One day removed from Constitution Day ( September 17) and once again facing another shooting in our nation the question arises as to whether The Constitution of the United States; is it a living breathing instrument designed to be shaped and molded according to the times or is it meant to be a framework in which to work?
With senators, lobbyists and even President Obama once more going on the offensive for stricter gun laws and more stringent background checks.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex) speaking in general terms about the Constitution had this to share;
"It is important to remember that the Founding Fathers didn't intend for the Constitution to empower the federal government without limit, but rather, as Thomas Jefferson so rightly put it, "to serve as chains to bind the mischief of government."
Following the shooting in Sandy Hook, Cruz spoke about protecting the second amendment on April 9, 2013 with Mark Levin.
"Much of what gets done is Shakespearan in the sense of being full of sound and fury and then signifying nothing," said Cruz. "None of the legislation being introduced by the Democrats would do anything to stop violent crime.
The problem is not law abiding citizens whom legislation and new laws affect but criminals who don't currently live by the law and who would pay continued ignorance to the new laws.
Aaron Alexis had no criminal background when he walked into the Navy Yard on Monday and opened fire. He purchased a weapon legally and the system did in fact work making the calls for new action pointless.
The more controls put in place the more the government overreaches its boundaries and restricts the liberties of law abiding Americans.
In his book, A Sound Political Platform for the United States, author Tom Schwarzen writes;
"A ban on guns has no place in a democracy because the right to bear arms is the ultimate protection against a democracy turning into tyranny," writes Schwarzen. "Where would the United States be today if the colonists in 1776 had no pistols or rifles? It doesn't look it, but weapons in the hands of the United States population are the ultimate guarantee of our freedom."
So as the cries for action get louder, we as the American citizen must cry even louder to protect our rights under the Constitution written 226 years ago.