The left is circling the wagons again on gun control. It is only a matter of time before they have the support needed to ram through their agenda, which would only leave good people defenseless against those with no inclination to follow the law.
This has been a slow, incremental process aimed at changing the culture and psyche of the American population.
Fear, propaganda, and lies have been shoved down our throats along with an educational agenda designed to change the way the younger generations view their nation.
Consider this for a moment, seventy-seven percent of Democrats with a higher education degree believe that gender is not determined at birth.
This was accomplished through constant indoctrination into the leftist ideology in our taxpayer-funded institutions.
If we as a nation fail to realize they are working incessantly to influence people's opinions on the second amendment, we will eventually lose it.
For years the public education system, through common core, has been re-writing the text of the Second Amendment to give students the impression that government should decide who is or isn't able to own firearms.
Furthermore, the re-written text falsely claims that firearms are to be registered with the government.
The actual text of the Second Amendment is very clear, the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
This warped view of the second amendment is being pushed while at the same time, very little is being taught about the Constitution and the principles of liberty; other than the lie that it was written to protect the interests of rich, racist white men.
The public school system has been instrumental in developing a fear of firearms through intruder on campus or active shooter drills while at the same time suspending anyone from school for simply playing with anything that resembles a gun.
It will not be long before the constant pressure brought upon pro-gun legislators will take its toll.
Senator Chris Murphy has indicated that many Republicans are ready to cave on gun legislation.
Unlike the left, the pro-gun right lacks the ability to bring about this kind of pressure with the right kind of arguments that would sway anyone's opinions.
While there are nearly one hundred million gun owners, if not more; the fact is that not all of these people share the same ideals and understanding of what the second amendment is all about.
To many, it is simply about hunting, not protecting life and liberty. They have fallen for the lie that the military and police are responsible for that.
In America, the right to life and liberty is a principle enshrined in our founding documents.
Unfortunately, the right to life has been wickedly undermined as killing unborn children has been propelled to the status of a fundamental human right.
If the left will argue for the right to murder innocent life, they certainly do not care about your ability to defend your own.
If living the life you were given by your creator is not fundamentally protected, then defending it with a semi-automatic weapon certainly will not be.
We are in a battle of worldviews, unfortunately, there are too many people on the right that do not understand the worldview of the left, let alone the principles of liberty and individualism they claim to espouse.
The left believes in social science and the study of human behavior.
To them, the individual is devoid of a free will and is driven instead, by animalistic instincts.
Looking at things from this point of view means that any individual with a firearm can be "triggered" into committing mass murder.
This explains why after every mass shooting we are inundated with stories of the good neighbor whom nobody suspected was capable of hurting a fly suddenly snapped.
They want you to see human behavior from the Darwinist/Marxist point of view. Consider the following explanation from B.F. Skinner's Beyond Freedom and Dignity.
In what we may call the pre-scientific view (and the word is not necessarily pejorative) a person's behavior is at least to some extent his own achievement. He is free to deliberate, decide, and act, possibly in original ways, and he is to be given credit for his successes and blamed for his failures. In the scientific view (and the word is not necessarily honorific) a person’s behavior is determined by a genetic endowment traceable to the evolutionary history of the species and by the environmental circumstances to which as an individual he has been exposed. Neither view can be proved, but it is in the nature of scientific inquiry that the evidence should shift in favor of the second. As we learn more about the effects of the environment, we have less reason to attribute any part of human behavior to an autonomous controlling agent. And the second view shows a marked advantage when we begin to do something about behavior. Autonomous man is not easily changed: in fact, to the extent that he is autonomous, he is by definition not changeable at all. But the environment can be changed, and we are learning how to change it. The measures we use are those of physical and biological technology, but we use them in special ways to affect behavior.
What this refers to is a method of changing human behavior. Two worldviews concerning how humans behave are laid out. One, referred to as the pre-scientific, explains man as a being able to freely choose his path and control his behavior. The other, known as post-scientific, describes man as an animal whose behavior is traced back to our evolutionary roots and environmental circumstances, which we have no control over.
For scientific purposes, writes Skinner, it is best that man is viewed from the post-scientific mindset because it provides the best advantage to do something about behavior through environmental manipulation.
In other words, the media and our education system are working hand in hand to keep people living in fear in order to change people's perceptions about guns and the necessity of the second amendment.
While many people understand this, the technique is based in the science of human behavior.
Man's actions can be changed through the manipulation of the environment in which they live.
The Marxist mindset is devoid of spirituality and individualism.
To them, there is no God; therefore, we are not special in any sense.
It doesn't matter if we as individuals exist or not.
All that matters to the Marxist is the collective, colonized mind. There is no universal truth. They teach a doctrine of moral relativism, meaning that all things are the same and there is no superior morality.
A nation cannot exist in a state of liberty without truth, without a universal morality.
Living in freedom, in fact, means living in, and understanding that there is, a universal truth.
The universal, self-evident truths our nation is based on is that we all, no matter if we are on the left or right, are endowed by our Creator with natural, inalienable rights.
Each individual human being, being guaranteed the right to life has dignity and a will of their own that no other has a right to take from them.
To argue in favor of the Second Amendment is to argue in favor of the dignity and sanctity of the individual human being.
Their life is worth defending against those who place no value in any life except their own.
To pass laws which disarm the law-abiding gun owner is to say that the individual who lives a decent life and contributes to society has no value compared to those whom lawmakers know, will break the law and murder with impunity, whether it be with a gun, a knife or a hammer.
Life means nothing to these people and they don't care what laws are passed.
Politicians pushing for gun control are telling the American people that our lives matter little and that we must wait for other people with a gun to show up and save our lives if we are in danger.
All too often, when police arrive all they can do is draw a chalk outline.
Having the right to life inherently means having the responsibility to protect it.
If that responsibility lies with the government then we do not have the right to life at all.
The government then becomes the decider of our fate, the choosers of whether we live or die.
Unfortunately, the soul of America has been corrupted and too many people have no idea what personal responsibility is.
So many young people view this nation as being flawed and are ready to accept communism as an alternative governing system, even though they would be intellectually incapable of explaining what it really is.
It is up to us America to turn this around.
We have to stop sitting in silence while the left mobilizes.
We have to speak up when the education system teaches our children lies.
We have to live up to the values we claim to espouse to and most of all, we have to articulate our beliefs in an effort to change opinions.
How can we expect change if we don't change the way we approach this?
The left has demonstrated over and over that they are willing to commit acts of mob violence to destroy a country they hate.
What can we do to save a country we love?
Article posted with permission from David RisseladaDon't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.