Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Few Words On Gun Control

From The Right Perspective Ranger Tom is a regular reader of I Luv SA, always adding thought provoking and insightful comments to posts. He also has his own blog, Ranger Tom’s Rants (although he sports a less politically correct name on the blog). Which is exactly one of the reasons why I appreciate his articles – Ranger Tom calls a spade a spade. He doesn’t pussy-foot around issues. Here is Ranger Tom with “A few words on Gun Control”: Almost everyone here in the US can tell you what was to be the first battle in our War of Independence. The Battle of Lexington Green in Massachusetts in April, 1775. Paul Revere, riding his horse throughout the night spreading the word that the “The British are coming, the British are coming!” But what’s now conveniently left out of the US History textbooks today is why the British were coming. And why was that? Here’s what they’re leaving out: General Thomas Gage, military governor of Massachusetts, under direct orders of King George, decided to counter these moves by sending a force out of Boston to confiscate weapons stored in the village of Concord. Confiscate the weapons… And why did the British want the weapons confiscated? Well, to be able to properly control one’s subjects, first you must be able to take away their ability to resist. It’s the main reason our founding Fathers put the Second Amendment into the Bill of Rights, or collectively, the First 10 Amendments to the Constitution. They, of all people knew that any Government could grow to distrust its people, and in time, subjugate them. The only way to really insure that this would never happen is to give the citizens the tools in which to defend themselves from tyranny. Take away the guns, you have slaves. [READ THE COMPLETE COLUMN]
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