Protecting Our Second Amendment Is Essential to Liberty

Protecting Our Second Amendment Is Essential to Liberty

Many on the radical Left, who have a dream spokesperson in President Biden, are pulling out a familiar playbook regarding gun control. The ongoing surge in crime, especially violent crime, is being used by the current Administration as an excuse to crack down on gun ownership, rather than as a clear reason to empower our police departments and assert the rule of law. In times such as these, we should recognize what our Founders knew when they wrote the Constitution: that liberty necessarily depends on self-defense. That is as true today as it was then, and it applies both on a national level and an individual level. Just as America cannot be a free nation without the ability to competently defend itself against its enemies, so too its people cannot be free if they have no rights enabling their own self-defense. That is why such a freedom was placed squarely in our Bill of Rights – second only to the freedoms of speech, religion, press, and assembly – thereby protecting it from government infringement – because the right to bear arms is essential to preserving our freedom as individuals. Alexander Hamilton stated in Federalist No. 28 that our Founders also saw the right to bear arms as “that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government” – and essential to the preservation of the freedom of the American people against the risk of an overbearing, or even tyrannical, government at home. As a young […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.