The news of the day is Obama's speech on his plans for gun control. I confess I didn't watch or listen to this speech (I can't stand the halting manner in which he speaks; it really annoys me) but I have been reading snippets here and there.
One particular passage stuck out to me. In his speech, Obama entreated the people to be involved in his plan:
“This will not happen unless the American people demand it. If parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if Americans of every background stand up and say, ‘Enough, we’ve suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue,' then change will come," he said. "That’s what it’s going to take."
And, in fact, that is what it's going to take. A few months ago, I wrote about the New Cheka in America, and how their goals are the same as the original Russian Cheka: to silence all opposition.
In America, our Constitution, particularly the 2nd Amendment in this case, is a hindrance to setting up a tyrannical governmental system. The Founders intended it to be that way. A president, or a Congress or judge or any other person in position of leadership in America, cannot simply do away with the Constitution. If Obama wanted to simply ban all guns, like other leaders have (in attempts that failed to prevent crime btw), he couldn't just go ahead and do it. If all members of Congress wanted to ban all guns as well, they still couldn't do it. In order to physically change the constitution, it requires more. It requires the people's consent. Which is why Obama is calling for it. And is why the New Cheka will seek to demonize any who oppose it.
Make no mistake, the New Cheka still works for the government. They just do so in an unofficial capacity. They will seek to influence the very thoughts of every American. It's not as hard to do that these days. Celebrities have become the mouthpiece of the New Cheka, and thus, the government. And seemingly everyone who gets a camera in front of them becomes a celebrity these days. They will bombard us with calls for gun control. You've seen that they already have. It's even affected my father, one of the most conservative people I know. He agreed with an assault gun ban, saying people don't need those for protection when a handgun will do. Once I explained that the 2nd Amendment is not about self protection (or hunting) but it's about being able to fight against what may become a tyrannical government, he changed his mind. But that's how easily the Cheka can influence the people.
For all those who will say that this isn't an attack on the 2nd Amendment or that we don't need certain guns, you suffer from a case of myopia. If we agree to give up assault weapons today, will we agree to give up handguns tomorrow? When we agree to give up handguns, what if a future president decides he wants to be a dictator and force all of our children to work in labor camps? Will we deprive them of a means to prevent that future today, or will we work towards it by agreeing to strict gun control? Will we exchange our children's future safety for our own today?
Obama says this isn't about doing away with the 2nd Amendment. But it is about chipping away at it. And chipping away at something over time ends up being the same as doing away with it. The New Cheka will seek to influence the people to see things Obama's way. In America, the people must give up their rights. Will we?