All of the talk about “keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill”, and even a legislative proposal in Florida to require successful completion of an “anger management” class to purchase ammunition (where presumably the instructor would render god-like judgement as to whether or not you should be so privileged as to be able to exercise your natural and constitutionally-guaranteed rights), compel me to point out the very potent and easily abused “slippery slope” tool that these ideas present to those who would outlaw all guns if they could.
“Psychiatry” (practiced by compliant supporters of tyrants) has been used throughout history as an excuse to disarm, imprison, “disappear”, and murder the political opponents of tyrants. Of course, on the other hand, history also shows that tyrants always employ thugs, barbarians, and psychopaths. They are more willing and easily persuaded to commit the tyrant’s atrocities than normal people.
Obama is a tyrant wannabe. There is absolutely nothing he will not ultimately do for power and the attainment of his objectives. Disarming the people to eliminate any meaningful ability to resist tyranny and oppression is always one of the first steps for tyrants trying to take total control.
If you are unwilling to defend your right to your own lives, then you are merely like mice trying to argue with owls. You think their ways are wrong. They think you are dinner.” – Terry Goodkind in “Naked Empire”
From one who made the mistake of forgetting the past:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there’s a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” ~ Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
Citizen disarmament always inevitably leads to mass murder at the hands of tyrants.
- Hitler disarmed the Jews and others, then murdered millions
- Stalin disarmed the Russians, them murdered millions
- Mao disarmed the Chinese peasants, then murdered nearly 100 million
- The Turks disarmed the Armenians, then murdered 1.5-2 million
- Pol Pot disarmed the Cambodians and murdered millions
- Rwanda disarmed its ethnic groups, then murdered millions
The list goes on … about 262 MILLION people murdered BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENTS in the 20th century – AFTER they allowed those governments to disarm them. See: http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM
They ALL thought “It can’t happen here” – until they were disarmed and it started, then it was too late. Don’t make the same mistake. Don’t EVER let your government disarm you.
The Founders knew that government, if not constrained at every step, will continue to accumulate power and control until it becomes tyranny. That’s why they feared standing armies and insisted that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
“A tyrannical rule cannot in any reasonable construction be accounted lawful, and therefore the disturbance of such a government cannot be esteemed seditious, much less traitorous.” – Thomas Aquinas
When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty – Thomas Jefferson
Take the pledge:
Wake up and smell the tyranny!