The progressive socialist democrats, especially presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, would have you believe that there is an “epidemic” of gun violence plaguing our nation.
An “epidemic,” as if gun violence was a viral disease and not the collective choice of individuals who decided to take their own lives or engage in criminal behavior.
Even gun-related accidents are the failure of individual attention and care to the proper storage, maintenance, and use of firearms – something I was taught at an early age by my father and a host of NRA-certified instructors.
Why are the progressive socialist democrats lying about gun-related deaths?
Namely, the progressive socialist democrats want to avoid discussing the reality that it is a relatively small group of mostly minority criminals that are wreaking havoc on the inner cities and advocating for broader gun control disguises the fact that the democrat-governed inner cities are the major vector of gun-violence. Most of which is related to criminal activity and direct challenges to law enforcement officers. And in areas where the progressive socialist democrats have imposed strict gun control laws that only prove that criminals and crazies not only do not respect or obey the law, but they have little fear of the consequences. Especially since most gun-charges are plea-bargained down in exchange for guaranteed convictions on lesser charges that make the crime statistics and conviction rates look better than they are in reality.
And then there is that pesky Second Amendment, designed by the founding fathers to address the reality that governments and government officials grow increasingly corrupt and tyrannical over time and that sometimes armed rebellion is required to redress citizen grievances. Or, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” So attempting to disarm law-abiding citizens is just another step in protecting government officials and petty tyrants in the bureaucracy from history.
Or, considering the darker side of international socialism, removing barriers to global-scale governance and the loss of sovereignty. How else can you describe the deliberate weakening of America and the creation of larger pools of innocent victims that are forced, of necessity, to plead for a stronger, more totalitarian government to maintain law and order? Bringing to mind another quote by one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
The truth …
The truth is there is no epidemic. Gun violence in the country is significantly down. The Department of Justice, the number of firearm-related homicides declined from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. Non-fatal gun-related crimes are also declining, dropping 69 percent in the same time period. Or that the oft-cited “33,000 Americans are the victims of gun violence each year,” fails to note that two-thirds are suicides, not homicides. So where is the epidemic if 33,000 people out of 319,000,000 (0.010344827%) are by gun-associated violence. This number is similar to deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents in 2013 (33,561).
The progressive socialist democrats are a clear and present danger to America and ALL Americans. In fact, they appear to be the neo-communist party in the United States of America. A party of liars, corruption, and promoters of increasing soft tyranny through unconstitutional bureaucratic rules and regulations issued by the executive branch; usurping the sole law-making power of Congress, and often allowing only 9 people on the Supreme Court to dictate the actions and behavior of all Americans.
Bottom line: enough is enough …
What does it say about the progressive socialist democrats that they would openly support a corrupt liar with a history of criminal behavior (perjury, obstruction of justice, using her political office for personal gain) as their presidential nominee? And, what does it say about the GOP who refuses to differentiate their platform from the progressives and who refuse to engage their so-called ideological enemies?
It says we are screwed as a nation and as individual citizens if we do nothing to redress our current problems: a deliberately weakened military and foreign posture, the loss of our sovereignty in favor of illegal aliens pouring into the country, the draining of private assets on behalf of a government-private alliance among financial operators, and the purchase of votes and political power with our tax monies.
Something to think about when considering candidates for local, state, and federal offices in 2016.
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“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell