Being vocal is the best way to ensure that it don't happen. Good work.
My letter to the local paper:
We all want the best for our nation, just a matter of which policies make it happen. Ever since God granted man ‘free will’ and Adam took Him up on it, the choice of Evil entered our world. Philosophically, I assume that Adam made the choice to experience evil to test himself and prove the Devil’s assertions re him and his Father as wrong. Though well-meaning, we might have bit off more than we can chew; thank God for the mercy of Jesus.
After two weeks of Bob Franken’s unrealistic “Frankensense” relating to gun control, and Turnip’s assertion that racism is the reason many reject Obama’s policies, I reckon the Daily Star editorial staff is either out to educate us or rile us up. Since I believe that NRA top dog Wayne LaPierre is right in saying that “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun”...I’m in the latter category. Our world and community is changing, so I hope the local school boards man up and take proper precautions.
And re racism...after four years of Obama’s race-division politics a lot of us have taken Martin Luther King’s advice and judge Obama not by his color, but his character. His personal injection into the volatile Trayvon Martin killing with his “if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon” comment - while the Black Panthers publically offered a reward for the assassination of the defendant - pretty much did it for me. Eric Holder called us out in being scared to talk about race; people that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks!
Obama, Holder and Franken et al are being disingenuous; though many who support them are just short-sighted and emotionally-misguided. And here’s why. They full well know that a large majority of citizens who have formidable arms (high-capacity magazines) do not do so for personal home protection...but as a last-line deterrent to a tyrannical government. They’ve polled em’, that’s what they believe. Yet nobody wants to say it in public because the very thought of revolting against our own government and the will of the majority is repulsive. But the Founders knew what it felt like to be under the yoke of an all-powerful government with rogues at the top calling the shots, even if a majority of the folk supported that government. Hit the Goggle button on your computer and check out the evidence of the last Century’s history of gun confiscation. Ugly stuff. Power woefully corrupts those who have too much of it - we see it every single day up there in Washington; and it was governments supposedly acting for the good of the common folk that mass-murdered way over a hundred million people after they took their guns.
Last Thursday, your EPA was beat back in a Virginia Court while trying to lawfully have ‘rain’ regulated as a pollutant. Do yall know what that would mean. I means that they come into your back yard and tell you how to run it. Costly permits, inspections, regulations, etc. Check out the satirical movie “Brazil” with Robert De Niro, if you have a expansive mind, strong stomach and a warped sense of humor re big government.
Right now, our President has invoked Executive Privilege to cover for the head of his Justice Dept. Eric Holder, in regard to the evidence of the Fast N Furious gun scandal. How many know what that gun scandal is about? Not many, I’ll bet. Here it is. Holder knew and approved of cutting loose thousands of truly military weapons - including 50 cal. machine guns - to ruthless drug dealers in Mexico. Now these heathen routinely cut the heads off the families of those who resist them...so I wonder if M Holder and Obama consider the lives of Mexican children worth less than those up in Sandy Hook? Disgusting! And Holder thinks I’m racist and wants to take my gun. Mmm huh! How bout just tell the truth up there so we can trust our government! Because “He that is faithful in little, is faithful in much” (Biblical). So tell me that those who support the Second Amendment in it’s original intent to keep sufficient arms in the hands of the common folk in order to limit the power of rogues at the top of government...don’t so in good and responsible conscience. Or to keep a gun in the house because the police won’t be there before a crime is committed. I bought a gun with a big magazine as an act of civic and personal responsibility, in deference to an existential threat. All three of my neighbors have had their doors kicked in; and I now hear that 7 of the 9 man gang have been apprehended. I live at the end of a gravel road out in the country, and I know how many deputies are on patrol. I saw what was out there in Katrina and realized that I could not depend on the Law to save me and my fragile wife and family. I’m half blind, and it would take ten shots just to zero in on a carload of heathen-professional criminals. Twenty will help.
It would be easy to employ Jesus’ “turn the other cheek” advice and let somebody else do the bad stuff. Kinda like eating a good steak over refined conversation and fine wine, and letting the butcher handle the gore. Easy, but not right. I’d rather pay a spiritual price than get a pass and let somebody else do the dirty work required to maintain a civil society where I can even read my Bible in security. Good grief, if the Democrat Party had their way, I suspect that the Bible and the belief that Jesus Christ is the “only begotten’ would be lawfully censored in all public enterprise (schools at the fore) as bigoted hate speech. Judgmental and not inclusive. So refuting lies and bearing witness to Truth is ‘judgmental’ and harmful to society and spiritually unprofitable? Wow! How things change.
This nation is made up of the finest people on the Planet. I’ll be glad when the vision of Truth appears and unites us, and we can move toward our high potential. Happy New Year.