I'm on the right side of politics and enjoy a good debate on government, the economy, common sense, and the rights of the people.
With Memorial Day weekend soon upon us, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of just how important some key Liberal policies are; especially gun control. Liberals don’t like guns so they should be banned, plain and simple. It kind of reminds us of the birth of this great nation in some ways. I know that if you are under 35, chances are that the real history of America was never actually taught to you in school, so I’ll happily repeat it. Europeans began colonizing North America in the 16th century and the British established a strong foothold along the Eastern seaboard with 13 colonies, yet due to numerous disputes with England, these colonies finally revolted leading us into our first war. The American Revolution (which by the way WAS actually fought with guns, both pistols and rifles and heavy weapons of mass destructions – artillery including howitzers, cannons, and mortars,) was fought over 8 bloody years until at last America triumphed and gained her freedom.
Gun Control is the 1700's
Many people don’t know that gun ownership played a huge role in that first war. The British gun control programs that precipitated the Revolution were the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to enforce the confiscations. Good old King George was not a big fan of people doing what they wanted, kind of like the Liberals we have in America today; he was overly paranoid that the colonists were acquiring goods from outside the official government channel. You see, the government controlled the flow of everything in those times, which made it easy to add crippling taxes or limit supplies to punish anyone who stepped out of line; by all means it was a Liberal dream come true. Ironically, the British who acted very liberal were also strong supporters of having a standing army and yes, that army did have guns. They used this standing army heavily to enforce their tyrannical rule and keep people in line (notice the trend of how they like keeping people in line – its code for subjugation.) So, in good control-freak fashion coupled with being super-broke from spending on things which had no ROI (sound familiar?) the King and his jackbooted soldiers imposed many fun and exciting taxes on the colonies to create new revenue streams and regulate trade – I know by now many of you are feeling the need to take a break and go sit quietly in your safe space and breathe into paper bags, so I’ll pause for a while.
OK, so your back, well at least the Liberal women are back. I’ll bet most of the feminized liberal guy/gals are still standing in line at Target waiting to use the bathroom of their choice. Oh well, let’s resume with the crippling taxes and control information. Prime Minister George Grenville was the quintessential bureaucrat; whether he was creating new regulations, with fees of course, or regulating trade, or controlling the courts and how violators were punished. America was under the heel of the boot and there seemingly wasn’t much the people could do, and it looked like they were about to capitulate entirely (quite similar to what the Republican Congress has been doing under King Obama’s rule,) until that little old thing called the Boston Tea Party. When the British government cozied up with a multi-national global company (East India Trading Company) and the spawn was a brand new tax to help the ailing (too big to fail I assume) company, angry mobs decided they had enough of the tyrannical behavior and revolted. As the violence swelled, the British government implemented many punitive techniques, including the ones mentioned earlier, which were solely aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, who just so happened to not agree with being taxed into an early grave by a greedy and poorly managed government.
It's not gun control - just CONTROL
Yes, I know many of you are feeling a sort of déjà vu at just how similar these events feel as compared to our current situation. Hang on because the fun part of the story is next. So the British attempted to punish Bostonians by closing their port, so the citizens seized the munitions stores and began arming the citizenry. Not to be outdone, the British government went full throttle on gun control since they saw that as a way to keep the colonists from fighting back against armed Redcoats. Well, we know how that worked out for the King and his minions. These British abuses provide insight into the reason why we have a Second Amendment. When your government asks you to give up the only thing that truly keeps them from totally subjugating you, it’s time to ask yourself why. When they try to forcibly take them or restrict things like bullets and magazine sizes, it’s time to ask yourself why. It’s been proven that gun control won’t reduce the murder rate (yes, people that want to kill find other weapons if guns aren’t available,) so the only logic foreseeable is control. Laws disarming non-threatening and tax-paying citizens are unconstitutional but still the liberal try to work the edges. Isn’t it time we started calling gun-control by its real name…just plain old CONTROL.
Tribute to Americans Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
So Comrades, enough of this serious and fact-based conversation, as I know many of you will now need to spend the weekend with a micro-aggression councilor or other therapist of your choosing. We should simply remember that this is the weekend we honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to grant us and defend that FREEDOM that most of us take for granted. Fly your flags high and proud, tell any foreigner who feels threatened by the symbol of this nation where to find transportation back to the place they came from, and remember that it’s up to each and every one of us to preserve the rights we have or become a subjugated nation…by our own hand. God Bless America and the remaining patriots who are still willing to step up and defend her still today. Amen, Semper Fi, Play Ball, Gentlemen Start Your Engines, pass the potato salad, and most importantly Thank You, from the bottom of my heart for your service!!!
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book
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Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 26, 2017:
Once again we are near Memorial Day; many of our military family members have passed on. Some to the fanfare of a hero, but many more went quietly to their final resting places. The facts won't change that the world is becoming more dangerous each day. I'm thankful that we have so many brave men and women who are willing to stare down the evil-doers of this world and defend our great nation, even if it results in their making the ultimate sacrifice.
Daniel White on May 26, 2016:
Prohibiting the people to buy and own guns is a slap in the face of all those who gave their lives supporting our constitution. Of course there should be some regulations on who can own a firearm such as having to go through a background check to make sure someone doesn't have a history of terrorism or violence with a weapon, but overall the average citizen should be able to own a firearm, especially when it comes to areas such as self-defense or even as simple as sport shooting or hunting.
Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 26, 2016:
I'm one of those non-traditional Republicans - I'm a supporter of gun rights and a supporter of reproductive rights
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 26, 2016:
Do liberals say ban women's reproductive rights? No, but conservatives do! Are liberals wanting to keep women barefoot and pregnant! No, but conservatives are doing everything they can to keep women in "their place," and some conservative women seem to like it. I'm not accusing you of it RJ because I don't know your feelings on the matter, but it seems like gun control and reproductive rights are relative, at least in my state.
Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 25, 2016:
Spot on analysis and validation / if it doesn't come between liberals and control, they could care less
The Logician from now on on May 25, 2016:
Every freedom we have comes at the cost of some innocent lives, much much more death than occurs at the hands of nut cases with guns or other unnecessary gun deaths.
Do liberals say ban automobiles because innocent people die in auto accidents? NO! A lot of nut cases out there driving lethal automobiles!
Do liberals say ban airplanes (after 911?) with terrorist attacks still using airplanes? NO!
Do liberals say ban bad habits? (Half of U.S. Cancer Deaths Due to Bad Habits, Study Finds) NO!
Do liberals ban swimming pools because of drownings? NO!
Why is this? Obviously you can't ban people's freedoms even though they may often result in unwanted deaths. So to is owning guns one of people's freedoms. You can't ban freedoms unless and only unless you wish to take that freedom away for only one reason, control.
Why aren't liberals calling for the above to be banned? Only one reason, those freedoms are no threat to their desire of control over everyone, their obvious goal and as Ralph has pointed out, the goal of tyrants throughout history.
I'm not talking about regulation, freedoms should be regulated to the extent of protection of the public's safety, but ask any liberal if they would vote to ban all guns if that were possible and their answer will be an emphatic yes.