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.