THE 2ND AMENDMENT AND OUR FOUNDING FATHERS…..


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            I keep hearing the liberals, socialist, progressives, and those desiring to BAN GUNS try to tell us that either the Constitution is outdated or that the 2nd Amendment should NEVER be applied to private citizens owing guns.  They try to tell us that only the MILITIA, MILITARY, or POLICE can have guns.  So I felt that it would be appropriate to actually find out what our Founding Fathers had to say on the matter of guns in the hands of America’s citizens.

Let me give you a few choice quotes from some of our notable founders:

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  • “A free people ought to be armed.” – – George Washington  (I guess the leader of our victorious colonial army and our 1st President is to be discounted too.)
  • [The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which American possess over the people of almost every other nation (where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” – – James Madison.  (Of course he could not possibly mean today, that had to be for back then and not now.)
  • “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” – – George Washington  (But Mr. Washington surely you didn’t mean people of future generations.)
  • “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – – Alexander Hamilton  (Mr. Hamilton did you really mean citizens and not just a militia or military unit?)
  • ”And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms….The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants” – – Thomas Jefferson  (Mr. Jefferson are you suggesting that the government needs to have cause to restrain itself knowing that the people can and might do something if they government gets out of control?)
  • “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” – – Thomas Jefferson  (Part of shall not be infringed right Mr. Jefferson?)
  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – – George Mason  (Mr. Mason were you concerned that the government might actually do that?)
  • “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.” – – Noah Webster  (Mr. Webster it sure sounds like you believe that the 2nd Amendment gives citizens the right to have firearms.)

 Let’s not stop with these men why don’t we consider the words of a President or two:

  •  “By calling attention to ‘a well-regulated militia,’ ‘the security of the nation,’ and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy… The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.” – – President John F. Kennedy

  • ”The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world… The first step – in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible and to be fit for war if it should come – is to teach men to shoot!” – – President Theodore Roosevelt

Now let’s consider some others including a liberal Democrat:

  • ”Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. … the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” – – Senator Hubert Humphrey
  • ”The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the government and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws.” – – Edward Abbey
  • ”The danger (where there is any) from armed citizens, is only to the ‘government’, not to ’society’; and as long as they have nothing to revenge in the government (which they cannot have while it is in their own hands) there are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.” – – Joel Barlow
  • ”If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying — that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 — establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.” – – Senator Orrin Hatch
  • ”You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” – – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

             Notice to all liberals, progressives, socialists, and gun control advocates your arguments are ludicrous and doomed to result in failure and if you somehow are successful in disarming the law-abiding citizens of this great nation you will empower the criminal element in a way that will make our nation one of the most dangerous places on the planet.  If you are among the elite that can afford or are afforded the privilege of hiring an army of armed guards to protect you then you may be safe but the rest of the citizenry will be in grave jeopardy and it will be your fault. 

             I do not intend to be a victim due to an Unconstitutional mandate by a rogue tyrannical regime.  I will stand on my God-given and Constitutional Rights so long as I draw breath.  I suggest that you re-read real history rather than the revisionist history that you want taught in our schools and touted from your bully pulpits through the government controlled media.  WE THE PEOPLE may put up more resistance than you anticipate.  One can only hope that the American people desire their liberty more than your token handouts.

             May God bless you and may God watch over this nation!

 

 

THE GLOSSARY FOR UNDERSTANDING OBAMA’S SPEECHS….


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It would be amusing if it were not so serious that one needs a “Left-wing Dictionary” and a “Glossary” to understand what Obama really means when he speaks.  His teleprompter tells him what to say and the blind just receive it like it is manna from heaven while some of us scratch our heads and question what he said and what he meant by what he said.  You see, there are those of us who not only listen to the words but observe the actions and as the old saying goes – “Actions speak louder than words.”

