Ramon Arias | February 5, 2013
The gun control issue will not go away just by wishing it would. We are talking about the future of America and preserving the social liberties, as the founders understood them by experience against an oppressive government. They understood this better than anyone in today’s Congress, Supreme Court, or the Executive office and those misguided people who are in favor of such a violation of rights not given by the State but God.
The sooner people wake up and accept the fact that gun control is not about controlling weapons but controlling people; they will accept the importance of the 2nd Amendment and defend it with their lives, if need be, like the declaration made by Sheriffs in Utah to Obama.
We do not need tougher gun control, what are needed are tougher laws against criminals. All laws that are in place right now and the requests for tougher gun laws are aimed at restricting law-abiding citizens, which only benefits criminals. Be responsible and do your homework and find out what statistics reveal about this truth. Responsible citizens are an asset to the police and the security of society at large because they stop violent crime, not the other way around.
Most suspicious of all should be the vociferous communists and affiliates who are advocating gun control. They are taking advantage of the ignorance in our government, media, the world of entertainment, education system, unions, entrepreneurs, scientists, and the long list of “useful idiots” (phrase attributed to Lenin). These useful idiots are very dangerous since they act without understanding and they are being used for the establishment of a failed socially engineered paradise that has been implemented at the cost of hundreds of millions of lives; you can research what happened to the Ex Soviet Nations, Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and so on. In the process ask yourselves why China’s officials have requested for the second time that the American people be disarmed.
The Marxist controlled Democratic Party will not listen to what people are saying neither do they care. They have been using the horrific Newtown, Connecticut murders as a crisis they do not want to waste, a very timely event in order to push the disarmament of Americans.
America’s worst enemies are within her all dressed up in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolfs drooling because they can smell that times are on their side and can hardly wait to have their prey under their control.
Since the founding of this nation, weapons are as American as apple pie. Millions of American have all kinds of powerful weapons and this has always been normal, that is, until the Marxists saw this nation as an opportunity to implement their failed worldview. Washington D. C. and Chicago have the toughest gun control and yet killings are high, violent crimes are high; it is clear evidence gun control does not work! The problem America faces is not tougher gun control but moral and spiritual decay.
A clear goal for tyrants is to disarm people; they fear a well-armed society that does not depend upon government for their defense or security. None of the gun-control advocates know the right to bear arms better than the founders; if anyone thinks the opposite is true they are not only ignorant of American history but a tool for the enemy of the original America.
Please read a few statements from these founders who knew better the importance of an armed citizenry then anyone having had the experience to fight off an oppressive government:
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” –Thomas Jefferson, proposed Virginia constitution, June 1776. Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334 (C. J. Boyd, Ed., 1950)
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” –Thomas Jefferson, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in “On Crimes and Punishment”, 1764
“When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny” –Thomas Jefferson
“And what country can preserve it’s liberties, if the rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take up arms. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” –Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William S. Smith, 1787
“The Constitution of most of our states, and the United States, assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves: that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” -Thomas Jefferson, Proposed Virginia Constitution, 1776
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” –Samuel Adams
“The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” –Samuel Adams, During the Massachusetts U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788
“If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” — Samuel Adams, 1776
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” –Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania Assembly to the governor, November 11, 1755
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” –Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the federal Constitution (1787) in Pamphlets to the Constitution of the United States (P. Ford, 1888).
“Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people” –Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788
“As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.” Tench Coxe, in “Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution.” Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789
“Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at the individual discretion, in private self-defense.” John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787-88
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8.
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms. To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” Richard Henry Lee, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights. Additional Letters From the Federal Farmer 53, 1788
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. The great object is that every man be armed. Every man who is able may have a gun.” –Patrick Henry, During Virginia’s ratification convention, 1788
“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” James Madison, The Federalist No. 46
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of people, trained in arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.” –James Madison, I Annuals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789)
“I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” –George Mason, during Virginia’s ratification convention, 1788
“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived the use of them.” –Thomas Paine, Thoughts on Defensive War, 1775
“A free people ought to be armed. When firearms go, all goes, we need them by the hour. Firearms stand next to importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence.” –George Washington, Boston Independence Chronicle, January 14, 1790
“To ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” –George Washington, The Federalist No. 53
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” — George Washington
And lets us not forget Jesus’ instruction to His disciples:
“And he said to them, ‘When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?’ They said, “Nothing.” He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” Luke 22:35-38
(Recommended listening at www.culturallegacy.org -Jesus Against Gun Control at “The Future of America” archives)