The talking heads in the drive by media are still trying
to ship us the bull while maintaining a straight face and
acting like they know know what they are talking about. It
is amusing to those of us who do know yet a little
depressing in that the unknowing believe it.
As a result our country is once again in a discussion on
the subject of guns that has been ongoing for longer than
some would believe. To those who don’t believe in the arming
of citizens we offer a little history lesson. We will not use
links because said history is easily verifiable and we will
use some of the old vernacular.
In 1868 the Civil War had ended and up until later that
year Federal troops were sent to the south to protect the
freed slaves, and others who believed they should be free,
against the KKK and other such organizations. Negroes were
hung, or shot, for such infractions as talking to white
women, rape, arson, and one for slapping a white child.
Whites were hung, or shot, for everyting from being a
negroe sympathizer to being accused of shady business
pratices. It got so bad that on August 4, 1868 a debate
took place in the Federal House of Representatives over
foregoing adjurnment to address the issue of arming the
negroes and whites so they could defend themselves.
Republicans requested long arms be given southern citizens,
including the negoes, to protect themselves against the
violence. Democrats laughed at the proposition and said
that southern citizens could not be trusted with weapopns
and that the weapons would end up in the hands of those
doing the violence.
The Democrats also mocked staying in Washington later or
returning early. One Democrat even replied that the
people, meaning the citizens, needed a rest and Congress
had to recess for them! As a result of that bunch of
politicians not being able to reach an agreement 2,516
illegal executions took place between 1885 and 1900. Of
those 436 were in northern states and the remainder in
the southern states.
Because our government did nothing 2,465 men, 51 females,
1,678 negroes, 801 whites, 21 Indians, 9 Chinese, and 7
Mexicans died. And it’s still our fault?
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