Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich recently repeated the left’s erroneous talking point that our God-given right to self-rule as an armed, free people enshrined in the Second Amendment was not intended for modern times. This is the logical fallacy of arguing that something is old, and therefore invalid.
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It is also the signature spin of a tyranny-apologist. Leftists denounce the chaos and upheaval of liberty (freedom always seems like anarchy to control freaks), preferring instead the quiet calm of tyranny, and insist that safeguarding our rights and liberties is no longer necessary. But those who would surrender their liberty for security will lose both and deserve neither, as Benjamin Franklin put it.
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The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, and our lazy, persistent refusal to pay that price for many decades now has already cost us nearly every single right the Founders drafted the Constitution to protect. They knew tyranny was inevitable, and sought to arm us with every possible means of slowing it to a crawl.
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Additionally, Christianity was actively involved in and directly responsible for the American Revolution, as alluded to by Benjamin Franklin’s original proposal for our National Seal, which was an image of Moses parting the Red Sea, with the inscription “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.”
It is worth noting that this country was settled by deeply religious Christians desperate to get away from the tyrannical abuses of the Catholic church, only to now turn around and have Pope Judas and his liberty-killing cohorts in our faces at every turn, on our own soil, relentlessly undermining everything the Founders put in place.
The stated purpose of the Second Amendment remains urgently relevant to modern times: