Contrary to the Views of Some,
The Constitution Is NOT Dead

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By Don Cline. April 7th, 2019

I am a Constitutionalist. I became one shortly after returning to the U.S after four years in an openly socialist nation run by what amounted to a card-carrying communist ‘Labor Party’ government. I became one because upon returning to the United States I found the same philosophy of governance here as I had found there. I began studying the Constitution, and our national history of dismantling it piece by piece, and I found out what is going on.

Put simply, we have been the victims of a concerted covert enemy insurgency that has been going on for so long, and has been so successful, its perpetrators are now going overt. They believe the Constitution no longer matters because no one knows what it says any more, no one believes in it any more (because they don’t know what it says), and no one knows that it is one of the two most important and effective documents defining and protecting our liberty under the rule of law in the history of the planet. The other is the Declaration of Independence, upon which it is based.

But I know. Very shortly, you will know: It is capable of stopping the covert/overt insurrection against our liberties like a mosquito being swatted by a pile driver.

I have spent a great deal of time searching out members of what I call the “opposition” – the Leftists, the gun-banners, the anti-rights apparatchiks and their useful idiot doofuses, the legislators at the State and federal levels who perjure their oaths of office daily – and informing them of what I am now informing you. I believe I have had some measure of success, especially on the March For Our Lives (MFOL) Facebook forum where I have pretty much dominated the conversation, if you don’t count the hundreds of one-line “rah-rah-sis-boom-bah” support messages. Most of them come from either fake accounts or aging 1960’s-era hippies who never outgrew kindergarten. (MFOL finally got around to blocking me two days ago after six months.)

It dawned on me yesterday that I have been missing the most important group at all if the object is to preserve and protect our nation of liberties under the rule of law: Gun owners. Specifically, gun owners who have fallen for the NICS-check scam, who think they have a civic duty to give up every right they have in exchange for government permission to keep and bear arms in the interest of “keeping guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”

Let’s face reality: You are not, EVER, going to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. The claim that you are, or that you have a civic duty to try, is part of the scam you have been suckered into to deprive you of your rights – ALL of your rights.

The fact is, no crime or criminal access to a firearm has ever been prevented by a background check, nor were background checks ever intended to: The objective of that scam is not only to deprive you of your right to keep and bear arms by converting the right into a revocable government-issued permission, but to sucker you into waiving every other right you have in exchange for that permission.

The democratic socialists trying to bring down our freedom-based nation are just salivating over the prospect of one day declaring the permission revoked, and declaring all our other rights are gone too because we waived them all in exchange for unauthorized government permission we don’t need.

Again, let’s face reality: The federal government doesn’t even have the lawful authority to license firearm dealers. It doesn’t have the authority to compel us to ask permission to exercise a right. It doesn’t have the authority to restrict, monitor, oversee, infringe, permit, deny, or interfere in any way with our RIGHT – NOT privilege – to keep and bear arms:

The 10th Amendment says “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.”

Nowhere in the Constitution is the power delegated to the federal government to even license firearm dealers. Nowhere in the Constitution is the power delegated to the federal government to compel us to ask permission of government to purchase or transfer a firearm. No federal law requiring this is valid, but rather, is null and void from the moment of its inception for want of subject matter jurisdiction.

The 4th Amendment guarantees our right to be secure from unwarranted search and seizure of our rights or our property in the absence of probable cause of criminal conduct – not “maybe, possibly gonna,” but CRIMINAL CONDUCT. This prohibits both the federal and State government from searching our records on government databases fishing for some reason to deny us our rights, and it prohibits so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Orders” (ERPO), or so-called “Red-Flag Laws.” If a citizen is not accused of a crime, confiscating his property OR his rights is a violation of the 4th Amendment. Further, if the property to be confiscated is not “particularly described” – make, model, caliber, design – it violates the 4th Amendment.

The 5th Amendment guarantees our right, among others, to DUE PROCESS before any of our rights may be taken. The purchase or transfer of a firearm between law-abiding citizens is not evidence or probable cause or even suspicion of a crime. Being compelled to ask for government permission to exercise a right is a TAKING of the right and converts it into a revocable government-issued permission. No government at any level has any lawful authority to TAKE any right without due process by conviction of criminal conduct in a Court of Law.

The 9th Amendment guarantees our long-standing doctrinal right to be secure from being compelled to give up any right in order to exercise any right. No government at any level has the lawful authority to compel us to give up the aforementioned rights, or any of them, in order to be allowed to purchase or transfer a firearm.

The 10th Amendment guarantees our right to be secure from the federal exercise of power not delegated and State power prohibited by the U.S. Constitution. The federal government is not delegated the authority to abridge, infringe, monitor, permit, deny, or interfere in any way with the aforementioned rights, and the State governments are prohibited the authority to abridge, infringe, monitor, permit, deny, or interfere in any way with the aforementioned rights. (States have the Police Power to regulate the USE of arms, but is prohibited the power to regulate or interfere with the right to keep and bear them.)

The Brady Act, which brought this evil and illegal background check into existence, needs to be abolished, and it would be better to do it now than wait until the democratic socialists declare their power and then have to do it kinetically. It has had no effect whatever on the crime rates and was never intended to. Like all gun control laws, it exists for the purpose of stripping us of our right to keep and bear arms in preparation for the take-over. They can’t impose it without our help, and we need to stop helping them. We need to start demanding our rights be honored – by the hundreds – every time a gun banner opens his mouth, every time a legislator introduces gun-related legislation, every time a cop enforces a color of law on a victim exercising his or her rights.

We can stop this anti-rights insurrection. But we have to stop helping the insurrectionists.

--Donald L. Cline.

"The right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed." The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree; and all this for the important end to be attained: the rearing up and qualifying a well-regulated militia, so vitally necessary to the security of a free State. Our opinion is, that any law, State or Federal, is repugnant to the Constitution, and void, which contravenes this right, originally belonging to our forefathers, trampled under foot by Charles I. and his two wicked sons and successors, reestablished by the revolution of 1688, conveyed to this land of liberty by the colonists, and finally incorporated conspicuously in our own Magna Charta! And Lexington, Concord, Camden, River Raisin, Sandusky, and the laurel-crowned field of New Orleans, plead eloquently for this interpretation! And the acquisition of Texas may be considered the full fruits of this great constitutional right.” Ga. (1 Kel.) 243 (1846)


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