It is Our Job To Run This Country & We Need To Start Doing It

With Dom Raso

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Fairfax, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Let’s talk about this situation in New Jersey recently, where the police raided a law-abiding citizen’s house because he posted a photo of his son that was obviously handling a .22 caliber rifle safely on Facebook.

They didn’t have a warrant. They asked to search the entire house and look through his gun safe. They threatened to take his kids away from him.

And for what reason exactly? Because somebody got a tip on a child abuse hotline?

Was his son in any harm, in any way?

The father is an NRA-certified instructor, his kid has a hunting license in New Jersey — which means he had to pass a hunter safety course — and now they’re getting harassed by the government and they’re threatening to take his kids away.

How does that make any sense at all? I have no clue.

I know for a fact, I’ve got buddies on the ground level of law enforcement, and knowing them, I guarantee you those guys that went into that house to do this raid knew that this wasn’t the right thing for them to do.

This attitude is all coming from the higher authorities and the politicians in this country.

So you’re honestly telling me that I can’t even post pictures on the internet, if I go hunting with my nephew or hunting with my kid and they’re holding a gun, I’ve got to be worried about that as a citizen?

I have to watch what I do and watch what pictures I post because my door might get kicked in.

Now you’ve got everybody walking on eggshells, worrying about, what soda can I drink, what gun can I use to protect my family, what car can I drive to work?

Is that really how we want to live our lives in this country?

From what I’ve seen, people have gotten so complacent with their responsibility as a citizen.

If you’re not standing up for what you believe in, you’re wrong, period.

Because when you don’t stand up, you let the politicians and the guys with all the money run this country.

Michael Bloomberg is the only donor for his entire anti-gun group, and he’s throwing millions of dollars out there to put politicians and celebrities on camera.

And they’re talking about banning guns and weapons of war and banning magazines and background checks. There’s no facts to back it up at all. It’s all soundbites.

Guarantee me that any criminal or any future criminal in this country doesn’t have and won’t have access to the weapon of their choice. Whether it be from the very real black or shipped over one of our borders. Only when you can give me that type of tremendous assurance, only then can you even begin to think about changing the rights of the good people that follow the rules.

Why do we never see the blue collar guys on Bloomberg’s camera? The guys that are busting their ass. The guys that are doing the work every single day and get the job done, the guys on the scene and on the ground — because those are the guys who know exactly what it takes to defend their families. The guys who understand reality in America. They don’t buy these soundbites.

Grabbing at guns and saying we need to ban everything is easy. It’s the easy button. It’s hard to defend the constitution. It’s hard and it takes effort to protect freedom, and it takes effort to be free.

It’s easy to sit at your house and go to work every day and forget that you have a responsibility to run this country.

You have the power.

Because it’s not the politicians’ job to run the country. That’s our job. And we need to start doing it. ~ Dom Raso

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  • 4 thoughts on “It is Our Job To Run This Country & We Need To Start Doing It

    1. I know for a fact, I’ve got buddies on the ground level of law enforcement, and knowing them, I guarantee you those guys that went into that house to do this raid knew that this wasn’t the right thing for them to do.

      These are the people who need to stand up, like the many sheriffs across the nation who have done so. The “system” can’t work without boots on the ground. Having been in LE, I know how difficult it is to find qualified recruits (at least for organizations that have real standards). They do not want to lose good cops. There is a reason why the UCMJ and all LE reg manuals say soldiers and officers can’t be required to follow “unlawful orders,” or orders that contravene agency regulations. Who decides when orders are unlawful? The individual cop or soldier. They are the ones who have sworn oaths to uphold the law; they have the authority to refuse to break the law. They MUST “stand up.” We set the precedent at Nuremburg – “I was only following orders” is no excuse. The oath is an individual oath, taken by independent moral agents, each responsible for his or her own conduct and unreliant upon the opinion of superiors as to an order’s lawfulness. If superiors could be relied upon to issue only lawful orders, there’d be no need for individual soldiers and police to take individual oaths other than to swear to “follow orders.” (When swearing to “follow orders,” as is done is some oaths, there is usually a caveat – the order must be lawful or issued by a lawful authority. When an “authority” issues an unlawful order, the authority is no longer an “authority,” is acting under color or law, and the order can be ignored because no “authority” has power to issue unlawful orders. Again, in this situation, it still devolves upon the individual’s judgment and sense of morality.)

    2. We were taught in school that we have a system of “self-government,” but then taught that means I elect people to meddle in your affairs and you elect people to meddle in my affairs. This is not what is meant by “self-government.” “Self-government” means that citizens should behave peaceably, lawfully, and govern themselves, not their neighbors. Government is largely not necessary when people govern themselves, and it should concern itself with its own business (as defined in the Constitution), not with the people’s private business (e.g., private transfers of firearms).

    3. They did the same in Nazi Germany back in the 30’s, Neighbors would narc on their neighbors for being Jews or speaking out against “The Furher” next thing big Storm Troopers were banging on your door dragging them away, some to concentration camps others to jail only to sit for long periods of time ( yrs sometimes) how long till Das Barry’s SS show up ?? Only for someone speaking out!!! Or you post a pic online and some A- Hole calls the police!!! Like in NJ how f-ing STUPID!!!!!!

    4. The article has a paragraph where he says that ‘only then can you talk about changing the rights of the good people…’ This makes it sound as though the author thinks self defense is the reason for the 2nd Amendment, and while that is one good use for guns, it is not the reason for the 2nd amendment. Guarantee me all criminals have no guns, and I still want mine. It is a RIGHT, and as such should not have to be justified for such a use.

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