The Sword and the Shield

Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty The Sword and the Shield

Post by KSigMason on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:56 pm

I consider the 1st and 2nd Amendments to be the most vital part of our Constitution; they are the safeguard and protection of the People in our daily vocations.

1st Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
This Amendment is to the People as a shield would be for a knight. Through this amendment the People are allowed to voice their opinion on the operations of the government.

What bugs me is how many want to focus on just the freedom of speech and often overlook (intentionally or not) the freedom OF religion and not freedom FROM religion. No one has the authority to tell me to hide my religion as if it were some naughty secret. While we have several liberties, one we don't have is the right to be offended.

2nd Amendment:

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.
If the 1st Amendment is the shield then the 2nd is the sword; as Iíve put it before it is the bite to the bark.

The 2nd Amendment establishes two things:

  • The State militia
  • The right to firearms
So many folks are trying to disarm the People because they believe an inanimate object is to blame for violence/crime. The firearm is to blame as much as the pencil is to blame for misspelled words.

The People should never fear the Government, the Government should fear the People. If the People were to be disarmed what would stop the government from trampling our Rights? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Bullets can penetrate sound waves and whoever is emitting them.

As for the militia segment, itís pretty clear as to the meaning. The 10th Amendment gives us a way to define what the militia is and how we may compose it.

10th Amendment:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
As I stated above, the 10th Amendment gives more clarity to the 2nd. Through the 10th each State is allowed to uniquely define who may or may not compose the State's militia.
KSigMason
KSigMason
Ranger Qualified
Ranger Qualified

Number of posts : 387
Age : 34
Locale : Boise, ID
Registration date : 2007-01-24

Character sheet
test: 1

View user profile

Back to top Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty Re: The Sword and the Shield

Post by NonConformist on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:51 pm

Indeed, and the Militia is further defines in federal code as well-


ß 311. Militia: composition and classes

(a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section
313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b) The classes of the militia areó

(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.


And as you said, the 2A not only secures an individual right to arms, but for the 'Militia' as well


Last edited by NonConformist on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:55 pm; edited 1 time in total
NonConformist
NonConformist
Ranger Qualified
Ranger Qualified

Number of posts : 515
Locale : S. Florida
Registration date : 2008-02-26

View user profile http://www.conservativecore.com

Back to top Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty Re: The Sword and the Shield

Post by NonConformist on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:53 pm

Why is the text so huge???
NonConformist
NonConformist
Ranger Qualified
Ranger Qualified

Number of posts : 515
Locale : S. Florida
Registration date : 2008-02-26

View user profile http://www.conservativecore.com

Back to top Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty Re: The Sword and the Shield

Post by Remo on Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:20 pm

NonConformist wrote:Why is the text so huge???

Bold thoughts.
Remo
Remo
Moderator

Number of posts : 87
Locale : A secure location
Registration date : 2009-02-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty Re: The Sword and the Shield

Post by NonConformist on Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:18 pm

Great answer! Surprised
NonConformist
NonConformist
Ranger Qualified
Ranger Qualified

Number of posts : 515
Locale : S. Florida
Registration date : 2008-02-26

View user profile http://www.conservativecore.com

Back to top Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty Re: The Sword and the Shield

Post by Edwin D Gill on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:27 pm

Remo wrote:
NonConformist wrote:Why is the text so huge???

Bold thoughts.

A bit like John Hancock signing the Declaration of Independence in such large script. He didn't want King George to have any problem identifying him and his ideals!
Edwin D Gill
Edwin D Gill
Infantry
Infantry

Number of posts : 66
Locale : Usually traveling, but I call both Santa Clara CA and Las Vegas -- home
Registration date : 2009-02-16

View user profile

Back to top Go down

The Sword and the Shield Empty Re: The Sword and the Shield

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum