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by Nicholas Purpura and Dwight Kehoe, ©2013, blogging at TPATH

(Feb. 13, 2013) — No Amendment is more important than the Second.  The recent attacks on it have inspired us to set the record straight once and for all. Truth can make the difference between freedom and servitude.

Please read this carefully.

Every American citizen must understand that power resides in the people, not the government!

Supreme Court Case law is legion; The United States, as a whole, emanates from the people…The people, in their capacity as sovereigns, made and adopted the Constitution…”

US Supreme Court in 4 Wheat 402.

In this series we will discuss Executive Orders, and possible civil war, the last thing anyone wants except, possibly, the Marxist occupying our White House. We will discuss how prior “Executive Orders” have virtually stripped you of all your civil rights and freedoms.

An ongoing process that has been taking place here in America for more than a hundred years by Leninists, Fabians, Progressives, and all manner of Socialists, equates to such a successful campaign the Communist Party of America actually believes they are in the home stretch and the Marxist ideology will soon be tasting victory. If they do succeed it won’t be pretty, we can promise you that.

We will speak of individual and collective responsibilities each of us, as citizens, if we expect freedom to exist for posterity, must undertake so as not to buckle under the boot of tyranny. The choice is yours; this battle must first be fought with “due process,” not violence.

The safety of the Republic depends upon the people’s ability to defend themselves, not just from criminals but from criminal and tyrannical governments here at home or foreign invaders. Don’t doubt for a moment that other governments and other people around the world are watching our 2nd Amendment struggles here. If our freedoms are crushed here in the land of the free, what future will any citizen of the world face?



Those 23 Executive Orders

Those 23 “Executive Orders,” just signed by the Marxist who would be King, would not have stopped the tragedy that took place in Sandy Hook, Colorado or anywhere else. Even that buffoon we call VP has just admitted as much. There are fools that believe controls stop gun violence and those are the people who are used as fodder and then discarded once tyranny is complete. And make no mistake, those 23 Executive Orders are nothing but tools of submission.

The Bible tells us “The wicked are snared by the transgression of their own lips, but the just shall come out of trouble.” Every attempt by this government to disarm the American people only solidifies why the founders insisted on the Second Amendment and the necessity of having a well-armed society.

Obama and his ilk are well aware that much of our society has been dumbed-down and a majority of Americans are gullible, and with the help of the leftist media, have been rendered ignorant. Consequently he is easily perceived as a concerned leader trying to do something for the children. They are pimp-masters at using tragedy, especially when children are the victims. The blood and agony of those affected are nothing but lubricant for the skids of their devious attempts to render the people impotent.

Never forget for a moment, Obama is a Communist, like his father, his mentor, his parents, his grandparents, his pastor and his terrorist friends. Communists understand that “power is derived from the barrel of a gun.” One of Obama’s advisers just recently reminded the world they understand that. It should be clear to anyone that their goal is for that “power” to come from their guns, not ours.


Across this country, thousands of overreaching and unconstitutional gun laws are in place. All are in existence, supposedly, to prevent gun violence and gun crime. The problem is, progressive judges more than 50% of the time allow real criminals to plea-bargain firearm violations away. But many honest Americans have been prosecuted to the point of persecution if they happen to forget to unload or lock their legal weapon. No plea bargains for them.

Constitutionally, every American has the right to bear arms, and yes, carry a concealed weapon; that’s what ‘bear arms’ means. This is very important because if the people in Sandy Hook were not denied their rights and if just one teacher, the principal, or an administrator was armed, that psychopath would be dead and most of those children would be alive.

Many people are not aware of this, but there was no rifle or assault weapon used in that school. That scenario is the big lie being propagated by the left as it continues to deceive the American people in an effort to disarm them of any weapon that may someday confront a tyrannical government.

Again, no one supposes or could imagine that anyone in any government could or would be happy about a tragedy such as what happened in that school. But neither can it be denied that this administration has used it to the fullest possible advantage to push the agenda of disarming the American people.

