I am very serious in my title question! It is to those of us who value freedom and appreciate the republic we were given and have been for over 240 years. It is not to those following the toxicity of liberal thought, the progressives, globalists, socialists, Marxists, and the brainwashed through our modern educational system. I would include virtually all professional politicians, politicians on both sides of the aisle who are political elitists.
I believe that our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights which formulate our system of government is rooted deeply in the Laws of God and His precepts and principles. If you do not, you are forced to dismiss the mountain of evidence from the writings of our Founding Fathers and the Framers of the American Constitution that asserted the same? I cannot fathom how you can do that.
I believe in the ‘Right to Life’ and believe that right extends beyond the debate on abortion and whether that baby in the womb is a life and has any rights. I believe that the ‘Right to Life’ is embodied in both the 1st and 2nd Amendments. The Right to protect and defend ourselves against intruders, marauders, terrorists, and even rogue governmental overreach is both scriptural and constitutional. Those on the Left and some of the Rhinos and political prostitutes, I mean politicians on the Right do not embrace our biblical inalienable rights recognized by the constitution.
In the Book of Exodus 22:2, we read God’s view of self-defense and the right to protect our homes, lives, and property. It says, “If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account.” That is an unmistakable biblical authorization to use deadly force to protect your home, property, and life. If I stop an intruder, whose intent I may or may not know, with deadly force and am not guilty of sin in the eyes of God, how can I be in the eyes of the government? That was the view of the Founders and the Framers.
That verse is the basis of what is known as the ‘Castle Doctrine.’ One of the founding fathers and original Supreme Court Justice, James Wilson defined it: “Homicide is enjoined [required] when it is necessary for the defense of one’s person our house…Every man’s house is deemed, by the law, to be his castle; and the law, while it invests him with the power, [places] on him the duty of the commanding officer [of his house]. Every man’s house is his castle…and if anyone be robbed in it, it shall be esteemed his own default and negligence.” That is incredibly powerful and not only recognizes the biblical authorization to protect ourselves but invokes the idea that we are obligated to protect our own.
The view of Justice Wilson and the Founding Fathers was that if you were at home and robbed, it was not the fault of the police or government, it was your own negligence for failing to be armed and prepared to defend yourself. Their view was that you were deemed by God and the law to be the Commander in Chief of your ‘castle’. That view is continually rejected today and while I would desire to take no person’s life, if it is my life, my family then the choice has already been made and I will not have to think about it. I will do so without any sense of guilt, although I will have remorse that I was forced to take that position.
I contend that if citizens held this view, there would be fewer attempts to break into homes and harm people therein. I believe that the greatest deterrent to that kind of lawlessness is a citizen willing and able to use the force required to protect their ‘castle.’ The laws and threat of jail time do not seem to have much impact on those bent toward criminality but a threat to their own life does. Bully, tyrants, terrorists, and cowards do not like to face resistance that threatens them.
Before anyone argues that Exodus is Old Testament and therefore not applicable since we have the New Testament or New Covenant. In Luke 11:21, Jesus said, “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.” I don’t know how you fail to see the view of God that we have the inalienable right to Life and Self-Defense. In the Book of Nehemiah, there was a time when lawless brigands were roaming about (4:11) we read in (4:18), that God’s people went about armed, and every man wore his sword girded at his side.
John Dickenson, another of our Founding Fathers and signer defined inalienable rights: “a right which God gave to you and which no inferior power has the right to take away.” John Adams echoed that sentiment: “Rights… antecedent to all earthly government; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; right derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe.” I don’t know about you, but God’s Laws are, in my view, higher than all the laws enacted by man.
The Declaration of Independence declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” That clearly reveals that it was the view of the Founding Fathers that the only reason for the government to exist was to secure and protect the Rights given us by God! The government was not the provider of those rights but the protectors of them.
I believe that clearly reveals that the principles of our American government are set forth and defined in three declarations: (a). there is a Creator; (b). He gives certain unalienable rights to man; and (c). government exists first and foremost to secure to every individual the exercise of his or her God-given rights.
The Right of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are part of the package that includes the right to personal or private property. The package includes the right to freedom of speech, thought, and worship. The package includes the right to access to justice in the court system. The package is incredibly comprehensive and inclusive. We have allowed the political elitist in politics to shred that document and infringe upon our rights. THAT MUST END!
The Right to “Keep and Bear Arms” is central to the rights listed in the Constitution and the frontal assault and backdoor approach to strip us of that right must not be allowed to succeed. We must do whatever is necessary to stop that attempt. One of the Founders, Richard Henry Lee declared powerfully, “It is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Thomas Jefferson advised his nephew, whom he had raised as a son: “A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion in your walks.” Before you argue that that was another time and dangerous, I must ask, “In what world do you live? Can you not see the dangers today of violence and those seeking to harm others based on skin pigmentation, political or religious ideology?”
I grew up with guns and I taught my sons to use them. I believe in the Bible and the Constitution. I believe it is God’s right and privilege to determine when I die not a criminal in the process of committing a crime.
God bless you and God bless America!