Gun Control Lessons From Wounded Knee South Dakota as Experienced by the Sioux

History Teaches US The Lessons We Must Learn!

See also: The Consequence of Bad Legal Precedent in American Legislation
Wide Spread And Growing Corruption In The Public Service Of The States And Nation
Founders on the 2nd Amendment
Open letter to Speaker Boehner and Republican party
Open Letter to ALL Politicians and Bureaucrats, we’re coming for you
Constitution of the United States and it’s Governmental Operations (In Plain English so even Politicians, Lawyers and Bureaucrats can understand)
THE SOURCE AND SECURITY OF AMERICAN FREEDOM AND PROGRESS by Courtlandt Parker 1876

Wounded Knee

December 29, 2012 marked the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota .  These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”.  The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms.  The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp.  Two hundred of the 297 victims were women and children.  About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms.  Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry’s death squad were deemed “National Heroes” and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of ‘heroism’.

We hear very little of Wounded Knee today.  It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized “Official Government Explanation”. And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day.

Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history.  It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of an invading army or an oppressive government.  The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine.  When the United States Constitution was drafted, hunting was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night and target shooting was an unheard of concept.  Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on target shooting.  The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed, should such tyranny arise in the United States .

As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually loses little chunks of personal freedom or “liberty”.  Far too many times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety or protection”.  The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack Obama.  It is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy.  Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table and will most likely be attacked to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name of safety.

Before we blindly accept whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, we should stop and think about something for just one minute.  Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will.  Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts.  In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel.  We cannot legislate evil into extinction. Good people will abide by the law and the criminal element will not.

Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, evil and malevolence is most often found in the hands of those with the power, the governments.  That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments.  Who do the governments always target?  Scapegoats and enemies within their own border, but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat.  Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise.  Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”.  Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was.  The confiscation of firearms from the people.

Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we will be stripped of any ability to defend ourselves.

A few other lessons from history from various sources

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915-1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves against their ethnic-cleansing government, were arrested and exterminated.

In 1929, the former Soviet Union established gun control as a means of controlling the “more difficult” of their citizens. From 1929 to the death of Stalin, 40 million Soviets met an untimely end at the hand of various governmental agencies as they were arrested and exterminated.

After the rise of the Nazi’s, Germany established their version of gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves against the “Brown Shirts”, were arrested and exterminated. Interestingly, the Brown Shirts were eventually targeted for extermination themselves following their blind acts of allegiance to Hitler. Any American military and police would be wise to grasp the historical significance of the Brown Shirts’ fate.

After Communist China established gun control in 1935, an estimated 50 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves against their fascist leaders, were arrested and exterminated.

Closer to home, Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayans, unable to defend themselves against their ruthless dictatorship, were arrested and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves from their dictatorial government, were arrested and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million of the “educated” people, unable to defend themselves against their fascist government, were arrested and exterminated.

In 1994, Rwanda disarmed the Tutsi people and being unable to defend themselves from their totalitarian government, nearly one million were summarily executed.

The total numbers of victims who lost their lives because of gun control is approximately 70 million people in the 20th century. The historical voices from 70 million corpses speak loudly and clearly to those Americans who are advocating for a de facto gun ban. Governments murdered four times as many civilians as were killed in all the international and domestic wars combined. Governments murdered millions more people than were killed by common criminals and it all followed gun control.

Historically, American gun control legislation has been imitating Hitler’s Nazi Germany gun control legislation for quite some time. Consider the key provisions of the Nazi Weapons Act of 1938 and compare it with the United States Gun Control Act of 1968. The parallels of both the provisions and the legal language are eerily similar.

The Nazi Weapons Act
of 1938

United States Gun Control Act
of 1968

1 Classified guns for sporting purposes 1 Introduced term “sporting purpose”
2 All Germans desiring to purchase firearms had to register with the Nazi officials and submit to a background check 2 Exempted government agencies from the controls which applied to law-abiding citizens
3 The law assumed that non-Nazi German citizens were hostile and thereby exempted Nazi’s from the gun control law 3 The Law assumes that mentally ill people will turn their guns on innocents and the government is given the power to limit the purchase by people DEEMED to be a threat by labeling them as mentally ill.
4 The Nazi’s assumed unrestricted power to decide what kinds of firearms could, or could not, be owned by private persons 4 Authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to decide what firearms could or could not be owned by private persons
5 The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats 5 The types of ammunition that were legal were subject to control by governmental bureaucrats
6 Citizens under 18 years of age could not buy firearms and ammunition 6 Age restriction of 18 years and 21 years were applied to anyone who wished to purchase firearms and ammunition

Thomas Jefferson was very clear in his writings regarding the right to bear arms. Jefferson knew that the preservation of the Republic ultimately rested upon a well-armed citizenry. Jefferson felt it was absolutely necessary for American citizens to be able to protect themselves. The protection that Jefferson spoke of was not from our obvious enemies of the day (France and Britain), but from our own government. Jefferson made this point quite clear when he admonished future generations of Americans to fulfill their duty to overthrow a government if they failed to serve the needs of the majority of its citizens.

