Friday, June 24, 2005

A ripple in the masses

It's unsurprising that the recent SCOTUS ruling allowing local governments to seize people's homes and businesses against their will for private economic development is causing the masses on both sides of the political spectrum to mutiny. Most newspapers, political chatboards and blogs are abuzz with the implications of this fascist decision.

While most may view gun owners as one-trick ponies, it is hardly so. Few things set Second Amendment activists off more than the gradual destruction of the Bill of Rights as a whole. Gun owners understand more keenly than most that while their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms safeguards all the other rights listed in the Bill of Rights, any constitutional infringements are inherently dangerous. As I explained in my own blog yesterday, basic individual rights (life, liberty and property) are inextricably linked. Any attempt to shred those rights, results in the destruction of the others. And while the pundits, newspapers, politics watchers, etc. voice their displeasure through words, a number of gun owners have reached their limit.

"...hey all you judges and politicians out there, be careful of paper cuts as you wipe your ass with the bill of rights," says one.

Another comes right out and says it. "Does anyone think that this decision just may be the trigger for the brewing armed rebellion which is lurking out here?"

A third is ready. "...the ignorance of government officials or their armed representatives serving out such orders doesn't matter much to me if they're coming to confiscate my property. They should meet the same fate that a masked burglar does when he invades your home in the middle of the night. That's the harsh reality of it. "

And it goes on...

Are people finally waking up?

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