by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
I hate to say this, but it is beginning to look like, when push comes to shove, the Donald Trump support for the Second Amendment is starting to resemble the Platte River in Nebraska–“a mile wide and an inch deep.” Mr. Trump seems about to collapse on every Second Amendment issue now coming up and the socialists in government are just loving him for every minute of it. They are hoping to get the gun control under Trump that even eluded them while their Marxist-in-Chief, Obama sat on the throne.
A headline on Breitbart for Wednesday, February 28th said: “President Donald Trump embraced Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) gun control bill but rejected Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) push for national reciprocity during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.”
The revealing part of the article was this: “The Manchin/Toomey gun control bill is the same universal background check legislation supported by Barack Obama in the wake of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. It is the very bill that was defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate on April 17, 2013.”
So Trump is now endorsing a gun control bill that was embraced by Barack Obama. Maybe we should rename it The Obama/Trump Gun Control bill of 2018 because it now seems that Trump the nationalist is willing to support the same thing as Obama the Marxist.
Does anyone see anything wrong with this picture, or is it just me?
And, according to http://freebeacon.com “Major gun-control groups on Thursday heaped praise on President Donald Trump for his advocacy for new gun-control laws during a televised meeting with top lawmakers…Trump advocated for adding proposals like extending FBI background checks to used gun sales between private parties, a ban on gun ownership for those under 21–especially ownership of assault weapons–to a bipartisan proposal to improve the current background check system. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said they were happy with Trump’s performance at the meeting.” They just oohed and aahed at Trump’s “full-throated support of gun violence prevention laws today,…”
Whether Mr. Trump realizes it or not, he is now supporting fully the means that will lead to registering everyone’s firearms of any sort with the federal government, which will lead to eventual confiscation of all guns. He is setting us on the path to eventual confiscation that Comrade Obama could only dream about! You have to wonder if he knows what he is doing. I hope not, but he’s going to do it anyway.
The Deep State and the Far Left have finally give us enough false flag shootings that they’ve gotten to Mr. Trump and he is willing to go along with whatever garbage they throw at him, supposedly to save lives.
Just think of how many lives can be saved when the feds have all the guns and they can just haul us off to the FEMA camps and not have to worry about resistance. The country will be one giant gun-free zone and if you think that will stop the killings I have a bridge in the desert in Arizona I’d love to sell you!
You have to wonder what happened to Trump on this issue. Something did. This is not the same man that spoke to CPAC a couple weeks ago and pledged to defend the Second Amendment–this is a man willing to toss all that away for the praise of the socialist gun-grabbers–so something has happened to him since that speech. We can speculate just what, but that seems an exercise in futility. Better we should spend our time contacting our senators and representatives and tell them to vote against any new gun control measures that come up and if they won’t then we better find someplace else to cast our votes.
Can anyone spell S E L L O U T ???
Just remember one thing–without the Second Amendment you have no way of protecting the other 9!
Update: According to http://www.washingtonexaminer.com “Rand Paul…introduced legislation on Thursday that would repeal a 1990 law banning guns from school zones…Paul’s bill would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones act of 1990 and all amendments to that law.” If this bill makes it out of committee and gets passed it will be interesting to see what Mr. Trump will do with it. My first thought is, now that he has been turned, he will find some plausible reason to veto it. From tidbits I heard on the internet today it seems that in some way, Trump has now been compromised and may have to do what the gun grabbers want of him or they will find a way to expose whatever it is they seem to have on him. I hope I am in error, but this is how it looks at this point.
