Sunday, July 5, 2009

Turn the Tables

I have decided to branch out a bit. I am going to make some different efforts here. My first effort is to educate anyone who reads my posts in Conservative teachings and some American history. I have begun part of this effort with my Patriots and Heroes posts. Further, I said no politics in my 4th of July post, and I meant it, but I would like everyone, right and left read it, and forward it to your friends and allies. I am going to use it for educational purposes here, as I do not wish to recopy it. My next effort will be showing up tomorrow. It will be an effort to educate the opposition, maybe get some converts or at the very least have some good debate with the left.

Tonight's little contribution to the good fight is a strategy for fighting the left on an issue close to my heart, the right to keep and bear arms. First a little lesson.

The 1st Amendment states:
"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."

Tonight's focus is on the the first portion, commonly understood as, "Freedom of Religion." Today's neo-libs transliterate this to mean "Freedom from Religion." They attack the manifestations of religion whenever it creeps up in any public place. Recently SCOTUS, in there finite wisdom, refused to review a case where a group of school kids in Kent, WA wanted to form a religious club on school grounds. The basis of the 9th Circuit Court decision was the club's name, Truth, the fact that students would have to pledge to Jesus Christ to vote in the club and that allowing the club in would bring religion into the school. Does this not violate their 1st Amendment right to peaceably assemble? These children have a right to assemble to discuss their shared views and to freely associate. The converse of this is that other students who do not hold these views could, and foreseeably would, choose to not associate with these children in the context of this club. This is also protected, and in this context would also be protected by the 1st Amendment not only in there right to free speech and association, but the right to not have a government agency force them to attend. This the basis of the freedom of religion portion of the 1st Amendment. When religious based schools require their students to attend divine services. It is assumed that if you do not wish to attend, you will go to school elsewhere.

Now you might ask what does this have to do with guns? Well hold on brothers and sister. First let's review the 2nd Amendment.

The 2nd Amendment states:
"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."

This is the exact wording, punctuation, capitalization etc. ratified by the states. Congress not only could not, but would not pass a law stating that Atheism, Catholicism or Pastafarianism as the new State Religion. They know that "Freedom from Religion" would destroy such a bill in a second, not to mention what it would likely do to their political careers. I propose that we Conservatives use this same tactic against the anti-gun nuts. We start law suites against organizations and municipalities that propose or pass anti-gun legislation. We heckle, ridicule and use the same tactics against news organizations about their portrayal of guns, attack ad agencies, ads and the media outlets who carry the ads for infringing on our rights, and basically make a big nuisance of ourselves. Now there are those out there saying that we already do this. Your right, but what if we pursued this goal as assiduously as anti-god legislation is pursued? If we go after this a rabidly as they go after our guns, we can get them up against the the ropes with the fear of law suites. now most people say that Conservatives do not pursue change in this way. Again, you are right, except that the neo-libs no longer understand the Constitution or the rule of law, so let's communicate with them in a way they are sure to understand.

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