posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 06:06 PM
reply to post by WaterBottle
Eh, you are kind of doing the same thing.
I don't support the concept of a civil war, I think it is possible with ACTUAL protest, but a civil war is NOT unfathomable. It just always seems
that way. I bet it seemed that way before the first one.
It will always seem unimaginable in a civilized modern country. They don't start all at once, people don't just pick up their guns and fall in. It
starts with an incident.
The fact is people are worried, and worry turns to fear, and fear can turn to action. We do have a right to own weapons, they are NOT a problem nor
are they the cause. Attacking guns is a way to give the appearance of problem solving without actually doing anything to fix the problem, rather it
just creates a bigger problem and infringes on people's rights.
The problem that gun advocates have made for themselves is that they have tried to soften their words and bend to the left by saying they keep their
guns for hunting and sport, really they should have just been honest and said "it's our right, it's in the constitution to make sure you (the
government) can't overthrow the rule of the people." They gave the answer that created the least response and accusations so they didn't have to
answer questions like "so you think you will need to overthrow the government, blah blah etc" and so they couldn't be called nutters. They should
have just admitted all along that it was because it is a right guaranteed them by the constitution and put in place in case the government started
hurting the people.
Our system of representation is obsolete and so it is becoming more corrupt. People have near instantaneous communication and so representatives
aren't really that necessary. We should be calling for term limits for all government figures and working to achieve our will via technology. We
should probably elect officials in a similar fashion to jury duty and anything they propose should be voted on every time by the people at each level
Something has to change and it's not the rights of the people. it's our government system.