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Reuters … Florida lawmakers will hold hearings concerning the 'Stand Your Ground' law that has raised arguments pro and con with no concept to the reality that self-defense is everyone's right by natural law.
Sir William Blackstone, English jurist stated:
Man … must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the law of nature … This law of nature, is, of course, superior to any other. No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force from this original.
Natural law was the key theme in developing the amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights. The so-called Stand Your Ground law is nothing but repetitive rhetoric that has been already established by the Second Amendment based upon natural law:
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 Second Amendment does not specifically state that all persons have the right to defend oneself by force, if necessary, because it is a natural law; just as property rights. In 2008, in the Supreme Court's decision District of Columbia v. Heller, held that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. A concealed-carry permit affords the lawful citizen to defend themselves, property, and the safety of others anywhere they may be. Some states allow open-carry of firearms without permit. Certain weapons, like sawed-off shotguns, silencers [sound suppressors], weapons that fire explosive ammunition, and full-automatic firearms must be specially permitted and regulated by the federal government, limiting just what private citizens may own and use.
The Declaration of Independence of 1776 established the premise that in America a people might assume the station to which the laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them.
The Founders of the United States and authors of its Constitution, of 1787, studied works of Cicero, Polybius, Edward Coke, John Locke, Baron de Montesquieu, and William Blackstone, as well as others, and the history of the rise and fall of various types of government, recognizing the principles of law of the Decalogue and the Golden Rule.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.
Today, our federal and state governments are not preserving freedom, as their oaths of office dictates; with little outcry from the populace because too many believe that restricted laws will result in better security and protection. The reality is that despite the will of the law enforcement officers to protect the community, they more often than not arrive on the scene after a violent act against a person or persons is committed with injury and death as the result. If a person or persons had immediately enacted their natural right of self-defense, the outcome would be different and the law enforcement officers who arrive on the scene make a report of the incident and a hearing is scheduled for a judge to ensure that the action was taken in truthful self-defense.
This is what happened in the case of George Zimmerman v. Trayvon Martin, as a recent example. Many cases of self-defense occur daily across the nation, but are not reported or focused upon by the national mainstream media because it does not serve their agenda of anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Government in the United States today has approached the scope of why the Declaration of Independence was initiated in 1776.
The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God … anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist.
Government, from federal to state to local has regulated private property rights to nonexistence.
The unwritten law or the golden rule of the United States has always been that freedom is natural and as long as declared rights and liberties do not transgress upon the rights and liberties of others – it is established.
Government is instituted to protect property of every sort … This being the end of government, that is NOT a just government, … nor is property secure under it, where the property which a man has … is violated by arbitrary seizures of one class of citizens for the service of the rest.
Thus forcefully removing taxes from the wages and salaries of citizens is unconstitutional and against natural law; as well as taxing one individual's cell phone to pay for a “free” phone granted to other citizens. The so-called Obamacare, is also unconstitutional and the Supreme Court failed in its duties by not making that decision.
People from other nations have immigrated to America to flee suppression of their natural rights, like the right to own property and to keep the rewards of their labor without confiscation by a tyrannical government.
Recent IRS scandals have revealed that citizens are not safe from the abuse of power that can be wielded by an agency whose powers are not provided in the Constitution and, as can be seen, is readily abused by those who choose to do so. Yet, no legislation is being processed that will eliminate the need of the IRS by eliminating an unfair, inefficient, and unconstitutional tax system.
We the People have allowed the central, federal government, to oversee and regulate the education of our children to where they are indoctrinated instead of educated to meet the demands of livelihood and matters of life that all should know. Education of the people was an important issue to the founders of the United States and its constitution and responsible for ensuring that those they elect act accordingly.
Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant – they have been cheated; asleep – they have been surprised; divided – the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson? ...the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it. … It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free.
The 'Press” or today what we call the 'Media' was created to be the eyes and ears of the People – not the mouthpiece of the government; yet today, for the most part, the opposite is true. The media is part of the enlightenment mentioned by founders like James Madison. Indeed, the media should, as the People, be ever watchful of the government and exercise journalism in an objective manner. This too is a failing of the American educational system that is under total control of the federal government.
The Founders established schools and seminaries in order to instruct lessons of history, the ideas of liberty, and provide knowledge of their Constitution; as well as the main principles that lead to a more fruitful and successful career of their choosing, like mathematics, science, and reading/writing capabilities.
Thomas Jefferson was a prime mover of educating the populace, and wrote in his bill For The More General Diffusion of Knowledge for Virginia:
...experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate … the minds of the people. ...to given them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth. History, by apprizing them of the past, will enable them to judge of the future. ...it will qualify them judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.
Ignorance and apathy has been the key element of our society, resulting in electing individuals like William Clinton, GW Bush, and BH Obama; as well as incompetents and unconstitutionalists within the legislative body we call Congress.
Education was meant to go beyond the basic teaching skills of the 'Three R's' – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Education included the process which the people of America would understand and thus preserve their liberties and those of the succeeding generations, who, each in turn, preserve those liberties and freedoms from generation to generation.
Despite what the progressive liberals may have indoctrinated, the Constitution of the United States is ageless [Read Our Ageless Constitution by W. David Stedman & La Vaughn G. Lewis, NC, 1987: ISBN 0-937047-01-5] - also click HERE.
Any Supreme Court justice who publicly declares that our Constitution is 'outdated' and does not recommend it as a model for other nations to develop their constitution – should be forced to resign or impeached. They violate their oath of office by declaring such a thing.
People complain against and blame politicians for the destruction of the constitutional republic and the distressful situation and future of our nation – and rightly so; however, it has been the self-imposed ignorance and apathy of the People who allowed it to be so.
As far as the Second Amendment and its liberties, those who choose [rightfully] NOT to keep and bear arms do NOT have the right to tell other lawful citizens they cannot exercise those rights because they choose not to keep and bear firearms. The same thing applies to other aspects of society, as what vehicle they choose to drive or using lawful products like tobacco.
Once liberties and rights are chipped away by consensus of the population and the rule of law is abolished – tyranny prevails and something those people cherish as their rights and liberties fade away with the rest. If the First and Second Amendment is dissolved or diluted, the rest will soon follow.