Are we really free? When we think of American creed, the first thing that comes to mind is our value for liberty. However, if you don’t pay income tax they lock you up, if you don’t pay property tax, they take
Hello Adam. I find your view on freedom quite interesting. I had not considered that limitations on the ownership, production, and use of firearms as a restriction of freedom. You also helped me remember that the American government has made some rather serious mistakes in the past. Yet I think that we cannot forget that things such as the Second Amendment, were made in a time where things were very different. Could changes to these ancient policies really be that bad? As I said before, times were different back then. Some people relied on firearms for sustenance, and self-defense, making such laws necessary. But in a modern world where we see constant conflict between different groups and factions of all categories, such weapons in the hands of the wrong people could do more damage than necessary. So maybe change isn’t something we should fear or hate. Maybe, if circumstance provides, it’s the best option?
Adam, your post was quite interesting. I would have never thought to connect branches like the CIA, NFA, IRS, and AFT to some of the major issues made in the past and some that are still being made. Personally, I believe having restrictions on firearms is a good thing. I believe such a thing because we are not in constant war, the main reason why people own firearms is to protect their families, you don’t necessarily need a machine gun for that. The typical protection guns tend to be a type of pistol. But only 32% of gun owners use their guns for hunting, and they don’t need anything heavy duty. What good would it be if the government allowed citizens to own machine guns, short barrel shotguns, etc?
Thank you for your thoughtful post, i’m looking forward to your next.
Adam, I liked your post a lot, one thing that I thought was interesting was when you stated how numerous amounts of government agencies go against our amendments and our rights a United State citizens. Although I think that people shouldn’t be allowed to own automatic weapons you are right that, that is a restriction to our second amendment. Also I believe that these agencies are put in place for our protection and aren’t here to hurt or put us in danger, but I can see from where someone would want complete privacy and not have someone watching them like the NSA. One question I have for you is how do you think we should take back the freedoms that have been taken away from us? Thanks for writing about this, it made me see things from a completely different perspective.
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