… Shall not be infringed.
Hello all you Vets in the Fight, this is David Miller, with your weekly Special Operations Speaks, Vets in the Fight SITREP.
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. C. S. Lewis
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.
We don’t need to tell you, the veteran, that our second amendment to the Constitution is under vicious attack. To make matters worse, the feckless GOP has done little to nothing to stave off this unconstitutional barrage of democrat = communist withering fire. The Republicans had the House, the Senate and the Oval Office and squandered that gift from the American People. Now we are seeing an unprecedented number of bills pushed by Pelosi’s House to erode our right to defend ourselves and our Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic.
It’s what they do. They grouse about the wording, the definition of militia, etc…A few examples of this erosion are: HR820, 821 and 822. We urge you to do two things: 1) look up and read the language, and, 2) contact your representatives and, in a civil manner, present your argument against this encroachment, this infringement on our right to keep and bear arms.
On a brighter note, Representative Richard Hudson, NC 8th District, sponsored a refreshed bill on National Reciprocity. Though general consensus gives little chance of its passing, the bill is a step back toward sanity.
We must note here: why would the Founding Fathers believe it necessary to include specific language to protect the government’s military-state and federal-firearm’s rights (as the left contends)? It makes no sense whatsoever. Constitution signer John Dickinson wrote that inalienable rights such as self-defense were rights “which God gave to you and which no inferior power has a right to take away.” James Wilson called it “a new security” for the right of self-defense that God had already bestowed on every individual. And finally this last entry, for the sake of time, for there are many more, “[T]he advantage of being armed [is an advantage which] the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation. . . [I]n the several kingdoms of Europe . . . the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms”. James Madison, U.S. President, Signer of the Constitution, a Framer of the Second Amendment in the first congress. The first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights, are fundamentally rights recognized as inherently God given and are not granted by any government, but are to be protected by the government.
There are two ways in which the Constitution is interpreted, one made famous during the 2000 presidential debates. Al Gore (and others like him including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.), believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document that, “must be considered in the light of our whole experience and not merely in that of what was said a hundred years ago.” Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes: “We are under a constitution, but the constitution is what the judges say it is”. In other words it must evolve to suit our needs today.
The other way is to interpret by original intent. To keep and obey the Constitution with the meaning conveyed at the time of its writing. Activists, especially activist judges, twist and torture the Grand Law to mean whatever suits progressive wants.
The ninth and tenth amendments, though not nearly as well known, leave no doubt as to whom the Bill of Rights is addressed-let’s shake the dust off and take a look:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people
Take the time right now to read and explain these ten essential rights to your children and grandchildren so they will have the foundational knowledge needed to counteract the propaganda foisted upon them by most public schools.
We at Vets in the Fight® will continue our grass roots efforts to not only have common sense legislation passed in North Carolina, but also continue urging vets to vote, support first time candidates and hold our elected officials accountable, no matter the party.
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This is David Miller for Special Operations Speaks and Vets in the Fight everywhere. Until next week, may God Bless our exceptional Republic. De Oppresso Libre.