What Is Meant By Automobile Insurance Standard Coverage?

Automobile insurance standard coverage is the basic amount of insurance coverage that is required by law in order for an individual to legally operate a motorized vehicle. You can simply it even further with the blanket statement as being the mandatory amount of auto insurance coverage a driver must possess.

The most important part of anyone’s car insurance policy is the liability coverage. This coverage protects the consumer against the cost of damages and injury that is a direct result of that same consumer if they are the cause of a vehicular accident. For instance if you’re driving down the road and accidentally run into another person’s car this insurance coverage will pay for the damages that result due to the accident.

The liability coverage is further broken down into two subsections. The first is bodily injury liability. This covers and personal injury inflicted by yourself upon others during a car accident. The second subsection is property damage liability. As you may have guessed this is your insurance protection against any damage you cause to another individuals property, usually their car.

Although coverage amounts can vary it is generally suggested that a good baseline of automobile insurance standard coverage should be 100/300/100. This can be read as $100,000 worth of bodily injury caused to another person, $300,000 towards bodily injuries for everyone involved and $100,000 for property damage. With rising medical costs and outrageous car prices this would be the absolute minimum insurance protection I would personally carry in my automobile insurance standard coverage. However, each state is different and you will need to check to see what their car insurance laws constitute as a minimum coverage amount.

If you are in a financial crunch and need a way to save money on your insurance policy try to avoid retaining only the minimum amount of coverage required by your state. Instead try raising your deductible amount (the amount you pay first in the event of an accident before your insurance company kicks in with its payment). You will find that by raising the amount $500 or $750 will significantly lower the monthly costs of your automobile insurance standard coverage.

Two other policies that exist include the medical payments insurance which provides for the immediate treatment of injuries sustained during an auto accident. Anyone riding in your vehicle to include yourself is covered, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. The second policy is commonly known as PIP or personal injury protection, is similar to medical payments coverage, but usually provides broader coverage. Many PIP policies provide compensation for lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. Again you will need to check with your state insurance laws for further clarification if you are required to have this additional coverage.

Finally as a safety measure against law breaking individuals who illegally drive without insurance there is uninsured motorist insurance when the other driver has no liability coverage and underinsured motorist coverage which pays for the cost of your injuries that exceed the other driver’s coverage maximum. As before with the PIP coverage you will need to make sure whether or not your particular state requires these forms of coverage as part of their automobile insurance standard coverage.

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Email Reflections: 10 Simple Courtesies

