I was listening to a speech from Jordan Peterson and he said you need to understand responsibility. I got to thinking. Sure many people understand their right to free speech, but do they understand their responsibility to free speech? Their responsibility to defend it?
This is something that gun owners know all too well. If you own a firearm you have a responsibility to clean it, operate it safely, store it, and so the thought of responsibility to protect that right just comes natural. “No one is going to come save you” I hear my friend say constantly. And he’s right!
This is why we have an NRA and every time some new gun legislation comes up your news feed is filled with people scorning and shaming it. They think, “I’m responsible, I don’t deserve to be punished.” That’s when it hit me.
If you’re a car guy you see what you do as a privilege. It’s the same as a master saying, “yes, you can do that on the plantation.” So when you break the rules or do something seen culturally unacceptable the masses split and some scream for laws. Because you don’t feel you have a responsibility to the rights you possess! You may even feel you don’t have any! You defend the plantation owner’s position. “All you needed to do is fall in line and the beatings wouldn’t happen.” It baffles me.
Aligning with a law only happens vaguely in the gun community. For the most part if you said you would ban something the gun world aligns like a wall and universally condemns any new legislation. Their resolve is astute. It’s their right and their taking their responsibility to defend it, regardless of the gun, the accessory, or position. All guns are good.
That’s why I want you to align with your #righttodrive. I want you to take ownership of your community and think any car as a good car (even if it is a Hi-Point! 🤣👍🏻). I want you to think our community and the laws that choke it are our responsibility to defend and let’s change our thinking to be better people so our kids can own this passion just as much as we have and that, more importantly, we’ll have a legacy to pass on. Let's be responsible for our car wold.