In our last post, Supporting our “transformed” Military, we addressed the issue that our military Chaplains are now being told to get with the gay marriage program or get out. Their first amendment rights are apparently meaningless and to my knowledge they have no support from the SECDEF, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Joint Chiefs themselves or any member of Congress.
Now we find our 2nd amendment is under heavy fire; VP Joe Biden today suggested that the President can reform gun control without approval of Congress by the use of Executive Orders.
There is a very disturbing trend here. All of us that served in the military took an oath “to support and defend our Constitution.” The same is true with our elected officials. Yet under this current administration our Constitution appears to be a meaningless document that they abhore and refuse to abide by.
The tragic event at Sandy Hook elementary certainly mandates a serious and rational discussion on how we can better protect our children and grandchildren as a society. But we can not ignore the Constitutional rights of the American people or mandate the repeal of the 2nd amendment without the approval of Congress and the majority of the states as thoughtfully outlined in our founding document:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Update: Copy of my fax to President Obama, 9 Jan 2013 – Roger Young
Copy of Chuck’s letter to White House and his elected Representatives, 10 Jan 2013 [Posted with expressed consent]
Opinion: Guns and freedom by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano – 10 Jan 2013
Editorial: The Leftist War Against Freedom by Howard Galganov – Posted 10 Jan 2013
Opinion: It’s about more than guns by Doug Hagmann – 10 Jan 2013
Harvard Gun Violence Study – Posted on our newsletter, 23 Dec 2012
Opinion: Revenge of the O-Team by Oliver North – 11 Jan 2013
Thought provoking read: Bracken: Dear. Mr. Security Agent – Posted 12 January 2013
White House draws criticism ahead of gun control announcement – FoxNews – 15 Jan 13
The President’s Plan – White House – 16 Jan 13
White House fax number: 202-456-2461
Does White House plan enlist doctors in gun control fight? – FoxNews – 17 Jan 13
Opinion: Sandy Hook: Obama’s Latest Crisis To Exploit by David Limbaugh – 18 Jan 13
Senate Dems hesitant on Obama gun control plan – FoxNews – 18 Jan 13
Democrats introduce expanded assault-weapons ban – FoxNews – 24 Jan 13
A Letter From The Special Forces Community Concerning The Second Amendment – ASMDSS – Posted 31 Jan 13
Obama Threatening Veterans’ Gun Rights – WND – 22 Feb 13
Veterans forced to prove they’re worthy of gun rights – WND – Posted 11 Mar 13
After surviving John Hinckley’s assassination attempt in 1981, Ronald Reagan said:
“You won’t get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time … It’s a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience.”