This song reminds me of…
The day I became a cowboy
I was born on a wore out, dry land, cotton farm in Erath County, Texas. John Steinbeck had nothing on us in his “Grapes of Wrath.” The old house was underpinned with limestone rocks and had never seen a coat of paint. There was no indoor plumbing. Heating and cooking were done with wood. Light to read and study by at night was provided with kerosene lamps. Entertainment was listening to the Grand Old Opry on a battery powered radio.
We grew cotton and corn and harvested both by hand (Cotton “strippers” were unknown). We had a small dairy herd milked by hand. Mamma had a flock of chickens and we planted a very large garden, the produce from which was preserved to be consumed throughout the year.
I was about 6 or 7 years old when the old man decided I needed a start on becoming a man. My mamma made me my very own cotton sack just before the harvest began. The first day I went to the field and picked 100 lbs of cotton (awesome for a 6-7 year old). The following day I picked 50 lbs of cotton. Not so good. The third day I balked, I refused to even go to the field. And friends and neighbors, THAT WAS THE DAY I BECAME A COWBOY. — jtl, 419
“Owning a handgun doesn’t make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.” – Jeff Cooper
Call for a pizza, a cop, and an ambulance and see which one arrives first.
In Warren v. District of Columbia the court ruled, and the Supreme Court upheld, that “(T)he desire for condemnation cannot satisfy the need for a special relationship out of which a duty to specify persons arises.” Because the complaint did not allege a relationship “beyond that found in general police responses to crimes,” the court affirmed the dismissal of the complaint for failure to state a claim.
The bottom line is that your local police are not legally obligated to protect you, the average citizen. In addition to the Warren case, there are hundreds of court rulings which state that cops are not legally responsible for protecting individual citizens. For example, see Zelig v. County of Los Angeles.
The government can’t protect you as you saw on September 11, 2001 as well as during the Washington, DC area “sniper” rampage and the plethora of active shooter events that we have had since.
In fact, the government could very well be our greatest fear, due to its propensity to murder people because of their ideas (See Ruby Ridge, ID and Waco, TX).
A simple internet or youtube.com search of “the police state” or “police brutality” will reveal literally thousands of violent crimes (from assault to cold blooded murder) committed by the State’s costumed emissaries of officially sanctioned violence (aka The Police State) against harmless and innocent people.
So, who does that leave to protect you, your life, property and family? The one and only answer is: YOU It is your duty and personal responsibility to protect yourself and your loved ones.
This responsibility is a natural right given to us by God as human beings and guaranteed to us as individuals by the Constitution of the United States of America.
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