Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Tea Party Day!

"What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue."
 — Thomas Paine

So yesterday, on the very day I write my big check to Uncle Sam, I find out the ole Unk is watching me and most everyone else I know as potential terrorists...ain't that a beee-atch?

Anyhow, I found this old Internet post on the MilitaryPundits blog and thought it was worth reprinting today:
My old grandpa said to me “Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin’.”

I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin’.

author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

4 comments:

ericire12 said...

They are watching you, Mr Bane...... Oh crap! Now they are watching me too!

Anonymous said...

We are watching back and never forget it.The people that did 911 are not our friends.NEVER FORGET

XJ said...

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
-Thomas Jefferson

So what is it when they simultaneously fear each other?

Anonymous said...

"... there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin’."

I can personally vouch for that one. Although I'm not THAT old, what with a few ailments and injuries, I just don't have the physical wherewithal to penis around anymore.