The Rise and Fall of the Second Amendment

The Rise And Fall Of The Second Amendment

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024 – 04:30 AM

Authored by Donald Jeffries via I Protest,

Everyone has undoubtedly heard about the shooting during the Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City.  These victory celebrations always bring the potential for trouble, what with all those young males consuming prodigious amounts of alcohol.  And they draw the worst elements; the seemingly perpetually armed gang-bangers.

The shooting has triggered the yawningly predictable response from the “Woke” crowd.  Which at this point means nearly our entire government and corporate leadership.  One marvels at how many times clueless celebrities can breathlessly tweet out, “We have to do something about this!” or “We are failing the children!”  It’s odd how the inanimate object – the gun – is always the Oswald-style patsy in these incidents.  Often the names of those wielding the inanimate objects for no good are barely mentioned.  Quick; name the Parkland school shooter.  The Pulse gay night club shooter.  It’s the guns, racist!  The tweets in response to this most recent shooting, especially those emanating from the dying embers of Hollywood, are examples of insipid mindlessness.  Digital postcards from the Idiocracy.

The text of the Second Amendment itself reads, “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.”  In my book Crimes and Cover-Ups in American Politics: 1776-1963, I devoted a section to the very clear comments by all the Founders, regarding what the Second Amendment actually meant.  It would have been nice if they’d worded it better, so there wouldn’t be an opening for the usual suspects to interpret it to suit their agendas.  But each and every one of those who ratified it, even the odious, bankers’ stooge Alexander Hamilton, left no doubt in their public comments, that the Bill of Rights protected the individual’s right to keep and bear arms.

It’s ironic that the word “militia” is in there, seeing as how that term has come to be demonized, especially since the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, when Bill Clinton exploited it like a poster child for muscular dystrophy.  All the state controlled media has to do at this point is claim some poor sap was associated with some “militia,” and its de facto evidence of guilt.  Of something.  Anything.  James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution, noted in The Federalist Papers that "a standing army … would be opposed [by] militia."  He wanted State governments to have the ability to “repel the danger" of a federal army.  You know, like the Military Industrial Complex, which he could not have foreseen in his wildest dreams.

Thomas Jefferson in particular was vehemently opposed to a standing federal army.  Like the rest of the Founders, he believed it was the responsibility of a citizens militia of ordinary Americans to defend their state, or in the rarest of circumstances, the entire country from an outside threat.  He also made it clear that an armed citizenry was the best defense against government tyranny.  As president, Jefferson slashed military spending.  He noted, “Standing armies [are] inconsistent with [a people’s] freedom and subversive of their quiet.”  In 1789, the author of the Declaration of Independence wrote, “There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors….  Such an instrument is a standing army."  No wonder he’s now a hopeless dead White “racist.”


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