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It seems like all the news you read from conservatives these days is incredibly pessimistic: The Republican Party, after a narrow Mitt Romney loss in November, appears ready to capitulate on a number of issues, most importantly going all-in on the Hispanic vote (which most assuredly means some form of amnesty this year).
The whole “fiscal cliff” fiasco and the implementing of Obamacare means that come payday, a lot of hardworking Americans are going to see their take-home dollars reduced to pay for new taxes.
But above all of this sits the one issue few members of the GOP, even fewer conservative pundits and, worse, even the National Rifle Association fail to realize is the pressing matter of our age: President Barack Obama’s decision to use the political capital garnered from the Sandy Hook tragedy to make an all-out assault on gun ownership.
That the GOP has yet to see one fresh face take the lead and attack the Democrats’ attempts to curtail the Second Amendment is shameful – but what do you expect from politicians fearful of a voting public that basically resembles an Oprah Winfrey audience at this point and can easily be swayed to change their opinions, even if they fly in the face of reality?
Mr. Obama wants to severely neuter the Second Amendment and disarm the law-abiding citizens of this nation, a similar act of tyrants throughout the 20th century such as Stalin, Mao and Hitler. Absolute certainties are a rare thing in this life, but one I think can be collectively agreed upon is the undeniable fact that the Holocaust would have never taken place had the Jewish citizenry of Hitler’s Germany had the right to bear arms and defended themselves with those arms.
It’s fitting that one of the few individuals to make a public stand against the gun-grab, and President Obama’s lapdog media, has been the incredibly outspoken and confrontational Alex Jones.
Now, there are many areas where Alex Jones, the host of “The Alex Jones Show” and man behind InfoWars.com, and I disagree politically, but having appeared on his show before I can say that his stance for freedom, American sovereignty and the Second Amendment deserves not just respect but emulation.
Appearing on “Piers Morgan Tonight” with Piers Morgan, a British expatriate who serves as a 21st century version of a King George Redcoat championing the disarming of the American people, Jones let him have it in a way that no individual from the GOP or the NRA – save the late, great Charlton Heston who is sorely needed now – has dared when confronting any mouthpiece for Obama’s gun-grab.
Here’s the main point of the conversation, with Jones telling Morgan, “The Second Amendment isn’t there for duck hunting, it’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs.”
He’d even go one step further, saying, “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms.”
Jones has the type of energy I like and, more importantly, that is desperately needed by patriotic Americans who are beginning to view the actions of the Obama administration as treasonous and the milquetoast response by the GOP as pedestrian.
The Second Amendment is there to protect Americans from both tyranny and street thugs, and it’s a real shame the good folks at CNN haven’t left their heavily guarded headquarters in downtown Atlanta – CNN is located only a few stone throws away from some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city – and taken a trip to the home of the Hermans just up the road in Loganville.
Located in Gwinnett County, an idyllic suburban county of Atlanta but now a microcosm of the very problems found in California, the wife of Donnie Herman showed just how important the Second Amendment is when a street thug fresh from the streets of downtown Atlanta, Paul Ali Slater, attempted a home invasion.
Here’s what the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported about the heroic mother of twins who dared defend her family, her property and her life from the type of thuggery that makes Atlanta one of the nations most dangerous cities:
“She was home with her kids when police say Slater forced his way in their front door with a crowbar. Chapman said he likely did not think anyone was home because the woman’s car was parked inside the garage.
“But once inside, it’s suspected that Slater overheard the woman talking on the phone to her husband. [Walton Sherriff Joe] Chapman said that explains why Slater headed to the attic crawlspace, where the 37-year-old working mom was hiding with her children.
“He was greeted by six bullets. Only one missed, but Slater was still conscious.
“‘The guy’s face down, crying,’ the sheriff said. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again.”
Using a .38 revolver, Mrs. Herman protected her family and her property, performing that age-old American tradition of self-defense.
That is heroic. In one story, the entire narrative of those who want to take away the Second Amendment and put the guns into the hands of only the law, which is nothing but an extension of the ever-increasing tyrannical leftist state, is brought crashing to the ground.
The police were incapable of responding in time to stop this home invasion; who knows what might have happened to Mrs. Herman and her twins had she not been armed?
So to that sanctimonious Piers Morgan and those determined to disarm Americans – and yes, any form of gun control is only the initial first step toward total gun control – I say read the story coming from the suburbs of Atlanta and, if possible, allow the notion of why the Second Amendment is so important to the safety of Americans to circulate through your closed minds.
Quote of the week: Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.