- If you are going to take on a government with violence do you think it is wise to choose the US government? I didn't think so.
- Paramilitary training=good. Using those skills to kill innocent people (like police officers)=bad. Very bad.
- Politics is a game. These people should study and practice the rules of said game instead of coordinating a half-assed plan to over throw the government.
- I have often found that fighting against something works out much less advantageously than fighting for something.
- Are we getting the full story about this situation from the media? I doubt it. I find the popular media to be biased. Just sayin...
- If you are doing something illegal/borderline illegal/has the appearance of being illegal even if it isn't, do you think you should have a FaceBook page that shows your wedding party dressed in camo and adorned with firearms. Did these people miss my post about keeping a low profile??
- Do I believe the government is 100% right about everything and is completely innocent when it comes to annoying the general populace til they feel like they want to join a militia? Um, no. Not even close.
- Should you overthrow the US government if you feel like it is trampling all over the constitution and going to Hell in a handbasket? I would say no. It is incredibly difficult to overthrow a government--even a third-world, banana republic government--so overthrowing the US government would likely be impossible.
- I am all for the right to bear arms for personal defense but using violence to overthrow the government because a group of people is not happy with the current state of said government seems to trample on the rights of the majority (we are a democratic society after all). What makes this small militia group think that what they want is more important than what the majority of the people in the country want?
- I wonder if these people have ever lived or traveled outside of the US? People can get pretty worked up about how horrible the US and the US government is but I have yet to find a better country in which to live. If they would have tried such a plan in many other countries they wouldn't have lived long enough to even be arrested and charged. Just sayin...
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A Note About Militias
You have probably no doubt heard about the arrest of members who were part of a Michigan militia group. Now I am as open minded as the next person and am very supportive of the constitution (freedom of assembly, right to bear arms, etc), but I have a few problems with how this group went about achieving their goals:
Posted by Code Name Insight at 6:03 PM
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I too feel that we are getting a one sided tainted view of the facts in this story. Probably being used as a distraction or as an example.ReplyDelete
Also, from the forums that I read, I think most LEO's are in favor of people having guns for defense and most wouldn't follow an unconstitutional order to confiscate guns. If you were at "war" with the government, why go after the police in an offensive attack? They aren't the real enemy in that war.
I'm all for people standing up to defend their rights, but if what we are hearing about this group IS true, maybe they should have been arrested.
I believe that people in the United States are under so much pressure from the uncertainty of the economy,that we are all beginning to develop hair triggers. I think you are right about stopping to breathe and take a look around at the rest of the world. The poorest of folk in this country would be very well off compared to third world folks. Just got to remember that old saying about "This too shall pass."ReplyDelete
Regarding your last paragraph, that is something I have said to friends and family for years.ReplyDelete
My travels in the Navy allowed me to see alot of the world, and not just on overnight stops. But prolonged stays, long enough to get a little bit of the feel for most countries I was in.
And yes we have our problems here in this country, but they pale in comparison to most of this world.
To bad it isn't mandatory that all Americans spend some time in some 3rd world sh*thole. I think everyone's perspective would be a bit different.
The word "terrorist" isn't used once in the news article. But how are these guys NOT terrorists?ReplyDelete
Questions: Can you breathe on your own? Are you mobile without assistance or physical impediment?ReplyDelete
If you can answer YES to those two questions, there is no reason except your own failure to adequately deal with your weaknesses, for why you cannot make your life better using your brain instead of your real or imagined physical superiority which is ALWAYS obvious to your opposition, therefore making it a target.
By the way, absolutely awesome site, CNI. Thanks.
I would add that it's highly likely that those who advocate the overthrow of the US government didn't read Animal Farm. If the long shot actually came in and they succeded, it's likely that 1) unfettered by the law, people would slaughter each other in cold blood en masse; 2) a "strong leader" would emerge as people's fears got the better of them; 3) said strong leader could be a new George Washington or Mahatma Gandhi, but could just as well be a new Joseph Stalin or Ayatollah Khomenei; 4) the US would be even worse off.ReplyDelete
This blog has so many intelligent readers!ReplyDelete
While I too get annoyed with the government, I have seen many countries where the governments cater to certain people/populations to the point where if you aren't on the side of those in power you are in a really lousy position. Better to be annoyed yet fairly equal to everyone else all things considered.
I would add that it's highly likely that those who advocate theReplyDelete
overthrow of the US government didn't read Animal Farm. If the long
shot actually came in and they succeded, it's likely that 1) unfettered
by the law, people would slaughter each other in cold blood en masse;
2) a "strong leader" would emerge as people's fears got the better of
them; 3) said strong leader could be a new George Washington or Mahatma
Gandhi, but could just as well be a new Joseph Stalin or Ayatollah
Khomenei; 4) the US would be even worse off.