             There are a number of terms and phrases that I want to get to but first I found it most interesting that David Plouffe, a top adviser to the President detailed the broad plan of Obama for the next painful four years of his reign.  He prefaced his assertions by saying that they would “follow the voters’ demands” that include GUN CONTROL, EDUCATION, and IMMIGRATION REFORM.  What?  Where did I miss that part of the election?  If the information I have is correct the voters did send him back for a 2nd term but there was not a MANDATE because had there been the House of Representatives would solidly be back in the hands of the Democrats, it is not.  So, something is missing in this interpretation of what the election meant and mandated.  He continued the suggestion that while Obama planned to attempt to work with Congress that he would use his powers to do what they want done.  His clear implication was that what they viewed as needs done was what they determined rather than the actual need.

            The polls indicate that 73% of Americans believe that Americans HAVE THE RIGHT to own guns.  But if we listen to the Obama crowd one would believe that the opposite is true.  91% believe that the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the rights of Americans to own guns while only 6% believe it refers to state militia only.  But again Obama reverses this fact in his rhetoric.  Likewise 8 out of 10 Americans (83%) believe that the spending of the Federal Government is OUT OF CONTROL but per Obama the voters want MORE SPENDING NOT LESS.  Can he read?

             Now let’s get to the meat of what my title suggests and consider some terms or phrases used by Obama, the Democrats, the media and ALL PROGRESSIVES and even a few RINOs:

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  • COMPROMISE – – That simply means that a total concession and surrender by those in opposition to his views is compromise.  Compromise is not a two-way street it is a one-way avenue and if you do not concede you are a racist, bigot, hater of the poor, middle class, seniors, children, etc.
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  • CIVILITY – – Again an easy one.  Civility means that those who oppose his or their views must play nice it does not mean that they reciprocate.  Oh no, their vilification, in their view, is justified because of the evilness of every conservative going back to the Founding Fathers.  Largely it means conservative white people but it is not limited to whites only for a person of the so-called “minority” who is conservative and expresses it receives even more hatred and character assignation.  It is okay for Obama to stir up “class envy,” “plays the race card,” and promote a non-existent “war on women” that the Republicans supposedly have engaged in.  It means that they can do or say anything but we can only BE NICE!
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  • VOTER MANDATE – – Means whatever they want it to mean.  It has nothing to do with facts or results of elections but if they come out on the winning end of an election it was a MANDATE.  If the conservatives win it was a CALL FOR COMPROMISE and BIPARTISNSHIP.   They only see Obama’s re-election and dismiss the fact that the Republicans maintained control of the House, the polls, and the expressed desire of the American people to REDUCE THE DEBT and stop destroying the economy.
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  • WORKING WITH CONGRESS – – Means if they will do what I tell them to do then I will work with them but if they don’t then I will bypass then “illegally” and use my Czars, various governmental agencies, Executive Orders, and Executive Authority to ENFORCE WHAT I WANT.  After all I am king or should be.  (I do believe that is his philosophy and mentality)
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  • PROTECTING THE MIDDLE CLASS – – Means duping as many people as possible into believing his campaign rhetoric while finding a way to TAX US MORE and control more of our finances as well as our lives.  His actions are costing EVERY TAX PAYING AMERICAN more everywhere.  He has done more to hurt the middle class and small business than virtually any president in American history.
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  • IMMIGRATION REFORM – – Means building up a larger voting base for his party and ignoring all laws and present regulations on LEGAL IMMIGRATION and forcing through what he wants.   It is a slap in the face to the thousands who have gone through the legal and lengthy process to come to this country legally and those who are still waiting in line following the law.  It is tantamount to going to the cemetery and issuing voter registration cards to the deceased.
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  • HEALTH CARE – – Obamacare is an example of a Tyrannical Regime moving forward with their planned agenda.  This diabolical bill will ultimately destroy the Health Industry in America and those of us in the rank and file will be reduced to Health Care that is probably not as good as many third-world countries.  The elite in Washington will not suffer this fate only we of the “unwashed masses” as they view us.

             America we are more than neck-deep in the proverbial creek and the level is rising.  Hip boots won’t do the trick because the feces poop, crap, etc. has risen and is rising beyond the point that we can keep our heads above it.  We are swimming in political refuse and unless there is IMMEDIATE ACTION on the part of Congress and WE THE PEOPLE we are going to drown in Obama’s new American Cesspool.

             May God bless you and may God deliver this nation!

AMERICA – DICTATORSHIP OR A FREE REPUBLIC?


