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By Tom Selgas
August 4, 2012

If any rational person were to take a step back and look at the total number of non-natural caused deaths per day, they would realize that the number of fatalities caused by cars is significantly higher then the number caused by guns. Which begs the question: Why are people so adamant about getting rid of guns rather than their cars?

One would think that any rational person could see that getting rid of cars would be significantly better for the world since they cause so much pollution, take so many natural resources to build, and kill significantly more people annually than guns. Yet this discussion is never considered and here’s why. The progressive forces of this country understand that the only way they can fully subvert our constitution and take over this country is by disarming the citizens of these United States. Our founders understood the necessity of gun ownership of every able-bodied man, not necessarily for personal protection but rather as a well-armed organized defense from a tyrant government.

Our founders believed, and correctly so, that the only thing we have to fear is a tyrannical government, not fear itself. And the only way to protect ourselves from such tyranny is with a well-armed citizenry. Hence the reason for the language of the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The security and freedom of each state, and in particular the rights guaranteed by the tenth amendment, and Article I, section 10 of the constitution, can only be secured when the citizens of the state are well armed to protect the state from undue tyrannical force asserted by the general government (commonly referred to as the Federal government today). For example, forcing each state of union to participate in Obamacare, which has in effect made the general government the custodian of each and every citizen’s body. Not only is this unconstitutional it is flat out morally wrong.

I know there are many people in this country that have the attitude of “this just can’t happen in America.” Yet it has happened – gay marriage, fiat money, abortion, Obamacare, etc. – and will continue to happen unless we the people wake up and realize that we have the right and responsibility to right the wrongs committed by those who are supposed to be administering our government according to the laws under our constitution. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in our Declaration of Independence: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

The issue isn’t about getting rid of guns to prevent violence, the issue is about getting rid of guns so we the people can’t exercise our right and our duty to throw off the administers of government who continually violate the rights of the citizens, disobey and disregard the statutory and constitutional laws of the land, and exercise absolute Despotism.

I know that the shooting in Aurora, Colorado was terrible, but what about the 3 teens killed by a drunk driver in Texas[1], the 5 people killed by another drunk driver in Louisiana[2] and the 15 suspected illegal aliens that died in a car crash in Texas the same weekend[3]. To their families the loss of their lives was just as devastating as the loss of life to the families in Aurora, Colorado. Yet there were no flags flying at half-mast, no Presidential visits, and no attempt to by either party to sneak in a measure banning cars or alcohol[4]. Why? Because:

1- The tyrants who have gotten themselves elected into offices of authority want we the people disarmed in order to secure their own power without any potential future recourse from the citizenry;
2- The tyrants can use tragedies like the Aurora, Colorado shooting as a marketing propaganda tool to further there cause of absolute Despotism; and
3- The tyrants don’t give a flip about you, me or anyone else that even hints of rationally objecting to their despotism.

So the next time you hear a Speaker of the House say “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”[5], Supreme Court Justices split on determining the constitutionality of a bill, or Executive officers of our government discuss transparency ask yourself these questions:

1- If the Speaker of the House doesn’t know what is in a bill; then who does? And who wrote it and for what purpose was it written?
2- If our Supreme Court Justices can’t unanimously agree on the constitutionality of a bill, then shouldn’t the bill be void for vagueness? If not, then are the dissenting judges ignorant of the law for which they claim there is no excuse?
3- If the President is so committed to a transparent and open government[6] then why do he and his hand picked appointees continually hide information and hide behind “privilege”[7] to protect their wrong doings?

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My fellow citizens it is time to wake up and look at how oppression occurs when government leaders disarm their citizens and that violence ultimately erupts when the citizens have had enough and must rise up against their oppressors.

Therefore, I don’t plan on giving up my gun any time soon nor should you.


1- Funeral in Dallas for 3 youths killed in crash
2- 5 killed on their way home from church by suspected drunk driver
3- 15th person dies after truck crash in Texas
4- Democratic senators offer gun control amendment for cybersecurity bill
5- Video of the Week: “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”
6- Transparency and Open Government
7- Obama’s Nixonian Contempt for Transparency

Tom Selgas - CIO and Constitutional Lawful Money Advisor

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Tom Selgas is recognized as one of the nations leading constitutional and legal experts in the field of lawful money of the United States. Tom has been called by several state legislatures and sub committees - including the states of Utah, Texas and Idaho - to testify and educate about the constitutional and statutory lawful money requirements of the United States. Tom has had the privilege of working with: the late General Alexander Haig - former Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan; Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.; Dr. Larry Parks; James Turk; and Bernard Lietaer on constitutional and statutory lawful money requirements of the United States.

Tom has also innovated technology solutions in a wide variety of industries for nearly thrity years. In 1995 Tom founded NetSafe, Inc., where he developed the first modem-less ISP strategy. Tom spent a year as Sevin Rosen Fund's first Entrepreneur in Residence, and cofounded ChipData, Inc. in 1999. In 1989 Tom joined Cyrix Corporation, where he developed and launched a microprocessor strategy that enabled Cyrix to ship over $100,000,000 of product in less than twelve months.

Tom was asked to join Intel in 1982, where he served as Design and Applications Engineer and Field Marketing Manager. He was Intel's first systems engineer. He began his career in the automation of coating applications for plastics and glass. At PPG Industries, Tom instituted an automated batch processing system using an operating system he developed under sponsorship from Intel.

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My fellow citizens it is time to wake up and look at how oppression occurs when government leaders disarm their citizens and that violence ultimately erupts when the citizens have had enough and must rise up against their oppressors.