The 2nd Amendment, 5th Amendment, 9th Amendment, and 10th Amendment Rights and Powers
Our Founding Fathers feared a too large central government and standing army controlled by a central government. The Founders had experienced tyrannical government behavior by Great Britain’s monarchical government since the founding and charter of The Thirteen Colonies of North America: The Virginia Colonies chartered 1606. The “American War Of Independence” occurred because Great Britain’s Parliament and the King refused to allow representation in their Parliament of North American colonists. Further, the colonists grew tired and angry of Great Britain’s “taxation without Representation” by the unaccountable British Parliament. And the spark that ignited The War in 1775 was the British King’s order to his British Red Coat military troops, stationed in The Colonies, to march on towns and villages and confiscate their “Arms”, ammunition and arrest their town leaders… That’s why our Founders included the 2nd Amendment in our U.S. Constitution. We know how that attempt to confiscate American’s guns turned out… And, we know what happens when government attempts and does go around our Constitution and Congress to create unconstitutional laws…
The 2nd Amendment, of the Bill of Rights of individual citizens, reads in part, “…the right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.” Shall not be infringed means the Government shall not interfere in an individual U.S. citizen’s choice of Arms and their Right to Keep and Bear their ARMS as he or she saw fit–PERIOD!
Plus, “…the 5th Amendment adds, ‘no one shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” Firearms, i.e. called “Arms” in the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights of individual Americans are indeed individual American’s “property”!
Article [V] (Amendment 5 – Rights of Persons)
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
The Founders feared a repeat by their new United States central government. They feared the new government might go rogue, rebel and take over the new constitutionally guaranteed republican form of government and sit a despotism form of government in the new United States. That’s why the Founders created a Constitution of limited delegated powers for the new Government with all eventualities not enumerated in the Constitution defaulting to the State(s) and People in the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution… Our Founder’s 2nd Amendment and 5th Amendment were intentional and explicitly included to provide the People with the means of separating from a tyrannical government in the future…
The 9th Amendment speaks to unenumerated powers of Government when it says, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
The 10th Amendment says, “THE POWERS NOT DELEGATED TO THE UNITED STATES (Government) by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are RESERVED to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Confused? Here’s the point. All Amendments of the Bill of Rights are interlocking and relative to Government’s intentional limited powers and the extensive rights and powers of States and People’s Rights and Powers…
The 5th Amendment established that no individual citizen can be deprived of life, liberty or property without due, legal, process of law. Our foundation base for all of our U.S. laws is the Constitution, including its Bill of Rights of individual citizens.
Now the kicker, “Arms” as used in the 2nd Amendment are “property” and protected in the 5th Amendment, plus the 2nd Amendment established that the people have the right to keep and bear Arms and shall NOT be infringed upon by the Government. That’s two no-nos against the Government, but that’s not all… The Central/Federal Government was intended to be a limited government of delegated and enumerated powers and no rights. The Government has no rights or powers relative to the Bill of Rights of individual citizens, the first ten Amendments of the Constitution, However there is a remedy for any contingency where there is no power granted to the Government to adjudicate issues which are not enumerated in the Constitution. That remedy is the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Bill of Rights of the U. S. Constitution! The 9th and 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights reads as follows, Amendment 9 – Unenumerated Rights: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others (RIGHTS) retained by the People.
Amendment 10 – Reserved Powers by The States and People: The powers NOT delegated to the United States Government by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. What does that mean that is relative to Amendments 2 and 5?
The powers delegated to the Government are “enumerated” (listed) in the U. S. Constitution, not in the Bill of Rights of individual citizens. The 9th Amendment deals with those powers NOT enumerated in the Constitution! The powers and rights not specifically enumerated in the Constitution and delegated to the Government are powers and rights retained by the States and People. The U.S. Government acts in bad behavior when it does anything with a case that the power to decide it is not enumerated and delegated to the Government in the Constitution. Those unenumerated cases are cases to be adjudicated by State courts and/or the citizens of the States…the U. S. Government has no constitutional power or right to simply usurp Rights and Powers retained or adjudicated to the States or People. The Central/Federal Government is expected to refer such unenumerated cases in the Constitution to the State or States and the People…
This time it got up. That’s good.
As the left likes to say, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Let’s all take a good, long, hard look at who supports this garbage and who doesn’t. As Tracy Lawrence would say “You’ll find out who your friends are.”