Sheriff Clarke Notes It Was The Force of The Second Amendment Which Freed The Slaves
Sheriff David Clarke discussed the US Constitution, saying, â€œNow as it relates to the Second Amendment, it has special meaning to me, and hereâ€™s why. As you know, when this country was formed, this Constitution didnâ€™t apply to the slaves. But guess what, this Constitution allowed the brilliance of the founding fathers. This Constitution allowed for us to eventually get it right.”
“And we did with the 13th Amendment,”says Clarke, “that freed the slaves. But the 13th Amendment only freed the slaves on paper. And many of you may know it was the 14th Amendment equal protection clause that said this document applies to all citizens in the United States and that included newly freed slaves.”
He said, “My ancestors fought as well as the founding fathers for this document to apply to us. Let me tell you what Frederick Douglas said about the right of self-defense. Douglas strongly supported the right of fugitive slaves to have and use weapons to resist kidnapping. â€˜When government fails to protect the just right of any individual man, that man rests on his original right of self defense, even if it means shooting down his pursuers.â€™”
Clarke continued, “â€˜Slavery is a system of brute force. It must be met with its own weapons.â€™ He went on to say â€˜that freedom is worth fighting for. Slaves plus guns equal freedom. The abolition of slavery was inevitably due to the arming of blacks.â€™ Now if you think for one minute that Iâ€™m going to cede these rights back to the federal government or any government or any court, youâ€™d better think again.”
He added, “Ladies and gentlemen I will fight for your rights under this document like it were my right and it is. And I will die fighting for this document. Thank you.”
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