The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Elderly Woman Wounds 3 Home Invaders

November 22nd, 2006

The story has been making its way around the blogosphere.

There is one part of it that I want to be sure to point out:

According to family members, Johnston lived alone. Dozier says that Johnston did have a firearm. She says she took her aunt to get a permit for that firearm, for her own protection.

(My emphasis.) When the information gets sorted out, we will discover two things — that the police, if they announced, did not do so clearly or give a chance to respond, and we will find out that the justification for the warrant was that someone in the house had a handgun permit.

In other words, if you attempt to comply with the law and become properly licensed, you will be treated even more like a dangerous criminal.

Games Subs Play

November 13th, 2006

First of all, I don’t think this Chinese sub surfacing near a US fleet is a big deal, and people in the know seem to agree.

But I do have to wonder — how many of the people who have spent the last few years peeing their pants over how much dolphins and whales don’t like active sonar — the only kind that can reliably detect a modern diesel sub running on batteries — are willing to take this as proof that maybe effective sensor usage in our military is more important than whale comfort?

(Via Michelle Malkin)

The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.