March 17, 2013
The purpose of the Bill of Rights is to establish a line in the sand that cannot be crossed by government. The founders rightly saw government as an eternal threat against freedom and justice, knowing that all governments inevitably grow out of control like a cancer tumor, always seeking more and more power until they kill the host. The answer to this destructive pattern of dangerous government throughout human history was to place limits on government powerand stake out fundamental rights and freedoms that can never be infringed.
That’s the Bill of Rights, the original ten amendments to the Constitution. The Bill of Rights says the government can never ban your free speech, take away your firearms, search your house or your person without a warrant, quarter soldiers in your home without permission, force you to testify against yourself, throw you in prison without a fair trial and so on. Nearly every scholar, when it comes down to it, agrees these are fundamental human rights and civil liberties.
Today’s federal government believes the Bill of Rights is optional
But today’s government, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, believes it has the power and the right to violate the Bill of Rights when it wants to. Sen. Feinstein, President Obama and Vice President Biden specifically believe the Bill of Rights is only a suggestion, not the law of the land, and so they can selectively ignore it when they want to.
The problem with this philosophy is that if the Second Amendment can be selectively ignored, then so can the First Amendment. Anyone who supports government gun control restrictions — all of which are illegal under the Constitution — must also support the power of the government to ban selected books and websites which do not agree with the White House view of the world. If Obama can have a “kill list” of Americans to assassinate, which he does, then he must also have the power of a “web site kill list” of which websites to seize or take offline.
Guns first, then books and websites
This is not an article about the merits of private firearms ownership, by the way; it’s an article about what happens next, if the guns are taken away. If we lose our Second Amendment rights, it’s only a matter of time before Obama says something like, “Websites that criticize the government are dangerous and we are going to seize them and shut them down.”
What’s to stop them from doing so? Nothing! The U.S. government has already seized and shut down thousands of websites it claims are involved in “piracy,” shutting them down with no due process, no trial, no jury and not even a search warrant. The government simply invokes some power it has never been granted, then uses that false power to seize entire servers full of websites. This action is blatantly illegal, unconstitutional and tyrannical.
Those who argue in favor of gun control are, in essence, arguing that government has no limits, meaning that government can decide when and where the Bill of Rights applies.
This question was brilliantly asked by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz — a rising star of liberty in the Congress — who leveled the question at Sen. Feinstein, a wicked dictatorial creature of darkness who literally worships enslavement and tyranny. Sen. Cruz asked Feinstein whether she believed the government had the power to selectively ban books it didn’t like, to which Feinstein arrogantly answered that she didn’t “need to be lectured” like a schoolgirl.
And yet apparently she does, because she fails to misunderstand the entire meaning of the Bill of Rights. She does not understand the words, “shall not be infringed,” even though they are written in plain English. Like all other tyrants, Feinstein accepts no limits to her government power, and she plans to expand that power by force, if necessary, to dominate and enslave the people she claims to serve.
Here’s a video of that exchange:
Feinstein = Kim Jong-Un = Mao = Stalin = Hitler
Feinstein is the perfect example of where all government eventually leads: the usurpation of power and the trampling on the rights and liberties of the people. If you extrapolate Feinstein out for a few more decades, you get Kim Jong-Un, the sociopathic cult leader of the nation of North Korea, where government is literally worshipped as God and there are absolutely no individual rights or freedoms remaining. Sen. Feinstein would fit right in with Kim Jong-Un’s administration because she shares the same philosophy of the government holding all power while the people hold none.
This is yet another reason why holding our ground on the Second Amendment is so important. Obama has already taken away our Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights with his blatantly illegal NDAA. Bush also stole rights away from the people with his Patriot Act. Together, Bush and Obama are the two most dangerous presidents in the history of America due to the way they have claimed federal powers that do not exist while systematically crushing the Bill of Rights.
If we allow the federal government to place aggressive new restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms, then we condone the government’s “right” to place restrictions on what books we can read, what websites we can publish and whether we can protest peacefully on a street corner. A government that has no limits respects no freedoms, you see. And if the government can first disarm the population, then what’s to stop it from shutting down all websites and alternative media outlets that are critical of government, too?
See, those who believe in gun control also believe, by definition, that private ownership gun rights are “granted” by the government. Therefore, the government can revoke what it previously granted. They do not understand what the Constitution says, which is that all rights are inherently found in the People, and the People selectively grant certain limited powers to the government for the purpose of administering things like the postal service and national defense against foreign enemies. The government does not have unlimited powers, nor does it have the right to take away powers that the People are born with. Any person who believes government has all the power and the People have none is possessed with a radically distorted misunderstanding of history and law. Such ideas as extremely dangerous to liberty, and yet they have infected the minds of a great many voters and lawmakers.
