Freedoms, liberty, and the US.


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Third_Rail
July 29, 2005, 08:07 PM
Here in Billerica, Massachusetts, we're starting our 350th anniversary celebration. Revolutionary war reenactors, tents, cannons, muskets, candlelight tours, period food, demonstrations of soap-making and the like.

Here in Billerica, Massachusetts, it's hard to get a firearm, one of the very things our founders fought so hard to protect. The irony truly strikes home with every cannon report, every musket blast coming from the park not a mile away from me. The land of the free, subject to permission (which can be denied here in MA for nothing more than the police don't like how you look).

How did we let ourselves get to this point, when to use our "freedoms" we must first obtain permission; where one of the most basic human instincts, self-defense, is subject to regulation and denial; when a developer can buy land next to a range and then declare the range a nuisance and get it closed?

When did we let our guard slip so that denying a police officer the search of a vehicle or residence is seen as hiding something? How is it that the government can steal my home for a private company? Why can I be declared a terrorist and have all of my belongings stolen, my name slandered, and my family ruined for nothing more than what was once an accepted hobby?

To me, the future of my rights, my freedoms, my hobbies and my interests is uncertain. When I hear each cannon report, I feel a great laughter from Washington DC. With each musket sounding I hear a cacophony of laughter from uncaring, uninformed citizens of this country.



Just some ramblings from an eighteen year old of this once grand country.

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XLMiguel
July 29, 2005, 08:55 PM
Very sad, indeed. From the cradle of Liberty to the cesspool of nannyism in just over 200 years.

Once in a while when the conversation turns to the BOR, I enjoy the look on the typical NE lefty when you ask them if they know what started the fighting (few do). I remind them that it was when the British came to disarm the colonists, and I tell them the same fate awaites them if they think they're gonna disarm me. :evil:

Third_Rail
July 29, 2005, 09:01 PM
Firing upon a citizen of the same country as I is a nightmare in which I hope to never need to go to.

Kingson
July 29, 2005, 09:04 PM
There are not enough people that care what is happening because it's not affecting them. They have there all there material things and thats all that matters to them. The people that make the rules know this and take advantige of this to control the subjects of this land (please don't think we will take care of you).
Way back when when they where fighting for these rights there was not as many people so you could do more thing and not affect to many people. Now that we have an overpopulation some people seem to think that there needs to be more rule for the betterment of the whole as aposed to the single person. They must make people more civilized (and everybody knows that the more rule there are then we must be more civilized and hense a better society :scrutiny: ). It seems like sociaty is on a downward spiral and will hit bottom some day soon. People are going to get fed up with everything and try something new and start the whole cycle all over again.

Standing Wolf
July 29, 2005, 10:06 PM
The land of the free, subject to permission (which can be denied here in MA for nothing more than the police don't like how you look).

George III is laughing in his grave.

Third_Rail
July 29, 2005, 10:08 PM
Truer words haven't been oft spoken. You certainly have a way of cutting to the heart of the matter quickly.

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