Don't take "YOUR RIGHTS" for granted
|Activism is what makes
Elections, Law, and Politics work for Freedom. Activism is a Citizens responsibility.
Freedom comes at a price so we all must learn about American History, the
Constitution, and the Bill of Rights to preserve our Freedoms.
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think your elected official is dutifully caring out his oath of office to
defend the constitution without your oversight and comments then think
again . You
could join the ranks of British Loyalist who believed King George III
was looking out for their best interests back in 1772. Talk of a new form of
government called a Republic, governed by the the people, was all the rage, but
it was treasonous at the least. All this talk about rebellion wasn't for you
because the common man couldn't be trusted to protect your rank and privilege.
It seemed mostly about the taxes anyway and you had to pay them too. So what was
the big deal? They seem to be solely out for themselves, each man an individual
unto himself, with rights only sovereign states and governments should have.
More than likely they will eventually kill each other off anyway, with their
muskets and pistols. The British Army should be the sole possessors of such
terrible weaponry. The King will do something about this, you can be sure of
that ! A government "by the people" would be "by the mob" rule. Look what
happened in France. It'll never let it happen here! There must be many more
loyal British Subjects here than rebels.
It was easy for you to look back to those days when the
King's Army didn't have to keep the colonist in line. He knew his place and you
didn't have all these new philosophies stirring up trouble that might take away
your status and privileges. Letters to England were social in nature without any
mention of how the King needed to conduct the affairs of State. By 1774 you
probably broke convention and wrote your Uncle in England who is said to
be very close to the court. Maybe he might be granted an audience with "His Majesty" and warn him about the rebellious
notions some of his subjects are entertaining. I'm sure he's already heard of
the revolt against his "Tea Tax", and how his subjects here in the
"New World" were talking treason. You would be happy to inform him of the
whereabouts of any large illegally armed group of British subjects. After all
even the King needed to know what was going on to do his job right and to keep
you safe from these unruly commoners.
My point is even if it's a monarchy you support, you still
have to communicate to your government when something is going wrong,
especially an uprising or revolt. By 1775 you know the King has finally
gotten the message when you hear the Army is demanding the surrender of all
civilian firearms. They are just too dangerous to let just anyone carry them
around. Although you're allowed to keep your dueling pistols and a fine "Brown
Bess" your brother in the Army gave you, because of your connections and known
loyalty to the Crown. Class has it's privileges! Our boys will put an end
to all this foolishness, once an for all. In April of 1775 my brother informed me they're going up to Concord to look for stockpiles of rebel weapons
.... Well you know what happened next. You took the Kings powers for granted
and lost. The King's Army would never again underestimate the power of the armed
citizen or the conviction to his belief in everyone's right to bear arms. Just
remember... When they want you to lay down your arms for any reason, the only
result would be to diminish your power and increase there's.
There is again another uprising in this land, an
uprising this time against the Constitution by those swore an oath to uphold it,
but think they know what's best for the rest of us. They try to twist the words
to meet their own agendas. Sad fact is most legislators don't even know or try
to find out what they are pledging an oath to defend. They focus their
attentions on laws concerning their
Correct" whims and rely on the courts to straighten things out. It would not
matter in the least if the laws they are trying to make fails to pass
Constitutional muster. They think it's there duty to define the Constitution in
a manner that fits their needs. They only want to make laws and more laws, under
their name of course, to go down in the history books, yes, but also to fulfill
the collective desire to empower Federal Authority. After you've studied
the Constitution and the background notes written by is crafters, you would
see this is exactly what they were trying to prevent.
Some lawmakers have introduced and passed laws that
are redundant and of lesser consequence to criminals than laws
already on the books just to appear to have " Hard on Crime" or "Save the
Children" sensibilities. Rather than enforce the law it serves their purpose to
recycle real criminals back to the streets where they will contribute to an
atmosphere of fear and mayhem. Under these circumstances they will be able to
convince the population they need more cops and less rights ( your rights too)
for the criminals.
people would take your freedoms in the name of public safety, health, new world
order, or anything else they think will sell. They want to take your individual
rights for the good of the society as a whole, promising you anything and giving
you false hope the world can be a perfect place of peace and harmony. You get
reminded of how little you use your rights anyway and they don't apply anymore
in the times we live in now. How important are they in the big picture? Don't
worry, they will take care of all your problems. They will help raise your
children. They will protect you from your armed neighbor ( because anyone with a gun must be a
criminal ). They will deal with all the crime if you would just give
them the tools they need to be "Tough on Crime". Truly honest people need not
worry. They would never abuse these powers. It would only be used against
the bad guys. They keep asking, "How can one individual cope with all the
problems in the modern world ?". You can't solve everything yourself, we
have government agencies for that. Who needs individual rights if they can't
protect you from the criminals? I guess you forgot about the second
amendment, and are afraid to confront an attacker, and you still think the
police will protect you.
