“Restraint of government … “

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Restraint of government is the true liberty and freedom of the people.”

– John P. Reid

How can any thinking person believe our government is currently being “restrained”? Does it not occur to anyone that with an “occupying force” riding herd on you, the full actualization of liberty isn’t possible?
Even on NPR this morning they were talking about the Border Patrol and their “shoot ‘em dead” approach with unarmed illegals crossing the border. Let alone what law enforcement is doing to our own citizens. Our military has more restrictive “rules of engagement” dealing with foreign combatants, then our police do when dealing with American citizens.
It has become routine for the police to say he was “going for my gun”, or that he “feared for his safety” as reason why he had to gun down an unarmed civilian. Just ask Alex Landau of Denver. He was beat to a pulp by Denver donut-eaters. 45 stitches, a concussion and a traumatic brain injury. All the cop had to do (as Alex was pinned immobile by three other cops), was say he was ‘going for his gun’, and let the beatings begin.
The American people are so God blessedly stupid they don’t even see what is wrong with this. Or what is wrong with cops getting all this military gear. There are two things wrong with it. If there is ever a need for such heavy armament, that is exactly what the National Guard is for.
Secondly, if you have to counter some threat that requires such heavy equipment, you need to do a better job of who you let into this country.
The other thing I think is missing from police going nuts on the citizenry is “roid rage”. You got a good percentage of the police force looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. That ain’t natural, that’s steroid usage. A  side effect of that drug is a loss of the ability to control anger. You combine that with a lethal pendulum swing in training, and you have a lot of dead innocents.
And lastly, I have heard ad nauseam that cops are trained to “shoot until the threat is neutralized”. Well guess what? You need to change the training. There is the ability to wound. Not every encounter has to be a lethal one. So what if the threat wasn’t shot until they stopped wiggling? In Ankeny they shot dead a woman with a knife. If those pussy cops in Ankeny couldn’t handle a woman, God help us. They need to spend more time in the gym, and less time at Donut World if they can’t handle a woman with a knife.
In St Louis the shooting after Michael Brown was a man with a knife. The cops didn’t split up, make him cover two threats. They didn’t load the shotgun with a beanbag round. They simply unloaded on him with their .40 S&W until he didn’t move. We can put a man on the moon, but cops can’t figure out how to disarm a man with a knife? We need to stop the “lead therapy” of the mentally ill. Possession of a knife is not a license to kill.  
Jim Roach
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Is Marshalltown the answer?

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During a recent streak of bad local talk radio, I commented to a coworker about the dearth of serious issues on the morning WHO show hosted by Jan Mickelson. For three days it had been nothing but inanity. One day was spent talking about the weird things lightning can do when it strikes a house. The next day it was talking about what it says about you with the parking stall you choose in a parking lot. The third day was whether renters were using the label “service dog” as a scam to simply get their pet into an apartment that didn’t allow pets. [The streak continues. The day after dogs was about school kid vaccinations. Today it was (drumroll please) microwave and refrigerator usage in teacher lounges! It is now officially one week of drivel.]

Are you kidding me? We’ve got riots in Missouri, journalists getting beheaded in the Middle East, unaccompanied minors flooding into our desert southwest, an economy that’s tanking, and the radio station with the biggest signal in Iowa is talking about lightning strikes?? Good grief.

So my coworker told me he listens to a Marshalltown station and the host there doesn’t have the bullshit puff & stuff topics like Mickelson. It turns out he was talking about ‘Kilmeade and friends’, a national show that runs from 9 – noon. I think Glenn Beck runs from 8 – 11 in the morning, another national show. So once again we are left with one choice in local talk radio. Nope, Marshalltown isn’t the answer. The search for a decent local morning show continues.

Jim Roach



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Islam’s fetish with beheading explained

[LTE 8/26/14]

President Obama recently commented on the beheading of journalist James Foley and said that the Islamic State “speaks for no religion.” However, in the Koran, beheading is commanded of Muslims in Chapter 47, Verse 4, and commanded by analogy in Chapter 8, Verse 12.

