The following is a quote from Federalist 46 by James Madison:

“Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties . . . . It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops.”

Although the numbers have changed, it is clear that the author of the Bill of Rights and our fourth president knew all too well the greatest threat this republic would ever face would come from a tyrannical government. Having only recently shaken off the shackles of one despot, he was reminding us there would be others lurching in the shadows.

The Second Amendment debate is not about whether the citizenry has the right to possess firearms simply for hunting and target practice as some suggest; it is about the most fundamental liberty we possess, that of having the means to protect oneself, his family, and property from an oppressive, self-serving government hell-bent on enslaving the very ones it is supposed to protect.

Any action by Congress or the White House to nullify, diminish, or circumvent this God-given liberty by limiting types of weapons or magazines one can purchase, registration, or a national database, however noble they may claim their intentions, is an attack on our Constitution, unwarranted, and illegal.

If the Conservatives lose this debate to the Progressives, who foolishly would like nothing better than obtaining a ban on all citizen-owned firearms, this republic will be finished!

In its place will be a socialist nation not unlike those of today’s Europe, or worse yet, a Western Islamic Caliphate, where individual liberties can only be found in early history books, if any will yet be unburned.

How can anyone forget the thousands protesting in the streets of Cairo against an illegal, oppressive government with nothing more than rocks as weapons, while the army intensely watched from tanks, with mortars, RPGs, and automatic rifles?

So, when Sen. Feinstein and Pres. Obama ask why regular American citizens need assault rifles and high capacity magazines, it is because the government has assault rifles and high capacity magazines.

Neither the Senator nor President is the least bit concerned about the safety or welfare of school children, or the general public for that matter. Let’s get serious; what these hard-core Commulamists1 want is total government control over the lives of every American from cradle to grave.

They must not be successful!

1. Commulamist is a word coined to describe anyone who openly accepts, fosters, or promotes the tenants of both the Communists and Islamists. Although their end goals differ, in the early stages they have much in common.

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