The Ton on the legendary 10/22

As a select few of you may know, The Ton has a slight love affair for firearms. I grew up hunting, just like milions of kids, and I grew up doing NRA long distance shooting comepetions with my father and grandfather. I never stopped hunting and spent much of my life using a rifle to earn my daily bread. At one point, at an elite level but lately it has become a somewhat waining affiar. I still hunt but I do almost 0 tactical shooting because I am bored with it.

Mascuilne sovereignty requires proficiency with violence and firearms are one of the most important tools for a man to master. Money 1st. Guns second because gun skillz take cash to develop.  The Ton still loves to hunt and I still shoot a fair amount but my shooting these days consist of doing dumb shit with a .22LR or long distance stuff. I’m probably averaging 3k rounds of .22LR a month right now vs way less then 300 rounds of .308, .338 Luppa and .50 BMG. Probably less then 100. Partly becuase I can fire .22 where I live full time and have to travel for my long distance range.  Partly because I don’t care if I ever do another tactical anything but I have an old-school book on trick shots I am working through.

As The Ton goes, so does Clan Ton. Mostly because I’m an asshole that likes to throw money around partly becuase I am trying to establish a larger then life legend for my decendants to remember and partly because if we stay here my lineage wil be balls deep in the up coming shit storm…. Clan Ton is gunned the fuck up. I’ll be banging on about tuning  up one of my favoitre rifles,  the Ruger 10/22’s.

There are 2 reasons I customize them, and they are interdependent. Improve useability and to improve reliability. Which makes it sound like the Ruger 10/22 is unreliable. It ain’t. But .22 ammo is cheap and trying to fire large volumes of it will cause problems. You can address that with higher dollar ammo or upgrading certain aspects of the rifle. Improving the rifle is a one time fixed cost. Expensive ammo is a never ending cost.

Improving useability makes shooting more fun. Especially for chidlern and new shooters. The main focus on that is scaling the weapon to childern and reducing the decibels. Again to make it more kid friendly. Sound and kids is a werid thing. #1 They hate to wear ear protection, #2 kids are fucking weird. My 2 year old gets stoked of 12ga booms! Really dislikes rifle fire….. Fucking bastards are weird. Any rate, M4 style collapsible buttocks will reduce the effective size of the weapon. It also expand as the child grows. I also put rail systems on the rifle but don’t mount optics. That is something kids have to earn. When I do, it’s typically a small red dot. Not much recoil on a .22 so not much point in dropping a ton od money on a red dot. Scopes come later.  They need the basics down 1st. Suppressors are the only thing I have really standardised becuase I get a discount as a reliable customer. I’m not runing the most decibel reducing can around but it’s a quality product that is easy to clean. I still have the kids wear ear pro but the can makes it less critical if they are being shitheads about it. Bi-pod legz are hugely popular with the little ones. Helps them mange the size of an adult sized rifle but also dramatically improves accuracy.

An upgraded trigger will almost always improve accuracy. Ruger makes one and I like it alot. For the moeny. I don’t think kids really need the better trigger kit when they 1st start out but I want a rifle they can grow into. Physically speaking and as a shooter.

Large fingers, small mag release…. I put the extend mag release on them. For my sanity as their instructor if nothing else same for charging handle but really it seems to help kids with their small, weak hands manipulate the weapon correctly.

Last for me is tuning up the bolt. Two main issues here. #1 Is the extractor. Like I said .22 ammo is cheap ie dirty and fouls your firearm. Upgrade that extractor so it can deal with the mess and get your spent brass out of the way. .22 rim fire means the propellant is all around the rim of that fucker. Upgrade the firing pin to one that strikes the rim better…. Which will also help burn more of the propellant leaving less of a mess.

Notice I didn’t list which kits to use….. I’m not sure it matters. All of them seem to do well. And I don’t have bipod legs on my personal .22’s.

Not much else to say. They are fun to shoot, cost effective to run/ train with and they do an ok job as a farm gun out here in rural NC where we don’t have a large size predator problem

 

How many guns are enough

My son in law called me today. I don’t much speak about my family like I use to. Internet folks have made that unwise. Any rate my son in law is an ok dude. West point fucker, SF officer, combat vet, engineer, MBA,  regional manger for a huge retail outfit by profession….. all around normal, everyday, upper middle class,  BMW driving “conservative”. As in pretty fucking liberal and retarded but thinks he’s a conservative because he voted for Trump and mittens and mccain. He would die if anyone called him right wing.

