It takes 7-10 minutes on average for law enforcement to respond to an active crime scene. Sometimes it’s faster, as with the Dayton shooting in which law enforcement was already at the scene. Sometimes it takes longer; anyone living in a rural community is aware there are times when law enforcement can’t respond quickly at all. These aren’t “right-wing conspiracy” talking points. These are facts backed up by multiple studies.
Then, when we apply the common sense notion that law enforcement isn’t capable of being everywhere at once, the argument that we need to give up our firearms and call police when we’re attacked becomes ludicrous.
One America News host Liz Wheeler made another extremely powerful point while discussing the self-defense component of gun ownership. The government does not have the right to determine how we are to protect ourselves. The 2nd Amendment’s description of “well regulated” was never intended to hamper the people by keeping them from owning “scary” guns like the AR-15, as most on the left desire. It’s our right as humans and American citizens to determine how we choose to protect ourselves.
As usual, the left is quick to denounce 2nd Amendment defenders as vigilantes but they’re not so quick to propose solutions for people being attacked after their means of self-defense has been stripped away. The leftist’s response was found wanting.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
The great news is that there is no shortage of people who CAN help. I am emailed variations of resumes every week by people who are much smarter than I am. As much as I’d love to hire some of them, we simply cannot. That takes money and as blessed as we’ve been to receive donations and collect ad money (though not from Google or Facebook), we have still fallen short.
Those who have the means, PLEASE consider donating. We have the standard Giving Fuel option and people can donate through PayPal. We are also diving into what we believe is extremely disruptive technology at LetsGo.finance, the world’s first major donation portal for crypto. I’ll be talking a lot more about them in the near future. Those who prefer Bitcoin can send to my address here: 3A1ELVhGgrwrypwTJhPwnaTVGmuqyQrMB8
We can get the voices out there and we’re willing to shine a spotlight on new talent. We just need the resources to make it happen. If you can help, we would be extremely grateful.
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