Truman G. Madsen

Truman G. Madsen passes away at 82, from cancer.

One of the great scholars of the LDS church, theology, and the life of Joseph Smith.


ABC Shilling for Gun Control

The mendacity of ABC is already well known.
Their 20/20 piece on guns takes them to a lower level yet.
In John Lott's examination of ABC's shameful hit piece on our 2nd Ammendment rights he compares it to their onetime low of faking the exploding gas tanks.
Once again, they are willing to make outrageous statements like, "If you are wondering where are all the studies about the effectiveness of gunes used by ordinary Americans for self-defense, well keep searching, we could not find one reliable study and the ones we found were contradictory."
Mr. Lott cites 26.
The word obdurate can apply to these who will always remain indestructibly ignorant of the truth.
One thing I found interesting was that the Columbine shooting spree coincided with the day that the "state legislature had scheduled final passage of the concealed handgun law."
He also dispels the myth about gunshows being a haven for illegal gun purchases.
All in all, I find ABC despicable in their abandonment of even rudimentary journalistic ethics.

What is Obama thinking?

Ramirez Nails Our Useful Idiots


Prop 8 Upheld: All Win

Prop 8 upheld in the California Supreme Court by a 6-1 vote.
From 160 (PDF version)

Although this initiative process was thereby instituted as a remedy for government corruption, and to free legislation from the influence of powerful special interests and the Legislature's own self-serving inertia, there is no indication that this process was intended to prevent courts from performing their traditional constitutional function of protecting persecuted minorities from the majority will. There is a fundamental difference between preventing politically powerful minorities from unduly influencing legislative and judicial decisions on the one hand, and preventing courts from protecting the rights of disfavored minorities unable to obtain equal rights through the usual majoritarian processes on the other.

This is a victory for the people who are tired of being bullied by small, obnoxious, special interest groups. Forget the homosexual ideology, the same law-bending practices are evident in topics like illegal aliens, late term abortion, and hate crimes.
Most Americans just want a society that all play by the same rules. That lock up criminals that don't. That reward and promote good decision making.