Muhammad spoke for Allah and is still considered the timeless example of good conduct for Muslims wishing to go to paradise. Muhammad supervised the beheading of 600 to 900 captured Jewish males, non-combatants included. Muhammad also ordered the beheading of other specific captives. He even rewarded Muslims warriors who brought back the heads of opponents. And Muhammad said that anyone who left Islam or denied a verse of the Koran should be beheaded.

When it comes to beheading, the Islamic States speaks for Islam according to Muhammad, not Islam according to President Obama.

— Stephen M. Kirby, Indianola

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Mr. Daniel Pearl

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Before Mr. James Wright Foley was murdered by Islamic savages, there was Daniel Pearl. He was murdered February 1, 2002 in Karachi, Pakistan. He was working as the South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has said he is the one who decapitated Mr. Pearl. It is not my intention to omit any of the multitudes who were also killed by these murdering savages, my intent is to show how easy it is to forget. We fail to learn from these brave souls.

I couldn’t have told you Mr. Daniel Pearl’s name if you had  asked me prior to this post. I had just the vague remembrance of a WSJ reporter being killed in a tent. His death ends up meaning nothing since we have learned nothing from it. That is the ultimate disrespect from my point of view. The American public continues to bury their head in the sand. Our officials continue their same lawless behavior. Repeating the same failed strategy they started 35 years ago, and still isn’t working. Over and over and over…

Barbarism is not new to Islam. Thomas Jefferson was President from 1801 to 1809. He had to deal extensively with Islamic savages. They would capture our merchant ships and hold the crews for ransom. Just like they held Mr. Pearl and Mr. Foley for ransom. All the pain, suffering and death that was experienced 210 years ago by American men at the hands of Islam, was for nothing. We learned nothing from them either. Jefferson had sent Marines to the Shores of Tripoli, and we still are today. Can there be a dumber nation on earth?

Part of what contributes to such stupidity I believe, is the lack of reverence for life. I couldn’t watch the video of Mr. Foley’s murder. I did look briefly at a photo midway through. That was all the horror I could take. From that I could piece together a fraction, a miniscule idea of what Mr. Foley went through. I understand there is video of Mr. Pearl’s death. I didn’t watch that either.

I’m not particularly smart, but I do learn. Islam has told me what they are about, and I believe them. I get it. I’m a native Iowan, therefore I grew up incredibly naïve. We are not savvy by nature, such as New Yorkers. We take people at face value and believe the best, even when there is no evidence for doing so.  But there comes a time when that naïveté stops, at least for me.

But for the rest of Iowa and America, it seems that the blinders are still on. All the murdering savages have to do is tell us that they are the Religion of Peace, and we go, “Oh, okay.” And then we send our young men off to die for them, and against them. We continue to make deals with them, and trust them, and act like they are honorable human beings.

Their actions and their book tell us different. Don’t believe what they say, watch what they do. Their book tells them to kill the infidel. Do they do that? Yes they do. Than believe them. Don’t listen to the bullshit they sling about what “jihad really means”. You see, they do something different than their words. I realize this is a pretty advanced concept, but give it a shot anyway. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, we don’t have to experience for ourselves to find out what Islam is like, look at Europe. They have been there and done that. The “social experiment” has been performed. Look at the results dammit.

Britain, France, Scandinavia, as the percentages of Muslims grew in each country, things changed. Where at first they were sweet as pie, all that changed as their numbers grew. The meek little immigrant that came to their country, is now rioting in the streets demanding Sharia Law. We end up at the point where the scum that murdered Mr. Foley is actually a Brit. A Danish cartoonist had a fatwa (death sentence ) issued against him (while I was researching that, I ran across the Seattle cartoonist who also got one, I had forgotten, it isn’t easy to keep up with these nuts). To an American of average intelligence, that should tell you something. Okay, let me be blunt, sane people don’t want to kill cartoonists. Sociopathic killers do.

That’s another thing I guess I have to explain to our leaders and the public, sociopathic killers are not above lying to you. They might tell you they are the Religion of Peace, but they really aren’t. They are lying to you. They will try to deceive you. I realize that is tough for an Iowan to grasp, but it is true. I don’t want to be drug down by your stupidity. Your failure to be informed, does not make me a nut. It just makes you ill informed. Just keep that in mind, sociopathic killers will lie to you.