Okay, you are super busy or you are down to your last email before heading home. Maybe it’s first thing in the morning, you have a full in box to read and handle, all before your meeting starts in 10 minutes. It’s easy to be in a rush and dismiss the little things, however…
…have you ever thought how your email looked from a receiver’s viewpoint? Of course you have, every day, haven’t you? It is so easy in our fast-paced lives to let the little things go.
When you receive a poorly formatted email and you don’t know where each paragraph starts or finishes — the thoughts are scattered and jumbled — here’s the reader’s self chatter in action: “What the heck, it’ll take me hours to decipher this. I don’t have time for this. Can’t X be respectful? I’ll just pretend I didn’t get it and maybe their follow-up email will be clearer.” Click and delete. Of course, you have never done this — chuckle.
By chance, your next email receiver is nicer and doesn’t delete and pretend. They just move onto the next email and leave yours for the “someday in the future” stack. And maybe it will or will not ever be answered. Their response may even miss your point entirely or only provide feedback to half of the items that need addressing.
If you have difficulty getting quick responses or any response at all, the receiver could be sending you a silent message. They could feel that you are wasting their time or do want to educate you on common email courtesies.
Recently, after receiving ten emails in one day from separate independent professionals, with their personal pronouns “i’s” in lower case besides other items. I asked them to enlighten me about their lax protocols. I received a wave of negative responses. In order to keep this a family-available article, here are a few responses cleaned up: “i don’t have time, too many emails.” A few others added, “i do it to everyone.” I particularly loved the “to” in the last two emails — I do it “to” everyone.
A human resource director client shared with me that every day she deletes ten or twelve applications, about 12% of the total number she receives daily, that omit common email courtesies. A majority come from individuals with higher degrees. I chuckled at the irony. She didn’t and just heavily sighed. She found it even more serious on the number of emails she received from recruiters that also lacked these simple courtesies.
“Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” is a book I read a few years ago if I recall correctly. Normally I wouldn’t care much about the small stuff either. However, coherent communication, whether verbal or written, still represents who we are and shows respect. Using history as an indicator, communication started and stopped wars.
Recently, I attended a speaking engagement with Michelle Singletary, author, “7 Money Mantras,” and columnist, The Color of Money, for the Washington Post. In the presentation, she mentioned several times, “You had better sweat the small stuff.” Of course, her reference was to money. Yet, it was an important point. It takes pennies to develop into dollars, dollars to add up to ten, and so on up the monetary ladder. Doesn’t it hold true that if we leave out the small common courtesies and respect in emails, will it not block the dollars — directly or indirectly?
When thinking over the given benefits for taking care of the “small stuff” in emails, here are three powerful mantras:
* A professional email attracts a professional response.
* When you respect other people’s time, they usually will respect yours.
* When communication is thought through and clear, the chances increase significantly that the response will be returned in the same manner. Stinkin’ thinking attracts the same.
10 Simple Courtesies, gathered from reading 2,000 emails, and feedback from the human resource director:
1. Focus on one topic per email. Keep the email simple so the receiver can focus in fast and easy. This improves the chance of a faster response, maybe any response. If you write to someone regularly, ask what he or she prefers.
2. An appropriate subject line will help reduce accidental deletion. It will also help locate that specific email faster if needed. When forwarding or responding, change the subject line to reflect your response. You can also add your first name in the subject line as an added identifier. I like to start mine with: “Personal note from Catherine” or follow after the subject with: “From Catherine.” If you are dealing with deadlines add: “Please respond by.”
3. Keep each paragraph to one thought even if the paragraph turns out to be one fragmented sentence. You will want to limit email paragraphs to six sentences. A natural way of reading from a computer screen is with a scan-read process. Screen reading dries out the eyes and reduces blinking causing eyestrain.
4. Add subheader titles into the email when more than three paragraphs are in the email or more than three paragraphs follow the subheader. You can add subheaders as you type or while rereading. This keeps the eyes moving fast and easy. It also allows the mind to shift from topic to topic without developing cobwebs.
5. Re-read your email no matter how long or short. We always think faster than our fingers can type. Thus, what is typed isn’t always what was swarming around in our mind.
6. Does the subject flow or was it choppy? Flow in an email isn’t the same as flow from one chapter in a book to another. Flow allows the reader to easily transition and comprehend the material. If choppy, the reader might daydream or take a break and formulate a different answer that might not fit the material, creating additional emails on your part to clarify. Frequent places to check for flow in your material are where you start or stop a message or submessage.
7. Is there any type of priority or order needed to follow so that the receiver follows along with the material? Are there steps or information that build on the previous message? Before you can pour a glass of milk you might want buy the milk — chuckle. When we are extremely familiar with how to do something, it’s easy to write past something, a common mishap by IT experts. Do you know the receiver and their level of knowledge or experience on the topic? My favorite saying is, “When in doubt, write it out.”
8. For goodness sake, turn on the spell check feature on. If you want to write pronouns in small letters, at least let spell check catch them for you.
9. Who are you? You would think that this one was common sense, at least I did. Yet, every week I receive 10-15 emails asking me a general question without telling me who they are or giving me some background. They are huge, open- ended questions that would take me years to answer. This falls into the lack of respect category.
10. What do you need or want? Forwarding an email that doesn’t ask for what you need makes the receiver try to guess. Not cool. Speak up, don’t be shy. If you take rejection personally, hire a life coach to work on this with you. Statements don’t automatically ask anything. Questions do. My dad had a saying, “Squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you can’t ask, squeak somewhere else. I can’t guess what type of oil you need.” A little harsh yet it makes its point. Go ahead and ask, and no this isn’t a reflection on you.
We all believe we have good communication skills. There could be some real surprises when you start practicing these 10 Simple Courtesies. Take your time, slow down in order to speed up. Tackle it slowly so that the lessons stick. You will be glad you did. The next email you send might be to your next boss, client, or forwarded to the President. You never know. It happened to me and it could happen to you.

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Image Makeovers – What’s All the Fuss?

It seems lately that there is a lot of interest in image makeovers. We see it on television from extreme makeovers to home makeovers. What is an Image Makeover? Why do people want makeovers? What will they do for you?

