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“THE REPUBLIC IS NOT LOST”
“Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” — Thomas Jefferson
Just two days before we celebrate the birth of Jesus and a day of peace, it seems so incongruous to be discussing one of the pillars of the Bill of Rights, and yet the disassembling of that pillar is all the rage across all forms of media today in the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting. Using the intense emotion of this horrific tragedy, the killing of 20 young children and 6 adults at a grade school, hysterical Liberals are salivating at the chance to gut the 2nd Amendment any way they can.
Obama, mounted on his high horse named Narcissism, couldn’t wait to do something to “once and for all put an end to this type of carnage” using an assault weapon. Like all of the things Obama does, always reluctant to make a decision himself, he appoints a commission to “study” the situation to come up with “fixes” to this complex problem ….. in a hurry! In a hurry, mind you! Does anyone remember the Simpson-Bowles Commission that Obama appointed and then ignored? Now, at the height of the Fiscal Cliff we are about to go over, he is still ignoring it and he doesn’t care.
But who did Obama appoint to this gun-ban commission? That’s right, you guessed it, foot-in-mouth anti-gun nut, Vice President Joe Biden and rabid anti-gun activist and Chicago Machine Attorney General Eric Holder. Does anyone really believe that a commission is going to come up with any recommendations that can “fix” an insane person grabbing any weapon at his disposal and doing evil with that weapon or weapons? The government banned assault weapons for 10 years, but a decade of statistics proved it had no affect whatsoever on gun violence with assault weapons. What it did do was to increase the sales of assault weapons just before the ban went into effect, just as it is doing now. The Liberals were told it wouldn’t have any effect, but Liberals never listen to the voice of reason or muddy up their brain cells with logic. The only basis for any action they take is raw, irrational emotion.
Do you know how easy it is to commit mass murder with lethal weapons other than an assault rifle; that is, if a person is insane enough to use them? We know of one method, which we will not divulge here, on how to kill half a city using common household items. Since we are not insane (although some of our readers might disagree), we have no intentions of proving our point.
But Liberals go off the deep end every time there is a shooting in America where a gun is used, whether it be a high-clip handgun or an assault rifle. And they can’t wait to blame the gun violence on Conservatives. But think about it! The Liberals’ real goal is not just to ban assault rifles. Their real goal is confiscation of all guns, as the governments of England and Australia have done in their countries, leaving only the criminals and the police with guns and the rest of the population defenseless against the criminals, the police ….. or, God forbid, a tyrannical government.
In a knee-jerk response to the Connecticut massacre, many Liberals (Democrats) in the U.S. House and Senate have crafted assault-weapon-ban legislation without a single Republican sponsor. Now why is that? Because conservatives and Republicans know why the Founding Fathers inserted the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights in the first place. Conservatives and most Republicans believe in the God-given individual, unalienable rights of the people to protect themselves from the eventual rise of tyranny that could very well be happening in America today. Liberals are only interested in control of the masses, not freedom of the masses. They think the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, is archaic and out of touch with the times. Blindly, they think the Second Amendment is for hunting.
Ladies and gentlemen, guns are not the only thing that kill people every day of our lives. At least 100 people a day are killed in traffic accidents, many of them children. Why is there no outcry for them? Why doesn’t the national news media spend five full days on the air about these poor souls and cover the reasons why, as well as the funerals of the deceased? The reason is obvious: the larger the gore, the greater the coverage. Gore equals higher ratings and more profit, especially if the gore is children.
With all of the Liberals’ gnashing of teeth and self-righteous indignation, they totally ignore the fact that a man, intent to kill as many people as possible, can run his car into a crowd and inflict multiple deaths and serious injury to dozens of people. Why do the politicians not get up on their pulpit and pass legislation to ban cars and trucks? People are stabbed to death with knives every day, but there has been no talk about banning knives. A baseball bat can kill, but there are no rules about not being able to have a baseball bat in your home. Axes can kill as well, but we aren’t banning axes. How about chain saws and machetes? It is just guns and the Second Amendment that rile Liberals to the point of losing their grip on reality.
Yes, there is a direct correlation between gun ownership and murders and suicides in a country. America has one of the highest gun-ownership rates per capita and the highest rate of murder-suicides by guns than any other country. There is always a percentage of insane, unbalanced people, or criminals in any given population that will take advantage of the right to keep and bear arms, but that, ladies and gentlemen, is the price we pay for the preservation of liberty. Once gun ownership is removed from the general population, the power of government rises exponentially and absolute power is the final result. The U.S. Constitution is just a piece of paper with its power valid only if those applying its principles are not corrupt. Gun ownership in the general population helps to keep those who govern honorable. If you do not know this, you do not know history.
As Thomas Jefferson said: “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”
America is the most well-armed civilian population on the planet, with millions of guns and millions of trained shooters. The reason the government can’t take us over completely is because they know, as did the Japanese Admiral during World War II, that there will be a gun behind every tree, unless the government can confiscate all of our guns as they have in all other countries, except maybe Switzerland and Canada. Sure, the government commands much more powerful weapons than does the civilian population, but the effectiveness of those more powerful weapons depends on whether the government can get willing souls to use those weapons against their own brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, or even their own children. America is not Syria. Our soldiers don’t swear an oath to protect the President and the fruitcakes that walk the halls of Government. They swear on oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help them God!
In contrast to totalitarian governments, the clandestine weapon that the Liberals use to control the people without guns and more powerful weapons is a mountain of laws, regulations, restrictions, ordinances and rules, or an assault-weapons ban. That is the condition that America is in today and that condition is only going to get worse ….. if we let it. But certainly those in government must realize that you can only squeeze a tomato so hard before it starts oozing out between your fingers. They squeeze further at their own peril.
We do not believe in, nor do we condone, violence. However, millions of Americans still have the freedom gene embedded in every cell of their bodies and it will only take a single catalyst (or an extra-hard squeeze on the tomato) from government or some non-governmental agency aligned with government or the United Nations to trigger the freedom gene into violence on a massive scale.
So let us here and now caution American communists, socialists, unions and all big-government Liberals, Liberal teachers and academics, Liberal news media, Liberal politicians, the U.S. Attorney General and the putative President and Vice President of the United States: “Keep Your Cotton-Pickin’ Hands Off The Second Amendment” or Thomas Jefferson’s pronouncement could very well come true.
We’ll wrap this article up by providing the link to a PLEDGE by Stewart Rhodes, Founder of Oath Keepers, that each American who cares about American freedom and sovereignty should make, in light of the hysterical push by Democrat members in Congress to institute an assault weapons ban. Here goeth a man of courage:
NOTE: In spite of the somber tone of our column this week, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a very special Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holiday celebration, where we all can focus on one of the most important aspects of human life ….. spouses, significant others, children and family. It is also our wish that the coming year holds some uplifting events for those who are of the opinion that our Republic is lost. We can assure you, it is not lost. It has stumbled, tripped and fallen, but it is anything but lost. We will get up, brush ourselves off and get about the business of defending freedom. Make no mistake, the freedom gene is alive and well and it resides in the hearts of millions of freedom-loving Americans.
This will be our last column for 2012 and we will start up once again on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Until then, stay positive, be of good cheer and be well.
Ron Ewart, President
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