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Originally posted by harvib
I bet I will catch a lot of heat for this but here goes. I don't think we can continue to blame the Government for the state of affairs. Our Government is supposed to work for us, the people. We have taken an extended vacation and expected our unmanaged Government to be the same as when we left. Our Government has done what every other Government in the history has done, work to obtain more power. It was up to us to keep that in check and we have failed. The people have become complacent.
Originally posted by hugeflail
I don't know why man, but you've got me wondering who is benefiting from it because you can sure someone is.
Originally posted by Trauma
You have a lot of history to learn my friend. The 90's were not "good times", the USA was wrapped up in the gulf wars. We had the staged Oklahoma city bombing which accelerated the federalizing of the police and cracking down on patriot groups and militias. The staged Columbine shootings paved the way for increasing anti-2nd amendment sentiments and laws.
The US public have been incrementally eased into this current state of affairs. It did not happen suddenly, although some major events certainly stand out as catalysts.
There are a multitude of events throughout the last century that have lead up to today.