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As a Cuban who was born and raised in a tyrannical government, the protection of the Second Amendment is fundamental to Polo. The popular belief that the function of the Second Amendment is hunting, or protecting us against our neighbors is erroneous. Its primary function is to protect “We The People” from a tyrannical government. 

The constitution is clear when it states, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL not be infringed” (James Madison). Every society developing into socialism, authoritarianism, or for that matter communism has a fundamental need to restrict or eliminate any kind of access to arms. In a society where the people have the right to keep and bear arms, the implementation of a communist regime is almost impossible. Therefore, it is paramount that we protect our Second Amendment Right to protect our society and our way of life.

Why do socialists like Maria Elvira Salazar want to prevent you from having access to keep and bear arms? The answer is contained in history and the words of some of the greatest presidents we had:

“To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”

George Mason. Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788

“The ultimate authority…resides in the people alone…The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition.”

James Madison

“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”

Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, December 20, 1787

“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.”

Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783

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