Friday, May 30, 2008

Second Amendment Petition

The Patriot Post is circulating a petition in support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution that I am presenting below. Please follow the link to sign it and forward it to everyone you know that values our God-given right to bear arms:

Make your voice heard TODAY!
Take a stand TODAY!

Please join fellow Patriots and sign The Right of the People
... shall not be infringed (see text below) affirming the Second
Amendment's individual "right of the People to keep and bear arms."

To sign this petition online, link to --
http://PatriotPetitions.US/second/

If you don't have Web access, you can sign this petition by
sending a blank e-mail to: <sign-second@PatriotPetitions
.US>
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The Right of the People ... shall not be infringed

To President George Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and
Republican Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:

We, the people of these United States, rightfully petition our
President, House of Representatives and Senate in affirmation
of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,
"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."

We affirm that said Amendment was established to define an
individual "right of the People to keep and bear arms," and that
there is no more important constitutional issue than that of
defending the plain language and original intent of the Second
Amendment (http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id=559 ).

The newly-emboldened Democrat Party, with Barack Hussein Obama
(http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id=590 ) leading
the charge, is once again attempting to redefine the Second
Amendment as a collective right only, as outlined on the ACLU's
(http://patriotshop.us/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=586 )
website under "Gun Control": "We believe that the constitutional
right to bear arms is primarily a collective one, intended mainly
to protect the right of the states to maintain militias. ... The
ACLU therefore believes that the Second Amendment does not confer
an unlimited right upon individuals to own guns."

Justice Joseph Story, appointed to the Supreme Court by our
Constitution's principal author, James Madison, wrote in his
"Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States" (1833),
"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been
considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic;
since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and
arbitrary power of the rulers; and will generally, even if these
are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist
and triumph over them."

Indeed, the Second Amendment is "the palladium of the liberties
of the republic," and those who fail to support it as such, and
reject detractors like Obama, do so at great peril to themselves
and the liberty of future generations of Americans.

Accordingly, we, the undersigned, declare that gun ownership
is not only an individual right, but a duty and obligation of
all Patriots.