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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

JPFO Alert: Self-defense, or Defense Against Tyranny--Does it Really Matter?

Today's JPFO Alert argues that in some ways, it hardly matters whether the Second Amendment was intended solely a the final bulwark against government tyranny, rather than also protecting the people's means to self-defense against common criminals. The difference, after all, between a rights-violating government, and freelance dirtbags, is merely one of scale.

We are the militia, necessary to the security of a free state. Any violence against us, even individually, rather than against the people in general, and by freelance criminals, rather than agents of the government, is therefore nonetheless an attack on that which is necessary to secure our free state. We thus have not only the right, but the patriotic duty to defend ourselves against such violence. Anyone who attempts to undermine that right and duty has allied himself with brutal thugs, in and out of government, and has declared himself an enemy of the American people.

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, Claire, and Mama Liberty, you owe it to yourself to fix that.


Anonymous said...

The Constitution was ratified by men who had just fought and won the Revolutionary War, i.e., an armed rebellion against a government.

The Second Amendment speaks of a militia to protect the security of a free state. And the Declaration of Independence says that people have a right to liberty, and a right and a duty to "abolish" and "throw off" tyrannical government.

It should be obvious that the 2A was intended (whether solely or partly) to protect the right of the people to own weapons that could be used in an insurrection if necessary.

Anonymous said...

"The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote, but which historically has proved to be always possible."-Hubert Humphrey

Unfortunately, the tyranny does not appear as remote now as it did in Senator Humphrey's time. The list of grievances in the Declaration of Independence shows that our ancestors fought the Revolutionary War with less provocation than what is going on now.