Monday, May 18, 2015

Reason For Self-Defense

Why am I such a proponent of self-defense? I profess to be a follower of Christ and Christ taught love. I agree with this but to have the freedom that all children of God should have, we must defend that freedom. Satan would have all us be slaves and under his power. Guns are the best defense we have of assuring this country, or any country, has their liberty. Listen to what famous and infamous leaders have said concerning our right to have a gun.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe it is the duty of every member of the church to defend freedom. If a member is not into guns I understand. But they should recognize the importance of the population to own the tools to defend themselves. Those members who are liberal should be careful who and what they are supporting. I believe we will be held accountable for what cause we supported, regardless of politics.

What statesman say:

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government.”
—Thomas Paine, Founding Father
“A free people ought to be armed.” —George Washington, Founding Father
To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
—George Mason, Founding Father
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny in government.” —Thomas Jefferson
”The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
Samuel Adams
”Distrust and caution are the parents of security.”
Benjamin Franklin
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.”
George Washington
”Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
James Madison
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”
Samuel Adams
“By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia,’ ‘the security of the nation,’ and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms,’ our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy… The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”
John F. Kennedy, April 1960
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Benjamin Franklin
What detractors say:
“Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.” — Vladimir Lenin
“If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves.” — Joseph Stalin
“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an out-right ban, picking up every one of them… ‘Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in,’ I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t there.”
—Dianne Feinstein, Senator (D-CA), 1995
“I believe in Americans right to bear arms… the fact is, the vast majority of gun owners are responsible... but I am also betting that a vast majority of gun owners agree that we should keep a small few from owning a high-capacity weapon of war.” —Barack Obama, President of the United States
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” — Mao Tse Tung
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall.” — Adolf Hitler

“We must brainwash people on guns. We just have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
—Eric Holder, United States Attorney, 1995
"Armas para que?" ("Guns, for what?")
-- Fidel Castro, a response to a Cuban citizens who said the people might need to keep their guns, after Castro announced strict gun control in Cuba
“We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true! We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We're going to beat guns into submission! Charles Schumer U.S. Representative (D-NY) quoted on NBC nightly news 1993-11-30 We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission! Charles Schumer U.S. Representative quoted on NBC 1993-12-08 Like flat earth fanatics, Second Amendment fanatics just don't get it. Facts are facts. The earth is not flat. And Constitutional law is Constitutional law. The Second Amendment is not absolute. It does not guarantee the mythical individual right to bear arms we will hear argued for today. The gun lobby and its friends in Congress can line up professors of history and law from here to NRA headquarters and back. They can all swear what they think the Second Amendment means, and how many angels can dance on a pinhead. But the settled law is flatly against them.” -- Charles Schumer U.S. Representative (D-NY) statement before the House Subcommittee on Crime 1995-04-05
Apparently Mr. Schumer doesn’t agree with the highest court in the land. Makes me grateful he’s not a judge because he can’t seem to interpret the constitution correctly.
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) - The Court ruled the Second Amendment to reference an individual right, holding:
"The Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home

Politicians and mainstream media would have the general public believe lies about guns rather than facts.
I would hope that good people, Mormons or not, would actually look into the facts before deciding that we as Americans should or should not defend ourselves.
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