Elder Patriot – Rapper T.I. is no fan of President Trump having called the president out publicly as a “fucking tangerine tanned muskrat scrotum skin, lace front possum fur wig wearing, alternative fact, atomic dog diarrhea face ass man.”
But like any person with a brain, and the determination to use it instead of succumbing to emotion, he has come to the conclusion that:
“It’s Easy for Government to Enslave People when They Don’t Have the Right to Bear Arms.”
Thomas Jefferson affirmed this was the basis for the Second Amendment in a letter he wrote to James Madison while the need for the Bill of Rights was being contemplated:
“Societies exist under three forms sufficiently distinguishable. 1. Without government, as among our Indians. 2. Under governments wherein the will of every one has a just influence, as is the case in England in a slight degree, and in our states in a great one. 3. Under governments of force: as is the case in all other monarchies and in most of the other republics. To have an idea of the curse of existence under these last, they must be seen. It is a government of wolves over sheep. It is a problem, not clear in my mind, that the 1st. condition is not the best. But I believe it to be inconsistent with any great degree of population. The second state has a great deal of good in it. The mass of mankind under that enjoys a precious degree of liberty and happiness. It has it’s evils too: the principal of which is the turbulence to which it is subject. But weigh this against the oppressions of monarchy, and it becomes nothing. Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
Hard to believe but the rapper T.I. and Jefferson are Second Amendment bedfellows.
The veteran rapper acknowledged that he is willing to break the law to protect himself and his family after his best friend had been killed in a shootout. T.I. was arrested in 2007 and charged with illegally purchasing firearms as a convicted felon.
Was it worth the risk? Ask Coach Aaron Feis of Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. who was left to use his body as a shield to protect the children in his care, because the only guy with a gun was the deranged shooter… oh, and the armed government agent who was cowering like a little boy outside the building.