2nd Amendment: How the Founding Fathers Provided Against Tyranny

My brother sent this to me.  It might have ran around the internet universe seven times via email.  But it was new to me, and I found it genuinely insightful.

Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“With all the defects in our Constitution, whether general or particular, the comparison of our government with those of Europe, is like a comparison of Heaven with Hell” (Aug. 14, 1787. ME 6:274)

Twelve years after Jefferson wrote these words, Napolean Bonaparte installed himself into power in a coup and began a totalitarian dictatorship.  For the next sixteen years, he stirred constant war across Europe.

Sixty-one years after Jefferson wrote these words Karl Marx wrote his Communist Manifesto, which stated, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”

One hundred and twenty-seven years after Jefferson wrote these words the hatred and ugliness that had long festered in Europe erupted into the most vicious and murderous world war the world had ever known up to that time.

One hundred and thirty years after Jefferson wrote these words the revolution of class struggle described by Marx violently took over Russia and began to grow into the greatest oppressor of the human spirit the world has ever known.  Over one hundred million human beings would die under the system of communism.

One hundred and thirty-five years after Jefferson wrote these words the dictator Benito Mussolini brought fascism into the world in Italy.  And one hundred and forty-six years after Jefferson wrote these words Adolf Hitler degenerated fascism into its ultimate depths of evil that led to the Holocaust and the most costly and horrible war ever waged.

While European despots and totalitarian regimes seized weapons from the hands of the people and dominated their people with tyranny, America – like heaven in comparison – continued to grow as a free nation.  Ultimately, it came to grips with the conflict that the founding fathers deliberately created, and faced its own tyranny in a costly Civil War that resulted in the freeing of the slaves.

While white Americans continued to be free to keep tyranny at bay by bearing arms, the laws prior to the Civil War kept blacks under the thrall of abject tyranny:

“No slave shall go armed with a gun, or shall keep such weapons,” declared an 1854 law of North Carolina.

There were four million black slaves in 1861.  How long would they have remained slaves had they possessed arms?

And thus without further ado we present the:

FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE

Firearms-Refresher-Course

1. “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.”  ~Thomas Jefferson

2.  Those who trade liberty for security have neither. ~John Adams

3.  Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5.  Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.

7.  You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8.  Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

9.  You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11.  64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12.  The   United States  Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13.  The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

14.  What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?

15.  Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16.  When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.

17.  The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

IF YOU AGREE, PASS THIS ‘REFRESHER’ ON TO TEN FREE CITIZENS.

I think back to the country our founding fathers had emerged from.  In Britain, it was illegal for a peasant to be armed.  Revolt against the king – no matter how villainous or tyrannical he was – was absolutely impossible.

The founding fathers had an idea for a greater system of government; one which forced the government to respect the people.

I think back more recently to the many countries that America has liberated from tyrants – Iraq and Afghanistan included.  The peoples we liberated were helpless to liberate themselves; they needed the strong and mighty hand of a free people who loved and valued freedom to do their liberating for them.

And America – with its passion for freedom and its hatred of tyranny espoused in the theme of sic semper tyrannis – has a proud and noble history of liberating peoples from the most evil dictators and tyrants the world has ever seen.

The 2nd Amendment was a reaction against tyranny in the aftermath of their conflict with a nation that offered its people no recourse against the tyranny of their government.

As we stare a government that is growing larger and ever larger, and more and ever more invasive, we keep our rights as a free people only by embracing the fundamental right to defend ourselves against tyranny from the wisest and noblest political leaders who ever lived.

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12 Responses to “2nd Amendment: How the Founding Fathers Provided Against Tyranny”

  1. hl Says:

    Thank you for this post, it is wonderful! I’m passing it on.

  2. hl Says:

    Wanted to pass this along to you.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/printpage.php

  3. Michael Eden Says:

    A lot of liberals see only the violence that the 2nd Amendment has contributed to. And it has. There have been a lot more deaths/homicides in this country because of guns. But they overlook how an armed populace has benefited the country.

