How you identify yourself tells a lot about you. We all like to be a part of a group that stands for something that is important to ourselves, but how many truly stand for what is right?
Are you a Democrat? Do you believe that government must provide you with basic needs? Do you believe that government must provide for your education, health care, and your personal safety? Do you believe in majority rules? Do you believe the government by legislation must define what a marriage is? Do you believe that government must regulate the food we eat, the air we breathe, the types of arms we may possess, the lands within a State for environmental causes?
Are you a Republican? Do you believe that marijuana must remain prohibited by law? Do you believe a strong military presence around the world is in the interests of national security? Do you support the Patriot Act, NDAA, and feel the NSA spying is a necessary infringement for the sake of national security? Do you believe that immigration can be regulated based on religious beliefs? Do you believe that the federal government and the laws enacted by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court are valid? Do you believe that lowering income taxes for the employed and for corporations will stimulate the economy and create jobs? Do you believe that the currency of the United States must be controlled by a central bank?
If you answer yes to any of the questions above, you are NOT an American. You may live in America, but unless you stand for the Sovereignty of the Individual, the State as a free nation, and the federal system of governance as a limited body politic, you are NOT an American.
We are constantly being bombarded with left-right, conservative-liberal, and yes, Democrat-Republican, as our choices. Chosen by whom? I did not choose any of these labels for myself. I chose to make my own decisions, based on my knowledge and understanding of freedom and the limitation of governance prerequisite in a free society.
So often are we compared to the nations in Europe, our clinging to guns, where most ‘civil societies’ have banned guns. The latest attacks in Paris demonstrate how dangerous it is for the People to be unarmed and defenseless. How can we call ourselves civilized when we have such mass shootings and gun violence in America?
First, the places where there is so much gun violence are places where the public are restricted by force of law from keeping and bearing arms. And second, gun free zones are the sites of the mass shootings, again where the public is defenseless and only the criminals are armed.
“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State” does not mean a police force nor a military presence. It refers to We the People, you and me, as we are the militia and duty-bound to enforce the laws pursuant to the Constitution of the United States. “… the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall be infringed.” Simply stated, all gun laws infringe on the right of the People, therefore ALL gun laws are unconstitutional.
In the wake of the attack on defenseless individuals by radical Islamic terrorists, the person who has the audacity to call himself President, instead of standing up as an American (some think he is not) he hopes that you will be in such a state of fear that you will clamor and demand stricter gun control. But that is a topic for another day.