In response to the 2nd Amendment sanctuary resolution found in the Williamsburg Gazette.
In response to Dr. Jeffery Fiske's opinion as found in the Williamsburg Gazette some months ago. Dr. Fiske had written about the reasons why the 2nd Amendment should be altered or removed. I had offered discourse. Being of the thought every opinion published requires respect for our fair and most honorable local Gazette, I would like to offer discourse to Dr. Jeffery Fiske at el. I will provide my dissertation in the same writing length as Dr. Jeffery Fiske, as this topic does not bear witness to 250 words or less. We will attempt to offer an argument for the 2nd Amendment concerning all within these writings.
To proceed, let us start with the Declaration of Independence (DOI) words and end with nature's first right to self-defense. My dear fellow citizens bear witness to the following terms found in the (DOI). "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness."
It is the right of the people to alter or abolish government and institute a new government. We might do so if our safety and happiness were to be subjected to authoritarian rule. Examples of authoritarian rule: Socialist Democracy, communism, and tyranny.
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
A long-established government in the United States of America is a republic form of governance. What this means is a cause originating or having an effect outside an entity. When a group of people within our government decides to promote socialist democracy in place of a republic, we should have cause for concern for our happiness and safety. Our forefathers warned us not to change for light and transient causes.
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Despotism can be defined as the exercise of absolute power, especially cruelly and oppressively. Usurpation can be described as a means of taking someone's power or property by force. If this were to happen to our republic, or I believe if we the people were to witness abuses, usurpations, and despotism, then we the people have the right to throw off such government and or attempted takeover of our republic—examples of an attempted takeover of power and an attempt to take one's property by force.
1. ACA healthcare, free college tuition, all of the carrots they now dangle before you take ownership from citizens by force to give to others without the owner's permission.
2. The New Green Deal: If implemented by socialist democrats will force you to a standard of living without your consent. Will take from you, your property, and power to pursue happiness and safety within the dictates of your own reason.
"Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all directly objectifying the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world." Let us here offer our facts of Tyranny if Socialist Democrats take power. In the interest of space, I will provide four.
1. The New Green Deal: If implemented by socialist democrats will force you to a standard of living without your consent. Will take from you, your property, and power to pursue happiness and safety within the dictates of your own reason.
2. Abolishing of the electoral college. This right and protection afforded, we the people, should be held close and safe to our bosom. For if we allow a socialist type of government to take from us this right, we have the right to make back this ethical and proper principle by force and as needed.
3. Reparations for the Black community. Socialist Democrats have offered another carrot for consumption, albeit empty of calories. This is another example of the use of tyrannized authority to take from one without permission and give another, undeservingly mind you, for nothing more than the vote's premise. In other words, the socialist democrat is trying to buy an election with those who possess citizen achievements.
4. The disposition of the 2nd Amendment. If the citizen's right to nature's first law of self-defense is in some manner, abolished, severely restricted, or mandatory gun confiscation, we the people have every right to throw the government off. Let us be mindful of how the 2nd Amendment is interpreted by Democrats hell-bent on taking your rights.
Democrats are all about ignoring laws. Let us explore why this is a true statement. As we all know, federal immigration and federal drug laws have been dismissed in many states. For a county to ignore a state law pertaining to the right of a (1) well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, (2) the right to keep and bear arms, (3) shall not be infringed. If hypocrisy is something democrats do not value or consider an immoral act, then this idea of infringing on a publics' right to keep and bear arms might be of value to them. Created in 1789 and ratified in 1791, our US constitutional language and grammar reflect the use of commas to list three separate rights as listed above. One of which is "shall not be infringed." It was indeed proper and common to utilize run-on sentences in this time period where independent thoughts were linked together by commas. It is indeed appropriate to understand that one cannot apply today's grammar to yesterday's grammar to interpret meaning. This is where the democrats fail, or in my opinion, hide their true objective of complete power. We only need to look south, our neighbor Venezuela, to understand what happens when guns are confiscated by the government.
