Saturday, August 27, 2016

Venezuelan Gun Destruction Shows Danger of 'Just Following Orders' Culture

Venezuelan Gun Destruction Shows Danger of 'Just Following Orders' Culture

by   David Codrea


-  Excerpts from David's article  -
 

"Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets," Reuters is reporting. "Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods."
 
Don't "electrical goods" need to be plugged in to work? For a country with an "electricity crisis" marked by rolling "planned blackouts," and with continuing food shortages forcing Venezuelans across the border into Bolivia to purchase something to eat (with drastically devaluing currency to the point of worthlessness), what good does a toaster do someone with no working outlets, and no bread if he did have any?  Assuming the government can actually deliver appliances any better than they can anything else besides crushing Marxist tyranny...?


What's not hard to infer, when assessing enforcers for a corrupt socialist regime (is there any other kind?) is that there's probably literally no order they won't obey. What are they gonna do, say "No" and get shot on the spot? They, like the populace they coerce,  don't have Constitutional protections that mandate limited, lawfully-delegated powers, and put enumerated and un-enumerated rights and powers off limits.
That's why, while we still have the semblance of such a system in place, it's important our military and police understand those rights and powers, and their obligation to uphold their oaths. And that's why it's incumbent on all citizens who believe in freedom to defy and resist collectivist politicians who disparage our right to keep and bear arms, and to refuse to submit to unlawful orders infringing on that right.... 

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Please read the whole article at our website and let us hear your thoughts after seeing how insidiously and deliberately laughable and obtuse to our values a collectivist-socialist can be. 
Read this article in full at Oath Keepers and leave your comments!

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David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named "Journalist of the Year" in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the "Fast and Furious" ATF "gunwalking" scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.

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