Why your personal freedoms and more specifically firearms freedoms don’t need fixing
Personal Freedom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”
These wise words were spoken by the late Charlton Heston, at an NRA convention regarding the Bill of rights.
It’s sad that Americans still have to “fight” for the personal freedoms that were already fought for. Freedoms won with the blood of uncountable lives since the beginning of this amazing experiment called….The United States of America. Benjamin Franklin said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”. Yet even today battles are still being fought over basic human rights. These battles are being waged in the courts, in the minds of society, and in many other fronts. Little versions of red coats (legislators) love taking your freedoms away by creating new laws “for safety” and using your money to do it.
“In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we are to be free; if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending; if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained — we must fight! I repeat sir — we must fight! An appeal to arms, and to the God of hosts, is all that is left us.”
People don’t talk like this anymore. Patrick Henry, one of the ”most influential champions of Republicanism” knew what is was like to be on the cusp of gaining freedom from a tyrannical government . Our society has grown accustom to the mentality of “this is the way it’s always been”. Not many of Americans have ever had to fight for freedom. Martin Luther King and millions of other black Americans knew what it was like to fight for equality and freedom.
Idealist Governmental entities are always attempting to create some social/global euphoria (that has never existed since the beginning of time nor will ever exist). They overstep their boundaries in order to “Fundamentally Transform the United States of America”. Most new laws only serve to sooth our emotions, gain political clout for their authors and pushing their personal agenda while fooling the public with fancy rhetoric and acting like they are doing their jobs (like browsing the Internet at work and playing it off like you are working hard). America works too hard paying lawmakers salaries so they can tax us more, squandering it on senseless, and endless new gun restrictions that don’t work at stopping the evil in the hearts and mind of men. It is not possible to legislate against the madness or evilness of our fellow Americans. Whenever a tragedy happens like the Colorado Shooting, or even Columbine, the outcries for more rules and laws becomes deafening. This reminds me of elementary school experience when one student would act up or break rules, the teacher would punish the whole class by taking away a small break or something of that sort. Basically the same thing happens on a larger scale when a crazy and disturbed person carries out felonious acts, our rights and freedoms are put in the crossfire of public scrutiny. Our freedoms or current law structure is always blamed instead of the crazy person. Calls for “common-sense gun laws” are always top headlines after any heinous act is carried out with a firearm. Why don’t we get more calls for road laws, and more laws restricting drinking and driving? Oh wait there are already laws against this, just as there are already laws against murdering innocent people. Feel free to engage by leaving a comment.