Founder Fridays, First Amendment, Constitution,

Founder Fridays, Pt. 2: Second Amendment

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Charlotte, NC – “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.”

Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, the 2A serves as an eternal insurance policy for American citizens to form a militia against a tyrannical US government. Just fifteen years earlier, our founders signed the Declaration of Independence which stressed the inherent and God-given doctrine of that individual liberty.

The Declaration famously states: “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.” But there is no guarantee for life or individual liberty without the safeguard mechanism of the 2A which guarantees the divinely endowed right of American citizens to defend themselves against and, if necessary, dissolve the existing federal government. Freedom and tyranny cannot coexist and the 2A is our legal justification for the extermination of tyrants. 

Not only does the 2A protect the establishment of a free militia, it also guarantees the right for individuals to keep and bear arms. In 2008, in Washington DC vs. Heller, the Supreme Court held “The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”

The landmark decision clarified and forever enshrined an individual’s right to bear arms in self-defense, just as the framers had intended. There is no unalienable right to life without the right to defend such life.

The insane and sinister liberal mob will tell you pretty lies such as: “the second amendment only applies to muskets” and “weapons of war shouldn’t be allowed on the street”. Even Joe Biden has recently claimed “You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual”. His memory of the colonial period must be slipping. But these lies are spread because the federal government is mortified of a free, rebellious, and armed society because an armed society cannot be tyrannized.

The founders understood the right to keep and bear arms in defense of self and home is both an unalienable right and an expectation. God’s word commands in Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it…”. Men, it is your responsibility to beat back the forces evil that would harm your family. Just as Christ gave His life to defeat the power of sin, it is your job to literally love your family and defend them even at the cost of your own life. So, take up this mantle of responsibility, sell your video games, go buy a shotgun, and learn how to use it. 

The mob will also tell you that gun violence is a national emergency.  To their credit, ironically, as Americans celebrated the Declaration of Independence just this past weekend, hundreds of people were unfortunately shot. At least 89 people were shot in Chicago, 63 people in NYC, 13 in NOLA, and the same headline is repeated over and over in major US cities like Baltimore, Memphis, Atlanta, and Detroit throughout the whole weekend.

How many lives were lost last month in the Floyd Riots too? The common denominator? Each of these cities is under the administration of Democrats who would rather disarm law-abiding citizens to push an agenda of strategic tyrannical control than to punish the very criminals who should be hanged in a public square by a jury of their peers. 

What the corrupt lame-stream media will not tell you are the stories of lawful and respectable gun owners who have successfully protected their homes and families from the wiles of evildoers. For example, on July 1st, 72-year-old Henry Schuster shot and killed 27-year-old Taylor Lowery after finding Lowery inside his Nashville home as he returned from eating breakfast. The same story is repeated all over the country every single week, but the liberal angle is there are “too many guns on the street”. For Schuster, it was the proverbial gun from the street that saved his life.

2A rights will be hanging in the balance this coming presidential election. The Biden plan will “restrict the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one”, “end the online sale of ammunition and firearms”, and “create an effective program to ensure individuals who become prohibited from possessing firearms relinquish their weapons”.

Biden has also sworn to tap Mr. O’Rourke from Texas, who has stated “Hell yes, we will take your AR-15s” to manage his firearm confiscation program. Sleepy Joe has obviously never read Federalist Paper 46 . Although Trump has also pushed dangerous red-flag laws, and enacted a bump-stock ban, both of which are huge wins for gun-control activists, Biden’s position is the more dangerous to the 2A of the two candidates.

As the left-wing mob continues to try to erode the 2A, and now try to defund the police, hold tight to the liberty for which generations of men and women have fought and died. It is your God-given right to own and carry a firearm, and the Constitution protects that right. So hold your politicians accountable for attacking your individual liberty. This November, remember the words of Civil Rights hero, Frederick Douglas: “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box”.

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