2018-03-07 / Opinion

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Protect the Second Amendment

Dear Editor:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

If you thought the Second Amendment was to protect citizens’ right to own guns for hunting or even personal protection, you would be wrong.

The writers of the Constitution knew that another “King George” is out there, in our future, ready and willing to abolish our rights to be free and independent.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” He also said, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

In 1776, the same year our representative wrote the Declaration of Independence, Alexander Fraser Tytler, a European historian, explained how a democracy is formed and then collapses: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependency; From dependency back again to bondage.

This country is now in danger of sliding into dependency on a socialistic government, a process started by Franklin Roosevelt and accelerated by President Obama, the Democrat Party, and their willing accomplices in the Liberal Media to “change” America into a government controlled socialistic state.

Thomas Jefferson also said, “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.”

There are, however, obstacles standing in the way of these proponents of socialism: Donald Trump, the NRA, the Second Amendment and Constitutional Conservative Christians like me. All which must be destroyed to enable these socialists to succeed. The NRA lobbies for the Second Amendment and me.

Americans use guns for defensive purposes 1.2 million times per year. The next lunatic is already out there and doesn’t even need a gun to kill. If you don’t have a gun, how are you going to stop him? The pundits cry to ban “assault rifles” isn’t about saving school kids lives. It’s just another “crises” for the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment crowd to push their socialist agenda: to ban all our guns.

It is up to us freedom loving people to let our representatives know that we will hold them accountable for any and all socialistic legislation and actions that facilitate America’s slide toward dependency and bondage.

Robert Stoick

Taste of the Thumb a success

Dear Editor:

This year’s 14th Annual Taste of the Thumb was held in the scenic town of Lexington as a fundraiser for the Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council. The event took place at the Ave Maria Parish Hall on Sunday, January 28th.

A sell-out crowd enjoyed food & spirits from ten great vendors including: Autumnwood of Deckerville, Stone Lodge, Portly Pig, Blue Water Sports Bar & Grill, Elk Street Brewery, Johnston’s Meat Company, Swoish Farms, Lakeview Hills, 3 North Vines Winery, Kelly Joy’s Catering. Comments were positive indicating that this was the best Taste of the Thumb yet!

Something new this year to the fundraiser was a raffle basket! This Thumbtastic basket valued over $250 was raffled off and filled with donations from the Holland’s Little House Bed and Breakfast in Port Sanilac, Stone Lodge & Blue Water Sports Bar & Grill gift certificates, goodies from Port Sanilac Marina, Detroit Tigers swag, spirits, and chocolates. The lucky winner of this basket was Michelle Weber of Ft. Gratiot! Overall the event was a wonderful success! A good start to the new year!

The Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council is part of the S.A.V.E. (Sanilac Area Violence Elimination & Education) Partnership which is a consolidated collaboration of Sanilac County entities that provide programs related to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness.

The Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council would like to thank all of the vendors & patrons for their generous support which allows the council to provide child abuse prevention education, programs & intervention services to child victims of sexual & physical abuse. To learn more about what we are doing and how you can help, you may contact Jennifer Gezequel, at (810) 648- 4098 ext. 155 or gezequelj@sanilachealth.com or visit www.savepartnership.org.

Jennifer Gezequel

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