The Greek phrase Molōn labe means: "Come and take them." This is what was reportedly stated by King Leonidas in response to the Persian army's demand for them to drop their weapons.
A person free to keep and bear arms is a citizen. A person unable to do so is little more than a slave.
What supporters of the UN Small Arms Ban do not seem to care or bother to realize is that there are groups who are legitimately seeking to free themselves from the oppression of a tyrant or a tyrannical government. This does not include groups like the Palestinians who have no state simply due to their refusal to not only accept the existence of Israel but also their rejection of a two-state solution over and over. A real non-state group or "actor" would, for example, the Kurds, who fought against the murderous regime of Saddam Hussein, with little backing of the free world. They would have a legitimate right and a legitimate need to procure arms whereas, the Palestinians do not. The UN Small Arms Treaty would prevent the Kurds from getting those weapons and would instead force them to rely on the UN for help, justice, assistance, etc, a reliance that when looked at from a historical standpoint, is dangerous at the least, lethal at best. Just ask the Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica.
Who was a non-state actor in 1775? That would be the fledgling United States of America. Imagine us trying to create a nation in, say, 2012, after (if) this crap is passed and foisted on the world. We would literally be nothing more than unarmed rabble fighting against the finest military in the world; which would be like a stone age group fighting against the US Marines. Like the Obama Regime, it would be an epic failure from the outset. If the reader has taken the time to review the links posted in the essay discussing the UN Small Arms Treaty, the governments in approval of this treaty are some of the most oppressive in the world today. For example, the Chinese employ slave workers, er, prisoners, in order to manufacture goods cheaply for their economy. The Chinese would not look favorably on the Tibetans getting their hands on modern weaponry and fighting to free themselves of Chinese rule. Indeed, the Chinese have been working for decades to isolate Taiwan (a rogue province) from the US (and from the arms we sell them) and appear to have finally succeeded with the help of the Obama Regime. Little wonder why they endorse a small arms treaty from the UN that they can ignore at their leisure.
Think back to the Iranian elections and the fact that the students and people were in a semi-revolt against the Half Pint running the show there and had they been able to secure arms or if they had had them at hand, it might have been impossible for the Angry Dwarf to berate and criticize the US at the UN the other day. It is quite clear that a small arms ban works to support tyrants and "global governments" as the UN/EU so desperately want to be and against freedom loving people. Only a regime that is oppressive, unpopular, and that lacks legitimacy would seek to enslave its people with such a treaty. Consider that Hugo Chavez, the wannabe tinpot dictator in Venezuela, now losing support on a scale bigger than Obama, who has real reason to fear a popular uprising demanding that their country be freed of a socialist idiot and a return of their country to the prosperous state it used to be, before Chavez took over and nationalized everything in sight. Now the shelves are empty, bellies are empty, and they’re on the path to becoming the Latin American equivalent of Zimbabwe. The UN would prevent these people from the wherewithal to free themselves from under Chavez’s boot.
During WW1, the British armed the Arabs to fight against the Turks and for freedom. In WW2, the British and the Americans armed the Marquis, the Greek underground, the Poles in exile in Britain, the Filipino freedom-fighters, etc, all non-state groups since their nations were either vanquished or occupied and no longer "their" nation. We’ve armed freedom-loving groups like the Contras who fought against the commie regime in Nicaragua, who lied and connived and cheated their way into power. We armed the mujahideen in Afghanistan, then fighting against the communist invaders (who also assassinated a US Ambassador). The UN Small Arms Treaty would have denied these groups what they needed to fight with us against tyranny. Is not such a treaty tyranny itself? What kind of an organization would even CONSIDER coming up with such oppressive nonsense? What kind of person would endorse it? Obama. Soros. Hillary Clinton. A rogue’s gallery there to be sure and anti freedom in every single cell in their nasty bodies. Why would the United States, a nation that embraces freedom, fought and died to preserve it on every shore, every sea, be a partner to such a treaty or even involve itself with such an organization? The United States should stand head and shoulders above every other nation on Earth to preserve the right to arm oppressed groups and assist them in their fight for their legitimate fight for freedom. That is just one reason why the US should remove themselves from the UN and them from our shores for they seek an autocracy over the world, not the shining city on the hill that cherishes freedom.
The UN has not been able to prevent one single act of genocide, no, they have enabled them. The UN and their Small Arms Treaty would prevent ANY assistance to a group trying to defend themselves and their families from a genocidal government, like Pol Pot for example. What a hideous concept from an organization that is supposed to PROTECT the oppressed and that liberals like Obama, the Clintons, etc, would support the very idea of it reveals that they are without a shred of decency or honor. They really are beneath the contempt of decent and honest, honorable Americans. Americans liberate, we do not enslave, no matter what Code Pink, John Murtha, Media Matters, etc, say or have said. What the liberals and their cohorts in the UN fail to note is that ALL of the genocides in the 20th century were insured by first disarming the targeted population, i.e., Jews, Ukrainians, Cambods, Rwandans, Gypsies, Armenians, etc. Indeed, here in America, everywhere guns are banned, Chicago for example, murders are over the top and the people hide behind locked doors and barred windows. THAT, my friends, IS NOT what America is supposed to be. A gun ban is DEADLIER than a free society, armed.
The treaty calls for an international registration of firearms. Why? So that when "they" decide that our right to keep and bear arms is over with, they can easily pop on over and take them, as they’ve done in the UK? Would Americans stand for a forced registration of who they voted for? Who they sleep with? A publication of their medical records (coming under ObamaKare), their sexual practices or partners? In two words, Hell NO! Liberals erupted in frenzied anger over the FBI checking library records of possible terrorists but they’ll roll over and beg FOR THIS? Mao stated that power flows from the barrel of a gun and maggots like Che made sure of it. Only an oppressive government or a wannabe tyrant like Obama, would even THINK of condoning this rediculous UN blather but then again, Obama DID state that he wants a civilian national security force to ensure, "domestic tranquility" to use a famous phrase.
