This article came from one of our readers this morning, and it's great to see people taking a stand for the US Constitution, but I am forced to make some comments on some of his points that if not made could lead to some misunderstanding about what the law really is for the United States. Many believe the we have "Constitutional Rights". We don't. We have God given rights under positive divine law, and under the natural law, THAT NO GOVERNMENT EVER CAN TAKE AWAY, because no government ever gave those rights. They were not ever within the authority of government to give or take away. He is absolutely right that the US Constitution is still in full force and effect, and we will point out how that has been reinforced by supreme court rulings very recently.
My comments will appear below in blue inside parentheses.
Subject: FW: If They Come for Your Guns? Worth the time to
If They Come for
Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?
This man has put
down on paper what many people are thinking but are too cautious to express
I hope it never
comes to what he is advocating but I can certainly see where the possibility
God help us all
if it ever does happen.
PS : Here is
what Wikipedia has to say about the author:
Dean Garrison (born 1955) is a contemporary
American author and crime
fiction novelist. He was born in
Michigan , grew up in the Indiana , Illinois , and Texas , and received his B.A.
degree from Ferris
State University in Big Rapids,
Michigan . Garrison is a Crime Scene Technician in West Michigan . His research
in the fields of crime scene
investigation and Shooting
Reconstruction are widely published
in forensic journals under the name "D.H. Garrison, Jr."
If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a
Responsibility to Fight?
I feel a tremendous responsibility to write this
article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of
rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us.(When government steps outside of the supreme law, the US Constitution, they forfeit their authority. Therefore they are not then legitimate government at all and become the outlaws and illegitimate, requiring no obedience. Let's keep in mind who the real law breakers are in all of this. For more on what the law really is: http://www.paulstramer.net/2012/11/what-is-really-law-and-what-is-not-law.html )
not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The
reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts.
I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to
surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media
sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small
independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your
constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those
rights. (Again, we don't have Constitutional rights. We the People WROTE the Constitution for government to follow, not the other way around. We have God given rights which no government, legitimate or otherwise, can take away. The enemies of freedom want you to believe that government gives rights, and they talk about "constitutional rights" all the time. Even the gun grabbers want to retain their own "constitutional right" to bear arms, but they want to deny yours.)
About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion
with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use
this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has
been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that
the United States of America is a
constitutional republic. This is
similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic
elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the
framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want
something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of
constitutional rights. (Lest anyone think that Constitution is no longer in full force and effect I point to the Mack/Printz decision on the brady bill and States Rights. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/95-1478.ZO.html)
If you are
religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say
that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing.
Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the
truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to
stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but
please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the
American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God
is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputable. (This is a question of "Who is the law giver"? We know that the author of a law is the law giver as God is the author of the Ten Commandments, and the Natural laws. It follows then, that the author of the US Constitution is the law giver. Look at the preamble. It says " We the People do ordain and establish..... We the People are the authority who established these rules for government servants to follow, and we limited those powers government could exercise, delegated from our God given natural rights and powers, without which government has no power at all, except in our day they have USURPED much power illegitimately and unlawfully that doesn't belong to them at all. They have become the outlaws, and usurpers.)
founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a
monarchy. The founders were highly
educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny.
They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the
power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of
popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption
of government and also the potential for an “immoral
majority” developing within the American People.
We have forgotten in this country that
we are ultimately ruled by a constitution.
(We are ruled ultimately by positive divine law (ten commandments) and the natural laws put into spin at the beginning by our creator, which laws are all higher than any man made law such as the US Constitution, but it is true to say that man made Constitution is the Supreme Law for the United States, a creation also of man.)
Why is a
democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it
answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.
Democracy is two
wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin
Even 230+ years ago our founders were
perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government.
How so? Because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any
government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask Native
Americans and African-Americans if this population can become
I think in 2012 we are seeing evidence of what
Franklin was trying to tell us. Just because a majority of people may support
certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms,
just because most Americans love our
president and voted for him, it does not mean that he has the power to go
against our constitutional rights.
(In fact the supreme law would have never allowed that man to even run for the office, but then the outlaws in government welcomed him and it was all outside the law that he was installed)
I’d like to review the text of the second amendment. It
is very clear. This is the law of this land. So when Senator Feinstein or
President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about
something. Are they honoring their
sworn oath to uphold the constitution?
A well regulated
Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State , the right of the
people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This is a pretty clear statement. The fact is
that it took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment
because it has never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case of Columbia
the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C.
