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Liberals Love Government Power; Privately Owned Guns Oppose Government Power; So Liberals Oppose Guns

Ever wonder why liberals are so opposed to guns but don’t try to ban knives that kill people or jet aircraft that knock down skyscrapers, killing thousands?  And ever wonder why liberals are so intent on blaming inanimate objects like guns for crimes and not the human operators of the guns?  It’s because there are two basic sources of power in the world: government and military.  In the western democracies the preferred source of power is government (which liberals love), which is backed up quietly by guns in the hands of the military (which liberals claim to not like so much). The opposite power source is found in the less democratic world where rebels and their guns are the main source of societal change, resulting in power being placed in the hands of the newly installed rebel government.  Americans are used to the powers of elected government while many other nations only see powerful military groups in control.

In the United States liberals gain power through elections, and once elected they merrily take control of the government and use the legitimate processes of the government to begin absorbing rights and powers formerly enjoyed by private citizens, and place these rights and powers under the umbrella of the government.  No one really feared that Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton would go beyond the relatively benign power grabs that liberals are prone to strive for once they gain power, and no one thought they would really try to take over and subvert our established national and constitutional practices. But along comes Barack Obama with his promise to “fundamentally transform America” followed quickly with his Fast and Furious project; his directed bankruptcy of General Motors and the giveaway of the proceeds to his buddies in the unions; his takeover of Healthcare; his illegal and disastrous opening of our borders to the world; his denying of tax advantages to conservative groups via the IRS; his redistricting of American neighborhoods via HHS rules; his disastrous nuke deal with Iran (which he falsely claims will prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon); his retreat from a successfully stabilized Iraq and blaming George Bush for the disastrous results of his ill-advised action; his failure to recognize and state that radical Muslims are killing Americans and others around the world via their Jihad on us; and many other examples of Obama’s lies and power grabs could be given. Each of these examples represents the big lie Obama told when he swore to defend the Constitution, as further demonstrated by his repeated attempts to deny American citizens their right to keep and bear arms.

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Regardless of what labels liberals try to put on dictators, all dictators are liberals/leftists.  Hitler cannot in any way be related to American conservatism because he concentrated power into his government and denied his own citizens any rights to protect themselves from his absolute power, which is the opposite of any conservative ideal.  And the eventual military struggle between Hitler and Stalin can in no way be seen as a battle between left and right: Hitler and Stalin were two leftists who were competing for the domination of Europe with their eyes on dominating the world. Since all dictators are liberal/leftists, it should come as no surprise that Obama’s streak of power grabs has frightened American conservatives, who want to use their right to bear arms as an assurance that Obama’s power grab is limited and can be opposed by the citizenry if necessary. Unlike Carter and Clinton, who were just two good ole boys who loved life and were having a good time in office, American conservatives strongly believe that Obama, via his promised “fundamental transformation of America”, will use his governmental power to absolutely become a dictator, so we citizens want the second source of power, the gun, at the ready in case Obama does use the greatest power source, the government, to make his takeover a fait accompli.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.