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As of today I have officially altered my focus and will no longer be petitioning my elected officials in Washington, DC to do anything since they have demonstrated that they are not up to the task.  The House and Senate have repeatedly allowed this President who operates as a Dictator to bypass Congress, violate the Law and the Constitution and use Executive Authority/Order to impose his will upon America.  They could stop him but have chosen not to do so allowing him to effectively become a DICTATOR and therefore Congress has no reason to exist.  If Congress does not act then America will have become a Dictatorship due to Congressional Inaction.

 

            If that becomes reality then I will call for every member of the House and Senate to immediately resign and return to private/civilian life, lock the doors on the Legislative Branch of the government.  The same goes for the Supreme Court thereby shutting down the Judicial Branch of our Constitutional Government.  Barack Obama who is the current President, but I am sure would rather be called “His Highness” will continue to operate as a Dictator unless stopped by Congressional and Legal Action.  He is plunging this nation into a state where anyone desiring FREEDOM will have to make some very difficult choices in the very near future.

 

            I will turn my attention to the Governors and Attorney Generals of the various states and urge them to utilize the Constitutional provisions of the 10th Amendment and NULLIFICATION and thereby invalidate any action taken by this President contrary to the Constitution and if necessary join together in forming a New America.  That is a drastic call but one I see no other alternative to at this juncture.

 

            Barack Obama has declared that Congress is to unilaterally agree to his demands on raising the debt ceiling WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS, thus giving him a “blank check” to do whatever he chooses.  He cites his election as evidence that this is what the American people want.  However, many of those who voted for him have expressed concern about spending and want Congress to control and reduce the debt.  He does not see or acknowledge that.  He envisions himself as the Grand Potentate of this nation, feels he is above the Law, the Constitution, the Congress, the Courts, and the People.  THOSE ARE THE ACTIONS OF A DICTATOR.  His actions are no different from any Despot in any Tyrannical Regime anywhere on the planet or in history.

 

            He will detail 19 specific actions that he plans to take in his GUN GRAB and GUN BAN all violating the 2nd Amendment.  He will enact those by Executive Authority/Order bypassing the legal constitutional method prescribed by law.  If Congress does not STOP HIM then my initial assertion stands and they should IMMEDIATELY RESIGN and GO HOME.  They, by their inaction, will have NULLIFIED THE CONSTITUTION and TRASHED IT COMPLETELY.  I am more disturbed by their inaction that I am by his action because he is a Pathological Narcissist who is so ideologically driven that his actions are consistent with his beliefs..  He told us this would be his pathway to achieving his agenda.  So, like Hitler of Germany we had warning but Congress continues to sit on their hands and jockey for position in the Dictator’s inner circle while WE THE PEOPLE experience the robbery of our Rights, Freedoms, and Liberties.  I for one do not find that acceptable and so I turn my efforts to two sources:

 

GOD – I will continue to pray that God raise up people who have the wisdom and courage to withstand this Tyrannical Assault on our nation and restore us not only as a Christian Nation but as a Free Nation.

 

THE STATES – Where action is possible on a State by State basis to combat this assault on our Constitution and Freedoms by a would-be Dictator and his cronies.

 

There are specific constitutional and legal ways for the passage of laws.  They must originate in Congress.  There are specific ways for enacting constitutional amendments.  The must first be passed by Congress then be ratified by the States.  NO PRESIDENT past or present has ever had or should have the legal or moral authority to do anything differently.  Barack Obama has gotten away with violating the law and the constitution so many times now that he knows that there is not enough backbone in Congress to stop him so he acts without any opposition making him a virtual dictator.

 

America has transitioned from a Constitutional Republic to a Dictatorship with the 2nd term of Barack Obama accompanied by a Congress that does not have the intestinal fortitude to do their constitutional duty and STOP HIS TYRANNICAL ASSAULT ON OUR CONSTITUTION.  I realize that various groups will take this matter to court but with Congress demonstrating the unwillingness to act, it is likely that the Supreme Court will side with Obama and we will be left without representation in either of the branches designed as “Checks and Balances” to an over-reaching and tyrannical Executive Branch. 

