"It has been a fortunate thing that the objection to the government has been made on the ground I stated; because it will be practicable on that ground to obviate the objection, so far as to satisfy the public mind that their liberties will be perpetual, and this without endangering any part of the constitution, which is considered as essential to the existence of the government by those who promoted its adoption."--James Madison, June 8, 1789, U.S. House of Representatives. [The Papers of James Madison. Edited by William T. Hutchinson et al. 12:196--209]Judge St. George Tucker, a man present at the debates concerning our Bill of Rights. Had stated that the "true palladium of liberty" was the "right of self defence". Which right of self defense also of course included the "right of the people to keep and bear arms". To Wit:
"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty . . . The right of self defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction. In England, the people have been disarmed, generally, under the specious pretext of preserving the game: a never failing lure to bring over the landed aristocracy to support any measure, under that mask, though calculated for very different purposes. True it is, their bill of rights seems at first view to counteract this policy: but the right of bearing arms is confined to protestants, and the words suitable to their condition and degree, have been interpreted to authorize the prohibition of keeping a gun or other engine for the destruction of game, to any farmer, or inferior tradesman, or other person not qualified to kill game. So that not one man in five hundred can keep a gun in his house without being subject to a penalty."--Saint George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England.So we see then that the right to keep and bear arms was definitely considered as one of the "liberties" intended to be secured in our Constitution.
Next let us see what Mr. Madison had intended when he stated that "their liberties will be perpetual". The key operative word of course being "perpetual". The word "perpetual" is defined in Webster's 1828 Dictionary as follows:
PERPET'UAL, adjective [Latin perpetuus, from perpes, perpetis; per and pes, from a root signifying to pass.]So we see then that our rights were intended to be: "Never ceasing; continuing forever in future time; destined to be eternal; as a perpetual covenant; a perpetual statute." Which is the whole intended purpose of our rights being CONSTITUTIONALLY SECURED.
1. Never ceasing; continuing forever in future time; destined to be eternal; as a perpetual covenant; a perpetual statute.
[Literally true with respect to the decrees of the Supreme Being.]
2. Continuing or continued without intermission; uninterrupted; as a perpetual stream; the perpetual action of the heart and arteries.
3. Permanent; fixed; not temporary; as a perpetual law or edict; perpetual love or amity, perpetual incense. Exodus 30:8.
4. Everlasting; endless.
Destructions are come to a perpetual end. Psalms 9:6.
5. During the legal dispensation. Exodus 29:9.
Perpetual curacy, is where all the tithes are appropriated and no vicarage is endowed.
Perpetual motion, motion that generates a power of continuing itself forever or indefinitely, by means of mechanism or some application of the force of gravity; not yet discovered, and probably impossible.
Perpetual screw, a screw that acts against the teeth of a wheel and continues its action without end.
Why are We The People continuing to allow our hired servants to circumvent our rights? Rights which ALL branches of our governments were expressly Constitutionally FORBIDDEN from interfering with? Does anyone realize just how dangerous that is? That the hired servants have taken it upon themselves to decide that they know better than their MASTERS - We The People? We cannot permit this perversion, (however plausible the perversion may seem), to continue. For if permitted to continue We The People will soon have no rights at all. For ready justifications can and will be proffered by those in 'power' to erode every last one. Thus defeating the whole intended purpose of securing those rights in our Constitution to begin with.
We The People instituted our government and established our Constitution, in part. In order to: "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." If our "liberties" can be restricted or removed at will by those that we hired to "secure" them. Then the whole intended purpose of our Constitution is defeated.
This corrupt perversion must end - NOW!