Amid the hand-wringing surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado, Time magazine has now weighed in on the allegedly deplorable fact that, in 2009, guns are easier to obtain and to use in much of the United States than in 1999. “In the decade since [Columbine],” Time observed, “massacres perpetrated by deranged gunmen have continued — including the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre in which Cho Seung-Hui killed 32 people and wounded many others. But something odd has occurred. Whatever momentum the Columbine killings gave to gun control has long since petered out.”

Tea party logoTax day 2009 has come and gone, and with it the spate of “Tea Parties” held in hundreds of towns and cities nationwide that attracted withering attention from the reliably pro-big-government media establishment.

President Barack Obama scored major political points for the successful rescue of Captain Richard Phillips from his Somali pirate captors. Media headlines hailed his “decisive leadership” in his baptism under fire. However, scuttlebutt from the Navy community claims that the rescue succeeded in spite of Obama’s indecisiveness and interference, not because of his leadership.  A harsh critique of the standoff by an anonymous Navy veteran that is circulating widely claims that Team Obama attempted to micromanage the situation, overruling the on-scene commander (OSC) and imposing ridiculous Rules Of Engagement (ROE) that repeatedly prevented the Navy SEAL shooters from taking out the pirates.

The horrific sex crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants is just one reason so many Americans are riled up about the border with Mexico. Of course, the left has officially pronounced these sensible Americans as racist, one reason why President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama didn’t and won’t do anything about it. No matter. The crimes of illegals are reported every day. Americans know the truth. They understand, if only intuitively, what the late conservative columnist Sam Francis called the “anarcho-tyranny.”

Oath Keepers A new patriotic organization called “Oath Keepers” was invited to join a Committees of Safety-sponnsored rally on Massachusetts’ historic Lexington Green to renew their oaths to support and defend the U.S. Constitution April 19, the 234th anniversary of the revolutionary war battles of Lexington and Concord. The Committees of Safety is named for the groups that organized in colonial America during the beginning of the War for Independence.