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Master and Servant: Which is Which? Episode 65
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Get ready for certified. Usda prime gun stuff on the Gun Guy TV podcast Hi this is Joel. Persinger again guy. Thank you very much for all of your support of gun guy. TV and for listening to this podcast. I’m very grateful that you do. Please don’t stop. I hope you’ll excuse. Excuse me this time around. I got a horrible cold been sick for several days now and so I’m probably sound like a kind of a combination of James Earl Jones. Kermit the frog and Sam Elliott. I don’t really mind. Sam Elliott and James Earl Jones. Kermit the frog part that. I think I’m not all that fond end of. I hope you’ll bear with me. My voice is really a mess here and I promise I will do the best I can with the podcast here now. The first half of the POD cash. I’d like talk about some words that need defining I think not only in our vocabulary but also in the way we think because words mean something something so we’re going to talk about master and servant and no we’re not talking about slavery there and we’re GonNa talk about the difference of with and four and how they relate relate to our second amendment rights and what we do to fight for them then in the second half of the podcast which is only available on Patriot on. We’re GONNA talk about which is is better the mini fourteen the AR. Fifteen or the AK and. That’s a battle that’s been going on for a long time. I have a feeling that no matter what I share in that particular discussion. Somebody’s going to think me right and someone’s going to thank me horribly wrong. Well that’s okay. We’ll talk more about that when we get there. But but first let’s talk about the difference between Master and servant now when we talk master servant relationships we tend to think of slavery. And that’s not what I’m referring to here by any stretch imagination. I’m referring to the person who is in charge and the person who hires someone to do a job and that person who is hired to do the job is more of a servant and the person who does the hiring is more of a master so for example my wife and I own a small business when we founded founded the business. We had certain founding documents we had articles of incorporation we had bylaws we had policies and procedures which get updated periodically and bylaws get updated periodically. These are the founding documents of the company and they dictate how the company is to be run and then we have a board of directors. We’ve we’ve always had a board of directors that board of directors. Dan Can hire a manager or an executive director. What that executive is to do? And and so the board of directors which is comprised of stockholders or owners of the company. Then hire someone to serve them as the manager of the company and and do a job managing therefore you have the owners the founders and the board of directors are all owners. They are all stockholders those which are the masters and the person who’s hired to do the job of run the company and everybody that works for them. Those are all servants of those people who own the company. So if I look at it that way many years ago when I worked for a division of Ziff Davis I was a servant of the Ziff Brothers who owned the company. They were the owners. It was a privately held company and I worked at one of the divisions in a sales department. I was one of the sales people I work for my manager who worked and directly reported into the vice president of sales who directly reported to the President of that division who reported to someone else who reported to the Ziff brothers but we were all paid employees employees there to do job specifically that the Ziff brothers. The owners of the company wanted us to do so they in a sense. We’re the masters and we were the servants Asia. I think it’s important to understand that concept when we look at how our government works for example we are often told that we elect our leaders and we will refer to them as our elected leaders but in actuality what they are is our elected servants. Let me read it quote for you from the Declaration of independence. We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable a alienable that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness that to secure these rights governments are instituted did among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government laying its foundations on such principles and organizing its powers in in such form as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness.
