A great post on the differing views on how to fully realize our gun freedoms – well worth the read!
“In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life and they lost it all – security, comfort and freedom. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them; when the freedom they wished for most was the freedom from responsibility, then the Athenians ceased to be free.”
– Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Today we have the second of a five part video series on the American financial system. The graphics are good and the speakers do a great job of simplifying some of the fog of economics. Enjoy!
Reposted from Christian Mercenary:
As Americans we have wanted the system to work. When the government and the bankers wrecked the economy and looted trillions of dollars in private IRAs, 401ks, home equity and business equity, we waited for the economy to stabilize to where those funds would return. Instead, the government took trillions more in debt to pay off the bankers and government agencies that wrecked the economy in the first place.
When they passed Obamacare through back-door deals and open government bribes in the form of the Cornhusker Kickback and other sweetheart deals to key senators and House members, we waited for the Supreme Court to rule this monstrosity unconstitutional, as logic would dictate that it was.
When the Justice Department was caught red-handed walking guns across the border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels (ultimately to kill one of our own law-enforcement officers), we waited for the resignation of the Attorney General, as well we should expect.
When Benghazi revealed that the Secretary of State had denied protection to the American Embassy prior to the attack, we waited for the resignation of the Secretary of State, as well we should expect.
When all of the scandals of the Obama Administration leaked out to the public through bloggers rather than the media, we expected the media to step up with their obligations to the public, the way they had with previous administrations.
When the NSA was caught red-handed violating the Fourth Amendment protections against invasions of privacy without warrants, we expected the resignation of the head of the NSA, as well we should expect.
When none of these things drew the ire of the media, we expected the Republican Party to draw the line and offer articles of impeachment, as well we should expect.
We have waited for the American system to work throughout all of the rampant abuses and corruption we have witnessed.
The Constitution offers remedies for the abuses of government. When the people will have waited and let the authorities pursue legal means and it becomes obvious that no remedy to the widespread violations of the public’s liberty is forthcoming it is the de facto right of the people to take matters into their own hands. Any violations of law must be weighed against the reality that no legal means of redress were likely to offer relief.
If the Constitution cannot offer protection of liberty to the people, it cannot offer protection from the people.
What we have left is force, open, raw and cruel. It goes both ways.