Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gun Control

Gun control is using 2 hands

This battle between government power and an armed citizenry was recognized as far back as 600 B.C. when Aesop said, "Those who voluntarily put power into the hands of a tyrant or an enemy must not be surprised if it is turned against themselves." If the government somehow managed to banish all guns tomorrow, how long do you think before we'd be laboring under tyranny?

The surge in gun sales when Obama came into office was not the result of a sudden and passionate love of hunting; it was because people instinctively recognized that our government is becoming a larger threat to our personal liberties. Gun ownership is a tool to keep that threat in check.

Quite simply, the Second Amendment has become a power struggle between the government and the people. The government wants more power over the people. The people want more power over the government. No surprise there.

But we have to look back in history (no matter how irrelevant that may seem to Progressives) and judge what the original overall intent was of the Founding Fathers. Was their original intent to create a massive and tyrannical government? Or was their original intent to create a constrained government that would guard people's God-given rights? C'mon, 'fess up. You know which one is true.

So, since Progressives cannot simply eliminate gun ownership overnight, they've taken a far more insidious and cowardly course, which is a refusal to educate the nation's children about their heritage. The founding documents are seldom if ever studied in public schools and, if they are, they're invariably given the obligatory liberal interpretation.

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