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The key is that the government is established among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed in other words the governed you and me the people hired they establish a government and then they hire managers to manage the government and those managers are the servants of the people. That’s how it works. So just as when I worked workforces if Davis and I worked for one division of that company I was one of many people who worked for Jeff Davis Organization. I was a no name person somewhere from where I’m sure the Ziff brothers never heard me never would. Nevertheless I was one of the people who work for them serving them I was a servant. I was not a master in the same way. Every government employees is a servant of the people. Let that sink in for just a minute. Every government employees is a servant of the people. I understand that it doesn’t seem that way when you go into the Department of motor vehicles or whatever you call it in your state after you go to some government agency asking for help or to apply for something or whatever they always make it appear as if they are the people in this enormous amount of authority and you are just got some underlying some peasant who has to genuflect in front of them in order to accomplish anything that is because we have allowed our government to think that it is the master and that we the people are the servants when in actuality our founders meant it to be precisely the other way around and they meant for us to have small government that we were the masters over and that that government was there to serve us in very limited ways that otherwise we were to be a free people to have our liberty not the liberty. The government wants us to have have but our liberty in total unencumbered by an overarching overriding government. This has actually gotten so turned on top of its head that is analogous to a rich person’s home let’s look at it a little different metaphor. Perhaps let’s take a rich person’s home in in Europe let’s Let’s select one for example in England and let’s say that you are the Lord of the Manor and you have an enormous this home in England and it’s a an old family home that you’ve had for hundreds of years you’re very wealthy and as a result you have a number of people who work to manage manage that property and managed at home now my understanding. I’ve never been in that position. I’m a middle class blue collar guys what I am. I’m nothing more than that. Nothing less so I’ve never had servants other than we did have a gardener for awhile. Cut The grass and that was about it but my understanding from my wife at leash from watching lots of British TV shows and murder mysteries and dramas is that in a home like that. You have a manager than he would be the Butler the Butler then manages to home and the operation of the home on a day-to-day basis. His job is to hire people fire. People make certain that the home runs efficiently and effectively make sure the wishes of the Lord. The master of the home are carried out by the staff. Whatever that may be now at some point or other if that manager that Butler somehow in his mind becomes master of the place and the Lord the people the family elite that own the home somehow become his servants and all of a sudden one day he might decide he wants to paint the place some obnoxious color? Gee I think I’ll paint it pink with Green Polka Hokkaido because I’ve always liked that weird combinations so I’m going to do that. I don’t think that’s going to sit well with the people that own the home so the people that own the home are going we to object to that say no. You’re not painting the House. Pink with Green Polka DOTS and a smart Butler might say well Lord You understand that the place does need to. He painted so regardless of what color it is. I would like to set aside the funds to paint the house. What color would you like painted? It is the decision of the master of the home whether indeed the home gets painted and if so what color whatever those decisions are it is the job and duty the Butler the manager of the property to carry them out. That’s how it works. And that’s how our government should work. Unfortunately it doesn’t an evil butler. Who really wanted to paint that property? Green with pay Polka dots might not tell the Lord and master that that’s what his intention is and in the process of getting ready to do that. He may have the staff take all the sharp implements out of the House. Anything that could be used as a blunt trauma weapon anything that might be used to resist this stat.
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Decision would be removed from the house. So when the master of the home and the family of the home discover that this is the decision the Butler has made. They have no physical way to to resist the House being painted in this obnoxious color. That is precisely what we see in. Virginia that is precisely what we see happening opening in California. That is precisely what we see happening. Around our country there is no reason for a servant to fear the master unless the servant is doing something that the servant knows full. Well the master will object to you know the other Saturday. I did a live stream on youtube and I had a gentleman type in question. How do I feel about the idea that California law enforcement officers? I have the authority to take a firearm off of a concealed carry permit holder during a traffic. Stop supposedly for the officers Self protection and so they’ll feel better in order to carry on this discussion. I’m going to answer that question right after this. There are several ways that you can help with the production costs of Gun Guy. TV on Youtube and the other places and this podcast. One of the best ways you can do that is by listening to the entire your podcast. which is one hour long the first hour or first half hour? I’m sorry is actually syndicated free of charge on your favorite podcast player. The second second half hours available only on patron now you have to subscribe in order to hear it but there are other things that you get when you do. There’s lots shove exclusive content. You’ll find only on Patriot. So I urge you to check us out on patriotic and subscribe so that you can hear the entire podcast as well as the other content. It’ll be great stuff for you and it helps us a time saving the Second Amendment one episode at a time this is the a gun guy. TV Pot as I was mentioning before gentlemen typed in a comment during a livestream. Ask me how I felt about a law enforcement officer feeling uncomfortable about someone having a concealed carry permit and carrying a firearm arm in their presence. So much so that the officer would want to disarm that person during a traffic stop culturally. I understand that that is the norm in the state of California cornea so from that