Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
Anyone here remember 1994? We've come a long way in the right direction since then and MOST if not ALL of that progress is due to Senators and Congressmen FEARING the NRA.
I'd rather they feared the consequences of being the criminal shysters that they are.
They shouldnt fear the NRA.
They should fear Americans 'growing up' from dependency on the nanny state into the full recognition that it is Americans and the Supreme Law that runs this land.
I remember 1994.
I remember the assault on Liberty that was being perpetrated.
I remember the difference in positions between gun lobby groups too.
Seems to be the same difference today,with people in denial about the reality that there is a group of big government tyrants looking to take any opportunity to wrench away our liberty for any pretext whatsoever.
Some of them used to beg and whimper about their 'sporting heritage' while others understand that the Second isnt about hunting deer-its about maintaining a balance of arms to prevent a monopoly of force being used to tyrannize the people.
Some speak as if they are subjects to whatever 'law' comes next,being that they are 'law abiding'.
Now they think its ok that the government issues us permission to bear arms in the form of carry licenses,taxes us to determine who may own modern military weapons,dictates to us what we can and cant own, and demands we ask permission to buy arms with background checks,the paperwork of which forms a de-facto registration scheme.
Others talk of the actual meaning of the Second Amendment with an understanding that any 'law' that is in direct contradiction to the Second is in fact illegal and represents the tyranny of blatant violation of inalienable rights.
There are those that believe that you can somehow 'lose' your rights.They find this acceptable and believe that there is a good cause for certain kinds of 'government regulation'-such as keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
This approach assumes that government has the authority to issue rights,because if they can take them away-it then gives them the opposite power.
This is such a detrimental and erroneous fallacy that it places every single citizens' freedoms and even their very lives in grave jeopardy.
I strongly disagree with this,first of all because inalienable rights can't be 'lost',or taken away.
Inalienable rights are inalienable.
This thinking doesn't protect us from criminals,it makes our government into a criminal conspiracy that is in violation of the very laws that frame it.
It is the difference between a government restrained by law to recognize and obey the authority of individual liberty,to a government that recognizes none but its own authority,and excersizes its overwhelming use of force -a mis-balance of power achieved by 'gun control'- to enforce obedience to its will.
Secondly,the only thing limiting the excersize of inalienable rights is the limits placed on them by the rights of others.NOT government.
there was never any intention whatsoever that our government be granted the authority to supersede this natural state of liberty-in fact,every effort has been made to guard against such tyranny,in both the legacy and laws given to us by our Founding Generation and the history of this nation.
Now we have 'gun control' and government mandated health care.
Because were compromising with those of an ideology of stupidity and big government tyranny.
There can be no compromise of inalienable rights.
Reid is a compromiser-even in respect to the main focus of the NRA,that being the preservation of the Second Amendment.
Even when we ignore his support for other nanny state outrages-hes still very bad news.
NRA disgraces itself in voicing support for him.
That is-unless NRA believes that our God Given inalienable rights are properly subjected to government regulation and control?
As to how far we've come since 1994-well,I had my 'awakening' as a Patriot in 1994,as I watched our government snipe mothers holding their infants and burn churches full of children to the ground.
Since then I've come along way personally,and I simply cant bring myself to compromise on any level in any way,shape,or form with politicians or other people who simply dont understand the meaning of liberty,choosing instead to subjugate their fellow citizens to violations of inalienable rights because they deem it 'reasonable'.
Anyone who compromises with others' rights will soon find the yoke on their own neck.
Just look at Lautenburg and Holders already multiple attempts to make the the secret watch lists a part of the 'prohibited possessor' list found in the Nazi inspired GCA68.
Look at them up there screaming for more 'gun control' every time Comrade Calderon of Mexico says something.
Look at them all clapping.
Was Harry Reid clapping too?
How long before government has total control over every aspect of your once inalienable rights?
If NRA took on a total policy of non-compromise I'd join them the very moment they did.
But sometimes it seems that NRA is too busy appeasing the devil for a few more hours of enjoying the fruits of selling their souls before Judgment Day.
We haven't come all that far since 1994.
We still have a big government that relishes in defining its own limitations,fueled by people crying about how 'there should be a law' for this and 'there should be a law' for that and how 'governments gotta do something' as we bicker among ourselves as to just what those limitations are.Calling people who challenge its blatant illegitimate authority 'hatemongers' and 'right wing terrorists'.
The limitations are in the Constitution.
With a unanimous voice-we must demand obedience to it.
"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure."
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."
Judge Learned Hand