Friday, January 11, 2013


I want children to be safe in schools.  I want all Americans to be safe, in their homes, in their workplace, in the public square.  The question becomes, how do we make that happen?  The founding fathers believed that recognizing the God given right of every individual to self-defense would make us all safer in the long run and so they memorialized that right in the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights in the Constitution.

They did not grant us the right of self-defense.  These rights are inalienable.  That is, they cannot be taken away.  They are rights conferred upon us by the virtue of being American citizens.  God gave us these rights as human beings and the American nation insures that we can exercise those rights He gave us when he created humans.

It is the duty of government to secure our rights, not to trample them.  An assault weapons ban tramples our rights, and is an unwarranted restriction on our freedom.  It attempts to use government to take rights away from us that were given to us by God.  It is an immoral use of the power of government.  The purpose of the Second Amendment is to insure the power of the sovereign people of the United States is retained in their hands.  Power, as Chairman Mao told us, comes from the barrel of a gun.  The people must be free to defend their homes from burglars, themselves from robbers and their nation from tyranny.  That requires military style assault weapons, the same small arms carried by police and military forces; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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