June 24, 2021

Pocatello-Chubbuck Observer Columnist Art da Rosa

The Daily Wire reported on June 23, 2021, that President Biden held a press conference about soaring crime rates.  In his remarks, Biden decided to address Americans who buy firearms to defend against a tyrannical government, saying they would need to own, “F-15’s and maybe some nuclear weapons” to go up against the federal government.

The message is clear.  President Biden is threatening us, the citizens of the United States, with draconian actions if we do not obey.

While blaming crime rates on law-abiding citizens is a misplaced idea, I would like to share with all Idahoans that the United States of America is a Republic, not a Democracy.  This means that our nation is governed by representation and the rule of law.

Representation means that we elect people to stand in our stead to express our collective views as laws are developed.  Idahoans have two senators and two representatives on the federal level.  We also have one senator and two representatives from each district in the Idaho legislature.

Rule of law means that we have the Constitution, the highest law of the land, that establishes and limits the government, including, and especially, the federal government.

Mr. Biden, I am merely a citizen who loves our nation and am trying to live my life.  As the Constitution says, I am in, “pursuit of happiness.”  I have the right to self-defense, to protect myself and to protect my family.  I am not the cause of soaring crime.  But, if draconian and unconstitutional acts are forced upon me, including those that violate my Second Amendment right, I will do what I can.  I will appeal to those that I elected, and I will make that appeal in accordance with the supreme law of the land.

 

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