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We The American People Demand The Truth

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The ‘liberal left’ just refuses to be honest in so many ways that it’s quickly become seriously alarming. Not only do they lie about their own activities (Sequester was Obama’s idea) and blatantly lead their sheepish followers astray (no tax increases on the ‘middle class’ and ‘free health care”), they play hide-and-seek with just about everything under the Sun in order to cover-up mistakes, leaks, blunders and criminal activity at the highest levels of elected office.

There are issues that are very ominous that even those who call themselves American Loving Democrats should be extremely concerned including, but certainly not limited to, the Obama Administration’s continued refusal to comply with The House Oversight Committee’s requests for information on the whereabouts and welfare of those that survived the attacks in Benghazi. The question all Americans must demand an answer to is an obvious one: Why? I think we all know the answer and it is just as obvious as the question: Cover-up.

It’s the same type of cover-up that has been in play since “Operation Fast and Furious” became known for the total failure it was/is. It’s the same pattern of deception that the current administration and all of the associated elected officials, appointees and irresponsible parties have been engaging in since 2008. It’s a dangerous warning to all Constitution Loving Americans that we are being deceived for political reasons that cross all lines of government transparency and accountability in a nation that calls itself “free.”

I spent this weekend at the California Republican Party Convention in Sacramento. I listened to and spoke with leaders from across the State of California and the Country about the “Benghazi” issue and every one of them was just as frustrated and determined to get to the Truth as we are. In a personal conversation with Congressman Doug LaMalfa, he told me that he has made inquiries to the House Oversight Committee and that the Committee Chairman, Congressman Darrell Issa, has been ignored by the State Department regarding information requests about this massacre since October 2012. There is nothing that is acceptable about this situation!

There is no doubt that members of different political parties will always have different agendas, ideologies and ideas about how to best govern the United States of America. I have no problem with that reality as a certain amount of reasonable friction in politics is a very healthy thing in a Democratic Republic. There are certain lines however that cannot be allowed to be crossed by anyone or any party and hiding Truth and Facts about The People’s Business is one of those lines the current administration seems not only willing to do, but has been engaging in the same un-American behavior over and over again without being questioned by their own followers. How is that possible?

I will always appreciate opposing views on issues and I am not so self-absorbed to think that my positions are always the absolutely best options for everyone. We all have “personal agendas” when it comes to the parties, organizations and issues we choose to join and support. What I can’t accept is what I see unfolding across America, especially in California where two thirds of both Houses of our state as well as all seven Constitutional Offices are held by liberal leftists, and that is this: A fundamental shift from the Core Principles and Values that our Forefathers framed and founded this country on as detailed in The Constitution of The United States of America and The Bill of Rights (Amendments one thru ten) and that those Self-Evident Truths of Freedom, Liberty and Equal Creation as argued so thoroughly and thoughtfully over 200 years ago remain unwaveringly Self-Evident today.

We The People of America of all races, creeds, religions and political realms must have the simple courage to stand up to those who try and strip us of Liberty in exchange for anything less including the farce that we are sold all too often as “national security.” I challenge each and every American to think about what you really believe. What do you really want and hope for your family and the future of this country? Is it the “American Dream” that we all learned to love and live growing up here as natural born citizens or one you came, often desperately, to this great nation in hopes of chasing that legendary and uniquely American opportunity? If your answer is “yes” then please have the heart and morality to do more than blindly follow those who claim to have our best interests in mind.
I’m here to tell you this: They don’t! And what’s worse: They won’t unless you and I continue to demand they do.

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Who is “Them” and “Takers?”

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Many have been asking me what I mean when I use the words “them” and “takers” in current political contexts. My definition is not one that places blame for our state and national problems on people in need but rather focuses the blame on those that perpetuate continuing failed policies, fiscal and social, in the halls of Government in California and Washington, D.C., as well other far too many other states in this increasingly frail nation.

“Them” are the ‘takers” that control this state and country by tyranny of majority both inside the legislature and out. In California, as is clearly evident in the lies about the proposed uses of Proposition 30 (lie passed in 2012), the no taxes without “the vote of the people of California”(lie by Governor Jerry Brown) yet the gas tax was raised yesterday (many lies to get there) by the Board of Equalization, the over burdening of taxation on small businesses that are lumped into the same categories as major, large scale corporations (more lies about promises made during campaigns – state and national), the increasing power of public employee unions (“PEU’s” – well known liars) that are now seeking , through newly introduced legislation in CA, extending “attorney client privilege” between union bosses and their members which serves only to help PEU’s to avoid RICO charges and hide crimes they become aware that are committed against this state (and others) by our employees, protecting liars and criminals, in direct conflict of the interests of The People.

