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The American Trinity

The Holy Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are the inseparable Godhead and the removal of any one diminishes the remaining two. Such is also the case with the American trinity, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; negating even one renders the others meaningless, something which is purposely being done today. Let me explain.

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson succinctly defined our unique American experiment in a single page. With the lone exception of Jesus Christ, never before, nor since, would the simple words of one man have such an impact on all of humanity. Here are Jefferson’s points: First, he acknowledges the existence of God in whose eyes all men are created equal. Second, because our Creator endowed us with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness they are so much a part of our soul they cannot be surrendered, nor taken away. Third, Jefferson defines government’s only function is to secure those rights and then only upon receiving the permission from the governed.

Thirteen years later, the framers of our Constitution composed the ground rules implementing Jefferson’s principles, thus forming the second entity in the American trinity. Worried a system large enough to secure rights might become tyrannical; the framers purposely limited the federal government to the powers expressed in Article 1, Section 8.

After two years, these same framers composed the Bill of Rights, the third and final masterpiece of the American trinity further limiting the power of the federal government. The “First Amendment” sets the tone for the other nine by declaring “Congress shall pass no law…” Similarly, the “Second Amendment” does not grant fundamental rights of self-preservation, rather it restricts government from infringing on rights endowed by our Creator. Because our lives belong to God, we have the fundamental right to preserve our lives and liberty plus the lives and liberty of others. This point is critical and many Americans misunderstand this principle. If our rights came from the Constitution, a simple vote of the people, legislators, or executive order could amend them away. Frighteningly, this is being done today.

The federal government is proposing to regulate the loading mechanism, magazine capacity, and visual appearance of firearms and this is a blatant unconstitutional infringement. More than just our right as state legislators to call the federal government into question, it is our obligation to do so. So I did. Tuesday, February 12th, I presented HB320 before the House Judiciary Committee. This bill would prohibit state personnel and funds from being used to enforce an unconstitutional federal ban on semiautomatic weapons and high capacity magazines. The opposition was fierce. HB302 was voted out of committee 12-8, entirely along party lines with no support from even one Democrat. As you read this, the battle has moved to the Montana House Floor where the outcome is yet to be determined.

Nullifying unconstitutional law should be a bipartisan task, but it is not and here is why: Advocates for a massive, central government have convinced sportsmen the right to keep and bear arms is actually about access to public lands and they assure voters no government official wishes to confiscate shotguns or hunting rifles. Without thinking, voters rally for bigger government never considering a government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take from you all you have. If government intentions were honorable, why would George Mason, one of the framers of both our Constitution and Bill of Rights say, “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” Did he see this coming?

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