U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In this Humanist article, Megan Hunt is described as an openly bi-sexual, atheist, Progressive. She was born in 1986, so she is 35 years old. Hunt recently gained notoriety for this tweet. From Twitter.com:
Owning a gun isn’t a “God-given right.” It’s a slave-owning, misogynistic founding father-given right. I’m not against 2a, but be real – the Constitution was written by people! Today I’m filibustering a bill that would allow concealed carry without training or a permit. #NELeg
It is hard to see how filibustering a bill that restores Second Amendment rights to Nebraska can be “not against 2a”, but Progressives are famous for changing the definition of words to make their arguments seem logical.
Senator Megan Hunt illustrates a profoundly different world view, with profoundly different assumptions about the nature of reality, then the majority of Americans.
Furthermore, she inserts a strawman argument;
“The Constitution was written by people!”
As far as I know, no one disputes the Constitution was written by people.
Notice Hunt irrationally restricts the Second Amendment as a right to “own a gun”. She conveniently eliminates the right to bear arms.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has written he doubts the right to bear arms was only meant to apply to the right to carry a rifle from the kitchen to the bedroom.
The philosophical basis for Hunt’s argument is pure Progressivism. One of the core beliefs of Progressivism is that the Natural Law theory is false. Hunt seems to believe Natural law theory depends on the existence of God.
There is no doubt a Christian worldview was the basis for much of the theory of American governance.
However, Natural law does not depend on the existence of a Christian God, or of God in general.
It depends on the nature of man and the nature of reality. Progressives do not believe in human nature. One of their core beliefs is that humans can be made to fit whatever niche Progressives create for them.
Natural law theory is that humans have rights that governments should respect, because of the existence of human nature. Those rights consist of free speech, thought, and exchange of ideas, as well as a natural right to property and self-defense. In Natural law theory, one’s own body is owned by the individual.
Progressives reject Natural law, in large part, because it places limits on what a government may legitimately do.
The Second Amendment derives from the Natural law theory of the right of self-defense, as well as the necessity of restraining the power of government. Part of that restraint is to have countervailing force possessed by the bulk of the people being governed.
It is part of Natural law theory that a constitution and a body of law is a contract between the government and the people being governed.
Progressives deny the theory of a social contract between the government and the people. Instead, what a government can do is only limited by the power they have to implement their schemes.
Progressivism has no core principles or permanent objectives. The only core objective appears to be obtaining and holding political power.
Government control over guns is in Progressivism’s DNA.
About Dean Weingarten:
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.