The Right To Liberty

The 1st Amendment of the Constitution reads:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.

The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution states:

“Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.

In addition to the 2A, which is our focus on this website, our founding fathers had the foresight to guarantee additional rights. WE THE PEOPLE have the right to PEACEFULLY assemble to protest anything we PERCEIVE the government is doing wrong. Whether they (the elected representatives of our government), like it or not.  Whether they want us to, or not. Whether they like the message, or not. Whether the PRESS likes it or not.

TN Quarantine Protests

 

Perhaps, even more, concerning than being “told” we can NOT assemble is this:

Connecticut using drones…

This is a CLEAR violation of the 4th Amendment.  Yes, you give up CERTAIN rights when you wander out in public. Your picture being taken for one. This goes WAY beyond a simple photo. Having your Temperature, Heart Rate, and Cough monitored and documented WITHOUT Consent is a search and seizure. If having your bodily functions monitored WITHOUT your consent doesn’t violate an unreasonable seizure, I don’t know what does.

 

 

 

 

Are we being tested under the guise of “protection”? Our ELECTED Representatives are OPENLY violating our Constitutional rights and liberties. Are they testing to see how many liberties they can take from us before we PEACEFULLY start protesting? How deep of a tear will they make in our Constitution before we take a UNITED stand to stop them?

I don’t have the answers. I know the Corvid-19 virus IS real and it IS taking lives. My heart breaks for those that have lost loved ones and those sick. I also know that we can NOT continue to allow the open and overt removal of our liberties and the Constitution to continue.

The peaceful assemblies taking place are NOT large enough to send a LOUD enough message. There should be THOUSANDS of people at every rally location. Wear a MASK if you feel safer by doing so. YES, socially distance, but get OUT from behind your keyboard! Send those emails, make those phone calls, but unless you fall into a risk category you SHOULD and NEED to be out getting your objections heard.

It’s time to start taking a stand to protect YOUR Rights and Liberties. The rights of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Once our liberties are gone, they will be GONE forever. Is that what you want? It’s time to make a choice. You either stand up, speak up and PEACEFULLY assemble or you sit behind your keyboard and become a citizen of a Socialist country.

 

Pictures courtesy of Jessica Phillips-Brezinican 

Shall We Never Know – The Day That Liberty Dies

The most important documents composed in our countries history was that of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence that not only set the stage for our new nation as one of hope and freedoms, but was meant to protect our country from a tyrant government in which the founders had escaped.  It was these same documents that guided our countries formation of the new Republic that set us apart from other nations as one of Freedom and Liberty and Justice for all mankind.  These same documents and ideologies have stood the test of time for over 240 years and must be preserved. 

Many fled to the new country to escape religious persecution and the dictatorship under the British Parliament.  The British; however, were unwilling to allow the new county to break free.  The British attempted to enact unjust taxation and lead to the Boson Tea party in order to maintain control of the new country.  Shortly after the British made an attempt to confiscate weapons in order to gain power and control the new world.  The actions of the British lead to the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) in which our founding fathers and settlers fought for their independence for nearly 8 years and many lives were lost for our freedom.  On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was written as our new nation

declared independence and sent a message to the British Parliament that we would not be under their rule or submit to their demands.   On September 3, 1787 the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and we became free of the British Rule.  Our founding fathers then officially formed the new nation under the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787, which became the laws in which the Supreme Court of the land is to govern.   Yet our founding fathers saw the need to protect certain inalienable rights of all men and to prevent such infringements, and to protect the citizens of the United States of America against a corrupt government.  After long debate, Amendments to the Constitution were ratified December 15, 1791, and these Amendments were called The Bill of Rights.

The 2nd Amendment and perhaps the most important was one that was meant to ensure such inalienable rights and gave “We The People” the right to bear arms to overthrow a corrupt government should they overextend their power upon the people.  Our forefathers knew too well the importance of preventing corruption as they had escaped under the British Parliament and wanted to prevent future attacks on these rights by the government.  The 2nd Amendment was therefore meant to keep government from acts that were against the people of this great nation.

Sadly, our nation has slowly veered from the freedoms that we were once founded upon.  Slowly our government has gained more and more power over the citizens and enacted laws that infringe upon the inalienable rights that our forefathers so wanted to protect.  We cannot allow our Republic to die.

What our country faces now it not just an attack on the 2nd Amendment, but an attack on our founding, our rights and liberties, and the ideology of a free nation that will forever erase our Republic.   We cannot afford to ignore or take the treats lightly, but must work diligently in unity to protect it for future generations.  We can no long rely upon others to fight for our freedoms.  The responsibility to preserve the freedoms and liberties of this country that we have taken for granted are now ours.  Therefore, we must encourage one another to stand and to fight the good fight and to stand in the gap for all future generations to come lest we are willing to ignore such threats on our Republic and watch as our liberty slowly dies.  Our rights and freedoms and our future as American’s depend upon all of us.

https://www.academia.edu/10621580/How_the_British_Gun_Control_Program_Precipitated_the_American_Revolution