Not the kind of guy you would expect to worry about the future because those sorts are idealistic beyond all reason, but he’s worried.

SIL is gunned up. Nothing I would call a majorly armed household, but surely a statistical supper gun owner… which I think means 7 guns or more. I’ve found more guns then that by accident while looking for the gun I wanted. Heck, I think I built like 7 FAL’s before I was doing a good enough job to keep them for myself vs selling them so I could build more.

Today he was almost culturally enriched driving from one buiness meeting to the next. BLM was stopping traffic and harassing passengers. When he saw what was going down, he found a gap in the peaceful protesters culturally enriching the car in front of him, filled it with his sedan and got the fuck out of there.

Which is what any smart person should do. He called 911 once he was clear, 911 told him the law was already responding, and he made his meeting on time.

Any rate, we talked. About a lot of shit. He’s still not ready to leave America. Which makes him a dumbass. He thinks he can bunker up on their  4’ish acres, surrounded by other semi rural upper middle class white folks with big yards, sport sedans and mostly soybeans for neighbours. And they can for some unknowable amount of time because trouble won’t be looking for them out there. Until it is.

SIL is a combat vet. 12A and 18A, with 3 combat tours but he’s never been through a siege and he has some idea about bunkering up in his 3200 sqf, 3 car garage mcmansion…… Most days on the job your M4, 15 mags and maybe a side arm will get you through. You are with a group of guys who are armed and trained wth back up a raido call away. You don’t have to do everything yourself and I think a lot of folks would be surprised just how little shooting and how much directing and talking squad leaders and officers do.

Down to brass tacks. He asked me how many guns should he own to be ready for what’s coming.

I had two answers.

If that is a serious question, then the correct answer is getting the fuck out of Dodge and living somewhere you don’t expect to be a combat zone.

Answer #2) there is no answer.

Because records are impossible to keep and no one really remember any way, we don’t have any idea how many shots are typically fired when civilians use fire arms to defend themselves. All the various studies have huge flaws in them but most “experts” seem to agree it’s 4-5. Experts in quotes there because it’s a topic no one can be an actual expert on. To many variables, the largest variable being people don’t ever really know. As way of example, during training missions most men couldn’t accurately say how many rounds where fired until rounds remaining were counted. Let that sink in. Trained shooters in a non life threatening situation where unable to accurately guess how many rounds they fired while practicing reglaur every day stuff like clearing a few rooms. I had 10 mags on me for my 1st fire fight. I burned through 7 but could have sworn it was 2-3. and yeah I was heavy on the trigger until I settled in to the job.

Answer #2 will always remain unknowable.

I have been through countless fire fights but only one siege. Sure I have been on camps or ECP’s and what not that have been attacked but none of those lasted very long. I’ve been places that got hit nearly every day, and operations that lasted a few days with constant resupply and contact with the enemy but I have been through one balls to the walls non stop event. And that was as a PMC in Iraq.

I have no idea how many rounds I fired. My hands were raw and what not from loading mags. I stopped using my duty rifle. It was taking to much time to break down linked 7.62×51 to keep the mags loaded and they ran out of snipers. I was a dumbs ass for sticking with that rifle for so long.   Moved to  an M4 that wasnt mine, replaced a guy on a crew serve and went back to an M4 when an rpg fucked it up. Never fired my pistol. I know I got some sleep. Cant tell you how much. They were not real serious at night but they kept pressure on us. Probably just trying tomwear us down. I ate a lot. I remember 3 semi meals. Mostly just a lot of bullshit to keep from crashing.  It lasted 72 hours, give or take a few hours…. depending on which report you read and when you think the siege started. I was in contact before most guys. Nature of the job at the time and we were trying to be discriminate initially until things got out of hand. I had ammo dropped on me twice by helicopter. Cant say how many times we were resupplied. Almost all of us were injured. Generally nothing serious. But we were all cut and what not from spall. Brused and beat up from laying on cinder blocks and what not.  Lots of sprains, busted up hands, fingers, burns, bullshit in eyes, busted up ears etc etc. A few guys were hit pretty hard but not so bad it was worth risking an evac.

Point of all that  is….. this

You and your small nuclear family won’t surrive anything like a serious attempt to take your home. You don’t have the man power or resources. Heck 20 dudes and some Molotov cocktails and you are fucked.

If you think things will get that bad your plan has to be better then some lone wolf bullshit.

The 1st thing you should work on is location. (2nd thing if you don’t have a carry gun). The absolute best thing to do with trouble is avoid it.

