If this is freedom, give me oppression
"It's laws and, dammit, governments which keep you free - not guns."
Normally I agree with what Lewis posts, but this is just fucking retarded. Laws and government make me free? Let's list a few "freedoms" shall we?
What I can keep of what I earn
What I can put into my body (drugs, sugar, fats, nicotine)
What two consenting adults can exchange for sex (hint: nothing)
What I can watch
What I can say (Citizens United helps, but still a drop in the bucket)
What I must be taught in school
How I must "save" for retirement (calling the Ponzi Scheme SS retirement is novel)
And oh so many more.
Yeah, real free.
And as to Lewis' wet dream about a rifle squad able to take all comers, there are a few people in Afghanistan and Iraq that are presently laughing their asses off at you, not to mention a guy called Cliven Bundy. The notion that the military is just an extension of your European royalty (hint: we don't have that) does not apply here. And the notion that the US military could and would just roll over a rebellious population is laughable, police militarization notwithstanding.
Do better than Eurotard next time, Lewis.