In an exclusive to Brietbart.com, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. From Brietbart.com:
Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation to carry? The answer is “yes,” but we must do it in such a way as to raise serious doubts in the minds of those who might be considering violence in America. Deterring violence is far better than dealing with the aftermath of an act of terror. Less blood, more security. That is what will make America great again.Donald Trump shows that he understands reality better than most of the politicians in the nation. This continues his breakthrough strategy of ignoring the censorship imposed by the media cartel in the name of "political correctness". The concept of the citizenry being armed to defend against threats is as old and as obvious as mankind. Only in the last hundred years, with the rise of "progressivism", has the weird idea that people are safer when disarmed been marketed to the public as a sane concept.
In Europe, people carried arms all over the continent before WWI. In the British Empire, British Citizens had the right to keep and carry arms. It was only after WWI that elites all around the world marketed the idea that the public would be "safer" if they were disarmed.
The elites feared an overthrow of their elite order, and believed that the elites would be safer if the public were disarmed. That is how British elites imposed "gun control" by deception. What the empire had imposed on its subjects, they now imposed on its citizens.
The idea of disarming citizens in the United States had started in the South, where permit systems were designed to keep blacks, who had not been citizens, disarmed. The laws were never meant to disarm the majority of the citizenry. That strategy backfired, as more and more "progressives" were elected, and started to apply those prohibitions to all.
The concept was promoted by the increasing power of the "progressive" movement, a movement that rested on the theory that the majority of the people were too stupid to govern themselves, and that the "consent of the governed" must be manufactured by the elite, particularly the elite that controlled mass media.
"Progressives" spread the concept into states outside the South. In New York, with the infamous Sullivan law, meant to protect the corrupt criminal/political Tammany Gang of New York, and California, where the elite wanted to be able to keep Hispanics and Chinese minorities disarmed and controlled. Notably, neither New York or California have a state constitutional protection for the right to keep and bear arms. They are two of only six states that lack such protection.
The "progressive" media cartel, formed by the early newspaper chains and the Associated Press, nurtured and strengthened by the FCC, censorship during WWII, and the leftist takeover of the journalism schools and the networks in the 1960's, pushed the notion of citizen disarmament relentlessly.
The media cartel no longer has the ability to control the information flow. It has been superseded by technological advances, just as it was made possible by the rise of the mass media. It can no longer prop up the absurd notion that people are safer when they are disarmed.
The last shreds of disinformation used to create that illusion have disintegrated with the victory of concealed carry activists across the United States. Those victories forced the Supreme Court to uphold the Second Amendment. In practical terms, it has shown that armed citizens are more law biding than the average police officer.
Donald Trump is speaking a truth that cannot be denied. Long ago, before the media cartel started its incessant propaganda to convince Americans that they were safer when disarmed, Niccolo Machiavelli, the archetypal scholar of power politics said it this way:
There is no comparison whatever between an armed and disarmed man; it is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe.... - Niccoló Machiavelli, The Prince. 1537.Donald Trump, leading by example, is becoming the armed leader that a free people can respect. Not long ago, we learned, unsurprisingly, that Ronald Reagan routinely went about armed.
Can anyone imagine the current "progressive" leadership having the sense to extol an armed citizenry as one of the great defensive resources of the Republic? Can anyone imagine one of the "progressive" candidates leading by example? In a recent debate, all three Democrat candidates fell over themselves, trying to find ways that they could disarm Americans through deceit.
That horse has left the stable.
Donald Trump has shown that he trusts the American people. "Progressives" show that they fear and distrust the people, who they believe are too stupid to govern themselves.
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