Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SDS Daily Briefing for Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Pearl Harbor Day!

Seventy years ago today, the Japanese navy attacked Pearl Harbor. 

At the time, many felt like we felt right after 9/11.  Scared.  Angry. Determined.  And from that experience, the nation rallied together to fight two wars on opposite sides of the planet, and then go on to develop the American middle class.

Can we harness that kind of spirit again?  I like to think we can.  There are still many Americans of all walks of life who want to see a vibrant economy, a smaller government, and more respect for freedom and liberty.  The challenges we face today remain difficult.  We can overcome them.  If we want to.

CBS News Said It.  Thus, It Must Be True.

The ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation, it can be revealed, was to be used to argue for more stringent gun laws.  In essence, the ATF "secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the 'big fish.'"  Put in other terms, the ATF instructed gun dealers to sell guns to suspected criminals (which is illegal) and then use that as a reason to have more restrictions on gun sales.  It's akin to illegally giving someone heroin and asking them to use it, then observing the results of such heroin use, and then using those results as justification for making more anti-heroin laws.

Now note the source of the story - CBS News.  CBS isn't exactly World Net Daily or Glenn Beck.  It's clearly mainstream media.  And the mainstream media is telling you the Obama administration used a program in which government agents encouraged people to dangerously skirt or even break the law in order to justify more laws, and as a result at least one lawman is dead, along with at least 150 Mexican nationals.  What part of that sounds like good policy to you?

Fear the government that fears you owning a gun. 

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