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The Disarming of America

As Hunter Biden was being indicted on federal gun charges, much of the nation was shocked when New Mexico’s Governor came out with a gun ban because of the number of shootings that had taken place recently. If you think for a minute that the left is letting up on taking our guns you had better think again.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order that suspends the open and permitted concealed carry of firearms in Albuquerque for 30 days. The immediate reaction from the legacy press was a big hurrah while the New Mexico attorney general and the County sheriff called the emergency order unconstitutional and refused to enforce the governor’s order.

She claimed that “No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute,” and actually had the audacity to cite restrictions on free speech as an example of how rights can be curtailed during an emergency. Even Elon Musk asked how soon this person could be removed from office.

Biden continues to call for a ban on assault weapons while his new IRS agents are being armed to the teeth. Gun and Ammo stores across New York State were inundated with purchasers of both guns and ammo as New York’s new law that requires retailers to send gun purchasers background checks through the N.Y. State Police instead of the FBI, which will also include checks on those purchasing bullets. There will also be a new fee of $2.50 for ammo purchases and $9.00 for firearms. Many dealers say they will be closing their shops rather than dealing with these new onerous regulations.

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This is what happens when liberal-minded government officials control and interpret the laws enacted by our legislators. A perfect example is in June of 2022 congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). The purpose of this act according to Senators Cornyn and Tillis, was to “protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country,” but as usual the leftist Department of Education has misinterpreted this act. The aim of this $1 billion bill was to “protect America’s children”. At issue is a section of the bill that prohibits the use of these funds for “training in the use of a dangerous weapon.” The purpose of these funds was to provide enrichment programs not to be used for resource officers’ training.

As usual, Biden’s Department of Education came up with its own interpretation of the BSCA which you can read here: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2023/04/23-0083.BSCA-FAQs.pdf .

According to the Dept. of Ed., states qualifying for this grant funding are required to ensure schools don’t use these funds “for training in the use of a dangerous weapon.” We should all remember that good intentions do not always make for good consequences when dealing with bureaucratic agencies like the Dept. of Education. This law was never intended to preclude funding for archery and hunting education programs. It is a liberal democratic appointed by Biden as Education Secretary Miguel Cardona who has given his interpretation of this bill to exclude archery and hunting education programs with this funding.

There are schools that have already begun cancelling archery and hunting education programs which are so important to many students who want to engage in these skills. We are once again seeing the power that the executive branch holds over agencies like the Dept. of Education to manipulate legislation. Here we have a bill that was meant to foster safety and learning skills for these shooting sports shifted into a bill that bans these shooting sports because of interpretation. Parents should check to see if these types of classes have been cut or curtailed in their school programs.

Idahoans should also be wary of many of our own legislators and local government officials, for while we are still only a purple state, it would not take much to see us shift to being blue and see our Second Amendment rights being curtailed in an emergency situation. It might be a good thing to check with your local elected sheriffs to be sure that they are strong constitutionalists and would not obey edicts issued by government officials in emergency situations that would curtail any of our constitutional rights — especially the right to keep and bear arms.

Don’t think for a minute that the left is not coming for our guns, and remember the Second Amendment is there to protect us from an unlawful government that would seek to disarm us. The Idaho Freedom Caucus sent out an article earlier this week about prioritizing making Idaho the strongest 2A sanctuary state in the country. Our more moderate legislature has come very close to passing some quite onerous RED FLAG LAWS and as we have told you each year our house and senate become less conservative.

We need to preserve our Second Amendment rights with some very strong legislation and urge you to contact your representatives or members of the Freedom Caucus to let them know that you want our Second Amendment rights strengthened in our state.

You can find their website here: https://idahofreedomcaucus.org/

As I always say: “We Get the Government We Deserve”.

