Wednesday, February 25, 2009

And so the assault on the 2nd Amendment begins...

Eric Holder, under the smokescreen of a presser about the bust of the Sinaloan drug cartel and seizure of property, announced that the Obama Administration intends to re-institute the Clinton Gun Bans.

This isn't really news, as this had been a part of the Democratic Party Platform (page 48, if you care to look it up). and was also listed on the White House website. What is news is that it was stated openly by a member of the Obama team in a news conference.

Given the level of candor that Eric Holder showed during the press conference, what is astonishing to me is that nobody asked any follow up questions to the statement. Do the morons in the Press not realize that the only REAL guarantor of the First Amendment is the existence of the Second?

Add to this public posture, the wishes of the Democratic-controlled congress and the socialist President in repealing the Tiahrt Amendment and you have a recipe for disaster for the 2nd Amendment.

The People are not going to like this one bit... It is too bad that the Congress isn't going to listen to them. The last time we had an out of control government, taxation without representation (can anybody seriously claim that Congress represents US and not themselves??), and a trampling of individual rights, Thomas Jefferson drafted, and some enterprising and bold gentlemen signed their names to, the following:

"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown 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."

I am not advocating or fomenting a rebellion. I am observing a pattern of arrogance and abuse of the individual so breathtaking in its scope that it boggles the mind and invites revolt by free-thinking Americans.

We are a free people. We are beginning to remember this again. We will not be disarmed, silenced, or subjugated.

Democrats take heed...

Pax,

Newbius

2 comments:

Newbius said...

Follow up point: How is it logical that the United States Attorney General is able to use the Mexican Government's inability to control crime in their country as justification for infringing on the rights of Americans?

I fail to see the connection...

Perhaps instead we should ARM every Mexican and let them settle their own dispute in whatever way seems best to them and Leave Americans the Hell Alone!

Newbius

reflectoscope said...

I would neither encourage rebellion nor discourage it; simply I would encourage people to decide for themselves what being free means to them, and act appropriately.

Thank you for the link, too.

Jim