Skip to comments.The second Amendment, They just Donít Get it. Do we? (Vanity)
Posted on 06/29/2008 12:44:26 PM PDT by Bowtie52
Among Red White and Blue Americans, the Supreme Courts decision to validate the Second Amendment was greeted with celebration and fanfare. The issue has been a polarizing and divisive issue ever since crime has taken the spotlight over the last 100 years. In the 1890s, handguns were banned from the New York docks as the dock workers union was coming into being. The issue is really nothing new. Urban Centers are the primary source of contention regarding this issue as the vast majority of gun violence takes place in them. Asking the Feds to devise a one size fits all gun policy, when one already exists, is sure to leave a large part of the citizenry unhappy. The Right to own a gun could not have been more clearly articulated than it has been by the Founding Fathers yet in 2008, it has become a question.
Dig just a little under the surface, among the voting populace and youll find that, the vote had validated not only the rights of firearm owners but life as it has always been known, in America. The 2008 election is a referendum on this vital issue. Will America remain America or will America vote to abandon those principals that made it great in favor of a Socialistic principals. Americans, shout with glee, at how wonderful it is to be allowed to keep their guns. This is appropriate. What is inappropriate is that their right to gun ownership was challenged in the first place.
The Iowans and those who have recently experienced the terrible, life wrecking floods and storms of the Mid-West are currently being reviewed by FEMA. They have been paying taxes and supporting other catastrophic incidents across the Country for years. Now that it is their turn to receive aid, FEMA is reviewing their personal insurance policies and deciding how much, if any, aid they deserve. This is further evidence of the deterioration of The American Way. Those people are in need and this is the greatest Country on Earth! We have, through our tax system, paid for the assistance yet the Government is withholding it. This is Socialism as is questioning gun ownership.
The reason for the shift in reasoning is basic, yet it is the elephant in the room that no one will speak about. Our Government seeks power for the sake of power. The power to distribute aid, redistribute income and the power to reshape the destiny of the American public as if we were Subjects rather than Citizens. They have forgotten the very first Principal that comprises our great heritage. It is clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence; We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
There is a difference between power and authority. Our leaders seek power first, last and always. They have forgotten that Government power comes under authority. That authority is granted under terms of the Creator and under no other terms. The citizenry seems to have forgotten this principal as well as it is they that retain the vote and they who bare responsibility for the Leadership. Absent the terms for authority, we will reap leadership in its current form. Only 12 percent of Americans approve of this Congress. When will we awaken?
Won't talk about it? I dedicated an entire blog to the subject:
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