THREATENED BY A SEDITIOUS PRESS, A DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED HOUSE, AND AN INSOLENT BUREAUCRACY, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HIS HANDS FULL, TRYING TO PRESERVE AND STRENGTHEN THE SOVEREIGNTY AND INDEPENDENCE OF OUR NATION; THE INTEGRITY OF OUR NATION’S BORDERS; THE SUPREMACY OF OUR CONSTITUTION AND LAWS; AND THE AUTONOMY AND SANCTITY OF THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY
When considering the myriad threats to the preservation of our Nation’s Constitution and to the underpinnings of a Free Republic, generally, and when considering the myriad threats to the Constitution’s Bill of Rights and, especially, when considering the ever-present threat to the fundamental, immutable, unalienable, and absolute right of the people to keep and bear arms, upon which a free Republic—a truly free Republic—rests and exists, attention is invariably directed to vicious, virulent, constant, and noxious attacks by anti-American, anti-Second Amendment members of Congress and by those anti-American, anti-Second Amendment politicians in the State Governments hell-bent on weakening, through enactment of crass, unconstitutional legislation, the American citizen’s sacred Second Amendment right to people to keep and bear arms. But how is it that the public becomes aware of the sordid work of these public servants who betray their masters, the American people?
The presence of oppressive Federal and State antigun legislation and attempts by anti-American legislators to enact ever new anti-Second Amendment legislation is invariably on the public’s radar, and it is on the public’s radar for two reasons.
First, Congress and State Legislatures generally conduct their business in the open—albeit not invariably—as we unfortunately see most recently, in Congressional Democrats’ ongoing, outrageous operation to destroy the Trump Presidency through a ludicrous impeachment inquiry that has essentially shut out Republican oversight of and participation in the proceedings.
Anti-American legislators openly, even brazenly, carry on their efforts to infringe the right of the people to keep and bear arms. They apparently believe that, by actively and vociferously communicating their efforts to rein in and ultimately to destroy the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, they are in fact doing a great service for and on behalf of the American people. And they apparently believe that by vocalizing their efforts raucously and vehemently, and by turns chiding, scolding, and condemning all Americans who might happen to disagree with them, they can prevail, winning most Americans over to their side. And, many uninformed Americans are drawn over to their side, readily seduced by empty political rhetoric. Not only do such Americans come to accept constraints on the Second Amendment, they come to appreciate, even laud the efforts of those politicians who, far from preserving and strengthening the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, dare to cheat Americans out of their most precious gift—a gift that the founders fought and died for to provide for us; a gift that many Americans, down through the ages fought and died for to secure for us. No matter. The betrayers of America intend to destroy all of it.
The betrayers of America intend to undercut the Constitution; the very soul of our Nation. But, legislation to destroy fundamental rights and liberties must take place primarily in the open even if political wrangling and plotting, machinating and scheming all aimed at deluding and deceiving the American people must take place in the shadows; behind closed doors; out of sight and earshot.
Second, the anti-Second Amendment legislators’ friend, the ubiquitous, seditious Press, avidly and vociferously hawks the ostensible benefits of reining in the citizenry’s gun rights. The Press has devolved into an effective propaganda tool of those elements operating in concert both here and abroad who seek to undercut our Constitution, thereby paving the way for our Nation’s inclusion in a new, transnational, supranational political, social, economic, and legal system of governance. A new world governmental order in which the very concept of ‘citizen,’ and the concept of ‘sovereign, independent nation states’ and of national borders are viewed as archaic constructs, useful, perhaps, once upon a time, as in a fairy tale, but no longer. To make a go of it, the notion of fundamental rights and liberties that inhere in man must be swept aside, as something that once was seen, perhaps, as noble, but is now perceived as simply quaint and archaic; for that notion is not at all consistent with the onset of a new trans-global system of governance, marked by an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent ruling class, jealous of its power, and suspicious of the subject populations, falling now within a massive world Government enterprise.
