Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
United States Marine Corps
The Government’s continual interventions into the life of individuals is reaching a point where people are starting to push back or threaten non compliance. As Government grows, its tentacles start to reach more and more areas of our lives. As more people are affected by Government regulations, each individual reaches a point where they decide that they have had enough. It is not the last straw that breaks the camels back, it is the accumulation of all the incremental straws, combined with the last straw that breaks the camels back, this is the law of marginal utility, read more here
. Each individual has a different level of tolerance before he will push back against what is pushing against him.
We are approaching a time where Government actions are moving ever-increasing numbers of people to the other side of the teeter totter, the result won’t be pretty.
Americans have enjoyed individual freedoms since the beginning of the country. The Constitution was ratified to protect the freedom of the individual from the Federal Government. As Jefferson said, “The two enemies of the people are criminals and Government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Many people think that tyranny can’t happen in America, they think that when individuals are elected into Government positions they turn in their pitch fork and horns and receive a halo and wings. Apparently the words “public servant” or “public service” gives a politician or bureaucrat an exemption from scrutiny. Our founders weren’t as generous with their trust of people in power as we are today. Just because the standard of living of society has increased, and technology has advanced so far from the time of our founding doesn’t mean human nature has changed. Human beings come out of the womb just as selfish as they did hundreds of years ago. As Thomas Sowell has said, “Each generation born is, an invasion on society of little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” I think that maybe, just maybe, people born hundreds of years ago had a better chance of being civilized, than the generations starting with the baby boomers. Children born hundreds of years ago had more responsibility at an earlier age than children today, and they weren’t sheltered from the consequences of their actions like children are today. What better way to teach children that actions have consequences than giving them responsibility and holding them accountable.
Because our present political leaders are more selfish than our founders generation, the chance for tyranny by the State is greater today than it was at our founding. George Washington could have been king for life, but he stepped down after two terms as president. That was the precedent all presidents followed until FDR tried to be our king. The twenty-second amendment was passed in 1951 to protect us against anyone who held himself in higher esteem than “the indispensable man” George Washington. We all must understand that our individual freedoms are at risk, not from outside enemies, but from the very Government that was created to protect these freedoms. When our politicians take the oath of office, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.“, what are the consequences if they don’t abide by this oath? They have been the domestic enemy of individual freedom for the last hundred years.
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