“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.” ~ George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788
Our Founders were perspicacious men. What they established 237 years ago has brought peace and freedom to millions, to the chagrin of Tyrants, Ruling Class wannabes and their ilk of every stripe.
These prescient designers based the founding of the world’s greatest experiment upon immutable principles … not amorphous ideas that change with the shifting winds of man’s whimsy. These precepts, based upon inalienable rights, set the solid, unshakeable foundation that has served our republic well for more than two centuries. This is not to say that these principles have not been challenged … they have … and have stood the test of time and nimrods, since our inception.
The difference between those challenges and today’s is the people. Today they bully their way to grab the narrative … and pretend to use facts, but rather use half truths or lies cloaked as truth, in order to reason with the citizenry.
The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.