by Lenny Leatherman – President Obama may belittle 2nd Amendment patriots by chiding us for “clinging to our guns and religion”. It’s ok for him to exercise his 1st Amendment right to free speech as long as he doesn’t tamper with our 2nd Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” – a right that “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”.
As Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
Mr. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam – if you can keep it.”
Today I would submit to you that the 2nd Amendment is yours – “If you can keep it”.
I encourage you to read the following by David L. Brown, Ph.D.
In his commentary, Dr. Brown shows that the Bible endorses self-defense. He asks, “Did you know that our Lord instructed his disciples to buy a weapon? Look at Luke 22:36 “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”.
I believe Luke 22:36 clearly justifies the use of offensive weapons since the sword is a weapon of offense designed for one purpose, and that is to kill. If Jesus had been referring to defense, he would have instructed his followers to “sell his garment, and buy a shield”.
Many believe as I, that without the 2nd Amendment, the Constitution would be worthless. It is the glue that binds that magnificant document together. I believe that without the 2nd Amendment, America would more closely resemble the UK than the US. We have clearly drifted far from the Constitution in many respects, but as long as the 2nd Amendment remains unchanged, I believe those who follow in our footsteps can find their way home to a Constitution based government.
The 2nd Amendment is our “insurance policy” ….and we must keep it!