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Posted on 01/27/2013 9:43:48 AM PST by logi_cal869
These Four Walls
A little bird dropped a News item in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events.
Its no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment is evidence of a significant expansion of this thinking that may someday flag a citizen for the medicine being prescribed for anxiety or stress, or an incorrect answer to a questionnaire. That expansion is a frightening prospect to most lawful citizens, particularly those Conservatives who now find themselves being boxed in not just by Homeland Security white papers defining them as Rightwing extremists but institutional governmental bodies such as West Point: A little-known paper written at West Points Combating Terrorism Center, Edges of Radicalization, cites:
There are very few people who progress to violent action in isolation, and those that do so are often motivated by other forces such as mental health issues or other political grievances.
Within 6 months of that publication, key assertions now follow a liberal bent begun by Homeland Security with CTCs release of Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding Americas Violent Far-Right, with only honorable mention of the violent Left. Is it then any surprise that military leaders are being asked how they would respond to orders to enforce laws on US citizens domestically (more specifically, to also fire on them. Several times since 9/11/01 Posse Comitatus has been amended to permit Federal troops to enforce local laws. The latest amendments regarding Use of Armed Forces in major public emergencies derive from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, to include the following revisions to prior amendments:
SEC. 1068. REPEAL OF PROVISIONS IN SECTION 1076 OF PUBLIC LAW 109-364 RELATING TO USE OF ARMED FORCES IN MAJOR PUBLIC EMERGENCIES. (a) Interference With State and Federal Laws- (1) IN GENERAL- Section 333 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: `Sec. 333. Interference with State and Federal law `The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means, shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy, if it-- `(1) so hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or `(2) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.
It had been argued that even Posse Comitatus needs limits. Do the Amendments as written limit, or expand the role of the Federal Government? What about the tone of specific questions asked of our troops-in-training? I digress.
It should be noted that without regard to the Lefts pro-governmental-control push and its drive to demonize/criminalize thought independent that of the aristocracy, many examples exist of their utopian vision for society in abstract: Housing, healthcare, social order, governmental control of the populace, equal wages and treatment for all you can find these conditions being met every day within the four walls of your local State & Federal Prisons. The irony, however, is that the authorities can no better control violence in cities like Chicago, Detroit, New York and Washington D.C. than they can in the prisons while exercising the ultimate level of governmental control over a single, geographically-isolated group (rampant drug use, sodomy, physical violence, murder, extortion, corruption the list is long).
I provided the lead-in to this prosaic compendium referencing a news item; it is not a stretch to imagine that the stresses of working every day in the negative atmosphere and the pressures of the job former Benton County Sheriffs Sergeant Spevacek describe at the jail wont someday soon be proposed as metrics for determining mental fitness in regards to currently-lawful and Constitutionally-mandated Rights of our Citizenry. Or is it? Lets take Spevaceks stresses to the limit:
The irony I perceived of that news item was that it was only the sterile security environment that would have prevented a guard in Spevaceks emotional state from snapping and prosecuting more than just simple assault on an inmate(s) (had his state been apropos). Media and gun-control Leftists would obviously prefer not to use the example of Spevaceks workplace to represent their utopia; however, there is no escaping that irony.
So in addition to free housing/healthcare, Equal Wages, Societal Control, Big Brother, we have another facet of utopian life within those four walls: Gun-free zone. Yet Government still cannot prevent the Rapes, Murders, Drug-abuse, Contraband-smuggling and other violent crimes from occurring in the utmost sterile security environment in the United States. That, also, is ironic, given the agitprop message were led to believe from the Left and our Government. There are civilian communities with far lower crime rates absent the sterile security, absent the evolving reasonable restrictions, current & proposed.
Still, there exists ONE example of governmental-control in this country that works the quintessential, the exemplar of the so-called perfect society: Violence-free, gun-free, class-free (fiscal), free Healthcare, equality for all, population-control and requisite security an orgy of liberal ideals, all under the watchful eye of Government. It is the impetus of those that seek abdication of the Founders musings that those who still believe in the Constitution find it futile to resist change. Faced with inaction, change is inevitable. That stated, should you believe its all rhetoric and nothing will come of it (i.e., the gun-control debate) I close with the exemplar in catechism:
Is THIS how you want to live? Is that your vision for your community?
For many in this country living under the illusion that government will provide, there is little solace being the cowering victim awaiting a public servant when faced with imminent violence or death, particularly when the criminals are better armed, let alone the lawful citizen faced with the prospect of an uninvited public servant. For some its better to abdicate and submit to the control of the State. Most Americans, new & generational, do not give assent to the Party.
These four walls = your home/your prison; your choice. These Four Walls have definition & purpose; theyll define both for you if left to their druthers.
It is the criminally insane who are PERMITTED TO ROAM WITHOUT A LEGAL GUARDIAN who are the problem. House arrest or institutionalize them. IF they cannot be held accountable for their own actions, then they cannot walk in a free society.
The violent offenders can rape/kidnap/maim/kill without guns. There have been rampages with cars. There have been mailbombings and other bomb plots. There have been product poisonings. There have been kidnappings.
This litmus test for gun ownership is the politically correct way to establish a gulag of political prisoners who's only crime is opposing Socialist Statism.
The Leftists' plot to end private gun ownership is not rooted in "safety". It is strictly about control. Meanwhile they only blather "what does it matter" where the narcoterrorists got their guns when Obama's Injustice Department fed the escalating violence with an illegal gun running operation that has killed thousands.
When was the last time you raised your voice?
Do you get upset with other drivers in traffic?
Have you ever shouted at a family member?
Careful! The wrong answer could deprive you of your Second Amendment Rights!
Elaine at the doctor's
Attendant : The doctor will be with you in a moment.
(Elaine looking at her chart)
Elaine : Difficult?!!
Doctor : Elaine, you shouldn't be reading that. So tell me about this rash of yours.
Elaine : Well it's, it's... You know, I noticed that somebody wrote in my chart that I was difficult in January of 92 and I have to tell you that I remember that appointment exactly. You see this nurse asked me to put a gown on but it was a mole on my shoulder and I specifically wore a tank top so I wouldn't have to put a gown on. You know they're made of paper.
Doctor : Well that was a long time ago. How about if I just erase it? Now, about that rash ......
Elaine : But it was in pen! You fake erased!
Doctor : All right Miss Benes. This doesn't look to serious. You'll be fine.
Elaine : What are you writing? Doctor??
< /SEINFELD >
Excellent...thank you...will share