Why Own “Assault Weapons”?

By Stan Grant

This is a question we hear a lot these days, and after Sandy Hook (or any mass casualty event in a gun-free-zone) the gun grabbers assume they have the moral ground to take them from you.  After all, they’re not used to hunt, therefore you shouldn’t have them.

To begin with, assault is not a weapon, it is a behavior.  But the politically correct crowd assign that title to guns that are cosmetically incorrect (black) or that hold multi-round magazines.  That’s pretty much everything on the market, so an “assault weapons” ban is akin to a complete ban on gun ownership.  It’s a tyrant’s best friend.

Furthermore, an “assault weapons”ban ignores the reason we have a 2nd amendment. These God-given (not government-given) rights were enumerated to retain the civilian’s ability to FIGHT, not HUNT. The 2nd was designed to tilt the battlefield in favor of the armed civilian, and the civilians in the American Revolution had the exact same weapons as a standing army.

This leads to a question:  What, or whom, did our forefathers believe we may have to fight?  This would tell us a great deal about the type of weaponry they intended for civilians to own.  Our forefather’s own quotes tell us what or whom you may need to defend yourself against, and it has little to do with the British.  Below is a list, using their own words, of why you should own significant firepower, and who you may need to use it against.


Bad guys and criminals:


T.JeffersonLaws that forbid the carrying of arms, disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. * Thomas Jefferson, 1764

Domestic tyrants and governmental overreach:


What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.
* Thomas Jefferson


A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. * George Washington


If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government… * Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist (#28) .


(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. * James Madison.


The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. * Noah Webster, “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (1787) in Pamplets on the Constitution of the United States (P.Ford, 1888)


[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or the state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People. * Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.


Those who would enslave:

To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them. * George benfranklinMason


Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who didn’t. * Ben Franklin


Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun. * Patrick Henry.


Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the difference between having our arms under our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands? * Patrick Henry, 3 Elliot, Debates at 386.


The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms. * Samuel Adams, debates & Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87.

Foreign invaders:

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them. * Thomas Paine


The right of the people to keep and bear…arms shall not be infringed. A well-regulated militia, composed of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country… * James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789).

In conclusion, our forefathers believed that we should NOT consign our safety into the hands of others.  It is a God-given right that you have, and in no way should you feel compelled to disarm just because the State says you should.  They saw firsthand what a Godless government will do to its civilians if they are disarmed.

Stony Hook was a horrific situation.  But just for a moment, put it in perspective by laying it against the totality of human history.  Measure it against the likes of Mao, Stalin and Hitler.  The atrocities committed by Godless governments against unarmed civilians make Stony Hook pale in comparison.  The bottom line is that when the people fear their government, you have tyranny.  When the government fears its people, you have liberty.  Suffice it to say, I think I’ll keep my “assault weapons”.

The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. * Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-B.

in Defense of a nationStanley Grant is the Author of the book “In Defense of a Nation” and co-host of the weekly radio broadcast of the same name.  To learn more about the book, author and show visit www.indefenseofanation.com

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Happy Thanksgiving

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Here is a little history of the first

Thanksgiving in the United States of America.

 

 

On Thursday, September 24, 1789, the first House of Representatives voted to recommend the First Amendment of the newly drafted Constitution to the states for ratification. The next day, Congressman Elias Boudinot from New Jersey proposed that the House and Senate jointly request of President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many signal favors of Almighty God”. Boudinot said that he “could not think of letting the session pass over without offering an opportunity to all the citizens of the United States of joining, with one voice, in returning to Almighty God their sincere thanks for the many blessings he had poured down upon them.”

Washing did proclaim a day of Thanksgiving and a copy of that appeared in The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee 78 requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th. day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

 

 

I hope your day is a happy one.

