What is our duty to society?
Our duty is, as George Washington said in his Farewell Address: “…Towards the preservation of your Government and permanency of your present happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenance irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, however specious the pretext. One method of assault may be to effect, in the forms of the Constitution, alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown….”
Right now we have President Obama and former Secretary of State, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton promoting Federal gun control. They are both well acquainted with the Constitution and should know very well that the Second Amendment to our Bill of Rights is not a power delegated to the Federal Government. The Second Amendment belongs to the States and the people; where the Sheriff can do background checks, and the people know you best. Even if the Fourteenth Amendment’s Incorporation Theory is applied, it cannot change the original intent and original words, including—“shall not be infringed;” unless, it is expressly changed, and can be clearly read in an Amendment. Opinions lead to tyranny.
Are they not familiar with Adolf Hitler’s steps to power? He promoted national health care. Next he promoted national gun control through gun registration, to fight crime. Once that authority is given, or attained, over your Natural Rights, you are at the mercy of the government; which made gun confiscation possible.
Professor Robert Dabney, Stonewall Jackson’s righthand-man in the Civil War wrote: “But the South should have been impelled by the same facts to defend its institutions before the public opinion of the civilized world; for opinion is always omnipotent in the end, whatever prejudices and physical powers may oppose it. If its current is allowed to flow unchecked, its silent waters gradually undermine the sternest obstacles.”
We cannot stay silent. We must discountenance the specious claims for Federal gun control. We must effect the public opinion to keep our Natural, Second Amendment Rights protected, and governed by our State. We must encourage our Governor to speak up for our individual Natural and State Rights; despite the passions of the President and press; whose character was revealed by the misinformation and lies about Benghazi.
The Father of the Constitution—James Madison, wrote: “…every word of [the Constitution] decides a question between power and liberty.”
Choose Liberty! Silence cannot defend it!
E.A. Timm, Walnut Cove