posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 09:05 PM
Originally posted by Trueman
No offense but....., this thing about guns became another two-sided issue. No need to pick a side, millions like me doesn't have a gun and doesn't
want one. I understand many folks like guns and respect that, but thinking about a future possible revolution, civil war or fight against a government
is a hollywoodian excuse to have guns. Rebels in other countries are victorious just because they count with support of powerfull governments.
No offense taken Trueman. Most of us don't want a civil war either, but the whole idea is that our federal government stays under control such that
it would never be necessary. In order to keep a federal government under control, the power has to remain with the States and the People, as was the
design of the founding fathers of our government.
That's why there were clauses written into the Constitution that prevented the federal government from having a standing army for more than 2 years
without congressional permission. Guess what. We've had a standing federal army for most of the existence of this country. Therefore, the massive
military power resides in the federal government, when by design it was supposed to reside with the States and the People.
We are now the subjects of the federal government under threat of force. This force has been demonstrated many times over in unconstitutional and
fundamentally illegal sieges by the federal government. The general population is restricted by law from having weaponry of such a force that it
could equal or better that of the federal government. This is also against the design of the founding fathers and is constitutionally illegal.
History has shown us that the federal government is subject to corruption and the loyalty of those in federal government has shifted to major
industries and banks, and is no longer representative of the People. In promoting its own interests, the federal government has been responsible for
countless atrocities that have resulted in cruel oppression, death, and destruction beyond compare.
That's why some people chose to make sure they can keep their arms and hope to be able to stand up to the oppressive federal government.