RALEIGH – When the government drops all pretenses and moves to violate constitutional rights in the most egregious of ways, at what point does someone stand up to the Leviathan and say, “Enough!”? Several counties across North Carolina, after seeing neighboring states threatened with the radical gun grabbing policies of the Left, reached that point and declared their loyalty to our Bill of Rights, no matter what.
2020 gubernatorial candidate Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is standing with them. In a statement released in wake of the wave of county declarations supporting the Second Amendment — some resolved to not enforce any new restrictions on gun ownership — Forest wants the people in those counties and across the Old North State that such threats against our God given rights will never be tolerated in a Forest administration:
“The Second Amendment secures all the rights enshrined in our Constitution. I stand with the North Carolina counties that are affirming our right to keep and bear arms. When I am Governor, this right will never be in jeopardy in our state.”
It’s telling that counties and politicians must reaffirm loyalty to these principles. It shows how far removed we have become from the inviolability of our individual rights, and the Second Amendment is hardly the only one under attack. The entirety of our Bill of Rights has been trampled upon so much so that a return to actual compliance with our Constitution would be jarring to say the least.
North Carolina has been moving in the right direction over the past decade, but we still fall well short of reinforcing and unapologetically securing increasingly vital and vulnerable rights like the Second Amendment. Perhaps with enough Republican victories in November, the legislature can reinvigorate it’s heritage as the First in Freedom state and let all 100 counties know the rights of their citizens are protected.