standpoint sense. It is a cultural norm. I understand that brushing up against it with any authority or really resisting. It strongly is probably Lina going to work well. And that over time those things can be overcome. We lost our rights over time. We’re going to have to recover them probably over time. But but if you ask me philosophically how I feel about it. The answer would be pretty simple if the officer is going to be afraid of a law abiding citizen who has a concealed carry permit. The than. He’s being very foolish. He should probably be happy that there’s a law abiding citizen with a concealed carry permit carrying a firearm because that’s citizen may step up and help him and if and when he ever needs it and that doesn’t happen to be around. There is no logical or sensible reason for a police officer to be afraid of a law abiding American who is carrying a firearm. There’s no reason at all for them to be afraid of that person and yet they are. Gee I wonder why that is. Could it be that they’ve forgotten who the servant is and who the master is. Could it be that. They’ve elevated themselves to the person in authority and forgotten happen that the people really have the authority. We’re seeing this more clearly than ever in Virginia right now we have a protest or a rally coming up and so what has the governor done. The governor has declared a state of emergency in order to ban firearms from the capital during the time of this this rally because the government authorities the servants of the people are so afraid of the people they serve that they don’t want them to to be armed not realizing that the overwhelming majority of the people who would show up our law-abiding honest Virginians who have no desire to be violent whatsoever whatsoever instead the what they want to do. Have Their government actually listen to their complaint and not violate their second amendment rights. Remember I talked about those founding documents. In our company the articles of incorporation the policies and procedures the corporate bylaws countries have founding documents. Much as well and we do. We have the United States constitution. That’s a founding document and in there is something called the bill of rights and one of those rights says the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. That’s a founding document of our republic and the State of Virginia does not have the authority or the right to violate violated. Nevertheless they’re so afraid of Virginians they want to disarm them.
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If they’re going to come and rally the the foolish and idiotic part of that is anybody who wants to be. Violent is not going to obey that rule anyway and now. What you’ve got is an awful lot of law-abiding Virginians who are completely lately helpless because you decided to disarm them and now some violent person comes and they can’t do anything about it? It’s as if we’ve gone back to the old time movies. He’s and the governor and the legislature of Virginia are afraid people are going to show up with pitchforks and torches so they’re going to ban pitchforks and torches. I illustrate straight this to you. Because I think it’s important for us to change the way we think we have been so conditioned to believe that the government’s job is to Lord Lord over us and that they are the ones with the authority. They’re actually not. We are the ones with the authority. I’ll read that declaration of of independent quote to you again. We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights rights that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness that to secure these rights. That’s the reason why government is instituted to secure these as rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The only reason we have the government is because it’s an expedient way to secure our rights we do not have a government as a means or mechanism ECHINACEA to limit or infringe upon our rights. Our government has grown way too strong and way too powerful all. It thinks it’s the master and that you and I. The people are the servants when our founders of founders of this country believed believed it should be exactly the other way around. We have to change our way of thinking before we can change the way our government works. irks this by the way is precisely what irritates the swamp about Donald J trump black him or not personally the one thing that Donald Trump has down is the fact that he is a servant of the United States people. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard heard him say I’m here representing the United States. Just the other day. He signed a phase one trade deal with China and in the process of doing so he said and we came together to negotiate. We represented two different countries. He represented China. I represent the United States. He understands that this is not his country to Lord over rather he is a paid servant of the people. While I don’t believe that Mitch McConnell quite understands this the way he speaks makes it seem like he does in a speech before the Empty Senate which is how they do that a few days ago. He said that rather than focusing on impeachment. The Senate would rather be about doing the people’s the business. Now that’s a phrase they use because it sounds good in actuality I think they spend most of their time doing their own business but nevertheless that is the general idea. They are servants of the people to do. The People’s business in my sixty some odd years of life president. Donald trump is the only president. We’ve ever had who clearly understands that and I credit that to his business history. He understands that everybody who works. For the trump organization sation is a servant of the trump family who owns that organization and if that organization ever went public and had stockholders than everyone who worked that organization would be a servant event of those stockholders not Sherman of themselves and the stockholders would not be the servants of the people who work for the corporation. The trump family is not the servant of the manager of one of the hotels that they own quite the contrary however many hotels own has a manager each and every one of them and those managers Sir all servants of the trump family. They worked for them now. They can choose not to go get a job someplace else. They’re not slaves but nevertheless they’ve chosen to serve that family in the same way. If I hire a manager tomorrow to work for my business and manage my business instead of my wife and I doing it that manager becomes a servant of the persinger family because we own all the stock of K B T and that’s how it works and that’s the difference between a Master and a servant. The people of the United States are not the servants of the government. They are the masters of it. That is something. The Virginia government government needs to learn.
