Should We Trust in Government?
Whether you are for gun control or the right to bear arms, let’s agree to be honest.
The federal government has recently purchased hundreds of millions of rounds of hollow point ammunition for use within the United States. (And purchases are allegedly ongoing.)
And the newspaper which published the names and addresses of gun owners has itself hired armed guards to protect it.
So folks within government who are advocating gun control are only advocating that the American people be disarmed.
They not only reserve to themselves the right to carry weapons, but the government is buying insane amounts of weaponry for use within the United States. Indeed, police forces throughout the U.S. are being armed with military weapons.
Whatever you think about gun control, please acknowledge the objective situation: our government is becoming more and more armed, while it is asking us to disarm ourselves.
Therefore, whatever you think about gun control, you have to admit that the government is asking us to trust it, as it becomes armed to the teeth and asks us to give up our arms.
Given that our government unjustifiably murders children abroad without even knowing who they are, do you trust it to only use arms against people who are violent?
Freud argued that when men gave up the primal drive to protect ourselves, our families and our communities – and that power was transferred to standing armies – it disempowered us and made us weak psychologically.
Gun control advocates and gun rights activists can debate in good faith as to whether the Second Amendment is antiquated or inapplicable to our current circumstances. The argument for gun control is obvious. We can debate in good faith whether guns themselves or other factors – such as a militarized society, where war and violence are glorified, or over-medication – are the problem.
Liberals tend to trust government more than conservatives … but with the merger of state and big corporations, that distinction has lost real meaning.
But let’s all be honest about one issue … and admit that we are being asked to trust our government – working hand in glove with the big banks – as they arm themselves to the teeth.