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3 replies on “The Disarming of America”

I have “extreme” appreciation for anyone that speaks this language and why I totally appreciate my friend Bob. I do have one issue to clarify as we all look at these issues and that is one word, I think people are starting to warm up to when they realize it but there are still a prominent few that won’t, is the word conspiracy. Now I could care less whether people take issue with the word or not because it tells me what people know and what they don’t and I, feeling as a part of the minority, have had to realize, if we don’t all come together and figure this out we will all lose. All that being said though, I can’t not say the truth just because several won’t talk about it the way I think they should. As it relates to this article and many like them and adhering to conservative talking points, we need to get past the idea that the democrats (or republicans) are at fault or that it is one or the other or “the leftists” that seems just as arbitrary as the word “conservative.” What I mean to say is that gun control is indeed a huge threat, but it is not because of the leftists, it is because of the “INSIDERS” or what I call the conspiracy and their dupes. Gun control has been a major step for all dictators. Additionally, when we look at history, one could blame Hitler or anyone for implementing such control but why when dictators were overthrown or removed or died did the agenda carry on? Because these people were merely front men. Consider Stalin, when he died, he left an agenda to be completed. 1. to take over eastern Europe, 2. the masses of Asia and 3. the US. Was it specifically Stalin or was he also a front guy for the conspirators behind the scenes? Take gun control here for example, not only do we have this working against us, we had Document 7277 written in 1963 (I think) by our own state department for incremental disarmament. This proves that the conspiracy had worked its way into the state department, not just people that were leftists. This was the same for the formation of the UN and the advancement of its ideals today that IS being made to be the supra-national governing entity for the world.

As a local example, consider the library issue, people blamed it on the leftists and stated that we needed to decouple from the American Library Association (ALA). What no one bothered to mention was what I had found in a simple Google search on the About ALA page that said and probably still does “THE ALA SUPPORTS THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.” This proves two things: 1. The UN is involved in local issues and 2. that the UN conspiracy is real.

Also consider the one element that aids all others and that is the goals of the conspiracy would not be successful without its dupes…the people from all other sides of the equation. To properly address this issue, I believe, the term conspirators, insiders or globalists should be used or more specifically the CFR as the controlling head because we should give credit where credit is due.

The disarming of America has been occurring ever since the 1787 cadre of Enlightenment and Masonic theistic rationalists (aka constitutional framers) replaced the Bible’s potent non-optional responsibility to defend yourself, your family, and others with the Second Amendment’s impotent optional right or bear arms for the same purpose.

America was sold down the river when the 18th-century founding fathers replaced Biblical responsibilities (based upon the moral law of God) for Enlightenment rights, and nothing demonstrates it better than the Second Amendment.

Think about it: The Amendment WITH the wording “shall not be infringed” is the MOST infringed, licensed, and limited Amendment of the entire twenty seven. Furthermore, a future generation of our posterity is likely to see the Second Amendment whittled away entirely or repealed altogether. This is inherent nature and danger of optional Enlightenment rights versus non-optional Biblical responsibilities, such as the following:

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword [or today’s equivalent] in their hand … this honor have all his saints. Praise ye Yah.” (Psalm 149:6-9)

“But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house [beginning with spiritual and physical protection], he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

Which is more potent: 1) An optional right, or 2) A non-optional responsibility?

Which is more likely to be infringed, licensed, and ultimately abolished altogether?

Which did the pre-Second Amendment Americans look to for their authority to bear arms, with little or nor infringement?

For more, listen to “The Second Amendment: A Knife in a Gunfight,” delivered at the Springfield, Missouri Firearms and Freedom Symposium, at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/#FeaturedMessages

At this same location, you will also find a radio interview Larry Pratt (Executive Director of Gun Owners of America) conducted with me on this same subject. I think you’ll find Mr. Pratt’s remarks especially interesting.

See also online Chapter 12 “Amendment 2: Constitutional vs. Biblical Self-Defense” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt12.html

There is a constitutional crisis in America for three reasons:
1. We the People (that’s YOU) do not know the Constitution!
2. We the People (that’s YOU) are not enforcing the Constitution!
3. Our OATH-BOUND public servants are either ignorant of the Constitution or are in open rebellion unto it!

