2nd Amendment for Dummies and Tyrants


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2nd Amendment for Dummies and Tyrants.

(H/T toFree North Carolina, III Percent Patriots, and NC Renegade)

“Forty years ago, when the resolution ofenslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, (Sir William Keith) who was governor of Pennsylvania, todisarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia. [Here Mr. Mason quoted sundry passages to this effect.] Why should we not provide against the danger of having our militia, our real and natural strength, destroyed? The general government ought, at the same time, to have some such power. But we need not give them power to abolish our militia.” George Mason, Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 14, 1788

“Mr. Chairman, a worthy member has asked who are the militia, if they be not the people of this country, and if we are not to be protected from the fate of the Germans, Prussians, &c., by our representation?  I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers. But I cannot say who will be the militia of the future day. If that paper on the table gets no alteration, the militia of the future day may not consist of all classes, high and low, and rich and poor…” George Mason, Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 16, 1788

“Another source of power in government is a military force. But this, to be efficient, must be superior to any force that exists among the people, or which they can command: for otherwise this force would be annihilated, on the first exercise of acts of oppression. Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”  Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Even the dummies out there should be able to follow that.  Why do we bear arms according to Noah Webster?

  1. To prevent rule by a standing army
  2. To prevent Congress from executing unjust and unconstitutional laws
  3. To prevent the Federal Government from becoming unjust and oppressive
  4. The people bearing arms should be SUPERIOR to an army controlled by Congress.

Know any politicians who think like this?  Neither do I.

CDP

4 thoughts on “2nd Amendment for Dummies and Tyrants

  1. “Know any politicians who think like this? Neither do I.”

    They can’t get re-elected if they think otherwise. Others have said that there is no difference between D and R except for the label, which is true, their overall goal is to retain their circle of influence by staying in office or in the DC system.

    So they break their oath “for the greater good”, and only have indifferent consideration for the views of the voters, unless the voters are in the FSA, and don’t give much thought to the results of their actions.

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=215162

    Wrong choice, pols, you’ll be unable to avoid the storm in the long term.

    • That’s a good piece on Market Ticker.

      “They can’t get re-elected if they think otherwise.” Unfortunately that is the truth and even more unfortunate I believe they have setup this nation for massive failure. My simple interpretation of what Mason and Webster said is this, “each man has a responsibility to take care of himself and his family”. So when the broke their oath, they also broke the nation. They may say they did it “for the greater good” but the real reason, I believe anyway, is to remain in power. The FSA are addicted to government entitlements, they would rather cut off their arms and have the government in their house spoon feeding them than get up off the couch and take the initiative to be free men.

      Thanks for taking the time to respond Grog, always appreciated.

      CDP

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