Thursday, April 21, 2016

They Don't Even Realize They Are Losing

I laughed a bit last week when anti-gun democrat Deb Lavender of Missouri introduced an amendment opening the state capitol to concealed carry for members of the public. Of course, she did so in an attempt to prove a point, and was bitten by her own arrogance. But my irony meter pegged again this week with the news about the $20 bill.

Democrat Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that the portrait of Andrew Jackson would be removed in a redesign of the $20 bill, and replaced with an image of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In the attempt to cover their own party's history, the left has actually managed to promote freedom and guns. Andrew Jackson was a slave owner, championed the massacre of native Americans, and was the first Democrat president of the United States. It's not surprising that the whitewashers of history wanted him gone.

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Harriet Tubman was everything the progressives hate about freedom loving Americans. She is credited with saying, "There was one of two things I had a right to: liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." And she was not opposed to backing up her freedom with a gun, in violation of the law.
Tubman carried an old percussion pistol for protection against slave-catchers and their hound dogs. This violated an 1806 Maryland statute, which forbade “any negro or mulatto within this state to keep any dog, bitch or gun.”

The pistol was also a threat against any faint-hearted fugitive who wished to turn back. As Tubman knew, any slave who returned would be tortured into revealing everything about the remaining fugitives, which would result in the whole group being captured. Pointing her gun at one escapee, who was exhausted and hungry after a day of hiding in a swamp, she told him, “Move or die.” She delivered him and the others to freedom soon after. 
Tubman was also a religious woman, gaining inspiration from biblical accounts of fleeing slaves in the Old Testament. She is even recognized in calendars of saints of the Episcopal Church and of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Gun owner, freedom fighter, religious; Harriet Tubman would be unwelcome in the democrat party if she were alive today. The irony is rich.

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