The 2nd Amendment=our Constitutional right to bear (own/possess) arms–”Historically”– “Why?”…

“Y'all this is the best damn video I've seen in some time for the 2nd amendment…”=viewer comment…

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… the most redeeming quality, historically, of this was her final statement=-that the 2nd Amendment was put in place by the Founding Fathers so that we, the Citizen(s), would have the means to stand up against a Government that had gone beyond it's Natural Right of authority and had become oppressive and exploitative to its Citizens–as well as to the occasional nut-case who (in this case) decided to shoot-it-up and kill a lot of innocent people–including her parents…

…there is a lot of history behind the 2nd Amendment that most are (intentionally left)  unaware of…

…when the Roman Empire began to decline (“political” dry-rot from within) it subsequently withdrew/retreated from the British Isles which were at that time occupied by a Celtic indigenous peoples–the Welsh; the Britons; the Scottish and the Irish on the Isle of Eire (Ireland)…

…the Britons in the south of the British Isle had been totally Romanized via Roman conquest (ala’ Julies Cesar) and the Welsh also to some extent, eventually,  at that time–but the Romans had never extended their influence to the Isle  of Eire (Ireland) nor to the north of Britain–Scotland–in the north of  this “British Isle”  these Picts and Scots/Celtic tribes had resisted the Romans so fiercely that the Roman emperor Hadrian, eventually/finally,  had a great rock wall, reinforced with fortresses as needed, built across the entire East/West length of the British Isle to keep the Picts/Scots to the north of it and Roman civilization to the south of it–Hadrian's Wall, as it is known historically–an endeavor superceded only, in history, by the Great Wall of China which was built in order to keep the Mongols from invading the Chinese “civilization”–and which was much more impressive in its size, scale and scope–but, nonetheless,  Rome never extended its influence to the north of Hadrian’s Wall thereafter…

…historically, as the Roman Empire declined and withdrew its military from the Isle of Britain in order to better protect it’s own, more regional and deteriorating  circumstances; the Germanic Anglo/Saxons seized the opportunity to invade them–the Romanized Britons in the Southeast of the Isle were easily overtaken by them–because the Roman military that had previously protected them was suddenly gone and they had no immediate response to the invasion amongst themselves.  Subsequently the Welsh in the Southwest also fell to the Anglo/Saxons.  As the Anglo/Saxons gained the advantage, militaristically, over the Scots to the north, a very unique period of history unfolded…

…while they had the military advantage, the Anglo/Saxon monarchy decreed laws that made it illegal for the Scots to possess weapons!!! (which, in that day, included swords, spears, battle axes, shields, armor, etc.)…

…not only did the Anglo/Saxon monarchy make it illegal for the Scots to possess weapons, but it also made it illegal, among other things, for the Scots to own/possess/ or play their bagpipes–a rallying symbol of their ethnic heritage and also a historical component of their military strategies–and also, of all the unbelievable vanities that man is capable of, the Anglo/Saxons made it illegal for a Scot to be named “McGregor”–for that is the traditional Scottish family name of the “King of the Scots”…

…if you've ever been to a Scottish festival–the traditional “athletic” events; the camber/log toss–the boulder throw–(shot-put), etc.–these are all, historically, representative of a people who were attempting to keep their military skills viable while  yet not breaking the Anglo/Saxon monarchy’s “legal” prohibition against their owning/possessing “weapons”…

…(re)watch the Mel Gibson movie “Braveheart” to get an inkling of what I'm talking about here and take the time to research some of the unbelievable/unthinkable history that eventually influenced the Founding Fathers, many of whom were of Celtic descent, to draft into our Declaration of Independence/Constitution/Bill of Rights this “2nd Amendment”–it has a very reasonable and logical Historical lesson behind it that is not, necessarily, made obsolete just because of our current degree of Technological advancement now–millennia before even this, the Greek, Aristotle, concluded that were only two, historical and logical, reasons for conflict among mankind; one, was for the reason that an Elite few felt themselves to be superior and deserving of more than “others”; and two, was for the reason that these “others” felt themselves to be equal to those who had more, unfairly, than they did; and therefore revolted against them–he was also the first recorded to logically deduce that Humankind does not learn from the lessons that History teaches–logically & objectively …

…this is the immediate history upon which the Founding Fathers based part of their Declaration of Independence/Constitution/Bill of Rights–many of them had great-grand fathers, grandfathers and fathers who had experienced, first-hand, the “legally decreed” oppressions and exploitations of the invading and militarily successful Anglo/Saxon monarchy against the indigenous Celtic peoples in the Old World–they hoped for and labored for a better future in the New World–keep in mind, here,  that Adolph Hitler’s takeover of Germany was entirely  according to “legal and political” methods–and not a “militaristic” maneauver/coup de taut/takeover…

…so that their Constitutional inclusion of the “Citizens right to bear arms” was put in place by them to ensure that “the Government” of the “Citizen” could not exceed its Natural Right–and so that there was, thereby, an available “Citizenry”–bristling with arms–in order to ensure that this would not be possible–it was put in place because, they, being the astute and observant Scholars of  the much-History that was before them, that they, subsequently, realized that it was not a matter of “if” a Government, no matter how perfectly designed, should become oppressive and exploitative–but, instead, it was a matter of “when” a Government became oppressive and exploitative–because, according to the Historical Record of Human Behavior Patterns, it always, eventually, will…

ergo Thomas Jefferson’s concern that it made no difference if you had one monarch/dictator or 50 working in complicity with each other–as it concerned the balance of power and the “checks and balances” of power within the Constitution for the Congressional Senate…

…now, from a Christian perspective, the brother in Christ who was responsible for me being called to Him, once,  began to become quite “militant” in his (op)position against our Federal government that was even then (almost two decades ago), and is still now even moreso, becoming increasingly quite unConstitutional–he, back then, buying SKS's and such and becoming all “militant” against it and all–as if to stand up against it with the arms that we have a Constitutional right to bear–so I said to him, “Bro in Christ, you cannot tell me that if our Lord, Jesus Christ, was standing here amongst us right here and now, that He would advise that we should take up arms against the Wicked–where is the Faith in Him and in His agenda in that!?!–not to mention His Commandment, “Thou shalt do no murder” !!!”

After relaying this situation to another, wise, Brother in Christ, he said to me, “Well, you know, Michael, Jesus didn't tell His disciple, Peter, when he took up that sword and cut off the ear of that Roman soldier who was among them who were sent there to apprehend Him–”Peter, Thou shalt not do that!!!” (as in a Commandment from Him)–but, instead, He said, “Peter, if you choose to do that, I need to let you know that there will be consequences”–i.e.,  ” he who lives by the sword shall also die by the sword”=what you sow, so also shall you reap…

In His Love,

Michael


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  1. Steve Storck says

    There is a prevailing ignorance about the purpose of the Constitution. It is not in place to give rights to the people. Instead, it delegates power and responsibility to the federal government in various areas. It limits the power of the federal government. All rights are natural rights and cannot be given by the government. The second amendment simply refers to the natural right of self-defense (which includes the right to keep and bear arms) and it forbids infringement for clarification. This is an appeasement to the anti-federalists. Read the federalist papers and the anti-federalst papers, and anything else by the founding fathers that you can find. It’s all in black and white.

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