I will soon be 54 years old. In my life I've never seen a more divisive President. This time I fear the want to be Dictator will go to far. Keep your hands off our Guns President Obama, you and other politicians like you have been slowly taking away our freedoms for quite some time. A little "nudge" here, a little "tweak" there and our freedoms have been eroding.
We have shamelessly already allowed politicians and the Supreme Court twist the First Amendment around to make this - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.- keep our children from Praying in schools; before football games; take down Nativity scenes and Crosses from public areas; remove the Ten Commandments from Public Buildings and places they had been for many, many years. We have allowed them to take the First Amendment and twist it around to use it as a war on Christianity.
We've also allowed them to twist the Constitution around in such a way they sanction the killing of babies. According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were 1.21 million abortions performed in the United States in 2008, the most recent year for which data is available. This amounts to 3,322 abortions per day. Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, there have been approximately 50 million abortions performed in the United States.
Now we have Obamacare. In it a mandate that requires business owners who oppose the abortion pill and oppose birth control pills on religious grounds to provide those benefits to their female employees.
Enough is enough!
Without the Second Amendment, we have no way to maintain our Bill of Rights. These rights are given to us by God, NO man should try to take them away. Men and women have died protecting these rights and passing them down from generation to generation. It would be very foolish for any politician to believe American men and women won't step up and die defending our rights again.
We live in a dangerous world. Acts of terror are committed every day. Now, at this point politicians are trying to take away or infringe on our rights, why? If we are in so much danger that the DHS needs to purchase 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammunition, why would the want to take away or infringe? Why are they refusing to explain to Congress why the needed such a massive amount of ammunition as well as armored personnel carriers etc..?
Please read the entire Second Amendment below:
Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Now please read what our founding fathers said about the Second Amendment:
The Founding Fathers on the Second Amendment"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
Co-author of the Second Amendment
during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …"
Richard Henry Lee
writing in Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788.
"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full posession of them."
Elliot's Debates, vol. 3 "The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution."
"… the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms"
Philadelphia Federal Gazette
June 18, 1789, Pg. 2, Col. 2
Article on the Bill of Rights
"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …"
quoted in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, August 20, 1789, "Propositions submitted to the Convention of this State"
The Founding Fathers on Arms"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
First President of the United States
"The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."
Richard Henry Lee
American Statesman, 1788
"The great object is that every man be armed." and "Everyone who is able may have a gun."
"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?"
"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
Third President of the United States
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … "
letter to Justice John Cartwright, June 5, 1824. ME 16:45.
"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
The Federalist Papers at 184-8
The Founding Fathers on Maintaining Freedom"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."
Third President of the United States
"There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. "
"The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion."
British Statesman, 1784
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms."
to James Madison
"They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Is there anything above that states our Second Amendment rights are for hunting or sporting? Anything in it that limits what kind of firearms? At the time The Bill of Rights were written, and individual could own any type of weapon the Military could own. There is NOTHING anywhere that limits weapon ownership to a certain type of firearm or that limits them to weapons used for hunting or sporting.
I have a link at the bottom of this article to an article by The DC Clothesline I urge you all to read.
Mr. President, Members of Congress, I implore you, please don't push this. This country does not need another Civil War. All of our enemies are already plotting against us, don't give them even more of an advantage.