posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 12:04 AM
This has nothing to do with guns. In the parade freedoms being purposefully eroded, guns is simply in front of the viewing stand. They've been
steadily eroding our rights and freedoms for decades. Freedom of speach, freedom of religion, freedom of association, right to privacy, property
rights, freedom to control certain aspects of our medical care, freedom to make legal financial transactions or get on a plane without a law requiring
the bank or airline notify the government, right to not be observed by the government via a total perversion of the warrant process, freedom to
exchange information with other parties or use modern technology to perform research or entertain myself without the possibility of some government
entity observing my behavior.
What's funny is that everytime it happens, folks get fired up about the issue of the day and becomes outraged. Now folks are outraged about the
efforts to restrict legal and responsible use of guns, as they should be if thats the way they feel.
Lets all take a step back and look at the trends and you'll see that this has nothing what so ever to do with guns. Look at the things that needed
to happen for them to even be able to seek restriction of guns.
Technology that makes it possible and financially tolerable, reduced privacy rights, erosion of the doctor patient contract by pushing drs to probe
into matters far beyond the medical issue at hand, many many more.
The folks who love the state and want total government management of our lives and our society don't care which freedoms they erode as long as they
are in the process of eroding a few at a given time. No worries, they'll get around to them all eventually.
Thats why we need to be concerned when any freedom or right is being attacked. Each one make the others stronger. I don't like guns and will
never own one. I'll defend the rights of those who have the opposite view to the best off my ability. I would also hope that they would defend
rights and freedoms I choose to exercise regardless of their individual view on the matter.
It ain't about guns. Today it might be, but in the larger context, it has nothing to do with guns.