Did you know?
It is one of Americans’ fundamental rights – the right to “keep and bear arms.” It has kept America free from tyranny, both foreign and domestic for over two centuries.
The 2nd Amendment is under assault across the board today from liberals, socialists, Democrats, and the national media.
But, where did our Founding Fathers come up with the idea for the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights?
The idea of average citizens being armed was foreign to European countries. So where did the concept come from?
William J. Federer has the surprising answers:
This followed the example of the earliest known militia in history – Ancient Israel, where every man was armed and always ready to defend his community.
Denver University Law Review, July 15, 2013 published an article Ancient Hebrew Militia Law, by David B. Kopel, in which he wrote:
” New Englanders intensely self-identified with ancient Israel-from the first days of settlement in early 17th century (Israel in the wilderness) to the days of the American Revolution, when New England’s ‘black regiment’ of clergymen incited the Revolution as a religious duty,
and described the thirteen American colonies as the modern version of the twelve confederate tribes of Israel.
Thus, ancient Hebrew militia law is part of the intellectual background of the American militia system, and of the Second Amendment…
Every male ‘from the age of twenty years up, all those in Israel who are able to bear arms’…were obliged to fight, to go forth ‘armed to battle.’ Men who failed this duty ‘sinned against the Lord.’
Although God may work miracles…the righteous…may never force God’s hand by demanding a miracle-putting good people in danger and expecting God to protecting them…”
Yep, that’s right! Our Founding Fathers looked to ancient Israel from the pages of the Old Testament in the Bible as their basis for developing the idea of local militias with everyone armed to defend and protect their families, homes, and communities.