In short, our Founding Fathers made the government is responsible to the people, not the people responsible to the government for they knew full well what government sponsored tyranny was all about. "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it." H.L. Mencken. What it is boiling down to is that, do you support freedom or do you support slavery and chains, even golden ones, are still chains. Our Founders came down on the side of freedom: "all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor." An INDEPENDENT STATE…something the Obama Regime, Hitlery Clinton, and the UN would stop at nothing to stamp out. Those who support the UN Small Arms Treaty and the UN itself should be considered our enemy and those who walked out on the Angry Dwarf at the UN and who continually stand with the U.S. for freedom, are our allies. Ask your Senators where THEY stand on the UN, the UN Small Arms Treaty, and freedom. MAKE. THEM. TELL. YOU. WHAT. and WHY.
"I know not what course others may take but for me, give me liberty or give me death."
Thanks for the reminder about the library records flap. I had forgotten about that.ReplyDelete
I had not forgotten about the fact that countries that have banned firearms have been subjected to higher crime rates and takeovers by evil people.
Too bad so many people nowadays are completely unaware of history. Even recent history.
Good article Gunny.
By the way, here in South Portland, ME our brilliant city council, except one, and the police chief are putting together an ordinance to ban anything that is a non-lethal weapon. Things such as slingshots, bb guns, pellet guns, bows and arrows. We will still be able to own them, just not use them unless we go to a range. Uh huh. Bb gun ranges? I don't think so.
Even though the meeting was packed with 98% of the people there opposing this, they are going to do it anyway.
The NRA/ILA and Armed American Radio have both been talking about this stupidity.
Oh, we'll still be able to have guns.
Molon LIBBE'. Take them to Cuber,see how well the asshats would like utopia there. Good post,Guns.ReplyDelete
To your last sentence,....Amen and amen!!ReplyDelete
Thx for the kudos.
What YOU need to do is organize with other like-minded folks in your ville and explain to other citizens not only how stupid it is but how is affects their FREEDOM but taking it away through incrementalism.
Then, get a conservative cop to run against the chief if you can. Hit the libs where it hurts.
They would LOVE IT there, are you kidding? No need for them to think!
Patrick Henry called it plain and simple.
I think beachmom hit the problem on the head. Most folks these days have no knowledge of history. These people have become so insulated and comfortable in their ignorance that they don't care to know how their sloth has been afforded. If one knows history one can avoid many of the same pitfalls that imperiled our forefathers.ReplyDelete
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." Thomas Jefferson
Good post. I thank Obama for ONE THING ONLY.
Waking up the sleeping giant of the Silent Majority.
More people in the history of the world have been murdered at the hands of the Left. The history books are full of that information.ReplyDelete
The first thing they do is indoctrinate.
The second, they confiscate your weapons.
The third, they censor the press (we are almost there).
The forth, they begin killing the people opposed to their vision of utopia who are now defenseless.
That is our future if we don't neuter these marxists and would be dictators.
An old quote who's author I don't remember: "Freemen shall never be slaves if they are armed".
Remember, those that advocate gun control in this country already have body guards.
You are indeed correct. What they COUNT ON is that we'll give in.
My point here is that there are roughly 80 MILLION legitimate gun owners in America. If only 1% said HELL NO to this, what can they do?
Jail 800K TAXPAYERS? Hell no.
Good point!!! I submit that there will more than 1% that say hell no.
If they actually tried this stunt, the resulting shitstorm would be of epic proportions. The military and the police would also be on our side since they are probably all conservatives.
I just got an email from our local tea partier. He said that the NRA is sort of endorsing and fence stradling on our Democrat Representative Dan Boren.
He said that the NRA is also holding hands with Harry Reid.
Our sleeezy rep. is voting too much with gun hating Pelosi, and to have the NRA playing footsie with him is maddening. We are members of the NRA. All of us in this house.
But our Okie, is telling us to dump the NRA and join the Gun Owners Of America.
What have you heard?
You can bet that a majority of the cops and military WOULD be on our side but there are quislings in their midst who would oppose us.
Say NO I WON'T! And then stand tough.
I have not heard that. If I were you, I would research it.
The NRA may not be the best thing since sliced bread but they do a lot FOR our gun rights.
Gunny & Readers,ReplyDelete
I was ruminating a bit today and was wondering about our sorry state of affairs. WTF!!!!!!! I concluded.
Isn't it amazing that we are actually having any of these discussions? That this blog and a zillion others just like it exist? That we have marxists in the government at the highest levels? That we are even worried about our God given freedoms being taken away?
Our forefathers are rolling in their graves. They must be shaking their heads wondering how the hell did we allow this to happen.
Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought of the sorry state that we are in. Just pick an issue, any issue, and the libtards have their fingerprints on it.
I knew having "O" elected would be a horror show, but not this bad. I know I'm preaching to the choir on this forum but it feels good to vent.
November 2nd and January 2nd can't come fast enough for me. Then the fight begins in earnest when the trolls realize that their gravytrain has come off the tracks.
The anti-Tea Party rally is this Saturday, October 2nd. The trolls will be out in full force, covered by the lapdog media, insulting those of us that love this country.
Semper Fi my brothers and sisters!
My brother, you will LIKE what you read here tomorrow.
BTW, the lib's rally is being BOUGHT and PAID for with Soros money and union workers are TOLD to attend. Contrast that with people coming to Beck's rally ON THEIR OWN DIME.
THAT, my brother, separates US from them.