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    ROBERT MUGABE AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT
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    Robert Mugabe and the Second Amendment
    by Jacob G. Hornberger

    A front-page article in last Saturday’s Washington Post detailed an inside account of how Zimbabwe’s thuggish president Robert Mugabe ensured his victory in the country’s recent presidential run-off election. The account provides a good refresher course on why our American ancestors enshrined the right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment — and why they so detested standing military forces within their own country.

    Having garnered less votes than his opponent in the general election, Mugabe, who has held power for almost 30 years, was contemplating dropping out of the race. Afraid of losing their lucrative government positions, however, loyal government bureaucrats, including many of Mugabe’s military goons, convinced him to keep fighting.

    Mugabe and his advisors came up with an interesting campaign plan known as CIBD, which stood for coercion, intimidation, beating, and displacement. Led by Mugabe’s loyal military forces, his goons embarked on a violent and brutal campaign of murder, torture, and beatings designed to intimidate the opposition.

    The plan worked, causing Mugabe’s opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai, to drop out of the race, delivering the runoff victory to Mugabe. Despite the fact that his election to office is as illegitimate as an election could ever be, Mugabe has promised to remain in office until God removes him.

    So, what do Zimbabweans do in this circumstance? Nothing, except pray for his removal from office.

    Most everyone would agree that if there was ever a right of revolution — i.e., a violent overthrow of one’s own government — this is it. Unfortunately, however, Zimbabweans are precluded from exercising the right of revolution it owing to one big reason: gun control. Because they lack guns, Zimbabweans lack the means to oppose the armed government goons that do Mugabe’s bidding and keep him in power.

    As our American ancestors understood so well — and as the situation in Zimbabwe is demonstrating, a disarmed citizenry inevitably becomes an obedient citizenry. It lacks the means to object when tyranny rears its ugly head.

    Standing armies are inevitably loyal to their commanders, who are loyal to their political rulers. They will obey orders faithfully, especially when “national security” is at stake.

    That’s why our American ancestors detested standing armies. They knew that all too often rulers would turn the guns of their military and police forces inward, against their own people. Equally important, they knew that the military and police would faithfully, loyally, and “patriotically” obey the orders of their superiors.

    Thus, the central idea behind the Second Amendment was not to ensure that people could hunt deer or shoot burglars. It was instead to ensure that U.S. rulers were prohibited from depriving Americans of their “doomsday weapon” — a weapon that would always ensure that Americans would have the means to defend themselves from the tyranny of their very own government — yes, the federal government in Washington, D.C. That’s something that Zimbabweans are today unable to do owing to gun control in their country.

    Some Americans claim that the Second Amendment is outmoded. They say that while U.S. personnel would do bad things to foreigners, they would never do bad things to Americans. Oh? You mean, like the way they tortured and sexually abused John Walker Lindh? Or the way they tortured, isolated, drugged, and brutalized Jose Padilla? Or the way they massacred people, including defenseless children, at Waco? Or the way they shot Vickie Weaver in the head, as she held her baby in her arms, and her teenage son in the back? Or the way they shot and killed antiwar demonstrators at Kent State? Or the way they rounded up Americans of Japanese descent and put them into concentration centers? Or the way they engaged in syphilis experiments with unsuspecting African-Americans?

    The fact is that American human beings are no different from other human beings. Given a crisis environment where the fear of terrorism (or communism or whatever) is running rampant and U.S. officials are screaming that “national security” is at stake, U.S. rulers will always be able to find a certain segment of U.S. military forces and the CIA to carry out any orders against Americans, just as Robert Mugabe has. All the president would have to do is label any Americans he wants as dangerous “enemy combatants” — “terrorists” or “terrorist sympathizers” — and order the Pentagon and the CIA to take them into custody and treat them accordingly. If a Pentagon official or subordinate refused to carry out such orders, he would immediately be fired (or worse) and be replaced by an official who would faithfully carry out the orders of his commander in chief.

    Would the Zimbabweans revolt against their government if they had guns? It’s impossible to know. As Jefferson pointed out in the Declaration of Independence, people will sometimes put up with lots of tyranny rather than suffer massive casualties in a violent revolution. At least the right to keep and bear arms provides people with the option of resistance to tyranny, an option that gun control has extinguished in Zimbabwe.

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    But that's Africa. That could never happen in America.



    *Grabs framed photo of George W. Bush and heads furtively to the bathroom*



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    So, what do Zimbabweans do in this circumstance? Nothing, except pray for his removal from office.


    It's sick what is going on in Zimbabwe now. This is a tyrany, clear and simple.

    But the people there can do nothing but pray for Mugabe's removal from office?!!

    This is insane!!!

    I just read a South Africa blog that praises the actions of some youth where they stood up and killed a group of Mugabe's thugs.

    Bravo young men. Kill more of them!!!

    Get guns.

    Buy them.

    Steal them.

    Kill police and soldiers in ambushes, thentake their guns from them.

    Then go out and kill more of Mugabe's thugs and get more guns.

    I recommend stealing AK-47's. They are easy to use, never ever fail and you will find a plentyful stockpile of ammunition on the dead bodies of your tyrants.

    Also, for all you tyranized people in Zimbabwe--try making improvised explosives. Make car bombs directed at thetyranical police and military.

    Make a big, big car bomb and when Mugabe's limmousine rolls past, detonate it.

    Drag his body thought the streets. Hang it from a gas-station and beat it with sticks.

