To the editor:
I would first like to start with a statement by Adolf Hitler in 1933, “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our state will be safer, our police more efficient and the world will follow our lead into the future.”
Now I will quote Ben Franklin, “They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve liberty nor safety.”
Our Founding Fathers of this country had been under a repressive government and when establishing the Constitution of the United States, insisted that certain rights were needed to be in place to protect individual citizens’ rights from government, the reason for the first 10 amendments.
Our country is now on a slippery slope to becoming a socialist country. As with Hitler, we need to fear a repressive government. I once saw a bumper sticker say “an armed man is a citizen. A disarmed man is a subject.” I commented to myself how true this statement is in our current society.
With all that is now going on in the country, the left is trying to deny history and erase it from teachings in our schools.
I am the son, nephew and son-in-law of three of the finest World War II veterans and I am also a Vietnam veteran. I do not believe we defended this country to turn it over to a dictator like Hitler. I would suggest you ask your children now in both middle and high school what they are being taught in both world and U.S. history classes.
The only protection for our Bill of Rights is the 2nd Amendment; when it is no longer part of the Bill of Rights, the other nine amendments will soon follow.
An armed populace is all that keeps a government honest. I am a retired law enforcement officer with almost 35 years of service and I am very concerned about what the left in this country is trying to accomplish. Today it is the AR-15, tomorrow it will be handguns.
We have seen in Florida the government’s obligation to protect our most precious asset, our children, was a failure.