From the time the Huguenots, Pilgrims and Jamestown settlers came to America, there was a great sense of freedom established in what would become the most prosperous and powerful nation on earth. These freedoms as expressed in documents like the Mayflower Compact were directly tied to religious freedom. So passionate were the Founding Fathers about guaranteeing individual rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness endowed by the Creator that they wrote into the Constitution the 10 Bill of Rights. The first was the ability to worship and speak freely, upon which all the others are based. The second was the ability to defend those rights. This government intends to take them away.
We have seen tremendous erosion of First Amendment rights with so-called hate speech laws and same sex marriage–which are direct attacks at freedoms of speech and religion. This right is also attacked by tax funding of abortion mills like Planned Parenthood. The government, no longer representing the interest of all citizens, but rather the interest of the government, has not attempted a direct attack at the 1st Amendment. Not so, with the 2nd Amendment. This White House, spineless Congress, and activist Supreme Court is going after the 2nd Amendment. If they succeed, they will likely rewrite all the Bill of Rights and there will be no way to defend yourself against such scurrilous action.
The National Rifle Association statement after meeting with the White House task force on gun violence is a clarion wake up call: “We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment. While claiming that no policy proposals would be “prejudged,” this Task Force spent most of its time on proposed restrictions on lawful firearms owners–honest, taxpaying, hardworking Americans. It is unfortunate that this Administration continues to insist on pushing failed solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen.”
Stalin, Mao, and Hitler had this in common: They disarmed their citizens. Well over 100 million people died because of it. Their political systems had the facade of “democracy,” but in reality were deadly dictatorships. In a December 28, 2012 editorial, Pravda (the once-mouthpiece for Soviet Communism) wrote: For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position.” Ironic that Pravda can see it, but many American’s don’t. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”
By Bill Wilson