American Conservatives do not blindly believe that the United States Constitution is perfect. But we do believe, despite its shortcomings, that of all the forms of government ever tried by human beings on planet Earth, it comes closest. Democracy is a guaranteed path to self destruction and oblivion. Which is why America’s Founding Father’s rejected it and instead chose as the form of Government for America that of a Constitutional Republic.
The United States Constitution is unique amongst all documents that proceed it. Unlike every other form of Government that proceeded it, its main focus is not to grant government authority over men, but to set the boundaries and restrict the authority of itself. “We find these truths to be self evident”.
The Constitution of the United States of America was established upon the bedrock foundation that every American Citizen has certain inalienable rights that existed before the Government of the United States of America or the Constitution of the United States of America came into existence. That the Government of the United States of America absolutely could not restrict, infringe upon or remove.
Unlike other forms of Government, the United States Constitution very specifically and explicitly lays out in detail what the United States Government cannot do.
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.
Amendment 1 very specifically and explicitly tell the government that it absolutely will not decide for the citizens of America what they will or will not believe, what they will or will not say in public about what they believe, what they will or will not come together peacefully to discuss or protest, or whether they may or may not assemble in public to demand that the government change.
The key phrase here is the second strongest phrase used in the entire United States Constitution. “Shall make no law”. In other words, keep your god damned hands off of this. The only phrase in the United states constitution that employs stronger language, is found in the very next amendment.
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.
A hermeneutical analysis of the final phrase in the second amendment shows that it is in fact the strongest phrase in the entire United States Constitution.
MUST This word, or the terms “REQUIRED” or “SHALL”, mean that the definition is an absolute requirement of the specification. The ASQ section on use of “shall” states: “This word implies obligation and is traditionally used by laws and regulations.”
: to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another
Infringe, as it just so happens, is an old word. The exact meaning refers to property rights. Its literal meaning, and the one indisputable intended by the Founding Fathers, means to walk up to a property boundary, and stick a single finger across that property boundary. The second you have stuck your finger over that property boundary you are guilty of infringement.
The United States Congress, Supreme Court and Executive Office were absolutely completely and unequivalently bared, restricted in any way shape or form regulating or prohibiting any American Citizen from owning any firearm. There are no reasonable regulations of firearms which short of an article 5 Constitutional convention to change the United States Constitution, are acceptable under the United States Constitution. Anyone who tells you otherwise, simply is not an American Conservative. Moreover, what they are telling you is in direct and indisputable violation of the United States Constitution.