Originally posted by Amuk
There is two issues bothering me about the after effects of this disaster that I believe will have long term repercussions.
One is the Government taking away citizens guns.
Isn't situations like this one of the REASONS for the second amendment?
keep a tyrannical
government in check.
Lemme just say, first of all, if I had property that was being threatened, I'd be locking and loading too. The government's not gonna take care of
your property. All they're gonna do is seize it/use it/sell it.
Folks who have such a stake should take measures to guard against these unlawful seizures. Now, I'm not for breaking the laws, but ya know what? Our
very government has overstepped THEIR controlling legal authority (the US Constitution)! These laws that are governing what's going on down in LA.
are unconstitutional! They are FEMA diktats authorized by presidential directive! Boiled down: PURE BS! It began under Carter and beefed up under
Reagan in the early '80's (See: Garden Plot, REX 84)
I learned a valuable lesson once in boot camp. When you have something the government considers contraband, and you know you NEED it, don't show your
entire hand. Be smarter than them. Play along. Give 'em what they think they want, and hold back on your stash. You keep half of it hidden and make
them think they have it all. They'll go away, and you'll still be protected. I know its a dangerous game, but that's life; and you are the only one
who, at the end of the day, is gonna look out for you and your own. The government sure won't.
My second issue is with the Government forcing people off their property.
I understand the water's bad and power's down and on and on.. but come on! I've seen so much property around the French Quarter that held up just
fine! Why should they be forced to leave their property? Because of a health hazard? Look at those properties - do you think those folks can't handle
taking care of themselves until all is restored?! Come on! Those folks have money! They'll be just fine. In a just world, the government has
absolutely NO business making someone leave their property! But the fact is, we do not live in anything remotely resembling a just world. We live in a
state of such corruption in governance it's beyond belief. This government (and probly most others) will do whatever they want to do, to hell with
the people. Look at the recent Supreme Court decision on imminant domain! They said the city/state government can just TAKE your property - screw you!
If it benefits the city/state, than so-be-it! Is that wrong? ABSOLUTELY! Guess what though? The days of there being much honesty left in the 2nd
ammendment, I fear, are long gone.
I personally think this administration (and whoever else) sat back and let this tragedy happen. Why? To purge the poor and black element from the city
of New Orleans so that the greediest and seediest power players can go in there and build their new shining white Las Vegas on the Gulf. Three cheers
for Halliburton and Bechtel! From the Gulf to the Gulf they feed off misery and disaster. But I digress.
NO ONE should be forced out of their homes in New Orleans! It's WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! Just my two cents.