The Right to Bear Arms is a Natural Right

The 2nd Amendment has taken heavy criticism almost from its inception. It is no hyperbole to consider it the most controversial passage in all of United States law. Due to an apparent (though imagined) increase in gun crime in recent years, many are calling for repealing the Amendment and instituting tougher restrictions on firearms acquisition, ownership, transportation, and use.

Without addressing the relative effectiveness of such legal actions in reducing violent crime or the practicality of overturning 1/10th of the bill of rights, this article will show that a repeal of the 2nd Amendment will have no legal or moral impact upon the right of private citizens to own, carry, and use firearms for the purpose of self-defense.

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A Republic If You Can Keep It!

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by AMBASSADOR HENRY F. COOPER

 

Anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall immediately after the U.S. Constitution was signed to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. According to Constitution signer James McHenry, a Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Indeed, we are a republic, not a democracy as many would claim these days. Our Founders were steeped in World History and understood that, as Plato wrote in his Republic, tyranny can arise from democracyDr. Kuehnelt-Leddihn, a European scholar, linguist, world traveler, and lecturer, wrote in 1988 about “Democracy’s Road to Tyranny.” Click here for his description of three “organic” pathways for this unwelcome evolution to occur. It is worth a few minutes of your time to read.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is often memorably quoted as saying, “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Click here for a Snopes report that a more accurate quote (from February 5, 1976 – a year after Mrs. Thatcher won the leadership of the opposition Conservative Party and three years before she became Prime Minister) is:

“I would much prefer to bring them [the Labor Party] down as soon as possible. I think they’ve made the biggest financial mess that any government’s ever made in this country for a very long time, and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalize everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalization, and they’re now trying to control everything by other means. They’re progressively reducing the choice available to ordinary people.” 

Prime Minister Thatcher’s approach to governing changed Great Britain for the better and she became Ronald Reagan’s most trusted partner in his “revolution” that reversed these same tendencies in 1980 and brought us the “Morning in American” about which I wrote in my last message.  (Click here.)

The United States is approaching that “tipping point” that Maggie Thatcher warned Britain about – and which our founders sought to avoid by how they structured the Constitution to give the States authorities to hedge against too much power being centralized in the Federal Government. And recent trends have created more recipients of government programs and resource requirements that threaten to exceed the ability of the American taxpayer to support, especially given our past growing jobless claims with no true improvement is sight, at least before last week’s election.

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The ‘Big Lie’ Is Back

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by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR.

 

In 2011, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to use “some old fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming” against those whose exercise of free speech “we abhor.”

At the time, she had in mind specifically perpetrators of what the OIC, the Muslim Brotherhood, other Islamic supremacists and their enablers on the Left call “defamation of Islam.” But the same playbook – in the tradition of Mrs. Clinton’s mentor, Saul Alinsky – is now being followed with a vengeance against what is abhorred by the cabal best described as the Red-Green Axis.

Much in evidence among such “old-fashioned techniques” now being employed is what’s known as “the Big Lie.” It entails the endless repetition of outrageous falsehoods to defame, and ultimately silence, one’s political opponents.

Three good men Donald Trump has selected for key strategic and national security positions are currently getting the Big Lie treatment: his White House Counsel Steve Bannon, Attorney General-designate Senator Jeff Sessions, and incoming National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. They are being relentlessly vilified as “racists,” “bigots” and “haters.”

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Notice How Hillary, Obama Won’t Call the USA a Republic

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Independent Sentinel

President Obama and Hillary Clinton only refer to the United States as a “democracy”. Even today, when Barack Obama talked about the results of the election he mentioned the nature of our “democracy”. When Hillary mentioned it in her speech Wednesday morning, she said that the United States is a “constitutional democracy”.

It’s not an issue if they are simply using the words interchangeably for our actual form of government, but are they?

Our government is a constitutional Republic or a constitutional federal representative democracy.  We are a democracy but the fact that we have checks and balances, safeguards such as states’ rights and the separation of powers, assures that we are not a direct democracy. Another safeguard is in the electoral college.

Democracies are unbridled mobocracies and they always descend into tyranny.

None of Obama’s team or Hillary’s will ever refer to the United States as a Republic.

There is danger in that.

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If Hillary Clinton seizes the White House, it will be an illegitimate, null and void THEFT of power… democracy OBLITERATED… America a FAILED state

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(NaturalNews) In a little over two weeks, we’re going to find out whether we have a country anymore. If Hillary Clinton seizes the White House, she will preside over an illegitimate, illegal dictatorship that was seized through massive fraud, collusion and corruption at every level.

Without all the fraud, collusion and corruption, Hillary Clinton would have been indicted for criminal violations of national security. She would be down 20 points in the polls, and the media wouldn’t be covering up all her crimes and failures. Without the collusion, Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have known all the TV debate questions ahead of time. The voter “panels” wouldn’t have been coached by Clinton operatives to regurgitate rehearsed comments, and the official media polls wouldn’t have been rigged to construct the appearance of widespread Clinton support.

Every element of this election is so rigged, so illegal and so fraudulent that if Hillary Clinton “wins” this vote, the Presidency of the United States will be null and void.

As Wikileaks accurately states in this tweet, “There is no US election. There is power consolidation. Rigged primary, rigged media and rigged ‘pied piper’ candidate drive consolidation.”

“Sadly, it is difficult to disagree with the assessment,” adds Zero Hedge. “That an establishment democratic candidate could endure an extended FBI investigation, in which multiple federal laws were clearly and intentionally broken, and clear evidence of corruption and collusion between the FBI and State Department is mind boggling. Throw in evidence from WikiLeaks clearly linking the DNC to criminal efforts to incite violence at rallies, numerous examples of pay-to-play activities at the Clinton Foundation, blatant media collusion, etc, etc, and it actually becomes quite frightening.”

H/T US Defense Watch

9/11 Anniversary: We now prefer, not victory, but self-doubt, guilt and victimhood

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by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

For me, September 11, 2016 is a more significant date than September 11, 2001. It demonstrates how far we have sunk as a nation in a scant fifteen years.

We now have a political-media narrative of negativity and defeat; one that labels patriotism as hate speech, promotes tribalism as opposed to national unity and fosters the notion that the United States is the embodiment of evil in the world.

We now have a President who enables rather than opposes the aims of our enemies, one whose divisive rhetoric and destructive policies are deliberately designed to weaken and humble a great nation.

We now have political correctness as a substitute for the First Amendment.

We now have a flag, a pledge of allegiance and a national anthem that are considered offensive.

We now have a Democrat Party of coffeehouse communists and Islamic groupies, willing to embrace lies, corruption, government malfeasance and obstruction of justice as politics as usual.

We now have a Republican Party dominated by globalists, obsessed with the acquisition of personal power and profit, uninterested and unwilling to defend the rights, liberties and well-being of American citizens.

We now have a media that manipulates rather than informs, a blunt political tool of the ruling class that bears all the hallmarks of Soviet journalism: selective reporting of the news, disinformation and a willing subservience to the establishment’s agenda.

We now have a military leadership that has replaced combat readiness with social engineering; a senior cadre selected for its political malleability and deficit of moral courage; one always eager to choose what is right for their careers rather than what is right for the country.

We now have an education system that weakens our ability to transmit to the next generation the values and traditions upon which the United States was built; one formulated to narrowing the range of thought in order to make independent thinking literally impossible; one dedicated to the systematic destruction of language as “microagressions” or simply making statements that are patently untrue.

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We now have a country that is coming apart, not just the United States the sovereign nation, but our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what “America” has come to mean.

It is time to take America back.