The states of the northeast coastal United States is collectively called New England, originally a part of the thirteen colonies that became united under one national flag and one constitution, but with separate state governments, have transcended into the reasons why an American revolution began.
The states that is the historical site of Minutemen, the Liberty Bell, the First Continental Congress, symbols of freedom and liberty, and the world role model of a constitutional republic. Where property rights, freedom of choice, and other liberties were hailed as a testament that government was 'For and By the People'; a limited government so as to retain those liberties and rights.
Today, one can visit those historical sites where revolution against tyranny began, where all of the individual liberties have fallen way to socialism, allowing the ruling class to become leadership of the welfare state. The celebrate Independence Day, but in reality they are celebrating 'Dependence Day' - living in a world of delusion.
New Jersey has a long history, beginning with the Native Americans dating back 10,000 years, when the ice age receded and exploration by Giovanni da Verazzano in 1524, where the Lenape tribe dominated the region, which came under control by the Swedes, but primarily the Dutch who named the region New Netherlands; subsequently seized by the English in 1664.
New Jersey was one of the Thirteen Colonies that seceded from Britain and adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In 1787, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the United States Constitution.
In the 19th century, New Jersey cities were the primary spots of the Industrial Revolution, providing 88,000 men to participate in the American Civil War. During World War II and the Cold War, shipyards in New Jersey provided an important role in the defense of the United States.
Today, it joins other New England states in heavy taxation, oppressive laws and regulations, and creating laws that defy the Constitution and its Second Amendment.
|Shaneen Allen and her children|
Shaneen Allen, a single mother from Philadelphia, was facing felony prosecution after being arrested during a traffic stop in October 2013 after informing the police officer she had a firearm in her car for personal protection and presenting her conceal-carry permit. She mistakenly believed that her Pennsylvania license to carry firearms was valid in New Jersey, the same license issued by over 30 states of the Union.
Ms. Allen was NOT mistaken, because all state governments are required to abide by the Constitution of the United States and its amendments; but too often, the Supreme Court does not ensure that it is so. A conceal-carry permit acquired in one state should be recognized in ANY state – because ALL states cannot alter or make laws contrary to the US Constitution and its amendments; but does have the liberty to make their own laws if those parameters are followed. Ms. Allen informed the officer she had a firearm and presented her conceal-carry permit to prevent any alarm by the officer.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor, Jim McClain, reversed the decision of Superior Court Judge Michael Donio who declined to dismiss the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Ms. Allen is a single mother with two young children, working two jobs. After two robberies, she became convinced that she should prepare to defend herself and family. She bought a firearm and obtained a concealed-carry permit – to prevent crimes, not commit them.
The National Review and other organizations began a drive to provide Ms. Allen a legal-defense fund; which included the NRA.
The main point missing is that NO state can counter the Second Amendment or any other amendment or article within the US Constitution. Law-abiding citizens will not be refused the right to "keep and bear arms".
Last week, the New Jersey Star-Ledger and its editorial board, declared it supports the Australian gun control mandate where firearm mandatory turn-in and confiscation occurred. This same type of tyranny was lauded by President Obama several times, most recently in June of 2014.
The president and those on that editorial board ignore data that shows that the majority of American gun owners own firearms for personal safety reasons.
In a memo that surveyed several gun control measures that included the Australian regime …
The Australia buyback appears to have had no effect on crime otherwise. One study (Leigh & Neill 2010) has proven confusing in that its abstract suggests that Australia’s gun buyback reduced firearm homicide rates by 80%, but the body of the report finds no effect. Others (Reuter & Mouzas 2003) have used the same data and also found no effect on crime although they also noted that mass shootings appear to have disappeared in Australia. A third study (Chapman et al 2006) using Australian data from 1979 to 2003 shows that the firearm homicide rate was already declining prior to the firearm reforms and that there is no evidence that the new legislation accelerated the declines. This remains true when data through 2007 are added to the analysis (conducted by G. Ridgeway on 1/3/2013 at NIJ).
At the same time, BBC reported that Venezuela's United Socialist Party President Nicolas Maduro is spending $47 million on a gun turn-in initiative that will help enforce his gun laws. Maduro is the successor to the notorious Hugo Chavez.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies [of the state] have guns, why should we let them have ideas. Joseph Stalin
Modern media, called the 'press' when the US Constitution was created, a long way from constitutionalism and their obligation to be the eyes and ears of the People, not the mouthpiece of government. Journalists are no longer objective, seeking out corruption and ethical transgressions by the elected only if it suits their personal political persuasion.
The New York Times, for example. In 1863, the newspaper used a Gatling gun to scare off a mob of draft protestors. Today, it ignores statistics and facts, spinning the truth in order to press forward with their anti-firearm agenda.
This week, the Times published an article entitled: FBI Confirms a Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000.
The FBI report mentioned is entitled: A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the U.S. Between 2000 and 2013. The report concerns itself with crimes involving up to three victims. The FBI notes in its report, that it does not include crimes committed without firearms.
What the NYT failed to include in their article is that the FBI report makes three points clear:
- Contrary to what anti-gun groups are trying to get the American people to believe, murders that have four or more victims, whether committed with firearms or by other means, are the exception, not the rule.
- The recent trend in such crimes has been skewed by a very small number of crimes with high casualty counts, committed by deranged individuals and, in one case, a person with jihadist sympathies.
- The FBI recognizes that private citizens faced with an “active shooter” can sometimes intervene to bring the crime to a halt. “Of he 160 incidents, at least 107 (66.9%) ended before police arrived and could engage the shooter, either because a citizen intervened, the shooter fled, or the shooter committed suicide, or was killed by someone at the scene”, the FBI said.
As the NRAILA stated:
Presumably, today’s New York Times would reject the FBI’s conclusion, and instead advise those who are under attack to cower, beg for mercy, or run, leaving other victims to fend for themselves. Of course, that’s not what the Times did in 1863, and it’s not always the best advice today.
Modern terminology for this is called 'spin' – meaning that only portions of the evidence is presented that more likely agrees with what the journalist or talking head or editorial staff want the people to believe; a form of indoctrination of citizens who either fail to question 'facts' presented or just blindly accept whatever opinion and policy is given.
This congressional election year is important in order to weed out the politics-as-usual officials and reintroduce constitutional statesmen and stateswomen into the majority in order to began the true reformation that is long overdue.
Senator Dianne Feinstein is one of those people who do not belong in government. When confronted about her unconstitutional firearm ban, she demanded not to be treated like a “six-year-old” and made clear she knows the Constitution; yet her firearm bill is clearly a violation of the Second Amendment, indeed her crusade to ban firearms altogether – at least in the hands of the People other than herself and those in power, law enforcement and military. The true statistics and facts show that her firearm ban agenda does not work. So if Feinstein 'knows' the Constitution, this means she violates her oath of office and only picks-and-chooses what articles and amendments she recognizes.
As far as the media – they are a money-making entity. If people turn them off and confront their nonobjective news reporting and write OpEd articles that spin what suits them in order to make a point – they need to reprimanded and threatened to be ostracized from the journalist and news media community. It would help if journalist educational institutions would emphasize objective and truthful reporting as their oath to the People they serve; once again becoming the eyes and ears of the People.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are it's only safe depositories. --Thomas Jefferson