Sunday, May 6, 2018

Ted Cruz: Freedom Only Exists If Citizens Have The Means To Defend It

Today, tens of thousands of people are in Dallas for the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings. Some voices on the national stage have loudly condemned these men and women, but I'm proud to welcome them to Texas and to thank them for defending our constitutional rights.
When the Supreme Court recognized in District of Columbia vs. Heller that there is an individual right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment, the justices reaffirmed a concept that had gone unquestioned for most of our nation's history: a free society exists only if its citizens have the means to defend themselves and their God-given rights.
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From the days of the Minutemen mustering to fight redcoats at Lexington and Concord, to civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X recognizing the necessity of firearms to protect their families, Americans have recognized that responsible gun ownership is indispensable to the preservation of their liberties.
Knowing that forced disarmament is predictably a first step toward subjugation, Americans have usually responded to such attempts with the resolve of the Texans at the Battle of Gonzales. When told by General Santa Anna to surrender their cannon and guns, they replied: "Come and take it."
Read the rest from Ted Cruz HERE.

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