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Arrogant government believes citizens should have no right to self-defense or need for self-reliance


(NaturalNews) It never ceases to amaze me that political leaders can be so reliant on men and women with guns for protection, but so tone deaf and authoritarian when it comes to allowing ordinary citizens the right to self-protection.

This may not be an issue for a majority of Americans, since, contrary to popular belief, most Americans don't own even a single gun. But it should be, because there are larger issues at stake. Liberty, once gone, is historically difficult to get back, and the one constitutional amendment designed to ensure that Americans retain theirs, has been under repeated assault since Barack Obama became president.

In recent days the nation was shocked by a terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which some 50 Americans were murdered and scores of others wounded. Rather than correctly point the finger at a radicalized version of a centuries-old religion as the underlying cause, Obama and Democrats in Congress and in legislatures across the country instead blamed the jihadi's guns.

To sensible people that is about the most idiotic thing you could say about the attack. But sadly, far too many Americans have bought into our leaders' politicization of that and earlier terrorist tragedies, believing that if only we eliminated the the Second Amendment long ago, that would have prevented the attacks.

'We deserve armed protection but YOU don't'

France and all of Europe have never recognized the inalienable right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and protection of country, yet their citizens are being shot and killed by radicalized Islamists by the hundreds. Explosives aren't legal either, but tell that to the bombing victims recently at airports in Belgium and Turkey.

As reported by SHTF Plan, Rep. Charles Rangel "has now even gone so far as to say that law-abiding citizens shouldn't even have guns at all, even as he defended the need for armed guards for Congress." Rangel, by the way, is an Army veteran of the Korean War.

And the Daily Caller noted further:

Should law-abiding residents who live there have concealed carry permits too?

"I wouldn't want them to have it. I know what you're trying to say. Corruption is corruption, and it's bad," Rangel said.

"Law-abiding citizens just shouldn't have to carry a gun. You're not gonna push me in that direction," he said, standing just five feet from a Capitol Police officer, who stood at his post by the House Speaker's Lobby.

TheDC noted to Rangel he and other members of Congress are protected by armed members of the U.S. Capitol Police.

"Well that's a little different. I think we deserve–I think we need to be protected down here
[,]" Rangel laughingly insisted.

That kind of hubris is only possible after spending decades in a protected little bubble where you can live a pampered life that 99.99 percent of Americans will never experience.

It's not just guns, either. These people despise anyone who doesn't need them for their daily existence – people who are individualists, and can get along without government handouts, favors, "benefits" and other largess paid for by someone else.

Why do they hate our self-reliance?

In fact, those people are actually going to be targeted someday if, for whatever reason, we suffer a societal breakdown. As reported by Bugout News recently, Uncle Sam will cook up anti-hoarding regulations to give them the "authority" to take your stored food and water (either to feed themselves or feed others, leaving you to starve):

[T]he government's hand – not yours – was strengthened even further in March 2012, when President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order, which "grants the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Defense and other agencies complete control of all U.S. resources, including the ability to seize, confiscate or re-delegate resources, materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense as delegated by the following agencies."

So, there you have it. Far too many elected officials not only don't want you to have the power to defend yourself, but would also deprive you of your ability to take care of yourself in the event of an emergency.

Isn't it time that all of us as Americans – regardless of our political ideology – demand that our leaders stop depriving us of our rights to self-defense and self-reliance?






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