Rhode Island State House Judiciary Committee heard several unconstitutional firearms bills on April 24th, 2018.
An unknown Patriot addressed the committee and presented the following speech…
Good evening Representatives and thank you again for your time today. Good morning, right?
The United States of America above all else is a Constitutional Republic. Yes, we have a democracy in which we get to vote for our elected officials but our elected officials, you, above all else, are limited in your power and in the legislation that you pass by the Constitution of the United States. A document on which you raise your right hand to God and swore an oath to. A document whose premise is regularly under attack. Unfortunately, it’s being attacked by the very people who are sworn to abide by it, Our government. And it’s our own faults that the Constitution is under duress. We, the American people, who are supposed to have control of our government, have been asleep at the wheel and all too trusting, while you.. Our legislators, Senators, Representatives and politicians of all parties and backgrounds have run a muck unabashedly using your power and influence to limit the freedoms and liberties of the individual.
Americans love to proclaim that we are a free people yet have lost sight of what it means to be free and in saying so are lying to ourselves. Yes, we are fortunate enough to have freedoms that others in the world do not but we are no longer free as our founders had intended us to be. Yet those very founders had for seen that even in America a run away government could become problematic and they added an amendment to the Constitution, a fail safe, so to speak, that would protect us against the rampant abuse of power by our government. An inalienable constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The founders saw this as so important and necessary it was the second amendment to our Constitution, directly following the right to free speech. Which I am fortunate enough to benefit from here today.
The founders of this great land knew having just won a war for their freedom against an unjust power, that given enough time, all governments have a propensity to become to powerful and as a direct result, the freedoms of its constituents falters. This was their reasoning behind their inclusion of the right to keep and bear arms within the Constitution. They even went so far as to include, even though it is already implied, the phrase “shall not be infringed”. This does not mean that you, regardless of how many people call on you to do so, can limit the type or capacity of the firearms, that we, as free Americans, can own. Don’t forget that at the time of this countries founding Americans had access, legally, to the same type of weaponry that the military had and that was the point. It was for our protection against the state. That’s how we can keep them in check. I think if we look at the tremendous amount of overreach practiced today by the United States Government, it’s pretty apparent why those at the very top want to take away this means of protection that our forefathers entrusted to us. They realize that we Americans who hold our liberties dear are fed up. We are tired of being over regulated. We are tied of being taxed until we are near penniless. We are tired of our money going to a federal reserve to pay an unsustainable debt that we have to national banksters who couldn’t care less about America. We are tiered of having to ask for governments permission and licensure to do things that are within our God given rights as free people to do. We are tired of seeing state ran programs being ran inefficiently, ineffectively and wastefully. We are tired of news outlets, Hollywood, social media and the education system being used to as propaganda to indoctrinate the populous and advance the states agenda.We are tired of being lied to. We are tired of going to war under false pretenses. To summarize, we are tired of our uncontrollable government. While we feel our voices have fallen on deaf ears to our politicians, make no mistake that amongst the citizenry, there is a quiet storm brewing.
We are approaching a tipping point. You’d be remissed to think that those at the top of the power structure aren’t shaken by this. It doesn’t take much critical thought to surmise why they are trying so hard to pass legislation against privately owned munitions. And to those that support this legislation, it’s my understanding that you believe by being here you are advocating against violence. On the contrary, you are advocating for violence. If the state decides to make 10 round magazines and assault weapons, which by the way is incredibly vague ambiguous term that I don’t think anybody could really define, if you decide to make them illegal, are you advocating that the states use violence or threats of violence to disarm Americans? Because it certainly sounds like it. You can’t sincerely believe that we are just going to forfeit our right to self defence knowing the purpose of this right and understanding the unlawfulness of civil acts of forfeiture. Not withstanding the money people have spent on their guns. What happens when we defy these laws? Are you advocating that men with guns come to take away our guns? Because it sure sounds like it. Also, it needs to be said that I am sure that some of those on the other side have used the words Trump and Hitler in the same sentence, yet advocate that the state with someone they refer to as a facetious dictator at the forefront be the only entity allowed to have guns. Do you see where I am going with this? These people are hypocrites and they should think for themselves instead of thinking what they are told to think.
And before you quip that I am here on behalf of the NRA or that I have some sort of alterior motive, I am not and I do not. I am not an NRA member, in fact I believe that the NRA is far to willing to compromise on some gun laws as they know they will take on more donors and make more money whenever there is conflict. So the more they compromise, the more gun laws get introduced and the more money they make, so no. Before anybody says so, I am not NRA. I am also not what you might call a gun nut. I own but a pistol for personal protection and a rifle which I literally just acquired as a direct result of this law being written. I’m not a sportsman and I am not a collector. I am just someone with an understanding of history who by virtue does not trust his government. And I know what some of you may be thinking, that I am some sort of an extremest. My delivery is very abrasive. Some of you aren’t thinking at all because you tuned me out at the start once you heard my position and that’s fine. If these generalizations apply to you, I ask you to please familiarize yourself with the history of America and the Constitution as it was written.
Ladies and Gentleman, America was conceived out of defiance and we not only have a Constitutional right as free Americans, but also an inalienable right as human beings to defy any and all laws that are unjust. Lest we not forget that a mere three percent of colonies sparked the American Revolution.There are millions of libertarians paying attention to what is being discussed today. Representatives, it is a sure bet that if the government you represent continues on this path of tyranny, we will not comply. I ask you to please remember the basis on which this country came to be before you decide to pass anymore overreaching legislation, especially in regards to firearms. For those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
Thank you very much.