The “March for our Lives” speakers kept using the term “weapons of war” as if that somehow makes such weapons exempt from the second amendment. That is wrong. It in fact, only strengthens their protection by the second amendment.
Why do we have a second amendment? Leftists devote a lot of time trying to argue that the second amendment doesn’t apply to this or that. The second amendment only has one purpose: to back up all our other rights. It exists so that so that anyone trying to deny you your rights will be met with force. It exists so that every citizen has the ability to wage war against whatever power tries to deny us our rights. It applies on both an individual level and as a whole. It doesn’t matter if a thief is breaking into your house, a foreign power invading, or God forbid your own government turning against you.
Look at the taliban. We’re still fighting those assholes. The United States Army is the most advanced fighting force in the world, but we’re still fighting them. They’ve got AKs, dirt bikes, and IEDs , and its been tough getting rid of them. If they had no weapons, we could have just marched in there and told them what’s what and to deal with it if they don’t like it. Now, I in no way support the taliban nor sharia law, but it makes my point. If we want to stay free, if we want to keep the boot of those who might oppress us off our neck, we must stay armed. We must have the ability to wage war against them whoever they be.
Here in the USA, We the People are the sovereign. That is, we are the ultimate source of all governing power. Hence the phrase, “Government by consent of the governed.” The founding fathers wanted these citizens armed. The collective term for all these citizens is the “militia.” It includes every able bodied male traditionally, but by modern standards it covers every able bodied adult. Some people have tried to argue that the term militia means the same thing as the military, but they founding father themselves have defined the term militia for us:
“A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” - Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.” - Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1778
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country.” - James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789
We can clearly see that the founding fathers wanted the People to have “weapons of war.” Remember that if anyone ever tries to disarm you.
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