Guns and “All Men Are Created Equal”

Few issues demonstrate better that liberal elites and the rest of us might as well live on different planets than the Second Amendment.  Frequently living in gated communities, usually working in institutions that have armed guards, and sending their kids to elite schools that have elaborate security, liberal elites are quite good at proclaiming that other people should disarm and rely on the police for protection who, as most cops will readily admit, are minutes away when seconds count.  James O’Keefe, the master of conservative undercover journalism, and his Project Veritas, expose liberal hypocrisy in the above video.  Contemporary liberalism is all about implementing rules for the majority to live by, rules which liberal elites themselves, and their friends and colleagues, can freely ignore.  Such a system, with one set of rules for the masses who live under the laws, and another set of rules for those who effectively live above the laws, is an essential component of a tyranny in the making.  It makes a mockery of the words of Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence:  “all men are created equal.”   Let us recall these words of Abraham Lincoln:

Chief Justice Taney, in his opinion in the Dred Scott case, admits that the language of the Declaration is broad enough to include the whole human family, but he and Judge Douglas argue that the authors of that instrument did not intend to include negroes, by the fact that they did not at once, actually place them on an equality with the whites. Now this grave argument comes to just nothing at all, by the other fact, that they did not at once, or ever afterwards, actually place all white people on an equality with one or another. And this is the staple argument of both the Chief Justice and the Senator, for doing this obvious violence to the plain unmistakable language of the Declaration. I think the authors of that notable instrument intended to include all men, but they did not intend to declare all men equal in all respects. They did not mean to say all were equal in color, size, intellect, moral developments, or social capacity. They defined with tolerable distinctness, in what respects they did consider all men created equal—equal in “certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This they said, and this meant. They did not mean to assert the obvious untruth, that all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that the enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit. They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which should be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence, and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. The assertion that “all men are created equal” was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain; and it was placed in the Declaration, not for that, but for future use. Its authors meant it to be, thank God, it is now proving itself, a stumbling block to those who in after times might seek to turn a free people back into the hateful paths of despotism. They knew the proneness of prosperity to breed tyrants, and they meant when such should re-appear in this fair land and commence their vocation they should find left for them at least one hard nut to crack.

10 Responses to Guns and “All Men Are Created Equal”

  • liberal elites are quite good at proclaiming that other people should disarm and rely on the police for protection who, as most cops will readily admit, are minutes away when seconds count.

    And of course when you do put cops seconds away–that is, put lots of cops where there is notoriously lots of crime, they start wetting themselves about profiling. Yesterday I saw this:

    A Canadian truck driver was shot and killed early Wednesday on the South Side of Chicago. Police said he was the victim of a robbery with multiple male perpetrators.

    And someone pertly replied:

    “Yeah, more of that ‘male’ crime we’re always hearing about.”

  • Don

    I know it is not common to reccomed comment by left leaning persons on this site but enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVhBAI9a66s&feature=player_detailpage
    “We Did It To Ourselves” by Joe Bethancourt

  • The point of this execrable exercise in faux fear and public health hysteria is, “Do as I say.”

    The common good is the common alibi of all tyrants.

    In America, you can have a pizza delivered quicker than you will see a policeman in an emercgency; unless they are breaking down your door at four AM to drag you off to the concentration camp.

    One is not equal or free if one cannot be similarly empowered as the police state.

    As to your excellent title: “God Created Men Sam Colt Made Them Equal.”

  • “Don I know it is not common to reccomed comment by left leaning persons on this site”

    Mr. Bethancourt may be left leaning Hank, but with songs like this he risks being labeled a dangerous right wing extremist by the Obama administation!

  • Tyranny in the making. I do wonder if coronation will become a synonym for inauguration.

  • For fairness’ sake, some gated communities are pretty basic “good fences make good neighbors” type planning, with cops allowed to go in. That’s the sort we lived for a few years, in an almost bad area just down the road from several more affordable rental communities that had a large number of young adult males hanging around everywhere at two on a Tuesday. (Worked pretty well, really, only minor break-ins– and they could background check before renting because of the on-site daycare.)

  • “Human existence is the criterion for the objective ordering of human rights” from Thomas Aquinas through Jose Suarez(sp) If a person exists, his human rights may not be denied or altered for God (their Creator )is unchangeable. The human being comes into existence at conception when God creates and endows the human soul with free will, intellect and personhood. A person is a person is a person. The person is immutable. That is why when an atheist or tyrant denies the person’s soul, he forfeits his own soul. Only through free will can a person mute his soul and God will not and cannot contradict Hmself. God allows the atheist to deny his God-given soul to the atheist’s detriment. It is only in imposing his detriment on society that the tyrant comes into being. Truth is immutable. If it is not the TRUTH, then it is a lie. The simple explanation of the Pope’s infallibility. May God bless and keep you.

  • @Robert A. Rowland, I do believe that Obama is more leaning towards being emperor, but will have to settle for coronation as king, like Elizabeth II.

  • At least Elizabeth II has poise and dignity.

  • Secretaries are servants. Czars are overlords. Secretary of the Interior is now “czar”. Obama appoints “czars”, (32 at last count and more in the making). The constituents elected a president as a public servant. The public servant appoints czars to collect tribute from the people. It is not taxation without representation. It is tribute without recompense. It is not representative government. It is dynasty.
    Jesus Christ has a human, rational soul. Obama says He doesn’t.

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