Tyranny In The Halls, An Open Letter to Congress

To the peoples 113th Congress,

When twenty American children are murdered by a madman in a schoolhouse it is tragic and it needs to be prevented from happening again. When seventy-four million American children are having their Constitutional rights duplicitously stripped by congress it is not only tragic it is tyranny, and it needs to be stopped from happening in the first place.

Today our children are in greater danger from tyranny than they are from school shootings.

If either you or your colleagues feel so strongly that the 2nd Amendment is the cause of the Newtown murders then you should do everything in your power to AMEND the Constitution so it reads as you see fit. If you do this then the citizenry of this country must comply by the words of the new Amendment to the Constitution.

If instead you pretend that there is no Constitution and submit to the people a law which is in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution, then the citizenry must ignore the words of your new law because those words of law are in fact unconstitutional and baseless.

It is the words of the Constitution of the United States which “we the people” are first responsible to. Any words written thereafter are merely those of guidance, and if that guidance takes us outside of the restraints of the Constitution then we the people are to ignore such guidance.

Just as we will not be guided to bathe our children in boiling water, or be guided to have our children cared for by pedophiles, we will also not be guided to disarm our children and leave them, at best exposed to the criminal element from the street, and at worst leave them exposed to the tyrants that are creeping into our governing houses of congress.

You will notice a tyrant’s discussion of the Constitution will consist of inserting words and or meanings into the 2nd Amendment that by no means exist. This will be done by insinuating our 2nd Amendment right is limited by the quantity or the grade of arms. Or they are inclined to insinuate our 2nd Amendment is limited to hunting and or sporting arms. However, the Constitution, and the 2nd Amendment thereof, does not say, nor insinuates, any of those things.

In fact, the above acts are the tyrant’s duplicitous incremental dismantling of the Constitution and it is no more legal or enforceable than would be a United States Senator telling the American people that congress is simply no longer obliged to abide by the Constitution.

You will also notice a tyrant’s discussion will consist of the blissful ignorance of the words which the 2nd Amendment actually does contain. These words, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, are truly an oppressive and irksome road block to the want-to-be tyrant and his or her plans to oppress and repress the citizenry.

The gun-grab tyrants often like to remind people that the arms the framers of the Constitution were talking about keeping and bearing were muskets. This duplicitous introduction of muskets into the argument is baseless. If the framers wanted to limit the citizens right to keep and bear arms to a certain grade it would at the least be recorded in the many pages of historical documents and or personal writings, if not in the Constitution itself.

However what is recorded in the many pages of historical documents and or personal writings is the framers wariness of man’s desire for power and dominance over his/her fellow man and their many warnings to their future citizens to be ever vigilant of their government.

It is therefore more than reasonable to expect the framers mindset, when penning the Constitution, was one in which their desired outcome was to ensure the American people were armed with the capability of protecting their unalienable rights from being usurped by future governments by whatever means or grade of arms available; not limited by muskets.

Should you experience this duplicitous argument of muskets please remind your colleagues that muskets were also what the tyrannical British government possessed when the framers penned the Constitution. It should therefore be noted that the framers felt the citizenry should keep and bear arms equal to that of which government possessed/es; thereby ensuring the citizenry has the capability to carry out that which “is their right, [and which]it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security” (That’s from one of those historical documents I mentioned earlier; see the Declaration of Independence.)

So the omission of grade, type, and or quantity of arms to be kept and beared by the people is not based on our framers knowledge of arms being limited to muskets. Rather, I submit, it is based on the framers extraordinary wisdom in realizing that limiting the citizenry, at any given time, to arms of such an inferior capability to that of which government possesses would be just as dangerous as not recognizing, at all, the people’s right to keep and bear arms.

You see Sir/Madam, the framers of the Constitution were also wise enough to know that the risk of tyranny rearing its ugly head in these United States did not end with the defeat of the British.

If you wish to prohibit and or confiscate arms from the American citizenry without violating the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution you may do so by amending the Constitution as described in Article 5 of the United States Constitution.  Simply ignoring and circumventing the 2nd Amendment would be tyranny and shows exactly how wise and prophetic the founding fathers were in wanting to ensure the American citizenry should always keep and bear arms.

“Certainly, one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms. … The right of the citizen to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible.” — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey


“That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms” — Samuel Adams


“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.” —Adolf Hitler


“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. — 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.


“You amend it, we will abide by it. – You ignore it, we will die by it.” — We the people of the United States of America in defense of the 2nd Amendment.

With great concern,
Thomas Maerling


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