By J.B. Williams
April 6, 2013
Political leftists with global ambitions, who fear the wrath of a free people, have been trying to disarm American citizens for more than a hundred years now. Although Americans have been quite tolerant of past overreaches of political authority at the federal, state and local level, the silence of the people should not be misinterpreted as their consent. Far from it…
In the end, our rights shall NOT be infringed! PERIOD!
The subject of our inalienable rights, protected by the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and State Constitutions, is simple. – “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Why? – Because, a well-regulated Militia is necessary to the security of a free State and a free people.
A Free State
A state which is subservient to any supreme central power is not a “free state.” Our Founders created a Constitutional Representative Republic, not a democracy. The thirteen original colonies and the balance of the states by ratification, created a federal government via a compact known as the U.S. Constitution, and further protected states and individual rights via the Bill of (inalienable) Rights.
The people, via their states, assigned certain specific and limited duties to the federal government they created, along with the limited authority to carry out those duties.
The Ninth Amendment states unequivocally – “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
The Tenth Amendment states without reservation – “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
And the Second Amendment to the Constitution states without any ambiguity – “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.”
Shall NOT Be Infringed
The following inalienable rights shall not be infringed…
The free exercise of religion
• Free speech
• A Free press
• The right of the people peaceably to assemble
• The right of the people to petition the Government for a redress of grievances
• A well-regulated Militia
• The right of the people to keep and bear Arms
• The right of the people to be secure in their homes
• The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures
• No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury
• nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb
• nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law
• nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation
• In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law
• and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense
• In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law
• Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted
A condition of passage of the U.S. Constitution was the immediate passage of additional prohibitions to the federal government, known as our Bill of Rights. In addition to countless individual rights as a free people, these rights are specified as inalienable rights. These rights shall not be infringed… PERIOD
The Ninth Amendment exists as absolute affirmation that the people retain all the rights of a free people. The Tenth Amendment exists so that State Governments can and shall protect the rights of the people and their state when the federal government becomes abusive towards the states and the people.
There is not one way to infringe upon the rights of the people or the states. There are two ways in which the federal government can infringe upon the rights of the people or their states. To infringe is – “To break, as contracts; to violate, either positively by contravention, or negatively by non-fulfillment or neglect of performance.”
The federal government can infringe upon the inalienable rights of
the people or their state by taking positive action from one of the
three federal branches, which directly interferes with these rights.
2. The federal government can also passively infringe upon these rights by failing to carry out its assigned duties in a manner which results in the interference of the right of the people or the state.
EXAMPLE # 1 – When the federal government attempts to interfere in any way with the right of the people to keep and bear arms, it is taking an affirmative action which is a direct infringement upon the people’s Second Amendment right.
EXAMPLE # 2 – When the federal government fails to enforce existing immigration and naturalization laws, by non-fulfillment and neglect of performance, it is infringing upon the rights of the states and the people to be secure in their home, their country.
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