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Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Day and Guns

This is the first piece I have ever written on Martin Luther King Day, but I am convinced that this year more than ever a clear, concise statement is needed about its significance, within the context of gun rights.

The very first gun control enacted in this country was initiated by the Ku Klux Klan in order to keep firearms out of the hands of blacks.

Even today, the race-baiters, whether they be white, black, yellow, red, or whatever, continue their quest to disarm groups of people for the purpose of keeping them subservient in one form or another.

Thus, when Barack Obama and Jessie Jackson demand gun control, it is for oppressive purposes. When Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Joe Biden, and others of their ilk demand gun control, once again it is for oppressive purposes.

Honorable citizens have NO criminal intent in their desire to purchase, keep, and bear firearms.

Criminals get guns illegally. And that is where the emphasis should lie, and not upon the average citizens.

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood these things.

Sure, his marches were peaceful, non-violent. But talk to thousands of blacks in the South who joined him, and you will find scores who found a way to keep firearms in order to provide themselves with protection against oppressive whites who worked for government.

Condi Rice tells many a fascinating story about her father in Birmingham, Alabama, and his conviction that Bull Connor, the man who ran the city police department and did the bidding of the Klan, was such a danger that her father needed to keep weapons in their home.

The throngs of the oppressed who either joined King's marches or supported them silently understood all too well the dangers of oppressive government. They had lived under it. And they knew the lengths to which evil men drunk with power would go to deprive the powerless of any and all means to gain security for their persons, their families, and their property.

Those who would seek to deprive any citizen of the means of self-defense are just as culpable as 'the white sheets with hoods' that sought to do so in the pre-Civil Rights South.

Dr. King knew a thing or two about human liberty that our incoming President-select doesn't know. King understood because he had lived without it. And that is the difference--the defining difference between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama.

Martin Luther King Day is actually a day I can celebrate. Tomorrow's inauguration of a human liberty charlatan is no celebratory matter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am not going to argue the merits of MLK day. Suffice it to say that I admired the man then, and I admire the man now.

But make no mistake, the armed Deacons of Defense, kept the black community much safer than it would have ever been without their willingness to "KILL" those who had other ideas about a portion of our society claiming their rights.

What most melanin challenged persons do not understand, is that MLK kept the most radical and destructive of our society from destroying that society. The anger they felt, was justified. The harm to innocents of the uneducated masses was not justified and could only be destructive of King's objectives.

Yet, the Deacons of Defense, were only defensive and protective. Almost everybody either hasn't heard of them or has forgotten about them.; What better paean could be paid to any group. That they were so successful thay were unnoticed. I cannot help myself, I have to love all Sons of Liberty.