In fact, it is our right per the US constitution to determine the individual's fate and pursuit of happiness. It is our right to expect reasonable safety. It is the citizen's right to protect our republic and protect the United States Constitution and its Amendments. Per the (DOI), our duty is to cast off those who want only to take from us without our permission. We must provide guards for the security of our republic, our pursuit of happiness, and our safety. We, the people, have the right to cast off by force and, as needed, a socialist, communist, or tyrannical form of government.
We seem to be circling around to the very tyrannical government we cast off in 1775. Our (DOI offers a glimpse into why we had cast off the last oppressive government and created a republic dependent on our Constitution. Will we have to cast off a government again? Let's hope not.
Dr. Fiske writes, "with the advent of professional law enforcement, the need for the 2nd Amendment is no longer needed. This is a false statement. Dr. Fiske writes the second Amendment was written for citizens who live remotely. This, too, is a misconception. The police can never be there to protect you at all times, and it does not matter if you live in a city or are remote. Every citizen has the right to nature's first right of self-defense and the Second Amendment gives you that right. In District of Columbia vs. Heller, the Supreme court ruled that a federal handgun ban violates the Second Amendment. In McDonald v. Chicago, the justices held that state and local governments also could not prohibit handguns. These decisions debunk the idea of remote only.
I offer the following for consideration: The 2nd Amendment and why it is essential to our pursuit of happiness and safety. Our forefathers wrote the Declaration of Independence and listed the reasons and grievances against England's King. During the revolutionary war, ordinary citizens took up arms against a tyrannical government. Lives were lost, and freedoms were won. We were an armed citizenry willing to fight for our beliefs. Without weapons, we would have had no recourse but to be subjected to King's rule. When our forefathers wrote the Second Amendment, they kept in mind the first law, nature's right to self-defense. I think we are again at this critical moment in history, where we may have to decide to fight a tyrannical government should socialist democrats take control of our government and enforce the listed grievances at el.
Hunting: Yes, my board of supervisors, we the people, use AR15s for hunting. As a matter of fact, and if you choose to explore, you will find the VA game regulations, as they pertain to hunting rifles in Virginia, allow the AR15 as long as the projectile's caliber is greater than .223. The AR15 is nothing more than a platform whereby .308, ACC 300 blackout, Grendel et al. are built for hunting. The AR15 is not an assault weapon per definition, and as a matter of fact, it is b VA hunting rifle. By definition, deer, coyotes, and feral pig hunting are the most popular use.
In closing, let's examine gun violence statistically and not in a manner of creating laws that take from you your first right, a natural defense. While my numbers are true and accurate, for the sake of simplicity, I offer the following. Violence against your fellow man is a despicable act. Yet all through time, violence, war, murder, etc., has and will be a part of human culture. Is gun violence a crime worthy of the alternation of man's right to nature's first right of self-defense? I say no, to take from me what God has given me, where good shall always prevail over evil is the true crime. According to pew research, In 2017, 39,773 people died from gun-related injuries. 23,854 were suicides, 486 were unintentional, 553 involved police informants, 338 were undetermined circumstances. In 2017, 14,542 were murders in a country with 330,000,000 people. Simple math: 14,542 / 330,000,000 * (100) = .00044% chance you might get shot with a gun and this statistic does not allow for multiple people killed by one person, (.00044% chance). You can find my reference at pew research.org. Nearly 1.25 million people die in car crashes each year, an average of 3200 a day. 250,000 people die every year from medical errors, 70,237 people died from drug overdoses per year. According to the FBI, more people are killed with knives, hammers, clubs, and even feet than rifles. Yes, even rifles, including the AR15 style rifle. Rifle deaths in America according to Statista.com 2018; 297 people.
I ask that we fight the Democrats on every level; this incessant need to take from me my right to nature's first right of self-defense. Create a 2nd amendment sanctuary, and if I choose to use a rifle to defend my family, that is my right and not your right to take away. Please do not turn our police department into a militant force going door to door, confiscating our freedom, rights, and guns. Not even John McGlennon, government professor of William and Mary, hiding behind his locked doors and tall walls, will ever be able to argue against the Declaration of Independence, our founding father's intent of the bill of rights, and our US constitution. (See how I used the comma there?) If John ever inclines to debate, I stand ever ready to debate this issue if John finds himself brave enough to stand against a righteous God who has given us nature's first right to self-defense.