No, the founders rested the support of the Constitution in the people, by acknowledging in that document the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I have stated before that I think the gun issue is the dividing point for people. Most of those on the right who want guns among the population as a bulwark against a totalitarian government also are to the right on other issues such as abortion. Most of the people to the left who are for abortion and other causes of the left also are against private ownership of guns.
Now come the DemocRats, attempting to derail the appointment of an eminently qualified judge to the Supreme Court. By all indications, Judge Kavanaugh will be one to read the Constitution as saying what it means, rather than peering between the lines and finding heretofore unannounced rights and provisions that somehow align with the DemocRats perverted agenda. The DemocRats are hysterically throwing anything and everything they think might stick at the wall, in hopes to either derail his appointment, or to at least delay a vote until after the midterm elections when they believe they will be in a better position to derail it. Out here in normal America, we see that these accusations lack any corroboration, and the conveniently long wait to bring forward the charges smells of political opportunism. Many of us have sat on juries in cases brought for prosecution of rape, and we know when someone is telling the truth and when they are lying.
So, what is this all about? Is it just a power grab? Is it to save Roe v. Wade as some suggest?
Well, maybe. But Michael Filozof has an interesting post over at the American Thinker entitled The Kavanaugh Fight Isn't About Abortion. It's About Guns.
Conventional wisdom says the Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court because he'll provide the fifth vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
As much as I hate to admit it, I don't think Roe will be overturned, and the Democrats know it, too. Of course, they certainly want their gullible voter base to believe that Kavanaugh will overturn Roe to energize that base for the midterm elections. But it's not going to happen....snip...
The Kavanaugh confirmation is about the future, not refighting the cultural battles of the 1970s. And next up on the Democratic agenda is sweeping, national gun control – and possibly even confiscation...Go read all of Mr. Filozof's post and see if you agree.
St. Paul said that we should obey the civil authority, and do good. We should not resist the civil authority for he does not bear the sword in vain. But St. Paul was not a political thinker. I believe there are times, rare though they be, when a people must resist, and therefore the founders were wise to place in the peoples' hands the power to resist. A government that is doing God's will, will not have need to fear the people, and vice versa. But the more a government goes astray of God's will, the more the government will fear the peoples' ability to resist.
You can tell when a government is going astray by how afraid it is of the people it is.