Monday, February 27, 2006

The Second Amendment is Not for Sportsmen

Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at the National Wild Turkey Foundation annual convention and said:
"The attitude of people associating guns with nothing but crime, that is what has to be changed," Scalia told the audience of about 2,000.
"I grew up at a time when people were not afraid of people with firearms," said Scalia, noting that as a youth in New York City he was part of a rifle team at the military school he attended.

That's fine Judge, but you might have mentioned that the founding fathers were not all that interested in shooting for sport. They understood that a well-armed society was a free society... free from tyrants both foreign and domestic.

We don't talk about it much in this country, but there may come a day when our freedom will depend upon another American Revolution. The founding fathers understood this better than we do today.

The Federal Government has, step by step, taken from the states the powers guaranteed to them by the 10th amendment. The Judicial Branch, the Congress, and the Executive Branch have all shown an incredible hunger for power and centralized authority.

You see, the second amendment is not about sportsmen. It's not just about maintaining a militia because that could be accomplished without our right to keep and bear arms. To understand the thinking behind this amendment, all you have to do is ask the question, "Why would the government choose to make a law that infringes on a law abiding citizen's right to own a gun?" Hmm?

I believe the founding fathers knew that freedom was fragile and feared this very thing. Perhaps they thought their children or their children's children might one day have to talk a little treason in order to secure their liberty. Is it that hard to imagine? It was none other than Thomas Jefferson who suggested that an occasional revolution was good for democracy.

So the next time the Supreme Court strikes down a state law because they've invented another clause in their "living constitution..."

...the next time Congress raises your taxes so that they can purchase a few votes... support a foreign country that hates us... or fund the healthcare and education of illegal aliens...

...the next time the ATF assassinates an innocent women with her baby in her arms...

Remember that the spirit of King George is alive and well and now operates in Washington. So be a good citizen. Write to your congressman... and buy a gun. I suggest you do it before the Supreme Court invents a reason to outlaw them.

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