Please read the article below about Thomas Jefferson and
t-h-i-n-k about each word and sentence, as you read it.
Please note Jefferson's comments regarding man's right to
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of
arms." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the
right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against
tyranny in government."
-- Thomas Jefferson
The thing to think about is how should we apply Jefferson's
words of wisdom in today's modern world? Today, some people believe that no
civilian needs access to assault weapons and therefore they should be banned,
by law. These liberal minded, anti-gun folks try to make an argument that says
that our 2nd Amendment means that citizens can own a hunting rifle. That's
absurd, convenient interpretation, bereft of any logic or intelligence!!!!! Think
about it. When Jefferson made his statements there were no assault weapons but
his statement applied to freedom......period. He did not qualify between a
rifle and a hand gun or a bow and arrow. Some weapons of his day were more
lethal and more efficient than others. Jefferson did not say this weapon is
allowed and that weapon is not. He did not say that because that would have
been foolish to say back then and it is foolish to say now. Jefferson's point
was that the citizenry should be allowed to be armed just like the government
so that no government could ever over power the citizenry through tyrannical
actions. *(Note: For the Liberal Democrat, non-thinking, talking heads out
there.........I'm not advocating nuclear weapons for the citizenry)
In today's modern world the same sentiment should hold. It
is all relative. If the government has assault weapons, then what good is it
for the citizenry to only be allowed to possess lesser firepower? That would be
an invitation to tyranny and it would not be aligned with the intention of the
2nd Amendment, which was to allow citizens to be armed to defend themselves
against tyranny of government. More importantly, as it turns out today, we also
need to allow citizens to bear arms that are equal to the arms that the
criminals and evil-doers in our society might possess. Therefore, any attempt
to water down or lessen the fire-power of the citizenry would be to relegate
our 2nd Amendment to hollow words, without meaning or intent. Our 2nd Amendment
is intended to protect the citizen against tyranny of government (and, if I
might add, to protect the citizenry against any criminal element in the
society). Therefore, our citizenry needs to be allowed to possess equal
firepower to the government and the criminals.
Folks, in the heat of news like the Aurora Massacre the
anti-gun lobby in Washington seizes the opportunity to nibble away again and
again at our Constitutional rights to bear arms. They flood the airways with
kum-ba-ya rhetoric that presents the shocked and saddened populace with false
dilemmas and false choices, all intended to infringe upon our freedom to bear
arms. Assault weapons are not our problem. Good, honest, law-a-biding citizens
do not misuse assault weapons to kill cops or massacre fellow citizens. These
politicians are once again exercising the slight of hand that is inherent with
their profession. They focus us on guns while the real root cause problems are
the parents, the schools, the teachers, the penal system, Hollywood, video
games, music, TV, the criminality of our leadership in Congress and the
Administration, the actions by liberal government to drive God out of our
schools and our daily lives, the
divisiveness and hopelessness driven by our leadership in Washington, the
insanity of the world around us and the worsening of that world without the
leadership of a country like America to guide it and stabilize it, etc. But you
know, all the aforementioned vote. Guns do not vote. So, the bums in Washington
blame the guns. It's a lot easier than blaming the voters (parents, teachers,
coaches, actors, producers), and sincerely attempting to resolve root causes
and focus on the morality of our society and our world.
Join the NRA and fight EVERY attempt by government to
control our guns and/or to infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights or to
reinterpret our 2nd Amendment rights.
Throw the bums out!
Wonderful History Lesson
amazing. There are two parts. Be sure to read the 2nd part (in RED).
Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and
began studying under his cousin's tutor.
studied Latin, Greek and French.
studied classical literature and additional languages.
entered the College of William and Mary.
studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
started his own law practice.
At 25, was
elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British
America” and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was
a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
wrote the Declaration of Independence.
took three years to revise Virginia 's
legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious
At 36, was
elected the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry.
served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was
the American minister to France , and
negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin
and John Adams.
served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
served as Vice President and was elected president of the American
At 55, drafted the Kentucky
Resolutions, and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was
elected the third president of the United States .
obtained the Louisiana Purchase ,
doubling the nation's size.
At 61, was
elected to a second term as President.
retired to Monticello .
helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia , and served as its first president.
died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence,
along with John Adams
Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at
government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the
nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand
today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past
to lead us in the future:
Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in
the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the
assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House
with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as
corrupt as Europe ." -- Thomas Jefferson
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to
work and give to those who would not."
is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle
which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."
predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from
wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of
them." -- Thomas Jefferson
reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much
government." -- Thomas Jefferson
free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Thomas Jefferson
strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is,
as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots
and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson
compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than
American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their
currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations
that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property -
until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers