The Guns of the People


A recent poll showed that a majority of the American people considers the U.S. Federal Government as being the greatest threat to their security.

One of their foremost responsibilities is to protect the American People from foreign invasion, yet, they haven’t done that effectively without the assistance of the people at any time throughout the history of the country.

Strategically, General Washington was brilliant during the Revolutionary War with the tactics of hit-and-run. However, the citizens with guns hiding in the bushes made it possible for the Continental Army to outlast the Red Coats and the British merchants. The sharpshooters from Kentucky, Tennessee and other states were instrumental at the Battle of New Orleans, and later; the Alamo. It was the people who first moved to abolish slavery in rebellion of the Federal Government’s Fugitive Slave Act. The American armed citizens served as a deterrent to a Japanese invasion on the mainland during WWll when Isoroku Yamasoto, Fleet Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy supposedly said: “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” Our government didn’t protect us at Pearl Harbor due to their typical incompetence. The government–though they controlled the most excellent military in the world– couldn’t take Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq. Before the attacks, NORAD called for a stand down of the U.S. air defenses on 9/11 making it possible for the renegade planes to hit their targets and the American citizens brought down the only plane.

Wouldn’t it make more sense for the American people to take the guns away from the U.S. Government than them taking them from us?


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Ray Mowery

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