Arms secure our liberties

As our elected representatives plot to infringe our inalienable rights, it is important to consider the tyranny that represents.
The Bill of Rights enumerates the inalienable rights endowed by our Creator that the federal government was created to secure. These inalienable rights are superior to every authority of government.
The Second Amendment denies the federal government any authority to infringe the right of the people to keep and bear arms. There are no caveats regarding who can keep and bear or what arms they can keep and bear. The 14th Amendment extends these prohibitions to state and local governments. Article VI of the Constitution demands all U.S. laws and treaties comply with the Constitution.
Therefore, there is no political entity in the U.S. that has any authority to infringe any of these inalienable rights.
Taking it one step further, any federal officer, any member of the military, or any state executive that promotes infringing these inalienable rights suborns the Constitution and thereby necessarily repudiates any authority delegated to them predicated on their compliance with their required solemn oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.” By repudiating their required solemn oath, they necessarily repudiate all authority of their office, making it impossible for them to continue to hold office.
“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear government there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms, is as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

The founders stipulated the right to keep and bear arms is what secures all other liberties. It should be remembered that American citizen-soldiers, using primarily their personal weapons, defeated the most powerful, experienced and well-equipped military of their time in order to secure the liberty that in turn purchased the liberty of all who are free in the world today.

Frank D. Banta, Newnan


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