Friday, February 26, 2010

Baker and Beebe Conspired Against Permit Holders

Pictured: State Senator Gilbert Baker (R?, Conway) who is running for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
Thanks to some friends for pointing out a big story I had missed from Steve Jones at the Fort Smith Examiner. The story began when lefty Max Brantley at the Arkansas Times used the state's FOIA stature to publish the names of all of the concealed carry permit holders in the state. Wonder if ole' Max would publish the names of all of the women who had an abortion? After all, the right to keep and bear arms is actually spelled out in the constitution, so any "right to privacy" should certainly apply. The "right" to abortion however, is nowhere spelled out in the Constitution, and had to be invented out of whole cloth by an over-reaching judiciary determined to impose bench-legislation on the nation. The casualty rate from that monstrosity equals a 9/11 every day. But I digress....

Legislators were determined to close this loophole and protect the privacy rights of concealed carry permit holders. But Governor Mike Beebe used his influence in the Senate to push for a much-watered-down version of the bill. It would not have been enough to stop the original strong bill, except for the machinations of Sen. Gilbert Baker. I quote from the article...

" One thing that was never pointed out however was the fact that Senator Gilbert Baker could have stopped the whole hijacking had he just voted for the bill when it first came up before the committee. He was the swing vote that could have passed the bill through committee, "as is."

The bills sponsor Randy Stewart told us that Baker had told him that he had a talk with Beebe and could not support the bill as written. That day I watched from the sidelines as Baker refused to answer a "yes" or "no" vote when his name was called."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So let me get this straight. Because of Gilbert Baker, my name is on a list with my zip code for all to see that I have a concealed carry license and tomorrow he is going to speak at the 2nd Amendment Rally in Little Rock. That takes some real brass balls or is the Music teacher that dense. Then again this is the guy that used his position as a State Senator to get a lighter sentence for a friend of his after a rape conviction.

11:03 AM, February 26, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry folks. Captain Pledge Man is here. Gilbert is going to take a pledge not to further forsake your 2nd Amendment rights just like he took the pledge not to raise your taxes once he gets to DC.

Will Baker now take the "No New Encroachments on Our Constitutional Right to keep & bear arms Pledge" Like he took the No new taxes pledge to further confuse the primary voter(in realiy to try to nullify his tax and spend fiscally irresponsible documented voting record in Small Rock)?

It seems like Baker is taking these pledges in areas where he wants to appear more in line with a constitutionally conservative voting record.

He is showing a definite pattern here of voting one way while in the legislature and taking a pledge conveying an opposite stand on issues during the campaign season.

Do we need more big government constitutionally reckless fellers in DC?

Bruce Robert The

7:39 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Why judge a politician by his duplicitous actions in the past when he gives you such wonderful promises about his behavior in the future? Hope and change baby!

8:00 PM, February 26, 2010  
Blogger Lee said...

Support John Boozman for Senate. With Booz in his name he can't be all bad.

12:17 AM, February 28, 2010  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

If that is your priority, you should be backing Charlie Daniels. At least he didn't vote for the bankster bailouts.

5:43 AM, February 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You are going to want to check out the voting records of the candidates that have them.

I read your blog and political thoughts. If you want someone who will stick to the Constitution, Booz is not your man for the job. Neither is Blanche of course.

Booz has several votes that are not constitutional like Mark mentioned. Especially his yes vote twice on the Big Wall Street Firm Bailouts. These votes were against what his arkansas say employers strongly encouraged him to do. Even John McCain is saying is wishing he would not have voted for them.

Booz is still defending his votes on the Big Bank Bailouts.

He doesn't get it. With guys like him in DC, nothing will get turned around. We will still be on the road to Bigger and Bigger Federal Government Programs, Beauracies, and Loss of Liberties. Same road we are on now.

Booz is also in favor of "incrementally" moving to the OBama Reid Pelosi Healthcare model.

He is a nice guy. We don't need nice guys. We need guys that won't fold when the pressure gets turned up on them from the media, the party leadership, the senate leadership, or the President.


8:01 AM, February 28, 2010  
Blogger Lee said...

Sorry guys, it was late and I was being sarcastic. My sense of humor is a little sick some times.

8:18 AM, February 28, 2010  

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