March 18, 2019

Capitalism Works – 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties

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Capitalism Is Working in the U.S.

The founder of modern capitalism, Adam Smith, published The Wealth of Nations in 1776, the same year 13 colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. It remains the most referenced guide to prosperity because of its moral force: Smith said the freest markets are led by an invisible hand benefiting everyone, not just the individuals and companies motivated by their own profit.

So where is capitalism succeeding in a world roiled by kleptocrats, simmering trade wars, and the xenophobia that inspired Brexit? That would be the U.S.

American free enterprise is achieving the greatest growth in the developed world, posting annual gross domestic product gains since 2009. Within just eight years of the global financial crisis, the U.S. was the only non-emerging-market economy with record GDP. The nation’s growth has exceeded the Group of Eight leading industrial countries’ average every year since 2012, a trend that economists surveyed by Bloomberg forecast to continue through 2020.

14 NM counties adopt 2nd Amendment resolution

As gun laws make their way through the state Legislature, 14 county commissions around the state – including those from Sandoval and Valencia counties – have passed resolutions declaring their county to be a “Second Amendment sanctuary county.”

The sanctuary resolution says a commission supports its sheriff in any decisions not to enforce unconstitutional laws and not to use any county resources to enforce laws that infringe on the right to bear arms.

It is likely to be passed in even more counties at meetings in the coming weeks.

But even though its sheriff has thrown his support behind the movement, Bernalillo County doesn’t appear likely to be one of them.

“I will be very surprised if any commissioner proposes that type of resolution for Bernalillo County,” said Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins. “At one point or another I believe all of us have expressed support for common-sense gun safety legislation that is being considered in Santa Fe. I can speak only for myself but I believe the commissioners all support what’s being proposed in Santa Fe.

Gun control is people Control

People have the natural right to defend themselves from predators, foreign and domestic, private and public. That is why the Second Amendment was written, by people far wiser than most of us, whose mettle was tested far more. Contrary to some opinions, this protection is not out of date.

We keep reading in the largely controlled “MainSteam Media” that there is an “epidemic” of gun violence, in schools (the problem seems to be public schools), in public places. The MSM and shadowy organizations have actively promoted and hyped this false narrative.

But in fact, fatal shootings are down by half since 1992, even as gun sales have soared. There is not an “epidemic” of shootings in schools either, but any is too many. It’s a wonder that there isn’t an epidemic, since:

A Brief History of Repressive Regimes and Their Gun Laws

Although gun control laws are not created equally in terms of overall impact, gun confiscation holds a special place in the halls of political repression. A trip down memory lane will give us a refresher of how gun confiscation has helped consolidate government power.
The Soviet Union and Its Satellite States

The Soviet Union left its mark as one of the deadliest political regimes in the history of mankind. However, it could not get away with such atrocities without having a complete monopoly on the use of force.

Ironically, the famous Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin called for a proletarian militia in his essay Letters From Afar. Lenin charted out his vision in the following passage:

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