A Free Man
President’s Trump’s recent words regarding guns, following the Parkland shooting, sat in my guts.
I couldn’t digest them.
So, I spit them out.
To flush my system, I returned to the sacred documents that gave life to our culture in 1776.
I sought after answers in the Declaration of Independence—in my logic and experience, a legal document—and the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America.
Other than the Bible, written by men inspired by the Almighty, no words are more meaningful to me.
I have done this often in my life. I prefer to go to the source, rather than learn things from a third party.
Reading through the Declaration and the Constitution, I am always moved by the Truth and the Way of our cultural. The essence and substance of the Sacred Documents of our Liberty always cause me to reflect on my blessed freedoms.
They compel me to ask myself who I am, and articulate where I fit into the fabric of our Country.
I’m a word archeologist.
I dig into the human language searching for meaning through our cultural expression.
I’m a heart broke sailor on a treasure ship, desperately hunting the cosmic heavens for an abundant treasure I’ve never seen, only felt.
I’m a half-starved artist living for a dream and a promise that can’t be purchased with money or fame.
I’m a writer.
It is my trade to be all of the above, and many more.
I make my living by encountering emotions in a violently creative universe that is unbound and unlimited in its explosive manifestation and communication.
My treasure is the Word.
In the significance of verse and lyric, my romanticism hungers for a deeper meaning to our existence.
This critical gist of expression is the talisman that gives my soul life and peace.
I am a free man.
Free to live my gift of life as I choose, where I please, and how I see fit, as long as I do not prohibit another’s right to live free and express themselves through the treasure of Freedom.
We—the People of the Republic of the United States of America—are the critical feature of our way of Life.
A way of life based on an idea of People governing themselves and doing for themselves what governments have long believed was their right to undertake.
We—the Citizens of our Republic—live our lives to express our freedom.
But how is my freedom—our freedom—secured?
This was the question that I sought answer to when I reread the words of Jefferson, Washington, Adams, Franklin, and all of the other Founders, who bravely penned the words of treason and sedition against a kingdom who dared to believe they were subjects to a king, not a people blessed and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.
Importance of the 2nd Amendment
How important is the 2nd Amendment?
So essential to the ideology of Liberty the Founders sought after that they listed it second, only behind the sacred idea of Freedom—the Freedom of Speech.
Can you have the 1st Amendment without the 2nd?
According to the experts who penned such powerfully inspired words in 1776—words which gave life to a County that still exists 250 years later—they were convinced to their deaths, that no other way could ensure their Freedom and Liberty.
Militia—Security of a free State
For ten years prior to the 1776 Declaration of Independence, the British Empire attempted gun control in our country.
They did so in an attempt to control the Citizens.
They failed because the militia was formed.
Militia, a Latin word derived from the Latin miles, meaning soldier.
The Founders believed that we—the Militia—was desperately needed to protect us from a tyrannical government, regardless its location, or point of origin, if that government became destructive to the ends of Liberty. Moreover, the Founders believed it the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles as to them would best ensure their safety and happiness.
Who is the militia?
You and I.
We—the People—are the Militia.
The definition of militia is:
- An army of trained civilians, which may be an official army, called upon in time of need, the entire able-bodied population of a state which may also be called upon, or a private force, not under government control.
- a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
- all able-bodied civilians eligible by law for military service.
Is the militia necessary to ensure our Liberty?
According to the experts (Founders) of 1776.
So important did the Founders see the militia that both ideas—the right to bear arms and a well-regulated Militia—were seen as necessary to the security of a free state.
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. (sic)
The right of the People to keep and bear arms—as lethal and deadly as the government’s—is a fundamental right, that cannot be infringed upon.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a revelation on how small political and executive increments can lead the government to adopt tyrannical rule and law.
The book’s message is valid in today’s deadly atmosphere of volatile government and social upheaval.
But in my books—I never offer my personal opinion.
The purpose of my blog is to render conscious opinion on the events influencing our culture of Liberty, and that impact my Author Culture perspective and way of thought.
Political opinion is proliferating across our country.
While some may disagree, I have unabridged conviction that intelligent, well-informed electorate communication in all forms, is the strongest indicator by which the health and wellbeing of our Liberty can be judged.
Honest and educated communication is healthy to Freedom.
It is in our communication on liberty where our emotions should sit. I am as guilty as anyone of injecting my political opinion into the problems of the day and being blinded by my monomania.
The intensification of such responsive vulnerabilities of consciousness in the face of mass shootings, where loss of life drastically occurs, is a natural inclination, which I don’t believe should be discarded.
However, the danger lies not in emotional release and personal frustration, it lies in bringing these untrustworthy sensations and reactions to the organization and application of our laws.
Our logic and sense of reason must be the human instruments we use to change or abridge Constitutional Law.
The United States Constitution is a legal document.
It is not a government—not even the one in DC.
Government can be sympathetic and empathic. It can even deliver an emotional response.
But emotion cannot be part of judicial process and does not circumvent legal precedent.
I Joined the NRA
I joined the NRA this past week.
I felt compelled to do so because of the president’s rhetoric regarding gun-control.
I believed I needed to because the Constitution demands that its able-bodied Citizens arm themselves, and stand ready, at all times, to defend our Country and Liberty from any form of government that dares to try to take it.