Friday, August 04, 2023

Liberty under attack

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What particular facet of liberty is most under attack right now?

It's hard to say. I'd be interested to hear what you think.

Censorship is rampant, although it has largely been handed off to government's corporate co-conspirators. Plausible deniability and all that.

Taxation is out of control— property rights of all kinds are unpopular with the governing crowd. And "taxation" includes the counterfeiting operation at the Federal Reserve that steals your money through inflation.

It's hard to think of any human right that isn't being regulated, licensed, and prohibited to the point where you risk your life exercising it-- and the ability to exercise your rights (all of them) is the essence of liberty.

Statists HATE (and fear) liberty and those who understand and value it.

Still, if you’ve seen even a fraction of the stuff government is pulling to try to disarm you and me you’ll understand why I think the natural human right to own and to carry weapons may be the liberty most under assault in today’s authoritarian world. It-- along with the liberty to speak freely-- is probably the right that scares authoritarian rulers the most. Speech, though, is no real threat to their power if no one has the power to do anything about it other than talk. They no longer care if you know they are crooks and tell others. Why would they? What they fear is that someone might actually do something to knock over their pedestal.

So, the crooks sneak anti-gun rules into "must pass" bills. Ignoring that there's no such thing as a bill that "must pass". They must all fail if liberty is to survive. 

They get their henchmen-- both government employed and freelance-- to parrot their latest narrative about how bad guns are, and how they are too dangerous to allow mere people to have them. 

They allow the criminals of the BATFE to make up new rules which clearly and obviously violate the Second Amendment and violate the natural human right to own and to carry weapons in various ways. 

When the rules are struck down, they just impose a new one that does the same thing and enforce it until it gets tossed out, too. And there are no consequences for doing so. Things that humans have always had a right to do-- such as build your own weapons, sell, and trade weapons, carry weapons, and modify your weapons-- are turned into "crimes" for the benefit of the crooked thugs with power.

I don't think there is anything that illustrates how much government hates liberty as the desperation with which they are trying to get your guns. Guns seem to be the canary in the coal mine, and the older I get the more I see it.

It won't be easy to change course, but it is essential.

The BATFE must be destroyed. The NFA, GCA (including "The Hughes Amendment") must be burned to ashes. The FBI needs to be stomped to dust. Every single government rule concerning weapons must die a painful death. Otherwise, liberty is probably done. "The public" won't care and will probably cheer because only people with bad intent care about liberty and their rights. And the NRA will just keep saying you need to donate to them so they can keep up a fight they apparently don't care to win.

It's frustrating if I let myself dwell on it.

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