I quote our ever famous Declaration of Independence of these United States of America,
"When in the course of human events...." ..."We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...."
This year, in the USA, we are on the verge of ever graver infringements, adulterations, and perversions of our Declaration of Independence, and of our Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
With more proposed edicts on the way from our President and some Governors, including here in Connecticut, I took it upon myself to write the following letter to Connectcut Governor Malloy, and a version of this same letter to President Obama and certain members of Congress.
6 January 2016
Dear Governor Malloy,
We are on the eve of the possibility of yet more unconstitutional presidential edicts, similar to some of your own. Firearms ownership and use by law-abiding citizens should be governed solely by the language of our State and Federal Constitutions. Period. Weak-willed, fleshly human nature is THE reason for interpersonal and anti-social violence. Firearms are no more the cause of or controlling influence over human violence than automobiles are the cause for drunk driving.
The Bible and history show us, clearly, that violence is inherent to human nature. Gun control is NOT the answer to getting people to control themselves in an orderly manner. The marathon bombings in Boston proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that evil-doers will always find a way to accomplish their desired malevolent ends.
Given that more than 100 years of local, state, and federal anti-gun laws and edicts have failed to "fix" the violent side of human nature (and have given uninformed people false hope), I implore you to work to uphold the literal language of our State and Federal Constitutions and our Bill of Rights.
All existing anti-gun laws should be repealed, and all adjudications of human misbehavior should be based on constitutional law, not on the host of existing anti-gun laws and edicts that continue to violate the rights of the majority of law-abiding citizens, across our State and Nation. People have the God-given and constitutional right to defend themselves and their loved ones against evil, wherever they live and travel, and with any means that does not infringe upon the constitutional rights of other souls around them. The overall fruit of all existing anti-gun laws and edicts, including gun-free zones, has been to undermine the rights of law-abiding citizens, put law-abiding citizens, their loved ones, and their communities, at greater risk of injury. Furthermore, said laws and edicts have exacerbated the inclination of evil-doers to perpetrate violence upon unarmed citizens, at the perpetrators' pleasure and discretion. Existing anti-gun laws and edicts do more to victimize law-abiding citizens than to thwart evil-doers who care little or nothing for law, which is why the latter are called law-breakers. Please pardon me if I seem pedantic or preachy, but there seem to be few in the anti-gun movement who understand such matters of constitutionality, morality, conscience, and law.
To have our elected and appointed leaders override our constitutional freedoms and rights is immoral, unconstitutional, and against all godly conscience. As a combat-wounded veteran and defender of our Constitution, I adjure you to STOP supporting the whole the anti-gun movement, and instead, START supporting our State and Federal Constitutions that you swore to uphold; START working on pointing people back to the God of the Bible, the Spirit of which is the only solution that will change human behavior; START educating people about ways to deal with stress and mental illness. Dictatorial mandates have always failed the test of time and social trial. That is why it was necessary for our Forebears to write the Declaration of Independence.
With all respect due to your Office,
Craig M. Szwed