This article laments the onslaught of the assaults on our Second Amendment rights but offers no solutions. WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! How? Let’s start with what I shared on the steps of the Idaho State Capitol eleven years ago, because We have a Republic, if WE can Keep It! https://paulvenable.org/blog/a-republic-if-we-can-keep-it

Every time one of these tyrants thinks to enforce these draconian edicts that openly violate the constitutions of our states and the Constitution of the United States, they offer themselves up on the altar of civic justice.
Let’s consider the emergency health order of New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, “that suspends the open and permitted concealed carry of firearms in Albuquerque for 30 days.” She goes on to say the following,

“No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute,”

In Article II, Section 6 [Right to bear arms.] of the New Mexico Constitution, it states:

No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms. (As amended November 2, 1971 and November 2, 1986.)

In Article XX, Section 1. [Oath of officer.] of the New Mexico Constitution, it states:

Every person elected or appointed to any office shall, before entering upon his duties, take and subscribe to an oath or affirmation that he will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution and laws of this state, and that he will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of his office to the best of his ability.

Article VI, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution states the following:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Governor Grisham, by accepting that oath, took upon herself the responsibilities of fulfilling and the consequences of violating said oath – the sworn contract she agreed to uphold.

Understand that she has now invited the good Citizens of New Mexico to take her at her confessed position and expose her to the consequences of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. Here it is:

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

They now have the obligation to remove her from public office for life! Holding public office is not a right to be protected. It is a position of public trust. When the Governor posited a position and took actions that violate the New Mexico and the United States constitutions, she has now made herself ineligible to continue in that trust. The People don’t need to wait for an election to have her removed from office.

So, with the example of New Mexico as a backdrop, why do you not understand the Second Amendment? Quick! Without looking, can you quote it verbatim?

Here’s how it goes…

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

In the brilliance of the Founders of the Republic, they recognized that security and freedom required protection and what better way to do so than to secure the right of self-protection to the People – by the People. And, what is the Militia? That’s us, folks! No, Militia is not a swear word or a subversive movement. According to the Constitution and in the early days of the Republic, specified by the laws of each state, the Militia is you and I, We the People! Do you realize that it gets even better than that?
The Second Amendment does not exist in a vacuum. When you examine the powers of Congress in Article I, Section 8, check out these clauses:

The Congress shall have Power…

Clause 14: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

WoW! That sounds like an idea we can use right now, doesn’t it? Where’s Congress on this authority they have and should be using to repel the invasion at our southern border?

Clause 15: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

Let’s break this down for a minute. Article I, Section 8 specifies, delegated enumerated roles, responsibilities, powers and properties that are allowed to be exercised by the Congress of the United States. If it is not in Article I, Section 8, Congress does not have the authority to do it and that means they have no authority to spend money for it. So when we take a closer look at Clause 15, here’s what we see. Congress has the authority – even the requirement – to spend money from the public treasury to put guns in the hands of We the People (that’s you and me) and teach us how to use them! When was the last time you heard THAT from your Congress critter?!

Are you getting the idea now? Let’s wrap this up. Gun control works. Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot and many other decadent, murderous creatures of the Twentieth Century understood the value and necessity of gun control for the concentration of power among the rulers. Who do you think should control the guns, us – or them? Let me be clear that we do not get our rights from the Constitution or from any government.

“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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” – The Declaration of Independence

Our rights to Life, Liberty, Property are unalienable. The Constitution is designed to enshrine those rights for us to enforce them and one of those Providential powers we can exercise, is that we don’t have to wait for an election to remove oath-breakers from office.
Let’s stop with the hand-wringing and lamentations. Every time an oath-bound public official steps over the boundary from servant to tyrant, that official is at the disposal of We the People.

Yes, my friends… We have a Republic, IF We WILL KEEP It!

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