What do Freedom of Religion and Right to Bear Arms Have in Common

The framers of our constitution recognized that our new constitution lacked a vital element – a  “the Bill of Rights.” In March of 1789, Congress proposed the first 10 amendments to be ratified by the states. Few Americans today ever see – much less read the Preamble – to the Bill of Rights and that preamble makes it blatantly clear that the founders of our nation were concerned about our rights as individuals. Here is the preamble:
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

“THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

The founders understood how governments which desire more and more control over the people seek to limit and and even deny basic human rights. We are governed today by an administration that seems hell-bent on restricting and denying parts of the Bill of Rights and apparently they have mesmerized enough of Congress to nullify Freedom of Religion and the Right to Bear Arms. If they succeed in destroying one of two of the Bill of Rights [10 Articles]  they will have mortally wounded all of our Rights. They seem willing to reduce the constitutional powers of Congress and the Courts to hand over dictatorial-like powers to the president – the first president in our history who treats government – not God – as the supreme power over all our lives.

How anyone of any intelligence cannot see the  parallel between our country today and Hitler Germany 80 years ago, amazes me. Hitler succeeded in making their Reichstag {Congress) and the German courts into puppet institutions completely under his rule with their concurrence. He declared himself the supreme ruler of the nation having made a mockery of religion and God. Are we not watching our president following the same plan – removing God and religion from society; silencing religion behind church doors; mocking congress and demeaning the courts publicly?

Hitler became ruler for life and used vain people to gain his supremacy. Once his rule was complete, he no longer had any any for the puppets who cheered him and acted in his behalf. As his power achieved absoluteness, he reduced his “friends” and the military to complete subservience just as they had helped him destroy his “enemies.”

Shall we stand up for our Bill of Rights or watch them trampled into the dust of history?

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About donnellymj

Born in 1936; married to Nancy in 1966l 2 children who have given us 5 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and a cat. Lifelong Catholic with a long career in computing and networks. Conservative, constitutionalist who strongly supports our God-given rights enshrined in the US Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. [WPCHRG.COM]
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