Women in Europe have found out about “rape-jihad”. What I read was that Sweden was number one at the moment, Britain number two. That is what the picture below is from. They have found that “Muslim immigrants are grossly overrepresented as rape perpetrators.” Dark wigs are a big seller in Scandinavian countries, there is nothing these Muslims like better than raping a blond woman. They don’t have to die to go to heaven, they’re already there.

Culturally it seems a bad fit to have Arabs overrunning Scandinavian countries. It just seems odd to have desert nomads in the Alps. Are Scandinavians emigrating to the desert? The quid pro quo just isn’t there is it? We have Mosques here, but do they have churches there? No they don’t, do they. We are pressured to accept their religious beliefs, yet they kill us. I realize all these ideas are pretty advanced and you may not be able to assimilate them all at once. But when evil spits in your face, pay attention. Study that evil, fight that evil.

CNN on Friday afternoon was talking about this very subject. About the threat ISIS posed to America. One clear headed analyst said, “They are already here. Of course there are sleeper cells here. We’ve had a wide-open southern border for years.”

Jim Roach


[It is kind of like the video of Mr. Foley being beheaded that the media has taken down. No it isn't pleasant to look at. But until you do, you really don't have a good idea of what is being invited into this country. Next I'll put a few choice quotes from some of the Swedes experiencing this cultural diversity known as rape-jihad, and a few from the Muslims themselves.]

“A group of Swedish teenage girls has designed a belt that requires two hands to remove and which they hope will deter would-be rapists. “It’s like a reverse chastity belt,” one of the creators, 19-year-old Nadja Björk, told AFP, meaning that the wearer is in control, instead of being controlled. Björk and one of her partners now plan to start a business to mass produce the belts and are currently in negotiations with potential partners. “But I’m not doing this for the money,” she said. “I’m really passionate about stopping rape. I think it’s terrible.”

“Some Muslim immigrants admit their bias quite openly. An Islamic Mufti in Copenhagen sparked a political outcry after publicly declaring that women who refuse to wear headscarves are “asking for rape.” Apparently, he’s not the only one thinking this way. “It is not as wrong raping a Swedish girl as raping an Arab girl,” says Hamid.”

The other thing I noticed was the complete lack of coverage by the Des Moines Register of Mr. Foley’s murder that broke on Wednesday. I looked for coverage on Thursday. Then Friday. Then Saturday. Then Sunday. One of the most vicious attacks ever to occur against an American, a journalist no less, and the Des Moines Register is silent.

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Religion of Peace beheads American James Wright Foley


Those murdering savages representing Islam’s best and brightest continued their unmitigated evil. Using a dagger in gruesome fashion they tortured to death freelance photographer James Foley. Unknown to most Americans, they have been doing similar things all through Iraq. Your mainstream media just isn’t telling you about it.

My only regret is that dumb sons a bitches like Grassley, Harkin, King and others have kept us there to get more and more Americans killed. You can’t solve a problem like Islam, and what idiot would think you could? They are lunatic savages unfit for civilized society. This is not knew. This is their “system”. It is called Sharia Law. That is the thing to remember, it is not just a religion, it is also a governmental system. The tendency is to say it is not a religion, it is a cancer. And while that is true, it is good to remember just how deadly it is.

We need to get the hell out of there and let those dumb sons a bitches kill themselves. Not us. Oh, and quit inviting them into this country. We have got to have the dumbest political leaders known to man. Oh, we’re going to nation build, we’re going to make them a democracy, we’ll give them money and they’ll like us…

It was just on CNN, Britain just figured out that the savage above came from their country, and there are one hell of a lot more just like him in Britain thanks to their idiotic immigration policy. On NPR this morning they detailed the attacks on Jews in Denmark from Islamic savages there. I believe that is the country where the Islamic savages wanted to kill a cartoonist because they didn’t like his cartoon. Come on, you remember that don’t you? You want that into your country? A whole country full of 911 nutcases? That’s just what we need.

