I get miffed in this gun control fever, even by some 2nd amendment supporters. I suppose it is an insult. Attaching the words common sense to it means nothing to me.
This debate – as they call it – rages on over gun control. But it will never end with the left; and there are no limits.
To be perfectly honest, I’m getting real tired of people or government trying to redefine what our rights are. That is the very heart of the problem.
It cannot be up to the current crop of politicos in office, or the climate in Washington, even who is president, to determine what our rights are.
If it is up to the current political climate, then at one time our rights will be defined one way and under different leadership they will be defined another way. It will go from pandering to our rights to debating how much restrictions or controls they can excerpt over them. I don’t want to live in a country like that. I don’t need a politician sucking up to me about preserving my rights. Or how only he/she will protect my rights.
We hold elections to determine who represents us, not as a referendum on our rights. Those are inalienable rights, so why are some people trying to make them conditional?
I just want them protected, as an obligation of the office they hold. It is not an arbitrary duty but some people make it one. I am not transferring authority over my rights.
On the other hand, I don’t want an endless diatribe on how much you are going to restrict or control my rights — telling us we need a national discussion on my rights. Why should their chief objective be to control, redefine and reinterpret our God-given unalienable rights? I’m sorry, it is beyond insulting and offensive. Don’t do me any favors.
I also don’t want our rights up to redefinition and reinterpretation every couple years. That is usurping them, not preserving and protecting them. It cannot be up to a few people, some politicians, or even a large group like the NRA to solely defend the 2nd amendment. It is ultimately up to the people.
My unalienable rights are not a bargaining chip for elected officials and fundraiser to line their campaign coffers. They swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, not to nullify it. It is a Bill of Rights, not a bill of suggestions.
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