I am a vehement proponent of the Second Amendment and the need for a militia. The Second Amendment says, “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.”

Do you know what the Missouri Constitution say about who constitutes a militia? The National Guard is a militia, but the Missouri Constitution goes much further than that. It says “All citizens” of Missouri, and “legal residents” of Missouri comprise the militia. In other words, if you are living in Missouri and are not here illegally, you are part of the Missouri Militia. It doesn’t have a gender bias or an age bias.

In England, they made guns illegal and everyone handed in their guns. Along came World War II. I remember (Yes! I really do.), here in the USA we collected scrap metal to help them have the materials to make guns to protect themselves.

In Germany, the first thing Hitler did was talk the German people into handing over their guns. They did, and Hitler had complete control. No one had a gun to protect themselves.

At present Switzerland is being pressured by outside entities to have the citizens turn in their guns. Switzerland has said no. They have the lowest murder rate in Europe, perhaps the world. According to the law in Switzerland, every man does military service. Boys and girls are taught to shoot. Most of them participate in a boys and girls shooting competition every year. They are proud of how well they can shoot.

Don’t wonder why it upsets me when anyone wants to ban guns. When it is an elected official wanting to ban guns, it is even worse. I consider the idea a “power grab” for the party trying to get such laws passed.

If we don’t have guns to protect ourselves from criminals, terrorists, and progressives, the progressives will have more power to take over our nation and turn us into another “Third World” country.

We are a generous people in a generous country, but we are, at this time, still a sovereign nation, and, as such, are entitled to run our country as we see fit.

Now let’s switch to another topic.

The Constitution of the United States of America: Article. I. Section. 8. Paragraph. 4. says, “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.”

We have immigration laws on the books. These laws were passed by Congress and signed by whoever was president at the time the law was passed.

The federal government has started trying to uphold these laws. Even with the main-stream media not reporting a large percentage of what is being done, we can see the Border Guards are working hard trying to control the border.

We have a U.S. senator who really does want to open our borders to anyone and everyone. It doesn’t seem to matter if the people crossing the borders are carrying drugs, trafficking in humans, belong to the MS 13 gang, or apparently are too trifling to come in the legal way, this Senator wants to let them in.

Sorry. I am of the mind to follow the laws of the land and let in only the immigrants who are willing to follow those laws. Merit-based immigration works.

Chain migration and the Visa waiver program do not work. Get rid of them to the point of no possible return or repeal.

Now is the time to think on how you will vote. Will you vote for someone who will reaffirm the Second Amendment for the citizens, hunters, and sport shooters and someone who will do their part to get our government nominees confirmed, so the Executive and Judicial branches of government will be running at top efficiency?