My Take/My Life

The Slow Match of Incremental Tyranny

The conventional view of tyranny is seen from the viewpoint of those who are currently being oppressed or told through the lens of history by those who escaped it.  However, the important view of tyranny, the view relevant to those of us living in the here and now is subtle, a societal additive, a seed that has been planted, one that is being quietly nurtured, watered and cared for.  The tyranny we should fear as Americans will never be visited upon us overnight rather it will be revealed through incremental shifts to freedoms taken for granted or forgotten through time.  We will surrender to tyranny certain freedoms in the name of perceived individual wants or needs, personal safety and the common good and freedom will suffer death by a thousand small paper cuts.  

A single freedom lost whether it applies to you and your life at this moment in time becomes a notch in the belt of tyranny slowly choking liberty.  It may not be you ox being gored but it is a step in your direc



Now here is a revelation

This just in, the New Town Shooter DID NOT use an ?Assault Style?  rifle, let me repeat that for the rabid anti-2nd Amendment liberals who have spent the last month perpetuating lies and frothing at the mouth  to further their twisted fantasy.  After a month of beating the hell out of those who own guns, after newspapers printed the addresses of gun owners in upstate New York in an effort to shame them or out them, after the President followed the advice of the little devil on his shoulder Rom Emanuel (never let a crisis go to waste) after Uncle Joe and his commission, after 22 Executive Orders and the promise to ban ?Assault Rifles? and magazine clips over 10 rounds and after the Governor of New York reached into the homes of every New Yorker suspending their rights we learn that the media had it wrong.
 
Now here is a revelation, pay attention.  Do you think that the P



Now here is a revelation

This just in, the New Town Shooter DID NOT use an ?Assault Style? rifle,
let me repeat that for the rabid anti-2nd Amendment liberals who have spent the last month perpetuating lies and frothing at the mouth  to further their twisted fantasy.  After a month of beating the hell out of those who own guns, after newspapers printed the addresses of gun owners in upstate New York in an effort to shame them or out them, after the President followed the advice of the little devil on his shoulder Rom Emanuel (never let a crisis go to waste) after Uncle Joe and his commission, after 22 Executive Orders and the promise to ban ?Assault Rifles? and magazine clips over 10 rounds and after the Governor of New York reached into the homes of every New Yorker suspending their rights we learn that the media had it wrong.
 
Now here is a revelation, pay attention.  Do you think that



Enough

Enough is enough, the hyperbole surrounding the issue of Guns and Gun Control is reaching a level of absurdity never matched before in our history. First, nobody is permuted to own military grade weapons. Calling a semi-automatic hunting rifle and a weapon of war doesn't make it one even if it is made to look like one. Just because a redneck puts a fin and paints a number on his Chevy Impala doesn't make it a NASCAR race car. Back to my my point, additional laws would simply be redundant and while I realize that government loves redundancy the truth is that it is ignorant. Second, do you think that banning "Assault" Rifles will do anything to curb violence? Violence is part of the human condition and it isn't reserved for only Americans and more specifically Americans who won guns. The hysteria being whipped up over Assault Rifles is again ignorant, any weapon that is pointed at a human being is an Assault Weapon, from a single shot musket to a salad fork. Putting the word Assault befo



Together we Stand United or Divided We Fall Apart

"The unpretentious comprehension of freedom can only be eclipsed by the lethargy of a people unworthy of the selfless sacrifice of those who granted liberty through struggle and blood. Apathy is the shortcut from freedom to enslavement, from standing firmly on principle or suffering death on the loose footing of ambiguity." By E.L.Burton

That being said, I don?t want to go off on a rant but...


I have no doubt that President Obama is a good man or that Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is also a good man, but here we sit, a nation on the brink, in debt, economy stalled, record number of people who are unemployed or underemployed, record levels of those who are now categorized as poor, who are collecting one form of check or another from the federal government. Our standing in the world rests on a tenuous footing as we attempt to placate tho



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