Comment: Tyranny or Freedom

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Tyranny or Freedom

Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis! We can have self-rule and freedom, or rule by others (ie. government) but we must make a choice. As Washington warned, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is FORCE; like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearsome master." The 2nd Amendment informs us that "A regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". With a well armed and regularly trained citizenry (the militia), our need for police and ubiquitous SWAT and other paramilitary teams is greatly reduced if not eliminated, and the likelihood of a tyrannical government, the real purpose of the 2nd Amendment, is greatly inhibited. It is not enough to embrace freedom. We must actively and continuously oppose tyranny wherever and at whatever level it exists. We at People Opposing Tyranny (P.O.T.) embrace freedom and oppose tyranny at every level. We embrace the US Constitution and ONLY those laws made in pursuance thereof, as the Supreme Law of the land. We reject the federal government's "war on drugs" as unconstitutional, and similar efforts at the state and local levels as generally misguided and evil. Funny how an amendment to the US Constitution was required in 1919 to make the sale and use of alcohol illegal, yet mere Congressional action was required in 1937, a few years after repeal of prohibition, to outlaw marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other substances! This continuing "Prohibition" of certain "drugs" is great for business if you are in the black market, including growers, manufacturers, dealers, importers, corrupt police and government officials and politicians at all levels, as well as the huge numbers of police and other agents of the modern police state required to deal with the problems created and maintained by this black market, which also indirectly and directly benefits lawyers, judges, court personnel, and the prison industry, both public and quasi-public. Much of our problems with violent crime almost everywhere in this nation, as well as illegal immigration and stress on our institutions of public welfare and health care are largely a result of this intentionally created and maintained phony "war" on drugs.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?