A constant theme of the gun goons is that we don’t understand the Constitution. They maintain that the Second Amendment was written so that the people could rise up and overthrow a tyrannical government. That’s just simply not true. Not true at all. Not even a little bit. The problem with the Constitution is that it is longer than the phrase “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” In fact, the Second Amendment itself is longer than that. Seriously! Sorry, but you have to read a little more than what is printed on your NRA bumper sticker, or Oath Keeper t-shirt. I know, what a drag! Let’s take a look at Article 3, Section 3 of our Constitution:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
Now let’s define treason just to make sure everyone is on the same page:
1. The crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
2. The action of betraying someone or something.
Okay, so if the founders intended for you to be able to overthrow the government, WHY IS THE ONLY CRIME DEFINED IN THE CONSTITUTION THE ACT OF OVERTHROWING THE GOVERNMENT?
On a fifth grade field trip last week, I listened as a Colonial soldier (not a real one, naturally, but a man dressed as a Colonial soldier) explained that the soldiers had to have two teeth, one on top and one on the bottom, and also had to REGISTER THEIR GUNS. In case Josiah Tanner, the boot maker, didn’t have a gun, and Samuel Smith, the blacksmith had two, he could loan one to Josiah. These fifth graders know more about the origins of guns in America than most of today’s NRA leadership.
These “Oath Keepers” screaming about “shall not be infringed” should spend a little more time doing their research. It’s not lost on anyone that these people never wanted to overthrow the government which unjustly started two wars, who squandered our nation’s wealth and ran up our debt, who committed vast breeches of our civil liberties in the name of patriotism, who even tried to rename French fries, for crying out loud. But when the man in office is a black man, they first try to dismiss his citizenship, and then prepare for war. By the way guys, Ted Cruz wasn’t born in America. That’s a fact.
Speaking of Mr. Cruz, if you are in NYC right now, you can pay him a visit. Show him some of that NYC hospitality. He probably has no idea that we like our cowboys to sing in their underpants. If you need some motivation, have a look at this clip where Cruz insults the intelligence and motivation of parents in Newtown.
Here are the details:
DATE: Wednesday, May 29th
TIME: Protest starts at 5:30 pm and continues until 9 pm – feel free to come anytime during that time frame, and stay as long as you can
LOCATION: 122 East 42nd Street (across the street from the Grand Central Hyatt)