Sunday, December 27, 2009
Americans Need To Accept Responsibility As First Responders
Just who are the first responders? If you think it’s those guys in the picture your dead wrong! They simply come and clean up the mess. They are, except in rare circumstances, glorified garbage men and nothing more.
Acts of violent crime or terrorism can be stopped cold. Not by government since there is never a cop when or where you need one. The first responders at every unthinkable event are everyday citizens. When the authorities are not there the citizen becomes the authority by default. What duties do we have?
As humans we all have a duty despite handwringing cries from those who won’t face up to their responsibilities. Evading that responsibility is both contagious and dangerous. Resistance to violence has been redundantly proven to saves lives. Of course age, ability and training is no small part of this equation.
Our creator gave us three gifts. The first one was fear and the second is the instinct for survival. The third is the ability to make tools such as firearms and other weapons. Using those tools to fight for your life dramatically improves survival.
No government has the right to restrict either self-defense, defense of third persons or the possession or use of the tools to do so. Governments make a habit of substituting their raw power over the gifts of our creators. Genocide and mass murder is never the act of citizens but that of governments.
Are governments or citizens more trustworthy to possess weapons? Governments have been proven by history to be ruthless and homicidal. Citizens on the other hand seem to solve their own problems without making mass graves.
As for our duty of citizens, governments like to eliminate everything except informing on our neighbors.
Citizens must learn about the tools of self-defense and use them. Firearms safety, defensive tactics, the proper justification of the use of deadly force must be learned. We must also learn the laws where we work and live that allow the judicious of deadly force. If the laws are defective or infringe on our rights and duties we must change them.