by Al Benson Jr.
When Obama was in office the Second Amendment was under constant assault. The False Flag shootings were, so it seemed, happening every other week and Obama would have gutted the Second Amendment had he been able to get the votes in Congress.
Now it seems that, in the wake of these recent shootings, Congress is more than willing to give Obama what he wanted while he was in office, and it also seems that Donald Trump is willing to help them do that. We all thought the Second Amendment was safe, at least while Trump was in office. Guess we should have known better. For all his pro-Second Amendment rhetoric, Trump seems willing to start gnawing at the bones that will eventually render the Second Amendment null and void. All it took was a little pressure from the radical Leftists and he caved.
There should be a lesson for us here. There ain’t too many of the folks in Washington you can really trust, no matter what they say. In fact you can probably count those you can really trust on the fingers of one hand (and maybe have a finger or two left over).
Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote on http://www.lewrockwell.com on August 8th that “The Supreme Court has twice ruled in the past 11 years that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual pre-political liberty. That is the highest category of liberty recognized in the law. It is akin to the freedoms of thought, speech, and personality. That means that the court has recognized that the framers did not bestow this right upon us. Rather, they recognized its preexistence as an extension of our natural human right to self-defense and they forbade government–state and federal–from infringing upon it.”
In regard to Red Flag laws, Judge Napolitano noted: “The president also offered his support for “red flag” laws. These horrific statutes permit police or courts to seize guns from those deemed dangerous. Red flag laws are unconstitutional…In America we do not punish a person or deprive anyone of liberty on the basis of a fear of what the person might do. When the Soviets used psychiatric testimony to predict criminal behavior, President Ronald Reagan condemned it. Now the president wants it here.” Apparently what was once good for the Communists is now good for us. These is a lesson for us there, too. Maybe we need to wake up and smell the coffee!
There was also an article on LewRockwell for 8/9, by Adam Palmer, and he noted, quite accurately, the following: “For those that believe Red Flag laws are ‘reasonable’ it is important to know that, once given power, those who receive it never give it back. Even more so, they use the power they have gained to eliminate any opposition to their rule. If Red Flag laws are put in place today, the “red flags” may be threatening language. Tomorrow, they may be racism. Next week they may be political disagreements. In a month they may be any arguments at all. Next month, who knows? The goal posts are always moving…In a system of tyranny, the definition of dissent is always changing. And “…the people who are reporting your posts and pages on Facebook today will be the same people reporting you to the police tomorrow.”
This is something that people, especially Christian people, need to be aware of and sensitive to. Christians, especially Christian and Southern patriots are now under attack as never before in our lifetime, and I am afraid the days ahead will not be pleasant.