The key to safer streets is self-rule. Safer streets are a culminating, final evidence that self-rule is at work, and this will not happen as long as officials feel free to supervise us when it is we who must be supervising them.
It is a duty of ours to supervise our servants, a duty which as been obfuscated, discouraged, even punished by servants. Will 2011 be any different?
On Election Day, 2010, you might say we caught a lucky break, or did we once again awaken and come to realize that freedom takes work? Yes, freedom is not free, it has a cost. But we can change both the currency of legal tender in this and we can even change the rate of exchange: that is to say, instead of sacrifices for our freedoms, why not make the investment of time and trouble to monitor and supervise our servants for our freedoms?
Come on, you'll like it. It's serious business, to be sure, and a new movement has proven that it is certainly not futile. When accepted as a personal patriotic duty, it seems unstoppable.
Part of that duty is exercising our right to not only refuse supervision but to direct national security.
If you have observed the abuses of airline safety screening as unreasonable, intrusive and suspect, then you are beginning to understand how 90 million gun owners see gun control as identical. They both do the very same things: 1. Authorities suspecting everyone a priori as if they can't tell the good guys from the bad guys (yeah, right) This accentuates crisis mongering and worse. 2. The use of force of the state to pressure individuals who stand up for themselves, as we have seen, and; 3. more bureaucracy.
Gun control has measured what the American People will tolerate in useless mandates and official suspicion of citizen against citizen. Gun control is just another form of official mistrust and criminal suspicion of the electorate a priori, or before you've done anything. Gun control has served both major parties, but the time might be right to expect something different this time around... if the Republicans are serious about changing governments and reducing governments.
For the incoming majority 2011, the repeal of gun control needs to take effect immediately as revoking an underpinning of large government attitudes against the electorate. Gun control is the foundation for immense programs sold to the people as crisis solutions; undermine the cornerstone of those and you're on your way to smaller governments. Keep gun control in force, and you can find a thousand reasons not to cut here or there.
It is a foible the United States can no longer afford to indulge in terms of wasted revenues, abuse of process, and in a general unwelcome spirit incompatible with liberty.
Yes, it will be a test of the incoming Congress's good faith and a values system closer to our own. It will be proof of whether they will listen, agree and act on our needs as in a republic and then be trustworthy to get on with other liberty business, or whether it will be business as usual and second amendment values will be back-burnered and ignored. The repeal of gun control has to come first, otherwise Congress will not likely reduce the size of government.
How does the second amendment mean smaller government non-violently? For more, go to NationwideConcealedCarry.com