    We are the freest nation on earth. And a great deal of the reason for that freedom has been due to the fact that we are allowed to keep and bear arms. Any leader who seeks to impose tyranny must be careful; there aren’t enough police (and there don’t have to be a great many when people can protect themselves) to “quell an uprising,” and calling in the military is both constitutionally difficult as well as problematic (would the generals side with the politicians, or the people?). Guns have been a brake on the sort of despotism we have seen EVERYWHERE else.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    HL,
    For some reason that site didn’t grant me access. Maybe you could give me the title and the first paragraph, and I could fine it that way.

  5. hl Says:

    Thanks for the update on your mom, I’ll be praying.

    The title of the article I wanted to share is, ‘Soros-Republic Enemy#1′ by Jim O’Neill at canadafreepress.com
    It starts with a quote by George Soros: “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    That’s a humdinger of an exposure of an evil man who now runs the Democrat Party.

    I found the link here: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14700

    I use Firefox as my browser, which might be why I couldn’t get to it on your link.

  7. Jim H Says:

    I’ve never considered registering a fire arm to be an infringement.

    “You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.” – I think that depends on who’s doing the shooting :)

    Good article (a bit too angry, but still good)

    Thanks for posting it!

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    The “Firearms Refresher Course” stuff came to me via email. I liked it, wanted to post it. Glad you liked it as well :)

    I don’t consider registering a firearm an infringement either, as long as people are allowed to be armed provided they are law-abiding citizens. What frightens me about registration these days is that liberals are determined to undermine 2nd Amendment rights – and will use the registration lists to enact future seizures. Mark my words: it will happen.

    Liberals don’t like the Constitution, and don’t like constitutional rights: they only like the nonexistent penumbras and emanations that they’ve smuggled in to undermine the Constitution.

  9. Larry LeDuc Says:

    I was doing some research and came across this artical, I think it’s good work!

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    Thanks for that kind word, Larry.

  11. NeoLotus Says:

    Liberals like the Constitution just fine. What we DON’T like is when a few use it or undermine it to their own benefit and financial gain at the expense of We the People.

  12. Michael Eden Says:

    NeoLotus,

    Oh, PLEASE. Just give me a damn break.

    I wrote about how liberals have so damn massively profiteered like NOBODY EVER PROFITEERED. Washington D.C. – which produces nothing but political pork – has under Obama become the highest per capita income city in America. Which is funny, given that the liberal political class which made itself so damn filthy rich did so using Marxist class warfare tactics to claim that other people have to much money and liberals need to seize it so they can redistribute it. Largely to themselves. Meanwhile, at the same time, uberliberal Washington D.C. also happens to be the third worst in the nation in terms of income inequality because liberals don’t give one fricking damn about poor people.

    In this article, I list just SOME of the many companies that Obama gave BILLIONS to after they funded his campaign. I DOCUMENT IT.

    A money quote:

    “4 out of every 5 renewable energy companies backed by the Energy Department was “run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers.”

    My link to that quote in the above article is framed in the sentence, “Eighty percent of all green energy loans provided by the American people’s stimulus money were given to crony capitalist-fascist Obama donors.”

    Do you know what the rate of return for political lobbying is – i.e. using big government to obtain fascist crony capitalism for yourself or your group – try 22,000 percent. If Wall Street had that kind of rate of return, the same liberal big government crooks who have rigged their system would be chopping off heads by the bushel. But since it’s going to politicians for advancing more big government liberalism, it’s fine.

    Meanwhile, Obama attended more fundraisers than the previous five presidents COMBINED. That after ending the public campaign matching fund system in order to exploit his ability to whore for money like no other human being who ever lived.

    So dishonest, deceitful, cynical liberal weasels like you sit here and lie to us about how hoity toity wonderful you are. And the truth is that you want giant government with total power so you can profiteer by picking the winners and the losers and therefore getting huge money from crony capitalist fascist liberals who get to buy their success from Obama off the taxpayer tit. Obama has given hundreds of billions of dollars of the people’s money to his crony capitalist fascist campaign donors. And if that isn’t to “use it or undermine it to their own benefit and financial gain at the expense of We the People,” I don’t freaking know what is.

    How about this one? All FOUR of Harry Reid’s sons AND his son-in-law are all registered lobbyists, making millions of dollars off the pork barrel projects daddy enables.

    So just shut the hell up about your worthless lying garbage. Tell it to your idiot liberal friends so they’ll nod their heads like you said something smart instead of incredibly stupid. Because it genuinely offends me that you would suppose that I am as stupid and as demon-possessed as you are.

    Meanwhile, as we speak – and I mean as you write your crap – we just got the ruling handed to us that “Obama violated the Constitution” by ignoring the constitutionally-fundamental seperation of powers to bypass the Senate in his three liberal-fascist NLRB appointments who proceeded to make 218 incredibly fascist rulings that are now likely to be deemed null and void. The Senate was legally in session according to its own rules, and Obama decided that as our Fuehrer that he could overrule the Senate and dictate to what the Constitution declared a co-equal branch of government as a king. And he pissed all over the Constitution. And meanwhile you turd liberals are STILL doing every damn thing you can to abrogate the Constitution and “infringe” massively in the people’s right to keep and bear arms when the Constitution very specifically says it shall NOT be infringed.

    For the record, one of those fascist unconstitutional Obama appointments is the defendent in a federal racketeering lawsuit for having abused the already crony-capitalist fascist power Obama gave him. Yeah, but you liberals care SO about honoring the Constitution.

    What was Obama’s reaction to the Federal Court’s ruling? That of a fascist Fuehrer. His view is that basically he is a tyrant king who is not only above the Congress but above the Courts, the Constitution and the law. So he will just ignore the Court’s decision and pretend it didn’t happen.

    But I’m not done telling you about what just happened today as you tell me that liberals adore the Constitution. Rahm Emanuel, who was Obama’s turd chief of staff before he became the turd mayor of Obama’s Chicago thug HQ, announced that he is going to bully private banks into denying loans and bank services to American citizens. For doing what? For legally exercising their rights. This is the SAME liberal turd thug who tried to bully Chick-Fil-A into worshiping homosexual marriage.

    Oh, crap, I forgot, there’s one more. As you write your crap, the same liberals who wept over the Constitution and decried the abuse of power ending the filibuster would be are trying to destroy the Republican minority’s voice after Republicans relented when Democrats decried it. Because it is of course fascist for Republicans to even think about ending the filibuster, but it is virtuous for Democrats to actually do it, you see.

    Now, are you going to tell me that on the one hand you’re such a fascist that you approve of this crap, and on the other hand such a hypocrite that if Republicans engaged in this kind of behavior you’d scream about it and how massively unconstitutional it is? If a Republican mayor used the weight and power of his office to persecute and punish proponents of homosexal marriage, would you mind that? Would you mind if a Republican mayor practiced thug tactics on a private business like a bank to persecute and financially ruin American citizens because they were liberals???

    You liberal pukes make me want to puke, but I fight the urge because my puke would create the hatching of another liberal.

    More than one hundred million people are dead because LIBERALS took away their guns so that they would be powerless, helpless and defensless in the face of brutal government dictatorships that crushed the human spirit. It’s no surprise that the Communist Party is cheering Obama’s gun grab. And more than fifty five million human beings are dead because LIBERALs invented “penumbras and emanations” by which the Constitution meant whatever the hell liberals decided they wanted it to mean. And if Adolf Hitler had used Roe v. Wade reasoning, he would have found “penumbras and emanations” to justify his Final Solution. Liberals invent “rights” out of thin like the right to force a father to stand by and watch his son murdered by the baby’s own mother (who gets to “exercise her right to choose” to kill an innocent human being). And you just as demonically take away and abrogate specifically constitionally guaranteed rights such as the right to keep and bear arms. And you do the former with as much outright contempt for the Constitution as you do the latter.

    Anyway, I think I’ll take my information from somebody who ISN’T literally stupid enough to say that liberal Obama loves the Constitution that he is on record as saying is “deeply flawed” ON THE VERY SAME DAMN DAY THAT A FEDERAL COURT DECLARED THAT OBAMA VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION.

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