Private ownership of guns is the necessary component needed to fulfill the Jeffersonian mandate for national self-defense. Yet, increasingly and reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the United States government is incrementally chipping away at private citizens right to own a gun. This does doesn’t make sense because FBI statistics clearly show that 90% of the guns used in the commission of a crime are stolen! Does the government really believe that criminals, both American citizens and illegal aliens, as well as terrorists, are suddenly going to perform their civic duty and immediately register their guns? How is America better-served if the only ones who don’t have access to guns are the law-abiding citizens? So, one must ask who are the gun control laws designed to protect and why?

A story of Germany: The Jew Alfred Flatow was found to be in possession of one revolver with twenty-two rounds of ammunition, two pocket pistols, one dagger, and thirty one knuckledusters. Arms in the hands of Jews are a danger to public safety.

Police First Sergeant Colisle
Via an arrest report from Berlin, October 4, 1938.

He was arrested based on the above while attempting to comply with an order to turn in all firearms to the government. His firearm was legally owned and registered. It wasn’t until November 11, 1938 that the Weapons Control Act of 1938 went into effect making it illegal for Jews to own firearms. Hence, he was arrested while complying with the law at the time.

After his arrest he was turned over to the Gestapo and transported to Terezin inOctober of 1942. He died of starvation in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in December 1942.

More lessons of the present day:

In Great Britain: Under regulations implementing Britain’s 1997 Firearms (Amendment) Act, gun club members must now register every time they use a range, and must record which particular gun they use. If the gun-owner does not use some of his legally-registered guns at the range often enough, his permission to own those guns will be revoked.

However, then Labor Party leaders brought Dunblane spokesperson Anne Pearston to a rally, and, in effect, denounced opponents of a handgun ban as accomplices in the murder of school children. Prime Minister Major, who was already doing badly in the polls, crumbled. He promptly announced that the Conservative government would ban handguns above .22 caliber, and .22 caliber handguns would have to be stored at shooting clubs, not in homes.

A few months later, Labor Party leader Tony Blair was swept into office in a landslide. One of his first acts was to complete the handgun ban by removing the exemption for .22s.

In California: In a letter dated November 24, 1997, The Man Who Would Be Governor declared that SKS rifles with detachable magazines, unless the owners can prove they acquired the rifles prior to June 1, 1989, are illegal “and must be relinquished to a local police or sheriff’s department.” This is a reversal of the opinion held by Mr. Lungren from the time he took office in January 1991, and which has been conveyed in numerous training sessions for peace officers, criminalists and prosecutors during the past four years.

In NYC: In 1991, New York City Mayor David Dinkins railroaded a bill through the city council banning possession of many semiautomatic rifles, claiming that they were actually assault weapons. Scores of thousands of residents who had registered in 1967 and scrupulously obeyed the law were stripped of their right to own their guns. Police are now using the registration lists to crack down on gun owners; police have sent out threatening letters, and policemen have gone door-to-door demanding that people surrender their guns, according to Stephen Halbrook, a lawyer and author of two books on gun control.

In Australia: Gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results:

Australia-wide, homicides went up 3.2 percent

Australia-wide, assaults went up 8.6 percent

Australia-wide, armed robberies went up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)

In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns.

It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too.

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady DECREASE in armed robbery with firearms, that changed drastically upward in the first  year after gun confiscation…since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety  has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late.

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind him of this history lesson.

With Guns………..We Are “Citizens”.

Without Them……..We Are “Subjects”.

During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED.

Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard University 1919-1921 & was Naval Attaché to the U. S. 1925-28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor and our Army had been deprived of funding and was ill prepared to defend the country.

It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. and knew that almost all households had guns.

It is precisely due to that seemingly inevitable outcome that I will never register my firearms, should the question ever come up – such an act is nothing more than a ham-handed prelude to a larger, unconstitutional grab for power, and I refuse to make a totalitarian government’s life any easier. (On the flip side, what do you think an ATF Form 4473 is, other than a remarkably ineffective registration system…? Food for thought.)

