing are equal to each other. You do deny the existence of God, don’t you? (Shaking my head)

        • “You do deny the existence of God, don’t you?”

          No.

          I just don’t have any evidence that would justify a belief in any God.
          That doesn’t necessarily mean there are no Gods, it just means that I haven’t seen any evidence that would justify a belief that there are gods.

          Until I see some solid, credible evidence, I just don’t believe the claims.

          It’s kind of like a court of law, no one has ever been declared innocent. They are either guilty or not guilty.

          Surprisingly to many people, ‘not guilty’ is not necessarily the same as ‘innocent’.

          There’s just no credible evidence that has been presented that would support the existence of any particular God.

          There’s much more evidence for alien abduction, literally hundreds if not thousands of living witnesses can testify credibly to their experience of alien abduction.

          Most religions rely on oral tradition, unknown authors, fragmentary texts over thousands of years, poorly translated and freely edited and abridged.

        • MINOR49er, NICE TRY at mincing words. Again, “Einstein”, thinges equal to the same thing are equal to each other. You are a world class prevarictor!

        • Shitdiggingidiot…
          “Most religions rely on oral tradition, unknown authors, fragmentary texts over thousands of years, poorly translated and freely edited and abridged.”

          Funny, with the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, the ‘poorly translated’ claim can be put to the test..

          Guess what the results were?
          (Not that it would make any difference to you…)

        • “Funny, with the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, the ‘poorly translated’ claim can be put to the test”

          Oh no, you’ve been taken in by that drivel from Eric Metaxas, “The worlds foremost authority on the Bible’s origins”.

          Perhaps one needs more discernment to ascertain the difference between an actual academic biblical scholar and an Internet huckster.

          Sorry, there’s a reason it’s called the king James ‘version’.

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3bbdA93wJzY

          And regardless of what the ancient records of a savage and violent tribe’s rituals and taboos might state, the claims for the existence of God(s) lack credible evidence to warrant belief.

        • SDI,
          Nope, not familiar with the name Eric Metaxas.

          “And regardless of what the ancient records of a savage and violent tribe’s rituals and taboos might state, the claims for the existence of God(s) lack credible evidence to warrant belief.”

          Suit yourself..

        • You made a claim, are you not going to back it up with evidence?

          “with the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, the ‘poorly translated’ claim can be put to the test“

          1 Peter 3:15 KJV
          15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear“

        • SDI,
          You have already given yourself over to a reprobate mind, so there really isn’t any point, now, is there?

      • Sounds like something straight out of the Richard Dawkins Institute who would NEVER make shit up about Christianity…

        • What has one to lose by believing in God and His Son, Jesus Christ? The answer is salvation and eternal life in a place that words can’t even describe. Not believing is too big a gamble to take for the stakes are way too high if God exists.

        • “What has one to lose by believing in God and His Son, Jesus Christ?“

          Yes, the classic Pascal’s Wager.

          Unfortunately, it is a deeply flawed argument that fails quickly.

          So why don’t you believe in Zeus?
          If you believe in Zeus, and he exists, then salvation!
          If you believe in Zeus, and he doesn’t exist, no big deal.
          But if you don’t believe in Zeus, and he does exist, eternal damnation is your lot.

          Pascal’s Wager presupposes there is only one god, and the Bible tells us there are many more than just one.

        • MINOR49er. Again, you ince words. I don’t care if you call God by anyotdher name than God. Again, you still deny the existence of God.

        • “Again, you still deny the existence of God“

          Nope.

          I don’t believe the claims because I’ve seen no credible evidence to support the assertion.

          In fact, it’s my understanding that no one has ever presented any credible evidence of any supernatural power, affect or miracle.

          I’d say there’s a Nobel prize out there just waiting for that solid evidence…

        • MINOR49er. Yep, you do deny the existence of God. You are mincing words to make yourself look “reasonable.” It’s not working, but…
          The fact is that God does exist and if you don’t want to believe in him, that is your problem. If you can’t see the existence of God in what is around you, then you are either blind, ignorant or oblivious.

        • “Quite frankly proof or GTFO“

          While I would not state it quite so harshly, that is pretty much the issue.

          The burden of proof is upon the one making the claim, and the extraordinary claim of a supernatural all powerful, all seeing, all present deity would require the presentment of extraordinary evidence.

