by Stephen Cambre
It is obvious that our politicians either cannot read or cannot comprehend what they read. So the trend in congress is to pass bills without reading them or allowing us (the people) to read them before they vote on them. With this in mind let me help them.
The 2nd Amendment CLEARLY states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
-“A well regulated Militia”, What is it? Is it the Army? Is it the National Guard? No. Those entities are government entities. The militia is as George Mason stated, “it is the whole people, except for a few public officials”. It is you and me.
-“Being necessary to the security of a free State” is for our protection from you politicians and our government if and when the time comes. As Thomas Jefferson said, “When the people fear government there is tyranny, when government fears the people there is freedom”. Today with the out of control spending, economic despair, confiscatory taxation not for the legitimate functions of government but for their political gain, burdensome, restrictive, punishing and unnecessary regulations, there is plenty to fear from government. The second amendment is all that stand between liberty and tyranny. Tyrants fear an armed population. History illustrates for us that when a government starts down the path of infringing on ones right of self defense is an indication of a rising tyranny.
C. S. Lewis stated, “Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satisfied; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”.
When governments push for gun control under the charade of public good rest assured they view all as criminals and a threat to their power.
What does “the right to keep and bear Arms” mean in the context of it purpose?
–To keep means to retain in one’s possession or power. This would be whether in your home, car or on your person.
– To bear means to be equipped or furnished with, to exert influence or force. If one cannot keep their firearm in his/her possession at all times how can they bear it for defense?
– Arms are defined as a weapon of offense or defense.
-Shall not be infringed simply means that no federal law can encroach or trespass on the before mentioned right.
Therefore no federal law restricting ones right to keep and bear Arms is valid. In case you politicians did not get that. No federal laws restricting ones right to possess and produce firearms when needed are valid.
Although a document is not needed for the right of self defense because a person who finds himself/herself in a threat situation has the right and is justified to use whatever means available and necessary to defend themselves from that threat whether that threat comes with four legs or two.
The people in this country does have a document that states for all to see and understand that we the people have and unalienable right to self defense and preservation whether that threat comes from ones neighbor or ones government. This is the purpose of the 2nd amendment. Our politicians should as a matter of the public trust we place in them read and understand the documents they have swore an oath to protect and defend.
If this is too much to ask of someone who seeks or hold the offices we entrust to them should show some character and stop wasting our time and destroying our heritage.
Mister President, the Government didn’t build this country, the people did with guns, hard work and determination and we cannot and will not allow Government to destroy it for the generations that will follow.