Time to stand up for the second amendment folks and do so with two bucks, well actually some two dollar bills! Most members of the prepper community are strong supporters of the second amendment, we get really po’d when a company steps on it right? There have been boycotts and petitions against companies that have infringed on our God given right to self defense.
Let me ask you though, should we not also rally around and support companies, specifically “yuppie companies” that stand firm on the recognition of our right to self defense and the 2nd amendment?
Well, I only know of one “yuppy company” that has done so, it is of course Starbucks. Now I tend to make my own coffee, though I do buy their grinds but on February 14th, I will drive down to Hot Springs with a pocket full of 2 dollar bills and buy a cafe Americano (my favorite) and if I see any LEOs, military folks or anyone else that just looks like a good person I will buy them a drink too.
Why? It is part of what is being called, “Starbucks 2A for $2 Appreciation Day”. Of course that 2A stands for the second amendment. Starbucks has been under constant pressure by gun haters like the Brady Campaign to disallow arms in their stores, thus far they have presented a latte foam coated middle finger in response.
The gun haters are confused, I mean they figure a good old liberal yuppie business like Starbucks should listen to their customer core and ban all guns. The reality is Starbucks is respecting the law and their customers both. I talk to fellow hunters, outdoors-men, military personal, etc. all the time when I visit Starbucks. Here in Hot Springs the line is out the door on the first day of deer season.
The idea behind “Starbucks 2A for $2 Appreciation Day”, is simple go to Starbucks, buy a cup or two with some $2 dollar bills and let the folks there know you are part of “Starbucks 2A for $2 Appreciation Day”. I plan to take it a step further and hang out a while and buy some other deserving folks a cup of their favorite beverage and let them know why as well. Like I said we as a group get up in a wad pretty fast when someone obstructs the 2nd, now I ask will you show you support for a company that is standing up against a large portion of their own customers? I sure as hell will.
I first learned about this movement from a listener who provided me with a link to “The Truth about Guns Blog”, you can see the full details behind Starbucks 2A for $2 Appreciation Day on their Blog.
One note, at the blog post above it says it is easy to get 2 Dollar bills at local banks, etc. However, on facebook I have already been told that many banks seem to not have any. 2 Dollar bills are not rare or anything, but most people pull them from circulation simply because they are not something you see every day. Let me just say, turning up and spending a few bucks and showing support is the real point here. If you can’t get twos go anyway, just let the clerk know why you are there and explain you couldn’t come up with any two dollar bills. The two dollar bill part is clever but showing support in mass in the real point.
So what is up with the “flowers” part of the post title? Guys, that is just Jack looking out for you. In your fervor to support the 2nd don’t forget the 14th is Valentines day. So send your wife, girlfriend, etc. flowers and if you are smart and she works have them delivered there. Woman I have found love flowers but they seem to love being seen receiving flowers even more. Prepping means avoiding disaster as much as responding to it. This is one time where prevention is easy, don’t say old Jack didn’t tell you if you screw it up now.