[I know, I have been pretty quiet since the election. I’m still recovering from the shock of American stupidity in re-electing a do-nothing, incompetent, Marxist, freedom-destroying racist as president of the once great nation of America.]
“Obama announces gun control task force.” Well, no surprise here. Obama and his ilk will jump at any opportunity to savage the Second Amendment. Just in case you are not familiar with the 2nd Amendment, The Right to Bear Arms, here it is in its short, sweet and clear one sentence: 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. Why was this amendment to our (used to be) cherished U.S. Constitution so important to the Founding Fathers and those that signed the Constitution? Simply, because it follows their thinking in the 1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Without the 2nd Amendment, citizens of the United States cannot protect the five freedoms (religion, speech, press, assembly and redress of grievances) in the 1st Amendment. That is what has made America the most unique (not perfect) country in the history of the world, along with its foundation built on Judeo-Christian faith and principles.
. . . shall not be infringed. What exactly does that phrase mean? What did the Founders intend for it to mean? To infringe upon something or someone means to violate established law or violate a person’s right or break an oath to them in supporting and defending their right(s). To infringe upon someone’s rights means that you are limiting or eliminating their freedoms.
The Founding Fathers, the architects of the Constitution and the signers of the United States Constitution had vivid memories of their fight for freedom and separation from the tyrannical and oppressive government of England. They wanted to make sure that future generations would not fall victim to or become captive to such a government in the future. If the tyrannical, marxist powers now gaining strength in the U.S. are successful in weakening, modifying, restricting or even abolishing the 2nd Amendment, how long will it be before part or all of the 1st Amendment will be under full scale attack? The 1st Amendment in many ways has been under assault from our own government for years, in both subtle and forthright beatings.
I have a novel idea: Instead of gutting the 2nd Amendment and leaving us defenseless against criminals and a corrupt government, how about the church and politicians get some backbone and “destroy” abortion. You know, that hideous act of pure murder of the unborn, near born and recently born.
Since the passage of Rowe vs. Wade legislation in 1973 that “legalized” abortion in the United States over 54 million innocent lives have been slaughtered in or outside the womb. Worldwide, over 1.3 billion babies have been murdered. And this is only those abortions that were recorded as “legal” murders. One cannot promote a culture that values life when one actively, blatantly and with wanton disregard for precious life promote a culture of death—legally taking the lives of the most innocent and unprotected. If mothers can callously take the life of their unborn for no greater reason than such a birth would be “inconvenient”, “unwanted”, “untimely” or “unaffordable”, why would we expect our surviving offspring to respect life?
And, here’s another novel idea: Instead of spending hundreds of millionsof dollars each year (over $1 billion from 2002-2009) of taxpayer monies to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to take the life of America’s future, let us channel it to pay for better mental health programs and support.
There always has been and always will be violent criminals and the murder of innocent people. That is the product of a sinful, unrepentant, fallen world. Controlling or banning guns in the hands of responsible citizens who desire to exercise their Second Amendment rights to “bear arms” for sport or self-protection will not reduce violent deaths at the hands of those so intent on doing so. It will only open the door to even more criminal violence.
For more on America’s earlier history, review or purchase We the People: Laying the Foundation and/or We the People: Birth of a Nation from Amazon.com or AuthorHouse. The second title is also available in Amazon’s Kindle format or both volumes are available as e-books at AuthorHouse.