The hysterical media hype of the “progressive” marching children has faded some the last week, though the anti-gun – anti liberty – crowd continues to make the news daily. Some important counter measures have been publicized as well, for a wonder, and how it will all come out in the wash is anyone’s guess.
But most “people of the gun” continue to talk about and rely on the second amendment to the constitution, and worry that their rights will be eliminated by those in control of government.
Too bad they’ve been misinformed. It is not possible for anyone – or even a super majority – to eliminate the natural right of all living things to defend themselves. The natural right to defend our lives, family and property needs no words on a strip of parchment to make it so. That requires only the will and action of the individual.
Unfortunately, a large majority of individuals across the globe, and across time itself, have chosen to trust other people to administer their natural rights and, therefore, to control their lives and property. Given that permission (and most assuredly soon without it), “governments” have been the direct cause of the suffering, poverty and death the world has suffered since at least the start of recorded history.
These “constitutions” and other parchment fantasies, all the “laws” against assault, murder and other obvious evils, have zero legitimate or rational authority. If individuals will not do whatever is necessary to exercise and defend themselves and their natural rights – AS individuals first, and then in voluntary association – no words on parchment, and no government, can do it for them.
The second amendment ends with: “…shall not be infringed.” Or what? There is no hint of a mechanism that will restrain the government from infringement. The people will rise up and control the government? The same people who trust and love their “constitution,” who think that the 2A actually protects them somehow? I don’t think so – at least that hasn’t happened effectively before. A violent “revolution” is very unlikely to produce peace, liberty and justice… just a new set of tyrants in the end.
Self ownership, self governorship, self responsibility. Integrity and voluntary association. That’s what every person needs for peace and prosperity. Oh, and the freedom to defend themselves and their community from anyone who wants to control them.
Suggested reading: “No Treason” by Lysander Spooner