 

Those who supported him for the morsel of bread that he has tossed them will one day regret their actions because they will find that the morsel is not sufficient and there will be no money to continue their handouts.  This nation is already bankrupt and headed to economic collapse.  Obama’s policies, plans, and agenda will decimate our military’s ability to the point that we will not be able to defend ourselves against those powers that seek our complete destruction.  We will soon be under governance of the United Nations and Agenda 21 will be in full force in this once free nation.

 

If we cannot get Congress to act, the Governors and State Attorney Generals to take the necessary action we will either find ourselves in bondage to a DICTATOR or we will have to follow the path that our Founding Fathers followed in securing our freedom.  I do not and am not calling for ARMED REBELLION or OVERTHROW of the Government but I am warning of where we are and what the result will be if we do not do everything in our power to MOVE INTO ACTION those who have the power to do something.

So, at this point I see a lost nation because a large segment of the public has been deceived by a lie and a Congress that is so impotent that it cannot and will not act!

 

May God help us!

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OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT, SENATORS, AND CONGRESSMEN/WOMEN….


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January 1, 2013

 

Dear Mr. President, Honorable Senators and Congressmen/women:

I wish to take a moment to address your renewed interest in disarming law-abiding American citizens in violation to our 2nd Amendment Rights.  You have targeted what you erroneously call “assault weapons” and used such a broad brush that you have virtually included everything except a colonial musket and a single shot firearm.  You somehow dismiss the 2nd Amendment Rights of the American people and some of you have made claims that it was only talking about the State Guard and muskets not modern-day firearms.  I would like to dispute that assertion.

First, I do not own an AR-15 but do own some firearms on your list and I am an avid hunter, target shooter and sportsman as well as a husband and father who believes that I have the God-given and Constitutional right to protect and defend myself, my family, and my property.  Although when hunting I do not use high-capacity magazines I do find them suitable for home defense and in the exercise of the 2nd Amendment as the need may arise.  I have purchased my firearms legally, do not engage in the black market, or engage in any illegal activities.  I am a combat veteran having served in Vietnam in 1967 and am a patriotic American.  I honor the Constitution and I honor my God and the Bible.

I urge you to notice the purpose of the founding fathers in including this amendment to the Constitution was to enable the citizens to form a militia in order to preserve our freedom should the government overreach its legitimate authority and become Tyrannical.  The idea that this only refers to a State Guard is ludicrous as virtually every citizen at that time hunted as a means of providing food, had to battle hostile forces from time to time, and were well versed in the laws and rights for self-defense and protection of their homes, lives, family, and property.  The idea that this only referred to the firearms available at that time would be most absurd as it most certainly included the most modern weaponry with regard to small arms available to any invading force or standing army of the United States of America.  Clearly with that in mind it would be more than reasonable to declare that the 2nd Amendment protects our rights to own those firearms you call “assault-weapons” as a means of defense.  We already have laws regulating fully automatic firearms and need no additional laws.

The idea that disarming law-abiding citizens will somehow make it more difficult for criminals and people mentally challenged to obtain weapons is a hollow argument that you and I know is not based in fact.  It gives the appearance of a desire to fully disarm the American people for a purpose one can only speculate and I will not venture into speculation but it is of grave concern.

Therefore be advised that I believe my God-given inalienable and Constitutional Rights afford me the right to have, purchase, and use whatever firearm I deem suitable for the defense of my life, home, family, and property.  I use them within the current laws and am well-trained and proficient with all of them.  Additionally more people die from illegal and prescription drugs, intoxicated drivers, and automobile accidents, etc. than through gun violence.  This only further exposes your attempt as something other than protection of innocent lives. 

You have no right constitutionally to know what firearms I have, how many rounds of ammunition I possess, and how often I actually shoot my firearms.  If I or anyone should break the law using a firearm, I fully support prosecuting them to the full extent of the law but I do not support banning firearms or any additional laws regarding firearms.  I consider this a move that could be deemed as a dangerous action by an out of control and over reactive federal government and ask that you cease and desist immediately and allow each state to exercise their 10th Amendment Right and each citizen to exercise their 2nd Amendment Right.

Sincerely,

Roy Beaird 

Legal American Citizen, Vietnam Veteran