During CNN’s town hall meeting with President Obama concerning his Executive Orders on guns, he said the following:
“What I think Mark is alluding to is what I said earlier, this notion of a conspiracy out there, and it gets wrapped up in concerns about the Federal government. Now, there’s a long history of that, that’s in our DNA, you know? The United States was born suspicious of some distant authority…”
Mark is Mark Kelly, husband of Gabby Giffords who represented Arizona’s 8th congressional district and who was critically injured by a gunshot wound to the head by Jared Lee Loughner.
Obama was referencing the lead up to the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the eventual War for Independence and the Constitution. It was that Constitution that Obama used to run for President of the United States in 2008 and 2012. Part of that DNA is the Second Amendment and the First which there are almost no restrictions on “freedom of the press.”
The irony of it all.
Yes, our nation’s founders were suspicious of unbridled political power. They were suspicious of an overbearing national government. All one has to do is read some of the Declaration of Independence. Consider its opening paragraph:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
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