Gun control is illegal
Speaking of law, thanks to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, gun control is illegal in America. It violates the Bill of Rights and violates the very foundation of America, which is that the People grant certain specific, limited powers to government, and that all government power comes from the People and can be revoked by the People.
Accordingly, any lawmaker engaged in the act of introducing gun control bills or voting for gun control is engaged in a criminal act that violates the highest laws of the land. As such, they should be arrested and prosecuted for acts of sedition — for attempting to “overthrow the People,” as it were. Hilariously, the federal government says anyone who is critical of the government “might be a terrorist,” but in truth, it’s agents of the government who are violating the People who are, by any honest historical accounting, the true danger to a free society.
To be clear, yes, Sen. Dianne Feinsten and every U.S. Senator or member of the House who votes for gun control restrictions that take away the rights of the People is, by definition, a criminal. Under U.S. law, they must be arrested and tried in a court of their peers. If found guilty of attempting to undermine the U.S. Constitution and the rights of the People, they must serve time in prison. Interestingly, the Sheriff of the county in which Dianne Feinstein lives has the power and authority to arrest her right now.
The fact that not one of these criminals has yet been arrested is proof that the criminals run the government. They have now become the enemy of the People, the enemy of the Founding Fathers, and the enemy of America.
This is an important principle to grasp, because every police officer, soldier and even U.S. Senator takes an oath of office in which they swear to “protect America from enemies foreign and domestic.” That language is written into the oaths precisely because it is well known that a nation’s most dangerous enemies may rise from within.
Is there any better example of an “enemy from within” than Sen. Feinstein? Or Joe Biden? Or Barack Obama? These are “enemies from within” in the sense that they systematically attempting to dismantle the very freedoms upon which this nation was founded. Obama has already stripped away your right to a trial by jury, and he now claims the right to selectively assassinate any American, at any time, even on U.S. soil.
If you are disarmed, how will you defend yourself against a government taking away your First Amendment rights?
If the people allow tyrants like Feinstein, Obama and Biden to take away their Second Amendment rights, then it is only a matter of time before they will also lose their First Amendment rights. If they have long since given up their guns, they will have no way to fight back against the march of tyranny. If you don’t stand up for private gun ownership now, then you have no defenses when the government embarks on a runaway criminal takeover the country — a process that is already under way with the DHS purchasing 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, 7,000+ full-auto assault rifles, and 2,700+ armored assault vehicles, all for use on the streets of America, not in some foreign theater of war.
Those who support Feinstein’s gun restrictions are mistakenly assuming that government will not get any worse than it is right now… that government can be trusted to act with integrity and with the best interests of the people in mind. But once you take away a right from the people, it is never returned to them. Government inevitably grows more dominant, more oppressive, more expensive (taxation) and dangerous. As it does so, it attracts increasingly insane leaders who revel in the raw power they command. And sooner or later, perhaps in just a few administrations, it becomes a genocidal regime that sees itself as God.
So allowing the government to take away the guns irreversibly sets our nation on a course leading to the rise of new American Hitler, or an American Kim Jong-Un, or an American Mao. This outcome is inevitable unless you keep government in its box and learn to say NO to endless government expansion.
The power of NO!
The word most desperately needed in America today is “NO!”
NO! You cannot take my rifle.
NO! You cannot force me to buy health insurance I don’t want.
NO! You cannot limit my right to peacefully protest on a sidewalk near the President.
NO! You cannot arrest our farmers for selling raw milk.
NO! You cannot use your dirty TSA gloves to stick your fingers in my anus at the airport, you f*#king pervert!
NO! NO! NO!
I find it astonishing that so few Americans are willing to utter the word, “NO!” Yet this is the most powerful word in any free nation. Government must learn its limits, and those limits are ultimately enforced by the People. Sen. Rand Paul’s recent filibuster over the President’s claimed power to assassinate Americans on U.S. soil with drone strikes is an excellent example of saying “NO!”
Any population that fails to use the word “NO!” is, by default, telling the government, “YES, you may do anything you want!”
