Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, regardless of how moronic her philosophies are, said something in an interview that got me thinking.
“There are 7 billion people on this planet and we need to learn how to be better neighbors.”
Sure, her definition of what being a good neighbor definitely differs from mine, but the point remains the same. We do need to learn how to be better neighbors to one another… especially with the political climate that we live in today.
As a gun owner, as an American, as a freedom lover I 100% believe in the Bill of Rights. The question I want to pose to you right now is…are you? Or are you just in it for the parts that you like? If you answered “I am” to the last question…how are you any different than those who want to abolish the 2nd Amendment?
What I see in not only the gun community but the conservative community, is the outward call to ban Islam, and to kick out all Muslims from the country… not necessarily because their beliefs are different from your own, but because a small percentage of them are extremists who carry out terrorist attacks… does this sound eerily similar to a valid argument gun owners make about not having any more gun control?
The government, no matter what your political views are, is a divisive entity. I don’t think anyone can really disagree with this, especially with the circus we just saw called a government shut down. With the government, our representatives, being the divisive people that they are it’s up to the citizens of this great country to lock arms and defend one another.
Regardless of one’s religious views, regardless of their economic views, race, or sexual orientation, we have to encourage everyone to get armed. We have to encourage people to learn about why the Bill of Rights is critical. We need to educate people about the myths that are perpetuated by the media and government.
The bitterness, the name-calling, and the ridicule of fellow citizens aren’t helping the cause, it’s causing a larger divide between all of us. One bad conversation with a gun owner can set a person completely off from giving it a second thought.
I support every individual’s right to privacy and their right to keep and bear arms. I support every individual’s right to practice their religion as long as they aren’t harming another person. I do not support legislation that shows preference to any one religion. Nor do I support any legislation that prevents an individual from practicing their faith peacefully. I also don’t support any legislation that prevents or inhibits an individual from being able to defend themselves with any of the available tools on the market.
I have always thought the “Coexist” bump sticker was moronic… but in the face of a divisive government in a country that’s supposed to be all about freedom… Isn’t coexisting what we’re supposed to be doing? Both sides of the argument have blame on their hands, don’t get me wrong; but it’s far past time that we forgave, forgot, and united.
With this, I ask the question… Are you all for the Bill of Rights? Are you are not? If not, can you really even make an argument based on what the Constitution says?