If you are in someplace like St Louis and that one couple you’re going to need back up. Dial 911. That’s a must and helps protect yourself legally but you’re going to need friends and a plan

1 would suggest every man own an AR-15, (100) full 30 round mags, soft body armor, plate carrier, full-size 9mm with spare mag, a pocket 9mm a helmet, decent 1st aide kit etc and a couple of flashlights.

Scale it from there. Wife? Skip the rifle and 100 mags. Unless you habe the money to spend. Get her the rest of that shit 1st. Someone has to watch your back and the overall situation. Kids? Depends on the age. Have a plan to fall back into your house. A spot to make your last stand and a plan to get in the car and haul ass.

But mostly be somewhere you don’t have to worry about your home turning into a mini Alamo

 

 

All your options suck? Get the fuck out of Dodge

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” H. L. Mencken

The world is against you and no one gives a fuck. No one. Platitudes are worthless.  Deeds not words. If they are not helping you pay your bills, lying in court or tampering with evidence on your behalf they don’t care.

Not only does no one give a fuck, the full, hard power of the state and the full informal power of society is aginst you and all they care is about your ability to cough up cash and your willingness to submit.

The goverment wants your money and submission. Fuck you pay me. Society and your family wants your submission. “That sucks Johny but We’re here for you. Be a good boy, work extra hard and it will work out”.

Fuck that shit.

You do have options, including leaving and never returning. That is a monster of a decision with ramifications you can’t predict but there are things you can predict and plan for.

Most recently I went through this with a friend of mine. His buiness tanked, then came years of unemployment/ underemployment. He owed serious money from the buiness crashing. The IRS was the most forgiving but the courts refused to reduce his alimony….$1400 a month….  wouldn’t reduce it and attempted to force him to pay the full amount he was behind on. Even for the year he made 1/3 of his typical take home

There was no way for him to do that and save for his dotage.

He bailed.

He didn’t leave in a huff. No grand exit, no rants. No warnings. Just planing, opsec and execution.

In some regards this was an easy transition for him. He’s been overseas before. Which gave him 2 advantages. #1 he knew what he was getting into. Selling his shit to go on a short term contract wasnt outside his normal behaviour. His kids are adults, he’s a tough fucker in the stoic sense and he had an easy time finding work. The world over wants to hire American aviation mechanics.

Passport, aviation worked lined up overseas, new home scouted out with a full understanding of what was required to get citizenship and a passport in his new homeland, plans confirmed with lawyers in his new homeland etc etc

Down range he went. He kept making those payments for 3 years until he qualified for residency and a passport then radio silence, as far as his ex wife and the courts are concerned.

Freedom and a future but at a cost. He’ll see his kids and grandkids maybe twice a year for the rest of his life but he’s free to start over,  grow old comfortably and not have to work 60-70 hours a week while his body fails. Free in the sense that the 1st 30% of his income doesn’t go to a government that failed to protect his rights and half his take home pay no longer goes to a woman who hates him.

It’s a good’ish life. At least he’s a lot less angry, worries a lot less about his future, his old age etc etc. He has a future. One where he can make plans and build toward something. One where he can stop working in 7 more years. He works in one nation, is investing and building a life in the other. He has a small villa, a 1/4 of the mile from a beach full of flounder. The local wine is awesome, the local beer is ok and the bird hunting is decent. He has a decent enough girlfriend and a motorcycle where he works.

It’s solitary life. He is learning the local language,two of them,  but doesn’t know much and only spends 4 weeks a year at his home He went from seeing his kids and grandkids 5 times a week to twice a year. But it’s life on his terms

Frankly most men won’t have the balls for it. Way I reckon things, no matter how you define it, some part of being an alpha male is the willingness to act on your own behalf.  It’s an apex alpha decision with apex alpha results. The tricks and the hoes won’t be happy.

My friend is a criminal. Or will be before too lomg. Contempt of court. Not that they are looking for him but a judge can put him in jail and leave him in jail until he pays the full amount. One dude did 14 years for not ponying up 2.5 million in a civil case. Most Westren nations will help America enforce alimony. At least 17 nations will send you back to america so the goverment can jail ypu for not paying child support.  Dippinng out with your kids in tow is kidnapping.

It’s a serious decision with serious results

You will be giving up things you cannot comperhend. You will be adopting a new lifestyle. One that is radically different from your current life. Different foods, different views on right and wrong. The local law will be more draconian and more lax all at the same time. Different ideas of time management. Different views on medical care…. that list of different is damn near endless.

