A 2nd Amendment Thought Experiment

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A 2nd Amendment Thought Experiment

Here’s a very simple thought experiment concerning the 2nd Amendment. What do you believe the U.S. would be like if we didn’t have it?

With no 2nd Amendment, guns would probably be highly restricted and controlled. Various state legislatures may not vote for that, but it might come about through a combination of federal action, judicial decisions, and bureaucratic decrees. Violent crime would probably be greater as an unarmed citizenry is easy prey for criminals.   In all   likelihood, America would look like other Anglo nations such as Australia and Great Britain with respect to gun possession.  

That is the easy part of the response. But there’s much more to it than that. With no 2nd Amendment, may not the social and cultural landscape of America differ from what it is today?    

To understand why, consider how far within living memory the U.S. has drifted from its own founding principles. The nation was pushed further and further to the left by undemocratic way in the form of judicial decrees and bureaucratic edicts, a lot of which have no basis in law or the Constitution. Abortion, gay union, transgender rights, and massive illegal immigration are cases. And think of all the statewide referendums that have been chased by the courts since the outcome went against the innovative program. So much for “every single vote counts.”

Additionally, we are living in what is called an “agency state.” Loosely written laws give government bureaucrats the power to establish regulations and rules that have the effect of law. We have seen government departments like the EPA, surrounded by environmental pollutants, running amok with their regulating power. Likely no federal government service is innocent of bureaucratic overreach, some over others, which explains why the nation is choking on ‘laws,’ most of which individuals neither know nor can comprehend.

What exactly does one have to do with the 2nd Amendment and gun possession? Simple. Most office-bound bureaucrats, left-wing judges, and government elites are not exactly prime examples of virile American manhood. Quite the opposite. If you think of this administration class, which will be male, a photo of a feminized metrosexual springs to mind, especially the higher up you go in the hierarchy.    

This stage is this. At the back of the minds, even if it is buried in a subconscious level, these folks fear an armed citizenry. An armed citizenry puts a check on how far and how quickly the authorities class dares to push its innovative agenda by unconstitutional means. True, the 2nd Amendment by itself hasn’t completely stopped the unconstitutional drift to the left, however one needs to think it’s prevent what might have been from being what is.  

With no check of some 2nd Amendment, how daring would those who hold government power could be? Some actual possibilities: Maybe home schooling would be illegal; many areas of political correctness may be weaponized by bureaucratic ‘legislation’; unapproved speech may be criminalized; racial quotas may be more prevalent; sites such as the American Thinker, Drudge, etc. could be curtailed and talk radio muffled.  

Here’s an interesting next question. What could Europe look like when it had a Second Amendment? Would the men and women in the respective states of the EU have lost their national  characteristics   and rights to make their own laws to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels? Can the European states have allowed the EU to order them on Third-World immigration? Could European  men be hiding under their beds in fear of Muslim  immigrants   terrorizing their girls? Specifically, would Europeans have allowed their own rights as taxpayers be so   usurped by the elite that now they are more subjects than taxpayers?  

Some would say that Europe was so emasculated   a 2nd Amendment would not create a great deal of difference. Maybe, but again, would the inhabitants of Europe have been in the first place if it had an armed citizenry  equal to what is present in the United States?

The bottom line seems obvious. So far as the United States goes, the 2nd Amendment is  essential, but by itself inadequate, to preserve freedom in the us. The 1st Amendment is equally essential, since it protects the right of faith and free speech. The rights in both amendments   must be vigorously defended and place to use. Because of firearms, a person doesn’t need to be a hunter or target shooter to support the 2nd Amendment and teams that defend it such as the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation. Nor does one need to be a member of the media to exercise the right of free speech. The rights guaranteed to us under the 1st and 2nd Amendments must be exercised. If not, they will atrophy such as muscles that are neglected which is what the left and its running dogs in the Democratic Party sincerely aspire for.  

Here’s a very simple thought experiment concerning the 2nd Amendment. What do you believe the U.S. would be like when we didn’t have it?

With no 2nd Amendment, guns would probably be highly restricted and controlled. Various state legislatures may not vote for that, but it might come about through a combination of federal action, judicial decisions, and bureaucratic decrees. Violent crime would probably be greater as an unarmed citizenry is easy prey for criminals.   In all   likelihood, America would look like other Anglo nations such as Australia and Great Britain with respect to gun possession.  

That is the easy part of the response. But there’s much more to it than that. With no 2nd Amendment, may not the social and cultural landscape of America differ from what it is now?    

To understand why, consider how far within living memory the U.S. has drifted from its own founding principles. The nation was pushed further and further to the left by undemocratic way in the form of judicial decrees and bureaucratic edicts, a lot of which have no basis in law or the Constitution. Abortion, gay union, transgender rights, and massive illegal immigration are cases. And think of all the statewide referendums that have been chased by the courts since the outcome went against the innovative program. So much for “every single vote counts.”

Additionally, we are living in what is called an “agency state.” Loosely written laws give government bureaucrats the power to establish regulations and rules that have the effect of law. We have seen government departments like the EPA, surrounded by environmental pollutants, running amok with their regulating power. Likely no federal government service is innocent of bureaucratic overreach, some over others, which explains why the nation is choking on ‘laws,’ most of which individuals neither know nor can comprehend.

What exactly does one have to do with the 2nd Amendment and gun possession? Simple. Most office-bound bureaucrats, left-wing judges, and government elites are not exactly prime examples of virile American manhood. Quite the opposite. If you think of this administration class, which will be male, a photo of a feminized metrosexual springs to mind, especially the higher up you go in the hierarchy.    

This stage is this. At the back of the minds, even if it is buried in a subconscious level, these folks fear an armed citizenry. An armed citizenry puts a check on how far and how quickly the authorities class dares to push its innovative agenda by unconstitutional means. True, the 2nd Amendment by itself hasn’t completely stopped the unconstitutional drift to the left, however one needs to think it’s prevent what might have been from being what is.  

With no check of some 2nd Amendment, how daring would those who hold government power could be? Some actual possibilities: Maybe home schooling would be illegal; many areas of political correctness may be weaponized by bureaucratic ‘legislation’; unapproved speech may be criminalized; racial quotas may be more prevalent; sites such as the American Thinker, Drudge, etc. could be curtailed and talk radio muffled.  

Here’s an interesting next question. What could Europe look like when it had a Second Amendment? Would the men and women in the respective states of the EU have lost their national  characteristics   and rights to make their own laws to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels? Can the European states have allowed the EU to order them on Third-World immigration? Could European  men be hiding under their beds in fear of Muslim  immigrants   terrorizing their girls? Specifically, would Europeans have allowed their own rights as taxpayers be so   usurped by the elite that now they are more subjects than taxpayers?  

Some might say that Europe was so emasculated   a 2nd Amendment would not create a great deal of difference. Maybe, but again, would the inhabitants of Europe have been in the first place if it had an armed citizenry  equal to what is present in the United States?

The bottom line seems obvious. So far as the United States goes, the 2nd Amendment is  essential, but by itself inadequate, to preserve freedom in the usa. The 1st Amendment is equally essential, since it protects the right of faith and free speech. The rights in both amendments   must be vigorously defended and place to use. Because of firearms, a person doesn’t need to be a hunter or target shooter to support the 2nd Amendment and teams that defend it such as the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation. Nor does one need to be a member of the media to exercise the right of free speech. The rights guaranteed to us under the 1st and 2nd Amendments must be exercised. If not, they will atrophy such as muscles that are neglected which is what the left and its running dogs in the Democratic Party sincerely aspire for.  

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