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Exceptionalism

Tired of the political hijinks in the United States?

“Let’s go to Australia!”

In 1997, the Australian government implemented draconian anti-gun laws. They rounded up millions of rifles, pistols and shotguns, cut them all in half and burned them. Overnight the Australian government disarmed their law-abiding citizenry; nowadays only criminals can possess firearms in Australia. Australians are forbidden the basic human right of arming themselves in self-defense.

In America we have a contract with the government – the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights lists what citizens can do – our freedoms – and what the government cannot do to us. No other country has this. In every other country in the world, the government tells the people what they can and cannot do. We are the exception to this rule; this is what makes us exceptional. This is American Exceptionalism.  – Sean Linneane

You should click on the above text and read Sean’s whole essay.  And give thanks, despite all the sociopolitical  hijinks here, we still live in The United States of America.

We could always emigrate to Canada!  Except, Canada has one-tenth our population, abysmal gun laws, NO Bill of Rights, and The Mounties – who resemble our federal law enforcement on steroids!   And, It’s COLD!

Nice people though, as are the Aussies…

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

12 thoughts on “Exceptionalism

  1. “We could always emigrate to Canada!”

    No, thanks. I don’t want to move that far south. 😉

    Posted by Rev. Paul | October 21, 2013, 8:43 am
  2. While I agree completely with his mindset and love the sentiment, IMHO he makes a couple of errors.

    The Bill of Rights lists what citizens can do and what the government cannot do to us

    The BOR is NOT a list what citizens can do. We can do anything as long as there isn’t a law against it. Those rights were granted to us by our creator.
    Nearly the entire Constitution is a leg-hold trap on government actions, not on the citizens. One needn’t look much farther than “Congress shall pass no law” and “Shall not be infringed”.
    Yes it’s a nit-picky distinction but a very important one. The Constitution controls them not us.
    How’s that square with what we have in DC now? {retch}

    Other than Israel, we are the only remaining country of all the developed, industrialized countries in the world where citizens are allowed to possess and carry weapons for self-defense

    Actually, private ownership and carry of firearms in Israel is more tightly controlled than many believe. Private ownership is almost nil. There are also restrictions on ammo and every round must be accounted for. Those pics you see of people walking around with EBRs (with or w/o magazines) are military, police or private security. There are guys who own gun ‘shops’ that don’t and can’t own a personal firearm. You’ll have an easier time getting a carry permit and buying ammo in NYC.

    Sorry for the long rant but someone who was willing to give their life for our freedoms, as Sean was, should have a deeper understanding what they were fighting for.

    Posted by KM | October 21, 2013, 11:19 am
  3. You should read up on what the Aussy .gov is now doing to the rights of “bikies” , or what we call 1% er bikers. They have no right to assemble in 3 or more, they can go to jail for refusing to snitch, and they can’t wear certain “gang” clothing. Got no issue with law enforcement, except when it becomes tyranny.

    Posted by Storyteller | October 21, 2013, 2:31 pm
  4. Actually you CAN own guns in Australia, long guns must be single shot, and used for pest control. You can own semi-auto pistols for ‘competition’ but must shoot in organized competition once every 90 days with every pistol you own.

    Posted by Old NFO | October 21, 2013, 4:54 pm
  5. Actually you can own anything in Australia, even full auto’s. You just have to have the appropriate license.
    Semi auto Centrefires and full auto licenses are next to impossible to get.

    Posted by James in Australia | October 23, 2013, 2:37 am
  6. Odnaleźć dziś na prawdę świetnego bloga nie jest takie łatwe,
    dlatego cieszę się, że tu trafiłem

    Posted by sprawdź | August 30, 2014, 6:02 am

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