You read that right; Mentally Incompetent Gun Legislators are more dangerous to our society than criminals or mentally incompetents with guns. The folks writing an endless stream of laws intended to save us from ourselves are out of their collective minds. It’s no accident I used the word collective either; transforming America from a constitutional republic into a third world socialist country is the result of collectivism standing on the throat of individual liberty.
We’ve come to expect a total disregard for God given inalienable rights from Democrats as they are nothing more than America’s Socialist Party; but many wolves in sheep’s clothing under the guise of the Republican Party, RINOs, have abandoned individual core values in favor of the collective.
Cleon Skousen warned in his book, The Naked Communist, this would happen as he listed the communist’s goals required to take over America. Here are but a few:
“Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.”
Correct me if I’m mistaken; but are not most, if not all of the listed items being employed at this time in order to dissolve our 2nd Amendment right to own and bear arms?
According to an article appearing on Fox News website, “…South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who on Thursday again expressed his interest in getting the measure passed” in reference to legislation “keeping the mentally ill from owning firearms.”
The problem with ‘making society safe’ via ‘Nanny’ legislation, it ignores the rule of law and eventually destroys the foundations which support the very society which these laws were intended to preserve.
“Graham’s proposal would require that people found mentally incompetent be added to the National Instant Criminal Background System – the database for all new gun sales.
Those added to the list would have to be found incompetent by a federal court or other official body.” (emphasis added)
If a person is found to be of unsound mind and incapable of reasoned thought by a qualified judge then by all means, list that person’s name on the National Instant Criminal Background System; however, and this is a huge however, clear that list of anyone who has been included via any source other than through a final adjudication in a proper court of law.
The National Instant Criminal Background System is currently well suited for corruption and misuse, not much different than the No Fly List which limits individual liberty to move about freely in our society.
The National Instant Criminal Background System, the database for all new gun sales, can be used and is being used in direct violation of individual rights protected by our constitutional form of government. As it stands now, damn near anyone under the broad interpretation of “other official body” can enter an individual’s name effectively reducing these folks to the status, Ward of the State, denying them equal protection and freedom without benefit of the full judiciary processes.
In short America has become a police state, albeit a very comfortable prison in which a wide assortment of creature comforts are available; but a police state none the less where individual rights are removed willy-nilly at the discretion of folks who lack authority, and more so, accountability to We The People.
“During the Senate Judiciary meeting today (March 7, 2013) to markup a potpourri of bills designed to deny the American people their rights under the Second Amendment and disarm them, Senator Dianne Feinstein opposed an amendment to her so-called assault weapons ban legislation that would allow veterans to continue buying firearms the bill would outlaw.
Feinstein basically said all veterans have PTSD and should have their Second Amendment stripped.”
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Thomas Jefferson
If we as a society permit government representatives to violate this premise by introducing or passing legislation which interrupts this important foundation then no individual is protected. At that moment we become subject to the whims of government and its endless bureaucracies, bureaucracies filled with self appointed potentates who lack legitimacy. In short we’ve abandoned the rule of law and introduced chaos.
America has become a police state. Our representative form of government has been replaced with totalitarian elitist organizations with no regard for constitutional restraints written specifically to preserve God given inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“…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.--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 (or - present government) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”
The only proper way to affect change regarding an individual’s 2nd Amendment right to own and bear arms would be to make a Constitutional Amendment altering or dissolving the 2nd Amendment. Congress has been specifically barred from infringing on these rights and any legislation they create regarding bans on invented categories such as ‘assault weapons’ or cosmetic alterations to otherwise lawful weapons is in direct defiance of We The People.
Heaven help us as the time quickly approaches, perhaps is already here, when reason is replaced with total civil unrest and violence. Our foundations are as valid as the day they were written; it’s our leadership which has become corrupt.
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.