Jim Roach

[And don't forget this little gem where a British soldier was hacked to death in the middle of the street in London: "Two attackers savagely killed a man believed to be a British soldier just outside an army barracks in an apparent terrorist attack in southeast London today, telling eyewitnesses the killing was "as an eye for an eye ... because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day." Oh, oh, and don't forget Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood Texas. Oh and don't forget ...]

“The wise learn from the experience of others, most from their own experience, and fools not at all.”
– Proverb

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“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.”

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.”

– C. L. De Montesquieu
[Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat] (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu
Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752

This quote while a good one also raised a couple of questions with me. What if the “deterioration” of a government was with it from its inception? Were we doomed from the start? Our first issue is the obvious one, we codified slavery. Therefore it would seem that with attitude and with practical application we had a slice of evil in our formation, and have been paying for it ever since.

Number two, we did not engrave in stone certain key principles, we left them open to the amendment process, further rotting our foundation. Certain items were too important to leave to the vagaries of succeeding generations. The income tax, the Federal Reserve. Federal ownership of 3/4 of the land west of the Missouri river,  government involvement in education, retirement, any possible question of gun ownership.

Certain things should have been written in stone. The founders never would have guessed that the majority of people could become so impossibly stupid so quickly. Our decay was with us from the start. The founders exceeded their mandate the summer of 1787. They weren’t supposed to replace the Articles of Confederation. But they did. And we have been paying for it ever since.

Jim Roach

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My favorite day

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Bowing at the altar of government


“The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private
affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble,  through the rivalry of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain  official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will  lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much  of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or  German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him  when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die,  and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to  paradise.”

 – Mark Twain
[Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)

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Smoking kills


Listening to Rush the last couple of days has been a tad frightening. His take on Ferguson, Missouri has been just as his detractors would imagine. He has pretty much given the okay for open season on jaywalking, pot smoking, cigar thieves. He believes it is fine to wrap up judge, jury and executioner into the uniform of one street cop. The concept of due process seems to have escaped him.

Rush’s world became a lot clearer when the video came out from the Ferguson Market, “Aha! See! He stole that box of cigars and pushed the clerk!” In Rush’s mind that justifies Brown being shot. My problem with this is several. Take for instance Iowa, we don’t even have the death penalty for murder. And Rush thinks it’s okay to execute people for cigar theft? Say you took the cigars out of  the equation, and it was just jaywalking, pot smoking and pushing the store clerk, would the death penalty still be okay?

What if you took out pot smoking and pushing the store clerk, and were left with Michael Brown just having committed jaywalking, would Rush feel the death penalty be justified then? Sean Hannity was a little more sensible, he seemed to show a little rationality. Locally, Mickelson was about as clueless as Rush. You never know with him if his stupidity is genuine or if he is just trying to attract an audience.

I notice all three of them urge the police to “keep order”. None seem to grasp the concept that when an unarmed man walking down the street ends up with 6 bullet holes in him from a cop, “order” has left the building. When the man in uniform, who is entrusted with being the state’s representative to the public of “law and order”, murders a man in cold blood, the friends of that man might take offense.

It is called a “breakdown of societal norms”. The police, being the state’s enforcement wing of what has been declared decent, kills a man without cause, turns the idea on its head, that they can then be trusted to “maintain law and order”. They have now demonstrated that they can’t. Killing an unarmed man takes away your credibility. I can’t explain it any clearer than that. Smoke ‘em if you got’em.

Jim Roach

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Dear Ferguson Police Chief…

Dear Ferguson Police Chief,
If you want peace to return to your city, there are a couple of things you must understand. Shooting an unarmed man six times is what we civilians call “murder”. It is wrong. Even the way Officer Darren Wilson approached Michael Brown is wrong. For you as police chief to have created the climate where Wilson could think he was doing the right thing, is wrong. Taking a week to name the officer is wrong. Taking over a week to not do the items below is wrong. Here is what you must accomplish today:
1.) Fire Officer Wilson
2.) Arrest Officer Wilson
3.) Charge officer Wilson with murder
4.) Resign
Yes, I hate to break it to you, but what you have done is wrong. There are times when there is nothing you can do to make up for your wrong. The only honorable thing to do is resign. We can buy a box of cigars to try to recompense the shop owner for his loss, but you can’t bring back Michael Brown.
Sincerely, Jim Roach
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