Liberty Is Not A Political Position

What is your political position? To answer this question, it requires you to examine your personal beliefs and assign a label to yourself. The world in which we live is full of labels. Words intended to define everything known to man. And in the realm of politics, there is no shortage of adjectives available to describe the different forms of government employed in various countries around the globe, the political parties that exist and operate within the framework of those governments and the personal political ideologies of the citizens who live under them.

The Most Hated 27 Words in America

In 2018, if you are afraid of firearms, you most likely believe that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution contains 27 of the most hated words in America. But, if you are a freedom-loving, patriotic American who believes in the Bill of Rights, you embrace these words, and others, that describe the individual civil rights which have been enshrined in the Constitution as having been endowed to us by our Creator, not the government.

What Does the Second Amendment Mean to You?

The intellectual origins of the American Constitution and Bill of Rights are many. They include the prevailing common law doctrines of the sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, as well as, the writings of English political philosophers John Locke, Algernon Sidney, and William Blackstone, all of whom influenced Thomas Jefferson. Paramount and predominant to all, were the general principles of liberty or natural laws described as the absolute rights of individuals, including the three great and primary rights of personal security, personal liberty, and private property. These principles are clearly embodied in the Second Amendment.