14 yr Old Addresses NH State Assembly: Guns and Religion

This young lady should read her message to Congress…………….
Forwarded for publication: a copy of an email…

14 year old girl speaks on 2nd Amendment rights in NH Congress   CowboyByte

Here’s the story…

My 14 year old daughter, Daphne, and I went to a gun rally at the NH Capitol in  Concord on Saturday, Jan 19, 2013. I don’t even own a gun, but I’m a strong believer in the Constitution and the wisdom of our Founders especially when it comes to government taking away our freedoms, and I don’t like the direction Obama is taking the country on that issue. You know, America, land of the free, and all the core strengths that made America great.

I made up a bunch of signs and Daphne prepared a letter before the rally, thinking she  might hand it out to anyone who was interested. While attending the rally, Daphne noticed that the speaker had stopped talking and that he was handing the bullhorn to anyone who wanted to speak. She pointed that out to me, and soon she went over to the Capitol steps, got in line, and waited for her turn. After fighting her way to the front of  the line, she stood there, on the steps of the NH State Capitol, and read a shorter version of the letter below.

She brought the house down.

After the cheers had died down, dozens of people shook her hand and congratulated her. A couple of reporters interviewed her briefly and other photographers took her picture. Just before she left, a representative from the New Hampshire Assembly talked to her and asked  if she could come and speak at a hearing on gun control on Tuesday, Jan  22, 2013. Daphne said, Sure.

On Tuesday, we picked her up from school at 12:00 noon and drove to Concord. We found  our way to the Legislative Assembly Hall, Room 204. The room was packed and there was a line down the hall and around two corners. Soon, they moved the meeting to another room. The second room also proved too small. Finally, they sent us across the street, up to the large chamber in the Capitol Building.

The room was near capacity. About ninety-five percent of the people were pro 2nd  Amendment rights. The Representatives and PACs got to speak first, then the common folk. Daphne was in the first 10 folks to speak who were not representing a group. She was poised, though a little nervous, and spoke clearly to the crowd. When she was done, she brought a copy of her speech to the front of the chamber where the representatives were  sitting, and they fought over who would get to take it from her. The moderator had previously silenced the hall from cheering or clapping, but people told her they would have cheered if they could as they shook her hand on the way out. The whole proceeding took more than 3 hours.

TRANSCRIPT:

Delivered to the New Hampshire Legislative Assembly
January 22,  2013

Dear citizens of  New Hampshire,

Four days ago, I was across the street for a gun rally on the steps of the Capitol. I had  never been to a gun rally before. I expected it to be all about hunters and guns. I was surprised: People were not afraid of not being able to hunt. They were not afraid of criminals at all. Do you know who they were afraid of? The Federal Government. I was shocked. They were afraid of the government taking away their freedoms.

The reason I went to the rally in the first place was that I heard children, like me, talking with President Obama about guns on the radio. I think those kids were far too young to make policy, and got it all wrong.

Naturally, I don’t want my mom or dad to die either, nor my friends or family. But I learned in school that the First Amendment gives us our Basic Freedoms, like Freedom of Speech,  Freedom of Religion and Freedom to Assemble. To  protect our God-given rights, our Founders gave us the 2nd Amendment: The Right to Bear Arms.

My Civics teacher  taught us that the reason our Founding Fathers gave us the right to bear  arms is to protect ourselves from the government of man because when man is given absolute power, he becomes absolutely corrupt. In 1776, guns freed us from the abuses of King George.  Today, guns keep us free from tyranny by government.

If President Obama wants to take our guns, isn’t he taking away our means to protect our  right to freedom? Wasn’t the 2nd Amendment given to us to protect our 1st Amendment rights? It’s not by chance that those are the first two amendments. They were the two most important gifts our Founders gave the American people.

I don’t know. I’m just a 14 year old girl, and that’s what I thought I learned in school.  Did Mr. Obama learn something different in school than that?

I think it is terrible for someone to use a national tragedy for political gain, don’t you? So, when I heard Mr. Obama issued 23 gun control orders in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, I was upset. In school I was taught executive means to execute laws — not make them.  When did that change? Didn’t the president swear an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution? Doesn’t the 2nd Amendment state: “the  right for people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” ˇ Tell me  how 23 orders on gun control is not an infringement. Can someone please tell me that? Has King George returned?

I hope New Hampshire members of congress remember their pledge and do not use this  tragedy to create unjust laws.

So I ask myself,  what gun would our Founders want their citizen militia to have today to  protect us from a government greedy for power.  I think Thomas  Jefferson would recommend a semi-automatic rifle  with 50-round clips, and pistols that hold 20. But, I’m sure George  Washington would demand these  arms.

Just so you know, I don’t even own a gun, nor does my mom, or dad. But when I’m old enough, I want the right to buy a gun if I want to, so I can protect the America that I love. I hope I never need one, but I always say, “plan for the worst and hope for the best”.  Unfortunately, that’s sort of why the government is taking away our guns: they are planning for the worst Americans, and not thinking of the best. Maybe the question we should be asking is what caused the morality of the United States to decay? Are parents no longer  teaching their kids “thou shalt not kill?”

