With all of the debates on gun control which are happening around the nation on:
- Who’s to blame for mass murders?
- Why does anyone need a gun?
- How can we protect the children?
- What’s the need for mega-sized magazines for guns?
- This isn’t the 17th Century and the Founders wouldn’t approve of citizen’s having high powered, military style weapons today.
- We’ve got to register and restrict gun ownership, because guns are too dangerous.
Heard it before? We’ll hear it again and again, I fear, because we’ve abdicated our responsibility to teach our children how to use and respect guns. We’ve failed to teach our children that life is precious above all else. We’ve allowed a culture of death and violence to permeate every aspect of so-called, entertainment to occupy our minds at leisure. There is an apparent concerted effort between progressives in the media and politics to use fear to control us.
The 2nd Amendment was not written to make certain man would always be capable of feeding themselves, but to insure that man would always be capable of defending themselves from criminals and tyrannical government.
We the People have nothing to fear from a moral and well educated populace. We the People should be watchful that an ever growing and powerful government does not enable itself to be our Father, Mother, Teacher, Warden and Priest.
The author of the post below, David Mamet, is a self-professed, born-again conservative. David’s journey from progressive to conservative was a long struggle that he wrote about in his recently published book; “The Secret Knowledge on the Dismantling of American Culture.” David’s latest published article in Newsweek sums up a lot of why we must resist the urge to give over our freedom and liberty to Big Government.
YiT ~ Shelly
Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm†Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM EST
The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so. By David Mamet.
Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.
‘In announcing his gun control proposals, President Obama said that he was not restricting Second Amendment rights, but allowing other constitutional rights to flourish.’
For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.”
All of us have had dealings with the State, and have found, to our chagrin, or, indeed, terror, that we were not dealing with well-meaning public servants or even with ideologues but with overworked, harried bureaucrats. These, as all bureaucrats, obtain and hold their jobs by complying with directions and suppressing the desire to employ initiative, compassion, or indeed, common sense. They are paid to follow orders.
Rule by bureaucrats and functionaries is an example of the first part of the Marxist equation: that the Government shall determine the individual’s abilities.
As rules by the Government are one-size-fits-all, any governmental determination of an individual’s abilities must be based on a bureaucratic assessment of the lowest possible denominator. Click here to read the full story.