Ideas and Guns are Dangerous Things

Tyranny Unmasked, Joseph Stalin

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”  So said Joseph Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (1878 – 1953) served as the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. In 1924, following Vladimir Lenin’s death, Stalin assumed the leading role in Soviet politics.

In his path to power, Stalin marginalized and later ruthlessly murdered many who he suspected of being opponents or enemies. As leader of the Soviet Union, his taste for blood and butchery never subsided to the tune of tens of millions murdered in his own country alone, ranging from common farmers to military, political, and party leaders, and to the tune of tens of millions more slain under communism abroad, with billions enslaved.

The question must be asked: What if every Russian citizen had been armed when he, or before him, Lenin came to power, as was their unalienable right? I’ll tell you the answer: Stalin (and Lenin before him) wouldn’t have lasted a day, and the world would have been a far, far better place.

So do we want gun control in America as the ‘exploit a crisis’ socialists in DC desire? And do we want to close down free speech on the Internet and talk radio so citizens cannot discuss their concerns about government officials crafting legislation that usurps our inalienable rights, including our right to self defense under the 2nd Amendment? Why not ask all the Russian dead?

Steve Far­rell is one of the orig­i­nal pun­dits at Sil­ver Eddy Award Win­ner, (1999–2008), the author of the highly praised inspi­ra­tional novel “Dark Rose,” and Founder and Edi­tor in Chief of The Moral Liberal.

Tyranny Unmasked, Copyright @ 2011 Steve Farrell

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