It starts out good, saying that the Constitution "is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens." However, by the time it gets to the 2nd Amendment the text at whitehouse.gov states "The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms."
In reality, the Constitution doesn't "give us our rights" at all. Our rights are inherent, and the Constitution was intended to restrain government. Thankfully there are a number of well-known writers and pundits who promote a proper view and understanding of the Bill of Rights, to counter the government and establishment media propaganda.
As Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation aptly explains, The Constitution Doesn't Give Rights to Anyone, including Americans:
"...the Constitution doesn't give anyone, including Americans, any rights, nor does it purport to. Instead, the purpose of the document is to prohibit the federal government, including the U.S. military, from infringing upon or interfering with people's preexisting rights. In other words, people's rights don't come from government or from documents that bring government into existence. They come from nature and God. They exist independently of government and the Constitution. That is, even if there were no federal government and no Constitution, people would still have their natural, God-given rights. Such rights preexist government."2004 Libertarian presidential candidate and Constitutional scholar Michael Badnarik, in his book Good to be King, states "I define a right as something you can do without asking for permission. The opposite of a right, therefore, is something you cannot do without asking for permission." Badnarik provides a free download of his chapter 'Rights vs. Privileges', in which he states "The most important concept in this book is the difference between rights and privileges. For that reason, this chapter can be downloaded from my web site at no charge, and may be reproduced and distributed without written permission, as long as it is copied intact and without modification.1 A right is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as "a power, privilege, (sic) faculty, or demand, inherent in one person and incident upon another - the powers of free action." Please note that rights are "inherent" in a person. This means that it is physically impossible for rights to be extracted from a person by any means."
Ron Paul, in his farewell speech to Congress, stated "Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed." The Appendix to Paul's book Liberty Defined lists THE TEN PRINCIPLES OF A FREE SOCIETY, beginning with number one: "Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government."
Judge Andrew Napolitano, in his article No More Asking for permission to speak, explains "Our right to exercise the freedom of speech comes from our humanity, not from the government." In Guns and Freedom, Napolitano writes "As we have been created in the image and likeness of God the Father, we are perfectly free just as He is. Thus, the natural law teaches that our freedoms are pre-political and come from our humanity and not from the government, and as our humanity is ultimately divine in origin, the government, even by majority vote, cannot morally take natural rights away from us... The historical reality of the Second Amendment's protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, thus, with the same instruments they would use upon us."
Napolitano also poins out that Obama Doesn't Believe in the 2nd Amendment and that the Second Amendment Was Written To Protect Right To Shoot Tyrants Not Skeet Shooting
James Bovard, in his book Freedom In Chains explains "The notion of the citizen's inviolable right to liberty - the underlying principle of the Declaration of Independence - has practically vanished from the American political landscape. Attorney General Janet Reno, in a 1995 speech vindicating federal action at Waco, informed a group of federal law enforcement officers: "You are part of a government that has given its people more freedom... than any other government in the history of the world." Reno's portrayal of freedom as a gift from the government epitomizes the shift in American political thinking away from the individual and towards the State as the fount of all good and all rights. If freedom is a gift from the government to the people, then government can take freedom away at its pleasure."
You can also check out this interesting DailyPaul thread, What is a Right?
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Watch these poor idiots turn in their guns for a few boxes of donuts. OutRAGEOUS!!
Jews Suing Jimmy Carter over Palestine book represented by 'Dancing Israelis' Lawyer 5/29/13 [I was on Dr. Kevin Barrett's show May 29th discussing this article and related issues. The MP3 can be downloaded/heard here. 2nd hour.]
9/11 Widow & lawyer sanctioned for motions which "reflect anti-Semitism in a raw and ugly form.": LibertyFight.com has obtained an exclusive copy of the court decision against 9/11 widow.
Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza frontman Perry Farrell confronted on Bin Laden, 9/11 by pro-Palestinian 9/11 truther: Grotesque mock baby-murder ritual plays out on stage while Zionist Farrell sings
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9/11 Widow & lawyer sanctioned for motions which "reflect anti-Semitism in a raw and ugly form." 5/18/13
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Corporate dinosaur media copying independent grassroots blogs verbatim 4/27/13
NOTE: Visit our new website DontWakeMeUp.Org - Trucker's Civil Rights for more information on the Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit filed against the Texas Troopers for illegally demanding ID. You can also join the mailing list for updates.
Cop at Suspicionless Checkpoint Starts Barking Orders, But Then Flees from Camera
Creepy DHS Supervisor tries to open vehicle door when motorist asks officer's name 4-17-13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened, Economic Policy Journal, LewRockwell.com , RomanCatholicReport.com , battlefourtimes, and many others.]
DontWakeMeUp.Org Launched As Civil Rights Lawsuit Proceeds Against Texas Troopers
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Oppressing the poor and defrauding a laborer of his just wages: "sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance" April 1, 2013
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4/16/13: WOKEN UP AGAIN! The irony of, on the very day I launch my new website DontWakMeUp.Org, it happens. Again. Today. UNREAL. Watch how these lunatics change course the second they see the camera. Keep your cameras ready, folks! The article and video can be seen here.
April 16, 2013:
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JOINT SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
unfortunately, our policy officials often miss or misunderstand the perilous circumstances of Christians and other religious minorities as they make foreign policy.
"Afghanistan, that country’s last remaining church, in Kabul" in 2010 and continues "Other examples occurred in Iraq in 2005–08, under the noses of the US occupying power and over 100,000 American troops. During those years, Christians, Mandaeans, and Yezidis experienced horrific persecution that ultimately led to a nationwide “religious cleansing” campaign against non-Muslims. American foreign policy officials appeared to believe that it would be “special pleading” to do anything to help when 20,000 Christians were being violently driven from Baghdad’s Dora neighborhood by Islamist death squads in 2006. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told me that the administration could not protect them from being murdered and kidnapped because it did not want American policy to be seen as “sectarian.” But the U.S. was already deeply vested in sectarian considerations, though not for Christians. At the same time, the U.S. was engaged in a military surge against Islamic Sunni extremists.
These attacks on religious freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq took place under two different administrations, one Democratic and one Republican. They happened without a significant policy response from the United States.
First, it is critical for the US to officially take notice that, while every group in Syria is suffering, the Christian minorities are currently particularly persecuted; as well as being caught in the middle of a terrible war, they are also the objects of a concerted religious cleansing campaign. The State Department’s Religious Freedom Report on Syria, issued last month, notes blandly that: “Reports of harassment of Christians, mostly in the context of ongoing political unrest, increased during the year.” Also that: “Some Christians reported societal tolerance for Christians was dwindling and this was a major factor for the surge of emigration of Syrian Christians.” Few actual cases were cited by the State Department and there’s not the slightest hint in this gross understatement that the threat they face is an existential one....
....Fourth, as the administration distributes support, weapons and other aid, lethal and nonlethal, to the members of the Free Syrian Army, it must ensure that none goes, directly or indirectly, to those responsible for religious persecution and cleansing against any group. In addition, the US should ensure that policing assistance needed for the defense of Christian neighborhoods and villages is provided.