You need a plan.

Number one is a way to make cash. Money is the most flexible, most useful tool in the world. Or you need the cash to keep you going. To many variables to get into but the guys I know who have dipped out like this did some version of being a land lord while working a job but you need an income stream the courts here stateside can’t get to. Then when they got to whatever age they applied for their pensions and what have you. So far none of them have been denied or had anything garnished.

You need a place to go and this requires an honest assessment of your legal situation, research and lawyers. Finding a lawyer stateside to help is risky. The more complicated your legal situation the fewer options you will have.  These complications will dictate where you can live, work and travel too.

Do your interwebz research then contact lawyers in the places that fit your needs.

You need balls and determination but more then anything you need an honest assessment of situation and yourself. There is no going back. You have to know what you can do, what you cannot do. What you are willing to do. What you are not willing to do. What you are willing to loose. What you are willing to suffer. What you are not willing to loose or suffer.

 

Staying fit while social distancing

Even from my life of semi quite isolation I can see people are using this lock down to make a run at improving their lives. I didn’t see that coming but should have. Selfimprovemnt is a UMC thing becuase they have the time and energy for it. Blue collar guys are too beat up at the end of the day to do much else. They are burned the fuck out and beat the fuck down from doing actual worthwhile work. Now they have the time, and with unemployment plus $600 from the Fed, the resources to do other things. Really fucking weird but there it is. Everything is on lock down so they get to fix their health. Will this last? Will they continue afterward? Probably not. But a non izsue for tbis post

Folks who already have life on lock down are trying to keep that going…. at home which can be harder then folks think. Most people view their home as their place of rest and enjoyment. And rightfully so but that can make it mentally difficult to work out or learn that second language or what have you. Your house isn’t the place for that sort of none sense. I was lucky enough to learn that lesson early in life, from my 1st squad leader who went from a SOCOM E1 to a SOCOM 06 in his 24 years  and it’s paid all kinds of dividends over the years. My home office is my home office. I spend 0 leasiure time in it. I practice guitar where I practice guitar. Its the only time I sit in that chair, my Martian and mini amp and books are right there. My garage is where I work on bikes, cars and trucks, it’s where I box and train when the weather is bad. No family discord allowed on my lani or in my bedroom .  Etc etc.

Sooooooo…… my 1st bit of advice is to create the space you need and dedicate it to the mission. If you have the free space. It will be a tremendous amount of mental help to view some section of your yard as the place you work out in, the place you practice archery etc etc and thats it…. I have been trying to up my bowskillz….. 45 mins a day of why the fuck do I suck at this

Any rate I know there has been a run on home gym stuff, so I won’t get into any of that stuff. Training at home has been a huge part of my life for decades now….. it’s weird to think that I’ve been an accidental  home fitness prepper….so I won’t get to much into what I do, it probably won’t be relevant. I am going to throw down some no serious equipment training ideas for y’all to mess around with

 

Idea #1 is go buy a sledgehammer and a used tire. Bury said tire, upright, halfway to 3/4’s in the ground. Wail the tar out of that tire with the hammer. I use 3 minutes rounds with 1 minute of rest. Why? Because I love boxing.

Speaking of boxing, you can shadow box.

Matt Furry’s body weight workout book is all over the internet in pdf format. Fo free

Google agility drills and plyometrics. Which can hurt you if your body isn’t ready for the impact so be careful.

There are all manner of things you can do pull ups and chin ups on

Work on your hand strength. You have no idea how beneficial this will be. If nothing else the harder you can grip something the more force you can apply to that something. Supper handy when playing with boobs. Many sport nerd docs think grip strength improves CNS function in general. Some aging experts have noticed men with stronger grips are healthier across all CNS spectrums as they age.  Grip is one of the few things I still work on directly. To do this on the cheap just grip the hell out of heavy things that mostly fit into your hand. Like the head of the sledgehammer you just bought. Hold it out and up for time with multiple sets

Army duffle bag, wrap it in duct tape. Fill it full of bullshit, nothing sharp or what have you(rags and dirt maybe?) to the point it’s a semi bitch to get on your shoulder   and Google heavy bag lifting workout.

