Are they voices of reason, or supporters of treason?
What was your oath of public office? Within its valiant declaration lies the specific promise to “uphold and defend the United States Constitution. But to the great disappointment of the citizens we can have no faith in our officials to facilitate the execution of that promise. It was not that long ago that they would have stood by the side of the citizens, as one with us, to defend our rights, and our security. But that time has passed, and now the people must live in fear as they express interest only in power and narcissistic conquest. Their consistent attempts to thwart the rights of the people, eliminate their individual security, and provoke submission through fear, has rendered them unworthy of the peoples respect. Fear is NOT respect. Respect can NOT be demanded. Respect must be earned.
How many times will you stand before council and violate your oath to protect the United States Constitution? The second amendment declares with obvious clarity that the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall NOT BE INFRINGED. Yet still you oppose this natural right with flagrant disregard for the public safety. You express concern that those whom are mentally ill should be refused their natural right to firearms, and yet there are NO standards that exist or CAN BE MADE that can ultimately define “mentally ill”. Psychology is impossible to utilize for the purposes of law as it has no definitive absolutes, nor any finite certainty. Psychology often does not meet the five basic requirements for a field to be considered scientifically rigorous. These being; clearly defined terminology, quantifiability, highly controlled experimental conditions, reproducibility and, finally, predictability and testability. The end result of a Psychological “evaluation” is nothing more than opinion, speculation, informed guesstimation, and possibility. At any given time a subject will exhibit different characteristics, and these characteristics, when diagnosed by multiple “psychologists”, will provide nefariously different results. This very vague understanding is HARDLY the ideal foundation for dictating LAW.
Your attempt to rationalize your “opinions” that the 2nd Amendment should be “infringed” is highly misguided. Respectable, Responsible, and Productive citizens are NOT the ones that you should be focusing your intentions on. Law will only effect those who will abide by it. Those whom do not will simply flourish. The result will simply turn once responsible law abiding citizens into criminals. Who will you turn to when it is YOUR life that is in danger, and YOU have helped to criminalize your constituents?
Law and law enforcement, demanding the law abiding, be restricted in their means to defend themselves, and supporting the infringement on our natural rights to do so, is counter intuitive to that which you should hope to achieve. This idealism is comparable to the hypothetical situation that the Fire Department would support the infringement on our ability to purchase fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors, because of their “possibly dangerous” potential. No, in fact, the Fire Department actually CONDONES the purchase of these items. They know that the potential for these items to SAVE LIVES far outweigh their “possibly dangerous” potential.
It is NOT possible to STOP or ELIMINATE crime. There will ALWAYS be BAD people who will do BAD things. You can not STOP this from happening. Your only hope is to provide a deterrent. And this deterrent is in the form of responsibility for your actions. If a crime is committed then we need to prosecute and punish those who performed the crime, while we SUPPORT and DEFEND those that resisted it.
If you want to reduce crime, quit glamorizing the criminals. Instead RECOGNIZE the VICTIMS. Hold the criminals ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CRIME, and SUPPORT the victims right to DEFEND against it. Debase the CRIMINAL for his EVIL INTENTIONS, and ENDORSE the VICTIMS ACTIONS to thwart the criminals attempts. EMPOWER THE PEOPLE, and you will DEBILITATE THE CRIMINALS.
Your primary directive as public servants is to serve and protect, even if those that are in power have “clouded” this direction to elicit revenue enhancement. You are a public servant, your loyalty should be to the public that supports you. Your explicit objective should be to support, protect, and empower that public. It is not the Mayor, the Governor, the President, the Senator, nor the Congressman that should have your devotion. It is the United States Constitution to which you should declare your allegiance, and it is from WE THE PEOPLE that your orders should be retrieved.
Earn our respect, and give us back our reason to believe.
Make us proud. Restore our faith.