reply to post by boymonkey74
I notice how this thread has little attention yet is pretty much the most relevant point when considering what it means to say "united we stand." in
reference to all things constitutional.
There are currently people in the US who would burn the flag as happily as they would trample the constitution. They are still US citizens.
There are currently people in the US who would wage war on anyone who is not the same as them. Regardless of their citizen status.
There are people who will stockpile weapons, ammunition, food, etc and prepare for the end of the world. They won't let the next guy touch their food
if they determine they are just yuppy twits who have not prepared.
Yet when it comes to guns, it's told to everyone that they are a unified strong staunch people, willing to stand up for the flag and fight tyranny
where it is found, be it foreign or domestic.
If, as it's been pointed out in this thread, that the people are the power, and the government is elected to represent them, then should the
government fall, just what leader will be appointed to stand for all?
you guessed it. The one with the most to gain.
This pipe dream that the USA is a haven of like minded gun owning vigilant people ready to step on anyone who threatens to step on them, is a figment
of the collective imagination.
You take away the thread of authority that is continually attacking their freedoms and you will get anarchy. Not a unified people with guns..
Anarchy.. and law abiding citizens who stand tall and proud as good men and women of moral fibre, would turn to protecting themselves and their own
above all and any other citizens who may want what they have.
United we stand.... Rallies patriotic emotions. Makes people stand up and be silent.
Annnnnddd.. back to jersy shore.