4 years, 1 month ago
The Obama administration is planning never before seen intrusions into the private affairs of U.S. citizens.
The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.
This will split our fiber backbone signals and dump every 1 and 0 that transverses it into government computers. Every detail of life of all citizens is now subject to inspection and assessment by government overlords who can and will make decisions as to so-called “terrorist activity,” which could be al Qaeda or perhaps unorganized militia who prepare for any threat against the U.S., foreign or domestic.
This knowledge should be coupled with another stunning intrusion into our God-given rights we learned about today. Bob Owens has a report for us.
Chuck Schumer’s S. 374, the Orwellian “Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013,” has been an empty shell… until he slipped in Amendment ALB13180 (PDF) today, which shows the “teeth” of the bill. It is an extremely aggressive attempt to destroy the Second Amendment by isolating and criminalizing extremely common behaviors among gun owners.
Take a looking at a sampling of what it Sebastian notes it would outlaw:
- If you leave home for more than 7 days and leave anyone at home, that becomes a felony illegal transfer. 5 years in prison for each of you.
- if you take a friend shooting and allow him to fire your gun, that is a felony illegal transfer. 5 years in prison for each of you.
- If you have a gun lost or stolen and don’t report it within 24 hours, you’ve committed a felony. 5 years in prison.
- If you lend a gun to someone for to try out at the range, provide a loaner for a student in training, let your son shoot a rifle you purchased while hunting, or provide a gun to a woman for self-defense, you’ve committed a felony. 5 years in prison for each of you.
Bob ends his assessment with the following almost desperate interdiction.
May God have mercy on us all.
See also reaction at WRSA. It’s possible, of course, to forestall such an eventuality, even if unlikely. For example, the states who are currently considering or have passed laws against enforcement of federal gun laws could actually take their state laws seriously.
If such a federal law were to pass, a state could decide to confiscate and immediately destroy all form 4473s in all FFLs in their state, and warn FFLs to contact state police if any ATF agents enter their premises. State police could arrest any federal agents who attempted to enforce federal gun laws and place them into the general prisoner population in state penitentiaries. Threats to arrest state police or stop these actions could be met with National Guard troops to further effectuate the arrest of federal agents and enforce a cease and desist action to all federal employees, including federal judges who moved against such actions.
But this would have to happen all across the nation for it to be effective, and I find it unlikely that a governor would take these actions, regardless of the posturing that we currently see by the states. The concept of States’ rights has fallen too hard and too far, and federalism has lost its appeal in the U.S.
Short of something like this, I am becoming increasingly pessimistic about a possible recovery of our national character. When the people demand cradle to grave security and overwatch, the state responds with cradle to grave demand for omniscience for itself and cradle to grave compliance by the people. It’s a deal with the devil for our soul, and America has made it a long time ago.
If this sounds judgmental, then I plead guilty. Based on religious doctrine, which the epistemologists might call strongly held truth value, or incorrigible beliefs, I hold that gun control is evil.
The Bible does contain a few direct references to weapons control. There were many times throughout Israel’s history that it rebelled against God (in fact, it happened all the time). To mock His people back into submission to His Law, the Lord would often use wicked neighbors to punish Israel’s rebellion. Most notable were the Philistines and the Babylonians. 1 Samuel 13:19-22 relates the story: “Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!” So all Israel went down to the Philistines to have their plowshares, mattocks, axes, and sickles sharpened…So on the day of battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan had a sword or spear in this hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.” Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon also removed all of the craftsmen from Israel during the Babylonian captivity (2 Kings 24:14). Both of these administrations were considered exceedingly wicked including their acts of weapons control.
Gun control is like control over everything else. The key word here is control. It is at one and the same time a function of wicked rulers and a benchmark, or barometer or gauge, to measure their wickedness. God doesn’t cede or relinquish rule over His creation for mankind, and totalitarian governance usurps the authority He demands over the actions of mankind. God will not be mocked – He does the mocking.
God sits in the heavens and laughs and scoffs at the designs of man (Psalm 2:4). Here is a warning to totalitarian rulers. “Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way.” Judgment will come, here or in the hereafter, and perhaps sooner and more unexpectedly than you think.
The only explanation for Senator Schumer’s totalitarian dictates is that he believes that Americans will go along with it. To be sure, there are many who will … who will take measure of the situation and decide that they value peace and security over measurements of right and wrong.
But there are many who will not go along with such laws. They will not allow themselves or their children or their friends or loved ones to be imprisoned for failing to take their weapons to a public armory when they go on trips, or loaning a rifle to their son to learn to shoot at the range.
We have covered this ground before. Bob reacted the way he did because he understands in a way that the totalitarians and wicked rulers in Washington do not. These measures will not stand. They will fall, one way or the other.
Will our wicked rulers turn back before it’s too late? Only God knows, but only time will tell us. Here is a final warning: do not cross lines from which there is no return.
In the mean time, this isn’t your father’s country. Welcome to Amerika!
UPDATE: Thanks to David Codrea for the attention.