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Safer Streets 2011: We are not supervised; We do the supervising. Republicans, call your office.

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.

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  • madashell 4 years ago

    John the founding fathers believed that an armed society was a civil society.

    They also believe that we the people needed a checks and balance between our respective governments and the bad guys.

    I have tried to tell people they will have safe streets when that checks and balance is restored, but sadly the fear factor remains. (It’s hard to believe but in Illinois some people think the FOID card is keeping them safe)

    John I believe that supporting gun control in the name of being tough on crime is the same as giving up liberty in the name peace and security.

    The two go hand in hand like twiddle Dee and twiddle dumb, with the emphasis on the dumb part.

  • Longenecker, L.A. Gun Rights Examiner 4 years ago

    The key is for a few millions of gun owners out of 90 million gun owners speak to non-gun owner-Americans about what 2A is reallyall about: the independence of persons as the sovereign. This discouarges liberal policies on their face. With gun control, the most good-hearted person can be duped into believing anything in the way of bigger government.

    Unwind gun control and you unwind the phoney premise for all sorts of costly anti-violence programs and begin to reduce the size of government. As long as gun control stands, the incoming Congress will continue to find reasons to keep big government big and change nothing. It feeds too many people.

    Gun control is the underpinning of all dependency progams that came after. Gun control had to come first before dependency in this country could even take hold.

  • jrp1947 4 years ago

    John, you are expecting a part of the elite power structure, republicans, to turn on itself and restore power to the people they have distrusted for no valid reason and that is simply not going to happen. Our forefathers had to take that power back violently from King George and I do not think the modern day despots including our president are going to relinguish power any easier. They will throw you a small bone from the table of power distract you until they can find some reason to declare a national emergency and suspend voting for elected officials saying "trust us" as they prepare to do exactly what the Nazi's did back in the 1930's. Until the horrors of what is going on strikes the non-gun owners and they get mad/scared enough to want to own a gun nothing is going to change. And the national media is not going to risk it's favored position with the politicians to report abuses now anymore than it has since the courts became dominion of the politicians where they select and vote for the judges and not the people. Change will not occur until people force the change and the longer they wait the more likely it will become violent.

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