A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by the majority. Even Abraham Lincoln once said that a dog has for legs, and you could call a dog’s tail a leg and say that he has five legs, but in reality, he still has only four legs. These are certainly dark days in the Republic.
It seems that everywhere you turn these days, any issues relating to the United States Constitution seem to be open for conflict and debate. Conservative patriots take the Constitution to mean what is says while the Liberal Left espouses that even though “that’s what it says” may not be what it actually means. Nowhere in the Constitution does it indicate that any part of it is open to plural interpretations. It says what it says.
The Left has long used the power of Constitutional conflict to divide and conquer the American people. Our nation is divided as never before and the strategies of Barack Obama’s mentor, Saul Alinksy, are being used against the American people on a daily basis. Alinsky declared that the ends justify the means, and the Obama administration and the Liberal Left employ whatever means necessary to achieve their ends. This usually comes in the forms of legislation which lead to additional taxes on the American people. Not only does this legislation enable government officials to raise and steal millions of taxpayer dollars, it gives these same officials more power over the taxpayers.
The ultimate goal of the Left is to institute Third Way policies in the United States of America. These policies touted by Bill Clinton call for the blending of Communism and Capitalism; the best of both worlds. However, only the elite would be able to live under the capitalist system, as they would be generating wealth for the Government. The rest of the worker bees will live under the communist system, owning nothing, and working to pay the Government, giving all to the Government, and receiving only that which the Government wants us to have. Those who are not useful to the Government are, over time, eliminated.
Proponents of gun control stipulate that the Second Amendment guarantees the States the right to keep a militia. Guns rights advocates claim that the Second Amendment guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment 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.” When you look at the sentence mechanically, “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State” is a dependent clause; the independent clause of this sentence being “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. The subject of the sentence is “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”. The subject of the Second Amendment is not a militia, it’s the right of the people — the American people.
The Second Amendment is also backed up by the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” The powers are reserved to the people. Our Founding Fathers knew that keeping and bearing arms was tantamount to the security of each and every free state.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, Americans no longer feared a tyrannical government and the perceived threat of the government disarming the people and forcing them into servitude was, for the most part, dismissed. The Second Amendment was regarded as the people’s right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and hunting. America was lulled into a false sense of security that was made palatable by patriotism.
Amid the recent spate of gun and ammunition ban legislation, the Left takes the position that hunters don’t need twenty bullets to kill a deer. They justify gun bans by saying that when the Constitution was written, the only firearms in America were muskets. These rationalizations are the extent of their understanding of the Second Amendment. With the advances in weaponry and technology, the law-abiding citizens are arming themselves sufficiently to defend, not only from criminals in their neighborhoods, but also from Communists inside their own government who want to take them away.
Government oppression in America is real, and many people live in fear. With each new piece of legislation passed by Congress, corrupt officials in the federal government exercise more power over the American people. With each new piece of legislation passed by Congress, the more Americans believe what Thomas Jefferson said, “When the government fears the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” And corrupt officials, too, have reason to fear. The American people have had enough.