Monday, February 19, 2018

#MARCHFOROURLIVES--Fear of Rebellion from Gun Nuts--NRA--A PROXY GOVERNMENT OUTSIDE OF THE LAW--

Fear, that is the driving force behind the government's coddling of gun advocacy, in particular, the NRA. What was just an organization for buffs to improve soldiers' target shooting now has become synonymous with 2nd Amendment rights.  In colonial days, the provincial governors secured charters from England to prevent farmers and civilians from owning weapons, no matter how inaccurate and unreliable they were.  The governors feared rebellion from citizens. Now it appears the same holds true of the modern federal government but for opposite reasons. Taking guns away would foster rebellion, from the NRA and like organizations, a proxy government in itself, outside of the law, with members ranging from generals to actors.

#MARCHFOROURLIVES--Supreme Court Obsolete 2nd Amendment Mindset--THE SLOPPY, ILL-ORGANIZED MILITIAS

Another travesty of the Second Amendment reference to state militias is the "well regulated" militia. History shows the militias were sloppy, ill-organized with the elite and well-to-do promoting themselves as officers within the ranks. Hardly anyone ever showed up for the roll-calls and musters and when a real fight broke out, there were many times more deserters than heroes. On this  the framers of the Bill of Rights based their right to keep and bear arms. In fact, a greater part of it may have been drawn from English law, one of the very things the Founding Fathers hoped to avoid. It is this kind of obsolete mindset the Supreme Court uses to support the status quo, the "swamp" and the NRA.

#MARCHFOROURLIVES-- Handgun Bans & Court Rulings--THE STAUS QUO & DRED SCOTT DECISION

Notice also how the courts have recently reversed handgun bans with reference to  the obtuse language in the Second Amendment that the states (militias) were assured the right to keep and bear arms but not necessarily the individual. The courts also upheld many pro-slavery rulings such as  the Dred Scott (1857) decision. When it comes to a ruling, the courts will tend to support the status quo, the politicians know this.

#MARCHFOROURLIVES--Slavery & Gun Ownership-- CONSTITUTION HYPOCRISY

The Constitution initially provided protection for slave owners as there was no amendment to prohibit slavery. Jefferson and Madison conveniently left that out, instead they drafted a Bill of Rights to assure the right to keep and bear arms. Now, in much the same way, the federal government is using the Second Amendment to protect the gun industry and the NRA, with little concern for the welfare of the people.