OPINION: America will not be disarmed!

OPINION: America will not be disarmed!

At least twenty states feel threatened by Joe Biden’s efforts to disarm Americans by federal laws if possible, otherwise by executive orders (decrees), proclamations or any other executive action — all unconstitutional. The Second Amendment of the Constitution, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” an armed populace “being necessary to the security of a free state” is foundational to freedom. Biden’s nomination of former ATF special agent David Chipman as ATF director, notably hostile to this constitutional wordage, has caused these states to line up to nullify any federal action on this freedom. America will not be disarmed! Nullification of federal action is justified on the basis of three constitutional measures. 1) The executive branch has no independent law-making power. Only Congress can make law. 2) Amendment 10 of the Bill of Rights denies the federal government any power not delegated (listed) in the Constitution and reads: “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.” That list is Article I, Section 8, which identifies only four areas for any federal authority: these being the power to tax, borrow, provide for the general welfare and common defense. To prevent the federal government from enlarging, at its discretion, the last two are each limited by seven additional clauses. General welfare is Clauses 2-8 and nothing here gives a president any authority over a […]

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