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That is something the California government needs to learn. Hopefully with this rally coming up on Monday. We’ll have a peaceful rally a successful for rally and it will move that change that sea change in our thinking. Really want to encourage you to change the way you think about this that when you are electing a representative representative think about it. I’m electing a person to serve me in that role. As one of the people of my state one of the people of my country is that person’s person mindset the right mindset does that person have the mindset of a servant or does that person have a mindset. That wants to Lord over me when you look at the presidential contenders on the democratic side. You’re going to see a whole cadre of people who want to Lord over you and nobody on that side who wants to be your servant servant. I think we start to understand the difference between the two and understand what the founders envisioned will find ourselves voting differently and perhaps electing different leaders. We have before now in just a minute. I’m going to come back and we’re going to define two more words with and four will do that injustice second another way that you can help support gun guy. TV’s by shopping. Amazon using our Amazon link now the truth is Amazon is not a terribly gun friendly company that said you can pick their pocket a little bit and support gun guy. TV If you shop Amazon anyway one way to do that is to go to our website at gun guide dot TV. Click on the banner on the top see Amazon banner. That will take you to our Amazon link. If you you then bookmark that link and go to Amazon using that link each time from there all you have to shop once. You’ve done that anything that you buy on Amazon. We’ll get credit for it doesn’t cost you a dime everything for you is exactly the same. The only difference is we get paid a little marketing fee because you arrived at Amazon to begin with through to our affiliate link now. I don’t know how that works on the Amazon APP. I’ve been asked that question and I don’t have an answer for you but I do know it works very well if you’re shopping on your computer and you’re using using the link so go to gun guide DOT TV. Click on the banner in the top of the Amazon manner. That will take you to Amazon using our lake. And if you just bookmark that page age and use that every time you go you’ll be able to shop normally and everything you buy. We’ll get a little credit for and it helps support gun guy. TV The opinions opinions expressed by the gun. Die Are always bright unless they’re all while we’re on the subject of defining words let’s look at two words which screw us up on a regular basis with and four. Let me give you an example. There is is a huge difference between fighting with my wife and fighting for my wife. Wouldn’t you agree if I’m in the regular habit of fighting with my wife. My marriage marriage is going to be a wreck on the other hand as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ if I’m in the regular habit of fighting along with the Lord four four my wife then our marriage will go well. There’s a big difference between applying with and four in many circumstances. Yes I am in the habit after decades of marriage of fighting four my marriage and for my wife I do not fight with my wife and I do do not fight with my marriage. Those two things don’t work as gun owners. We are in the habit unfortunately of fighting with each other rather than fighting for each other and it does us a lot of harm. We all have favorite things. We want to back or favorite things we want to support Ford. I can’t tell you the number of people who will tell me. NRA is terrible support. Geo a you don’t know what you’re talking about you support. NRA what’s wrong with you. You’re a fudd ed. Now that all sounds like fighting with each other doesn’t it. Here’s my response to that. I support both. I’m a life member of Jiawei. I support them completely and I’m a life member of NRA. I support them completely now. I’m not always happy with every decision. Net either of those organizations make right now. I’m not terribly happy with a lot of the things that are going on with NRA. But I will not abandon. NRA or it’s five five million gun owning members. They are gun owners just like me and rather than fight with them. I WANNA fight for them and I hope they’ll fight for me and we’ll fight together but not against one another. We’ve got to stop fighting with each other and instead start fighting fighting for each other my goal in this podcast and my goal with gun guy. TV is to fight for you to fight for your or right under the constitution to keep and bear arms to fight for your country because it’s my country to do not get confused by thinking thinking that I need to do this to make a living because I’ll tell you right now I don’t.
