Why the Gun in Civilization?

Why The Gun In Civilization? -attributed to Marko Kloos

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.

If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.

The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

It removes force from the equation…and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

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Movies and documentaries which enlighten, inform, & inspire

Waco: Rules of Engagement ( Part 1 and Part 2 )
Waco: A New Revelation ( Part 1 and Part 2 )
Innocents Betrayed (JPFO) ( Online )
V for Vendetta
America: From Freedom to Fascism ( Online)
The Tillman Story
The Passion of the Christ
Front Sight Story
Without Evidence
The Matrix
Theft by Deception

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Books to give you context & help you increase in wisdom

The following books are either recommended or have been read by Dave Champion. Dave has mentioned them or discussed them on his radio shows (The Dave Champion Show or American Radio Show). These books can and will help you so you have your own knowledge and are not deceived. As Dave is apt to say, “Look it up for yourself, don’t take my word for it.”

Income Tax: Shattering the Myths – Dave Champion
Unintended Consequences – John Ross
A Nation of Cowards – Jeff Snyder
Molon Labe – Boston T. Party
A Well Regulated Militia – John Carpenter
Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
Cracking the Code – Peter Hendrickson (recommended with caveat on last chapter)
Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the 14th Amendment – Raoul Berger
Enemies Foreign and Domestic – Matthew Bracken
Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista – Matthew Bracken
Foreign Enemies & Traitors: The Greater Depression & Civil War 2 – Matthew Bracken
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
There’s a Fish in the Courthouse – Gary L. Wean
How Progressives Rewrote the Constitution – Richard A. Epstein
Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When Gov. Breaks Laws – Andrew P. Napolitano
Breach of Trust – Tom Coburn, MD
Unalienable Rights: And the Denial of the U.S. Constitution – Michael E. LeMieux
Good To Be King: The Foundation of Our Constitutional Freedom – Michael Badnarik
The Creature from Jekyll Island: Second Look at the Federal Reserve – G. Edward Griffin
In Caesar’s Grip – Peter Kershaw
Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Rep. – Juliet Eilperin

The Dirty Dozen: How 12 Supreme Ct. Cases Radically Expanded Govt. & Eroded Freedom
James Madison: A Biography – Ralph Ketcham
Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow
Constitution in Exile – Andrew Napolitano
A Nation of Sheep – Andrew Napolitano
James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity – Harry Ammon
1776 – David McCullough
John Adams – David McCullough
The Road to Serfdom – F.A. Hayek

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Ed Brown 1911 Champion Molon Labe Fighting Pistols

Every able-bodied, mentally competent, non-violent felon Citizen should own combat grade handguns, rifles, and whatever other “terrible implement(s) of  the soldier” they choose.

They should also regularly train with these arms so they are “well-regulated” (disciplined) with them and they can carry and operate them safely, keep them running when they malfunction, and hit the targets at which they are aiming.

These fine pistols are highly recommended. They are not inexpensive, but you have to ask yourself, “Am I worth it or not?”

Ed Brown 1911 Champion “Molon Labe






The pistols can also be ordered as a Commander sized pistol with an Ed Brown BobtailTM.

Carry cuts and the ambidextrous safety are also recommended options.

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Advocate: IRS liens ‘torment’ struggling taxpayers

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 11:07 a.m. MST

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog says the Internal Revenue Service is tormenting struggling taxpayers in the midst of a slumping economy by increasing the number of liens the agency has filed against people who owe back taxes……


Comments on the story:

The IRS rarely ever files liens. What they file is a Notice of Lien which is not a perfected lien (sometimes called inchoate liens). A perfected lien is a Notice of Lien with a court order attached. The Notice of Lien the IRS files almost never have the required court order to make them perfected “real” liens. The notice of lien is an administrative request which no one (outside of the federal government) is bound to obey, comply with, or honor.

We live in society where everyone seems to operate with fear of the IRS and not in accordance with what the law actually says. The thing that gives imperfected liens their power is ignorance of the law and compliance with criminals and liars.

For the truth about the proper and limited application of the income tax including IRS tax liens see: incometaxtruth.com

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Proposed Second Amendment II – by Dave Champion

Section A
Every citizen has the unalienable right to acquire, posses, carry concealed or exposed, dispose of and lawfully utilize any and all weapons he deems suitable for the protection of himself, his family, his community, his state, and his nation. Weapon means any implement or machine of any nature with which a citizen may choose to fight, including explosives, detonators, and explosive devices.

