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The Father Of The Constitution On The Second Amendment

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/10/28

James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, is known as “the father of the Constitution” and rightly so, as evidenced by the link. And he said something very important regarding the Second Amendment. That would be the right to keep and bear arms.

What did he say about the Second Amendment? I quoted him earlier on this issue. He said: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” That is a very clear statement. And any who wish to curtail legal rights to keep and bear arms must needs defeat Madison’s words.

Today, not only foreign countries are afraid of law-abiding citizens owning guns, but also a particular segment in the US. And that US segment is wholly the liberal side of things. It is the Democrat Party and liberals in general who don’t want Americans to be armed.

NYC, DC, Chicago are among the most anti-gun cities according to their laws. All owned by Democrats. All going into the social sewer. All in violation of the Constitution. And what about the crime rates and murder rates? Not so good.

Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the US, said “Every generation needs a new revolution” and “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.” Those Jeffersonian quotes go well with another Madison quote: “The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.” (From the above Madison quote.)

The right to keep and bear arms was clearly understood as an individual right by the framers of the Constitution. And the purpose was not for killing Bambi or Thumper, but in keeping the government in line from the threat of overthrowing it by force.

While I do not condone any militant uprising in the populace at this time (I am a firm believer in end-times prophecy, but that’s a different animal entirely), an armed society will indeed stop idiot criminals, as evidenced by my “Go, Granny, Go” article I just recently wrote.

One thing that is interesting, in case any of you missed it: Madison, the Father of the Constitution, equated today’s gun-control liberals with foreign countries who don’t trust their subjects. How does that shoe feel? Good fit?

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