I have thought about that for awhile now and I have concluded that our government is scared witless of us!
Good thing, too. That fear by the government of the people is what has kept us free for two and a half centuries.
If there was ever a time in the history of America when guns are the only thing standing between the American citizen and pure government tyranny — it is today! Right now!
How many times has this scribe — and others — warned of calamitous events headed our way only to have them arrive amid gasps of surprise? How many times have we pointed to the immediate future and told our readers that thus and so was about to happen only to witness it unfold, right before us, as we watch in stunned amazement?
Understand: The democrats are going hell bent for leather to pass a gun control bill in the next three weeks. If you are counting on the republicans to stop it, you are going to be extremely disappointed. The GOP is going to split — and a larger than expected portion of them WILL support the Assault Weapons Ban pushed by the democrats. It is my sense, at this writing, that THE ASSAULT WEAPON BAN WILL PASS CONGRESS and be signed into law by Obama later this month or early in February.
I can only ask that you forgive my frustration. You see, I am having difficulty grasping the fact that my fellow Americans are going to lie down, whimpering, as the bullies of the political left just run right over them.
While the left is in the streets demanding the government take our guns, the only resistance I am seeing and hearing is coming from individual gun owners standing alone with their single voices drowned out by the whirlwind cacophony of the gun grabbers of that socialist party known today as the Democratic Party.
Where are the gun rights organizations? Where ARE they, huh? The socialist gun grabbers didn’t even wait for the bodies to be removed from the scene of the slaughter before they struck. And now they have the upper hand.
Look, this is not just about guns. This is about freedom and liberty and the continued existence of the republic.
Do not think just because the Second Amendment exists that that alone will save us. Absolutely not! The Fourth Amendment sure as heck stopped illegal searches didn’t it? Been to an airport lately? Looked at those cameras hanging on seemingly every lamp post lately. Heard the drones flying overhead, lately? Yes, just because the Fourth Amendment is written down somewhere it sure did stop unreasonable searches and seizures, now didn’t it?
Look. They’re going to run roughshod over the Second Amendment, ripping it to shreds, and then they are going to cram those shreds down our throats.
A friend and fellow commentator told me recently, BEFORE the Connecticut massacre, “Longstreet”, he said, “You are going to be amazed at how many Americans won’t fight.” Sadly, he was correct on BOTH counts. I WAS amazed — and– even now, I am having difficulty grasping the lack of fight in my fellow Americans today. It seems only the political left and their brown-shirted hordes have any fight in them.
I know I am getting old. But, I still believe freedom is worth fighting for. But over the past few years it has become obvious that I, and my ilk, are in the minority in America today. We now have a nation which had much rather have a baby sitter than have the responsibility of taking care of themselves. That whole idea is anathema to me. It is revolting, repugnant, and in my estimation — un-American. But it is the reality of the America we live in today. It is a hollowed-out husk of my America. A mirage. The real American no longer exists. And I am heart sick over that loss.
One last time, before you bare your neck to Obama’s socialist/communist chains, take a look at the constitution. Note that without the Second Amendment the entire remainder of the constitution — and the Bill of Rights — isn’t worth the paper it is written on. Once our Second Amendment rights are gone, all other rights are gone, as well. We become slaves in our own country.
Soon the Presidential Executive Orders will begin to fly. Then the assault weapons ban and the ammo clip bans, and the large magazine bans, then the semi-automatic weapons ban, extremely high taxes on cartridges, and shells, limits on the quantity of ammo one can purchase in a given transaction, outlawing gun shows, etc., etc. It’s all coming — and more.
They’re coming for your guns. But that’s not the worst of it. They’re coming for your freedom, for your liberty, for your life.
I live on the very edge of one of the swamps where the famous Swamp Fox of the American Revolutionary War camped as he made his way up and down the southeastern coast as the bane of the British Army. As I recently looked out over the watery marsh surrounding the deep, dark, foreboding swamp just beyond, I wondered at how those men must have suffered hunger, cold, pain, and loneliness to do their part in winning this country’s freedom from a tyrant. And then I thought out loud: “For THIS?”
There is an eerie parallel between current events in America and the events of 1917 and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, which finally culminated in the formation of the Soviet Union in 1922.
America is most certainly in a state of “becoming.” WHAT she is becoming is uncertain — for now. What IS certain is that the New America will NOT be a constitutional republic. BUT — for this change to be completed the Second Amendment must be neutralized. In the next few weeks and months we will see that take place at incredible speed.
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