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Politics: 2nd Amendment & Tyranny

In 1942 FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Democrat, 32nd President of the United States), signed executive order 9066, which placed US Citizens of Japanese ancestry in Interment Camps; essentially causing these US Citizens to loose everything. This was only about 70 years ago that this happened, IN OUR OWN COUNTRY and is an example of tyranny.

Now today, I hear a-lot of liberals and establishment republicans saying things like: “While the 2nd amendment was setup to protect ‘we the people’ from tyranny by keeping the citizen’s just as armed as the government to protect from a tyrannical government…what are the chances of a tyrannical government ever popping up?”

And thus they frame pro 2nd amendment people with a straw man argument because they believe that a tyrannical government can never occur because they think our government has never done anything tyrannical, and this they believe the government will never do anything tyrannical in the future.

You really don’t think that our government will ever be cruel or oppressive in the future?

Our founding fathers believed that the government could become oppressive and that is why Thomas Jefferson said this…

I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves.

Yet where does this anarchy exist?

Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts?

And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honorably conducted?

I say nothing of it’s motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness.

God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion.

The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years.

There has been one rebellion.

That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state.

What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion?

And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

Let them take arms.

The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two?

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.

Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusetts  and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.

-Thomas Jefferson

 

So we have established in the last 70 years FDR (the tyrant) threw US Citizens in jail, because of their heritage. and thus our country has the potential to become tyrannical.

Now, can you really guarantee beyond a shadow of a doubt that in the next 70 years people will not be the subject to cruelty from the government? Can you guarantee that if some political or religious sect disagrees with the party in power that some executive order could never be signed to take away our liberties and throw us in jail for our dissent?

I’d rather give myself and future generations a fighting chance by not limiting what small arms (Assault Weapons) they can own, or how big the feeding devices (Magazines) for those small arms can be. In the off chance that some tyrant signs some executive order.

To Expand things: I would argue that there are examples of tyranny currently in the last 15 years that our government has committed like: The Patriot Act, NDAA, TSA, DHS, FISA, CISPA, and (etc. etc. etc.)

How to identify a tyrant;

If some politician says to you: “In order to protect your [liberty], you must sacrifice some of your [liberty]”

…you might have yourself a tyrant.

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