Image Makeovers can be extreme and include plastic surgery, hair implants, liposuction and dental work. For the lucky few who are chosen, it will make a great difference in their lives. Image makeovers help raise self-esteem and give those who have them an edge in the corporate and business world that they would have not previously had. It may seem unjust but there is a widely held belief that how you look reflects who you are – your social status, intelligence etc. Whether we like it or not we are judged within the first fifteen seconds of meeting someone. This alone would be enough reason to want a makeover.

The good news is you have control over the image you project. For those who don’t need or want extreme work done but would like a more polished image and want to highlight their assets, there are simple steps that can be take that will create a more satisfying look.

The elements to consider when creating a professional look are: hair, makeup, style, body type and wardrobe building, communication skills and attitude.

Hair: Keep your hairstyle up-to-date. Hair has a huge impact on your overall look and an out-dated style will make you appear out-dated as well. If you are working in the corporate world this could destroy any chance of advancement. If your style is from the last decade it may communicate that your ideas and practices are too. If you need an updated look find a hairstylist who knows the latest hair fashions.

Makeup: If you don’t wear makeup now and you are otherwise well -groomed you will not look completed finished. If you are not sure how to use makeup seek out a professional- it will be well worth the time and effort.

Style: When we dress to suit our personal style or fashion personality we feel more comfortable. Sometimes women don’t want to “dress up” because they feel like they are being someone else. When you dress to fit your personal style you can be “dressed up and feel like the clothing belongs on you.

Body Type: We are not all born with the same shape, so, the style we wear will impact the way we look. Have you ever seen an outfit on one of your friends that looked spectacular but when someone else wore that same outfit it lost its pizzazz? That has to do with the body shape of the two people. Both women could be the same height and weight but have a totally different shape. This has a huge impact on how the outfit looks.

Building a Wardrobe: Have you brought home clothes that you really liked and when you looked in your closet you realized that that you didn’t have a thing to go with it? What do you do? Go back to the store and buy something to match. That’s not always a bad thing if you have lots of money to spend. If however, you don’t, you will want to make wise purchases. Making wise purchases means knowing how to build a wardrobe.

Communication Skills: Good communication skills involve more than what you say. We communicate using body language, tone of voice and listening skills. Good communication skills will increase your income, improve your company’s profits, make you more promotable and increase your job satisfaction. If you feel your communication skills are lacking enroll in a communication skills.

Attitude: A person can look as good as possible but will fail miserably if he/she has a poor attitude. Research has shown that the number one reason people lose their jobs is because of their inability to get along with others, in short – a poor attitude. A great attitude is the key element that brings all the others together – it is like the icing on the cake.

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The Shaman and Intent

The Shaman’s Journey

Intent + Emotion + Knowledge = Shaman

There are 3 elements to being a Shaman: intent, emotional control and impeccable skills. Here we will look at intent.

“Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated. It operates in spite of the warrior’s indulgence. Intent is what makes him invulnerable. Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.” – Carlos Castaneda

Intent is the basis of manipulating this reality for anything including healing and manifestation. Reality is quite malleable really. It is just that we don’t use our will or intent to make it the best it could be.

“Inflowing thoughts come to an end in those who are ever alert of mind, training themselves night and day, and ever intent on nirvana.” – Buddha

Often we say we want something, but deep down in our hearts be really don’t want that. And then we cry out in anguish because we don’t have that “thing” in our lives.

Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.” – George Santayana

Our reality is completely and entirely based upon our intent. You say, How can that be? I did not create this world, this country or this house. But you do accept the intentions given to you by your parents, your relatives, your school, your community, and your society. We have been taught as babies to accept the realities of others for generations. This is simple psychosociology 101. We are even taught to fear anything but these realities and so life changes at a very slow pace indeed!

So yes, you aligned your intent for housing to that of your relatives. Your idea of social success is the same intention as your society at large. This is not necessarily a bad thing! But it shows the power of intent. One more example is the phrase we hear “If it is not good for me or meant to be then God will not give it to me.” I think this is probably a good intent to inherit because you intend only good things for yourself this way. Without intending only good things in some way, you would have to assume responsibility for all the bad things that happen to as well. Get my drift? You are responsible.

