In 2000, Republicans ran around the country scaring people telling them that Democrats were going to take away their guns. When Obama won the Presidency, we saw these same scaring tactics used that caused a run on gun sales and ammunition. As we moved the country toward civilization, guns were pretty much eradicated except for hunting. Once again, we find our country overrun with guns, crime, murders, etc. I don't want to hear the old line, guns don't kill, people do, the fact of the matter is that we have NO control over guns, who has them, what kinds are allowed for personal use, etc. It's no wonder that criminals get hold of them, and that we have been the biggest supplier of guns to the drug cartel in Mexico. Another result of this hysteria are the militias that have formed across the country. I remember well when I first read of the Osama Bin Laden "training" overseas . . . this was way before they began their terrorism tactics around the world, so one can only wonder what we are incubating in our own country with these militias and their warped ideas. Last night a report aired on a guy in Alabama who was involved in one of the militias who sent out directives over radio and the internet to "break windows in the Democrats offices" . . . angry because the Health Care Reform bill was passed. This is nothing BUT Terrorism and borderline treason! He obviously objects to government being involved in our lives . . . but the big kicker is this guy is on Social Security disability. What a joke and what a hypocrite!
I am a great grandmother, so I've seen and experienced a lot down through the years, but the angry mobs that are egged on by the right are changing our country for the worse. We used to be a country of people helping out their fellow man . . . but that no longer seems to be as we see "tea partiers", 912 group carrying destructive signs, spitting on legislators, name calling, etc. Americans for Prosperity on a tv clip picking on a guy with parkinsons, running their busses preaching that our President is Hitler, not an American, that we old people will have "death panels" (the final solution). Freedom Works, bought and paid for by big Pharma, paying enough people to make it look like a grassroots effort, inciting people by telling lies. We now even have elected legislators like Michelle Bachman inciting people to disobey their government! (another act of treason ) I AM ASHAMED OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE STANDING FOR IN OUR COUNTRY . . . we ARE the government, we elect officials. The unfortunate thing is that under Republican rule, people don't matter, only corporations and the rich . . . they ran our government into so much debt, changed tax laws to favor the rich so that now 10% of the people control 95% of the wealth. The most troublesome thing to understand are people who are on Medicare, Social Security and other government programs, middle class people who are hurting, who can no longer afford to educate their kids, have bought into this "freedom" is being able to take care of yourself . . . all the while the cards are stacked against them from being able to do that very thing because the tax laws favor the rich and it's hard to make ends meet. Someday I know they will wake up, but by then it may be too late.