“Keep thee far from a false matter, the innocent and the righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked” Exodus 23:7
By Riley J. Hood-CPoW State Chairman
Every time a “teen-ager” in Milwaukee shoots a little girl, the Dishonorable Tom Barrett calls a press conference and lisps that we need more gun-control to reduce the crime that he subsidizes. This leads the Pro-gun defenders off onto a rabbit trail, debating statistics that the average citizen doesn’t remember.
I assert that gun-control is not about crime. You don’t have to believe me, but you should believe Sarah Brady, “Our main agenda is to have all guns banned of course. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”(Quote from Short Takes by Ken VanDoren/Reality News 6/19/14)
Our founding fathers didn’t think gun-control was about crime either, Thomas Jefferson stated, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” The following quote has been attributed to George Washington, “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
Barrett may not realize that Milwaukee, Wisconsin is still part of the USA. In a free Nation “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Milwaukee needs to zone more areas for gun ranges and strike down the guns with-in a school-zone non-sense. (By the way, schools attract mass shootings, because the criminal knows it is a gun-free zone with no immediate opposition.)
Regarding crime, one must look at personal responsibility: “The hope of impunity is a strong incitement to sedition; the dread of punishment, a proportionately strong discouragement to it.”-Alexander Hamilton
William Linn wrote, “Let my neighbor once persuade himself that there is no God, and he will soon pick my pocket, and break not only my leg, but my neck. If there be no God, no future account; government then is the ordinance of man only, and we cannot be subject for conscience sake.” It is ironic that the same Mayor, who is co-opting churches to his politically correct agenda, sees no value in posting the Ten Commandments, such as “Thou shalt not kill.” Exodus 20:13, which has a far greater impact than the Liberal “PC Commandments,” “This is a Drug-Free Zone,” or “This is a Gun-Free Zone.”
Crime prevention is the proper domain of Church Government, Family Government and Self-Government. Criminal punishment is the proper domain of the Civil Government, which cannot act lawfully until after a crime has been committed. Then, it should act with severity and swiftness. Law is to punish the Lawless; if you are serious about curbing crime, then punish the criminal.
When the Civil government engages in “crime prevention,” it often punishes the innocent, who have committed no crime in the first place. To be disarmed is the severest punishment any unit of government can inflict on the innocent, because it purposely makes them vulnerable to victimization by criminals. The Constitution Party of Wisconsin affirms what Patrick Henry said, “The great object is that everyman be armed.”