At Ammoland yesterday Roger Katz had a piece entitled 2022 Closes With A Nation On The Precipice of Ruination. It is hard not to be pessimistic about our nation. What our so called "leaders" have been doing, for both parties, points to a totalitarian state. One thing, I think, has kept this at bay, and that is our Second Amendment:
As one more year draws rapidly to a close in these first three decades of the 21st Century, the United States stands precariously at the edge of an abyss.
One Branch of the Federal Government, the U.S. Supreme Court, at least recognizes the danger and has prevented the Country from falling over the precipice.
After a century of sidestepping the issue, the U.S. Supreme Court established, in three precedential case law decisions, what had been visibly plain in the language of the Second Amendment itself all along if one would only look.
All three cases were handed down in the first three decades of the 21st Century. They include:
District of Columbia vs. Heller in 2008, McDonald vs. City of Chicago in 2010, and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. Bruen in 2022.Please note, though, that these rights are not given by the government, and therefore can not be taken away by government. These rights are given to every human being by our Creator, God Almighty. Indeed, this applies to all of the Bill of Rights. Our freedom of religion, of speech, of the press belong to us by reason of our Creator and the government has no right to take them away. This explains why the Left also want to undermine and get rid of Christianity.
Forces inside the Government and outside it, both here and abroad—wealthy and powerful, malevolent and malignant—constantly machinate to destroy the right to armed self-defense. These forces will not tolerate an armed citizenry. The existence of an armed citizenry contradicts their end goal of a neo-feudalistic world government. The armed citizenry precept deviates from their plan of world conquest.
Their goal for the 21st Century is a return to the political, social, and economic feudalistic construct operating in the world of the 5th through 15th Centuries—the Middle Ages.From history, we learn that this system of government has been tried, and frankly for the average citizen life was pretty miserable. Serfs are little better than absolute slaves. Indeed, the slave owner has more responsibility for those in his care that the artistocrat for has the serfs on his land. Yet the serf has no ability to take care of himself, as free men have. So if it were up to me, I would want to remain free, indeed even freer than we are now. And part of that freedom is the carrying of a weapon for self defense. Citizens have weapons, serfs do not.