Archive for February, 2013

Kansas delegation to Congress – Heritage Action scorecard for 2011-2012

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Scores from Heritage Action:

US Senate:

  • Pat Roberts: 65%
  • Jerry Moran: 74%

US House:

  • Kevin Yoder: 77%
  • Lynn Jenkins: 79%
  • Mike Pompeo: 85%
  • Tim Huelskamp: 92%

People Who Defend Abortion Rights Are Ridiculous

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

By Pete Lucas, a contributing author:

Why? Because they deny the facts and insist on using confused logic as their arguments. What are the major arguments defending abortion, let’s see…

1. A baby shouldn’t have to have a crappy parent that doesn’t want them.

2. If we make it illegal, abortion will be more dangerous (not to the fetus – it’s just as dangerous for them either way).

3. It’s a parasite and the woman should have the right to kill it until it’s “viable”.

4. “It’s my body” and you should keep your hands off.

5. And my favorite non-argument “You’re a man, so your opinion is meaningless.”

If you look at those arguments objectively, you’d quickly realize that each one is faulty on its face.

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Gun Control

Friday, February 1st, 2013

By Pete Lucas, a contributing author:

I support peoples’ constitutional right to have guns. And I’m not just talking about my biceps.

I also recently wrote that some real reform was needed if we’re going to slow down the tide of school shootings. And of course, the government has decided that instead, they’d like to make some stupid, totally ineffective restrictions instead.

As Clinton did, the focus is on “assault rifles” and “high-capacity magazines.” The only difference between an “assault rifle” and a “hunting rifle” is the decorations. Literally, there’s no other difference. The high capacity magazine argument is pointless, because you can still have as many standard magazines as you want, which hold 9-10 rounds each. I have a Beretta .40 that has 8 magazines with it. That’s 80 rounds I can fire without reloading a magazine one single time. Over 70% of gun murders are done using handguns. We aren’t talking about restricting them AT ALL.

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