There are times when our government gets it right. Generally, it’s an accident when that happens but I’ll give them a touch of credit this time. Trump Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point is the title of today’s highlighted article and it starts like this:
Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down.
Our federal masters have never truly understood the concept of “shall not be infringed” regarding any of our sovereign rights but their actions have been especially destructive in regard to the Second Amendment.
The reason is simple. It is through the exercise of our right to keep and bear arms and, thus, our right to self-defense that we protect all of our other rights. We must never forget that the enemies of freedom – foreign and domestic – are found in many places.
I’ll allow that a few of our representatives acted in our behalf on this occasion but I cling to the wisdom of Thomas Jefferson on the question of trust in government:
In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.
That’s the view from here.