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Thursday, May 14, 2009

2nd Amendment. Educate yourself.

The only thing about this post that bothers me, is that I didn't find this information first. For that honor I have to give a hat tip to my friends at Do The Right Thing. Anyone who reads my posts knows that I no longer have ANY faith in the government to do the right thing where our rights are concerned. It is also not a huge secret that I feel that the government has been ramping up a war against Conservative minded individuals.

To this aim, they have embarked on a campaign of propaganda against the founding principles of this nation, for years through the education system. Chief among the attacks, has been an assault on our Founding Fathers as racists and slave owners. I'm not going to use this post as a means of arguing against this general load of scatology. There were indeed a couple states that argued for slavery but it was not a consensus. See previous post entitled, "Our Founders on Slavery- Re-Educating The Liberally Educated". It covers the topic nicely.

The point of this post, is the second item that is under attack most often, and specifically now, in relation to the changes that our current rulers are instigating. The Second Amendment. I do not have the words to argue the point any better than has already been done at a site called "Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership". They have made a move called "2A Today for the USA". Watch it. Download it. Copy it. Give it away. It is some of the most important information that you can get.

Then comes the harder part. If you decide that what it says makes sense, find, found, and/or join a civilian militia. Spread the word regardless. I feel that our time to organize a defense is growing shorter. The more we ramp up our education and resistance to the Socialist/Marxist forces in our government, the more force they will decide to bring to bear on We The People. Educate yourselves and arm yourselves. Otherwise, the man with the gun WILL control those that don't have one.


Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

05 15 09

GW: I am a strong second amendment supporter. But am bothered by a statement you made above. How could you minimize the founding fathers who owned slaves? slavery was one of the most blatant and sinful human rights abuses on the planet! Thomas Jefferson is a good example of a hypocrite because his words on the equality of man and God given rights were beautiful but he bastardized his own words by his DEEDS. This is in the historical record. Would you not agree that people who own others as chattels are committing human rights abuses? I would. I don't know how you could get around that. And if they use race to justify holding others as slaves, is that not racism?

I read a letter between Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Banneker, where the latter rips Jefferson a new one for his contradictory rhetoric and actions.

I strongly believe that people are people who make mistakes and the fact that some of the FF's owned slaves doesn't take away from the beauty of their writings or purported ideology. However, it makes them look hypocritical.

Second amendment rights are paramount to sovreignty and I agree that our rights to bear arms have been under attack for a long time, and that liberals are behind this. But they are also hypocrites because they would have their bodyguards carry concealed weapons to protect their asses, but wouldn't want us to do the same.

The bottom line is that people are sin filled hypocrites and we only get away from that via the grace of God.

Greywolfe said...

Disa, I am not at all making light of our Founding Father's ownership of slaves. However, I would point you to my post on May 1st of this year.

To paraphrase; Slavery had been instituted by the English crown in America 200 years before the Revolution. For two hundred years it was so much of an institution that until the Revolution, there were very few that saw anything wrong with it. It wasn't until the ideas of natural rights started being used that the Founders started seeing the evil of the practice of slavery.

Now, there were states that refused to give up the practice of slavery so the Federalists did what they could, they arranged a date by which no further slaves could be imported.

Please read my post on the subject. I'm not making light of what happened but you have to look at the reality of the day. They needed 9 states to ratify. If they lost 3 to slavery and one to anything else, there would never have been a Republic.

Gramma 2 Many said...

My dear friend. I wanted to e-mail you privately, but do not seem to have your address. I thought I did, but cannot find it. Any way, the purpose was to thank you for your very kind insightful words. You were not off base at all, in fact, you hit the nail squarely on the head. Didn't even bend it.
I have determined to make Saturday and Sunday mine, mine, all mine, and the Lords' just like you suggested. I am so thankful for people like you and the others who were able to put all into perspective for me.
Thanks again, and prayers for your Mother in Law, your wife and you.

Joe said...

Thanks for the links to the video. I hve downloaded the three part version and plan a series on my blog.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

05 17 09

I read the post you referenced above and I disagree somewhat but agree on many other things. The ownership of human beings as chattels has always had opposition. Sure some people didn't see anything wrong with it, but their lack of foresight doesn't excuse their behavior. And I realize you haven't said that either, but to be clear...My point above was that we should be careful holding up the founding fathers as the end all be all because they were human beings like you and me. They had incredible foresight in setting up the Constitutional Republic in which we reside. However, many of them still were hypocrites.

And reading Thomas Jefferson's take on the matter in various letters and so forth, he seemed pretty conflicted about his actions and how they meshed with the Englightenment ideals.

It would be interesting to see how John Locke felt about slavery in particular, because he was a major influence on the founding fathers.

Make no mistake about it; I appreciate that we had our founding fathers because America is a wonderful place in large part because of the Constitution. It is how the Constitution has been applied and bastardized historically that bothers me.

I also take issue with the argument that slavery would have ended under its own weight and that the Federal government should not have been involved. We are talking about PEOPLE after all!

Thanks for allowing me to rant here:)

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