Sunday, June 02, 2013

The Second Amendment Is The Eleventh Commandment?

At the outset:

- I own guns. Quite a few of them.

- I recognize the right of American citizens to own firearms without the permission of the government based on the Second Amendment and I likewise see most national attempts to restrict firearm ownership to be based more in citizen control than gun control.

- I am all in favor of kicking the UN to the curb and sending them somewhere else to make empty speeches, coddle dictators and waste money.

OK. Now let me begin by saying that elected representative he may be but Congressman Steve Stockman from Texas is either not extraordinarily bright or he is maliciously deceptive. On his web page he published this statement (emphasis mine):

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36) has signed on to a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry demanding they not sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The right to keep and bear arms is granted by God and protecting from government aggression by the Constitution.  It is not subject to the whims of global totalitarians massed in New York City,” said Stockman.  “I oppose any UN treaty touching the right to keep and bear arms.  It’s beyond time for the United States to withdraw from the UN.”

The right to keep and bear arms is granted by God?


I must have missed that part of the New Covenant. Let me see. Remembering our sins no more. Writing His law on our hearts. Oh yeah, there it is: guaranteeing the right for citizens of a secular nation that wouldn't even exist until 1700 years after the closing of the canon to own firearms.

I can understand why some people want to limit gun ownership when people like this are the voice of gun owners.

I don't even have it in me to write anything else snarky about this. I will just let it speak for itself.


Bean said...

That is quite a shocking statement made by the congressman. At this time my husband and I are so disillusioned with the state of American politics I am surprised that I am shocked :)

PS the new horses sure are cute, I love the big breeds, they are so solid, and generally have very pleasant temperaments - gentle giants.

Aussie John said...


He's a politician! If anything like the Australian variety, having the uncanny ability to be neither, or both, "extraordinarily bright" and "maliciously deceptive" ,at the same time.

Yes!I'm cynical when it comes to modern day politicians.

Arthur Sido said...

Bean, they are very nice. The older one (the one with more color) is very gentle. Her daughter is only three and a little more spirited but we were able to ride her the other day, just needs more training.

John, yeah I was kind thinking that is more a "both-and" than an "either-or"!