Libation # 216
George Mason
America Under Attack   
"To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
 George Mason, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
America is under attack by radical Islamists. They have clearly stated their intentions and their strategy. They encourage individuals to act at random and attack soft targets where they suspect people are unarmed. Many law enforcement professionals have advised the public to be armed because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Yet, when American is under attack by radical Islamic terror, the left-wing socialists in our government want to disarm us, in direct conflict with the Supreme Law of the Land-The US Constitution. The Second Amendment says:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

What part of "shall not be infringed"  is so difficult to understand? George Mason, co-author of the Second Amendment said:

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

St. George Tucker, a Revolutionary War officer and legal scholar said:

"The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever ... the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." *

America is under attack by radical Islamists. This is very serious but it is something that this nation can resist and defeat. What is more serious is the attack on our freedom from those in our own government. America is under attack and our President wants to disarm us? Seriously? This is the battle for liberty that we must fight, not with bullets, but with ballots.
* St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, appendix
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