Second Amendment

The United States of America has taken drastic steps in taking away the American
peoples God given rights and Constitutional rights. The United States government
is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

There are very clear signs of a cancerous growth within our government and the
citizens of America need to take preventative measures to ensure the freedom for
which our founding fathers fought and died. I am speaking of numerous issues
that have arisen in the United States that clearly demonstrate that our
government is taking away our rights. I will hopefully be able to show a brief
description of the government, as it is today and what it was designed to be. I
will also describe our rights and the reasons for keeping those rights, such as
the gun control laws that have been passed restricting our rights to bear arms.

History serves us well in that it provides us with the facts that show increases
in crime, poverty, injustice and overall social unrest is the result of

Democracy as defined by our current administration. The fact is that the
governments idea of a democracy and our idea of a democracy are two different
meanings entirely. I speak about this because it directly affects the way that
the United States government has taken away not only your Constitutional rights
but also your God given ones. I have quoted below an excerpt from a military
manual that I once read that struck me as very profound. In order to understand
the true meaning of the word democracy, examine the definition of the word as
provided by the 1928 American Military Training Manual and then compare it with
the definition of the word Republic, taken from the same manual. Now remember
these definitions the next time you see a public official or anyone else for
that matter, standing before the camera talking about democracy: Democracy: A
government of the masses. Authority is derived through mass meeting or any other
form of direct expression. Results in a mobocracy. Attitude toward property is
communistic, negating property rights. Attitude towards law is that the will of
the majority shall regulate whether it be based upon deliberation or governed by
passion, prejudice and impulse without restraint or regard to consequences.

Results in demagoguism, license, agitation, discontent, and anarchy. Republic:

Authority is derived through the election of public officials best fitted to
represent them. Attitude for property is respect for laws and individual rights,
and a sensible economic procedure. Attitude toward law is the administration of
justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict
regard to consequences. A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may
be brought within its compass. Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or
mobocracy. Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and
progress. (1928 American Military Training Manual) While our government was
formed as a republic, we have lost that form and exchanged it for a democracy.

The fact that our forefathers had set up a Republic and not a Democracy is a key
to understanding the present government. Ours will be a democracy so long as our
elected officials will vote which ever way the powerful winds of special
interests blow, as long as they do not "administer justice in accordance
with fixed principles", those principles being set forth in the Bill of

Rights. The vast majority of representatives need to be removed from office and
replaced with those that will do a correct and honest job without thought of
personal gain. We need to set term limits to keep career politicians out of
office and elect citizen politicians who are true patriots to our great nation
that are trying to uphold what our forefathers had original set forth in their
sacrifices as the god given rights and Constitutional rights. There are few
great patriots in positions of power today. The end of the line, and I
reiterate, is that we are losing all of our constitutional rights, as well as
our God given rights. On a daily basis, the government is trying to take away
our Second Amendment rights as well countless other rights. Only a constant
vigil will keep those that usurp power and control from doing so. The Second

Amendment states, and I quote: "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."(Bill of Rights) In the Second Amendment it does not
state that you can own this type of gun or that type