Friday, October 19, 2007

Freedom--Viva la Revolucion

Apparently, the citizens of Venezuela aren't as keen on the ensuing communist regime of the dictator Hugo "I'm a pinko" Chavez. Just take a look at what they did to a monument to Che "rich white kids wear my t-shirts" Guevara. It's been shot repeatedly and smashed up.

I wish them the best of luck in their revolucion versus Hugo and his henchmen. I hope freedom prevails.

I did my part, the other day, to ensure that tyranny's grasp doesn't spread to America. I went out and exercised my Second Amendment rights. I bought a firearm. In fact, I just got back from the range. What's that? You don't need to know what type. That's personal--and it limits the protection it affords me. And besides, I don't want Government Man knowing either. The Communistwealth of Pennsylvania only requires certain types of arms to be registered.

You should go exercise your Second Amendment rights too. I would go so far as to say that it is your duty as an American. Remember, once the Second Amendment is taken away from us, the others won't be far behind. Sounds alarmist, I know, but here is what some great Americans of the past have had to say about it:

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage then to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."--- Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any body of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States."--- Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principals of the Federal Constitution, 1787

"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside . . . Horrid mischief would ensue were one half deprived the use of them . . ."--- Thomas Paine, Thoughts on Defensive War, 1775

And you may have heard of this gentleman:

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour."
George Washington (Address to 1st session of Congress)

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