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The Right That Protects All Other Rights (Or, Why the NRA Sucks)

December 19, 2013
(This is a repeat–with minor editing for timeliness, of an old article I wrote on the old site. Since this blog has many more readers than it did then, I’m reposting it, as well as some other older articles–hopefully interspersed with new content as well–as I continue finishing the revisions for the hard copy of the book. Most of these reposts will be articles specific to mindset and political philosophy, or on the auxiliary specifically. Most of it will be edited for clarity–since I recognize that sometimes, my ass could use an editor before I post shit–and additional information. –J.M.)
The Bill of Rights and Timing
If you’re the type of neo-conservative idiot that thinks the NRA is the savior of America, because they are “fighting the good fight” and “if we lose the second amendment, we’ll lose all of our rights,” then you’re a fucking moron. Besides, the others, like the second, are already gone.
“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.”
Yeah, we’re going to come back to this one. Consider this however, as you read the rest of this article….I consider the Second Amendment to be the LEAST important of the ten amendments in the BoR.
“No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
Okay, so there’s ONE that they haven’t shit on yet. I’m sure it’s coming though. Besides, with all the electronic eavesdropping authorized by the USA PATRIOT ACT, who gives a shit about this one? They already know what we’re thinking.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Warrantless searches under the “Terry Frisk” doctrine; delayed notice search warrants under USA PATRIOT ACT; the NDAA 2012, and now the “revelations” of NSA spying on well…pretty much everything you do…. if you have any doubts about the demise of the fourth amendment, you’re a fucking retard, and need to quit reading right  now. Still worried about the Second Amendment? Who cares if your right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed if body-armor equipped thugs can kick in your door in the middle of the night and take the guns without even having proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” that you are going to use those guns to commit mala en se crimes? It’s pretty pointless, isn’t it? But hey, for all you NRA/Neo-Con RKBA sheep out there….remember, as long as you’ve got your second amendment rights, the Republic lives on! Dumbasses.
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.”
This one is dead in the water as well. I’ve read the Constitution several times, as I worked on earning an undergrad and a post-graduate degree in American History. Treason is a capital offense, constitutionally. So, despite Mitt Romney’s morally-corrupt, cowardly, sell-out protestations during the 16JAN2012 GOP primary debate in South Carolina to the contrary, the NDAA provisions are blatantly unconstitutional. The mere passage and acceptance of this bill, with the relevant provisions included is a declaration of war on the Constitution.
When I was a young soldier and bitched about infringements on the Constitution and the need for the citizenry to be armed, my grandmother, God love her, agreed with me, but vehemently defended the belief that we must abide by the rule of law to effect changes. The rule of law no longer exists in this nation, since the very federal government that was formed by the compact between the several states is violating that contract….But hey, we’ve still got our second amendment rights!
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”
You’ve got a right to a speedy trial, and to be confronted with the witnesses against you…unless some government bureaucrat or jack-booted thug in a mask decides that you are an “enemy” “terrorist.” In that case? You get grabbed out of your sleep, in your own bed, have your arms cranked behind your back and flex-cuffs slapped on, a bag thrown over your head, and shipped off to some middle eastern shit-hole to be tortured by our “allies”, for as long as it takes to coerce a confession out of you, even if it’s a false confession of things you never even considered.That’s okay though, because you still have your second amendment rights…right? None of that other shit matters.
“In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”
You remember that whole trial by jury idea? It’s so 18th century! Instead, today, under the NDAA and “USA PATRIOT Act,” if you do ever get a trial, it’s going to be by a military tribunal, with no witnesses for the defense. Oh, and you remember the whole right to counsel thing too, right? You don’t need counsel, you’re already guilty. I mean, after all, the intelligence agencies and military are never wrong, and they would not have suspected you of enemy activity if they didn’t have ample proof, right? They NEVER make mistakes and kick in the wrong door while serving a drug raid warrant! Nope, the government has NEVER made a mistake. After all, it’s the government. They know everything, about everyone. That was the point of the USA PATRIOT ACT. Well, wasn’t it?But, as long as you’ve got your second amendment rights, life will continue to be a Bob Marley song…”every little t’ing…gonna be alright now….”
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Whether you believe that waterboarding or other “enhanced interrogation methods” are torture or not, under the previously accepted standards of American jurisprudence, it certainly falls under the category of cruel and unusual punishments…but that’s okay, because if you’ve been accused of being a terrorist, you don’t count anyway.
Strapping a guy to a chair, then pepper-spraying him and repeatedly hitting him with a Taser would, at one time, have been considered cruel and unusual punishment in the United States of America. Not anymore.But, well, you’ve still got your second amendment rights…right?
“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
Hey, that’s cool! The federals are still adhering to this one. I mean after all, you’ve got the right to have all of your health care needs paid for by other taxpayers; you’ve got the right to have an abortion because you’re ignorant hooker ass went and put out to some dumbass at a frat-house party and didn’t make him put a condom on; you’ve got the right to have a 72-inch television and satellite coverage, and a laptop with wi-fi internet, even though you’ve never held a job in your life and collect welfare and food-stamps to feed your eight illegitimate children. Yep, they are definitely living up to this one, so that’s cool. Hell, who needs the second amendment?
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Who cares about states’ rights? The South fucking lost, man! Get over it, already. I mean, states’ rights are so 19th century! Everyone knows that the only people who care about states’ rights are those bigoted, primitive rednecks clinging to their guns and religion! It’s simple logic! We only need the rights the federal government grants us.
Who cares if the federal government maintains “ownership” of some 75-80% of ground in the western states? It’s all about protecting those assets for the common good…well, and of course, the use of big business. That’s cool though, because the federals can use the tax dividends from the companies to pay for more programs that “benefit” the poor, regardless of how efficient those big businesses’ accountants are at minimizing the tax liability. God bless (crony) capitalism!Besides, who cares about states’ rights? We’ve still, by God, got our guns, thanks to the second amendment!
So, let’s back up a minute, and look at the second amendment that the NRA is doing such as splendid job of “protecting.”
“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.”
While the Supreme Court of the United States has deigned to recognize the individual rights view of this amendment in the last several years, it was at best, half-assed. Basically, while you have an individual right to own firearms, the local governments can still subject you to “reasonable” restrictions, regardless of how unreasonable you feel those restrictions are.
Despite the idea, verbalized by that same Supreme Court in U.S. v. Miller, that the entire point of the second amendment was to protect the right of the citizenry to possess and use military-type weapons suitable for militia duty, you cannot manufacture or own a NEW automatic weapon in the United States today. If you want an OLD one, you’ll pay a ridiculously exorbitant price due to the artificial, government-imposed lack of supply. Free market capitalism and the rights of the people to defend themselves from tyranny? Fuck the people!
As far as that goes, your right to BEAR arms is infringed upon daily in all but four states: Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming. Everywhere else, if you want to carry your weapon, concealed on your person (you know, where it might actually be useful?), you have to ask your betters for a permission slip first (Do NOT give me that “I live in a ‘shall-issue’ state!” horseshit!  A permit, by definition is “permission.” You ASK for permission.).
Yeah, so that whole, “we’ve got to elect a GOP candidate to the presidency” because Obama is going to take our gun rights away? At this point in my life, I will say, and stand by the statement, that if you use that line, you are a fucking retard, and don’t deserve any firearms. In fact, you should probably get rid of any firearms that you do own, before you hurt yourself.
If you are reading this blog, and are hung up on the “let’s protect our second amendment rights” horseshit, do me a favor, don’t bother reading it anymore. Boys and girls, you don’t need government permission or protection to possess any of these rights. The entire idea behind the Bill of Rights was that these are NATURAL, God-given, unalienable human rights, shared by all men by virtue of their birth as human beings. They may not be protected by the government anymore, but you still possess these rights. You just need to exercise them.
Stand up, grab a handful of scrotum, and MAN THE FUCK UP!
Nous Defions,
John Mosby
Somewhere in the mountains.
(P.S. As a personal favor to me….if you read something in an article that seems controversial, please feel free to comment on it, but don’t bother emailing me with warnings about “the IRS considers barter without taxation to be tax evasion.” No shit!? And no offense is intended to the reader in question. I know the email was sent with the best of intentions.–J.M.)

