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You know establishment liberals are desperate when they start throwing around the race card to defend their attacks on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
On Thursday, that’s exactly what former D.C. cop and MSNBC script reader Chris Matthews did – he called the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre a racist for daring to defend the god-given natural right of self-defense.
“Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals,” LaPierre wrote for the Daily Caller on Wednesday. “These are perils we are sure to face – not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.”
He also wrote that “the American people clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster.”
Unfortunately, the NRA boss discounted the primary reason there is a Second Amendment and safely framed his argument within parameters defined by the state.
“Gun owners are not buying firearms because they anticipate a confrontation with the government. Rather, we anticipate confrontations where the government isn’t there—or simply doesn’t show up in time,” he wrote.
In fact, many Americans are buying guns fully expecting to one day fight government tyranny. As Andrew Napolitano has pointed out, the Second Amendment was written to protect the right to shoot tyrants, not skeet shoot (a reference to Obama’s ridiculous claim – supposedly backed up by a photo – that he likes to go up to Camp David and skeet shoot).
Self-defense has nothing to do with the Bill of Rights. John Locke pointed this out when he declared the right to self-defense is the first law of nature. “And thus it is that every man in the state of Nature has a power to kill a murderer,” he wrote in An Essay Concerning the true original, extent, and end of Civil Government.
Elsewhere on MSNBC, Alex Wagner also accused LaPierre of racism. “There’s also a lot of racial – racism imbedded” in his statement about self-defense and the Second Amendment. “He goes on to impugn Latin America as these kind of dark nights with dark people in Brooklyn,” she said in response to the undeniable fact Mexican and Latin American drug gangs are operating on American streets.
Novelist and guest Kurt Andersen contradicted reality by stating that “There were, not only not looters in south Brooklyn. Everybody was out helping everybody else…It was the opposite of that description.” Mr. Andersen was apparently not paying attention when the “Sandy Loot Crew” displayed their pilfered goods on Twitter.
The feeding frenzy exhibited by the usual suspects on MSNBC and AOL’s HuffPo reveal not only the distasteful slavering government-loving character of the corporate media’s liberal caste, but also their complete disconnection from reality.
Residents in America’s largest cities – from Chicago to New York and Los Angeles – know there is a criminal predatory class on the loose and it is their responsibility – indeed, their right – to defend themselves and their families, as Locke said in 1690.
Privileged MSNBC anchors and their liberal intelligentsia guests – chauffeured to and from guarded studios in limos – are apparently oblivious to this modern fact of life in America.
http://www.infowars.com/chris-matthews-natural-rights-and-second-amendment-are-racist/You know establishment liberals are desperate when they start throwing around the race... more
By Mixt Green Leo,WWH/CJE – Paul Ryan, Romney’s choice for vice president, had this to say in his first press conference after the VP announcement: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government.”By Mixt Green Leo,WWH/CJE – Paul Ryan, Romney’s choice for vice president,... more
The Philosophy of Liberty explains our freedom and our inalienable rights in this informative and well created video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei0ch-y7r5cThe Philosophy of Liberty explains our freedom and our inalienable rights in this... more
It has been said that "reality" is based in perception... just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder... so is "reality". The difficulty, the devil, is in the details.
While digging through history books, congressional records, and the writings of wise people who have come before us... it becomes blatantly clear that our modern version of history; its events, condition of life, principles of human interaction, and governance are widely misunderstood. Of course there are grains of truth in what we are force fed that works to give it all some validity... and each person will view this "information" and form their idea of "reality", often around what fits their expectations and desires, but we must realize... in the end there can't actually be a multitude of realities... only perceptions, and much of what is factual is often left behind.
There is a factual reality... it is however obscured by misinformation, half truths, the spin of agendas, and the individual perception of those who digest it... belief once realized becomes a prison of the mind... and is unfortunately the catalyst for the perpetuation of obfuscation and spreads like a plague through the minds of individuals with similar perception.
Once... that was me, and few spoke louder and spread a twisted perception more than I. Yet... somehow I continued to become more and more unsettled as things just didn't add up. It is a mind wrenching and heart breaking experience to challenge ones own beliefs... yet I was compelled by my desire for knowledge, and to understand why things "are the way they are" when nearly everything I had been taught didn't "jive" with our current condition.
It is a journey many people are not willing to take and that is understandable... picking the lock on ones mind and getting past the comfort in denial are hard enough but the difficulty and pain associated with such an undertaking can be so great as to turn one from that path once the journey has begun... and attempt to rest again in the comfort of previously held belief. I know... because that is exactly what happened to me, yet that respite was brief because once the door of the mind is opened... there isn't any intellectually honest way to turn back. The "tickle" in my mind ate away at me as I attempted to live with my preconceived ideas while holding knowledge that more than challenged that belief... it shattered it... I had to move forward.
There is so much misinformation and literal "crap" out there that it is difficult to sift through it all, I had to find a way to separate the chaff from the grain; finally I decided that the "details" were the problem as so much of it is impossible to verify... thus I began at the beginning... and found a solid foundation to start from in the principles of Natural Law as that was the POWER behind the Declaration of Independence and IS the reason, if we realize it or not, that we recognize our Individual Natural Rights. Once I had that firm understanding I began to look at what currently conflicted with it as those issues are easier to verify, I looked for the actions that precipitated those conflicts to find the "grain of truth" as it is easy for words to lie... actions are much more apt to lead in the direction of facts but in instances when that doesn't hold true... I have found looking for motivating factors to be important, but in the end, I often let those questions go as simply "mysteries" I cannot solve.
To eyes willing to see... it is glaringly obvious that our country and indeed the world we live in is not congruent with Natural Law or with what we have been led to believe. To be honest... in my opinion the first is much more important; how we find ourselves in this position and the falsehoods we have been led to believe are not nearly as important as the condition of respect for our Natural Rights, a perception rooted in Natural Law, and a burning desire to correct the condition of how we experience and enjoy our inherent Natural Rights to Life and Liberty. All other issues simply tend to get in the way and work with great effectiveness to keep us at each others throats and divided when it is vitally important for us to be united... to hell with our differences and beliefs rooted in perception... let us recognize that those are "personal" and thus should not be forced upon another... instead we should be united for ourselves and the good of mankind, just as those who came before and sacrificed so much, and demand that once again Natural Law be recognized and that our Individual Natural Rights be respected as "untouchable"; inherent and unalienable. Declare our Independence from Tyranny once again and as many times as we must.
We need not live with the idea that we must choose between governments, countries, or varying degrees of tyranny... no... instead let us understand that our Individual Natural Rights are already ours... inherent... unalienable... and that no country... no government... no man or group of them... has the RIGHT to infringe upon them. When they do... it is a crime, not against some arbitrary "man-made" law, but against Natural Law, the God of nature, and an act of war against humanity.It has been said that "reality" is based in perception... just as beauty is... more