We need to speak freely and be frank: when it comes to the Republicans’ website America Speaking Out, the Republicans are still not listening.
They may be making some headway in politicking for November, but it still looks murky when they cannot grasp the concept of second amendment planks on a liberty platform. Without second amendment, they’re not really talking liberty.
The idea is lost entirely when it comes to their Open Mic section of their website. As I reported previously in monitoring this, you cannot locate second amendment discussion as a category of constituents’ concerns. All you can find is Crime, and that it not the same thing.
In order to even raise a discussion, you have to sign in and be a somebody at Facebook. What if you’re not registered at Facebook? Who do you have to be to be heard by the republicans?
Linking crime to the issue is to fail to understand the second amendment, and we need our candidates and officials to understand it the way we understand it, not force us to understand things the way they misunderstand them. This is the whole struggle: self-rule, not official rule. The republicans better appreciate this or we can’t use them.
Crime is a funny thing this way. Something is not a crime really until it is a completed act or attempted act against the criminal law. Someone is not a criminal until they have broken that law, been accused, been found guilty in due process, and only then are they a criminal. In the case of violence, it begins with their somehow not being stopped by the person they have targeted or by someone else, and if not, then a crime is completed, but in this process, someone has been hurt, and remedies – such as apprehending the thug – are of little comfort. The real security would be in refusing to be a victim and not letting it happen at all. Therefore, citing crime as the only category is to take the longer way around the issue of safety. Crime can be stopped on citizen authority backed by superior force. Where is the more direct support for that?
Ideal world? Hardly, since we had it once. This has proven to be workable in forty-eight states where they see gun control as an interference with self-rule. They have none of the problems the left has hysterically forecast. Where the republicans endorse some sort of ‘reasonable’ regulation – in part because they don’t really trust the electorate with weapons – they oppose those states who have cut violence and made for non-crime or crimes which never happened, thanks to the armed citizen. In fact, it could be the entire thesis of my position spelled out: violence can be discouraged by the criminal’s knowledge of the odds their target of violence is likely armed with lethal force.
This is why second amendment and crime are not the same issue, and presuming that they are is to reflect a poor understanding of the freedom uppermost. Remember that Independence is much more our way of life than merely safeguarding against adversities, such as crime: it is everything here.
Second, crime is an after-the-fact concept. It becomes a crime only when it is done, and letting it be done by disarming the target is unconscionable. Prevention doesn’t seem to even enter their mind!
Thinking of crime as some intractable phenomenon is possible only when the servants try to figure their own payoff into every single issue somehow; this necessarily freezes the citizen out of every solution. It is at the core of our servants’ corruption.
Now is not the time to restrict the lethal force which rightly belongs to the electorate under all circumstances; now is the time to affirm citizen authority over both thugs and the system. The republicans need to run on a platform of getting citizens more and more independent of them, and the second amendment is a very large part of this independence they ought to be standing for.
True violence prevention works best when the armed citizen is in sufficient numbers that crooks become aware of it. The ubiquitous armed citizen becomes a ubiquitous deterrence to violence. And when you reduce violent crime the moment it strikes, you can begin to show how unneeded so many so-called anti-crime measures are. The repeal of all gun laws could save billions upon billions, and it would greatly speed our return to safer streets.
We need to think Independence from our very own public servants this November. It could be our very last chance.
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