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By calling for the alienation of inalienable rights, and by calling for the destruction of the very foundational agreements that formed our Government, John Paul Stephens has committed Sedition. He is guilty. He should be arrested, tried, convicted, and punished. Freedom of Speech does not include the freedom of Seditious Libel. It is one thing to criticize a government or a government policy. It is another to call for the wholesale destruction of the formal agreements that formed our country.
Our rights do not come from government nor nature. They come from our Creator. Thus our rights cannot be stripped of us. They are unalienable. If they are alienated from us, the entire fabric of our government has been destroyed, and the government has been changed to the point that it is no longer the United States.
The Second Amendment is uniquely American. Those who do not support the Amendment, and those who openly call for the repeal of it, are not Americans. They are traitors. They are treasonous tapeworms leeching the freedoms that patriotic men and women have bled and died for; freedoms that the tapeworms are unwilling to bleed for themselves.
Now, this might seem a bit strong even to those of us on the Hard Right. Let me explain - mansplain, really, because I'm a shitlord and we like doing that - why it is perfectly appropriate.
First, it must be made clear that the right to free speech is not unlimited.
The right to free speech absolutely does guarantee freedom of assembly, conscience, religious worship, and the right to petition the government for the redress of grievances. That is because the right to free speech supersedes government authority, as it comes to us directly from a loving and benevolent Creator who wishes for us to use that right that He gave us, to find our way back to Him.
But that right does not permit individuals to blaspheme against the Name and the Law without consequences. It does not permit individuals to call for acts of violence against their fellow citizens. It does not permit individuals to seek out the ability to strip other citizens of their rights - which, if you think about it, is merely advocacy of violence against others.
Most especially, that right to free speech does not permit its user to say whatever the hell he wants, free of all consequences. The right to free speech is balanced, as all rights must be, by equal and opposite responsibilities.
And any man who uses his right to free speech to argue that the rights of others should be stripped by the government, in defiance of the Laws of God, must face the consequences of his words.
As I wrote yesterday, the Bill of Rights is not negotiable or open to interpretation. Not one single word of it is unclear or ambiguous in any way. It means exactly what it says right there in black and white.
Therefore, those who call for the removal of the Second Amendment - which enumerates the right of free citizens to keep and bear arms, and as such guarantees that all of the other rights of free men are withheld from the government by force of said arms if necessary - are also guilty of calling for the removal of other rights from free men and women.
In other words, they advocate for supposedly free men and women to become slaves.
One can argue that this takes things really rather too far. After all, there are plenty of other nations around the world with very tight gun control laws - most of Europe is like this, as is Israel, for that matter, and therefore it is downright stupid to argue that people living in those countries are slaves.
I will give you a simple two-word response:
Free men do not have to worry about being imprisoned for mildly stupid and somewhat tasteless jokes.
Free men do not have to worry about having their rights stripped from them because they have the temerity to argue that Syrian "rapefugees" are actually a REALLY BAD THING now that they're invading Europe en masse.
And free men do not have to worry about being attacked in the streets by hordes of hysterical feminists and their white-knight orbiters for the "crime" of meeting up to have a few beers and engage in a good old-fashioned bull-session with their fellow men.
I am not American. I was not born in this country. I may well have to leave it fairly soon. (More on that in a later post.) I am not white. I am not Christian (though I attend church regularly nowadays.) I did not attend high school in this country - by the time I got here I was in my early twenties and was here to do my Master's degree.
So it is a source of never-ending mystery to me that I seem to have a firmer grasp of the Constitution of the United States of America, and the specific intent of the Founding Fathers, than most Americans my age and younger.
The Constitution was created to guarantee specific rights to the Federal government, and reserve all of the rest to the States and the citizens. Obviously, that original intent has long since been watered down almost to nothingness in the two hundred and thirty years or so since the ratification of the original document. But one right remains that guarantees the existence of all of the others, and prevents the both the regressive Left and the hyper-religious elements of the Right from reducing the rest of the country into conditions of absolute despotism.