God Bless

 

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Change 535

By Stan Grant

Nearly 400 years ago, America’s forefathers began a journey which laid the foundation of the greatest nation on earth.  On November  11, 1620, before the pilgrims disembarked from their ship, they signed a document known as the Mayflower Compact.  The intent  of their journey to the new world was detailed in its content, which reads in part:  “In the name of God, Amen.  We whose  names are underwritten…having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith…a voyage to plant the first  colony in the northern parts of Virginia”.

 

Armed with a fresh taste of oppression and a healthy fear of lawlessness,  they began the arduous task of forging a government somewhere between leftist tyranny and rightist anarchy.  The result was a Constitutional Republic in the middle of the political spectrum; a Christian nation governed by law yet affording people the freedom  to do what is right under God.

 

On matters of liberty, they believed that unalienable rights are given to humanity by God,  and not by government.  Consequently, government was handcuffed and given no authority to sanction or limit the laws of nature  and of nature’s God.  For a Christian people, government is always the lesser authority, not the final authority, and this kept our  people free from tyranny.

 

On matters of order, they balanced liberty with law, and stressed that our rights must only be exercised  within the rule of law…God’s law.  This kept us from drifting into anarchy and lawlessness, which eventually give rise  to a new form of tyranny.  Deuteronomy 28:1-2 points out that a nation is blessed only through obedience to the God of the  Bible, and oppression reigns when people turn from God to their own agendas (Deuteronomy 28:15).  This position is reflected  in the writings of the original framers, regardless of their denomination of worship.  Hence, from our birth and the Revolutionary  War cries of “No king but King Jesus”, to Supreme Court rulings declaring us to be a “Christian nation”  (1892 Church of the  Holy Trinity vs. the United States), we find overwhelming evidence of our national purpose…to be one nation under one God…Jesus  Christ.

 

But that was then, and sadly, this is now.

 

America has abandoned God and virtue as we now celebrate all manner of  vice and corruption.  We’ve cast off the mechanism that keeps both anarchy and tyranny at bay, that being Christianity. Liberty without self restraint is the behavior of choice, followed by hopey changey delusions that the political system will shield  us from inevitable consequences.  America’s most recent example of misplaced hope is the election of a well tailored empty suit  to the Oval Office.  We are fools to believe someone who despises our heritage, culture, and Constitution will act as a modern  Moses.  Instead, he will lead us to a leftist tyranny until we awaken from our comfortable deception.

 

Adding to that national  travesty is the real power base in America; 435 Congressmen and 100 Senators who either enable tyranny’s agenda, or tie its hands. Consider the following:

 

  • If both Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, why  do we have deficits?
  • You and I do not set fiscal policy, Congress does.

 

 

  • If all politicians are against inflation and high taxes, why do we have inflation and high taxes?
  • You and I do not write the tax code, Congress does.

 

 

  • If we are trillions of dollars  in debt, it’s because they want us in debt.
  • If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they  want it unfair.

 

 

  • If they force us into broken socialized retirement and medical  plans, yet exempt themselves in favor of elite plans, it’s because they want it that way.

 

  • If America is dependent on foreign oil, it’s because they want it that way.

 

 

  • If the  borders are not secure, it’s because they want them that way.
  • If there are 12 million illegal  aliens on our soil, it’s because they want them here.

 

 

  • If our Constitution is abandoned  and our national sovereignty sold to foreign influences, it’s because they want it that way.

 

Get the picture?

 

We can’t  blame special interests or lobbyist, because they have no legal authority.  The politician has the power to accept or reject  their bribes, and he alone determines how he will vote.  Do not be conned into the belief that some mystical force like “the  economy”, “inflation” or “politics” prevents them from doing what they took an oath to do.  Fully grasp the truth that 535 people  exercise the defining power of the federal government.

 

The logical conclusion is that what exists is what THEY WANT to exist!

