Wisdom is ageless, useful generation upon generation no matter how far civilization progresses in advanced technology. The main principles of any successful society is family values, individual virtues, and retaining the principles of what makes a society great and a nation enduring. Thinking that wisdom no longer applies, whether made known 2,000 years before the Common Era (Christ) or 4,000 years after is foolish and dangerous to the success of a society and the retention of its freedom and prosperity. Natural law is not provided by or invented by government, but a responsible government ensures that natural law is maintained, relying upon those principles aforementioned in order to continue a successful society and civilization.
Keith Allen Lehman, Lighthouse Patriot Journal, October 2012
Constantly there are those on the march against rights established by founders that politicians today say they honor, but do not obey or adhere to their oaths of office. The worrisome thing is that the People are not in a mass stance of outcry, and the media is not helping because they side with those who intend to strip away rights and liberties that have been established as natural law – law that government has not the right to administer according to their whim or take away at their pleasure under the pretense of “protecting” the People.
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
We are not only currently deep in a frantic debate about the right of citizens to keep and bear firearms, but what type we are “allowed” to have. The Second Amendments declares inalienable rights, meaning as natural law it was established before governments were thought of.
Less than knowledgeable about constitutional laws than they should, politicians, the media, and their willing followers have declared that people who wish to keep and bear arms and exercise their rights when necessary are “enablers of mass murder” and do not care for the safety of children of the United States. The latter a deep insult and, frankly, a lie used so often I am sick of hearing it. This is right out of the Manifesto of Marxism and the tool used by despots to secure control because people believed it.
The focus has been upon what is termed “assault” rifles by those who apparently do not realize that “assault” rifles are fully automatic firearms that the DHS is stockpiling [while trying to disarm citizens] and what is used by the US military and other nations – the M16 and similar weaponry. Just because semiautomatic rifles look like assault rifles is mostly because, like forearm custom stocks, et cetera, it handles better and other reasons. Citizens may have full auto weaponry, commonly called submachine guns, with special permit from the government and most of us have agreed that semiautomatic will do the trick with any defense situation. Fully auto firearms have been illegal to own [except aforementioned special permit and control] since the 1930s, for obvious reasons.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
Cesare Beccaria [On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book]
But now, because of some maniacs that should have been receiving close supervision of psychiatric care or incarcerated into a proper institution because of that condition, we are to quietly, like sheep, listen to the elites and agree that citizens do not need semiautomatic forearms or magazine capacities above 7 or 10. They make a ten-round magazine for rifles and a seven-round magazine for the 1911 .45 caliber pistol. During this process of telling We the People what we need or do not need, they keep mentioning deer hunting. The Second Amendment was not written to affirm that citizens have the right to hunt, and since the simple paragraph is written in plain and clear language, I need not remind anyone just what inalienable right it mentions.
We are assured that the law enforcement officials and military can provide any defense we need, but not reassuring that the government is now arming itself as if to go to war, making the federal law enforcement agencies warriors against WHOM?
This is the same government who has done nothing since 2008 to dismantle the 35 or more Islamic training centers that practice on how to commit assault and terrorist acts against WHOM?
This fervor and discussion of what firearms we are allowed to have has become unbearable to those who value the freedom of a constitution that the federal government no longer honors, obeys, or protects.
It has been proven over and over with statistics from annual FBI reports and other agencies that in the past twenty years gun ownership has increased and violent crime rates have decreased. More people die because of automobiles, heart disease, and other instances than firearms now. Yet, people like Senator Feinstein is insistent to declare the Second Amendment void, and when confronted about her oath of office and constitutional law she replies that she is “not a six-year-old” – which the person questioning her did NOT imply.
How often do Americans use guns for defensive purposes? We know that in 2003, 12,548 people died through non-suicide gun violence, including homicides, accidents and cases of undetermined intent… Criminologist and researcher Gary Kleck, using his own commissioned phone surveys and number extrapolation, estimates that 2.5 million Americans use guns for defensive purposes each year. He further found that of those who had used guns defensively; one in six believed someone would have been dead if they had not resorted to their defensive use of firearms. That corresponds to approximately 400,000 of Kleck’s estimated 2.5 million defensive gun uses. Kleck points out that if only one-tenth of the people were right about saving a life, the number of people saved annually by guns would still be at least 40,000… A gunned-down bleeding guy creates news. A man who spared his family by brandishing a handgun, well, that’s just water cooler chat.
Most firearms used for criminal purposes are stolen or illegally obtained, so the clear move would be to ensure that lawful citizens are armed, the route towards less violent crimes. Yet the assault upon rights continues.