If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all your friends.

Open Letter to ALL Politicians and Bureaucrats, we’re coming for you

Abuse of Power

Wide Spread And Growing Corruption In The Public Service Of The States And Nation

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

The Consequence of Bad Legal Precedent in American Legislation

Letter written to a Senator

Washington , DC , 20510

Dear Senator

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life.  It was my brothers who instilled in me those virtues they felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments.They and my husband have served our country, paid our taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 68th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated 1.4 $billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting  your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”  I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, have heard us and actually care.  This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely,
Kathleen M. Sadowski
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What Thanksgiving Means To Me

God our Father in Heaven, we give you praise, honor, and gratitude on this day, set aside to give thanks to you, for your many, manifold, and bountiful blessings on America and we, the people of America.

Today let us take the time out of our busy lives to truly give you the glory, to reflect, and out of hearts full of grace and gratitude, to give you the thankfulness you fully deserve. Not only for what you do today, but for all you have done in the past, with the righteous expectation you will fulfill all that you have promised.

Thank you for the blessings of liberty and freedom we have enjoyed in America, because of the conviction and faith of those who have gone before us, and those who served and fought for these noble ideals.

Thank you for friends and family that we all hold dear.

Thank you for my parents, grandparents and others who you gave me, and put in my path, that helped me to see you, and helped me to understand what I needed to, at the most important times in my life.

Thank you for my best friend and brother, who is truly the best. I love him dearly.

Thank you for the beautiful and lovely woman in my life, who I love more than words can say. So very thankful to you after so many years,,,She is as you well knew, perfect in every way for me. Happy anniversary my love, how truly appropriate this day of all days.

Thank you Lord for my son, who continues to impress me with his love for you and for the truth. Thank you that you allowed me to raise him with a dedication to you, and a love for this land you have blessed us with so grandly. I couldn’t ask for a better boy, than my son Danny.

I must thank you again Lord, for my wonderful parents, grand parents, and great grand parents, and all those that have passed on. Your blessings on my life continue to completely overwhelm me.

Thank you for all the things you do, known and unknown, both good and bad, that helped me to be the person I am today.

Thank you for all your blessings, especially those I never see, because of my limited sight, hearing, understanding and knowledge.

Thank you for all the prayers you answered, whether the outcome was what I asked for or not, you always know what is best for us. Thank you for giving me what I need, instead of what I want. You are truly all wise, wonderful and good.

Thank you most of all for your Son Jesus, who loves us all, more than we will ever understand as long as we are limited by our human understanding. I pray I could show people the love that he has shown to me, allowed me to feel, and somehow convey it to them, so they are able to feel and see it also. Thank you Jesus, if I had all the rest of time, spoke a thousand tongues, I could never thank you enough for all that you have done for me. Thinking of just a few things, how can I EVER Thank You enough, it is impossible, my heart is overwhelmed. Be it for good or ill, I will stand with Jesus.

Thank you for the mercy you have shown America because of those who dedicated their lives to you, thereby sharing the blessings you heaped on America with the rest of us, who failed, to always follow the path that you laid before us, and carelessly neglected to give you the honor, praise, and glory you are due. Help us always to be mindful of you.

Thank you for the beauty that surrounds us daily in our lives, in all that you created, that cannot hide the loving touch of your hand, and the love you have for all mankind. Help us to truly have eyes to see your beauty and love always in nature, to hear your praise in the song of a bird, to see your majesty in the heavens, to see your delicate and loving touch on the petal of a flower, to find the beauty in all things, at all times. Amen.

The Wisdom and Love of God as Shown by His Creation by Noah Webster

Don’t be discouraged with Jesus, if things do not go your way

Don’t drink beer myself, however I like the message!

I have run into many people in my time on social media who let their problems, the world, various other things get them down. I would like to encourage you and tell you that no matter how bad it is, or it gets, Jesus is always there. He is the most approachable, understanding, caring, and humble person you will ever encounter. I heard one minister say, you can’t get to God, without going through His Son, who is the door. You can’t go above Jesus, because His name is higher than any other! You can’t go around Jesus, because His love is too broad, You can’t go under Jesus, because He is too humble. This is truly apropos.

There are numerous and various things in my life, that could, and would get me down, if I let them. However, by the grace of God and Jesus’ help, I do not. It is somewhat a matter of faith, and somewhat a matter of evidence. All I have to do is look at the things Jesus created around me in nature to see how much He loves us! Not only that, you look at the countenance of those that truly serve Him, His love is radiant all over their faces. Granted there are those with somewhat sour exteriors, however, they are also usually the grumblers and complainers.

