Like most of you, I have become accustomed to getting my entertainment, news, and opinions from an “i” device. Unfortunately good podcasts are very few and far between. Most are either poorly done, technically, or even worse, poorly organized and delivered.
Recently I discovered a conservative podcast which aims at and achieves excellence. The Fred Manning Show can be downloaded onto your “i” device through the itunes store, and best of all – it’s free as well as excellent. Mr. Manning’s field of fire is limited government. And he lays down a hailstorm of information onto that field of fire.
We all know that our government is restricted by the Constitution. And “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Amendment 10 US Constitution I’m just not sure that they know that.
We also know that the ratification process was immediately in danger because the Constitution didn’t provide enumerated rights, and the first order of business for a new Congress was the listing of those inalienable rights, given by God, which Mr. Jefferson wrote about in the Declaration of Independence. One of which would be the right of self-defense (and according to Mr. Jefferson, et al, the right to change a government which has become oppressive). The right to keep and bear arms was enumerated as the 2nd amendment.
Although government regulation of our lives has nearly extinguished the flame of liberty, we need just one more law on the books. Perhaps a 1650 Connecticut law would provide the proper framework.
…Connecticut’s 1650 code contains one of the clearest expressions of the duty to own a gun: “That all persons that are above the age of sixteene yeares, except magistrates and church officers, shall beare arms…; and every male person with this jurisdiction, above the said age, shall have in continuall readines, a good muskitt or other gunn, fitt for service, and allowed by the clark of the band.…” A less elaborate form of the law appeared in 1636, with reiterations in 1637, 1665, 1673, 1696, and 1741. Fines varied between two and ten shillings for lacking firearms…” http://www.saf.org/journal/16/ColonialFirearmRegulation.pdf
Dr. John Lott Jr. has posited that “More Guns (means) Less Crime”. I would add, more guns means less government tyranny. A government afraid to allow citizens free and open access to firearms, especially military grade firearms, is a government bent on tyranny. According to The Chairman: “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” – Mao Tse Tung
Until or unless every American, who is eligible, gets off of their ass on election day and takes liberty seriously by going to the polls, our republic is in serious danger. Until or unless every American, who is responsible and able, purchases and is trained in the use of a gun, our liberty is in mortal danger.