This is no longer a simple question of “conservative” or “liberal” policy: This is a question of Responsible, HONEST Government, once again, By and of The People and the formulation of a plan that will make that clear to those who represent us that the Constitution of the State of California and the Constitution of The United States of America, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, are OFF LIMITS!.

Living in California since 1990 I have learned this to be True: We can’t live in this state together while hating each other for the stupid things that come out of the State Capitol. We The People are largely uneducated and/or very under-educated voters. If we can change that, do a better job or educating voters, even by small increments, we can start to lift this state out of the depression (mental and fiscal) that has been gripping it for far too long.

This state and this nation are headed in a very bad direction of increasing and unserviceable debt and when the bills come due there are not and will not be funds to pay them. In California, we can solve all of that by creating a flat tax system that is equitable and as fair as as can be to all individuals and businesses in this State. We can then, as a state, spend what is earned rather than grossly overspending based on blatantly false assumptions and politically motivated predictions about revenue growth that are always wrong.

Doing ‘nothing’ is not an option. I hope you will all join us on April 15th, 2013 for a “Tax Day Protest” ( https://www.facebook.com/events/108347752669234/ ) and invite your friends I am very interested in ALL input but am not looking for inflammatory arguments. Level heads and hearts can make a real difference where venom filled and one-sided motivations have driven us to the very brink of fiscal and moral collapse.

Think about this: The US Deficit is reported to be about $16.5 Trillion Dollars. Its a number so large that it is mostly incomprehensible. Here is a way to think about how big it really is: If one were to begin to count from one (1) to 16.5 Trillion (yes, sixteen point five trillion!) using only one second per number counted, (which in itself is impossible to do once the number begin to grown in length), it would take 507,000 years (yes five hundred and seven thousand) for anyone to count that high. Are you getting the picture yet?

If you have something to contribute to this discussion by all means do so. If your intentions are simply to point fingers at those of us who care enough to try and do something to fix this disaster we have allowed to be perpetuated then please consider other venues, hate pages or blogs for those conversations. We are seeking Truth and Facts!

God Bless America, and, God Bless California!

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The Leftist Power Grab and Gun Control in California

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In the face of tragedy the left always seizes on opportunities to strip law abiding Americans of our Constitutional Rights. Never has that been more on display than after the recent and inexcusable acts of violence perpetrated at Sandy Hook and elsewhere. I personally blame the sensationalized “main stream media” for placing such emphasis on these rare events, precluding the facts of course, so that it begs those mentally ill among us to “one-up” the last sicko!

But that is a symptom of a much greater problem: We The People of the United States of America are being stripped of our Liberty by those we’ve hired to represent us. On display today in California was nothing more than a Gestapo tactic by the communist left that held an unannounced “public meeting” of the Joint Senate/Assembly Legislative  Public Safety Committee “hearing” on gun control while the vast majority of Super Minority Republicans were out of the building!  It’s one thing to have all seven of our state’s Constitutional Offices being held by Bay Area “liberals.” It becomes something much more frightening when the communist left purposely schedules “public meetings” without notice and when they know that all of their balanced opposition is away and can’t retort. That is not Government by The People: That is tyranny of simple minds bent on controlling the masses by forced disarmament!

There was no bright spot in this farce: It was a one sided freak show lead by Tom Ammiano and Loni Hancock. That is about the same as putting Lindsay Lohan in charge of AA or NA. Hancock, when speaking about controlling/eliminating ammunition sales said “we can do this!” What a fascist farce!
I just happened to be in the Capitol Coffee Shop (Thanks Gary Haller) when I heard the hearing going on the screen. I could not believe that given all of the time I spend in that building as a Citizen Advocate that I had not heard that this “public hearing” wasn’t on any legislative calendar until after it had begun. Invites were sent out to sympathetic gun control supporters to speak sweet NOTHINGS to the ears of the committee members and they got exactly what they ordered: Blatant lies backed up by false statistics and wrong-headed assumptions.

