Under liberalism, if you are a working, law-abiding citizen, government takes ever more of your property, and offers you ever less in return. This is what taxpayers get for their money in Oakland, the USA’s fifth most liberal city:
Oakland’s crime problems have gotten so bad that some people aren’t even bothering to call the cops anymore; instead, they’re trying to solve and prevent crimes themselves.
KPIX 5 cameras caught up with a half dozen neighbors in East Oakland’s Arcadia Park neighborhood Monday as they walked the streets on the lookout for crime. The vigilance has never seemed more necessary than now; 25 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized over the last two months alone. …
“You have to walk around in your house with a gun to feel safe here,” said Alaska Tarvins of the Arcadia Park Board of Directors.
As the authoritarian kooks running California tighten the noose on lawful gun owners, the law-abiding will have no defense at all. The term for this is anarcho-tyranny.
In the meantime, there is no need to wonder what will happen to any of these noble volunteers who uses a gun to prevent some punk from bashing their brains out against a sidewalk — not after the example the media/Obama Regime made of George Zimmerman.
Over the weekend, one home was burglarized twice in a 24 hour period, once while a resident’s nephew was inside.
“He was on with 911 when those men tried to kick into his room. That was very frightening,” said the woman, identified only as Inca.
Some Oakland neighborhoods have taken to hiring private security guards.
“We don’t have a choice. Either die or we hire some security ourselves, because we can’t depend on the police department,” said Tarvins.
Just as the federal government cannot justify its existence unless it defends the border from foreign incursion, local governments are not legitimate unless they provide public safety. Contra Obama, government does not exist to redistribute wealth; that is the job of the criminals government is there to defend us against.
On a tip from Wiggins.