Wayne Winsley The Conservative Capitalist

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

These African women just discovered something that too many Americans are willing to forget.

These African women just discovered something that too many Americans are willing to forget.
Nothing puts tyranny to flight more effectively than armed citizens determined to protect their lives, families and property.

As reported in this story by http://countercurrentnews.com,
"Several Nigerian media outlets have been reporting on local women in the villages of Attagara and Kawuri in Borno State who recently disarmed nearly a dozen Boko Haram terrorists. The notorious pseudo-Islamic terror groups tried to attack the Attagara and Kawuri communities over the weekend but the insurgents were instantly repelled by a group of armed women.
The Attagara and Kawuri villages in Gwoza and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State resisted the attack using an array of local talismans and, of course, their assault weapons came in handy as well."
It is ironic that people on the other side of the world are embracing private gun ownership as a guardian of freedom even as America is flirting with letting that same guardian slip away.

The founding fathers of America had it right

"[T]he said Constitution [should] be never construed . . . to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."

Samuel Adams, Signer of the Declaration, “Father of the American Revolution”

Read full quoted story here

Monday, May 26, 2014

They Paid the Price So We Don't Have To

In the United States of America:

We don't worry about catching a bullet while casting our ballot.

We don't fear being arrested for dancing in a You Tube video.

We don't scan the skies for incoming missiles during backyard barbecues.

We don't suffer the horror of having our school girls kidnapped en masse by masked terrorists.

These are just a few of the things going on in the world today that we Americans don't have to worry about happening to us because of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in the name of our freedom.

Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough, but it's the very least we can do.

Thank you to all of my comrades in arms, past and present, who died so that I can sleep peacefully in my bed.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Straight from Senator Looney's Bin

If you listen closely, every once in awhile a career politician will accidentally give their true position away.
such was the case recently with State Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, who has been the Democratic state senator from the 11th District for 22 years.

MarryE. O'Leary, of the New Haven Register, quotes Sen. Looney as saying, Republican strategy since the 1980s, is to "dismantle government, disable government and prevent government from being able to run effectively and then blame it for not being able to run effectively. Democrats recognize that while government may not be the answer all the time, effective government is an important answer a good deal of the time.

Translation: Democrats tend to believe that more government and more of your tax dollars is the answer to many of our  problems.

I respectfully but vociferously disagree. 

More regulations won't make more businesses move to Connecticut and hire people. If that were the case, our state unemployment rate would be near zero right now.

More government intervention doesn't mean better education for our children.
If that were the case, Connecticut's educational achivement gap wouldn't be the largest in the entire nation, which it is. And such large numbers of mostly black and brown young men wouldn't be going directly from high school to hard time in prison. 

More taxes dollars  on candy and so-called junk food, as proposed by Democrat Sen Richard Blumenthal,  won't make our fat children suddenly shed pounds by switching to carrot sticks during their hours in front of the Xbox.  But this sweet deal would most certainly  lead to another cavity in the taxpayer's pocketbook.

Some things, like Parenting, Personal Responsibility and visionary Free Enterprise which drives innovation and puts people to work are all NON-LEGISLATABLE.

Benjamin Franklin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote,

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have need of more masters."

Apparently Senator Looney and his peers believe that we the unwashed peasants are too stupid to look after ourselves and are in need of more master government to look after us, at our own expense. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

You can't buy Morality with Liberty

Violence in Connecticut schools is again making headlines.
In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Sandy Hook, lawmakers rushed to enact sweeping legislation designed to prevent such a calamity from ever happening again.

That legislation was powerless to prevent the two latest attacks in Milford and Hartford. The weapon of choice for both assailants was not a firearm but a knife.
I'm waiting for the first knife control bill.

In their overall purpose and mission, neither guns nor knives have really changed since their invention. Both can be used as either tools for hunting and recreation or weapons for killing. It all depends on the user.

People, particularly those who live throughout the several states of this nation, have changed.
We have reached a point where more and more of our young people believe that killing other people is an acceptable reaction if they are angry enough.

The inescapable truth is this: People, not products, kill people.

At some point we must face the reality that American society is reaping the whirlwind sown by our decent into moral relativism. If everything is okay as long as it makes you happy, you're liable to do anything.
You can't legislate morality, you have to learn it.

Giving up our liberties won't enforce moral behavior among citizens. It is indeed, morality and virtue that allow a free society to exist.  

Benjamin FranklinSigner of the Declaration of Independence "[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving America

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, lets take a moment to remember WHY this day was proclaimed a national day of thanks and to WHOM the President of the the United States of America was directing that gratitude toward.

While you read the proclamation below, ask yourself
 these questions.

Would our President say those same words today?

Would it be such a bad thing if we had leaders with the courage and conviction to say those words today?

Happy Thanksgiving America.

October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States
A Proclamation

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United Stated States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.n