End Run Around the Constitution

As with every time Obama moves his lips, lies and deception slither out. When he claims to support the Second Amendment but then turns loose his minions to implement his dictatorial and tyrannical dirty work, it’s clear his support to bear arms is limited to those in government, and just in his government.

Efforts to implement “Gun Control” at the State level, attempting to play off the 10th Amendment, are in full swing, and this needs to be watched closely. Obama is now using New York Governor Andrew “Spooky” Cuomo as the front man concerning gun control and confiscation. No doubt the plan is to move from state to state, letting them take the heat for 2nd Amendment violations. First, as in New York, the most liberal states and then on to the others, one domino at a time.

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III stated any executive action opposed to the Constitution is grounds for impeachment. Meese says, “It would not be legal. It would not be constitutional. And, indeed, if [Obama] tried to override the Second Amendment in any way, I believe it would be an impeachable offense.”

The usurper knows that legally, neither he nor any executive or congressional power may be exercised in transgression of constitutionally guaranteed liberties. Not that he does not plan to try. Disarming the people is the most important item on his agenda of domination.

Andrew Cuomo, who thinks through the cloud of leftist ideology as well as most of his legislature, have proven he and they are enemies of the Constitution and will aid an abet Obama’s efforts by taking the lead on gun confiscation on a state level in New York. There is push-back from New Yorkers on this; that push-back must continue. The people of New York must not evade this battle for liberty.

Each of us, in our own states, must be aware of the treachery between this administration and the state legislatures. We must stay in contact with state-level representatives and warn them not to venture into an unconstitutional collaboration with Obama.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

“Executive Orders” are not, nor ever will be. law. While “Executive Orders” may bypass the U.S. Congress and the standard legislative lawmaking process, no part of any executive order may directly regulate or allow federal agencies to conduct illegal or unconstitutional activities.


Provoking a Civil War?

The majority of people, including those in the military and law enforcement who are employed by the government, federal, state or local, are Americans first! Hopefully this administration understands that and will not resort to implementation of Executive Orders which are unconstitutional that will test each American as to which allegiance, to our country, or to this ineligible usurper, we are falsely calling “Mr. President.”

Does he plan on testing this?

Will he use the 2nd Amendment to initiate Martial Law and total control?

The Second Amendment may just be the testing ground for Obama’s attempt at implementing Martial law. Make no mistake, as you will see, this government has been hijacked and appears to be preparing for something. Civil War? Lost to most of the media, aside from extraordinary purchases of guns, including assault rifles and ammunition, there has been a large increase in troop movements in cities and suburban areas across the country. DHS has just ordered more ammunition than our Military used in all of the Iraq war. DHS? Why?

Our military leaders and law enforcement officials need to know of and understand these recent and important rulings prior to following unconstitutional orders:

1. Justice Antonin Scalia held in the majority opinion in the case of District of Columbia v Heller:

“The Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding. “

2. Even the most liberal Circuit Court in the nation, the Ninth, held in Nordyke v. King:

“…the right to bear is a protection against the possibility that even our own government could degenerate into tyranny, though this may seem unlikely, this possibility should be guarded against with individual diligence.”

If unlawful laws are ignored or refused, bloodshed and thereby implementation of the desired Martial Law can be avoided. It is our hope and our prayer that those in the position to avert this disaster will do their duty and support this country and not one who would subvert it.

It Means What it Says

The Second Amendment was written in simple and straightforward English grammar. As the Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed – “…, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

Many liberals, in an almost comical effort to change the meaning of those written words, suggest that the authors of this amendment didn’t mean what they wrote, that they really meant only the Militia’s right to bear arms can’t be infringed. This despite the Federalist papers and thousands of paragraphs where they showed an exceptional ability to form sentences, but on this clause, they failed to form it correctly. Really?

Again, only Congress has authority to make law, but even they are confined by the restrictions of the Constitutional script. Nor can they or anyone change the definition of shall or shall not. The meaning of “shall not” means shall not. A complicated concept for liberals, except when used in a sentence they can comprehend, such as thou shall not keep what you have earned.

