We didn’t love freedom enough

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

Guns-n-Politics – “RIP Charlie McGrath”

The late Charlie McGrath and I used to talk daily about guns and politics. To this day I still miss him… We decided to just record ourselves “talking shit” (since we did constantly anyway) weekly and make it a podcast. Only a few episodes made it out before he died.
 
Guns-n-Politics (GnP) “Get Some” Podcast 01

2nd Amendment is Natural Law vs. Statism

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2nd Amendment is Natural Law vs. Statism

Those that believe in the 2nd Amendment believe in “Natural Law”.

“Under the law of nature, all men are born free.” –Thomas Jefferson: Legal Argument, 1770.

“Nothing… is unchangeable but the inherent and inalienable

rights of man.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824.

Natural Law and Natural Rights exist without government. A “Republic” government only exists to ensure citizens rights are protected. The Bill of Rights should never be interpreted other than the founders made completely clear.

Those that do not believe in the 2nd Amendment, believe in a populus without individual nor collective rights (Bill of Rights), and absolute rule by the State. Whatever the State decides should not be questioned says the Statist. The 2nd Amendments’ essential meaning is “The people shall be equal to the State in arms so tyranny is held in check”. In this the people are never “ruled” by their government.

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams

Attempts to slight the 2nd Amendment believe the State superior to the citizen. Belief in gun control is at its core Statism.

“Political power grows out of the barrel of the gun…”  — Mao Tse-tung

Defined as Statism or gun control the endgame is State over the Citizen. The end game is Mao’s vision. None shall question or be equal to the State in arms and therefore never ensured freedom as Natural Law (2nd Amendment).

A Republic exists to protect the individual rights of citizens.

“Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms” — Samuel Adams

Rep. Elbridge Gerry made very clear in 1789 that any disregard of the 2nd Amendment is for only one reason, pure Statism.

“Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.” (Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [I Annals of Congress at 750, August 17, 1789])

America is a Republic and the 2nd Amendment and Bill of Rights stand! Natural Laws are not the governments to give or take. Gun control isn’t about the 2nd Amendment, it is about a Republic vs. Statism. It is about Individual Liberty vs. Ward of the State. The Bill of Rights stands as a whole if the Republic stands.

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” — Benjamin Franklin at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787