 

Get a keg of beer. Drink the keg, drill out the top, fill it with water, to whatever weight that makes it a semi bitch to pick up. Shove a plug in the whole, set with silicone sealant. Go to town with it

Find a good size rock, one that’s a semi bitch to lift and put over your head. Go to town with the rock. You can be a pussy and buy rocks, or you can track some down with your truck, dog and a shovel

Plus there is all the regular stuff things folks do like running and what not

Any rate, I should have done this sooner but I have been preoccupied with my own bullshit. A couple of things to add to what you maybe already doing

Field report

A friend of mine is unemployed right now. So he’s crashing at a house I’m in the process of flipping, helping me out, learning some stuff and earning some side cash. Nothing major, and we’re having a good time. It’s nice to have the help and almost every night ends up with something on the grill/ smoker and us sitting around a fire drinking and shit talking

This morning he told me, since the lock down tons of bitches who flaked on him etc in the past have been hitting him up via text message and social media. Do they want the D? Nope, they want to be entertained. He quickly stumbled onto that becuase one  chick called him out for not being very entertaining. His reply was he was busy with mundane things but she could entertain him…. result? She blocked him. So he took to telling them all the same thing, sorry for not being very entertaining but I am busy with mundane shit, maybe you could entertain me?

Full stop, no more trifling messages from bitches who don’t want to put out

 

Land of the free? Only if you can bribe the state

This has been rattling around for while now. I think the real life events are far enough in the past where it won’t matter none…..

A friend of mine has left America. For good. Never to return. His people fought the British in 1776, distantly related to one of America’s Revolutionary War SpecOps commanders…. towns carry his forefathers last name but they”‘ll produce no more generations is this evil and corrput land.

My friend is one of those lesser alphas/ greater betas that makes the world work. He did time in the Navy where he learned a high tech trade and did two years at sea on an aircraft carrier. Got married, raised some kids, divorced a pill popper wife, started a buiness that crashed. He did some time in the national guard where he went Iraq once and Afghanistan once. Nothing overtly high risk mind you but most def a skill set you want down range so your side can stay on top of the technology battle.

His big sin, his unforgivable sin was hitting hard eccnmoic times. Lost his job due to a bad ecconmy. Couldn’t find work for 10 months, but he had money saved so he kept up with his bills, including alimony. Had to do something so he started a buiness. Stump grinding and what not. Buiness crashed but he kept paying the blood money while it crashed, Did about a year of under employment, when he couldn’t afford to pay alimony, had to sell his guns and what not to keep the lights on, before finding a good paying high risk blue collar job…. good paying but still 35k less then when alimony was established. Basically his 1st his 1st 60 hours worked on his new job had to go to his ex wife, essentially robbing him of 40’ish percent of his take home pay. He got futher behind in payments, Way behind. At one point a judge gave him 180 days to catch up or go to jail…… So he worked out a payment plan, got work in an oil rich state that was short on skilled employees…. He made bank, made small paymenets to his ex wife etc, and worked on getting a passport and then citizenship. That took a combination of buying property and establishing an income stream…. About three years timeframe once he got overseas. At which point he changed jobs so the courts coouldnt garnish his wages any more, burned his American passport and got on with his new life as a free man.

The Ton salutes him!

Government is a tool. A tool to secure our God given rights, among them the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Loyalty to a government is stupid. Would you be loyal to a broken hammer? God,family,blood and soil, kith and kin…. these are the things worth being loyal to. Government is a tool to protect those things. When it no longer does its no longer worthy of any loyalty

If hajjis are worried

If hajjis are worried about their safety in the West, they should get the fuck out. Should that dude have shot up them hajjis? Ain’t for me to decide. I have 0 fucks to give for immigrants neither me nor any of my kin didn’t invite but let’s break this shit down. Hajjis kill more hajjis then Western White men ever have. They also kill us infidels when ever they get the chance. Murder and rape is their national past time. I have spent way to much time stomping around hajji-stans, the middle east and Africa to be convinced of anything else. When they ain’t raping goats or kids they are killing each other or non-hajjiz. Which ever is easier to get to.

Given a mosque shooting like that every week hajjis are still safer here in the West then any where else and the fuckers never show not one fucking ounce of gratitude

Fuck them fuck

Symmetric Property of Equality

Symmetric Property of Equality; If a = b, then b = a

War is the continuation of politics ( state policy) by other means”. Carl Von Clausewitz

“Politics is the continuation of war by other means”. The Ton mother fucker! Damn near everything in this life is a continuation of war by other means.

Anyone who cannot tell the difference between violence in defense of your person, property, patrimony, individual sovereignty ie God given rights as a free White man, the land, tradtions, religion and culture of your forefathers and the violence committed to destroy those good things is stupid, evil or so well indoctrinated with progressive thought they are part of the stupid and/or evil.

