Guest post by Lawrence Sellin
The Second Amendment is the inalienable right from which all other rights are guaranteed.
Let me begin with one of the many clear and present dangers emanating from the hopelessly corrupt Washington D.C.
The Democrats are coming for America’s children, not just warping their minds through grooming and sexual indoctrination at a young age, but damaging their health as well.
The title of this Food and Drug Administration (FDA) press release should enrage every sane and responsible American.
“Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Down to 6 Months of Age”
Based on the scientific risk-benefit ratio for child vaccination, there are only two explanations for that decision.
Either U.S. government public health officials are dangerously incompetent and do not care if children are harmed or those officials are acting on the basis of political or financial motives and do not care if children are harmed.
First of all, a July 15, 2021, scientific article in the journal Nature stated unequivocally that:
“Studies find that overall risk of death or severe disease from COVID-19 is very low in kids.”
Evidence is accumulating, however, that the COVID-19 vaccine risk to children exceeds the risk of the disease and that the U.S. government appears to be doctoring the data to justify FDA approval of the vaccines.
According to the June 1, 2022, scientific article “Serious Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials:”
“Combined, the mRNA vaccines were associated with an absolute risk increase of serious adverse events of special interest of 12.5 per 10,000 (95% CI 2.1 to 22.9). The excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest surpassed the risk reduction for COVID-19 hospitalization relative to the placebo group in both Pfizer and Moderna trials (2.3 and 6.4 per 10,000 participants, respectively).”
Among those serious adverse events is myocarditis, that is, dangerous, potentially fatal heart damage in young people, demonstrated in an April 22, 2022, scientific study involving 23 million northern European subjects.
Remarkably, with the sole exception of Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida, all state governors endorsed the FDA recommendation, paving the way for possible COVID-19 vaccine mandates for 6-month-old infants.
This brings me to my point.
Whether a criminal is making a forced entry into your house or the FBI arrives at your home to forcibly inject something into your children’s bodies at gunpoint, Americans have, not just the right, but the obligation to defend themselves.
After the publication of my Gateway Pundit article “To Restore the American Constitutional Republic, the American Oligarchy Must Be Overthrown,” a county sheriff wrote to me and made the argument better than I could have:
“Too many generations have gone by with people living securely under what they perceived to be government protection. As an example of this, when I was Sheriff I used to teach an NRA home defense course for concealed carry. I would point out early in the instruction that it was not the responsibility of the sheriff’s office to defend citizens from home invasion or attack. It was always entertaining to watch the reaction of the students to that statement from their sheriff. To the natives, this was common knowledge. To anyone who was a transplant from a more urban environment, the shock on their face was easy to recognize. I would always repeat that statement until the hands would start shooting up and then I could explain that a free people armed with their rights are fully expected to defend themselves, their families and their property.”
That is, the purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that free citizens have the right to defend themselves from bodily harm whether that be from criminals or government tyranny.
There is no more chilling example of the lack of government protection than the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. Surveillance footage shows that for a critical 77 minutes when lives could have been saved, the police never tried to open the door to the classrooms at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman had students and teachers trapped.
Yet, in defiance of the Constitution and our inalienable right to self-defense, the Republican Party leadership is working with the Democrats to install “red flag” laws across the country, which violate, not just the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms, but the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of illegal search and seizure and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of due process.
Even without federal legislation, we are witnessing the implementation of “red flag” laws, which the U.S. Supreme Court, just last year, declared unconstitutional in a 9-0 decision.
The Democrat Party’s U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, Robin M. Meriweather, ordered that Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Ryan Kelley not be allowed to possess a firearm or travel out of state, while he faces federal misdemeanor charges related to the so-called January 6, 2021 “insurrection,” arguably a Capitol breach instigated by federal officials themselves. Not surprisingly, Judge Meriweather served as a law clerk for Merrick B. Garland, presently occupying the position of U.S. Attorney General.
The Democrats, with the support of the Republican Party leadership, are now attempting to strip away what they consider the last obstacle to absolute tyranny, the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.
We are on our own and we are already on the hill to die on.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. Dr. Sellin is the author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution. His email address is [email protected].