The first Ten Amendments to our US Constitution are referred to as our individual Bill of Rights. They are not a suggestion but rather the codification in our rule of law as those specified rights of an American citizen. The First Amendment lays out a series of rights: freedom of religion, speech, expression, press, and the right to petition our government for redress of grievances. However, the framers of our Constitution knew that those First Amendment rights were passive rights that could easily be undermined and taken away.
This is where the Second Amendment comes into being. The lesson our founders experienced was that the only thing that prevented the tyrannical usurpation of those first amendment rights was the right to be armed. That lesson was taught to them by the British who repeatedly violated their individual rights as subjects. It was only when American patriots armed themselves did they find the ability to defend their rights, and themselves. And that was why the British, on April 19, 1775, marched inland towards Concord, Massachusetts, to destroy a weapons and armaments factory. It was on their way that the Sons of Liberty met them on Lexington Green and they fired the “shot that was heard ’round the world.”
Therefore, the language of the Second Amendment reflects that historical moment:
“A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
On that day in 1775 there was no US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, those services were established later in June, October, and November of that year. The intent of the Second Amendment was to stress that “well-regulated” does not mean government regulations, it means well-trained. The militia is each and every individual, citizen, able bodied person. A trained group of citizens is necessary to the security, safety, or a free state. This is to keep us secure and safe from the intents and desires of those who would violate our First Amendment — or any — rights. Therefore, the right of the American citizen to keep and bear arms, weapons shall not be infringed, undermined, removed, or eliminated.
Today, the new tyrants, the progressive socialist, Marxist leftist seek to do exactly what the British aimed to do almost 247 years ago. The desire to subjugate runs hot within the veins of the leftists, and the history of socialist dictators proves such. When a woman suffering from the mental condition known as gender dysphoria guns down six people at a Christian school in Nashville Tennessee, including three 9 year old children, the left’s rhetorical response is for gun control, meaning the disarmament of legal, law abiding citizens. It is not about focusing on the shooter and why they should not have been able to acquire firearms. It is not about answering the question as to why we spend more money to secure a sporting event than our children, and schools. It is not about a failing system of background checks, the NICS system.
No, it always comes back to the one dream of the left, turning citizens into subjects.
It is time we reclaimed the language and not allow the left to dictate and dominate the narrative. Constitutional conservatives, and those who love their freedoms, must begin to push back against the lawlessness of the left.
We at the American Constitutional Rights Union will not allow this to stand. That is why we are inviting you to join us Thursday evening at 8pm ET/7pm CT for our next webinar series on the Second Amendment. We will have an in-depth discussion about the second amendment and the threats to its existence. The words shall not be infringed are pretty direct, simple, and easy to comprehend, yet the leftists in America continue to try.
Time to stop this!
Steadfast and Loyal.