 

Perhaps  we should get up the gumption to manage our own employees, or perhaps we should just fire them all.  While it may seem inconceivable  that a nation of 300 million cannot replace the 535 who stand convicted by the present facts of incompetence and irresponsibility,  consider this truth:  The weakling of tyranny is always empowered to oppress when strong men betray the source of their strength;  the Lord God.  Look no further than Sampson and Delilah for a Biblical example, and no further than Abraham Lincoln for a contemporary  confirmation of this truth.  In his own words, “America will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose  our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

 

So the call to reinvent government is really a call to reinvent ourselves! Biblically, it’s called repentance, but that’s not a word you hear much about anymore…especially in the self-absorbed American church. The government of our forefathers was a reflection of their virtue, and government today is a reflection of ours.  It’s high  time for change we can believe in, and it begins with our own spiritual reckoning followed by a housecleaning in Washington, DC. Anything less is akin to riding a dead horse, and wisdom dictates that at some point we should dismount.

 

This ministry is devoted  to the defense of the greatest nation on earth.  May we once again learn what it is to be “one nation under God”, and may the  information presented here spark another revolution in your heart.  You have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this. Now, make it count.

Stan is the Author of the Book “In Defense of a Nation” and the host of a weekly radio broadcast withe the same name.  For moreinformation go to InDefenseofaNation.com

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How Will our Posterity View us?

By Brian Britton

Our children and grandchildren are calling our generation of voters to do the right thing. Their future is in ‘our’ hands.

And yet, I hear from the children of the “greatest generation” the following:

  • Give me my Social Security; I paid into it.
  • Give me my Medicare; I paid into it.
  • Give me my retirement; I deserve it.
  • Give me my vacation; I earned it.

The children of the greatest generation have forgotten that their parents or grandparents gave it all, so we could live free and experience prosperity like never before. Our fathers and grandfathers fought against Nazi tyranny and Japanese Imperialism.

Why did the apple fall so far from the tree?

Just like many of you and your friends, I too don’t want to go through the pain, I too don’t want to give up my retirement, I too don’t want sacrifice my luxury. Neither did the people of the greatest generation – But they did it anyhow. Why?

Because they looked into your eyes and were willing to sacrifice their life and prosperity so you could live life free of tyranny, so you could prosper, so you would know how to do the same when the time comes. They looked into your eyes and gave up vacations to exotic places and jaunts to Las Vegas. They looked into your eyes and and said to themselves, “I am willing to give my life, my fortune, and my sacred honor” for you and your children. Well, my friends the time is here. Are you and I willing to do the same or will we hold to our ways of “me first”?

Pray everyday for this country. Ask God to forgive us for selfishly putting ourselves before others; For compromising His principles, so we could pursue our ambitions.

Christians must vote The Bible, which provides clear guidance on how to vote. Run from  churches that preach that Christians should not influence politics and government. Shun any institution that tells you “separation of Church and State” is in the Constitution.

Our Republic can only be maintained by a moral and religious society. Anything less will result in anarchy or tyranny.

Contact Brian at his website for information on how to get involved.

http://www.greeley912.net/

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What Are You Chasing

By Stan Grant

Happy 20th anniversary!

Yes, it’s the anniversary of the now famous phrase “It’s the economy, stupid.”  For those who remember, it was Bill Clinton who successfully coined the slogan for his successful 1992 campaign against president George H. W. Bush.  And since that time, we’ve heard it over, and over, and over.  By candidates on both sides of the aisle.  They buy your vote (and soul) with a bunch of hooey about “growing” the economy and entitlements.

Frankly, that platform might have seemed corrupt to our forefathers, because wealth was not the emphasis as they built the greatest nation on earth.  If you have doubts, consider the words of Samuel Adams:

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace.  We seek not your counsel, nor your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

So while Bill Clinton made the phrase famous, the American people make it possible by being political whores.  By licking the hands of the establishment, and begging for their scraps.  It’s hard to be mad at Bill when we realize that he was just a reflection of our national soul (in more ways than one).

Consider these words spoken by our Lord to one of the Christ-cultures in Revelation 3:16-17: “…because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…

Does anything sound familiar in that story?  How about that part where hot is content to coexist with cold?  It’s called “lukewarm”.

Gag.

Or how about the part where money is God?

Gag.

