Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DON'T PASS IT ON!

I do not know how many times I've gotten this email:

Attorney General Holder says, "WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO POSSESS GUNS."

TAKES 10 SECONDS ... DO IT AND PASS IT ON.
Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time, so USA today is running another one...Vote now...
Attorney General Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. Then pass the link on to all the pro-gun folks you know. Hopefully these results will be published later this month. This upcoming year will become critical for gun owners with the Supreme Court's accepting the District of Columbia case against the right for individuals to bear arms.
Here's what you need to do:

First
- vote.
Second- launch it to other folks, then we will see if the results get published.
Click to vote:
USATODAY.com

Screen shot of the flash poll


The correct answer is NO. The Second Amendment does NOT give individuals the right to bear arms. The entire Bill of Rights enumerates our natural God given rights that the government cannot infringe upon. The BOR does not GIVE any rights at all, because this puts the power of handing out rights in the hands of government, something that appalled the founding fathers. Which is why the BOR was written the way it was.

That is why that poll pissed me off and still does. Any Amendment that covers a right GIVEN by the government can be taken away by the government. Rights we already have and do not depend on government largess cannot.

Apparently this means 97% of Americans who voted in this poll are woefully ignorant of our Constitutional Rights. Voting yes actually means you think the government has the power to take your rights away as well as hand them out. Of course, our current government thinks it has that sort of power right now anyways (and I'm speaking in bipartisan terms - Obama ain't the first). Either the folks at USA Today are also ignorant, or they're laughing up their sleeves at everyone who voted.

So go ahead, vote yes. Prove you are an ignorant fool who can be bamboozled by a simple question about something we as citizens should know by heart.

5 comments:

lisa said...

Hmmm, very well said.

Earl said...

They don't realize that the People make governments and unmake them, but governments don't make the People. Really. We have been too relaxed.

Bob said...

Beautifully written!

Anonymous said...

Umm, no.

Let's be precise with your own words:

"Voting yes actually means you think the government has the power to take your rights away as well as hand them out."

Thinking the government HAS the power or SHOULD have the power are two different things.

No one on that side of the argument thinks the government SHOULD have the power; they are all afraid the government is going to violate Americans' BOR by asserting that power.

And as you your self admit, the current administration, as many previously, continually assert more and more power over individuals, regardless of our constitutional rights.

It's a question of semantics, IMHO, but the gist of the poll doesn't change.

Jeffro said...

Yes it does. The Second Amendment does not GIVE individuals the right to bear arms. That is a natural, God given right. There is a difference.

The question is if the 2nd gives the right. None of the BOR give anything, since we already had it and the purpose of the amendments is to outline what the government may not do.