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    The rightful nature of gun ownership in the age of tyranny

    The rightful nature of gun ownership in the age of tyranny




    Although some may debate the degree or extent to which we have descended, it is undeniable that we are living in an age of tyranny. Our government has grown so large and become involved in so many aspects of our lives, that it has become despotic. We have reached a point where the individual can do next to nothing without receiving either permission or criticism and harassment from career politicians and unelected bureaucrats.
    Tyranny has been defined as an oppressive power, or oppressive acts, exerted upon the people, usually by government. The founding fathers were keenly aware of what tyranny was, having suffered under the oppression of the British crown. The Revolutionary War was fought to remove us from such tyranny, and the framers of our nation set about to ensure that our country would not suffer such tyranny again. The Constitution was written and devised in such a way as to limit the size and scope of government, and the Bill of Rights was added as a guarantee that the inalienable rights of the individual would be protected. The 2nd Amendment is the linchpin of the Bill of Rights. Should any of our other rights be taken away or denied to us, we have the right and duty to arm ourselves in defense of them. Unfortunately, as our government moves further and further away from the principles of the Constitution, our 2nd Amendment right has become vastly more important. Thus the reason why tyrants throughout government seek to oppress and infringe upon our 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
    Tyranny does not just apply to government though. There is also the tyranny of the individual. Individual tyranny can be seen in the actions of criminals. Does not an armed intruder in your house seek to oppress you and violate your property? Does not the rapist seek to oppress his victim and violate her life? The 2nd Amendment was meant to be applied on an individual basis as well. An armed citizenry can defend themselves much better against the oppressive and tyrannical acts of criminals than an unarmed citizenry can.
    As stated before, we are living in an age of tyranny. There are forces at work in Washington DC, as well as in your own community, who are actively seeking to violate your rights to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and your property. Rather than submit to these tyrants who would oppress you, it is imperative that we maintain the ability and the means to effectively defend our families, our property and ourselves. The right to keep and bear arms must not be infringed, we must guard it jealously, for once our right to defend ourselves is gone, every other right will soon be stripped away, and we will have no way to get them back.
    Very well said!
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    The founders knew that all governments tend to progress from liberty to tyranny. Lord Acton said, "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely." The Constitution was supposed to protect this republic from the flaws that the founders saw in human nature, including those they saw in each other. But even with the protections that the Constitution provided, men like Jefferson and Adams knew that government would over step its authority. In fact Adams committed a serious abuse of power himself in the Alien and Sedition Acts (basically a citizen could be jailed for government criticism). Adams lost the presidency because of actions similar to those of our current administration.

    The remedy was provided in a previous document, the Declaration of Independence, that stated the reason that our rebellion was legal and just. Of course, that document was written primarily by Jefferson. And today it would be considered seditious and dangerous to today's perverted government.

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