Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Can You Handle The Truth ?

A lot has been said about the DHS labeling many of us as domestic terrorists but I got to thinking, what are they really afraid of ? While I won't dive into the sewer and pretend to understand what goes through their little shriveled up gray matter I have some ideas which may shed some light on it.
It is kind of odd that the extreme left claims to be big on the 1st amendment but only for themselves. They have no tolerance for conflicting view points. They proudly proclaim their right to free speech but want to stifle your right. I think the reason for this is really simple, you see I can listen to arguments and form an opinion based on fact and common sense. I am not afraid of learning the truth.
Example: In the Travon Martin case, I think from what I have heard Travon was wrong and got shot and killed for acting like a thug but if it comes out that Zimmerman was at fault then I can accept that and move on. The left on the other hand will not be that understanding if Zimmerman is not guilty. They will rant and rave about how Travon was a victim of his skin color and we are all at fault in America. This is just typical of the left's reasoning, they have a set ideal in their head and don't want to be confused by the facts, this I think is one reason they are afraid of us, they are afraid we will convince others of the truth. If you stick a knife in a pig he will squeal, and the truth hurts, just think about that the next time you see some activist protesting and ranting on TV.
Another reason they are afraid of us is we have more guns and are better shots (OK funny answer, but let's explore that) We were given the right to keep and bear arms to protect our other rights.......from government.     When the 2nd amendment was written we had come out of a war against Britain, (which BTW was our country at that time) and we needed force to fend off government tyranny and the founding fathers knew that the right to keep and bear arms was key. It was not because George Washington liked to hunt or because Benjamin Franklin's wife was assaulted in the buggy parking lot at the Piggly Wiggly. 
I think for the same reason the left wants to stifle our free speech so the truth does not come out they want to control our guns so they will have no opposition to their plan to mold this country in their own little twisted idea of utopia. This is why they tell us we don't need a AR-15 to hunt deer, or a 50 BMG to defend our home and we get suckered into the argument. 
OK I am going to make some of you uncomfortable, The second amendment was given primarily to protect ourselves from government.  The ability to hunt and protect ourselves from common thugs (as opposed to elected thugs) is just an added bonus.We don't need 'A well regulated militia' to protect ourselves in our home, if we did I would move to a better neighborhood. 
I am afraid we are at the last major cross road in this country, will we become a foot note in history or will we preserve our freedom ?
There are many writings from our founding fathers concerning out right to keep and bear arms but I leave you with a few to ponder. 

"I hope, therefore, a bill of rights will be formed to guard the people against the Federal government as they are already guarded against their State governments, in most instances."
Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1788

"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.  The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
Thomas Jefferson (attributed without source)

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  It is its natural manure."
Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787; “The Works of Thomas Jefferson,” Federal Edition (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5) Vol. 5
 
"A people armed and free forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for
the nation against foreign invasion and domestic oppression."

James Madison  (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

"Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny or private self-defense." 
John Adams (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President  A Defense of the Constitution of Government of the United States of America, 1788

 

20 comments:

  1. Another great post, it does make you think

    ReplyDelete
  2. If you have 20 people and 1 doesn't like what's going on, that person is perceived as a threat. The more the power players can make that person look like a threat, or in this case a domestic terrorist (since that's supposed to be the scare word of the decade), the more the go-along-with-whatever folks start the believe it.

    I have so many labels thrown at me I feel like I'm collecting them for school fundraising. It's what they can do once you have a label that is worrisome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Max, It's true the 'domestic terrorists' label is meant to scare people. Most see through it though.

      Delete
  3. There is no room for "interpretation" in the 2A, regardless of what the "learned scholars" might wish to read into it. Those quotes further reinforce the true meaning of the 2A. And that is, if I want an M198 Howitzer on my front lawn, I can have one. And a couple of bronze long nine pounders on my deck, just 'cuz they're cool : )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CC, These educated lawyers know exactly what the 2A means, they just want to twist the logic to disarm us.

      Delete
  4. excellent post, Dear Duke. i pray that there are enough patriots down there willing to do whatever it takes so that you will not become a footnote in history.

    your friend,
    kymber

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very good post. I fear we are so much closer to the edge than any of us care to admit. I read article after article every day that brings me back to the Oath I swore many times over to protect and defend the Constitution - and I wonder how many others have the same fear eating at them.

    November is our country's opportunity to step away from the cliff. God help us if Obama wins - he will take that as a mandate to completely "transform" our country in the image of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin or Chavez. That will not go over well with many . . . .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have though of the oath many times, "...to support and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC"

      Delete
  6. (stands up and applauds) Bravo!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Replies
    1. Hillbilly, Thanks, load another mag.

      Delete
  8. Well said, thanks! And you need to repost this right before the election!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Old NFO, thanks, I may just do that.

      Delete
  9. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)Thu Jul 12, 07:25:00 AM EDT

    Our citizens have become soft, lazy and indifferent. These are the reasons for our downfall. Too many of 'them' vs a few of 'us'. No one in Washington will stand up against this tyrant because they are tyrants themselves. The tree of liberty has been chopped down to make way for another parking lot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Phyllis, You are right, far too many are soft and lazy and don't care although there are some patriots in the woodwork that we can't see yet. Thanks.

      Delete