Section B
In this article governments includes the government of the United States, the 50 states of the union and any states which may be added to the union, and any county, city, town, or municipality. Governments are without authority to legislature concerning weapons. This prohibition on governments’ authority extends not only to the individual citizens ownership and use of weapons, but also extends to the design, fabrication, manufacture, distribution, importation, storage, and sale of weapons.

Section C
The governments are without authority to legislate concerning parts, accessories, repairs, and ammunition for any and all weapons that a citizen deems suitable for the protection of himself, his family, his community, his state, and his nation.

Section D
The governments are without authority to legislate or regulate concerning the transportation of weapons, except explosives and detonators. Transportation of explosives and detonators may be regulated only to the minimum extent necessary to reasonably safeguard the public during transit. The authority to regulate transportation of explosives and detonators does not extend to the shipping party or the recipient. Explosives and detonators shall be shipped from and to locations of the shipping party and recipient’s choice and that determination is not subject to regulation by the government.

Section E
Upon conviction of a first offense, violent felons are barred from owning or carrying weapons for three years from the date of their release from prison. Upon conviction of a second offense, violent felons are barred from owning or carrying weapons for seven years from the date of their release from prison. Upon conviction of a third offense, violent felons are forever barred from owning or carrying weapons after being released from prison. Other than convicted violent felons, no citizen shall be prohibited in any manner from exercising the unalienable rights observed in Section A.

Section F
Individual citizens adjudicated by a competent medical authority to be a danger to themselves or others due to mental illness may be prohibited from owning weapons for such period as they remain mentally ill.

Section G
The governments are without authority to criminalize acts of revolution or rebellion against the governments.

Section H
No provision within this Constitution shall be construed as providing the government of the United States, the States of the Union, or any political subdivision with authority to alter, modify, abolish, otherwise compromise, or infringe the rights or prohibitions stated in this article. If a conflict arises between any provision of this Constitution and this article, the provision in conflict with this article must yield completely to this article.

Section I
Any government official who violates the unalienable rights of a citizen which are recognized in Section A is guilty of a felony. Upon conviction the government official shall be imprisoned for 15 years for each instance up to four instances and all sentences shall be served consecutively. A government official convicted under this Section shall also forfeit all accrued government benefits and pensions and be ineligible for government employment for the remainder of life. Any government official who violates the unalienable rights of the citizens recognized in Section A in more than four instances shall be guilty of a capital offense and upon conviction shall be put to death.

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Proposed Recording Government Amendment – by Dave Champion

A Citizen of a state of the union and a citizen of the United States may use any device or means to record the words and actions of any person holding public office, state or federal, during such times as said person is working in their official capacity or otherwise performing the function of a public office.

Any public official, public employee or agent of the government, state or federal, who tampers with or destroys any citizen’s recording device or media or otherwise interferes with the recording indicated in the preceding paragraph one is guilty of a felony, defrauding the public, and upon conviction shall be imprisoned for three years, lose all accrued pension or retirement benefits, and shall be ineligible for any government employment of any kind, which also includes being employed as an agent of government, for life.

Any official or agent of the government who stops performing the function of a public office or refuses to perform the duties of the office due to being recorded shall forfeit his employment along with all accrued pensions and retirement benefits.

This Amendment contemplates occasions of opportunity and shall not be interpreted to authorize the stalking, tracking, or harassment of any government officer or employee during the performance of a public function. Any officer of employee may be followed and recorded until such time as the following constitute stalking, tracking, or harassment of the officer or employee. Nothing in this Amendment shall be construed to address citizens recording private persons in public or private places.

Legitimate undercover law enforcement activities, national and state intelligence and counterintelligence meetings or recordings, and circumstances or in a manner in which a reasonable person could anticipate recording the officer would place his physical safety in immediate and direct jeopardy.

Any Citizen of state of the union or a citizen of the United States who believes any person has committed any act forbidden by this Amendment may take his claim directly to a grand jury in the county in which the interference, tampering, or destruction occurred. The citizen need not go to any government official or meet any government requirement or prerequisite in order to bring the matter before the grand jury.

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