By Cris Baker
The citizens of the USA – and of every country – need the Second Amendment’s rights to protect themselves from rape and pillage by both government agents and common criminals. But who do you need more protection against? Which can inflict the most damage? Lone individuals or an out-of-control dictator or government?
Are you willing to risk believing politicians who want even more power concentrated in their hands? Remember that the Nazi Socialist dictator Adolf Hitler (Nazi from NAtional soZIalismus) was elected and re-elected by gullible German citizens who ignored his behavior and believed his misleading spin.
Your Constitutional Right to Protect Yourself
The American Constitution guarantees guns to everybody – “the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.” Why? Because the USA had just fought the war of independence against the oppressive dictatorial government of King George the Third of England (my country of birth).
The US Founding Fathers knew that an armed population can defend themselves against dictators, dictatorial governments and criminals, both foreign and homegrown. That’s why the right to bear arms is in the Constitution, where it’s not for repeal without a Constitutional Amendment. This is not just an historic quirk, it’s what enabled Americans to gain their freedom from British oppression.
The British legally ruled over their American colony, so the people revolted against their legal government’s excessive taxes. People the world over need the same freedom. Everybody needs to be able to disagree and protect themselves against dictatorship, whether by their own government or another.
Is the Right to Protect Yourself Obsolete?
But isn’t such protection now obsolete? Is it still needed today? The answer depends which problem you are trying to resolve. You’ll change your life when you realize that, although politicians and the government will pretend otherwise, your problem is not necessarily the same one they are trying to address.
All citizens need the Second Amendment to protect themselves against out-of-control governments. Especially Americans! The 1993 Waco massacre of the Branch Davidians by the US government shows the crucial importance of the right of US citizens to carry guns. Yet small arms and rifles could not save this unfortunate religious sect from the government’s tanks, helicopters and poison CS gas used to exterminate their innocent women and children.
Does Disarming Law-Abiding Citizens Solve the Problem?
Disarming the population, obviously, enables dictatorship to flourish. Just ask the experts: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Muammar Gadaffi, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, etc. all disarmed their people. Yes, gun control works!
How many Germans, Poles, and other Europeans did the Nazi (National Socialist) dictator Hitler murder once he had first disarmed the population. Government goons disrupted peaceful political gatherings, and help create an oppressive government with virtually infinite powers. Then Hitler invaded most of Europe and murdered millions of people, not just Jews and the Romanies.
Yet the death toll could have been even higher. Historians say that the automatic guns above every Swiss fireplace deterred Hitler from invading heavily armed Switzerland, one of the safest and most prosperous countries in the world. Most Swiss voters understand this, they rejected the latest gun control attempt in 2011.
Food for Thought
“For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security … Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
- Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President of the United States
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