“Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.” ~ James Madison

There were two sides in the constitutional debate of our founders when developing the 2 nd Amendment. The debate was about trying to iron out the roles of the federal government’s army and the state’s level army. In the end both sides agreed on the need for citizen militias. They urged for the “well regulated” militias, which is not saying regulations as laws and restrictions set by the federal government. In fact, the term “well regulated” used in the constitution, meant that this militia be very well trained, and understand discipline in said readiness. Furthermore, militias are made up of the entire local citizenship, who are the authority of our Republic, and take upon themselves the responsibility to be armed and well trained in all things of preparedness. Why? Because our founders understood that this new government had to have an armed populace that could not be tyrannized ever again, from the top down. Thus, the tone set in the actual wording of the constitution and bill of rights, telling the government what it cannot do to the people. Knowing this understanding brings into light the very words within the second amendment, …the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” There are two key words here, “people” and “infringed”. This last half of the 2 nd Amendment clearly focuses on the “people”, the citizenship; each and every person has the God given right to keep and bear arms. It also focuses on the law, that this right cannot be “infringed” upon, telling our government that it cannot actively break this agreement, cannot violate, fail to observe, or disobey it. It is also the first half of the 2 nd Amendment that extreme leftists, socialist, communist, Marxist, and progressivist have attempted to downplay and mock, which the astute citizen already knows to be true when it comes to the 2 nd Amendment. These extreme leftist try to ignore the second half of the 2 nd Amendment and focus only on the first half which states, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state…” They twist the meaning of militia, and the meaning of well-regulated, to somehow try to make it say that only a “chosen” select group of citizens can make up this militia and have the right to bear arms, and not all of the people. They ignore the comma in the 2nd Amendment sentence.

I took this issue to two of my very good friends, Bill Norton of the National Center of Constitutional tudies and Richard Rogers, who is a board member of the Iowa Firearms Coalition. Rogers cited that “…this particular argument was buried in the 2008 Supreme Court Decision, Its tombstone is known as the Heller Decision. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf The Supreme Court also struck down and rightfully so, the firearms control regulations act of 1975 as unconstitutional.” Bill Norton’s response was, “The best argument is to boil it down to the very simplest, natural law principle – the right of self-preservation.” This is the essence of not only the 2 nd amendment, but the entire Bill of Rights, these are NOT rights given to us by anyone or any government, they are the identified God given inalienable rights.

Going back to the 2 nd Amendment, let us look at another word and its meaning, “arms”. What does the phrase …to keep and bear arms, really mean? T.Rex Arms helped me out in my research, when they shared that in Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary, the word arms is defined as “weapons of offense or armor of defense”. We can easily see why the founders wordsmithed the words as they did, because the meaning was very important to get right. John Cruslers 1794 lexicon says, “by arms we understand the instruments of offense, generally, made use of in war…” and finally, Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary says, “Weapons of offense, or armor of defense…” Just 6 months after the Bill of Rights was enacted Congress passed two laws called the 1 st and 2 nd Militia Acts of 1792. The first gave the president the authority to call up the militias, and the second orders that all free men, get weapons of war, keep them, and be proficient with them in readiness. This goes directly to address how the 2 nd amendment was to be understood.
This alone, tells today’s government that the people need no permission to keep, carry, and have arms. ANYTHING outside the constitution itself, like laws of possession and carry are all infringements thereof. This brings to light why BIG government pushes the definition of our government as a democracy instead of the Constitutional Republic that it is, because as a democracy, BIG government can and will vote out God given rights and claim it is for the good of the whole, while underhandedly enslaving the citizenship to the authority of a tyrannical developing government like Marxism, Communism, Socialism, and Fascism.

They will exploit horrible situations, such as mass shootings, as a means to reaching their goals, by focusing on eliminating the rights of the individual, instead of the CAUSE of the actual crime itself, which creates the victims in the first place, like ignoring the fact that the Gilroy shooter shared the ideology of Islam and was an Iranian Italian and NOT a white supremist, or that the El Paso Shooter was a champion of environmental activism with a progressive ideology, and that the Dayton shooter who killed his own sister, had a proud Satanist ideology and was a Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren fan. The media ignored these facts because they don’t fit their false narratives, even though they are in fact closer evidence to the cause, than the choice of weapons used in their horrible deeds. They focus on eliminating guns while they ignore mass killings of this year carried out with knives and other weapons. They can eliminate 100% of all guns, and these ideologies will still continue to find ways to have mass killings. If more citizens engaged in the congress passed militia acts, that alone would deter and stop more mass killings than create them. Until then, lets all remember that the 2 nd Amendment is in fact put in place for the American people, all of the legal citizens of our Nation, to have the means to resist a government tyranny.