One also has to take this into consideration. The
Supreme Court supports your right to own guns. If you want to research this
decision further you can start here
. (According to the foremost Constitutional scholar of our day, Dr. Edwin Vieira Jr. the Heller decision greatly REDUCED our gun rights from what the founders had. Get his 2300 page work on that called "The Sword and Sovereignty" here:
For those who try to debate the spirit of the 2nd
amendment, they are truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical
quotes out of context to try to support their immoral decisions. The founders
were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few quick
The strongest reason for people to retain
the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson
stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American
people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence
… From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day,
events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and
happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains
evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with
all that is good. -George Washington
Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the
people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own
arms. -Samuel Adams
I could find hundreds of quotes like these.
This country was built on the right to bear arms. It was built on the rights of an individual to bear
arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to
think. This is crystal clear. Ironically
the people who voice their opinions against this right have their free speech
protected by your guns. Without guns
in this country, all other amendments become null and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of
We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives” try to push gun
bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of
gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our constitutional
rights, plain and simple.
A constitutional republic protects the
rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much in the minority.
If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would
still be within my rights to call upon it. You would all think I was insane and
possibly celebrate if I was gunned down, but in the end I would be the only true
American among us.
Our framers were very clear on this. If my government
comes to take my guns, they are violating one of my constitutional rights that
is covered by the 2nd amendment.
I(What is constitutional is the 2nd amendment in it's entirety. Everyone forgets that most important part. "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free state...... We have NOT done our part to keep this amendment. Do you want to stand alone? Not me. I would rather be a part of the Lawful Militia of the Several States! I will stand alone if I have to, but would rather have hundreds of patriots helping under the authority of our County Sheriff the way it is supposed to work.) t is not my right, at that point, but my
responsibility to respond in the name of liberty.tried to avoid putting into print, but I am
going to say it. The time for speaking in code is over.
If they come for our guns then it is our
constitutional right to put them six feet under. You have the right to kill
any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty. I am
thinking about self-defense and not talking about inciting a revolution. Re-read
Jefferson ’s quote. He talks about a “last resort.” I am not trying to
start a Revolt, I am talking about self-defense. If the day for Revolution
comes, when no peaceful options exist, we may have to talk about that as well.
None of us wants to think about that, but please understand that a majority cannot take away your rights as an
American citizen. Only you can choose to give up your
rights. (The proper attitude is a bit different. I am NOT saying we don't have the absolute right to defend our own lives and those of our families and neighbors, but to stop a tyrannical government MUST be done properly with the mechanism that is required and was required. That mechanism is the MILITIA. There is no other way to be successful. People standing alone will never win this!)
Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin
and it just would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This
is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that the
Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right. They supported
the constitution. It does not matter what the majority supports because
America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of
every single citizen, no matter what their “elected
servants” say. A majority in America only matters
when the constitution is not in play. (What he says here is right but doesn't go far enough. The Supreme court can't make a ruling today that changes what the founders believed and what We the People delegated to the federal government. They just think they can. In practice it comes down to enforcement. At the local level the power still rests with the people. Read the Mack/Printz decision. The supreme court says the federal government can't tell the sheriff what to do, Period. The Heller decision was a truncation of our real instruction to government NEVER to interfere with our gun rights, IN THE MILITIA. We have abrogated our duty to ourselves and the law by letting the Militia of the Several States to fall into disuse.)
I just wrote what every
believer in the constitution wants to say, and what every constitutional blogger
needs to write. The truth of the matter is that this type of speech is viewed as
dangerous and radical or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble
that I do not want. It is also the truth. To make myself clear I will tell you
again. If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against
them and to kill them. You are protected by our constitution. (Who are the real subversives, and the real seditionists? Those who would pervert the law! Read the definition of those two words. Subversion is "a systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government by persons working secretly from within" and Sedition is "inciting violent overthrow of the lawful civil authority". Now I ask you, are not people who are working for gun control trying to overthrow the government We the People put in place by the Constitution? Are not those same people willing to create violence to get what they want? Then ask yourselves what is the penalty for these high crimes?)
of the articles I am reading on the subject are trying to give you clues
without just coming out and saying it. I understand that because certain things
in this country will get you on a list that you don’t
want to be on. I may well be on that list. This blog is small and growing so I
may not be there yet, but I have dreams. I also have my own list of subversives
and anyone who attempts to deny my constitutional rights is on that
I am not the “subversive” here, it is the political representatives who are
threatening to take away my inalienable rights. If they come to take my guns and
I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I somehow survive, I have zero doubt
that I will spend a long time in prison and may face an execution. But I
would much rather be a political prisoner than a slave.
