a : the inhibition of criminal behavior by fear especially of punishment
b : the maintenance of military power for the purpose of discouraging attack
This is Why the 2nd Amendment, the Inalienable Right to Bear Arms, is integral to your Freedom. The 2nd Amendment is simply a recognition of a Right every Human possesses.
incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred
It cannot be taken away, or surrendered by any man.
You have these rights. Those in charge can pretend to take them away, and continue to try to convince you they can, but they are yours and will always be so.
The Founding Fathers understood this and made sure to put them in a place everyone would see them.
Were they Gun Nuts? Did they Hate Kids? Were they just a bunch of Idiots?
Let’s think this through…
Simply put, The Inalienable Right to Defend yourself Deters all manner of bad behavior.
The Right to Bear Arms deters; criminals from breaking into your home, criminals from robbing you on the street, criminals for confiscating your home, criminals from hurting your family, criminals from enslaving you, criminals from oppressing you in every way imaginable.
The ‘compromise’ we have made with those who wish to wield power over us via physical or legal thuggery is deterrence… not prevention. This is because we recognize there must be certain agreements in place to make sure we don’t inadvertently physically infringe on our neighbors individual rights. We call this Government. But our form of Government is designed to be very, very, slow. Our form of Government is designed to promote the solution to our disagreements be found locally and personally by intentionally being slow to respond. It is also designed to recognize our right to defend that which is ours beginning with our lives, our bodies and our property. But most importantly, it is designed to give Individuals every opportunity to resist it.
The tacit acknowledgement of consequences, should enough of us choose to resist our Government, is the only thing standing in the way of our returning to historically ugly types of Rule such as the rest of the world still suffer today.
In the United States bad people, such as racists, thieves or politicians, must think hard before infringing on your Inalienable Right to Live Free.
But it doesn’t mean they won’t try.
That’s the Beauty, the Brilliance…
One doesn’t even have to possess a weapon. The idea that someone around you might be armed is often enough to discourage, or deter, a Bad Actor from Acting Badly.
All of us must start by understanding that the 2nd Right in the Bill of Rights is not only responsible for the very Freedom you enjoy as you read this but assists in protecting it from this point forward. Those who pine for power and want to Force you to do what they think is right without Argument or Recourse wish nothing more than to remove that Right, that Obstacle to their control, from you any way they can.
It’s that simple.
Sadly, our publicly educated Masses have been indoctrinated in Socialism, a sinister governing theory crafted by the 19th Century’s disenfranchised aristocrats, which promises equality with a deadly wink and a nod. Most of us do not consider ourselves Communists/Socialists and if we do its most often because our educators have intentionally hidden the history of this poisonous idea from us. We have been brought up being taught to believe those in positions of power are magically no longer human… Somehow our Politicians, Teachers and Law Enforcement Officers are not fallible, not self-interested, not ignorant or ill educated in any way. We have been programmed to see them as beyond reproach and existing only for the well-being of others. We have been taught that because of this we should obey them without question. We have been convinced that we humans have somehow evolved to a more enlightened existence… even when presented with contrary evidence every waking moment of our lives.
In other words, too many of us have been Fooled, and because of that we are now being employed as Useful Idiots.
It is up to the Few of us left who understand what The United States means to the World to educate our friends and neighbors about American Exceptionalism and why we are the Brightest Beacon of Light for the Global Oppressed. We have to explain the reasons so many of those outside of this great nation founded During the Age of Reason often sacrifice everything to live out their lives here. We have to shout out loud why so many wish to escape to The United States of America… And we must resolutely explain why any effort to reverse our unique course and return to the Oppression, Death, Destruction and Slavery of Mankind which is currently called Socialism must be resisted at every turn.
It is incumbent upon us to communicate how our Bill of Rights in its entirety makes us Great as it accommodates the permanent state of Human imperfection.
We should ask our friends to look around… and have them ask; “Why does no other Country on Earth Dare to recognize the Individual Human Right to such Freedom?”
The answer is historically obvious. Those in power are fully aware that such and acknowledgement would drastically and permanently diminished that power. Those in Control always wish to Remain in Control. Our recognition of our Inalienable Rights by enshrining them in the First 10 Amendments of our Founding Documents was expressly designed to deter such behavior.
We’re Exceptional exactly because we have broken with Man’s long History of Oppression and Slavery. We have broken with the Reign of Kings, Divine Right to Rule and Holy Blood Lines. We have defied thousands of years and thousands of previous governing theories to create a miracle.
It is clear and easy to understand, unless you intentionally choose not to.
In the end…
You can no more ban individual’s weapons than you can ban individual’s speech because both are essential ingredients in the Worlds only recipe for Individual Freedom.
At this time we are seeing both being threatened.