Nation of Laws…Guns

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the people These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error.   They must be told that the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone Let us not insult the free and gallant citizens of America with the suspicion, that they would be less able to defend the rights of which they would be in actual possession, than the debased subjects of arbitrary power the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition

Excerpts from Federalist No. 46   -James Madison

Martha Stewart received five months prison time for insider trading no, wait a minute there was no charge of insider trading ever levied.   Martha Stewart received five months prison time for inaccurate comments made to a federal investigator under duress; she was prosecuted and found guilty of Obstruction of Justice.   Scooter Libby was found guilty of leaking the name of covert CIA agent, Valerie Plame no, wait a minute that was Richard Armitage in the State Department who was never charged with anything.   Scooter Libby was found guilty of Obstruction of Justice for incorrectly recalling conversations with Tim Russert.

The harmony from chanting elitists extolling the great work of special prosecutor Fitzgerald is thoroughly nauseating.   The corrupt media has worked in concert with this corrupt man in an effort to convince the American people that a three year investigation into a felony leak probe where the leaker’s identity was already known was worth all the time, money, and aggravation.  

Debating this appalling case with leftists, I have been assailed by only one theme in defense of this verdict:   We are a Nation of Laws.  

Were we a Nation of Laws when President Clinton was impeached, but not convicted, after declaring he did not have sex with that women, only to find Presidential DNA splattered all over a certain blue dress?   I don’t recall the media fawning over Ken Starr’s terrific work protecting our Nation of Laws , quite the contrary.    

I’m all for a Nation of Laws when the laws are applied without prejudice or agenda, but to watch America’s Jurists indiscriminately apply law, or worse, to watch them discriminately apply the law (See Ann Coulter 3-7-07), you realize how little power and freedom we have as mere gallant citizens.

Our founding generation knew all too well, laws instituted among men would not serve the public good if authority for those laws did not emanate from the people.   The right to bear arms which has been disparaged and condemned by leftists, and has caused European’s without this right to insult Americans as gun nuts in a gun culture are oblivious, or envious, that this uniquely American right is the one counterweight which Americans posses to insure their freedom from tyranny.

With horrendous rulings directed at individuals specifically for their ideology, it makes you wonder whether the right to bear arms is enough to protect us.   A little lunacy among the accused, toting guns, directing their rage toward corrupt Jurists might help.

At a time when we were a homogenous people, with mutually concurring values, the right to bear arms kept a cohesive society.   Today, with multi-culturalism run amok, there is little cohesion and guilt or innocence is often nothing more than a function of venue.   Try Scooter Libby in Orange County California.   No prosecutor could convene a jury here that would take more than about two hours (as apposed to ten days) to return a verdict:   Not Guilty.

I can’t imagine how much more insult the American people are willing to endure under the enterprises of ambition by our federal prosecutors, but I do know, gun ownership and an understanding of our American Founders’ vision will have positive and deliberate effect on the psyche of our populace and can subdue the overzealous and prejudicial effect of this ambition.

When law is abused to achieve political ends where do the gallant citizens turn?   Quite possibly to their guns.   Careful examination of Madison’s Federalist No. 46 reminds us of the Founding generations recognition that ambition within the bureaucracy is dangerous and can only be countered by a population who is armed and willing and able to resist tyranny.

In a nation with guns the gallant citizens have a fighting chance.   James Madison knew it, Benjamin Franklin knew it, and George Washington knew it.   Whenever we hear our elected representatives and our nation’s Jurists invoke the lofty, Nation of Laws, we should shudder.   Nazi Germany was a Nation of Laws, Stalin’s Soviet Republic was a Nation of Laws, and China under Mao Zedong, was a Nation of Laws.   How well were the gallant citizens served by the debased subjects of arbitrary power in these nations bound by laws?  

Great, the State paid all citizens’ funeral expenses right after their trip to the gas chambers.

Copyright 2007 Jim Pontillo

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