Be thankful

John Sherman, both a U.S. representative and senator, was the only founder who signed all four founding documents, the Articles of Association, Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, said, “Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and no longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedoms they hope to preserve, were borne from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men. It is the privilege of every citizen, and one of the most essential rights, to bear arms and to resist every attack upon his liberty or property by whosoever made.”

That sad day almost occurred in America on Nov. 8 when Hillary’s uninformed, gullible and dependent followers ignored history and almost elected her president, after she campaigned to replace God with Government’s blissful promises, the Second Amendment with Government’s security and safety and the Sanctity of life with Government’s freedom of choice.

The Democratic party, elitists, media, academia and Hollywood all acknowledged Hillary was going to win the election. Finally anti-rights Justices could be appointed to the Supreme Court to repeal the Heller v. D. C. Second Amendment decision, decreeing it a collective and not an individual right, and then begin issuing other progressive rulings according to their interpretations of a living constitution.

Fortunately, President-Elect Donald Trump and the Deplorables won the election, and he promised to make the Second Amendment a litmus test for the appointment of all Supreme Court Justices to preserve America’s Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. Gun ownership was the single issue that ignited the Revolutionary War, and the Americans understood if the first Amendment should ever fail, the Second would prevail. Thankfully, the founders provided us with the ballot box, and the patriotic Americans did not have to resort to the cartridge box to defeat Hillary and her progressive followers from destroying our constitutional rights.

William L. Emick