The main stream media do a really good job of bending the truth. Or obscuring it. When it comes to gun issues they are nonpareil. A certain word or words placed at a particular point can make someone innocent appear guilty. Or people can be made to appear the salt of the earth when they are the vilest. They can even make it appear a gun is responsible for a 'crime'. Emphasis, tone, timing, and exclusion round out that manipulation that feeds pablum to the nonthinking public.
Vigilante. It's Spanish origin for watcher. Vigilant means watchful. It's a tale of a noun and adjective which essentially mean the same but receive different weight. We are told it is bad to be a watcher but good to BE watchful.
Officials (love that word) generally don't like vigilantes, that is, those who 'take the law into their own hands'. Argh! The law IS in our hands. This is a Constitutional Republic. That doesn't mean we pop people who displease us or with whom we disagree. It means we have the right to pursue justice daily in our own lives. That may mean through the legal system or personally. The 'official agencies' mean for us to defer to them in all instances. It's ok, they say, to be 'vigilant'. We may be aware, but then we must come to them for help. This reaches it's greatest insanity when it comes to self defense.
Cops etal seem to prefer we don't fight back. We must give in to the scum who try to rob or rape us. They want us to be 'good witnesses'. That is irresponsible and usually deadly. I prefer to make it deadly for the criminal. The risk should be his. The bottom line here is that I will not ##@@**! die! Thst is the byword of the FR&I firearms training group (I'm not affiliated, just familiar with them). I will defend myself come hell or high water.
Why are 'officials' so adamant that we come to them? We have been turning into a democracy. We have become a bureaucratic hodgepodge of dos, and dont's, all at the will of the state. The police have become agents of that state, instead of 'public servants' as they should be. It is a direct threat to the state when we 'take the law into our own hands'.
Look at how we are micromanaged besides self defense. All the permits, all the things one can do or not on one's property only at the will or whim of 'officials'. What we 'may' do or not in public and increasingly in our own homes.
The Constitution and Bill of Rights make provision for people to resolve grievances and to have defense if charged with a 'crime'. That has been played with to the point it's unrecognizable.
Being vigilant is becoming synonymous with snitching. How far will it go? Ask the former Stasi 'official' brought here to 'improve' our Homeland Security.
Where and to what limit will all this go? How far is government willing to restrict us? How far will we let it go? To what limit are we willing to take it?
'Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.' So said Wendell Phillips. This is what I suggest. Don't just watch what's happening, speak out! Expose this abuse of power. Make the words work for US, not the pundits. Be prepared to do what our Republic demands to set it right again! Defend yourself! To whom can we turn but ourselves? Be a vigilante!
Meanwhile, Over at Global Disarmament HQ
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