posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 02:10 PM
This thread is a microcosm of the debate and why its so problematic.
People do not understand the concepts and ideas that they are forming opinions on.
Lets start with rights.
The government does not grant us rights. We have them because we are human. We create governments to become a means of guarding, preserving and
protecting our rights. We create them to provide neutral arbitration where our individual rights bump into the individual rights of another.
In the course of time governments can become an unchained creature. A faceless entity that assumes powers and "rights" that it does not
philosophically have , but due to its physical power it practically has.
It is to combat this assumption of power, that the people have the right to bear arms in their defense. This was codified in the 2nd amendment to the
US constitution. The Bill of rights is not a list of rights that the people have. Its a list of limitations on the governments power. A list to keep
the chain on the government.
The people must always be on guard for the governments attempts to slip its bounds. We must be ever watchful of its intentions and constantly willing
to check its actions. If we do not it WILL overpower us. Government is even more dangerous when it is actively aided in its attempts to gain power by
individuals who wish to control that power for corrupt and lets just call it evil purposes.
For the last 100 years there has been more than one group of people who wish to grow the power of government to its most terrible conclusion. They
wish to crush the common citizen and forever make him subservient to that government monster.
In that light we must examine what has been done to the idea of adulthood.
My great grand parents were born in the early 1900's (My maternal grandmothers parents). They married when they were 17 and 16 respectively. They
rented a small home and went to work in the local mill until they raised the funds to purchase their first home with land to farm. They eventually
built this into a large commercial chicken farm. Their daughter married her boyfriend when he came home from WW2, they were 18 and 17 and went on to
raise a family. This included my mother who married my father when he was 19 and she was 17. I was born 9 months later.
That was 44 years ago. That was the norm in the US during that 75 years of time. What was also normal was for kids to have access to guns. Guns were
prolific. Guns were in schools. There were a few so called "mass" shootings but it was really rare and people understood that sometimes a person could
go crazy and do something terrible. It was not a reason to change everyone's lives. What we also had in this time were institutions. We had the
Scouts. We had the rotary club, we had the JayCees, we had the Masons, we had the Elks, the VFW, the American Legion, the Shriners. Boys clubs, Girls
clubs, heck the Mickey Mouse club. Everyone belonged to something, even if it was just your local church. We were part of our communities and we
understood what respect was, what was right and what was wrong.
Over the last 44 years all that has been destroyed.
The institutions were called offensive or old fashioned. They were not cool, they were dismantled to be more "inclusive". The families were destroyed.
When I was born and all through my time in school I knew exactly ONE person who's parents had been divorced. The families shrank. My grandfather had
12 brothers and sisters. My mom had 3. I have a brother but I only have 1 child because we could not afford to have two.
Our boys are deemed to be broken...just because they are boys, and the education system demands that they be medicated with powerful drugs that have
an unknown effect.
This is what they have done.
They have destroyed the underpinning of our society. They have removed the morality that held people together and prevented people from acting out on
their most animal urges.
They have pushed and pushed the idea that you cant be responsible for your actions when you are a child (and therefore someone has to take care of
you). Now they want to push the definition of when "childhood" ends well into the mid 20's. Since parents are not around guess it will have to be the
government that acts as your mom and dad.
Well history says that's only a recent idea. It cant be accurate. It cant be backed up by anything other than someone pushing an agenda and skewing
their evidence. Our society has lasted for generations without this level of government control and history tells us that when governments gain this
level of control its ends in mass bloodshed.
They are doing this for a reason, and you are falling for it.
this debate REALLY is not about guns. Its about who owns you and who is responsible for you. Its about who you think deserves to control you. Is it
YOU or is it Them? The only way you can maintain that control is if there remains a bulwark to check the monster. The most effective bulwark is a
population that is armed and willing.