“It is a sign of considerable advance when a man begins to be moved by the will, by his own energy self-determined, instead of being moved by desire, i.e. by a response to an external attraction or repulsion” Annie Besant, The Ancient Wisdom.

So how do we bring more good things into our lives?

By intending only good things. Dwell only on good things. Whenever you think a negative thought, immediately replace it with a good intention. Picture abundance in your life. Practice looking for goodness around you. Intent creates your reality-what are you intending for yourself? For others? You know the phrase, “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it” I guarantee you will get what you really wish for.

First, you must be in touch with your real wishes, not just your fantasies. You real wishes are the ones with emotional buttons on them. The wishes that make you cry or scare you enough to make you cringe, or bring a huge smile across your face just thinking about them. They are buried deep inside and sometimes are really echoes of other people’s intentions for you. If your father intended for you to be a doctor but you didn’t want to do that, you may still walk through your life without a purpose because you accepted your father’s intent for you all along. This is the stuff counseling is made of.

But for a Shaman, it is using intent properly now that can heal issues of soul loss like that for others. All healing begins with intent. Unless the patient himself intends to get well, the reality will be his own intent of illness.

This knowledge can be very frustrating to the healer who knows that complete healing is just a change of mind away. But intent is free will and no one has the right to usurp another’s free will. Many times I have wept bitterly before the campfire for those people who chose to suffer rather than to heal. There is only one reason for the intent to not heal and that is fear.

Isn’t it odd that people fear change more that anything else in life? And yet, that is the one thing that is guaranteed with your passage! I invite you all to embrace change. Embrace each new day, each gray hair, each meal, each encounter, and each tiny adventure of every day. Learn to enjoy the most natural thing in life – change. And learn to use it to your advantage.

Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls has been practicing Shamanism since her Mom began teaching her at age 3. She has written and published many articles including a book title “Eclear: the Journey Homeward” and teaches an online course in Shamanism at http://www.shamanelder.com. She is available for a FREE consultation and will not turn anyone away.

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The History of Government and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Let’s take a look at several thousand years of governmental disarmament of the populace. Of course all the while, the rulers, their guards and armies remained armed.

The Founders of America were educated in the classic written histories of our civilization. In fact President Adams and Jefferson among others, studied in numerous languages; Latin, Greek, French, Italian, and Hebrew to name a few of the dozens of languages they read in.

Thomas Jefferson, the most prolific reader of books and letter writer of the Founders, kept copies of all his letters to and from his correspondents. His personal library was so extensive that it is the foundation of our Library of Congress. His letters have been assembled, typed and bound into large volumes. The result is far larger than a couple of sets of encyclopedias. His letters of correspondence were even in several languages. The copies of his own letters were made with a manual copy machine comprised of two pens; one he wrote with and the other pen, via a unique mechanical arrangement, made an identical copy of his letter on another piece of paper. It is thought that as much as 80% of his correspondence was lost in fires and later with careless storage of his effects by others.

Jefferson studied and wrote dictionaries for a couple of dozen previously unwritten and thus uncodified languages — especially 18 languages of the various tribes of the American Indians. His fluency in other languages (some say he was fluent in all written languages in print at the time of his life) allowed him and interested him in the study of the non-written languages of the Amerinds. Amerind was the general term used to describe the American Indians by Anthropologists until recently; the term was indeed meant to separate native American Indians from the natives of India.

It was NOT unusual that those educated in this country in the 1600s and 1700s were educated in several languages. The histories, philosophies, music, mathematics and classics of all known cultures were not only studied but were debated over smoke and alcohol following the dinner hour each evening in educated households. The discussions held in Colonial America between friends regarding such subjects has been replaced in our country today by debates over sports, movie stars, sexual activities and current propaganda which we call the evening news.

The English were most helpful in this as were the French and Italians and MANY books were available. Japanese, Chinese, Icelandic, Dutch, and the several dialects of Scandinavia as well as Russia were a part of evening discussions among the learned of this colony.

What they learned was that the entire history of government was a history of tyranny — and that that tyranny was formed and fomented upon the populace as a result of a division in education. The haves and have-nots of education are far more a problem than in the subject of finance. It is this knowledge that led our Founders to emphasize education for all our citizens. The masses of the past were able to be more easily subjected to tyranny as a result of and due to lack of education, lack of freedom of communication, and in the final gasp, the lack of a fully armed citizenry.

