Senator Thinks 2nd Amendment is NOT an ABSOLUTE RIGHT

Jan Morgan

About the author: Jan is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment Advocate/Speaker/ NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/ Associated Press Award winning investigative journalist/ Owner/Editor JanMorganMedia.com, Sr. Editor/Patriot Update/ Independent Constitutional Conservative. She is closely aligned with the Republican/ ... [read 's FULL BIO]

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy (D) has a grave misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment and demonstrated his lack of knowledge recently in front of millions of Americans during a recent interview with Rachel Maddow.

Here’s an excerpt of Murphy’s argument:

“I mean, let’s look at the context of nullification. Nullification was last used by southern states to try to eviscerate Civil Rights legislation, to try to prevent states from basically enforcing desegregation — and I think history will look back on this round of nullification as kindly as it did on the last round.

It is laughable also because it is a total bastardization of the Second Amendment. The second amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.

“The idea that the Second Amendment was put in there in order to allow citizens to fight their government is insane. If that was the case, we wouldn’t have also included treason in the United States constitution. We basically said, ‘If you take arms up against the government, we’re going to knock your block off,’ and that’s what the early Presidents ended up doing in the rebellion and the whiskey rebellion. The Second Amendment is not designed to allow the citizenry to arm itself against the government, and nullification is another example of states not understanding the true nature of that amendment.”

You have to wonder where Murphy studied history, or perhaps he has selective memory. After all, in the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson said “these rights were endowed by our Creator.”
The fact is, the right to bear arms was not given to the citizens of this country by the 2nd Amendment.
Rather, the 2nd Amendment was a mandate to the Government that the citizens already had this right and it “shall not be infringed”..

Our Founding Fathers did create the Second Amendment as a way for the citizens and states to defend themselves from the federal government, or at the very least protect them from it. Remember, our Founding Fathers had just finished a war against the British, an abusive government that threatened their way of living. Sound familiar?

People like Chris Murphy are a threat to Liberty in America. They do not represent the mentality of a free, armed, America… but .. rather, a vulnerable, controlled, enslaved America.
Conservatives in that state need to do what is necessary to replace Murphy in the next election cycle if not before.

Gun owners of Connecticut need to deal with this Senator.
Lead him to TRUTH of boot him out.

I believe all people who want to serve the citizens as elected representatives, BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO RUN,
* should have to take a class on the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights…
* Pass a test demonstrating they understand it,
* and pledge not to put forth or vote on any legislation that does not pass Constitutional muster.

Just think… if that was the case, we would not have many of the laws enslaving the citizens that are currently on the books…. including over 20 thousand gun control laws and OBAMACARE.
– © 2013 JAN MORGAN

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  • Bob Howell

    Just anothre ignorant butthead. He most likely didn’t have history in school or didn’t pay attention.

    • Ray_Downen

      Are you really not aware of what is being taught in our public schools now as history? I suspect he did learn what was taught as he was growing up in some schools and more lately in all public schools in the U.S.A. That may be why we’ll be forced to form a NEW nation to stand for what this nation once stood for.

      • MyronJPoltroonian

        I hope you are wrong and pray, if we must, we do it right.

      • Bob Howell

        I’m sure he learned what he was taught. He learned from socialist teachers that support a socialistic government.

        • Sardis

          Ah, so you’re right, and mainstream U.S. history is wrong! I bet you’re the only car driving in the proper direction on the highway, too.

    • johnnywoods

      Maybe he read the revised version instead:)

  • astrojohn

    “..Just think… if that was the case, we would not have many of the laws enslaving the citizens that are currently on the books…”

    Yes we would – Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely. And our politicians think they have Absolute Power…

  • Richard Ligman

    well of course he would think this> He is a democrat!!!!!

  • Conservativesniper

    So, self defense is not an absolute right? Every species on the entire planet has the right of self defense, except, apparently, humans. How absolutely utterly wrong headed and immoral is that?

  • MyronJPoltroonian

    Umm, “Senator”, you may wish to reread your American History as taught by someone of an American political stripe that our “Dear Leader” does not posses.

