Friday, June 15, 2007

I Am Tired

I am tired.

Tired of watching an all out assault on America, the idea. Tired of trying to pay attention to every little battle. All the attempts to further hobble the second amendment. Tired of more and more people buying the idea that Government is there to solve our social problems. Or our economic problems.

To quote from Reagan's inaugural address:
"...government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?"

Hillary -- and the rest of what makes up most of the Democratic party -- wants us to drop our emphasis on the individual and give freedoms up for the common good. In other words, Socialism.

A look at the history of socialism shows clearly that socialism must be enforced by totalitarianism. Absolute rule, absolute power. And power corrupts -- in any system of government. But absolute power, as they say, corrupts absolutely. Absolute power means the government has all the power, and the people have none. What do these anti-gun activists think "We the People" will be able to do against an increasingly powerful central government, anyway? Go vote 'em out?

What, in the end, allows us to do that? Is it that bit of paper and ink we call the Constitution?

The Constitution is, in fact, so much paper, and our founding fathers recognized that. Which is why they would not ratify it without a Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the Constitution -- which are therefore a part of that Constitution). And one of those amendments, the second one (right behind "nobody can tell you what you can and can't say, and no Church can tell the government what to do") was -- "We the People have the right to keep and bear arms". The discussions that went on in the development of this amendment clearly show that this little piece of the Constitution was a guarantee that the constitution is more than just a bit of paper. That if Government started treating it like just a bit of paper, the rest of us would have the capacity to say "Oh no you don't!" and have a fighting chance.

But people don't see that. The press, who's self-proclaimed mission is to save the world, doesn't see this as a part of their vision of the world saved -- so they never present this. To hear them tell it, guns kill people. Gun owners are just unwitting accomplices to the Guns' drive to kill, kill, kill - and gun companies are profiting on all the blood --- yada, yada, yada. How dramatic.

People kill people. If they have guns, they'll do it with guns. If they don't (in whatever fantasy world they won't even if they were outlawed) then they will do it by a myriad of other means.

I'm tired of people not even considering this and pretending that that fantasy world is even a possibility, and that we'd all play in the daisies with butterflies and the lion and the lamb and all when that day comes.

I am tired of multiculturalism. It's not that I hate other cultures, but we seem to have forgotten that our culture was to be a "melting pot", not a conglomeration of distinct cultures. We take the best from any culture that is compatible with liberty and incorporate it into our own, and we discard the other stuff!

I am tired of the racist assumption that White People Are Racist™ (and that non-whites are incapable of being racist). I am further tired of anything that can be construed a white person not approving of or accepting of a cultural practice outside of their own as being "racist".

I am tired of the hyper-rationalization of the Left that twists and contorts honor to be shame, strenght to be weakness, success to be failure....

I'm so tired I can't even write a good blog post on it.

It just seems that day after day, legislation is proposed to expand the role of government, to restrict liberty more -- and when it fails they just re-arrange the wording and submit it again, and again, and again in the hopes that one day enough people won't be paying enough attention to it -- perhaps they'll be too tired of doing it -- and it'll slip through, unnoticed. And it looks like it's working.

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