This is rich: Attorney General Holder back at the table for Obama’s gun-control push and an it's coming from the same group that brought us operation Fast and Furious : "Gun-rights groups are suspicious of the attorney general's involvement in the task force being led by Vice President Biden.
Attorney General Eric Holder will be the nation’s top law enforcement official as the administration tackles new restrictions on guns in a major initiative of President Obama’s second term.
The administration announced Wednesday that Holder, a longtime foe of the National Rifle Association (NRA), would remain with Obama for a second term."
Once again, we see the oligarchs holding everyone else to standards they won't hold themselves to. In the military this is the lowest form interfacing, it's called "Do as I say, not as I do." None of these people would fare well in any real leadership position… is it any wonder why we are facing the issues we are today?
The fear of recessions and depressions lead to the Federal Reserve that has failed miserably.
Over the past 95 years, after repeated changes in personnel, after operation under both political parties, after numerous experiments in monetary philosophy, after almost one hundred revisions to its charter, after the development of countless new formulas and techniques, and after countless opportunities to work out mere procedural flaws, the system has proven itself a complete failure.
Since its inception in 1913 the “Fed” has presided over the crashes of 1921 and 1929; the Great Depression of 1929-1939; recessions in 1953, 1957, 1969, 1975 and 1981; a stock market "Black Monday" in 1987; and a 1000% + inflation which has destroyed more than 98% of thee dollar's purchasing power, and more importantly, the Fed has destroyed savings.
The fear of growing old with out savings lead to the ponzi scheme called Social Security which started in 1937 and was bankrupt in about 50 years.
The fear of dishonest bankers has lead to numerous regulations that now make it impossible to open a bank if you don't you refuse to loan on the governments fractional reserve system, without FDIC. Because of this mercantilst system - even if there was a banker who wanted to ensure their depositors assets are safe, they are prohibited by law in doing so.
The fear of an energy crisis lead to the forming of the Department of Energy in 1977, and their stated goal was to end our dependance on foreign oil (hows that going for us?).
The fear of being a crime victim has lead to America becoming the largest prison nation in the world, and we still have plenty of crime.
The fear of minorities having easy access to firearms and terrorizing whites lead to the first racist roots of firearms control which has lead firearms restrictions on all Americans, none of which have proven effective in stoping crime.
At just about every step, and at almost every turn, there the collectivists are ready to unroll a new utopian plan to make you safer if you would just turn over your more of your rights.
Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
I think it's time for us to wake up, grow up, and learn to live without the nanny state who can only extort (aka "tax") you without ever having to actually accomplish what they promised when they held the gun to your head to make you pay up for their utopian dreams.