Gun Rights pale in comparison to another right the Right to Life

For all those wanna-be bad asses in America that think the only way to solve a problem is behind the butt of a gun, let me ask you a few questions.  The true meaning of ownership is that which you can take with you wherever you go even in death and since none of the material things you covet, you are able to do that with, what is it that you truly own.  In death, all you will be able to take with you is your soul so why is it not the most important possession to protect?  Why do we pretend that what we purchase is worth the life of another person when it is not something we can take with us where ever we go and why is it so important to pretend to care about the plight of man on one hand while pulling that trigger on another man from the other?  How many of you would be willing to be responsible for the taking of 10 lives simply because you were so set on ridding the world of all those who don’t think or act like you.

I asked this because I ran into this article titled “Iran releases detained US sailors written by Barbara Morrill for the Daily Kos and in it she reports that “Iran has released two United States Navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were described as “trespassing” in Iranian waters near a major naval base, state news media reported on Wednesday.  The Pentagon and the State Department said that one of the boats had experienced mechanical problems en route to Bahrain from Kuwait on a routine mission on Tuesday, and the Iranians appeared to have accepted that explanation.  The release was announced shortly before 10 a.m. on an Iranian state-run news channel, IRINN. “The detained U.S. Marines, after it was realized that their entry into Iran’s territorial waters was unintentional, and after the Marines apologized, were released into international waters in the Persian Gulf,” the channel reported, attributing the statement to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.  Secretary of State John Kerry expressed:  his “gratitude to Iranian authorities for their cooperation in quickly resolving this matter. … That this issue was resolved peacefully and efficiently is a testament to the critical role diplomacy plays in keeping our country safe, secure, and strong.”

Now I understand your position that believes if our military is seen as so strong that no other country would dare to mess with us, let me ask you to try and understand this.  All that is bull and we all know it.  You see, there will always be someone making attempts to be the biggest bully on the hill and if that is your position right now, rest assured someone will attempt to remove you and replace you.  This happens in all things right now.  We see our boss in a position of power and strive to reach that position.  We see the bully in the playground and work very hard to unseat him/her so that we could enjoy what we perceive that they are enjoying.  We see the rich being able to buy and sell whatever and whenever they want and we play the lottery and work our fingers to the bone to one day are able to do the same.  For those who are still not convinced that possibly there is a better way to still achieve all that you wish to achieve without it costing us our souls, I ask you to consider this.

Could it be that you still wish to saber-rattle because the cost of life is not your own?  Could it be that you have taken so many lives that one more would not matter to you and the 10 crew members saved by taking the diplomacy approach was expendable.  Can you look into the eyes of those parents, family and friends of those you would have revenged and explain to them that a few minutes of diplomacy could have brought those mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers back to them unharmed but you think it’s best to shoot first and ask questions later?  Please forgive us weaklings who think that having only true ownership of our soul and making sure to protect that one and only real possession, that wishing to sit down and talk instead of thirty paces is best.  It’s easy to sit back and declare we should make parking lots out of any country that do not agree with us but ask yourself this.  Whose son, daughter, mother, father, sister or brother is going to have to make that happen, since it surely won’t be you?


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