“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”
― James Madison
How much do you really know about how the 2nd Amendment applies to and affects you?
Contrary to recent popular government declarations, the 2nd Amendment was not written to guarantee your right to hunt, but in fact it was written, ratified, and added to the Constitution of the united states of America to “overwhelmingly guarantee” Your Right to Bear Arms by the Founding Fathers.
James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution”, was the principal author of the Constitution. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers.
In the Federalist No. 46 he wrote:
“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.”
– James Madison, Federalist No. 46
You see, the Founding Fathers had already experienced a “Hostile Takeover” of their rights and sovereignty at the hand of the King of Great Britain, which is why they fled Great Britain and established the united states of America and they wanted to see to it that their decendants had the means to prevent that from ever happening to them here in America.
Americans hold a unique “Right to Bear Arms” against an out of control, tyrannical government such as what ours has become in today’s times.
With the second Amendment you not only hold a unique “Right to Bear Arms”, but you also have a duty to learn how to become proficient at the use of said arms and to prepare to defend your Country and your rights against any such tyrannical government should it become necessary to do so after you have run out of peaceful options.
Alexander Hamilton further defined this in the Federalist No. 28:
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons intrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28
And in the Federalist 29, he expanded upon this by writting the following:
“A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, or even a week, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss. It would form an annual deduction from the productive labor of the country, to an amount which, calculating upon the present numbers of the people, would not fall far short of the whole expense of the civil establishments of all the States. To attempt a thing which would abridge the mass of labor and industry to so considerable an extent, would be unwise: and the experiment, if made, could not succeed, because it would not long be endured. Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped; and in order to see that this be not neglected, it will be necessary to assemble them once or twice in the course of a year.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29
He further solidified the reasoning behind the idea of the common citizenry to be “well armed” in the Federalist 29 by writting the following:
“… but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist.”
– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29
I won’t belabor the point much further but suffice it to say, America became the greatest nation in the world because of the people’s right to Liberty and Freedom coupled with their right to defend that freedom with considerable force when necessary against all enemies “Foriegn and Domestic”. Without your right to bear arms, you essentially have no rights at all. In order for a free people to live in a free society, it is also necessary for those people to be willing and able to defend those rights with a force as great or greater in ferocity than any opposing forces from within as well as without…
You can also find out a bit more about your 2nd Amendment right in the following short video from “The Tenth Amendment Center’s” YouTube channel:
To learn and find out more about not only your 2nd Amendment right, but all your Constitutional rights, you can visit the “Federalist Papers Project” website and get a very in-depth education on the Constitution and your rights as an American. I hope you will find this article and the attached resources helpful and that you will choose to share this with as many of your friends and family members as you can. We are living in perilous times and if we are going to overcome the tyrannical powers that are currently opposing us and our freedoms, we must all start rediscovering what America really stands for and take a stand before it is too late…
Live free or die a slave, the choice really is up to you…