“Sic semper tyrannis! John Wilks Booth

Daddy’s Cup….. what fatherhood is all about

Before I could walk, I had a wrench in my hand
I was my Mama’s little angel and my Daddy’s second chance
He went end over end the first year he went pro
Lost part of his eyesight and he couldn’t race no more

But he never lost his touch when he got underneath the hood
He knew how to make them run and he knew one day he would
See his name in victory lane and engraved on that cup
Just like all them other crazy fools with racing in their blood

He would put me on his lap when he’d drive and I’d take the wheel
He’d say “What do you think about that son? How does she feel?
You just wait till them little legs get long enough to reach the gas
Once you put her on the floor one time there ain’t no turning back”

Every Saturday, he’d take me out to the garage
He’d take an empty bucket and fill it full of engine parts
He’s sit me down and pour em out in front of me on the floor
I’d have to tell him what each one was and what each one was for

We’d jump into the car and go down to the race that night
He’d tell me what each driver was doing wrong and what each one did right
He could always pick the winner before they ever took a curve
Number three might have the car but 43 has got the nerve

Before I turned 18 Daddy said “Now pretty soon
You’ll be old enough to drive but I’ll leave it up to you
I taught you all about it, taught you everything I know
You gotta have a car to do it and you gotta work and buy your own”

The first one I bought was a Mustang number two
Nobody kept’em any longer than they kept a pair of shoes
They started showing up at every used car lot in town
A V-8 on a go-cart, easy terms, no money down

Me and Daddy and my uncle took her home and tore her down
Checked her out real good, cleaned her up and bored her out
Took out all the seats, pulled the carpet off the floor
Knocked out all the glass and welded up the doors

The first time that I raced my qualifying was a shame
I started out way in the back and came back about the same
I pulled her in the pit, couldn’t look my Daddy in the eye
He said “If you quit now son, it’s gonna haunt you all your life”

It ain’t about the money or even being number one
You gotta know when it’s all over you did the best you could’ve done
Knowing that it’s in you and you never let it out
Is worse than blowing any engine or any wreck you’ll ever have

Since then I’ve wrecked a bunch of cars and I’ve broke a bunch of bones
It’s anybody’s race out there and I’ve learned to race my own
I’d shove em in the wall and I’d hit em from behind
I’d let them know that I was there, I’d let them know that track was mine

It’s been several years now since my Daddy passed away
But his picture’s on my dash every time I go to race
I lost more than I won but I ain’t gonna give up
Till they put me in the ground or Daddy’s name’s on that cup

Songwriters: John Michael Cooley
Daddy’s Cup lyrics © Razor & Tie Direct LLC

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As I have said a million times, I am not a fan of holidays like this. Mostly I think these single use days are the lazy way out of treating people right. About the onky 3 holidays the Ton is down with is the birth of our Lord, the resurrection of our Lord and a day to honor Jackson, Lee and Forrest but I think this is a great song about the power of a masculine driven mission in life, and few things are more masculine then risking life and limb on the race track. The father installs the lust for greatness in his son, and does everything in his power to train him up. The son will keep striving, no matter the price, for greatness to honor his father’s name.

No higher purpose in a man’s life then those three things.

Catholic church, anti White and anti West

Not that we need another example but here’s more proof the Catholic church ain’t our friends and the Whites who still support the church are electing to piss away their children’s future

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened its spring meeting this week with a stern reproach of the Trump administration’s latest immigration policies, with the group’s president suggesting the new rules on asylum are a “right to life” issue.

Some bishops followed by urging protests, including “canonical penalties” for those who carry out the administration’s new rules.

Within minutes of opening the USCCB’s biannual meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday (June 13), Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the USCCB and archbishop of Galveston-Houston, read aloud a statement deeply critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement regarding asylum qualifications.

“At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life,” DiNardo said, reading from the statement. “The Attorney General’s recent decision elicits deep concern because it potentially strips asylum from many women who lack adequate protection.

“This decision negates decades of precedents that have provided protection to women fleeing domestic violence,” DiNardo continued. “We urge courts and policy makers to respect and enhance, not erode, the potential of our asylum system to preserve and protect the right to life.”

On Monday, Sessions reversed an immigration appeals court decision granting asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had claimed domestic abuse in her home country. His ruling effectively overturned an Obama administration practice of allowing women with credible claims of domestic abuse or those fleeing gang violence to seek asylum in the United States.

https://religionnews.com/2018/06/13/catholic-bishops-rebuke-trumps-asylum-changes-suggest-policy-is-a-life-issue/