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Gale Joy

Fellow citizens of the great State of Ohio, as we watch the clamoring of the Republican controlled Ohio Legislature try to fix a hastily crafted bill that has the potential to make many of the Citizens of Ohio criminals overnight, it's important to look back at our Ohio Constitution to see what it actually says.

When we take the time to look back at the Ohio Constitution we have to ask why and how they can possibly be writing laws that contradict the US Constitution AND the Ohio Constitution.

This is what the Ohio Constitution says:

Article I Section 4: Bearing arms; standing armies; military power.
§4 The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be kept up; and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power. (1851)

You will notice a few things. It says we (the People) can bear arms for defense and security. It doesn't give a list of items. It doesn't say where we can defend ourselves or how we can defend ourselves.

How then can we have any laws in Ohio that limit our right to defense or security? How can we have laws that limit where we can defend ourselves? How can we have laws that limit what we can use to defend ourselves?

Another interesting thing to note is that in the same sentence that it recognizes our right to defense and security it also recognizes that a standing army limits liberty. Yet, we are being limited in the arms that we can have and we are at the same time militarizing the Police and federal agents in our State.

You should also note in that first sentence it didn't mention that the people couldn't and shouldn't be armed as well as we would expect the military to be equipped. As a matter of fact, Article IX mentions that all citizens between 17 and 65 are members of the State Militia (but, that is another issue).

We call on the State Legislature to take this opportunity to right the wrongs and start the process to repeal ALL firearms and dangerous weapons laws and reinstate our rights and liberty.


"If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in our schools; no Federal Reserve; no U.S. membership in the UN; no gun control; and no foreign aid. We would have no welfare for big corporations, or the "poor"; no American troops in 100 foreign countries; no NAFTA, GAT, or "fast-track"; no arrogant federal judges usurping states rights; no attacks on private property; no income tax. We could get rid of most of the agencies, and most of the budget. The government would be small, frugal, and limited." ~Ron Paul

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My Country ‘Tis of Thee

“America” is a patriotic hymn written by Samuel F. Smith in 1832, while a student at Andover Theological Seminary in Andover, Massachusetts. The melody had traveled around Europe in several variations, including “God Save the King.” Even Beethoven and Haydn had used the music in some of their own compositions. My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America) was the lyrical result of Samuel Smith’s drive to create a national hymn for the United States. In about 30 minutes on a rainy day, he wrote the now classic anthem. The first three verses encourage and invoke national pride, while the last verse was specifically reserved as a petition to God for His continued favor and protection of the United States of America.

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