The strength and necessity of our Second Amendment
I was alarmed and concerned, as a freedom-loving citizen, at the actions of our Federal Government, i.e. The BLM vs. one of our citizens i.e., Clive Bundy of Bunkerville, NV. Being unaware of the real reason behind the confrontation, I can only address the standoff situation. The Feds moved in well armed in what threatened to be another Ruby Ridge or Waco massacre. Our fellow citizen/militia moved in armed with our Second Amendment i.e., our right to bear arms.
Notice a big difference. The Feds went in armed, virtually unopposed and not facing armed resistance. When the Feds were met with armed resistance i.e., our citizen/militia, the Feds backed down. The Feds could understandably see no reason to die so Harry Reid and his son and cronies could make more money.
Our citizen/militia moved in armed with our second amendment, facing guns, which could result in deadly opposition. Please acknowledge that our citizen/militia stood for the freedom our forefathers so bravely fought for, facing injury and in many cases death. They didnt run as our not so upstanding and brave feds did.
Back up 225 years and our Founding Fathers were fighting the same type of tyrannical government that Clive Bundy and our citizen/militia are fighting today. Our Constitutional Framers fortunately gave us our Second Amendment assuming we would need it in event of the tyranny we are now facing.
A few weeks back a couple of contributors to this page referenced our Constitutional Framers in a very favorable view, with which I agree. Please be aware that President Obama referenced these same Framers as rich people who didnt want to pay their taxes. Our Framers referenced it as taxation without representation.
Only the very uniformed can praise our Framers while voting for and supporting Obama. I would suggest these contributors watch the news on ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN or numerous others. Information can fix ignorance.
Long Live Cowboys
Leon C. Batey
Belle Plaine, IA
Benton County Letters, April 23, 2014