        • MINOR49er, More denial of God’s existence? If you need proof positive that God exists, then you are denying the existence of God.

      • The German Christians justified their hatred of the Jews by blaming the Jews for crucifying their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But the truth is that everyone who has ever sinned crucified Jesus.

        • “But the truth is that everyone who has ever sinned crucified Jesus“

          Amazing that you would post such a delusional thought in public for all to see.

          I wasn’t even born when Christians claim Jesus was crucified, yet you claim I am personally responsible.

          Just one more reason why it’s a bad idea to allow practicing religionists into any position of power within our government.

        • MINOR49er. Jesus died for all of the sins of people, past, present and future. Of course as you don’t believe in God or sin, I guess you are not included?

    • Dude, – ” Our very own Miner 49er has done the same…”
      Don’t blame that leftist a-hole on the rest of us.

      • Miner49er, I have good news for you. Jesus suffered and died for all of our sins, past, present and future. I wasn’t born then also, but I know that because of what Jesus did for me and for all of mankind, my sins can be forgiven if I repent and ask Jesus to forgive me. You also may be forgiven. Each of us sinners have to ask, how many lashes of that whip did Jesus have suffer because of me? How many minutes longer did Jesus have to suffer because of me? He is our savior. Please don’t turn your back on Him.

        • Thank you for your heartfelt message, seemingly the only practicing Christian on this page.

          I agree with many of the wise sayings attributed to Jesus, and wish that more people would emulate those characteristics.

          But I have to say, the actions attributed to the Abrahamic Gods and their followers as documented in their holy books, are pretty reprehensible.
          In particular, the two verses below are deal breakers for me.

          Numbers 31:17-18 KJV
          17Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 18But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.”

          Deuteronomy 13:6 – 6If your brother, your mother’s son or your son or daughter, or th e wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul entice you secretly, saying, let us go and serve other gods … you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death”

  14. “We know a certain portion of the population is no longer amenable to logic or facts.”

    Finally, an admission of the Left’s green-Kryptonite level of vulnerability to logic and facts. Oaksong’s screed had one sentence that was relevant.

    • “We know a certain portion of the population is no longer amenable to logic or facts.”

      That would be those who believe in a talking snake…

      • Well, MajorLiar, it is good to see that your ignorant, uneducated, unprincipled, illogical and immoral hatred of Christians remains as pathetic and bigoted as ever. And as stupid. Your knowledge of Christian doctrine, your knowledge of the Bible, and your “knowledge”, generally remain as inept and ignorant as ever.

        You remain too stupid to insult, bigot. But at least you’re an equal opportunity racist bigot; I’m sure you hate Jews as much as you hate Christians. Perhaps you at least like Muslim jihadists who slaughter, rape, burn, and behead innocent men, women, children, and old people. My God, what a disgusting POS you are!!!

        • Lamp, you may have missed it, but Miner recently referred to those brutal jihadists as freedom fighters. Apparently unarmed concert goers, unarmed families in their home, and babies in cribs were oppressing the Palestinians and deserved what they got.

          Now notice how the “oppressor” and “colonizer” language is used by the Left in Western countries, just like it’s used by the Palestinians. Then notice how the Left is openly supporting rapists and child murderers. One of their terrorist organizations (BLM) came out in support of the violent modern day Nazis because of course they did. The Left is priming Western countries just like the Palestinians have been priming their territories.

        • “Miner recently referred to those brutal jihadists as freedom fighters“

          Another bald-faced lie.

          My actual statement was:

          “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”

          Tell me, was it terrorism when Jewish ‘freedom fighters’ killed 91 innocent victims in the King David hotel bombing?

          “The British administrative headquarters for Mandatory Palestine, housed in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, were bombed in a terrorist attack on July 22, 1946, by the militant right-wing Zionist underground organization the Irgun during the Jewish insurgency“

        • Yes Miner. You said that in the context of supporting the baby killers and child rapists. Normal people called them evil terrorists. You called them freedom fighters. You’re so history-illiterate, you don’t even understand that Zionism was an anti-colonial and pro-indigenous movement. Plus the Jews handed Gaza over to Palestinians nearly two decades ago. Where is the freedom fighting? I only see extreme hatred, murder, and rape of unarmed, non-military citizens.

        • MINOr49er, My but you do like to mince words. Tell us how you oppose the Hamas terrorists? What are you going to “oppose” them with? your toothbrush?

