In Genesis 25 we read the tragic story of Esau trading his birthright for a bowl of soup. As the firstborn son, he had a right to inherit his father’s household and become the new master. But when given a choice between enduring the condition of hunger, now, or possible servitude later – well, later might not come, so let’s eat.
On the day you were born, you had a birthright of keeping and bearing arms. It is not a right given to you by the government through the US Constitution Amendment number 2. It is a birthright given to you by God who created you in your mother’s womb.
The Declaration of Independence clearly states that your were “endowed by your Creator with unalienable rights”. After the ratification of the Constitution seemed in jeopardy because of it’s lack of a “Bill of Rights”, the authors consented to write one as soon as the first Congress took their seats after the ratification of the Constitution.
They were as good as their word. They received many suggestions for commonly agreed upon human rights which should be included, and by re-wording some and combining others, they presented to the people 12 rights, 10 of which were ratified and became part of the Constitution.
But nowhere, were these understood to be rights created by the US Congress – they were birthrights given by an eternal Creator.
Your birthright is the right to keep and bear arms. And to the extent that any government, or business, or persons prevent you from owning a gun and carrying it with you in the course of your daily life, they are trampling on your birthright.
And to the extent that you allow that to happen without at least raising hell, you are trading your birthright for a bowl of soup. You are on the road to servitude; trading your birthright to satisfy today’s wants, while remaining deliberately blind to tomorrow’s needs.