A JPFO Follower's Reflections

By C E Voigtsberger. Dec 30, 2022

I am not Jewish. I am not particularly religious either. The last time I participated in a religious ceremony was in 1986 at my parents' 50th anniversary renewal of their marriage vows.

That said, I have become increasingly alarmed at the attacks on Jews and other religions in the U.S. It is so reminiscent of Germany in the 1930's. The embracing of socialism by so many "elite" Americans is alarming. After all the Nazi party styled itself as the party of the socialist workers. While it seems that attacks on synagogues seems to be more publicized, there are an equal number of attacks of vandalism and killing in Christian places of worship too. I have read of surveys in the past taken to determine if the Bill of Rights would pass if subjected to a plebiscite. Alarmingly, the biggest majority of the people polled rejected the Bill of Rights. It wasn't denoted as such in the survey, the pollsters merely solicited opinions on the verbiage without headings or other identification.

I don't have any easy answers. I am fairly positive I don't have any difficult answers either. I know American history is being denigrated in schools across the country and the Founding Fathers' character is being besmirched by socialistic teachers.

I am always stunned by the number of Jews who are anti personal protection. There is such an uplifting example of what a few good men and women with limited arms can do when the survivors remaining in the Warsaw ghetto held off an entire German division for so long. Think what they could have done had they had matching military equipment. That was the intent of our Founding Fathers, that the citizenry be armed to withstand the onslaught of leaders bent on enslavement. The prime example of that is the article in the Constitution authorizing the issuance of letters of marque. Certainly if holders of letters of marque were to engage enemy naval vessels they would have to be armed at least as well as the enemy naval vessel which today would include tomahawk missiles and gatling guns and ASW weapons. While some might scoff at the idea of marauders on the open seas, some writers who claim our armed services are fighting third generation wars and preparing for third generation wars, actual warfare has moved on into the fourth and fifth generation of warfare effectively making our armed services' preparations as obsolete as battleships.

To that end, I believe that firearms ownership should be unrestricted, only leaving convicted felons who have not yet completed the terms of their sentence in the proscribed class.

President Biden's claim that no one can own a canon is incorrect. There are many people in the U.S. who legally own canons and regularly fire them. All it takes is a special permit from the ATF. We shouldn't need permission from our masters to exercise our rights under the Bill of Rights. We don't an imprimatur to publish a book. We shouldn't need a permit to exercise our rights under the Second Amendment either.

I am not a legal scholar nor an expert on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I know what I read in those papers. People like to devise their own definition of "well regulated." Those are words of art and do not mean a bunch of laws. Well regulated in the 18th century meant a body of troops who knew close order drill. Battle tactics of the 18th century involved masses of troops moving in body to positions on the battlefield. If you will recall our history of the War of Independence, General Von Stuben was welcomed at Valley Forge where he spent the winter drilling the troops, officers and NCOs in close order drill so that they could fight the British on equal terms. The British soldiers and the Hessian who were more involved in the fighting than the British were well regulated troops hence the term "regulars" as opposed to irregulars. The British were famous (or infamous, depending upon one's point of view) for their ability to march and form battle formations in the face of fire. They were, indeed, well regulated. That degree of regulation resulted in victory in the 18th century battlefield.


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