All governments will repeatedly and forcefully try to expand their power just like a cancer tumor. They will endlessly test the limits of their power, if any, and try to fabricate new powers that do not exist (like the power to force you to buy health insurance from a corrupt, failed medical system). If you allow government to assume those new powers, then you effectively consent to that particular expansion of power. In doing so, you give up that power yourself.
The only safe government is small government. The only lawful government is a humble government that respects limits of power and understands it serves the people. Today’s federal government is none of these things: It is arrogant, spiteful, violent and dangerous. And like all government, it seeks the endless expansion of power until it controls everything: the entire economy, the entire medical system, all websites, all media, all institutions of learning and all powers that once belonged to the People. As Lew Rockwell correctly explains, no government is satisfied with its current level of power… it always seeks MORE power, meaning it incessantly seeks to take that power from the people.
Like fire, government is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. That’s a quote from George Washington, the single most important figure in America history. The full quote goes like this:
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
He goes on to say, about firearms:
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.
Washington would have had Feinstein arrested and charged with treason
Washington, who commanded militia forces and fought for liberty against an oppressive, tyrannical government, would be appalled at people like Sen. Feinstein. He would have seen her as a dangerous enemy of America, and would have sought her arrest and imprisonment. That Sen. Feinstein calls herself a “United States Senator” who swore an oath to protect the very nation she now attempts to stab in the heart with the dagger of government usurpation is the ultimate insult to a free people.
She is only one of many betrayers — high-level criminals — who represent the same kind of rise of despotic government power that history has shown time and time again to end in genocidal murder and collapse. If America is to save herself from destruction at the hands of people like Feinstein, the People must arrest and prosecute those who behave like Feinstein. To sit in the office of the U.S. Senate and literally conspire to destroy the rights and freedoms of the American people isto function as a criminal enemy from within. It is a violation of law and of the very principles of a free people. It is the ultimately betrayal of not just the people living today, but of the entire history of America and the graves of all those who fought for freedom and justice from the Revolutionary War onward.
Government does not make you safe; it makes you enslaved
We are living in a time of great betrayal, but that betrayal is presented to us as a way to “make us safer.” This is always the Devil’s offer: Give up your soul, and we’ll take care of you. But it is an offer that’s fraught with treachery and deception. In saying it will make us “safe,” the government will only make us enslaved and defenseless. And it is from this position that the government will then seize upon its monopoly of firepower to claim ALL power over ALL things: books, websites, speech, religion, privacy, health care, biological reproduction, lifespan and more.
Because, by definition a government that respects no limits on its power could decide that the best way to reduce government expenditures and balance the budget is to require all people turn themselves in to be euthanized when they reach the age of 65. That way, all Medicare and social security payments stop, saving the government over a trillion dollars a year. You may think this example sounds ridiculous, but to many Americans, the idea of government taking away their rifles is equally ridiculous. If government has no limits, then what’s to stop them from conducting mass-euthanasia campaigns to balance the budget?
Do you see where this can lead? Gun control is the gateway to a hellish future, and any nation foolish enough to walk through that gateway can fully expect to sooner or later be enslaved by a demonic elite class of control freaks whose very philosophies are anti-human.
Good read I only wish it mentioned some of the other traitors within and the 800 FEMA camps they have built for us., this could have been much stronger.
Gun control is the "gateway" to who knows exactly what! If we let them take away these rights.... Then EVERY ONE will pay.. Gun owner or not.
Stand up for what you believe in! Everyone CAN make a difference in one way or another. Even if it's only educating someone else about the facts.
Obama and his left-wing liberal socialist communist friends is what we all get for not doing more to see that Obama was not re-elected. I know Mitt Romney was not the best candiate, but for sure ,if he was elected, he wouldn't be going after our guns and 1st amendment rights. I tried to tell all my friends what they were going to get if Obama gets re-elected. Most didn't believe me. Now they are crying to me to help stop Obama's gun grab. All that is needed for Evil to win (Obama and his left-wing liberal socialist-communist friends) is for good men and women to do nothing. At the last presidental election a lot of so-called good men and women did nothing and Obama got re-elected.
My moto is "live Free or Die Trying". Freedom is never free, you have to fight for it every day and night.
Absolutely correct! Good post "Sherlock" . . . BP
Great post James. What can we do as members to preserve or see that we continue? At least keeping in touch with each other. CB radio? any ideas? I know there are some here I'd like to be in contact with including you James. It's in the back of my mind. The "banning" is one HUGE undertaking on their part... looks like another "DARK AGE" is on the way. BTW james... thanks for your years of fighting this good fight my friend!