        • “You called them freedom fighters.“

          Wrong, I have never called the Palestinian terrorists freedom fighters.

          As I said before, they are guilty of terrible crimes and should be held accountable.

          But you dodged the question, when the Jews bombed the king David hotel and killed 91 innocent people, were they acting as terrorists or as freedom fighters?

          Was the Irgun a terrorist organization?

          “The Irgun launched a series of attacks which lasted until the founding of Israel. All told, Irgun attacks against Arab targets resulted in at least 250 Arab deaths during this period. The following is a list of attacks resulting in death attributed to Irgun that took place during the 1930s and 1940s. Irgun conducted at least 60 operations altogether during this period“

        • “Wrong, I have never called the Palestinian terrorists freedom fighters.”

          You’re lying. Again. That’s about all you do. Go back to the original conversation. You were pushing Hamas propaganda about the Hospital attack lie. You were complaining about Israeli settlements. You literally said, “And if I did, I wouldn’t be surprised when they came back and tried to kill me and my entire family… That’s why I’ve never bulldozed my neighbors home.” The context of the conversation was that you were excusing the brutal terrorism, while pushing terrorist propaganda, AND complaining about Israelis.

          Here’s your smart ass reply:
          “Right, the people flee because the Israelis attack in 1967 and now you call these lands ‘abandoned’.

          Yep, free for the taking…

          And that’s how you get a war.

          One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

          Normal people were calling them terrorists. Not only did you excuse their behavior, but you literally called them freedom fighters. And here you are trying to lie your way out of it.

          Miner says: “But you dodged the question…”

          I didn’t dodge anything. You were doing your straw man routine. A terrorist attack by Jews in the 40s was completely irrelevant to the discussion. I wouldn’t mind discussing it, but you aren’t a genuine person. You always try to change the subject and attack a straw man. You and I were having another conversation on that same page about Biden which YOU RAN AWAY FROM. Why would I start another topic when you can’t even finish the ones we’ve already started??

          Here was my final reply to that conversation:
          “I provided documented proof, as requested. It’s been over 24 hours. I have to assume Miner ran away. Again. What do you expect from a “man” who reneges on a bet he came up with?”

          The page in question for your reference:
          https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/biden-hamas-terrorists-gotta-learn-how-to-shoot-straight/

          It might be late or tomorrow before I can check your reply. Not that I’m expecting much from you…

        • “A terrorist attack by Jews in the 40s was completely irrelevant to the discussion“

          And there it is, the willful amnesia that has led to the situation we have today.

          Both sides have the blood of innocents on their hands, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle as always.

          But the idea that those poor plucky Israelis are the innocent victims of evil Arab terrorism is just more propaganda.

        • MINOR49er Yep and the Irgun conducted those “operations” against British soldiers and the British Administration of the region (NOT A COUNTRY) of Palestine. Therre is NO SUCH THING as a “Palestinian.” They are ARABS!

        • Is that the best you could do, Miner? Moral equivalence by bringing up an attack against the BRITISH from 80 years ago LOL? Wow. I told you I’d be glad to talk about that incident. I told you all you do is lie, change the subject, attack straw men, and run away. And look at you proving me right. You’re pretending to debate me by claiming I’m showing “willful amnesia.” Yet, I didn’t show anything resembling that, now did I? Then you run from both our previous conversation AND our current conversation!

          Fine. Let’s skip our current and previous discussions that you have no answer for, and talk about that terrorist attack on that hotel from the 40s. It was an attack against the British. It was literally an attack on the colonists. I already mentioned that Zionism was an anti-colonial and pro-indigenous movement. The Arabs weren’t the target of that attack. Jews were killed in the attack as well. Do you think they were a target? I’m not calling them freedom fighters. I’m not trying to run cover for them. I’m not making excuses for them. I know the difference between right and wrong. That attack was murder, plain and simple. It had a political motivation, therefore it was a terrorist attack. The British left the Mandate a few months later.

          What you’re now claiming is that the recent terrorist attack by your freedom fighters is payback because some Arabs died in that hotel bombing FROM 80 YEARS AGO. That’s about the dumbest take I’ve ever heard. Are you really going to go with that?

          “Both sides have the blood of innocents on their hands, and the truth lies somewhere in the middle as always.”

          That’s the current moral equivalence propaganda being pushed by Hamas and the MSM. Of course you’re still pushing Hamas propaganda, just like you pushed the Hospital lie. You work for Hamas for free.