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12 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Flyover-Press.com and commented:
    Ah yes, the (over) trusted NRA-the world’s largest gun control group. — jtl, 419

  2. Look up what the 1934 President of the NRA said about guns, it was at the height of the progressive movement with FDR.

    Here is a good site for 2nd Amendment information. The is a very good essay on Self Defense being a Human Right. I love tying those catchy words liberal love to use. You have a Human Right to life, therefore you have a Human Right to Self Defense at an individual level against one attacker or against an invader of your country or against an oppressive government.

    The site is davekopel.com He is a lawyer and his works are all sited.

  3. Submariner permalink

    “Look up what the 1934 President of the NRA said about guns, it was at the height of the progressive movement with FDR.”

    As I already had, so I posted on an AR-centric board. And here is the response from one of the mods.

    “And that was 80 years ago, and all those people are dead. I don’t think many of them are attempting to influence legislation from beyond the grave.”

    Those folks spawned the bureaucracy that is the NRA today. One compromise, however small, after another, got us where we are today.

    Brandon Webb could be their poster child.

  4. The nr what? Lost that org. years ago. Whenever they call (and they do)I immediately begin to school them on their “going along to get along” BS policies. Nothing more than another AARP or such group.

  5. Swordsmyth permalink

    Thanks for re-posting that article it was perfect and to the point!

    My rights come from God not some government.

    I follow His law not mans.

    I’ve been telling people for years that the only rights you have are the ones you live daily!

    Too bad it falls on deaf ears. They just continue on down the road to the slaughter, baa, baa, baaing all the way.

    Peace and blessings….

  6. Wes permalink

    Arkansas has “unrestricted carry” now too, can’t wait until it comes to my state.

  7. zuesdog permalink

    Thanks for another great read John. Our future looks a little bleak at the moment. Tyrants, liberals, socialist attacks on Christian beliefs and people wanting to destroy our Constitution. We are in deep crap and it looks to only get worse until Americans are willing to stand up for their rights…..

  8. Gregory K. Sloat permalink

    Just recently discovered this site. It is SO great to read this article (actually, ALL the articles; like a breath of fresh air). I have a lot of people that need to read this. Thanks!

  9. pyrodice permalink

    Any time someone says “the south lost, get over it” I can’t help but wonder what OTHER questions of constitutional rights could be “answered” through superior force of arms. Is that how rights are decided? The killer is innocent because he’s the one standing, the other guy is on the ground, and he said so, right?

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