I have spent the past few months just watching different things that are happening here in our country and across the world. I often watch news from different parts of the world to see how the citizens of that country live. TikTok has a lot of different information, some good and some not so good. The point of this blogpost is to celebrate what makes our country truly special. I am in no way ever promoting any sort of violence. I support the constitution and feel that it needs our support and to be defended. It is my hope that this can be accomplished peacefully and without any sort of violence. For us to understand what is happening here in our country, we have to understand the history of our country. Our founding fathers gave us this gift of freedom which is currently under attack. Most don’t realize the sacrifices our founding fathers made to put us on this path to freedom. Freedom takes maintenance and vigilance. We are living in very dangerous times.

I live in Oregon and the pandemic has cost all of us dearly. It seems like we have 2 separate classes. It is the believers against the nonbelievers. The government and the media have done a great job of presenting misinformation and selling it as the truth. Many have taken the bait. I’m not one of them. I think for myself, I do my own research, and I am careful with the information I take in. I’m also careful with the information that I put out. I feel that I have a duty to the public that I serve to present a positive message. I don’t gas light, I don’t virtue signal. My goal is to help unite people not to divide. I deal with a very diverse group of people, all have value, all matter. We have to do better on how we interact with others. Part of our problem here and across the country is bad policy. These bad policies are leading to a higher violent crime rate. Drug abuse is rampant on our streets. Long term drug abuse leads to mental health issues, lack of enforcement and funding puts us all in a vulnerable position. This leads to an uptick in person to person crimes. People are getting hurt and killed all over the country. It is truly sad. Our 2A rights are more relevant now than they ever have been. We have corrupt politicians that are fleecing our country, taking away our freedoms, and creating a powder keg that could potentially explode. It is my hope that it won’t get to that point, but my question is “what is being done to prevent the explosion?” The answer in short is “nothing!”

I pay very close attention to data. I understand how to read it and I also understand how in certain times the data can be tweaked to sell a false narrative. It is happening here and around the world. A prime example is what is happening in Australia. In that country they gave up all of their firearms nearly 20 years ago. They are now under complete covid lockdowns in where if they leave their house they can be arrested. Some are being rounded up and being put in camps. Currently there are severe riots happening in Australia, the only people armed are the government and criminals. There are still guns there, many never surrendered their arms. Many US politicians and the media point to Australia as a shining success in the name of gun control. This couldn’t be further from the truth. They still have a violent crime problem, that statistic are never reported. An armed populace will help prevent tyranny. Politicians afraid of the citizens will respect their freedoms in most cases. Here in our country our 2A rights are constantly under attack. All we want is to be left alone. We are not the ones committing crimes. We are the ones forced to live under bad policies that could end up with us being put in a dangerous position. The data never supports further restrictions. There have actually been polls done that show a record low support for further gun control. This has been the only good thing that has come out if the last 15 days that started 2 years ago of flatten the curve.

What we have learned from the past 2 years is that we need our guns. Our guns are an insurance policy that protects us from criminals and those that seek to fringe on our civil liberties. Now is the time to understand that we are all in this together and we need to start behaving like it. What unites us is our 2A rights. It makes us all the same. This is also what separates us from the rest of the world. It is really a unique and special trait. We must protect and defend it at all cost. I heard a quote from a friend, he stated “Banning my guns will never solve a single gun crime!” Let that sink in for a moment. We are not the problem. I suggest we get tougher on crime. Instead of defunding the police, we should be investing in them more. We should be prosecuting violent criminals. Right now none of this happening. “Wokeness” and political correctness are literally destroying our country. Our 2A rights prevent a total takeover. It was never about deer hunting. It was about protecting our country. We have to wake up and see that the wolf is at the door. We need people that are good patriotic Americans to run for elected office. We need to effect change at the most basic level of government. It is the only way that we protect the republic. I just hope it is not too late. Until next time. Be safe!

“ A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Second Amendment