Recalling Wounded Knee; you can't trust the government

Want to know what happens with gun control and the government? Look no further than history and the massacre at Wounded Knee.
The government confiscated all the arms from the Sioux Indians at their winter reservation camp with the promise that we will protect and feed you.
What happened next is living proof that you cannot trust a government in total control.
The army and a bunch of volunteers immediately slaughtered 297 unarmed people, of which 200 were women and children. For this murder they were given medals for bravery.
When the Second Amendment was written, hunting was an everyday requirement to put food on the table. As for target shooting, what a foolish notion perpetrated by liberals, musket balls were a valuable commodity not to be wasted on foolishness. The Second Amendment was to protect citizens from the likes of government actions at Wounded Knee.
Thomas Jefferson said, “A Nation of sheep shall be governed by a government of wolves.” Has President Obama shown he can be trusted? I think not. Was Hitler to be trusted. Throughout history the greatest number of murders and slaughters has been committed by governments against their own unarmed people. Look today at Syria -- more than 100,000 citizens dead.
Trust our own government? I think not. Obama wants a citizenry of sheep. Have the conservatives ever called for total gun control? No. The liberals are out of control and playing to current hysteria perpetrated by a mad boy. Evil always has been and always will be present in the world. It started with Cain and Able. It will end with the return of Jesus and the casting out of Satan.

Guns do not kill. People kill.

Winnon Gilley, Newnan


More Opinion

Who is the real victim?

We will soon see a new phrase added to the urban dictionary – “looting tourism.” Over the last several days, Americans hav ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: Two people were killed in a single-engine plane crash near the Coweta and ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle on stronger borders: If America's border security is so weak to be breached by thousands of unaccompanied C ... Read More


Helping the homeless

Living in a big city, one of the more uncomfortable aspects of walking down a sidewalk is seeing the homeless begging for money. Many are po ... Read More


Uncovering the whole story

– The video working its way through social media, and also posted on our website at times-herald.com, clearly shows Newnan Police Depa ... Read More

Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: Billy Dedrick, a well-known and respected emergency room nurse at Piedmont ... Read More