Their political correctness centered on being moderate and rich.

Gag.

Actually, the word used is “spue”.  There’s no group-hug from Jesus for this people group, and the rest of that passage isn’t pretty.

The American people have allowed the supposed elite to frame the political debates long enough.  By doing so, we have been manipulated into one outcome, regardless of who wins the Oval Office.  So perhaps it’s time for a different argument; one that is framed by God, and not by the political elite.  One that both parties must answer to.  How about this one:

Deuteronomy 28:1-2: “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:  And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

Apparently, it’s the obedience stupid.  When we return to chasing Christ’s ways for our nation, the economy of heaven will chase us, and overtake us.  So what are you chasing?

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Mourn for the Land: Nation Rebuilding 101

Biblical Roadmap to Redemption

By Geoff Broughton

Over the next several entries I will detail what I believe is a biblical roadmap to recovery, this entry will be about step one.

God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  Nehemiah chronicles one of the greatest national revivals in the Bible.  Our study will be to explore the lessons God has given us in history and see how they may be applied today by ordinary people.  Our focus will go beyond individual salvation and focus on God’s kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.  The Book of Nehemiah gives us guidelines on how to begin the restoration, the obstacles we will face, the tactics that will be used by our enemies and what our appropriate response should be.  We will blend historical quotes, current events and supporting scripture as we study Nehemiah to paint a picture of how God is waiting patiently for us to reawaken to the plan he has for us, to repent from our national apostasy and return to putting God first in our lives.

Nehemiah 1:
4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
5 And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.
7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:
9 But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
10 Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.

 

The first step is to ackowledge what was lost, accept responsibility for it by not trying to blame others for our condition, repent, and remind God of his promise to us.  The next step is to pray.

Heavenly father, we pray in Jesus name for your blessing in these days Lord, that you will find us to be useful servants to your will. Lord we have broken your heart with our iniquity, self-indulgence and idol worship, but you remain our God and we remind you of your promise to your people that you will hear our prayers and deliver us from the judgment we so rightly should endure. Lord we seek you in these dark days for guidance in returning to the liberty you have as a gift for us, and ask that you put your laws on our hearts that we will do your will. Our purpose is to give you glory, in Jesus name
Amen.

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.” Thomas Jefferson

 

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Nation Building 105

By Stan Grant

In previous articles we’ve covered two Biblical principles fundamental to successful immigration for “one nation under God”.  They are…1) that equal opportunities are to be extended TO the immigrant, and…2) that equal responsibilities are to be expected OF the immigrant.

Now let’s put that into play using a modern example.

The Netherlands, where six percent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism.  Whether they know it or not, they are abandoning the global Kool-Aid, and opting for a model that closely mirrors the Biblical mandates.  So much for the Bible being irrelevant.

The Dutch government has said it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands.  A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads:

The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people.

I’d say “duh” right about now, but I’m saving that for in a few moments.

In short, the prevailing culture is what the immigrants must adapt to if they want to be part of that society.  The letter continues:

A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens.  It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands.

In other words, the new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants.  For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner: “It is not the government’s job to integrate immigrants.

THIS is where we say “duh”!  Gleefully even.

But wait, there’s more…

The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress.  More specifically, the government will impose a ban on Islamic face-coverings.

It appears that Holland has done the whole liberal thing, and realized it doesn’t work.  They have seen that creating a nation of tribes will kill the nation itself.

In closing, let me provide one final thought…

Most immigrants leave their countries of birth because of civil and political unrest…created by the very nature of their culture.  Countries like the United States, Holland and Australia have an established way of life that actually works; so why embrace the unworkable?  How does it help us by embracing cultural practices that don’t work anywhere else?  If immigrants do not wish to accept our culture, the answer is simple: stay where you are.

The Netherlands give new meaning to the term “Dutch Courage”.  Unfortunately, the USA and other countries don’t have the courage (yet) to do the same.  We will someday, but until then remember the words of Psalms 33:12 which say “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

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