The 2nd Amendment has been repealed
by John in DC - 12/19/2005 04:17:00 PM
(UPDATE: I've updated this essay to respond to some of the questions raised in the comments.)
1. Now, you may say you know Bush hasn't taken away your rights as gunowners because you'd know if he had.
You mean if the Department of Homeland Security (one of the largest, if not the largest, government agency to exist in the history of the world), the CIA, the NSA, the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, INR at State, DIA at DOD, or any other government spy agency decided to do a little research on you and every registered gun owner in America, you'd know about it?
And how exactly would you know if the federal government secretly broke the law in order to spy on every gunowner in America?
2. But, you might be saying, the law prohibits all of those agencies from snooping on America's gunowners.
Yeah. And the law also prohibits the president from using the military or any other government agency to spy on American citizens without a court order. We now know he does it anyway, quite proudly in fact, and has been doing it for years to spy on hundreds if not thousands of American citizens in direct violation of the law.
7. Finally, you may say, this is only a temporary threat because the government is only taking these extraordinary measures while we're at war.
And that's right. So long as we're at war with terrorism these extraordinary measures will be in place. Of course, President Bush told us during his re-election campaign that the war on terror will NEVER END:
There is a big difference between saying you still have a gun and saying that you still have THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT under the Constitution to have a gun.
Now let's look at what the United Nations once did. They once called for a UNIVERSAL BAN on handguns. What was their justification?
UNIDIR Document - DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION & REINTEGRATION - Which states under section 5: "The main reason for micro-disarmament of combatants and civilians is to restore the power monopoly of the state"
The document can be accessed through here.
So in other words, citizens who can defend themselves are a threat to tyrannical government. That makes sense when you realize that your elected leaders are your slave masters.