    For Example: “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”

    — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

    “Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.” – Alexander Hamilton

    “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” – Alexander Hamilton

    “If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.” – Alexander Hamilton

    If he is not authority enough on the Constitution and it’s first ten amendments thereto for you, then mayhap this gentleman’s opinion will suffice:

    “The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Thomas Jefferson

    “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?-Thomas Jefferson

”Most bad government has grown out of too much government.” -Thomas Jefferson

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” – Thomas Jefferson

  • mjnellett

    Agreed, How can you take a job and swear and oath to something that you don’t understand? No wonder this country is in trouble.

  • MyronJPoltroonian

    As I replied to “Gumpa_38” in Liberty Alliance’s version of this article: That is the point, Sir. We must not only “Spread the word[s]” of our Founders amongst ourselves [a.k.a., “Preaching to the choir”], but to the great majority of those otherwise good souls in this land who don’t know them as written, nor why. Either through ignorance from a lack of learning, or an obstinate lack of reasoning, they don’t really understand their true meaning and intent. It is up to us to enlighten, encourage and motivate them to not only understand, but to care and do something positive for our nation to counter such knaves as this politician.

    • Bob Howell

      WELL SAID!

  • AlRetd

    Is that the Dumb-O-Crats creed don’t agree with written constitutional rights if it means they cain’t control the legal citizen?

  • johnnywoods

    This man is so ignorant that he would have to be a Democrap from a northeastern state.

  • rangerrebew

    This clown is a shoe-in for a commiecrat candidate for president at some point in the future. He is uneducated about the Constitution and is too lazy to find what the founders really said. If he is in the Senate, he has heard, I hope, others tell him his “version” of the Constitution is BS and still isn’t interested in finding out the true meaning of the Constitution. The members of congress are supposed to get a day of schooling on the Constitution each year according to legislation passed by Sheets Bird but this guy must have played hooky every year he has been in the District of Corruption. We already have a commiecrat president who is supposed to be a Constitutional “scholar” but wouldn’t know ho to interpret it if John Adams himself was Obama’s mentor.

  • rivahmitch

    “A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” — George Washington

    Somehow, I suspect George knew a bit more about the founder’s intent than this ass (bu then, that’s why the ass is the Democratic party symbol, right?)

  • TheSunDidIt

    You cannot lead an IDIOT. THROW HIM OUT OF OFFICE. Impeach him NOW as he clearly has NO INTENTION of fulfilling his SWORN OATH to uphold and defend the Constitution.

  • John Lee

    Unfortunately for us in the “Constitution State” (HAH!), there are more blue sheep than red free thinkers with common sense. No matter how hard we try the sheep always winning….

  • anAmericanMom

    Old post but well worth reading.

    –Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.–

    The Dem mindset seeing not what THEY in fact do.

  • boccagalupe

    Having some of the posts regarding this persons thoughts, I have to rely on my understanding of the breed. He’s from and represents Connecticut. A very backwards state to say the least. Most of the state is a “bedroom” community for the idiots that work and play in new york city. And we all know what kind of mottled thinking those fools have.
    Be understanding of their infirmities, and hope for a quick recovery.

  • Sardis

    Jan Morgan: You do realize that the Declaration of Independence is not referring to the 2nd Amendment when it says that “these rights were endowed by our creator,” don’t you? It’s referring to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In fact, the Declaration of Independence was published well before the U.S. Constitution was even drafted. Not only that, the Framers originally sought to have the Constitution ratified WITHOUT a codified Bill of Rights and only ended up supplementing the document with the Bill of Rights in order to allay the concerns of the anti-Federalists, who were fearful of the return of a monarchy-esque government.

    This is not to say that the Bill of Rights is not important to our country and our freedoms. It is. However, you’re perverting history and making ridiculous appeals to a higher power to support a flawed argument.

    The reality is that every freedom, even those codified in Bill of Rights, is limited in order to best serve the public good. You have the right to free speech, for example, but you can’t yell “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater, to use the famous example. You have the freedom to practice your religion as you see fit, but you don’t get to practice human sacrifice or polygamy.

    It’s ironic how some of the most ardent self-proclaimed Constitutionalists are those who are in most dire need of a civics lesson.

  • Nick

    I love how justified it by mentioning that treason is the only crime defined in the constitution. That was put there because when it was written, the king of England could charge anyone with treason for almost anything. Much like how you can get charged for disorderly conduct for almost anything. Except treason can carry a death sentence or lifetime imprisonment. It was another safeguard from a president from calling people treasonous and killing or imprisoning them indefinitely.