…to bring YOU into the conversation.
I don’t know you and you don’t know me. Duh. Well, I believe we know each other a bit. Not a lot but—-a bit. I write and you do me the real honor of reading what I write. We have that much in common. Some of you like what I write and some of you don’t. The funny thing is that, going into this blog, I already knew that fact just iterated. This is as it should be.
Let’s bring up another point which is taken for granted by many in this country. That point being, I have the freedom to write what I think. You, without censure, have the right to read what I write. Historically, many people throughout this world were not allowed by their governments, be they royal or dictators, to read and write what they believed. It is no small thing, therefore, to mention this as I run up against my first year of this blog. Our freedoms in this country are up against a new threat. The threat from the left. The threat of the anarchists who wear black clothing and destroy other people’s property. As of this writing, it has been only property destroyed and that, only glass breakage for the most part. However, I think it not untoward to warn against the small beginning of this movement. It smacks of “Brown Shirts” in the 30’s in Germany. AS the Nazi’s were putting together their political movement and starting their campaign against the Jews, Gypsies and other cultures they abhorred. “A stitch in time saves nine” as the old saying goes.
You understand this, I feel. Otherwise, you wouldn’t come back to this website. Trump says that we are living in dangerous times and we are. I haven’t seen this type of danger in this country before. The 2nd amendment has been under attack since the 60’s. It was terrible under Obama and would have been much worse under Clinton. Your right to bear arms is one of the most valuable laws this country has in its Constitution and make no mistake about that. It is a fact of clarity that when the people are banned from their right to bear arms it will only be the criminals who bear them; outside the police and military. Ie, a dictatorship is much easier to rise when this happens.
We are not immune to dictators. Our Constitution is already under assault and has been for a few decades. It is not the right who performs this assault. It is always the left. Coincidentally, that is the side the anarchists come from also. They appear to be young men and women who do this. That is who did it in Germany also last century.
So, I write this as a warning. I am too old to fight a new war now but not too old to bear arms. It might be a good idea to think of self-protection. If not a firearm then an alarm of some type. I don’t uphold the thought that we should all be armed and marching the streets with our weapons. I am only saying to you that we should be prepared more now than ever. Firearms is one method of preparation. Vigilance is the better, though. Be vigilant and alert to changes in your neighborhoods. Take care of your children and take nothing for granted.
Of course, you can also dismiss what I write out of hand and stop reading this blog. You have ther right to do so. That is the greatness of our country. A country worth defending. And…it may come down to us to dfend ourselves. Look at the rise of MS-13. Not a good omen.