A few short weeks ago America celebrated the 231st Birthday of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However in a letter to James Warren, John Adams wrote " This republican form of government is a production of everything that is great and excellent among Men. But its principals are as easily destroyed, as human nature is corrupt.... Private and public VIRTUE is the ONLY foundation if this republic."
In 1994 a book was written by Rudolph J. Rummel who is a Political Science Professor at the University of Hawaii, the book was called "Death By Government" it quotes statistics about unarmed civilians murdered in cold blood either by execution or other means, such as deliberately imposed mass starvation, found that in the 20th century over four times as many people were killed by governments that in all the Combats of the 20th century. In total almost 170 million men, women, and children have been shot, beaten, tortured, knifed, burned, starved, frozen, crushed or worked to death or buried alive, drowned, hanged bombed or killed in many of the myriad ways governments have inflicted death on helpless citizens or foreigners. The death figure COULD be as high as 360 million!
Many countries criticize America as the "worlds most violent nation". However the United States does not even come close to qualifying for Professors Rummels top 17 countries that have killed their own people. Even with the stats of the Ku Klux Klan and all of crime thrown in the American death toll pales before the 61 Million people murdered by the Soviet Union or the 35 million killed by the RED Chinese or the six million Jews killed by the Nazis or the million plus done in by the TITO regime in Yugoslavia, or the untold numbers eliminated by the countries of the Middle East.
Adolph Hitler made this comment after conquering most of Europe "The most foolish mistake we could make would be to let the conquered nations of Europe to have ARMS." History has taught us that conquerors that have allowed the subject races have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
A good example of this would be the Warsaw Ghetto in world war two where a few dozen armed Jews managed to keep 2,000 German Army soldiers and police armed with tanks and artillery busy for three days, when the fighting escalated around 1,500 Jewish resistance fighters, facing some 1200 thousand Germans succeeded in making the Warsaw Ghetto a battle that cost the Germans not only time, but pride and threw their schedule off by weeks, after they were subdued Joseph Goebbels wrote " It shows you what is to be expected of the JEWS when they are in possession of arms"
Some Americans keep crying over the 3600 deaths in this war against terror, well I cry too, just not for the same reason.
Yet people want to disarm Americans, leave us at the mercy of our government. I say NO THANK YOU!