The next part, also a bewilderment for liberals, is the word “infringed.” It is discussed here by RoseAnn Salanitri:

The Second Amendment states that our right to bear arms shall not be infringed. The word “infringed” is perhaps the most powerful word in the Amendment, as well as the word we discuss the least – an unfortunate combination. In a March 27, 2009 interview, Obama’s Eric Holder stated that we should re-institute the ban on assault weapons. But Mr. Holder isn’t the only public official infringing upon our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg, both from the State of New York, are ardent Second Amendment “Infringers.” Please excuse my creation of a new word, but it clearly describes the issue and the politicians.

Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives several meanings for the word “infringe” that apply. The ones that speak the loudest in this circumstance are:

to break, to violate, to transgress, to neglect to fulfill or obey, to destroy or hinder, to injure, to hurt, to interrupt, to disturb, to oppose, obstruct or defeat the operation or effect of, to pass over or beyond any limit, to surpass, to demolish, to pull down, to ruin or annihilate, to lay waste or to make desolate, to cause to cease, to impede or restrain or obstruct”.

End Quote

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people;

that…. It is their right and duty to be at all times armed”. Thomas Jefferson

Ever Heard Of the Dick Act?

The Dick Act is yet another example of Federal and State officials refusing to acknowledge adjudicated law. Concerning any and all gun-control legislation that has yet to be repealed, in short it says:

The militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18-45. All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as they can afford to buy.”

The Dick ‘Act” of 19o2 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

How About The 14th Amendment?

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of the citizens of the United States.”

This Amendment ensures equality for all citizens. Which means that every citizen is entitled to any and all protection afforded to anyone else. In short it says politicians and elites are no more equal than every other or any other citizen.

Congressmen, governors, senators, and even snobbish big city mayors award themselves the right to self-protection. Either by carrying a firearm or by hiring those who will be armed. Those people are no more equal than any other law abiding citizen and to allow the “elites” armed protection and then to deny it to others, is a clear and undeniable violation of the 14th Amendment.

Even if we did not have the 2nd Amendment, which of course we do, the 14th Amendment ensures every citizen the same opportunity and rights of protection that others have been afforded.

Assault Weapons or Defensive Weapons?

We Americans have had enough liberal political double talk concerning our right to own military style weapons. It is irrelevant as to whether they are conducive for hunting or not. Even though some hunters do use them, their use is protected under the supreme law of this country. The 2nd Amendment says nothing about hunting, target shooting, need, collecting or any such activity. No infringement is the only stipulation,

Another question that requires an honest answer, who will protect the people if there’s a societal breakdown?

For an example:

Katrina, in which gangs of hoodlums looted and fired on police and other rescue workers.

Los Angeles, California, 1992, following the Rodney King episode which saw six days of rioting, looting, arson and scores of people killed and thousands more wounded.

In the Rodney King riots, referenced above, the police were overwhelmed and were unable to defend and protect life an property. As the mobs moved from their own areas and advanced towards the location called Korea Town, if it had not been for Korean citizens, armed with so-called assault rifles, which they used as defense rifles, creating a “no riot zone” and defending it from the rooftops, their community and their people would have felt the same devastation as those in the black community. For those who may not know, even wild gangs understand the power of armed resistance. The Korean area saved itself and the rioting was stopped at their doorstep. Thank you, Founding Fathers.


Freedom Vanquished by a Poison Pen

Backed up by a Murderous Past

Before we make it clear just how many of your Constitutional rights have been and are being stripped form you, you should be aware that Congress has 30 days to object to any Executive Order before it becomes law.

After you read some of them below, you may want to contact your Congressman and find out just what he/she was doing while Obama was destroying our rights. The last time we looked, surrendering our country to a despot was not part of their oath of office.

Neither Bill Clinton nor Obama operates under any Constitutional constraints. For example, under EO #12919, which, combined with existing EO’s, allows, under National emergency conditions, federal seizure of all:

communication media

electric power

fuels minerals (public and private)

food supplies and resources, (public and private),

farms and equipment

all means of transportation

seizure of any and all citizens to work for the federal government under their supervision

health, education, and welfare facilities

mandated federal ID cards for every single American

seizure of all airports, aircraft, railroads (public and private)

seizure of all housing and finances

authority to establish forced relocation

establish new locations for population, to relocate communities

build new housing with public funds.

