It began with the words, “We the People” in very large type, indicating the it is by the People’s consent that they be governed according to the Constitution for the united States of America. Clearly a statement that puts those who will be chosen to represent the People, to follow the laws of the Constitution when making any other laws regarding the whole of the sovereign individuals, making up the People of the States.
Both the authority and limits placed on the national government were meant to restrain it from passing laws that would jeopardize the rights of the People in any manner.
One of those rights that was explicitly defined in the Constitution was to protect the religious freedom of all People.
The 1st Article of Amendment clearly states that,
“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.”
And one of the most important amendments, the 2nd Article of Amendment, makes it emphatically clear,
“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.”
During the time of its writing, “well regulated” was to mean well trained.“Necessary to the security of a free State.” Simply it means it is a State’s right to form its own army to protect itself of attacks from enemies. Granted that the Constitution also states, the President as Commander-in-Chief may call up the Militia, the Governors of each Sovereign States must call up the Militia for their particular State before the President can assume the Commander-in-Chief authority over them. That would make sense if the President was to call forth the Army by declaring war on a State because it was threatening the union through conflicts with either, other States or the Union itself.
That part about “keep and bear arms,” itself is an explicit limit placed on the national government, as it was feared by our founders that a government that became corrupted and tyrannical can only be stopped with parity in weapons of war. It was never implied that hunting and target shooting was ever considered as a thought in this amendment. And the part that states, “shall not be infringed” is also protection from limitations placed on an individual’s type of weapon or inventory of ordinance.
Even the fact that guns must be registered or that permits must be issued is an infringement. It allows a possible tyranny to overwhelm the public with superior arms with less fear of reciprocal casualties. In other words, they can kill you without fear of significant reprisals as they would easy defeat an ill equipped rebellion.
This short lesson in Constitution is brought to you by the many who have fought for and who gave their lives fighting for the liberties that some take for granted. It protects my rights to free speech and to present alternative views from those of the privately-owned and government-controlled major media. And then there are others who are willing to give up freedom for some illusion of security, when bombarded with constant images of deaths in which guns were used. They soon forget that they have the right and the duty to defend themselves, and not reliance on government to protect their persons which cannot be done.
Every dictator throughout history slaughtered their own countrymen after passing laws that prohibited the People from keeping and bearing arms. The only difference here in the US is that they are doing it gradually with propaganda campaigns like Germany did during the Nazi years.
Once we give up our ability to arm and defend ourselves we will become full slaves or murdered. It’s the same story repeated over and over, so what makes you think it will have any different result this time?
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