On Monday, President Barak Obama gave a speech where he stated his intent to restrict access to guns for thousands of Americans. During his talk, he outright lied to present his case. In addition, none of his executive actions would have prevented just one the recent rash of violent attacks this nation has suffered. However, Obama is following his former cabinet member Rham Emanuel's advice to “never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The question that comes to mind is, why? I believe Adolph Hitler gave light to Obama's reasoning when he said, “to conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.” Our Founding Fathers knew this, which is why the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: 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. Lets take a closer examination of the passage.
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state”
Merriam-Webster defines a militia as “a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers.” Simply put, the idea of a militia was to provide additional forces for the defense of the nation if needed. The concept is that America's populace would be well armed and well trained. If an invader came seeking dominance and destruction, the back bone of the nation would be able to defend her. Our Founders recognized that peace is not always bought at the treaty table. They knew that in some instances, only the bloodshed and sacrifices of brave men would be required to keep the nation free. Just as the police are minutes away, when faced with an armed invader, seconds matter. To wait for help from elsewhere is folly.
“The right of the people to keep and bear Arms”
Everyone is included in the above statement. The Founders did not want the government to decide who should have weapons, and who should be able to carry them and how. Everyone was included – men and women. No where does this statement limit people to just militias. Indeed, for there to be effective militias, everyone needs to have weapons. An unarmed militia is useless. But weapons were intended for more than just military service. They are tools to provide meat for one's family, and the ultimate line for its defense. There was another reason that the Founders wanted all Americans to be armed, and that was for their own freedom.
The Declaration of Independence states in its opening paragraphs the following:
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
An unarmed citizenry cannot throw off the bonds of oppression. The Left knows this. The Socialists in power understand and fear those it's attempting to dominate. They witness our anger seething below the surface. Instead of amending their ways and adhering to the laws as defined in the Constitution and instead of following the wishes of those who voted them into office, those in power desire to strip away the populace's ability to defend themselves, resulting in a neutered nation that can be easily controlled.
That is why the ratifiers of the United States Constitution insisted that these rights “shall not be infringed.” Period. According to the Constitution, there should never have been any background checks in the first place. There should have never been any gun registration laws, nor laws stating how those arms could be carried, or when. The Constitution is very clear – those rights shall not be infringed. Unfortunately, they have been, and the Left is coming down hard on them. Indeed, they eagerly wait for the day when no citizen is armed. When that time comes, the America of the past will never again exist. For the Left hates America, and wants to destroy all that she stands for.
President Barak Obama has no Constitutional right to determine who can bear arms, and when. Congress does not have that right. The military does not have that right. It was given to us at the founding of this nation, and the Constitution of the United States of America is very clear – that right shall not be infringed.