The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting. It’s also not about self defense. It’s about collective defense from tyranny. The Bill of Rights were not cobbled together. They have order. Top of the list. Freedom of Speech and Religion. That’s freedom OF Religion not freedom FROM religion. It’s the Freedom to Choose. Without the Right to petition or criticize the government we are slaves to same. Separation of Church and State as interpreted today is invalid because it eliminates the ability to choose. Choose to put a nativity and see what happens. HMOs. HA! They’re very much like the Gestapo. The Second Amendment comes next to be the last defense from a tyrannical government which wants to remove the First Freedoms.
A society where only the police have guns is called a Police State. The Tenth Amendment cedes any power not specifically given to the federal government to the states. The foundation of a government by the people and for the people is strong local governments. Voting for people you personally know and they know you. School boards, municipal governments and then State government. In that when the federal government become oppressive the people of the State can bind together and defend themselves from federal intrusion. The First Defense from Tyranny. Our Civil War is the prime example. No wonder Lincoln had to suspend the Bill of Rights in order to put down the rebellion.
If you are afraid of the Patriot Act you should be terrified of FEMA which has the exact powers needed to suspend our Rights in times of “emergency”. The prime “emergency” being insurrection. Right now US Army doctrine is being put in place for such an insurrection in 2016 until 2028. Odd set of years until you think that 2016 is the end the second Obama administration and 2028 being a good year for him to retire form being President for Life. I do not think any of this is coincidence. It’s well thought planning. If you think you can defend yourself from the US Army with handguns, shotguns and deer rifles you’re kidding yourself.
Notably, it means that when we are committed to any mission along the
spectrum of conflict, we must be prepared for all forms of contact. That is, we
must be prepared for full spectrum operations. This requires an unprecedented
degree of versatility among our leaders.
―General Martin E. Dempsey,
2008 Speech at the AUSA Chapter Presidents Dinner
[read this to understand the scope of General Dempsey’s comment]
The Government wants you to be frightened enough of crime to surrender your weapon. Consider this: If you were standing with weapon drawn and your children hiding behind you. With you between your children and an armed intruder and the intruder saying “Give me your gun and no one gets hurt.” What would you do? Would you cheerfully hand him your weapon knowing in your heart he won’t hurt the kids? Or would you blow him away knowing that if you die, he dies too and your kids will survive. This what the government wants when they call for “Gun Control”. On the selection ramp of Auschwitz a Jewish woman asked an officer, “Sir, I understand we are to be gassed?” He replied, “Of course not, we are not barbarians.” Remember that every time you hear a politician say “Just hand over your gun and everything will be all right.”
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That is not true about the first amendment. Freedom to practice religion is not about having a religious state. The Founding Fathers intended our government and nation to by secular and individuals to be able to practice their faith. It is very clear just not convenient to the more religiously conservative kinda like the 2nd amendment is not convenient to people who don’t understand guns
Wow! Really? Remember the Pilgrims? Thanksgiving? All that? How about the Church of England? To be an English citizen, you were required to belong to the Church of England. Our Constitution separated Church and State allowing Americans to worship in anyway they saw fit. The Founding Fathers were far from secular invoking that individual freedoms were granted by God Himself. Not a King or government. Quote-“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, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”-Unquote.
Granted there are many citizens who are unsure where their rights begin and end or what they really consist of. This confusion is on purpose with the intent of government to control the voting public. The representative republic put in place by our Founding Fathers will, if controlled by an informed voting public can and should keep an overreaching government in check. Today the educational system produces 18 year old voters who know neither know the system of government that they live under nor how they can control it. Ignorance breeds apathy which in turn produces inaction. Or worse yet, a public that cheerfully votes away their God Given Rights ceding to government any or all rights to choose anything. The Gun Control issue is a prime example. The anti-gun lobby presents such a overwhelming position of logic,kindness and safety that it is easy to say that guns are bad and need to be rested from the public hand. But the logic, is at it’s core flawed. In that the right to bear arms in inalienable and cannot be infringed upon in any manner so that the citizenry can if need be rise up in insurrection to over throw a government that has become tyrannical. The Founding Fathers knew exactly what that took (they had done just that by severing by force from the British Crown) and would always be necessary in order to insure personal freedoms. By experience they knew that the first steps governments take to control the populous is disarmament.This is why those who truly wish to govern from a position of unquestioned authority say that the Constitution is a “Living Document” to be changed at will to suit the aims of the government. Whereas the truth is just the opposite. The Founding document should be changed only to strengthen, protect and expand personal freedoms and there by insure that government never has the power to oppress.