This is a good and timely reminder for all of us. For every right we have as a citizen of this great country, we also have responsibilities. We must never forget that the freedoms and the rights we have been given can be erased in a generation. Democracy only works if we take care of it and make sure it isn’t intentionally eroded.
The Republican Party is complicit. The judgement of history will not be gentle nor kind to those in power who refuse to curb the lying pig we now have in the oval office. Those Republicans that shamefully continue protecting the president by refusing to honor their oath of office need to be treated like the traitors they have become. They will get the dishonor they deserve.
This is only too obvious when one looks at the present leadership of our country. The already legendary ignorance of the racist, self-avowed whore-monger in the White House is matched only by his fear, greed and intolerance. It is a volatile combination that is a true existential danger to the values on which our nation was founded.
This is a powerful quote from our nation’s founding president, and it means many different things to those who read it. I would love to see your comments on what it means to you.
At the time it was written, civilian arms and ammunition were almost exactly the same as the arms used by the military. The major exception, of course, was artillery. The same is definitely not the case today.
The argument against assault weapons in the hands of civilians seems to fly in the face of Washington’s thoughts on the matter. How can a free people maintain their independence from a government using assault weapons if the citizens are not allowed to possess weapons of equal power?
Again, I would love to see a rational dialogue on the subject. Any comments would be appreciated.
If we are not allowed to question the actions of the most openly corrupt president in the history of the United States we have already lost the freedom that forms the foundation of democracy and our republic.