How The Second Amendment Prevents Tyranny

The Federalist

The latest gun control hysteria being stoked by the press has revealed an enormous amount of confusion about the role of the Second Amendment as a guarantee of liberty in our constitutional system.

That role is alternately embraced in rather simplistic form or dismissed as an absurdity: how could ragtag bands of rednecks with AR-15s ever hope to take on the U.S. military, with its full panoply of tanks, helicopters, and elite troops? The same people who say this will also insist that any American military action overseas is a mistake, because the U.S. military, with its full panoply of tanks, helicopters, and elite troops, can never hope to defeat ragtag bands of insurgents with AK-47s. But don’t look for consistency in partisan politics, and don’t be surprised when a Democratic politician wanders off script and suggests that if President Trump were to “ignore the courts,” then “this is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly.”

Some declare flatly that this would never even be necessary, because “in a democracy, the government is the people’s government.” That begs a very big question. I wish I could be so complacent that it can’t happen here.

The Founding Fathers didn’t ask why it was necessary to provide the people the means to resist a tyrannical central government. It was a problem they had very recently encountered in real life, in the form of thousands of Redcoats sent across the Atlantic by a distant central government to suspend civil rights and enforce oppressive laws. So when they drafted their own system of central government and provided it sufficient military force to repel or deter foreign threats, they were profoundly concerned that this new national government would not be able to turn its power back against its own citizens.

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A Republic If You Can Keep It!

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Family Security Matters

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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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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Obama: Our Founding Fathers Were Paranoid Nuts

 

During the gun town hall Thursday night, Barack Obama insulted the Founding Fathers and correlated their beliefs to those of us who don’t trust Obama.

The president thinks our Founding Fathers were conspiracy nuts because they were suspicious of some distant threat.

The British weren’t in some distant place, they were here, breaking into homes, taking peoples’ homes and possessions, taxing them unfairly, and generally bullying them.

Anderson Cooper did a good job and interjected that “some people feel this deeply” and they “don’t just trust you.”

Obama said this conspiracy thing we have going about government is in our DNA.

That is just so offensive. He has no regard for the American people, our Founding, our constitution or our freedoms. He doesn’t think we should fear a tyrannical government and if we do, we are conspiracy nuts. The reason he feels that way is because he thinks tyrannical government is normal. Big government is needed to control all our lives.

Obama didn’t appreciate Anderson calling him on this and became a bit testy.

None of this should be a surprise. He obviously doesn’t think much of the constitution either.

A while back, Michelle Obama thought the Founding Fathers were illegal immigrants and said the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America despite the fact that Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia. John Adams was born in Massachusetts.

 

Obama sees them as rich white guys whose time has passed. About five years ago, he used the occasion of the Fourth of July to say this: “We celebrate the principles that are timeless, tenets first declared by MEN OF PROPERTY AND WEALTH but which gave rise to what Lincoln called a new birth of freedom in America, civil rights and voting rights, workers’ rights and women’s rights and the rights of every American.” (Emphasis mine)

Mr. Obama spent too much time in Indonesia and when he wasn’t there, he was being mentored by a crazy old communist Frank Marshall Davis so what could we expect.

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What The Founders Thought About Islam, In Their Own Words

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The Federalist Papers Project

President Obama has continually asserted that Islam was “woven into the fabric” of the United States since its founding. Obama claims that Muslims have made significant contributions to building of this nation. The claim is laughable to anyone who has studied US history. Historian David Barton spoke to Glenn Beck and tore the president’s claims apart.

Barton found the first real contribution any Muslim made was in 1856 (80 years after the founding) when then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis hired one Muslim to help train camels in Arizona. Not exactly a resounding contribution, since the plan to fight Native Americans via camelback was soon dismissed.

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Taxation Without Representation Is Now Our Way of Life

Independent Sentinel

We fought a Revolution over taxation without representation but our Founding Fathers would be stunned if they saw us today. We no longer have control over our system of taxation. Without any accountability, politicians add on taxes under the guise of fees or modifications to existing law, and they use it all to buy votes.

Uncle Sam is America’s biggest bill and states make it worse, cheatsheet wrote.

The nation as a whole doesn’t earn enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year until mid-April.

The highest state tax rates will not come as a surprise but the amount they rip off from residents might.

In New York, the rate is 12.6%, New Jersey is 12.3%, Connecticut – 11.9%, California -11.4% and Wisconsin – 11%.

New York, a big welfare state, is the worst. The difference from the national average is 39%, and the cost of living is a whopping 51 out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Governor Andrew Cuomo won’t allow fracking in New York but he never met a welfare program he doesn’t love.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes a point during a meeting on tax cut proposals in the Red Room at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo has proposed cutting the state’s corporate income tax from 7.1 percent to 6.5 percent and eliminating it altogether for upstate manufacturers. He also has proposed paying more state aid as an incentive to any of New York’s 10,500 local governments that impose hard 2 percent spending caps and cut their costs by consolidating services with other towns, villages, cities and counties. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

You can read an analysis on the highest and lowest states on cheatsheet.

This won’t help at least three of the Republican candidates for president.

The lowest tax states are Wyoming – 6.9%, Alaska – 7%, South Dakota – 7.1%, Texas – 7.5%, and Louisiana – 7.6%.

These states make a lot of money from natural resources. Alaska, Nevada, and Texas don’t tax wages; Nevada doesn’t have a corporate tax, they make money off tourists; Maine and Vermont makes money off vacation homes. It can be done with some creativity and common sense.

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She’s nearly as smart as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi combined.

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Harvard-educated First Lady.

Michelle Obama reminded attendees of a Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America . The ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens was held at the National Archives in Washington , D.C.
She said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence, “It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history, and like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”

Excuse me? Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America ?

-Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania .
-Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James
Madison were born in Virginia .
-John Adams was born in Massachusetts .
-Only eight of the 56 were not born in America. Surely she
knew this.

But, then again, maybe not. After all, she is a Harvard graduate. Isn’t she???

As John Wayne said …. “Life’s tough.
It’s tougher when you’re stupid!!”

 

Ps. This is like Obama saying while campaigning in Beaverton, Oregon on May 29, 2008, that he has visited 57 States

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