Friday, October 13, 2006

"...ultimately find ourselves under the control of a dictatorship..."

The following is an, (expanded), reply to an article posted on Keep and Bear Arms titled 'When in doubt, call a conference':
These acts of violence are indeed sad and regretable. However, the right to keep and bear arms was held as a God-given, Inherent, and Natural Right (by the founders):
"Agreed to found our Rights upon the Laws of Nature....”
And, it was enumerated into our Constitution in a way which specifically prohibits any government regulation over arms in the hands of We The People:
"Rights of the citizen declared to be --"
The right of an American citizen to Keep and Bear Arms pre-existed the Constitution. And is entirely seperate from the militia:
'for the common defence' (?)
My contention is, that since our Constitution was founded on "the great principle of self-preservation; to the transcendent law of nature and of nature's God", (See Federalist #43). We are having the problems we are presently, because the "Laws of Nature and of Natures God" have been transgressed. And that the problem will only get worse, as long as those laws are cast aside. Our governments have clearly exceeded their Constitutionally delegated authority. Despite whatever the nine monkeys in black robes, with gavels in their paws decide; They are Usurping our rights, and are on the verge of becoming totally tyrannical. One would have to be completely blind to not see this fact. Consider how many large population centers have already been perversely restricted or disarmed.
We The People were meant to be armed in order to defend ourselves from ANY danger to our Freedom and Liberty. "Self-Preservation is the First Law of Nature". And ALL of our government(s) were clearly restrained from Infringing upon that specific Right.
Ask yourself an honest question. Since 'gun control' schemes have been enacted, has ANYTHING improved? NO. It has only become increasingly worse.
The ONLY Constitutionally legal time that an American citizen can be disarmed. Is if they have transgressed the law and are imprisoned PERIOD
And then government must provide for their defense. If a person that has committed a crime, and has served their lawfully imposed sentence. And, is released back into the "state of nature", they are entitled to defend themselves. Witness:
"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature...."

"...In short, it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave..."

- Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin, Nov. 20, 1772. ['The Rights of the Colonists', (actual title; 'The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting').]

"I here close my examination into those natural rights, which, in my humble opinion, it is the business of civil government to protect, and not to subvert, and the exercise of which it is the duty of civil government to enlarge, and not to restrain. I go farther; and now proceed to show, that in peculiar instances, in which those rights can receive neither protection nor reparation from civil government, they are, notwithstanding its institution, entitled still to that defence, and to those methods of recovery, which are justified and demanded in a state of nature.

"The defence of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defence is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the liberty and the property of a man: it is not confined merely to his own person; it extends to the persons of all those, to whom he bears a peculiar relation -- of his wife, of his parent, of his child, of his master, of his servant: nay, it extends to the person of every one, who is in danger; perhaps, to the liberty of every one, whose liberty is unjustly and forcibly attacked. It becomes humanity as well as justice."

- James Wilson, from a series of lectures given between 1790 and 1792,
'Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals', in 2 The Works of James Wilson 335 (J.D. Andrews ed. 1896).

The law of nature is immutable; not by the effect of an arbitrary disposition, but because it has its foundation in the nature, constitution, and mutual relations of men and things. While these continue to be the same, it must continue to be the same also. This immutability of nature's laws has nothing in it repugnant to the supreme power of an all-perfect Being. Since he himself is the author of our constitution; he cannot but command or forbid such things as are necessarily agreeable or disagreeable to this very constitution. He is under the glorious necessity of not contradicting himself. This necessity, far from limiting or diminishing his perfections, adds to their external character, and points out their excellency.

The law of nature is universal. For it is true, not only that all men are equally subject to the command of their Maker; but it is true also, that the law of nature, having its foundation in the constitution and state of man, has an essential fitness for all mankind, and binds them without distinction.

“This law, or right reason, as Cicero calls it, is thus beautifully described by that eloquent philosopher. "It is, indeed," says he, "a true law, conformable to nature, diffused among all men, unchangeable, eternal. By its commands, it calls men to their duty: by its prohibitions, it deters them from vice. To diminish, to alter, much more to abolish this law, is a vain attempt. Neither by the senate, nor by the people, can its powerful obligation be dissolved. It requires no interpreter or commentator. It is not one law at Rome, another at Athens; one law now, another hereafter: it is the same eternal and immutable law, given at all times and to all nations: for God, who is its author and promulgator, is always the sole master and sovereign of mankind."

- James Wilson, [The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D.; Chap. III Of the Law of Nature]. Mr. Wilson signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In addition he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Keeping and Bearing Arms is not only an individual Right, but a DUTY of the citizen:
The teachers, and every other U.S. citizen are subject to the following law:
UNITED STATES CODE, Title 10, Subtitle A, Part I, Chapter 13, § 311
Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are -
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
It is an impossibility that the police, or military for that matter, can be in all places at all times. Besides that, our government is charged with the "Common Defense" NOT individual. Check with the Supreme Court if you don't believe me.
We The People need to exercise our Natural Right and our Sovereign Authority once again. It is high time that it is shown once again. That we will NOT stand by idle and abide insane people killing us or our posterity.
Or, we can continue down the present course, and ultimately find ourselves under the control of a dictatorship. (Those whom are aware of history will know the TRUTH of that last statement).


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