If I go down
fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human beings. I was simply
defending my liberty and yours. It is self-defense and it is what our country
was built on. We won our freedom in self-defense. We would not be ruled by a
tyrannical government in the 1770′s and we will not be
ruled in 2012 by a tyrannical government. There is no
This is a case of right
and wrong. As of now the 2nd amendment stands. It has never been
repealed. If Feinstein or Barack have a problem with the constitution then
they should be removed from office. They are not defending the constitution
which they have sworn an oath to protect. It is treasonous to say the least.
They would likely say the same about me, but I have the constitution, the
founders, and the supreme court on my side. They only have their inflated egos. (They have one more thing, military might, and to counteract that we need the over 100 million gun owners to come together in the Militia of the Several States. Just the fact that we do will stop these gun grabbers cold in their tracks because they really are all COWARDS, who would never go out in public without their ARMED SECURITY, armed with the very same guns they want to take away from law abiding and peace loving people all over this country.)
am not writing this to incite people. I am writing this in hopes that somehow I
can make a tiny difference. I have no idea how many of my neighbors have the
will to defend their constitutional rights. 2%? 20%? I am afraid that 20% is a
high number, unfortunately. When push comes
to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled. I believe that our
government is banking on this.
What I do know is that this
country was founded by people who had balls the size of Texas and Patriotic
Americans take shit off of no one, especially our own government. For
evidence of that, you might research the Revolutionary War. My question is how
many Patriots are left? (I offer the current gun sales as an indicator of the number of real patriots. They are NOT buying them to just hand them to the feds! They have drawn the line in the sand and will not be conned once more into letting the OUTLAWS run over them. This is NOT a society getting ready for hunting. They are getting ready for WAR! They won't start it, but might be forced to finish it quickly and get back to the peace they love. I hope we can avoid that "last resort" but at this point I wouldn't bet money that we can.)
I would hope that our officials come to realize
that, regardless of our numbers, we still exist because they are calling
Patriotic Americans to action. They are making us decide if we want to die free
or submit to their rule. I cannot tell you where you should stand on that. I do
know that it may make the difference between living a life of freedom or
slavery. (I would say that the choice is not between dying or submitting. It is a choice between forming up the proper defense with the will to use it, and giving away our freedom with it's attendant results for us and our children. I for one will not be getting on their helicopter or bus to go to any camp. But before that I will exhaust every other option. Read my article on that here: http://www.paulstramer.net/2009/09/when-is-it-time-to-fight.html
(In conclusion I must add that We the People are the law abiding, peace loving residents of these United States and we uphold the true law. We have a duty to enforce that law because we are the lawful civil authority with our duly elected Sheriff. Anybody who purports to pass any so called "law" that abrogates any of the protected God given rights outlined in that supreme law are the real OUTLAWS, Seditionists, Subversives, and Traitors, in other words they have become the DOMESTIC ENEMIES their own oath talks about! They are willing to destroy peace and good order in our communities to get what they want, which is a total monopoly on the use of lethal force, after which they will instigate a totalitarian police state and start the systematic murder of millions of us that abide by the supreme law, and believe in peace and freedom, and liberty under the TRUE AND HIGHEST LAW which is God's divine and positive law and the natural law He put in place and by which He governs the universe! Stand with God and He will stand FOR you. Remember they can't do anything to you that Almighty God does not allow for His own good and greater Glory and the Salvation of Souls including your own.)
You must start thinking about this because I
believe that the day is coming soon and I personally believe it has already been
planned. Not all conspiracy theories are hogwash. They may throw down the
gauntlet soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react.
I mean no disrespect to our elected officials but
they need to understand that “We the People” will not be disarmed. If
they proceed then it is they that are provoking us and we will act
accordingly. We are within our rights to do so.
For those who are
in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a very important
question, and I am not just talking about the politicians, because if you
support them, you have chosen your side.
Are you willing to die to
take my guns?
regulations, taxation, inflation of the money supply, trade restrictions, and
tethers on private associations, government itself is nothing but a massive
drain on prosperity. The situation has become deeply dangerous for the future of
freedom in America, with young people unable to find jobs, opportunities being
destroyed in sector after sector, banks and corporations living on the dole, and
so many regulations that we are living under something nearly as egregious as
Soviet-style central planning.
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and
prosperous by letting the government take care of him --- better take a closer
look at the American Indian." Henry Ford
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