Featured Author this week… L.B. Johnson

L. B. Johnson AKA Bridgid of Home on the Range blog is a wordsmith of rare talent. She has two Books up on Amazon both are well crafted books. One is the story of adoption and family and life and Love, The other is the story of a Labrador Retriever and Love. Bridgid also posts lots of yummy down home recipes, most are simple dishes that are outstanding.




PS. All authors featured on this blog are featured because I like what they write. I get get nothing for featuring them .

US Appellate Court Judge thinks Constitution is not worth knowing

Judge Posner is quoted in a Slate article be sure to click through and read the whole thing. Please note the SWIPE at the Late Judge Scalia.


And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course less for many of the amendments). Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century. Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today. David Strauss is right: The Supreme Court treats the Constitution like it is authorizing the court to create a common law of constitutional law, based on current concerns, not what those 18th-century guys were worrying about.


Richard Allen Posner  is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He is a leading figure in the field of law and economics, and was identified by The Journal of Legal Studies as the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.

Really how can a judge, notably a “respected” Appellate Judge, be in his position and actually admit that he believe the Constitution is basically a dead document that judges should disregard. Should he be impeached? I know I am not thrilled to have this guy making  judicial decisions.

Recommended Author of the Week

If you like space western style writing you need to checkout Peter Grant . I have enjoyed each and ever one of his books as I have gotten them.  He recently released a old style western that I have not had the chance to read but based on his other works I sure I will love it when I get to it.  From his author bio on Amazon:

Peter Grant was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Between military service, the IT industry and humanitarian involvement, he traveled throughout sub-Saharan Africa before being ordained as a pastor. He later emigrated to the USA, where he worked as a pastor and prison chaplain until an injury forced his retirement. He is now a full-time writer, and married to a pilot from Alaska. They currently live in Texas.


Peter also blogs at

Bayou Renaissance Man

Be sure to check him out.

“Why the gun is civilization.” by Marko Kloos

This essay by Marko Kloos relays my feeling exactly in the words that I never would have been able to put together as well as he did.  The essay originally appear here and is reprinted in its entirety by permission.

Marko is also a excellent published author of science fiction find his books here on Amazon and his website at http://www.markokloos.com/


On terrorism and Life, Liberty and Happiness

In light of recent events the question is asked how do you stop terrorism and other mass killings?

The short answer. You can’t.

Background checks for guns are not going to stop it. The Orlando shooter was investigate by the FBI twice. He was also background checked for his job and once again when he bought the guns.

Assuming the background check stops the gun sale, they can steal them like The Heath High School shooter, or have a friend do s straw purchase like San Bernardino, or take over a  plane and crash it into a skyscraper, or make a fertilizer bomb, or even with a knife like here or here, maybe even sarin gas.

The point I am trying to get across is atrocities are going to happen. Where ever there is a will there is a way.

So what can WE do? First and foremost  do not live in fear. Beyond that:

  1. Learn first aid and how to render basic trauma care to the wounded. Keep a good first aid kit and know how to improvise with what you have.
  2. Learn to be proactive about your safety.

A. Be aware of those around you and learn to evaluate in your own mind the risk they impose. Also learn to recognize the areas that have a higher probability of attack. That man at the grocery acting all weird and twitchy that makes you want to get away hey get away, get groceries later. The man in the heavy coat walking down street on a 90 degree day probably just strange but why risk it.

B.  Get a gun and learn how to use it, if you do not like guns learn to improvise a weapon. Did you know that most dry chemical fire extinguishers will shoot a fairly concentrated plume of powder about 20-25 foot minimum,  and barring a gas mask or filter the cloud is very disorienting , blinding and can temporarily incapacitate.  Fire hoses can distract and knock a person down.  What it comes down to is where ever you are keep in mind what would I , do if? What weapons do I have available? You and only you are responsible for your well being and safety.

C. Anywhere you are you should know the nearest exit to the outside and at least one back up exit, not just for attacks but also for fires.

D. The advice to shelter in place inside the same building as a attacker is rarely a good idea unless you have multiple avenues of exit from your place of shelter, otherwise it is a trap not a shelter.


So in parting live life, love life, enjoy.  Remaining aware and alert and trusting your spidey sense will lead to longer life.

