The right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms was designed as the FINAL check, in the system of ‘checks and balances’. Government(s), not just ours, have historically been the cause of the most amount of bloodshed throughout history. One just needs to examine the last century to see the truth in that; Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, etc., etc., etc.
"And, genocide HAS happened here in the U.S. as well. Consider the American Indian. A ponderance of the treatment of the African American should be enough for anyone. But, in addition to that, the Irish, Chinese and various other immigrant populations were treated horribly as well. So the fact is, that it CAN and HAS happened here.
"One of the main original purposes of this country, was the idea of a place that those whom were persecuted could come to. We were held out as a place of refuge from the tyranny and usurpations of government. We promised people Freedom and Liberty, provided that they abided by the laws of the land. The supremacy of the laws were what was held up as a shining beacon of hope. That man could be free and self-governed.
"Everyone makes misstakes, that is human nature. Even those in government. The punishment was supposed to fit the crime. Presently, government faces little to no penalties if they, (its agents), do something wrong. With the population, it is selective punishment, depending on how much money you have. Tell me, is that not corrupt? How can a government be trusted, that doesn’t even police itself? And yet, we are supposed to trust their arbitrary decisions? When they themselves don’t even follow the laws of the land?
"Why should I trust a government like that? Why should I bend to their will, when they don’t even follow the law of the land themselves? Do you know why the colonists first revolted? I mean, what set off the powder keg? The British were ruling arbitrarily, and not following their Constitution and Bill of Rights. The straw that broke the camels back was their attempt to disarm the colonists.
"A Constitution is fact, and must be regarded as THE fundamental law. Our Supreme Court is now utilizing foreign legal decisions in their rulings. They, and the other two branches took an oath to Uphold and Defend the Constitution of the U.S. But, instead it has been, and is given reckless disregard. The court is deciding what parts of the Constitution apply, and what doesn’t. Which was not their intended purpose. They are charged with assuring that the legislative branch doesn’t overstep the bounds imposed upon it. As anyone should plainly be able to see, that is NOT happening.
"This scenario has played itself out repeatedly throughout history. It has been the cause of death to millions of people. They that don’t learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it. And as it appears now, were in for one hell of a show.
"I don’t know about you, or anyone else, but I want freedom. And I don’t want to be arbitrarily ruled by a corrupt government. The only way it can change, is if We The People MAKE it change.
"The founders came up with an excellent system of government. They studied all the way back through history in order to formulate it. It was admired and copied around the world. Not anymore. Now, we are hated, despised and feared. Why? Because we left off our founding principles and have allowed ourselves to become corrupt.
"It is not as if we were not warned about it either. We were given a clear direction of path, and we have strayed off from it. Thinking ourselves more wise, enlightened and more modern. Look where it has brought us. We have over TWENTY MILLION illegal aliens in our country. These people have caused a huge spike in are crime rates. Our prison systems are cram packed full of them. Who is paying for this? Who will be paying for it for generations to come?
"If you don’t see that we have a very big problem going on, then I feel sorry for you.
If we return to what made us great to begin with, does it not follow to reason that we can be great yet again? Or, even greater still? The ‘status quo’ is NOT working, we need to return to what DID work - our founding principles.
"Or, we can just continue debating and arguing while we watch it ALL swirl down the toilet. The choice is up to We The People - not the perverse minions in our government. What is our choice to be?"