Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Politicians Speak Out on the 2nd Amendment

Interview by CuringStupid July 9th, 2013
CS - Interviewer
AH - Alexander Hamilton
GM - George Mason
JM - James Madison
NW - Noah Webster
PH - Patrick Henry
SA - Samuel Adams
TC - Tenche Coxe
TJ - Thomas Jefferson
ZJ - Zacharia Johnson

CS: It has been said by many liberals that the 2nd Amendment was never intended to apply to individuals, but only too organized militias.  Can you elaborate on this?

GM: I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.
SA: That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to ...prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms
AH:  The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
CS: Mr.Hamilton, we have been told by liberals, such as Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi that we do not need high capacity magazines or what they call assault rifles. Do you agree?
AH:  If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government. . .the citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.
CS: So then we should not tolerate the government limiting our 2nd Amendment rights?
JM: "[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

CS:  Mr. Webster you don't have to raise your hand Sir.  Please speak freely.
NW:  "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed...
CS:  It is my understanding that Americans have the right to own any weapon a normal soldier has at their use, such as grenades, anti-tank missiles, and fully automatic weapons.  Do you agree?
TC: Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?. . .Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American...[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
CS:  In principle then, we should have no real limitations on the type of arms we possess, but what can we do if the Congress has sold out to PACS and special interests and ignore the people?

TJ: What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. . .No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
CS:  I appreciate your time Gentlemen.  I would ask that you leave us with your final thoughts on this issue.
PH:  O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people!...

JM:  The right of the people to keep and bear ... arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country
GM: ...to disarm the people - that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

PH:  Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?. . .If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?"
ZJ: The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.
PH: The great object is, that every man be armed ... Every one who is able may have a gun.
SA: And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress ... to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms....
CS:  Thank you for the interview Sirs.  You may now head back to the past while we get back to the business of preserving this Republic from the shadow of tyranny falling upon it.

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