February 7, 2013
Following his latest propaganda stunt in Katy, Texas, CNN host and British subject Piers Morgan floated the idea of either amending or repealing the Second Amendment.
“There are people now beginning to say, yes, maybe we should look as a nation at amending the Second Amendment again, and the reason — or repealing it, because the wording has been so open to interpretation that nobody seems quite sure what it means or what the founding fathers truly intended,” Morgan said on the February 6 edition of his show.
Despite Piers Morgan’s attempt to obfuscate what the founders had to say about the Second Amendment, its wording is direct and unambiguous:
“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 founders and their contemporaries wrote extensively on the Second Amendment. James Madison, known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights,” said “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed — unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
In the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton wrote that “little more can be reasonably aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed.”
“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself,” wrote George Washington. “They are the American peoples’ liberty teeth and keystone under independence.”
“The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it,” advised Thomas Jefferson, as if anticipating the likes of Piers Morgan and the gun-grabbers over two hundred years ago.
Morgan and the gun-grabbers are a throughly modern and effete aberration the founders did not contemplate at the time of Revolution because common law recognized three principle rights of the people — “the right of personal security, the right of personal liberty, and the right of private property,” according to Sir William Blackstone. At the time, self-defense was considered a “primary law of nature so it is not, neither can it be, in fact, taken away by the law of society.”
“The second amendment, when presented to the states for ratification, attracted remarkably little attention,” writes Thomas M. Moncure, Jr., in his excellent treatise, The Second Amendment Ain’t About Hunting. “Because it embodied fundamental common law and republican principles, the lack of comment was not surprising.”
How things change. Now we have a parade of idiots, led in part by a foreign agent masquerading as a commentator on American life (which he knows little to nothing about), demanding we chuck centuries of common law and our once cherished natural right to defend not only our lives and property, but also the ability to resist and defeat tyranny.