I read an article by Michael Reagan today, which bemoaned the fact that the alleged Boston bomber brothers weren’t stopped before the event “because law enforcement and the intelligence community didn’t share surveillance information effectively enough.”
At the end, Reagan bemoans the fact that “… it was humiliating to watch a proud city be shut down and terrorized for more that 24 hours, its people cowering and ‘sheltering in place’ because of two punks with pistols and a couple of homemade pipe bombs.”
Really? Yes, it was humiliating, but I would assert that the people of the Boston area “cowered” and “sheltered in place,” not because of a lack of sufficient “Big Brother” police state surveillance or the actions of ‘two punks with pistols and a couple of homemade pipe bombs,’ but because the people of Boston, like those in most areas controlled by leftist/statist politicians, have been substantially rendered defenseless by senseless, ineffective – in fact counter-productive” – gun control laws and a government-instilled “we have to rely on the government to protect us from every evil” mentality.
Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens because criminals sometimes misuse them is like having someone forcibly castrated because you think their neighbor has too many kids.
The leftists/statists always oppose any rationale defense, whether it is an anti-missile defense against foreign threats or the ability to use firearms to defend against thugs, madmen, terrorists, and (don’t forget) tyrants. One can only conclude that they (liberal statists in government) are the tyrants and their aim is to render us defenseless against their tyranny, even at the expense of our security. Our own leftist, statist tyrants are the greatest threat to our lives and liberty. The foreign enemies, thugs, madmen, and terrorists are just along for the ride.
The display of government excess, as evidenced by “locking down” the city and sending thousands of highly armed, militarized “police” agents, with armored fighting vehicles, full combat body armor, and automatic weapons to drag families from their homes at gunpoint, perform countless involuntary warrantless searches with absolutely no probable cause, and (reportedly) seize weapons was nothing short of the most shameful mass violation of civil rights since the door to door gun confiscations of Katrina and the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.8 BILLION rounds of ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 5 times or more – enough for over 20 years of warfare here in the homeland at the intensity of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict – most of it hollow point ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law, and have just ordered more and an additional 7,000 FULLY AUTOMATIC “personal defense” weapons. They have also recently purchased almost 3,000 armored fighting vehicles for use on the streets of America, in addition to the many already obtained from DoD. How does anyone with the capability of rational thought escape the conclusion that our government is preparing for a war on its own citizens?
Boston was just a beta test of “Police State 2.0” They’re just waiting for an opportunity — most likely one of their own manufacture — to play on an even grander scale with their new toys. Ever seen the Bruce Willis movie “The Siege” ??? Their dream world will make that look like a good day in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Wake up and smell the tyranny! Never let your government disarm you! It never ends well for the disarmed and defenseless.