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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

On Limited Government

"Never let a crisis go to waste." - Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff

The Newtown shooting is still a drum beat from the progressive left and from the state controlled media who understand very clearly that no laws that are enacted as a result of the tragedy will keep it from potentially being repeated. What they are telling us was very clearly articulated by Mao Tsedung, who said, "All political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."

James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights understood the same political reality as Chairman Mao did. It's a function of the human condition. The term "Slav" came into use as the word, "slave", as unarmed Eastern Europeans were subjugated by armed people. Knights in old England were given authority by the king to 'bear arms' and by extension as vassals of the king, to keep him in power by force of those arms.

The American experiment is directly connected with the right of the common man to be armed. It's linked by Madison directly to the right against unreasonable search and seizure under the concept that "a man's home is his castle". The Bill of Rights was written to LIMIT GOVERNMENT. Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, etc. were concerned about government assuming all power over the common man and they undertook an effort to curb its authority.

The Second Amendment was not written to secure hunting rights.

President Obama and his ilk understand that all political power grows out of the barrel of a gun and they want to obtain greater political power by limiting the options of Americans. It's not a short term strategy. Senator Dianne Feinstein felt that "this should be the last generation of gun owning Americans."

She may be right. Or maybe not. The choice falls at the feet of the American people and upon that choice rests what's left of our republic.
"The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them." Moshe Ben-David

7 comments:

  1. One of your best, LL. Perfectly written and a clear message. I pray America listens.

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    1. The people who need to listen, don't.

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  2. LL, I'm afraid you're right. The left trusts this dishonest government.

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  3. "Steers do not sign treaties with meat packers."

    Posted in the side bar of some guy's blog I happen to read with frequency.

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  4. Agreed 100%. And I'm getting really tired of people making speeches where they say basically the same speaking point lines over and over again:

    "I'm a lifelong member of the NRA. I support the right for people to own guns for reasonable reasons.... like hunting and self defense".

    That DOES NOT make someone a supporter of the 2nd amendment. All they mean is that someone supports hunting and self defense. Plus its a backhanded swipe at anyone who recognizes the true intent of the 2nd amendment. After all, if the only "reasonable" reason for owning a gun is hunting/self defense, then owning them as a check on tyranny makes you unreasonable, now doesn't it.

    And I'll go a step further while I'm at it. If the above (supposedly) pro-2nd amendment statements are followed by crap like "reasonable restrictions on guns" and "weapons of war don't belong on the street" - the person making the speech is actually anti-2nd amendment.

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  5. Well said LL, clarity and brevity... :-)

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