Living Up To Expectations
“As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.”-Thomas Jefferson
We the American people were lucky enough to be blessed by God Almighty to be born in the greatest country ever formed. With guidance from Godly men this country was birthed on the principles that all men are created equal and that no man should be allowed to be a tyrant. We have been given a charge to protect and defend these rights even if it means bloodshed. Our forefathers made sure to write in our constitution the means of defending the founding principles. The Second Amendment gives us this RIGHT AND OBLIGATION.
“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.”- 2nd Amendment of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Many have tried to take the word “Militia” and interpret that to mean that the government controlled military group are the ones that have the right to bear arms, not the common citizen. “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is the phrase they make sure not to talk about, for it is we the people that make up the militia that our founding fathers speak of. The first line of the oath our military personnel take is, “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. This puts the primary objective for the great men and women who serve our country to be the protection of the country and her people. “That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same” reaffirms that the protection of the principles this country was founded on is their primary objective. “And that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” For those of you that have served, and some that have not, we know that there are provisions that entitle the removal of officers that do not uphold the oath.
I believe that every citizen should take the first two points of the Military Oath and actually act on it, first in the ballot box and physically if absolutely necessary. The reason the left wants to disarm us is so that we cannot fight the tyranny they want to impose on us. If we give up our right to bear arms we will become defenseless against tyranny.
“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” -Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine was a true Patriot and wise man. He understood that the principles we live by is what will make us or break us. The principle of defending oneself and their beliefs and virtues is what built this great nation. Let us not destroy the great work that they achieved with our laziness and fear of being politically incorrect.
For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how. Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.
Well stated and I couldn’t agree more. The “original intent” in that wonderful document we know as our Constitution is that it put the trust with the people…, We The People. If we forsake that trust all will be lost. The primary reason that this “great experiment” came into existence was because of the perceived tyranny of the British Crown and religious persecution. That was the formative influence and lesson that guided those early, young patriots. They knew that the empowerment of a too powerful centralized government would slowly and with rapacious abandon accumulate power unto itself until it become the master, no longer the servant representative of the people.
I believe it is not mere coincidence that the first two amendments to the Constitution that lead off our Bill of Rights are first; an amendment guaranteeing the basic right of free speech and protecting us from the establishment of a state-sponsored religious affiliation and second; an amendment intended to be the last resort tool for guaranteeing that very sacrosanct right.
To quote from the ruling of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued on March 9th, 2007…”We conclude that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. That right existed prior to the formation of the new government under the Constitution and was premised on the private use of arms for activities such as hunting, and self-defense, the latter being understood as resistance to either private lawlessness or the depredations of a tyrannical government.”
So in this opinion, I would suggest, the court in it’s wisdom has with those last six words came full circle some 230+ years later to confirm the basic reasoning that this nation was founded in the first place. And guess what? The liberal lefties, whom I have ever since the Not-So-Great-Society referred to as demonRATs…the disloyal opposition, are all for the empowerment of an all-powerful national government.
The clock is ticking upon this constitutional republic and it’s longevity. We must purge ourselves of these fools at the ballot box in NO-vember 2012 or risk loosing all.