“On every question of construction (of the Constitution), let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit of the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
Clearly among too many politicians, arrogant academia, and New York State itself, there is an awful lot of “squeezing” going on! The intoxication of gun controls has been adopted as the preferred narcotic to disenfranchise the People their Right to defend themselves.
Over the decades it has been repetition ad nauseum. Like cocaine, there is never too much control, and never so little reflection to the very reason the Second Amendment was placed as an essential human Right to secure a Free society.
This Right is stated as follows:
“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.”
The word “infringe” can be substituted by “transgress, violate, breach, wander, offend, etc.” Only the politically corrupt or the intellectually dishonest would choose to transgress this Right.
We the people of Otsego County have had enough of this blatant hypocrisy of those in office who “swore” an oath to protect the Constitution, and those who feign wisdom, but yet avoid true analysis.
Recognizing the intellectually shallow arguments among those who are opposed to this Right are ridiculous. For example, if gun control makes people safer, explain why the vast majority, and most bloody, of shootings primarily occur in “no gun zones.” Or, if supporting the 2A is akin to supporting a “gun culture,” explain how spikes in gun violence are skyrocketing in cities who are virtually entirely run uncontested by gun-hating Democrats over decades?
To quote Thomas Paine, “the balance of power is the scale of peace.” This is the foundation for the Second Amendment and therefore is absolutely necessary. This fact can be revealed simply by observing the reality that a miscreant would think twice before attacking a person if that person could reasonably be also armed.
America today has spiraled into violence. Not by supporters of the Constitution, but rather by those bent to destroy it. Blood will be, and is, upon the hands to those who strive to eliminate the people from defending themselves.
I am proud to be among a fantastic team of the Otsego 2AS grassroots organization. Indeed, we have thousands of signatures soon to be formally presented. We adhere to the Constitution with both reverence and understanding. We believe the Constitution is in dire need of both protecting and defending; a sanctuary for an enduring free society.
Likewise, to those who have been elected to political office in Otsego County, we expect you to abide by your oath of office. Each of you have sworn an oath to protect the Constitution. That means that those laws, personal beliefs or beliefs of certain misguided constituents to which are each repugnant to the Constitution, you have sworn the unenviable duty to deny and reject. That is the essence to why an oath
Therefore, if one has neither the courage nor the scruples to stand upon their sworn oath, he/she has no business participating in a Constitutional Representative Republic!