This is written mainly as a “I know you know this” type of entry.
It has become quite apparent that some people view situations differently than other people do. Shoot, you probably wouldn’t have to go any further than your spouse or significant other to prove this point.
Recently I have been accused of the following:
The opinion is, you are a Statist and an Oath breaker, no better than the ones who handed the guns over in Fast n Furious.
You agree with removing the rights of American Citizens for Safety. This accusation being made in reference to what recently happened in Boston with the “lock down” of the city and surrounding areas.
The opinion that goes with that is, you’re on Obama’s side, and not the side of free Americans. Basically a summary and the assumption that since I don’t agree with my accuser’s politics, then I must be an Obama supporter, because “free Americans” are not Obama supporters.
Just a few definitions to help clear things up:
Statist – The practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy.
Now let us look at this a little. We have a centralized government that has been given control over these items. Our Constitution has given them this control.
Granted lately our illustrious leaders have been attempting to overstep their boundaries, and have been denied in most cases. Although, unfortunately some states have been getting really stupid concerning the rights of citizens to bear arms, for instance.
So I guess that I could be a Statist in reference to giving a centralized government control of planning and policy. After all, is that not why we put them in office for in the first place? But how much control should they be allowed to have? That is a fight that I am intent in fighting. Yes, they have control, but the Constitution limits that control and we as citizens need to keep the government from going over those limits.
Oath breaker -
Apparently I have been mistaken for a book. But I am pretty sure, that in the individuals twisted mind, that what was meant was that I was no longer an Oath Keeper.
Oath Keeper – Military, Veterans, and peace officers who will honor their oaths to defend the Constitution, will NOT “just follow orders.”
Well, sorry, but I have been an Oath Keeper longer than some have been alive. Because I don’t belong to the Oath Keeper organization (http://oathkeepers.org/oath/) I do believe in their cause. But believe what you want, because after all, this is America and you are free to have whatever opinion you desire.
In essence, this all comes from an individual who has never seen or talked to me face to face, over a meal or over a cup of coffee. Their information is based solely on the fact that they disagree with an opinion I had over the use of drones and whether or not I agreed with them concerning a recent encounter between between a Master Sgt and police near Temple, Texas. Suffice it to say, they also believe that people in this country illegally have the same rights under the Constitution that American Citizens have. This also gives credit to their so called misunderstanding of who I am.
As I close, remember: I frequent many sites, as listed in my Blog Roll, and consider some of them above average as far as member mentality goes. I am also a firm believer of keeping my friends close, and my guns closer.
Have a blessed day, I certainly am