Freedom will be a Legend of the Past for Our Children…
…And They May Curse Us for the Loss.
While Americans slept in a bread and circuses induced coma of apathy, forces are quietly moving to revoke freedoms and impinge liberty. While efforts here in the US are constantly trying to limit our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms, on a global scale there is a move afoot by prominent and high profile movers and shakers to bring into fruition the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, (under the guise, of course, of the War-on-Terror Campaign), which will not only impose restrictions of civilian arms in war ravaged areas of the world but also will effectively revoke American’s Second Amendment Rights. It is important to remember that a treaty lawfully and duly ratified by the United States Senate trumps any constitutions or laws of the land of our nation.
Now perhaps I’m seeing the glass half empty, but with the ebbing of freedom under the Patriot Act, The NDAA, PPACA, and other countless assaults of American liberty with nary a word from American citizenry it is a forgone conclusion, at least to me, that we will be lucky if even one of the American electorate raises his head, rubs a sleepy eye, says: honey, where’s the remote, and gently falls back into his slumber.
Do you doubt my cynicism? Well, let’s take a look at the Catholic Bishop’s campaign against the PPACA mandates being pressed on Catholic institutions like hospitals, agencies, and schools. Catholics in the pew were generally incensed by the original proposal that Church be forced to provide insurance coverage for birth control, sterilization, and abortion because many of these Catholic Organizations are self-insured, so direct payments would be required of the Church Organization itself. However, these same nominally Catholic parishioners believe that the Obama Administration’s so-called compromise to mandate that insurance companies would be directed to cover these same services sat well with these shallow Catholics. To these misguided Catholics it was believed to be a money issue and not a moral issue of life and death. It follows then that while the bishops are reading letters at the Sunday sermons telling the people that any moral issue of life and death must be judged from a Catholic moral perspective and traditional Catholic moral teaching, the average post Vatican II Catholic does not agree and is generally not buying into the authority of their bishops on this issue, or many other issues for that matter. In fact, it is Evangelical Protestants, Mennonites, and even Orthodox Jews who are rallying to the Catholic Bishop’s call for resistance of this illicit mandate from government, effectively codifying how church’s should behave regardless of beliefs. In this preceding paragraph my point is that the average Catholic is lackadaisical at best and, (as some polls indicate), in favor of birth control, and sterilization at worst, as long as it doesn’t affect their immediate personal lifestyle.
So we can extend the same attitude toward the issue of Second Amendment rights on the part of the average contemporary American. Just as in the passage of the Patriot Act, the NDAA, and now Obamacare, the average American will simply roll over with a yawn. It is now to the point where government no longer represents the interests of the American people, but are also striping the citizens of their God given rights and protections with impunity.
Below there are several web citations on the battle emerging over Second Amendment rights and also, as examples, article dealing with countries that have already revoked this integral and foundational freedom from their citizenry:
Here is the first web citation:
Collapse of arms trade treaty talks narrowly averted
Below see how utterly ridiculous this campaign against self-defense can go:
Widow faces jail for possession of late husband’s illegal pistol after it was stolen during burglary
Man arrested for daughter’s picture of him with gun (Canada)
Remember, continue to pray the Rosary for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, because what has gone before is evidence of the Errors of Russia being spread throughout the world.
Richard of Danbury, D.S.G.