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Letter: Arizona office-holders must protect our 2nd Amendment rights

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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2013 2:03 pm | Updated: 7:23 pm, Fri Mar 29, 2013.

It has been reported Senators Adam Driggs and John McComish are preventing SB1112, The 2nd Amendment Preservation Bill, from consideration by the full Senate.

They “believe it is ‘unconstitutional’ to pass an Arizona Law that bans the federal government from violating the Second Amendment.”

Apparently, Sens. Driggs and McComish, as well as other Arizona elected and judiciary officials, are unfamiliar with the Constitution although all took a required oath to uphold it. They seem unaware the Constitution has been ratified as the supreme law of the land. Article VI states that to be valid, laws and treaties must be made “under the authority of the United States…”

The “Authority” is only that which is enumerated in the Constitution, granted by “consent of the governed” (the militia). Executives, legislators and judges ‘violating’ the Constitution, or aiding and abetting violation of it, are guilty of malfeasance of office and treason.

We expect Arizona to protect us from governments’ unlawful efforts to diminish and/or remove the Second Amendment’s inalienable “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” as well as the infringement of other individual rights.

We also expect Arizona to nullify all other federal laws increasingly outside the limits of the Constitution. It is past time the Arizona government restored state sovereignty.

Unfortunately, many who have experienced violence demand everyone give up liberty to ensure their own safety. No longer silent, the majority expects valid constitutional legislation rather than complicity with the loud will of special interest groups.

We are watching; we will act.

T.M. Eisenhauer

Scottsdale

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