I want to live in an America with laws that protect the best people on Earth, not the worst, don’t you? Wouldn’t that be more free? Wouldn’t that be more  American? Isn’t freedom  what America is all about? The right to bear arms is our best guarantee to live free.

Finally, at my  track meet at UNH on Sunday, I read the banner on the wall. It said three words: Tradition. Pride. Excellence. I hope and pray that New Hampshire will continue its tradition of excellence and lead the way for the rest of the county, and never infringe on my rights. May the people  of the great state of New Hampshire carry on their long tradition of freedom, so we can proclaim with pride the  words our forefathers gave us: Live Free or  Die!

This is our United States. This is our New Hampshire. And that should never change.

Live Free or Die,  New Hampshire!

Thank you,
Daphne  Jordan
Nottingham

Drugged Society Cause of Murders?

Gun murders:  Caused by guns… or by mentally unstable people, pushed over the edge by prescription drugs?

Clues—- It’s a little easier to understand when you review the facts.  We have always had a high level of Guns in our society.. but we have recently become a far more drug enamored society.. and the consequences are alarming.  
Click on the Blue School Shooting link to read the news story behind each murder.  Read what drugs these people were under the influence of when they committed their crimes.  Where is the outrage against mind altering drugs?
The common thread?  It appears they all had ingested “prescription drugs” before committing the crimes.  Why do we continue to push drugs like these that seem to encourage a “Murder” impulse?  Must be money in it, I suppose.
Drugged up people kill people.  We need to start being more circumspect about why our medical treatments for mentally ill people seems to encourage drug induced murder rampages. This is quite a list and I think it points to the primary cause of these events.
Prozac WITHDRAWAL
2008-02-15
Illinois
** 6 Dead: 15 Wounded: Perpetrator Was in Withdrawal from Med & Acting Erratically
Prozac Antidepressant
2005-03-24
Minnesota
**10 Dead: 7 Wounded: Dosage Increased One Week before Rampage
Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant
2001-03-10
Pennsylvania
**14 Year Old GIRL Shoots & Wounds Classmate at Catholic School
Zoloft Antidepressant & ADHD Med
2011-07-11
Alabama
**14 Year Old Kills Fellow Middle School Student
Zoloft Antidepressant
1995-10-12
South Carolina
**15 Year Old Shoots Two Teachers, Killing One: Then Kills Himself
Med For Depression
2009-03-13
Germany
**16 Dead Including Shooter: Antidepressant Use: Shooter in Treatment For Depression
Med For Depression
2010-12-15
France
**17 Year Old with Sword Holds 20 Children & Teacher Hostage
Med For Depression WITHDRAWAL
2008-08-28
Texas
**18 Year Old Plots a Columbine School Attack
Anafranil Antidepressant
1988-05-20
Illinois
**29 Year Old WOMAN Kills One Child: Wounds Five: Kills Self
Luvox/Zoloft Antidepressants
1999-04-20
Colorado
**COLUMBINE: 15 Dead: 24 Wounded
Antidepressants
2001-06-09
Japan
**Eight Dead: 15 Wounded: Assailant Had Taken 10 Times his Normal Dose of Depression Med
Prozac Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
1998-05-21
Oregon
**Four Dead: Twenty Injured
Med For Depression
2011-10-25
Washington
**Girl, 15, Stabs Two Girls in School Restroom: 1 Is In Critical Condition
Antidepressant
2006-09-30
Colorado
**Man Assaults Girls: Kills One & Self
Med for Depression
2001-09-26
Pennsylvania
**Man Attacks 11 Children & 3 Teachers at Elementary School
Luvox
1993-07-23
Florida
**Man Commits Murder During Clinical Trial for Luvox: Same Drug as in COLUMBINE: Never Reported
Cymbalta Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2009-11-09
New York
**Man With Gun Inside School Holds Principal Hostage
Antidepressants
1992-09-20
Texas
**Man, Angry Over Daughter’s Report Card, Shoots 14 Rounds inside Elementary School
SSRI
2010-02-19
Finland
**On Sept. 23, 2008 a Finnish Student Shot & Killed 9 Students Before Killing Himself
Med for Depression*
2004-10-19
New Jersey
**Over-Medicated Teen Brings Loaded Handguns to School
Antidepressant?
2007-04-18
Virginia
**Possible SSRI Use: 33 Dead at Virginia Tech
Antidepressant?
2002-01-17
Virginia
**Possible SSRI Withdrawal Mania: 3 Dead at Law School
Zoloft*
2010-08-22
Australia
**School Counselor Exhibits Bizarre Behavior: Became Manic On Zoloft
Antidepressant
2009-11-04
California
