Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Founding Fathers Understood the Danger of Gun Control

"[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." --George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of." --James Madison, Federalist No. 46, 1788

By Douglas V. Gibbs

While the leftists grow government by allowing people to live off of other people through entitlements, and government grows into something far worse than the founders ever intended, the reality is that when people refuse to do as they are told in the face of tyranny the government resorts to violence. It is that reality that was behind the writing of the 2nd Amendment. The Founding Fathers feared the government having a standing army because the federal government may use that army against the people. That is why in Article I, Section 8 the army has to be funded every two years. That is also why the Second Amendment instructs the federal government that it cannot infringe on the right to keep and bear arms in any way. The right to keep and bear arms by the people is for the purpose of protecting the people from a tyrannical government system.

Liberals ask, "So, Doug, does that mean you are willing to shoot and kill federal employees?"

My answer is, "At what point was it okay for the Germans to stand up to the Nazis? Or were they supposed to worry about the fact that they were going to stand up against government employees?"

The Germans never did, so Hitler continued his reign of terror.

If such tyranny comes to the United States, it is our duty as Americans to bring such a regime down, especially if they get to the point where they begin to push their totalitarianism through violence against the populace.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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