Sen. Ted Cruz Says the 2nd Amendment is a ‘Fundamental Check’ On Government Tyranny

by Warner Todd Huston | April 10, 2015 12:39 pm

It’s about time some politician has the guts to tell the truth about the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It was meant as a check on government tyranny. Our founders expected that our being armed would keep the government in its place and it is amazing to have a man running for president admit to this fundamental American truth.

Breitbart News got an exclusive interview with Cruz[1] as the NRA convention begins in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend.

Breitbart asked Cruz what he thought of the Second Amendment and Cruz said:

Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story described the Second Amendment as the palladium of our liberties. It is foundation to free men and free women being able to defend their homes, their families, their lives and liberty, and it also serves as a fundamental check on government tyranny.

America was founded on a revolutionary concept. Namely, that our rights don’t come from government, they come from God Almighty. The natural rights of man include life, liberty, and property. Each of those rights is dependent upon being able to preserve the safety and security of your own family. In fact, the very first Congress not only acted to protect our Second Amendment rights but mandated the militia act; that adult free men must own a musket.

Our founders expected that an armed society was a civil society and that with an armed populace the government would be afraid to cross into tyranny. The time is here to remind our various governments of this truth.

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