Friday, August 17, 2012
Currently the Federal, and several State, government has passed legislation to deny Arms (guns) to their citizens. Nowhere is there any language in "Amendment II" that limits arms to only adult, responsible, and/or persons not previously convicted of a felony. Nowhere in this amendment is there any wording that implies a distinction between arms, such as handguns, rifles, or automatic weapons. The word infringe is the focus word of this amendment, and any law making mention of any form of regulation, regardless of how slight the regulation, is clearly an infringement and unconstitutional, and thus null and void. Now lets get "real", and face the reality that laws are only followed and protected by lawful persons. Persons intent on unlawful behavior will not follow prescribed and legal legislation, and are not worried about future punishment. In actuality, laws denying arms to citizens only makes it impossible for law-abiding citizens's to equally defend themselves as unlawful persons will hold and us arms at will.
This now brings us to "Amendment XIV" to the Constitution of the United States. This amendment, in part, states: "nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Now when government illegally restricts its citizens from defending themselves through the prohibition of arms, government, suddenly, assumes the responsibility of providing individual protection, by police or otherwise. The government now becomes the insurer of the public safety. And further, nowhere in the Constitution is there mention of special protection, or privileges, to those who govern. It quickly becomes apparent that current holders of Federal government "jobs" have disobeyed their own unconstitutional legislation restricting the use and ownership of arms. The Secret Service and state and local police protect these government office holders, and by doing so provide a service not afforded other citizens as defined by "Amendment XIV". The Constitution is clearly written. Government officials must obey the Constitution. No Constitution is self-enforcing. It is the duty of the citizens to understand the document and insist that those elected, to serve the public, do so honorably, or be immediately removed from office.
Lord Howard Hurts