Commentator Paul William Lander saw our Facebook post quoting President Obama [above]: “Most members of Congress — and to some degree this is bipartisan — are terrified of the NRA.” He penned the following screed.
I’m seeing a lot of hate against the NRA, and they put EVERYTHING to a vote and actually count the ballots. I know because I receive ballots for the things they put to a vote at least once every two months. There is no gerrymandering or any nonsense like that. No electoral votes, no bullshit. Just a straight count of the votes. That is what you call the truest representation of what the majority wants. Yet the national government quite clearly has all of these representation-skewing processes in place that I mentioned earlier . . .
In the computerized age, everything is instant. If you can track with pinpoint accuracy, figure out where people are and exactly that they’re doing from outer space and be able to tell if they shaved or not, and pile through everyone’s personal information from within government buildings – you can accurately tell whether or not someone voted democrat, republican, or independent. This is not a complicated issue.
Second, many people have stated throughout history that a small government that is minimally involved in people’s everyday lives as possible. With that, any national government should have fear of the people it governs. Despite the picture that Obama likes to paint, a government that has complete knowledge and control over who gets what is under no circumstances anything other than a recipe for disaster. What it comes down to is the question of whether you would rather be free or safe. And the right to bear arms – without limiting what type, quantity, or capacity, is the best representation of that freedom that our country currently has.
Sadly, our country has mostly lost it’s backbone and we find ourselves more often than not at the mercy of the few cowards that run this circus. I’ve heard people make the argument that military forces would storm the country and drones would take out the gun owners, and they’d take over if they really wanted to. But let’s be honest here, there are far more armed American citizens than there will ever be military personnel.
Furthermore, many of those forces are out and about overseas – same with the drones. And even if they weren’t, there aren’t enough drones in the world to take out all the gun owners at the same time if ever there were a revolt and we’d all finally had enough. If you check the math, absolutely nothing supports the idea that the government could do a hostile takeover in the state they’re in.
And if you disarm a population, you take away their ability to contest anything you say. That’s why the Second Amendment is so important. It’s the great equilizer in the governmental system. And ultimately is what gives people the power to fight back. I’m the son of a history teacher and I know my way around every war that has ever taken place – and one of the first steps in the downfall of a great and free nation is to disarm it’s populace and instill fear.
People scoff at the phrase “big brother is watching”, but let’s have a look at all the NSA, FBI, CIA, and all the other government organizations have done to monitor everyday lives of people who are not a threat. It should come as no surprise that we are not far from losing those rights. Hence why people like myself fight so hard against these supposed “gun sense laws” – as if there ever were any sense to them.
Call me crazy if you like, but I’m a libertarian and proud of it. And I’d rather live in a world where people are allowed to do what they want (without harming anyone unless they are forced to obviously) and are not 100% safe than a world where we are 100% safe but live under complete scrutiny. If that’s such a terrible mentality and makes no sense to you, you’re part of the problem.
This has been a rant by one honest and loyal to a fault NRA member, gun owner, and proudly independent American that lives within his means and asks nothing from anyone. I don’t harm people I don’t absolutely have to, I don’t disrespect anyone unless they have done so to me first, and above all else I mind my own business unless I think someone’s life is in danger. And I’m seriously getting tired of being called all sorts of unmentionable names for being a gun owner. Enough is enough. Rant over.