I was thinking of something while driving home...Those of the left-leaning ilk have set themselves up for quite a conundrum:
They make the insinuation that life under Bush is a facist government.
Yet they support Gun Control.
Let me tell you why that is a contradictory point of view to take:
"but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist.''
--Federalist Paper #29.
The purpose behind the second amendment is to assure that, should the government become too abusive of power, the people could take it back.
The typical liberal slant on the US today is that the present state is the end-times for the US, and all is lost.
If that were the case, you would think they would be all for unrestricting Gun-control laws to take back the govnerment.
But, they aren't.
Because it is simply more political posturing.
Please, make no mistake. I am NOT advocating the overthrow the US by force by any means.
I think the measures that the liberals decry so much are being done because of the times that we live in.
We can't go back to being isolationist.
And we've done this sort of thing before.
FDR had six Nazi terrorists shot without a trial.
Lincoln arrested southern politicians, thereby denying southern governments the chance to get together to vote for secession. And denied due process for their trial.
Go read up on the the stuff we did during the cold war...it'll raise your neckhairs...
The point is: the purpose of our military and intelligence services is to protect democracy, not practice it.
And as far as I am concerned, if you are in the US or another country, and you are attacking us without wearing a uniform, you have no rights to geneva convention protection.
We play by the rules. You should too.
With that, I'm out