Plus, I never understood fully the notion that the most powerful military on this earth, with the capability to kill every man many times over,
is being somehow kept in balance and deterred from tyranny BY the people? Hmmmmm.
If read in context it could not mean this. It could only mean that the right is there to have the ability to assemble a militia quickly and easily. You think the founding fathers
(a group of lawyers, engineers, scientists) wanted a banana republic so the people could oust mofo's out of power whenever they saw fit???? REALLY??
Mike, read this article and let us know what you think: http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/2...fear-mongering
"No doubt the gun-rights group has a fringe element, exemplified by those who think the Sandy Hook massacre was orchestrated as part of a plot to disarm America.
But it’s worth pausing to ask: Is it really so outrageous to believe the government of the United States is capable of tyranny?"
“Beneath our very noses, George Bush and his administration
are using time-tested tactics to close down an open society,” Wolf warned. “It is time for us to be willing
to think the unthinkable.”
“Just how close to the brink of executive tyranny did the United States come in the panic that swept George W. Bush’s administration after 9/11?” he asked. “The answer,
it now seems clear, is that we came far closer than even staunch critics of the White House believed.”
Patriot Act anybody???
"All of which permits only two possible conclusions. The first is that progressives knew even then, deep down, they were peddling wildly implausible paranoid fantasies—
just as they accuse right-wing “insurrectionists” of doing now. If so, then they should admit as much."
"The second possibility? Many progressives genuinely believed, only a few years ago, that the United States really did stand in the dusky shadow of a totalitarian nightmare.
Yet now they insist that Americans who want to arm against that eventuality are paranoid nut jobs. That might be politically convenient—but it doesn’t make much sense."
Funny how all of the right wing extremist are loud, vocal and threatening about tyranny under the Obama Administration but were so quite while GW and his posse
started it all under the guise of the Patriot Act.
Hate Obama if you want, but please do not be a hypocrite. It makes the rest of moderate open minded common sense thinking folks look bad. And all of you extreme left
wingers stop calling the kettle black.