I saw this article by Michael S. Rozeff the other day and I have spent a few days digesting it. Unfortunately, it rings true. If death is the worst they can bring a man to, and they claim the power to kill American citizens, then in their minds nothing is beyond their reach.
If a President Has a Power to Assassinate You...
It is becoming clear, even to me, that there is a purpose behind the actions of the national government over the last several administrations. I have to ask, "What have I done to warrant this unfortunate circumstance of being born when I was and having children who will have to live in a nation ruled over by these men and women?" The answer is clearly "Nothing." I have done nothing except live here, in these interesting times. I think of the 200,000,000 plus people killed by their governments in the last 100 years and I shudder. This can and unless further prevented, will happen here in America.
The greatest killer of humans last century was not small pox, influenza, plague, cancer or AIDS. It was government. Governments killed at least 230,000,000 people last century. These were unarmed citizens, not military deaths.
I see that man's eyes and I wonder at the line of choices that brought him to that place, crouched at the edge of a pit filled with the bodies of his neighbors, expecting to die. Was there a chance for him to resist? Were his children in the pit already? His wife? Did he willingly submit to those who were killing him? Will I? I will not.