As of today 93 out of 95 County’s in Virginia are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries.
Virginia’s Governor promises “harsh measures,” my greatest complaint, as he fails to understand, we are NOT talking about criminals, here, but Citizens who know their Constitution and insist their Governor follow the Rule of Law:
U.S. Constitution, Article. VI. – “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution.”
This means YOU, Governor, Northam, “shall be bound by Oath of Affirmation to support this Constitution.” It doesn’t say, “may” or “will.” It says, SHALL, which is an absolute imperative with ZERO wiggle room, and the State of Virginia AGREED to this when they joined the Union on June 25, 1788.
Virginia State Constitution, Article I. Bill of Rights, Section 1. Equality and rights of men:
“That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”
But here’s the greatest fly in your ointment, Northam:
Article I. Bill of Rights, Section 13. Militia; standing armies; military subordinate to civil power: “That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”
The Militia is NOT a standing army. It is NOT the military. Rather, the Militia is “composed of the body of the people.”
Virginia’s Attorney General declares 2a Sanctuary Communities have “no legal standing.”
You mean aside from both the United States and Virginia State Constitutions? What more “legal standing” do you want, there, Mr. Attorney General? An invitation from God himself?
BOTH are forgetting the Battle of Athens (1946) aka the McMinn County War, whereby citizens, including many veterans, LAWFULLY stood firm against corrupt government officials who engaged in predatory policing, police brutality, political corruption, and voter intimidation. In fact, given Governor Northam’s recent cage-rattlings, the events which took place at Athens are sounding more and more familiar…
We are a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States
When those in the government forget this, when they treat We the People as slaves, when they ignore our Constitutional rights, or worse, trample upon them as Governor Northam is now doing with his anti-Constitutional edicts and threats of deadly force, he declares himself to be the domestic enemy of the people and State of Virginia.
We the People have EVERY LAWFUL RIGHT to STAND FIRM against any and all enemies, including domestic enemies, as both Governor Northam and his Attorney General appear to be as attested by their own actions.
Will this conflict be bloody? I certainly hope not! I certainly hope Governor Northam grows a brain and starts reading both the U.S. Constitution and Virginia State Constitution before We the People convene a grand jury to have him indicted and slapped in irons awaiting trial!
Furthermore, I hope all law enforcement and civil officers at all levels, as well as all members of the military, including and most importantly the National Guard, ALSO stand firm, on their oaths of office to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
The CONSTITUTION is the Supreme Law of the Land, NOT Governor Northam. Whether he likes it or even beieves it or not, Governor Northam is NOT above the law. NOR does Virginia state law trump the Constitution, excepting the 10th Amendment*, a founding principle to which Virginia agreed when it joined the Union. He and all other members of government at all levels local, county, state and federal are JUST as subject to the law, beginning with the supreme Law of the Land as are We the People.
VIOLATIONS OF OUR CONSTITUTION BY ANYONE AT ANY LEVEL WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
BOTTOM LINE: As Thomas Jefferson once said, “The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution.” The American people in ALL states and territories have every right to expect their state’s and territory’s leaders both know and follow the rule of law, beginning with and founded upon the United States Constitution.
The United States Constitution and Virginia State Constitutions NULLIFY Governor Northam’s attempts at tyrannical rule, but ONLY if all civil, law enforcement, and military officers hold fast to their Oaths of Office and the People of the State of Virginia back them up. Good luck, God bless, and well be praying for God’s hand to back all in our Republic who stand firm on the rule of law!
THANK YOU, Men and Women of the National Guard, as well as Law Enforcement Officers and Officials everywhere for STANDING FIRM UPON OUR CONSTITUTION. Thank you for your oaths, for your service, and for your loyalty to our communities, our state, and most importantly, to our country as a whole.
*Amendment X: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This does NOT in any way, shape, manner or form indicate state laws trump the Constitution. As per their admittance into the Union,