“Charlie Mike”
(Continue the Mission)Permalink1 commentAUG 20, 2019The Truth About What Trump Has Done For Our Economy

by Gregg C. Cummings @ 12:14am

Let’s start this article off with two quick points, then I’ll explain afterwards: #1. The acknowledgment that your President’s actions, once he took office, did in fact “continue” the positive trends in our economy, tremendously, by cutting out the things that “would have” crashed our economy, hard, if these actions were not taken. #2. I want to give a very rare nod to our past President Obama and his administration for keeping the interest rates right at 0% for his entire 8 years, which did actually keep us from falling into a depression; so yes, an acknowledgement there. However, he did so by printing over 5 trillion dollars bringing the value of the American dollar to the cellar door, but so many extreme leftist want to say our current president doesn’t want to admit any blame, while at the same time they ignore the fact that Obama blamed Bush for the economy his entire 8 years, and now he wants to take claim to the prosperity of our economy today, as if he made it happen in the first place, which all the leftist sheeple just continue to regurgitate the same false narrative. So, let’s look at some facts about the economy, shall we?

As I said, yes, Obama and his people saved us from a depression by stopping at the cellar door, but that is where anything they did stops. In fact, the truth is that under Obama, over 9 trillion dollars in debt was added to America, more than every single president before him combined, never in US history has that ever been done. This huge “mortgage” set by Obama, did save us from a depression, but it lowered the value of our dollar, which means that that debt continues forward, horribly, through the amount of non-sustainable government spending that was created by him in the first place. His administration also increased regulations and higher taxes for “we the people” to pay. This in itself increased the power AWAY from the people and strengthened his socialistic BIG government control being held OVER the people’s head. So all this debate of trend lines and the statistics of GDP growth should not be contested by either side, it did start with Obama, barely keeping us out of a depression, however, the outstanding decision by Donald J. Trump and his administration, to strip the Obama era regulations and eliminate the amount of taxes on the backs of the people, are exactly what was needed to be done in 2016-17 to continue said GDP growth and the climbing trend lines. Here is the kicker, the focus of doing this by President Trump, proves he is doing his best for every type and class of We The People, not just the rich, as the extreme leftists lie about every day.

This sole action of deregulation and cutting taxes of the Obama era, by the Trump administration actually helped entrepreneurs at the lowest levels to thrive; it’s a no brainer. Therefore the average poor American can start a business without the costly suppressive regulations and high taxes that prevented them from doing so before. This increases the job market for lower and middle classes with faster productivity within the labor force, which brings with it, competition and higher wages. This would of NEVER HAPPENED if the Obama economy would have been allowed to continue. Even a simple mind, like myself, who has never taught a college course, can understand this. Less regulations, less taxes equals better policies for quicker growth for the American people at every level, and every demographic.

Supporting an all-powerful big government, like the progressives do, creates a tyrant mindset, and a tyrant mindset regime will never be able to rule a stable society. We see this in almost every large city ran by democrats, as Col. Allen West pointed out, when he said that the Democratic policies of more regulations, and higher taxes, have absolutely aided in the development of economic plantations in almost all the major cities within the United States, which leads to higher crime of all levels, he continued in saying that it seems that it is especially in these highly democrat ran cities that these crimes are hardly ever covered on any kind of national dialogue. The Chicago weekly shootings, the 130,000 homeless in California, the rundown city of Detroit, the rat infested city of Baltimore, etc. Why would we want this same type of tyrant mindset regimes as a national governing economy? Because of the decisions made by the current administration, the unemployment rate is 3.7%, Blacks have it better than ever. Latinos have it better than ever. Women have it better than ever. Why would anyone want to change back to a socialistic big government control, shackling the people once again with regulations and tax burdens?
Let’s take Elizabeth Warren, for example, she proposes in moving $50,000 in student debt, per household earning less than $100,000, to the taxpayers. So those who choose not to go to college will now be held accountable in paying for the elitist’s education. Eliminating student debt nationally would cost the taxpayers a minimum of $1.6 trillion dollars, but the total is still unknown. CBO also states that simply raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour would lose a minimum of 3.7 million jobs right off the bat. The green new deal, (which is hardly about being green but more about taking it) would cost upward of $93 trillion dollars for you, the taxpayers. Warren supports free Medicare for all, which is another $32 Trillion dollars added to the tax bill of the American people. All of this will not just take the 1% paying 100% of all the money they make, but send out heat seeking tax burdens that will create a national situation like Chicago, Detroit, California or Venezuela.
Let’s be responsible stewards and come up with solutions to pay down our debt and deficit, by doing something, like implementing Lean Six Sigma and the Penny Plan, instead of plundering resources that simply are not there. Let’s keep the power to the people and keep the yoke of tyranny off our necks.

“Charlie Mike”
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Hello my Brother and Sister Patriots and War-fighters, my name is Gregg C. Cummings, and I will be sharing with you my strong perspectives on our patriotism, our sovereignty, and our condition of readiness. I developed this website to do just that, to hear from the perspectives of veterans, and well-seasoned patriots on issues of the day, as well as life after active duty, but before we dive into those details, I need to tell you a little more about me. I was born to understand the love for my country, not just because school said we should be proud, but because I grew up feeling “America” physically, and spiritually through nature, from living on campgrounds that my father managed. Experiencing the “Great American Experiment”, which surrounded every aspect of my life. My father, a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran, was definitely a personal hero to me as a child. 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