The 46th President Just Made the Best 2nd Amendment Defense You Will Ever See
Not even a year into his presidency, Joe Biden is turning out to be one of the best arguments for conservative governance. Much like Barack Obama with Israel and the Middle East, Biden’s complete ineptitude is proving more effective for the conservative cause than anything any right-wing politician could ever hope for.
Are you in favor of tighter border security? Here is a democratic policy turning the border into a crisis. Do you enjoy energy independence? How about we roll back our pipelines while greenlighting Russia’s? Or maybe you don’t trust the government? Here is the sitting president threatening to nuke Americans, thus providing the best 2nd Amendment defense you will ever see.
BIDEN: "Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government.”
"If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons."pic.twitter.com/WVHUffpphP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 23, 2021
The Gettysburg of Gun Rights
The 2nd Amendment is a warzone between the left and the right with the fiercest battles occurring over two separate clauses, each four words long. The first is the “A well regulated militia” portion while the second is the “shall not be infringed” clause. Most people no longer spend that much time over the “well regulated militia” snippet because most understand that everyone could belong to a well regulated militia at the time of the founding. Or, as Tench Coxe put it while discussing these issues in 1789:
“Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American.
[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
According to Coxe and many others like him, a private citizen’s “power of the sword” should be unlimited. And it is the second clause–shall not be infringed–that currently serves as the Gettysburg of the 2nd Amendment. Whoever wins the battle over “shall not be infringed” will eventually win the 2nd Amendment war. That is why Antonin Scalia’s rare instance of judicial activism is so galling in retrospect. Moreover, it gives people like Joe Biden–serial liars and plagiarizers–the ability to outright lie about America’s history, and the history of the 2nd Amendment.
Why “Shall Not Be Infringed?”
If the most famous originalist judge, Antonin Scalia, does not believe in “shall not be infringed,” why should others? Or why is every decision based on William Blackstone’s commentary incorrect? Because “shall not be infringed” is necessary to the security of a free state. That is what the founders cared about the most; the ability of a state to remain free. So then the question becomes, “Free from what?” Free from tyrannical rule and anybody that wishes to infringe on individual liberty. In order to secure that, there must be no infringements… no limits… on the right to bear arms.
Simply put, the 2nd Amendment exists specifically to combat the government. We know this to be true because–in direct contravention to yet another Joe Biden lie–people did privately own cannons. Yes, people privately owned the nukes of the founder’s era. And the most baseless argument is the, “but the founders could never conceive of something like the AR-15 or M-16s!”
That is a strange take considering Austria was utilizing the Girardoni air rifle during the exact time of the American Revolution. So it is not just possible, but highly likely, the founders wrote “shall not be infringed” while aware of the existence of private cannon ownership, and the equivalent of AR-15s, M-16s, and Gatling Guns.
All of these were allowed because the founders feared an oppressive government. They feared tyrants. They feared people exactly like Joe Biden; members and heads of government who threaten to literally nuke the citizens. Or, to put it differently, Joe Biden’s threat enunciated the exact purpose of the 2nd Amendment.
The Founders Created the 2nd Amendment in Hopes the Government Would Lose
But is “shall not be infringed” truly necessary? It is necessary on the off chance we might one day get a president who threatens to nuke the populace. What better way to combat and thwart the government than with arms of equal caliber?
The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and (specifically) the 2nd Amendment are documents meant to ensure the government loses when the populace revolts. The American founding fathers feared runaway power. They created our system of government with the express purpose that when the government got too powerful the rebels would win. Or at worst have a fair fight. They did not create the system hoping the government would win, they wanted the people to win. But how can the people win? By having the arms and means necessary to beat an authoratitive and despotic government.
So why do politicians and those on the left want to strip the 2nd Amendment of all of its power? Because they want the power only for themseves, only for those in government. They love the government because the government is the seat of power. But the 2nd Amendment exists as a check on that government power and overreach. Luckily for gun rights advocates and even for those on the fence, the sitting president just explicitly stated “the government is all powerful; if you even deign to defeat us, I will nuke you.” That is the greatest defense for “shall not be infringed” and the 2nd Amendment you will ever hear.
So thanks, Joe. Keep up the terrible work and reminding us that the 2nd Amendment exists to combat tyranny. To combat presidents and politicians just like you.