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Below is a video with some thoughts from “Nutnfancy” that echos much of what we think. Nutnfacy is a retired Lt. Col. in the US Air Force pilot and has channel on YouTube where he gives independent reviews on different guns and gear.
We very much believe that Sheriff Joe Arpaio has it right by calling up his posse to patrol schools. There is no need to enlarge government to do a job that trained civilians/parents can do. Possibly in a later post, I will give more details on why this is a good idea.
Security and Self-Governance
by Ron Paul
The senseless and horrific killings last week at a movie theater in Colorado reminded Americans that life is fragile and beautiful, and we should not take family, friends, and loved ones for granted. Our prayers go out to the injured victims and the families of those killed. As a nation we should use this terrible event to come together with the resolve to create a society that better values life.
We should also face the sober reality that government cannot protect us from all possible harm. No matter how many laws we pass, no matter how many police or federal agents we put on the streets, no matter how routinely we monitor internet communications, a determined individual or group can still cause great harm. We as individuals are responsible for our safety and the safety of our families.
Furthermore, it is the role of civil society rather than government to build a culture of responsible, peaceful, productive individuals. Government cannot mandate morality or instill hope in troubled individuals. External controls on our behavior imposed by government through laws, police, and jails usually apply only after a terrible crime has occurred.
Internal self governance, by contrast, is a much more powerful regulator of human behavior than any law. This self-governance must be developed from birth, first by parents but later also through the positive influence of relatives and adult role models. Beyond childhood, character development can occur through religious, civic, and social institutions. Ultimately, self-governance cannot be developed without an underlying foundation of morality.
Government, however, is not a moral actor. The state should protect our rights, but it cannot develop our character. Whenever terrible crimes occur, many Americans understandably demand that government “do something” to prevent similar crimes in the future. But this reflexive impulse almost always leads to bad laws and the loss of liberty.
Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors? Do we really believe government can provide total security? Do we want to involuntarily commit every disaffected, disturbed, or alienated person who fantasizes about violence? Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security?
Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.
Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas.
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Below is info from the NRA regarding the attempt at stealing away your 2nd Amendment Rights by Team Obama. Since OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS did not work, this UN Small Arms Treaty is another attempt at making you a slave.
Here is an NRA link to 5 videos that you need to see about this issue: U.N. ARMS TRADE TREATY
Below is clipped from last Fridays update, (link above), from the NRA on the first week of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty discussions currently underway that is supported by Team BHO…NRA provides a hot link in last sentence to a “Write Your Representatives” tool.
…”As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.
As called for in a resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2009, a conference began this week in New York City to draft the treaty’s language. The United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty is one of the most serious threats to American gun owners in decades.
The NRA will continue to maintain a strong presence at the ATT meeting, which will run through July 27. And we will continue to champion the position that any ATT must in no way impact gun owners’ rights.
As we await the conclusion of the meeting, please be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to strongly oppose any U.N. treaty that in any way diminishes our constitutional rights.
You can find contact information for your U.S. Senators by using the “Write Your Representatives” tool at www.NRAILA.org. You may also contact your Senators by phone at (202) 224-3121”…
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We have posted about this incident in the past because it is important to understand what our government is doing. We have also questioned the evidence in this case. The judge obviously saw there was not enough evidence and dismissed the charges. David Stone Jr. and his son plead guilty to illegal weapons charges. We are looking into the details of those charges.
Here is the link to our past commentary on this case: Interesting New Information About The Militia Raid In Michigan
It is sad it took two years for this case to be adjudicated with some having to remain in custody during this process. It is obvious that based on the dismissal, these weren’t the dangerous people the government claimed they were. They may be a bunch of goofy “Billy-Bob’s” talking trash, but that is not a crime.
The larger point should be made here. It seems that a pattern is developing. The government is very good at finding a bunch of “stupid” people to take the bait. The idea seems to originate from an informant or agent of the government. These “patsies” seem too stupid to see they are being set up and led along.
The point is, in many of these cases, the supposed “terrorist” is too stupid to have figured out how to carry out any plot on his/her own. It is only when an agent of the gov’t gets involved that this “terrorist” now has the means and intent to carry out some “diabolical” plan.
It scares me, and should scare you. The more time that is wasted on these “patsies”, the less time is spent looking for the real terrorists.
On the heels of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” comes another draconian bill designed to give the federal government the power to turn American citizens into enemies of the state for virtually any reason it deems necessary. Stephen D. Foster, Jr. has the story.
“Congress is considering HR 3166 and S. 1698 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act, sponsored by Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Charles Dent (R-PA). This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being ‘hostile’ against the United States. In other words, you can be stripped of your nationality for ‘engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.’ Legally, the term ‘hostilities’ means any conflict subject to the laws of war but considering the fact that the War on Terror is a little ambiguous and encompassing, any action could be labeled as supporting terrorism.”
Foster goes on to say, “I hope I’m wrong, but it sounds to me like this is a loophole for indefinitely detaining Americans. Once again, you just have to be accused of supporting hostilities which could be defined any way the government sees fit. Then the government can strip your citizenship and apply the indefinite detention section of the NDAA without the benefit of a trial.”
To read the rest of the column click this link: First NDAA; Now Enemy Expatriotation
On the topic of Lincoln…as was mentioned in our last meeting, a good book to read is “The Real Lincoln” by Thomas DiLorenzo.
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In this video, Ron Paul talks about the concept of “blowback”. It is something that all of the other presidential candidates don’t talk about. Instead, we hear them spout off about “American exceptionalism” when it comes to our foreign policy. There is no doubt that America is exceptional. But is because of the diverse hardworking innovative Americans, NOT the government.
Posting this video is in no way an endorsement of any candidate. The Rock River Patriots do not endorse candidates.