While every Joe and every Shmoe are making their attempts at putting their two cents into the never-ending ‘right to bear arms’ debate, it is important that in the midst of this hot mess of a debate we go back to the views, desires, and intent of the founding fathers. This will be an ode to the brilliance of our founding fathers, and if they were alive today I would hug and high-five each and every one of them, their wives, and children.FOLLOW GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUNS ON FACEBOOK!
Whether it tickles your fancy or not, the set of rules that were instituted by these previous geniuses were carefully thought-out to bring about a prosperous and free nation. So my deep apologizes go out to the left-winged hippie anarchist who “strongly disagrees” with our set of successful rules because I imagine that half-way through your read you will most likely light a bong and offer sacrifices to mother earth to de-stress yourself of the offenses you are reading .
If this is the case, maybe you are a self-proclaimed genius and are particularly fond of writing your own constitution due to the fact that you are opposed to America’s organized set of rules, thus inspired to start your own ‘nation’ on a deserted island? We very much welcome that idea and are anxious to see the results of your anarchist cult, which will most likely end in disaster, disorder, and instability just as other like-minded cults have resulted.
When the constitution was drafted and finalized, the main goal of the authors was to stabilize a nation that was not run by a tyrannical government. I’ll save the bore of a long history lesson but as a short synopsis, we broke away from the British due to over-taxation and declared independence in 1776. Using a weaker set of laws known as the Articles of Confederation for the initial 13 states then moving into the drafting and finalization of the set of laws we know today as the United States Constitution, the goal was for a balanced government, strong military, and for free people to protect themselves from an oppressive government. Your boring history lesson is now over. You can now breathe and for the hippies reading this, you are probably confused because that is most likely the most American history you have read since your 4th grade social studies quiz.
So why formulate and draft a different law system than the British? Simply put, the British are extremely inferior. Ok, maybe not to that extent but the repercussions of a tyrannical government is what lead the founding fathers to concoct a set of laws that allow for a balance of powers. The founding fathers saw and understood the profound dangers of tyranny and the effects it had on the people therefore wanted to institute laws that can build a strong foundation, benefiting the people as well the government. Pretty sexy of them to do, huh?
Starting a business can be categorized as tough stuff but imagine having to start a nation with laws everyone must abide by for stability while at the same time allow freedoms in religion, pursuit of happiness, prosperous economy, and unbeatable military. You need to have major cajones to embark upon such a journey and take on that burden and for that, our founding fathers get a special cheers for making this great nation what it is today. Without their endless sleepless nights, countless glasses of Scotch, and fine cigars, I would venture to say our country’s founding principles would be a lot let awesome than they are today.