Friday, January 18, 2013

Good Reason To Fear Government - History

As we focus on the Gun Control issue in the United States,  it is critical that all Americans recognize that we have good reason to fear government.   In the last hundred years, Fascists, Communists and Socialists have murdered millions of their own citizens.   Though I could do so, I don't need to go further back than the 20th Century to demonstrate that governments run by evil dictators have done horrendous things.   Of course, there is always focus on the Holocaust and the NAZI murder of six million Jews, but this is just one example of many involving mass murder by government.  

The Soviet Communists murdered millions under Josef Stalin.   The Communist Chinese murdered millions under Mao Tse Tung after their revolution.   Communist/Socialists in North Korea, Cambodia, Burma and Laos have murdered millions of their own people.    The Turks killed several hundred thousand Armenians.   The carnage that has gone on in Africa in Rwanda, the Sudan and other countries, that is still happening, is horrible.   The Taliban murdered thousands in Afghanistan.   Thousands were murdered in the old Yugoslavia when that country fell apart.   The Syrian government is even now murdering its own people.

This Blogger and former student and teacher of history could go back much further to make my point.   It is clear that our Founding Fathers included the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights of our Constitution, guaranteeing our right to bear arms, because they too were learned and feared government tyranny.   Their frame of reference was various European governments and Kings that readily murdered their own people.   Our Founding Fathers could never have imagined the carnage that took place in the 20th Century at the hands of Fascist, Communist and Socialist governments all in the name of The People.  

We need to protect our Second Amendment rights at all cost.   The day may come with the economic collapse of the United States, that will surely happen if Obama is allowed to continue his spending trajectory, when our country evolves into a Dictatorship, whether under Obama, or some future President.   We may have to fight for our freedom once again as occurred during our Revolutionary War.   For that reason, we must never give up our guns, or allow them to be confiscated.   Never forget the lessons of history.

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