American parents have been complaining about the education system here in the U.S. for years. Some parents complain about some school districts’ difficulties in teaching reading to students. Other parents feel that the school system fails to educate their children in a way that helps that child to grow up to be employable once they are out of school. Still other parents are concerned about peer pressure and other negative influences in school.
But we’re not going to talk about any of those concerns today. We’re going to talk about a specific failure in many school systems today: civics.
Yes, civics. That class that teaches how our government, economy, and society work (or, at least, should work).
You can see the failure to teach this subject with any kind of objectivity or accuracy by looking at how students approach many issues once they leave school. One easy issue to review is, of course, gun rights. In fact many children have no idea what the Second Amendment is really about.
It’s terrible, really.
So, how can we educate these people? When it comes to the Second Amendment, at least, we can take a short passage from Suzanne Sherman on this issue and have those kids read it. Sherman writes,
Many politicians claim to support the Second Amendment while simultaneously insisting the federal government has the authority to ban “military-style weapons.” These are mutually exclusive positions.
The purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure the people would always have access to “weapons of war.”
Gun control enthusiasts also argue the Second Amendment is not “absolute.” This is absolute nonsense.
The amendment reads, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
If that verbiage is not absolute, I don’t know what is.
The more radical the gun-grabbers call for the Second Amendment to be repealed. It’s a ridiculous goal, and it wouldn’t fundamentally change anything. The Constitution never delegated the power to regulate firearms in the first place; the Second Amendment only reconfirms this pre-existing right and bars the federal government from infringing on it. Accordingly, every federal firearms law, other than those arming militias, is unconstitutional – even without the Second Amendment.
Thomas Jefferson said laws beyond the Constitutional authority are null and void. Thus, the states have an obligation to ignore them and prevent their enforcement – an obligation they refuse to uphold.
There you have it: both the truth of the Second Amendment and the failures of our elected officials to do their jobs.
If elected officials did their sworn duty, then, there would be no Federal restrictions on private gun ownership. Period.
And that’s how it’s supposed to be.
It is important to understand the 2nd Amendment however it is necessary to understand the following:
We (the People) do not have Constitutional Rights. A Constitutional Right is a right given to you by the Constitution or government. That is not the source of our rights and note that We the People wrote the Constitution to limit government not ourselves.
However the most important point that we need to understand about the Bill of Rights is contained in the Preamble to the Bill of Rights that was sent to the State Legislatures for their ratification:
“The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.”
The Bill of Rights does not grant us rights but tells government to keep their hands off. The problem arises when they step on our rights and we do not respond and let them know that is not acceptable.
Original 2nd. Amendment :
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 it really means :
The people being the last line of defence,being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be F*** with in any way .
what the people do not get is the right guaranteed in the constitution and the phase shall not be infringed
What nobody gets is our republic was stolen from us after the war between the states, no it was not a civil war as the entire country was not involved but just the several states not the western territories.
The other thing is Abe Lincoln sold us out after the end of the war between the states to the UK bankers and he and his banker were Rothschild shills. Lincoln bankrupted the country so he had to borrow money for reconstruction and a condition was to convert the republic to a corporation look it up for yourself.
So we are governed by contract law not constitutional law. We also have 2 constitutions the original one and the current one it being illegal as it was not approved in the prescribed was by a constitutional convention etc.
The original required 90% vote to amend-it now only 3/4th`s.
The war was also over high taxation not slavery. Corporations are legal fictions or a dead person or entity not a republic. Too many things to put in here but do your own research and draw your own conclusions.
PS. If you read the 2A the 2 statements are separate one describes a militia the other the right of the people but it is not interpenetrated this way even though it should be.This also holds true for all other articles, each clause is separate from the other.
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