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weapons for the battlefield

It's the same cookie cutter reply I got.  But with the overwhelming amount of mail they get I don't expect a personal letter.  I just don't get the mentallity of these politicians though.  I believe in violence as a last resort to solve a problem.  I don't glorify violence, but Americans need to know that there are times when it is nessesary. We did not take our independence from Britain without violence, extreme violence.  We did not take our independence from Britain without the use of weapons for the battlefield of the day.  Thousands of Americans who have detered a crime or protected their families from violent criminals were not able to do so without the use of extreme violence.  We will not keep our independence in a modern world, nor will we keep our freedom from tyranny, or protection from criminals without the abiltity to keep and bear firearms intended for modern warfare. I cannot understand why these politicians do not understand nor comprhend the true intention for the 2nd Amendment.  Eric Holders speech in 1995 sure has managed to brainwash a whole lot of Americans including our civil servants in public service.  We as gun owners need to begin to counter act Eric Holders anti-gun proposal from 1995.  People like him are the real danger to this nation.

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I am fine with the cookie-cutter reply.  I do believe that these letters are as close to how a politician may actually vote on an issue as you can get, therefore, they do serve a purpose.  

Like you have touched on, the problem is the U.S. people's naivity when it comes to our government.  People ignore the existing tyrannical, authoritarian, corrupt governments around the world, as well as forget the countless failed governments that preceded those.  They somehow believe that our government is infallible, apparently for no other reason than it is our government.  People seem to believe that government entities are somehow fundamentally different from any other group of people, and therefore immune to corruption.  The fact is that government entities are more susceptible to human pitfalls than other organizations since government entities make their own rules.  It is for this very reason that our Founding Fathers saw it necessary to grant our citizens the fundamental right to bear arms.  This right was not granted strictly for limited recreational purposes or to put food on the table, but to defend against corrupt governments, either foreign or domestic.  

While I do blame politicians for the sad state of American politics, I also hold the American people responsible for their own ignorance and inability to think for themselves.  

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WishIWasHunting wrote:

I am fine with the cookie-cutter reply.  I do believe that these letters are as close to how a politician may actually vote on an issue as you can get, therefore, they do serve a purpose.  

Like you have touched on, the problem is the U.S. people's naivity when it comes to our government.  People ignore the existing tyrannical, authoritarian, corrupt governments around the world, as well as forget the countless failed governments that preceded those.  They somehow believe that our government is infallible, apparently for no other reason than it is our government.  People seem to believe that government entities are somehow fundamentally different from any other group of people, and therefore immune to corruption.  The fact is that government entities are more susceptible to human pitfalls than other organizations since government entities make their own rules.  It is for this very reason that our Founding Fathers saw it necessary to grant our citizens the fundamental right to bear arms.  This right was not granted strictly for limited recreational purposes or to put food on the table, but to defend against corrupt governments, either foreign or domestic.  

While I do blame politicians for the sad state of American politics, I also hold the American people responsible for their own ignorance and inability to think for themselves.  

I totally agree.  I hold the american people just as accountable for being ignorant and all too willing to roll over when told to.  Too many Americans today, especially the young fail to see what our legislators and government is doing to us.  Too many fail to learn why we have the rights in place that we have.  It amazes me how much people are willing to give up for very little in return, take for example - discounts on insurnace, or for a false sense of security, etc.  I am sickened by the comments Chris Rock made at an anti-gun rally recently.  Sad thing is that all too many younger Americans (even many older ones) actually believe this in their head, and it's all due to both ignornace and the lack of a sense of self-sufficiency.  How have we become this way as a society?  Is it failure on the school system?  Is it failure on the parents to further educate their kids?  Is it pure lazyness to want to further educate ourselves?  You don't need a masters degree in political science to learn this stuff, anyone with a brain, some good decision making, and some ambition can learn all about our history, our governement, and our rights simply by taking advantage of the resources available.  I think too many Americans have become too fat, Too dumb, too lazy, and too comfortable to really care anymore.  As long as they have their government subsities and three meals a day with all the luxuries in between, they don't care about anything else. Also the fact that too many Americans these days cast uninformed votes, simply voting on issues they have no knowledge of nor care to research.  I don't think as many people really reaserch an issue at any length before they decide or vote for something.  Some simply vote for a politician because he/she is the same ethnicity as the voter and that's the only reason.  Sad that these uninformed votes are cast.  It really says a lot about many Americans.

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