In an interview with Laura Ingraham, Clint Van Zandt mentioned that instead of gun control, we need self-control. The alternative to self-control is government control. If the liberals cannot be persuaded that people kill people and that guns are just a tool, then the government will have control. Ronald Regan made a great speech, A Time For Choosing, for candidate Barry Goldwater back in 1964. The speech still has a warning for us as the gun grabbers look to put the government on our trail. It was a warning against government control, among other things. Here is a part of that speech:
“‘The full power of centralized government’—this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.”
“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So government’s programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”
“Now it doesn’t require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed … or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? And such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.”
His call to action:
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”
As Written By Kathryn Blackhurst for Polizette:
Former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt told Laura Ingraham today that “instead of gun control, we need self-control” in order to prevent further shooting sprees like Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas.
During an interview Thursday on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Van Zandt noted that Democrats’ typical response to a shooting always tends to turn to gun control and renewed scrutiny of the Second Amendment. Because gunman Stephen Paddock used a “bump stock” to make his semi-automatic weapon function more like a fully automatic weapon, many members of Congress have focused on outlawing bump stocks as part of their reaction to the tragedy, which left 59 people dead and more than 500 others wounded.
“We’re saying, ‘How do we legislate morality?’ And the answer is, you don’t. You don’t legislate morality, you don’t legislate sanity, you don’t legislate the Ten Commandments,” Van Zandt said. “If we want to feel good about something and say, ‘OK, we’ve legislated away bump stocks, so we can’t change the semi-automatic into a fully automatic,’ that’s fine. But instead of gun control, we ……
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