Danger, Will Robinson, Danger.
The unnamed robot in the TV series Lost in Space, often warned the Robinson family of impending danger, and more often than not, the scheming Dr. Smith was busy sabotaging the family’s chances of survival, causing the warning.
Your liberty is in danger again from your government. And it’s not just those elected Democrats, who always represent a threat to freedom, that will take your freedom, it will be the Republicans, like Mark Kirk and others, who do not understand the simple language of the United States Constitution, or who think that the Constitution was fine, “back in the day”, but we have to adjust our laws to a more modern situation.
In the wake of the Orlando terrorist shooting, anti-freedom lawmakers are rushing to propose new legislation, disarming those they consider a threat. We’ll see new action on sporting semi-automatic rifles which look similar to military rifles, there will be bills on magazine capacity, and there will most likely be proposed legislation to disarm citizens who appear on the government “lists” – no fly lists, terrorism watch lists, you-name-it lists.
If you are not familiar with the Constitution and the first ten amendments, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, take the time today to look them up on the internet. Although they are only a “parchment barrier” to tyranny, they are a start.
We focus on the 2nd amendment around here, but the plan to disarm citizens on the “watch lists” poses a threat to other Constitutionally protected rights, and possibly the entire structure of our way of life.
The 5th amendment protects you against being “deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law”. Ask yourself, who puts the names on those lists, and how do you get off? Are you on a list now? How would you know until the clerk at the gun store told you so? Those lists, however useful to law enforcement they may be, are not a legal means to deprive you of life, liberty or property.
The 6th amendment promises that “the accused shall… be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; [and] to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor”. Does that square with a secret “watch list”?
Regardless of the danger posed by the threat of Muslim terrorists, the threat to your liberty posed by elected officials is greater when they seek to disarm you “for your own good”. And make no mistake about this, today it’s Muslim terrorists on secret “watch lists”, tomorrow it will be 2nd amendment advocates on the “watch list”.
As we have said (over and over again), the framers of the Constitution recognized that there might be threats to citizens from enemies, foreign and domestic. And they had a response which defended those citizens AND maintained their freedom at the same time. They wrote:
“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.” (2nd Amendment)
The answer to Muslim terrorists is not disarmament, but a militia. Arm and train the adults of each State. Allow them to bear arms for the defence of their selves and their State against all enemies foreign and domestic. If Muslims seek salvation by dying in battle, then I say “Onward Christian Soldiers!”.
Finally, if you are not a member of the NRA – join today. Let a little of your money protect your freedom. Regardless of how you feel about the NRA, they are the biggest gorilla in the room. The membership is less than a ticket to a ballgame and a couple of beers. And worth much more. And those who cry about the “gun lobby” haven’t read the 1st amendment. It protects:
“…the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Join with others today. Call 202-225-3121 today and leave a message for your federal elected representatives. Contact those elected officials in your State. Buy another gun this week. Buy more ammo.