"As long as our schools refuse to teach true American history, or civics, we will be in trouble with the Second Amendment. We are "Common Coring" ourselves into the dust bin of history. It is up to us citizens and patriots to ensure that does not happen."
I am back folks. Bit R. Clinger, in the flesh.The Bird asked me to help out this morning with my favorite topic. The one which the Left loves to hate. Yes, I am talking about the Second Amendment. The one which many true historians feel is the most important. The one which protects the other Amendments. The one with which people on the Left have no clue about.
It seems the Loons are out in force already, down at St. Paul, protesting. Now they have red shirts on, so they can be easily identified. Plus they say "Mom's against guns" or something like that. You know, hit the heartstrings. How about logic? Like why does gun violence happen? The only answer they have come up with, the solution they are going to try and ride home on, is this - disarm innocent citizens and patriots.
Well this is it in a nutshell. I have been a proud life member of the NRA since Moses. Not the real Moses silly - Charlton Heston. As the NRA President, Heston inspired me. I will never forget at the national convention, he held up a flintlock and said. "from my cold, dead fingers." Wow! Now there was a leader. I like having Ollie North as our current President, but Charlton Heston - he could electrify a crowd.
Having some kind of a firearm in your house, or on your body, is a very simple God given, or natural, right. To some degree, it is like protecting the borders of our country. It is not that we hate those who are trying to illegally get in, we just love the ones we are protecting from them. The same with owning a firearm. It is to protect yourself and the ones you love. Hopefully in Minnesota, one day it can also be to protect your property rights.
I have talked to liberals until I am blue in the face. About why the Second Amendment was put in by the Framers. Why this Amendment had language which sets it aside from the others. Why it is so short, so easy to read, even a liberal should be able to understand it. But they don't. In fact, many think having it in the Bill of Rights was either a mistake, a misinterpretation, or it is now obsolete. And therefore, should be removed.
The Left's favorite response to a Second Amendment argument is, "Well, we have a militia. We have the military for foreign threats, and the police for domestic threats." My response is always is the same. I agree with them - to a point. I then ask how we police the police - if they become corrupt. I ask how we control our government, if it becomes tyrannical.
The reason the Second Amendment was put in by the Framers had nothing to do with hunting or sport shooting. It had everything to do with the last resort. The stop gap. Something we hope we never have to use. It is one of the important credos which sets us apart from the rest of the world.
History is replete with stories of counties whose citizens have allowed themselves to be disarmed by their government. And then, when their government becomes their master instead of their servant, things do not turn out well for the citizens. Nor for liberty.
As long as our schools refuse to teach true American history, or civics, we will be in trouble with the Second Amendment. We are "Common Coring" ourselves into the dust bin of history. It is up to us citizens and patriots to ensure that does not happen. Educate those who will listen. Resist those who will not. How much is riding on this? Everything folks. Just plain everything.