Letter to the Editor
English settlers in the original thirteen colonies were completely at the mercy of the English King George who considered the land his and the settlers his subjects. Individual freedom was defined and limited by King George to meet his needs. Anyone objecting to his authority was considered a rebel.
Our “king” today is not one man but an assortment of men and women who rule us from Washington and the state capitals. Their objectives mirror those of King George. For unfathomable reasons, Americans have come to accept that elected officials are the government! This is not true. Ours is a government created by the people. The people put clear limits on government and codified them in our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
These documents do not address group rights but focus on the rights and responsibilities of individuals. The overriding theme in both documents is that individual rights are granted by an authority greater than government or coalition of government agents. Elected representatives are not elected to grow government for their personal gain. They are elected to protect our founding principles and the rights of individuals.
Individual rights are being eroded to the point of non-existence. The God-given, Constitutionality protected right to life disappeared with the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision. Murder in the womb is accepted today as a right. Doctors who perform these horrific procedures do not face charges of crimes against humanity.
The Second Amendment that affirms our right to bear arms is an acknowledgement by the founders that citizens should have the ability to protect their lives and property with lethal force if necessary. Anti-Second Amendment proponents are therefore asserting that citizens have no right to protect their lives or property.
Our dictators, elected officials who have assumed the role of the Almighty, are fearful of an armed citizenry. It should be noted that cocaine and heroin are illegal but there is no shortage of these horrific drugs on the streets of America. Prohibition of alcohol in the 1930s did nothing more than increase the wealth and influence of criminals.