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Constitution Day 2016…

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Yesterday was Constitution Day,  an event which received scant attention in the media.  Part of the problem is that His Oneness routinely ignores our Constitution.  I learned nearly everything I needed to know about Barack Obama when he ran for President and called this amazing document a  “charter of negative liberties”  which constrained the government.   His behavior for the last seven years has proven that he has a  poor grasp  of the instrument he disparages.

Contrast this with Nathan Bond,  a ten-year-old  who recites  the Constitution from memory.   Since he is home-schooled,  I’m betting that he actually understands it as well.   One might think that students at prestigious Georgetown University would grasp the concept of our founding document.   One would  be dead  wrong.   They are taught mostly by liberal and progressive professors and activists who find the U.S. Constitution just as inconvenient as His Oneness does,  but what the hell are their parents doing?   I realize it has been decades since actual U.S. history was taught in our woeful public education system,  but did their parents teach them nothing?   Apparently not.

As a result,  the two documents which secure our freedoms  are under  dire threat,  as much from Congress as the President these days.  Free speech is routinely promoted for anti-American activists,  and systematically denied to ordinary people with traditional values and cultural understanding.   The first job of tyrants is to silence opposition.   The second is to render citizens powerless,  beginning with disarming them.   A successful tyrant does not tolerate subjects who have the means to fight back.

Anti-gunners are fond of using Great Britain’s gun ban and Australia’s confiscation as great success stories.   They  weren’t,  according to some detailed studies.  By the way,  the Australian program is always described as a buy-back program,  but it was mandatory,  not voluntary,  so that is the first lie you hear.   The kicker is that because enforcement of the law was relaxed,  the number of firearms is  now greater  than before the confiscation.  Even the most anti-gun groups know that few Americans would  voluntarily surrender  their firearms,  which is why they seek to have the government do their dirty work for them.   All the politicians who promote gun control under the guise of gun safety enjoy the protection of armed personnel;  hence the hysteria when Donald trump suggested Hillary disarm her Secret Service detail.   A woman who has not driven a car in three decades,  or done much else besides enrich herself with other people’s money,  is neither willing nor able to protect herself.

How  much of our Constitution and Bill of Rights will remain if Hillary gets back into the White House?   Very little,  I assure you.   Now the question is:  do you understand these documents well enough to defend them?   Aaron Larson has created a  simplified version  which is very easy to grasp and explain.   A slightly more scholarly version  is here.

Please educate yourself,  then others,  if you want to have a country which you can still recognize.   Our Founding Fathers are greatly disparaged these days,  but that group of men pledged their lives,  fortunes,  and sacred honor when they affixed their signatures.   They knew exactly the risk they took in doing so,  but they regarded the potentially fatal costs of their actions as being justified by the promise of liberty and self-governance.

 

 

 

 

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Written by timeforthorns

September 18, 2016 at 11:57 pm

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