PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Crimefreeza
 
Comments: 4
Article views: 199
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Crimefreeza's badges.
 

Bad governance?

30 November 2012, 10:39

Very recently a SAGA trustee resigned according to him due to bad governance. If true this is unforgivable and surely any organisation that has had such allegations and accusations made public owes the members at the very least an investigation. There is quite obviously a problem perceived by at least on trustee and possibly others who did not speak out.


It is not any secret that SAGA has lost huge numbers of members and this can only point to dissatisfaction with the organisation. As yet SAGA has made no attempt to identify what the cause of this dissatisfaction is and appears to be totally opposed to any suggestions or comments about its direction and past performance. Yet is it must be obvious that the members who left were dissatisfied with many aspects of the organisations' policy and conduct. Many have spoken up in the past only to be silenced by an unwillingness to listen and examine that is best described by arrogance.


While the SAGA mandate and SAGA advertising claims that the organisation protects firearm owners rights. It is apparent that the only rights SAGA has protected and collaborated with are those of government to make unjustified and oppressive laws which remove firearm owners rights.


It must be quite obvious to all members that an organisation that seeks only to help implement an unjustified oppressive law is not serving members interests and rights. It must come as no surprise then to SAGA that members perceived that their natural right to self-defence and firearm ownership was being infringed by unjustified gun control laws which are oppressive of law-abiding citizens for absolutely no provable reason.


We would not dare to register, track or force the most vile of convicted criminals, paedophiles, to undergo such gross infringement of their rights. Yet firearm organisations are happy to help government implement unjustified and useless laws which infringe the rights of law-abiding citizens who want to own a firearm.


The natural law of self-defence is sacrosanct and nothing makes this more clear than Sir William Blackstone and St George Tucker which is entrenched in our inherited law. The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right of individuals under the theory of democratic government. This was the considered understanding and intent of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution and was a long-established principle of English common law. The US founding fathers deliberated on a great amount of research before writing the very best constitution in the world. The bill of rights places the right to bear arms second only to God that is how important it was thought to be by the great minds who wrote the best constitution of all time.


We should learn a lesson from the great works of those who were at pains to ensure citizens would be able to defend themselves from the bully, criminal and oppressor and guard and protect this right. A natural right which has never been disputed as the right of the individual to protect themselves from all who would do them harm including government.


Citizens cannot abdicate this duty or consider the courts of Law can be relied on to guarantee their rights. It is up to each and everyone of us as we are expected to voice an objection and to show dissatisfaction and displeasure with any law that infringes our natural rights. Our rights can neither be given nor taken by any law unless we foolishly give our permission by not objecting.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Martin Frank Marriott
Scientology - The new SCIENCE

All the debating between Creationism vs. Science. Now I give you the third factor, Scientology or Science v 2.0.  Read more...

27 comments 560 views
Submitted by
Ryan_Ruffgrain
The Premier League Weekend Previe...

Chelsea play host to Premier League newcomers, Leicester on Saturday afternoon, followed by Everton taking on Arsenal at Goodison Park.  Read more...

2 comments 104 views
Submitted by
Siriru Kandji
Happy Groundhog Day

As a South African, you can be forgiven for thinking that we are caught in a never-ending time loop – repeating the same day again and again. Welcome to Groundhog Day RSA. Read more...

8 comments 99 views
Submitted by
Ochieng A. Alfred
Hippopotamus menace to the farmer...

Farmers long Lake Victoria regions in Kisumu County, Nduru Beach are crying fault over the constant loss caused by the Hippopotamus to their crops. Read more...

4 comments 389 views
Submitted by
Godless Heathen
Dead Beat Dad and Poverty continu...

So on Tuesday I published the article and was unable to respond personally, Some of us have to work for a living. A couple of things came up that I want to respond to. Read more...

15 comments 1495 views
Submitted by
MkanyaGP
Anyone know of these people? Coul...

My wife got a call from a number this morning (0319405487) she answered and Indian woman was asking her if she has received her golden cards yet and she said no, and the lady apologised. Read more...

26 comments 3243 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 30% off top fragrances

Get mind blowing savings on selected fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.