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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Democracy, Guns and Trees... oh my!

I encourage everyone to watch the videos produced by Zo... he's very knowledgeable as well as imaginative.

How many people think America is a Democracy? It's amazing to me but not surprising. I didn't graduate from High School knowing much of anything about how our government and how our country works. I just sighed and rolled my eyes when we had to discuss things like that. I don't even know if the teacher was telling me what I needed to know or filling my head with mush. I just didn't pay that much attention.

America is not a Democracy... we are a Republic.

There are few people who really care about what's going on with our government, especially those coming out of High School. Oh, there are those graduating who know far more than I do, but the majority of them just want to graduate so they can get on with their lives. So many Americans don't understand why they SHOULD care about how our government is changing.

As Zo says here... freedom of speech is more about being able to speak out against our government if they become or may become oppressive without the fear of being put in jail or silenced to death. So many Americans think freedom of speech is the ability to just say whatever you want, no matter how shocking (and the more shocking the better) to anyone who will listen. That isn't what it's all about.

The subject of gun control is a sensitive subject indeed. Democrats want to ban them... take them out of the hands of American citizens because guns are dangerous. Guns can and sometimes do have a part in criminal activities... but taking them away from citizens will not make that fact any less than it is now.

If they make owning a handgun or any other gun illegal, it will inevitably make it EASIER for criminals to get their hands on guns. It makes no difference if you can buy them at the local gun store or in a back alley. Making a person register their gun has no affect on criminals. When was the last time a criminal went in to a store, registered for a gun, sat back during the waiting process to actually buy the gun and then went out to rob a bank?

They don't go to the store... they go to the alley.

Making guns illegal will change nothing for criminals... instead there will be more guns made available to them illegally because those selling them will have a lot more on hand.

Banning guns causes law abiding citizens to become criminals merely because they want to protect themselves against the "real" bad guys. Not criminals in that they commit horrible crimes, but instead criminals in the eyes of those who ban guns and cause people to use the same sources criminals use to purchase them.

I agree with Zo in that a person should get the proper training when it comes to shooting a gun and thus, owning one. I also agree that the government has no business knowing whether I own one gun or twenty. So long as I am knowledgeable in the use of them, then how many I have is my business and no one else's.

I love the mention of trees in this video... liberals continue to tell us that America is a horrible country because we harm the environment. They forget to mention that we are the leading country when it comes to taking care of the environment. We don't chop down trees and build without consideration of the environment and future generations of Americans. We replant trees in areas where they are cut down... we harvest what is needed and we continue this process generation after generation.


Arc said...

Ok so some thoughts here, the second amendment is basically the action part of the first amendment, it is the part of the constitution that gives it teeth.

The second amendment makes the first possible, the idea of the second amendment wasn't to be able to hunt, or to ward off criminals (unless you correctly categorize government as criminals) the second amendment was put in place to protect the citizenry against tyrannical government.

Secondly, I have heard it said that there are now more trees in the U.S. than there were when the first colonists came.

Bug said...

It benefits the government of the Liberal Left to take guns away because know the truth of the matter. American's will not put up with their crap long enough for them to take their guns forefully; that is why they sneak laws through while we sleep in our beds.

May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~