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I can stop doing this podcast today and I can stop doing gun guy. TV Today and it will not affect my my income in the slightest. Well it might actually have more money. Leftover than I did when I started so I’m not in the business of doing youtube or the business of doing podcasts site thoroughly enjoy doing them and I’m very passionate about the subject matter. We’re talking about because this is my country were talking about. These are my countrymen. And we’re talking about these are my right and your rights. We’re talking about. This is the country I’ve lived in my entire life and grown to love my entire life like it or not. I’m a patriot. I love this country on the front of my house by the hanging by the porch is an American flag. There’s been an American flag out there for the all the decades. We’ve owned this house and there will be until the day my wife and I are dead and I have a feeling if the kids keep this house. They’ll be American flag gang out there then too because we are Americans and we will fight for our brothers and sisters in this country we will fight for our brothers and sisters in Christ we will fight for our brothers and sisters in the Second Amendment. We’ll fight pro brothers and sisters. Who are Americans? I don’t WanNA fight with you. I don’t want to argue with you. Over which organization we support. I don’t care what organization you support. I don’t care whether you support. NRA or or the Firearms Policy Coalition or the or Second Amendment Foundation. I don’t care pick one if you can only do one and support that one hundred percent and you know what I’m right there. I agree with you and if I could support that one too I will so I want you to know I can my wife and I can afford it at this point so we support. NRA Geo a the Second Amendment Foundation. I’m a life member of all of those. My wife was right now. Life member of NRA were working on making her life member Jiawei. I’m also a life member of the California rifle and Pistol Association and I’m an annual member of gun owners of Californian as as I’ve said before I would be a life member of gunners California but they don’t offer that option so I pay every year and try to contribute a little money along the way whenever I can. I also support my local assembly member. Who happens to be Randy voelpel were I live? He’s very conservative. And my local senator who happens to be Brian and Jones who’s running for Congress and he’s very conservative both very pro gun and I support them. I contribute to their campaign whenever I can. These are people that we support because we’re fighting for our constitution and for our country within the state of California as best we can and four our fellow Californians. I don’t WanNa fight with with you and you should not be fighting with me. You should be fighting for me. We need to stick together and fight for each other’s rights and and not think that it’s all about us you know. The world does not revolve around me. Neither desert revolve around you. I am one of seven billion human human beings on this planet. I’m one of however many billions of people who have lived over time and when I die a very small number of people might take notice and an even smaller number of people are going to care beyond a day or two and those are my family and in fifty years. No one will remember my name except my immediate idiot family. If they’re still around certainly one hundred years nobody will remember that I ever existed except Lord. I’m not that important that the world revolves around me and I hate to tell you this neither are you so we probably should be fighting for each other and for the people who will come after us. This is what our our founding fathers knew and understood and this is what we get to do as well so I wanted today to define those words for you master and servant. We are the masters astor’s of this country. The people who work in government are the servants of the people. Let us never forget that and change our way of thinking where that’s concerned and and when it comes to fighting for our rights let’s fight for each other. Let’s stop fighting with each other. If we can just get those two things on straight will achieve great things for this country so I encourage you to think about it over your morning coffee or whatever and if you have comments or you disagree disagree or you agree or you WanNa share your thoughts with me. Please feel free to do that in the comments or you can always send us a note on youtube or you can send us an email or whatever every you wish to do. Well that about wraps up this part of the podcast. This is a syndicated part. We’re going to go into the next part. I’m GonNa talk about which is better the mini fourteen fourteen the AR.
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Fifteen or the AK not to be an interesting discussion. I happen to like all three. By the way on all three. So but there are positives and negatives to each one and I’ll go over those in unemotional straightforward sorta way and then people can throw bricks at the phone or whatever they’re listening to the podcast on and they could send me nasty notes if you want to do that. Thank you very much for listening. If you’re listening through the public version this is working to wrap up. Have a wonderful week and please be safe. You’ve been listening to the gun. GuyGuyTV podcast.