So-called “assault rifles” are rarely used by criminals, preferring a less conspicuous carry. In Chicago and other major crime ridden cities who have draconian [and unconstitutional] gun control laws the weapon of choice is pistols.
As with all things, there are exceptions to the rule, and that is the case of the recent horrible mass shootings. Instead of wondering why there is such a rash of behavior from a very small element in our society, they instead decide the problem is solved by disarming and/or lessening the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend their lives and property. They believe that police is enough to defend. True, that is their job and bless them for putting themselves in danger to protect fellow citizens – but they cannot be everywhere and they cannot be there in time to save lives. Police end up making reports of the crime committed by the time they get there, dealing with wounded or killed victims instead of wounded or killed predatory criminals.
With all of this rhetoric and argument basic principles and political propaganda, there is something fundamentally being missed. First, citizens are not forced to keep and bear arms, so if they feel they way the feel about it – they need not participate in the rights of the Second Amendment – but do not have the right to override the rights of others.
As Edward J. Erler, professor of political science at California State University, co-author of The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration wrote:
…we must be clear – the Second Amendment is not about assault weapons, hunting, or sport shooting. It is about something more fundamental. It reaches the heart of constitutional principles – it reaches to first principles. … The Second Amendment reads as follows: “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. The immediate impetus for the amendment has never been in dispute. … Militias made up of citizen-soldiers, they reasoned, were more suitable to the character of republican government. …
He also states, as I stated above:
Each person who consents to become a member of civil society thus enjoys the equal protection of his own rights, while at the same time incurring the obligation to protect the rights of his fellow citizens, then the people are a militia, formed for the mutual protection of equal rights. … The whole people are the militia, and disarming the people dissolves their moral and political existence.
And, that my fellow citizens, is just what Senator Feinstein, BH Obama, and others of their ilk are all about. It has nothing to do with protecting children, on the contrary, if you were aware of it, a woman protected herself and her twin babies from a demented attacker who boldly broke into the home and attacked with a tire iron and knife. She was protecting the children.
When the principal died trying to overcome the dirt bag shooting up the school, or at that moment trying to, she was protecting children. She could have protected them better [and herself] if she were allowed to carry a concealed weapon and be trained how to use it safely and effectively against such people. Every mass shooter has chosen an area posted as a “Gun-Free Zone”. The non-intelligent solution is to disarm lawful citizens so that the only ones with firearms are criminals and police; and I just showed that the police never arrive in time when moments are critical and something must be done before they arrive.
Folks, it is all common sense, like much of what the Constitution is all about. It is something that seems to no longer prevail among our citizens, and certainly not within the elite group of politicians who claim they are protecting our children, making our lives better by suppressing our rights and liberties, and controlling the populace from cradle to grave.
The Declaration states that when government becomes destructive of the ends for which it is established – the “Safety and Happiness” of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government”.
In the present case, We the People must just insist that those in government re-establish the constitutional republic instead of experimentation with a democratic-socialist nanny state that has proven several times in history that it does not work – economically or otherwise. The people suffer because they lose inalienable rights and liberty under natural law.
The early justices of the Supreme Court and other founders recognized the truth of natural law, and James Wilson stated correctly:
…the great natural law of preservation … cannot be repealed, or superseded, or suspended by any human institution.
Those who operate our government and those who elect them into office do not realize that those natural laws for the people as a whole as well as each individual. Presently we have leadership that focuses upon the collective and it is not a good thing because we have allowed political groups to factionalized our nation to where we are no longer nationally cohesive, which was a key factor for defending against foreign aggressors. Political leadership and the established establishment is purposely pitting people against each other because the tactical strategy of tyranny, socialism and communism, is to divide and then conquer, a concept that goes as far back as the Roman Empire.
G. Edward Griffin explains individualism [which the Declaration and Constitution was founded upon] and collectivism [which the progressives intend to replace that which was founded’ …
Here is another excellent video breaks down what everything is all about amidst the confusion of name tags provided with no cohesion …
We all have read about or watched videos about presumed conspiracies, there are some that are verifiable and evidence points towards not being a hoax or an imagined danger. G. Edward Griffin speaks of this phenomenon through intellectual studies with objective research. Reality is different from our perception as the following video clearly explains …
And finally, one of my favorite intellectual Preppers, The Patriot Nurse, has a recent comment concerning the impending civil war that appears to be on the horizon, but the question is when. We can hope to avert this disaster, but unless true reformation is in process, we are doomed to repeat the history of other civilizations. The Obama political machine is pushing this disaster and promotion of tyranny into full speed …
The danger signals are clearly present, but are there enough Americans to pay attention and willing to stand and reform our nation back to a constitutional republic unified by a People instead of divided into pockets of culturalism and misguided by an element whose agenda is to put themselves into the seats of power.