Charles C. W. Cooke prefaces his article “Pride of Ignorance on Firearms” with the following statement.
“When it comes to the Second Amendment, the Left doesn’t even understand what it’s getting wrong.”
This notion is not only profoundly wrong, it is full on wish casting wrong. It is the kind of wrong that an individual living in denial desperately clings to in order to not have to face reality. The reality that Charles C. W. Cooke and other supposed conservative or moderate in the Fifth Column Treasonous Media are hiding from, is that those in the seats of power and authority on the left are straight up Marxists.
Charles almost displays a grasp of what he is talking about in this statement from the same article.
For the sneering consequentialists of the post-constitutional Left, Justice Antonin Scalia is a bogeyman among bogeymen and the Second Amendment is an exasperating relic. It should thus come as no great surprise that Scalia’s considered and thoughtful comments on the future of firearms law, offered in good faith during a speech in Montana last week, were met with brash and injudicious criticism.
As revenge for his responding to the question of whether private citizens could own rocket launchers with the modest answer that this “remains to be determined,” the Daily Kos went so far as to suggest that Scalia, whom the outlet called “Supreme Court Justice Fever Dream,” was a “crackpot” and “not right in the head.” Over at the more moderate Daily Beast, meanwhile, Adam Winkler continued to lie about the nature of the Second Amendment, contending slipperily that the “insurrectionist understanding” is false and advancing without shame the smear that “Justice Scalia, that acclaimed lover of originalism,” is “taking his cues from the Tea Party rather than from the text and history of the Constitution.”
Yes, the useless imbeciles over at the Daily Kos as well as the Daily Beast’s Adam Winkler are lying, but their lies are not born of ignorance as Charles C.W. Cooke supposes, or rather desperately hopes. These lies are propagated and repeated with a full forethought of malice. America is under siege by Marxist who have infiltrated every level of every branch of our social structure and government. Their goal is to “Fundamentally Transform” America into a Marxist Utopia.
The United States Constitution, especially the amendments written in the Bill of Rights, stand firmly in their way, hence their mendacious and malfeasance efforts to rewrite history thus paving the way to eliminate the obstruction which is the United States Constitution. When the statements of America’s founding fathers are taken in full context,especially states like this from Thomas Jefferson;
“Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). QUOTATION: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
Or George Washington’s;
George Washington’s; “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are
the people’s liberty teeth keystone… the rifle and the pistol are
equally indispensable… more than 99% of them by their silence indicate
that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms
everywhere restrains evil interference. When firearms go, all goes, we
need them every hour. ” (Address to 1st session of Congress)
The indisputable intention behind the 2nd amendment can be seen in one light and one alone, and that light is, that the private ownership of firearms by citizens, was not limited to self defense, or even the defense of the nation from outside forces, but was equally intended to remind the government that it was to be subject to the will of the people, not the people subject to the will of the government.
The United States Constitutions codifies certain legal as well as moral and ethical principals held by America’s founding fathers. Principals outlined in the Declaration of Independence which just happen to be the antithesis of those of Marxism.
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.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
It was the belief of the founding fathers that the only way to ensure that the citizens of the United States of America retained that ability to “to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” was for every citizen to be afforded the right, if they so choose, to keep and bear firearms. The founding fathers were not ignorant of human nature, they knew all to well that the powerful and wealthy could and would manipulate those without power or wealth into surrendering their liberty and property. They knew that governments always seek to increase their control over those whom they govern. So they placed what they believed to be the greatest safeguard against that happening in the United States constitution.
Marxist governments do not govern, they rule, they do not rule according to the will of the people, but subject the people to the will of the government. Marxist governments are by their very nature despotic tyrannies, they are the living embodiment of CS Lewis’ warning.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis
No, Charles C.W. Cooke is not just wrong, he is profoundly wrong, those on the left seeking to undermine and destroy the 2nd amendment do not do so out of ignorance, they do so because it stands directly in the way of their Marxist Utopia, and they do so with the full Mens rea, or forethought of malice.