Skip to comments.We Must Become Second Amendment Zealots If We Are To Survive.
Posted on 04/29/2003 12:52:17 PM PDT by 45Auto
If you wonder at my use of the word "zealot" in the title, I would explain that by saying I feel that the majority of the so-called "defenders and supporters" of the second amendment have long since sold their souls to the powers of government, and those of us who believe it holds the key to freedom, must from this point on be zealots in its defense.
We must face the fact that no one connected to government will be able to prevent the usurpation of our right to own arms sufficient to protect our homes and families. Wake up folks! Government has been involved in a well-planned, incremental approach to the disarming of the citizens of this country for decades.
Billions of dollars and man-hours have been spent through groups such as the National Rifle Association over the past 80 years, lobbying those in government to protect our rights as granted by our creator and enumerated in the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. And what has it bought us?
1934-National Firearms Act
1938-Federal Firearms Act
1968- 68' Gun Control Act
1972-BATF expanded to deal with firearms
1986-Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act
1990-Crime Control Act
1994-Assault Weapons Ban
1998-National Instant Check System
No matter how sweet the prose of the names of these pieces of legislation or how they inflame the passions of the ignorant socialist masses, the fact remains; they are all unconstitutional - and deadly to our freedom.
One of the real problems we face as Second Amendment "zealots," is the fact that the largest of our right to keep and bear arms "defenders", the NRA, has supported a great majority of the above listed government infringements on our firearms rights. Almost two years ago I wrote of this betrayal. NRA: Pro Second or Government Lapdogs?
We must face the fact that we are wasting resources and time lobbying those in government. They will never turn on the god they worship. Government is the source of their power and wealth. Government, as it becomes more and more corrupt, requires the people not have the means to resist that corruption. Thus, the gradual encroachment on our ability to possess the type weapons necessary to remain free.
We see our military issuing - what one could only assume to be fully automatic AK-47's - to people they do not even know in Iraq, but we here in the US of A are forbidden to own similar rifles. We may have "semi-automatics", but not if they have a bayonet lug or high capacity magazine. This fact speaks volumes. Does an unknown Iraqi policeman have more rights to freedom than we?
If we are so naïve as to place our hopes for adherence to constitutional principles in the republican or democratic party, we should just turn in our firearms now and submit to the tyranny that follows without wasting any more time or resources. How long will it take before we all realize they are players for the government, not the people, and are only distinguishable when they switch their "home and away" uniforms?
Can the facts be painted any more vividly than the White House's support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994? Just take a look at those who are singing the praises of the Bush Administration. When those who call themselves "conservative" are lauded by the likes of Feinstein and Schumer, its time to seek high ground. Both of these fine representatives of Marxism have said legislation will be introduced to make the AWB permanent and to close the loophole on importation of high capacity magazines. And Bush is now on record in support of this legislation.
Of course, Feinstein must be on the administrations short list of favorites, what with the 600 million dollar government contract to her hubby's business.
In the 2004 Presidential Election, we as Second Amendment zealots are going to be faced with two candidates who support our disarmament. This is the goal of government. Vote for whomever you choose. You still get that which they want you to have.
Republican faithful will preach of how much worse off we will be with the democrat who would disarm us, and besides, there are so many other things that need to be accomplished that only a republican administration can handle. We have found that to include the Patriot Act, Patriot Act II and a run amuck Department of Homeland Security. How much more of this style government can we tolerate and still call ourselves a free people?
Democrats will continue with their Marxist agenda. And, God forbid, should there be another act of terrorism in this country, the cowards will gladly surrender the wisp of freedom we have left if mother government will only let them hide behind her apron.
Trying to secure our second amendment rights through the Congress will be a further effort in futility. We are all familiar with their machinations, and besides, haven't they brought us to the place we are now?
Statistics tell us there are approximately 88 million of us gun owners in this country. Unfortunately, only half of that number might qualify as gun zealots. There are those who place politics above the guarantees of Creator and Constitution. There are those who believe as long as they can participate in their little competitions, whether it be shooting make believe outlaws, clay pigeons or metal gongs, that no one needs an assault rifle. There are those who have been perverted totally out of phase to the original intent of the second amendment and its guarantee against tyranny.
History has been replaced with Social Studies in our public school gulags. A look at a public school textbook for middle school reveals no mention of firearms in the discussion of the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment is only discussed in the realm of militias and how they were used in the revolution. It further states that because we have organizations like the National Guard there is no need for private possession of firearms!
