Posts Tagged ‘Bill of Rights

08
May
13

Armed March on Washington DC – Good or Bad?

I am seriously conflicted as to what to believe about the armed march with loaded and slung firearms into Washington D.C. being organized by Adam Kokesh for the 4th of July. The Facebook event can be found here.

On one hand, why should we not be allowed to peacefully convene with or without firearms?

On the other hand, our government is out of control and more than half of Americans are brainwashed into thinking people shouldn’t be allowed to peacefully convene because protesters speaking… out is an “inconvenience” or “dangerous.”

I believe that civil disobedience is great. Some of the great minds and activists did it and succeeded. However, our government isn’t in the game to be just or moral. I wouldn’t doubt if they confront the crowd on the grounds of a “threat” and open fire. Check out the Veterans March of 1932, and those people weren’t even armed (that I know of).

 Alternatively there is a march planned for the 3rd of July with toy guns in Washington D.C. and is being organized by Austin Petersen. The event can be found here.
 
There is a lot of chatter about what is the best way to put the government on notice that tyranny will not be tolerated. They both employ guns however one is a real firearms while others are toys. They both address the specific issue of gun-control and the 2nd Amendment… and the underlying outcry of the government taking our freedoms. But one is illegal – open carrying firearms in D.C. is not lawful.
 
I’ve always admired the quote from Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” For a law is just that, words written by other humans that impose some sort of rule on another human. What is the 2nd Amendment about? Is it about citizens fighting against a tyrannical tyrannical government? To hunt? For self defense? What is it for? I personnally think it is for all the above reasons. If you have firearms you are a free individual – you can maintain a government that serves you, you can provide for yourself, you can protect yourself from attackers. All of these things are permissible by advanced weaponry such as a firearm.
 
So why does D.C. and other states/cities have firearm laws that are so strict?
 
I do not know how these will go down but I will say this – people have marched in Washington for decades and very little has changed. Behind their walls our politicians peer and jeer at us while they do what they want apart from their promises and shirk their oath to the Constitution. They have manipulated a simple document, the Constitution, to mean whatever they have pleased. Thomas Jefferson said, “A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!” Bringing squirt guns and a message to the capitol will be viewed what they are – a toying joke. Live firearms are taken seriously and the message will be taken as such. But make no mistake about it, anything that happens on the 4th, even if peaceful, will be portrayed as radical white men trying to cause trouble.
 
And additional look at this situation is found at The Libertarian Republic.

I keep asking myself in all of this madness – when will Ameicans cry out and say enough is enough? I fear that as a whole, we won’t cry out. We will be a redux of  Martin Niemöller’s famous poem. We will be a redux of George Santayana’s famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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19
Feb
13

Why Is Requiring a Warrant Bad? (Arizona HB2574)

Tom Forese

Tom Forese (AZ LD17)

The Fourth Amendment reads as follows:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

To me this seems pretty straight forward – the government cannot search your person, house, papers, or other property unless there is a warrant issued. In this warrant a specific scope will be given to include what can be searched and what can be seized… permitting that a probable cause can be given under Oath or affirmation to the people who can lawfully issue a warrant.

So how is it that we now have a government that allows drones come and search us as we move about our daily lives? If you truly think that anyone is up to no good then obtaining a lawful warrant should not be difficult.

Here in Arizona we are trying to pass a bill – HB2574 – that would require a warrant to be issued before any government agency can use a drone to spy or search any citizen. It must first pass Committee so that it can be put on the floor for debate and a subsequent vote. However, Thomas Forese and Justin Pierce are both balking at this bill to keep it off the floor.

If you believe that the government should be required to obtain a warrant to search our life happenings, by drone or by person, then please consider contacting these politicians and telling them to allow it on the floor to be voted on.

Thomas Forese
tforese@azleg.gov
602-926-5168

Justin Pierce
jpierce@azleg.gov
602-926-5495

Below is a copy of my short and sweet email – please feel free to use it and edit it as you see fit.

Dear Mr Forese:

As a law-abiding citizen and a precinct comitteman (LD17) I beleive that we should be afforded the right to privacy and the law. If any citizen is believed to be involved in wrong-doing then the proper procedure has long been to obtain a warrant in a lawful court and carry out any surveilence, searching, or seizures that are needed to protect the safety of our community. If a valid threat is brough forth in this procedure then a warrant should not be difficult to obtain. I am kindly asking you to use your elected position and as a family-man yourself to allow Arizona HB 2574 entitled “Citizens Protection From Unwarranted Surveillance Act” to be brought to the floor to be properly debated and voted upon.

31
Jan
09

The Right that Protects All Other Rights

Old article, but a good one. Obama may not come to our home and take our guns, but he can (and probably will) make it hard for you to get guns and also make it harder and more expensive to buy ammunition. Take if from the Founding Fathers, guns are the one right that protects all the other rights.

art03

16
Dec
08

Act now to reject Constitutional Convention

This my friends, is downright scary. In fact, it makes me sick. For the first time in history, a country gave it’s people the power and not the government. That is America. America was built on the idea that each individual should be free. This is emphasized by government making this country with the Bill of Rights. Direct rights, to the people, to protect it from it’s government.  You have the power, not the government. I don’t know what could be sweeter than that.

However, there seems to be many that think that the Constitution is not good enough and needs to be reworked – maybe even nullified and voided and completely rewritten. That, to me, is sickening.  Below is an article from Chuck Baldwin on the issue. It should alarm you. I hope to get more active on this issue as it is crucial.

I don’t want to see our Constitution die in 2009. I hope you don’t want to see it die either.

My good friend, Tom DeWeese, chairman of the American Policy Center, recently issued an urgent alert regarding a revived effort to assemble a modern Constitutional Convention. Mind you, the United States has not assembled such a Convention since 1787, when a Constitutional Convention replaced the Articles of Confederation with the U.S. Constitution. Fortunately, the delegates to the Con Con of 1787 were composed of freedom-loving patriots who had just fought a bloody war for independence and were in no mind to reenact tyranny upon the land they had just fought to liberate. However, can one imagine what would happen if the current bunch of politically correct leftists in Washington, D.C., were to be granted the power to rewrite our Constitution? It would be the end of the United States of America, and that is no hyperbole.

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