NY Mayor Bloomberg spends $12 million of his own money to dismantle the Second Amendment. His plan is to pursuade Americans to demand tighter gun controls.
Although I have not $12 million to counter his campaign to undermine our Republic, as it is written in Psalm 45:1, my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
And, so I write and write and write.
God gave extraordinary wisdom to our founding fathers. No one of them was perfect. It was the whole of their counsel that wrought our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of our Republic and the Bill of Rights.
No other constitutional government in all history has endured as has ours. How is this possible? Crafting a Constitution based on timeless principles was the collective mind of those honorable men. Timeless principles endure through all ages.
In order of their respective contributions, these founders explained many of those timeless principles through what have come to be known as “The Federalist Papers“: Alexander Hamilton (51 articles), James Madison (26 articles) and John Jay (5 articles). Madison and Hamilton collaborated on three separate articles. All were influenced by the ideas and writings of Thomas Jefferson.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees one fat man drinking a big soda and assumes all men become fat by drinking big sugar-saturated sodas. Facts are stubborn things – fat people are more likely to drink sugar-free sodas (Diet Coke) than sugary drinks. But, Mr. Bloomberg will not be swayed by stubborn facts, regardless underlying truths wholly contrary to his belief system.
After the states ratified the Constitution, numerous amendments were introduced and ten were accepted. We refer to these ten as the Bill of Rights. Natural rights. God-given rights. The foremost of all God-given natural rights is the Rigt to Life, as mentioned in the Declaration of Independence. Self-defense is but one facet of the natural Right to Life.
Recent studies clearly indicate murders by firearms is not evenly distributed across the national spectrum of peoples. For example, I cite a Washington Post article by Dan Keating – Gun Deaths Shaped By Race In America
“A white person is five times as likely to commit suicide with a gun as to be shot with a gun; for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are killed by other people with guns.”
“Gun deaths in urban areas are much more likely to be homicides, while suicide is far and away the dominant form of gun death in rural areas. States with the most guns per capita, such as Montana and Wyoming, have the highest suicide rates; states with low gun ownership rates, such as Massachusetts and New York, have far fewer suicides per capita.”
Mr. Keating points out that blacks are more likely to kill blacks and whites are more likely to kill themselves.
It is at this point I point out a simple truth from the Word of God, the Holy Bible:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?” – Jeremiah 17:9
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.” – Matthew 15:19
If all men obeyed the law, there would be no murders, thefts or assaults, but this is not the reality of mankind.
So, until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, let’s leave our Constitutional right to self-defense alone. If Mr. Bloomberg genuinely believes in obeying the law, let him obey the Second Amendment that says,
“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.”
CARGO Rockwall serves to promote responsible gun ownership, marksmanship and civil, respectful relations between citizen and law enforcement.