To Those Who Confuse The Right To Bear Arms With The Right To Take Up Arms

Some links and comparisons for those GOPers and Tea Party people who have been applauding the situation in Nevada, who think the 2nd Amendment gives them the right to take up arms against our country.

 

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I have suggestion for all the GOPers- and esp you Tea Partiers: tell us again how you support people who take up arms against our government. Its a sure way to take back the Senate.

Joanne Chesimard, who is exiled to Cuba after taking up arms by killing a police officer here in the US many years ago.

Joanne Chesimard, who is exiled to Cuba after taking up arms by killing a police officer here in the US many years ago.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/joanne-chesimard-woman-fbi-wanted-terrorists-list/story?id=19092683

45-GUN FAX? Really??? You’re going to support a local band of thugs who want to KILL American agents enforcing the law?

http://www.teaparty.org/corse-second-civil-war-now-begun-nevada-39243/

‘After years of decrying Obama’s “lawlessness” and hyperventilating over faux scandals, it’s galling to watch conservatives applaud actual lawbreaking and violent threats to federal officials.”

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/04/15/bundy_ranch_and_bureau_of_land_management_standoff_what_right_wingers_anger.html

Because this taking up arms thing worked so well for the left 30-40 years ago.

Because this taking up arms thing worked so well for the left 30-40 years ago.

And does that mean all those Black Panthers and local Muslim terror cells can be released from jail now? Or is it just white people? No? OK then if not then tell me again how whole situation isn’t racist, from the inside out.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/04/14/person-color-committing-clive-bundys-crimes-gop-demanding-action.html

In fact, one reason Republicans reject gun safety measures is because they claim citizens need to be well-armed to wage war against “federal government oppression and tyranny;” their interpretation of federal authorities enforcing federal law. Federal authorities, like the FBI. Or the National Guard. Or in this case the Bureau of Land Management.

Well here’s a newsflash for you: Terrorism is terrorism, whether practiced by Muslims, Blacks or Right Wingers. Taking up arms against our government wasn’t right in the 1860s, wasn’t right in the 1960s, and its still not right today.

Those “guv’ment agents” aren’t just defending that scary black Kenyan Socialist who won 2 presidential elections by a formidable majority. They are wives, mothers, husbands, fathers, sons, daughters.  And they are also defending YOU.

And they vote- and so does the rest of America, who are watching you Tea Party enthusiasts with disgust in regard to this situation.

So do yourselves a favor. Step back from your hatred of this president for a moment and think about the damage you are doing your own movement when you support this rogue cattle rancher. America doesn’t like it when its citizens take up arms against its government. Thats called a lot of things, none of which are good. Nihilism comes to mind.

There was a time when some of you called yourselves Patriots. Back when that white guy who loved surrounding himself with war hawks was mispronouncing the names of foreign capitals. You’re not acting like patriots now. You’re acting like the people who cheered when the violent extremists blew up those towers early this century. You’re acting like some on the Left did in the late 60s and early 70s when extremists took over the counter-culture movement. You’re acting like those who sided with Timothy McVeigh. Like those who gave donations to and attended Ku Klux Klan meetings.

All of those took up arms against our country. They were wrong to do it and so are the people in Nevada. Only the causes have changed, the crime remains the same. Unless you are of the mind that your violent faction is more deserving that the Left’s violent faction. In which case you are being dishonest.

 

 

 

 

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