Innocents Betrayed The True Story of Gun Control
“Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity then to despotism.”
― Barry Goldwater
“These [the armed forces] are not our reliance against a resumption of tyranny in our fair land. All of them may be turned against our liberties, without making us stronger or weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, every where.... Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage, and you are preparing your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises.”
― Abraham Lincoln, Selected Speeches and Writings
Spying on its citizens while the affairs of State are mired in secrecy leads not to security but tyranny! When we have different laws for the rulers than for those governed, when attempts to hold the State accountable are easily swatted aside by invoking a 'national security' or 'State secrets' privilege, when rights are stripped from the citizenry even as State power grows exponentially, then tyranny is simply a matter of time - it is as inevitable as the Sun disappearing beneath the horizon in the evening sky!
History's biggest massacres have taken place when the citizens have had their means of self-defense removed by the State after promising to protect them - then ultimately turning its weapons on them! While a trusting populace looks on quietly as the full weight of State power is brought to bear against whistleblowers and truth-seekers - the foundation is laid for any daring to expose official wrongdoing to become a victim of State oppression - in the end they are spectators previewing their own future!
We live during a time when State worship will replace all religions as the predominant belief system! Statism will be widely practiced as the masses repose total trust in their rulers to deliver them from the many perils and economic hardships that will arise in the coming years - laboring under the false belief that they are actually in control of the biblical Wild Beast due to the ability to elect its leaders. As George Washington opined: "Government like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."!
Influential Senator Warned in 1975: “Th[e National Security Agency's] Capability At Any Time Could Be Turned Around On The American People, And No American Would Have Any Privacy Left …There Would Be No Place To Hide. [If A Dictator Ever Took Over, The N.S.A.] Could Enable It To Impose Total Tyranny, And There Would Be No Way To Fight Back”
Senator Church’s Prophetic WarningSenator Frank Church – who chaired the famous “Church Committee” into the unlawful FBI Cointel program, and who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – said in 1975:
“Th[e National Security Agency's] capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. [If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A.] could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.“Now, the NSA is building a $2 billion dollar facility in Utah which will use the world’s most powerful supercomputer to monitor virtually all phone calls, emails, internet usage, purchases and rentals, break all encryption, and then store everyone’s data permanently.
The former head of the program for the NSA recently held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:
We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian stateSo Senator Church’s warning was prophetic.