President Lincoln said that if our country should fall, it would only be from the inside. He said, "Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! [Not] all the armies…with a Bonaparte for a commander could…. If [danger] ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad."
We are afraid this warning is becoming prophetic, especially by attacks from within to disarm the people.
One attempt is the map of gun owners published by The Journal News in New York. In the end, the paper buckled -- an example of the power of concerned citizens combining their voices.
This past month a similar plan was considered by Civitas Media’s one hundred newspapers. A company memo read, “We will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon.” Reacting to the resulting firestorm, the CEO has dismissed this as merely a rejected brainstorm that was misworded in a memo.
Another attempt to undermine the 2nd Amendment is the twisting of its language by its opponents. Utah professor Thomas Huckins claims, “The framers of the Constitution never intended an individual right to own guns.” “We the people” means “communally, not individualistically.”
These “linguistic gymnastics” are destroyed by Connor Boyack of the Libertas Institute. He points out that this insane logic would mean that the use of “people” through the 1st 4th, 9th, and 10th amendments would therefore not apply to individuals. He then turns to the writers of the Bill of Rights quotes to explain themselves. (article: “INDIVIDUALS Have the Right to Guns”).
Another 2nd Amendment sucker punch is the official US support of the UN Small Arms treaty. As we explained in this Hunting Illustrated space previously, they have shepherded this process through in secrecy and denial, yet Former UN Ambassador John Bolton said, “there is no doubt that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”
Our “paranoid” concerns are mocked as we are assured that a treaty can’t trump the constitution and that this treaty must still clear senate. Anyone who has been watching the senate this past decade knows that is the scariest “comfort” of all.
Democracy is a responsibility. The other 2nd Amendment encroachments above were shut down by concerned citizens fighting back. This must be the case now with the UN treaty. Stand up and act. Send your letter to your senators or join us at Loyal9.org in our campaign to combine all of our voices into a force that can’t be ignored. Click on “Action,” Then select “2nd Amendment.”
Abe Lincoln may have warned about the country falling from within. That is a warning we must heed and be the ones to reinforce the bulwark.
The hour is grave because of what we have forgotten.
And now there are two (er, three?). Did it matter which? After watching the debates, it seems being AGAINST Liberty is now a campaign technique. And the winners are . . . (not the Bill of Rights).
Target date is 2030
Take a failed issue. Give it a righteous new name. Get people begging for government salvation. Ram the details through in secrecy. Paranoid indeed.
A must read: on the surface it is about the people who work behind the scenes for Trump. More deeply, it is an expose on the way the world really works. How are we brought to believe what we believe?
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