A lot of people think that the right to own a gun is one that US citizens will use to protect themselves from an abusive government. When the our Founding Fathers put pen to paper on this amendment that was exactly the thinking. If they were alive today, I don’t think they would stand up for that right anymore. It’s not that I think guns should be outlawed, I don’t. And you would be doing yourself horrible harm coming to my house and trying to take them regardless of your law enforcement association. But if dropped into this present time, I think Jefferson would simply say, “Sorry, you have past a time when firearms available to individuals will protect you from this government.”
These guys believed in total freedom, something that could no longer exist in the United States. All the Founding Fathers warned us against allowing this government to become a democracy. A democracy is what we now have and they were in complete agreement that once that happens it would be to late for any action of the people to matter other than a complete remaking. I understand the people who have grown up with guns and plan to keep them until they die, dying for those guns may in fact be the way you go. Some of my fondest memories are hunting with family members who are no longer around and I plan on doing the same with my kids and grandkids. Understanding the people that live in big cities and are demanding that guns be outlawed are the proof that freedom no longer has a place here. If you are too afraid to go down to a gun store and purchase a gun to protect your family, then the freedom that you claim to cherish is not in your reach. And the “I hate guns!” statement is cowardly and weak. If someone tries to harm you, the first thing you will scream for is an armed policeman to come rescue you. He should risk his life because you are too scared to protect yourself.
Benjamin Franklin said:
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
George W Bush has tricked the nation into believing that we need the Patriot Act in order to preserve our freedoms, it is the biggest thief of freedom to date. It amazes me that most who think that we should keep our guns, love this President. His is the type of government that we were warned against. It is not only your right to have a gun, it is your responsibility to be the protector of yourself. A well armed public has very little crime.
It is a fact that we will lose our freedom to own guns, the masses will demand it. When people see the tragedies on TV such as the Virginia Tech shootings, you have got to know that guns will be the target considering the killer can’t be. Mob rules in democracy and the reason it is so destructive is because “The Mob” always rules with emotion. Remember words like these from our Founding Fathers:
“Every step towards democracy is an advance towards destruction. Liberty has
never yet lasted long in a democracy; nor has it ever ended in anything better than
despotism” James Madison 1801. Federalist Paper #10.
Also take into consideration what our soldiers are taught before going to war; the Department of Defense defines types of government and informs that a Republic is the best form:
“Republic, Authority is derived through the election, by the people, of public officials best fitted to represent them. Attitude toward property is respect for laws and individual rights, and a sensible economic procedure. Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences. A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass. Avoids the dangers of either tyranny or mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment and progress.” – U. S. Army training manual.
The Army Defense Handbook defines democracy this way:
“A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of “direct” expression. Results in mobocracy [mob rule]. Attitude toward property is communistic-negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in anarchy.”
Remember that the next time you sit at home on your ass in front of a TV and hear George W. Bush talk about how America is doing a good job spreading democracy around the world. Then remember the men who signed the Constitution of The Republic of the United States and their warnings about such a horrible form of government.
And to all of you who love your rights and will refuse to let stupidity and ignorance among the masses strip you of your right to have your gun, remember once more the words of the Great Benjamin Franklin:
“A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.”