An Open Letter to Mr. Limbaugh…
Here is a letter I sent to Rush Limbaugh a few days ago. The amount of malaise shown in congressional feet dragging is becoming an unfortunate state of normality. We, as a nation, seem to be generating the stimulus for Congressional Change. But our Government appears to be continually falling short on bringing common sense concepts to a vote.
My point is this… the American Experiment provides for freedom expansion with an invisible ink like test as follows… The Founding Fathers KNEW that they couldn’t envision every possible freedom or category of freedom its citizens would pursue. In the case of Second Amendment Gun Protection Rights, assault weapons are the pursuit under Legislative Discussion in 2013.
American Government has allowed, for short periods of time throughout history, citizens to “try” things that conservative protective minds would not normally allow. When these test groups over-expand their boundaries by causing FEAR in their figurative neighbors, our literal authorities enforce existing legislation, halting freedom’s expansion.
This ebb and flow is called the Legislative, Judicial and Executive Progress. It is what binds all American Citizens under the framework called Democracy.
When our children and innocent by-standers are murdered by the use of high powered weaponry, out side of the physical confines of our homes and organizational clubs, the expansion of the test group’s freedom has usurped the general freedoms specifically provided for in the words of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. That is the beauty of our Founding Fathers’ built in flexibility.
What Congress needs to decide now is whether or not the current series of gun violence which we have witnessed through our media and conversations has been a reflection of a new cultural movement or a sparked ignition of dormant powder kegs. Sudden escalation or slow progression, the victims of gun violence voices’ Need to be heard.
Not silenced forever.
And when legislation IS passed, or a group falsely accuses someone or some people on infringing on their given rights, American’s have an elected Executive Branch and our Judicial System to rectify the artificial and false voice. Lastly, there is a ‘fourth branch’ which doesn’t have direct Constitutional modification abilities, called the media.
I created the device of using Mr. LaPierre’s vocal qualities speaking MY thoughts to provide an even measure of the FOR and AGAINST Assault Weapon Control argument. Picture this…
Here’s my Letter:
[Channeling my best LaPierre] Don’t you just think that this whole gun debate, as with debates on freedoms that have come before, are America’s test on ALL the constitutional rights granted to us? If all the gun holding American’s spoke up as strongly for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Privacy, Rights over the human body, Freedom of Choice and for equality and fair and humane treatment…
This isn’t Libertarian support, or bleeding Dem or wishing for the past Right Wing GOP… it’s basic intelligence. How many people do you talk to, come on your show, write to you, claiming to support the constitution? I sat in and helped with many We The People meetings, and I think for many individuals, freedom only applies when people selectively need it.
I know you are a very smart man, but the Constitution and Bill of Rights are a package… we can choose to ignore parts but Choice, Speech, Privacy and Equality are the source from where all else flows. Second Amendment allows Americans, when these aforementioned four are not being protected or are being directly infringed upon in the face of tyranny, to personally ensure that the individual’s Speech, Privacy, Choice and Equality are protect through a package in the manner as if we, American Citizens of 2013, were the person or persons signing OUR names to the sacred parchments. I hope we don’t rip the whole thing up because we can’t recognize the rights of ALL individuals, as in ALL Americans of 2013 signed that sacred paperwork. This is how the INDIVIDUAL coalesces into the COLLECTIVE.
Perhaps some of the Fortune 500, greatest money contributors, Independently wealthy, Politically Powerful, should recognize how EVERY individual in America has these unalienable rights…AND HOW ALL INDIVIDUALS FORM THE COLLECTIVE CALLED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FOR THE LAND OF THE FREE, HOME OF THE BRAVE, OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE. And justice for all.
No one should tear up these rights in the local selfish skirmish of who gets more and why. Live free or die, but no one should DESTROY the our rights granted through our declarations. And no one should take so much freedom to infringe on some one else’s, THE COLLECTIVE…
Grateful to be an American,
Anthony Maisano III