Skip to comments.Tiananmen square activist turned American citizen demonstrates for the Second Amendment
Posted on 01/20/2013 9:16:04 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
A proud new citizen exercising his First Amendment rights.
Standing in front of the tanks!!
Wow, just wow. Tears.
That is so powerful... God bless him!
“If they want a war, let it start here”
Bears frequent repetition.
He sounds very educated. No heavy Chinese accent.
China has been teaching English in their schools for decades.
He knows because he has been there.
This new citizen understands America better than most people who have been living here their whole lives. All I gotta to say about this gentlemen is “Welcome Home.”
Using Tiananmen massacre as an example to argue against gun violence control in the States is missing the point. This person suggested that if 20 million people in Beijing could have had guns, the outcome would be different. It would be. But 1989 demonstrated the will and the courage of the Chinese people to create a civil society, not a civil war.
Sorry bub, but you are missing the point.
The point is that when a tyrant has no need to be afraid of its citizens is when that tyrant has all the freedom and the citizens have none.
One powerful video. I am always impressed by those who escape Communism and make it to our shores. And how this man so eloquently reminds us of the founders’ intentions...and just how precious and fragile our freedoms are. This should be widely seen..I’ve shared this with my normal email and other outlets.
The past Monday I decided to visit the Minuteman Park in Lexington and pay tribute to Captain John Parker and his fellow minutemen. A thought came to my mind, that the founding fathers of the United States and Chairman Mao had one thing in common: they all realized that guns are important political instruments. Their similarities, however, ended there.
Chairman Mao wrote: Political power grows out of barrel of a gun, and he dictated: The party shall command the gun. James Madison and his compatriots, however, believing that the power of the state is derived from the consent of the governed, ratified that the right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
That’s great! Well worth the click! My favorite part is where he points out that China’s constitution guarantees a right to free speech, freedom of assembly, etc. ... but in China there is no Second Amendment or anything close to it. And without the right to keep and bear arms, the other rights can be ignored or trampled on anytime a despotic government wants to.
Thank you for finishing that. These men and women that come from Communist counties teach me more than any history book. And they have a wonderful command of our founding and history.
A better video of this event is here:
The original link misses part of his intro, and the framing is better on this one. Landscape mode for video, people! Turn those smartphones sideways!
Thanks for the link; post; thread.
If only we could muster up similar courage to take on these democrats/socialists in cw2 /p>
On a tactical note, one CBU-97 dropped on that staging area would be nice.
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Question: Who is the militia being referenced?
Answer: It is the Government, not the People. It is the federal armed forces, police and state militias.
The second amendment is supposed to guaranty the right of the People to protect themselves from tyrany out of the muzzle of a government gun.
I don't think you could be more wrong.
Here is a quote from Tench Coxe, delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789:
"The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ...the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
The militia, who are in fact the effective part of the people at large, will render many troops quite unnecessary. They will form a powerful check upon the regular troops, and will generally be sufficient to over-awe them.
Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms."
Can we agree that Coxe's statement completely contradicts yours?