Our natural right to firearms, as protected in the second amendment, can be lost without a single unlawful or ungodly rule placed upon us by a tyrannical government. But how can this be, some have asked?
The answer can be found in one of Alexander Fraser Tytler’s most powerful quotes:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.
History shows that once a democracy goes down this road (the majority voting themselves goodies out of the public treasury), things never end well. Each and ever single time this happens, the democracy collapses. It collapses over unsound fiscal policy; resulting in fear, violence, and uncertainty fill the void. What follows the failed democracy is dictatorship, where the dictator preys upon the chaos that ensues.
At this point, the majority is so terrified that they agree to trade anything go stop the pain and a return to order, even their most cherished possession – their God given constitutional rights to freedoms and self preservation. Unfortunately, when a new civil order is restored, those given freedoms are never seen again.
Historically, when democracies have collapsed, they were already unstable to begin with. The United States is currently in such an unstable state. The Federal Reserves prints money (quantitative easing) in order to stimulate an anemic economy. Without the easing, our economy would collapse. However, if the U.S. keeps pring money, the dollar itself will fall. It is a treacherously unstable path that can collapse our democracy with a single catastrophic event – the Black Swan.
A Black Swan event is an event that nobody would expect to materialize (surprise), which ends up causing massive unforeseen consequences (effect). But after the fact, it is rationalized as something everyone should have seem coming (should have expected it). The Japan tsunami and 911 Terrorist Attacks are two recent examples of Black Swans that could trigger a modern day global economic collapse, resulting in the kind of chaotic disorder discussed earlier.
The moral message to this story is that we must be ever vigilant when it comes to protecting our constitutional rights in general and our second amendment rights in specific. It is easy to see attacks that come in the form of legislation, such as those proposed by Senator Diane Feinstein. Other attacks, some in the form of hidden policies coming through novel regulatory applications, such as those being explored by the CDC. But the hardest to see, which also comes with the most to loose, are those which result in a total loss of our democracy, as in the redistributive path we are currently on. As those that want without giving continue to vote progressive left wing democrats willing to give, the people of the United States faces losses their rights without a single unconstitutional law passed.