In an interview on CNN (which means I didn’t watch it), Ben Shapiro states the truth of the second amendment. Link here.

He is exactly right, excepting in the pronouncement of the government not being a tyranny.  I am willing to argue that our present government is exactly a tyranny – and heading towards further tyranny as fast as they can write themselves the ordinances to do so. For those not willing to apply the label “tyranny”, I ask, “what is a single act you can do without the permission/regulation of this government.”  If they left us alone, it might not be as blatant, but they are using the TSA to come out of the airports and be the muscle in our towns.  Look up VIPR.  They were in the last Super Bowl.  What’s wrong with the TSA?  Blatant violation of the 4th amendment and the theme of my last letter to the congress critter here in Texas.  I expanded the thought to the drug laws as well, because they all attack the same fundamental freedom that was supposed to be protected there – no removal of personal property or violation of the person without charges, conviction and participation of the judicial system. Since I’m on the subject of the 4th amendment, let’s recap:   The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Does anything the TSA do fulfill that restriction? 

While writing this, I have been contemplating a letter to my congress critter. 

It has occurred to me that the checks and balances designed in the government have been destroyed. The judges have been given the responsibility of legislating as they have a secure job, and the legislators don’t. This is accomplished by excessively long and obscure laws leaving the interpretation up to someone else – hence the legislator is relieved of the responsibility of their job since the citizen can be mad at the bureaucrat or judge. After all, the bureaucrat came up with the rules, and have no accountability to the citizens and the judges cannot be removed. On that thought, creation of bureaucracies is an incredible abdication of responsibility. Their formation, as previously stated, removes responsibility from the elected official and provides an unaccountable locus of power in a particular area: energy, education, finance, travel, security. All of these can ignore the will of the population and is the background for my calling to abolish them.
Judges can be removed, though it requires action of the legislature, so the action is more removed from the voters. Also, the power of the jurors has been ignored as they are allowed to nullify laws deemed wrong. This power is not explained to the jurors, or even stated does not exist. The last locus of citizen power over laws affecting individuals is nullified in this manner. I would love to be on a jury with some ridiculous law, and have the vote to remove it. That won’t happen, because the lawyers see me coming, I have been in two pools so far. Let’s just say that I follow in dad’s footsteps. He was called for jury and asked if he would support a significant fine against the defendant. His reply was “I will support what is just.” What a concept for a juror! He was not selected.
I have watched this executive branch violate law after law with impunity as the media is backup and the congress wants to stay in their good graces. Let’s suppose that Zero was actually a nice guy. (he isn’t of course) Take this nice guy and put him in the situation where every violation he has done is ignored, and the only information presented is designed to make him look good. What would the result be? Use the same scenario and apply a Chicago thug. That’s what we have now. The reason for the second amendment is to protect against this regime when the other two coequal branches of government fail to do their job.

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