Archive for January, 2013

I just sent the note below to both of my Senators and to my Congressman. Everybody complains, but if you don’t tell it to someone who can make a difference, it’s just hot air.  Not that being someone who can make a difference will translate into someone who WILL make a difference, but if you don’t tell them, then don’t complain when they ignore you.

To the honorable senators Hagan(D NC) and Burr(R NC) and congressman Coble(R NC);

This message is just to give you a “head’s up” as they say. I believe firmly in the second amendment to the constitution and, further, believe that it insures that an INDIVIDUAL’s right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. I believe that the original purpose of this amendment was to allow the citizens of the United States to have an opportunity to resist or oppose any attempt by the government to suppress their rights. The country had just been through a war with Britain over a tyrannical government’s attempts to run roughshod over the populace and I believe that this, and not “hunter’s rights” or “sportsmen’s rights” is the reason for this amendment.
In addition to stating my position on this issue, this message is also to warn you that I will NOT vote for anyone, of either party, who votes to diminish the second amendment in ANY manner. Which part of “shall not be infringed” is so hard to understand?

Michael Leffew
Mayodan, NC