Tyrants have always first disarmed the public, let us studiously notice that our Founders, all of whom were fond of being armed wherever they went, did not mention a type of arms and certainly not guns in the Constitution or it’s attendant Bill of Individual Rights.

Let’s take a look at the history of disarmament and the resultant tyranny.

LONG STICKS: Sticks were the predictably first weapon taken from the people; the staff was taken from the populace by the more powerful (and deadlier) leaders. That protective stick — the staff or the shorter scepter — is still a recognized symbol of sovereignty. And the staff, just a stout stick about shoulder to head high, is still a formidable weapon. Even the cane, a shorter staff, is a good weapon and has been outlawed at times (Ireland still outlaws canes). The ancient French had a formidable form of fighting based on the cane (and kicking) by the name of Savate — so did the Britts although those refined Britts often refrained from kicking and often loaded that cane with a sword. Many Britts still look upon the cane and it’s cousin a stout defensive umbrella as a symbol of the elite. Many of the older gentry are still constantly armed with a cane or umbrella, no matter if gimpiness or inclement weather cause any other need of them.

CLUBS: Let’s go back earlier again to the time of the staff and stick as weapons. As our distant and ancient ancestors congregated even more into herds and clans, the stronger took dominion even more over the weak, the sick and the old. Those strong ones took on a more official leadership role — another one of the first acts of disarmament was to take the shorter CLUBS away from the populace. This club — the scepter — remains as a symbol of sovereignty (supreme rule and power). A big headed club was a formidable weapon even against the staff and thus the populace had to be disarmed of both. Even today many Sovereigns hold the STAFF AND SCEPTER of RULE as a symbol of power.

SYMBOLS OF SOVEREIGNTY: Weapons have always been symbols of sovereignty, power, and personal choice, of personal defense and personal responsibility for ones own condition. Serfs, peons, slaves and the bovine populace of modern America; some call them “sheeple” are not allowed to be self-determined nor to keep and bear arms — in all of history this is the practice. In America we formed a country based on personal sovereignty — that is the right to rule oneself; a unique idea in all the world and in all of history. Thus although we are creeping ever down into a tyranny similar to what we fought against in the late 1700’s — with the citizenry being disarmed in every way possible — we do not allow our “leaders” to carry a staff or scepter as a symbol of that “leadership”.

KNIVES were man’s most basic tool that elevated him from other animals. Even monkeys use sticks and clubs — but not knives. Knives, especially the double edged dagger or the larger short sword were and are also symbols of sovereignty. In the ancient texts, even in some of the later cave pictographs and the earliest Egyptian depictions — knives of many sizes and short swords symbolized the Kings and Sovereigns who determined and directed the lives and livelihood of the lower populace according to the Sovereign’s will.

Weapons have always been a symbol of sovereignty and those without weapons are always the subjects, the serfs and the vassals of those with the arms and power over them. In feudal England there were numerous laws about the length of knife that a serf might own. At one time the longest blade allowed was less than four inches at times even shorter. In most of America today there is a law against a knife of four inches or more. In our schools there is a law against any knife or illegal weapon such as nail clippers, nail files or even tweezers. No I am not kidding.

At one time no knife longer than two inches was allowed for any reason to English or Chinese subjects. There were times when all knives were forbidden to the unworthy ones below the Royalty and their guards.

SWORDS: In later, but still pre-Christian years — in Egypt, Rome, Greece, England, Africa, China and virtually all civilized countries elsewhere — that formidable weapon the sword and even any large knife were taken from the populace and legal ownership was reserved only for Royalty.

The almost prehistoric legend of King Arthur is bound to the symbol of the Sovereignty of the Sword — Excalibur. Something that is not well discussed anymore is that the child Arthur was not legally allowed to own a sword. It was the nobility that came and tried to extract the sword from the stone but none could. So it was that Arthur was one of the serfs who then rose to lead the English. Excalibur by the way means Ex (coming out of) the Calibur (the mold or container) — an interesting double meaning for the sword that came out of the stone that contained it is also Ex (without) Calibur (peer or equal). So Excalibur, perhaps the worlds most universally well known individual weapon was a symbol of Freedom (from containment and imprisonment even by stone) and also a symbol of Power without peer or equal.

