At a recent fundraiser for her husband’s re-election campaign, first lady Michelle Obama told her audience:
Again, if you read nothing else, these few paragraphs from the article bear repeating.“We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”This week, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox wrote an excellent op-ed for the Daily Caller on the first lady’s chilling comments and what they could potentially mean for the future. To read the piece, please click here.
"When Americans flock to the polls in 13 months, we will not simply decide which direction our country should take over the next four years. Rather, we will decide whether or not our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms will survive over the next several decades.
Currently, the Second Amendment clings to a 5-4 pro-freedom majority on the Supreme Court. Just one vote is all that stands between the America our Founding Fathers established and a radically different America that Barack Obama and his supporters envision.
If these four justices had just one more vote on their side, their opinion -- that the Second Amendment should not exist in today’s modern society -- would be the law of the land today. And assuredly, the anti-gun activist wing of the court knows how close they are to gaining the upper hand. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told aHarvard Club audience in 2009, she looks forward to the day when a 'future, wiser court' overturns 5-4 decisions like Heller.
If President Obama gets the opportunity to tilt the balance of the Supreme Court in his favor, we’re unlikely to see another pro-gun victory at the Court in our lifetime. Even worse, the 5-4 majorities in Heller and McDonald will be in serious jeopardy of being reversed, effectively eliminating the Second Amendment."
That said, I'm a NRA member -- have been and will continue to be. I was going to write about all the reasons WHY I am. I ran across an article that defines the reasons WHY. There's no reason to re-invent the wheel. This is from gunsamerica.com.
Maybe I’m an extremist, but I feel that if it was not for the NRA, America would be in the same boat that England and Canada are in today, with almost no citizens possessing defensive guns at all. You may argue that America is different. This isn’t possible here, that the 2nd Amendment protects our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. You might argue that England and Canada don’t have a Bill of Rights and that is why they lost their guns. Right?
I wholeheartedly disagree.
If I am ever asked to speak at the NRA Annual Conference, ... I will not talk about reaching out to youth to go shooting. I won’t talk about using a woodchuck cartridge to hunt deer. And I certainly won’t talk about any politician who is a friend to gun rights. I will talk about apathy and ignorance, and how bombarded we are with misinformation and attacks on our 2nd Amendment freedom. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms may indeed be written into the Bill of Rights, but the anti-gunners have wrangled every detail of the law and of our lives to steal that freedom away, and without the NRA they would long ago have been successful, just like they were in England, Canada, most of Europe, Australia, and most other “western” countries of the world.
The NRA is our steady and strong voice, and our iron fist. There are throngs of idiots out there who didn’t pay attention in history class and who feel it is their moral duty to ban personal firearm ownership. It has always been the NRA who fights them. They don’t win them all, but they always fight, and they aren’t fighting for some perverse political power trip like your friendly neighborhood senator. They fight for freedom, and for the future of freedom in this great nation we live in.
I ask you to make sure that your membership is up to date if you are a lapser like I used to be, or if you have not been a member, to join the NRA today. And, respectfully and peaceable-like of course, get in your friend’s faces and get them to do the same!In one of my earlier posts, I said something to the effect that the Second Amendment isn't just about squirrel or deer hunting -- it's about PROTECTION from the BAD GUYS!
I stood corrected when FORGER left me a comment, "I hate to disagree w/ a Jarhead, but the 2nd is not about just protection from 'Bad Guys'... It PRIMARILY coversprotection from the 'Bad Guys' that make up our government."
Yep, my bad, FORGER. I forgot to add that most important part.
We haven't even touched on the arch enemy of gun owners, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the UN’s 'Small Arms Treaty.' She and the UN could, effectively, wipe out our Second Amendment and accomplish what her husband, Billy Bob (our FIRST black president,) was unable to do. We'll get to this one in another post.
5 to 4... just one vote that stands between the sane and the idiotic.