Thursday, July 17, 2008

Political Hypocrisy of the Highest Order

U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein is arguably the most anti gun members of the U.S. Congress. She has repeatedly introduced and supported far reaching draconian gun laws that would make it illegal for you to own a firearm for self defense. She was quoted in a CBS 60 Minutes interview as saying “if I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn em all in, I would have done it.” However the illustrious U.S. Senator had a much sought after and virtually impossible to get, Kalifornia Concealed Cary Weapons Permit, that allowed her the very freedom that she strives to deny the rest of the country. The nearly impossible to obtain California carry permit allows few people, other than politicians and celebrities, to obtain California CCW permits. At one time, she was the only person in San Francisco to possess a concealed carry permit. When confronted with this seemingly enormous hypocrisy (even by politicians standards) she replied “Because less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer. And the bomb didn't detonate. ... I was very lucky. But, I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home." (I might add that is was her beach home) "And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me." When confronted with this she had her gun (at least one) melted down and formed into a crucifix which she ostentatiously gave to the Pope. I’m sure Freud would have a field day with that one. Rudolph J. Rummel, Professor Emeritus of the University of Hawaii and author of numerous books on the depredations of governments, has a web site full of data covering what he calls “democide”: “The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder.” Following are some facts he found relating to governments which disarmed their people as a prelude to “democide”. The Soviet Union appears the greatest mega-murderer of all, apparently killing near 61,000,000 people. Stalin himself is responsible for almost 43,000,000 of these. The communists probably have murdered something like 110,000,000, or near two-thirds of all those killed by all governments, quasi-governments, and guerrillas from 1900 to 1987. Professor Rummel estimates over 35 million people were slaughtered by the Chinese Communists. The Nazis murdered from 15,003,000 to 31,595,000 people…Among them 1,000,000 were children under eighteen years of age. And none of these monstrous figures even include civilian and military combat or war-deaths. In Turkey's genocide of the Armenians and Greeks, weapons were seized beforehand as part of the step-by-step implementation of what the Young Turks planned in the highest councils. During the WWI era, Turkey murdered 1.5 million of its Armenian citizens. What Hitler, Mao, and Stalin all have in common is civilian disarmament. They banned the people’s guns first. Then, in their arrogance and self-righteousness, they began to remove the “undesirables.” These are only the most heinous examples, however the unmistakable link is civilian disarmament. In conclusion every despot had a “reasonable” explanation for their power grab. If history has taught us anything its that it repeats itself. “Let your gun be your companion an all your walks” – Thomas Jefferson.

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