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"[T]he business of America is business". — Calvin Coolidge 1
"It’s the economy, stupid." — James Carville 2
"[W]hat does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?" — Jesus Christ 3
 
 

Amendment II:

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.

According to the global covenant, people have a right to defend themselves. This implicitly means that as long as a person is not an overt and explicit threat to the rights of other people, he or she has a right to own whatever kinds of property they may choose. This obviously means that keeping and bearing firearms is an unalienable Right. Even though this is an unalienable Right, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t mark it as an unalienable Right, but instead claims that the rationale for acknowledging "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" is that "A well regulated Militia" is "necessary" to keeping the free States secure. The fact that the framers marked this as their reason for guaranteeing people the "right . . .  to keep and bear Arms", rather than marking this as an unalienable Right, in no way diminishes the fact that it is, indeed, an unalienable Right. — The modern American legal system infringes on this right in numerous ways. The fact that the "powers . . .  reserved . . .  to the people" have been whittled into a pathetic replica of unalienable Rights has an ominous effect on the "right to bear arms". It’s reasonable to interpret this amendment to say, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a [lawful religious social compact], the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.". It’s important to consider this interpretation relative to the "war on terror". Under the national consolidation, the population is largely unarmed, and religious social compacts are desiccated imitations of real religious social compacts because each religious social compact that calls itself a "church", "synagogue", or whatever has no internal jural society. Such jural societies need to develop, and need to arm themselves, to protect first their religious social compacts, and second, the nation as a whole, at the grass roots, against any people whose religion exalts bloodshed. This is the most powerful way to defeat Islamo-terrorism, or any other kind of terrorism, at the grass roots. 4

Amendment III:

No Soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Before the War for Independence, "the Parliament in faraway London passed the Statutes of 5 George III, Chapter 33 (1765) and of 15 George III, Chapter 15 (1774), known as the Quartering Acts, which authorized billeting of regular soldiers of the Crown in barracks, taverns, inns, and unoccupied buildings, – the latter act put troops even in private homes, from Massachusetts to Georgia. There was a popular uproar, then a formal protest in the Resolves of the First Continental Congress that ‘keeping a standing army in these colonies, without the consent of the legislature of that colony in which such army is kept, is against the law.’". 5 So the Quartering Acts were the impetus behind the adoption of this amendment. Given that the global covenant demands the rights of property, it’s absolutely essential that the consent of the Owner be given before troops are quartered on private property.

Amendment IV:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Since "persons, houses, papers, and effects" are all property (People own themselves, their houses, their papers, and their other belongings.), people have an unalienable Right not to have these things violated or abused by intruders or trespassers, regardless of whether these intruders or trespassers are government employees, or common thieves. So if some member of the jural society, some government employee, needs such property in order to do his or her job, then this 4th Amendment tells him or her how to do it. Follow due process. Get a search warrant. — This is another due process safeguard against violation of unalienable Rights. — For those of us living in the early 21st century, we need to wonder if these 4th Amendment guidelines are being followed by the IRS, State highway patrol officers at traffic stops, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and numerous other agencies that often appear to operate as though the 4th Amendment doesn’t exist. If they’re not abiding by the 4th Amendment, then what other constitutional amendment has made their neglect of the 4th Amendment legal?

Footnotes

1The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, p. 390, "History of the Court: The Depression and the Rise of Legal Liberalism", by Melvin I. Urofsky.

2James Carville was an aid to President William Jefferson Clinton.

3Mark 8:36; NASB.

4For more about this, see "1st Amendment (The Emperor’s ‘Parade of Horribles’)", URL: ./0_8_6_Am_I_(Parade_of_Horr).htm​#CompulsoryMilitarySrvc.

5Principles of Confederacy, p. 410.

 
 
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