Scotland votes and the pieces of William Wallace roll over in his grave. Let us just say simply that I am disappointed. All the people of Scotland had to do to seize freedom was to VOTE for it. Yet 55% of them let the fear mongering, political bribes and general ignorance rule the day.
The Scots who voted to stay under the yolk of London were swayed by unfounded talk of economic doom and gloom put forth by those who would be most hurt by their independence, namely…the ENGLISH and their Scottish lackeys.
It got so serious that the Prime Minister started making concessions to give more power to Scotland over the past month in order to try and bribe them into staying in the Kingdom. Concessions I remind you that Parliament has no legal obligation to uphold.
55% of Scots also feared the great unknown, not one of them have been born to a free Scotland in over 300 years and like skittish cattle preferred the pen of the slaughterhouse to the open fields of the horizon. As an American, it is a direct affront that the fear of freedom stopped more than half of Scotland from voting YES.
In 1776 a group of British subjects voted YES for Independence…and then had to FIGHT A WAR for seven years before they could get it…and then some thirty years later had to fight ANOTHER WAR in order to keep it.
And here, the British are just giving away independence to anyone who wants to vote for it…sigh.
I think this vote strikes a bit close to home for me as well because of all the similarities that the 55% of Scots who voted no share with those fearful and ignorant voters who vote FOR gun control.
Even though gun control groups have abandoned the attacks on assault weapons, and even the New York Times admits AWB’s do nothing to stop crime and that so called assault weapons are hardly ever used to commit them in the first place, earlier this year Rasmussen did a poll that showed 59% of Americans supported an assault weapons ban.
Why? Much like in Scotland, it is because of fear mongering and ignorance.
Because for years the doomsayers and gun haters have railed upon the deadly black gun. Though the gun controllers didn’t provide evidence to support their claims they would still make outlandish statements about the danger of a Second Amendment that was not infringed by such bans. And the fearful and ignorant ate it up. Because they didn’t know any better. Because no one they knew had an AR-15. Because they were so enamoured by the thought of the government caring for them at the cost of their liberty they didn’t care enough to actually look at the situation.
Now, while a national assault weapons ban will not be voted on by the populace, that doesn’t mean that ridiculous and liberty infringing legislation isn’t being thrust into the hands of ignorant, hoplophobic voters.
In Washington State, plutocratic gun haters Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates have poured millions of dollars to bamboozle voters into supporting voter initiative I-594, a universal background check for gun transfers.
What does universal mean? It means that if you are at a gun range and you hand your firearm to your friend to have him/her take a few shots with, if you don’t file the appropriate paperwork before doing so you will go to jail. It means that you have to pay the costly processing fees and background checks to sell a single shot breech loading 12 gauge to your cousin. It means that the government will create a de facto registration list of every gun so that they can one day confiscate them more easily.
That is what this law will do. But all the voters in Washington (some 70%) who are more concerned with whose winning on Survivor and what the Kardashian’s are doing are just going to vote for it because they prefer to let the government handle these matters…just like 55% of the Scots do.
It angers me when people facilitate their own slavery and forfeit their own rights by a voting them away…regardless of what side of the pond it is. A defeat of liberty somewhere is a defeat of liberty everywhere.
Wake up America. Don’t be like 55% of Scotland, milling about like lambs to the slaughter.
Take hold of your freedom and don’t give it up willingly.
Speaking of lambs to the slaughter, here’s a fun fact that is amusingly telling.
In Scotland, sheep outnumber people (i would dare say by a mark of 55%-45%)
In America, guns outnumber people.
One of these places is free from English rule…just sayin.
I’ll end this by echoing the words of Sam Adams addressing those who prefer the slavery of governmental control to the uncharted exuberance of freedom:
“If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
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