Oxford Dictionary defines a Republic as “a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.”
By The People. A Government Of The People, By The People, and For The People. That’s the whole foundation of this country. The founders included a Bill of Rights in the Constitution to constrain the Government from infringing on certain “unalienable” rights. The first Ten Amendments to our Constitution make up this Bill of Rights, and read as a sort of “Ten Commandments” that Government “shall not” infringe on.
Of course, that has never stopped the Government from trying, and never will. Which is why we have three separate but equal branches, right?
This all sounds good in theory, and has worked (for the most part) for over 200 years. But here we are, in 2019. It’s not the first time, but hopefully it’s the last. The Government is ready to trounce all over your Constitutionally protected rights. Namely, the Second Amendment.
The Republican President and Republican Senate Majority Leader appear to be in cahoots to impose 2A restrictions on us, THE PEOPLE.
Lately, the Country has seen a rash of mass shootings again. They are tragic, and we mourn collectively for the losses suffered. But, the Bill of Rights should not be on the compromise block. Ever.
After 9/11 ‘We’ compromised away the fourth amendment. Lately, Democrats have been clamoring for First Amendment ‘control.’ Where does this end?
It ends with the destruction of our Republic. This may be the goal for some Democrats like AOC, who believes we should be a democracy, but for most Americans the Constitution still holds infinite wisdom and ultimate governmental guidance. The Government is at the mercy of the People, not the other way around as has been the case throughout history. Any Republican seeking to appease the left, who has a certain disdain for our formation of government and our Constitution, should think twice — Lest we forget what happened in 1776.