    Kill as many tyrants as you can and take their guns.

    And when you win in the end, remember not to let anyone disarm you in the future. Also, remember to hang all those who colaborated with Mugabe.

    The price of freedom is always blood.

    ST

    PS: and do learn to make a proper molotov cocktail. Do not stuff the rag in the bottle's opening--use a cork or the screw-top. Tie a gasoline soaked rag around the neck of the bottle and give it a good toss.

    I suggest flinging them into the open-sided landrovers your police rove about in. It will give all of us here in the states a good laugh to see one careening along, on fire, with its occupants screaming in pain.

    Ha! ha!

    Good luck to you all.






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    Thomas Jefferson wrote:
    God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ... What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

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    Takezo wrote:
    So, what do Zimbabweans do in this circumstance? Nothing, except pray for his removal from office.


    It's sick what is going on in Zimbabwe now. This is a tyrany, clear and simple.

    But the people there can do nothing but pray for Mugabe's removal from office?!!

    This is insane!!!

    I just read a South Africa blog that praises the actions of some youth where they stood up and killed a group of Mugabe's thugs.

    Bravo young men. Kill more of them!!!

    Get guns.

    Buy them.

    Steal them.

    Kill police and soldiers in ambushes, thentake their guns from them.

    Then go out and kill more of Mugabe's thugs and get more guns.

    I recommend stealing AK-47's. They are easy to use, never ever fail and you will find a plentyful stockpile of ammunition on the dead bodies of your tyrants.

    Also, for all you tyranized people in Zimbabwe--try making improvised explosives. Make car bombs directed at thetyranical police and military.

    Make a big, big car bomb and when Mugabe's limmousine rolls past, detonate it.

    Drag his body thought the streets. Hang it from a gas-station and beat it with sticks.

    Kill as many tyrants as you can and take their guns.

    And when you win in the end, remember not to let anyone disarm you in the future. Also, remember to hang all those who colaborated with Mugabe.

    The price of freedom is always blood.

    ST

    PS: and do learn to make a proper molotov cocktail. Do not stuff the rag in the bottle's opening--use a cork or the screw-top. Tie a gasoline soaked rag around the neck of the bottle and give it a good toss.

    I suggest flinging them into the open-sided landrovers your police rove about in. It will give all of us here in the states a good laugh to see one careening along, on fire, with its occupants screaming in pain.

    Ha! ha!

    Good luck to you all.




    Um, wow. Yes, Mugabe's government is a dictatorship, pretty far gone into fascism. No, I do not think that a popular revolt will overthrow him. It will definitely get the world's attention and the U.n. will probably remove Mugabe and, if he committed any crime against humanity to keep power, punish him for that, but I do not think that Zimbabweans killing police officers, stealing their weapons, rinse and repeat will really do the job; Mugabe has too much power.

    Before you protest, remember that Hitler overcame an attempted coup d'etat against him. This was an element of the military rising up against him, not just a popular revolt. The SS put it down, violently, and his plans continued until the Americans took Berlin.

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    You're giving these fools that surround Mugabe too much credit.

    They are thugs--and do not expect to be confronted by force.

    Mugabe will absolutely not give up power, unless that is--his dead and bloated corpse is dragged thought the streets of Harrari

    Also the UN will do nothing... the UN loves Mugabe and all he stands for.

    Already Mugabe's thugs and goons are meeting voilent resistance. This is going to build and build.

    Expect a civil war to brew in the near future.

    ST



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    A brief history of Rhodesia's downfall for the uninformed:

    http://rhodesian.server101.com/betrayal_of_a_nation.htm

    (And what our future will look like once Obama takes the presidency.)

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    Takezo wrote:
    So, what do Zimbabweans do in this circumstance? Nothing, except pray for his removal from office.


    It's sick what is going on in Zimbabwe now. This is a tyrany, clear and simple.

    But the people there can do nothing but pray for Mugabe's removal from office?!!

    This is insane!!!

    I just read a South Africa blog that praises the actions of some youth where they stood up and killed a group of Mugabe's thugs.

    Bravo young men. Kill more of them!!!

    Get guns.

    Buy them.

    Steal them.

    Kill police and soldiers in ambushes, thentake their guns from them.

    Then go out and kill more of Mugabe's thugs and get more guns.

    I recommend stealing AK-47's. They are easy to use, never ever fail and you will find a plentyful stockpile of ammunition on the dead bodies of your tyrants.

    Also, for all you tyranized people in Zimbabwe--try making improvised explosives. Make car bombs directed at thetyranical police and military.

    Make a big, big car bomb and when Mugabe's limmousine rolls past, detonate it.

    Drag his body thought the streets. Hang it from a gas-station and beat it with sticks.

    Kill as many tyrants as you can and take their guns.

    And when you win in the end, remember not to let anyone disarm you in the future. Also, remember to hang all those who colaborated with Mugabe.

    The price of freedom is always blood.

    ST

    PS: and do learn to make a proper molotov cocktail. Do not stuff the rag in the bottle's opening--use a cork or the screw-top. Tie a gasoline soaked rag around the neck of the bottle and give it a good toss.

    I suggest flinging them into the open-sided landrovers your police rove about in. It will give all of us here in the states a good laugh to see one careening along, on fire, with its occupants screaming in pain.

    Ha! ha!

    Good luck to you all.
    Don't give johnnyb any ideas...

    But yes, armed revolt is, from time to time, the only effective means to fix such a terrible abuse of human rights.

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