Is 2016 “The Year of the Gun”? [OP-ED]

No_Legislation_Contrary_To_The_Constitution-ValidEditor:  Adherence to the U.S. Constitution is the path to liberty.  Ignore or degrade the place of the Constitution as the foundational LAW OF THE LAND it so invite tyranny.  To vote for candidates who do not even understand Constitutional Principles is to embrace ANARCHY.  

President Obama, still desperate for some kind of “legacy”, has taken his tyrannical arrogance to a new level.

For 2016, he has unilaterally decided that the 2nd Amendment should no longer apply in America.

With a new slate of executive orders, Obama is determined to remove as many guns out of the hands of American people as possible.

Now, all that remains to be seen, is just how far the American people will allow Obama to go with this most recent “Washington freedom grab.”

According to Matt Kibbe in Conservative Review, it is time for the American people to take action:

It’s time to double down in defense of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, in defense of the personal liberties that make our country so extraordinary. So this is my New Year’s Resolution.

I am going to buy a gun.

Maybe this sounds almost trivial coming from a committed libertarian. Big government types love to characterize us small government types as hunkered down in our basements, armed to the teeth, waiting for the End of Days, and clinging to our guns…. Not me. I’ve never felt particularly compelled to own a gun, although I have shot plenty of them over the years.

Now, I feel a responsibility.

I have spent a lifetime learning about, organizing a community around, and mobilizing in defense of, the non-negotiable right of each one of us to be left alone by government; free as long as we don’t hurt other people, or take their stuff. If you’re reading this, you likely have plenty of battle scars and deeply-held commitments just like mine. Together we have done so much in defense of Liberty.

But it’s just not good enough any more. I am particularly worried that we will lose what makes America so exceptional, as politicians grab more of our liberties from us in the name of “security.” Hillary Clinton is going after First Amendment speech and encryption. “Neo-Conservatives” like Senator Lindsey Graham think that the Fourth Amendment is antiquated; that your right to be secure in your person, home, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, no longer applies. Bipartisan congressional collusion has empowered an unaccountable mass surveillance state, and the Legislative Branch has abdicated its responsibility to authorize war, shifting ever more power to the Executive Branch.

And the President of the United States, who swore an oath of office to defend and protect the Constitution, shows open distain for its key provisions protecting our liberties, particularly the Second Amendment. Barack Obama seems to genuinely believe that he can staunch the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism simply by taking away the right of every law-abiding American to own a weapon — the right to defend yourself from attack from those who would want to hurt you and your family.

Kibbe is absolutely right on this.  And, given the ballooning numbers of guns sales in America, apparently millions of U.S. citizens agree with him.

 

 

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TennesseeWatchman.com

 if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.
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