War always begins with an act of aggression, or one single shot. Needless to say, a devastating blow has certainly been fired at Americans, precious liberty in the crosshairs. In my opinion, the war actually began three year ago with the passage of Obamacare.
I’ll never forget the morning my husband and I woke up to find that the atrocious 2,300-plus page healthcare proposal had become the law of the land–after the “Louisiana Purchase,” the “Cornhusker Kickback,” all the other shady backroom deals, arm- twisting, multiple budget gimmicks, and without one single Republican vote. 2,300 pages of new taxes and new regulations had just been shoved right down our throats.
That was the day the Obama administration and the Democrats declared war on “We the People.” That’s when many Americans began to wake up, stand up, and fight back in massive repudiation (especially at the polls, during the 2010 election). I know I was certainly one of them.
However, it wasn’t until the beginning of 2012 that the new healthcare law began to send shockwaves throughout the nation as its many layers were peeled back and we could finally see more of its specifics. What we discovered at its core was— religious freedom on the chopping block.
Most of us now know that with all Obamacare’s new Health Human Services (HHS) mandates, Christian employers are being forced to pay for chemical abortions, sterilizations, and contraception, whether they like it or not.
“Got a conscience? Too bad,” according to the new healthcare law.
Not only does the Obama administration refuse to protect or secure the right to life (with its own bold pro-abortion stance), through Obamacare, it has also decided to assault a Christian’s First Amendment right, the religious freedom to protect it as well.
Early last year, Christians (Catholics, in particular) were finding that they were now going to be forced to go against their moral beliefs in order to conform to these new (and unjust) Obamacare mandates.
Thankfully, it didn’t take long for U.S. Bishops to begin standing in solidarity behind this statement in a joint letter for the Catholic diocese of Alabama, written by Rev. Thomas J. Rodi and Rev. Robert J. Baker:
“We cannot, and we will not, comply with this unjust law. People of faith cannot be made second-class citizens. We are encouraged that members of all faiths and many other people of good will have joined us in this vital effort to protect religious liberty in our country. Throughout our history as a nation, the Church has always been able to count on its faithful members to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties…religious liberty in our nation (United States) is under attack.”
In his March 2, 2012 letter to the United States Bishops, Cardinal Dolan also warned,“We have made it clear in no uncertain terms to the government that we are not at peace with its invasive attempts to curtail the religious freedom we cherish as Catholics and Americans…We did not ask for this fight, but we will not run from it.”
Though the Obama administration claims it has recently made revisions to the HHS mandate (in order to accommodate Catholics), the general counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a closer look at the revisions, and responded by stating, “The current proposed revisions of the Obama Administration’s contraceptive mandate are “an unprecedented …violation of religious liberty by the federal government” and must be changed.”
History proves that moral principles are essential for preserving real liberty. So, by assaulting the moral fiber of a nation (through these HHS mandates), the Obama administration is directly assaulting our nation’s liberty. History has proven that once morality is removed (from a nation), tyranny begins to reign.
Meanwhile, the propaganda machine (a.k.a. “mainstream media”) continues to portray religion as the culprit, the oppressor of freedom. Many of us have already found that anyone who disagrees with the mainstream media’s immoral beliefs, misleading statements, untruths, and liberal agenda are often painted as “dangerous” or “racists”.
In fact, According to an op-ed at the Los Angeles Times declared Conservative white men to be worse than terrorists stating in an op-ed, “Conservative white men who support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms are worse than international terrorists.”
The mainstream media is constantly in violation of the Commandment “Thou shall not bear false witness.”
Unfortunately, the war hasn’t stopped at the battle against our religious freedom. We’ve recently watched as the Obama administration has begun aiming its aggression at the Second Amendment. So now, not only are “pro-life” Christians being forced to provide funding for the killing of their fellow (unborn) Americans, every American is now in serious danger of losing their right to defend their own life, their family, and their property (as guaranteed by the Second Amendment). The assaults on our right to bear arms are now coming by way by way of: executive orders, stricter federal gun control legislation, and U.N. treaties.
The ordinary American also has to wonder why this administration is in such a hurry to disarm law-abiding citizens, anyway. Especially when Vice President Joe Biden openly admitted, “Stricter gun control measures won’t stop mass shootings.”
Perhaps the ‘powers that be’ are afraid of what Americans would do if they found out what their real plans are for our nation?
After all, gun control usually ends up coming down to one simple thing: PEOPLE CONTROL.
When tyrants lust for power, they not only attack the morality of the people, they also attack their right to bear arms so they have no means of defense.
Therefore, the main purpose for our Founders to include the Second Amendment was so that if tyranny began to rule in our government, Americans could protect themselves against it. So, there is no case in which we should ever accept an assault on our religious liberty, nor forfeit our right to defend ourselves as given to us in the Second Amendment.
On Jan. 16 2013, President Obama unveiled his 23 new executive actions that are related to stricter gun control measures. At first glance, these executive actions don’t seem all that bad….until we see the enormous amount of ‘data mining’ that is included, and the fact that the administration expects doctors to “snitch” on all their patients. Whatever happened to our right to privacy?
Meanwhile, Senator Diane Feinstein has certainly been busy lately, working very hard to push bold gun control measures in the senate. You know, the kind of gun control regulations that are forced upon all Americans…except for government officials, of course…
Luckily, just this past week, Feinstein’s assault weapons ban got shot down in the latest senate gun control bill (due to lack of support).
Yet, the White House is still confident they will find the votes to eventually get it passed. Perhaps, they are already looking for another “Cornhusker Kickback” or another shady backroom deal to push through those votes (just like they did with Obamacare)?
According to the Washington Times:
“On Monday, the United States joined in the nine-day conference at New York to finalize negotiations of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The treaty is intended to regulate the global trade of conventional weapons, but depending how the final document is worded, it could put at risk Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.
The countries were negotiating the draft last July, but stopped when the U.S. asked for a delay. Many believe Mr. Obama pushed the issue past Election Day in order not to further alienate gun owners. Now that he has more “flexibility” in his second term, the U.S. is back at the table.”
This also turned out to be an abysmal failure for the president as the senate actually already voted to stop the U.S. from joining the U.N. small arms treaty.
Besides, international treaties cannot override the Constitution. And we should certainly question those who are pushing to change the U.S. Constitution by using an international agreement.
However, what many of us really want to know is this….
Why in the world is the Obama administration buying so much ammunition?
According to Forbes:
“The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, so far to little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As reported elsewhere, some of this purchase order is for hollow-point rounds, forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. Therefore 1.6 billion rounds would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.”
DHS is stockpiling enough ammo to sustain a 20-year war in the homeland… It’s no wonder firearms sales have gone through the roof in recent months!
Even the Huffington Post recently reported, “U.S. gun makers are aiming for record quarterly sales as first-time buyers, including a growing number of women and pensioners, rush to buy weapons before anticipated gun-control laws come into force.”
The battles that have been waged upon us lately (between the “shots” at our religious liberty, and the assaults on our Second Amendment) have many of us bolting to the gun shops to purchase arms. As Americans, it is simply instinctual to exercise our right to defend ourselves. That’s because we understand (deep down) that we not only have a moral obligation, but a grave duty to protect those our Creator entrusts into our care (including: our families, our communities, and even our nation) from those who mean them harm. While I pray we never ever have to use our weapons, simply exercising our right to bear them—-sends a stern warning.
“We the People” did not fire the first shot. But…we certainly will not tolerate assaults on our religious freedom, nor will we forfeit our right to protect ourselves. After all, we are still Americans.