Why Authority Must Be Challenged

Why Authority Must Be Challenged
Why Authority Must Be Challenged
Why Authority Must Be Challenged
Why Authority Must Be Challenged

Recently, I wrote about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his fight with the BLM. I got several emails about people wondering how in the world I could support a man who was clearly breaking the law.

My short answer is, because the federal government isn’t always right and because authority has to be challenged in certain instances. It’s not as if Mr. Bundy committed murder and by supporting him I’m not saying, “maybe murder shouldn’t be a big deal anymore, let the guy go.”

Instead, I’m saying that from time to time we need to question our government and see if what they are doing makes sense. For example, many people thought it was a good idea to have a “white’s only” water fountain and a completely separate water fountain for blacks. Thank goodness people had the courage to stand up to laws, such as that one, that were clearly wrong and to question them.

Obviously, the Cliven Bundy situation isn’t anywhere close to the atrocities of slavery and segregation, but throughout history brave Americans have stood up to the government and because of this laws have changed and we no longer have segregation, women have the right to vote, etc.

Also, for those who say Mr. Bundy is 100% wrong and they see no “gray area”, think about this scenario…

Let’s say we lived in a world where Obama got his wish and only the military and police were allowed to have guns. What would you do if Obama passed a law that stated the military was going door to door and you must turn in your guns to them? Would you do this? Because if you didn’t, you’d be a lawbreaker.

Within the group that would break the law, I know there are a lot of folks that will likely say macho things such as, “the government will never take my guns, over my dead body.” However, for those who say this, do you actually have a plan in place to make sure the government doesn’t take all of your guns?

Do you have a cache (or two) where some guns and ammo are stored? Do you have a storage unit (that you pay cash for each month) where you have guns, ammo, food, etc.? My point is, if you really want to make sure the government doesn’t get your guns you’ve got to plan ahead. You certainly don’t want to have “all of your eggs in one basket” so if they knock on your front door and raid your house every single gun you own could be confiscated.

I guess what it all boils down to is this: Far too many people are “drones” who go through each day without questioning anything or even really thinking. We need to question authority (and not just the government’s) because when people go through life without questioning and without thinking on their own they end up drinking Kool-Aid in Guyana courtesy of a fellow named Jim Jones.

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Jason Hanson is a former CIA Officer and author of The Covert Guide to Concealed Carry. He is also the creator of the Ultimate Concealed Carry Experience, which allows you to take your concealed carry training without leaving home. For full details about this training, please visit Concealed Carry Academy. You can also follow him on Google+ and Twitter.
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Jason . . . you never cease to amaze me.

Hoss Nelson

Why is it that certain groups feel its un-American to question and challenge the government, when thats just what the founding Father’s did and made sure we had the right to do so?


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Steve Parker

Well Jason you DID cease to amaze me. I would not have put you in the over zealous gun crowd until today. I have enjoyed your articles on guns and equipment reviews, self defense, training, shooting etc but I think you have stepped into an area where you will alienate pro gun law abiding citizens. Just because I own guns and am a concealed carry holder doesn’t mean that I don’t trust the government, fear they will take my guns away in the middle of the night and agree that civil unrest is great for America. I think you have dropped a few notches on the credibility scale with your initial support of Bundy then this follow up article even after he has disclosed himself not only as a crook but a racist.

Steve Harper

Maybe you folks should learn more on the details before making all those remarks!


Just WTF is racist about asking a historicle question comparing slavery to the slaves of today, those that are slaves to the Govt dole and freebees. You need to stop drinking the coolaid and look a little more at the history of the Liberals And Progressives. Hitler did not take over Germany by force. He was elected.

Steve Parker

Paul – I wasn’t referring to Jason as a racist, I was referring to Bundy and his rant after the BLM thing.


Bundy spoke about the Progressive Welfare Plantation, which is Truth, not Waaacist. Even Russell Means, a past militant AIM leader said the White Man would soon have his own Gov Reservations…….. the reservation, ghetto, or plantation… of the mind is Gov Control to OBEY. Anything, anywhere the “authorities” tell you.
Also where did this past quote come from out of the blue? A little psyops? comrade?
Nothing like the Race Card to demonize an opponent.


You are a fool….for by YOUR own statements, you have not learned anything from those that have passed before you…as in history past and present……YOU are your own worst enemy…. and an enabler of tyranny…..study some history along the lines of your comments,and by the way…BLM makes laws and enforces them….but all are UNCONSTITUTIONAL…if you actually care….imho

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Move to CT or NY and OBEY the “Law”………….putz! Guns are just for “hunting”, or shooting competition, or criminals (without badges) invading your home. Or shooting your livestock.

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which
feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams, speech at the
Philadelphia State House on August 1, 1776.
Though to be honest……
If “wealth” being your job, bank account, car, house, etc. most americans are putzes, unless pushed personally up close nose to nose. But Gov seems willing to go there just to humiliate or test you.


as a side note if anyone would like to understand…Question Authority…check out Larken Rose on you tube…he will educate you………imho


A lot of sheeple out there!