For those of you who don’t know, I am a FORMER republican. As I clarify that, it is not meant to be an insult. I love much of what the GOP is supposed to stand for, and what some of them still do, but I have no more trust in the Rino’s that have infiltrated the party and left it for dead. They are in bed with those who are trying to destroy this country and I can not support that. Some things will have to change before I carry the banner again. I consider myself a Reagan-Conservative who has no party.
The reason I felt the need to explain my politics is simple. I trust no one and I am very afraid that the American people are about to be blind-sided once again. We are not even two weeks away from a “fiscal cliff” deal that left both republicans and democrats scratching their heads.
Let’s not relive all the horror but let’s not forget the low points:
- Everyone shares the concern that both major parties caved and ended up raising taxes on 77% of Americans, rather than the top 1% or 2% that we kept hearing about.
- Many Americans were disgusted to find out about sweetheart pork deals for Hollywood and Rum Producers. Why does Captain Morgan get a bailout? Why does Hollywood get a 24 billion dollar tax break while the American people get the bill?
- Why was there not more focus on decreased spending, as promised by both major parties?
OK, now this is where I will begin to piss some people off, if I haven’t already, but I see the writing on the wall. We can trust no one. Here is an example.
50 million people, plus or minus, voted to endorse Paul Ryan as our next vice-president of the United States. Yet…Paul Ryan is one of the legislators who voted for passage of this deal. When you can’t trust so called party leaders like Ryan and Boehner, what makes you think you can trust the rest of them?
Much was made about how only 85 republicans in the house supported the cliff bill. Only 85? Wow, they make that sound like a good thing. Call them Rino’s, call them traitors, call them whatever you want, but we can not trust the republican party to hold the line for America right now.
Conservatives and 2nd amendment supporters tend to believe that the NRA is normally on their side. OK, well let’s look at their proposal to save the situation. Let’s put armed guards in schools.
Well the fact is that 1/3 of American schools already do this, about 23,000, and the idea is proving to work, but…
Do you see what just happened? The NRA has called for bigger government. Maybe they did it indirectly or unintentionally but they asked for bigger government. That is not a conservative value. We do not need a federal government mandate when states and municipalities can look at what is working and choose to copy it. The next community that has a school shooting without having armed guards in place, will have themselves to blame. Yes, I said that.
So why the call for bigger government? Maybe that is not the intent but it sure looks like it. The last thing we need is more federal government control. This beast is already too large.
I hope that the NRA is not officially on the big government band wagon, but after careful thought I have to wonder. I am hoping that it was an unfortunate proposal at an emotional time. I got wrapped up in that and supported this idea at first. Not, however, after giving it more thought!
The point is that I don’t trust any of these people. They are all in someone’s pocket. With the new Republican leadership becoming a clone of the socialist left, I do not doubt that many or most republicans are ready to sign the NRA idea into law, without a second thought toward bigger government.
As a lover of our constitution I am seeing the stories everywhere…
Bank of America freezing gun accounts…
Wal-Mart is not ordering more ammunition until things are settled…
There are reports that our federal government has caused an intentional ammunition shortage with their own purchases…
More than one government agency is buying hollow point bullets that are illegal in international conflict, and using the excuse of “target practice”…
All of these stories have two sides and I am tired of trying to figure out “who is screwing who” at the top levels. My feeling is that informed Americans are preparing for the worst right now.
They are prepared for a real possibility of the republicans rolling over on us yet again.
I am predicting that the republican leadership will cave on gun control. They have given me no reason to believe otherwise. If I am wrong you can call me an idiot and we are all happy, including the village idiot who was wrong but still desperately clings to his freedom. 🙂
But what if I am right? What if these same backstabbing leeches that threw us under the “fiscal cliff” bus, do it to us again on gun control?
If this happens then the American people will become the law in this country and we will be the last stand to defend our constitution. I see this as a distinct possibility now and people need to start thinking how they will react.
The second amendment can not be compromised. If we let this corrupt government take away our right to bear arms then we will end up exactly where we deserve to be…as common slaves.
Our very right to bear arms stems from the possibility of a corrupt government, and I will be damned if I let a corrupt government disarm me. To quote Wyatt Earp in the movie Tombstone, “You tell ’em I’m coming… and hell’s coming with me, you hear?”
I am growing tired of the talk, the petitions, the debates, the big business involvement, the ideas, the rhetoric, the compromises… There is no compromising the second amendment. Anyone who tries to take away our right to bear arms becomes the corrupt government that our founders talked about.
The best thing you can do for yourself now is make sure you are ready for what many of us fear may come.
If they come for our guns, the people of this country will respond with extreme prejudice.