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Last Night’s Pizza-box and your 2nd Amendment Rights

Feb 2, 2015 — by: Dennis Linthicum
Categories: Culture, Economy, Regulations, Politics

Over-Stepping the Boundary Line

The anti-Federalists recognized the dangers of arbitrary,  capricious or whimsical actions by a nation’s ruling class. The anti-Federalists also understood that it didn’t matter if the ruling class was comprised of an individual like our US President, or a monarch like King George III. They knew danger could also arise from oligarchies, or democracies when  government oversteps it’s boundaries.

Over-stepping occurs constantly because of Republican traitors and Democratic idealists. The Democrats love big government and they are simply following their natural ideological bent.

Republican platforms at the national, state and county levels all oppose big government (cf., Ending Groundhog Republicanism). Although Republican statists claim they are against big government they rarely vote against big government. It turns out to be a convenient campaign ploy to retain votes from their conservative base.

The Republican elites in Washington, DC know all too well how to use their positions to threaten industries, extort corporate contributions, or legislate market disruptions that bring rewards to certain beneficiaries.

My words here are well chosen. You may think of treason as “acting to overthrow one’s government.” There is another definition which I intend. It is, “the betrayal of a trust or confidence, or a breach of faith.”

You and I have been betrayed

The Republican ruling class has placed their bets on a house of cards. They have wagered our children’s futures for their rewards today. They have immunity from ObamaCare. Do you? They hinder your job prospects while opening the field for themselves and their friends. They create factions among us and set contradictory and unattainable priorities.  This not only confuses citizens, it confuses markets.

Businesses need accurate information for making sound and efficient use of their resources. Are production capacities at optimal levels? Should the product mix be modified to take advantage of changing circumstances, supplies, or increases in market demand? No business can make an informed decision when the market is distorted by government intervention. There are false incentives, unwarranted subsidies, cheap money and limited access to natural resources. Each of which negatively and artificially impacts business decisions.

These contradictory and unattainable priorities confuse and hobble working people in our communities. Their unattainable priorities  are really false promises. Pennsylvania’s anti-federalist delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1776 recognized this. They identified the political maneuvering behind these false claims which were, “exciting [the Federalists] hopes of greater advantages from the expected plan than even the best government on earth could produce….”

anti-Federalist Proposals

The anti-federalists also documented their dissent for the proposed Constitution because it did not include a provision for the right to bear arms.  Their desire was to include wording which would guarantee no future jurisdictions could subvert this natural right for personal and family defense.

“That the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and their own state, or the United States, or for the purpose of killing game; and no law shall be passed for disarming the people or any of them, unless for crimes committed, or real danger of public injury from individuals; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up: and that the military shall be kept under strict subordination to and be governed by the civil powers.”

In particular, notice the phrase “and no law shall be passed for disarming the people or any of them”.

You and I have been told the 2nd Amendment covers this and protects our right to bear arms.  You may even believe that it’s language is complete. You may be of the opinion that the phrase in our 2nd amendment which reads “shall not be infringed” is as good as gold.

Yet, our 2nd Amendment right is the right most often infringed. Our Democratic led Oregon state legislature is intent on infringing this right daily during the current legislative session.

Additionally, Constitutional Amendments can be repealed. The 18th Amendment (Prohibition) was repealed by the 21st Amendment.

What defense is there for stopping devious, disingenuous  or corrupt men after they gain office?

First, arm yourselves with facts.

Did your Republican representative vote for the $1.1 trillion CR/Omnibus budget? This improvident legislation fully funded Pres. Obama’s scheme to “fundamentally transform America.” Obama received his needed wink and nod from two weak-kneed RINO’s,  Speaker Boehner and Rep. Walden. Those two RINO votes made the difference as it passed 214 to 212 on its initial journey through the House.

The only legislative restraint on Obama’s takeover of one-sixth of the US economy (healthcare), his executive amnesty plans and the EPA’s unprecedented assault against America’s natural resource sector was funding. Not any longer – the House fully funded all of Obama’s initiatives.

Our Turn Now

Use your knowledge and power in your local elections. Your proximity gives you more power in the local arena. Use it or lose it – vote for Liberty.  Elect conservative men and women to your County Commissioner positions. Encourage your County Commissioners to support the 2nd Amendment by passing legislation prohibiting the funding of activities which violate your inherent rights.

Elect true conservatives at every level of local government (even the County Dog Catcher if that position is an elected office.)

Elect true conservatives in all State and National races, whether House or Senate.

If your representative violated your trust, just throw ‘em out,  along with last night’s pizza-box.

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