I read a recent comment on the new executive action on gun control where it was stated the “the overwhelming majority of the American people, including gun owners.” There are two distinct inherent issues with this statement. I’m only going to address one of those issues here. Let me be absolutely clear on this. WE DON’T LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE THE MAJORITY DECIDES ANYTHING.
We as a united country have laws. Those laws are there to protect the rights of every citizen whether they are in the majority or not. This is why the Constitution of the United States was written in a unique and ingenious way. Our constitution does not permit any one person to make decisions on the perception of majority rule. The Constitution provides us the process by which the laws of our country are created and it provides the guidelines the laws must stay in when created.
Any law that is made must be in accordance with the balance and equality that our Constitution granted to the citizens. The Constitution was written to stop the over reach of a majority to enact its opinions as to what they feel is best onto a minority opinion.
We also don’t live in a country where you circumvent the democratic process to side step constitutional matters that should be debated in a public forum. No one person in this great country has the Constitutional right to enact a law at will based on their view point claiming the majority agrees. There is not a single clause or sentence for that matter in the Constitution that states one person has the authority to argue majority opinion to violate the rights of anyone.
Once you cross into a debate about what the majority wants and begin to support whatever agenda they have, you no longer have this thing called FREEDOM. WE don’t live by laws enacted by the majority opinion in America we live by the laws that were GIFTED to us for protection by the GREAT FOUNDING FATHERS of our country.
I don’t know about anyone reading this, but there were, and are, a few countries where the majority has a major say in the laws of the country and I DON’T WANT TO BE IN ONE OF THOSE COUNTRIES. History has shown us that once someone takes it upon themselves to rule on the majority vote, it doesn’t take long for those in power to start the process of squashing whatever minority of the population they decided isn’t good for the country anymore.
If the statement above doesn’t terrify everyone reading this, I don’t know what will
What frustrates me to no end is the majority statement and the fact this should be debated publically. If people are so convinced the majority wants it, why not deal with it through the proper democratic process that we have in this country? I’ll tell you why, because the majority doesn’t want it.
Probably because people are just tired of constantly having their freedom and privacy violated by a system that is not supposed to do that. This is just one more far overreaching act that is not supposed to happen. One more way to circumvent the Constitution because for whatever reason someone doesn’t want to adhere to the process and laws of this country.
The overwhelming majority of the American People do not support or condone the constant raising of taxes either. Funny thing, that doesn’t seem to matter. Almost everyone I know is fed up with the taxes continually going up and taking more and more money out of their pocket. I don’t see any one abusing their authority to stop that from happening. Oh, wait a minute; you can’t because it’s a clause in the Constitution. The 16th amendment of the Constitution states,
“The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”
Therefore, if you wanted to change that provision, it would have to go through the process outlined by our founders. The best part is if that was actually outlawed, I don’t know anyone that would complain. I guess executive action can be used for the majority.
The Deviant View on Executive Action
The 2nd amendment to the US Constitution states,
“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.”
The issue I have is the last part, shall not be infringed. My interpretation, and I’m not a Constitutional Scholar, is that any law created cannot infringe on the ability of a free person to acquire a firearm.
Herein lies the treachery, who knows what someone can create behind closed doors using executive action to infringe on the right of free people to acquire a firearm through a supposed “background check”. This is yet just another attempt to limit the Freedom and rights of individuals that we have inherited by our founders.
Let me be clear, I am not for or against background checks. I am an American citizen who loves his country, values the principles by which his country was founded and respects everyone’s rights according to the Constitution of his country. I am against not following the correct procedure. The process our Founders created should be respected and adhered to. That is the only issue I have.
If we now live in a country where the majority either wants to enact laws according to their view or the majority wants to restrict rights of a minority, we have a much bigger problem than any gun will cause that much I can promise you.
I was the one crying after the announcement on gun control. Not because of background checks, because my children are looking at the prospect of tyranny because of the circumvention of our Constitution. Executive action should be used sparingly, only when it is absolutely needed.
By King Deviant
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