1776 Worldwide: The Second Amendment Comes to Mexico

Kit Daniels

Mexican citizens defy gun bans in order to defend themselves against violent criminals

Pushed to the brink of death in a country collapsing from extreme corruption and crime, Mexican citizens are defying Mexico’s anti-gun laws in order to defend themselves against the drug cartels, turning the tide against tyranny and oppression while demonstrating that only gun rights can save society.

1776 Worldwide The Second Amendment Comes to Mexico

Armed with everything from single shot rifles to AR-15s, these ragtag citizens are stopping cartel members who were raping and killing their families, something the Mexican government has failed to do throughout the country’s ongoing drug war which has claimed the lives of over 120,000.

The government has even recently attempted to rein in these militias by asking them to register their illegal firearms and join an “official” police force, but many of the militia members are refusing to do so, knowing that free people who are not centralized cannot be controlled by corrupt government officials.

“We don’t want them to come, we don’t recognize them,” Melquir Sauceda said of the government forces to the Associated Press. “Here we can maintain our own security; we don’t need anyone bringing it from outside.”

Simply put, by embracing their inalienable gun rights, these self-defense groups are bringing peace and prosperity back to their country while also restoring power to the people where it rightfully resides.

And it’s key to point out that these militias arose spontaneously from the natural right to self-defense which is “inborn in our hearts” as Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero so eloquently explained:

There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading but by derivation and absorption and adoption from nature itself; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by institution but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.

Cicero’s observation has stood the test of time, a fact that is particularly apparent considering that around 1,800 years later, Sir William Blackstone, an English jurist who heavily influenced the Founding Fathers, also recognized the natural right to self-defense.

“[Blackstone] placed the right to arms among the ‘absolute rights of individuals at common law,’ those rights he saw as preserving to England its free government and to Englishmen their liberties,” DB Kates, Jr. wrote in his book The Second Amendment and the Ideology of Self-Protection. “Yet, unquestionably, what Blackstone was referring to was the individuals’ rights to have and use arms for self-protection.”

“He describes the right to bear arms as being ‘for self-preservation and defense,’ and self-defense as being ‘the primary law of nature [which cannot be] taken away by the law of society’ – the ‘natural right of resistance and self-preservation, when the sanctions of society and laws are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.’”

And this is exactly what is now occurring in Mexico: as the corrupt government exacerbates the drug war by helping rather than stopping the cartels, the Mexican people are rediscovering their natural right to keep and bear arms which cannot be taken away by the laws of society written by men.

That is the essence of 1776 and it’s spreading worldwide.

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