(Quote) Lisa-910908 said:
John, the problem with this argument is that the administration's comments and action...
(Quote) Lisa-910908 said:
John, the problem with this argument is that the administration's comments and actions have been consistent since Obama's first run for Presidency. If you are really interested in the direction they are taking us, read the teachings of Stalin. If you can take away all our constitutional rights, and disarm us, you can take over the population with the lightest tanks. Some people may be exagerating, but there are enough facts out there to scare anyone who values their freedoms.
In the post you are responding to I'm not really making an argument so much as demonstrating the foolishness of the "argument" that had been presented.
If you can take away all of our constitutional rights, the population has already been taken over regardless of what kind of hardware the government has. The the DHS still does not have tanks, even light ones, no matter how much people want to claim otherwise.
I agree that thre are any number of things that the administration has done and is in the process of doing that are not good. If people really want to counter act that, they need to address the actual situation, not some trumped-up, ridiculous, the-sky-is-falling conspiracy theory.
The story of the assault on our rights is not to be found is some dark alley or secret underground conference room, or wherever else the tin foil hat types think "They" are pulling the strings. It's on the front page of the newspapers. It's the demagogues pushing through gun control laws that have no chance of stopping gun violence but which will deprive law abiding citizens of their ability to defend themselves. It's the politically correct folks who are slowly be surely making it a "hate crime" to have an opinion that conflicts with theirs as they redefine marriage and erect legal barriers to people of faith being able to participate in every day life.
Obama is not going to become a dictator, so people need to stop sounding like shrill, idiotic, lunatics screaming about nothing. Obama's political ideology on the other hand, is going to pave the way for some person or group down the line to eventually pull that off. But as long as Obama's opponents are busy shooting themselves in the foot whining about his birth certificate, or making up stories about "tanks" that aren't even remotely tanks, he and his friends are going to have an easy time. Instead of having to justify their encroachments on our rights, Obama & Co. can just shrug their shoulders and paint their opponents as rabid haters. I wouldn't care that much of the conspiracy theory nuts were simply shooting themselves in the foot, but the problem is the rest of us are getting sprayed by the shrapnel.
The reality is that the majority of the press likes Obama's politics. Consequently every time some kook starts saying something stupid, the media is going to use that to smear all of the folks opposing Obama. We really need to stop giving them ammunition.