Originally posted by michaelbrux
reply to post by Snake Plisskin
I'm probably younger and less experienced and knowledgeable than you.
Do you know what a Government is?
A Government is a Barrier, not much different than a wall or fence. just more advanced.
The only people that could possibly want it altered in strange ways are the ones that are outside and inhibited by the barrier so that they can
destroy the ones that are protected by it or for who's benefit it was constructed.
Ok I see you point of view.
The way I look at it is its just people who want to see their unalienable rights protected. Religious people and patriotic people do not see
government as the thing that actually grants them rights but that rights are merely listed down for your benefit and that god (whichever one you
worship) is the one that created this world for his children to divide up and enjoy and this forms the common law where everyone is equal to each
other, (as brothers and sisters) but all are under the authority of god. (the father) God-given Unalienable rights are rights you have at birth and
can't be taken away or granted by government since you can't be granted something that you already have.
I don't think it is about trying to radically alter anything but to merely preserve the things they are very passionate about. Is discussing it
really all that dangerous?
Whether there are enemies trying to change things are real or imagined is another topic. There could be real radicals out there hoping to bring
anarchy and take advantage of weaknesses but honestly I don't think 'oath keepers' are the bad guys here imo.
It's more a case of "we want to be left alone in peace please. And don't want to be treated like criminals for exercising our rights" ...than... "lets
bring in changes that destroy the system to weaken the nation".
Maybe this site has made us all too paranoid and fearful. lol
Remember that merely obeying law doesn't = justice. There are many laws made that can be unjust and that people will break them to show they do not
accept that to break them is harming anyone. (The Prohibition era
?) This is
why discussion is important. People who break laws which are considered unjust by society; and which harm nobody, are not the same as hardcore
criminals that are dangerous people. If no crime is committed and no harm is done to property or other people, then they can not be put into the
dangerous basket. The media likes to twist the image of reality to make an interesting story in order to make something more shocking than it really
is to get more money. An example would be emphasis of things like "gun crime" (calling it gun crime instead of just crime) when trying to push for gun
control laws. But when laws are brought in to control it, the media no longer focuses on that (because they no longer need to hype it now) and moves
to other issues almost as if the media is manipulated by political forces in their reporting to help serve an agenda, which is wrong. It should be
unbiased reporting without givng opinion either way - only raw facts.
edit on 15-6-2012 by Snake Plisskin because: (no reason given)