Mass Shootings Are Why PRINCIPLES Should Always Come First

Rod Klingler Rod Klingler

Some members of our organization came here from a certain political party because we'd been told they were "on our side," and then we were betrayed. Well, it has happened again. Need To Know News highlights the treasonous act with the title, "GOP Congressmen Lindsey Graham and Dan Crenshaw Join Democrats in Call for Gun Control, Sell Out Their Conservative Base Following Mass Shootings."

These kinds of "kneejerk reactions" are never actually as impulsive as we are led to believe. This is how the Hegelian Dialectic works. They have a preplanned action they wish to take. They cause an action or look for a convenient one, and then propose their original plan as the solution. Problem, Reaction, Solution. It's a handy little all-in-one tool of the conspiracy.

People who stand on principles, however, don't abandon those principles at the first sign of trouble, or even the tenth. Why? Because principles are eternal! They are truths that do not fail to be true, no matter what happens! Do we protest against gravity when a kid falls out of a tree? No. But what if they die! How tragic! Now we really hate gravity! It has to go! Down with gravity! But alas, it is a principle that is always true, and therefore we are free, and accidents can happen.

The right to bear arms stems from the Natural Law that all living creatures have the inherent right to defend themselves. Even the scriptures support this law:

And again, the Lord has said that: Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed.  (Alma 43:47)

Can it be abused? Of course! As long as men are free to choose their own actions, all laws will be abused by some. But there is the simple point: we must remain free! Those who wish to remove our rights and usurp leadership of our country and the world, at large, understand this. They know what they are doing. They only get away with it to the extent that we, the people, do not.

"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty.... The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
- St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1803

This ordeal is also a great example of why Ezra Taft Benson warned us that, although the Constitution will be saved, "it will not be saved in Washington"!

We have the Second Amendment for a reason, and it ain't hunting!