**School Custodian Assaults Student & Principal: Had Manic Reaction From Depression Med
Prozac Antidepressant
1992-01-30
Michigan
**School Teacher Shoots & Kills His Superintendent at School
Celexa Antidepressant
2010-01-25
Virginia
**Senior in High School Theatens to Kill 4 Classmates: Facebook Involved: Bail Denied
Antidepressants*
1998-05-04
New York
**Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots his Wife in an Elementary School
Meds For Depression & ADHD
2010-04-28
Massachusetts
**Sixteen Year Old Kills 15 Year Old in High School Bathroom in Sept. 2009
Wellbutrin
2006-12-04
Indiana
**Stabbing by 17 Year Old At High School: Charged with Attempted Murder
Antidepressants
2007-04-23
Mississippi
**Student Arrested for Making School Threat Over Internet
Lexapro Antidepressant
2007-07-28
Arkansas
**Student Has 11 Incidents with Police During his 16 Months on Lexapro
Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2007-11-07
Finland
**Student Kills 8: Wounds 10: Kills Self: High School in Finland
Paxil [Seroxat] Antidepressant
2004-02-09
New York
**Student Shoots Teacher in Leg at School
Prozac Antidepressant
2008-01-25
Washington
**Student Takes Loaded Shotgun & 3 Rifles to School Parking Lot: Plans Suicide
Med For Depression
1998-12-01
Wisconsin
**Teen Accused of Plotting to Gun Down Students at School
Zoloft Antidepressant
2006-02-15
Tennessee
**Teen Attacks Teacher at School
Antidepressant
1999-04-16
Idaho
**Teen Fires Gun in School
Paxil & Effexor Antidepressants
2001-04-15
Washington
**Teen Holds Classmates Hostage with a Gun
Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2006-11-28
North Carolina
**Teen Holds Teacher & Student Hostage with Gun
Med for Depression
2006-12-06
Indiana
**Teen Knife Attacks Fellow Student
Prozac Withdrawal
2011-02-23
Virginia
**Teen Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Columbine Style Plot
Celexa & Effexor Antidepressants
2001-04-19
California
**Teen Shoots at Classmates in School
Celexa Antidepressant
2006-08-30
North Carolina
**Teen Shoots at Two Students: Kills his Father: Celexa Found Among his Personal Effects
Meds For Depression & ADHD
2011-03-18
South Carolina
**Teen Shoots School Official: Pipe Bombs Found in Backpack
Antidepressant
2003-05-31
Michigan
**Teen Threatens School Shooting: Charge is Terrorism
Zoloft Antidepressant
1998-04-13
Idaho
**Teen [14 Years Old] in School Holds Police At Bay: Fires Shots
Antidepressant WITHDRAWAL
2007-10-12
Ohio
**Teen [14 Years Old] School Shooter Possibly on Antidepressants or In Withdrawal
Antidepressants
2008-03-20
Indiana
**Teen [16 Years Old] Brings Gun to School: There Is a Lockdown
Med For Depression
2008-02-20
Idaho
**Teen [16 Years Old] Kills Self at High School: Lockdown by Police
Prozac Antidepressant
1999-10-19
Florida
**Teen [16 Years Old] Threatens Classmates With Knife & Fake Explosives
Med For Depression
2008-02-29
Texas
**Teen [17 Year Old GIRL] Stabs Friend & Principal at High School
Prozac/ Paxil Antidepressants
2001-01-18
California
**Teen [17 Years Old] Takes Girl Hostage at School: He is Killed by Police
Treatment For Depression & Strattera
2009-03-10
Belgium
**Three Dead in School Day Care: Two Children & a Caregiver: Happened Jan 23, 2009
Antidepressants
2009-09-22
England
**Two English School Boys Plot to Blow Up High School
Paxil
2002-04-12
Michigan
**Unusual Personality Change on Paxil Caused 15 Year Old to Set Fires inside High School
Med For Depression
2009-06-29
Australia
**Vexed Father Makes Bomb Threat Against Elementary School
Antidepressant
2005-11-19
Arizona
**Violent 8 Year Old GIRL Handcuffed by Police at School
Celexa Antidepressant
2002-01-23
Florida
**Violent 8 Year-Old Boy Arrested At School
Lexapro*
2008-04-18
California
**Violent High School Student Shot to Death on Campus by Police
Antidepressants
2008-02-27
Canada
**Wacky School Bus Driver Goes Berserk: Also Involved Painkillers
Paxil
2004-10-23
Washington DC
**Young Boy, 10 Year Old, Has Violent Incidents at School
Wellbutrin Antidepressant
2007-04-24
Tennessee
**Young Boy, 12, Threatens to Shoot Others at School
Med for Depression
2006-03-09
France
**Young Ex-Teacher Holds 21 Students Hostage
Celexa
2002-10-07
Texas
**Young Girl [13 Years Old] Kills Self at School With a Gun
Paxil
2001-10-12
North Carolina
**Young Man Holds Three People Hostage in Duke University President’s Office
Med For Depression
1995-03-04
California
**Young Woman Deliberately Hits 3 Kids with Her Car at Elementary School: Laughed During Attack