According to a column by Emily Miller of the Washington Times the polls are shifting away from the gun grabbers who want to steal our rights as freeborn Americans. The political reality is this is a good thing, but it shouldn’t have to be this way.
We all know that most opportunistic politicians watch the polls closer than they do their own children looking for the slightest support to ram their agenda’s through. This happens on BOTH sides of the political spectrum.
On this issue with enacting more gun control it is particularly vexing to me. Not because I want to see more gun control, all you have to do is spend 2 minutes reading some of my past entries to see where I stand on gun control, but because we shouldn’t have to watch polls to see where the public stands on this issue.
The reality is it SHOULD NOT MATTER!
The 2nd Amendment is a civil right that is given to us by God and protected by the U.S. Constitution. It clearly states that it is a right that shall not be infringed! What the public thinks or doesn’t think about it is totally irrelevant. We don’t grant or keep rights for people because of what the people think of them at any given time. We are born with them and they are NOT subject to debate, infringement, discussion or any type of “common sense” compromise on them, period.
While I recognize the polls do actually have a practical application to stopping government from ramming through freedom robbing laws this just illustrates how far we have strayed from our founding principles. Our forefathers could never have imagined that polls would determine if we should infringe or not infringe on someone’s God given liberties.