We can look at it this way, sometimes the only way to rid a house of pests is to tear it down and start over. This means chaos for a while, unrest, inconvenience, or come up with your own way of describing what may be coming, but the bottom line is, it usually gets worse before it gets better. With the new administration, come new policies, new enemies, or old enemies looking to test the United States.
To show just how ingrained government is in our lives, look at the gun sales under the prior administration. Firearm sales jumped over 100 percent. Jumped out of fear many said, but now the sales have tapered off. The drop-off may be due to the fact that the market is saturated, people have less money to spend, or as some assume, there is not any need to get a firearm, which is simply not the case.
Like potatoes chips, one is never enough when you fear your rights to own a handgun will disappear, as was the fear for some people the last eight years. Do people now people believe their rights are protected however? Therefore, we must believe in government then and our politicians, or is it something else.
The new President promised to change the way the government is run. Less fat, more efficiency, and get government out of our lives. The problem is, we don’t realize just how deep the roots run until the tree starts dying off. How deep have governmental roots burrowed into your life, you may not know until the leaves start dropping off withered and brown.
The need for prepping never disappears, unless, of course, you believe that government can keep the wolves from the door by solving all the problems, and by stopping all the threats out there.
Civil unrest that leads to violent demonstrations is and always has been a threat. Free expression, the ability to gather and protest has been a right of ours, since the founding, but like any right, it can get out of hand and misinterpreted. What happens when one persons’ right interferes with another person’s’ right, well we get violence in some cases?
Now is the time to prep, as was last year, and the year before, and next year as well. The fact that we have more of one political party in office than we had the last election cycle may mean the need for prepping is even greater.
Change is coming and we simply do not know who it may benefit, so now is not the time to get complacent, and it is certainly not the time to start putting any more confidence in our elected leaders than we had during the last administration.
Be prepared to go it alone for days, weeks, or even months, and plan for disruptions in your job because of active shootings that may shut down your city or town. Look for civil unrest that may keep you home from work for days and away from the stores, and of course, natural disasters wait on no one, just like before.