Another thread on guns, I know, but instead of angry and at times violent vitrol, the insignificant nobody me is trying to help others look for other
ways, more peacefully where none gets hurt.
The founding fathers started the revolution with an effective and honest slogan - 'no taxes without representation'.
It was a genuine heartfelt call from England's colony, afterall, why pay taxes when the people in the colony had no say over issues that matters to
the livelihood of courageous settlers in the new land?
Similarly, why should today's generation pay taxes if the political parties are merely symbolic and do not represent the will of the People, but
subject the People to their personal agendas? And do not bother to consult or listen to more people except to their own sycophants?
During Julius Caesar's time, the senate tried many ways to curtail Caesar's expantionist ambitions of becoming the 2nd Alexander the great. They
failed and were seen as petty. Finally, they discovered a way - hinder funding for his dreams, and with no funds to pay for troops and logistics, he
Caesar do have good intentions, but so did the republic senators whom are happy with their lifestyle in Rome and do not seek for more conquests. His
actions in the end caused the tragic end of the republic experiment of Rome, one of the greatest civilisation known in our current history. But this
thread is not about Caesar, the point is 'taxes'.
President Obama, like Caesar, do have good intentions. Majority of his gun control bill signed by executive actions are good, except for the few that
IS a direct destruction of the 2nd amendment - Assualt weapon ban.
Assualt weapons are not meant for hunting, but protection of americans, their loved ones and nation from domestic and foreign enemies. Today, america
is at peace, but no mortal knows the future. The founding fathers had foresight on human nature, and knew one day americans will find that law useful,
precious and life saving.
In the 17th century, the musket was a powerful weapon for it created empires and subjugated others who do not have such armaments. Today, the AK 47
rules the world, with just a few insurgents fully capable to hold even nuclear states hostage, such as the Taliban in Pakistan.
Are americans to disarm, or use pistols against well armed power grabbers and criminals, be at their mercy?
No. That ban must be removed.
If not, then there is no point to pay taxes at all. Why should the People pay taxes if it cannot be assured of its own safety? Had violence and
murders ended in disarmed states? Are criminals armed with muskets today? Is being knifed and be crippled better than having a gun to stop such
violence? Had tyranny not occured in Iran, Syria, China and Democratic Republic of NORTH Korea?
Non- payment of taxes will result in one being fined or tossed into prison. However, can the state, let alone the nation, throw MAJORITY of americans
into prison, and bear the economic collapsed of the nation when they cannot be at work? Can the govt even afford to feed the thousand millions in
jail, let alone sustain the public employees when there are no tax revenues to fund social expenditures and govt?
Taxes are the revenues that pays for govt's services. If they refuse to be responsible and accountable to the People except to do as they wish, why
the need to pay taxes to fund them for their own agendas?
President Obama did not favors to his later fight over the debt ceiling with this gun control bill. Satisfy the few minority but loud and vocal
anti-gun lobbyists, but unable to save the lives of 300 million americans if the debt ceiling is not raised, made worse should none be paying taxes.
He may mean well with his gun ban, but it will NOT end violence, and serve no purpose. When human conflicts arises, when there is no gun avaliable,
even a penknife will assuage the mad violent anger and caused harm and hurt.
He is president and is supposed to act on behalf of the People wisely, and not to serve his own pet personal agenda or of the few. Is it worth it?
The 1st amendment protects all americans by giving all a voice to speak up freely without fear or favor in order to progress and evolve, to change or
The 2nd amendment protects the sacred Constitution, People and Nation. If the constitution is attacked, then let it be resolved by all and by any
peaceful means, so that none gets hurt or left behind till no other options are left.
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