The Importance of Reading History

By Ellis
“But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever.” -John Adams

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     The Founding Fathers were undoubtedly flawed men. Their sins ranged from womanizing to owning slaves. Nearly half of the signers were slave owners. They were men of their time, but unlike most men, they had a vision for a country that would uphold the highest ideals, most notably individual Freedom. A simple word yet not a simple thing to achieve on a national scale, let alone during a time when absolute monarchy was the common form of government.

     They risked their property, their families, and their lives to create the Union of States that we have all benefitted so greatly from. It is important to study where we come from, this enables us to understand how we got here, and most importantly, where we can go. No one is perfect, and the Founding Fathers certainly were not. We are allowed to judge the past as we most certainly will be judged by future generations. However, it is only with the luxury of time, looking through the lens of history that we begin to fully understand.

     In our current era, some seek to tear down every image of our past. Many people no longer study history in any way and form their “educated” opinions based on what the media tells them. Do not let them continue to spew their false narrative that our country is inherently evil. A government by the people can only be evil if we let it. Educate your friends and family on the astounding achievements of our forefathers. Message your Representatives.

     At The Gun Run, we believe in reading history, that’s why each overall winner receives a historical book, most commonly referencing this nation’s founding and our unique inherent right that secures all of our freedom: the Second Amendment to the Constitution. These books are linked below if you would like to learn more about our nation.

     Do not be fooled by some purported 2nd Amendment advocates who believe that the right to bear arms is only for hunting or even home defense. It exists to protect the people from a tyrannical government and the wording is clear, “shall not be infringed.”

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