The Cartridge Box

The Founders left us four boxes to defend our freedom. The Ballot Box. The Soap Box. The Jury Box. And the Cartridge Box.

Time to invest in precious metals – copper jacketed lead

2017-03-26Last week, the new Republican majority again failed their voters.  The long awaited for, and often promised, repeal of ObamaCare failed to materialize.  Again.  It all comes down to the fault built into the system in 1789 – election cycles.

With a country evenly divided, and therefore a district that will be divided, any elected representative has to keep everyone happy, and that means eventually making no one happy.  Obamacare was largely disliked, but everyone who disliked it, could think of one provision which they DID like, and which should remain.  If you add up all of the liked parts, the entire bill was liked, in part, by most people.  And thus, permanent.

This is an old story.  Government programs, which have no legal sunset, are permanent. band-musicians-playing-music-vector-illustration-14375210 There is no way to get rid of them.  So what can we do?  Invest in precious metals.  The economy will not be able to sustain the pressure for much longer.  Our nation is too deeply in debt, and too deeply divided to make the kinds of hard choices to get out of debt.  Soon, the party will be over, and the band will demand their wages.  And when we can’t pay them, there will be hell to pay instead.

Most people keep only a few days of food in their house, and the fuel tank of their vehicle is near half-full.  Their savings in the bank do not equal a month’s wages, and they have no cash at home.  Once the economy collapses under it’s own weight, the th8N5BWFACgovernment will shutter the banks for a week or so to reorganize.  Stores will accept cash only – no EBT cards, and the fun will start.

Groups of people will gather at the stores to just take what they want.  But stores only have enough for 3 days of operations.  So soon, that will be gone, and then those people will start taking, by force, what they want from others – read that –  you.

Here’s where your investment in precious metals will pay off.  Even if you’ve had the foresight to stockpile some food, and water, and maybe fuel for that Coleman stove, how long can you keep it?  Are you prepared to keep it?thFOSK2AE9 Look at the riots in Greece just a few years ago when they tried to tighten the welfare belt.

On your next shopping trip, skip the designer shoes, or the new electronic gadget, and invest in precious metals – copper jacketed lead.  That investment might pay hefty dividends in the near future.




Those who do not know their history… will be surprised when it bites them in the ass.

Recently David French posted an article in The National Review Online entitled “We’re Not in a Civil War, but We Are Drifting Toward Divorce

He works the data to demonstrate how polarized we are becoming, and tries mightily hard to make it our fault.  By the end, he is rhapsodizing about some wonderful future where we “all just get along” by ignoring the differences, which I’m sure he feels is the mature thing to do.civil-war-chart-1

History doesn’t support him.

Before there was a US Constitution, there was an argument about slavery.  That argument became a 70+ year long argument during which both sides hardened their positions and hearts and eventually it was only settled by gunfire.  Winners write the rules, and freedom became the rule of law in the United States.

There was also a 7 decade-long argument over “states’ rights vs national government”.  Notice the use of the plural verbs and plural pronouns in the Declaration of Independence:

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America… solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States….”

Now notice the unity of the Gettysburg Address:

Lincoln_Nov19_1863_GettysburgAddress_CivilWar“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”

The states’ rights argument was settled.  That argument was also settled by gunfire.  All states belong to the Union.  People may relocate to foreign shores, but the states and their resources belong to the United States of America.

Knowing history can solve the arguments we are seeing today.  Knowing history can help you prepare for the future, as well.

Abraham Lincoln said on June 16, 1858 ““A house divided against itself cannot stand. … I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.”

Mr. French is unfamiliar with the history of this great nation.  We will not be divorced, the union will not be dissolved, but we will find a way to end the division – become all one thing or another.  History, however, warns us that we may solve that argument in the same way as the last time, unfortunately.  Those who don’t know their history will be surprised when it bites them in the ass.