By Ronald Solomon
For all of our friends on the Left, who don’t understand our founding documents, the Second Amendment to the Constitution was drafted so We the People would always have the ability to remain free by having the power to abolish or overthrow despotic government, a major tenet of the Declaration of Independence. Without the Second Amendment to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence would be meaningless as the people would not have the wherewithal to fight and overcome tyranny.
Declaration of Independence:
A major principle of the Declaration of Independence is the people’s right to alter, abolish or overthrow tyrannical government.
“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpation’s, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
The Second Amendment
The Second Amendment to the Constitution guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms so the people could fight tyranny and preserve freedom.
“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.”
The Founding Fathers Considered The Right To Keep And Bear Arms As Sacrosanct
Arms were weapons of war and were used to protect the people’s liberty from tyranny.
In 1775, The First Thoughts Of The British Were To Seize The American Colonists’ Arms; Paul Revere Rode To Rouse The Minutemen To Protect Them
On April 14, 1775, the British military governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, was ordered by British Secretary of State, the Earl of Dartmouth William Legge, to disarm the rebels. Gage ordered his troops to seize the military stores of the rebels at Concord.
On the night of April 18, when the British troops started to advance, Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from Boston crying “the British are coming, the British are coming” rousing the Minutemen to protect the American arsenal at Concord and to warn the patriot leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock at Lexington. Patriotic Americans gathered their arms, which in many cases were superior to those of the the greatest military power in the world, Great Britain, and rallied to meet the foe.
Founding Fathers’ Thoughts On The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
To the Founding Fathers the right of the people to keep and bear arms was essential to defend liberty from tyranny.