In many nations the sword is still a powerful symbol of sovereignty. In England, Knighthood is still bestowed by touching the person with the holy sword of the Queen or King. Romans were forbidden to own a sword unless in the service of the State as Citizens (a Roman Citizen was a person who had sworn first allegiance to the Roman Emperor and thus was allowed certain rights and privileges such as a knife, sword and staff).

Non-Citizens, even lower soldiers were denied swords except when actually fighting in some periods of Roman and Greek history. When not fighting a war with a sword the swords were kept in the armory away from the people.

CHRISTIANS WERE NOT ALLOWED SWORDS: Christians did not grant first allegiance to Rome, but to Christ and God. Thus they were not citizens and not allowed swords. At the time that Jesus the Christ told his disciple to sell his purse and get a sword — that was a crime against the State… a felony in today’s terms.

BOW AND ARROW: The bow and arrow were and are a symbol of power and sovereignty too. In ancient Rome, Egypt, England, China and other countries only Royalty and the protectors of royalty were allowed to own or use or even touch a bow and arrow. Archery was for the elite only.

The semi-mythical story of Robin Hood was about a minor Nobleman who illegally armed the common man of his area with bows and arrows in defiance of Royal Law. Then they had the audacity to live in Sherwood Forest, owned by the king and shoot and eat the king’s deer — instead of starving to death. It was for this that Robin was deemed a criminal and a hoodlum, that is Robin the hood, and later came to act the part more fully.

Robin Hood as a symbolic and partially true story as well as the earlier Arthurian legend symbolized war against tyranny, illegal personal armament and liberty for the low-man. Archery, in the time of Robin of Lockesly, was denied the serfs as was meat. Hunting the royal deer — for the State owned all land and animals was a felony with punishment being death.

It was not so much that Robin stole from the rich and gave to the poor as it was that he fought tyranny and championed liberty. He symbolized what we now know as guerrilla warfare. His “Merry Men” besting the King’s men at every turn. The bow and arrow is often depicted as a symbol of sovereignty in all the ancient countries and governments in the earliest pictures and writing. In fact in America today we see the symbolic power of the arrow displayed in our national symbol. The symbol of our country is that “noble” hunter, scavenger, murderer — the eagle and in it’s claws are the arrows of sovereignty.

THE PISTOL AND THE RIFLE: These are two of the symbols of sovereignty today. In America these were reserved to the people first, as an individual liberty guaranteed by the Bill of rights, by our Founding Fathers who were all historians of world culture.

These founding scholars determined that we should have first the freedom to communicate and secondly, that is the Second Amendment, the right to protect that right of free and open communication with the RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. As historians the Founders were well aware that arms change and nowhere in the Constitution of America are guns mentioned for good reason; weapons and symbols of sovereignty change.

The people of America by our Constitution are deemed the Sovereigns here and the government our dangerous and unreliable servant. However lack of education in classic literature, lack of education in social history, miseducation in our schools and press as well as a lack of education in how to think — have left us with an uninformed and unthinking populace that is being slowly disarmed from the weapons of our Founders — the pistol and the rifle.

Our government and our people both have forgotten history and ignored it; thus each are destined to repeat it. Our people will be enslaved gradually by a tyrannical government as has always been the case — none of us know how long it will take, but there have been no exceptions in the history of this world.

And later those in government will be removed — quite likely in a deadly and bloody manner by those slaves of the state when one or a few rise up as leaders. As Thomas Jefferson advised us… Liberty must be frequently fertilized by the blood of tyrants and the people who would defy them or it dies.

Pistols and Guns are a symbol of personal sovereignty in America as nowhere else in the world. We should be looking to even more modern weaponry if we could afford it. However the best disarmament of the populace that has ever been done is here in America where only the government can afford the most powerful of the modern weapons of war… tanks, rockets, bombs, planes and all the computerized intelligence and record keeping to keep the people down.

In our Founders time the individually sovereign citizen had better weapons than the governments armies and that was the way they planned our country to continue… with the populace heavily armed against tyrants within and without our nation. It was always the intention that Sovereign individuals would be armed with the latest and the best of arms and that the army, in time of war, would gather what they could of men and weapons to defend our nation when need be.

Civilization has never been tame nor safe; however as observed over time, a well armed citizenry, where everyone is suspect of being always armed and dangerous — that society is certainly a far more polite society.

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