I am putting this blog post out three weeks early, before July 4, Independence Day, so that you can pass it along to your email list and they to theirs and maybe it will reach warp speed by July 4, 2016, exactly 240 years after July 4, 1776.
Common Sense Commentary: U.S. civilians are the largest, armed Militia in the world, larger than any organized military or armed citizen militia of any nation. This numerical fact is only true in the United States and is made possible by the Second Amendment to our U.S. Constitution. This Amendment was added to the Bill Of Rights of the Constitution just after our successful, armed rebellion and revolution against the King of England, NOT primarily for the right to hunt or even for the right of self protection, but for the right to protect our freedom from an overbearing, power grabbing government or dictator. At the end of that long, bloody war, the importance of an armed citizenry was more obvious than ever before. This right is said to be the most important of the Bill Of Rights because it protects all the other rights.
When our forefathers declared U.S. independence from England, the first few lines of The American Declaration Of Independence, on July 4, 1776, were ....
The original American Colonies, our Founding Fathers, and writers of our U.S. Constitution and Bill Of Rights, were subjects of the King of England and second class citizens in that they had no representation, as did the English, in their Governance. Americans were heavily taxed and treated as vassals and serfs by the King. It was this untenable situation which led America to openly rebel against our English masters with our Declaration Of Independence from England, and the Revolutionary War. That was an internal, Civil War, by American citizens, against our tyrannical English occupiers who maintained a strong, organized army and bureaucracy here to enforce the King's edicts and collect taxes. And contrary to the U.S. pacifists on the Liberal Left, our forefathers did not violate the biblical principle of co-operation and recognition of legal, just, civil government. In today's terms, it would be like Texas or American Conservatives and Christians rebelling against our Leftest political and bureaucratic rulers in Washington D.C. who violate our National, Constitutional Law and seek to subjugate and enslave us. If there was justification for the American Revolutionary War, which won our freedom, including freedom of religion, then there might also be justification for another Revolution against another tyrant, or Socialistic, or Communistic dictatorship arising in Washington D.C. It happened to the Colonists and dozens of nations since then. Let me be clear; I am not proposing one, but that time could come when revolution is preferable to slavery under a dictatorial government .... into which direction we are now headed. The American News Media lauds and justifies the American Revolution and vilifies the English King, but also Lauds the villainous tactics of our now increasingly dictatorial Government and vilifies those who stand against losing our freedoms. This kind of double standard has become the daily diet of those who follow the major "news" media. "As for me, give me liberty or give me death". Those were the words of a "Colonist" planter, attorney and politician named Patrick Henry just before the Revolutionary War. Many other freedom loving Americans felt the same way and took up arms against their tyrannical King. They called themselves Minute Men and Sons of Liberty and went to war for freedom.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights, U.S, Constitution.
The word Militia , according to
Congress FOR the 2nd Amendment