Do you know your Bill of Rights

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Lets get rid of the guns

A lot of people are talking about banning Ar-15s in the US. So lets go down that road a bit. For this mental exercise we are going to ban all semi-auto rifles because the only real difference between grand dads deer rifle and the Ar-15 is how it looks.

Assume we make semi-autos LEO and military only ( BTW military don’t want em they got much better weapons),  . They are still being made and shipped and since they are now banned they are going to bring lots more on the black market of the criminal underworld. So a enterprising crime syndicate will be stealing them  and opening a underworld market. Actually the market is already there just gotta expand it.

So we ban the production entirely, yet other countries are still making them so same thing just going to steal them.

So lets get the whole world to just quit making them, that not going to work because if you have a little skill and some machine shop equipment you can build em from scratch yourself with the right plans,  and you can’t eliminate the machining capability because it is used for all the other stuff we build.

Oh so we just ban the ammo right? except we use that ammo in all the guns that are not semi-auto.

Oh lets eliminate all guns. We are back to the whole make your own in a machine shop except now all you need is a piece of pipe and a nail to build a zip gun.

But with all guns being illegal all over the world for any reason there is no reason to manufacture ammo anymore. Except handloading is a thing using used casings. And a smart criminal enterprise would build a ammo factory to supply their underworld gun shop. And gun powder is easy to manufacture using available ingredients.

so eliminate the ingredients for gunpowder, not gonna happen but just assume it happens.  Well there are many other chemicals to make a propellant with. I know of a catalyst used for a industrial glue that when dried out and ground fine burns just like gunpowder just a lot dirtier.

So as you can see no matter what you do you will never get rid of guns, just like with drugs if you make them illegal there will be those that will abide by the law and there will be those that make a fortune off the illegal sales and manufacture.


None of the above takes into account the million up millions of guns that are still out there or the fact that there are many many more options to kill large amounts of people. While there is still people there will be violent people to do violence on others.



Random thoughts on Guns and Defense.

  1. Having a gun is not a magic shield. If you ever have  to use your gun in self defense chances are you are going to get injured and maybe seriously, but that gun may mean the difference in life and death.
  2. Use of a gun in self defense will bring legal scrutiny and probably arrest and trial along with massive legal bills.
  3. If you are in a place that is under attack by someone hell bent on a massive body count, you should assume you are already dead so anything you do to defend yourself can only improve the outcome. Guns  can make that defense easier.
  4. No normal person wants to kill another.  Those that choose to carry a weapon do so as a tool of last resort, for when all other options fail. Really the possible downsides of using a gun in self defense are very bad sowhy would we make it our first option.
  5. Even if you choose to not to carry a gun, you would be well advised to educate yourself via classes and/online about the self defense mindset taught by many gun instructors. Learn to evaluate the environment and people surrounding you. It may save your life.
  6. There is a saying about the best thing to bring to a gunfight is a gun. I disagree, is best to not even bring yourself. If you have to go to the gunfight the best thing to have is your brain without that your gun not much help.
  7. The only way to end gun violence is to eliminate violent people before they get that way

Roberta X says…

This is a excellent post from a excellent Blogger named Roberta X

“More Guns Won’t Stop This” –A Rant

     Three days after and simplistic memes abound.  Everyone has retreated to their established positions and they’re lobbing the same old slogans back and forth.

49 people — 49 Americans — are still dead.  There is no way to make it not have happened.  “More guns won’t stop this,” I’m told, and yet it took police,with guns, to stop it, in part by adding a 50th body to the count, killing the shooter himself.

Please follow the link to read the rest.

I am Back

A few years ago I started a blog. Due to life circumstance and other things it faded away before it even had a real life. Well now I am back and plan on staying with it this time. I have several future topics boiling around my head waiting to be put into real words. For now I will just introduce myself.

I am a 5o+ years old. I am Conservative. I am a Christian. I am  Male. I fully support the 2nd Amendment. I fully Support the entire Constitution. Although I really do not declare myself either Democrat or Republican In most Ideology I m closer to the Republican than Democrat.

The reason I named this blog the Rottweiler Perspective is because I have a lot in Common with the breed. I am wary of strangers and changes. If I get to know you and you treat me right I can be your best friend.  If you are part of my family / circle of loved ones I will fight for you to my last breath. Also, I am a bit hardheaded 🙂