Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Brits Are Finally Taking a Stand

Apparently, the British Government is now trying to ban fox hunting, which is one of the nation's oldest and most cherished traditions. The People don't like that very much. They're realizing just how many rights they've surrendered to their government by being apathetic.

But I can't help but wonder, is this too little, too late for them? For the last 20 years, they've basically been sheep; they've been so apathetic that they've gone along with whatever the government claimed was "in their best interest" without question. They've already lost the right to own guns, now they have to work to reclaim that right. They have, for all intents and purposes, lost the right to defend themselves (pocket knives have also been banned). I love the bit in the video when they mentioned how the chief constable said that Tony Morrison should have shouted for help when his closest neighbor was at least a half-mile away.

The scary part is, this can and is happening in the US right now. Obama's nominees for Secratary of State and Attorney General are notoriously anti-gun, and he's already proposing the same "common sense" anti-gun laws that Parliament used on their subjects. Many jurisdictions in the US actively prohibit carrying guns, tazers, pepper spray, etc., instead recommending that people defend themselves with items like combs, brushes, pens, car keys, or even (from the Illinois State Police) by vomiting on one's attacker. The question is, how much longer are we going to remain apathetic before we realize that the government has, via litegation that is "in our best interest," stripped us of our rights and turned us into a proverbial flock of sheep?

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