The Second Amendment Creates A God-Given Right To Bear Arms?

BY Herschel Smith
4 years, 2 months ago

MSNBC:

Asked about the Second Amendment at a town-hall meeting yesterday, the governor told voters, “Send me a Republican legislature. And with a Republican legislature you’ll have a governor who will respect, appropriately, the rights of law-abiding citizens to be able to protect ourselves…. No rights are given to you by government. All our rights are given to you by God.”
The theological reference was a bit odd under the circumstances. Even if Christie genuinely believes the Second Amendment creates a God-given entitlement to firearm ownership, it’s up to policymakers – humans, in positions of governmental authority – to shape and place limits on this right.

First of all, Chris Christie’s campaign is over.  It’s far too late to convince any legitimate gun owner that Christie would be good for gun rights.  Now that this point is out of the way, consider the way the reporter, Steve Benen, worded this objection.  “Even if Christie genuinely believes the Second Amendment creates a God-given entitlement to firearm ownership …”  How on earth could a man-made document create a God-given right?  What kind of ignorance and sophomoric thinking leads someone to make such intellectual missteps?

As I have stated, “The basis [for bearing arms] comes not from the constitution or any other founding document, but from God Himself, and he answers to no one.  His laws have a deontological flavor (see Divine Command Theory).  He refers to no one outside Himself for notions of right and wrong, and when He speaks, it is right because He has spoken it and it follows the nature of His character, which is itself good.  Simply said, God doesn’t need the constitution, and neither do we need it to tell us it is okay to seek and employ means of self defense.”

For the grand finale of embarrassing brain freezes, Steve believes that it’s up to humans to “shape and place limits on this right.”  God, to whom man answers and who is in need of no one and nothing (see the “Aseity of God”), and who demands obedience rather than demurral, apparently hasn’t spoken clearly enough for Steve, who believes that creatures have the right to amend the word of the creator!

And there you have it.  The much heralded main stream media, who wouldn’t be able to perform good analysis work if their lives depended on it.

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  1. On March 26, 2015 at 9:24 am, Backwoods Engineer said:

    Coming to mind is a quote from one of L. Neil Smith’s books (maybe it was Pallas) about the media being “the lowest form of entertainment.” It certainly is not, in the main, fact-gathering and dissemination. It is, at best, practiced deceit which, intentionally or not, benefits the State over the citizen.

  2. On March 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm, robertsgunshop said:

    Steve Benen needs to go take a 7th grade civics class. The Constitution “gives” no one any rights. It’s supposed to be a limit on what the government is allowed to do. At least that’s the way it was taught when I was in school.

  3. On March 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm, dan said:

    NO MAN gives us any rights..NOT A ONE….A Man can only TAKE from others what they will not protect….soon it may be seen what is cherished and protected by some of us MEN and Women…………….Semper Fi

  4. On March 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm, Ned Weatherby said:

    Weasel wording by a Neocon. What could be wrong with that? What would be funny, if it wasn’t kinda sick, is the title of the article: Christie adopts a new posture on guns

    Bull. Should read something like “Christie claims rights are God given, in spite of him removing same from law-abiding citizens.” Asshole. He’s about as redeemable as Hitlery.

  5. On March 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm, TEEBONICUS said:

    Every time one of these yahoos says it, they should be taunted with “endowed by their Creator” over and over and over and over and over again, until his head explodes.

  6. On March 29, 2015 at 8:50 pm, mdak06 said:

    When I read “second amendment creates a God-given entitlement” … my brain cried. I don’t even understand how someone can create that sentence. It makes no sense.

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