A testament of the love, of the Lord Jesus

If you are new to Jesus, do not think because you are not getting what you want, that he does not hear, or that he is ignoring you or doesn’t care.

Number one, God’s word says “seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these other things will be added unto you.” it also says that in Hebrews 11:

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Now pay special attention to verse 6 and the word diligently.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

7By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

8By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

10For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

11Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.

Number two, you should not turn to Jesus, simply to get what you want. He responds when you turn to him, for what he died for. Your souls salvation, not to give you what you want, Jesus gives you what you need. That doesn’t mean if man does something adverse to you, that Jesus was responsible.

God gave man a free will, for those who do not understand (as I did not for a long time) why God lets bad things happen to good people or children. Remember God gave us all free will, we are all also sinners. If God were to condemn the person who kills, or commits some other heinous crime against someone. (i.e. someone who commits egregious sins), to death right away. Then He would also have to condemn the person who tells a little white lie.

Number three, if you put things in God’s hands, you cannot then be constantly fretting about it, worrying about it, and wondering in your heart if you did the right thing. This is putting things in God’s hands, with your stipulations or taking them back after having turned them over to Him. He’s smart enough to know, you never really put things in His hands at all.

Jesus is truly amazing, reliable, and caring as no one else. I am so close to Him, because I feel close to him in my heart, I know and believe for instance that Jesus, while I write this, He is right by my side, helping me with my thoughts, words, etc. If it weren’t for Him, His instruction, etc. I would not be able to write the things I do. You can ask anyone who really knows me. I’m not a man within myself, of many words, I do not talk small talk, I only speak at length when it is important. Then as you can see from some of my posts, I can be long winded.😉 I am also not a real religious man, I do love Jesus though, I also do my best to serve Him and walk with Him.

If you decide or have decided to give Jesus a chance, know first of all, He has been giving you a chance your whole life. There is an old hymn, that is one of my favorites “He was there all the time, waiting patiently in line, He was there all the time” Jesus is the perfect gentleman, he will not force himself on you, nor will he condemn you when you fail, do wrong, etc. He will simply wait till you are done screwing up your life, and realize once again, that you need Him.

Beautiful! Rev. James Moore sings He Was There All The Time

So if you give Him a chance, truly give Him one. He deals with everyone in different ways, as I said, He gives you what you need. He will also test you, your faith, your determination. However, He will not lay something on you that you are not strong enough for, at times it will seem as though He does, He knows you though, far better than you, yourself do. He also said, “he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.”

There’s a country song by Garth Brooks Unanswered Prayers that says. “Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers”, because God knew when the writer asked for something from God. God knew what the future held, had God granted his prayer, he would have missed out on the truly great blessing, God had planned for him down the road.

Jesus truly holds your world in the palm of His hands, it’s up to you, what He does with it, ignores it, waits patiently for you, or helps you in your world to truly have the happiness, peace, fulfillment, and love, only He can give!

Obnoxious & Rude Twitter Behaviour

I haven’t been on twitter long but in the time I have been, it has come to my attention that there are some pretty obnoxious twitter users, that do not consider how they not only negatively affect others, but by doing so they also negatively affect themselves. One particular one I am thinking of  (I’ll be nice and not mention their twitter handle) this particular person likes to send links to his blog to people. He does this, not only to individuals who follow him, he also does it to people who do not follow him. Not only does he do this, but when there are a group of people chatting or Mentioning each other in a set of tweets, he will reply to that group, i.e. highjack it, adding himself and a link to his blog in with the reply. I don’t know about everyone, but most of us never even look at his blog when he does this, more out of principle and irritation than anything else. Who cares if what he has to say is even any good, just the fact that he adds himself to the original tweet that did not include him is enough, to turn us off to what he has to say. It is one thing to send a link to your blog to a group of friends, i.e. followers you converse with frequently who know you well. Doing this every great once in a while when you have something posted pertaining to a certain event, i.e. like 9-11, is not out of line. It is quite another to send links to your blog constantly, to people you never have any other exchanges with.

