“Which brings us back to gun control, something countless liberal pundits and Democratic congresspeople are breathlessly demanding right now. How on earth could anyone believe both that Trump is a fascist and that it’s a good idea for a federal government he runs to take guns away from law-abiding citizens? If Trump is a budding Mussolini—let alone something worse—then you shouldn’t want to give him the power required to wage a war on guns. Keep in mind that many gun owners are people of color, who would be (and frequently have been) disproportionately affected by enforcement of new gun laws. Indeed, if Trump wanted to further damage immigrants and communities of color, eroding their rights and jailing their men, he could find no more powerful tool than a license to confiscate guns.” – Robby Soave in If You Think Trump Is a Fascist, You Should Oppose Gun Control http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/10/daniel-zimmerman/imi-systems-quote-day-please-dont-confuse-left-reality-gun-control/
When President Obama attempted to silence Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent with CBS News, earlier this week by carefully not answering his question, he demonstrated how to use political correctness to shame and silence those it wishes to crush and destroy. Whom does this tyrannical president wish to crush? Mostly, those who wish to think for themselves.
I have seen Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” referenced many times through the years, and I’ve seen quotes pulled from it often. I finally decided to read it. I’m glad that I did. I think anyone interested in taking a stand against immoral laws should start with this letter.
Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 16 April, 1963
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.
Thanks to the trampling of history happening in South Carolina with the lightless heat over the Confederate Battle Flag, I have read and thought more about the War of 1861/War of Northern Aggression/War Between the States, often mislabeled the American “Civil War,” than ever before in my life.
The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.