NEVER BEEN SHOOTING? Would you like to try it?
An offer for Louisville Metro area residents.

If you have never been shooting, are 21 years old or older and not otherwise barred by state or federal law from purchasing or possessing a firearm, I'd like to invite you to the range. I will provide firearms, ammunition, range fees, eye and hearing protection and basic instruction.

(Benefactor Member of the NRA, member of KC3, former NRA firearms instructor, former Ky CCDW instructor)

Email me if you are interested in taking me up on this offer. Five (5) people already have.

October 22, 2004

"What we obtain too cheap..."

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands is now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet, we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly....Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its good; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated."

Tom Paine

In a comment to a previous post, GotDesign (see below for link to his blog) mentioned entitlement. Best I can tell, our Founding Fathers' ideas about entitlement were pretty much exhausted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. According to them, there are those things to which we are entitled as men (rights), and those things we obtain through effort (the pursuit of happiness).

Liberal thinking today confuses the pursuit of happiness with rights. The War on Poverty in the 1960s solidified this concept. Generations of people in much of Appalachia and many inner cities gave up what was once a proud independence and self-reliance and nuzzled close to suck at the Government teat. The "You deserve it, it's your right" mantra of the left, constantly repeated by the liberal politicians as they dangled morsels in front of the populace, festered and spread throughout our nation until a substantial portion of our people, uneducated in the history and foundation of our country, desiring only what is easy and without personal effort or cost, no longer have the desire or will to work for what they want.

More on this later.

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