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Colonel Dan, SASS #24025

From Unalienable Rights to Regulated Privileges?

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson

When do our unalienable rights turn into regulated privileges? Answer: When “We the People” allow expansive government, national or international, to require a license or a permit in order to exercise those rights!

Turning our right to keep and bear arms into a government controlled privilege however is exactly what will happen if peaceable Americans are ever required to register their firearms and gun owners are strictly licensed as anti-gunners call for after each highly publicized mass shooting.

Now either you believe and accept the words of our Declaration of Independence or you reject them. If you accept the words as I do, that our rights are unalienable and endowed by the Creator, then no unalienable right can EVER justifiably be granted or denied by any government, because those rights were endowed by God, not bestowed by government—Federal, State, UN or otherwise. Conversely, to reject those words, would be to reject the very foundation of America’s freedom, nullify the concept of the word unalienable, and turn our rights into government licensed privileges. In essence, we would be granting the government veto power over God.

Any license granted by man can be revoked by man, but a right endowed by God can never be revoked by any man. To do so creates something more characteristic of serfdom than freedom—the “constitutionally guaranteed right” becomes the equivalent of a car license—the very analogy used by the left to sell their idea of licensing guns. “If we license cars, why not guns?” Last time I looked, transportation wasn’t mentioned in the Bill of Rights. The right to keep and bear arms is however and as one of the primary guarantors of our unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Without such guarantors, the ability to exercise our unalienable rights is placed in jeopardy of extinction at the hand of unscrupulous governments. Consequently you can never separate the sanctity of the unalienable right from the guarantor of that right without incurring the certain loss of both.

What the left ultimately wants, and openly advocates, sets government in judgment over our Creator and flies in the face of the constitution. This doesn’t deter avid left-wingers in the least however. They simply ignore that and press on with their crusade to fundamentally transform America into a big government “Utopia.”

The idea of licensing a constitutional right is abhorrent to me just as the idea of “carry permits” has always been—a government issued permit to carry something that is a constitutionally guaranteed right?!? Who slipped that “common sense” law by us? Somehow America has seen fit to roll over on that one though and down the slippery slope of freedoms lost we went yet another yard or more.

To illustrate the level of liberal hypocrisy here, ask a left-winger this question…

If you liberals think it’s OK to require a permit of us before we buy, carry or shoot our gun under the Second, why shouldn’t we require a permit of you before you shoot off your mouth under the First? After all, don’t you agree that the “pen” is mightier than the “sword”? If “the pen is mightier than the sword”, why is it the “sword” has 20,000 laws regulating it and the “pen” doesn’t?”

Big government activists incrementally set the stage for freedom erosion as they have throughout history. After all, effective incrementalism is how we arrived at where we are in the year 2018 from where we started in the year 1776. This incremental weaselism is the reason I refuse to support “bargaining or compromising” with any liberal freedom thief on anything—they’re simply not to be trusted.

As a prime example of their weaselism, the call of several years ago for a “common sense” ballistic fingerprinting program was nothing more than a backdoor method of instituting a national gun registry. In reality, consistently reliable ballistic fingerprinting is nothing but a snake oil sales pitch. The doubtful success of ballistic fingerprinting aside, why else would government want the ability to trace a particular bullet to a particular gun if they didn’t ultimately require every gun to be registered and therefore linked to every gun owner? It would do them absolutely no good whatsoever to merely know what gun a bullet came from if they didn’t have a method of then knowing who owned the gun that fired the bullet. How stupid do the advocates of this idiocy think we are? It’s simply and clearly a government registration program and history has clearly exposed where that leads.

The ONLY thing such licensing or registration, national or international, will ever accomplish, and which it’s actually designed to do, is provide government with a database of every gun owner in the country. It will then be that much easier for them to find you when their “common sense” gun confiscation program is enacted. Predictably, history is replete with examples where confiscation inevitably resulted in the victimization and tragic slaughter of the unarmed!

If there was ever any cause worthy enough to prompt pro-constitutionalists into action, this is it. If there was ever any more revealing behavior on the part of America’s anti-gunners as well as within the corrupted halls of the UN regarding their true intentions and where this eventually leads, this is most definitely it. Laws requiring licensing and registration are not just one more yard down that slippery slope of eroded freedom; it’s more like a mile.

If we truly believe that mankind is endowed with unalienable rights granted by our Creator and articulated by our founders, then any attempt on the part of government to deny or totally control those rights must be recognized as counter to God and His sacred will for mankind’s unalienable freedom.

It simply comes down to what We the People will demand or are willing to accept. It’s up to each of us to decide if we will reaffirm our claim to God given rights or passively accept government issued privileges. If the choice is for privileges, then all we need do is nothing and the government will incrementally take control as a matter of course. If the choice is for rights however, then we must stand strongly united and constantly send government the unmistakably clear message of our founders—DONT TREAD ON ME. No registration, No license and NO UN control…not now, not ever! Just the view from my foxhole…

Contact Colonel Dan: coloneldan@bellsouth.net




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Great article Colonel Dan   :)  I hope this will motivate others to stand up for our rights.



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What many people do not understand is that the Constitution does not give us any rights, rather it restricts the government from taking away or limiting those rights given up to us by God.

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