Power corrupts

WILLIAM EMICK

Barbours

Lord Acton warned, “Power tends to corrupt.”

And we’re witnessing men violating women from the cesspool in Hollywood to the swamp in Washington.

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

That’s why it’s crucial Democrats read Guy Smith’s Gun Facts, version 7.0, before blindly accepting fabricated “myths” about gun control. They should compare traditional Democrats — who understood the right to keep and bear arms was vital in securing America’s independence, and indispensable in protecting their lives and liberties from criminals and tyrannical governments — to today’s Progressive Democrats and scheming elitists, whose ultimate goal is absolute control over America’s gullible citizens.

U.S. Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against tyranny.”

Vice President Walter Mondale said, “Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them.”

Likewise, gun-free zones don’t stop criminals, gun-free zones attract them.

Example: if you were a criminal and concerned about your safety, which bank would you choose to rob, one with a “no guns allowed” sign on the door, or one without?

Our late President and National Rifle Association member John F. Kennedy said, “Today, we need a nation of minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservations of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. By calling attention to a well-regulated militia, the security of the nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our Founding Fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the Second Amendment, will ever be a danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

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