          Do you believe some collateral damage from a terrorist attack from 80 YEARS AGO is equivalent to dropping in on unsuspecting, unarmed concert goers and families for maximum death count? Do you think that 80 year-old attack on the British is the same as PUTTING A BABY IN THE OVEN AND BAKING IT ALIVE WHILE THOSE ANIMALS RAPE THE MOTHER? Is that the same as shooting babies in the crib? Is that the same as tying up a family and burning them alive? Is that the same as taking the most vulnerable (mostly children, women, and the elderly) hostage, after being raped, no doubt? Is that the same as parading around a dead Jew in the back of a truck?

          I know why they’re your freedom fighters, Miner. You envy them. You share the same convictions as they do. The only difference between you and them is they have the courage to act on their convictions while you cheer them on.

          Notice how you avoided the previous conversations. Now that we have your new topic out of the way, why don’t you stop avoiding my questions?

        • I see you have made multiple replies on this page since I posted my last comment. I have to assume that you ran away again unless the comment is awaiting moderation. You should say if that’s the case. I don’t blame you. There’s no excusing that sort of behavior.

        • But always reverts to tried and tested playbook. Oppression, forced confession, and mass murder.

      • Being in physical possession of vocal cords does NOT mean the same thing as ‘talking’. Either way. You type this in a text message into an online website expecting people to believe this sentiment?

      • Miner49er, The Old Testament is full of such hash language and recriminations. Jesus came to enlighten us about His Father and to break from old traditions that do not serve the Lord.

        • “Jesus came to enlighten us about His Father and to break from old traditions”

          That’s not what Jesus said:

          Matthew 5:18
          “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

          And those weren’t ‘traditions’, those are the Law as handed down by Moses directly from Jehovah.

        • Gotta love it when the local professed atheist lectures people on Christianity. We’ve previously discussed your favorite passages from the Torah or Old Testament. There’s no need in rehashing the things you willfully ignore. (Although I now have a better understanding why you’ve always been down on the Jews. Your anti-Semitism is even worse than I thought.)

          Here you are playing the usual game of ignoring context, either purposely or through your ignorance. All has been fulfilled. The laws weren’t abolished. They were fulfilled by Jesus. Read 5:17. He told us that’s what he came to do. Now there’s a new covenant. That’s only the entire basis of Christianity.

      • MINOR49er. Yes, and there it is. The Irgun Zvai Leumi (National MIlitary Organization) did engage in terrorism but it was AIMED at the British Army and the British Administrators of the region (not a country) of Palesetine. Your Hamas Buddies attack CIVILIANS. Big Fricking DIFFERENCE!

        • After many conversations with Miner, I’ve come to the conclusion that he doesn’t think his positions through. He just automatically goes with the latest left wing narrative. I’ve noticed that most of his “arguments” don’t make sense because he doesn’t even understand them. He searches for something online that he thinks will help him, and he copies it. He probably copied his assignments in school. Not only is he ignorant, he’s lazy.

  15. Lmao that the dailykos still exists. Looks like it never changed. Love the low effort AI art the article uses. For those of you that don’t know, dailykos is liberal moonbat country

  16. ‘That would be appropriate for the times in which the article was written.’

    Says some dude on the INTERNET.

    • I really think the argument that the 2nd Amendment only applies to muskets should be legally banned on the internet. No one making such a claim could deny that they have no 1st Amendment rights on the internet, right?

  17. “The deadly result is that more children die from bullets than from any other cause.”

    this is false.

    • “The deadly result is that more children die from bullets than from any other cause.”

      this statement is false. The video tells why its false.

  18. “A Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.” Ida B. Wells

    The OP neglects to observe that it was BIG-Government that enforced slavery. At the Federal level through the Fugitive Slave Act (which was Constitutional, however reprehensible). Primarily at the state level. The history of the 14A clearly documents that enforcing the freedmens’ right to arms was paramount in motivating passage of that amendment.

    Chariman Mao, indisputably the most effective instigtor of democide (genocide by government) with 60 million deaths to his name, taught us: “Political power eminates from the barrel of a gun.” The OP would have those guns in the hands of the government. We the People need to take notice. If we believe in democracy – government by consent of the governed – we must learn Chairman Mao’s teaching. It is the same teaching left to us by our founding generation who ratified the 2A.