Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Tragedy and Consequences of Arizona

The unspeakable tragedy in Arizona should give all decent and law abiding Americans pause and all those who believe in God a moment to pray and feel the deep sorrow for those that were the target of a maniacal, crazed individual characterized by acquaintances as a "left wing pothead"who I believe acted from pure mental derangement and not from any political angle. I feel deep loss at the hands of these wholly evil and despicable acts against innocent people. This madman and any that are found to be accomplices can and should be subject to swift justice for the lives they have destroyed.

All Americans, regardless of any political, religious, racial or any other affiliation should stand together to condemn the actions of this monster.

However, I also find it equally as disgusting and disturbing to see that the real and true haters, gun grabbers, anti free speechers have come out as predicted accusing Americans for having too much free speech and blaming this senseless violence on our Second Amendment. It started with an Arizona sheriff and continues on left wing websites everywhere!

Like former Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel has said before, “never let a crisis go to waste”. Such a statement is what I fear as a consequence of these events. I fear, as we have already witnessed, the blame game and demonization on those who dare to speak out against the atrocities of our increasingly tyrannical government. Blaming patriotic Americans (you know, those violent Tea Partiers!) and using the sick events of a tragedy to attempt to silence those that speak out by threatening free speech and shutting down talk radio and trying again to disarm the law abiding citizens who happen to be gun owners under the guise of “protecting the public”. These people will use events like this to push for further control and the iron hand of government: “never let a crisis go to waste.” I fear this is only the beginning…

A bill is being introduced to make it a crime "to use language of symbols" that would be perceived as threatening to lawmakers. This of course is ANOTHER way to silence opposition as WHO is going to be the decider of what is threatening??? ALL Americans should shudder at the thought of such mind control. But this is what the evil people in out midst have been waiting for. "Never let a crisis go to waste."

Barack Obama ran as the great uniter in our country when he ran for President. Why is it that America is more divided and polarized than ever since he has taken office? Is it because the majority of Americans are crazed racists or is it his and the left’s utter contempt for the values of America’s history and greatness by pushing policies that are crushing us from the inside out while at the same time telling us that gathering at town hall events, attending peaceful Tea Party rallies, and throwing off the liberal majority in Congress is un-American and obviously means we are all racists that need to be shamed into silence for wanting to change the path we are on.

Again, I do not believe this monster had any real political motives when he committed these heinous acts. But for the record, it has come to light that the Communist Manifesto and Hitler’s Mein Kampf were 2 of his favorite books. If so, then those on the left should not throw stones in their glass houses because Hitler and Marx’s philosophies and writings are clearly anchored on the left. And this dirt bag was also a 9/11 Truther. This was the work of a single individual monster, not the fault of any movement or group. This is yet another example of PERSONAL responsibility being thrown off and a larger group blamed. Questions on how this guy was able to get a gun legally are circulating for fodder for the gun grabbers. The details on how and where he got it are still unclear and once they come out we can look closer at these details. But the gun grabbers want to use the crisis to restrict the freedom of the MILLIONS of law abiding gun owners in this country. Of course we do not want someone "mentally unstable" to have access to a legal gun. But like ANY government system (such as the TSA), it is not fool proof and cannot possibly stop all bad people intent on committing violence. And like the bill I referenced above about language violence, WHO would determine what constitutes "mental deficiency"?? Are you going to trust an anti-gun bureaucrat to make that determination? If you ever took a sleeping pill or an anti depressant could that not be used to deny you your right to bear arms??

That is the price of living in our free society and no nanny state government will ever be able to protect you from all evil. But that crowd will try to use emotions and fear to grab more of your freedoms and liberties. But doing so will give you NEITHER! It is sickening to use this very human tragedy to advance tyranny. But remember: "Never let a crisis go to waste."

These events are sad, tragic, mournful, and disgusting. But they do not change the perilous state our country was in before they happened and since then. We still have an administration attempting the fundamental transformation (as promised ) of our society, take over of industries, crushing debt, stripping our national defense, opening our borders, ruining our health care, censoring our speech, and general decay of our moral and values based history. Nothing has changed in that light in despite these acts, Americans who demand a change back to Constitutional ideals and limited government cannot and will not be silenced in deference to the acts of a sick madman bent on committing murder.

When I heard of these events, my heart broke and continues to for the victims and their families and why such senseless acts of evil take place. But along with this sorrow, I also became scared and angry at the predictable and unpredictable aftermath of what has happened. I fear in the days to come, the rhetoric will only get worse and more finger pointing will occur. Instead of pursuing justice for these victims and families and understanding that this was simply the act of an insane person bent on creating mayhem and havoc, blame will be laid and attempts at silencing the majority and demonizing those who don’t go quietly by linking them to this tragedy will be made. “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Again, I ask that all of you pray for these victims and their families and resist the assault that will surely come your way from the opportunistic forces of the left linking YOUR patriotism to these horrors. Political discourse cannot and will not be silenced. Otherwise, this atheist, anarchic psycho path will be victorious in his goal and our country will slip further into the abyss of division and irrelevance.

May God bless America.

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