This is my personal opinion on the state of things as they are today. Likely to get me put on a watch-list if I'm not already, but enough is enough. Most of us gun owners love to parade the Second Amendment as our power check versus an oppressive government. Inspiring speeches about how our forefathers battled for independence from an oppressive regime are levied as veiled threats against the current power to watch their collective backside. So in the face of all this talk, where's the action? Nowhere, and I doubt it ever will be. If there was a time to start fighting back, it's been behind us for years now. Countless over-reaches by the government in the name of false security should have been met with firm resistance, yet we've simply kicked and screamed like toddlers instead of standing like adults and refusing to allow these infringements to get any further than the mouths of those who utter the ideas. We've allowed ourselves to be pacified by the ideology of "violence isn't the answer" and to instead "use your voice" when the latter has proved largely ineffective. Time and time again we voice displeasure with the way things are and are headed, but these complaints seem to fall on deaf ears as the situation gets worse. Sure, every now and then we get some bite-sized victory to pacify us, but for every battle we win we seem to lose several more. A phrase we've all heard is "Actioms speak louder than words". So patriots, where's the action? In courtrooms where liberally biased judges dictate the outcome based upon their skewed "interpretation" of the Constitution? Yeah, that's been going real swimmingly. (Sarcasm fully intended) Let's get real, we're not the badass protectors of freedom we make ourselves out to be. And that's not to say that I am, because if I was I would likely be dead or in a black hole cell in the middle of nowhere for disobeying our overlords. If we were what we portrayed ourselves to be, the state of things wouldn't be this bad and I wouldn't be typing this out. No, if we were, the current establishment would've been cast away, likely violently, long ago and we might have something resembling a free society. Even these militias, who are quick to scream "freedom" and stand defiantly against the government over cattle grazing disputes aren't who they think they are. If they were, the recent 2A infringements in places like California and Massachussetts would've been met with the same armed opposition, and Boston would be having another Tea Party but with foolish politicians polluting the harbor instead. No, we keep naively believing our voice and votes matter, even in the face of evidence like the leaked DNC documents proving the system is rigged! If our forefathers were to see the nation they fought to create in such disarray, they'd be disgusted, but not nearly as much as by our apathy or inaction. Anyways, rant off. I've got to go wait for the FBI, or CIA, or whatever.