You also have all of these follow back people, that basically do the same thing without the blog link. If someone replies to a group of my friends that have Mentioned me and other friends in a tweet or group of tweets, where we are Mentioning each other, and says follow for follow or followback. I simply ignore them, if they keep doing it with many tweets they get blocked. It is much more effective to contact each individual that you wish to follow you on an individual basis, not the whole group, you were not even a part of in the first place!  Then when you contact the individual, you should ask them politely if they would like to follow you, if you follow them. You don’t just say follow for follow, if all your doing is looking for followers, when all you tweet about is, to ask for more followers this is also rude. Then you have those that take it even further, they ask you to follow them, say they will follow you. Then after you follow them, they either do not follow you, or they stop following you not long after you follow them.

Then you have the followers who you enjoy following, you have common interests, you enjoy the same things. Yet for whatever reason they get upset with you, they unfollow you, they do this without ever saying a word to you about it. It would be polite when this is the case, no matter how upset you are with them over something they have tweeted, that is not even an attack or anything directed at you. It would be common courtesy if you ask me, for you to contact that person, let them know you had a problem with their tweet and let them know you are unfollowing, so that whoever it is, is at least aware, so they can also unfollow you. It is pretty rude behavior, if you ask me to unfollow such a person without giving them a chance to explain, whatever infraction you think they caused you, or did you. It is downright obnoxious to unfollow them without letting them know you have done so, just so you’ll still have them as one of the statistics in your twitter follow numbers. If you do not want to contact the person, who you wish to unfollow, the very least you should do is block them, so that it will cause twitter to automatically unfollow them from you also!

Then you have those that may have the same interests, and the first time they contact you is by putting you in a list of other people they mention, never saying a word, just adding a link to their blo,g and then expect you to be nice about it. That is not a very effective way to communicate to people you have things in common with, and get them to follow you. Then you have those that that are followers of of people you follow. The person you follow sends them as part of a list of Mentions including yourself, this person who is a follower of the person you follow, replies or retweets the list however many times, could be just one. The guy I am thinking of in this particular instance, may have retweeted twice, however the only one I noticed was one, where he said something to the effect, number 5 and still no follows. If he had wanted me to follow, he should have been polite, followed me and let me then decide whether I wanted to follow him back. Normally if there is someone following me that I share common interests with, I will follow as long as the do not use the F word or have excessive cussing in their tweets. He could have also followed, and then politely brought it to my attention that he had, and ask me to consider following him back. Kindness and politeness really does, go a long way with people you have never spoken to before.

One other instance I had today, I have an female escort service in the UK following me, I have also had naked or very scantily clothed women following me. While I do not mind them following me, seeing as how they may learn something, that may turn them from the path they’re on. I do not follow them back, and I do not want to be Mentioned in any of the tweets they recommend to their followers. I had the escort service Mention me, adding also in the list another twitter account name, that I do not want to be associated with. I ignored it thinking that would be the best policy because then they usually unfollow and go away. I then had one of the trolls, that Retweet or reply those lists of Mentions, thus adding himself to the list. I then tweeted a message to the three of them “I wish people like escort agencies and the like would not mention me to their followers”, I also added directed at the one who had Retweeted, I wish they also would not Retweet the list. Well that wasn’t good enough for the troll, he responded to my tweet, without taking out the people I found offensive to my mission and beliefs. He said something to the effect that there are worse things in the world, and that he was not following any of us btw. I ignored that, and then to top it all off, he again tweeted the three of us and told us that he would follow us though, if we wanted him to. What is wrong with people these days, it shows a total lack of respect for someone else’s wishes, and no regard for what they have said. It goes to the lack of respect in all instances in today’s society, which is another thing I am going to write about when I am ready, thanks to my muse who also suggested I write this one.

Now politeness goes a long ways, I had one that turned out to be one of the sweetest Ladies on twitter that I have met, she kept on Mentioning me in lists of my friends. I did not think, from looking at her profile ,that we had anything in common so I did not respond. Then when some of my closer twitter friends started also adding her into lists of recommendations including me, I began to think, maybe she wasn’t what she seemed to be to me, by what I had read on her twitter Bio/Profile. I then, and I must say, I wasn’t near as polite as I should have been, I sent her a tweet letting her know I wasn’t into the things that she had in her Bio, but I was going to have to give her a chance. She has truly turned out to be a very sweet person with a good heart, a Lady and true friend. I even followed a person back, that we are on total opposite sides of the political spectrum, simply because of the kindness and politeness he showed me, in one tweet that he sent. Therefore when you are wanting people to follow you, it is good to think about what impression you make on a person, with that first tweet you send them, asking them to follow you.

For more on Twitter etiquette please see Vadim Lavrusk’s  10 Commandments of Twitter Etiquette

by Tea Party Patriot, lover of Jesus, God, family, friends and Country Proud Hobbit, R. Davis, 2011