Today, our nation is facing perhaps the most critical situation it has faced since 1776 when our nation declared our Independence! Our very Constitution is being attacked by a man who has taken an oath of office to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” and also by those who have taken an oath to “support and defend” that same Constitution. Yet, some elected representatives find it in their best interest to refuse to honor their Oath of Office. We the people had sent these senators and representatives to their office with the idea that they would be trusted with our Constitution. But instead, they betray the very principles of their office. Some lay claim that this is an act of treason. With this in mind, let us look at just what treason is defined as.
Treason is defined by Webster’s online as:
1. the betrayal of trust; 2. the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or his family.
The 1828 Webster’s Dictionary, which many would use to define words pertaining to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, defines Treason as:
Treason is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. Its signification is different in different countries. In general, it is the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power. In monarchies, the killing of the king, or an attempt to take his life, is treason. In England, to imagine or compass the death of the king, or of the prince, or of the queen consort, or of the heir apparent of the crown, is high treason; as are many other offenses created by statute.
Understanding what the definition of treason is, let us see just what our elected officials in Washington are doing with the Second Amendment and see if whether they are in fact committing an act of treason.
Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United 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.
Let us list those officials who have now committed acts of treason by their actions and words: President Barack Obama, with his signing of unconstitutional executive orders contrary to the Constitution; Vice president Joe Biden, with his words making an attempt to change opinion of the Constitution; and Attorney General Eric Holder, with his words and his strong statements against the very oath he took. We cannot forget Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and her deliberate attempt to classify weapons that are now legal under the Constitution. Here we must present some idea of why “We The People” do not have to abide by any laws made that are in direct conflict with the Second Amendment and State laws.
Even Attorney General Eric Holder has made statements that are contrary to his oath of office.
In a 1995 address to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, Holder announced the launch of a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”
“What we need to do,” he explained, “is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”
Holder also advanced the notion that “Every day that goes by, about 12, 13 more children in this country die from gun violence”—a statistic that would be true only if one classified 18-year-old, gun-wielding gangsters as “children.” In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Holder wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post calling for a new law that would give the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms “a record of every firearm sale.” He also advocated that prospective gun buyers be checked against the secret “watch lists” compiled by the government.
In 2008, Holder argued that “the Second Amendment did not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms” but only protected government militias’ rights to guns. Scholar and political commentator John Lott writes that he “can’t find even one gun control law that Holder has opposed.”
Even Vice President Joe Biden made very serious statements that are not at all reasonable when he stated “You don’t need an assault rifle to stop an intruder, you just need a double barrel shotgun with ammunition, the assault weapon is not as accurate as a shotgun.” Here it seems that Biden has never been in a situation where the so-called “assault weapon” was used against several people attacking a single individual where that individual overcame the number of people attacking them.
Here, it becomes very clear that those who present unconstitutional laws do not uphold the very Constitution they swore an oath to support and defend. In doing so, all those who take a stand counter to the Constitution are people committing treason and making laws that cannot be upheld because they are unconstitutional. This must stop, and these people must be held accountable for what they have done.
How can “We The People” even think of stopping these types of treasonous actions by the people we elected to serve? We as a nation must come to understand the true assaults that are now being made upon our nation by those sworn to support and defend our Constitution. We as a people must and should do all we can to ensure that the Constitution is not destroyed.
God help us all before it is too late!
(Editor’s note: A longer version of this article appeared at Freedom Outpost.)
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