“The wicked shall be turned into hell and
all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17
By Riley J. Hood – CPoW State Chairman
The Constitution Party of Wisconsin supports the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. We support Constitutional Carry. We have no patience with any form of gun-control, the “reasonable gun control” of the conservative, or the left-wing, “in your face gun” control of the liberal. We do not believe in Citizen Disarmament, which is all gun-control is, and all the debates about crime are so much coffee house nonsense.
So, when I’m at the range, or talking to shooters, and I tell them about Constitution Party of Wisconsin (CPoW), some of them are a rather heathen lot. They laugh at the Moral Order. I say I trust a man armed with self-control, more so than an armed man who has none.
I was recently sent a letter that said it all. A lobbying group was broke from trying to defend your gun-rights in too many incidences of mass murder. Those outbursts would be far fewer if Americans had a conviction that murder, even if unpunished in this lifetime, will be punished by God in the next. Our founding fathers, some of whom wrote the Second Amendment believed these things, they said,
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Ben Franklin
“Let my neighbor once persuade himself that there is no God, and he will soon pick my pocket, and break not only my leg, but my neck. If there be no God, no future account; government then is the ordinance of man only, and we cannot be subject for conscience sake.” – Rev. William Linn
“Remiss would be the man who would call himself a patriot who would remove religion from politics” -George Washington
“If men will not be governed by God, then they will be ruled by tyrants.” – William Penn
“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” – Samuel Adams
So as men with no self-control act out more and more: the cry for the government to step in will get louder and louder, especially from the womenfolk. Many ladies have come up to me saying, “hunting is fine, because it is government licensed, but having a pistol is dangerous, and we need gun control.” Like after 911, people were actually saying they wanted their security, and didn’t care about their freedom.
You know how to counter these arguments, the government can only make you so secure, it takes them time to arrive at the scene, etc. Never mind gun-control doesn’t keep AK-47s out of the hands of street gangs, who are still carrying out their drive-by shootings, all it achieves is the disarmament of regular people, who are not the problem, but you know all that. My point is, that after a murderer comes out of the woodwork every other week, and it is hyped in the media, the people are losing their patriotism and their senses, and are calling for gun control.
The best form of crime prevention is a good local Church teaching, “Thou Shalt not Kill” and “Thou Shalt Not Steal,” and not undermining that by cheap grace. Having the Ten Commandments on display would help as well, reaching the conscious of a would be perpetrator, while he still has one, is far better than an armed citizen having to apply lethal force, and then that said armed citizen be punished because his freedom was taken away by an public in panic.
Constitution Party of Wisconsin
PO Box 070344
Milwaukee, WI 53207