It is my belief it is now time to either fish or cut bait. The lines have been drawn. We must present a united front. 40+ million Second Amendment zealots could present quite a problem to anyone seeking the presidency, or any other political office. But that will not be accomplished if we continue on the path we have been on for the past 50+ years. Political parties, the NRA and compromise on our God given imperatives are not working. Over 2,000 gun control laws on the books should tell us something. People who write and support gun laws either don't understand the Constitution, hate our guts, or both. You will not secure freedom by trying to appease them.
We have been blessed with one man in this nation who understands the concepts of liberty and freedom and fights for them daily. We Second Amendment zealots must unite behind this man of whom it has been said: "He personifies the Founding Fathers' conception of the citizen-statesman. He made it clear from the start that his principles would never be compromised, and they never were." Another added: "There are few people in public life who through thick and thin, rain or shine, stick to their principles. He is one of those few."
I speak of none other than Congressman Ron Paul, 14th District of Texas. Former Treasury Secretary William Simon, put it best when he said: "Dr. Paul is the one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.
The ball is now in our court. We can continue on the path we have been on, supporting political parties, sending our hard earned dollars to organizations that compromise on every gun control issue, and supporting those in office who promise anything to obtain that office and then sell our Constitution and their principles to the highest bidder, or we can give our solid support to a man who knows no compromise when it comes to the oath he took to "uphold and defend."
40+ million Second Amendment zealots with Dr. Ron Paul as our standard bearer could make a difference. What say ye?
Agreed and agreed again. Any abrogation of the Second Amendment signals wholesale erosion of ALL rights.
Not with 1 issue malcontents, that's for sure.
And isn't it iiiiinteresting that the U.N. is just itching to disarm us?
Like you said, terrorists are no different than any other punk criminal: they prefer their victims to be unarmed.
Not with 1 issue malcontents, that's for sure.
LOL. If standing up for our constitutional rights -- especially those rights that are demonized in the name of "safety" -- makes me a "1 issue malcontent," then I happily accept the label.
Wow! I guess the bill that recently passed the House that would get rid of frivolous lawsuits against firearm manufacturer's was off your RADAR screen.
Whoops, I forgot you probably get daily e-mails from the GOA, nevermind, go on with your rant.
You need to repeat the following mantras to put yourself in the mindset of the single issue gun fanatic:
They'll take my Stinger when they can pry out of my cold dead hands in the short term lot at the airport
They'll take my M1A1 Abrams when they can pry my smoking, charred corpes out of its blackened turret outside the police station
They'll take my CAR-15 when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands in the bank lobby
They'll take my grenade launcher when they pry it out of my cold, dead hands at my workplace.
Yes as well as something that needs to be addressed. I do know there isn't a gun owner willilng to give up thier weapon. If the UN invaded and declared that all weapons be confiscated, I am afraid the UN would be confiscated. The UN knows this, that's why it isn't moving so fast to get it done. After this war in Iraq is over, I believe you will see the the UN dissolve!
There are laws against murder, property damage, interference against transportation and mayhem.
There are laws against slander, and libel, I guess we should chop off your hands, and cut out your vocal cords then.
Yep, you got that lable. No doubt about that. I guess you are of the contingent that by withholding our vote or voting for some no-name candidate, thus helping the election a Hillary Presidency, will all of the sudden bring up an AK-47 sugar plum popular revolution and a Libertarian Monarchy will be established, and all will be well with the world.
JMO, but it is time to quit smoking "corn silk".
That last part would normally be funny, except that these so-called "men" who put up this resistance wind up getting a lot of innocent human shields killed.
I have long subscribed to the proposition that we must all vote the Second Amendment as a litmus test.
It is, in reality, the seminal issue. More important than tax cuts, abortion reform, or any of the other issues which so-called conservatives use to judge the worth of the candidates.
The way to quickly and positively influence the future of the Republic is to vote the Second Amendment at every level, from dog catcher to President.
And if that means voting for Ron Paul as opposed to George Bush, that's the way it should go.
Mr. bush has certainly demonstrated that he is no friend to the protection of liberty.
As for Ron Paul, he voted against the ban on firearm lawsuits. He ain't perfect.
Are you involved in the county political party? Are you working in the primaries to get good people elected. Are you elected good state reps, senators, and county officials that are tomorrows congressman. That's where it starts. In my county, you don't win the primary if you are a gun grabber.
We need to fight hard, and just as importantly, fight smart and quit bitching about the NRA 24/7 and do it better.
Michigan Gun Owners, NRA, Second Amendment Foundation(The best of the bunch), GOP