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Freedom For All Is At Stake
The "freedom of all mankind is at stake" and the "right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. They want to fundamentally transform our country and they've just about finished the project," Glen Beck told an audience of thousands Saturday evening at the NRA Convention.
Will the Military Be Used Against US Citizens?
Concerned citizens frequently ask if military or police force can, or will, be used against Americans when government policies and actions are against the Constitution or public law.
The answer is - the government has used troops against US citizens many times, and it is UnConstitutional. To use the military against citizens, the government violates the Constitution by determining the protestors are creating a revolution or insurrection. In the video above, veterans were simply protesting a Wilson Era bill that gave WWI veterans a bonus check. Following the depression, they needed the money.
Who led the military? MacArthur, Eisenhower, and Patton. Congress adjourned and ran out the back door. Hoover went to bed while the fires from the Army's destruction flamed outside.
The most compelling story from the Bonus Check protest was Joe Angelo. "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private First Class Joseph T. Angelo (ASN: 243496), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F., near Cheppy, France, 26 September 1918. Within 40 meters of the German machine guns, Private Angelo carried his wounded commanding officer into a shell hole and remained with him under continuous shell fire for over an hour, except when he twice carried orders to passing tanks."
The commanding officer was George S. Patton, who refused to talk to Angelo and had him forcibly removed from the General's presence. The protesting veterans were protesting for the Constitution and Congressional Act that awarded them benefits. They were not protesting against the Constitution or the Law. Second Amendment, First Amendment, and Constitutional advocates are not against the law, but, like the veterans in 1932, are fighting for rights they already have.
It was, and could be in the future, that troops are used against the citizens to enforce non-constitutional policies. Further, it is distressing when active duty military will be used against veterans protesting for veteran benefits they were promised.
As a footnote - the Senate majority was Republican; the House majority was Democrat.
It is certainly of the last Consequence to a free Country that the Militia, which is its natural Strength, should be kept upon the most advantageous Footing.
A standing Army, however necessary it may be at some times, is always dangerous to the Liberties of the People. The Militia is composed of free Citizens.
Soldiers are apt to consider themselves as a Body distinct from the rest of the Citizens. They have their Arms always in their hands. Their Rules and their Discipline is severe. They soon become attached to their officers and disposed to yield implicit Obedience to their Commands. Such a Power should be watch with a jealous Eye.
I have a good Opinion of the principal officers of our Army. I esteem them as Patriots as well as Soldiers. But if this War continues, as it may for years yet to come, we know not who may succeed them. Men who have been long subject to military Laws and inured to military Customs and Habits, may lose the Spirit and Feeling of Citizens.
And even Citizens, having been used to admire the Heroism which the Commanders of their own Army have displayed, and to look up to them as their Saviors may be prevailed upon to surrender to them those Rights for the protection of which against Invaders they had employed and paid them.
We have seen too much of this Disposition among some of our Countrymen. The Militia is composed of free Citizens. There is therefore no Danger of their making use of their Power to the destruction of their own Rights, or suffering others to invade them.
Samuel Adams, to James Warren, January 7 1776
The Obama End Times
U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been ordered to return to Capitol Hill to provide fresh testimony on the Benghazi attacks.
The question is if military officers issued an order to U.S. armed forces personnel on the night of Sept. 11, when the U.S. consulate and a nearby annex came under terrorist attack, to “stand down” from providing assistance.
“I asked [Gen. Dempsey] directly,” Senator Graham said in an exclusive interview with Fox News. “Were there any military assets in motion, to help folks in Benghazi, [that were] told to stand down?
State Department whistleblower Greg Hicks said under oath that Lt. Col. [Steve] Gibson -- a DOD employee, a member of the Army -- was in Tripoli, ready and willing to go to Benghazi, preparing to go to Benghazi, and was told to stand down.”
Hillary Clinton, if not a lie, apparently misled Congress in her statements earlier this year. The question there is, did she purposely give statements to mislead the congressional investigation.
Two scenarios emerge: 1) will she and others "duck and cover" by saying they were following orders from Obama and the Administration, and 2) will Democrats facing re-election next year will abandon the Obama Administration now that a massive cover-up is being unraveled?
Without a doubt, with ABC and CNN coverage on Benghazi, Obama's credibility is at issue. Was he running guns from Libya to Syria through Turkey? Fast and Furious 4?
Like Forest Gump might of said, stupid is as stupid does.
US Avoids UN Takeover of Bill of Rights
Over the weekend, the United States Senate voted on giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations. With a 53-46 vote, the senate passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
The Statement of Purpose from the bill read: To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S., and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on ll private guns and ammo.
