Fear of government

Posted Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Folks like Barbara Johnson think that people who believe we need to be prepared to protect ourselves from our own government are mentally ill. She needs to study some American history. (See: "Gun control, yes or no," Monday)

The United States government has killed innocent men, women and children. A simple Google search of Ruby Ridge and Waco will reveal how out-of-control our government can become. Our current president can and has ordered hits on U.S. citizens without due process if he calls them "terrorists."

We don't have to refer to the Hitler regime to prove people can be rounded up and placed into internment camps. FDR did it to Japanese-Americans in World War II. The folks in the gun control crowd are the ones living in fantasyland.

-- Susan Blume, Fort Worth

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