Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bear Arms

silly bear. arms are for people!

         I watched the movie 'Captain Phillips' last night and was astonished to learn that no guns are allowed on those huge freight-carrying ships.  I guess it's 'international law' or something, I'm not sure.  I would think that since we have air marshalls with guns on airline flights, that we might need them on ships too.
        How helpless would we feel in America if our right to own guns was taken from us?  I think the movie exemplifies that feeling.  I mean really, how powerful do you feel with a water gun?
       Thomas Jefferson...''The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.''   and   ''In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.''


  1. I cannot imagine living in a sinful country like ours, without having the right to protect myself and my family. We often see the murders in other countries where the citizens do not have the right to own guns. Switzerland requires its citizens to own and know how the use their guns.
    However, the protection we have with our guns is probably useless, as God is in control and He has chosen when and how we will depart this life.

  2. I love your dad's comment. Yes, God is the Sovereign of the universe, and our lives are in His hands. I wonder if it would be distrustful to move to Switzerland? (Okay, just kidding!)

  3. We watched Captain Phillips yesterday (since we couldn't get out!) and I, too, was astonished at the fact that there were no guns on the ship. James said he thought they changed that law after the CP's incident. It is a shame that we have to have a serious attack (thankfully, with no deaths that time) before rules are changed. But, I too, agree with your Dad. Our first protection is God and He knows it all...the beginning, the middle and the END. Love you, T.