I attended the Moccasin Creek Minutemen Meeting tonight on the 2nd Amendment. Sheriffs Donnie Harrison (Wake County), Jerry Jones (Franklin County) and Carey Winders (Wayne County) gave opening comments and then answered questions. I appreciate their appearance at this meeting. All three sheriffs guaranteed that they would not take our guns away. Unless the government passed a law mandating their confiscation. But since the government would never do this (in their opinion), we can consider our firearms to be secure under the second amendment.
Let’s review what has transpired in our country. The right to private property has been infringed. New London, CT land owners and GM bondholders saw their property redistributed. J.P. Morgan took possession of people’s private financial accounts at M.F. Global. Was the law followed? According to the president and courts, nothing was done illegally in these cases.
The government now has the authority to force people to buy a product. In this case, the product is health care insurance. Does the government have the authority to mandate how you spend your money? According to the Supreme Court, it does have this authority as a “tax”. Really?
We consistently see a two tiered justice system in our country. Tonight, I was fine to see Sheriff Harrison carry a pistol into a restaurant that serves alcohol in violation of state law. Since I am a law abiding citizen, I left my Glock in my car. Enforcement of immigration and voter laws has become arbitrary in the eyes of the federal government. But this is the point that the sheriffs missed. Laws are selectively enforced when you have rule of men instead of rule of law (see upcoming video). Once this line is crossed, laws are passed to make the innocent into criminals.
Our sheriffs need to read and understand this passage from Atlas Shrugged:
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” –Ayn Rand
I wrote about this concept of making people criminals in an earlier post:
The basic tenet of a dictatorial government is simple: it treats its citizens as criminals in order to control them. This means our “rights” and Liberty are mere whims that we think we possess. People that know me, think that I am headstrong. What they mistake for being headstrong is actually passion. Passion for Liberty and my natural rights under God. I refuse to fly because I refuse to surrender my security under the pretext of being a criminal in the eyes of our government.
Our sheriffs cannot visualize a future where the enemy is domestic: I can. Will Congress pass legislation infringing on the 2nd amendment? I hope not but I have to ask this question: why is everyone buying firearms and ammunition? Or I should say why is every sentient person buying firearms and ammunition? I will be posting video of the entire meeting and I guarantee that you will not feel more secure after watching them.