by Dr. Jim Clary, Mary Clary and William Rogers, LTC (ret.)
Editor Notes: For Gun Voters, the contrast in the upcoming is election is as stark as we have ever seen in our lifetimes, one candidate is a solid supporter of your gun rights (with the earliest ever NRA candidate endorsement) and will proudly protect that right. The other is outwardly against the Second Amendment and will do everything possible to gut it and destroy your right to keep and bear any arms. It is time to lead your family to the polls and make sure they vote for Donald Trump in November.
United States -(AmmoLand.com)- We have always questioned whether it was wise to cast your vote based on a single issue that a candidate represents.
That is not, however, the case in the upcoming election. At no other time in our history has our Constitution and its Bill of Rights faced the prospect of being so misinterpreted or outright disregarded depending on the outcome of the forthcoming presidential election.
Granted, the economy, jobs, national security, and terrorism are important issues, but maintaining our Constitutional Civil Rights guarantees are the only best way to properly address those problems.
Without those guarantees, the USA becomes nothing more than another 3rd world country beset by chronic unrest.
We will grant you that Donald Trump is not the perfect candidate…. no one is. That being said, he does stand for maintaining our Constitutional Civil Rights guarantees, including the 2nd Amendment. Hillary Clinton has publically stated that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS ) got it wrong with their D.C. v. Heller decision. If elected, Hillary Clinton will appoint justices (at least one and perhaps more) that will allow the SCOTUS to overturn D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, and to severely limit the application of the Second Amendment to government militias (e.g. the various State National Guards). Then, of course our personal Second Amendment Civil Rights to keep and to bear firearms will go out the window.
Do not be fooled by the rhetoric of the progressives (Clinton, Pelosi, Bloomberg, the Brady bunch, et. al.), when they say “sensible gun control“. What they really mean is, firearms only in the possession of the police, military and political elite. They will always be able to pay off the responsible bureaucrats to get waivers or permits for their minions, but you and I, ordinary people, will not.
Around the country, and the nation, the progressives and liberals are attacking our Second Amendment rights at every opportunity. From California, to Washington, DC and even in Texas our Second Amendment Civil Rights and shooting traditions are on the defensive. The “major” media outlets, such as NBC, CBS, CNN and ABC have been bought and paid for by the liberals to carry forth their radical agenda [including supporting Hillary and attacking Trump on every news hour]. Long ago, the main stream media abrogated their role as unbiased news organizations to become nothing more than propaganda machines for the political elite.
We predict that if they get their candidate (Clinton) elected in the November election, it will be less than a year before the 2nd Amendment is gutted. After that will come the demise of the 1st Amendment. The rest of our traditional Constitutional Civil Rights will fall as dominos, with no Second Amendment to protect them.
At no time in our lives have we believed that the survival of our country and nation has been so threatened by a single presidential candidate, as it is now.
So, maybe you don't like everything “The Donald” is saying, but remember, Donald Trump does respect our Constitution, and accompanying Bill of Rights as opposed to Hillary and Obama (who has publicly stated that our Constitution is “a flawed document”). If you value your traditional freedoms, and if you want to continue to live in the greatest country in the world rather than some third world cesspool, think very carefully about for whom you will vote this coming November. The future of our Constitution, traditional freedoms, and country are at stake.
As a refresher (we can all use refreshment from time to time), our Bill of Rights are listed below:
The Ten Original Amendments: The Bill of Rights. Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.
- Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
- 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.
- No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
- The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
- No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
- In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
- In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
- Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
- The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
- The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
About Jim and Mary Clary:
Jim and Mary Clary have co-authored over three hundred and fifty articles, (and counting) on shooting and hunting. You can read many of them on AmmoLand News.