Merry Christmas to you and yours – embrace and cherish these seemingly last days of Peace with your loved ones, both family and friends.
From Wirecutter’s site. Posted here because I can’t email him or comment for some reason. Technology. It’s all the rage. Until it’s not.
Link to original article, here.
“Neither local governments nor local constitutional officers have the authority to declare state statutes unconstitutional or decline to follow them on that basis,” Herring wrote in the opinion. “Neither the Federal Constitution nor Virginia law recognizes any “anti-commandeering” principle that allows localities or local constitutional officers to refuse to participate in the enforcement of state law.”
Except for that authority granted by God to defend one’s self and family against ALL threats. You know, like Bastiat described it in his treatise, “The Law?”
Here’s Bastiat, on the purpose of law: “It is not true that the function of law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our wills, our education, our opinions, our work, our trade, our talents, or our pleasures. The function of law is to protect the free exercise of these rights, and to prevent any person from interfering with the free exercise of these same rights by any other person.”
Get that, moron? Read that again. Slowly. Put periods after each word if you need to in order to ‘get it.’
Here’s one from Bastiat on the right to self-defense: “Each of us has a natural right — from God — to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties? If every person has the right to defend even by force — his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly.”
Basically undermines the ‘anti-paramilitary training’ laws (so-called) in Virginia and every other state in the Union.
Bastiat describes in his writing what we see today with the law perverted into something evil; the idiotic cretins at state and federal levels may want to read this really closely:
“But, unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions. And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has been used to destroy its own objective: It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect. The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.
How has this perversion of the law been accomplished? And what have been the results?
The law has been perverted by the influence of two entirely different causes: stupid greed and false philanthropy.”
And then, of course, the idiot in Virgina brings up the Constitution calling constitutional nullification ‘unconstitutional’ because it’s not in HIS legislative documents. Don’t need to be, genius.
This guy (and the governor) obviously didn’t pass high school civics, unless he took the communist version as espoused by the Socialists in the education system).
Second Amendment. “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.”
Ninth Amendment. “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
Owning any rifle or sidearm one wants is a right retained by ‘the people.’
How about the unanimous Declaration (AKA, ‘The Declaration of Independence’)?
Opening sentence: “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.”
And how do we do this? Partially, by our intellects used in our careers, our families, and our lives. We also have the RIGHT to own (keep) and carry (bear) the same weapons (not buying into the namby-pamby NRA term of ‘firearms’) as the PTB (who also refer to them as ‘weapons’ rather than firearms). The 2nd Amendment warns the government and admonishes the citizenry to have the same means as the government. Just in case we need to tell the government to back off if if it won’t go quietly.
And then there’s John Locke, who eloquently said (emphasis added), “Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other.”
The People of Virginia have clearly stated their case: “Leave our weapons alone! We will NOT comply or enforce your UNCONSTITUTIONAL laws!”
Hopefully, the idiot cretins in Virginia’s state government have the reading comprehension level necessary to fully understand what they’re playing around with….
“…men amongst them who know very well what they are about. . .”
Consider that this quote is from a Revolutionary War British officer who literally hated the Revolutionaries.
Anyone in Virginia’s governmental infrastructure should heed history and its warning to them when it comes to disarming the people. 90+% of Virginia’s counties have said as much.
Pray God some adult supervision prevails in the Virginia legislature and governor’s office….
One only needs read this book: “The Underground History of American Education,” by John Taylor Gatto.
It’s on Amazon for less than $18, and if you can’t find it there, go to Ebay. It’s worth the money.
Warning: It will raise your blood pressure, especially when you compare what you’ve learned to what you see in our society today. “Idiocracy” was not supposed to be a ‘how to’ guide.