Agreement with the RNC?

I’m quite surprised to find myself agreeing with the Republican National Committee on something. It’s a nice change.

Republican Party Platform on Guns via The Truth About Guns.

The Second Amendment:
Our Right to Keep and Bear Arms

We uphold the right of individuals to keep and bear arms, a natural inalienable right that predates the Constitution and is secured by the Second Amendment. Lawful gun ownership enables Americans to exercise their God-given right of self- defense for the safety of their homes, their loved ones, and their communities.

We salute the Republican Congress for defending the right to keep and bear arms by preventing the President from installing a new liberal majority on the Supreme Court. The confirmation to the Court of additional anti-gun justices would eviscerate the Second Amendment’s fundamental protections. Already, local officials in the nation’s capital and elsewhere are defying the Court’s decisions upholding an individual right to bear arms as affirmed by the Supreme Court in Heller and McDonald.

We support firearm reciprocity legislation to recognize the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms to protect themselves and their families in all 50 states. We support constitutional carry statutes and salute the states that have passed them. We oppose ill-conceived laws that would restrict magazine capacity or ban the sale of the most popular and common modern rifle. We also oppose any effort to deprive individuals of their right to keep and bear arms without due process of law.

We condemn frivolous lawsuits against gun manufacturers and the current Administration’s illegal harassment of firearm dealers. We oppose federal licensing or registration of law-abiding gun owners, registration of ammunition, and restoration of the ill-fated Clinton gun ban. We call for a thorough investigation — by a new Republican administration — of the deadly “Fast and Furious” operation perpetrated by Department of Justice officials who approved and allowed illegal sales of guns to known violent criminals.

Oh, Roundup! 

The city of Petaluma in California recently stopped using roundup in parks and school grounds. The result was a 1700% increase in cost of weed control, and a new requirement for operators to wear respirators (unnecessary with roundup which is less toxic than vinegar) while spraying with the far more toxic organic alternatives.

Matt Ridley

http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/roundup-or-glyphosate/

How stupid people compensate for bad decisions

…. while remaining stupid.

http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2016/06/transport-innovation.html

http://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2016/06/transport-innovation.html

Behold, the VW Trailer!

TRANSPORT INNOVATION

So… the VW trailer. When in need, he puts the trailer in 4th gear, and turns on its electric system. The throttle is stuck full open. He pulls it to get going put, put put put… Then, the trailer pushes the car along. What if he needs to slow down? No problem, he hits the regenerative brakes on the Toyota, so now the VW is also charging up his batteries!

American ingenuity is still alive!

Venezuelans dieing from Socialism

CUMANÁ, Venezuela — With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Nicholas Casey, “Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation”
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/world/americas/venezuelans-ransack-stores-as-hunger-stalks-crumbling-nation.html

Kudos to Hillary

Honor where honor is due, of course. Congratulations to Hillary Clinton on becoming the first woman to win the nomination of a major political party:

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In a nutshell, I really think feminists should be proud that they have nominated a felon who will teach generations of women to marry for power, stand by their men, play the victim, throw weaker women under the bus, protect other powerful manipulative women, and pretend to be stupid in order to avoid prison.
Mike Adams, “One Giant Leap for Womankind”

http://townhall.com/columnists/MikeAdams/2016/06/16/one-giant-leap-for-womankind-n2178874

Quote – Recycling

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Recycling costs money, harms the environment, and uses the one resource — time — that is truly non-renewable. But it gives folks a way to show publicly how much they love the Earth. That’s fine, but making landfill-worship mandatory violates the separation of church and state.
Michael Munger, “The recycling-industrial complex”
http://www.nsjonline.com/article/2016/06/the-recycling-industrial-complex

Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung – christianaudio.com Free Book April

ChristianAudio.com is offering Kevin DeYoung’s, Taking God at His Word for the April Free Book of the Month.

There isn’t really a “go to” book on Scripture. Sure, there are plenty of theological books on Scripture, and lots of popular-level works on how to read Scripture, and more and more books on the whole story line of Scripture. But there is not one book that people turn to for the basics on the Bible. We need a book that college freshmen will read when they have questions, a book that mentors can use and small groups will employ, a book that a Bible class in high school or college might assign. We need a book on the Good Book that is relevant enough to get a hearing, but timeless enough to be read with profit twenty years from now.

That’s the sort of book popular author, pastor, and blogger Kevin DeYoung has aimed to write. Addressing the issues of our day—questions related to the reliability, authority, and readability of the Bible—DeYoung tackles these head on, but without complex terminology or a long list of footnotes. Taking God at His Word serves as a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to a classic, orthodox doctrine of Scripture for the average man or woman in the pew, helping Christians across the globe gain confidence that the Bible really is knowable, necessary, and enough.