- Commentary Archive
Defending the right to rant!
Last year I wrote extensively about my longtime
friend and Brother in Christ, Dennis Sant, who
is the County Clerk in Putnam County, NY. At the time, many of you saw
Dennis on TV with several of the FoxNews anchors and elsewhere in much
of the media.
"There is the rule of law, and there is
right and wrong and the Journal News is clearly wrong...I
could not live with myself if one Putnam pistol permit holder was put in
harm's way for the sole purpose of selling newspapers...In
Putnam County, I have over 11,000 pistol permit holders and I refuse to
put their lives and their families’ lives in danger...When
the [public records]
laws were conceived, there was no social media, there was no Google
maps...” - Dennis Sant, Putnam County Clerk
Dennis and his colleagues fought off a regional
Gannett newspaper that wanted to publish the names and addresses of gun
permit holders in Putnam County. The Journal-News' website would
have included a map of Putnam County complete with Google's drill-down
pinpoints at the precise location of each permit holder.
Today, over a year later, a NY judge ruled in favor of the newspaper,
forcing Dennis and his associates to further defend themselves and their
constituents. As Americans protected by the Second Amendment we are ALL
Dennis' constituents so I encourage my friends everywhere to support him.
Putnam County, NY
Its time to put the journal news out of business like the rest of the socialist
media is heading. Boycott them, cancel your subscription, call their advertisers
and tell them you wont buy their product, tell your friends to do the same.
Stand up against this stuff! They don't practice journalism anymore. They just
enact their left wing agenda every day and disguise it as news.
One vote for the 2nd A--this time! Ha!
This paper ruling is not just about privacy. It is about the danger involved in
releasing information about which household is armed and which is not. There
actually are people who cannot secure permits and resort to stealing them. There
are brazen individuals who target unarmed homes. How can this list benefit
anyone? Hopefully the safety argument was previously made and preserved for
Putnam County, NY
Putnam County should appeal the decision and protect the safety of it's
citizens. If I had a subscription to the Journal News, I would cancel it. Hope
others do so.
Ruth A. Mazzei
Putnam County, NY
Ruth A. Mazzei
CynDee Royle, The Journal News' editor and vice president/news, sued both
Putnam & Rockland Counties for the lists. Many elderly or long time permit
holders may not realize they need to opt-out, so this woman is endangering them.
Let's let her know what we think of her irresponsible journalism and
anti-American attitude. She should report the news not try and fabricate it at
the expense of innocent law-abiding citizens who take personal responsibility
for their family's safety. Here's her email address:
...Boycott the Journal News ! Also, there is going to
be a Rally at West Capital Park in Albany April 1 against the un-SAFE Act,
Common Core, etc. LET
YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Silence = Consent. "Educate and inform the whole mass of
the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our
liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
Enough is enough. There was no real reason they want the list. It used to be
people were proud to be hunters and be able to provide for family as well as
protect their family. Now that we are more urban and no longer a rural county
people think your right are different. Just because our neighbor is closer does
not mean we should not have the same rights. Appeal it.
Putnam County, NY
Boycott this rag of a newspaper. More left wing nonsense.
the right to rant!
None is righteous...
[In the 2012
presidential election] the growing number of voters not
aligned with a specific religion helped Obama overcome deficits
with Protestants and Catholics in key swing states. The Pew
Research Center calls this group
— agnostics, atheists and those who define themselves simply as
"religious" or "spiritual but not religious."
Since each none is already part of a
larger demographic group it might be tempting to say something like
"What difference would it have made if
an African-American woman in Cincinnati with a federal government job or a
gay male college student in Pittsburgh also just happens to be an atheist?"
but that would be simplistic,
like the left's long-held belief that every churchgoer is automatically a
Tea Party Patriot. If only.
non-religious organizations can be counted on to vote as blocs
the NRA is a good example
(the generic term for
houses of worship)
are an entirely different story, particularly if their tax-exempt status
prohibits a pastor, priest or rabbi from endorsing parties and/or
On a personal
note, I both attend church regularly and am a politically active
conservative. As such, I'm proud of being demonized by nones and
other progressives for my membership in the so-called Religious Right that
they so openly and bitterly detest. Additionally, I get a good laugh out of
the nones' hypocritical intolerance as well as the phony PC media
that never calls them on it.
...as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one. - Romans
What irks me
nearly as much as Godless leftists, however, is hearing a church sermon
perhaps one that
deals with an issue such as traditional marriage, abortion or homosexuality
in Biblical terms
only to stand a few minutes later in a corporate prayer that asks God, in
essence, to bless the antithetical actions of the current occupant of the
White House. My own prayer for Barack Obama is that he would lead according
to the will and Word of God (he does
claim to be a Christian)
rather than in accordance with the radical socialist pro-none agenda
that he panders to and personifies.
happen but I'm not holding my breath where secular progressives are
concerned. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, our church has never
prayed quite that way and my guess is that it's the same story where you
worship. Perhaps our pastors fear crossing the endorsement/anti-endorsement
tax code line, but I fear that it's because their overseers have become the
victims of the secularists' political correctness
referred to here as
tolerance via zero tolerance.
"A man who
stands for nothing will fall for anything."
- Malcom X
you heard of the Secular Coalition for America? The SCA is an umbrella group
representing 11 nontheistic organizations
in other words,
the nones —
"purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the non-theistic
community in the United States...their purpose in founding the coalition was
to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to
improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview."
voting data about nones, political scientist Juhem Navarro-Rivera
wrote, on Public Religion Research Institute’s website, about the difficulty
Democrats will face attempting to reconcile conflicting segments of their
base, black Protestants for instance, and the nones.
Perhaps I missed something in
the 2012 election but it didn't seem like the Democrat Party's nones
prevented any black Protestants from voting for Obama. For that matter,
neither Catholic nor Pentecostal Latinos nor Jews protested much
Furthermore, it is quite
unlikely, as a result of media bias, that Mitt Romney would have gotten
any more votes had he declared himself a none instead of a
Mormon. For every secularist vote he might have gained, he probably
would have lost two from the Religious Right.
The view from my pew:
Secularists better "pray" for more campaigns that completely skirt the
real issues. Otherwise, after four more years of economy-crushing and
foreign policy-mangling Obamunism, their chances for social issues
success are slim...and none.
SCROLL DOWN TO ADD A
ADD A COMMENT
provide your name (or screen name) and geographical location.
to editing for clarity and/or profanity)
...So in essence [you are] upset that people who don't follow [your] religious guidelines are having a greater say in how America is governed. Right. The horror indeed!
[I am "upset" not only because our nation is becoming more and more un-Godly but that an anti-Constitutional and un-Godly social issues agenda is what "nones" stand for. This has not only been detrimental to the rights of those who believe in God and in the intent of our Constitution but to the actual governing of this nation. What elements of the USA haven't gotten weaker as a result of the support of agenda-driven politics and governance? The answer is NONE! -ED]
Adopt a pet!
Copyright Ed Donath/eddobloggo®
"Defending the right to rant!"
All rights reserved worldwide.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.