We’ve forgotten our past. We’ve forgotten the foundational principles of our country. We’ve forgotten what it means to be free.
And those in Washington D.C. are counting on that forgetfulness to ram through unconstitutional mandates and usurpations to liberty that affect us on the most basic levels on a daily basis.
We’re currently having a vicious debate on gun control which is extremely polarized. The left, who outwardly wish for more gun control while secretly demanding gun confiscation, claim we don’t need certain types of weapons for hunting, sports, or self-defense. Those who believe the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution guarantees the unreserved right to keep and bear arms point out that the Founding Fathers inserted this clause to prevent the rise of tyranny from our government which always comes about in every country, no matter how free they are upon their founding.
The reason for the 2nd Amendment is to defend against the very government which is currently trying to do away with one of the pillars of the Constitution. But the Constitution be Damned! Obama says he is devoting the balance of his time in office to terminating our right to own a firearm.
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” – Patrick Henry.
As the battle rages, Joe Biden, says unequivocally that, should negotiations on the issue not go tthe left’s way, they are prepared to rule by executive order – Obama will rule by fiat – regardless of the will of the people! If that doesn’t explain the need for the 2nd Amendment, nothing does!
The left isn’t stupid. They are way too manipulative and coldly calculating to be dumb. Are they arrogant? You bet your booty! Manipulative, calculating, arrogant and elitist but most definitely – not stupid.
They can count on the ignorance of the population because they have had control of the public school system for well over a century where they have been more than adept at infiltrating, brainwashing and indoctrinating sucessive generations of children into believing that this great experiment in self-government has been an abject failure in the highest moral and physical sense.
They have convinced several generations that there is no transcendent law, that we can spend our way into oblivion and somehow come out, not only with a balanced budget, but a surplus budget. They have convinced the voters that the government is the benefactor of all that is good and just in the world, while the peasants just doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to govern themselves.
It is a position of hubris that has no basis in reality, yet they are increasingly successful in everything they do and every position that they put forth. Why is this? Because the generations here and now don’t know their history or the why of the existence of this great country. It’s a deliberate attempt at misdirection and revisionist history perpetrated by those in power.
“If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge