There is a reason this former Supreme Court justice is retired. Delirium.
Part of our problem, constitution is often misinterpreted, ignored……. Articles of the Constitution were meant to be left alone. The constitution is a tool of defense. Leave it alone!
Trump made a comment yesterday, tossing it like bait and the the media bit. They did so, not wanting to miss an opportunity to spin a statement out of control to bring yet more controversy to the Republican presidential nominee. By now the media has crushed the thought into the minds of the public aof 2nd Amendment believers being encouraged to assassinate Hillary R. Clinton.
Fact is, Trump in a brief passing uttered “2nd Amendment people can stop Hillary Clinton”. He did not say ‘2nd Amendment people should shoot or assassinate Hillary’. Granted, you can take it however you want, you can spin it however you want; and the media did that; they chose “the dark side”. They created another day of news! This is your twisted national (and local) news source; and people buy in to their BS. Trump could have said…….Hillary go jump off a bridge. That to would get some notice but not like a 2nd Amendment statement. Now we are talking guns and gun owners. Hillary wants to take those guns away……….oh yes she does. So, she spun it, the media sucked into it and expanded it. OMG DID HE SAY THAT? Here is a thought, Mr. Trump why not challenge Hillary to a duel like Burr and Hamilton. Lets end this now! Choice of weapons…..your pistol and Hillary’s rock.
The 2nd Amendment people can stop Hillary at the ballot box in November…….gee did it ever dawn on the media?
Ted Cruz is twisting issues and positions of the other candidates to something other than factual and truthful. He is attempting to leave voters with negative images against reality. He did it to Dr. Carson in Iowa and he is attempting to smear Trump in South Carolina. Cruz made a comment that if Trump were elected president we would lose the 2nd Amendment forever…….. because Trump would appoint a liberal Supreme Court judge. Trump has said more than once, that Scalia and Thomas were two of his favorite SC judges, they were/are conservatives. Trump would not appoint a judge that would favor eliminating the 2nd amendment. Securing the 2nd Amendment is a priority to Trump and Cruz knows it.
Cruz is desperate for support and he is doing it with deceit. I had a lot of respect for Cruz, but have lost a lot of it over the last 2 or 3 weeks. The pressure of the campaign is bringing out the real Ted Cruz. He like the establishment politicians he so criticizes will say anything to get elected.
I recently read a post, that I immediately took issue with. I did not save the author’s name, nor did I save the post. No particular reason I did not, other than I didn’t decide to make a statement until now.
The post was a statement against the 2nd Amendment; not one entirely against it, but still one that infringed. Here paraphrased: “The 2nd Amendment was meant only for militias to have or own guns.”
George Washington, in the quote shown above made no mention of an organized militia. Even if he had, before and after the 2nd Amendment was written and accepted into OUR CONSTITUTION, militias are not our regular army, they are armed citizens, able-bodied to defend our nation in time of emergency. The citizens came from the farms and communities then, and they would come from the farms and communities today! The government is not going to arm citizens, except in the military branches. They are not going to arm militias. They would never arm citizens against itself, the government. The government knows the purpose fully well of an armed militia made up of citizens in this the United States.
The 2nd Amendment protects our right to defend our independence. The only purpose for a government, our own government, to remove this Amendment is to take away our independence.
The words of Thomas Jefferson have as much meaning today as they had when spoken. Could Jefferson foresee the future?
Here are some quotes from our former President – think about what he said and how it applies to us more so than ever.
* The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
* “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attached with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)
* The beauty of the 2nd Amendment right is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
* When the people fear the government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
* I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
* The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
* Most bad government has grown out of too much government.
We don’t need to just read Jefferson’s words, we need to listen as he is speaking to us. They were aimed directly to us for our time. The people of then understood.