Earlier this month, Geraldo asked a caller: How could you not trust your own government?
Putting aside big and little episodes of trustworthy government in the history of this country like the Trail of Tears, the interment of Americans of Japanese decent, Kent State, Waco, Fast and Furious and the Bengzai Coverup, I seem to recall Geraldo himself complaining about how the US has treated his native Puerto Rico. But his question diverts our attention. The issue isn’t the relative peace at this instant. The issue is the very nature of government itself.
History is full of governments that ran sufficiently amok as to have become a mortal danger to their own citizens. Indeed, the last centry was so full of episodes of government murdering their own citizens by deliberate official policy that it spawned a new word: democide.
Many in the media who reject American Exceptionaism want us to believe instead that the only exceptionalism left in America is to be found in her government. In how easy they dismiss the Second Amendment as being obsolete, they are telling us that there are no circumstances whatsoever in that some future government could ever run amok. They are willing to stake the lives of their children and grandchildren on that assertion.
Certainly people want to have a trustworthy government. But it concerns me that more than one member of the President’s inner circle has publicly praised China’s Mao, a man responsible for the brutal deaths of over 40 million Chinese citizens. [1,2] I am shocked that a close advisor to the president has favorably quoted Mao’s warning that [political] power comes from the barrel of a gun.  It is chilling to see a Mao-themed ornament on a White House Christmas tree, or the number of people who support this administration who also voice approval of the murderous Che Guevara [4,5] It is incongruous that a man who was a leader of a group that contemplated the necessity of murdering 25 million Americans who might reject political reeducation after this group took over the country is now a frequent visitor to the White House. [6,7]
Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is busy building up a stockpile of two billion rounds of hollow point pistol ammunition.  The very government that Geraldo implies we must trust is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to address a contingency that cannot be explained by current trends. The shocking implication is not who does DHS intent to shoot, but why. Even if this plan devoted 100 rounds to each of these anticipated targets, two billion rounds implies a contingency involving armed action against 20 million people. How many in government anticipate the need to kill 20 million people out of a population of 310 million? Is this the same 20 or so million the Weather Underground anticipated needing to eliminate?
How should I evaluate these facts? As disconnected random coincidences or as a glimpse of the plans of those in power and those who cheer them on?
Last year in Missouri and Minnesota alone, about a million people bought licenses to harvest deer with high powered rifles. About one million Pennsylvanians hunt deer with firearms. Nationally, there are far more deer hunters than government employees of any kind. There are one million Floridians licensed to carry concealed firearms. As long as the relationship between public servants and the public they serve is healthy, then we all can enjoy the blessings of liberty, which was the core reason we formed the federal government in the first place.
But what happens when the public servant thinks he is the public master instead?
Nobody can predict how a future government might endanger our own descendants by running amok. For example, what social, political or legal forces exist today that would stop another Trail of Tears that were not sufficient to stop it the first time? Certainly firearms aren’t the answer to every outrage, or even most. Even though we are all civilized, and strive to be peaceful and polite to everyone, I cannot allow the precious right to keep and bear arms to end with my generation. My future grand children might curse me for neglecting to preserve the very tool they might need most during some urgent crisis in their lives, even though no learned member of the news media could possibly envision such a thing at this moment.
I recall a time when the finest, award winning journalists of their time, like the New York Time’s own Walter Duranty, could not bring themselves to report that Stalin was deliberately starving millions of Ukrainian farmers to death as an act of government policy. Did Duranty and the Times choose to lie because they believed they were serving a higher cause at the time? Is this like when members of today’s media lie about firearms because they are serving a higher cause today? And when some future government they support runs amok and thousands (or millions) die because they have run out of ways to resist, how will the media report it? Like they glowingly talk about the exploits of Che Guevara or Bill Ayers, who they tell us is just a neighbor of the current President?
 Another Communist in Obamas Orb Meet Michael Klonsky, Obama’s “social justice” education expert. By Andrew C. McCarthy. Link: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/226071/another-
 The Political Thought of Van Jones. Link: https://giovanniworld.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/the-
 White House Christmas Decor Featuring Mao Zedong Comes Under Fire. Link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/23/white-house-christmas-decor-featuring-mao-zedong-comes/
 When treason talks....Rep. Diane Watson praises Che Guevara, Castro and communism. link:
 FBI informant Larry Grathwohl on Ayers’ plan for American re-education camps and the need to kill millions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWMIwziGrAQ
 Obama Mentor Wanted Americans Put In Re-Education Camps, Weather Underground terrorist planned
to eliminate 25 million U.S. citizens in re-education camps. by Paul Joseph Watson.
 DHS adds another 200,000 rounds to its 2 billion round stockpile. Washington Examiner, January 4, 2013. Link: http://www.examiner.com/article/dhs-adds-200-000-rounds-to-its-2-billion-round-stockpile
I heard that show. Mike Huckabee was on a little later and when Gerald asked him the same question he totally turned the tables on him. He came back with something like "actually I'm wondering why this government doesn't trust the people."
Ask a Branch Davidian about “trusting” the government.
***... How could you not trust your own government?***
Perhaps this is why.
And to think, in 1962 Thomas J Dodd and Emaual Cellar proposed the first federal law on common firearms.
1962; We dont want to take away your guns, we ONLY want to register handguns! Rifles and shotguns will not be affected.
1964: We only want to register all your guns, not ban them! Only Army surplus guns will be banned.
1968: We only want to register your guns, and ban Saturday Night Specials and small foreign handguns along with army surplus rifles! (They got the ban on 5 shot army surplus rifles and handguns and small foreign pistols)
1970: We only want to ban Saturday night specials! large handguns and rifles will not be affected! There was also a call at this time to ban all private possession of ALL GUNS.
1976: We only want to ban all handguns! Long guns will not be affected!
1981: The NRA should give up their handguns, and they can keep their rifles!- Lee Grant on GMA
1984: We must ban assault Rifles, unsuitable or hunting!
1989: George Bush bans import of foreign made assault rifles”.
1992: Assault rifle ban passed by Clinton.
2000: first calls to ban single shot .50 cal rifles...
THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED!