By: Mark Mangie. Freedom of Speech. Freedom of Assembly. Freedom of Religion. The Right to Bear Arms. Protection from unreasonable search and seizure. Due process in both civil and criminal matters. A government designed to honor the wishes of majority while protecting the rights of the minority. A system of checks and balances.
These are all things we grew up with. These are the things that define America. Unfortunately, they are taken for granted by most Americans. As we bury our heads in our cell phones, tablets, computers, video games, rock concerts, sports events and work…lots of work…we forget how tenuous and fragile those liberties and rights are.
Right now…every single one of those freedoms and rights is under attack from the radical left. It is their goal to exchange your well being as an individual and the rights our Constitution affords to you with a so-called “social justice” agenda. That agenda involves taking from one group of people and giving to another. As Mayor De Blasio said…there is plenty of money in the country. It is just in the wrong hands.
Many of the goals these folks want are laudable. The problem is they are being used as a subterfuge to get what they really want…power. This group of folks wants to dictate to you how you are going to live your life. They could give a rats ass about helping minorities or those with gender issues or immigrants. They want control and power…nothing more or less.
They are accomplishing by first claiming our government is illegitimate rooted in racism and slavery. They then start to chip away at the foundation on which our culture is built. They use their political allies in states that they already control to openly defy the federal government. They attack governmental law enforcement agencies and weaken local police. They use groups like Antifa to stifle freedom of assembly. The use universities, under the guise of “academic freedom”, to silence freedom of speech. They attack organized religion as being hate organizations. They intimidate people with whom they disagree by threatening their homes and families, attacking them in public spaces, and threatening their livelihoods. They can get away with it because the broadcast news media is with them. It is used as a propaganda arm.
These are scary people. They are authoritarian in every way, shape and form. While they use the unfortunate and horrific deaths of lone wolf shooters to demand confiscation of guns…they ignore the fact that more people will be killed in Chicago in a few weekends than these mass shooters will shoot in a year. It is not the innocent people they are concerned about…it is taking away the guns that all authoritarian regimes must do to prevail. The Second Amendment is not there to protect hunters. It is there to protect people like me from people like them. The Founding Fathers understood authoritarian regimes.
Americans need to be able to connect the dots. While they are worried about the lives taken by guns in America, the overlook the applause in the New York Assembly when it passed a law allowing a born baby to be killed. They overlook the millions of lives taken by abortion in this country…most of which have been minority babies.
Don’t let them control how you think. Don’t let them define you. Don’t let them confuse you by their manipulation of language and words you may or may not say. Words never killed anybody. They are just words.