everyone would give up their guns, there would be no more murders, suicides
would stop, and children would turn into the young adults we all hope for. Over
and over I here this from our leaders, the media, and people that I wouldn't
characterize as "the brave". Giving up your right has become the "sacrifice" you
can do for your county. It is the "cowards sacrifice". The REAL sacrifice is
your LIFE in defense of one's FREEDOMS or self-defense against criminals or
politicians who would violate your rights. Brave people don't need armies of
police to protect them. Can the State keep all those promises? TRUTH IS police
forces are under no obligation to defend individuals ( though they can
at their discretion ), prevent your children from being exposed to abuse, drugs
or pornography or in any way be responsible for any crimes. Their charters are setup
to promote public safety only! The way the drug laws are written
now they aren't even interested in the public safety anymore. They're after the
big ticket items that they can confiscate and sell for CASH. What a racket,
did the 4th amendment get trashed somewhere in here for the "higher
cause" of combating the war on drugs? These laws have improved the ability for State and
Local Governments grow a police state not reliant on public funds for operations
and there for not under your control. The improve legal guidelines sanctioned by
the courts have allowed their powers to become limitless.
The BOTTOM LINE
IS.... YOU have to defend yourself and YOU have to teach your children
what values to respect and you have to take back the power of government and
take responsibility for your life. The government will give up on you
when the costs get to high just like King George III did to his loyal subjects
in 1782. It's called a Republic where the individual is protected
not a Democracy where the majority rules. Learn about the differences between
these two forms of government and know why our founding fathers choose the one
they did. Remind your Senator and Congressman of this difference and keep them
Think in terms
of individual rights above all other laws as our for-fathers did and you
will not be confused by the "Spin" these power grabbers would have you
believe in, mainly that the
majority rules. "Politically Correct" has replaced "Constitutional" as
the measure of law in this land. It's a sad commentary on our court system.
Knowing the outcome of a trial is a much more efficient way of dispensing
justice to the guilty, don't you think? They say it's to hard to control crime
and domestic terrorism with all these individual rights tying there hands behind
their backs. Protecting privacy ( "Big Brother" will have keys to your
encryption codes too), preventing unwarranted search and seizures ("They had a
reasonable suspicion you had drugs or weapons."), freedom of speech ( you were
"Politically Incorrect".), right to bear arms ("Cops shot him because they
thought they saw a gun.") and so on, will have to go if you want the government
to really clean up crime. They need a free reign to protect us from all the that
evil out there.
They would have you
believe the crafters of our Constitution were just over reacting to their recent
experiences with the British Army and never meant to enforce these rights sense
they, themselves were aristocratic land baron slave owners. Personally I would rather die at the hand of the terrorist then live
without my freedoms. Eventually the power of the "Armed Citizen"
would defeat any real enemy if the government would stay out the way. Who knows,
maybe the government will decide you're the next enemy.
Don't underestimate the
power of the media. They know the First Amendment is already lost
and would like to own it for themselves. To do so, they are now in
the service to destroy the Second. I'll give you a good example of how the media slips you a
basic principal twist by playing on your emotions, appealing to your logic
and delivering it to a massive audience. When a major motion picture like "Star
Trek" gets into the act with the "needs of the many out weigh the
needs of the few" line Spock said while saving his crew, set the seeds for
basic changes in the way you evaluate future questions concerning our society.
It made me sick, so here's how I'd "Spin" it back. "As one of the
few volunteer members of the minuteman militia do solemnly swear to give my
life if necessary to protect the individual rights of the many".
Remember ... it was spin on the bullet that finally made the musket an
effective weapon, so effective they had to change its name to the "rifle" and so
goes with the tongue. Turns out spinning words is much more effective than
forking them ! I wonder what name they'll call this kind of tongue?!
Read and learn more about
your rights at these sites listed below !
Article II of the Bill of Rights
link for Bill of Rights
Second Amendment Foundation Online
GunCite: Gun Control and Second
Journalist's Guide to Gun Policy Scholars and Second Amendment Scholars
CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS
Second Amendment Law
New York University School of Law
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