A billboard in Colorado is sparking controversy. Some Native Americans find it insensitive. I for one, like this billboard. It should show people what this Government is capable of doing. History shows us this fact.
The billboard puts it all into perspective really. It simply points out the plight of the Native Americans after signing peace treaties with the government...poverty, dependence, alcoholism. The U.S. Government said, "Give up your guns, we'll take care of you," with promised welfare, health care, education, a reservation home land, housing, etc...
Bottom line...Reservations have become small pockets of socialism within one of the strongest democratic nations in the world, well, what used to be strong democracy. And we all know how far along the socialist nations of the world have gone!
Inscribed on a plaque at Auschwitz Concentration camp in Poland:
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -Santayana
If I were a Native American, I think I would appreciate the fact that someone was reminding Americans of their previous plight. While I don't believe we should live in the past, I believe we should be reminded of the lessons we SHOULD have learned in our past.
. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)
What I tell people is:
"Smart people learn from their mistakes.
Smarter people learn from their mistakes and the mistakes of others.
The smartest people learn from their mistakes, the mistakes of others, and FROM HISTORY and SCIENCE."
It would appear there are VERY few of us smartest people around these days!
An armed society is not always a polite society, but it is a free and safe society!
Self Defense is an absolute and natural right!
Keep your head down and your powder dry!