The Socialist-Left cannot abide Liberty and the ability of the people to resist their tyrannical issues.
There was an interesting image of a sign in a story from USA Today on the so-called ‘March for our lives’ last year that implored that we ‘Stop blaming the Mentally ill’. While it didn’t make much sense in that context, it does highlight the present issue with the Left and their insane socialist national agenda. In point of fact, the majority of the country has a live and let live outlook, unfortunately, the far-left fringe minority of the cannot abide such a philosophy. Their ideology demands full compliance by everyone to at least pretend they can fund their insane schemes or go along with their plans to combat something that has taken place for eons.
Four great protections for our liberties: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
In 1976 a speaker at the American Independent Party convention Louisiana State Rep. Woody Jenkins who served on the Democratic National Convention platform committee, told delegates:
“There are four great protections for our liberties: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box. If you lose the last, the first three won’t mean a thing.”
The Left can only demand such things if they have a monopoly over all the levers of control of society from freedom of speech and the press to the use of force. While they love being called Liberals, they really have no use for Liberty or its precepts. They are perfectly accepting of speech agreeable to their agenda, but would rather shut down dissenting voices as being undefined ‘hate speech’. The same holds true for the press, those sources acceptable to them are sacrosanct, it’s a different case with other voices such as the NOQ report.
The importance of the cartridge box
The second amendment is unique in the pantheon of Constitutional Rights, It deals with physical objects instead of philosophical ideas. It is the manifestation of the people’s ability to resist tyranny. Leftist can talk all they want about ‘voting harder’ or protesting louder, but that isn’t going to last too long in the face of an armed gang of government colectivos or Fuerzas de Acciones Especiales (FAES).
The right of self-defense or 2nd amendment is the force behind the Constitution. That is the reason the Left cannot abide it and Liberty for that matter. The issue of Liberty [Gun] control is one of supremacy of government over the people. This is not about ‘safety’ or ‘the children’, were that the case they would do something about crime in Chicago and other bastions of Leftist Liberty Control. Were it about ‘The children’ they would do something about the deaths of millions of those unborn and lately those who have just passed that arbitrary stage in life.
The sudden change in how the Left is attacking Liberty
The Liberty Grabber Left used to lie in wait for a serious crisis, rail against ‘easy access to guns’ get whatever restrictions on freedom they could and then reset the process. This has all changed. These days they are talking of their moves to gun confiscation with Intergalactic Background Checks as only the ‘first steps’, openly calling for the final solution to the Liberty problem. Instead of taking a break between attacks, they simply reset the narrative for another go at our freedom. In either case, each ‘progression’ along the way is characterized as ‘commonsense’ or ‘sensible’. One could easily presume that if we get to the step of forcible gun confiscation it will be labeled as commonsense’ or ‘sensible’ by the Liberty grabber Left.
Why does the Left obsess over disarming the people?
The issue of armed self-defense has crucial implications for the future of our nation. It is the proverbial canary in a coal mine in the defense of Liberty. It is the last resort in stopping tyranny and the first step taken in the oppression of Liberty. This is the reason many of us on the Pro-Liberty Right are so passionate about the topic. We can see down the road past the incremental measures to the Left’s ultimate goal of gun confiscation. The question has become why has the Left placed so much emphasis on these restrictions on Liberty?
The answer comes from consideration of their parallel track of wanting to impose the fraud of socialism on the nation. This parasitic ideology can only survive by feeding off the results of economic Liberty. Failing to advance society on its own, it has to redistribute that produced in freedom in order to function.
As with any other parasite, the fraud of socialism has to rely on some form of coercion to feed off of its host. Just as a tick will burrow its head in to feed or a leech uses a sucker to do the same, collectivists have to use force to feed off of a healthy society.
The sheer insanity of the Left’s socialist national agenda
The Left’s move ever further Left has it verging ever further into the realm of madness. Exhibit A being the ‘Green New Deal’ proposing insane ideas such as getting rid of all internal combustion engines, aircraft, cattle and rebuilding every structure in the country. Not to mention providing free healthcare, free housing, free college, free food, free day-care, free money, etc. to the tune of over $90 Trillion. Anyone other than a prominent Leftist politician making such a proposal would be taken in for a psychological evaluation and perhaps locked away in a padded room.
They now have openly endorsed infanticide while at the same time made more moves towards gun confiscation. Then of course, there is the herd of candidates for the Democratic National Committee nomination who are busily out doing each other in coming up with farcical wealth redistribution schemes, each one verging further and further off the deep end.
How is the Left going to fund all their promised benefits?
The country is already $22 Trillion in debt, not to mention the Trillions in unfunded liabilities. Where are they going to get the Trillions of other people’s money they will need to fund all of their vote-buying schemes? The last time we checked, the country is fresh out of unicorns belching pixie dust or pots of gold at the end of a billion rainbows. Where is the Left going to find the Trillions in wealth they need? Taxing the rich will only go so far, and then it will all roll downhill.
Their dreams all have to depend on the seizing property at gunpoint. That won’t go over too well if the people are still armed, hence their obsession with Liberty control and gun confiscation.
History is replete with collectivists trying to impose their impossible vision on the world, Mao with his great leap forward, Pol Pot with the killing fields and now we have the Left and their ‘Green New Deal’ along with infanticide, open borders and gun confiscation.
There is a reason socialists of the past and present have confiscated guns. It is the same reason the nation’s Socialist-Left is now obsessing over the prospect. They cannot afford to let the people have the last word on their tyranny. They cannot afford to let us bow out of their grand experiment no matter it’s obvious insanity.
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