Astonishingly, 46 of our United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power. Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N. Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Coons (D-DE) Cowan (D-MA) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Harkin (D-IA) Hirono (D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA) King (I-ME) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murphy (D-CT) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI) Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR) Hello All, here is the list of all the TRAITORS in the U. S. Senate - People, this needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take our guns. They need to lose their next election.
Second Amendment News and Views
Amnesty bill threat to gun owners shows need for organized involvement
Submitted by: David Codrea
... "Activist Russ Howard welcomes GOA’s alert as a desperately needed sea-change adjustment to the single-issue model that prevails in the gun rights community, just in time for a chance to defeat the 'Gang of 10’s' comprehensive open-immigration bill. 'This could be like a call from the governor 10 minutes before execution. What would we do without GOA and the other steadfast groups like Grassroots North Carolina and Oregon Firearms Federation?'" ...
Obama’s 'hatred' of new media understandable but selective
Submitted by: David Codrea
"That said, Obama’s hatred for new media is one-sided, that is, he only hates that which does not promote or defend him, or that which he cannot control. ..."
Putin agrees with anti-gun U.S. ‘monopoly of violence’ promoters
Submitted by: David Codrea
"... His opposition to an armed citizenry, in spite of the demonstrable failure of his own citizen disarmament edicts as an effective public safety policy, may be best explained by another motivation." ...
Illinois AG Madigan wants more time to decide how to keep citizens defenseless
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
... "On Monday, [Illinois State Attorney General] Madigan pulled one more arrow from her quiver. With the May 23 deadline for her decision on whether or not to file a Supreme Court appeal fast approaching, and with no sign that a legislative solution is in the offing within that time frame, she is asking the Court to extend the deadline until June 24. From the Chicago Sun-Times:"
"Madigan would have until June 24 to file a petition for appeal with the high court if it grants her office the 30-day extension. ..."
"This seems a rather desperate move. For one thing, even if the Supreme Court grants her extension, the June 9 deadline for passing a law--or letting concealed carry go unregulated--is still in place. ..." .
‘Our rights are not for sale’ say fired-up gun owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
"Promises of a big bucks political campaign to force Washington lawmakers to adopt a 'universal background check' law, with threats of an initiative if they don’t, have fired up Evergreen State gun owners since Monday’s press conference by several Seattle religious activists."
"Bellevue’s Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, intended no pun when he told the Seattle Times, 'The devil is always in the details.' What more pointed reaction could one make to an anti-gun political campaign launched by 'a coalition of religious leaders, elected officials and activists?'" ...
Politics, gun safety and separation of church and state
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
"If it were any issue other than firearms, this morning’s press conference involving what a press release described as 'Dozens of interfaith and denominational faith leaders—under the banner of the Faith Action Network (FAN)' would be vilified for crossing the invisible line of separation of church and state."
"They gathered to threaten the State Legislature with an initiative to restrict the rights of gun owners with so-called “universal background checks” as a panacea to violent crime. ..."
A tale of two rallies
Submitted by: John Pierce
"This morning I was reading the press coverage of last week’s Stop The NRA 'rally' in DC."
"Despite the fact that it only attracted a whopping 60 attendees, it received quite a bit of positive attention from the mainstream media."
"Now … let’s compare that to another rally that took place last week with practically no media attention."
"On Tuesday April 23rd, I drove the 430 miles from Bristol Virginia to Harrisburg Pennsylvania for the 8th annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally."
"This rally, which takes place every year, is a gathering of Pennsylvania gun owners who travel to the state capitol to let their voices be heard by those who represent them." So how did the two rallies compare?
'Shills of the gun industry' trying to expand 'prohibited purchaser' list
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
"We hear a lot in anti-gun circles (which would include the President and most of the Democrat Party, and most of the mass media) these days about the evils of the 'gun lobby' (and by 'gun lobby,' they generally mean the NRA, despite the gun lobby being something else entirely). Furthermore, we are told that 'the gun lobby' (which, remember, is being used as just another term for the NRA) is motivated only by fealty to its gun industry masters, and the desire to protect industry profits." ...
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Creation of Reserve National Guard Did Not Eliminate Militia and Second Amendment Rights
In 1898 the National Guard was governed by the amended Militia Act of 1792 and almost completely funded, organized, and administered by state governments.
The amount of funding and attention state governments gave to their militia varied tremendously. The organization, the equipment, and the training of units varied from state to state and were not always compatible with those of the Regular Army.
The mobilization of state military forces for the Spanish-American War in 1898, while much more effective than the mobilizations of 1846 and 1861, did clearly demonstrate that the Guard was not a reserve force fit for modern conditions.
