The Lives of Our Family and Neighbors Depends Upon Our Ability To Defend Them by Robert Socha
Everyone who values life and liberty should carry a gun.
The ethnic violence in major cities run by Leftist governments in these United States is far past time to take serious notice and prepare to defend yourself, your family, and your property. One of the surest deterrents is to carry a gun and have the skill to use it when necessary.
The Second Amendment is paramount in encouraging this defense. The wisdom contained in this verse reveals a stark poison in the unredeemed, unrepentant human nature that requires vigilance to overcome.
Bastiat stated in The Law that if the punishment for the crime is inadequate, the populace will continue to act criminally until the law is stringent enough to bring a deterrent. There is no deterrent in our once beautiful cities, and crime is rampant. Horrifically, the trend where black thugs are indiscriminately targeting white people has manifested in multiple murders and mayhem. And the targeting and looting of stores is seriously being cast as a form of reparations and excused behavior from our elected officials. This ungodly cohort has delegitimized our laws and made a mockery of justice.
Another tragedy is that since my ancestry comes mainly from Poland, Spain, and Italy, I feel tremendous angst bringing this subject to light because popular culture has declared my voice cancerous and I have severe misgivings about writing this piece because of the ethnic tensions fueled and manufactured by our Leftist politicians, the media, and wealthy influencers. After all, I dare to expose this present darkness. I write, nevertheless.
I will not provide links to the plethora of shocking video evidence proving this assertion. I do not intend to add any fuel to either side of this terrible divide. I am simply bringing attention to its pervasiveness and the necessity of preparation.
This preparedness includes being aware of your surroundings and constantly vigilant to protect yourself and your property. For example, our family SUV has key-fobs that automatically unlock the doors when you are in close proximity to the vehicle. Unfortunately, this model creates a vulnerability, especially at a gas station or in a parking lot, for an unknown person could open the passenger side doors and do any number of illegal activities. I have disabled this feature. Now we have the first-world pain of taking the key fob out of our pocket and pressing the unlock key, once for the driver’s door only and twice for all doors, which affords additional protection.
How have we allowed ourselves to descend into this social anarchy and self-deprecation? Because we have abandoned the former ways. We have chosen to worship light and transient causes. We have called evil good and good evil. We have made excuses for deplorable behavior. We have allowed certain classes to go unpunished. We have erred terribly, bringing on such corruption that most Americans are in unseen chains, forcing us to build a kingdom whose foundation is falsehood and pillars are depravity and shame.
We must recognize the times and understand them with knowledge of what we should do[i]. We should stringently advocate to bring back the rule of law and punishment for crime, especially social unrest and plunder. We should encourage our governments, from the local municipalities to the state and federal levels, to give law enforcement teeth again to arrest and detain shoplifters, muggers, and other violent criminals. We must boldly insist that the infestation of mind-altering substances must be culled and discouraged through stringent enforcement. No longer should it be acceptable for fentanyl-high people to litter our streets. It is immoral to take one man’s wealth through taxation or theft and give it to another. Additionally, acting violently on behalf of a cause or indiscriminately targeting violence, especially assault, should be condemned at the highest levels and justly adjudicated.
[i] 1 Chronicles 12:32
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.