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Last week (as I type this) I had the opportunity to attend some training focused around school shooters. As always happens with me when I attend or discuss such things, my thoughts travel to how we raise our children today and how few people appear to be teaching their children not to be a victim. Now I’m not talking about teaching your children to fight for the sake of fighting or to prove their a man or some such nonsense. I’m talking about a willingness to stand and defend one’s self, one’s family and one’s property. That willingness to enter conflict to defend or protect is a warrior mindset, if you will, that I believe should be taught to every young American yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.
Why? A simple question with a complex answer.
Think back about the history of the United States. Heck, ponder the beginning of any country in the past 1,000 years. Can you find one that was started with absolutely no violence? All of the countries I can think of today have their roots in a conflict that was started by groups of people who believed differently than the ruling class at whatever time period you look at. Most often the differences were religious or political, but in some instances the difference in belief centered around simple basic human rights.
As we specifically consider the United States of America it’s easy to see where our forefathers decided enough is enough and broke from the King of England to form our own nation. The need to do so was based on a belief structure that valued each human equally (even though we weren’t perfect in that) and insured that government was restricted in its power. Although that occurred more than 230 years ago those values still hold true today. The challenge we face is that individual sovereignty demands individual responsibility and there are far too many people in our country today who would rather not be responsible for themselves. They want “big brother” to take care of them; do for them; give to them. I’d be perfectly happy with big brother would get the hell out of my way and stay the hell out of my life.
At least symbolically, a few states have begun to stand up and say, “Enough!” In South Dakota, Wyoming, Oklahoma and other states the legislatures are passing laws, and the governors are signing them, that proclaim each state’s sovereignty above and in front of any claim by the federal government. As the House of Representatives tries to find a way to pass “Healthcare Reform” that has been repeatedly disapproved by the general public, some states are already passing laws that exempts them from what they perceive as an unacceptable intrusion into how they govern themselves. From coast to coast people are recognizing that “big brother government” has grown too far too fast and needs to be reigned in. Such has become hugely obvious as the current administration seeks to be all things to all people while spending tons of money our country simply doesn’t have. The states are saying, “Enough!” The people have said, “Enough!” It appears that the attitude of self-reliance may be making a come back.
And don’t you think it’s about time?
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