The assault on our inalienable rights including, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and our Right to Keep and Bear Arms is an ongoing and never-ending pursuit of those on the Left. The Democratic Party has continually made it clear that they do not believe we have any ‘inalienable’ rights. They believe that the only rights are those that the government decides we should have. That should come as no surprise based on their previous decisions regarding God and the Constitution.
We live in a time of heightened concern about the threat of violence. Although the claim by the DHS is that those on the Right are the most serious threat, they are not the ones rioting, looting, burning, destroying, maiming, and killing. The bulk of the aforementioned comes from those who are followers of the toxic liberal ideology presented by the Left.
The DHS is warning that there is a heightened danger of violence through the November mid-term elections because the SCOTUS overturned or sent Roe v. Wade back to the States. The subsequent events and actions by our government add to that concern. The DHS has acknowledged that public gatherings, faith-based institutions, schools, racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, as well as our infrastructure, are in danger. They have tried to infer that the danger is from those on the Right but cannot make their case in the face of the reality of the groups engaging in destructive activities.
I feel compelled to remind everyone that in 1774 the colonist felt the pain of the British “Intolerable Acts”. Some called them “Coercive Acts” because they were a punishment for anyone not toeing the line of the edicts of the British Crown. The Boston Tea Party was birthed out of reaction to those actions by the British Monarchy. Hello America, we are facing the Intolerable or Coercive Acts Part Two under this administration.
Many things make up the body of what I call today’s Intolerable Acts being enacted by the Left. That includes the war against the oil and gas industry, and the closing of the Keystone XL pipeline. We must also add to that list, the insane situation on the border and the unwillingness to secure it for the sake and safety of the American people. We dare not fail to include in the list the inconsistency in the enforcement of our laws and the double standard regarding conservatives and liberal philosophy followers. (January 6th incarcerations are an example as are the lack of concern over Hunter Biden and the obsession with Donald Trump).
Those are all serious! However, they are not what I want to focus on in this article. The Power Hunger Elitists have sought to censor, silence, and control our Free Speech. They have sought to impose their views and demands on our Religious Freedoms. They have sought to make abortion the accepted norm. They have taken steps to render us incapable of defending ourselves. I must ask, for what purpose do they pursue those pathways? If it is not for control and suppression, I have no reasonable explanation.
When I watched legislators kneel before the criminals who destroyed billions of dollars of American infrastructure in 2020, I was appalled. That same group of legislators wants to strip the law-abiding citizens of our right to self-defense. They have used every incident of mass violence that fits their narrative to advance a false narrative about the evil of guns. They misrepresent the data and play on the fear of firearms rather than focusing on the real problem. Stripping us of our Second Amendment Rights is the clear objective and as usual, they follow the modus operandi of “the end justifies the means.”
We have been inundated with a few cherry-picked incidents regarding police brutality to make it sound like it is rampant, widespread, and systemic. That narrative is designed to fan the flames of paranoia and fear and achieve the objective of limiting or ending law enforcement. Why? Possibly to make chaos the norm which would result in a cry for action and enable the government to take total control. If we are armed, they fear there might be resistance, but if we are disarmed, we have little recourse.
Back in May, The New Republic published an article titled, “Democrats Need to Start Talking About Repealing the Second Amendment.” The writer argued that the Democrats were going too slow and taking incremental changes in gun laws and needed to go full bore on a repeal of our Inalienable Right.
The writer argued that with the millions of firearms in the hands of private citizens, incremental gun control is inadequate. He pushed for an immediate total ban on all privately owned firearms. Just a couple of days after his article The Washington Post published an article titled, “A Supreme Court Justice’s Solution To Gun Violence: Repeal Second Amendment.” That article cited former Justice John Paul Stevens, who called for the anti-gun activists to demand a repeal of the Second Amendment. They are open and clear about their desire.
The false information continues to be presented attempting to make the case for gun control and the FBI along with institutions like the Texas State University are participants in the false narrative regarding mass shootings being stopped by armed citizens. A journalist for the Associated Press claimed that it is uncommon for a citizen to stop a mass shooting. He argued that from 2000-2021, fewer than 3% of the 433 active shootings were stopped by a citizen shooting the assailant. That was echoed by the Washington Post claiming that there were only ten incidences where a citizen stopped the shooter.
The FBI reported in the data collected between 2014-2021 that there were 281 active shooter incidents, and only forty-one of them were stopped by armed citizens. The media took that as gospel and failed to investigate the discrepancies in the report. The FBI refuses to address the discrepancies. John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, exposed the error. He revealed that more than sixty of the 241 were stopped by an armed citizen.
The reality is that armed law-abiding citizens not only foil mass shootings they defend themselves and their families against aggression. That transpires in between 500,000 (CDC reported data) and 1,884,348 (Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz data) times each year. That sounds like a great deterrent to crime and is a much-needed ability for private citizens to maintain. What happens if we lose that Inalienable Right? We are far more endangered individually and collectively.
Thomas Jefferson understood the danger. He said, “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
Common sense, which is uncommon today, would afford us the insight to realize that the dumbest and most ineffective way to fight crime is to disarm private citizens and strip them of the ability to defend themselves and thereby deterring crime. We fail to consider the root cause of mass shootings and prefer to focus on and blame the tool used rather than the cause. I have said and will say again, that the problem is the condition of the human heart and mind, not the tool used. If it were not a gun, they would find a myriad of other implements to commit their heinous plan.
Stripping the law-abiding of their ability to defend themselves will not turn out well for the citizens. Banning guns will only affect the law-abiding it will not deter the criminals. Criminals do not obey the laws, thus the name criminal. The diabolical, extremely disturbed, and even demonic souls will find a way to do their dirty deeds and no law will eliminate firearms. They will exist and will be accessible to those seeking to obtain them. The founding fathers and the Bible give us the Right to self-defense. So, I plead for everyone to demand that our Inalienable Rights be uninfringed.
God bless you and God bless America!