Sunday, January 13, 2013
What Choose Ye.....
I'm just gonna say it. The 2nd Amendment isn't about protecting our gun ownership for hunting or for sport shooting or even for self-defense. It is about protecting our country and countrymen from our government. There, I said it. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is a specific provision designed to protect the citizenry against a tyrannical, out-of-control government that threatens the liberties and freedoms of the free men that constitute these United States.
Our government has us where it wants us. Scared. Confused. Begging for safety. It has whispered lies in our ears long enough that we have begun to believe them. "Why would anyone need an "assault" weapon?" "Those ugly black guns only have one purpose - killing people." "Why would anyone need a "high capacity" magazine?" "Only evil people keep "those" kinds of guns." "We have the police - nobody needs guns at home. We need to leave it to the professionals!" But, it is all a lie, and we are buying it, hook, line and sinker.
The intention of our 2nd Amendment was to ensure that the governors of the people would never dare to overstep their bounds. Having lived under tyranny and oppression, our forefathers knew that without constraints, foolish men would seek to increase their own power and influence, and in the course of following their hearts desires, they would trample the rights of a free people until they were little more than a notation in the history books. Their answer to that problem was the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
And it wasn't just any arms. It is implied that the arms that were guaranteed were the military style rifle of the day. And so it should be. If the government is fighting with M-16's and AR-10's, then that is exactly what the populous should carry. We should not be arming Goliath with a Barrett Light .50 while David is allowed only a single shot .22!
Now, to the crux of the matter. When you arm your population, people will be killed. There is no way around that fact. That is the price to be paid. There are evil men intent on committing evil deeds. There always have been. There always will be. As a people, we have to decide which is worse - 1 evil man with 3 guns and 100 rounds of ammunition against a few people that have the ability to defend themselves or 3000 evil men with thousands of guns and millions of rounds of ammunition against an unarmed population?
Our firearms are a guaranteed security against an overreaching government or out-of-control police force. Our firearms guarantee our status as free men. If we allow our government to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms, we have effectively allowed our servant to become our master.
The battle for our weapons is not about safety or security - it is about control. Will we control our government or will our government control us?
Today you choose - will you be the master or will you be the servant?