I immediately posted the news on Facebook.com/RonGivens1 and tweeted from Twitter.com/TheRonGivens and a few followers saw the notes I sent in time to make it downtown and hear the lies for themselves. I was extremely thankful that Sam Paredes of Gun Owners of California and Matt Gray were there so that at least the three of us could stand in line to testify to the ridiculous masquerade that was playing out before us. Mr. Paredes did a very good job of presenting Truth and Facts and Matt Gray shared a very personal and direct testimony from his past while asking why he “was not included in any discussions regarding this hearing given the enormous amount of time I spend in this building.”

They got the facts out and all that was left for me to do was to call out this sham for what it was. Admittedly angry at the blatant violation of the spirit of “open meetings” laws I looked at each member of this committee and said: “When you consider holding any hearing about ‘public safety’ it would be nice if you invited The Public to the meeting!”

It’s time for Patriots to make a Stand! Call, write, show-up and follow those of us who will always fight for Our Rights! Make donations for my time via PayPal to Ron@Gyl.com (Thank You!)

The “hearing” will be available to watch on CalChannel.com on 1/30/2013. You may want to bring something for nausea.  (Here is a link to my testimony at this “hearing”: http://youtu.be/FxbEoB3XKes )

At A "Public Safety" Hearing  on Gun Control at the CA State Capitol. The news never was released as is evidenced by this photo!

At A “Public Safety” Hearing on Gun Control at the CA State Capitol. The news never was released as is evidenced by this photo!

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More Gun Laws on The Way: Why?

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The discovery of an “assault” rifle possibly or likely used by the once convicted killer who ambushed firemen in Webster along with the Newtown tragedy will energize the anti-gun folks to enact more gun control legislation.

I spent the morning “Googling” statistics and several things became clear:
• The media has an agenda to ban guns but they know very little about them
• The likely target will be “assault” or military style rifles with magazine capacities of more than ten bullets ( actually cartridges ) and possibly semi-automatic firearms … which would encompass handguns ( but not revolvers ) and many rifles and shotguns used in hunting, home defense, and target practice. For the record: Every Gun is an “Assault Weapon.” The media would have you think that only “scary looking” “military style” guns are “assault weapons.” No such articulation exists in the “real world”
• The media and gun control proponents falsely believe or would like the voting public to believe that mass killings by deranged people will cease with the banning and perhaps confiscation of designated firearms via government buy-back programs
• They present and rely on lots of statistics to make their case
• It is wise to recall one definition of a statistician:
A statistician is a person who drowned crossing a river with an average depth of three feet.
( as a former CEO, Insurance company administrator, and management analyst and business owner I can claim lots of experience with numbers and statistics)

Let’s assume for a moment that “assault” rifles are magically removed from the USA. Do we think such mass killings would stop? Do we think there would be an appreciable reduction in the average body count of these incidents?

Folks who know, respect, and use firearms responsibly and legally already know the answer to this question. A simple no.

The latest atrocity in Webster was perpetrated by a guy who was convicted of killing his grandmother with a hammer and was released from prison after serving 17 years.

If he did use the Bushmaster “assault” rifle was that particular type of rifle the cause? Or was the cause our failure as a society to either publicly execute him or require life in prison with no possibility of parole after he savagely bludgeoned his grandmother to death?

Of course he was prohibited from owning firearms as a convicted felon. Did that stop him?

If assault rifles were magically eliminated do we think he would have abandoned his plan to kill, thinking, oh no, without an assault rifle I just should forget about killing firemen, burning down the neighborhood, and go play miniature golf?

The fact is there are many millions of hunting rifles that are legal, safe, more powerful, equally or much more accurate, and would just subject this madman to changing lower capacity magazines more often ( takes but a few seconds ). Or use a lever action type rifle ( remember the old TV show The Rifleman? ) or slide a new round into the chamber of a “pump” action rifle.

So, it is clear to folks that understand guns that the differences in operating systems ( mechanism to fire, eject spent bullet cases, and re-load ) can be equally as deadly, particularly with practice or training.

This wacko also set seven homes on fire …do we now outlaw matches?

Are anti-gun folks prepared to make this deal? If we outlaw and even confiscate all “assault” style rifles and there is only one massacre in the next year will they support the elimination of all gun laws? I think not.

In a free society we make trade-offs every day between liberty and security. We don’t restrict the responsible many because of the reckless, stupid, or evil few.

If we did, we could save thousands of lives each year just ( one small example ) by raising the driving age to 25 because the 20-24 year old group accounts for a disproportionate share of automobile fatalities and serious injuries.

As a society we weigh the benefits against the costs and make reasonable and balanced judgments concerning the assumption of risk. That is the price we willingly bear to live free.

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