Forward NOTE: This was sent to me by Ed Sinnott, an old friend I have known since the 8th grade, after I had sent him a simple notice that I had put a ‘For Sale’ tab on my website. As part of the description I had mentioned that it was better than craigslist in that you could also put ‘evil’ guns for sale. That is what spurred Ed to send me this history lesson about, not evil guns, but instead evil men. I thought it would be nice to pass along for your consideration. So when you hear talk of ’Gun Control’ take a closer look at the people doing the talking, a very very close look.
A funny thought, without them how much evil was in the world before the availability of guns to the common man? We take for granted that the industrial revolution made guns available to the average ‘common’ man.
Before that in our human history, the powerful rulers had control of the weapons, they only armed loyal men under their control. The men fought and died for the commands of a ruling class. It was said the Bill of Rights declared men to be equal and Samuel Colt and his guns made them truly equal. Disarmed men were easy to control when faced with armed men under the commands of a ruling class.
When the Founding Fathers wrote the Bill of Rights they fully understood what it was like to be under the rule of the rich, those that were armed and therefore powerful. They fully knew if there were armed citizens then and only then could they ever hope to protect themselves from these ‘EVIL’ men with their greedy ambitions. They knew of how ‘EVIL’ men planed, schemed, and wanted to exploit, control, and rule the now independent freemen of the newly formed United States.
By giving the common man the gun they hoped that men would have, and use when necessary, the equalizing tool called the gun to protect the principals of this new freedom. They also knew having every able man armed would help discourage any attacks from another nation. Having a fully armed citizenry would make for a sizable army. If there were to be a battle the men would also know the fight would be to keep them free, and not just to please a king. It was a good plan.
Now we face the even more insidious weapon of greed. It is through the use of money to manipulate and control us, to become subjects to a ruling class who has much of everything already under its control. It is this ‘EVIL” that is by far more deadly to any of us than any gun will ever be. This weapon of ‘economic control’ threatens our country, our citizens, and our future.
Sad, the gun will not do much to stop the evil greed of men who rule from a distance, and other countries as they lay our freedoms, economy’s and futures to waste without ever firing a shot…. All they need do to kill us is to adjust some numbers on a computer screen to change our money… all that we were, and ever could be….is gone forever…. The United States, the greatest hope for all mankind, will be lost because the gun could not find the target….of this evil.
Now a word from a Great American:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property- until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered”. –Thomas Jefferson-
Mark Shean, About Me
posted on 6-14-2010