In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson recognized that people are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. He emphasized that the “unalienable rights” of man come from God, not from government, and cannot legally be taken by government.

The founders of America chose to enshrine the right to keep and bear arms as the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” (U.S. Constitution – 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights)

President Obama has decided not to accept the view of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, and Franklin, but instead to follow the example of tyrants such as Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Mao – all of whom disarmed their people to make tyranny easier to enforce.

Disarmament is apparently one of the building blocks President Obama intends to use in building his new Orwellian, total surveillance police state. Despite his and Vice President Biden’s rhetoric, they must understand that disarmament will not “keep millions of people out of harm’s way” nor will it save “thousands of lives.”

Vice President Biden has been quoted as saying the president is considering executive action after his inauguration on January 21. Such an executive order is not permitted under the Constitution and it would place the president clearly outside the law. That is apparently a place in which the president seems quite comfortable as he legislates by executive order, appoints his czars to run his administration’s agenda without Senate confirmation, and conducts wars while insisting that even consulting Congress – let alone getting approval – is not required.

He chooses the example of history’s tyrants instead of the founding fathers. Why would he do that unless disarmament is part of his long-term strategy to fundamentally change America, and he needs a helpless, disarmed public to accomplish his goals?

The Constitution and Bill of Rights are under constant attack; and what is left of them requires constant vigilance to defend. Virtually every right listed in the original Bill of Rights is either dead or seriously threatened. We are not being threatened with quartering soldiers in our private homes as far as I know; but given enough time I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen, despite the Third Amendment’ prohibition.

Perhaps President Obama sees economic calamity coming to the nation as a result of his economic policies, and he wants us disarmed to make martial law easier to enforce. We can use history as a guide; but ultimately we can only guess at his motives.

The Constitution Party stands opposed to his efforts to disarm the American people, whatever the president’s motives may be. The Constitution Party opposes what the government usually refers to as “gun control” – and that is gun or ammunition confiscation, gun or ammunition registration and the restriction of semi-automatic firearms with high-capacity magazines. We in the Constitution Party understand that armed people are free while disarmed people are slaves. If you are opposed to these things as we are, consider standing with us.

Go to www.constitutionparty.com to find out how you can help us defend America.

Darrell L. Castle

Constitution Party