If the list is not scary enough, understand that there is no description of just what constitutes a National Emergency. It appears that Obama can declare one , any time he chooses.

The latest Executive Orders allow Obama to suspend every civil right and Constitutional protection as our Congress remains silent.

Would any sane person, regardless of political ideology, voluntarily turn over his weapons to an out-of-control government such as this? The answer, of course, is some will; many will not.

For those who will, a brutal reminder is in order. The pages of history books and mass graves across the globe are filled with the remnants of those who have.

 Obama’s Civilian Defense Force

Every American should be reminded or for the first time be informed of Obama’s words on June 8th, 2008. It is perhaps more ominous than curious, but there is only one recorded event where he told a fired-up audience that this country (he and his followers?) should have a private security force as equally funded as our military.

This is reminiscent of many brutal dictators and regimes of the past, one of whom threw the world into the most deadly conflict mankind had ever endured. Over 100 million men women and children did not endure.

It began with Hitler’s “Brown Shirts,” which soon became the “SS.”  While Hitler had his regular military out of country doing battle for the Fatherland, his well-funded “private security force” was home rounding up civilian weapons and then, before too long, civilians.

Back to the present.

A thorough search of news and political speeches has found only one other person in this country who has mentioned the need for a private security force. Hold on to your hats:  how about this little coincidence, one Robert Gates, who Obama retained as Secretary of Defense.

What were those two up to during Gates’ tenure? What is Gates up to now?

Obama has created FEMA Corps, made up of youths between the ages of 18 and 24, armed and trained to work full-time in partnership at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Of course, all this could have a non-threatening agenda, but……….

New Areas of Concern?

FEMA Administrator Rich Serino stated at a FEMA graduating class that there would be additional training for them at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. It’s understood that FEMA is an emergency organization. But it could also be something else.

Sounds more like civil war than civil protection.

The Department of Homeland Security has been ordering and stockpiling billions of rounds of ammunition and equivalent firearms as well as armored fighting vehicles.

Interestingly, every past dictatorship had restricted and later confiscated arms from their people. Ask yourselves this question:  Why did the Communist Party USA, Communist China and Vladimir Putin’s “Voice of Russia” endorse Obama’s attack on the Second Amendment? Birds of a feather, one might suppose.

The Last Line of Defense

Throughout the bloody history of despotic rulers, each of them learned early that the key to controlling the people, armed or not, was getting and maintaining control of the military. Many of us who do not depend on the mainstream media for news and information are already aware of the hundreds of upper-echelon military officers who have been removed and replaced by Obama.

Many of these replacements were promoted through several ranks and were appointed to positions by Obama in violation of the Constitution in that he did not present them to the Senate for consent as required by law. And what, you may ask, has your representative in the Senate done to prevent or stop those violations? Right! Nothing.

There may come a time when the people of America will be called upon to defend our country and its laws. We the people may be that last line of defense, and if the fine men and women in our military and law enforcement are not with us, all could be lost.

For that reason, every American needs to communicate with his and her sons, daughters, husbands or relatives in the military and in law enforcement and inform them that the oaths they swore were to our Constitution, not a man or men who may or may not outrank them.

Any leader of a government who issues orders which are a violation of this country’s Constitution would be in violation of the law, and those orders would be illegal and should not be implemented or followed.

Any would-be despot, realizing he will not have the military in his pocket and understanding that the people and the armed services will stand together as the last line of defense of America, will never venture to take the steps needed to assume dictatorial control.

End of the series.


We laid it out. The question is, what will you do?

The Eagle
Dwight Kehoe



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  1. With the Marines in VietNam I had a 50 cal. machine gun at my disposal. A few years ago, I was detained from purchasing a 22 rifle for rabbit hunting. I had a misdemeanor traffic violation when I was 18 ( a long time ago ). Once I got that cleared, I was okay again.
    Why could I be trusted with a 50 cal. and not a 22 ??? Today I carry a gun, openly and proudly … not because I’m a “badass”, but exactly because of this wonderfully written article.