Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Tamed West

It's truly a shame that people can no longer find things out for themselves, but then again there have always been such. I receive a tad of mail protesting this, that, or the other thing, but struck a nerve in several recent references to whatever happened to Texas. Mostly from Texans or former Texans, or Texan-wannabe's who've been blissfully unaware that oops, honey, I shrunk the Constitution.

It's just the facts, ma'am, just the facts. Slowly but surely, Texas retreated when other states were advancing. Texans, through their elected representatives, sought to doff the mantle of Wild West, and in doing so stumbled against the Brady-like onslaught that has enslaved free men the world over.

While Texans were discovering that long forgotten back-door to the Alamo, here's what other states were up to:

“Castle Doctrine” legislation has been passed in:Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, and South Dakota.

States awaiting a Governor’s signature:Alabama and Georgia.

States where legislation has been introduced:Ohio, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, NEW JERSEY. New Jersey is considering Castle Doctrine, TRUE Castle Doctrine, while Texans must run back to the car whenever a place of business tacks a sign on the door saying NO GUNS ALLOWED.

And by true doctrine I refer to the kind that presumes you innocent of a crime when using deadly force even while AWAY from your domicile. If you have a legal right to be there, there becomes your de facto Castle and your FIRST duty under the law need not be to retreat.

Personally, I never liked the idea of getting shot in the back then robbed anyway, but Texans see it differently.

If this is troubling, and let's face it it should be, then get back on your hind legs and CHANGE what has gone terribly wrong. Anything that can be done can be undone, except when you've allowed horrid emasculating laws to come into being and such laws render you a dead victim.

Nearly half of the states in the Union have or are considering Castle Doctrine's so if you Texans wish to rejoin the fold of the free, then we'll welcome you back with open arms.

Just don't say that Texans are gun and 2nd Amendment friendly. Not anymore you ain't.

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