Washington DC (Storch Report) -When reviewing the debate over gun control in the United States I see little discussion over the core value of the second amendment which is the right to rebel against an unjust government.
I hear a lot about hunters and their rights to hunt with automatic arms.
I’m not a hunter, and the only time I will see it to be a fair sport is when the animal is armed to shoot back.
But I am willing to admit it once was a way in which to put food on the table to feed a family.
I have no hunting arms and I will not declare whether or not I have any arms to defend myself or my family because I am defending the right to bear arms under the core rights of the second amendment.
It was James Madison that framed the second amendment.
The core premise of it had to do with the right to rebel against unjust governments.
After all, at the time, we did just get over fighting with the British during the Revolution and shortly thereafter we were fighting among ourselves during the civil war, and now seem to be resurrecting that with people and statutes during this 21st century.
There were some believers that framed the Bill of Rights that sought to balance not just political power, but also military power between the people, the states and the nation.
Interesting, it doesn’t appear too different than the times we are now going through with the hate of progressive liberals, socialists, the lack of immigration control, mass slaughter by deviates with arms of war and the advent of terrorism by Islamic radical terrorists, all of which signals turmoil and the right to bear arms under the second amendment in order for the people to defend themselves. After all the government isn’t doing it.
I am sure the elitists would like we the people to believe that there is political stability among our government and those elitist politicians now in office. However, I don’t accept that premise and all the more reason to uphold that core value of the second amendment.
Alexander Hamilton, that now popular figure of a Broadway musical, clarified in 1788, according to Wikipedia, the premise of the second amendment:
“If circumstances should at anytime oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens.”
We need not look beyond our own hemisphere to see an example of this, e.g. Venezuela circa 2017.
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