I recently sent a message to some of our government officials. The following is excerpted from that message:
“The Dred Scott decision, although a travesty of human rights adjudication with regard to the man's personal freedom as a human being, stated quite clearly that, up to that point, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment was meant to be interpreted freely and liberally. Because of the common understanding of the full intent and spirit of the Second Amendment, SCOTUS denied the man's rights using, in part, the justification that they did not want a ‘black’ man freely walking around carrying a gun.
“Federal, State, and Local Government constraints upon U.S. Citizens, in the 20th and 21st Centuries, have evolved into the same foul spirit toward all law abiding gun owners as what was rendered in the Dred Scott decision's denial of basic human rights to protect and defend ourselves wherever we live or travel. I cite the SCOTUS decision in the “Dred Scott” case via the following link and quote: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/60/393.html:
[In the text below, “they” refers to people of ‘colored’/‘black’/‘negro’ descent, usually from Africa. The word negro means black in Spanish. People were not called African-Americans at that time, so we must read the SCOTUS decision in its proper historical context, instead of in 'politically correct' terms.]
“"For if they were so received, and entitled to the privileges and immunities of citizens, it would exempt them from the operation of the special laws and from the police [60 U.S. 393, 417] regulations which they considered to be necessary for their own safety. It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognised as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of law for which a white man would be punished; and it would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went. And all of this would be done in the face of the subject race of the same color, both free and slaves, and inevitably producing discontent and insubordination among them, and endangering the peace and safety of the State. "”
Therefore, do NOT let anyone tell you that SCOTUS has never spoken plainly about the Second Amendment as a clarification of the Natural Right of ALL Citizens to exercise the free ownership and carry of any and all weapons anywhere and anytime in and through any and all of these United States of America.
God bless you as you seek Him through His Word.