posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 11:22 AM
Originally posted by projectvxn
I'm going to be completely honest here. I am the reason you need an 'assault' rifle. I am a highly trained and expert marksman in the US Army. With
the badges on my ERB to prove it. I am an expert in pistol, rifle, and machine gun use and aerial gunnery .
I am trained in breaching tactics, hand to hand combat, force on force, and have the best equipment your tax dollars can buy. I belong to the most
advanced and lethal military force the world has ever known and while I am a man of principles and take my oath to the Constitution seriously, there
is no telling what future generations of soldiers will think and believe...If they do at all.
You should not, under any circumstances question my ability to wreak utter destruction upon the enemy. Myself and every soldier, airman , marine,
sailor, and coast guardsman are more than capable of destroying the enemy. Whether it's the taliban or a modern and cohesive military
The notion that some have that the threat of tyranny is a bygone fear of generations long past is ignorance at best. How anyone can look at the
changes I've seen and not see the clear and present dangers to our freedoms, especially since 9/11, is beyond me. I am not a "Truther", but you
don't have to be one to see the litany of attacks on our liberties since the Patriot Act was passed. The last 12 years have seen enormous changes in
how government and the people express the relationship between them. I don't believe that relationship is what the founders intended, nor is it what
the American people really want.
The powergrabs by government have many people concerned. Including people like me. And if I'm worried, should you be too? Why would we trust
government that has used that trust to enrich its members and corporate cronies, and for the accretion of ever more power, with the stewardship of our
safety? Safety, as well as Liberty will always be the responsibility of the people...The individual, dare I say it. To abdicate that responsibility to
government is asking for abuse. Maybe not today. But tomorrow? Do you have that answer? Because I don't.
Whether liberal or conservative or libertarian or anarchist or communist, don't let there be a moment in our history where there was no one left to
speak for you. Speak with one American voice.
edit on 26-1-2013 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)
I'm having a little trouble understanding. Let's see. You're a trained killer working for the United States military, and you and you fellow
soldiers could wreck havoc and destruction, where ever the need may arise. Because you exist as a unit under the directions of the government, we the
people should be concerned as the might of your force could well be turned against the United States citizenry. Therefore we all need to have a gun in
the basement. Makes good sense to me. I'm a little fuzzy on how one guy with a Ar. is going to stand up against you trained killers.
I really believe we have become overly concerned about a tyrannical government rounding up and abusing it's citizens. That's a really messy thing
for a government to do. Our liberties have been slowly eroded of the last several years no doubt. I think the question we need to ask ourselves is,
Why? When we find that answer we might find a way to approach the problem. Armed conflict between the citizens and government in this country is not
going to be something the majority of the people here are going to support, as the disruptions to ordinary life would be too severe.
It is fairly obvious that there are a number of folks out there who are passionate about protecting liberty. My advice, if you are serious, you need
to get some organization going. Just be aware this may be seen as sedition and escalate oppression. As I see it a big problem any well armed militia
bent on restoring liberty will face is public relations. As long as the government maintains a reasonably functioning economy with an acceptable
degree of stability, active organized bands of well armed men are going to be viewed as disruptive, and then those such as yourself will have their
training put to use.
The real revolution in this country will come from people becoming educated, and involved with their governance at a very local level. We see this
already as a strategy used by those rich and powerful who would want to own all of this country. Their focus is on state governments. Control these
and you control the federal government. Democracy is not dead, just currently under utilized by the people.
Spreading fear can not be our best effort. The time of the gun is one we must make every effort to avoid.