Richmond Tea Party…the day after

Last night I was surrounded by 3,000-5,000 of my closest friends, in fact, they were all “Honorary” Lee Brothers!  Just amazing!  I feel so much better about the future of our country.  Not just because of the amount of people, but the kind of people!

The people were nothing short of impressive.  I meet hundreds of them and they are the ones that make this country work, they are the ones that are targets by the Obama Adminstration, they are the ones rasing their children to me moral and productive, they are the hope for our country!  All of them were real Virignia Citizens and American Patriots!

I want to thank everyone for the warm embraces, the hand shakes, and the great comments on The Lee Brothers and WRVA!  I wish that night would have never ended…..and we must make sure that this isn’t the end..but the beginning!

The cause is Freedom!  The cause is Liberty!

Politicians use emotions to make decision

You want example?  Tim Kaine!   Or more specifically when Pre-Kaine said “Guns and alcohol don’t mix!” 

Who would disagree with that statement?  How could you? It seems like a reasonable position. Liberals are masters at this, using words that turn any debate into strict emotion so that facts and logic can’t make enough noise to be considered.  “Guns and alcohol don’t mix” is the perfect liner to use for leftists against people carrying firearms into restaurants.  They win the debate with a simple little line that captures the emotions of the issue.  It is the perfect, quick and easy, sound bite!

Second Amendment politicians, or Constitutional Statesmen, are forced to go through a lengthy discussion on the right to protect self, statistics, and common sense.  And who, in Obama’s world(and Kaine’s DNC), want to listen to those things???

BUT, some try anyway!  The Washington Times Editorial did very well with their effort to show the hypocrisy of Kaine!

Portion of the article below:

Unfortunately, this past week, Mr. “strong Second Amendment supporter” Kaine vetoed all five pro-self-defense bills sent to his desk. His intransigence endangers public safety. Hopefully, the General Assembly’s veto-override session, which starts today, can correct those mistakes.

All five vetoed bills passed with overwhelming bipartisan support – indeed, all but one bill got at least two-thirds support in both the Senate and the House. The governor knows he can be easily overriden. Showing how out-of-touch he is on this issue, Mr. Kaine vetoed some bills that even passed unanimously. So overrides seem likely unless Mr. Kaine can flip enough Democrats to sustain his vetoes.

Take Mr. Kaine’s veto of the bill that would let retired law enforcement officers carry their guns in restaurants that serve alcohol. These are retired officers who have served in law enforcement for at least 10 years. They already have been qualified under federal law to carry a concealed firearm, and they would not be allowed to drink alcohol when they are armed. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed the bill unanimously and 85 percent of the Republican-controlled House voted for it.

Yet Mr. Kaine keeps repeating the mindless, inapplicable slogan “Guns and alcohol don’t mix.” More than 30 right-to-carry states around the nation allow law-abiding citizens – not just retired police with 10 years’ experience – to carry permitted concealed handguns in restaurants that serve alcohol. There is no evidence of any problems. Yet when asked, Mr. Kaine’s press office told The Times that “it is irrelevant what is the evidence in any other state. This is Virginia, and that is all the governor cares about.” Despite repeated requests for evidence, none was given. When The Times offered to give the governor’s office more time to find evidence for the Mr. Kaine’s position, the press office said there was “no reason to check” if there was evidence.

This strikes us as a remarkably anti-rational perspective. When people’s safety is on the line, facts should matter. Retired officers are volunteering to protect Virginians for free, essentially serving as undercover officers. But that is not good enough for Mr. Kaine. The governor trusts active-duty officers, but somehow, as soon as they retire – even after years of service – they are no longer trustworthy.

We have a news flash for the governor: Crimes occur in restaurants. Uniformed police are extremely important, but they almost always get to the scene after the crime has been committed. Indeed, as research shows, these gun-free zones actually attract criminal attacks because criminals know they have less to fear from potential victims.

Another problem with banning retired police from carrying their permitted guns in restaurants is that this can prevent them from carrying their guns elsewhere – eviscerating the concealed-handgun law.

Mr. Kaine’s veto of the bill to let law-abiding citizens with concealed-handgun permits in restaurants is just as mistaken. There are obvious benefits from letting people protect themselves and others, and with all the experience from other states, there is no evidence that there are any risks.  MORE……