“By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia’, the ’security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms’, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”
John F. Kennedy, April 1960
JFK was pro-guns, cut taxes, tried to restore sound money and wanted to tell the public about the Federal Reserve. There is no way he’d even be nominated as a candidate let alone win the Presidency in 2012.
We’ve completely lost our way. Our moral compass is broken and our common sense and logic have been replaced by brand recognition and gov’t mandates. The media has become pure propaganda, schools no longer teach, votes no longer count and leaders are not the ones leading us anymore. Our money went from gold to paper and is now turning digital. It’s not even tangible anymore. We don’t even eat real food anymore.
Where are we? How did we get here and how do we get home? Are we stranded without a paddle or did we simply get complacent and stop paddling.
Did we stop and stare at the beautiful sunset for so long that the light of day disappeared and we were left in the dark? Can we rescue ourselves or is it too late?
I fear the latter but have hope for the prior. All I can do is pick up my own oar and row, but alone, I’ll only go in circles. Without others jumping in, i’ll grow tired or insane. This isn’t a task for one man but a journey for all men.