And, what of the idea of an armed citizenry—the only true and tenable check against tyranny of Government? That idea must be categorically denounced as not only anachronistic but dangerous—a visible threat to State power and authority. So, the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution must go. And there is no pretense anymore by those who abhor and who have always loathed the very idea of an armed citizenry. No longer do we hear any antigun politician, prefacing his or her remarks against guns and gun ownership by asserting, “. . . but of course I respect and support the Second Amendment.” That dissembling is now a thing of the past.
So, a seditious Press tries to sell the citizenry on the notion that the Second Amendment has no rational purpose in a modern society. The public is told that, for the good of society as whole—that is to say, for the good of the Collective, for the good of the Hive—for the maintenance of public safety and public order, it is necessary to ban all guns from the civilian populace, commencing with those whom the antigun politicians categorize as ‘assault weapons’ (a political fiction, to be sure, created for no purpose other than as a vehicle through which more and more firearms are to be banned, until all firearms are banned).
The seditious Press falling in lockstep with the destroyers of our free Republic, takes the position that gun rights are best when exercised least. So it is that the Press, operating on behalf of anti-Second Amendment advocates in both State Legislatures and in Congress safety argues that public order and public safety is best served by extending the scope of gun background checks; and that public order and public safety is best served through enactment of laws making gun ownership and possession increasingly onerous; and that public order and public safety is best served through enactment of laws that restrict the number of and kinds of firearms, and the amount of and kinds of ammunition, the average, law-abiding, responsible American citizen is permitted to hold; and so forth and so on, until lawful civilian ownership and possession of firearms is effectively eliminated, making the Second Amendment essentially nugatory.
But is public safety and public order secured by denying the right of the people to keep and bear arms? Of course not! That is merely a makeweight. The real goal is civilian population control; to prevent the very thing the framers of our Constitution intended to assure the American people of: that they would be able to deal effectively and harshly with those people in Government, who decide they would rather be the masters of the American people than the servants of the American people.
Beyond calls for more and more restrictive State and federal gun legislation and for more and more restrictive local governmental gun codes, gun regulations, and gun ordinances, we hear Leftist politicians that are running for the Democratic Party nomination chiming in how Commonwealth Countries like Australia and New Zealand implement antigun laws easily, and that only in the United States is it difficult to do so and shouldn’t be. Never mind that neither Australia or New Zealand even recognizes a fundamental right of their people to keep and bear arms.
In fact, such rights that do exist in New Zealand’s bill of rights aren’t meaningful rights and liberties at all. New Zealand’s bill of rights is nothing more than a collection of ordinary statutes–not a true bill of rights at all–subject to Government censure, or interpretation, or abrogation, essentially at will. And, Australia, for its part, doesn’t even have a bill of rights. And neither Nation recognizes a right to own and possess firearms for self-defense. Fancy that!
Yet Democrat Party candidates for U.S. President believe our Nation should follow suit with these Commonwealth Nations. They perfunctorily deny, even betray, our own sacred right to keep and bear arms, rather than reverently lauding it. And these Democrats, were any one of them to be elected President, have gone so far as to assert a willingness to create antigun law through Executive Branch fiat if need be if Congress doesn’t act in accordance with their personal beliefs concerning, and animus toward, guns and toward civilian gun ownership and possession. These Democrats denounce our Nation’s Constitution; our Nation’s culture; our Nation’s Judeo-Christian ethic; our Nation’s history. And, yet they consider themselves good and proper prospects for U.S. President. The idea is both shameful and absurd.
These same politicians, with a sympathetic Press, also ignore or slam the seminal U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Heller and McDonald making clear that the right codified in the Second Amendment is not to be denied or circumvented, as the right set forth in the Second Amendment is an individual right, accruing to each American citizen. The right of the people to keep and bear arms is not a “collective” right accruing to the State; and it is not to be construed as such.
The American public should keep well in mind that, in the final analysis, no better guard against tyranny exists than through the presence of a well-armed citizenry; and no better evidence is there of some politicians’ desire to pave the way for the very inception of tyranny than in legislation to rein in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright © 2018 Roger J Katz (Towne Criour), Stephen L. D’Andrilli (Publius) All Rights Reserved.