Category: Ordinary Liberty

“Necessary to the Security of a Free State”

US Constitution

The Second Amendment to the US Constitution contains an important phrase that communists and other leftists always ignore when they’re trying to describe the “common sense” infringements that should be imposed upon it.

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.

Communists in the US love to repeat the fallacy that the Second Amendment does not give anyone the right to own “weapons of war.” Why, then, does the #2A say, “…necessary to the security of a free State”? What arms suffice for the people to provide this security? Inferior arms? Civilian arms? How might the people secure their free State against government tyrants with actual military weapons when the people have only the “common sense” to own inferior weapons? And why should this obtuse disparity be characterized as common sense?

Only an anti-American apparatchik could find common sense in such a ridiculous attack on individual liberty. No, the Second Amendment to the US Constitution was specifically about military arms, about the most effective arms available, so that THE PEOPLE exercising their God-given right to arms and defense may secure their free State and their individual liberty from threats foreign and domestic.

“I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
— George Mason, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3, June 16, 1788