Under the amended Militia Act of 1792, the President could only issue a call for troops, with the War Department setting a quota for each state. Each state governor organized the units with which he answered the President's call, usually by requesting that National Guard units volunteer. Guardsmen, however, were under no legal obligation to volunteer, and a significant number refused either because of fears over how their unit would be treated by the Regular Army or from concern over hardships that volunteering would impose on their families.
Large numbers of Guardsmen who did volunteer failed their physical examination. To fill units to full strength, states recruited enlisted men direct from civil life. As a result, most of the units organized for the war had a cadre of Guard officers and noncommissioned officers and large numbers of enlisted men with no prior military training.
Federal service revealed that the training of Guardsmen in all aspects of military operations was, for the most part, grossly inadequate to the demands of active duty and extended field operations. Secretary of War Elihu Root concluded that the Militia Act of 1792 had to be replaced. Root understood that such a reform would require building support in both Congress and the National Guard. He conferred frequently with key congressional leaders, most notably Congressman Charles Dick, chairman of the House Militia Affairs Committee and a long-time Ohio National Guard officer who had served in Cuba during the War with Spain. Since 1882 some National Guardsmen had been lobbying for Congress to repeal the Militia Act of 1792, officially designate the Guard as the Army's reserve force, and greatly increase the federal government's support of state units with funds, equipment, and supplies. These efforts continued after the war with Spain, and Root allied himself with these officers. When Root created a board of officers to study how to reform the Army, he included on it a Guard officer, and the board allowed prominent Guard officers to contribute to its deliberations on militia matters. Because of this preparation, Root's proposals for reforming the National Guard passed through Congress with little opposition.
The Militia Act of 1903--together with its 1908 amendment--was, in the words of a leading historian of the National Guard, "the most important national legislation in militia history." The act, also known as the Dick Act in honor of Dick, repealed the Militia Act of 1792 and divided the militia into two groups:
1. The Reserve Militia, defined as all able-bodied men between 18 and 45, and
2. The Organized Militia, defined as state units receiving federal support.
The War Department would fund the attendance of Guard officers at Army schools. Regular officers would be detailed to serve as inspector-instructors with Guard units. There would be joint Regular-Guard maneuvers and training camps.
The act gave the President the power to call the Organized Militia--the National Guard--into federal service for up to nine months' service to repel invasion, suppress rebellion, or enforce federal laws, but not for service outside the United States.
Guardsmen had to answer a presidential call or face court-martial, and states had to organize, equip, and train their units in accordance with the organization, standards, and procedures of the Regular Army. Finally, if Guard units failed to meet certain standards of training and administration as set by the War Department, they would lose their federal support.
In 1908 the act was amended.
1. The nine-month limit on federal service was deleted;
2. The President would now set the length of federal service. The ban on Guard units serving outside the United States was dropped. Clearly establishing the Guard's role as the Army's reserve force, the amended act stated that during a mobilization the Guard had to be called before the Army could organize a federal volunteer force.
3. Congress agreed to increase the annual federal subsidy of the Guard to $4 million, and the War Department established the Division of Militia Affairs. The division served as the link between the department and the state adjutants general.
Congress passed the National Defense Act in 1916. This law asserted federal control over state military forces. The act doubled armory drill requirements and tripled the length of summer training. The mobilization for World War I demonstrated the triumph of federal control over the Guard that the Root reforms had brought. The Guard contributed approximately 12 percent of the wartime army, a far lower percentage than state units had contributed in previous wars. After mobilization, federal draftees and reserve officers were used to bring Guard units to full strength, diluting their character as state units.
A major reorganization of American tactical organizations, prompted by the demands of combat in Europe, caused further dilution. Once in federal service, many Guard units were reorganized, disbanded, or converted to a different type of unit. Many Guard commanders were relieved and replaced by Regulars. After the war, the Army discharged all Guardsmen as individuals instead of releasing them from federal service with their units.
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Membership in the NRA is vital in this time of de-constitutionalizing of the United States. The NRA has been successful in protecting the US Bill of Rights by safeguarding the Second Amendment.
Members get other memberships as well.
Not Good: This is not the best way to prepare for deer season.
In 2008, the Supreme Court by a slim 5-to-4 vote ruled the Second Amendment was a “guarantee of the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” (www.cga.ct.gov/2008/rpt/2008-R-0578.htm). The majority opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia also said the Second Amendment does not grant the “right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever for whatever purpose.”
The manner of carrying the weapon and the purpose of the weapon for collective or self-defense is subject to the 10th Amendment (state's rights), and the 9th Amendment (The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people).
The Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is somewhat of an enigma. It provides that the naming of certain rights in the Constitution does not take away from the people rights that are not named. This means, the powers of the government are listed in Articles 1, 2, and 3; the government cannot infringe on citizens' rights outside the scope of limited government. Of course, the statist's view is different.