There will ALWAYS be those with evil intentions. That is a FACT found ALL throughout the history of mankind. And they will DEFINITELY take advantage of an unarmed population. As a lion or wolf does with shepperd-less sheep. Mr. Thomas Paine spelled it out quite succinctly here:<quoted text>
You have a point mate, I think some Aussies dont realise that America does a lot of good in the world.
Every American I ve met in Australia has been a perfect tourist/ migrant.
The problem lies in their own country with a few that are stuck in their ways with the guns.
We only like change here if we see potential for improvement . Sometimes though without acknowledging need for change, no possibility exists for improvement.
And when it come to a good old cup of tea, I myself never have sugar. Sweet enough. With a good drop of milk you dont need it.
"These people are either too superstitiously religious, or too cowardly for arms; they either can not or dare not defend ; their property is open to anyone who has the courage to attack them... The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like law, discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. And while a single nation refuses to lay them down, it is proper that all should keep them up. Horrid mischief would ensue were one-half the world deprived of the use of them; for while avarice and ambition have a place in the heart of man, the weak will become a prey to the strong. The history of every age and nation establishes these truths, and facts need but little arguments when they prove themselves."--Thomas Paine, "Thoughts on Defensive War" in Pennsylvania Magazine (July 1775); signed "A Lover Of Peace".